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Fordham Facts

Male and Female Student at Rose Hill

First Five Facts

Joseph M. McShane, SJ
The Ram
School Color:
Who we are:
The Jesuit University of New York

Points of Pride

168 Fulbright Scholarships since 2003
1,597 Awards and Scholarships since 2003
76% health professional school acceptance rate
1 million+ community service hours annually
2,600 NYC-based internship companies

Fordham University is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education

The Numbers


15,582 students in nine schools
9,258 undergraduates
2,199 freshmen students
6,324 graduate and professional students

University Housing Residents

3,529 at Rose Hill
1,341 at Lincoln Center
4,661 undergraduates
209 graduate and professional students


Rose Hill, Bronx, NY
7,228 undergraduate and graduate students

Lincoln Center, Manhattan, NY
7,896 undergraduate and graduate students

Westchester, West Harrison, NY
458 undergraduates and graduates

The Louis Calder Center Biological Field Station, Armonk, NY

The Fordham University London Centre

Undergraduate Schools and Colleges

Fordham College at Rose Hill (1841)
4,027 students enrolled

Fordham College at Lincoln Center (1968)
2,044 students enrolled

Gabelli School of Business (1920)
2,120 students enrolled at Rose Hill, 266 undergraduates and 1,617 graduates at Lincoln Center

Graduate and Professional School

Fordham School of Professional and Continuing Studies (1944)
279 students at Rose Hill, 435 at Lincoln Center, 87 at Westchester

Gabelli School of Business (1969)
1,617 students enrolled at Lincoln Center, 22 at Westchester

Graduate School of Arts and Sciences (1916)
603 students enrolled at Rose Hill, 104 at Lincoln Center

Graduate School of Religion and Religious Education (1968)
199 students enrolled at Rose Hill

Graduate School of Education (1916)
794 students enrolled at Lincoln Center

Graduate School of Social Service (1916)
1,227 students enrolled at Lincoln Center, 342 at Westchester

School of Law (1905)
1,409 students enrolled at Lincoln Center

Undergraduate Demographics

57.2% Women
42.8% Men

28.5% Underrepresented Populations
14.4% Hispanic
9.5% Asian
4.4% African American
3% two or more racial groups
0.1% American Indian/Alaskan
0.1% Hawaiian/Pacific Islander

Geographical origins:
45 states, D.C., Puerto Rico, Federal States of Micronesia, and 73 countries

Degrees Conferred in 2016

105 Doctor of Philosophy
14 Doctor of Education
4 Doctor of Ministry
1 Doctor of Juridical Science
384 Juris Doctor
1,417 Master of Arts, Science, Education, Law, and Philosophy
313 Master of Business Administration
584 Master of Social Work
142 Graduate Certificate or Professional Diploma
1,969 Bachelor of Arts, Science, or Fine Arts

Six-Year Graduation Rate: 80% (Approximate National Average: 50%)


165,535 total
82,456 undergraduate alumni
63,585 graduate alumni
19,494 professional alumni


754 Full-time Instructors
57% Men
43% Women
15% Underrepresented Populations

456 Tenured Faculty
62% Men
38% Women
15% Underrepresented Populations

833 Part-Time Instructional Staff
50% Men
50% Women
18% Underrepresented Populations

93% of faculty hold Ph.D. or other terminal degrees

15:1 undergraduate student-to-faculty ratio
22 students average class size

31 Jesuits at Fordham (18 faculty; 13 administrators)

Tuition and Financial Aid

Tuition (2016-2017)
$47,850 annually undergraduate
$844 to $1,435 per graduate credit
$55,444 annually law school

Financial Aid
81% of undergraduates received financial aid


As of and for the year ended June 30, 2017:

$596,508,000 operating revenues  
$592,348,000 operating expenses  
$738,854,000 endowment and other investments 

University Libraries

More than
3.3 million volumes
57,000 journals
439,000 full-text books
109,000 online government documents

Carnegie Classification

Research University (High Research Activity)

Based on the number of doctoral degrees awarded, research expenditures, and numbers of research staff, Fordham is one of 99 universities in the U.S. classified as a research university.

Varsity Sports

23 men’s and women’s varsity sports teams

NCAA Division I

Atlantic 10 Conference in baseball, basketball, cross country, golf, indoor and outdoor track, rowing, soccer, softball, squash, swimming, diving, tennis, volleyball, and water polo

Patriot League (Division I-AA) for football