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Fordham University - SAT Scores, Costs and Admissions Data

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Fordham University

Fordham University

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Fordham University Description:

Fordham University describes itself as "an independent university in the Jesuit tradition." The main campus in the Bronx sits next to the Bronx Zoo and the Botanical Garden. Fordham University has a 12 to 1 student / faculty ratio and an average class size of 22. For its strengths in the liberal arts and sciences, the university was awarded a chapter of Phi Beta Kappa. Preprofessional programs in business and communication studies are most popular among undergraduates. In athletics, the Fordham Rams compete in the NCAA Division I Atlantic 10 Conference except for the football team which competes in the Patriot League.

Admissions Data (2013):

Enrollment (2012):

  • Total Enrollment: 15,170 (8,325 undergraduates)
  • Gender Breakdown: 47% Male / 53% Female
  • 93% Full-time

Costs (2013 - 14):

  • Tuition and Fees: $43,902
  • Books: $984 (why so much?)
  • Room and Board: $15,835
  • Other Expenses: $2,717
  • Total Cost: $63,438

Fordham University Financial Aid (2011 - 12):

  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Aid: 90%
  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Types of Aid
    • Grants: 88%
    • Loans: 60%
  • Average Amount of Aid
    • Grants: $20,573
    • Loans: $6,935

Scholarships for Fordham (powered by Cappex.com)

Most Popular Majors:

Accounting, Business Administration, Communication Studies, Economics, English, History, Political Science, Psychology

Graduation and Retention Rates:

  • First Year Student Retention (full-time students): 88%
  • 4-Year Graduation Rate: 77%
  • 6-Year Graduation Rate: 81%

Data Source:

National Center for Educational Statistics

Fordham and the Common Application

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Fordham University Mission Statement:

mission statement from http://www.fordham.edu/mission/

"Fordham University, the Jesuit University of New York, is committed to the discovery of Wisdom and the transmission of Learning, through research and through undergraduate, graduate and professional education of the highest quality. Guided by its Catholic and Jesuit traditions, Fordham fosters the intellectual, moral and religious development of its students and prepares them for leadership in a global society."

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