A Fordham education blends a rigorous curriculum with the resources, culture, and energy of New York City — a unique combination by any measure. Fordham students serve as interns at the United Nations and are mentored by CEOs of Fortune 500 companies. They win Google Lime Scholarships and capture prestigious Fulbright Fellowships and international Gates-Cambridge Scholarships. As the Jesuit University of New York, Fordham is a place where talent and intellect are truly nurtured and dreams are achieved.
Students choose from more than 60 majors in the liberal arts, sciences, and business, and complete a rich core curriculum that spans literature, history, science, religion, philosophy, and the arts. Special offerings include honors programs, involvement in original research, study abroad, dual-degree programs with Fordham’s six graduate schools, and pre-professional programs in architecture, law, medicine, and other health professions.
The International Business program combines liberal arts and business courses while providing students with an international perspective and an understanding of the countries and cultures in which they may one day serve. Taking advantage of its location in a world center for the arts, Fordham offers a BFA in dance through a unique partnership with the Ailey School; Fordham also connects budding student musicians with professional artists in a new collaboration with Jazz at Lincoln Center. The degree program in theatre provides the finest pre-professional training with a faculty of leading New York City professionals.
About 15,000 students are enrolled at the University—including 8,855 undergraduates — and Fordham is dedicated to offering personalized attention and advice to each of them. The student-to-faculty ratio is 14:1 and the average class size is 23.
Fordham students regularly win prestigious scholarships and fellowships — Fulbright, Truman, Clare Booth Luce, Beinecke, Gates-Cambridge, Goldwater, Ford, and National Science Foundation, to name a few. Fordham’s Campion Institute for the Advancement of Intellectual Excellence, also known as the Office for Prestigious Fellowships, is designed to shepherd students through the application process. Since 2003, 1,371 Fordham students have earned impressive awards and scholarships; 107 have received Fulbright scholarships.
New York City Is Fordham’s Campus
Fordham draws students from across the country who want to live and learn while immersed in the diversity and opportunity of a world capital. Benefiting from an extensive internship program, students can choose from more than 2,600 opportunities in business, communications, education, government, health care, biomedical research, law, the arts, and other fields. New York City not only provides unparalleled internship and career advantages, but also a never-ending list of things to see and do — from Broadway theater, museums, and music to professional sports or a bike ride through Central Park.
Two Distinct Locations
Fordham features two residential campuses. Rose Hill, a traditional college campus defined by beautiful Gothic architecture and green quads, sits on 85 acres adjacent to the New York Botanical Garden and the Bronx Zoo. Lincoln Center is a cosmopolitan campus in the cultural heart of Manhattan, which features a soaring new residence tower with common living spaces, study lounges, a movie theatre, dining hall, and great views for 400 students, as well as a newly renovated, energy-efficient building featuring state-of-the-art classrooms, updated library, and naturally lit student center. The campuses are easily accessible by public and private transportation. Enjoying the academic and student life of both is convenient with the University’s Ram Van service, which operates between the two campuses.
More than 165 student organizations offer a remarkable range of activities. Student life programming also capitalizes on the resources of New York City and a mosaic of cultural experiences. An extensive athletics program includes 23 varsity sports and a range of club and intramural sports.
Fordham students use their education to make changes for the greater good — through social justice, sustainability, and fair trade efforts, both locally and abroad — and complete a combined one million hours of service a year. In 2014 Ashoka, an international social innovation organization, named Fordham one of 25 “changemaker campus” universities and colleges around the nation that work to foster social good and strengthen society.
With its two distinctive residential campuses, Jesuit traditions of academic excellence and care for each student, and the great city of New York as its partner, Fordham offers students virtually unlimited opportunities for learning and personal growth.
Find out why Fordham students say, “New York is my campus. Fordham is my school.”