You’re looking for a good fit. So are we.
In our admission process, we want to bring together students who are going to do great things—to strive for "more" as a class.
This notion of “more”—magis—is a thread that runs through our Jesuit education. It’s what inspires our students to pursue an Honors curriculum, participate in a Google competition, or chase a National Science Foundation fellowship. We don’t expect this from a few “special” Fordham students—this is what we hope all Fordham students will do.
Our goal is to find people who aren’t going to sit on the sidelines. Have you led a Habitat for Humanity project in your hometown? Did you do some independent study that has challenged and shaped you? Are you looking at New York City as a place where you can learn as much outside the classroom as inside?
Your application will be reviewed holistically as we look for students who are a good match for Fordham. Our primary focus is that you will be academically successful and bring personal qualities of integrity, perseverance, and leadership to our campus communities. We learn about you through your transcripts, test scores, essay, extra-curricular activities, and your primary academic letter of recommendation. For many students, this part of our review provides a strong indication if Fordham is a good fit for you. For some applicants, we need to know even more about them to inform our decision. Therefore, we will also consider elements such as additional recommendations or other supplementary materials.
As we consider a student's application, we seek to get to know you beyond the numbers including how a student will give back to Fordham, local, national and international communities via service and stewardship. This is integral to our mission as a Jesuit University as we seek to educate global citizens.
We hope you’ll want to get to know more about us, too: This website is a good start; we’d love to see you on campus for a visit, too. Get in touch with the admissions rep who covers your region to learn when they may be in your area. Or just drop us an email - we’d love to answer any of your questions!
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Fordham’s Rose Hill campus is located in the Bronx, one of New York’s most diverse, multifaceted boroughs. This quintessential college campus—only a 20-minute ride from Grand Central Terminal—is spread across 85 green, leafy acres full of beautiful Gothic architecture. Rose Hill is home to Fordham College at Rose Hill and the Gabelli School of Business.
Fordham’s Lincoln Center campus is located in Manhattan, in the cultural heart of New York City. Situated on eight landscaped acres, the campus is adjacent to Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts and a few blocks from Central Park, Columbus Circle, and the headquarters of major international organizations. The Lincoln Center campus is home to Fordham College at Lincoln Center and the global business program of the Gabelli School of Business.
Getting between campuses is easy on the New York City subway, and Fordham’s Ram Van service also offers a direct connection between Lincoln Center and Rose Hill.
Campus Facilities & Equipment
Our athletic facilities include fitness centers and sports fields; the Vincent T. Lombardi Memorial Center for intramural sports, swimming, water polo, and track; and the Walsh Athletic Training Center, a 3,200-square-foot varsity weight training and conditioning facility.
Our award-winning, nationally recognized public radio station, WFUV 90.7 FM (wfuv.org), has been around for nearly 70 years. Students are active in all operations of the station, as hosts, managers, DJs, and more.
Fordham’s libraries house more than 2.2 million volumes and offer access to extensive archives and special collections. The William D. Walsh Family Library at Rose Hill is also home to the Fordham Museum of Greek, Etruscan, and Roman Art.
Fordham’s biological field station, the Louis Calder Center, is set on 113-acre nature preserve in Armonk, New York. It’s one of the few field stations in North America with relatively undisturbed communities near a large urban center.
Fordham's 12,000-square-foot Visual Arts Complex at the Lincoln Center campus includes drawing studios, a computer imaging lab, film and video editing and screening facilities, an architectural workspace, and two galleries.
Fordham is also home to the oldest Catholic university press in America, Fordham University Press, which publishes ninety books each year.
Fordham offers essential labs and equipment for students studying in a range of fields, including chemistry, biology, and the modern and classical languages. Students in communications and media studies take advantage of the Edward Walsh Digital Media lab (a fully equipped multimedia lab) and Avid editing equipment. And all of our undergraduates benefit from a University-wide network of more than 200 technology-enabled classrooms.
New York is the nation’s biggest college town, with more than 660,000 students enrolled in more than 130 colleges and universities. Fordham’s Lincoln Center campus location gives students easy access to everything New York City has to offer: the Metropolitan Museum of Art and the United Nations, Wall Street and SoHo, Broadway and Chinatown, Harlem and Times Square. The Rose Hill campus is in the heart of the Bronx—the Borough of Parks, home of the Yankees, and origin of a million immigrant success stories. It’s also home to the Bronx Zoo, which is the country's largest metropolitan zoo, and the New York Botanical Garden, one of the country's premier urban gardens and plant research facilities. Students on both campuses can take advantage of the city’s efficient public transportation system, and many students volunteer, perform, or intern throughout the city.
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