Fordham University

1,567 reviews
  1. Bronx, NY
  2. 4 Year
A-
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    A
  2. Value
    A-
  3. Diversity
    A
  4. Campus
    C-
  5. Athletics
    B
  6. Party Scene
    A-
  7. Professors
    A
  8. Location
    A
  9. Dorms
    C
  10. Campus Food
    D-
  11. Student Life
    B
  12. Safety
    B
Fordham University is ...
Private not-for-profit, Catholic
Athletic Division
NCAA Division I-AA
Athletic Conference
Patriot League
Address
441 E Fordham Rd
Bronx, NY 10458

Fordham University Rankings

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
48%
SAT Range
1150-1350
ACT Range
26-30
Application Fee
$70
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
Application Website

Cost

Net Price
$35,605/ year
National
$15,431

Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.

Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $24,556/ year
  • $30-48k
    $25,082/ year
  • $49-75k
    $31,903/ year
  • $76-110k
    $35,107/ year
  • $110k+
    $38,993/ year

Academics

Professors
A
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
14:1
Evening Degree Programs
Yes
73%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.110 responses
54%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.112 responses
48%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.112 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
8,058Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
3%
Pell Grant
19%
Varsity Athletes
7%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 62 responses
Report
  • Alternative or off-beat, artsy, wealthy
    19%
  • Ambitious
    15%
  • Smart kids, wealthy background, partiers
    13%
  • Rich snobby east coasters
    13%
  • Hard working but stiff and a bit sheltered
    10%
  • Fun, relaxed, hardworking people from nice towns
    8%
  • Theatrical
    6%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
75%
Poll
92%
of students say they don't have Greek life.89 responses
Poll
59%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.153 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 69 responses
Report
  • Jesuit education in NYC
    26%
  • The best overall college experience in NYC
    19%
  • A mixed bag
    13%
  • A true New York experience
    13%
  • It was worth going to
    10%
  • Small classes, welcoming environment
    9%
  • Decent school, great community, bad administration
    4%

After Fordham University

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$55,400/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
80%
National
47%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
91%
National
83%
80%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.69 responses

Reviews

1,567 reviews
  • Excellent
    260
  • Very Good
    520
  • Average
    566
  • Poor
    133
  • Terrible
    88
Overall, your college experience is what you make of it. I play in the biggest and best college playground of all time, NYC. So anything that the school lacks like great food, one can find a block away. Some of my favorite college experiences include attending lectures by famous professors and scholars such as Cornel West, attending student discounted shows at the lincoln center symphony next door to Fordham, and attending student run plays and dance showcases. Fordham in my opinion has the best combination of location, community, and workload. You have alot of time to explore and be exposed to different fields of study until you decide your tract. I have friends in business, theatre, dance, computer science, pre-med, political science, etc., and they are all interesting, eccletic, and fun. Fordham also partners with Columbia and NYU to offer higher level courses to students from each university depending on the field. Theology students from Columbia and NYU will come to Fordham and our engineering and bioengineering students will go to them.

Fordham is great because it offers the resources to be competitively involved in any field from the start of college until you graduate and get hired which will happen if you go to Fordham!
  • College Sophomore
  • 8 months ago
I study mainly in the modern languages and philosophy departments. Both are excellent and filled with so many dedicated and intelligent individuals, from grad students to tenured professors. Fordham's location allows you the opportunity to attend various academic events in and around the city. There's definitely a nice intellectual exchange going on between Fordham and the nyc academic community in general. Most professors, especially within the humanities, encourage free thinking and interdisciplinary study. The academic environment, in my opinion, is the school's biggest selling point. Especially once you finish your core classes, the upper level course offerings are very diverse!
  • College Senior
  • Oct 15 2014
I am among the students who moved into McKeon, the new the freshman hall. I have a lot to tell you about what you should know before deciding to come to Fordham Lincoln Center.

First of all, while the building is new, it is already falling apart. The building was not ready when we moved in. My shower was not finished and hadn't been routed--it flooded the entire bathroom floor whenever you used it. It took weeks to get it fixed. Maintanence is INCREDIBLY slow. There are only 10 washers and dryers for all of McKeon. At any point, 3-5 are broken. Good luck getting your laundry done! Ceilings have begun to crumble and fall apart. Many students have to get buckets in their because the ceilings are leaking so badly. The elevators break at least biweekly. The heating/ac wasn't working in 90% of people's rooms when we moved it. Housing is expensive, and you DO NOT get your money's worth. The residential life staff IS AWFUL, and will not advocate for you if you have room mate issues or what not (as I did).

The food is truly horrific. This is the first year Fordham LC has had an actual dining hall, and half the time the food makes people sick. The baked goods are either stale or moldy. The food has exciting options like "burger quesadilla" and "pizza panini" (a slice of cheese and some pepporoni on wonderbread). There are not special stations like other schools (stirfry, sandwich) --the main dishes are pizza, pasta, and burgers. The hours are awful as well. I would strongly recommend getting a low meal plan if you get one at all.

Fordham academics are good, but their housing is awful.
  • College Freshman
  • Apr 25 2015