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Fordham University

General Information About Fordham University

Established in 1841 and originally named St. John's College, Fordham University is an independent university that follows in the Jesuit tradition, emphasizing service, academic and personal excellence through the intellectual, moral and religious development of its students. In addition to over 15,000 undergraduate and graduate students, there is approximately 83 Jesuits in the Fordham University Jesuit community.

Fordham University provides undergraduate and graduate education opportunities through its ten colleges and schools. Popular majors at the university are in fields of the liberal arts and sciences disciplines which make up Fordham's three out of four of the undergraduate colleges.

Admissions and Enrollment Information

Prospective undergraduate students must have completed a rigorous high school academic program resulting in a high school diploma. High school students must have also taken the Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT) or American College Testing (ACT) with an above average score. Prospective graduate students are given consideration for admissions based on their undergraduate transcripts, statement of intent, writing samples, recommendation letters and Graduate Record Examination (GRE) test scores.

Fordham University's Colleges and Schools

College of Business Administration

The College of Business Administration at Fordham is uniquely positioned to provide opportunities for students to learn from and participate in regional and international economies. As one of the top business colleges in the nation as ranked by Business Week, students who enroll at the college are taught by seasoned faculty and will create diversified student portfolios that will help them become leaders in global business markets.

Fordham College at Lincoln Center

Located in the heart of Manhattan, the Fordham College at Lincoln Center (FDLC) campus offers majors in the liberal arts and sciences. FDLC's diverse areas of studies, including urban studies, Italian, dance classical civilization and information science, award the Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) or Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA). The college has a noteworthy history in New York City and has nationally recognized fine and performing arts programs. FCLC has a unique partnership with the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater (AAADT) to educate students interested in majoring in dance.

Fordham College at Rose Hill

Fordham College at Rose Hill is the largest and oldest undergraduate college at Fordham University. The college is situated in the Bronx and was originally a 100-acre farm that bordered the Bronx River. FCRH offers more than 40 programs of study in the humanities and social sciences.

Fordham College of Liberal Studies

The Fordham College of Liberal Studies (FCLS) is located at all three campuses of Fordham. FCLS was designed to provide education opportunities for working adults by offering evening, weekend and online classes. Applicants can choose from over 30 fields of study in pursuit of a bachelor's or master's degree.

Graduate School of Arts and Sciences

Incorporated at Fordham University in 1916, the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences has an enrollment of about 760 students. Degree candidates typically possess the ability to use their professional skills to improve the human condition. Students are also given opportunities to foster these skills by participating in student-run graduate conferences, present professional works in scholarly societies and author research-based papers.

Graduate School of Business Administration

Students enrolled at Fordham University's Graduate School of Business Administration (GSBA) are part of an international study body of over 1,400 students. GSBA became an integral part of Fordham University in 1969 at the Lincoln Center campus. The school boasts a customizable part time and full time Master of Business Administration (MBA) program and four Master of Science (M.S.) programs.

Graduate School of Education

The Graduate School of Education at Fordham University has prepared educators for service and leadership for more than 85 years. Students may choose from over 40 degree programs that lead to professional diplomas and certificates, master's and doctoral degrees. Prospective students can enroll in the school at the Lincoln Center or Westchester campuses.

School of Law

The U.S. News and World Report ranked Fordham University's School of Law 30th in the nation in 2009. The law school, commonly known as Fordham Law, is comprised of an international student body. The school is committed to a focus on ethics, academic excellence, professionalism and the development of practicing law. Fordham Law has also gained popularity with its notable law publications. According to the university's website, The Fordham Law Review is the eighth most cited publication in court cases and the Fordham Urban Law Journal is the third most cited specialty law journal.

Graduate School of Religion and Religious Education

Because of its strong Catholic roots and Jesuit traditions, the Graduate School of Religion and Religious Education (GSRRE) at Fordham University celebrates diversity in all races, cultures and religions. Its student body includes students from fourteen countries across globe. The GSRRE was formed into a graduate institution in 1975 and offers students a wide range of master's degrees. Fordham University allows GSRRE students, as the needs of a degree program arise, to participate in relevant courses at local universities for credit.

Graduate School of Social Service

Prospective students can participate in classes in the Graduate School of Social Service (GSSS) at the Lincoln Center and Westchester campuses. Students can choose to pursue master's and doctorate degree in social work. The School Social Work located in this college is ranked nationally by U.S. News and World Report as one of the top graduate schools for social work in the country. Because of its reputation, the GSSS continues to attract a diverse body of students with an enrollment of nearly 1,400.

School Contact Information

  • Address: 441 E. Fordham Road, Bronx, NY 10458
  • Phone Number: (718) 817-1000
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