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Fordham University

Bronx, New York
Duane Library, Rose Hill credit: Indefatigable2
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Overview
Private not-for-profit
8,763 Undergraduates
45% Admissions Rate
City: Large
Private
Expensive
Region: Northeast
Division 1
Size: Small
Doctoral
Fordham University
441 E Fordham Rd
Bronx, New York
10458
(718) 817-1000
www.fordham.edu

Fordham University, one of the top 70 colleges in the U.S., is a private research university located in the Bronx neighborhood of New York City. In 1839, the Bishop of New York, John Hughes, purchased 100 acres of land in Rose Hill, Westchester County. It began as a Catholic diocesan institution in 1841, and is the oldest Catholic university in the northeastern region of the U.S. Today, the campus size is 93 acres. The school’s motto is “Sapientia et Doctrina” or “Wisdom and Learning.” Individuals affiliated with Fordham University have been Nobel Prize winners as well as Fulbright Scholars. Notable alumni include U.S. President Donald Trump, actor Denzel Washington, NFL football player and coach Vince Lombardi, author Mary Higgins Clark, politician Geraldine Ferraro and singer Lana Del Rey. The school’s colors are maroon and white, and its mascot is The Ram. Fordham’s sporting affiliations are NCAA Division I Atlantic 10 Conference, Patriot League (football), ICSA, ACHA Division III, USA Rugby Division IAA and NCLL Division I. Varsity sports offered include men’s baseball, basketball, cross country, football and golf, and women’s basketball, cross country, rowing and soccer. The school’s baseball team is a record holder for the most NCAA Division I baseball victories in history.

Location

The Bronx is the northernmost of the five boroughs of New York City, in the U.S. state of New York. It is south of Westchester County; north and east of Manhattan, across the Harlem River; and north of Queens, across the East River. Since 1914, the borough has had the same boundaries as Bronx County, the third-most densely populated county in the United States.The Bronx has a land area of 42 square miles and a population of 1,471,160 in 2017. More from Wikipedia...

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coffee score

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restaurants score

Students
43%

Men

57%

Women

21

Average Age of Entering Students

77%

Live On Campus

299

New Transfer Students

Admissions
45%

Acceptance Rate

11%

Enrollment Yield

1170-1370

SAT Range

44,816

Applicants in 2016

Costs
$38,008

Typical Cost

$50,986

Average Tuition

91%

Recieve Financial Aid

90%

Have Loans

$20,979

Median Debt

Academics
14.0 to 1

Student to Faculty Ratio

44

National Merit Students

Doctoral

Highest Degree Offered

126

Doctorates Awareded

Communication Technologies

Top Major

4

Faculty Awards

1

National Academy Members

Campus Life

Dorm Food:

Standard

Clubs & Extracurriculars:

Important, many to choose from

Greek Life:

None

Party Scene:

Standard, mostly on the weekends
Athletics
Football Conference:

Patriot League

Basketball Conference:

Atlantic 10 Conference

Track & Field Conference:

Atlantic 10 Conference

Football Division:

1

Basketball Division:

1

Track Division:

1

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