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About Fordham

Fordham by the Numbers

  • The Jesuit University of New York

    Fordham’s nine undergraduate, graduate, and professional schools are deeply rooted in the Jesuit tradition of teaching and scholarship. Faculty and students continually seek knowledge and wisdom that can be applied to the big problems of our time—knowledge that can enhance social justice, environmental ecology, business ethics, legal practice, and education, among other fields.

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    16,556
    Students
  • 42%+
    Undergraduates identify as students of color
  • 18%
    first-generation college students
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    90
    COUNTRIES REPRESENTED IN THE STUDENT BODY
  • 23
    Average undergraduate student class size
  • 5,327
    degrees conferred in 2022
  • 3,500
    partner organizations in our internship programs
  • 89%
    OF GRADUATES FROM THE CLASS OF 2021 COMPLETED AT LEAST ONE INTERNSHIP BEFORE GRADUATING
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    300+
    undergraduates present their original research on campus
  • 73
    Fulbright awards earned by Fordham students in the past 10 years
  • 76%
    health professional school acceptance rate
    higher than the national average of 45%
  • 95%
    law school acceptance rate for 2020 applicants
    higher than the national average of 78%
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    91%
    Of the class of 2021 was employed, continuing their education, or engaged in public service or other meaningful endeavors
    Within 6 months of graduation
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    Class of 2021
    $63K+
    average starting salary for the class of 2021
    7% more than the national average
  • 1,250+
    alumni–student mentoring connections made in 2020–2021
  • 200k+
    Alumni Worldwide
  • 14:1
    undergraduate student-to-teacher ratio
  • A ‘Changemaker’ University

    Fordham is one of 52 colleges and universities designated a “Changemaker Campus” by Ashoka, a global organization that honors universities for innovative efforts to foster social good and strengthen society.

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    94%
    of full-time faculty hold a Ph.D. or other terminal degree
  • 90%
    of first-year undergraduates receive some form of financial aid from Fordham
  • 86.2%
    of undergraduates receive some form of financial aid from Fordham
  • 88%
    first-to-second-year undergraduate retention rate
  • 83%
    Six-year graduation rate
    nearly twice the national average
  • 31.77%
    REDUCTION IN CARBON EMISSIONS INTENSITY SINCE 2005
  • 15
    Colleges with the Highest Student-Mobility Rates
    – The Chronicle of Higher Education
  • 21
    NCAA men's and women's Division I sports teams