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Fordham University

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world rank  149

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Founded in 1841, the Fordham University is a non-profit private higher education institution located in the urban setting of the metropolis of The Bronx (population range of 1,000,000-5,000,000 inhabitants), New York. This institution also has a branch campus in Manhattan and West Harrison. Officially accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education, Fordham University is a large-sized (uniRank enrollment range: 15,000-19,999 students) coeducational US higher education institution formally affiliated with the Christian-Catholic religion. Fordham University offers courses and programs leading to officially recognized higher education degrees such as bachelor's degrees, master's degrees and doctorate degrees in several areas of study. See the uniRank degree levels and areas of study table below for further details. This 182-year-old US higher-education institution has a selective admission policy based on entrance examinations and students' past academic records and grades. The acceptance rate range is 50-59% making this US higher education organization an averagely selective institution. International students are welcome to apply for enrollment. Fordham University also provides several academic and non-academic facilities and services to students including a library, housing, sports facilities, financial aids and/or scholarships, study abroad and exchange programs, online courses and distance learning opportunities, as well as administrative services.

University Snapshot

Control

private
Control Type

Entity

non-profit
Entity Type

Size

large-sized
Total Enrollment

Selectivity

averagely selective
Acceptance rate

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University Identity

Name
Acronym
Founded 1841

University Location

Address 441 E Fordham Road
The Bronx
10458 New York
United States
Tel +1 (718) 817 1000
Fax +1
Other locations Manhattan and West Harrison

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Study Areas and Degree Levels

Introduction

What is the difference between generalist and specialized universities?

Generalist universities offer a broad range of subjects and courses that allow students to explore different fields of study, or study areas, before choosing a major. They also provide students with a well-rounded education that can be applied to many different careers. On the other hand, specialized universities focus on a specific field of study and offer more in-depth courses and training in that field. This can be beneficial for students who know exactly what they want to do and want to gain specialized knowledge and skills in their chosen field.
Most higher education institutions offer a range of degree levels, from undergraduate to postgraduate degrees. However, some universities may offer more degree levels than others. In particular, larger-sized universities usually offer a wider selection of undergraduate and postgraduate degree types and levels.


Study Areas and Degree Levels Matrix

The following uniRank Study Areas/Degree Levels Matrix is divided into 6 main study areas and 4 levels of degrees, from the lowest undergraduate degree to the highest postgraduate degree. This uniRank table aims to help quickly identify the Fordham University's academic range and degree level offering.




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Programs and courses

Introduction

What are University programs and courses?

University programs and courses are academic programs of study offered by universities, colleges and other higher education institutions. These programs and courses are designed to provide students with the knowledge and skills they need to succeed in a particular field of study or career. In many countries, the terms "university courses" and "university programs" are used interchangeably whereas in the US university programs usually consist of a set of required courses that cover the fundamental concepts and principles of a field of study, as well as a selection of elective courses that allow students to specialize in a particular area of interest.


Programs and courses

uniRank publishes the following list of Fordham University 's programs and courses or, if not available, the main fields of study for each level and type of degree offered; feel free to submit any missing course or program.

Bachelor's degrees

  • Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender, and Group Studies
  • Biological and Biomedical Sciences
  • Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services
  • Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs
  • Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services
  • Education
  • Engineering
  • English Language and Literature/Letters
  • Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics
  • History
  • Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities
  • Mathematics and Statistics
  • Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies
  • Natural Resources and Conservation
  • Philosophy and Religious Studies
  • Physical Sciences
  • Psychology
  • Public Administration and Social Service Professions
  • Social Sciences
  • Visual and Performing Arts

Master's degrees

  • Architecture and Related ServicesArea, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender, and Group Studies
  • Biological and Biomedical Sciences
  • Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services
  • Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs
  • Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services
  • Education
  • English Language and Literature/Letters
  • Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics
  • Health Professions and Related Programs
  • History
  • Legal Professions and Studies
  • Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities
  • Mathematics and Statistics
  • Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies
  • Philosophy and Religious Studies
  • Psychology
  • Public Administration and Social Service Professions
  • Social Sciences
  • Theology and Religious Vocations
  • Visual and Performing Arts

Doctorate degrees

  • Biological and Biomedical SciencesBusiness, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services
  • Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services
  • Education
  • English Language and Literature/Letters
  • Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics
  • History
  • Legal Professions and Studies
  • Philosophy and Religious Studies
  • Psychology
  • Public Administration and Social Service Professions
  • Social Sciences
  • Theology and Religious Vocations

Yearly Tuition

Introduction

Yearly tuition refers to the amount of money that a student is charged by a University for one academic year of full-time study...

However, the cost of yearly tuition can vary widely depending on the Fordham University's program of study, the specific type of degree, the student's residency status and other criteria. Moreover, tuition is just one component of the overall cost of attending university. Other expenses, such as room and board, textbooks and personal expenses can add significantly to the total cost of attendance and depends on the United States's cost of living.


Yearly Tuition Range Matrix

This uniRank Tuition Range Matrix is divided into 2 types of students (local and international students) and 2 degree levels (undergraduate and postgraduate degrees) and aims to help students to have an approximate idea of the yearly tuition range they might expect to pay at the Fordham University.

uniRank Tuition Range Matrix
Undergraduate Postgraduate
Local
students
over 50,000 US$
(over 45,570 Euro)
20,000-24,999 US$
(18,225-22,780 Euro)
International
students
over 50,000 US$
(over 45,570 Euro)
20,000-24,999 US$
(18,225-22,780 Euro)

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Admissions Info

Introduction

Admission is the first step towards achieving students' academic and career goals and accessing the many opportunities and resources that a university has to offer...

Admission policies may change by country, type of higher education institution and the specific programs or majors offered by the institution. Prospective students should carefully review the admission policies and requirements of each institution they are considering to determine their eligibility and, if the institution is selective and does not have an open admission policy, prepare a strong application.


Admission Info and stats

uniRank publishes below an overview of the most important information about the Fordham University's admission policy and statistics.


Admission Info

uniRank publishes below some basic admission information for the Fordham University.

Admission Gender

This institution admits Men and Women (coed).


Admission Selection

Has the Fordham University a selective admission policy? Yes, based on entrance examinations and students' past academic records and grades.


Acceptance Rate Admission Rate

Fordham University's acceptance rate range is 50-59% making this institution an averagely selective higher education institution.


Admission Requirements Admission Requirements

Secondary school GPA is required
Secondary school rank is considered but not required
Secondary school record is required
Completion of college-preparatory program is required
Recommendations are required
Formal demonstration of competencies is neither required nor recommended
Admission test scores are required
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) is required
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.) is neither required nor recommended
Source: IPDES


International Admissions

International students are welcome to apply for admission at this institution.


Admission Office Admission Office

441 East Fordham Road
Bronx 10458
(718) 8174000
800 367 3426

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Size and Profile

Introduction

University size and profile can be important factors to consider when choosing a university or assessing its value. Here are some potential reasons why...

  • Resources: a larger university may have more resources available to its students, including research facilities, libraries, and extracurricular activities. However, a smaller university may offer a more personalized experience and smaller class sizes.
  • Diversity: the size and profile of a university can impact the diversity of its student body, faculty and curriculum. Larger universities may attract more international students and offer a wider range of academic programs, while smaller universities may have a more homogenous population.
  • Networking: a larger university may offer more opportunities for networking and building connections with other students and professionals in your field, but smaller universities may offer a tighter-knit community and more personalized networking opportunities.
  • Quality of Education: a university with a lower student-staff ratio typically means that students will receive more personalized attention from their instructors. This can lead to more individualized instruction, more opportunities for feedback and guidance and a better learning experience overall.
  • Location: campus setting can have an impact on students' access to resources, cost of living, transportation, social life and safety.
  • Religious affiliation: while it may not be the most important factor for everyone, understanding the religious affiliation of a university can help students determine if it aligns with their personal beliefs and provide a unique academic and spiritual experience.

Overall, the importance of university size and profile can vary depending on the student's individual goals, beliefs and priorities. It is important to consider these factors along with other important criteria, such as academic programs, location, cost and university culture.


Size and Profile

uniRank publishes below some major size and profile indicators for the Fordham University.

Student Enrollment

Fordham University has a student enrollment range of 15,000-19,999 making it a large-sized institution.


Academic Staff

This institution has a range of 500-599 academic employees (Faculty).


Control Type Control Type

Fordham University is a private higher education institution.


Entity Type

Fordham University is a non-profit higher education institution.


Academic Calendar

This institution adopts a Semesters type of academic calendar.


Campus Setting Campus Setting

This institution's main campus is located in a Urban setting.


Christian-Catholic Religious Affiliation

The Fordham University has a Christian-Catholic affiliation (Jesuit - www.jesuit.org).


Carnegie Classification

Introduction

The Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education is a framework for categorizing colleges and universities in the United States...

The classification was first created by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching in 1970, and it has been updated periodically since then. The Carnegie Classification is based on a set of criteria, such as the level and types of degrees offered, research activity and enrollment size. Institutions are classified into one of several categories based on these criteria, ranging from "doctoral universities" with very high research activity to "special focus institutions" that primarily award degrees in a specific field, such as the arts or health professions. The Carnegie Classification provides a common language for describing colleges and universities based on key characteristics and it allows for comparisons between institutions within and across categories.


Carnegie Classification

uniRank provides below the official Fordham University's Carnegie classification.

Basic Classification Doctoral Universities: High Research Activity
Size & Setting Four-year, large, highly residential institution
Enrollment Profile Majority undergraduate
Undergraduate Profile Four-year, full-time, more selective, lower transfer-in institution
Undergraduate Instructional Program Arts & sciences plus professions, some graduate coexistence
Graduate Instructional Program Research Doctoral: Comprehensive programs, no medical/veterinary school

Facilities and Services

Introduction

What are University facilities and services and what facilities and services does the Fordham University offer?

University facilities and services refer to the physical infrastructure and resources provided by a university to support its academic and research activities, as well as the well-being of its students, faculty and staff. Some examples of university facilities and services are classrooms and lecture halls, libraries, laboratories, housing, dining services, health services, sports and fitness facilities, financial aids, career or academic counseling services, technology and computing resources, distance learning and study abroad services.


Facilities and Services

uniRank provides below an overview of the facilities and services offered by the Fordham University.


Library

This institution has a physical Library for its students. Go to the Fordham University's Library
Fordham University's library has 3 branches. The library collection is comprised of both physical (i.e. books, medium, etc.) and digital/electronic items. In 2021 the library reported 1,099,406 physical volumes, 148,920 physical media, 36,474 digital/electronic media and 483 licensed digital/electronic databases. The library is managed by a total number of 74 full-time employees, including 44 librarians. Fordham University's library has a total library expenditure greater than $100,000 per year. Source: IPDES.


Housing

This higher education institution provides on-campus residences or dormitories and/or off-campus accommodation to its students.
In particular, the Fordham University provides on-campus housing and the total dormitory capacity, whether on or off campus, was about 4,749 students in the 2021 academic year. Source: IPDES.


Sport Facilities

This institution has sporting facilities and organizes sports activities for its students.


Financial Aids

This higher education institution offers one or more types of financial aid (i.e. scholarships, grants, loans, tuition waivers, emergency financial aid, etc.) for eligible students.


Study Abroad

This institution provides study abroad and exchange program opportunities for its students.


Distance Learning

This higher education institution offers a distance learning mode for some programs or courses. In particular, this institution offers some courses via distance education at the undergraduate level and at the graduate level. Source: IPDES.


Academic Counseling Academic Counseling

This institution provides students with guidance and support in their academic pursuits.


Career Services Career Services

This higher education institution offers career counseling, career assessments, job and internship postings, career events, alumni networking or other career-related services to assist students transition successfully from academic life to professional life.



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Recognition and Accreditation

Introduction

There are different types of legal recognition and quality assessment of higher education institutions around the world, depending on the country and its legal and higher education system...

  • Institutional legal recognition: institutional legal recognition of a University refers to the formal recognition of the university's legal status by the government of a country. Legally recognized higher education institutions are chartered, registered and/or licensed by government bodies to be legal entities authorized to teach at the tertiary level.
  • Institutional accreditation: institutional accreditation is a type of additional quality assessment that evaluates the overall quality of an institution as a whole. Institutional accrediting bodies assess a University's overall mission, governance, leadership, faculty qualifications, student support services, financial stability and academic offering. Institutional accreditation is a concept that mainly exists in the US higher education system and a few other countries. So if you plan to study in the United States make sure that the University you choose is not only registered or licensed but officially accredited by a recognized accrediting body. In the US uniRank only includes accredited institutions.
  • Programmatic or specialized accreditation: programmatic or specialized accreditation, on the other hand, is a type of accreditation that evaluates and accredits specific academic programs within a University. Programmatic accreditation, granted by specialized national or international accrediting bodies, assesses the quality and rigor of a program's curriculum, faculty qualifications, student outcomes and resources and is focused on ensuring that a specific program or course meets industry standards and requirements.

uniRank provides, for each University, the name of the organization that has officially granted institutional legal recognition or accreditation. For some Universities uniRank also provides a list of programmatic or specialized accreditations that, however, might be not complete or up-to-date.


Institutional Recognition or Accreditation

The Fordham University is legally recognized and/or accredited by: Middle States Commission on Higher Education


Year of first Recognition or Accreditation

1921


Specialized or Programmatic Accreditations

uniRank publishes the following list of the most important Fordham University 's programmatic accreditations; feel free to submit any relevant missing specialized accreditations.

  • American Psychological Association (APA)
  • Association of American Law Schools
  • Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB International)
  • Colleges and Universities of the Board of Regents of the State of New York


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Memberships and Affiliations

Introduction

University memberships and affiliations to external organizations can be important for several reasons...

  • Collaboration and networking: they can provide opportunities for collaboration and networking with other universities, academic institutions and industry partners. This can lead to joint research projects, sharing of resources and expertise and collaborations on educational programs and initiatives.
  • Access to resources: they can provide access to a wide range of resources, including research facilities, academic journals and funding opportunities. This can be especially beneficial for smaller or less well-resourced universities, which may not have the same level of access to resources as larger and more established institutions.
  • Quality assurance: membership in professional or industry organizations can provide a level of quality assurance for Universities, ensuring that they meet certain standards and requirements in terms of academic programs, research and student support services. However, membership in an organization does not necessarily imply a formal accreditation or quality assurance process for the University's programs.
  • Recognition and reputation: membership in prestigious or exclusive organizations can enhance the reputation and recognition of a university, both locally and internationally. This can lead to increased visibility and opportunities for collaboration and partnerships.
  • Internationalization: memberships and affiliations can facilitate internationalization efforts, including student and faculty exchange programs, joint research initiatives and collaborations with international partners. This can help to broaden the global perspective of a university and provide opportunities for students and faculty to gain international experience and exposure.

Overall, university memberships and affiliations can provide a range of benefits for Universities and its stakeholders (students, faculty and staff), including collaboration and networking opportunities, access to resources, quality assurance, recognition, reputation and internationalization.


Affiliations and Memberships

uniRank publishes the following list of the most important Fordham University 's affiliations and memberships; feel free to submit any relevant missing higher education-related organizations this university is affiliated with.

  • National Athletic Association (NAA)
  • National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA)

Academic Structure

Introduction

Most higher education institutions' first-level academic divisions are, depending on the country, one of the following...

  • Colleges
  • Faculties
  • Schools
  • Institutes
  • Academies
  • Departments
  • Divisions
  • Centers

Academic divisions can provide valuable insights into the range of disciplines and study areas a University focuses on and the institution's level of specialization. Generalist Universities typically offer a wide range of academic programs and have many academic divisions and subdivisions across different disciplines, while Specialized Universities tend to focus on a narrower range of programs within a specific field or industry and have fewer academic divisions and a simplified organizational structure.


Academic Structure

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Social Media

Introduction

Social media can be a powerful tool for Universities to communicate with current students, alumni, faculty, staff and the wider community. But how can social media be important for prospective students?

Here are some ways in which the official Fordham University's social media channels can help potential students to understand and assess this or any university:

  • Researching universities: social media can be a useful tool for researching universities that prospective students may be interested in attending. By following the Fordham University on social media, potential students can learn more about the university's culture, values, academic programs and campus life. They can also engage with current students and alumni to get a sense of their experiences and valuable perspectives from the inside.
  • Engagement with the University: social media allows the Fordham University to engage with prospective students by answering questions, sharing news and events and showcasing the university's offerings. Potential students can appraise how up-to-date and relevant is the content published through social media and how prompt and efficient the Fordham University is in answering their queries.

Overall, social media can provide valuable insights to prospective students and other stakeholders into the Fordham University's profile and level of engagement.


Social Media

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Online Courses

Open Education Global Open Education Global

This higher education institution is not a member of the Open Education Global (OEGlobal) organization that is developing, implementing and supporting free open education.

Video Presentation

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