New York - United States
Founded in 1841, Fordham University is the Jesuit University of New York, offering exceptional education distinguished by the Jesuit tradition. It was established as St. John’s College by the Right Rev. John Hughes, Coadjutor-Bishop (later Archbishop) of New York, on old Rose Hill Manor in the village of Fordham, then part of Westchester County. St. John’s College was the first Catholic institution of higher education in the northeastern United States. The name Fordham is derived from the Anglo-Saxon words “ford” and “ham,” meaning a wading place or ford by a settlement. The College’s name was officially changed to Fordham University in 1907.
Today, Fordham draws students from across the country and the world who want to live and learn while immersed in the diversity and opportunity of a world capital. Students choose from more than 60 majors in liberal arts, sciences, and business, and complete a rich core curriculum that spans literature, history, science, theology, philosophy, and the arts.
With its two distinctive residential campuses, Jesuit traditions of academic excellence, and the great city of New York as its partner, Fordham offers students virtually unlimited opportunities for learning and personal growth.
<span style="\\"line-height:" 1.6em;\\"="">Fordham University enrolls 15,170 students in 10 schools. Of the 8,325 undergraduates, 4,071 live in University-managed housing. The entering freshman class consists of 1,882 students. There are 6,845 graduate and professional students, of whom 219 live in University-managed housing.
Advanced Placement (AP) Institutes
African Studies Minor
African and African American Studies
American Catholic Studies (Curran Center)
Art History and Music Department
Bertram M. Beck Institute on Religion and Poverty
Bronx African American History Project
Fordham University offers merit scholarships to qualified international freshman applicants. All complete first year applications are considered for scholarship potential. These awards are highly competitive and if a scholarship is offered, you will be notified in your acceptance package. Fordham University does not offer merit scholarships to international transfer applicants nor visiting students.