Fordham University
#175 Overall Influence#66 Desirability Rank

Fordham University

Private research university in New York City

Fordham University was founded in 1841 by the Jesuit religious order. It still retains its Catholic affiliation.

Originally located in the Fordham section of New York City’s borough of the Bronx, today the university’s flagship campus lies just to the east of the original campus in that same borough’s Rose Hill neighborhood. Fordham also has three satellite campuses: one on the Upper West Side of Manhattan near Lincoln Center; one in southern Westchester County, immediately north of the Bronx; and one in London in the UK.

Fordham is organized into four undergraduate schools offering some 50 degree programs, as well as six graduate-level liberal arts and professional schools and a School of Professional and Continuing Studies. Among the most popular programs offered by Fordham are those in business administration and management, in economics and finance, in political science and government, and in psychology.

Fordham Online offers two doctoral programs, a baker’s dozen of master’s degree programs, and seven professional certificate programs.

Fordham is associated with one Nobel laureate, Victor Hess, for physics.

Other distinguished Fordham-connected individuals include the following:

Fordham is regionally accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE).

Admissions

What does this school look for?

Annual Applications

46,308

Acceptance

46%

Graduation Rate

80%

Median SAT Score

1340

Median ACT Score

30

Costs

How much does it cost to attend?

Tuition (in-state)

$51,285

Fees (in-state)

$1,014

IncomeAverage Net Cost
0-30K$25,410
30K-48K$27,383
48K-75K$32,687
75K-110K$35,409
110K+$42,098

After Graduation

Averages for 10 years after enrolling

Avg Earnings

$67,000

Employed

90%

Campus Life

What's it like to attend this school?

The People

Full time on-campus stats

Student Body

15K

Under-Grads

10K

Graduates

5K

The Campus

Where will you be attending?

Location

441 E Fordham Rd, Bronx NY 10458

What is Fordham University known for?

Our answer to this is to show you the disciplines in which a school's faculty and alumni have had the highest historical influence. A school may be influential in a discipline even if they do not offer degrees in that area. We've organized two lists to show where they are influential and offer corresponding degrees, and where they are influential through scholarship although they don't offer degrees in the disciplines.

Top areas of influence with degrees offered

#28 World Rank #24 USA Rank
Social Work
#60 World Rank #25 USA Rank
Religious Studies
#48 World Rank #43 USA Rank
Communications
#82 World Rank #43 USA Rank
Law
#129 World Rank #47 USA Rank
Philosophy
#73 World Rank #63 USA Rank
Business
#154 World Rank #66 USA Rank
Literature
#143 World Rank #71 USA Rank
Sociology
#105 World Rank #72 USA Rank
Education
#141 World Rank #78 USA Rank
History
#149 World Rank #89 USA Rank
Political Science
#153 World Rank #92 USA Rank
Psychology
#330 World Rank #114 USA Rank
Physics
#288 World Rank #121 USA Rank
Economics
#270 World Rank #137 USA Rank
Medical
#328 World Rank #146 USA Rank
Anthropology
#519 World Rank #171 USA Rank
Mathematics
#396 World Rank #178 USA Rank
Biology
#626 World Rank #231 USA Rank
Chemistry
#779 World Rank #301 USA Rank
Computer Science

Other areas of influence

#41 World Rank #34 USA Rank
Criminal Justice
#108 World Rank #82 USA Rank
Nursing

Influential People

Who are Fordham University's Most influential alumni?

Fordham University's most influential alumni faculty include professors and professionals in the fields of Social Work, Criminal Justice, and Communications. Fordham University’s most academically influential people include Don DeLillo, Alan Alda, and George Coyne.

Don DeLillo
Don DeLillo

American novelist, playwright and essayist

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Alan Alda
Alan Alda

American actor, director, and writer

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George Coyne
George Coyne

American astronomer

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John Sexton
John Sexton

President of New York University

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Francis Spellman
Francis Spellman

American Catholic cardinal

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Peter Kreeft
Peter Kreeft

American philosopher

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David Copperfield
David Copperfield

American illusionist

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Mary Higgins Clark
Mary Higgins Clark

American author of suspense novels

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Stanley Jaki
Stanley Jaki

American priest and physicist

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Theodore Edgar McCarrick
Theodore Edgar McCarrick

American archbishop, former cardinal

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Ray Rayner
Ray Rayner

American television presenter

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Paddy Chayefsky
Paddy Chayefsky

American playwright, screenwriter and novelist

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