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A Fordham University education blends a rigorous curriculum with the resources, culture and energy of New York City. Comprised of four undergraduate colleges and six professional schools, Fordham is a comprehensive research institution rooted in the Jesuit traditions of exceptional scholarship and personal development and care. Fordham draws students from around the globe who want to live and learn while immersed in the diversity and opportunity of a world capital. Students serve as interns at the United Nations and are mentored by CEOs of Fortune 500 companies. They win mtvU Student Filmmaker Awards and capture prestigious Marshall and Fulbright fellowships. Students can choose from more than 2,600 internship opportunities in business, communications, education, government, health care, biomedical research, law, the arts and other fields. The University features three campuses (Rose Hill, Lincoln Center, Westchester) with more than 15,189 students attending four undergraduate colleges and our graduate schools in arts and sciences, business administration, education, religion and religious education, social service and law. Fordham has two residential campuses: Rose Hill, on 85 acres adjacent to the New York Botanical Garden and the Bronx Zoo, and Lincoln Center, a cosmopolitan campus in the cultural heart of New York City. With its Jesuit traditions of academic excellence and care for each student, and the great city of New York as its partner, Fordham offers students virtually unlimited opportunities for learning and personal growth.

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15,189 Total Enrollment
8,427 Undergraduate Enrollment
6,762 Graduate Enrollment
2,457 International Student Enrollment
47.40% Male
52.60% Female
14:1 Faculty-Student Ratio
718 Faculty: Full-Time
62 Countries Represented
Top 5 China, South Korea, India, Philippines, Taiwan, Japan, Italy

English as a Second Language Program and Services

Does your institution have an Intensive English Program?

Can your institution issue an I-20 Certificate of Eligibility for F-1 Student Status to a student who has been admitted only to the Intensive English Program?
Yes, Fordham University’s Institute of American Language and Culture (IALC) provides courses in English as a Second Language (ESL) to students at all levels of proficiency.

Does your institution provide courses of English as a Second Language to admitted students?
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International Student Housing Options

Fordham guarantees housing for undergraduate international students for all four years of study at both campuses of the University.  As a resident student you will be encouraged to learn more about yourself and others by participating in programming activities, supporting and celebrating differences among individuals, providing service both locally and globally, and living within the guidelines established for the residential community. Students and staff are collaboratively engaged in pursuing an education that is based on the Jesuit tradition of academic excellence. The highly qualified Residential Life staff consists of resident directors, resident assistants and the central office staff who are all eager to work with students in making the university living environment complementary to the academic experience. It is our hope that students will achieve educational fulfillment by integrating all facets of University life, including community living and learning, into their own lives.

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Collaborative Programs

  • Ateno de Manila University in Philippines
  • Heythrop College in London, England
  • Iberoamericana University in Mexico
  • Koc University in Turkey
  • Maynooth University in Ireland
  • Peking University in Beijing, China
  • University of Pretoria in Pretoria, South Africa
  • PUC-Rio in Brazil
  • Ramon Llull University in Spain
  • Sogang University in Korea

First Year, Transfer, and Graduate Students

Admission Requirements for Freshmen applicants – Common Application with fee, personal statement and Fordham Supplement, transcripts and examination results from secondary education (original documents along with English language translations), letter of recommendation (preferably from a school counselor or teacher), and standardized test results. Most freshmen international applicants to Fordham are expected to submit SAT or ACT results and all non-native English speakers should also submit TOEFL or IELTS results. Admission Requirements for Undergraduate Transfer applicants – Common Application with fee, personal statement and Fordham Supplement, transcripts and examination results from secondary education and all university level study (original documents along with English language translations), letter of recommendation (preferably from a school counselor or teacher/professor), and standardized test results. All non-native English speakers should submit TOEFL or IELTS results. In addition, those students who will need to apply for an F-1 student visa to attend Fordham should submit a completed Fordham Financial Affidavit and supporting bank statement. Details of application requirements for international undergraduate applicants can be found here.

Financial Aid

Is financial aid available for international students?
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Academic merit scholarships for International First Year applicants range up to $15,000/year based on grades and SAT or ACT results.
For information about International Student Scholarships, click here.

Student Activities and Campus Life

There is no other university quite like Fordham—one university, two campuses, three colleges—united by a shared sense of excitement and enthusiasm. Campus life starts with our students: more than 7,000 undergraduates from 48 states and 62 countries. They run 135 clubs and organizations, play on 22 NCAA Division I teams, participate actively in our living and learning communities and make themselves a vital part of their campus and their city.


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Monica Esser
Director for International Enrollment Initiatives

Visa Information

Does your institution issue I-20 for F-1 visa status and/or DS-2019 for J-1 visa status?

Cost of Attendance & Financial Assistance

Annual Undergraduate tuition: $49,645
Annual fees: $1,341
Annual Room & Board: $17,445
Total Cost of Attendance: $72,239
Per credit charge: $1,655

Major Areas of Study

Architecture and Planning
Area, Ethnic, Cultural, and Gender Studies
Arts and Humanities
Arts, Visual, and Performing
Biological and Biomedical Sciences
Communication and Journalism
Communications Technologies
Computer and Information Sciences
Counseling and Social Work
Education, Teaching ESL
English Language and Literature
Health and Medicine
Health Sciences
Languages, Intensive English as Second Language
Languages, Literature, and Linguistics
Law and Legal Studies
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies
Math and Statistics
Mental and Social Health Services
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies
Natural Resources and Conservation
Philosophy and Religion
Physical Sciences
Public Administration and Social Services
Public and Social Services
Science, Math, and Technology
Social Sciences
Theological Studies and Religious Vocations


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