Fordham University, Bronx, NY

– Gothic architecture, Quad, Liberal Arts school
– Lincoln Center campus – 2,000 undergrads, has dance and theatre majors
– Lincoln Center in the middle of the city, urban environment
– When applying need to choose the college and campus
– Gabelli School of Business is at both campus’s, is more competitive than other majors, avg SAT 650
– Strongest major – Communications, English, Business
– Jesuit school – Emphasis on social sciences, 1 religious based course but very flexible
– 48% admit rate
– Required foreign language classes, optional for business and hard sciences
– Study abroad program – 39% participation
– Demonstrated interest is something looked at with borderline students, noted but not used during admissions decisions
– Need blind – Financial aid not looked at during admissions process
– No Greek life
– Crossover schools – Boston College, other Jesuit schools, NYU, Providence College
– Pull mostly from Tri State area
– Don’t do interviews
– Students stay on campus, shuttle downtown NYC provided by school
– Consideration is given to Students from Jesuit high schools
– Core classes required, structured curriculum
– Motivated students, intellectually curious, look at activity list, recommendations, and community involvement
– CSS Profile and FAFSA for financial aid
– Use Net Price calculator to estimate financial package
– Try not to recalculate GPA, recalculated if not on a 4.0 scale
– Weighted GPA 3.69 avg. this year, avg. SAT 1850, look at writing score, ACT 27-31
– Housing guaranteed all 4 years. 76% live on campus and 24% live off campus or commute
– 85 acre campus, near the Botanical Garden and the Bronx Zoo
– No separate application for the Honors program
– Div I athletics
– If applying to Dance or theatre program have to apply early action by 11/1

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