Fordham University

Fordham University, Bronx, NY

Wanting a university that’s minutes from Manhattan, an urban campus in Lincoln Center and a traditional campus in the Bronx with classic gothic architecture, all with a Jesuit philosophy? Fordham may be your ticket.

• 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 campuses, 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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