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Fordham University


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Overview
Type of school: Private institution
Year founded: 1841
Affiliation: Roman Catholic
Academic calendar: Semester
Undergraduate student body: 7,701
Environment: Urban
Endowment: $350,173,000
Admissions Address

113 W. 60th Street
New York, NY 10023

Website

http://www.fordham.edu

Admissions E-mail

enroll@fordham.edu


 

QuickFacts
Selectivity: More Selective
Average high school GPA: 3.7
Send application by: January 15
Admissions Contact Information
Admissions director: John Buckley
Admissions office telephone: (800) 367-3426
Fall 2008 Admissions Deadlines Regular decision
Send application by: January 15
Decision sent by: April 1
Accept offer by: May 1 (or within 2 weeks if notified thereafter)
Early decision
Not offered
Early action
Send application by: November 1
 
Decision sent by: December 25
Application fee: $50
Is the fee refundable? No
Can fee be waived for students with financial need? Yes
Does school have a waiting list? Yes
Can admission be deferred? Yes
Accepted application formats:
Applications on floppy disks: No
Applications via E-mail: No
Electronic application:
 
http://www.fordham.edu/admiss/admiss.htm Tuition deposit: $100 (Nonrefundable)
Room deposit: $200 (Refundable)
Admissions Requirements
High school completion requirement: High school diploma is required and GED is accepted
General college-preparatory program: Required
Distribution of high school units required and/or recommended*
  Units Required Units Recommended
English 4 4
Mathematics 3 4
Science 3 4
Lab N/A N/A
Foreign language 2 3
Social studies 2 2
History 2 2
Academic electives 6 6
Total academic units 22 25

*One unit equals one year of study or its equivalent.
 
Campus visit: Recommended
Admissions interview: Recommended
Off-campus interview: May be arranged
 
Does the college use SAT or ACT scores in admissions decisions for first-time, first-year applicants? Yes
SAT/ACT requirements: Either SAT or ACT required.
SAT/ACT scores must be received by: February 1
Tests accepted for Fall 2008 entering class: ACT with writing, ACT without writing
SAT Subject Test scores must be received by: February 1
 
Open admission policy? No
What is the relative importance of specific academic factors in admission decisions?
Rigor of secondary school record: Very important
 
Class rank: Very important
Academic GPA: Very important
Standardized test scores: Very important
Application essay: Important
Recommendation: Important
What is the relative importance of specific nonacademic factors in admission decisions?
Interview: Considered
Extracurricular activities: Important
Talent/ability: Important
Character/personal qualities: Important
First generation: N/A
Alumni/ae relation: Considered
Geographical residence: Considered
State residency: Not considered
Religious affiliation/commitment: Not considered
Racial/ethnic status: Considered
Volunteer work: Considered
Work experience: Considered
Level of applicant's interest: N/A
2006-2007 Admissions Statistics
Selectivity: More Selective
Overall acceptance rate: 47%
Early-decision acceptance rate: N/A
Early-action acceptance rate: 54%
Acceptance rate (excluding early-action and early-decision students): 44%
Total applicants: 18,161
Total acceptances: 8,449
Total freshman enrollment: 1,722
 
Proportion of freshman enrolled from early action and early decision: 27%
Male applicants: 6,790
Male acceptances: 3,422
Male freshman enrollment: 773
 
Female applicants: 11,371
Female acceptances: 5,027
Female freshman enrollment: 949
Out-of-state freshmen: 50%
 
Qualified applicants offered a place on waiting list: 3,263
Applicants accepting a place on waiting list: 118
Students enrolled from waiting list: 72

 2006-2007 Freshman Class Profile
Top 10 percent of high school class: 41%
Top 25 percent of high school class: 73%
Top 50 percent of high school class: 96%
 
First-year students submitting high school class standing: 38%
Average high school GPA: 3.7
 
First-year students submitting GPA: 97%
 
First-year students submitting SAT scores: 94%
SAT scores (25/75 percentile):
Critical Reading: 550 – 650
Math: 550 – 640
Combined: 1100 – 1290

 Percent of first-time, first-year students enrolled in Fall 2006 with scores in each range:
  SAT Critical Reading SAT Math
700-800 11.1% 7.6%
600-699 45.4% 46.5%
500-599 34.2% 38.0%
400-499 8.9% 7.8%
300-399 0.4% 0.1%
200-299 0.0% 0.0%

 
First-year students submitting ACT scores: 19%
ACT scores (25/75 percentile):
English: N/A
Math: N/A
Composite: 24 – 28

 Percent of first-time, first-year students enrolled in Fall 2006 with scores in each range:
  ACT Composite ACT English ACT Math
30-36 11.9% N/A N/A
24-29 64.5% N/A N/A
18-23 22.9% N/A N/A
12-17 0.6% N/A N/A
6-11 N/A N/A N/A
Below 6 N/A N/A N/A

 



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