Fordham University is a private institute of higher education with three separate campuses in and around New York City. Founded in 1841 by the Roman Catholic Diocese of New York then placed under the stewardship of the Society of Jesus, this Jesuit-influenced university continues to provide good-quality educational opportunities to its students through its four undergraduate colleges and six professional schools. It offers courses that lead to a Bachelor’s, Master’s or Doctoral degree including a Juris Doctor for its School of Law.
Today, there are 14,666 students enrolled at Fordham University’s three campuses in New York City. Out of this total, 7,994 are undergraduates and the remaining 6,672 are graduate and professional students. Assisting these enrollees in their quest for the best-quality education at Fordham are 686 full-time instructors all committed to helping the students achieve their full potential. The university is proud of the fact that of the total number of faculty members, 90% hold either a Ph.D. or the highest possible degree in their chosen field of endeavor. With a student to faculty ratio of 11.8 to 1 and an average class size of no more than 22, students are assured that their teachers will be able to deal directly with their learning requirements.
The average cost of tuition for undergraduate students is US$34,200 per year; for graduate students, US$650 to US$1,120 per credit hour; and for those seeking a career in Law, US$41,500 per year. To insure that students are able to make the most of their educational investment, financial aid is extended to help ease the burden of paying for the cost of tuition.
On-campus housing is available at the Rose Hill and Lincoln Center campuses of Fordham University but not in Westchester.