Fordham University

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Fordham University can be found in Bronx, NY, a nonprofit private college which focuses on only a select few programs offered. There are around nineteen thousand students enrolled per year at Fordham University.

The majority of students getting into this school earned an SAT score between 1240 - 1450, or got accepted with an ACT composite score within the range of 28 - 32. By applying sampled GPA data from over 150 schools, we are able to estimate that the Fordham University average GPA ranges from 3.62 to 3.78 for accepted students. 46% of all students that apply are granted admission to Fordham University, from which 10% choose to attend. Based on historical acceptance rate data, the projected Fordham University acceptance rate 2021 is estimated to be 43%. You can get more information from the admissions office website at

Overall Fordham University Acceptance Rate - Fall 2020


The overall acceptance rate for Fordham University was reported as 45.9% in Fall 2020 with over 47,900 applications submitted to Fordham University. Both in state and out of state applicants are included in these figures. We do not have data on transfer acceptance rates currently.

Accepted Applicants Profile

  • ACT Scores: 28 - 32
  • Average GPA: 3.62 - 3.78

How Hard Is It to Get into Fordham University?

Applicant Selectivity: High

The selectivity of applicants for undergraduate admissions to Fordham University is considered high, with many applicants scoring in the top percentiles on the SAT or ACT exam, as well as having an excellent high school GPA.

Historical Trend and Acceptance Rate 2024 Projection

The historical trend chart shows acceptance rates from the previous years, from which we have projected the acceptance rate for the 2024-2025 school year. The overall acceptance rate trend for Fordham University has been staying about the same from year to year.

Acceptance Rate By Year

  • 2016-2017: 45.2%
  • 2017-2018: 46.4%
  • 2018-2019: 46.0%
  • 2019-2020: 45.9%
  • Projected Acceptance Rate 2024-2025: 42.7%

How Does Fordham University Compare?

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National Avg

The acceptance rate for Fordham University is twenty-four percent lower than the national average of all colleges which is around 56.7%.

Nearby Similar College Acceptance Rates

SchoolAcceptance Rate
CUNY Lehman College37.8%
Yeshiva University55.4%
CUNY City College46.5%
Fairleigh Dickinson University-Metropolitan Campus92.2%
CUNY John Jay College of Criminal Justice40.5%

Admissions Rates & Enrollment Rates - Details

General Recommendations & Requirements for Admissions

  • High School GPA Scores are Required
  • School Records are Required
  • College Prep Classes are Required
  • Submit Recommendation Letters are Required
  • Standardized Test Scores (SAT,ACT,...) are Required
  • TOEFL Exam (Foreign Language Students) are Required

Number of Applicants, Percent Accepted, and Enrolled Students (Fall 2020)


Average ACT/SAT Scores of Applicants to Fordham University (Fall 2020)

SAT® SectionScore Range
Critical Reading620 - 710
Math620 - 740
Total Score1240 - 1450
ACT®Score Range
English29 - 35
Math26 - 31
Composite Score28 - 32
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