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 seventeen thousand students enrolled per year at Fordham University.

The majority of students getting into this school earned an SAT score between 1740 - 2030, or got accepted with an ACT composite score within the range of 26 - 30. By applying sampled GPA data from over 150 schools, we are able to estimate that the Fordham University average GPA ranges from 3.48 to 3.71 for accepted students. 47% of all students that apply are granted admission to Fordham University, from which 12% choose to attend. Based on historical acceptance rate data, the projected Fordham University acceptance rate 2015 is estimated to be 46%. You can get more information from the admissions office website at

Overall Fordham University Acceptance Rate - Fall 2013


The overall acceptance rate for Fordham University was reported as 47.1% in Fall 2013 with over 36,200 college 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

  • SAT Scores: 1740 - 2030
  • ACT Scores: 26 - 30
  • Average GPA: 3.48 - 3.71

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 2021 Projection

The historical trend chart shows acceptance rates from the previous years, from which we have projected the acceptance rate for the 2021-2022 school year. The overall acceptance rate trend for Fordham University has been getting lower when compared to averages from previous years.

Acceptance Rate By Year

  • 2009-2010: 49.6%
  • 2010-2011: 50.7%
  • 2011-2012: 42.4%
  • 2012-2013: 42.9%
  • 2013-2014: 47.1%
  • Projected Acceptance Rate 2021-2022: 45.8%

How Does Fordham University Compare?

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National Avg

The acceptance rate for Fordham University is eighteen percent lower than the national average of all colleges which is around 55.5%.

Nearby Similar College Acceptance Rates

SchoolAcceptance Rate
CUNY Lehman College23.3%
Yeshiva University82.2%
CUNY City College34.1%
Fairleigh Dickinson University-Metropolitan Campus73.4%
CUNY John Jay College of Criminal Justice34.1%

Admissions Rates & Enrollment Rates - Details

General Recommendations & Requirements for Admissions

  • High School GPA Scores are Required
  • High School Class Rankings are Recommended
  • 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 2013)


Average ACT/SAT Scores of Applicants to Fordham University (Fall 2013)

SAT® SectionScore Range
Critical Reading570 - 670
Math590 - 680
Writing580 - 680
Total Score1740 - 2030
ACT®Score Range
English26 - 33
Math25 - 30
Composite Score26 - 30
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