History, Affiliations and Rankings
Established in 1841, Fordham University was formerly known as Marymount College. The Institute is a private and third oldest university in New York. In 1904, the institute started medical and law school after getting approval from the Regents of New York. In 1969, the institute gained the independent status of a university. Fordham University has academic affiliations with the Association of Jesuit Colleges and Universities (AJCU), Association of Catholic Colleges and Universities (ACCU), Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools (MSA), and National Association of Independent Colleges and Universities (NAICU). Fordham University ranks #801- 1,000 in QS World University Rankings 2022 and #601–800th World University Rankings 2019 by Times Higher Education.
Infrastructure, Campuses and Courses
Fordham University has 3 main campuses: The Rose Hill campus, which houses the Gabelli School of Business, a department of the School of Professional and Continuing Studies, and the Graduate Schools of Arts and Sciences. The Lincoln Center campus houses Fordham College at Lincoln Center and the School of Law, and the Fordham School of Business. The Westchester campus houses departments of the School of Professional and Continuing Studies, the Martino Graduate School of Business Administration, and the Education and Social Service graduate schools. In addition to its three main campuses, the institute also has a campus in the Louis Calder Center, a biological field station. Fordham also has a small campus in London known as London Centre. Fordham University provides 70 bachelor programs in numerous faculties. Upon the finishing of the Core Curriculum, students get to select from about 50 major programs in which they will get their degree. The graduate courses provided by Fordham University in the faculties of business, education, arts, and social services, have been ranked among the top 100 in the country.
Accomplishments and Alumni
Fordham University is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE). According to the Carnegie Classification, the University is classified among 135 universities in USA as a Doctoral University with High Research Activity. Further, the university has a six-year Graduation Rate of 83.2%, which exceeds the national average graduation rate of 50%. Fordham University has a global alumni network of 2,00,000+ graduates. Some of the notable alumni of the University are Donald Trump, the former president of the United States, Geraldine Ferraro, the first female vice-presidential candidate of a major political party in the United States, and New York State Governor Andrew Cuomo.
Student Diversity and Visiting Companies
Fordham University values diversity in all its dimensions. The University has more than 16,800 students enrolments, out of which 9,900 are undergraduates, more than 7,000 are postgraduates with more than 740 faculty within the premises. They have more than 2,500 international students on campus. The male to female ratio is 43:67 at Fordham University making it a fairly gender-balanced university. Some of the leading recruiters at this institute are Google, Twitter, Deutsche Bank, UBS, and others.