fordham-logo1Fordham University is a Jesuit institution established in 1841 and located in the Bronx, NY and midtown Manhattan. Fordham takes advantage of its location by teaming up with nearby schools and providing cross registration with The Juilliard School and Columbia University, among others. Fordham University encompasses three campuses and two learning centers spread throughout the New York City metro area. Rose Hill, located across from the Bronx Zoo, is the main campus. Fordham enrolls approximately 15,000 students annually and has 10 schools of academic study.

The campus is a tight community and they value and educate the whole person. Much of their Jesuit history and mission comes down to three ideas, which, translated from the Latin, mean roughly this:

  • Strive for excellence in everything you do.
  • Care for others.
  • Fight for justice.

It adds up to an education that works. Wisdom, experience, morality, critical thinking, creative problem-solving. This is what Fordham students take into the world.

Cared for, our students are challenged. Challenged, they awaken to their potential. Awakened, they are transformed. Transformed, they are empowered.
– Joseph M. McShane, S.J., President of Fordham University

Campus traditions include the annual Spring Fling—a carnival featuring movie nights, live performances and a student vs. administration softball game—and a Midnight Breakfast at the start of the final exam period to prepare students for late nights of studying. Fordham also hosts Leadership Weekend, an event devoted to teaching students leadership and teamwork skills. Fordham sponsors 23 men’s and women’s varsity sports teams, and the Rams are members of NCAA Division I, competing in the Atlantic 10 Conference. Notable alumni include Denzel Washington, Andrew Cuomo and Vince Lombardi.