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Fordham University Admission Chances


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Acceptance Chances

Can I get into Fordham University? These admission statistics provide an indication how difficult it is to get in and what your chances are. 20,366 out of 42,811 applicants or 48% were admitted making Fordham University a more competitive school to get into with a lesser chance of acceptance for average applicants. Academically, it has extremely high requirements for admission test scores. Fordham University typically accepts and attracts B+ average high school students. Only 11% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school.

Women Men Total
Applied 25,845 16,966 42,811
Accepted 12,506 7,860 20,366
Acceptance Rate 48% 46% 48%
Enrolled 1,332 879 2,211
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 11% 11% 11%

Scores you need to get in

What are the SAT and ACT requirements for students to be admitted to Fordham University and what score do you need to get in? The tables below describe the SAT and ACT test score percentile profile of the Fall 2015 starting class.

ACT Requirements

Admission data indicates that Fordham University regularly accepts students with ACTs of 27 and above. We estimate the school accepting minimum ACT composite scores around 25 in some instances. Prospective students submitting an ACT composite of 29 or higher should be in the upper half of applicants - and students with a 31 and above have very competitive chances. 37 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to Fordham University.

SAT Requirements (New SAT)

Reporting indicates the school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 1260 on a 1600 scale, below which admission should be considered a reach. We estimate some students could be accepted with SAT's as low as 1175. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1345 out of 1600. A competitive SAT score is critical as 77 percent of applicants submit SAT scores to the school. Note: SAT scores presented on this page have been adjusted upwards per the College Board's concordance tables for test takers after March 2016.

25th Percentile Score 75th Percentile Score
SAT Composite 1260 1430
SAT Reading 640 710
SAT Math 610 710
ACT Composite 27 31
ACT English 27 33
ACT Math 26 30

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by Score

What do these ratings mean?

ACT Score Competitiveness Est. Admission Chances
31 and Above Good >61%
29 to 31 Avg + 48%-61%
27 to 29 Avg - 35%-48%
25 to 27 Reach 24%-35%
Less than 25 Low <24%
SAT Score (NEW 1600 scale) Competitiveness Admission Chances
1430 and Above Good >61%
1345 to 1430 Avg + 48%-61%
1260 to 1345 Avg - 35%-48%
1175 to 1260 Reach 24%-35%
Less than 1175 Low <24%

Estimated GPA Requirements

You will need very good grades in high school to get into Fordham University. The average high school GPA of the admitted freshman class at Fordham University was 3.59 on the 4.0 scale indicating that primarily B+ students are accepted and ultimately attend. Even with a competitive GPA, admission to Fordham University will be challenging as the school denies more applicants than it admits.

What do these ratings mean?

High School GPA Freshmen Within Range Admission Chances
3.75+ 40% Good
3.50 to 3.75 26% Avg +
3.25 to 3.50 17% Avg -
3.00 to 3.25 13% Reach
2.75 to 3.00 5% Reach
2.50 to 2.75 1% Low
2.25 to 2.50 0% Low
2.00 to 2.25 0% Low

Fall 2017 Application Deadline

The application deadline for Fall 2017 has passed. Applications were due on Jan 1, 2017.

Admission Requirements

What are the requirements for admission to Fordham University and what considerations affect admission decisions?

Test Scores Required
High School GPA Required
High School Class Rank Recommended
Completion of College Preparatory Program Required
Recommendations Required
Demonstration of Competencies Neither required nor recommended

Credits Accepted

Does accept high school AP credits or award dual credit towards both a college and high school degree?

AP Credit Yes
Dual Credit No
Credit for Life Experiences Yes

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=191241 IPEDS survey data for Fordham University.