Fordham University

Fordham University is a private, nonprofit, coeducational research university in New York City, United States. It was founded by the Catholic Diocese of New York in 1841 as St. John's College, placed in the care of the Society of Jesus shortly thereafter, and has since become an independent institution under a lay board of trustees, which describes the university as "in the Jesuit tradition."

Fordham is composed of ten constituent colleges, four of which are for undergraduates and six of which are for postgraduates. It enrolls approximately 15,000 students across three campuses in New York State: Rose Hill in the Bronx, Lincoln Center in Manhattan and Westchester in West Harrison. 

In addition to these campuses, the university maintains a study abroad center in the United Kingdom and field offices in Spain and South Africa. Fordham awards the Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Science, and Bachelor of Fine Arts degrees, as well as various master's and doctoral degrees. The 2016 edition of U.S. News and World Report lists Fordham as a "more selective" national university and ranks it 66th in this category.

We’re a Jesuit, Catholic university. Our spirit comes from the nearly 500-year history of the Jesuits. It’s the spirit of full-hearted engagement—with profound ideas, with communities around the world, with injustice, with beauty, with the entirety of the human experience.

This is what makes us Fordham: We’re a tight community in New York City, and we value and educate the whole person. Much of our 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.

The Fordham University is a Private university located in Bronx.
The Fordham University was founded in 1841.
The current president of Fordham University is The Rev. Joseph M. McShane, S.J..
According to verified online sources, the Fordham University enrolls a total of 15189 students.
According to the main website, the Fordham University has a total student population of 8427 undergraduate students and 6762 graduate students.

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