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Fordham University

The origins of Fordham University can be traced to 1839 when John Hughes, the Bishop of New York, bought 100 acres at Rose Hill in the Fordham section of what was then Westchester County for $29,750. However, he said, "I had not, when I purchased the site of this new college...so much as a penny to commence the payment for it." 

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About

History

When John Hughes, coadjutor bishop (later archbishop) of New York, established Fordham as St. John’s College on June 24, 1841, he considered it a “daring and dangerous undertaking”—not least because he initially lacked the funds to purchase the land where he saw a great university taking root.

Research

Fordham's Undergraduate Research Journal

  • The Fordham Undergraduate Research Journal, or FURJ, is a student-run journal that features high quality, peer-reviewed, original research.

Bronx Science Consortium, Fordham Partner in Research

  • Fordham and four of our neighbors in the Bronx have created a new model for scientific research, education, and community engagement.
Graduate Research Support Grants
  • The Graduate School of Arts and Sciences is pleased to support the research efforts of students. Find the right grant for your graduate level research.

Services

Library services

The library offer more than 3.3 million volumes, 57,000 journals, 439,000 full-text books, 109,000 online government documents.

Medical services

University Health Services provides accessible and high quality health care services to Fordham University Students. It is our goal that students will develop an understanding of dealing with their own health, both physical and mental. 

Student Life

Campus life

New York is your campus. Fordham is your school. Our residence halls are your home. The sense of community that shapes so much of your college experience starts from the moment you move in, meet your roommates for the first time, and figure out where to put your family photos.

Student clubs

Rose Hill Student Organizations

There are over 130 student organizations at Fordham Rose Hill. We provide students with meaningful interactions outside of the classroom that connect them with their peers and with other members of the University community.

Lincoln Center Student Organizations

There are over 50 student organizations at Fordham Lincoln Center. We provide students with meaningful interactions outside of the classroom that connects them with their peers and with other members of the University community.

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