Ranked in the top 12 percent of universities by return on investment, Fordham University is a Roman Catholic university based in Bronx, N.Y., and it's home to around 10,000 undergraduates. It would be a misnomer to cast Fordham University as a die-hard sports school only: Fordham University students study hard as they cheer on the Rams. History majors are among the most popular majors at Fordham University, and the university is home to some of the brightest students in the country. The figures in this overview come from the responses of Fordham grads who took the PayScale salary survey.

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  • Updated: 22 Jun 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 1,918
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About This School

441 E Fordham Rd
Bronx, NY 10458



Private School, Research University, Religious, For Sports Fans

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Former Fordham students are professionally suited for a wide range of fields including the education industry, the health care services industry, and the marketing, advertising, and media management industry. A large chunk of former Fordham students are employed in the financial services industry; in fact, this is the most popular job sector for this population. Former Fordham graduates bring in $64K on average.


In the Fordham alumni community, men make a median salary of $74K compared to their female counterparts, who earn around $61K.


Fordham grads who become Associate Attorneys garner financial rewards beyond any other job type for this group — these alumni rake in an average approximately $72K annually. However, Account Managers and Financial Analysts also rank as top-earners (bringing in about $65K and $63K, respectively). Administrative Assistants face rather mediocre compensation — average salaries are actually the lowest at $37K.


A large number of students head to New York, N.Y. after college. San Francisco, Calif. is another hot spot for Fordham grads, where salaries rank at the top of the pay scale (compensation averages out to $86K). On the flipside, the lowest-paying city popular among Fordham grads is Philadelphia, Pa. (median compensation is $50K). Other common destinations include Boston, Mass. and Washington, DC.

Degree Major

Former Rams who fare the best in terms of salary hold a Master of Business Administration (MBA), Finance and earn a median salary of around $106K per year. The degree that warrants the lowest level of financial compensation is a Master of Social Work (MSW), Clinical Social Work (CSW) ($47K on average annually).


Roughly one in eight Fordham grads wind up using Microsoft Excel at their job, which is one of the most common skills among alumni. Competency in Financial Analysis translates into above-average pay for former Rams — they earn 28 percent more than their fellow graduates. Other top skills include Project Management, Microsoft Office, and Counseling.

Benefits and Perks

Only one-third of alumni earn paid vacation and just one-fifth of alumni get paid sick time. To plan for old age, most grads maintain savings accounts through a company's 401(k) plan. Benefits are rather generous for graduates of this school; a large number of survey participants are rewarded with health insurance and the larger part of grads report dental coverage, too. Fordham University grads are also lucky enough to receive a casual working environment, life insurance, a company-subsidized cell phone, and tuition reimbursement.

Related Schools

Howard University grads report the most similar salaries to Fordham alums, earning $66K on average. Other schools similar to Fordham include Teachers College at Columbia University, Lehigh University, and Boston College.

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Test Scores

Academics 25th Percentile 75th Percentile
SAT Scores 1760 2030
ACT Scores 27 31

Key Stats for Fordham University


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