Founded in 1841, Fordham University is a private four-year Jesuit university with 10 schools on three campuses in the Bronx, Manhattan, and nearby Westchester County. Originally founded as St. John’s College, it has the distinction of being the first Catholic institute of higher learning in the Northeast. In 1907, the school adopted its current name and today awards bachelor’s, master’s, the Juris Doctor, plus Doctor of Philosophy, Doctor of Education, and Doctor of Ministry degrees. Certificates and professional diplomas can also be earned here.
The main campus at Rose Hill consists of 93-acres in an urban setting and is within walking distance to Little Italy, the Bronx Zoo, and the New York Botanical Gardens. The school is proud of its student to teacher ratio of 13:1, and there are few large lecture hall classrooms here – almost half of the classes have fewer than 20 students making this an ideal setting for students who desire a more one-on-one approach in their education.