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What does the typical accepted student profile look like at Fordham?

Hey everyone, I'm a high school junior starting to narrow down my college list, and Fordham has caught my eye. Could someone give me an idea of what the accepted student profile typically includes? I'm talking GPA, extracurriculars, and any other factors that contribute to a student's acceptance. Thanks!

8 months ago

Absolutely, happy to help with that! Students accepted to Fordham generally present strong academic profiles. The median GPA of admitted students is typically above a 3.6, but don't forget that Fordham looks at the rigor of your coursework as well, so AP, IB, and honors classes also matter. When it comes to standardized test scores, the middle 50% SAT range for Fordham is often between 1240-1450, with the ACT range falling between 28-32. Fordham is test-optional, which means submitting scores is not mandatory for consideration, but if your GPA is a little lower than you'd like, a strong test score can help compensate for that.

Extracurriculars are also a significant aspect of the profile. Fordham looks for students who show leadership, involvement in their communities, and a commitment to their interests, be it in the arts, sports, or any other field. In addition, showing a strong personal character through your essays and recommendations is important, as Fordham values a diverse and ethically engaged community. Remember to demonstrate how you would fit into their community and contribute to the campus life. Best of luck with your application to Fordham!

8 months ago

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