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Fordham University was founded in 1841. Fordham University enrolls 14,544 students. Of the 7,950 undergraduates, 3,845 live in University-managed housing. The entering freshman class consists of 1,835 students. 95 percent offaculty hold the Ph.D. or other terminal degree. Undergraduate student/faculty ratio: 13.1:1; average class size: 22; Jesuits at Fordham: 41; Jesuits among faculty: 26; Jesuits in University administration: 15.
Rose Hill, the original campus, adjacent to Little Italy, the Bronx Zoo, and the New York Botanical Garden, is situated on 85 acres in the north Bronx. A total of 6,678 undergraduates and graduates attend, with 3,143 living in University housing.
Fordham University's Institute of American Language and Culture (IALC) offers English as a Second Language classes at six levels of English proficiency - from beginning to the university preparatory level. (Levels 1 -6) The core curriculum consists of traditional ESL classes in reading, writing and grammar; speaking, listening and vocabulary; and classes that combine all skills. Content-based courses, covering topics such as Business English, Modern Short Fiction, and American Culture through the Arts, are also available to students at the advanced levels.
For working students at the high-intermediate and advanced levels, evening and Saturday classes are available. To meet the needs of matriculated Fordham students and students who test into Level 6, the IALC offers both credit and non-credit university preparatory classes. In every class, at every level, correct grammar usage within the context of writing and speaking is emphasized. All courses are non-credit with the exception of College ESL Writing
Fall/Spring semester - $4,200
Summer session - $3,900