Fordham University

Fordham University School of Law
140 West 62nd Street
New York, NY 10023

LSAT: 163 - 168
GPA: 3.36 - 3.76
Enrollment: 1481
Application Deadline: 3/1

Fordham University School of Law ranks seventh among schools placing the greatest number of attorneys in the nation’s top 25 law firms. The campus, located in the heart of NYC is just two blocks from Central Park and across the street from the Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts.

They’ve broken ground on their new building, which is the centerpiece of Fordham Law's $100 Million Campaign, said Stephen Brown, assistant dean for enrollment. The new building will provide necessary space and needed technologies. Altogether, total instructional space will more than double to 36,650 square feet, and a stunning 60,940 square-foot library.

Fordam prides itself on its alumni network, which has alumni in 49 states. It’s also one of the top 20 most selective schools in the nation, measured in terms of the LSAT scores of the most recent entering class. They also boast a high job placement rate nine months after graduation — with 94 percent.

Last year, Fordham’s law students volunteered more than 100,000 hours of public service, and more than half of the graduating class devoted 50 or more hours of their time. The school’s public interest program received a B- in this year’s National Jurist ranking.

This year, Fordham is celebrating their part-time program’s 100th anniversary.

Tuition: $46,476
Median grant awarded: $10,000
Percent receiving grants: 41.4%
Bar Passage Rate/State Rate: 89.84%/86.51%
Post-grad employment rate: 92.5%
Average first-year class size: 80
Minority enrollment: 23.3%
Student-to-Faculty Ratio: 13.9