Undergraduate Outcomes

At Fordham, students receive a rigorous education in one of the world’s greatest cities—an education that will sharpen your talents, widen your vision, and prepare you to embrace and create change.

And being in New York City means you won't have to wait until the summer to intern. Fordham students have internships year-round, easily navigating between our campuses and the top industries that make NYC their home. In fact, 89% of Fordham students have at least one internship before they graduate (and many have two, three, four, and five!).

It’s an undergraduate education that works—our graduates go out into the world to pursue meaningful careers and build lives that reflect Fordham’s spirit of passionate engagement.

First Destinations

Each year, the Office of Career Services reaches out to every member of the previous year's graduating class to find out where they landed and to offer their assistance if needed. For the Class of 2022, they were able to confirm the "first destination" of 86% of the graduates (an exceptionally high knowledge rate).

96% of the Class of 2022 was employed, continuing their education, or engaged in public service or other meaningful endeavors within six months of graduation.
$70,000 average starting salary for the Class of 2022

More Points of Pride

95% law school acceptance rate for 2020 applicants (higher than the national average of 78%)*
76% health professional school acceptance rate (higher than the national average of 45%)
89% of Fordham Students complete at least one internship before graduation
* Rates of admission to JD programs are computed based on the number of Fordham applicants from all graduating classes applying for admission in the fall, not solely Class of 2021 applicants.

Supporting Success Through Access

Fordham graduates not only have a network of over 175,000 alumni worldwide to call upon, they have the life-long support of the Career Center. Their diligent work and extensive connections ensure access to top employers and institutions so that students pursue meaningful work after graduation, whether that be starting a career, pursuing further education, or devoting time to public service.

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Alumni Stories

Where Are They Now? How the Fordham Foundry Helped These Alumni Launch Their Startups

Where Are They Now? How the Fordham Foundry Helped These Alumni Launch Their Startups

Since 2012, the Fordham Foundry has supported scores of students, alumni, faculty, and community members along their journeys as entrepreneurs, from hosting pitch competitions with cash prizes, like the Ram’s Den and Pitch Competition, to having an open-door policy and fostering a collaborative environment that encourages students to put their big dreams and critical thinking [...]

Lean Into Curiosity: How a ‘Shark Tank’ Entrepreneur Brought Her Idea to Life

Lean Into Curiosity: How a ‘Shark Tank’ Entrepreneur Brought Her Idea to Life

The last thing Aurora Weinstock expected to do with her Fordham communications degree was end up pitching a toy vacuum, Pick-Up Bricks, on ABC’s hit show Shark Tank. But that’s exactly where she found herself late last year. A Long Island native, Weinstock transferred to Fordham as a junior and quickly set out to make [...]

Building a ‘Security Culture’ with a Human Touch

Building a ‘Security Culture’ with a Human Touch

As the founder and CEO of RevolutionCyber, a cybersecurity company that helps clients build a “security culture” within their organization, Juliet Okafor, GSAS ’03, believes that when it comes to minimizing risk, humans—not technology—are the solution. Okafor discussed this at the 2023 Forever Learning event, At the Intersection of Human and Tech, where several other [...]

Finance Exec Offers Gabelli Graduate Students Insights on AI, Investment

Finance Exec Offers Gabelli Graduate Students Insights on AI, Investment

Veteran financial executive Peter Zangari, Ph.D., FCRH ’89, has some advice for students pursuing graduate degrees in business analytics and information technology, and it may surprise you. You don’t need to dive headfirst into computer science and programming to succeed in those spaces, he told students in the Gabelli School of Business during a talk [...]

‘My Heart Is Always with Fordham’: A Q&A with Patricia Clarkson

‘My Heart Is Always with Fordham’: A Q&A with Patricia Clarkson

The Emmy and Golden Globe winner is creating a scholarship for Fordham Theatre students, giving back to the university that had a formative influence on her acting career. At 19, Patricia Clarkson made a decision that changed everything for her. Attending Louisiana State University, near her hometown of New Orleans, she was missing the acting [...]

Mandell Crawley—Alumnus, Trustee, Business Executive—on the Joys of Investing in Diversity at Fordham

Mandell Crawley—Alumnus, Trustee, Business Executive—on the Joys of Investing in Diversity at Fordham

The idea of joyful giving, often invoked in philanthropy circles, comes up as Mandell Crawley talks about the major gift that he and his wife, Allison Crawley, are making to Fordham University. Its designation? The Trustee Diversity Fund, established in 2021 to provide financial aid to economically disadvantaged undergraduates and those from underrepresented groups who [...]

How Does Employees’ Autonomy Affect Their Performance in the Workplace?

How Does Employees’ Autonomy Affect Their Performance in the Workplace?

Andrew Souther was able to conduct advanced research into workers’ performance as an undergraduate, thanks to a Cunniffe Presidential Scholarship. As a student majoring in interdisciplinary math and economics, Andrew Souther, FCRH ’21, found his research interests leading him into an area that is particularly hard to study. While learning about worker-owned cooperatives in New [...]

20 in Their 20s: Rashid Nuhu

20 in Their 20s: Rashid Nuhu

A goalkeeper from Ghana pursues his ‘right to dream’ As a child in Ghana, Rashid Nuhu attended Right to Dream, a youth development academy that combines soccer training with academic coursework. He earned a scholarship to the Kent School in Connecticut, where he was encouraged to consider Fordham by fellow Right to Dream graduate Nathaniel [...]

20 in Their 20s: Miles Gutierrez-Riley

20 in Their 20s: Miles Gutierrez-Riley

An actor finds his footing in film and TV Miles Gutierrez-Riley says it was at Fordham College at Lincoln Center that he truly grasped how to be a well-rounded actor and person—although the California native has charm and charisma that can’t be taught in the classroom. Set to appear as Hulkling in the forthcoming Marvel [...]

20 in Their 20s: Devin Rocks

20 in Their 20s: Devin Rocks

A neuroscientist investigates the drivers of depression Devin Rocks has always been drawn to the deep mysteries of the brain. When several friends at his high school in Queens, New York, experienced anxiety and depression, his interest in how the brain works—and why things sometimes go awry—only intensified. “It’s the organ we know the least [...]

20 in Their 20s: Israel Muñoz

20 in Their 20s: Israel Muñoz

An investor provides capital for overlooked communities From the South Side of Chicago to New York City investment banks, Capitol Hill, and Mexico City startups, Israel Muñoz has been all over the map working to change the distribution of capital. “Even within venture capital, less than two or three percent goes to women, less than [...]