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.

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 2021, they were able to confirm the "first destination" of 90% of the graduates (an exceptionally high knowledge rate). See the complete 2021 Placement Report..

91% of the Class of 2021 was employed, continuing their education, or engaged in public service or other meaningful endeavors within six months of graduation.
$63,495 average starting salary for the Class of 2021

Fordham Outcomes 2021

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%)
81% 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 Office of Career Services. 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

‘I Never Did It Alone’: Former NFL Kicker Patrick Murray Shares How Family and Community Have Shaped His Life

‘I Never Did It Alone’: Former NFL Kicker Patrick Murray Shares How Family and Community Have Shaped His Life

Family. Football. Fordham. These have been the hallmarks of Patrick Murray’s life, from his family’s Gaelic football roots, which fed his interest in sports even before he could walk, to his three-season career in the NFL and beyond. Now a client services associate at UBS, the 2013 Gabelli School of Business graduate and former pro [...]

From New York to Puerto Rico and Back, Javier Lamoso’s Fordham Ties Are Binding

From New York to Puerto Rico and Back, Javier Lamoso’s Fordham Ties Are Binding

For many alumni, Fordham is where they got interested in one subject or another and uncovered a specific career path, but for Javier Lamoso, it’s where he discovered something more fundamental: a passion for lifelong learning and a desire to conquer his next big thing. Whether that’s becoming a lawyer, managing a venture capital fund, [...]

Under Trustee’s Leadership, Athletics Takes Its Turn in the Fundraising Spotlight

Under Trustee’s Leadership, Athletics Takes Its Turn in the Fundraising Spotlight

Years before she was a Fordham trustee and philanthropic leader for the University and many other causes, Darlene Luccio Jordan, FCRH ’89, was a newly minted prosecutor who found out, one day, that she was being transferred to run the district attorney’s office at a nearby court—pretty much all by herself. What was the first [...]

Giving Back to Fordham Law, an Alumnus Invests in Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

Giving Back to Fordham Law, an Alumnus Invests in Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

Following the May 2020 murder of George Floyd and the ensuing outcries about structural racism in society, Fordham Law School, like institutions everywhere, looked inward—and, a few months later, produced a plan for addressing racism within and beyond the campus community. While Fordham Law School was founded to serve people who had traditionally been excluded [...]

Catching Up with Actor and Nonprofit Leader Kristin Guerin on the Eve of Her 10th Fordham Reunion

Catching Up with Actor and Nonprofit Leader Kristin Guerin on the Eve of Her 10th Fordham Reunion

As a Fordham student, Kristin Guerin was on a path to work in human rights. She majored in theology and took courses in peace and justice studies, interned with Amnesty International, and secured a placement with the Jesuit Volunteer Corps. But during her senior year at Fordham College at Rose Hill, she auditioned—secretly and on [...]

As Reunion Approaches, John Connolly Recalls ‘Brilliant’ Fordham Faculty and That Time When Students Brought Football Back to Campus

As Reunion Approaches, John Connolly Recalls ‘Brilliant’ Fordham Faculty and That Time When Students Brought Football Back to Campus

When John Connolly arrived at Fordham College at Rose Hill as a first-year student in 1961, he found the campus a bit more subdued than the “spirited and close-knit community” he experienced in high school at Fordham Prep. “It was like a monastery,” Connolly joked. “It was very different from today. At the time, it [...]

A Golden Rams Love Story: John and Bernadette Mulhearn Look Forward to Their 50th Fordham Reunion

A Golden Rams Love Story: John and Bernadette Mulhearn Look Forward to Their 50th Fordham Reunion

John Mulhearn and Bernadette Casey went on their first date more than 50 years ago, a magical evening at Thomas More College’s winter formal at the Waldorf Astoria in Manhattan. Bernadette, then a sophomore at Fordham’s undergraduate college for women, was selling tickets for the event when John told her he could get her a [...]

Nancy Castaldo’s Latest Book Offers Kids Environmental Solutions, Hope Before the World Runs Dry

Nancy Castaldo’s Latest Book Offers Kids Environmental Solutions, Hope Before the World Runs Dry

Although World Water Day and Earth Day are in the rearview, Nancy Castaldo hopes you won’t shift your attention from the fate of the planet just yet. In her latest book, When the World Runs Dry: Earth’s Water in Crisis, published in January, she dives into global water security—or, more aptly, the lack thereof—tackling infrastructure, [...]

Philip Bal Used Research, Robotics, and Real-World Solutions to Launch a Career in Computer Science

Philip Bal Used Research, Robotics, and Real-World Solutions to Launch a Career in Computer Science

When people consider the perks of Fordham’s New York City location, they’re not necessarily thinking about the easy access to the Bronx Zoo. Or they might think of the zoo only as a diverting way to spend a few hours or to entertain family and friends. But for Massapequa, New York, native Philip Bal, a [...]

Classes and Internships Laid Foundation for Marketing Career

Classes and Internships Laid Foundation for Marketing Career

As soon as she received her acceptance letter from Fordham, Isabelle Lee had a sense of how to get the most out of her experience as a member of the Global Business Honors Program at the Gabelli School of Business—and internships were a huge part of her plans. “I really focused on gaining a lot [...]

How One Fordham Grad Learned to Take Up Space and Work for Systemic Change

How One Fordham Grad Learned to Take Up Space and Work for Systemic Change

Students often credit Fordham as the place they’ve found their passion and purpose. That’s true for Loreen Ruiz, a 2021 graduate of Fordham College at Lincoln Center, but she learned something even more invaluable as an undergrad, she said: how to take up space—as a woman, and as someone working to end systemic injustice. “Professor [...]