Fordham University is a private, nonprofit, coeducational research university in the United States, with three main campuses located in and around New York City. It was founded by the Roman Catholic Diocese of New York in 1841 as St. John's College, placed in the care of the Society of Jesus shortly thereafter, and has since become an independent institution under a lay Board of Trustees, which describes the University as 'in the Jesuit tradition.' Enrollment at Fordham includes approximately 8,000 undergraduate and 7,000 graduate students spread over three campuses in New York State: Rose Hill in the Bronx, Lincoln Center in Manhattan, and Westchester in West Harrison. In addition, the University operates a biological research facility in Armonk, New York and a center abroad in London. Fordham awards bachelor's (BA, BFA, and BS), master's, and doctoral degrees. Ranked among the top 60 national universities, Fordham is composed of four undergraduate and six graduate schools.
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