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Staff Editorial: Amplifying Black Voices at The Observer

June 16, 2020

As a predominantly white editorial board at a predominantly white institution, we must actively work to diversify our editorial board and student contributors.

Big name schools give low-income students a chance to succeed

Prestige Is the Way Out

April 30, 2019

So, you have to imagine there’s a certain sense of thrill and hullabaloo to getting those college acceptance letters in the mail — not just because someone really, for sure, definitely wants to go to Yale, but because it’s a way out for them.

Gordon Caplan (left), and Dean Matthew Diller (right), wait at JFK international airport with Fahimeh (Farimah) Kashkooli (Center) and Fordham Law students for the arrival of Alma Kashkooli.

Fordham Alum Accused in Nationwide Admissions Scandal

March 27, 2019

Gordon Caplan, a well-respected alumnus from Fordham University School of Law ’91, is one parent who allegedly engaged in the nationwide conspiracy.

These increases in diversity and academic achievement coincide with increased acceptance of female students.

Class of ’23 Set to Become Most Diverse and Highest Achieving

February 6, 2019

Fordham continues to accept higher-achieving and more diverse students every year, indicating Fordham is becoming a more competitive institution in terms of admissions.

Fordham's applicant pool continues to rise while its acceptance and yield rates remain constant.

Let’s Get That Yield Rate Up, Fordham

January 23, 2019

Yield rates are inextricably linked to higher selectivity in college admissions, a factor that carries 10 percent of the weight in determining a university’s rank in the “National Universities” category of U.S. News and World Report.

Freshmen students Kimberly Cruz and Nick Howard with their friends on the outdoor plaza. (PHOTO BY TERRY ZENG/THE OBSERVER)

Fordham Welcomes Class of 2020

September 13, 2016

By TERRY ZENG Copy Editor In Fordham University’s dodransbicentennial year, the class of 2020...

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Admissions Courts High Profile Students With Weekend On the Town

February 28, 2013

By HARRY HUGGINS Editor-in-Chief Published: February 28, 2013 From Feb. 28 to March 2, the Office of Undergraduate Admissions will fly in high school students fro...