Fordham College at Lincoln Center

Fordham College at Lincoln Center (FCLC) is a dynamic liberal arts college on Fordham's beautiful, self-contained campus at the cultural and communications crossroads of Manhattan.

FCLC is a close-knit intellectual and creative community of faculty and students that combines a traditionally strong Fordham liberal arts education with the innovative instructional and preprofessional opportunities readily available at our location amid the world's most remarkable concentration of artistic, cultural, media, commercial, and nonprofit institutions. The college offers majors in the humanities, social sciences, and interdisciplinary natural sciences, as well as outstanding programs in theatre, visual arts, music, education, and social work. Through our affiliation with the Ailey School, the official school of the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, our students can study at one of the country's premier schools of dance.

A vast array of internship opportunities, including in our new signature program for paid Cultural Engagement Internships, enable students to connect their academic learning to real-world experience and make the most of the unparalleled opportunities New York City offers.  Opportunities for community service and community engaged learning are readily available, and the college's dynamic urban location also allows students to confront and examine the pressing social and ethical questions of modern life: issues of justice, equality, community, diversity, faith, and human dignity. The social work and education programs further immerse students in the work of the city.

The College at a Glance

  • FCLC has a diverse student body of approximately 2,350, with more than 50% of the most recent entering class identifying as students of color.
  • Classes are small and personalized, in keeping with the Jesuit tradition of caring for each student as an individual.
  • The college welcomes transfer students. Each year, many students receive credit for coursework completed at other universities and go on to complete their bachelor's degrees at FCLC.
  • Many graduates of the college continue their education at outstanding medical, dental, law, graduate, and other professional schools across the United States and abroad. In 2021, FCLC seniors had a 100% law school admission rate.
  • Members of the faculty are well-known and established scholars, authors, and editors in a wide range of academic disciplines. Others are active practitioners, including painters, photographers, filmmakers, poets, composers, and award-winning actors and directors.
  • Our future scientists and physicians work with our multidisciplinary natural sciences faculty and pre-health advisers in their labs, with research opportunities at Mount Sinai Hospital, Rockefeller University, Columbia, NYU, Einstein Medical College, and other institutions. The Department of Natural Sciences takes particular pride in its mission to not only educate undergraduates but also mentor them and help them produce research.
  • Qualified students may gain entry to the 3-3 program with Fordham Law School and thereby save a year of study, earning a bachelor's degree and a law degree in six years.
  • Qualified students may participate in the 3-2 Cooperative Program in Engineering to earn a B.A. or B.S. degree from Fordham and a B.S. degree in engineering from Columbia University or Case Western Reserve University after a total of five years of study.
  • Students who meet the requirements for an accelerated master's program may apply to departments within the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences that offer such programs, earning an M.A. or M.S. in one year after graduation.
  • Graduates of the B.A. in social work can complete their M.S.W. degree in one year through Fordham's Graduate School of Social Service.
  • Our teacher-education track, offered in collaboration with Fordham's Graduate School of Education, leads to certification in a total of five years of study.
  • FCLC students may take business courses or complete a business minor at Fordham's Gabelli School of Business on the Lincoln Center campus.
  • Faculty from theatre, English, and communication and media studies collaborate to offer a minor in creative writing.
  • A visual arts complex offers students facilities for painting, drawing, photography, video, and computer graphics.
  • The B.F.A. in dance combines the artistic training of the school of the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater with Fordham's liberal arts education.
  • Our Global Outreach and community engaged learning programs reflect Fordham's Jesuit commitment to educate people who will put their education to work in the service of others.

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The College Council

Since its inception, Fordham College at Lincoln Center has fostered the development of an academic community among its faculty, students, and administrators, with the College Council being one manifestation of this community. The FCLC College Council is a representative body of students, faculty, and administrators that assists in formulating policies for the college and making recommendations to appropriate University officers and bodies concerning University policies that affect the college. The dean of the college serves as chairperson of the council.

Fordham College at Lincoln Center Alumni Opportunities

All graduates of Fordham College at Lincoln Center are members of the Fordham University Alumni Association by virtue of their graduation. Fordham alumni enjoy many opportunities to engage with current students and other alumni across the world. The goal of all alumni activities is to foster lifelong relationships between alumni and Fordham, and to create ways for alumni to share their talents and interests with the University.

The Office of Alumni Relations also sponsors numerous opportunities for FCLC alumni to interact with alumni from across the University, as well as opportunities for current students to be mentored and supported by Fordham alumni. The Fordham University Alumni Association connects alumni from all of Fordham's schools. The young alumni program focuses on the specific needs of alumni who have graduated within the past 10 years. The regional club program maintains Fordham's national and international alumni network. The cultural program capitalizes on the unique benefits of New York City for metro-area alumni. RamPass, the alumni ID card, affords alumni special discounts, and allows them to easily return to both campuses.

For more information about opportunities to get involved with the alumni program, please contact the Office of Alumni Relations at 212-636-6520 or visit