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2, 5 at Pelham Pkwy.; B, D at Fordham Rd.; 4 at Fordham Rd.
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On-campus parking garages at the Rose Hill campus.
Fordham University, founded as St. John’s College, opened with just six students in 1841, making it the first Catholic college in the Northeast. Established to serve the immigrant community of New York, it was given over to the Jesuits in 1846, and today its ten schools enroll more than 7,000 undergraduates and 6,000 graduate students. The original campus, situated on 85 acres of lush greenery at Rose Hill in the Bronx, features cobblestone streets and Gothic architecture. Its church, built in 1845, houses the original altar from St. Patrick’s Cathedral, and legend has it that the bell tower inspired Edgar Allen Poe to write “The Bells.” And the stone Rose Hall Gymnasium, which opened in 1925, is the nation’s oldest Division I basketball arena. In 1961, Rose Hill was joined by a second residential campus at Lincoln Center, home to the highly selective School of Law. More students now attend the Lincoln Center campus than the one at Rose Hill, and the university has proposed a 2.5 million-square-foot expansion there.