Location
Bronx, NY
Undergrads
7,710
Tuition
$42,057
Admission Difficulty
Average
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Local Atmosphere: They describe Fordham as being in the city, but it is in the Bronx, which limits the local attractions. You are a 20 minute train ride from Grand Central via Metro North or about an hour by subway. If you are looking for a true city experience, apply to the Lincoln Center campus. Rose Hill fits a more traditional college campus.

3 College Freshman

Computers: There are two major computer labs in the library, the latest you can access them is 2am, which is not very conducive to a late schedule.

3 College Freshman

Computers: I dont use them much.

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Diversity: Generally diverse. Lots of white kids.

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Campus Strictness: Its a Catholic school so lots of rules.

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Drug Safety: Unless you want it, its easy to look over.

3 College Freshman

Scholarships: I wish I got more money.

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Majors: I have not chosen a major yet.

4 College Freshman

Majors: I plan to have one. Many students do and it's a great way to get your foot in the door.

4 College Freshman

Health & Safety: We are always informed and instructed to be very aware of our surroundings.

3 College Freshman

Nightlife: If you want it, it's there. The campus is New York City so you're never at a loss for something to do.

3 College Freshman

Scholarships: They give out pretty good aid for such an expensive school

5 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: New York City living at its finest. Hungry at 2am? Not a problem.

5 College Freshman

Nightlife: NYC living. It'll be expensive. No house-parties/college parties unless you go to RH. However, you've got access to bars, clubs, other campuses such as Columbia and NYU.

4 College Freshman

Transportation: Close to the subway line, and its Columbus Circle so you have a lot of lines pass.

4 College Freshman

Diversity: Really diverse population. LGBTQ is supported here

3 College Freshman

Drug Safety: If you like to party, then there is definitely a crowd. If you don't like to party, then there's definitely a crowd for that too. I'd say it's pretty split in half, with maybe more straight-edges. However, don't think about doing it in the dorms, they're really strict with that.

3 College Freshman

Academics: It's a shame because the professors really are amazing. The majority of my professors are hard-working, intelligent, and really enjoy teaching. Workload is what you make of it--it can be really difficult or you can easily swing by depending on what classes you take. Facilities are horrible however, and resources will be difficult to access. Internship/job opportunities are also easier because many of the professors are experts in their subject/industry.

3 College Freshman

Computers: Wi-Fi sucks. IT isn't helpful at all. I couldn't get the classes I need for next semester because the registration was down for 10+ hours, meaning I had to go and wait in line for three hours while ONE advisor with ONE computer manually registered students.

3 College Freshman

Majors: Communications is one of the most popular majors at LC so the professors are pretty good as well. The only issue is that a lot of courses fill up quickly, and a lot of them are only offered one semester/ at Rose Hill/ during one time

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Majors: Not difficult at all. I guess since communications is really popular you just need to find a few professors and really network with them

3 College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: It's Manhattan, so nothing is going to be cheap. Your best bet is to get a bunch of roommates and split the costs or move up to Harlem and/or another borough such as Queens or Brooklyn and commute.

2 College Freshman

Campus Housing: Really spacious apartment with a kitchen and sometimes a great view, but everything is either old and/or breaks easily. There are only a few lounges throughout the entire building, and they always smell weird. AC/Heater is never normal.

3 College Freshman

Health & Safety: LC is in the safest part of Manhattan. I have no worries/fear walking alone late at night to go to the grocery store or coming back from a party/bar, however it's a city so you should still be street smart.

5 College Freshman

Local Atmosphere: You're in the middle of Manhattan, do what you please.

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Madyson Spano
Hometown
Eastchester, NY
Major
Communications
Grad Year
2013
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Fordham is nothing like what most students envision when they think of the typical college experience. You won't find any huge lecture halls, fraternities, or sororities, and you won't get lost trying to navigate a massive campus. Fordham prides itself in being a small, intimate setting, where professors value students as individuals and not one of hundreds in their class who get lost in the mix of things. With its prime locations, Fordham doesn't need to be a big school in order to offer the world to students because the heart of New York City and all of its opportunities are so accessible. Both campuses are beautiful, especially Rose Hill, with its old buildings and abundance of plant life in the midst of an urban setting, and even if it's not the athletics, something about the school will definitely make you proud to say you're a ram. 

No one would ever deny that Fordham has its flaws, like high prices and terrible food, but putting all of that aside, the experience that students have is a great one. The majority of students would still choose Fordham if they had a chance to start the college process all over again, and that right there says a lot. The education you receive and the fun you have, both on and off campus, make the downsides seem trivial in the long run, but only as long as you take full advantage of everything that Fordham and the city have to offer. Fordham is a great place to be, but it has to be the right fit for you, so before you make any decisions, visit the campus you plan on applying to and make sure it feels like home.

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