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Reviews 1484 total reviews with an average rating of 3.5

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4 College Student

Health & Safety: For a school located in the Bronx, the level of security is great.

4 College Student

Overall Experience: I love the small class sizes; professors are always available when you need them. The academics are challenging, but I like that.

4 College Student

Overall Experience: Fordham has a huge and diverse alumni network. It is not difficult to find opportunities.

4 College Student

Campus Housing: Fordham has very nice dorms, all things considered. I enjoy living on campus.

4 College Student

Athletics: I'm not involved with athletics at Fordham, but I do use the gym to work out and it is very accessible and nice.

5 College Student

Overall Experience: I have a huge bias toward Fordham: it's everything I could ever want in a college experience!

4 College Freshman

Campus Housing: I loved my Freshman residence building. It was a really close community and I enjoyed companies of friends.

3 College Freshman

Greek Life: We do not have Greek Life at Fordham, and I like it.

4 College Freshman

Athletics: I do not usually attend athletics events on campus, so I can't really comment on it.

4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: The idea of Jesuit education at Fordham really helped me open up to courses in a variety of fields. I really liked the relatively small class size, which makes me more connected with the teachers in class.

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3 College Junior

Health & Safety: We are in the Bronx, so students must be careful when roaming outside the gates, but the campus is very safe and security is abundant.

4 College Junior

Overall Experience: Most of my professors were very knowledgeable about their subject and always willing to help.

4 College Junior

Overall Experience: Career services is pretty helpful for a business major like myself, but could use improvement in other areas.

3 College Junior

Campus Housing: The amenities get far better as you move up, but the rules can be a bit strict at times.

2 College Junior

Athletics: We're getting better (the Homecoming football game turned students away due to the turnout), but athletics are just not as big here as some of our peer schools (BC, Villanova, Notre Dame). Games draw some students in football and men's basketball (especially homecoming), but they're not considered big-time events. Other sports may only draw a few handfuls of students.

4 College Junior

Overall Experience: A school in NYC with a great academic reputation while giving you a true college campus

4 College Sophomore

Athletics: Football and basketball are the most looked after teams here. Our athletic facilities are outstanding, but as someone who is not an athlete and is here solely for academics, I would appreciate more time and effort being put into things like science labs.

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4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: My experience at Fordham so far has been great. While the core is definitely a hassle at times, I think it is nice to get a well rounded liberal arts education even though my focus is in science.

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3 College Junior

Overall Experience: have both great and not so great teachers

3 College Junior

Overall Experience: i have nothing to compare them with; but their ok

3 College Junior

Health & Safety: It has it's crime off campus

3 College Junior

Greek Life: Honestly - not familiar with Greek life.

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3 College Junior

Overall Experience: My classes are geared more towards professional adults so I think the classes are easier

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4 College Junior

Athletics: Always a full stadium audience

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2 College Freshman

Overall Experience: I told mental health services that I was suicidal and needed to talk to someone right away and they told me to make an appointment and come back later.

4 people found this useful Report
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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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