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3 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: Some residence halls are better than others but in general it's pretty standard dorm life. The housing process is totally random which is frustrating because a lot of people end up waiting for random assignments during the summer. I've also had a lot of trouble with heating, air conditioning, bathroom repairs, etc. this year that have been ignored or have taken way too long to be responded to.

3 College Sophomore

Athletics: I'm not really involved in athletics but I like that varsity games are free for students to attend

4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: As a business student, I appreciate the integrated core as I am able to explore the liberal arts as well.

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1 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: I've had mostly very nice teachers, but I rarely learn much in class (not for lack of trying). I feel like I'm not getting a real education. Most teachers dumb down the material. Ready to leave!

4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: Career services is great, I will say that. Many people get amazing internships and jobs.

3 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: Security is almost too tight. You have to sign in anyone out of school. If they are of the opposite gender, they can't stay in your dorm.

3 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: The apartments are huge and have a great location. However, they certainly aren't clean--most showers are covered in mold. McKeon, while new, is awful and falling apart as well. Laundry room are always broken but they never fix them.

1 College Sophomore

Athletics: Gym at Lincoln Center is beyond awful. For all of last semester, there was only one 10 pound weight. Machines are always broken. All sports are at Rose Hill

1 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: Great city, horrible school. Not worth the price tag. Core is a huge hassle. Very limited classes. Res Life is awful. Terrible food. There are a few good teachers, but most simply don't care. Not a great student body. No sense of school spirit or community.

3 College Sophomore

Diversity: People's thoughts and opinions are pretty diverse but the student body as a whole can be more diverse

3 College Sophomore

Drug Safety: If you are into partying then you can find it but if you're not no one will care.

3 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: There are tons of sources to help in case a student has a problem.

4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: If you want to study International Relations there aren't that many classes to take at Fordham but you can take classes abroad if you choose to study abroad.

4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: The school and professors are really helpful when it comes to internship/job searches and recommendations.

3 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: The location is the best part of the dorms at Lincoln Center.

3 College Sophomore

Athletics: If you are Fordham's Lincoln Center Campus then you will rarely hear about varsity sports. There are options around the city if you are interested in working out though. Some people have gym memberships, other people find workout groups to be a part of.

4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: Whatever you are missing from the classroom you have New York City to fulfill that void. Depending on who your professor is, they can help you find research opportunities or job opportunities because they are just as invested in your educational and professional development as you are.

3 College Freshman

Party Scene: You can't party in the dorm so off campus parties are where it's at. But if you don't know anyone off campus or have any connections you're kind of screwed. You can go to the bars but you always have to pay for alcohol which sucks,

3 College Freshman

Academics: The Core Sucks, teachers are good except if you get a bad professor you will completely be disappointed with the class and lose interest 100%.

4 College Freshman

Diversity: Lincoln Center is more diverse than Rose Hill. Rose Hill has more of a preppy rich kid vibe and LC is mostly commuters from the 5 boroughs and Jersey so you have more of a diverse crowd there.

3 College Freshman

Drug Safety: The bar scene at Rose Hill dominates nightlife and the Club scene at Lincoln Center. If you don't like that you probably won't fit in as much but some people don't partake and have their own set of quieter friends.

3 College Freshman

Health & Safety: You get safety alerts a lot and public safety is trying their hardest to be helpful but sometimes have been insensitive. The bronx isn't the best neighborhood though.

3 College Freshman

Overall Experience: If you have a good teacher it's good, but if you have a bad teacher it's awful. Teachers are everything. Also the core sucks so the academics are really a drag for most of the time

3 College Freshman

Overall Experience: IF you wanna stay in the area a Fordham degree will help you and career services will also help you but further west people don't really know about Fordham so it depends on what your plans are.

3 College Freshman

Campus Housing: You can't have anyone of the opposite sex stay over and have to sign someone in whenever they come it is such a hassle and the worst. Free laundry is the only good thing about housing.

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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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