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Reviews 1542 total reviews with an average rating of 3.5

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2 College Senior

Diversity: Our campus does have some ethnic diversity, and we do have a fairly significant amount of foreign students. However, the vast majority of the students at Fordham, particularly the Rose Hill area, are white, catholic, and from the tri-state area.

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3 College Senior

Drug Safety: Since Fordham is in New York and even the Bronx campus is in such close proximity to Manhattan, there are so many things to do that if someone isn't into drugs or alcohol, they can easily avoid the party scene. Fordham itself can be pretty strict about enforcing drug use and underage drinking and there is usually no bending the rules if you get caught.

4 College Freshman

Athletics: The workout facilities are in great shape!

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4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: I haven't spent much time at Fordham since it's still summer and I am a freshman but from my multiple visits and talks with current students I know it's the school for me!

4 College Junior

Health & Safety: Security on campus is great. public safety patrols campus on a regular basis and always respond when needed

3 College Junior

Campus Housing: Housing is very expensive at this school but a lot of the dorms are old and need renevations

3 College Junior

Overall Experience: The school has great professors that are knowledgeable in the courses their fields and they make this very clear while teaching. My only major criticism is that the school lacks diversity and makes it hard as a commuter to feel appreciated because the school caters more towards students that dorm as opposed to commuters. It is also a little bit difficult to participate in extracurriculars.

4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: I have had great experiences with professors, and have benefitted greatly from these classes. However, I have also had one very, very bad professor and failed the class along with many of my classmates, which resulted in a grade appeal that was eventually rejected by the Fordham math department, and me being forced to take a $1200 course to make up the missed credits.

4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: Fordham University has a great name and a great reputation, and I have no doubt that it will help me in my career.

4 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: I think that the Lincoln Center campus is generally very safe, and it takes great pride in the fact that the LC students are kept safe and out of harms way.

5 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: I never would have thought that in my freshman year of college, I would have the opportunity to live in a Manhattan apartment building with a gorgeous view of the Upper West Side. My experience was wonderful and I was lucky to live in McKeon Hall

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3 College Sophomore

Athletics: The homecoming football game was a lot of fun to go see, but other than that, the sports are relatively nonexistent on campus, especially to the Lincoln Center campus. Also, the gym on campus could use improvements in order to accommodate growing class sizes.

4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: If I had to do it all over again, I would still choose Fordham College at Lincoln Center. The experience is so unique compared to every other school I looked at, and I don't think I would have been able to fit in quite so perfectly anywhere else.

4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: Alumni network is great help to get a job

5 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: Never felt unsafe on campus

3 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: The dorms might not have everything but they'll do

4 College Sophomore

Athletics: Sports games are always exciting to go to

5 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: Everyone is friendly with plenty of school spirit

4 College Senior

Overall Experience: The majority of professors really care about their topics.

4 College Senior

Overall Experience: Since the school is right in NYC, it opens up a ton of opportunities for internships in the area. It also means that Fordham's career services is amazing, and most Fordham students find that employers really like that they are from Fordham.

5 College Senior

Health & Safety: I have never felt unsafe while on campus. Public Safety consists of some of the nicest people around and although they sometimes get openly irritated at drunken craziness, they will always come in clutch for helping you out. Plus if youre ever lost/by yourself/feeling unsafe off campus, you can call and they will come and pick you up. Or if you are in that situation and you dont have money, you can still call a taxi or an uber or whatever and have it drop you off at public safety and they will pay for you. Off campus it can be a little dicey because it is the Bronx, but it is very very hard for anyone but a student or family of a student to gain access onto campus, or into dorm buildings, so campus (which is entirely gated) always feels secure.

4 College Senior

Campus Housing: Although the freshman dorms are as cramped as you would expect, the housing situations drastically improves year to year after that. For sophomore housing, there are three unique and equally cool housing options. Walsh Hall, which is typically a "junior" dorm, is apartment style with a kitchen, living room/dining room, and bathrooms. Although the kitchen is tiny, the apartments can be really homey and most people feel like Walsh was their favorite dorm. For typical "senior" dorms, Campbell/Salice/Conley are very new and really nice and are also apartment style and many people are super happy with them.

3 College Senior

Athletics: The school takes care of their varsity athletes really well (athletic trainers, athletic advisors, etc.) but unfortunately the student body is not always really supportive of athletics.

4 College Senior

Overall Experience: One thing that I didn't realize I would appreciate so much is the Jesuit ideals that are intertwined into the curriculum. This comes through in the core class requirements, which are more extensive than most liberal arts colleges. While this sort of seems like a pain at first, I had to take classes that I never would've thought to take and I wouldn't have had to in my major, but I learned a lot and really enjoyed them.

3 College Junior

Overall Experience: There is not a wide variety of courses and most professors are okay


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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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