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Reviews 1441 total reviews with an average rating of 3.5

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3 College Freshman

Health & Safety: Public safety mostly exists to get students in trouble. I feel safe on campus because everyone is terrified of anything outside the Bronx and they make sure not to let people who actually live in the Bronx come into our campus and feel welcome.

3 College Freshman

Overall Experience: First semester was awful because I had no say in my professors. Hard to understand generally uninterested in the students and their courses, it was a pretty miserable time. Now that I've been able to pick my classes, some professors are better than others. Overall the core curriculum is a complete pain and totally useless, it's just a way to take more money from you.

3 College Freshman

Overall Experience: I'm communications currently and interested in music, and WFUV is the one great thing about this campus. The staff there is friendly, accepting, and accommodating.

2 College Freshman

Campus Housing: As a Freshman living in Alumni Court South, it's not the worst. I'm in a forced triple, and luckily get along with my roommates so the cramped space isn't too bad. South has absolutely no community and is very cliquey. RHA loves to fine the entire building for stupid reasons, no one gets a say in getting fined unnecessarily. For around $17,000, campus housing is absolutely not a good deal. I'm moving off campus next semester, where not only will I have my own room, but also I'll be saving around $6,000.

2 College Freshman

Overall Experience: As a liberal student from a middle to lower class, Rose Hill is not my favorite. Everyone here is extremely white, narrow-minded, wealthy, unoriginal, and cliquey. I wish I had decided to stick with my original decision and go to Lincoln Center, where the kids are a lot more interesting and more open-minded. Core classes are typically taught by professors who don't care at all and make classes almost unbearable; you're lucky if you somehow get some good professors. The bars are crowded, repetitive, and are really only fun if you're a certain type of person. If you're liberal and like diversity, do not come here.

4 College Freshman

Health & Safety: Fordham is a very safe, clean, and healthy campus. The wellness facilitites are all well equipped and staffed. Public safety does a great job of keeping everyone safe. No one ever feels unsafe on campus.

3 College Freshman

Overall Experience: Many of my professors are incredibly knowledgable and caring, and they do a great job teaching their classes. Unfortunately though, some of them are downright terrible and taking their classes is impossible. It all seems to be luck of the draw.

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2 College Freshman

Overall Experience: Finding work on campus is very difficult unless you recieve a work study offer with admission. If you can find work pay is pretty competitive though.

2 College Freshman

Campus Housing: Campus housing is very very very cramped for your average freshman. It is difficult to find on campus housing as an upperclassman, and sometimes more expensive than living off campus. Unfortunately living off campus could mean living far away from your classes, which would be annoying in thw winter.

3 College Freshman

Athletics: Our sports teams do not rally the hype they deserve around campus, only a few home football and basketball games garner huge student crowds. The rest of the games are ususally atteneded by a group of loyal students, but some get really sparse. The facilitites are nice for participation, but the football stadium isn't much to look at and should fit more people. The basketball gym is cool because it's historic, but it should be bigger too. The regular student workout facilities are pretty nice. Club sports are fun to join and very accepting, and can be a good social scene. Intramural sports are pretty widely participated in and a really fun thing to do with your friends.

4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: Pros:

- Astonishingly beautiful campus

- Highly acclaimed business program

- 50% incredibly knowledgable and caring professors

- Awesome Campus Enivronement

- It's not that hard to drink

- The vast majority of students are really cool


- Solid Alumni network

- Relatively herb friendly campus

- Lots of interesting programs, courses, options, etc

- High job prospects after graduation

- Nothing creates well rounded, ehtical, bright young people like a Jesuit education.



- Living expenses are very high

- Housing accomidations are in need of an update/remodel

-The demand for housing is to high at all levels

- Going to the same bars over and over gets boring after a while

- Watching Football should be more fun and our team should be better

- Watching Basketball should be more fun and our team should be better

- The ridiculously strict and outdated dorm sign in/out and guest policy

- 50% terrible profesors that can't do their job well

- Extreme temperatures varying in all buildings and rooms

- No clocks in any classroom

- Some movie or TV show is always getting filmed on campus, which is cool at first but not once they start impeding your ability to get to your 8:30am class in FMH on time

- Let's be real here, the price

The amount of money this school is charging is absurd for what is being given. The most valuable thing a Fordham education can give you is their name on a degree and their alumni network, which can open many doors, but is not worth the price of admission, nevermind room and board. No one can figure out where all the money The University is making off of the students and the film industry is going. My best bet is to the landscapers who tirelesslly maintain our picteresque campus grounds. Fordham is a phenominal institution of higher learning, but the upper management has some really key changes to make if they want to make this University be the top-tier college it can be.

3 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: Campus is extremely safe, but off campus can be treacherous to kids who are drunk and sheltered (i.e. have 0 street smarts). The health center is pretty sub par, and the dining services here make me feel so unhealthy.

4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: I enjoy my Fordham experience and I'm glad I came here.

4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: Fordham has a lot of connections in the area which is excellent considering the area is New York City.

3 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: The freshman dorms are small and it was hard to get a good room sophomore year. Off campus is the best option.

3 College Sophomore

Athletics: I don't really care about athletics. The student fitness center is too small but it's doable if you go at a weird time of day to work out.

4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: Fordham chose me first. I received an email from the school waiving my application fee and took that as a good sign. Sure enough, I received the largest amount of aide from this school out of all the ones I had been accepted to. I was a little nervous to attend. I had never heard of the school before since not many people from the Midwest know about it, but there are plenty of connections here to important New York alumni. Fordham has been a very serendipitous experience.

4 College Junior

Campus Housing: Loyola is the best for freshmen, Ohare for sophomores, and Salice-Conley/Campbell is great for Juniors and Seniors

2 College Junior

Athletics: Small gym, sports teams aren't the best although womens teams are doing great usually

4 College Junior

Overall Experience: It is an institution where most if not all students are very well-rounded, and could very efgiciently balance their academics with their social lives. It can sometimes make you feel like a little fish in a big pond when you're so used to being the big fish in a little pond, but beibg around all these intelligent people makes you want to strive more in your endeavors. Fordham has a lot to offer

4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: Professors are experts of their topic, they care about the students, and are almost always willing to help.

5 College Freshman

Overall Experience: Manhattan is right there. Business students are almost guaranteed success. Can't really speak for non-business majors though.

1 College Freshman

Greek Life: No greek life which significantly worsens Fordham night life.

3 College Freshman

Party Scene: No fraternities so unless you know someone with an apartment, you pretty much have to rely entirely on the bars for partying. The bars do serve minors for cheap but the money spent there adds up over time.

1 College Freshman

Party Scene: Only places to party are the bars on Arthur ave. House parties are very uncommon unless you are on or associated with a sports team.


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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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