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4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: Thus far I have mixed reviews. I have had some great experiences. I loved the teachers I had in the business school and I loved the easy access to the city; however, I also experienced some awful teachers. Classes I could care less about. Of course those were Rose Hill requirements so maybe that could explain my distain.

5 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: Great experience so far in an excellent school!

4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: Fordham has an absolutely abysmal, oppressive administration. It is highly controlling and corrupt. At the same time, Fordham does have some wonderful faculty members, and the perk of being in New York without feeling like you are in the city.

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2 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: There are many things wrong with Fordham. First of all, the tuition is grossly expensive, almost HARVARD expensive, yet you don't feel like you're getting what you paid for. The food at Fordham is disgusting, most people LOSE weight here because they refuse to eat. I've had more bad professors than good, almost all of them are super liberal, snooty, and use premade pearson education powerpoints. Also the values that Father McShane proclaims that Fordham stands by are completely ignored because they are more interested in your money here than standing up for their beliefs.

4 College Senior

Overall Experience: Although I have only attended Fordham University for only one semester, my overall experience has been great. The people are friendly, walking distance is easy and the professors are really helpful. After my first visit at Fordham, I knew it was for me. The environment, people and it's located in the heart of Manhattan.

5 College Senior

Overall Experience: Fordham has been extremely welcoming! The faculty and staff truly have a want to help the students succeed. The Westchester campus is very nice, yet small enough to not get lost. All classes are diverse and you can meet people from all over the Tri-State area. While tuition is high, it is also a private school ranked 15 in the nation for its Social Work program, and it shows when you are in the classes.

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4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: My experience at this school so far hasn't been without difficulty, but the great education I am receiving makes it worth it.

4 College Junior

Overall Experience: I enjoy school even though it is stressful.

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3 College Freshman

Overall Experience: I like my school because it is small, which allows the teachers to be more personal with their students.

3 College Freshman

Overall Experience: So far I haven't started class on campus but it has a nice environment.

5 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: The overall atmosphere at the school is great. Easy to make friends, dorms are small but clean and nice, fun on the weekends, tough but strong academics.

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3 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: The school is a hard place to make friends and clubs are inconvenient for commuters.

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4 College Junior

Overall Experience: The staff is always supportive and the infrastructure to help support you in reaching whatever goal is well established.

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5 College Freshman

Overall Experience: Very difficult and challenging, but I got a great education that prepared me for the real world and especially for college

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3 College Senior

Party Scene: Lots of house parties, and also tri-bar. The scene can become monotonous

3 College Senior

Off-Campus Dining: Mostly fast-food joints, but we are close to Arthur Avenue, which has high quality Italian food

3 College Senior

Off-Campus Housing: There is a variety of off campus housing- mostly privately owned apartment buildings that aren't fantastic, but a solid place to live

3 College Senior

Administration: Dorms are pretty strict- you are not allowed visitors past 5 who don't sign in (they have to leave at 2 am), or overnight guests without a pre-approved guest pass. You cannot have an overnight visitor of another gender

3 College Senior

Campus Food: There are healthy options available, but you have to seek them out. Would appreciate more readily available healthy options

3 College Senior

Scholarships: I have a grant and scholarships, but also rely on government funded loans.

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4 College Senior

Campus Housing: Once you get to be an upper level student, the housing improves drastically

5 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: I honestly had a better dining experience off-campus than on-campus. The food could be somewhat pricey depending on where you go but, I've never been disappointed.

3 College Freshman

Administration: The visitation policies suck. You're only allowed visitors until 3:30AM and if you sign them out past that time you will get fined. The overnight policy only allows you to have someone of the same sex over and you need to get a guest pass for them 24hrs in advanced. It sucks that we're still treated like children even though our residence is apartment style and in the heart of NYC.

5 College Freshman

Scholarships: It was very simple and easy to do online!

2 College Freshman

Campus Food: Not enough variety. The quality of the food is terrible. In the Undergrad Dining Hall at Lincoln Center, the eggs were always soupy and undercooked, there was never enough staff so you were waiting forever to get something, the coffee was awful, the water sometimes didn't work, the waffles were like bricks, the food was bland, nothing was ever cooked properly, people got food poisoning off of salad, AMONGST OTHER THINGS. Very disappointing.

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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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