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2 College Freshman

Guys & Girls: A lot of weird artsy kids at LC. A lot of acting and dance majors. Not a lot of "normal" people.

3 College Freshman

Health & Safety: A friend was sexually assaulted, the assaulter is still on campus.

1 College Freshman

Athletics: No sports at LC, all at rose hill

4 College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: A lot of ppl do it; more affordable than housing

3 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: LC area is expensive, and not many "cool" places

2 College Freshman

Party Scene: Not a huge party scene, no greek life.

2 College Freshman

Administration: Residential Life does nothing for you.

2 College Freshman

Scholarships: Fordham does not give you much money.

1 College Freshman

Campus Food: Truly awful. You will get sick at least once.

1 College Freshman

Campus Housing: I am among the students who moved into McKeon, the new the freshman hall. I have a lot to tell you about what you should know before deciding to come to Fordham Lincoln Center.

First of all, while the building is new, it is already falling apart. The building was not ready when we moved in. My shower was not finished and hadn't been routed--it flooded the entire bathroom floor whenever you used it. It took weeks to get it fixed. Maintanence is INCREDIBLY slow. There are only 10 washers and dryers for all of McKeon. At any point, 3-5 are broken. Good luck getting your laundry done! Ceilings have begun to crumble and fall apart. Many students have to get buckets in their because the ceilings are leaking so badly. The elevators break at least biweekly. The heating/ac wasn't working in 90% of people's rooms when we moved it. Housing is expensive, and you DO NOT get your money's worth. The residential life staff IS AWFUL, and will not advocate for you if you have room mate issues or what not (as I did).

The food is truly horrific. This is the first year Fordham LC has had an actual dining hall, and half the time the food makes people sick. The baked goods are either stale or moldy. The food has exciting options like "burger quesadilla" and "pizza panini" (a slice of cheese and some pepporoni on wonderbread). There are not special stations like other schools (stirfry, sandwich) --the main dishes are pizza, pasta, and burgers. The hours are awful as well. I would strongly recommend getting a low meal plan if you get one at all.

Fordham academics are good, but their housing is awful.

3 College Freshman

Guys & Girls: Meet tons of great people, some better than others.

College Freshman

Greek Life: We don't have greek life. Thought I would want it. So glad we don't have it.

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4 College Freshman

Athletics: Depends on what you want, if you are looking for HUGE sports, not for you. If you want the option to go but your life doesn't revolve around having a huge athletes then Fordham is perfect, people go to games and have fun often but its not insane like at other schools.

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5 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: Little Italy of the Bronx at your finger tips and late night options always. It's easy and tons of places deliver too which is a plus.

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4 College Freshman

Party Scene: We have a mix which is nice, although primarily a bar school, off campus houses have parties which can be really fun. It can get a little repetitive but it would be like that anywhere. Its nice to have the option to go out whenever due to our bars, you don't have to wait around for a party like you would have to at other schools.....

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4 College Freshman

Administration: People complain about Campus strictness but, you have to remember we are in New York City and without the Campus strictness and visitation policies we would not feel as safe as we do on our campus. As far as drinking, you can always get away with it if you're not being obnoxious and they are only really strict about it in Freshman dorms...not a dry campus.

3 College Freshman

Campus Food: Getting better, not perfect but its college dining not a 5-star restaurant.

3 College Freshman

Campus Housing: Campus housing gets better each year, obviously freshman year housing is not as great as upperclassmen housing. The freshman dorms all have a great atmosphere and within dorms everyone is very friendly. The rooms and communal bathrooms in freshman dorms are exactly what you would expect in a Freshman dorm, but some rooms are very spacious and nice depending on building, and double or triple.

College Freshman

Health & Safety: I do not really know the details, so I am unable to answer.

1 College Freshman

Athletics: If you're looking for a school with spirit, Fordham is not the place for you. Hardly anyone pays attention to sports.

College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: I have yet to live off campus, so I would not know the details. From what I have seen, some houses are better than others. Locations can be sketchy.

2 College Freshman

Party Scene: In the winter there are not many options. It can become pretty competitive at the bar scene. House parties are okay.

1 College Freshman

Administration: The dorms are extremely strict compared to other schools. The visitation rules are probably the worst. You can not even go into another Fordham dorm (as a student) without being signed in, and must leave by 3 am.

College Freshman

Scholarships: I did not go through with the financial aid process so I would not know.

1 College Freshman

Campus Food: We are rated so poorly for a reason. I often go off campus for food or order in.

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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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