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Reviews 1558 total reviews with an average rating of 3.5

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5 College Senior

Overall Experience: i love everything about fordham! variety of courses to choose from, small class sizes, approachable and smart professors, and laid back students. Beautiful campus and its in NYC.

5 College Senior

Overall Experience: career services on campus is very helpful and there are a lot of job fairs throughout the year.

5 College Senior

Health & Safety: i feel very safe on campus

2 College Senior

Greek Life: We don't have greek life.

5 College Senior

Overall Experience: Love fordham. small class sizes, great environment, smart professors, and its in NYC.

3 College Senior

Party Scene: There are about 5 bars very near (less than 5 min walk) Fordham's Rose Hill campus in the Bronx which are populated with only Fordham students. Anyone can get in with a Fordham ID, regardless of age. Off-campus parties are common but not usually huge, so you probably want to know someone who's invited. You can pregame in the dorms with a decent sized crowd if you're not too loud. It's also decently common to go to bars/clubs in Manhattan, but a 21+ ID is usually needed.

3 College Senior

Party Scene: Parties happen at students' nearby off-campus apartments, most often on the weekends, as students normally go bars on weeknights. It's pretty easy to meet new people at parties.

5 College Senior

Academics: Academics are Fordham's strongest aspect. There are extensive general course requirements called The Common Core, but there are lots of options that fulfill them and they really do benefit your education.

3 College Senior

Diversity: Most students are white. Lots of students are gay. Everyone is accepting.

3 College Senior

Drug Safety: Most everyone drinks, and there are plenty of bars near campus that serve underage Fordham students. You can completely stay away from drugs if you want to, or you can use drugs every day if you want to.

5 College Senior

Overall Experience: Fordham professors are some of the best in the country. You can learn anything you want, and will learn more than you could imagine. Classes are small, professors are passionate, courses are offered in every variety.

5 College Senior

Overall Experience: Our school is in New York - employers know Fordham and actively recruit inters and graduates. Anyone from Fordham can get an internship in the city.

4 College Senior

Health & Safety: Security is tight on campus and Public Safety officers patrol the off campus areas where students hang out and life. We do live in the Bronx, but being aware is all it takes to remain completely safe.

3 College Senior

Campus Housing: Options are good for upperclassmen, and okay for freshmen.

Freshmen want to live in Loyola, which is newly and beautifully renovated.

Queens is also beautiful but older and requires a no alcohol/drug commitment - great for some, not for others. You volunteer/apply to life here. It has a tight community.

South and Loschert are the same. Typical dorm housing, it's nice enough.

Martyr's isn't great. Very small, cramped communal spaces, doesn't foster great community.

Sophomores tend to live on campus, and it's still fun to do so as a sophomore. There are diverse options and you can definitely find something that works well for you. Many juniors and seniors live off campus, but there are very nice apartment style options for those who decide to stay on campus.

3 College Senior

Athletics: Fordham feels like a small school; we don't need athletics to bring us together. If I attend a sports event, it is to support my friends on the team, rather than that game or match being a social event on its own. My school spirit is driven mainly by pride in our academics instead of athletic success.

4 College Senior

Overall Experience: While Fordham has the typical administrative issues, it fosters a unique and tight-knit community. The students are driven but not competitive; they desire to learn. The professors are excellent and many are leaders in their academic fields. People at Fordham are bright, interesting, innovative, funny and grounded. Most like to party but do so in NYC - it's not always the typical college party scene.

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.


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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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