Fordham University Reviews

  • 19 Reviews
  • Bronx (NY)
  • Annual Tuition: $52,687
68% of 19 students said this degree improved their career prospects
79% of 19 students said they would recommend this school to others
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Student & Graduate Reviews

mgazal
  • Reviewed: 6/12/2019
  • Degree: History
  • Graduation Year: 2014
"Best 4 years of my life! Part of that is that I was incredibly involved on campus and had a work study position as well. The faculty and administration were always approachable. I couldn't have asked for a better undergraduate experience than the one I received at Fordham."
MSW regrets
  • Reviewed: 5/23/2019
  • Degree: Social Work
  • Graduation Year: 2016
"The Westchester campus offered great professors and core classes, which I thoroughly respected and enjoyed. However, the social work program is only as good as the field work and internships are. In this area, the program was a HUGE disappointment, and students learned quickly to keep their mouths shut and do whatever they could to accept inappropriate placements that did not meet Fordham learning guidelines. There is ZERO support for the student when the internship prevents learning or creates a hostile environment, and there are an inadequate number of internships to meet the needs of all students who are accepted into the program. Administration has not done their work to forge meaningful relationships and agreements with potential placement slots and the students suffer in ways that are unimaginable. You can be thrown out of the program for the smallest accusation, without opportunity to even prove your innocence. Disgraceful abuse of power by program administration."
EJ
  • Reviewed: 4/25/2019
  • Degree: Communications (Journalism & Media)
  • Graduation Year: 1999
"I have attended 8 different colleges and universities in my lifetime - with big names and small - and of all of these, Fordham was clearly the best academic experience I had. It is true that it is expensive, but you do, in fact, get what you pay for. I have a good sense of my BA degree in New York as I attended Manhattan College for a year before transferring to Fordham and the difference in terms of teaching, expectations and execution of work was stark. Manhattan was like continuing my high school education - students were still learning how to write a term paper! I learned to write term papers in 10th grade, so I knew it wasn't for me. Fordham was the opposite. There were high expectations that needed to be met and I deeply respected 90% of my professors. There were a couple who were a little goofy and teaching was not for them, but that's to be found anywhere. The campus at Rose Hill is beautiful/peaceful and great for focusing on your work The Lincoln Center campus is vibrant and stimulating. In my time, I also had the opportunity to study broadcast news writing at CBS in Midtown. It was amazing. Since then, I've gone on to do graduate programs at UCLA, NYU and other schools where the student body and teachers were not as good, in my humble opinion. Do yourself a favor and go to Fordham."
FM
  • Reviewed: 3/22/2019
  • Degree: Communications
  • Graduation Year: 2017
"Attending Fordham in New York City provided me with a very unique undergraduate experience that allowed me to learn both academically and experientially and also make lasting connections that have enriched many areas of my life. While my university provided me with many resources to grow and excel, I would recommend that anyone coming into this environment be open to the vast amount of learning opportunities they will have the chance to take advantage of both in and outside of the classroom."
Erica Freedman
  • Reviewed: 8/8/2018
  • Degree: Communications (Journalism & Media)
  • Graduation Year: 2014
"Fordham University charges a lot of money and rides on the tails of its Law Degree program to pretend all of its programs are prestigious. I found the school lacking in most fundamental areas, with a heavy core program that makes it difficult to focus on your major area of study. Everything at the school is immensely expensive right down to the $9 chicken fingers in the cafeteria. I was wholly disappointed with my time there and would not recommend it to anyone. I am currently enrolled in a Masters program and a UX Design Bootcamp to make up for what I felt I was lacking in my undergraduate degree. For the amount of debt I am in, to feel I am lacking in anything is absurd."
A.J.
  • Reviewed: 9/15/2016
  • Degree: Economics
  • Graduation Year: 2013
"Must be a specific type of person to enjoy your time here. If you don't like living in a big city, it's not for you. If you are not familiar with the area, DO NOT CONFUSE THE BRONX WITH MANHATTAN. The "idea" of New York is Manhattan, not the BX. Rose Hill is a more typical "college experience" with college bars filled with frat types. Lincoln Center is similar to NYU- no real campus/filled with artsy folks. (I lived at both) The professors are quality, and the intelligence of the student body is certainly above average, however there is certainly a faction of students that have a little too much to prove. If you are interested in business/marketing, politics, or theology and know you want to stay in New York, Fordham is a great choice. Otherwise I would not recommend it."
S
  • Reviewed: 5/31/2016
  • Degree: Communications
  • Graduation Year: 2010
"Most of the communications classes were a joke and a lot of the professors had a "dead-inside" sort of feel to them. Almost everyone who lived in the dorm building did not seem to care about academics at all, so it was pretty hard to focus on school work while living there. Definitely not worth the money if you're majoring in a soft liberal arts field."
Laura
  • Reviewed: 10/26/2015
  • Degree: Psychology
  • Graduation Year: 2014
"I really enjoyed my time at Fordham. It's emphasis on core curriculum gave me a wide range of knowledge as well as the classes that focused on my major."
Anonymous
  • Reviewed: 8/19/2015
  • Degree: Political Science
  • Graduation Year: 2006
"I believe I received a good education from Fordham. It may not be Ivy League, but is academically stimulating and challenging (in a good way). The Lincoln Center campus is diverse and in a great location. The one thing the campus lacked was athletics. I'm not sure if there are tennis courts still on campus, but at the time there was no organized sports clubs, not even tennis."
Anonymous
  • Reviewed: 8/4/2015
  • Degree: Psychology
  • Graduation Year: 2008
"Wonderful University, beautiful campus, and hit or miss professors ranging from wildly successful & enigmatic educators to Tenured trolls that merely read from the book and fall asleep while lecturing!"
Anonymous
  • Reviewed: 8/4/2015
  • Degree: Psychology
  • Graduation Year: 2008
"Wonderful University, beautiful campus, and hit or miss professors ranging from wildly successful & enigmatic educators to Tenured trolls that merely read from the book and fall asleep while lecturing!"
Tom
  • Reviewed: 7/27/2015
  • Degree: Accounting
  • Graduation Year: 2007
"I had an excellent experience at Rose Hill, from campus life to classroom experience, and the value of the degree was highly-regarded and continues to be."
Ana
  • Reviewed: 8/7/2014
  • Degree: Communications
  • Graduation Year: 2014
"Academically, Fordham was a fantastic university. They really emphasized learning a wide variety of subjects that I may not otherwise have chosen to study. The majority of the professors were engaged and driven as were fellow classmates. However, graduating with a BA degree in Communications and Media studies from this school has left me feeling very unprepared for the real world. While I learned a lot of theoretical knowledge, I received very little practical training and feel ill equipped to do any concrete work in the TV or Film industry. I would have loved to take a class in editing, cinematography...any aspect of media training that I could be expected to do on set, however these classes were not offered on the Lincoln Center campus. But if you are a student who truly enjoys learning, lectures and animated group discussions, and are thinking beyond just marketable skills, then Fordham is a great learning experience."
Melissa M. Coppola
  • Reviewed: 8/6/2014
  • Degree: Political Science
  • Graduation Year: 2013
"I had a great time at Fordham University. I really was impressed with the face that many of my teachers were District Attorneys and were able to guide me in my future career. I really loved this school and everything about it."
socialworker2014
  • Reviewed: 8/5/2014
  • Degree: Social Work
  • Graduation Year: 2014
"I loved Fordham! The professors, for the most part, were very educated and inspirational. There were lots of time slots and options for classes and most of the lectures were educational. There was a great variety of students and lots of options at the campus."
Mariah Phillips
  • Reviewed: 8/5/2014
  • Degree: Liberal Studies
  • Graduation Year: 2014
"Fordham University was my first choice when applying to schools. Though I sometimes think I should have chosen another NYC school, I believe that Fordham is where I was meant to be. That being said, it was frustrating at times to be in certain classes, whether because of complacent students or distracted professors. Amongst the faculty, there are a few stars, many of whom I remain in contact with today. As with any university, what you put in is what you'll get out. If you show professors that you truly care and are eager to learn, they will be there to help in any way they can."
Anonymous
  • Reviewed: 8/7/2013
  • Degree: Counseling
  • Graduation Year: 1980
"Tell us about your college experience.Good fit because I could go part time and on weekends.Would you get the same degree if you could start over?Yes, it has been a good general degree to get me into helping professions.What advice can you offer other students?Have a particular skill you can sell and then study what you feel passionate about."
Anonymous
  • Reviewed: 5/31/2013
  • Degree: Education
  • Graduation Year: 1970
"As a Black student from NYC I had gone to predominately White schools ... Hampton was my first experience with Black kids as smart as or smarter than I ... it was fantastic!"
Drue Thomas
  • Reviewed: 9/18/2012
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"I'd say Fordham University is a great private school education. Small classes and great teachers. The Price tag is the only issue. If you have the money and want a great education, small but beautiful campus and don't mind the Jesuits walking around (Who are a lot cooler than you think, actually), Fordham is a great place to go. If you have any financial need at all, you should probably look elsewhere. They give little to no aid to the students most in need, few athletic scholarships, and have outrageous room and board costs. Also student resources are hard to come by unless you look into them yourself."