Fordham University Reviews

  • 135 Reviews
  • Bronx (NY)
  • Annual Tuition: $58,467
77% of 135 students said this degree improved their career prospects
84% of 135 students said they would recommend this school to others
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Student & Graduate Reviews

Jack llewellyn
  • Reviewed: 2/16/2024
"Horrible place to be. Miserable. No accountability from staff or administrators. The classes are exercises in brainwashing. Unbelievably overpriced and offer very little in return. You would think for tens of thousands of dollars a year you would at least get into some of your first choice classes. But no that’s not how it goes here. Random/arbitrary reasons for not being able to get into classes. Any AVOID AVOID AVOID"
  • Reviewed: 5/16/2023
  • Degree: MSW
"For all the tens of thousands of dollars you spend to attend this program, you would think that their technology, curriculum, or internship opportunities would justify the decades I will be spending with the meager social work salary (even with a masters) paying off these student loans. The instructors, all adjunct professors who already work full-time jobs during the day in addition to teaching, did the best they could but ultimately never really challenged or prepared students for the field. The internship "opportunities" were abysmal, and every single student I talked to complained about the same things: not getting enough experience, not having enough supervision, having to work for FREE in addition to paying for tuition credits even though unpaid labor is (or should be) the antithesis to what social work stands for. These sorts of things aren't even a Fordham-specific problem per say, as friends I've spoken with across the country have had the same issues with their MSW programs, but it is laughable to think that I needed to pay for this piece of paper just so I could continue doing and growing in the work I had already been doing for 10 years, where I learned far more by experience than in these classrooms. Fordham is just another part of the systemic issues with social work, except they are parading around as a program focused on dismantling the harms of this field. If you can go somewhere cheaper, anywhere really, you will probably get the same education."
  • Reviewed: 5/4/2023
  • Degree: Business Analytics
"This program was designed for many international students to come to the US to study and then go on to get them jobs in the domestic center. All the professors for this program were very nice and knowledgeable, but the level of instruction was for many students who have a technical background such as math or computer science and was not designed for many students from other backgrounds. Financial Aid and teaching assistant positions were awarded to primarily international students. Books were not required for most of this program, which also made it difficult following the professors teaching instruction as you could not understand the way in which they were teaching or they would completely leave out topics and then ask those topics when you did projects and hws. Overall, I did learn and did well because I had sought out a tutor, so if you're new to coding get a tutor immediately when starting this program."
  • Reviewed: 11/26/2021
  • Degree: Social Work
"My experience at Fordham's MSW program has been deeply disillusioning. They have provided minimal support and structure during the pandemic, such that it is common for my peers to describe in class not having a sense of the place and/or not having connections with other students or professors. The majority of the classes are underwhelming, and seem to simply want to check boxes. The field department is a joke, with poor communication and no assistance with bad placements. I regret going here, and if considering the program would recommend that you look elsewhere."
Disgruntled Student
  • Reviewed: 5/4/2020
  • Degree: School Psychology
"Alright here's the deal. This school is great in name only. Faculty is awful in assisting their students. Lack of communication all around the board. Practicums are very ill-equipped for students that are not already working teachers and the lack of a network shows. Faculty members can be rude to students and often put you down when looking for help. Nearly half of the courses offered do not match what the career of a School Psychologist entails, while the remainder of the courses often gloss over important information that students should know. I would avoid this school if possible. The stress that the faculty members put on is not enough, and the tuition that Fordham asks for does not match the quality of education that they claim to offer. I wouldn't have been so harsh if it was not for a specific professor that sticks to a very conservative approach to the role that is no longer practiced in the majority of the country, let alone New York State. If her approach is used, it is learned that the district is often lacking in resources and funds. Fieldwork and Internship teaches students far more than what Fordham claims to prepare you for. Often, the Faculty at Fordham does not adapt to the ever evolving world of today's education system, and would admit in discussion that they are unaware of what is still being done in schools. Unless you love putting yourself in massive debt and bringing unneeded stress into your life, I would avoid Fordham and go to a different school such as a Mercy College or Queens College. Don't fall into the same trap I did."
  • Reviewed: 6/12/2019
  • Degree: History
"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
"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."
  • Reviewed: 4/25/2019
  • Degree: Communications (Journalism & Media)
"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."
  • Reviewed: 3/22/2019
  • Degree: Communications
"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."
Former Graduate
  • Reviewed: 12/15/2018
  • Degree: School Psychology
"Came into this program with a positive outlook and great expectations. Then quickly realized some of the faculty are incompetent educators and advisors. But that's okay, it happens in a lot of programs. As time passed, it became clear to myself and most students that the program has NO structure. Every year, they make changes towards degree requirements and sometimes don't even notify the students. Faculty members do not communicate with each other and often make rash decisions that negatively affect students in terms of classes. Not to mention that about 40% of the courses offered have very little to do with the main roles of a school psychologist and are purely offered to drain your money. (Like the tuition isn't high enough already and continues to skyrocket every year) Basically, ALL of this for a potential starting salary of 50k a year? Yeah. Think twice before coming here...Actually. Don't even think about coming here. Make a legal u-turn and drive full speed in the opposite direction."
Erica Freedman
  • Reviewed: 8/8/2018
  • Degree: Communications (Journalism & Media)
"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."
Carida Ridore
  • Reviewed: 12/31/2017
  • Degree: Social Work
"This is a great school with a great Social Work program. They have three campuses one in Westchester NY, one in the Bronx called the Rose Hill campus, and the last in Lincoln Center. They also give the option of taking classes online. My favorite thing about the school is the four options of concentrations which are Clinical, Leadership and Macro-Practice (Focus A Human Services Leadership and Focus B Community Based Practice and Leadership), and Research. There is a place for every kind of student. The professors in this school is very knowledgeable and they listen to the needs of the students. They are easy to talk to and really care about the success of the students."
Danielle Dujon
  • Reviewed: 12/16/2017
  • Degree: Law
"In a world where financial institutions success depends on the climate of the federal government, I was thrilled to be one of the first cohorts of the Masters in Law program with a concentration on Corporate Compliance at Fordham Law School. Currently as a Compliance Analyst for the international investments department of a top asset management company, the classes offered at Fordham are directly aligned with my day to day responsibilities at work. I've learned how to build a Compliance program from the ground up, while also learn about the international regulations that impact my business unit. Because of the classes offered at Fordham I've been able to springboard my career and accelerate the pace of being a subject matter expert in my business unit. The MSL program is targeted towards professionals who are not seeking to practice law. It's a truncated JD program that allows full time students to complete the program in a year. The networking opportunities are endless as many professors have guest speakers from top executives in the financial arena. The best decision I could have made was to apply to a program that sets out to give students a practical hands on education and push them out in the workforce ready to succeed. For anyone looking to increase their knowledge of the law and compound that with the energy of being in New York City; Fordham School of Law is a great choice. Fordham alumni have a strong legacy to attribute to their professional and personal development."
PsychGrad Student
  • Reviewed: 11/5/2017
  • Degree: Counseling Psychology
"Fordham Lincoln Center campus is the perfect place for students who care deeply about their subject matters and learning quality, while still seeking to enjoy life in this beautiful city. The costs are not Fordham's strongest suit, as is the case with most schools in the country, and I would take that into consideration upon making my decision. That said, if you have the opportunity to go to Fordham, I would certainly recommend that you do so!"
Katherine Crowley
  • Reviewed: 11/5/2017
  • Degree: Counseling
"As an experienced counselor who went back to graduate school to refresh my information and increase my skill set, I've found Fordham's Mental Health Counseling program to be well run, informative and enriching. The professors are dedicated and well-versed in their subject matter. Almost all of them have some kind of clinical practice, which enhances their credibility and the relevance of their information. The school itself is very committed to instructing students in multiculturalism, client advocacy, and human rights. My one caveat regarding the program is the cost. It's very expensive, and there is little assistance in finding scholarships, grants or other sources of funding. I am grateful for the quality of education I've received, and I've met a wide range of fellow students who are very dedicated to becoming skilled and ethical counselors."
  • Reviewed: 9/1/2017
  • Degree: Social Work
"Rigorous curriculum but lots of support from staff & fellow students."
  • Reviewed: 9/1/2017
  • Degree: Social Work
"I went to the Westchester campus and really liked it. The hours were flexible and my internship was fantastic. The teachers were great. The only thing is that a fair amount of the coursework was repetitive from when I got my Bachelors degree in the same subject."
  • Reviewed: 9/1/2017
  • Degree: Communications
"I am so glad I went to school, but the student debt I have now makes it really hard to live a normal life."
  • Reviewed: 9/1/2017
  • Degree: Social Work
"I was admitted to Fordham University School of Social Service with advanced standing in Social Work. In one year, I completed the intensive weekend program with my field placement. My experience at Fordham was that all professors truly cared about their students becoming competent social workers. They prepared their students for the upcoming licensing exams as well as preparing them for the situations they may face in life."
  • Reviewed: 6/14/2017
  • Degree: Social Work
"Fordham university's Graduate School of Social services was amazing. The best decision I mind. It is expensive but they do offer scholarships based off need. Their social work program has three sections once you complete your foundation courses. Clinical, research, and the other I get the name wrong but it is a hybrid of both clinical and policy making. Once you select which program for your second year then your remaining courses are to enhance those skills. Also your placement is based off that selection as well."