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The FDU Computer Science curriculum in the midComputer Science
The FDU Computer Science curriculum in the mid to late 80's prepared me for learning all of the following essential programming languages that I have encountered in my career: Assembly, C, C++, Perl, Java, Python, etc., as well as learning Big Data languages and frameworks like Hadoop, Spark, Hive, Pig, and HBase, to name a few.

The FDU Computer Science department was and is a very good school, with a great program and wonderful professors from Berkley, MIT, NYU, NJIT and other top schools. Class sizes are small, professors are accessible, unlike the experience of some of my peers at other schools.My advice is for FDU as a whole, not FDU-CS. FDU, you need to support your alumni and current students by lifting the ranking and reputation of the overall university through appropriate marketing to get the message out that FDU produces successful alumni who are hard-working and knowledgeable. Imagine, for a moment, the potential of this largest of private NJ universities if the university itself promoted the great outcomes and professional achievements of its students and alumni properly. Please, learn from other universities that rank higher and set some reach goals to improve FDU's ranking.

Alumnus Male -- Class 2000
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I would say computer science at fdu isQuite BrightComputer Science
I would say computer science at fdu is very outdated, decadent, unhelpful and really useless when you're looking for a job in the so called ''real world'. We have arrogant professors who insist and pressure that a certain way of programming is legit, but after seeing how professors who are very inept like Carol Greff and Joanne Mitchell, things can go downhill. These are professors who kept making a lot of coding and compiling mistakes and at the same time they had the nerve to give students C's and D's just because students didnt get their brilliant teachings. Actually, they pressure students taking courses they want you to take and some of those subjects are useless and wont count for your graduation. Also there was a guy named Norman landis, he was the worst data structures teacher Computer Science faculty had. Some students discovered they could not fire him because he was in tenure status , so he can basically troll and make fun of people left and right, which was rather unfair. There's students that came to learn from zero the computer science , the whole experience was a waste of money as the lectures were just a bunch of introductory courses that appreciate the subject but don't really cover the actual precise processes and methods of programming and its different languages. I can go on and on detailing how bad was UML, C++ , C sharp, Network Computing, was because none really helped me prepare for a CNNA , Microsoft certification, Oracle database (Harvey Lowy was just bad), and even when you found books outside their recommended fields, they would denounce it and make you feel guilty. Campus life is boring, limited, unpleasant and lacks diversity. The so called "global education" by the dead president Adams is unclear, you can pretty much see irate professors who are unhappy how they ended up at teaching and international students in just about any other university or college one applies. Nothing unique about FDU, really.
4th Year Female -- Class 2002
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Financial Aid refuses to correct their mistakes. There should be a class action lawsuit against them. They are making adjustments to students aid without consulting first and when shown in black and white how the mistake was made they refuse to correct it. If enough student complain to the federal government about he misuse of funds they will be audited.
2nd Year Female -- Class 2016
Campus Maintenance: C, Faculty Accessibility: F
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