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| I attended the Madison Campus for three years, transferred over from the University of New Haven. I lived on campus my first year at FDU, then decided to commute because I was more interested in my studies. I went to FDU for marketing and had the most amazing marketing Professor. If you have to take a marketing class, take Munoz. She is very passionate about both marketing and teaching, which makes her classes very enjoyable. You do have to work in her class to earn a good grade, which is one of the reasons why I loved her. |
I am currently doing marketing at a very respected company. They were very impressed with FDUs curriculum
and could not wait to hire me. They felt that I received a well rounded education that will allow me to go far in my career. Between the reputation of FDU and their business cirriculum, I was a shoe in for this position (which I love).
There are some professors that are very nice but get sidetracked very easily, then there are the mean professors. You do luck out and get some great professors, and I was lucky to have many of the great professors FDU has to offer.
I never had an issue with advising, which could be because I worked in the office. I hate when people say negative things about it because I saw how hard the advisors worked to do what was best for the students. A lot of the time, the students would do their own thing and screw up their schedules. They would come back to the office and blame the advisors, when it was entirely the students fault. If they followed the checksheets they were given (with highlights to show which classes to take next), there would have been no problems.I don't know if I enjoyed FDU so much I trasnferred from a school where I was teaching the professors, or because it is just a good school. But I was happy with my experience and am considering going back to get my MBA in marketing.
| Starting Job: Retention Associate, Preparedness: B+, Reputation: B |
|May 09 2013|| Alumna Female --
Class 2000 |
| I attended the Rutherford and Teaneck campuses, and graduated with a BA in Political Science in 1989. All five of my Poli Sci professors had doctorate credentials, as did most of the other instructors I had at that time. As classes were usually in the 15 - 20 student range, the professors really got to know their students well, and because of that, were better able to mentor us toward a particular area of study and many on to graduate work. It always seemed easy for me to meet with my professors. I can't imagine this being the case at institutions where there may be a hundred or more attending lectures in an auditorium. |
Academically, I found the work challenging, but not impossible. As with all things, some subject areas were more difficult than others. Those which were of most interest to me within my major seemed very easy. No surprise there. I also found that the harder and more disciplined I studied, the more I learned and the better grades were achieved, no matter the course.
As far as the negative comments that have been posted regarding the social life, well, I had a great time at FDU. I was a member of a Greek organization, however, as a commuter, I also made a lot of friends on campus with my classmates, some of whom are still my friends today. Aside from attending college full-time, I also worked. Combined with study, frankly, there wasn't much time to whine about boredom and social life. I would recommend today's students to volunteer their time by joining local organizations. What a great way to help in the community and network at the same time.
My daughter is currently an engineering student at the Teaneck campus and she loves it. She was accepted into other schools in the Tri-state area, public and private. She was awarded some scholarships at FDU which made the decision quite easy. She likes the smaller class setting and most of her professors. Since she has followed in my footsteps as a commuter, she is getting a quality education at a good price, especially since dorming at even a state school is a costly proposition. It's no bargain if your savings in tuition is spent on housing, which, from what I've seen at other schools, are not really any better than FDU, and in some cases much worse.
|Nov 26 2012|| Alumnus Male --
Class 2000 |
| This place is a waste of money. The few motivated students I knew transferred; as I would've if I hadn't been screwed out of credits.|
Curriculum at a high school level for the most part. Good faculty gets screwed over and had a couple great professors leave during my time there.
Social life is terrible-overpriced surrounding city, bad clubs, no weekend activities and so on.
This place just sees the students as dollar signns stay away!
|Oct 26 2012|| Alumnus Male --
Class 2000 |