“I go to Lincoln Center, which feels separateQuite BrightOther
I go to Lincoln Center, which feels separate from Rose Hill--really, they could almost be two different schools. The best thing about FU, for me at least, is the location. I LOVE being in New York, there's a lot to look at and do--which is a good thing, because there's not much going on oncampus. We can't have real parties because of the apartment setup, and there are no campus bars or hangouts. You have to go to the city bars or expensive clubs if you want to really party at night. THe apartments and large number of commuters (plus, the guy-girl ratio; no joke, probably 1:7) makes it harder to meet people. Academic-wise, it's been a mixed bag. It really depends on your professors. I have wonderful English and Arabic teachers, but another teacher can't speak English very well, which ruins the whole class. I'd recommend staying over here if you're not sure if you want to go here or not. It'll give you a feel for how the social scene works, and you'll find out if it's right for you.
I enjoyed my time at Fordham, the only faults I can find with those four years rest with myself, not with the school, faculty, or student body. The school has everything you could ask for- without the fraternity/sorority engineered social hierarchy. Beautiful campus, great teachers, great cirriculum. I find myself going back to class materials for my own personal reading. Off-campus can get a bit dodgy- but inside those four walls is a different world, close by (accross the street) is the Bronx Zoo and Botanical Gardens, cant beat them for an afternoon well-spent. And the greatest city in the world is only a subway ride (or more appealing Metro North train ride) away. I recommend it.
I had a great experience at Fordham. The students are very friendly and the critical thinking skills that are taught there are invaluable. My only criticism is that since most students are from the surrounding area, they tend to go home on the weekends, leaving the school deserted.