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Be mindful that this university's population is madeQuite BrightEconomics
Be mindful that this university's population is made up of people from the tri-state area; mainly Long Island, New Jersey, Yonkers, some Westchester, and most commuters are from the boroughs. That being said, most people SUCK. They are stuck in high school and truly believe that cliques are still essential to life. Most people will pretend to want to hang out outside of class, complain about others not being friendly and how it upsets them, and then flake on you any chance you give them. You will be able to find a small group that is normal, friendly, and not fake - but most of the time people will disappoint you.

Also, just a warning: NEVER TAKE TBA's. You will always get screwed. Always. Fordham may have a plethora of wonderful and lovely professors, but for every handful of great ones there is one horrifying one that will make your semester miserable. The administration refuses to do ANYTHING to help out in those situations even though any normal human being would see the problem. I.e. A professor that teaches a 1 credit class need to calm down and not assign work as if it were a 4 credit class. Additionally, if my grade depends on whether or not my staple is at a 45 degree angle - YOU CLEARLY NEED MENTAL HELP.Sorry about the long review, but I truly wish someone had warned me thoroughly before I came.

3rd Year Female -- Class 2016
Education Quality: A+, Social Life: C
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I read this site frequently as I wasQuite BrightEconomics
I read this site frequently as I was preparing to go to college and now that im in my last semester it seems like a good idea to bring it all back home. I was ambivalent about Fordham at first. My expectations had quite a bearing on how I felt when I first got here. It was incredibly homogenous and Catholic to me at first, especially because it was so small, but it really is what you make it. You can find people of all types here, but just on a smaller scale. However, the student body is alive, they care for the most part, and enjoy their time here. You really do get something out of it. And live off campus. Changes your world view. The Bronx does definately suck but I think im a better person for having seen it. Overall, college is what you make it 95% of the time, so just go wherever seems cool to you. New York City is also really awesome to live in.
3rd Year Male -- Class 2011
Faculty Accessibility: A+, Extracurricular Activities: B-
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I don't agree with many of the commentsQuite BrightSociology
I don't agree with many of the comments being posted on this page. Fordham is an excellent school and I am quite happy to be here. It seems like most people are complaining about the neighborhood- yes, we are in the Bronx. It is nothing like the small-minded white-washed suburbs that many of the students come from. It may be a culture shock at first, but it is a fascinating, diverse, great place. Just practice some precaution and you will be fine. Manhattan is quite accessible (by ram vam, metro north, or subway) and I usually go in a few times a week. Also, you must come in knowing that you have a two-year core to fulfill. Don't complain and moan through it- some of the classes are quite interesting, taught by excellent faculty members. Also, get involved with campus ministry or Global Outreach- you will meet some of the most fascinating people in your life and grow from it. Fordham is an excellent place and I am constantly thankful to be here.
1st Year Female -- Class 2011
Education Quality: A+, Collaboration/Competitive: B+
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