- Class: Freshman
- Major: Business
- Gender: M
- High School: St. Joe's Prep in Philadelphia
- Transfer Student: N
Fordham is great because it's so close to NYC, but is still very much a closed campus.-- I would certainly change the cafeteria, but it's not unbearable, just kind of boring. Also, I hate the "Ram Van" (a shuttle service between the Bronx and Manhattan campus) because it allows people to be afraid of the subway. -- When I tell people that I go to Fordham, people usually comment that they think it's a good school, not great, but good.-- Mostly, I hang out in my dorm/other people's dorms or at the pizza place right of campus, Pugsley's. -- It's certainly not a college town, in fact, the neighborhood often is not a huge fan of ours.-- Biggest recent controversy: Ghostface Killah was the best band they could get at Spring Weekend and everyone knows that it was a certain administrators fault. The administration is pretty good, except that some of those in Student Activities don't seem passionate about their job and it shows in their performance. -- People love going to Fordham, but there is not that much pride in Sports teams.-- Biggest student complaints: cafeteria.
Professors are extremely approachable and classes are almost always extremely small-- Core classes are generally really good, but sometimes people get stuck with a poor teacher, most of mine were great though.--Studying does not take over people's lives, but people have to buckle down around finals and midterms. --Class participation is certainly welcome, but probably just about average.--I have frequent intellectual conversations outside of class, but I'm in the honors program, so that might just be the nature of my friends.--Students are competitive, but the goal is always for everyone to succeed.--I took an Honors Class called "Honors Global Business Readings" and it was essentially a graduate class with a graduate professor, it was awesome. We read a lot of interesting business books and had very challenging discussion.--I love to frequent office hours, especially when I am not doing as well as I'd like, and they're always welcoming.--Fordham's core is well rounded and really good.--Fordham is very focused on teaching "the whole person" (a Jesuit ideal), but jobs and internships are still very relevant, especially being in NYC.
Probably the most out of place students would be racial minorities, but they would not feel unwelcome, maybe just uncomfortable. Still, there are certainly strong clubs for all of those minority groups.-- People dress kind of preppy, but it's extremely casual, generally, people don't care what you were. Still, preppy is probably the best way of putting it if you need to classify it somehow.--Different students certainly interact, and peacefully.--Probably the most distinct groups would be by grade, also athletes sit alone a lot, so do honors students. Generally, people make good friends in their dorms.--Most students are from the NE, but there are students from everywhere.--Most students are fairly well off, but not extremely. Many students are on financially aid.-- Most students are pretty moderate, with a very prominent Republicans Group and a less strong Democratic one (probably more due to lack of good leadership than anything else). Many are aware, fewer are active, but you can find active people if you want to.--As a business student, I have certainly talked about how much I'll earn, but people still are globally aware and want to help people.
The Best Things
NYC, great classes, friendly environment
The Worst Things
Ram Van (see above)