Fordham University Top Questions

What kind of person should attend this school?


I attend the unlisted campus at the Lincoln Center Manhattan campus, which is the ideal place for someone seeking Jesuit values in a progressive and liberally-oriented atmoshphere. The arts are all highly celebrated with student rush tickets to everything from Broadway shows to New York Ballet Company. All of my classes this semester are less than 30 students, two with less than ten. Combined, the individual attention and access to the freedom in the heart of New York attracts intellectuals with a sense of independence and the ambition to become a part of the greatest city in America.


There are two campuses at Fordham, and both are suited to different people. Rose Hill, in the Bronx, is a beautiful green slice of paradise that looks like something out of a college movie: and if you are looking for the 'Animal House' experience, then Fordham College Rose Hill (FCRH) is for you. Fordham College Lincoln Center (FCLC) is smaller and a bit dingier, but is located right in the middle of Manhattan. This is the place you want to go if you want to immerse yourself in academia, arts, and meet people from all walks of life.


Someone who is white, upper middle-class, leans conservative, dresses well, from the tri-state area especially.


Any one who likes the idea of living in the city but still longs for some grass. It has a mix of students and lots of majors. If you are willing to do some work and want to go to college to learn and improve yourself, not just get a degree, then this is a great place to go.


The kind of person who should attend this school is either very poor and racially diverse or very rich and doesn't mind spending the 50,000 a year to attend Fordham.


Someone who appreciates a personal school in an impersonal city. Everyone at Fordham is extremely nice, the classes and choice of majors are interesting, and if you enjoy the dichotomus experiences of a small, personalized school and the crowded, bright city, then I think Fordham is a good choice.


This school is great for everyone. Specifically, anyone who is not sure of what they are planning on doing would fit in well. The liberal arts curriculum exposes students to a wide variety of coursework and topics in order to widen your experiences. Also, the administration and professors are more than willing to give advice and guidance to students. However, if you are just looking for a party school with no academic standards, this is not the appropriate place. While opportunities exist in the surrounding communities and city, there is little tolerance on campus for drugs and alcohol.


Open minded and Dedicated people that still don't take themselves too seriously.


Somebody who is self-driven, who knows him or herself and what he or she wants to do in life. Someone who loves to learn and put themselves out there to make new friends. Someone who will find their own adventure.


It's a very homogeneous school, we need more creative/progressive/ independently-minded types. It can be a challenge. on the other hand, if going to a school where everyone is upper middle class and dresses the same sounds fine to you, then fordham is your deal.


To attend Fordham you have to be driven. Fordham has a grade inflation policy so the average GPA of all students is a C. You have to work hard and compete with your classmates for that A because professor are instructed not to give alot of them out.


Someone who needs to be close to the city and is not into school spirit. Someone who is independent and career focused.


Someone who likes community service and the city.


There truely is a diverse crowd here at Fordham. The campus is fairly large... there is always someone with simlair interest. However, Fordham is a community it just has to feel right to you. Come visit...see if you like it.


This school is for smart, talented people who want to learn but also enjoy having a good time.


Rich, white, preppy, jocky, business majors who like to binge drink