Fordham University Graduate Program Reviews

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(3.89 out of 5.0)
School rating based on 162 respondents

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  • Website: Visit College Website
  • School Accreditation: MSCHE
  • Campus Setting: City: Large
  • Student Population: 15,582 (9,258 undergrad)
  • Student to Faculty Ratio: 14 to 1
  • Graduate Attendance Status: 35% part-time, 65% full-time
  • Annual Tuition: $33,417
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2.0 out of 5.0
Degree: School Psychology
Graduation Year: 2016

Came into this program with a positive outlook and great expectations. Then quickly realized some of the faculty are incompetent educators and advisors. But that's okay, it happens in a lot of programs. As time passed, it became clear to myself and most students that the program has NO structure. Every year, they make changes towards degree requirements and sometimes don't even notify the students. Faculty members do not communicate with each other and often make rash decisions that negatively affect students in terms of classes. Not to mention that about 40% of the courses offered have very little to do with the main roles of a school psychologist and are purely offered to drain your money. (Like the tuition isn't high enough already and continues to skyrocket every year) Basically, ALL of this for a potential starting salary of 50k a year? Yeah. Think twice before coming here...Actually. Don't even think about coming here. Make a legal u-turn and drive full speed in the opposite direction.
5.0 out of 5.0
Degree: Social Work
Graduation Year: 2019

This is a great school with a great Social Work program. They have three campuses one in Westchester NY, one in the Bronx called the Rose Hill campus, and the last in Lincoln Center. They also give the option of taking classes online. My favorite thing about the school is the four options of concentrations which are Clinical, Leadership and Macro-Practice (Focus A Human Services Leadership and Focus B Community Based Practice and Leadership), and Research. There is a place for every kind of student. The professors in this school is very knowledgeable and they listen to the needs of the students. They are easy to talk to and really care about the success of the students.
4.67 out of 5.0
Degree: Law
Graduation Year: 2019

In a world where financial institutions success depends on the climate of the federal government, I was thrilled to be one of the first cohorts of the Masters in Law program with a concentration on Corporate Compliance at Fordham Law School. Currently as a Compliance Analyst for the international investments department of a top asset management company, the classes offered at Fordham are directly aligned with my day to day responsibilities at work. I've learned how to build a Compliance program from the ground up, while also learn about the international regulations that impact my business unit. Because of the classes offered at Fordham I've been able to springboard my career and accelerate the pace of being a subject matter expert in my business unit. The MSL program is targeted towards professionals who are not seeking to practice law. It's a truncated JD program that allows full time students to complete the program in a year. The networking opportunities are endless as many professors have guest speakers from top executives in the financial arena. The best decision I could have made was to apply to a program that sets out to give students a practical hands on education and push them out in the workforce ready to succeed. For anyone looking to increase their knowledge of the law and compound that with the energy of being in New York City; Fordham School of Law is a great choice. Fordham alumni have a strong legacy to attribute to their professional and personal development.
4.25 out of 5.0
Degree: Counseling Psychology
Graduation Year: 2021

Fordham Lincoln Center campus is the perfect place for students who care deeply about their subject matters and learning quality, while still seeking to enjoy life in this beautiful city. The costs are not Fordham's strongest suit, as is the case with most schools in the country, and I would take that into consideration upon making my decision. That said, if you have the opportunity to go to Fordham, I would certainly recommend that you do so!
4.0 out of 5.0
Degree: Counseling
Graduation Year: 2019

As an experienced counselor who went back to graduate school to refresh my information and increase my skill set, I've found Fordham's Mental Health Counseling program to be well run, informative and enriching. The professors are dedicated and well-versed in their subject matter. Almost all of them have some kind of clinical practice, which enhances their credibility and the relevance of their information. The school itself is very committed to instructing students in multiculturalism, client advocacy, and human rights. My one caveat regarding the program is the cost. It's very expensive, and there is little assistance in finding scholarships, grants or other sources of funding. I am grateful for the quality of education I've received, and I've met a wide range of fellow students who are very dedicated to becoming skilled and ethical counselors.
3.6 out of 5.0
Degree: Social Work
Graduation Year: 2010

Rigorous curriculum but lots of support from staff & fellow students.
4.6 out of 5.0
Degree: Social Work
Graduation Year: 2011

I went to the Westchester campus and really liked it. The hours were flexible and my internship was fantastic. The teachers were great. The only thing is that a fair amount of the coursework was repetitive from when I got my Bachelors degree in the same subject.
2.4 out of 5.0
Degree: Communications
Graduation Year: 2013

I am happy that I attended - I learned a lot about presenting and developed a few meaningful connections. However, I do not think it was worth the money I paid for it ($60,000).
3.0 out of 5.0
Degree: Communications
Graduation Year: 2012

I am so glad I went to school, but the student debt I have now makes it really hard to live a normal life.
4.2 out of 5.0
Degree: Social Work
Graduation Year: 2016

I was admitted to Fordham University School of Social Service with advanced standing in Social Work. In one year, I completed the intensive weekend program with my field placement. My experience at Fordham was that all professors truly cared about their students becoming competent social workers. They prepared their students for the upcoming licensing exams as well as preparing them for the situations they may face in life.
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