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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School Information

  • 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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2.8 out of 5.0
Degree: Communications
Graduation Year: 2016

I liked Fordham because the graduate business campus was in the middle of Manhattan in a very accessible area, so it is perfect for working students. I thought the professors ranged from good to below average, and the further up in my course work I got, the less quality teachers I had, which was strange.
1.8 out of 5.0
Degree: Education
Graduation Year: 2017

For a working professional in education, Fordham is an average institution that is definitely not worth the cost of attendance. The professors are mediocre at best, and the classes only provide busy work that don't really connect to the material unless you force the connection to your teaching yourself. If you are not a teacher, you will see that the theoretical frameworks provided do not connect at all to teaching in the real world. At times, it seems Fordham boasts an "all children can learn" model, but the caveat is, "provided they adhere to the same structure." I've learned more on the job as a teacher than through this program, which makes me question why these programs exist anyway. Academic advising is subpar: I was never told upfront in my initial advisory session what my course of study would look like, yet I managed to graduate because I fulfilled all the requirements. I still don't know what they are, which is kind of alarming. Wouldn't you need to know what courses are required to graduate so you can be adequately advised for your courses? My only advising was done via e-mail correspondence, as I am a commuter, though I've offered time and again to meet in person. She wouldn't budge. For a school that preaches cura personaliscare of the whole studentthe school certainly does not practice what it preaches. Financially, Fordham does not offer much by way of scholarship or financial aid, so you may end up more in debt after the program, and for a degree in education, you won't be in a fairly lucrative profession. Most students in the GSE are typically with a cohort such as Americorps or Teach For America, so they do receive a good amount of aid to help off-set tuition costs, but as far as in-house scholarships are concerned, you'll be paying about $30k for a degree that nets you an extra $500 p.a. Whoo. For working teachers, I wouldn't recommend Fordham unless it were free or substantially subsidized.
5.0 out of 5.0
Degree: Social Work
Graduation Year: 2015

Fordham university's Graduate School of Social services was amazing. The best decision I mind. It is expensive but they do offer scholarships based off need. Their social work program has three sections once you complete your foundation courses. Clinical, research, and the other I get the name wrong but it is a hybrid of both clinical and policy making. Once you select which program for your second year then your remaining courses are to enhance those skills. Also your placement is based off that selection as well.
4.6 out of 5.0
Degree: Psychology
Graduation Year: 2014

Fordham is a picture perfect campus in the middle of a busy city. Fordham taught me how to be a life long learner, to embrace my resources and to make lasting friendships. The small class sizes and the emphasis on debate and discussions really helped make the educational experience remember-able. I wouldn't be the person I am today without the generous professors and students that make Fordham unique.
3.6 out of 5.0
Degree: Social Work
Graduation Year: 2009

I feel that I learned a lot of practical information in school, however I learned so much more when out on the field doing my internships- that really prepared me more for my career.
4.2 out of 5.0
Degree: Social Work
Graduation Year: 2006

I had a wonderful experience in grad school at Fordham. The Saturday class schedule allowed me to work full time. The Westchester satellite campus was convenient. The quality of the education was excellent.
3.4 out of 5.0
Degree: MBA
Graduation Year: 2007

I generally enjoyed my time at Fordham. The curriculum focus is very practical in that what you learn can easily be applied to the workplace. At no point in any of my classes did I feel that I could not take a lesson and apply it to my future career. If there was a knock on the University when I attended, I would say that some of the hallmarks of a strong FT program were still in development, little things like business cards and a few other key areas in career services were lacking as the school was very much known for its PT program. This being said, I definitely received a quality education from dedicated faculty and its diverse student body.
3.4 out of 5.0
Degree: Education
Graduation Year: 2006

Fordham had a great course offering, wonderful teachers and I felt prepared to enter my career as a teacher after completion of my degree.
4.5 out of 5.0
Degree: Social Work
Graduation Year: 2018

Fordham University is a dream come true. I am currently attending the Graduate School of Social Service and loving every minute of it. I love the school, the mission, the faculty and my classmates. I attend school part-time while holding down a full-time job. Fordham gives a lot of flexibility on how and when to take courses which has allowed me to realistically pursue my degree. It's been a challenging yet rewarding experience and I'm extremely happy to call Fordham my school.
5.0 out of 5.0
Degree: Religious Studies
Graduation Year: 2018

Fordham University encourages its students to tap into the inner-strength that already lies within them. The instructors are caring individuals that genuinely care about their students. I attend strictly online courses, but still feel a sense of togetherness when engaged with other students. The financial services and administrative departments at Fordham are reliable, easily accessible, and helpful. I am a better person and student for choosing Fordham University.
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