Choosing a College: Fordham University

There are over 4,000 colleges and universities in the U.S. And while the media tends to focus on just a handful of schools, we at College Coach encourage students to think outside the box during their college selection process and explore a wide range of colleges. As such, we are highlighting a new college each week in our School Spotlight series. Check out the college below, along with the other posts in our series, and you may just stumble upon your dream school!

School Spotlight: Fordham University
New York, NY 

While NYC pizza might certainly be a draw for some students, there can be major advantages to attending college in the Big Apple. Whether you’re enrolled at Fordham University’s Rose Hill campus in the Bronx or the Lincoln Center campus in midtown Manhattan, you can be assured that you will have access to some of most amazing internships, community service opportunities, and cultural outlets in the world. Rose Hill is home to 6,200 undergraduate students studying a range of business and liberal arts and science majors. The park-like campus is close the Bronx Zoo and the New York Botanical Garden. At the Lincoln Center campus, 2,400 students pursue majors in everything from film & television to social work, although the audition-only programs in dance and theatre are major draws. As a Catholic, Jesuit university, Fordham provides countless opportunities for volunteerism and promoting important social causes. Service-learning courses, like World Poverty and Moral Aspects of Medicine, integrate hands-on community service with traditional course assignments and classroom discussions. Fun fact: Fordham’s London Centre has a new home in central London that’s open to students interested in studying the liberal arts, theatre, or business. And thanks to an optional internship program, students can work two days a week during their semester abroad to earn an additional academic credit!

Photo credit: Top, Courtesy of Fordham University

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Written by Elyse Krantz
Elyse Krantz is a member of College Coach’s team of college admissions experts. Elyse received her BA in linguistics from Dartmouth College and her MA from Teachers College, Columbia University. Prior to joining College Coach, Elyse worked as an admissions officer at Barnard College and Bennington College.