This week I visited Fordham University in the Bronx, where I toured the campus and spoke with the admissions office. Here are some takeaways from my visit:
· Students in most majors can study either on the Bronx or Manhattan campus.
· Fordham offers a 6-year BA-JD, a 5-year BA-MBA, as well as a 3-2 engineering program with Columbia and Case Western.
· Advanced music students can take music classes at Julliard’s evening division, and Fordham offers a BFA for dancers in tandem with The Ailey School.
· Premeds attend a first-year course that features guest talks from medical school admission officers, and students can complete medical research through partnerships with the Albert Einstein College of Medicine and Montefiore Health System.
· Students complete internships with 3500 partner organizations.
· As a Jesuit campus, Fordham has a social justice and public service focus. Their local, national and global social justice programs include nonprofit internships, volunteer positions, classes and community engagement projects. Students complete over one million service hours every year.
University Church, which presides over the gothic Queen’s Court residential college: a tight knit
community of 150 students interested in the humanities living and learning together.