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Drexel vs. Fordham

lefthanded4lifelefthanded4life Posts: 176Registered User Junior Member
edited April 2011 in Drexel University
I've applied to both as a Transfer for Business Econ/Accounting and I really like both in their own aspects.

I feel like Fordham would have more the college feel with more of an on campus lifestyle. I know Fordham might be ranked high but after college ratings are out the door. I can't imagine Fordham not being able to help their students get an internship.

On the other Hand Drexel has the co-op and has the ability to give me 12 months work experience in the 3 years while I am there. I would graduate with work experience and probably be ahead of most other graduates. Although I am all for the co-op program I don't feel overly excited about it like I do Fordham.

I really like Fordham for its traditional campus in the middle of the bronx. (Applied to RH by the way) I love all the green space on campus and the fact that it has athletic fields for intramurals etc.

I visited both schools in the same week during the summer. I don't think I was able to see a lot of Drexels campus. In fact I am hoping someone might be able to show me some pictures that might sway my decision. I like Drexel and the fact that it really truly is urban but at the same time I really REALLY want to be able to play sports, intramurals, club, etc. I don't know if Drexel does a lot of this in doors in the new rec center but that would be better than nothing.

I went to the Drexel accepted students presentation in SoCal yesterday and was not overly impressed. I knew I really like Drexel for the co-op program but I was not able to really learn much new about Drexel.

I really like Drexel for the co-op but Fordham seems to be more of the college feel.

Anyone else applying to both or willing to my dilemma. I like them both for two completely opposite reasons.
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Replies to: Drexel vs. Fordham

  • hanfranhanfran Posts: 13Registered User New Member
    Almost in the same situation as you. Drexel has been making a lott of progress in terms of rankings and so has been Fordham. They're both in the top tier of national universities. Co-op at Drexel is great for job placement. Businessweek gave Drexel an A+ in job placement of recent graduates. ANw its not all about the rankings. They're both good schools. Fordham is in NYC, close to Wall Street and they have many internship opportunities, the Rose Hill Campus in the Bronx is beautiful and safe, students there are very friendly. I don't know about Drexel a lot since I have not yet visited.
    Good luck
  • rfry11rfry11 Posts: 3Registered User New Member
    I used to be very enthusiastic about attending either Fordham or NYU-Poly, but after going to the Accepted Student's day at Drexel yesterday, I gotta say it's pretty phenomenal, and I'll probably be attending. I found the campus very urban, but also VERY safe. They've got at least 5 police forces, and they partner heavily with Penn University and the Penn Science College. The part of Philly that Drexel's in is safe, clean, but still set up like the rest of the city, because it is just part of the city. I found Fordham to be very much seperate from the city, and NYU-Poly to be entirely cemented into the city to the point where it was indistinguishable, but Drexel balances it out fantastically. I thought their programs sounded great, and everyone just seemed happier than at other universities I've visited. Overall, I was interested in the co-op, but i'll be attending for the city.
  • liv4physiczliv4physicz Posts: 2,295- Senior Member
    Omg my dad went to Drexel and my grandpa went to Fordham!!!
  • peacelovensarahpeacelovensarah Posts: 99Registered User Junior Member
    Fordham would be my choice. Definitely. Being so close to NYC beats being in Philadelphia any day. There would be many places in Manhattan or the outskirts where you'd be able to get an internship. And I do think the prestige of Fordham may help when in competition with individuals applying to the same jobs as you post-graduation.
  • DreXpertDreXpert Posts: 32Registered User Junior Member
    Drexel's intramural sports are virtually limitless. If there's a sport we don't do, you can be the one to start it! We do have athletic fields, (Buckley green) http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1284/554293261_ac3408d388.jpg
    And we also have a great amount of athletic facilities including a pool, diving tank, multiple basketball courts (old gym, new gym, and armory). http://www.drexel.edu/recathletics/images/page_pics/buckley_courts_01.jpg Buckley courts is commonly used for Basketball, floor hockey, baseball, cricket, tennis. I am also going to send you Drexel's athletics home page so you can find out more about the intramural and club sports we have.

    Drexel University Athletics
    Recreational Athletics - Drexel University

    Best of luck in your decision
    The DreXpert

    "GO DRAGONS"
  • lefthanded4lifelefthanded4life Posts: 176Registered User Junior Member
    @rfry11 I was going to go to the accepted student day but decided the 385 dollars to get there last minute was probably not worth it. Especially since j have already visited.

    How was the accepted student day? I'd be in the business school and i know it's got some new buildings and some great opportunities.

    I like Drexel but I feel like I will miss the traditional campus feel. I wish there was more grass on campus or at least a quad or something. Maybe I missed it on my tour in the middle of the summer. I know Drexel is a great option for me but I'm not falling head over heals for it like I am for some other schools.
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