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Brandeis or Fordham

paulbaepaulbae Registered User Posts: 3 New Member
Hi... Im a student whos making a final decision between Brandeis University and Fordham.

I got into CBA (business) for Fordham and Politics for Brandeis, just yesterday.

(no money from either of the colleges b/c I'm an international student, and amount of tuition is about the same)

If I go, I'm thinking of switching my major at Brandeis into Business as well, which is being made this year.

It's a really tough decision to make because I have to decide where I'm going to enroll in less than two weeks.

Dear users, which would be better?
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Replies to: Brandeis or Fordham

  • demonhunter2demonhunter2 Registered User Posts: 54 Junior Member
    Brandeis FTW
  • whitesox24whitesox24 Registered User Posts: 592 Member
    I agree with demonhunter...Brandeis.
  • bonanzabonanza Registered User Posts: 1,105 Senior Member
    I'll triple that--Brandeis.
  • ghostbusterghostbuster - Posts: 1,590 Senior Member
    If you are Jewish and/or Israeli then Brandeis. Otherwise, Fordham.
  • country daycountry day Registered User Posts: 1,186 Senior Member
    I agree with ghostbuster
  • mom2collegekidsmom2collegekids Registered User Posts: 82,539 Senior Member
    I agree with Ghostbuster, too.
  • B77B77 Registered User Posts: 319 Member
    Fom the point of view of academics, prestige and location, Brandeis is the easy choice. Brandeis is truly an amazing school. It's a special combination of small liberal arts college and world-class research university-with the smallest student body I believe (around 800 in a class) of any top tier national research university matched with high-powered professors who actually teach in small classes. So, the research opportunities are tremendous.

    And to dispell the misconceptions of the last three posters, Brandeis is not a Jewish school whereas Fordham is in fact a Catholic institution. Brandeis is in fact the youngest and smallest of all top tier research universities. Although founded by the Jewish community in the spirit of other great private, secular schools (e.g. Protestant Harvard and Presbyterian Princeton), its student body is less than half Jewish and about 20-30% minorities and internationals. It's truly a diverse place (in fact the majority of The Brandeis International Business School is international students from many different countries).

    Its total Jewish population and the nature of its student body is very similar to schools you might not single out as "Jewish" because of their founding--e.g. Barnard, NYU and Penn (30%). These examples suggest that Brandeis is not unique in having a significant Jewish population. However, it is unique in providing a truly small and intellectually stimulating liberal arts college environment within a major research university.
  • alam1alam1 Registered User Posts: 1,065 Senior Member
    I say Brandeis... I actually considered going there for a while... Its a great school!
  • DramacraticDramacratic Registered User Posts: 708 Member
    Definitely Brandeis. It ranks significantly higher than Fordham, and has a bigger sense of community. Especially if tuition is the same for both schools, Brandeis comes out on top.
  • ghostbusterghostbuster - Posts: 1,590 Senior Member
    While Brandeis is a great school (and some of its illustrious alumni TEACH AT FORDHAM!) it is largely not considered a business school. Fordham's CBA on the main campus in the Bronx at Rose Hill is a wonderful community, gorgeous campus, top notch academics and unmatched opportunities for internships and jobs. Its the best of both worlds, an urban campus, Division 1A sports, campus community, great dorms.

    You have to go where you feel you will excel the best.

    But people here are too caught up in the USNWR rankings to really know much more than where the schools stand.

    I didnt say Brandeis was an exclusive Jewish school but it is widely regarded as having a large Jewish population and a top choice for Jewish students. Fordham for the record, also has a good number of Jewish students. Brandeis is secular, and Fordham is Jesuit. I think a Jesuit education will stand up against any education from any school, anywhere. Just my opinion.

    Good luck.
  • ccc999ccc999 - Posts: 33 Junior Member
    Brandeis is secular

    Which makes your recommendation:
    If you are Jewish and/or Israeli then Brandeis. Otherwise, Fordham.

    All the more ridiculous. If anything, one should say: "If you are Catholic then Fordham. Otherwise, Brandeis."

    But people here are too caught up in the USNWR rankings to really know much more than where the schools stand.

    No one brought up the USNWR rankings, except you. Someone did say that Brandeis "ranks significantly higher than Fordham," but s/he could've been referring to any number of major findings.
  • EndicottEndicott Registered User Posts: 1,435 Senior Member
    Brandeis is absolutely a much better school in every way.
  • ghostbusterghostbuster - Posts: 1,590 Senior Member
    ^^^ sensitive, are we? Geeeeez. Get a life. It doesnt involve you.

    Are you an Anti Catholic Bigot?
  • ghostbusterghostbuster - Posts: 1,590 Senior Member
    Its yet another reason I really dislike these silly threads pitting one school against another. It brings out the bashers and ****.
  • ccc999ccc999 - Posts: 33 Junior Member
    Are you an Anti Catholic Bigot?

    I will not dignify this with a response. FWIW, I have attended a Catholic school (prior to college), but I prefer to keep my religion (or lack thereof) private.

    I simply found your (biased) suggestion that someone should choose a SECULAR university (or not) based upon his or her religious background to be absurd. Most objective observers would agree with me.
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