Fordham applications up for 21st consecutive year:

<p>Gabelli</a> Leads Increase in Early Applications</p>

<p>Sounds awesome! Good news for Fordham. Glad to have been part of those early applicants.</p>

<p>Wonderful school in a great city . . . leads to more and more demand. Also, they have poured money into the dorms and libraries.</p>

<p>Hi- how are the freshamna dorms- do they have a/c- have they been part of the recent renovations at fordham? thanks!</p>

<p>Many choices in Freshman dorms. Many styles. Go to Fordham's website to explore them all. I am fond of Queens Court, its gothic, its gorgeous, its located next to the historic University Church, its got an awesome commons area with paneled walls and fireplace, its haunted (!), its got great dance parties in the basement under the pipes, its got a respected Debating Society, it tends to attract really bright students many of whom are in the Honors Program. But that is me (and my kid was there, yes.) </p>

<p>Upperclassmen have great choices in apartment style living dorms. The new dorms are for upperclassmen. </p>

<p>Tierney Freshmen moved and Martyrs Court was updated to accomodate them and their program. </p>

<p>Its all good. Its what makes Fordham so special....a huge percentage of students live on campus and housing is guaranteed (if offered) all four years.</p>

<p>For viewing Fordham's gorgeous Rose Hill campus go here:</p>

<p><a href="http://www.fordham.edu/images/discover/campus_tour.html%5B/url%5D"&gt;http://www.fordham.edu/images/discover/campus_tour.html&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/p>

<p>My S is currently a senior at RH. In terms of freshman dorms, I don't believe that any have a/c, but that is only an issue for the first few weeks and sometimes the last couple of weeks of the year. A/C has never been a huge deal for my S. He had A/C in is soph. and senior dorms but not in his freshman and junior dorms. </p>

<p>Overall, Fordham has a very traditional set-up for the freshman dorms.I believe all of the freshman dorms have double rooms and hall bathrooms(except for a lucky few in Queens with private bathrooms).
Fordham</a> University - The Office of Residential Life at Rose Hill - Residence Halls</p>

<p>Queens Court - My S had a fantastic experience living there, but it is for a certain type of kid. It is a wellness dorm (he had to write a letter saying he wouldn't drink/smoke/illegal drugs etc.) and there are a lot of dorm-wide activities. Kids have to go to short meetings in the dorm I think twice weekly. My S made great friends there but it may not be right for everyone.</p>

<p>Alumni South and Lodchert - are pretty much identical buildings. Both have decent size typical double rooms. </p>

<p>Martyrs - Older building, somewhat smaller rooms, but still OK.</p>

<p>My S has lived on campus for four years and all of his dorms have been wonderful.</p>

<p>I didn't realize that Fordham has some very nice dorms, very exciting. We are going for a tour with our D in a few weeks, we'll make sure to get a look. Most places that we have looked at have a lot of tripling for freshman; is that the case at Fordham?</p>

<p>It's great that applications are up, but this article indicates that Fordham is low on the "popularity" scale as measured by the percentage of people accepted who actually attend--just 13.5% for Fordham. What do you suppose is the reason?</p>

<p><a href="http://www.usnews.com/education/best-colleges/articles/2012/01/24/the-most-popular-national-universities%5B/url%5D"&gt;http://www.usnews.com/education/best-colleges/articles/2012/01/24/the-most-popular-national-universities&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/p>

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<p>Fordham has tripling every year because they have more kids who end up accepting their offer than they planned for....and they were building new dorms. Some of that has been alleviated. But not all. So it does happen. But generally its an exception. Some kids actually like triples. And upperclassmen often do apartment quads in Walsh and Campbell-Salice/Conley. </p>

<p>Its not the negative issue people think it is. But its also not as common as people think.</p>

<p>Doodie:</p>

<p>Fordham's yield has been problematic for a long time and they are working on fixing that as they become more selective in admissions. But largely its because uber stats kids use Fordham as a safety for the Ivy League and uber elite LAC's like Swarthmore and Williams and Middlebury etc. Some kids figure out its not affordable for their family and choose a less expensive school, lower ranking school that gave them more money etc. </p>

<p>But its NOT because its a school they are rejecting because of academics or other issues.</p>

<p>Fordham recruits very very smart kids. I can assure you. It will shock you how many have SAT's north of 1450 and even 1500. You will be very challenged at Fordham. Its an academic school and the workload is heavy. </p>

<p>Come visit and see for yourself.</p>

<p>Dooddie - Looking at the list, I notice that many schools with low yields (including Fordham) have EA rather than ED (OK, exclude Harvard and such). Thinking about it, that makes sense. Schools with ED only get early applicants who are committed to their institution since they must attend if accepted (with rare exceptions). Schools that accept a lot of students ED (some schools take close to half their class ED) will almost by definition have higher yields since a large part of the class will have virtually a 100% yield. In contrast, schools with EA never get that type of yield from any group of students accepted. </p>

<p>Additionally, many people apply to one school ED and a few schools EA as back-ups, again reducing the yield of the EA schools. I'm guessing a colleges looks at many factors in deciding to do EA or ED, but ED should, in general, create higher yield statistics. </p>

<p>For these reasons, I don't think that the yield statistics of EA and ED schools are really comparable (I didn't go through the whole list to see which schools are EA or ED).</p>

<p>Fordham is a great school and the good news is that the people who attend are happy to be there.</p>

<p>Thanks. Fordham is probably my first choice among the schools I've gotten into so far. I liked it when I visited, and it seems weird that their percentage is so low. Your explanations make sense.</p>

<p>I was also accepted to Fordham, but I really have a problem with how strict it seems. With my financial aid package it is more than affordable, but I just have trouble seeing myself somewhere so conservative. Any feedback from current students about this??</p>

<p>Great point Happy.....I didnt think of it in that context but it makes perfect sense. Thanks. However.....Admissions is working on the yield issues.</p>

<p>lexie: Fordham is not "conservative." Its student body is a healthy mix of both camps and a lot of them are rather apolitical. Further, religious issues and theological doctrine do not dominate the vibe or the experience. You will find people who think like you. Personal choices aside, its not a place for judging people. The only issues that arise are when rude dorm-mates make poor choices and it causes the other dorm-mate to become frustrated or have to find somewhere else to go. I wont get into details. </p>

<p>But that is the same thing that happens at every college in America. </p>

<p>Theology is required at Fordham but they are generic overview and more philosophical than religious and they are not doctrinal courses. Plus there are choices you can make. Though I note the Theology Department is one of Fordham's strengths an many students, Catholic and Non-Catholic, Jewish and Agnostic have majored in Theology and enjoyed it.</p>

<p>The faculty at Fordham leans to the liberal left, like all colleges, but they are very tolerant and most are very fair in their grading policies...not downgrading students for opinions they don't share. Just do good scholarship and find great resources!</p>

<p>My kid had friends at Fordham from all walks of life, several regions of the country and even different views on politics, theology etc. What they shared was a passion for learning, strong work ethic and a tolerance for others.</p>

<p>My DDs experience thus far at Fordham is you can THINK and WRITE as liberal or conservative as you want. Well written papers will be graded fairly. Its actions that can result in consequences. Dorms may have stricter rules than other colleges, but if you are coming to study and have reaonable fun, you'll be fine.</p>