Some questions... I'd love some input! :)

<p>Hey, I'm a rising senior and I'm looking for some safeties/matches that I could get excited about. First, do you think Fordham would be a safety/match... because I don't need any more reach schools. Also, can you tell me about your experience with Fordham? I've heard that the dating scene is tough because the school is mainly female and a lot of the guys are gay. True? Not true? Are the kids diverse and open minded? This is very important to me. I want a school with somewhat quirky kids. So... does Fordham seem like a good fit?</p>

<p>Oh, my stats:
GPA- 3.83 UW
Many APs, rigorous schedule, etc.
Good ECs
ACT- 31 </p>

<p>THANK YOU!</p>

<p>There is a slight majority of females in the make up of the student body. No, most of the males are not "gay." FCLC is notable for its renowned and highly competitive theatre program and that may include a higher percentage of gay students (I don't have any stats to back that up, however. Its just a guess.) The dating scene at Fordham (both campuses) is highly active. Some kids come to Fordham on a personal pledge of "no relationships" at least through the first semester, to make sure they get off to a good start. Some kids meet somebody early in the year and "hook up" quickly. Dorm drama is the same at Fordham as anywhere.</p>

<p>I think people should apply to colleges where they think they will fit in well and succeed. That may or may not be a reach, match or safety depending on your personal scores. While that is relevant for admissions stats, its not really relevant for the happiness-success factor. I would never apply to a school that you know ahead of time would be a disaster for you academically or socially. And that applies to reach schools as well, so you know. </p>

<p>If you visit a campus, you often have a gut feel about it. Either it excites you or it turns you off or you come away with the blas. </p>

<p>You have excellent stats and I am sure that Fordham would be a strong academic fit for you. But you have to decide if its a fit for you socially etc.</p>

<p>Totally agree with ghostbuster. You have to visit the campus and see if it is a fit for you. My D visited several schools and Fordham was totally right for her. My D had similar stats and got in EA. As for the dating scene, FCLC is in Manhattan, and there are lots of other schools around there, so the dating pool is larger than just the college. RH is in the Bronx, I am not as familiar with that area, but I'm sure there are other schools around there as well. I just got the feeling that at RH its more socializing on or around the campus, whereas at LC the socializing is not confined to just the campus. I could be wrong about that but that is the impression we got.</p>

<p>In my opinion, Fordham would be a safety based on your stats.
Regarding social scene: in LC there's a lot of gay guys...but that rings true for almost every college in Manhattan. RH may be different.
Diverse? Depends how you mean. Racially, yes. But if you mean in the actual social makeup, it seems a little monotonous. (Regarding LC campus)
Open-minded? I'm actually not sure of a hardset answer on this one.</p>

<p>If you haven't already, take a tour of both campuses and see what you think.</p>