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A Closer Look at Prestigious Fordham University in The Bronx
Sorry for being MIA yesterday. I thought that Tanya was going to be on here yesterday and I was running around like a nut. Unfortunately, she didn't make it online to greet you guys. Oops!
Well, I'm back now!
When it rains, it pours! So much going on at the same time!
First of all, we are still in the midst of the first week of school, so I had to get me and the kids back in the swing of getting up early and getting out the door by 7:30.
Add to this the fact that my car lease is up the beginning of next month and I needed to make arrangements to return the car and lease a new car, which I took care of yesterday.
In another week I will be the owner of a new Jeep Cherokee!! The best part of all is that even though this car is a 2019 versus my current 2017 Hyundai Santa Fe - my payments per month decreased by $30 AND my insurance went down by $150 per year! How often does this happen!!
I also had to make arrangements to find a new accountant since my current one is having some health issues and will not be practicing any longer.
Add to this that I am scheduled to have an open house tomorrow and I needed to change about 15 lightbulbs around the house that all blew out at the same time and straighten out quite a bit.
Lastly, with today being Friday, I had to submit my weekly article for ThisIsTheBronX.info.
All of this did not include carpooling kids, taking Gianna to a doctor appointment, cooking dinner and a few other errands.
So, moving right along to today. Can hardly believe that the first week of school is complete!! And so it begins!!
That brings me to the fact that with the new school year also brings the time when thousands of high schoolers around the world are in the midst of the college search process. My nephew Nolan, currently a high school senior is knee deep in visiting colleges around the country and trying to narrow down his preferences.
One of the colleges he is considering is Fordham University in The Bronx. As you may (or may not) know, this is my alma mater. I will not bore you with the details of WHEN I attended for fear of feeling waay too old! However, what I know you are aware of is that The Bronx has and still does hold a very place in my heart!
This includes my weekly column featured in ThisIsTheBronX. So I decided, in light of the many kids trying to decide which institute of higher learning to attend, I would feature the great colleges of The Bronx, over the next several weeks.
This week, I am featuring Fordham University!
Focusing on the "educational" aspect of the school, I've compiled Eleven Lesser Known Facts about Fordham University.
My hope is that this will prove valuable to you or anyone you may know considering this Bronx-based college!! Please share!
With my college years as a student at Fordham University decades behind me, I’m once again focusing in on institutions of higher learning with two teenage daughters who are becoming increasingly aware of the many options they will have to consider during the next few years.
In many ways, I took for granted just how amazing a school Fordham was when attending. However, now that I am beginning the college investigative process with my teenage kids with objectivity, it is no wonder Fordham is a much desired college to attend by kids around the country and the world!
Here are ten lesser known facts that you might not be aware of about this prestigious Bronx university.
1. Fordham ranks in Top 100 college and universities in 2019
In a ranking of all national universities, Fordham, private and co-ed, ranked #70. The university has some of the highest-ranked graduate programs in New York and the Northeast, from business and law to education and social work. The Gabelli School of Business, in particular, is recognized as one of the top business schools in the nation.
2. Top Ranking for Best Undergraduate Teaching
Based on a survey conducted in the spring of 2018, Fordham was ranked among the most prestigious universities for putting a particular emphasis on undergraduate teaching. The ranking were tallied from the most votes given by top college administrators and Fordham came in at #52 along with Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Pennsylvania State University.
3. Fordham University is the Oldest Catholic College in the Northeast
Fordham University was founded by the Catholic Diocese of New York in 1841 as St. John’s College, making it the oldest Roman Catholic institution of higher education in the northeastern United States. The vision began in 1840 when The Most Reverend John J. Hughes purchased the bulk of Rose Hill Manor, a private farm in the village of Fordham, now part of The Bronx. The administrators brought in Jesuit educators to run the college in 1845, establishing Fordham as New York City’s only Jesuit institution. The school is also the third-oldest university in the state of New York, after New York University and Columbia University.
4. Tuition at Fordham University is Slightly Higher Than Average
The undergraduate tuition and fees at Fordham University are slightly higher than the average amount of similar schools’ tuition. The 2019 undergraduate tuition & fees of Fordham University are $52,687 for their students and approximately an additional $17,969 for room and board.
Graduate school tuition & fees for 2019 are $34,363. On average, annual tuition for private 4-Year not-for-profit colleges and universities total about $50,900 for annual tuition and fees.
Incidentally, this is a far cry from what it cost when I was an undergraduate student back in the day at $10,000 with room and board!
5. Students Enjoy the Experience of Urban Living and Inter-Campus Travel
The school motto says it best with “New York is my campus. Fordham is my school.” In the heart of The Bronx, the Rose Hill Campus offers both its outdoor gardenesque grounds and the ultimate urban setting outside its gates. With its second residential campus at Lincoln Center, in the cultural heart of Manhattan near Central Park, transportation between the two is easy and accessible via the school’s Ram Van shuttle that runs every half hour. The college’s third campus in Westchester’s Harrison can also be reached by means of the Ram Van.
And if you are just a history buff, check out my previously published article about the Fordham section of The Bronx:
WEEKDAY MAGAZINE – Seven Historical Facts About Fordham read more...
Today also happens to be Foodie Friday! And here we go with my WEEKLY VEGAN RECIPE!
This week, I'm thrilled to bring you something in honor of back to school for those plant-based eating students! However, rather than one recipe, I thought i would do something different this week and feature several options for packing a vegan school lunch. Thanks to Vegetarian Gastronomy, who put together 10 great options.
Being vegan and buying lunch at school is not always easy. I know for my high school sophomore, Gianna, she always has trouble finding something to buy, except for salad (which is great, but, the lines are always so long, not leaving her much time to eat). As a result, I pack her lunch daily. This way, I know that she is eating well and not rushing!
Here are 3 of Anjali's (author of Vegetarian Gastronomy and blog) packable vegan lunch ideas:
SCHOOL LUNCH IDEA #1
SCHOOL LUNCH IDEA #2
SCHOOL LUNCH IDEA #3
For the Bean Burrito Wrap: Use whole wheat tortilla and add beans, spinach, and these vegan cheese slices (cut into thin strips) + any other add-ins listed below.
Actually, one last suggestion - these lunches work best if you buy a plastic sectioned container to separate all the individual items.
Well folks, here's to a wonderful weekend!!