H. E. Pennypacker wrote: bryntax wrote:
So I just now finished a tour at fordham and one at Cardozo. The difference was astounding. Everyone at Cardozo was so helpful and warm and met with me with no appointments. At fordham I was given the fastest worst tour of my life. The 3l was swearing constantly, telling us how the building sucked, that we shouldn't expect professors to be accessible, that the corporate law journal was the shittiest one. I was appalled that this guy was representing the school.
I am in central park right now, wishing operasoprano had given my tour
this guy basically talked me out of fordham. If they can't get their students to sell their school, what does that say?
You have to look at these things with a big grain of salt. Every school will have people that love it and people that hate it. If this guy is a tour guide (it would seem odd to me for someone who seriously disliked the school to make the effort to be a tour guide), maybe he was just having a bad day / week and was overly stressed and let it affect the way he gave the tour. Let the research you've done on the programs guide you and talk to a variety of students. Don't let one guy totally sway your opinion.
I do understand where she's coming from, though. When I visited fordham, my tour guide was super nice but extremely stressed. Everyone I met was so frazzled, and this wasn't even midterms or finals. This isn't representative of the school, but I was a bit turned off by it whether that's irrational or not. Still, if her tour guide was saying that stuff, maybe he shouldn't have his job lol my fordham tour guide was decent but my georgetown tour guide knocked it out of the park. He answered every single obscure question and seemed so happy. That really does make you more comfortable on tour. They should really hire people that give that image because it does make you want to go there.