From the point of view of a Yeshiva student, FDU serves two purposes:
- To provide an efficient and quick route to law school (for schools that emphasize LSATs for admissions)
- To provide with what you need to get a sure promotion
Other than the above two reasons, there are no others. Based on our experience and talking to dozens of FDU graduates, the FDU degree is simply not worth the money. There are multiple reasons why this is. Among them is the fact that the degree is not respected – especially in the New York area. More than a few yeshiva students have reported that during interviews, the interviewer snorted when FDU was brought up. In one of these cases, the interviewer revealed that he himself go his degree through FDU and was aware of the quality of education (or lack thereof). Another major reason the degree does not provide value in most cases is that you are paying for merely a piece of paper. The education is almost non-existent. On top of all that, FDU’s Yeshiva program does not even provide the benefits that other bad universities offer – for example social aspects, networking, services etc.
Another crucial item you have to consider is the likelihood that FDU’s reputation will be further dragged into the mud. Like holding a bad stock, this will push down the value of a degree. If an employer remembers a negative article he read about degree mills at FDU, even the legitimate and hard-earned FDU degrees will dramatically decrease in worth.
Bottom line: In our wide experience, and after consulting with many dozens of former FDU students, almost all of them graduates, we at YeshivaDegree would highly recommend that you avoid FDU.