Florida Atlantic University Reviews
Student & Graduate Reviews (34)
Florida Atlantic Univeristy has been a wonderful platform for my academic goals, specifically the philosophy department, which has the most incredible professors!!! However, as an institution I would say the school is not quite as organized as I had hoped, and also that the different departments don't seem to communicate with each other, which makes multiple degrees or minors in different departments difficult.
I graduated from Florida Atlantic University in 2015 with a degree in Elementary Education. I transferred from another school that I was not pleased with. FAU offers a smaller, beautiful campus with helpful professors, advisors, and staff. The school has several campuses and is easy to communicate with. I was recently accepted to their graduate school in their Speech-Language Pathology Program and I couldn't be more excited. I know that FAU's smaller program will give me the experience and attention I need to succeed in this field. I highly recommend this university to students who want the traditional college experience, but may feel overwhelmed by the larger and more popular Florida universities.
I attended the Harriet Wilkes Honors college. I would recommend this school, the professors are wonderful. The classes are small and the other students are very helpful. Because it is such a small school, all the student know each other and it really feels like a community.
I attended Florida Atlantic University as a healthcare administration major which is in the college of business. The healthcare administration courses are tedious but informative. If you are able to attend the courses on campus I would definitely recommend doing so if you have no experience in the healthcare administration field. Taking online courses for this major with no experience will not prepare you for the real world of healthcare admin. As part of the curriculum, students must complete a practicum, meaning for that semester you will be interning for a minimum of 9 hours per week (12 for the summer) in a healthcare administrative field of your choice. It is your responsibility to look for the site and it must be approved by your professor. Once you have obtained a practicum site, you will attend class once or twice a week depending on the semester and professor. In the classroom, you will be completing research papers, presenting reports and turning in current events articles. The internship preceptor will be completing weekly reports about your performance and duties performed. These weekly reports are to be handed in at the beginning of your class. Honestly I think that this is the best part of the program, all of the information you have been studying, writing papers, and completing group projects for will all be put to practice during this practicum.
I attended Florida Atlantic University for my Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and this summer I will be returning as a Graduate student to work on my Master's degree in Educational Psychology. Returning to FAU for Grad school required no second thought- I knew that I could rely on FAU to provide the same level of stellar education I received in my undergrad time. FAU has an incredible variety of dedicated, and intelligent professors, true professionals who love their chosen field of research (cognitive, social, developmental psychologists), and their craft as teachers. The FAU professors that I had the pleasure of learning and working with inspired me to pursue a career path in Educational Psychology. Their passion, motivation, and encouragement serve to fortify the very spinal fabric that allows FAU to continue to excel in the world of higher education. FAU is spectacular if you are looking for a challenge, to achieve individual and career growth, and for an overall amazing college experience.
Studying at the Wilkes Honors College at FAU provided me with many resources as well as the required mentorship needed for me to reach my career goals. I was able to finish my thesis in under four years and explore other interests throughout my undergraduate career due to the flexibility of my coursework. Although I was a biochemistry major, I worked with my mathematics professor, and wrote my 50-page thesis combining my knowledge of human biology and linear algebra. In addition, I had full access to all the amenities at Florida Atlantic University's campus in Boca Raton and commuted to perform in the Symphony Orchestra. The small campus allowed me to get to know my professors and eventually work with teachers on various projects. Therefore, I never felt as if I was just another face in the crowd. This close-knit community allowed me to delve into my interests and be active in both the arts and sciences.
Florida Atlantic University is one of the best university's in South Florida, especially for those who want to stay in the Palm Beach County area. It can be challenging to find the help you need sometimes but you have to keep asking and eventually you'll find someone who can provide the answers you are looking for. There are plenty of activities, clubs, organizations and events to attend. The rec center has awesome gym equipment and pool to get a few laps in. Parking at the University can be a nightmare so definitely get to campus a minimum of 30 minutes before class begins.
Florida Atlantic University is an amazing university located in Boca Raton, FL. I enrolled at FAU three years ago with a plan to major in Biological Sciences. Throughout my time as a premed student, I have gained a vast array of knowledge in many subjects that I believe will help me excel in graduate school. The professors at FAU are stellar and they are always happy to help each individual student. FAU has a beautiful campus with all the amenities you could ask for. They have a huge food court, a brand new gym, and a great student union. As far as safety is concerned, you will never feel unsafe at FAU. The library is one of the best parts of the University. Aside from the enormous collection of books, it offers study rooms and even multiple computer labs. Sports wise FAU is also great; they just built a brand new football stadium and they offer more sports than I can count. To sum up, FAU is really a wonderful university and I am excited to continue my education here as I move on to graduate school.
Good school with engaged professors. Excellent Semester by the Sea program for marine biology. Tuition differential for out of state students is pretty ridiculous ($770 vs $174), but you can't study sharks in Iowa, sooo.....Housing is great...also expensive, but very modern, safe and full of "Florida" amenities: sand volleyball courts on front lawns, outdoor swimming pools at several dorms. A great distraction when too much studying is required. Overall, I'd recommend FAU.
FAU is a very nice campus very close to the beach with beautiful sunsets and sunrises. The professors are mostly good at teaching, many are world renown scientists. I was in the biology program, focusing on marine biology. FAU has an outstanding marine science program and faculty. The only downfall is that the program takes place an hour and a half north of the main campus. So be prepared to commute or move!