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3 out of 5
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Degree: Psychology
Graduation Year: 2013

Wish there were more online courses available so disabled students like me could complete the courses required more easily

3 out of 5
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Degree: Business
Graduation Year: 2013

Amazing school, great atmosphere and campus. Teachers need to be picked carefully but there are some great teachers there if you choose wisely.

2 out of 5
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Degree: English
Graduation Year: 2015

Very low bar and no challenges. Not a very thoughtful university. Not great in terms of community.

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4 out of 5
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Degree: Early Childhood Education
Graduation Year: 2007

Classes were readily available, financial aid was quick and mostly painless, and I was able to graduate without any outstanding debts.

4 out of 5
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Degree: Early Childhood Education
Graduation Year: 2007

Classes were readily available, financial aid was quick and mostly painless, and I was able to graduate without any outstanding debts.

3 out of 5
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Degree: Architecture
Graduation Year: 2016

Over all FIU is a great school with an ever expanding campus, and programs that are striving to go beyond the needs of today's society. You can get almost nothing done without talking to someone face to face, and it is almost a pre-requisite that a student speak or at least understand Spanish to get anything done.

5 out of 5
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Degree: Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services, Other
Graduation Year: 2014

If you are looking to enter the field of International Relations (IR)/Foreign Policy/Diplomacy/International Business, there is no better university than Florida International University (FIU). The quality of the instruction cannot be beat; the professors are culled from the best working professionals in the field - Ronald Cox (phenomenal instructor and author), José Cruz (in-depth real-life experience working in Latin America), and Marcie Washington (conflict and refugee expert) are just a few of the professors that join Florida Senator Marco Rubio at FIU to provide a world-class education to the many students studying IR there. Possibly most notable is Nicholas Onuf, the father of Constructivism Theory, and a former professor at FIU. I also received my minor in Economics and, again, the instruction was unmatched - thankfully, there is no economic theory or law that Joel Carton cannot succinctly explain. There is a ton of school spirit at FIU, and the campus itself is GORGEOUS and has everything that a student could possibly wish for - modern, state of the art facilities; free wifi; free concerts with top musical and comedic talent; numerous school sports teams and fraternities/sororities; plenty of well-known restaurants and coffee shops; and a fully-equipped, modern gym (membership included in tuition). The campus is centrally located in a beautiful, safe middle-class Miami neighborhood and close to all major highways, three major malls, with a supermarket, gas station, and commercial strip mall right across the street from school. All in all FIU provides a top-shelf education close to home. I am grateful for the quality of instruction I received there and for the care and attention I received from my instructors and the administration; I am proud to call FIU my alma mater!

4 out of 5
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Degree: Chemistry, General
Graduation Year: 2013

The chemistry department at FIU is full of research and educational opportunities. I enjoyed almost all of my professors' classes and participated in the LA program. I also was a TA and I found that the labs were well equipped.

1 out of 5
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Graduation Year: 2014

Florida International University (FIU) charged graduate students amounts much greater than the standard amount approved by the Board of Governors (which oversees public universities in Florida). The amount of overcharging ranged from $14,000 to $40,000 per student per program (depending on the program) in the College of Nursing and Health Sciences. In the process of inquiring, I found out that these charges, (going back to 2005; my inquiries were in 2012-13) were never submitted for approval to FIU's Board of Trustees or to the Board of Governors. The person responsible for the charge in my program used a regulation for continuing education programs, when my program was not continuing ed., but a regular program. This was so that overcharging could be hidden from the Board of Governors (continuing ed. is administered on the university level, but regular course cost changes require approval of the BOT and BOG). So, it was overcharging without a legal basis for doing so. In addition, most of the professors in my program were terrible, either in their instruction or assessment. One professor gave only 3 exams in each course - no other assignments - and a number of exam questions on each exam were invalid. Some because the grammar was so poor it was hard to know what was being asked, others because they required information not provided in or accessible from the course. When a student failed an exam (B- and below was failing), he, she had to repay to retake it, sometimes having to wait 1 year. If he, she failed a second time or another course, it was grounds for termination, in which case all tuition money, coursework, and time and work in 4 practica is wasted. Students coped with this situation by cheating on this professor's exams, using copies of exams when posted earlier for online courses. So, a student unwilling to cheat was not in control of his, her destiny, because no amount of studying would help to answer these invalid questions. The professor was intransigent at the suggestion that his exams needed to be revised. He never changed anything, saying it wouldn't be fair to the students who failed in the past! I also think he didn't want to make any effort regarding his teaching and wanted everything to run systematically. On the whole, my experience at FIU was extremely terrible.

4 out of 5
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Degree: Biology/Biological Sciences, General
Graduation Year: 2012

FIU is a wonderful place to get an education. It emphasizes global learning and being a citizen of the world. It's the best place to be during an era of such globalization.

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