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Degree: Psychology
Graduation Year: 2016

I honestly loved FIU. There was so much diversity amongst the students, and so many opportunities. It was a lot of fun because there was always something going on, whether it was something benefiting you academically or socially. The social events, such as tailgates and homecoming were very fun and very well planned/funded. Of course, like every university, there are bad professors. But, thanks to FIU, I had the opportunity to work/meet with faculty and professors that literally changed my life.

4 out of 5
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Degree: Chemistry
Graduation Year: 2003

FIU was an amazing university that has professors that care about their students. I was able to get a job in the petrochemical industry because an of the alumni association. The campus has everything that a student can desire with a diverse population.

3 out of 5
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Degree: Economics
Graduation Year: 2010

Academically challenging and rigorous. The only real hole in the coursework was with data science skills. Handling data sets in a computational environment to extract usefully information is something many employers expect graduates to be able to do.The schools administration leaves something to be desired but the staff within the department where all amazing. I enjoyed my program but I feel it didn't order any real world opportunities for internships or career development.

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Degree: English
Graduation Year: 2016

Florida International University offers students a unique learning and social experience with its exceptional quality of instruction and numerous extracurricular opportunities. Although students outnumber faculty, each faculty member devotes significant time to students in order to meet their needs and understand their approach to learning. FIU is an immensely diverse university with over 60% of the student body identifying as Hispanic. FIU's diverse population offers cultural insight and an opportunity for individual growth unlike any other university.

4 out of 5
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Degree: Religion/Religious Studies
Graduation Year: 2012

Florida International University is truly a worlds ahead institution. From the diversity of the students to the rigor of the curriculum, FIU offers students many opportunities to discover their passions. Centrally located in the vibrant city of Miami, FIU is close to many headquarters of Fortune 500 companies and provides students the opportunity to internship with some of the best companies in the world. Would recommend this institution to anyone who wants to hit the ground running with their education.

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Degree: Psychology
Graduation Year: 2015

I love the psychology department. The professors in that department was great and had real life experiences. Classes were either two days for an 1 hour and 15 minutes or a one day 2 hour and 40 minutes classes. I actually prefer the one day a week class, which didn't feel long at all. The professors dint just lecture, but they provided real life examples and showed great clips for better comprehension.

4 out of 5
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Degree: International Business
Graduation Year: 2013

Great school with a diverse population.Teachers were very helpful and getting involved in campus life made very thing a lot better. I would recommend even joining a club during your first semester. There is a lot to explore. The university also has a great location and keeps expanding.

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Degree: Logistics, Materials, and Supply Chain Management
Graduation Year: 2019

I must say that Florida International University is an excellent institution of higher education. I got an early start to the college experience that FIU offers in high school through a Dual Enrollment program. I was very pleased to know that the university offered an opportunity for bright individuals looking to get a head start on their college career for free. They selected highly qualified professors teaching at my high school and provided them with all the resources necessary to administer general education prerequisite courses to us students. I found this to be an invaluable quality of the university as it helped many to prepare for the upcoming years and get ahead on college credits whilst saving money on tuition. With my foot in the door even before my graduation I knew that it was a smart choice to continue my education through FIU. My experience with the Modesto Maidique Campus has been nothing short of edifying. I feel somewhat resentful that I did not decide to dorm on campus because it is beautiful and the campus has enough resources to fulfil any type of culture or lifestyle. The highly diverse student body creates innumerable opportunities to network with likeminded and distinct individuals. The abundance of extracurricular and community building activities means that there is a way for everyone to feel at home and unified. The vast number of academic majors provides an endless amount of opportunities for both students who are laser focused on a certain subject, or keeping an open mind to a possible change in career paths without having to fear a change of familiar ground. The classes are well kept and facilitate a comfortable learning atmosphere and I might even go as far as to say that the professors are over qualified. There is a plethora of security and police officers constantly patrolling the campus as to ensure a safe learning environment. Overall, I feel as FIU does not falter in any aspect of providing an exceptional college experience and would recommend it to anyone looking to further their education.

4 out of 5
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Degree: International Business
Graduation Year: 2014

I have been a witness of the exponential and successful growth of Florida International University. When I first came to the US in 2009 it was already expanding and positioning itself as a leading, global and diverse school but today, in 2017 it has consolidated as one of the top colleges in the country, especially when talking about international and global courses like International Business, major which is ranked top 10 in the country by respected publications such US Colleges & Universities and Bloomberg. Maybe you wont get that "college life" you would get in other cities or towns across America, due to Miami being a more Urban city like NYC, but FIU adds other factors to the mix that make it even more attractive. It is a vastly diverse college, with students from all around the world and with a cultural mix that I doubt you will find anywhere else.

1 out of 5
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Degree: Liberal Studies
Graduation Year: 2007

Holy c***... is this a horrible school. If you are thinking of going into Journalism, don't... just be another major. Or better yet, go to Miami Dade College. I also graduated from there and was getting A's and B's on the Honor Roll while at the exact same time being on academic probabtion at FIU. Oh it's not because FIU is harder or better- it is harder because they don't give a damn about you succeeding. Miami Dade actually cares about your academic well-being. I was a Journalism major and they had this grammar test at FIU. You have to take it SEVERAL TIMES throughout your Journalism program. Well they have this little information thing you go to for Journalism talking about the requirements and I raised my hand and asked how many people pass it the first try. The dude laughed- literally- not a good sign. But I was ranked in the top 95% of the nation on my SAT for reading and writing and english and fully expected to pass it first try since I had NEVER FAILED ANYTHING ENGLISH IN MY LIFE.... until FIU. They literally killed my GPA. They make you take creative writing and other similar classes - and I got an A. But then you have to take this grammar test- WITH NO STUDY MATERIAL WHAT SO EVER, no grade- pass or fail. They don't talk about it in class, they can't help you with it in the class- they literally do a writing class and you take this grammar test and fail the grammar test and your grade is tied to it (for some reason that makes no sense) so they make your A go to a D! So I try my best to pass it- I take a extra paper and write down all the questions and try to research the answers on my own. I had hundreds of pages of study material I accumulated on my own trying to pass a test in a subject I had never failed in before. Finally after having my GPA ravaged, I set up a meeting with the dean of the Journalism dept at FIU. I told him I've never failed English, writing or grammar. I bring the hundreds of pages of test research I did on my own and set them on his desk (since they give you nothing!) to show how much I studied and asked him, "why can I not pass this test?" You want to know what the dean stated? "Maybe you have a learning disability" Yep.... Ok... where is the office? I got to them and she states they do not give them any study material either. And she is very sympathetic and nice and she states- "you know if you switch majors to liberal studies you only have 5 more classes to graduate" So she helped me switch my major and I got the hell out of that disaster as fast as I could. I have always been horrible with math and at Miami Dade College my first math test I got an F- I asked the teacher what I could do and they have a tutoring area open from 6 am to 3 or 6 pm..( I forget the exact time) and there are teachers and students in very advanced classes - no appointment needed just walk in any time they are open and stay as long as you need before close. I even got tutoring from my own teacher a few times. I got an A in that class..... I never get A's in Math. FIU- I tried to get tutored for this grammar test- it's by appointment only. The kids tutoring me tried, but none of them knew any material on the test or how to help me. They had no idea what I was talking about when stating I needed help with the Journalism grammar test. The period you get tutored is 30 min tops and then it's done and you have to make another appointment. I don't know why people rank FIU so high. I hear it's the major you take and some are good but my experience was nothing but bitter and horrible and I was so ecstatic just to leave. Go to Miami Dade College... sooooo much better. Don't go to FIU it's a cesspool of ignorance and money hungry tactics. They don't care if you succeed. (At least in my experience) Miami Dade does legitimately care about you being successful just go there.

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