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Degree: Geological and Earth Sciences/Geosciences, Other
Graduation Year: 2019

Mainly a commuter school, seemed to be short on money since faculty constantly complain about it. Do not offer majority of classs claim to, likely not doing well financially. For me its a nightmare- lab is 45min Drive away due to lack of infrastructure, basically no student life and is a ghost town. Graduate student community is completely fake news. Not a place for smart people, your college experience will be mostly driving and solitude since most grad students are parents. Wish I never came here. Programs are not ranked well to say the very least. Can not recommend, find a different school is the best advice I can give. A few teachers really care though and make is less awful. Objectively, it is mainly a commuter and night school for nearby students working full time with little student life for undergrads and none for grad students, despite what their website says.

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Degree: Environmental Science
Graduation Year: 2018

As a graduate student, FAU was an absolute disappointment, especially when comparing it to my experiences at other universities. The admin, HR, transportation department and budget office are disorganized, rude, and non-operational. The stipend given to Master's students is below the poverty line in Boca Raton (and surrounding cities), they provided $12,900/year, with $3,000 taken away for student fees (something that was not mentioned before I moved there to attend). Additionally, my budget coordinator (possibly the rudest person I've ever met), regularly did not pay TA's on time, and when asked about getting paid (because of students needs to pay bills/rent etc), her answer was to stop e-mailing her, there were too many of us. WOW! So few classes are offered each semester, that you really only get to pick between this class or that class; and of the courses offered, about 80% of them are online or hybrid and out of date (one of my instructors was lecturing during the Bush administration which he refers to in the video). Only one of my classes (I took 40 credits) as an in person, traditional class. Not to mention the technology fails to work most of the time. This created an in ability to see/hear the instructor, which makes learning difficult. I had a class that had an issue EVERY SINGLE class for the entire semester and the tech team said they couldn't fix it. I brought it up to administration, and they said it's a way to make money from a broader geographic range. You are forced to pay a $100 "transportation fee" even if you don't own a car, additionally, in the transportation fee you are told "you are not guaranteed a place to park", which happens everyday at 9:30am. Get there any later, and there will be no spaces, but because you have a parking pass sticker, you're not allowed to park at metered spaces. The campus is largely concrete, and fails to take advantage of the beauty that Florida's climate can offer. Instead it's concrete, sod, and hip hop music being blasted through the common walkway or "the breezeway." Overall, I was disappointed, underpaid and don't recommend FAU to anyone. It's also disappointing that I brought all of my concerns up to those in charge, and they did not seem to care or what to change. I feel 100% that FAUs priority is as a business and not as a university. If you want a good education and want to be treated well (or at least okay) than I suggest you Find Another University (FAU)

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Degree: Biology
Graduation Year: 2015

I was a double major in Biology and English at FAU, and graduated within 4 years with both degrees. While undergraduate advisors are seemingly helpful, FAU offers a wide variety of student success services. Being a double-major, I spent considerable time at FAUs Writing Center and Math-Learning-Center. My teachers varied in their educational style, and all of my biology labs were fun and hands-on. Some of my labs took field trips to the Florida Keys, the Everglades, and the Indian River Lagoon. Being marine focused, I was lucky enough to attend FAUs Semester-by-the-Sea (marine-science based course load). All of FAUs campuses are beautiful, and the locations are amazing. I would recommend this school to students who are self-motivated and independent.

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Degree: Biology
Graduation Year: 2015

I was a double major in Biology and English at FAU, and graduated within 4 years with both degrees. While undergraduate advisors are seemingly helpful, FAU offers a wide variety of student success services. Being a double-major, I spent considerable time at FAUs Writing Center and Math-Learning-Center. My teachers varied in their educational style, and all of my biology labs were fun and hands-on. Some of my labs took field trips to the Florida Keys, the Everglades, and the Indian River Lagoon. Being marine focused, I was lucky enough to attend FAUs Semester-by-the-Sea (marine-science based course load). All of FAUs campuses are beautiful, and the locations are amazing. I would recommend this school to students who are self-motivated and independent.

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Degree: Sociology
Graduation Year: 2015

I absolutely loved my undergraduate degree in sociology at Florida Atlantic University. The setting and environment in Boca Raton is beautiful. The Atlantic Ocean can be seen from the top of the Owls stadium. Additionally, I love the subject of sociology and the professors who instilled me with the necessary knowledge and skills of being a researcher, writer, student, academic, and professional. The professors and instructors are all helpful and cheerfulthey encourage you to do your best and want to see you succeed. My favorite courses to take were sociological theory and cultural sociology. You learn so many interesting facts that you never thought of otherwise. I would wholeheartedly do my bachelors degree here again if I had to. In fact, I stayed at FAU for my current masters program in sociology because I have a passion for the campus and discipline.

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Degree: International Business
Graduation Year: 2010

FAU is a very accommodating school. I had a wonderful adviser that helped me choose my courses all along the way. I formed friendships and partnerships that truly made the experience unforgettable. The gym facilities and library are amazing! I could not have made a better choice for a local school with great accreditation.

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Degree: Business
Graduation Year: 2017

This school has decent teachers but has the worst student services Department imaginable. The wait to see advisors can be weeks and the hold times for each department can be hours. No one reallly cares about what you have to say and will immediately attempt to transfer you to another department. There is limited parking and some days its impossible to get a spot in order to get to class. This may even happen during finals time! This school is only interested in its abysmal football program and money. I would never recommend it to anyone and I am ashamed I attended it at all.

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Degree: Education
Graduation Year: 2015

All professors were very real life situation based and knowledgeable! All were willing to help but really pushed you to learn to become the best teacher you can be. Many inspired you to be the change and to strive to impact as many students as possible. I looked forward to demonstrate my best work and proudly graduated with a cumulative GPA of 3.89. Many professors encouraged you to seek inside your heart if this was the right career path and were very realistic with what was to expect in all aspects as a teacher. I knew automatically coming in that my student loan debt for this degree was going to be higher than my pay. But I realized in myself that I wanted to inspire under privilege students that everyone can strive to become whatever they work hard for. I reflected on two special teachers that mentored me throughout my life to want to be just like them. As a little girl I grew up with this struggle of having a single mom and I seen how hard she worked to provide for just us two. She's always had such high expectation of me and engraved in my mind that education and the power of an education can open many doors for you not only in real life but deep inside you for a life of sanctification and purpose. When I entered into FAU I knew it was going to be so challenging for me because I was working a full-time job, cleaning offices and bartending 4 nights a week to make ends meet and to help pay for books, my home and provide for my son as I became a single mother having the struggle of wanting an education and security outside of a man for myself. I was helping financially my very ill mother that was having many health issues. It's very crazy to realize what soul searching does for you it helps motivate you to accomplish your goals and dream and to do it as well done as you are capable of completing it. I would recommend going to FAU there's very good professors in the College of Education that have hearts of gold to help you make wise decisions and to inspire and direct you as well and whole heartedly educate you.

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Degree: Biology
Graduation Year: 2018

If you are out of state and 100% establish residency good luck getting it! I spent 5 years fighting with them to get it they are cons! On top of that if you have loan refunds to receive... You guessed it good luck! If you want to get railed every year this is 100% the school for you! Professors couldn't care less about you either! I asked a professor for a letter of recommendation they said they would glady do one for me... guess who spent a year blowing up their email and never got a letter! I highly highly recommend you dont send your kid or if you are a student don't go here! I guarantee you will regret it! The quality of education here is worse than anything I have ever seen! Oh ya good luck trying to understand your professors by the way 90% of them barely speak English as if the material wasn't hard enough as it is... If you do go here pray to whatever higher power you believe in that you have a student teacher because that is the only time you will actually learn something.

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Degree: Biology/Biological Sciences, General
Graduation Year: 2016

The College of Science at Florida Atlantic University has a great biological sciences program. I believe that it is one of the best here in south Florida, and not because I graduated from this school but it is because I have met students from other colleges that studied under the same major but they have not been exposed to amount of material as I have. Florida Atlantic University's program offers biological classes from many different subfields like microbiology, marine botany, plant physiology, anatomy and physiology, molecular genetics of again, biology of cancer, medical bacteriology, immunology, and so many more classes are offered. I had an interest in biological bases of behavior and comparative animal behavior and I took those classes as electives and its so wonderful to be able to get exposed to all these different fields because when you are an undergraduate you do not really know what you want to do, but this programs exposes you to just about everything so that you can know where your passion lies.

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