Florida Atlantic University Reviews
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Florida Atlantic University's initials have often been expanded to "Find Another University." But as an alumni, I am certain those words come from outsiders or students who chose not to immerse themselves. Whereas my first two years were spent mindlessly moving through the motions of undergrad, I watched a teacher move a classroom, of almost 100, to tears; I saw peaceful protests and freedom of speech expressed in the courtyard weekly; I had professors who took me aside and asked for better from me, because they saw potential; I was inspired. It only got better once I entered major specific classes. That's when education took on a whole new meaning. I was lucky enough to be taught by more than 6 published political scientist. Each with an expertise and a charisma which made me never want to graduate. Where Florida Atlantic University may lack in name and status, they make up for in established, passionate, and credible leaders and professors. My advice for incoming students is to not let those undergrad prerequisite requirements steal your passion. Make the best of them by participating in class, getting to know your incredible instructors, and advisors, and asking them about their passions. It was those prerequisite instructors and advisors who guided me through those four years; out of a empathetic pursuit of education, and into a passionate obsession with knowledge; out of academic rut, and onto Deans' List; into the outstanding and incomparable Diplomacy Program, where FAU has been a recipient of 25 national and international awards; and into a community of like-minded and well rounded friends and mentors.
I attended Florida Atlantic University from 2011-2016 and during that time I gained a very supportive network of friends. Some of whom I even consider family. When I speak to anyone who is considering attending FAU, I tell them that the greatest experience FAU has to offer is its extracurricular activities. There is nearly an organization for everyone. Once I decided to join an organization, Alpha Kappa Psi Professional Business Fraternity, my college experience truly began. I cannot say that that would have occured at another university. FAU also as an incredibly diverse campus that aides you in getting a wider understanding of the world and all of its cultures. I loved my time at FAU and I advise everyone who asks me that attending FAU will be a phenomenal experience.
Florida Atlantic University's Bachelor's of Social Work program is excellent; I learned so much and gained a ton of experience. The teachers are there to assist you and they genuinely care about wanting you to succeed. Their passion for their craft and their profession really shows through their teaching. All faculty members make themselves available to you (I would make use of that). I was able to intern through this program which was a requirement for graduation that I loved; it almost forces you to use the skills you have learned throughout the program in the real world and it was a great eye opening experience. I graduated with months of experience at an agency and also a certificate in Child Welfare. I enjoyed the school so much that I decided to go back for my Masters Degree. I am currently in the MSW program at FAU, which I must say we are ranked number 2 in the country. Studying at FAU has been a pleasure and I cannot think of a better place to assist me with furthering my education.
FAU was a great school to attend. The professors I had for my major in criminal justice and minor in psychology were rigorous and intelligent. This is an extremely diverse school with numerous opportunities to get involved. The location is also a plus, a school close the beach is never a bad thing. The programs provided are tough but they prepare you for your career. The professors I were typically involved in the field so they are extremely knowledgeable.
FAU, especially the Jupiter campus, was an amazing experience for me. My degree program was a small cohort of students which made school feel like a home away from home. The professors in the history department were absolutely incredible-- brilliant, articulate, and very supportive. Two of my professors kept in touch and supported me when I began my career as a teacher. I had such a positive experience through FAU, and I would recommend it to anyone.
FAU is an amazing university for everyone. You don't have to be right out of high school to attend. I went there in my mid 20's. The people I met along the way were absolutely amazing. I had an amazing mentor at the Davie campus. The teachers and staff really know what they're doing. It's great to be at a college where they really care.
I had a wonderful and awesome time at FAU. I was able to conduct a research during my senior year which turn me into the wonderful person that I am today. The program was not only rigorous but there were professors that I could rely on for great feedback. My professors were there fore me and they helped me all the way. Today, I stay in contact with most them and I love it!
Florida Atlantic University (FAU) is the most diverse university in the state of Florida. I come from a moderately diverse background so being exposed to new cultures and different perspectives was quite the thrill. I was heavily involved in many facets of the university. The Greek community at FAU had a fundamental impact on my collegiate journey and network connections. I have developed a passion for building authentic relationships, and working with others to motivate and inspire other students. I was able to experience studying abroad, broadening my public speaking skills, and secured several internships through the resources provided within the Career Development Center. The College of Business offers several scholarships for students combined with a well-rounded business curriculum. Three out of the four years I attended FAU, I won a college of business scholarship. I have had a few frustrating encounters with advisors. I recommend to find an advisor that is informative, helpful, and understanding of your collegiate goals. Further a relationship with this advisor and request to meet with the advisor at least one a semester to stay consistent and on track to graduate. Every university has its pros and cons. I can honestly say, Florida Atlantic University gave me the best four years of my life because of their value in impacting students, diversity, and public service. I feel confident as a graduate ready to contribute my creative talents and profound skill set to the professional work force because of my time at this university.
Florida Atlantic University (FAU) introduced me into college life, provided guidance in my career, and showed tremendous support in my pursuit for a degree in Social Work. Their extremely diverse and welcoming campus will open your eyes to new perspectives and ideals all while making you feel at home. No matter what your major is, you will always be able to find help when needed. FAU's cares about its students, encouraging them to have healthy lifestyles and providing opportunities to unravel from the stress of college life. I was a transfer student who accepted their Bachelor's after two years and, because of the teachers and school's support, will be receiving my Master's degree in one. I hope you check it out!
I graduated from Florida Atlantic University in December 2016 with a Bachelor of Social Work. I started FAU's Advanced Standing MSW program in May. I believe FAU's BSW program prepared me for generalist practice in the world of Social Work. Since I would like to work as a substance abuse counselor, I am now pursuing a Master's degree. From my experience over the last year and a half, FAU has an excellent program. The faculty is fantastic and genuinely cares. They are very willing to help and want students to succeed. There will always be a few who don't want to do the work and complain about everything, but if you work hard and genuinely want to learn, you will have a great experience. I believe the curriculum will give students what they need for generalist practice. I would highly recommend FAU to anyone who wants to become a social worker. One of my former professors is now leading the school of social work. She has a tremendous amount of energy and is working hard to push the program to the next level, not to mention the school was recently named the Phyllis and Harvey Sandler School of Social Work after receiving a generous donation of $7 million dollars. Besides having excellent professors, my advisors were also very helpful in making sure I was taking the right courses to graduate on time. The field placement my last semester was challenging and gave me valuable hands-on case management experience. Every effort is made to find students field placements that are a good fit. Since FAU is a state school, tuition is reasonable and won't set you back like a private school, plus I believe you will get a better education at FAU.