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Hey, please take this review serious. FAU is a dirty school, from the libraries to the cafeteria. If you are not extremely self driven you will fail here. Around campus you will here many people complaining about the lack of help the university offers. please review the retention rate of employees and students from this university before making a discussion it may change your opinion.
I enjoyed my years at FAU. I love that they offer day and night classes and that they have several campuses that you can attend in Broward and Palm Beach County. They also offer online courses which helped me a lot because I work full-time. FAU has many clubs, athletic events, and school spirit. They are always very professional and were very helpful anytime I needed assistance. The advisors were flexible and were willing to call and speak with me over the phone if I didn't have time to come and meet with them in person. They always made sure to communicate with students and make sure we were always informed with what was going on with our grades, deadlines, incidents, accounts, etc. I would recommend FAU to anyone who has a busy life but still wants to experience what attending a real University is like.
This program was administered through the FAU college of business. It was a fantastic opportunity and a program I consider a hidden gem at the university. I wanted to do an IT related program and all any counselor would express that I should join is the engineering school at FAU and I did not want to do engineering however I began down that route. Two years into my engineering degree, I wanted a more IT focused degree and I met with the Career Center at FAU. They expressed this degree to me due to my interests and I switched my major to this program. Luckily I was able to graduate still in four years even switching my major halfway through. I learned a lot in this program that I wouldn't have learned in any other program. Some great business skills, great analytical analysis, programming in C, Java, SQL and more.
FAU is a unique university in the middle of beautiful Boca Raton. The upside to that: lots of local businesses in the area for internships and FAU-partnered jobs, while the downside is the cost of living can be very expensive if you want to be less than 10 minutes from campus. As an institution, FAU is an up and comer, and that term holds very true. We have lots of money coming in for research, a growing athletics department, and the student government and organizations like it are very active on campus. The SGA and other similar bodies are consistently surveying students for ways for the university to be able to improve their experiences at the university (and the free pizza for the surveys doesn't hurt either!). In my time they had opened up a completely new floor of the library for study space, added a new section for graduate students, and changed the library hours to be 24/7 for those late night cram sessions.
I truly enjoyed my time at Florida Atlantic University. It is a smaller university compared to other public institutions. Due to the smaller size, I was able to stay involved in different departments and communities within the school. This is also reflected in the class sizes. Most classes I was in, the professor knew me by name. Just like any school, some professors are better than others. You have to ask around and do your research to make sure you pick the best ones. I originally choose FAU for their strong business program. As an aspiring CPA, I needed a university that was going to prepare me well. I later changed my degree to Mathematics with guidance of some of the faculty and staff that invested their time in me. My favorite part about my time at FAU was all the opportunities they provided to give back to the community. I was able to go on trips during university holidays to volunteer in communities outside of my own. I was happy to attend a school that invest money in reach out to others. To conclude, The location is perfect. When you need to distress, the beach is around the corner and if you want to explore, Fort Lauderdale and Miami are filled with the arts.
During my years here at FAU, Ive had the privilege to be part of multiple aspects of the culture surrounding this university from organizations to various positions on campus and I must say that this university has definitely forged me into the man I am today in both overt and esoteric manners. At the undergraduate level, my interests became more focused. Through various interactions with individuals from different cultural and ethnic backgrounds, I became very interested in the inner workings of how others think. As a gregarious individual, I found my major of Psychology to be very applicable to my daily interactions and relations with others, so the courses quickly captured my interest. Eventually, through conversations with various mentors and peers, I decided to pursue a Masters of Education in Higher Education with a concentration in Educational Leadership because of both my experiences working in Student Affairs and the extracurricular activities I am involved in. The simple idea of being able to have a transformative impact on someone's ability to pursue their passions alleviates any doubts or confounds in my decision to pursue this path. As stated by Bill Bradley, a former professional basketball player, and politician, Leadership is unlocking peoples potential to become better. This quote has reshaped my undergraduate life at Florida Atlantic University because the university has provided me with numerous resources to excel academically as well as challenge myself with leadership development.
This university only care about money. They do not acre about the students unless they are part of some special program that brings money to the school. They are never satisfied with the money they take from you, they offer no help if they will not be help back or look good to others. If you are going to put your son or daughter here remember that money is all this university cares about and they do not care for the students.
FAU school of social work is unparalleled to any other school. 99% of the professors are brilliant and offer valuable insight and lessons. Even better to know that they are all open and willing and encouraging of offering support in guidance throughout the education process. The trick to having a great social work experience is the internship so if I had to say anything in the realm of advice it would be to speak up for what you want and advocate for yourself when needed.
I attended Florida Atlantic University in 2011 to 2015. Before I chose to attend this university I weighed the pros and cons. I will start by saying FAU is an amazing up and coming school. Each year the school is becoming more difficult to receive admittance. In 2011 FAU opened up a football stadium which made my college experience amazing. FAU has a great balance of social clubs and academics. There is a plethora of activities and campus events that make your experience a great one. For example, my freshman year I joined the Alpha Tau Omega Fraternity, which I eventually became president of, making my four years unforgettable. The greek organizations are not as extreme as the larger schools, due to the lack of campus housing for these organizations. Therefore, hazing and degrading acts are not tolerated, allowing for the members within the organization to build friendships and network. The academics of FAU are excellent, majority of professors are interested in their topics and care for the students. If a student is lacking in academics, there is a specific building for tutoring, called the student learning center. They cover majority of classes, ranging from geography to calculus, and the best part is, its free! However, there are cons to every school. While FAU is an exceptional school, the on campus housing is extremely expensive and strict. I recommend to find an apartment off campus after your freshman year, as it will save you money. However, that is my only complaint in regards to FAU. Furthermore, to any incoming students, FAU is an exceptional school that is going to be an A+ school within the next ten years. I highly suggest considering it for your undergraduate degree.
I highly recommend Florida Atlantic University to anyone who is wants to pursue a degree in biology. The counselors are very helpful and really care about the students success. The athletic programs are great here though and it's fun to go to all of the games, football, basketball, lacrosse, etc. With the science department, you'll get a TA that doesn't speak English well about 1/4th of the time but the professors all know what they are talking about and for the most part teach well (there's always a few bad ones no matter where you go). The TA's and professors try their best to help out the students, especially if you personally ask. I don't regret coming here because it's cheap for me (in-state, presidential scholarship) and I'm learning a lot academically. The social life was never a huge part to me because I still have made a few good friends and don't go to lots of parties anyways. I would recommend anyone considering FAU to give it a good chance and possibly visit as any kind of person could succeed and have a good time here.