Florida Atlantic University Reviews

  • 115 Reviews
  • Boca Raton (FL)
  • Annual Tuition: $17,276
86% of 115 students said this degree improved their career prospects
83% of 115 students said they would recommend this school to others
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Student & Graduate Reviews

MS
  • Reviewed: 4/9/2021
  • Degree: Healthcare Administration
  • Graduation Year: 2021
"I started off at FAU very hopeful and excited to earn my Bachelor's degree. I have been in college almost 10 years and I have been working very hard to keep pursing my degree no matter what life challenges came my way. FAU has made it very hard for me to continue to follow through with my plan. From their horrible advisors, professors, expensive tuition, and a Dean who apparently doesn't talk to students. This university is very political and as students we are expected to keep rolling with the punches. They boast about students having a voice and rights but I feel as if mine and other students around me are always shut down. It's extremely frustrating. I needed help getting an internship and reached out to the woman in charge of it just to never receive and email or phone call back. I am grateful for the couple professors there that actually care about their students, they truly are what kept me going. I will be very excited to graduate this year and be able to close this chapter of my life. Hopefully some things change so other students don't have to go through what I went through."
Mike Sertman
  • Reviewed: 2/23/2021
  • Degree: Biology
  • Graduation Year: 2020
"Absolutely horrible Biology program. Many classes where most or half the class was failing, professors lacked any empathy about it, and could not teach. Teachers assistants who run labs act like you are dirt and mark off any chance they can. No one responds to emails. If you have a life emergency and have to withdrawal under exceptional circumstances, they will deny you and make you jump through loops going to every department head per class to explain. If you transfer, they will forget to register you as in state and they will also leave you with nothing left for classes because current students will have already picked fall classes. Everything about this school is horrendous and inexcusable. I have nothing but regret for choosing this school over FIU."
Matthew
  • Reviewed: 2/8/2021
  • Degree: Marketing
  • Graduation Year: 2023
"This is something that is very important to me that I wanted to get out there in the open. This is something that every single college does; and it is NOT okay!!! I've been in this school for almost two years now; and I haven't learned anything that I haven't learned in high school. Let me start off by saying my entire first year of math in college was just a waste of money. I told my advisors I wanted a higher math than what was recommended, and they didn't let me choose the class that I was paying for.. They made me start off at the basic level math, when I just finished pre-calculus in high school. So, I paid for the entire first year of math. Everything I learned was the same level I learned in high school. Although there are some good instructors, overall, it seems like there's no push at all for teachers. The curriculum, at least for gen ed, is not hands on at all. Professors will use pre-made courses online, tell you to do it, and just hand out a quiz every once in a while. I've already had professors will also make study guides, that might as well be copy and pasted from online (I mean seriously, borderline plagiarized), and call it their own. They then sell you these books for $150+, and make it a requirement for the class. I don't feel stressed in school because of the work itself, but I get stressed in school because I feel like I am just completely wasting my time relearning stuff in high school. Overall, I don't recommend FAU. It is so over-priced, there is lack of flexibility, especially in the first two years, with the classes they have you take to pull in some extra money, and learn nothing you haven't already known for years. Save yourself some money, go somewhere more local, because it will be the same."
Anonymous
  • Reviewed: 1/26/2021
  • Degree: Nursing
  • Graduation Year: 2020
"The administrators of the College of Nursing are extremely slack and do not care about the students. My cohort graduated in 2020 and we are STILL waiting to be verified for graduation so we can start the process of taking the NCLEX. Every other school has their students already registering and we will be delayed by at least another month. FAU has not helped my job selection at all because job opportunities are dependent on my ability to get licensed and because of how delayed everything is at FAU my cohort is missing many opportunities. It is very disheartening to have a college based on caring philosophy be the complete opposite. Additionally, attending FAU did not help me in gaining employment in the slightest. There is no assistance in the job search. I had to learn from other students at different schools the timeline for when I should be applying for jobs. Also, I am a BSN nursing graduate with ZERO experience in pediatrics, ICU, maternal/newborn, ER, step down ICU, NICU, and more. I have no useful experience and did not have a preceptorship/immersion, either. In my experience, FAU has set us up to fail as many hospitals are looking for at least some useful experience and other schools (that cost a FRACTION of the tuition) have worked to give their students these opportunities."
Seb
  • Reviewed: 1/19/2021
  • Degree: Engineering
  • Graduation Year: 2023
"I’m glad I choose FAU. Professors are really good at teaching and care about helping students. It’s really easy to approach any professor to ask for any questions. Also, very important for some people is that class sizes are smaller. I think is one of the few public universities in Florida with small class sizes which is very good for most students. There are a lot of resources available to students and tons of clubs to join. I totally recommend FAU to any looking for a university with small class sizes and a good education."
Masters Student
  • Reviewed: 12/15/2020
  • Degree: Accounting
  • Graduation Year: 2020
"While this university is highly rated, I feel it is over rated. Some instructors are engaged and useful, while most are performing at the minimum. Online instruction receives minimal interaction and entails mostly reading the book and being tested on this. The input from most instructors is minimal. Some instructors provide no feedback or corrective measures at all. Grades are often delayed in getting to the student resulting in absolutely no idea of your final grade with half the grades not provided at the end of the instruction until the course is complete. For the price, you would expect a better product."
Minority
  • Reviewed: 9/23/2020
  • Degree: Nursing
  • Graduation Year: 2021
"The nursing program is an absolute joke and I'm sorry I chose this uni over USF. There are several instructors with an axe to grind and who don't want you to succeed. You can be 4.0 all the way through until you get to these instructors. Extremely discouraging and for a nursing program that touts a caring philosophy, they should not have hired this instructor. She has damaged several of my classmates gpa average as well as my own for no other reason than she has a narcissistic personality and doesn't want others to succeed."
Anonymous
  • Reviewed: 9/21/2020
  • Degree: Nursing
  • Graduation Year: 2022
"I would absolutely NOT recommend this program for RN-BSN. There are a few professors who are unavoidable within the program and they will kill your GPA for no other reason than they do not want you to succeed. You can be 4.0 until you get to them. There is also alot of favoritism from these few professors towards Caribbean students. One professor does not hide her contempt for the US and Americans and hides behind a veil of "godliness". She has NO business teaching nursing students and FAU should not allow this closed minded mentality in their faculty."
Maria Mirodias
  • Reviewed: 12/27/2019
  • Degree: Marketing
  • Graduation Year: 2016
"The marketing program at Florida Atlantic University is a positive program that teaches both theory and real life skills that you are able to apply to your career upon graduation. A wonderful marketing class that was offered to me as an undergraduate class replaced the standard exams with marketing certifications including Google Hubspot, Google Adwords, and so forth. In addition to the certifications, we were required to participate in simulations that allowed the user to understand how the theories and concepts learned in class actively affect consumers. It was a wonderful degree program and highly recommended."
Ashley Wright
  • Reviewed: 12/16/2019
  • Degree: Political Science
  • Graduation Year: 2015
"Florida Atlantic University turned out to be the perfect fit for my undergraduate and graduate college experience. In my undergrad, FAU allowed me to hone my skills by exposing me to senior thesis projects and seminar-style learning that I ended up using throughout my graduate degree. FAU graduate program in Political Science gives you the opportunity to explore the major areas of study in the discipline of Political Science."