Florida Atlantic University Reviews

3.85 out of 5 stars
(110 Reviews)
  • Boca Raton (FL)
  • Annual Tuition: $17,276
86% of 110 students said this degree improved their career prospects
85% of 110 students said they would recommend this school to others
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Student & Graduate Reviews

3.4 out of 5 stars
Masters Student - 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."
2.4 out of 5 stars
Minority - 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."
2.3 out of 5 stars
Anonymous - 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."
3.9 out of 5 stars
Maria Mirodias - 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."
4.6 out of 5 stars
Ashley Wright - 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."
3.7 out of 5 stars
Sondra Andrews - 12/12/2019
Degree: Criminal Justice
Graduation Year: 2015
"Florida Atlantic University has excellent programs and colleges of the like. For my undergrad studies, they provided great quality teaching and the material presented in lecture is solely based on the experience of the mentors, who have either become professors through their own academic endeavors, or had first hand experience working within the field, whether it be in corrections, like Professor Langois, or with the DEA like Professor Richard Mangan. Not only are the classes beyond par for the field of study, there's also plenty of opportunities and groups to take part in, such as the ACJA (American Criminal Justice Association), or taking on an internship with the onsite campus police department and even have the chance to work as a CSO (Community Service Officer) while working on your studies!"
4.1 out of 5 stars
Nhi Truong - 9/29/2019
Degree: Elementary Education
Graduation Year: 2017
"Florida Atlantic University is very diverse both study body and staff and faculty. In my program, majority of professors are very dedicated to student success. I never felt pressured to come up to ask for help from them. The school has a lot of opportunities for student employment on campus. I was also able to find a job on campus in my second semester there. The university located in South Florida with a wide range of diverse food. The location is so great for international students, who can find large grocery stores and restaurants specializing in food from a many different countries. I can't stand the cold, so the weather here is just perfect for me."
1.5 out of 5 stars
Matthew Juber - 8/14/2019
Graduation Year: 2018
"There was honestly a lot of fluff in my undergraduate degree. Not a bad degree if you want to just use it to fill pre-reqs for medical school or want to be a personal trainer - but there was not a lot of hard sciences that other schools require - which is nice at first until you reach graduate school with a teeny tiny science background. One of our capstone classes is taught by our worst professor who does not invite questions and discussions, but rather barks at students until they give up what they wanted to say. There are also rules that force you to take low level activity classes that are both at inconvenient times and academically useless. (I was forced to take pilates)There are some really great faculty that really want to help - if you make friends with them you will have a much much better experience than most, and hopefully that'll open up doors."
4.8 out of 5 stars
Noelle Perez - 7/29/2019
Degree: Nursing
Graduation Year: 2014
"I went to Florida Atlantic Universtiy for my undergraduate degree in nursing. FAU has a beautiful campus, and the College of Nursing has their own building where all of the classes are held. The class sizes are small enough where you really get to know your classmates and build strong relationships with professors that extend into the professional nursing world. FAU has a strong caring philosophy- an attitude that is essential for becoming an effective nurse. Faculty and staff were always available to me when I had questions and concerns regarding the program as well as clinical nursing. My program was live, no online classes. I was very comfortable in the nursing building, and treated it as a second home during my two years in the program. My classmates and I did most of our studying and group projects there. Before going to clinicals in the hospital setting, I learned assessment and basic nursing skills in the CLA lab which was set up like a clinic for simulations. After I graduated and started my first nursing job, I felt there was so much clinically that I did not know and had to learn on the job. However, I did feel that FAU prepared me for the real world by training me to have a professional mindset, adapt quickly to new surroundings, and become an effective team member."
4.3 out of 5 stars
Gabrielle Rind - 6/29/2019
Degree: Biology
Graduation Year: 2017
"I truly enjoyed my undergraduate experience at Florida Atlantic University (FAU). Over the years, I found more and more opportunities that FAU offers to students. For example, there are many teaching opportunities for undergraduates who perform well in certain classes such as Biology or Chemistry. Many of these are paid positions for students looking to work on campus. FAU has a great Student Government (SG) as well. I had the privilege to work as a student employee with FAU's SG for over two years. I was able to make incredible connections and it allows you to make an impact on campus. For those who want to pursue research, most of the science faculty members are actively doing research and have undergraduate students working in their labs. A great way to get involved in a lab is to do well in courses and discuss your research interests with them during office hours. FAU also has multiple research programs. I was involved in the Honors Research Program within the Biology dept as an undergraduate. The program allowed me to do research for over a year with a great mentor. Most of the faculty at FAU are really incredible and want you to succeed. I would highly recommend FAU to someone who is looking to pursue a degree in science."