Florida Atlantic University Reviews

3.85 out of 5 stars
(109 Reviews)
  • Boca Raton (FL)
  • Annual Tuition: $17,276
86% of 109 students said this degree improved their career prospects
86% of 109 students said they would recommend this school to others
Find an Online Degree:
GradReports is supported by advertising. Schools that compensate us advertise via school search results. This does not influence our college rankings or our content.

Student & Graduate Reviews

5.0 out of 5 stars
Alexis Waechter - 6/26/2019
Degree: Biology
Graduation Year: 2019
"Undergraduate was amazing and an interesting. FAU had amazing professor and classes that allowed me to learn so much about science. Professors were there to challenge me and help me learn. I was able to be challenged by exams and earn my first C. By earning my first C, college taught me that even if you try hard you may not succeed. You are not the only one struggling and you are not the only who has ever received a C. College was a challenge, mentally and physically but it was worth the ride."
4.7 out of 5 stars
Tron - 6/20/2019
Degree: Communications (Public Relations)
Graduation Year: 2006
"Florida Atlantic University is school on the rise. With a focus on top-notch education and roster complete with field experts, students will have the best opportunity of thriving and learning at FAU. A critical component of Education is the ability of the Professor leveraging their work experience and user knowledge to the students. While attend FAU each Professor sought to offer me their best. My Argumentation and Debate Professor went as far as helping me building a Senior portfolio of all my accomplishments and played a crucial role in landing me an internship at one of the biggest Communication firms in Georgia. ALso, it's because of her that I earned my first job only 3months post graduating. The assurance of knowing you support system goes outside of the campus is beyond relieving. With Education and career as its top priority, you're certain to excel with a degree from FAU."
5.0 out of 5 stars
Shantika Dykes - 6/17/2019
Degree: Psychology
Graduation Year: 2017
"Florida Atlantic University is an outstanding school. The teachers are very knowledgeable, the faculty are very helpful and responsive. There are many clubs and organizations available and the residence halls were very nice. The students are very diverse and friendly as well."
1.9 out of 5 stars
MELVIN - 5/29/2019
Degree: Business
Graduation Year: 2018
"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."
3.7 out of 5 stars
Lisa Piper - 5/13/2019
Degree: Social Work
Graduation Year: 2017
"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."
4.4 out of 5 stars
Troy Currier - 5/7/2019
Degree: Information Systems
Graduation Year: 2019
"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."
3.9 out of 5 stars
Matthew Juber - 4/28/2019
Degree: Exercise Science
Graduation Year: 2018
"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."
3.1 out of 5 stars
No Name - 4/25/2019
Degree: Mathematics
Graduation Year: 2016
"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."
4.3 out of 5 stars
Ken You - 4/22/2019
Degree: Psychology
Graduation Year: 2018
"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."
2.8 out of 5 stars
About to graduate student - 4/1/2019
Degree: Criminal Justice
Graduation Year: 2019
"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."
Was this page helpful?