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Florida Atlantic University is an incredible university. It is not too big, yet not too small. The stadium is unreal and the tailgates are too. The main campus is in sunny Boca Raton. Truthfully, the city itself gives you enough adventure and inspiration. The majority of the working population are young executives ready to help. There are many internship opportunities and high-paying jobs for full-time students at FAU. The professors will work with you to succeed. The city is expensive, but you get what you pay for-- unprecedented opportunities.
The Social Work program at Florida Atlantic University was beyond what I expected it to be. I was and continue to be extremely impressed by the faculty in the School of Social Work at FAU. One thing I really appreciated about the program was the level of competence most of the School of Social Work professors had. Many of them were adjunct, so they also had full-time jobs in the field. The most I got out of my courses came from the real-world experiences that were described to us by our professors. The instructors always answer emails promptly and most provide their cell phone numbers in a case that texting them would be appropriate. The staff usually introduce themselves and prefer to be addressed by their first names. I feel as if my teachers at FAU were able to successfully join with and give specialized attention to any student that desired that. My favorite aspect of the Social Work program was the Field Placement. Our last semester consisted of a Field Seminar class once every other week and 400 hours interning at the agency we were placed in. I learned much more than I imagined I would. There are a variety of great options as far as agencies a BSW student at FAU may be placed in. Also, if you are interested in interning in an agency that the school does not have a current contract with, you can contact the field faculty at the school and they may attempt to establish an agreement with said agency, making placement there a possibility.
FAU was my college for two degrees, and the experiences of each degree were similar. The teachers varied in their educational style, some better than others. The advising offices were lacking, but overall assisted me in gaining acceptance into a graduate program elsewhere. The campus is beautiful, and the location is amazing. I would recommend this school to students who are self-motivated. Those who are good at researching and implementing solutions by themselves will succeed.
The school it self is very nice with immaculate facilities and exceptional teachers, however, there is a vast disconnect between advising offices when a student like me is getting a minor unrelated to my major while also being a part of the University's Honors program. In total, I had 10 advisers over the course of my 4 years at FAU, and I didn't even transfer from a different school. I never had the same adviser twice, and none of them know how to help me.
When I was in my senior year of high school, it was time to choose the college of my future. People suggested me to apply to the grand, popular schools. I thought to myself "Isn't it the quality of education that is more important than the name?" I am so glad I went with my gut instinct of choosing Florida Atlantic University, as it truly was the best four years of my life. The professors were stellar and personable, the lectures full of thought-provoking ideas, the student body so encouraging of your success. It truly is what you make of it, as everyone has different experiences. However, after seizing every opportunity that came my way at FAU, I can truly say that I made the most out of my time there. I am so proud of being an FAU alum!
I absolutely love my experience during my BSW! I can honestly say that every professor that I encountered was truly knowledgable, understanding, and really wanted their students to succeed. Sometimes, people think of having a successful college experience includes getting by with "nicest professors", and "easiest classes". However, although those are always in the students mind during the time they are competing a degree, it is NOT most important. You will really appreciate when you leave your BSW program and actually know what you have learned, understand what you have learned, and have the abilities to implement what you have learned.
The location and atmosphere were nice. Most professors are willing to work with students to make the best of their college experience. Personally, the general classes were a bit dull but at FAU, students get what they pay for. My overall experience at the school was good.
The Social Work program at FAU did an amazing job at preparing me to work with diverse populations. In our classes, we covered information of a multitude of cultures, socioeconomic classes, differing sexualities, and vulnerable communities. Teachers gave us real life examples from their experience and painted a very thorough picture of what the profession was like. I graduated the program feeling confident and ready.
Florida Atlantic University was a great school to attend. The teachers were helpful whenever I needed them. The academic advisers knew their job well and were able to get me into the classes I needed so that I can complete my degree. Even with my moving across the country and back again, they kept me on track to graduate.
The College of Engineering and Computer Science at Florida Atlantic University is teaming with intellectuals aiming to change the world. I have had the honor of taking part in this great institution and advancing my career as an Electrical Engineer/Computer Scientist. The professors are excellent; the courses are enlightening; and the campus is beautiful. Go Owls!