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I absolutely loved my undergraduate degree in sociology at Florida Atlantic University. The setting and environment in Boca Raton is beautiful. The Atlantic Ocean can be seen from the top of the Owls stadium. Additionally, I love the subject of sociology and the professors who instilled me with the necessary knowledge and skills of being a researcher, writer, student, academic, and professional. The professors and instructors are all helpful and cheerfulthey encourage you to do your best and want to see you succeed. My favorite courses to take were sociological theory and cultural sociology. You learn so many interesting facts that you never thought of otherwise. I would wholeheartedly do my bachelors degree here again if I had to. In fact, I stayed at FAU for my current masters program in sociology because I have a passion for the campus and discipline.
FAU is a very accommodating school. I had a wonderful adviser that helped me choose my courses all along the way. I formed friendships and partnerships that truly made the experience unforgettable. The gym facilities and library are amazing! I could not have made a better choice for a local school with great accreditation.
This school has decent teachers but has the worst student services Department imaginable. The wait to see advisors can be weeks and the hold times for each department can be hours. No one reallly cares about what you have to say and will immediately attempt to transfer you to another department. There is limited parking and some days its impossible to get a spot in order to get to class. This may even happen during finals time! This school is only interested in its abysmal football program and money. I would never recommend it to anyone and I am ashamed I attended it at all.
All professors were very real life situation based and knowledgeable! All were willing to help but really pushed you to learn to become the best teacher you can be. Many inspired you to be the change and to strive to impact as many students as possible. I looked forward to demonstrate my best work and proudly graduated with a cumulative GPA of 3.89. Many professors encouraged you to seek inside your heart if this was the right career path and were very realistic with what was to expect in all aspects as a teacher. I knew automatically coming in that my student loan debt for this degree was going to be higher than my pay. But I realized in myself that I wanted to inspire under privilege students that everyone can strive to become whatever they work hard for. I reflected on two special teachers that mentored me throughout my life to want to be just like them. As a little girl I grew up with this struggle of having a single mom and I seen how hard she worked to provide for just us two. She's always had such high expectation of me and engraved in my mind that education and the power of an education can open many doors for you not only in real life but deep inside you for a life of sanctification and purpose. When I entered into FAU I knew it was going to be so challenging for me because I was working a full-time job, cleaning offices and bartending 4 nights a week to make ends meet and to help pay for books, my home and provide for my son as I became a single mother having the struggle of wanting an education and security outside of a man for myself. I was helping financially my very ill mother that was having many health issues. It's very crazy to realize what soul searching does for you it helps motivate you to accomplish your goals and dream and to do it as well done as you are capable of completing it. I would recommend going to FAU there's very good professors in the College of Education that have hearts of gold to help you make wise decisions and to inspire and direct you as well and whole heartedly educate you.
If you are out of state and 100% establish residency good luck getting it! I spent 5 years fighting with them to get it they are cons! On top of that if you have loan refunds to receive... You guessed it good luck! If you want to get railed every year this is 100% the school for you! Professors couldn't care less about you either! I asked a professor for a letter of recommendation they said they would glady do one for me... guess who spent a year blowing up their email and never got a letter! I highly highly recommend you dont send your kid or if you are a student don't go here! I guarantee you will regret it! The quality of education here is worse than anything I have ever seen! Oh ya good luck trying to understand your professors by the way 90% of them barely speak English as if the material wasn't hard enough as it is... If you do go here pray to whatever higher power you believe in that you have a student teacher because that is the only time you will actually learn something.
The College of Science at Florida Atlantic University has a great biological sciences program. I believe that it is one of the best here in south Florida, and not because I graduated from this school but it is because I have met students from other colleges that studied under the same major but they have not been exposed to amount of material as I have. Florida Atlantic University's program offers biological classes from many different subfields like microbiology, marine botany, plant physiology, anatomy and physiology, molecular genetics of again, biology of cancer, medical bacteriology, immunology, and so many more classes are offered. I had an interest in biological bases of behavior and comparative animal behavior and I took those classes as electives and its so wonderful to be able to get exposed to all these different fields because when you are an undergraduate you do not really know what you want to do, but this programs exposes you to just about everything so that you can know where your passion lies.
This school is 2nd rate at best. Its literally a commuter school: very few people live here and classes are dumb easy. Unless youre a commuter its beyond boring. For starters, the food is awful, there is nothing to do nervy, and there are few clubs here that are poorly run. Dont go here unless its your only option, no organization or fun things to do after class. Complete ghost town after 6pm. Over priced for the complete lack of challenging academics and that is coming from a masters student.
Florida Atlantic University was the best decision I made when choosing a college. The University had many resources for my program, the Teacher Assistants as well as the tutoring attached to classes or reviews where extremely helpful. I also did not have a single professor not be able to set up time to met during office hours. In my program as well by senior year you knew the majority of your fellow classmates, which was a great feeling at a University level. Getting involved in anything on campus was also a huge assets to my college career. The organizations I was evolved in always made me feel like I was home away of home.
Florida Atlantic University created a great culturally diverse environment for me to complete my undergraduate degree. Extracurricular activities really provided an a way to balance school and a social life on campus even for commuter students. The rigor and difficulty of the accounting scholars program providing an amazing guide into the accounting field. Being pushed to attend professional meetings and career fairs awarded me the opportunity to build many connections throughout the accounting world and ultimately gain an internship with a mid size regional accounting firm. Florida Atlantic University's professors go above and beyond to make sure that students are learn the material and understanding the concepts behind it and how they correlate to other topics instead of just teaching material to memorize for an exam. The professors are able to provide real life examples to make difficult topics more relatable and easier to understand.
Florida Atlantic University is a great school to go to for a degree in Accounting, because of the Accounting Scholars Program. This prestigious program challenges students in their core accounting classes and requires students to participate in extracurricular activities and professional development workshops. The program currently has a 100% guarantee rate for job placement and has helped me tremendously. Furthermore, the student services are great. Their writing lab has helped in a number of my undergraduate courses and the writing tutors really work to improve a student's writing skills. In addition, the university offers supplemental instruction (tutoring) sessions for various undergraduate courses which are beneficial and highly recommended for a student to excel in their classes. Also, Florida Atlantic University's career center does a great job of getting students ready for their career by offering internship programs and helping students find a job/career in their field of study. Furthermore, Florida Atlantic University's financial aid database allows undergraduate students to apply for the university's scholarship and outside scholarships based on the county the student resides, their major, etc. Overall, I highly recommend FAU for undergraduate studies.