Florida Atlantic University Reviews

  • 288 Reviews
  • Boca Raton (FL)
  • Annual Tuition: $17,324
89% of 288 students said this degree improved their career prospects
89% of 288 students said they would recommend this school to others
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Student & Graduate Reviews

Mike
  • Reviewed: 9/8/2018
  • Degree: Environmental Science
"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."
Ashley Fortus
  • Reviewed: 7/17/2018
  • Degree: Exercise Science
"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."
D Edwards
  • Reviewed: 6/30/2018
  • Degree: Accounting
"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."
Jannell
  • Reviewed: 6/30/2018
  • Degree: Accounting
"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."
Krystyna Powell
  • Reviewed: 6/29/2018
  • Degree: Biology
"One of my greatest academic achievements was concluding my undergraduate education as a double-major at Florida Atlantic University (FAU), earning a Bachelor of Arts in Biological Sciences and English in four years. As a double major I have had the luxury of studying a variety of subjects in the humanities that not only strengthened my critical thinking skills but were also enjoyable and enlightening. My greatest and most rewarding experience as an undergrad was attending FAUs Semester by the Sea Program (SBTS) on the Harbor Branch Campus. Completely submersed in the field of Marine Biology, along with hands on experience, reinforced and solidified my intense desire to study and research marine biology. SBTS provided me the opportunity to experience the different aspects of marine research, as well as present my own research to my peers in a seminar-like setting."
Mariemilia Larrea
  • Reviewed: 6/28/2018
  • Degree: Psychology
"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."
Drew Ohleyer
  • Reviewed: 6/28/2018
  • Degree: Social Work
"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."
Ivii
  • Reviewed: 6/3/2018
  • Degree: Biology
"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."
Czdari Lee
  • Reviewed: 5/30/2018
  • Degree: Biology
"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."
Rivka Averbukh
  • Reviewed: 5/29/2018
  • Degree: Nursing
"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!"
Shalean LaBerge
  • Reviewed: 5/23/2018
  • Degree: Social Work
"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."
Raven Doyle
  • Reviewed: 5/22/2018
  • Degree: Film Production
"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."
Savannah Jordan
  • Reviewed: 5/22/2018
  • Degree: Social Work
"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."
Jennifer Goldstein
  • Reviewed: 5/21/2018
  • Degree: Education
"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."
Cameron Hernandez
  • Reviewed: 5/19/2018
  • Degree: Electrical Engineering
"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!"
Cameron Hernandez
  • Reviewed: 5/19/2018
  • Degree: Electrical Engineering
"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!"
R.B.
  • Reviewed: 5/7/2018
  • Degree: Information Technology
"Receiving a degree in Information Technology has been a good decision. Yet, this degree alone has not been enough to secure gainful employment. It has acted as a "support" to other education, such as an MBA or a Doctorate. Reason is that many IT companies require at least working knowledge in programming or databases. An IT degree is more geared from management rather than computer science. A more marketable skill would have been in computer science or computer engineering. Yet a student needs to have at least some knowledge or interest in programming, computers, math or engineering in order to be accepted into and succeeding in the computer science field. Computer science is a more difficult program of study than Information systems. Yet the potential to securing gainful employment and making twice as much in income would be worth the time and effort for a student majoring in computer science, programming or databases. An IT degree would be a good compliment to another masters degree such as an MBA or Management."
Elizabeth Robertson
  • Reviewed: 4/9/2018
  • Degree: Biology
"Florida Atlantic University was a wonderful school. I feel that although not all of the professors in the school were perfect, majority were aimed at helping us to succeed and achieving our goals. The degree I received required very rigorous courses, but overall helped me to better prepare for the future."
Briana Sanchez
  • Reviewed: 3/27/2018
  • Degree: Sports Management
"Florida Atlantic has been everything i've dreamed of for my MBA in Sports Management studies. The funny part is, I was accepted into FAU for my undergrad but decided to go else where. I loved met experience there but was coincidentally drawn back towards FAU, and decided to attend for my graduate studies. FAU has provided a myriad of ways for my to get my foot in the door towards my career after graduation. Attending FAU is awesome, but being a part of #3 best sports management program in the nation is even better. The beautiful campus located minutes from the beach, has an undefeated football team in 2017, awesome campus events throughout the year, intramural sports, group fitness classes, and outstanding academic programs for all students. So come and be bold at FAU, its the place for you!"
Elizabeth
  • Reviewed: 3/19/2018
  • Degree: Economics
"FAU is an amazing school, with so many available resources for students to succeed. The main goal of the professors and fellow classmates is success not only in the present but in the future. A lot of students commute to school so parking is the most difficult part of the day sometimes. Classrooms are fairly large until you get to your upper division classes, but teachers are always available for one on one support."