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

M Hoggard
  • Reviewed: 3/14/2018
  • Degree: Biology
"Overall, I am satisfied with my decision to attend FAU for my graduate degrees. The Graduate College at FAU is extremely supportive of its students and I was impressed with the services they offered, especially in the final semester of my work. I would like to see graduate student stipends raised to match the cost of living in the area and to become more competitive with other public universities in the state. The lack of offered insurance to graduate students is also an area where FAU falls short compared to the other public universities. The Chemistry and Biochemistry department offers Teaching Assistantships to its graduate students where it waives tuition and pays a stipend to students who teach courses. I do not feel that I have been prepared well for a career outside of academia, which is the reality for the vast majority of PhD graduates. There was no training offered tailored to jobs in industry, and I feel I am at a disadvantage in my job search because of this."
Jadine M.
  • Reviewed: 3/4/2018
  • Degree: Social Work
"FAU is a well rounded institution. With the course work provided I believe I was fully prepared to enter the real world. FAU had a pretty open door policy. Instructors and administrators were always available to answer any concerns. They also walked with you every step of the way. I was recently accepted to their Masters program, and couldn't be happier to be going back to my Alma Mater."
Justina Olazabal
  • Reviewed: 2/25/2018
  • Degree: Healthcare Administration
"I will be beginning the Graduate Program in May 2018. The program is designed to prepare the attending individuals to take on the challenge of the work industry. The information presented will allow the attending individuals to network, relate and transition into the work industry. The attending individual will lean different techniques, self- research new and existing methods that wil build their skills and abilities. The program is designed to grow the individual and enhance their capabilities in the work industry."
Taylor Randi Lee
  • Reviewed: 2/21/2018
  • Degree: Sports Management
"Being apart of the Florida Atlantic University Sports MBA program has been life changing. Not only are we ranked within the top five(5) Sports MBA Programs in America we are also top three(3) in the state of Florida. The program has allowed me to take what I have learned in the class room and bring into real world experiences with ease due to the fact that our curriculum revolves around what is being dine in the industry as we speak today. At FAU we also have an amazing support staff. Our Director, Dr. James Riordan and Advisor's put so much time into making sure we are getting everything we need in order to be successful, which makes getting our work done with out distraction possible. Overall my time at FAU has been very valuable and positive."
Erica Randazzp
  • Reviewed: 2/20/2018
  • Degree: MBA
"As an alumni, I am certain that FAU is where I always want to be for my education. I want my friends, family, and even my future children to attend here. Education took on a whole new meaning. when I started attending college here. I think about when I was in middle or high school, slowly putting my shoes on because I dreaded being dropped off for school. Now as an adult, I am as excited as a child the night before going to Disney World. I want to attend class, finish a paper, participate in discussion, and organize projects. FAU has established, passionate, and credible leaders and professors. FAU has been a recipient of 25 national and international awards; and into a community of like-minded and well rounded friends and mentors. People overlook this college but they are seriously missing out on a great education in the great location of South Florida."
Samantha Starr
  • Reviewed: 2/17/2018
  • Degree: Instructional Technology
"I graduated with a Bachelor's Degree in Elementary Education in 2015. I have thoroughly enjoyed my time learning and growing in my education at Florida Atlantic University which brought me to my teaching career at an elementary school just months after graduation. In thinking about my career in education, I am furthering my studies with a Master's Degree in Instructional Technology. The College of Education has greatly prepared me for a career in education by guiding me through all my coursework and the wonderful, hands-on professors."
Sean A.
  • Reviewed: 2/15/2018
  • Degree: Finance
"Along with a beautiful campus, FAU just remodeled their breezeway and many of the facilities making it that much more clean and state of the art. The Recreation and fitness center, although often crowded, is really impressive with their Zumba, boxing, dance etc. classes and equipment, pools and basketball/volleyball courts. They even started doing outside training classes for people who like to be outside like me. They don't fall short on facilities and activities to enjoy. FAU's professors, for the most part, will work with you and want you to succeed if you put the time in. As brilliant as some of these professors are, I've had many with have strong accents being form other parts of the world and sometimes can make it challenging to understand all the time. I've met so many amazing people from all over the world here and couldn't have been as successful as I am without the help of my fellow classmates that are now my lifelong friends The career center has also done a great job in informing me of job fairs, resume building and other things to greater my chances of employment to the job I want when I graduate. Parking can be challenging but overall my experience at FAU has been a great one and would definitely recommend attending."
Chelsie Wilson
  • Reviewed: 2/13/2018
  • Degree: Accounting
"I completed my undergraduate studies in Accounting at Florida Atlantic University and loved it so much when I thought about returning to do my Masters degree 8 years later I knew I would it with FAU. The teachers are very knowledgeable with their subjects and there is a diversity of the students attending. They encourage group projects and networking with other students and constantly post career opportunities. After I completed my bachelor degree with FAU, I received a 5% raise with my company and soon thereafter was able to get a promotion due to my experience and my education."
Erick Espaa
  • Reviewed: 2/12/2018
  • Degree: Biology
"I was a Biological Sciences student at Florida Atlantic University through my undergraduate studies. I am a current Master's student at FAU studying environmental soil bacteria in the Biological Sciences Program. The program supports its students and at several levels ensures that they can complete their programs well. Students must report and track their progress repeatedly at several points of registration through numerous advisors to ensure timely progress and advancement in the program. Advisors and committee members cared for my project and actively tried to give advice and lend materials. There will be no shortage of solid mentors and advisors at FAU for any students interested in the biology program. The only criticism I have about the Master's biology program is the shortage of courses in the department. Most upper 6000 level courses that graduate students must take pertain to marine biology, ecology, or statistics. There are slim pickings and almost no courses in microbiology related subjects such as bacteria, protists, or viruses. I hoped to take more courses on these topics to improve my knowledge in microbiology, especially bacteria since that is the topic of my thesis. I was forced to take less related courses to fulfill my degree requirements."
Andrew B.
  • Reviewed: 1/3/2018
  • Degree: Biomedical Sciences
"FAU is an excellent school for the purpose of gaining knowledge, but in choosing a school like with many other things in life you may want to keep in mind your reason for attending. If your main goal is employability you may want to look into both the track record of the school and of the degree program before choosing. FAU, and the Masters of Biomedical Science degree in specific, helped build foundations for research practices that Ill be using in my profession for years to come, but in terms of employability I havent really noticed all that big a change."
Pedro Boin
  • Reviewed: 12/27/2017
  • Degree: Healthcare Administration
"The Graduate School of Business at Florida Atlantic University is a great place to gather knowledge, meet excellent professors and be in contact with students from diverse and rich cultures. You will find there a great environment to learn and grow personally and professionally."
Lynn G
  • Reviewed: 12/21/2017
  • Degree: Social Work
"I enrolled in Florida Atlantic University's Advanced Standing Master of Social Work Program earlier this year after graduating from FAU in December 2016 with a Bachelor of Social Work. I have one more semester before obtaining an MSW degree. Since I am planning to work in the substance abuse field, I am interning at a local treatment center. The clinical experience I am getting is incredible. I facilitate group sessions, counsel clients, write treatment plans, progress notes and much more. While FAU's MSW program is preparing me for clinical social work, I believe the university's BSW program prepared me for generalist practice. From my experience over the last two and a half years, FAU has an excellent program. The faculty genuinely cares, and professors are willing to help students who want to succeed. If you work hard and genuinely want to learn, you will have a great experience. I would highly recommend FAU to anyone who wants to become a social worker. Since FAU is a state school, tuition is reasonable and won't set you back as a private school will, plus I believe you will get a better education at FAU."
Sierra H.
  • Reviewed: 12/19/2017
  • Degree: Criminology
"Attending Florida Atlantic University (FAU) upon transitioning from military service was one of the best decisions I ever made. I attended FAU for my bachelors degree and have now returned to earn my masters. Military members receive great assistance from the staff. Using your military education benefits such as the Post 9/11 bill, is a breeze. If there are any issues, the staff is more than willingly to rectify them immediately. In addition, they're very friendly!"
Samantha Maesel
  • Reviewed: 12/19/2017
  • Degree: Political Science
"Florida Atlantic University's initials have often been expanded to "Find Another University." But as an alumni, I am certain those words come from outsiders or students who chose not to immerse themselves. Whereas my first two years were spent mindlessly moving through the motions of undergrad, I watched a teacher move a classroom, of almost 100, to tears; I saw peaceful protests and freedom of speech expressed in the courtyard weekly; I had professors who took me aside and asked for better from me, because they saw potential; I was inspired. It only got better once I entered major specific classes. That's when education took on a whole new meaning. I was lucky enough to be taught by more than 6 published political scientist. Each with an expertise and a charisma which made me never want to graduate. Where Florida Atlantic University may lack in name and status, they make up for in established, passionate, and credible leaders and professors. My advice for incoming students is to not let those undergrad prerequisite requirements steal your passion. Make the best of them by participating in class, getting to know your incredible instructors, and advisors, and asking them about their passions. It was those prerequisite instructors and advisors who guided me through those four years; out of a empathetic pursuit of education, and into a passionate obsession with knowledge; out of academic rut, and onto Deans' List; into the outstanding and incomparable Diplomacy Program, where FAU has been a recipient of 25 national and international awards; and into a community of like-minded and well rounded friends and mentors."
Taryn Santiago
  • Reviewed: 12/14/2017
  • Degree: Business Administration
"Florida Atlantic University is a great institution to pursue a degree at. I am currently pursuing my Masters in Business Administration with a specialization in Health Administration. One main reason FAU is a great option for the MBA program includes its versatility while gaining your education. FAU not only has the option for online classes but also has a specific program called the flexible-MBA. This is a program that allows students to take classes at their own pace with any specialization they want. Students have the option to choose from Accounting, Entrepreneurship, Finance, Health Administration, International Business, Management Information Systems, Marketing, or Operations Management. This was a main reason why I chose this program over the other options I had, considering I want to pursue a career in Health Administration. Another reason FAU is a great option for graduate education includes the ability to work as a graduate assistant. Many departments hire students to assist with teaching or advising, in exchange for a tuition waiver and stipend. This is very helpful when financing your education and make a major difference in the amount of loans needed. I am in my first year but have has a great experience with my advisors and mentors thus far. The college of business offers internship courses and its own career advising team, so my hopes for advancement in the future is very high."
  • Reviewed: 12/4/2017
  • Degree: Biology
"I attended Florida Atlantic University from 2011-2016 and during that time I gained a very supportive network of friends. Some of whom I even consider family. When I speak to anyone who is considering attending FAU, I tell them that the greatest experience FAU has to offer is its extracurricular activities. There is nearly an organization for everyone. Once I decided to join an organization, Alpha Kappa Psi Professional Business Fraternity, my college experience truly began. I cannot say that that would have occured at another university. FAU also as an incredibly diverse campus that aides you in getting a wider understanding of the world and all of its cultures. I loved my time at FAU and I advise everyone who asks me that attending FAU will be a phenomenal experience."
Jamie V.
  • Reviewed: 11/17/2017
  • Degree: Cultural Studies
"The WGSS program at FAU is small but has a lot to offer for students who benefit from smaller program learning. The small amount of people means everyone knows you and what your research is so they can help connect you to people who can help. They care about you."
Jacqueline Parkinson
  • Reviewed: 11/15/2017
  • Degree: Engineering
"Florida Atlantic University is one of the top Ocean Engineering facilities in America, from what I have been told. I am still in the first semester of my program, but I am confident that this is the institution I should be at for the degree that I am seeking. The Dania Beach campus is the hub for Ocean Engineering, and they have multiple areas with funding and many research experiments to get involved in. No matter which area you are interested in for Ocean Engineering there is an opportunity for research at this University. The Harbor Branch is the hub for Marine Science, which can also be a resource to the OE students."
Jessica Dockus
  • Reviewed: 10/5/2017
  • Degree: Social Work
"The Masters of Social Work program at Florida Atlantic University is an excellent program that provides different opportunities to learn how to be the best social worker one can be. The program is a clinic based one that focuses on real world experiences and at least 800 hours of field experience. The university also allows one to take the classes part-time or full-time, which is perfect if people are currently working in the social work field. I would recommend Florida Atlantic University to anyone looking to obtain their MSW but would like to learn things that actual relate to your future career."
Alex Beekharry
  • Reviewed: 10/5/2017
  • Degree: Biomedical Sciences
"Florida Atlantic University's (FAU) Biomedical Science program fosters great opportunities for critical learning and many ways to utilize classroom based knowledge in a more hands on capacity through the variety of research and Directed Independent Study (DIS) opportunities offered by the program. The amount of scientific/medical knowledge and experience that is available through the plethora of different laboratories and research projects being conducted makes FAU a very competitive institution in the advancing fields of medicine and Biology. The most intriguing aspect of the Biomedical Masters program here at FAU is the small class sizes comprised of a low student to teacher ratio which aids tremendously in students receiving individualized instruction and tutelage from PhD level professors. This stimulates excellent rapport between students and faculty which affords students the valuable ability of administration actually knowing students and the way in which they learn. The best way to summarize the FAU department of Biomedical Sciences is to say that it is big enough to provide students many resources, yet small enough for each student to take hold of these resources and opportunities and actually utilize them without being excluded."