Florida Atlantic University Reviews

  • 288 Reviews
  • Boca Raton (FL)
  • Annual Tuition: $17,276
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

Cora Bresciano
  • Reviewed: 9/20/2017
  • Degree: Liberal Studies
"The Comparative Studies PhD program at FAU provides a rigorous academic program in a supportive atmosphere. The department head, Dr. Adam Bradford, believes deeply in the mission of the program and is always available to provide guidance to students. The professors affiliated with the department are esteemed scholars in their disciplines. I have found most of the seminars to be great opportunities for learning, discussing, thinking through scholarly issues, and exchanging ideas with peers and professors. In addition, the Comparative Studies Student Association (CSSA) organizes forums, graduate conferences, and other events for PhD students. It's a terrific support organization and a great addition to the program."
Hadis Moradi
  • Reviewed: 9/18/2017
  • Degree: Electrical Engineering
"I studied my PhD program at FAU and I recommend the program to the students who are interested. Atlantic University is a public research university with multiple campuses along the southeast Florida coast serving a uniquely diverse community. It promotes academic and personal development, discovery, and lifelong learning. If you are ready to start your graduate journey, go ahead and apply."
  • Reviewed: 9/1/2017
  • Degree: Education
"I met people from all over the world and worked together to accomplish common goals. The staff was very helpful, friendly, and understanding of real-life experiences. There was flexible class scheduling with the online and in person classes being offered. Overall, it was an excellent experience."
  • Reviewed: 9/1/2017
  • Degree: MBA
"Very good MBA program. They work to accommodate working professionals."
  • Reviewed: 9/1/2017
  • Degree: Chemistry
"I believe that graduate school is important part of one`s career . I really enjoyed my school because of my mentor , so I think it is very important to choose a right mentor for you."
  • Reviewed: 9/1/2017
  • Degree: Business
"This college has helped me with everything from financial planning and tuition, to career planning and placement"
Harrison Wade
  • Reviewed: 8/29/2017
  • Degree: Economics
"Florida Atlantic University is a very solid school for students seeking professional careers. They do very well with placing graduate students into jobs and host an extremely diverse student body. Another feature that I enjoy is that FAU is constantly looking to improve and it's nice to be a part of an ambitious growing university. In the Economics program, the professors are extraordinarily friendly and are always willing to go out of their way to help motivated students. One gripe that I have is that the Economics program did not include a sufficient focus on mathematics and, at the time of writing this review, they do not offer a PhD in Economics. Overall, I've been satisfied with the quality of the institution."
  • Reviewed: 8/26/2017
  • Degree: Sociology
"The FAU Sociology masters program was worthwhile. This is not a program you can slide through. You have to put in the time to do the required coursework, readings and critical thinking. The professors are very knowledgeable in their subject areas and they are willing to push you to learn more and question more. The program will enlighten, while also inspiring you to make a difference. The professors will help you with writing papers and grants and they will encourage you to find your own research goals and to attend conferences. FAU offers partial to full reimbursement for attending conferences. The program is also growing and there are many assistance-ships that can help afford your masters education. The classes are small with a maximum of 15 people. For the best experience I would recommend applying to FAU's Sociology masters program if there is a professor whose concentration(s) fit your interests."
Samantha Beyer
  • Reviewed: 8/25/2017
  • Degree: Social Work
"Florida Atlantic University is not only located in a beautiful area but it provides students with the tools necessary to succeed in the real world upon graduating. The professors are welcoming and understanding that students have occasional struggles and are willing to work with you, which makes them approachable. Th course load for the MSW program is interesting and thought provoking, and for a student who didn't get their BSW in Social Work I feel I will be well prepared to enter the field upon graduation."
  • Reviewed: 8/18/2017
  • Degree: Social Work
"Florida Atlantic University's Bachelor's of Social Work program is excellent; I learned so much and gained a ton of experience. The teachers are there to assist you and they genuinely care about wanting you to succeed. Their passion for their craft and their profession really shows through their teaching. All faculty members make themselves available to you (I would make use of that). I was able to intern through this program which was a requirement for graduation that I loved; it almost forces you to use the skills you have learned throughout the program in the real world and it was a great eye opening experience. I graduated with months of experience at an agency and also a certificate in Child Welfare. I enjoyed the school so much that I decided to go back for my Masters Degree. I am currently in the MSW program at FAU, which I must say we are ranked number 2 in the country. Studying at FAU has been a pleasure and I cannot think of a better place to assist me with furthering my education."
  • Reviewed: 8/10/2017
  • Degree: Criminal Justice
"FAU was a great school to attend. The professors I had for my major in criminal justice and minor in psychology were rigorous and intelligent. This is an extremely diverse school with numerous opportunities to get involved. The location is also a plus, a school close the beach is never a bad thing. The programs provided are tough but they prepare you for your career. The professors I were typically involved in the field so they are extremely knowledgeable."
Tulasi Acharya
  • Reviewed: 7/28/2017
  • Degree: Cultural Studies
"What I realized was students needed to prepare more than the instructors so it not only helps students to come up with strong ideas to bring into the discussion but also encourage the teacher to play an active role in the classroom. Be focused on the subject you are concentrated on and try to be very eclectic in perspectives."
Kristen R.
  • Reviewed: 7/19/2017
  • Degree: History
"FAU, especially the Jupiter campus, was an amazing experience for me. My degree program was a small cohort of students which made school feel like a home away from home. The professors in the history department were absolutely incredible-- brilliant, articulate, and very supportive. Two of my professors kept in touch and supported me when I began my career as a teacher. I had such a positive experience through FAU, and I would recommend it to anyone."
Dawn W
  • Reviewed: 7/16/2017
  • Degree: Elementary Education
"FAU is an amazing university for everyone. You don't have to be right out of high school to attend. I went there in my mid 20's. The people I met along the way were absolutely amazing. I had an amazing mentor at the Davie campus. The teachers and staff really know what they're doing. It's great to be at a college where they really care."
Jeanelle A.
  • Reviewed: 6/29/2017
  • Degree: Liberal Studies
"I had a wonderful and awesome time at FAU. I was able to conduct a research during my senior year which turn me into the wonderful person that I am today. The program was not only rigorous but there were professors that I could rely on for great feedback. My professors were there fore me and they helped me all the way. Today, I stay in contact with most them and I love it!"
Lauryn Younge
  • Reviewed: 6/29/2017
  • Degree: Marketing
"Florida Atlantic University (FAU) is the most diverse university in the state of Florida. I come from a moderately diverse background so being exposed to new cultures and different perspectives was quite the thrill. I was heavily involved in many facets of the university. The Greek community at FAU had a fundamental impact on my collegiate journey and network connections. I have developed a passion for building authentic relationships, and working with others to motivate and inspire other students. I was able to experience studying abroad, broadening my public speaking skills, and secured several internships through the resources provided within the Career Development Center. The College of Business offers several scholarships for students combined with a well-rounded business curriculum. Three out of the four years I attended FAU, I won a college of business scholarship. I have had a few frustrating encounters with advisors. I recommend to find an advisor that is informative, helpful, and understanding of your collegiate goals. Further a relationship with this advisor and request to meet with the advisor at least one a semester to stay consistent and on track to graduate. Every university has its pros and cons. I can honestly say, Florida Atlantic University gave me the best four years of my life because of their value in impacting students, diversity, and public service. I feel confident as a graduate ready to contribute my creative talents and profound skill set to the professional work force because of my time at this university."
Amanda Delacruz
  • Reviewed: 6/24/2017
  • Degree: Social Work
"Florida Atlantic University (FAU) introduced me into college life, provided guidance in my career, and showed tremendous support in my pursuit for a degree in Social Work. Their extremely diverse and welcoming campus will open your eyes to new perspectives and ideals all while making you feel at home. No matter what your major is, you will always be able to find help when needed. FAU's cares about its students, encouraging them to have healthy lifestyles and providing opportunities to unravel from the stress of college life. I was a transfer student who accepted their Bachelor's after two years and, because of the teachers and school's support, will be receiving my Master's degree in one. I hope you check it out!"
Lynn Gordon
  • Reviewed: 6/20/2017
  • Degree: Social Work
"I graduated from Florida Atlantic University in December 2016 with a Bachelor of Social Work. I started FAU's Advanced Standing MSW program in May. I believe FAU's BSW program prepared me for generalist practice in the world of Social Work. Since I would like to work as a substance abuse counselor, I am now pursuing a Master's degree. From my experience over the last year and a half, FAU has an excellent program. The faculty is fantastic and genuinely cares. They are very willing to help and want students to succeed. There will always be a few who don't want to do the work and complain about everything, but if you work hard and genuinely want to learn, you will have a great experience. I believe the curriculum will give students what they need for generalist practice. I would highly recommend FAU to anyone who wants to become a social worker. One of my former professors is now leading the school of social work. She has a tremendous amount of energy and is working hard to push the program to the next level, not to mention the school was recently named the Phyllis and Harvey Sandler School of Social Work after receiving a generous donation of $7 million dollars. Besides having excellent professors, my advisors were also very helpful in making sure I was taking the right courses to graduate on time. The field placement my last semester was challenging and gave me valuable hands-on case management experience. Every effort is made to find students field placements that are a good fit. Since FAU is a state school, tuition is reasonable and won't set you back like a private school, plus I believe you will get a better education at FAU."
  • Reviewed: 6/16/2017
  • Degree: Nursing
"Absolutely the most unbelievably horrible admission's experience ever. Computer registration process is also bad. Undergraduate professors are all different quality and some could care less. The FAU administration should be replaced. Almost no merit aid so most middle class family pay full cost! You can get a better education at a lower price at almost any other college.."
  • Reviewed: 6/16/2017
  • Degree: Nursing
"Absolutely the most unbelievably horrible admission's experience ever. Computer registration process is also bad. Undergraduate professors are all different quality and some could care less. The FAU administration should be replaced. Almost no merit aid so most middle class family pay full cost! You can get a better education at a lower price at almost any other college.."