Florida Atlantic University Reviews
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I studied sociology at FAU. It was a good major taught by good professors. They had good facilities too. I enjoyed the on campus dining and exercises rooms. Overall my four years at Florida Atlantic were the best of my life, and I hope to go back someday, even if just to visit.
Florida Atlantic University is one of the premier universities located in the state of Florida for many reasons. From quality of education, cultural diversity, and geographic location FAU offers all the key components necessary to lay a very solid foundation for your career no matter which area of study you are entering.
During my time at FAU, I was fortunate to have an amazing English advisor who was able to assist me throughout my journey at FAU. She helped complete a few internships during my time at FAU while also encouraging me to succeed. The professors at this university want students to learn and provide opportunities for students to do that. I feel that in some respects that the course offerings could have been more diverse, but other than that I really enjoyed my time at FAU. I don't regret it.
I was mostly on the Jupiter campus. The campus is beautiful and quiet. It hosts a small but diverse population. If you're looking for a rigorous but engaging program with a small close knit school, this is the place to go. The professors were great and very supportive. The Honors College requires a thesis to be done and an internship/study abroad. This requirement allowed me to personally gain from an internship opportunity and get some practice writing a thesis. Given the partnership between the Honors College and Scripps and Max Planck, I also had the opportunity to be taught by some of the researchers from these institutes along with attending some of their events. Overall, I really enjoyed my time at FAU's Honors College.
FAU is a great school with good professors and course offerings. Their education department is great and is staffed by some truly amazing people who give you real world knowledge, not just blurbs from textbooks. Most of the professors are active teachers or spent years teaching in k-12 classrooms so they are able to teach from experience.
Florida Atlantic University was my first choice before starting my Bachelor's degree journey, and it's most certainly my choice for attaining my future Master's degree. The faculty of FAU helped me in every way they could as far as sincerity, information, and doing the best they could to help me graduate faster than I imagined. The university professors are some of the most dedicated and intelligent people. You'd want these mentors to be teaching your child or yourself if you had to pick from a group of the best educators out there. At times, I would get side tracked with work that I would be off on following my degree flow chart (order of classes needed a semester), and the advisers went above and beyond to help me prioritize. I entered FAU in 2012, during a time when the institution was going through major changes, as far as their previous president no longer serving at the university. Then president John Kelly entered the scene, and the contrast was immense. Mr. Kelly was able to develop a plan to help students stay on track, and graduate on time. The university has soared in scores of graduations and academic achievements since then. I was proud to attend FAU, and attain a degree from there. If I had to do it all over again, I would. I highly recommend this academic institution to any future students looking for a university in Florida that provides the cleanest environment, excellent student affair entertainment, and some of the best college sports teams in the nation. Take it from an Owl themselves, this is the university you want to attend.
The linguistics staff was amazing and incredibly helpful throughout my program.
It definitely had a commuter school feel but they are building it up a lot. I had a couple of good teachers. Definitely had some interesting classes , mostly sociology and political science.
Entering the honors college for the first time felt like coming home. The professors were extremely intelligent with the ability to teach students and the kindness to help them along in their college career. The small campus led for long-lasting memories with close friends and great opportunities for both fun and your future. I love the HC!
As a transfer student I received no assistance with advising upon starting at this university. No one was willing to meet up with me. I declared my major as pre-nursing and was finally able to set up an appointment with a nursing advisor. She gave me the wrong information. Pre-reqs for nursing school include Anatomy & Physiology 1 & 2. Over the summer, there were slots open for A&P 2 (but no courses offered in A&P 1 until the fall). She informed me that students must take A&P 1 first, followed by A&P 2 - I did not sign up for A&P over the summer, based on this information. My application for nursing school had to be put off an entire year, because both A&P 1 & 2 need to be completed before January. I was later informed that A&P 1 is not required to take A&P 2. After applying to the nursing program, I was placed on the wait list. A few days later, I received an acceptance letter from Assistant Dean of the School of Nursing! "Congratulations! Upon recommendation of the Admission and Progression Sub-Committee, I am pleased to inform you of your preliminary acceptance into the Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) program (Traditional track) at the Christine E. Lynn College of Nursing, Florida Atlantic University." My family and I were ecstatic. I'm a model student with an exceptional GPA & a volunteer at the local hospital, so we all felt the acceptance was well-earned. The extended family was notified and it was one of the happiest moments of my life. The following day, I received this email: "I must aoplogize for any miscommunication that has went out regarding an update in the background check. The email sent out was sent to everyone in reference to code changes, unfortunately the email stated you had been "preliminary accepted" into the program. To avoid further confusion, you are still on the wait list. Again I apologize for any miscommunication on our behalf." An email from one of the office assistants, the "miscommunication" apparently wasn't deserving of a letter from the assistant dean. I was devastated. I tried repeatedly to get an appointment with the assistant dean to discuss with her what happened. She finally agreed to meet with me, but then cancelled later that day; in essence telling me that she does not meet with wait-listed students. There are far "too many" students applying to FAU and that's her policy. I'm been a devoted student at FAU since 2010 (also working full-time to help put myself through school). I also tutor Biology (& a bevy of other science courses), assisting students with passing difficult science courses. The staff's treatment of students is truly heartbreaking. & for a nursing school that prides itself on "kindness" and compassion. I've received nothing but callousness and indifference. You are just a # at FAU and as long as they have your money, that's all that matters.