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Degree: Journalism
Graduation Year: 2016

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.

3 out of 5
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Degree: Linguistics
Graduation Year: 2014

The linguistics staff was amazing and incredibly helpful throughout my program.

3 out of 5
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Degree: Social Sciences
Graduation Year: 2013

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.

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Degree: Marine Biology and Biological Oceanography
Graduation Year: 2014

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!

2 out of 5
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Degree: Pre-Nursing Studies
Graduation Year: 2015

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.

5 out of 5
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Degree: Civil Engineering
Graduation Year: 2013

The program was good and flexible, especially if you are working. While the faculty has changed since I was there, they had some great professors that were passionate about the subject and cared about the teachers. Their study abroad program was fantastic! Learned so much. While FAU like so many university's are struggling financially it is a great school and on its was to making a name for itself. Went here for undergraduate too and had amazing professors, experiences and memories. The program could've been more hands on but our class was very active and we did our own projects and collaboration. College is what you make of it and what you put into it, the more you contribute the more you'll get out of it.

5 out of 5
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Degree: Nurse Practitioner (NP)
Graduation Year: 2014

FAU is dedicated to seeing their students excel. The professor's go above and beyond to equip you with the tools you need to succeed, both in the program and after you graduate. I'm so glad I decided to bite the bullet and go back for an advanced degree. Now the career opportunities are chasing me down..it feels great..liberate yourself. ..advance your education. You won't regret the investment...the return is guaranteed.

5 out of 5
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Degree: Engineering, Other
Graduation Year: 2011

FAU has a great Ocean Engineering program with extremely educated professors and opportunities to succeed. FAU also has an abundance of organizations to join to help bring your extra curricular to the next level and get involved with the community.

3 out of 5
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Degree: Architecture
Graduation Year: 2013

I loved the university as a whole. It has several beautiful campuses and even though it is considered small, had a great student life. I was very active in many different activities and had some great experiences. But, I really believe that the architecture program needed to do more for it's students. We learned inside an imaginary world and I feel like I did not learn skills for the outside world. I had a couple fantastic professors, who really encouraged and inspired. While, there were some professors who really suck the enthusiasm out of you. I mean I am the one paying for this education and experience, but they would act like you owe them something. I was and still am fairly let down from the degree i have received. I gave my heart and soul for a degree in Architecture and I am still recovering. It is important to chose a university with great student life, because it will help you grow. But, the school must have a degree program that inspires and gets you ready for what comes after graduation. This is what we are paying for! Maybe the program should help integrate real life work experience as a college credit or course, or maybe it is as simple as finding the right staff to inspire the next generation. I do not know, but I think a lot of universities struggle with the same things and students are finding themselves lost on the outside, with huge amounts of debt, and for what?

4 out of 5
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Degree: Political Science and Government, General
Graduation Year: 2014

FAU is more of a science field based school so for my major another school that placed more value on my major would have been better, but in the long run an undergrad degree at any 4 year school is good, a degree is a degree as long as the school is accredited. Beautiful beach close by so who would not want to go to a paradise school.

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