Florida Atlantic University Reviews

3.86 out of 5 stars
(111 Reviews)
  • Boca Raton (FL)
  • Annual Tuition: $17,276
86% of 111 students said this degree improved their career prospects
86% of 111 students said they would recommend this school to others
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Student & Graduate Reviews

5.0 out of 5 stars
elisa - 8/10/2017
Degree: Criminal Justice
Graduation Year: 2015
"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."
4.5 out of 5 stars
Kristen R. - 7/19/2017
Degree: History
Graduation Year: 2007
"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."
5.0 out of 5 stars
Dawn W - 7/16/2017
Degree: Elementary Education
Graduation Year: 2010
"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."
4.0 out of 5 stars
Jeanelle A. - 6/29/2017
Degree: Liberal Studies
Graduation Year: 2017
"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!"
4.7 out of 5 stars
Lauryn Younge - 6/29/2017
Degree: Marketing
Graduation Year: 2017
"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."
4.0 out of 5 stars
Amanda Delacruz - 6/24/2017
Degree: Social Work
Graduation Year: 2017
"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!"
5.0 out of 5 stars
Lynn Gordon - 6/20/2017
Degree: Social Work
Graduation Year: 2016
"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."
2.7 out of 5 stars
Margaret - 6/16/2017
Degree: Nursing
Graduation Year: 2017
"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.."
2.7 out of 5 stars
Margaret - 6/16/2017
Degree: Nursing
Graduation Year: 2017
"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.."
3.0 out of 5 stars
Veronika Perlmutter - 6/9/2017
Degree: Psychology
Graduation Year: 2013
"I graduated in 2013 from Florida Atlantic University with a BAC in Psychology and a minor in Sociology. I completed one year of a masters program at FaU in clinical mental health counseling where I worked as a graduate assistant at the office for students with disabilities. I feel this experience helped prepare me for the workforce, opened my eyes to cultural sensitivity in the work place, was a very rewarding opportunity, and helped me network with professionals in the field."