Florida Atlantic University Reviews

3.85 out of 5 stars
(109 Reviews)
  • Boca Raton (FL)
  • Annual Tuition: $17,276
86% of 109 students said this degree improved their career prospects
86% of 109 students said they would recommend this school to others
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Student & Graduate Reviews

3.5 out of 5 stars
Marie - 5/1/2017
Degree: Anthropology
Graduation Year: 2010
"Florida Atlantic University is a great place to earn your degree. The faculty is knowledgeable, accessible and always willing to help you succeed. FAU also provides many resources such as the career center, tutoring and a writing center that are free of charge. I am from a different part of the Florida and what first attracted me to FAU was the wide array of undergraduate programs that are offered, from biology to studio art to nursing. Also, the location cannot be better-out of the hustle and bustle of South Florida but within an hour of Miami, West Palm Beach and Ft. Lauderdale. Choose FAU! Go Owls!"
3.6 out of 5 stars
Alejandra Cortez - 5/1/2017
Degree: Information Systems
Graduation Year: 2016
"FAU offers a great variety of classes from online to on campus for your undergraduate career. It also offers many clubs to join in order to network with fellow students and possible future employers. I had the opportunity to become Treasurer for MISA for a semester and that allowed me to even add CEO's to my LinkedIn connections. Of course, FAU provides the opportunity, but it's up to you to follow it. FAU also offers great "Accelerated Program" for those who wish to get both their Bachelors/Masters degree withing 5-years (finish your bachelor in 4 years, go straight into your masters and finish in 1 year) which is an opportunity I decided to pursue. I am due to graduate with my masters in Information Technology this Fall 2017 after finishing my bachelors in Fall 2016. Not many opportunities like this arise, and I am so happy FAU offered it."
5.0 out of 5 stars
Amber Desharnais - 4/30/2017
Degree: Elementary Education
Graduation Year: 2011
"I attend Florida Atlantic University from 2009-2011 pursuing a bachelors degree in Elementary Education K-6. The university and courses thoroughly prepared me for my career as a teacher. The professors were extremely knowledgeable and very helpful throughout my college experience. When I graduated in the Fall of 2011 I felt ready to enter the profession as an Elementary Teacher."
5.0 out of 5 stars
Richard Gallant - 4/27/2017
Degree: Civil Engineering
Graduation Year: 2017
"The Florida Atlantic University Civil Engineering Department is a great place to earn your degree. I am graduating in the fall and must say that it was a great program. The professors teach you the fundamental concepts needed to succeed. While some of the course seem difficult, the professors want to make sure that you learn the subject to prepare you to take the FE. I would recommend anyone to go there."
4.8 out of 5 stars
NICOLE SCOTTI - 4/26/2017
Degree: Biology
Graduation Year: 2016
"Florida Atlantic University was a wonderful university to attend. I am about to start my Master's in Biomedical Science at FAU and I am so excited to be an Owl again! The professors, advisors, and students at FAU made such a difference on my life and I couldn't imagine having attended another university. The Neuroscience and Behavior program was rigorous, challenging, and insightful. I have heard such amazing things about the College of Medicine and I am so lucky to have been accepted into the program to earn my MS degree."
4.5 out of 5 stars
KD - 3/30/2017
Degree: Philosophy
Graduation Year: 2017
"Florida Atlantic Univeristy has been a wonderful platform for my academic goals, specifically the philosophy department, which has the most incredible professors!!! However, as an institution I would say the school is not quite as organized as I had hoped, and also that the different departments don't seem to communicate with each other, which makes multiple degrees or minors in different departments difficult."
4.0 out of 5 stars
Brooke - 3/30/2017
Degree: Elementary Education
Graduation Year: 2015
"I graduated from Florida Atlantic University in 2015 with a degree in Elementary Education. I transferred from another school that I was not pleased with. FAU offers a smaller, beautiful campus with helpful professors, advisors, and staff. The school has several campuses and is easy to communicate with. I was recently accepted to their graduate school in their Speech-Language Pathology Program and I couldn't be more excited. I know that FAU's smaller program will give me the experience and attention I need to succeed in this field. I highly recommend this university to students who want the traditional college experience, but may feel overwhelmed by the larger and more popular Florida universities."
4.0 out of 5 stars
Kim - 3/27/2017
Degree: Psychology
Graduation Year: 2017
"I attended the Harriet Wilkes Honors college. I would recommend this school, the professors are wonderful. The classes are small and the other students are very helpful. Because it is such a small school, all the student know each other and it really feels like a community."
3.2 out of 5 stars
Jennifer E. - 3/25/2017
Degree: Healthcare Administration
Graduation Year: 2016
"I attended Florida Atlantic University as a healthcare administration major which is in the college of business. The healthcare administration courses are tedious but informative. If you are able to attend the courses on campus I would definitely recommend doing so if you have no experience in the healthcare administration field. Taking online courses for this major with no experience will not prepare you for the real world of healthcare admin. As part of the curriculum, students must complete a practicum, meaning for that semester you will be interning for a minimum of 9 hours per week (12 for the summer) in a healthcare administrative field of your choice. It is your responsibility to look for the site and it must be approved by your professor. Once you have obtained a practicum site, you will attend class once or twice a week depending on the semester and professor. In the classroom, you will be completing research papers, presenting reports and turning in current events articles. The internship preceptor will be completing weekly reports about your performance and duties performed. These weekly reports are to be handed in at the beginning of your class. Honestly I think that this is the best part of the program, all of the information you have been studying, writing papers, and completing group projects for will all be put to practice during this practicum."
5.0 out of 5 stars
Michelle Ferrer - 3/21/2017
Degree: Psychology
Graduation Year: 2016
"I attended Florida Atlantic University for my Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and this summer I will be returning as a Graduate student to work on my Master's degree in Educational Psychology. Returning to FAU for Grad school required no second thought- I knew that I could rely on FAU to provide the same level of stellar education I received in my undergrad time. FAU has an incredible variety of dedicated, and intelligent professors, true professionals who love their chosen field of research (cognitive, social, developmental psychologists), and their craft as teachers. The FAU professors that I had the pleasure of learning and working with inspired me to pursue a career path in Educational Psychology. Their passion, motivation, and encouragement serve to fortify the very spinal fabric that allows FAU to continue to excel in the world of higher education. FAU is spectacular if you are looking for a challenge, to achieve individual and career growth, and for an overall amazing college experience."
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