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

5.0 out of 5 stars
Tina T - 3/21/2017
Degree: Biology
Graduation Year: 2016
"Studying at the Wilkes Honors College at FAU provided me with many resources as well as the required mentorship needed for me to reach my career goals. I was able to finish my thesis in under four years and explore other interests throughout my undergraduate career due to the flexibility of my coursework. Although I was a biochemistry major, I worked with my mathematics professor, and wrote my 50-page thesis combining my knowledge of human biology and linear algebra. In addition, I had full access to all the amenities at Florida Atlantic University's campus in Boca Raton and commuted to perform in the Symphony Orchestra. The small campus allowed me to get to know my professors and eventually work with teachers on various projects. Therefore, I never felt as if I was just another face in the crowd. This close-knit community allowed me to delve into my interests and be active in both the arts and sciences."
3.5 out of 5 stars
Jennifer Exantus - 3/20/2017
Degree: Healthcare Administration
Graduation Year: 2016
"Florida Atlantic University is one of the best university's in South Florida, especially for those who want to stay in the Palm Beach County area. It can be challenging to find the help you need sometimes but you have to keep asking and eventually you'll find someone who can provide the answers you are looking for. There are plenty of activities, clubs, organizations and events to attend. The rec center has awesome gym equipment and pool to get a few laps in. Parking at the University can be a nightmare so definitely get to campus a minimum of 30 minutes before class begins."
5.0 out of 5 stars
Brian Nudelman - 2/21/2017
Degree: Biology
Graduation Year: 2017
"Florida Atlantic University is an amazing university located in Boca Raton, FL. I enrolled at FAU three years ago with a plan to major in Biological Sciences. Throughout my time as a premed student, I have gained a vast array of knowledge in many subjects that I believe will help me excel in graduate school. The professors at FAU are stellar and they are always happy to help each individual student. FAU has a beautiful campus with all the amenities you could ask for. They have a huge food court, a brand new gym, and a great student union. As far as safety is concerned, you will never feel unsafe at FAU. The library is one of the best parts of the University. Aside from the enormous collection of books, it offers study rooms and even multiple computer labs. Sports wise FAU is also great; they just built a brand new football stadium and they offer more sports than I can count. To sum up, FAU is really a wonderful university and I am excited to continue my education here as I move on to graduate school."
3.7 out of 5 stars
FAUJackson - 2/6/2017
Degree: Biology
Graduation Year: 2016
"Good school with engaged professors. Excellent Semester by the Sea program for marine biology. Tuition differential for out of state students is pretty ridiculous ($770 vs $174), but you can't study sharks in Iowa, sooo.....Housing is great...also expensive, but very modern, safe and full of "Florida" amenities: sand volleyball courts on front lawns, outdoor swimming pools at several dorms. A great distraction when too much studying is required. Overall, I'd recommend FAU."
3.7 out of 5 stars
Carlee - 2/6/2017
Degree: Biblical Studies
Graduation Year: 2016
"FAU is a very nice campus very close to the beach with beautiful sunsets and sunrises. The professors are mostly good at teaching, many are world renown scientists. I was in the biology program, focusing on marine biology. FAU has an outstanding marine science program and faculty. The only downfall is that the program takes place an hour and a half north of the main campus. So be prepared to commute or move!"
5.0 out of 5 stars
Leah Beyer - 1/19/2017
Degree: Marketing
Graduation Year: 2016
"Florida Atlantic University ranked #1 in terms of performance in the state of Florida, tied with the University of Central Florida, in 2016. Two years prior, FAU was ranked as one of the lowest performing schools in the state. In just two years, they were able improve on a variety of factors including graduation rates and job placement. I was able to witness this transformation. I earned my Bachelor's degree in Marketing from FAU in 2016 and am now pursing my MBA. My experience in the College of Business has helped me develop a well rounded education that will contribute to many job opportunities in the future. The professors who teach in this college are passionate about their courses and are able to create unique learning experiences for students. I was fortunate enough to have great relationships with many of professors throughout my college experience because they are dedicated and truly care about helping their students succeed. There are also many business organizations on campus that students can join to encourage them to become more involved in their education. The career center has drastically improved over the past years and is always partnering with companies to help provide internships and job opportunities to students. Due to my success and experience as an undergrad, I am now fortunate enough to be continuing my education at FAU to achieve my Master's in Business Administration."
3.5 out of 5 stars
Dwayne Perry - 1/12/2017
Degree: Social Work
Graduation Year: 2017
"Florida Atlantic University is a university with several campus's which try to serve over 30,000 students each year. Explaining how and what to expect and the costs of education were not done very well however, once a student they did accommodate distance students on a satellite campus s to reduce travel. The education was of high quality and the information learned allowed me to enter my field of study early and begin earning. I am intending to apply for the masters degree of social work at an advanced standing which is offered for students who qualify *GPA 3.5+) and reduces the time and cost to just one year, full time. They see the need for clinical social workers and have created curriculum that provides education and internship support. Other students I know in other areas of study also compliment the service of this university."
2.7 out of 5 stars
Asifa - 1/12/2017
Degree: Psychology
Graduation Year: 2016
"I was a dual major in college, and when I compare the quality of the two colleges I belonged to, I would choose the English department hands down. They have a variety of professors, but more times than not you'll find one or two professors you'll stick too, especially they teach your required courses. The psychology department is problematic, though classes are sometimes large and you'll probably be taught by a teaching assistant, that's fine and expected. The problem is when the majority of the courses are taught by teaching assistants. Professors of the behavioral department were a rare sight, I suppose this was because they were focused more on their experiments. I never had the chance to connect with my psychology professors the way I connected with my English professors."
4.8 out of 5 stars
Crista Ashburn - 1/10/2017
Degree: Nursing
Graduation Year: 2011
"The online RN- BSN program at Florida Atlantic University was a wonderful fit with my life. The program was available at my convenience from anywhere. The class outlines were well written and listed a timeline of what to expect and when assignments were due. Online weekly class discussions assisted with learning as well as online group projects. There was as much or as little guidance available as needed and full access to the instructors. The entire program was a wonderful experience."
2.7 out of 5 stars
Jessica H. - 1/9/2017
Degree: Communications
Graduation Year: 2014
"For those looking at my review, it would be understandable if there is some confusion, as I selected that I am not satisfied with the impact of my education but I recommend the school. Florida Atlantic University is a great school, just not for my career path. I did not learn the skills necessary for directing: it was more so theory based than practice. The courses that I was enrolled in taught me about the history of film, not necessarily how to create one. In terms of diversity, I can surely say that it was: students of many backgrounds attend the university, which I admire because I love to be surrounded by people of all colors. It is definitely a commuter school, however. When I used to live on campus, I would travel back home on the weekends because the campus would be dead. It is definitely beneficial to have a form of transportation, such as a car, because it can be difficult traveling off of campus. I found career advising to be useful. The job database was updated consistently and the advisors were very helpful and available if anyone were to need assistance picking a career or cleaning up their resumes or cover letters. Campus safety is also good. There is a service called "Night Owls," which picks up students once it begins to get dark outside and takes them to their apartments, cars, or classes. As I've said, I do recommend this school for those who are interested. But my word of advice would be to make sure the career you're going for has an excellent program there. Check the ratings, take a tour, do whatever it is that you need to do before you make a final decision."