Florida International University Reviews

  • 85 Reviews
  • Miami (FL)
  • Annual Tuition: $18,954
85% of 85 students said this degree improved their career prospects
85% of 85 students said they would recommend this school to others
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Student & Graduate Reviews

T
  • Reviewed: 3/10/2021
  • Degree: Psychology
  • Graduation Year: 2021
"I have gone through so many different scenarios in which FIU has been the least helpful they could possibly be. The entire staff either doesn't know anything or doesn't put any effort into helping you figure it out. YOU WILL HAVE TO FIGURE EVERYTHING OUT ON YOUR OWN. When I say ABSOLUTELY no guidance, I cant stress that enough. From signing up to classes to speaking with academic advisors, the application process, study abroad, just about anything you can think of, the administration makes it a POINT to not be helpful. This is the WORST college I have attended. I was previously in MDC which is an AMAZING school. FIU's goal is to hold you back and make things difficult. Everyone and I literally mean everyone will read your email and straight up ignore you. The academic advisors are visibly annoyed when you have questions. All in all, I haven't had even a second of a good experience here so much so that I searched for anywhere I could post a review to WARN other students to go to any university that isn't this one."
Jimenez
  • Reviewed: 12/12/2020
  • Degree: Business Analytics
  • Graduation Year: 2020
"Very expensive! The fee for Florida Residence is too expensive and staff never know the answer. Most of the staff are students who need to improve their customer service skills. Most faculties have an attitude of "I don't care" (Very few are kind and understand their student). Covid-19 brought lots of stress and yet, teachers disregard the issues, especially, Online teachers who are completely taking for granted the many situations that we are facing, such as: 1. Adults students with family: Having children who are having to stay home to study is not at all easy. We have to take turns even if each person has a laptop because the internet begins to slow down, or freeze. 2. Adults students having to commute to work, and cover the task for the company, considering that 30% of employees were out due to Covid-19, and very few employees covering the load. 3. Campus vs. Online differences are not considered: I was a campus student but due to economic reasons, had to go online to have to work since my husband lost his job; the amount of assignments were the same as those on campus. In fact, online students have much more to cover, not to mention that some instructors do not seem to understand or speak English fluently and seem to misunderstand the American culture and dynamic. I have good grades but since I change to be an online student I have had many problems with staff and faculty. I am almost finished with my degree but will consider my Master somewhere else."
Carlos Gonzalez
  • Reviewed: 12/5/2020
  • Degree: Finance
  • Graduation Year: 2021
"Very disappointed with teaching skills and processes, online due to the pandemic made it worst. Professor would explain a already solved math problem with notes from previous classes that were imposible to follow. It was also hard to understand the teachers accent. No interaction with the class just 4 hours of talking. Waste of money"
Patricia
  • Reviewed: 1/3/2020
  • Degree: English
  • Graduation Year: 2007
"FIU was overall a pleasant experience. I graduated through the Honors College, which was the best experience I could have had in college. The interdisciplinary courses I took as well as the study abroad experience I was able to participate in helped mold my mind and changed how I saw the world. I preferred the Biscayne Bay campus to the South Campus on 107th Ave, as the more northern campus was closer to my home, smaller, and seemed to me more personal and friendly than the main campus."
Tiffany Stennett
  • Reviewed: 11/24/2019
  • Degree: Communications
  • Graduation Year: 2002
"I attended Florida International University in Miami, Florida. It was a memorable experience for me starting out as an 18 year old going into the adult world of college. I remember they had orientation for the students one day and the next day there was orientation that included the parents. I was blessed that my mother, who is now deceased, was able to attend that orientation because of her flexible schedule. Throughout my years at my alma mater, I established relationships plus support from my fellow classmates and professors as well. The students were all supportive of each other because everyone is trying to get through college at that time and graduate. Plus many the professors would work with us through any challenges that we had and they answered questions that we needed. Even had the pleasure of meeting the president once and she was very kind and friendly. She was supportive of me doing a rough time I was having with my academics and I'll never forget her for that. I was a television production major, which came under the communications program. Again, many of the classmates in that program was very supportive of each other. We worked in groups to film our projects on location and collectively as a class we did studio production work. We had a challenging, yet very knowledgeable professor in our program that did teach us a lot about the production side of the industry and for years I received emails from him as well. Unfortunately, the television production production program closed at my Florida International University in 2008 due to lack of funding, but I understand the communications program still exist, with areas of concentration for students to major in. As for my career since my days in my bachelor's program, I have been a freelance photographer and videographer contracted in various assignments, but not on a full-time basis like I expected. My mistake was not relocating after graduation to pursue a career in television and film. I would advise any current and future students in this program that they should have a plan before graduation. Work at least part-time if you can while you're in school, live it home or with someone if possible, save enough money so when graduation comes, you may be in a financial position to possibility of relocating to another city and even state where there might be more opportunities in the industry that you are pursuing. If you can receive employment in your hometown, I applaud that, but even so, don't limit yourself."
Cindy
  • Reviewed: 10/21/2019
  • Degree: Psychology
  • Graduation Year: 2024
"I have no complaints with professors so far but I am still fairly new. However, the experience I have had with other staff has been very poor.The police station has very hostile officers who answer the phone, the coordinators for other programs do not want to help you or are extremely aggressive or demeaning when you want to ask a question regarding the program they are offering. When you call financial aid or other lines they never give you accurate information. They need to retrain their staff or hire new people with an understanding that this is a university where students and respect should be top priority."
Briam Hernandez
  • Reviewed: 10/17/2019
  • Degree: Accounting
  • Graduation Year: 2017
"The Florida International University School of Accounting offered a challenging environment that promotes learning and professional development. As an entering student, you are required to take an accounting entrance exam. The School of Accounting offers a free 3-day review session that I found very helpful when studying for the exam. Faculty was always available to help with my questions and they are a real interest in my learning. I would highly recommend FIU to anyone considering a career in accounting."
M. Deville
  • Reviewed: 9/28/2019
  • Degree: History
  • Graduation Year: 2019
"I attended Florida International University for the past four years and I can honestly say that they were the best four years of my life. The student life is very entertaining, you always have something to do when you're on campus. Whether it be the very strong Greek Life, clubs, or attending the popular sporting events, there is always something to do as a student no matter what your interests are. The professors at FIU are phenomenal, they challenged me academically and it shaped me to be a better student. My history teachers especially played a very significant role in my life, the reason being is that they showed me what it meant to be an actual history student. The general population likes history because they saw either a documentary, TV show, or movie about one of the World Wars and all they focus on are the popular battles. My professors showed me how to understand historical events from a global perspective, not just from a specific events. They showed me how to analyze texts and books without having to read every single word on every page, they showed me how to read between the lines and sort out key words that helped me to understand more clearly what the authors main idea was. If you are interested in a well-rounded school, which provides an excellent education along with an exciting student life, make FIU one of your top choices in the next stage of your higher education."
Sebastian Suarez
  • Reviewed: 9/20/2019
  • Degree: Psychology
  • Graduation Year: 2016
"Florida International University (FIU) is a university that supports its students throughout their educational journey. While no school is perfect, the faculty at FIU encouraged personal and intellectual growth both in class and outside of the classroom. Professors at the university are dedicated to their profession and help students who are struggling as well as students who want to go the distance. While career services and financial aide continue to work out some kinks, the professors serve as a strong foundation to the principles and beliefs of the university. Advisors are always present to help students in need as well, and some strive to ensure that every question is answered and that no task seems impossible."
Lance Jackson
  • Reviewed: 9/12/2019
  • Degree: Business
  • Graduation Year: 2019
"My time at Florida International University was pretty amazing because of the open atmosphere around campus. I joined National Honor Society in which help me work on team building and keeping my focus to one goal at a time. I also joined FCSA which means Florida Caribbean Student Association that expose to me different peoples backgrounds of the Caribbean, and get a chance to explorer my Bahamian side of my roots that was pretty exciting to experience. I have met a lot of interesting people that Im probably will be friends for a very long time. I learn more about myself then I ever did in my whole entire life being at FIU. One thing I can really take away from the school is that they are one of the most helpful universities I have ever come across. The staff, professors, and peers that you come across will make you want to continue on striving for the best. I studied international business and management for my undergrad and I learned so much within my program as well as other people who I meant around campus programs as well. Im looking forward to be going into my Masters program with FIU and I appreciate all the help that was provided to keep me going to my goals. My advice for any up and coming Florida International University students it is don't be afraid to ask a question because that question probably will get you to where you need to be. Thank you!"