Student & Graduate Reviews
Patricia - 1/3/2020
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 - 11/24/2019
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 - 10/21/2019
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 - 10/17/2019
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 - 9/28/2019
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 - 9/20/2019
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 - 9/12/2019
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!"
Paula Espitia - 9/11/2019
Degree: Criminal Justice
Graduation Year: 2015
"The university offers a great opportunity to met students with many different backgrounds and points of view. The student body is composed of many international and immigrant students that enrich your understanding of different perspectives around the world and your knowledge of other cultures. The staff and professors are very approachable and helpful, and the university recently implemented a Washington DC office and program that helps student find great internships in the Washington DC area."
Jaclyn Gonzales - 8/31/2019
Degree: Communications (Strategic & Organizational)
Graduation Year: 2019
"It was an online program. The online program offered additional support such as a Panther Success coach to keep students on track. Each week we had papers, online class discussions and reviewed relevant cases that pertained to our track (e.g. organizational communication, leadership). However, I participated in a summer study abroad program focusing on Asian cultural communication patterns such as the power of language. I spent about two months in Southeast Asia visiting Thailand, China, Cambodia, and Vietnam. Further, for my last semester, I attended one class on campus which was wonderful. All of the professors were very supportive and deeply cared about the success of their students. I graduated at the top of my class as Summa Cum Laude with a 3.95 GPA."
Mario Avalos - 8/12/2019
Graduation Year: 2015
"Florida International University is a research-focused school with strong academics. Professors are generally incredibly accessible and helpful, and there are numerous tutoring-type services provided to students as part of their tuition that will help them succeed academically. There's a strong school spirit, though it could be stronger, but sporting events usually have a respectable attendance. Students have access to an ample number of student organizations ranging from interests like filmmaking to bee-keeping. It is a great school where students with drive can succeed and make their mark with the resources available to them."