Florida International University Reviews

  • 294 Reviews
  • Miami (FL)
  • Annual Tuition: $18,963
89% of 294 students said this degree improved their career prospects
92% of 294 students said they would recommend this school to others
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Anon Y. Moose
  • Reviewed: 9/17/2021
  • Degree: International Relations
"FIU is a mix of great professors and horrible professors, but unfortunately my experience here has been mostly with the latter. Professors here tend to be condescending, elitist, unhelpful, and not at all concerned with student's needs. The administrative faculty (advisors, etc) are similar, with most showing up to work simply to collect a paycheck with no percieved interest or care for students. I transferred to FIU with 29 credit hours from a top-rated private university, and was only credited with 15. Due to this and COVID-19, I am expected to be a fifth year senior despite taking 15+ credit hours a semester, and passing all classes. Do not attend this school."
T
  • Reviewed: 3/10/2021
  • Degree: Psychology
"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
"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
"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
"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
"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
"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
"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
"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
"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
"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
  • Reviewed: 9/11/2019
  • Degree: Criminal Justice
"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
  • Reviewed: 8/31/2019
  • Degree: Communications (Strategic & Organizational)
"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
  • Reviewed: 8/12/2019
  • Degree: English
"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."
sayNOtoFIU
  • Reviewed: 8/2/2019
  • Degree: Education Administration
"Do not go to FIU. They will do anything they can to be difficult and not give you your degree, even after completing all of the requirements. I strongly recommend any other university. University of Miami has a much stronger reputation - I highly recommend UM."
Alicia Bennett
  • Reviewed: 7/24/2019
  • Degree: RN to BSN
"Great Institution. The program was straightforward and completely online. I was able to maintain full-time employment while completing the requirements for the RN to BSN degree. Because of the great experience I had there, it was the only school that I decided to apply to for my DNP."
Vania Magagnato
  • Reviewed: 7/10/2019
  • Degree: Psychology
"Truthfully, I was very against going to FIU because I wanted to leave Miami. I did not want to stay and continue going to a school in the same vicinity as my high school, but FIU changed my mind entirely. I attended Panther Camp, which made me fall in love with this university before attending. I realized how big they are on their values and making sure students feel welcomed and appreciated. It felt like a family. I was a transfer for Miami Dade College and I felt immediately welcomed as if I was a freshman entering college for the first time. Because of Panther Camp, I decided to go Greek. It was such a life changing opportunity for me, I not only met numerous amount of dedicated and strong minded individuals, but I made connections for a lifetime. FIU gives you an opportunity to meet and participate with people you would never imagine meeting otherwise. I loved all my professors, felt it was rigorous and very understanding. University is no joke and should not be taken as such. FIU truly cares about you and wants to make sure you are a happy graduate and that is exactly how I felt! Hence, why I chose FIU as my graduate school. I loved it so much and truly felt like home. You get quality instruction with less of a financial burden such as private schools. It's a win-win."
Sarhai Mercado
  • Reviewed: 6/30/2019
  • Degree: Public Administration
"Florida International University is a university that really values diversity. My classes always had students from vastly different cultures ranging from Middle Eastern, European, African, Latin and Caribbean countries. This institution has many different assets that students can take advantage of such as the gym, its health center, career fairs, etc. Students have many resources available to maintain a healthy lifestyle and to obtain a job or an internship through FIU's career and talent development center. The only cons I would say are that the college advisors are not much help and neither is their student financial center (OneStop). The college advisors, in my experience, only focus on the classes you need to take but don't really advise you on anything else such as certificates you can pursue, other majors/minors, what to do after college, etc. OneStop is not very helpful when students have questions in reference to their financial aid, grants, scholarship funds, etc. The beginning of each semester is always very chaotic and students typically receive their refunds late. Overall, I would say it's a great school with many opportunities to explore what type of career you want to pursue with the appropriate resources."
Anjali Thota
  • Reviewed: 6/27/2019
  • Degree: Civil Engineering
"Florida International University is a great and affordable public college. There a lot of opportunities for scholarships both for local and international students. It has a lot of diversity in its student population which is part of the FIU experience. The campus is modern with an amazing recreational center and dormitory and one of the best I have seen so far as they are always upgrading and constructing new buildings. Plus the campus is literally in the heart of Miami close to the airport and downtown.The professors in the civil engineering department are very knowledge with notable credentials, overall the professors are well qualified and experienced. The schools ranking is increasing tremendously even though it is relatively a new university. Most of the students commute to school and do not live on campus. The student body is great and I found myself surrounded by motivated and kind individuals throughout my time here. Overall it is a great university and I would recommend it to anyone."
Jessica Tiru
  • Reviewed: 6/19/2019
  • Degree: Business Administration
"Florida International University is a good university, however I did not receive much career guidance during my time there. This could have been due to the fact that I was a part time/full time student who mostly went to class at night or took online classes. I was not the traditional college student. I had small children and I worked full time. I never went to see an academic advisor or went to see a career counselor. I think the university could have done a better job of reaching out to me to advise me of the student services that were available to me. Due to the fact that I never did any internships, I was never able to get into the Human Resource business which was my goal at the time. Businesses were requiring three-five years experience for an entry level position. My advice to you is to make sure to visit your advisor and also your career services center in order to be able to get the most out of your degree."