Florida International University Reviews
Student & Graduate Reviews (51)
I graduated the FIU Paralegal Studies program in 2015. I would 'strongly recommend' that anyone entering this program: 1) Already be employed as a paralegal, or 2) Already have 'work experience' as a paralegal. Let me make one thing 'very clear' so that you don't waste your time & money on this program. FIU's Paralegal 'Job Board' only posts jobs for 'Experienced Paralegals.' You absolutely cannot substitute 'Edication for Experience' with any of the jobs posted on this site, at least not in South Florida. I brought this concern to each of my instructors AND the program director during the 2 years I spent in the program 'applying for numerous paralegal positions.' All of these people were dismissive of what I was telling them 'even when' I showed them the job board positions that ALL listed 'Experience Required.' So, for godssake! Do not enroll in this program 'unless' you are currently a paralegal OR you have at least 2 years experience as a paralegal. Also, do not believe the bull sh-t that you need to enroll in NALA, or become a 'certified paralegal' in order to get a job after graduation. These are 'money making rackets' designed to dupe unsuspecting paralegal graduates into paying for extra credentials that they don't need for jobs that may not even exist!
I honestly loved FIU. There was so much diversity amongst the students, and so many opportunities. It was a lot of fun because there was always something going on, whether it was something benefiting you academically or socially. The social events, such as tailgates and homecoming were very fun and very well planned/funded. Of course, like every university, there are bad professors. But, thanks to FIU, I had the opportunity to work/meet with faculty and professors that literally changed my life.
FIU was an amazing university that has professors that care about their students. I was able to get a job in the petrochemical industry because an of the alumni association. The campus has everything that a student can desire with a diverse population.
Academically challenging and rigorous. The only real hole in the coursework was with data science skills. Handling data sets in a computational environment to extract usefully information is something many employers expect graduates to be able to do.The schools administration leaves something to be desired but the staff within the department where all amazing. I enjoyed my program but I feel it didn't order any real world opportunities for internships or career development.
Florida International University offers students a unique learning and social experience with its exceptional quality of instruction and numerous extracurricular opportunities. Although students outnumber faculty, each faculty member devotes significant time to students in order to meet their needs and understand their approach to learning. FIU is an immensely diverse university with over 60% of the student body identifying as Hispanic. FIU's diverse population offers cultural insight and an opportunity for individual growth unlike any other university.
Florida International University is truly a worlds ahead institution. From the diversity of the students to the rigor of the curriculum, FIU offers students many opportunities to discover their passions. Centrally located in the vibrant city of Miami, FIU is close to many headquarters of Fortune 500 companies and provides students the opportunity to internship with some of the best companies in the world. Would recommend this institution to anyone who wants to hit the ground running with their education.
I love the psychology department. The professors in that department was great and had real life experiences. Classes were either two days for an 1 hour and 15 minutes or a one day 2 hour and 40 minutes classes. I actually prefer the one day a week class, which didn't feel long at all. The professors dint just lecture, but they provided real life examples and showed great clips for better comprehension.
Great school with a diverse population.Teachers were very helpful and getting involved in campus life made very thing a lot better. I would recommend even joining a club during your first semester. There is a lot to explore. The university also has a great location and keeps expanding.
I must say that Florida International University is an excellent institution of higher education. I got an early start to the college experience that FIU offers in high school through a Dual Enrollment program. I was very pleased to know that the university offered an opportunity for bright individuals looking to get a head start on their college career for free. They selected highly qualified professors teaching at my high school and provided them with all the resources necessary to administer general education prerequisite courses to us students. I found this to be an invaluable quality of the university as it helped many to prepare for the upcoming years and get ahead on college credits whilst saving money on tuition. With my foot in the door even before my graduation I knew that it was a smart choice to continue my education through FIU. My experience with the Modesto Maidique Campus has been nothing short of edifying. I feel somewhat resentful that I did not decide to dorm on campus because it is beautiful and the campus has enough resources to fulfil any type of culture or lifestyle. The highly diverse student body creates innumerable opportunities to network with likeminded and distinct individuals. The abundance of extracurricular and community building activities means that there is a way for everyone to feel at home and unified. The vast number of academic majors provides an endless amount of opportunities for both students who are laser focused on a certain subject, or keeping an open mind to a possible change in career paths without having to fear a change of familiar ground. The classes are well kept and facilitate a comfortable learning atmosphere and I might even go as far as to say that the professors are over qualified. There is a plethora of security and police officers constantly patrolling the campus as to ensure a safe learning environment. Overall, I feel as FIU does not falter in any aspect of providing an exceptional college experience and would recommend it to anyone looking to further their education.
I have been a witness of the exponential and successful growth of Florida International University. When I first came to the US in 2009 it was already expanding and positioning itself as a leading, global and diverse school but today, in 2017 it has consolidated as one of the top colleges in the country, especially when talking about international and global courses like International Business, major which is ranked top 10 in the country by respected publications such US Colleges & Universities and Bloomberg. Maybe you wont get that "college life" you would get in other cities or towns across America, due to Miami being a more Urban city like NYC, but FIU adds other factors to the mix that make it even more attractive. It is a vastly diverse college, with students from all around the world and with a cultural mix that I doubt you will find anywhere else.