Florida International University Reviews
Student & Graduate Reviews (56)
I obtained my masters degree from FIU in 2017 and all I can say is that the school is amazing and helped me advance professionally. All of my professors were PhD's with years of experience in the field. I have absolutely no complaints regarding my program.
While the school has great technical resources and student groups to help you develop your professional career, the staff isn't very helpful to their students. On several occasions I have called enrollment services and have been left on hold for hours. After finally being connected, if the first person answering the phone can't help you, they won't be giving you the contact information of someone who can. I feel very wronged for having spent thousands of dollars here and realizing that no one is sympathetic about very serious issues I wanted resolved. I was never able to enroll as a senior for my remaining senior classes because of a technicality in their system that they claimed they "had no control over". Okay, I'll take that into account when reviewing my options for grad school.
FIU is an up and coming school that has so many aspects that will attract many prospective students. From its rich historical and cultural diversity to community involvement, this school has something for everyone. The curriculum is comprehensive and is cultivated by faculty who are highly qualified in the area of their studies. They are mentors and consistently breaking through the barriers of the educational glass ceiling.
Great scholars and professors here in the program, but lack of resources and financial opportunities destroys any chance at feeling a part of the college experience. This is a program that almost punishes you for pickingmit, and the school itself is all lip service when it comes to helping out students.
Since high school I had wanted to attend FIU because it was close to where I lived and I knew some of the students. I never heard anything negative so I was more inclined to attend. Once I was enrolled, I had overall a very good experience. I can only remember 2 terrible professors, 2 difficult ones, and the rest were very good or great. My favorite was my microeconomics professor, and one of the worst was my macroeconomics professor, so the person teaching the subject makes a big difference. The university is always investing it its infrastructure so there's always something new and exciting. It's a very comfortable, clean place to learn and I met wonderful people. I'm going back for my masters, so I definitely recommend it.
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.