Florida International University Reviews

3.82 out of 5 stars
(83 Reviews)
  • Miami (FL)
  • Annual Tuition: $18,954
85% of 83 students said this degree improved their career prospects
87% of 83 students said they would recommend this school to others
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Student & Graduate Reviews

1.0 out of 5 stars
sayNOtoFIU - 8/2/2019
Degree: Education Administration
Graduation Year: 2019
"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."
4.7 out of 5 stars
Alicia Bennett - 7/24/2019
Degree: RN to BSN
Graduation Year: 2017
"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."
4.9 out of 5 stars
Vania Magagnato - 7/10/2019
Degree: Psychology
Graduation Year: 2016
"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."
3.1 out of 5 stars
Sarhai Mercado - 6/30/2019
Degree: Public Administration
Graduation Year: 2019
"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."
5.0 out of 5 stars
Anjali Thota - 6/27/2019
Degree: Civil Engineering
Graduation Year: 2019
"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."
3.1 out of 5 stars
Jessica Tiru - 6/19/2019
Degree: Business Administration
Graduation Year: 2008
"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."
3.4 out of 5 stars
Alejandro Garcia - 6/17/2019
Degree: History
Graduation Year: 2018
"F.I.U. is an amazing institution. It is well-maintained, has an amazing library, all the resources you could possibly need in terms of personnel and classes, as well as a huge campus to house it all. My favorite thing about F.I.U. was the amazing professors that not only instructed me during class time, but also took the time to advise me of touch ups on my assignments or to catch up on a class that I missed. Across the board, excellence was the name of the game amongst them, without a doubt.Before my enrollment into F.I.U., I had only received praises of the University as most of my cousins had graduated from the institution, two of them with Masters degrees no less. I graduated from F.I.U. with my Bachelors in History and a minor in Criminal Justice and I had never met a more knowledgeable cadre of professionals that were so willing to assist me every step of the way. Additionally, the entire campus and its facilities have this air of freedom and professionalism around them. Definitely the place to be if you are pursuing higher education.My one complaint about F.I.U. would be that I would've wished there was a more comprehensive way to receive direct employment assistance within your major so that the transition between school life and work life would be a bit easier, however, this is something that they tend to offer at the graduate level."
4.6 out of 5 stars
Julio Farinacci-Fontecha - 6/16/2019
Degree: Information Technology
Graduation Year: 2018
"This institution is amazing. I am extremely grateful I attended FIU for my undergraduate degree and will be continuing into a graduate degree as soon as I could solve the financial responsibilities to cover it. Great professors, great faculty, great resources. FIU strives to help its students be Worlds Ahead in everything they do. I am a proud FIU Panther. I graduated from Florida International University with a bachelors degree in Information Technology. The university has a beautiful campus with a variety of places to study or eat. Also, the students and faculty are very respectful and helpful towards others. I would recommend FIU to those students who are interested in learning about different cultures due to the diversity of students. FIU has a great atmosphere and a lot of student organizations to get involved."
5.0 out of 5 stars
Paula Oramas - 6/3/2019
Degree: Psychology
Graduation Year: 2017
"FIU is a great school. I loved my time there. The school is beautiful, with large buildings and amazing landscaping. There are plenty of comfortable areas to study, and sit down to enjoy a snack or a meal. The only negative comment I have to make is about the parking situation. Although there are a lot of parking spaces, there are even more students. And when you do find a parking space, you have to walk for at least 10 minutes to class...and in the endless summer here in south Florida, it is not pleasant. The teachers are very good, and the classroom are great with awesome technology. And the green Library is the best one I have every seen, with 8 floors with designated study areas. Food it is expensive, like in any other university campus."
5.0 out of 5 stars
Fernandini - 12/27/2018
Degree: Business Administration
Graduation Year: 2012
"I knew I wanted to study international business, so FIU was my top choice since its program is ranked 6th on the nation according to US news. Its graduate program in International business is also in the top 15 nationally. But what sealed the deal was a combination of factors. Its location in Miami, FL (best weather in the US, 20 min form Miami Beach), the university is improving year by year in academics, rankings and influence."
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