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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R. Rosales
  • Reviewed: 5/22/2017
  • Degree: Curriculum & Instruction
"Florida International University allowed me to work hand in hand with my school. With this opportunity I was able to schedule my classes to be after school hours since I am a full time teacher. The professors in my program were very knowledgeable in the content needed to learn for my masters in curriculum."
Chantel Jones
  • Reviewed: 5/17/2017
  • Degree: English
"Overall, I am grateful for the education I received at F.I.U. My core courses fully developed my writing skills and challenged me academically to reach and attain more for myself. Subsequently, this was the first time I personally was made aware of the color of my skin. Miami is such a diverse cultural city and my skin color did not matter. However, while attending F.I.U. this changed with professor Suggs; who constantly reminded me of this. Whenever, I volunteered to critique a writer in class, he overlooked me and would not allow me to speak. It was not until an African American writer's work was discussed would he call on me despite the fact, I never volunteered to critique the author's work. Additionally, when we had to read our work to the class, my peers in the course would applaud my insightful analysis of the paper which I always managed to receive a "B" plus on. Several students noticed that my papers never had any of his red corrections on them or comments; yet, I received the grade mentioned previously. To top it off, other students who were not African American whose papers had red marks everywhere always received "A's". My peers who noticed the discrepancy (of my color) told me to speak up and ask his rationale for the grade. I did. Sadly, he marked "that is the grade you earned." I did take the matter up with the Dean of the Arts and Science but because I was schedule to graduate in the summer if I were to pursue and challenge the grade in the course, my credit would be withheld pending the results of the case and I would not graduate on time. I withdrew my case because I had secured a teaching position at Arvida Middle School. I do now regret not pursuing the case, because I know in my heart I was penalized for the color of my skin. All in all, professor Sugg's actions we his alone, and do not take away anything from F.I.U.'s academic institution."
Monica Morkos
  • Reviewed: 5/2/2017
  • Degree: Psychology
"Florida International University was my home for five years. Had it not been for FIU's ability to provide a variety of degrees, minors and certifications outside of a specific field, I would not have been able to obtain my bachelor's degree in Psychology, minor in Occupational Therapy and certificate in Speech and Language Pathology. Pursing my degree in Psychology opened doors to endless branches of career options. I was able to fall in love with Speech and Language Pathology because of the many courses offered as a Psychology major that opened my interest towards individuals with difficulties communicating. Courses such as " Child development" , " Children's Learning" and "Introduction to Communication Disorders" invited me to walk in the direction I was always meant to follow. What excites me to share with you is how one degree track opens doors to many others. As a Psychology major, I was already in the study of human thinking and truly enjoyed the teaching methods of my Professors. Taking courses that introduced me towards the more hands-on, and more one-on-one interaction with others such as Occupational therapy interested me to pursue a minor. Finally, after learning how passionate I had become about pursuing a career in Speech and Language Pathology, I acquired my certificate in the program and was able to graduate with all three degree tracks under my belt. FIU pushed me left and right, allowing me to experience so much and opened my eyes to so many possibilities that I left the institution confident and ready to pursue my Master's degree in Speech and Language Pathology on August 2017."
Jessie
  • Reviewed: 4/2/2017
  • Degree: Architecture
"I did the 5 year accelerated master program. Looking back, I wish I would've done the 6 year program in order to take advantage of all the activities the school had to offer. The program is very intense and at times it will challenge your passion for this career. But if i could go back in time, I wouldn't have picked another school."
Vlad
  • Reviewed: 3/31/2017
  • Degree: Liberal Studies
"I appreciate my experiences at FIU overall. I believe the French department prepared me for the French master's degree I would like to pursue this upcoming fall. One of the aspects of the French major at FIU that is beneficial is the cultural activities. Certain courses require you to have a number of French cultural activites: club meetings, museum visits, volunteering events, etc. Another beneficial aspect is Pi Delta Phi. It is a national French honors society through which you can gain other French related experiences. In short, I enjoyed my time as a French student at FIU and I look forward to seeing how else it will positively affect me in the future. Bonne chance tous ! :)"
Kira Laquidara
  • Reviewed: 3/31/2017
  • Degree: Liberal Studies
"Florida International University is a wonderful school that allows its students to broaden their interests and experience more diversity. The French program is especially wonderful because students get to work closely with professors and have greater opportunities to understand and explore more materials related to linguistics and literature."
Victoria Moreno
  • Reviewed: 3/31/2017
  • Degree: Political Science
"FIU is the kind of school in which you can get lost and often you feel like you are just a series of numbers. It is up to each student to make the campus feel like home away from home, especially for the few that will be living out of the dorms. FIU is a very large university and is mostly a commuter school, which means that at the end of the day we pack up and go home, in most cases to our families. FIU is an incredibly strong university in terms of diversity, and I dare say that the least represented group is that of white, non-hispanics. This school provides you with a truly fantastic mixture of individuals from all paths of life, coming from countries most people have not even heard of before. FIU also tries to get students involved in anything and everything and this I truly recommend because it helps you find your niche and reduces the +56,000 students to just a few thousands. Professors are not looking to baby you and you will be held responsible for your shortcomings; however you will also be endlessly recognized for your successes. Professors will regard you as a fellow scholar if you give them reason to believe you truly are dedicated to your field. You will meet many graduate students and they will write the most amazing recommendation letters for you when the time comes. Students develop affinities for certain professors and are able to take as many classes with these scholars as they want. The curriculum is varied and there is no shortage of opportunities, but you have to want it and pursue it like your life depends on it. You must show yourself to be worthy of help and time, but that is just how life works. All in all, I love my school with all my heart."
Gaby
  • Reviewed: 3/30/2017
  • Degree: Biology
"Overall I recommend the Graduate Certificate Program for any students applying to medical school throughout a transition year. It emulates FIU HWCOM's first year medical school curriculum and prepares students for the rigors of medical school. The courses are taught by medical school faculty and at the level of medical school exams. We even took the NBME subject exams that medical students across the nation take, and in some cases the average of our class was higher than the national average. Apart from the rigorous academic criteria, we learn invaluable professionalism aspects that help us in interviews and in professional life. The professionalism classes helped in understanding ethical aspects of medicine as well as differences in insurance and health systems. This program is great for a transition/preparation year, but it should be noted that this program is extremely challenging; this is absolutely nothing like undergraduate classes. I recommend whoever enters this program apply to other medical schools and not have all of their eggs in one basket since medical school admissions is competitive. Overall, this program is great in preparing you for medical school and I highly recommend it!"
Brenna
  • Reviewed: 3/29/2017
  • Degree: Social Work
"Florida International University is a great institution that provides tremendous amounts of opportunities for their students, faculty, and staff. I received my MSW this year and during my time there I have had an internship relative to my degree. The Social Work Department has friendly staff that will help guide you on the right path to graduation. The professors are beyond knowledgeable in their class topics which made learning enjoyable. I am extremely satisfied with the network of friends and colleagues I have accumulated over the time I was enrolled at FIU. I am even looking forward to applying for their PhD program in the near future. Go Panthers !"
Jessica Gonzalez
  • Reviewed: 3/28/2017
  • Degree: Biomedical Sciences
"As a graduate student studying biological sciences at Florida International University's Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine( HWCOM) I can attest that the curriculum truly prepares you for a career in the health sciences. The program is currently transitioning from a certificate program to a master's program. It currently guarantees the students in the program a medical school interview at HWCOM as long as students enrolled in the program maintain a 3.7 GPA throughout the duration of the program. It also guarantees acceptance into HWCOM if the student was previously on the waitlist at HWCOM. The program parallels year one medical curriculum and it is difficult. During the program students are enrolled in Medical Biochemistry and Cellular Biology, Medical Molecular Biology, Medical Microbiology and Immunology, Medical Histology and Pathology, Medical Physiology, Medical Genetics, and Professional Skills in Medicine. Students take NBME finals for each of the courses they take, except the Professional Skills course. These courses and this exposure to NBME questions prepare students to succeed in HWCOM and other medical schools, as well as prepares students for the board examinations. The program currently does not have as many financial opportunities, but this will probably change soon since this was only the first year of the program. I would recommend that students flashcard from PowerPoint for courses like histology and microbiology. For other classes, I would recommend using concept maps, especially for biochemistry and physiology. In terms of living in Miami the weather is great and so is the nightlife. Another great aspect of living in Miami, is the large diversity of the general population and of the student body! On the other hand, crime is a little higher since it is a big city, but I have never encountered problems and I have lived here my entire life. Overall, it is a great program and I would recommend it."
Yanet Vazquez
  • Reviewed: 3/28/2017
  • Degree: Business Administration
"Great professors and online learning was very convenient, while still getting the same level of commitment from professors and peers as courses taken on campus. The degree really helped me achieve many career goals and obtain the position I wanted to be able to have once I graduated."
Hector
  • Reviewed: 3/27/2017
  • Degree: International Business
"Great place to study International Business. The faculty was well prepared and students come from all over the world. I loved the seminar away from the school, before school started. We all had a great time and a chance to meet the rest of the students and teachers and administrators. Internships and jobs are not something the school will help you with. Therefore, you must make sure you do your homework before you come here if you do not have a job already."
Katarina Rodriguez
  • Reviewed: 3/23/2017
  • Degree: Pre-Medicine
"At Florida International University I had the pleasure of not only completing my bachelor's degree but also interacted with many international students. I made friends from all parts of the world and became more well rounded than I would have if I would have attended another institution. Throughout my years here, I completed my bachelor's in sociology/anthropology while at the same time doing the pre-pharmacy requirements. I really appreciate the experience and knowledge that I received from this university."
Nicholas Molina
  • Reviewed: 3/20/2017
  • Degree: Political Science
"Florida International University is an amazing learning institution based in South Florida. The diversity of the student body, the welcoming environment, and the hard working faculty made my college experience an amazing one. FIU helped give me the tools I needed to finish my undergraduate and get accepted into law school with a scholarship. The present administration has continuously worked to see how they can make FIU a better university by incorporating more and more programs that benefit the students. FIU truly fits their motto of being "worlds ahead"."
Rachel Gordon-Barrett
  • Reviewed: 3/16/2017
  • Degree: Psychology
"Florida International University was such an excellent college to go to. When I first applied I was hesitant, but I am so glad I decided to enroll. It was close enough to home, but far enough for me to get the real college experience. Plus, who wouldn't want the opportunity to live in Miami?"
Camila Mota
  • Reviewed: 3/13/2017
  • Degree: Finance
"Florida International University is overall a great school with an ever expanding campus, and programs that are striving to go beyond the needs of today's society. The programs are ranking higher every year. I went back to FIU to get my MBA and I am extremely satisfied with the quality of the professors. They are teaching me skills that I am already applying on my day-to-day activities."
Liliana
  • Reviewed: 3/13/2017
  • Degree: Biology
"I attended Florida International University as a Biology major. At FIU, there are so many opportunities being sent to you as a student. I have gotten so much information regarding internships I could apply to, jobs, shadowing, and research. I was even approached by a TA and asked to join a research group (although this doesn't happen often; you normally have to apply). You have so many opportunities to bulk up your resume as a student here, and the advisers are always willing to help or give you advice. Also I feel like I've gotten a great, well-rounded education here and feel pretty confidant going into graduate school."
Kevin
  • Reviewed: 3/10/2017
  • Degree: Psychology
"Florida International University (FIU) has been my home away from home all throughout my undergraduate years and will continue to be for the next 3 years in graduate school. They have always treated me like family and prepared me for my future as well as they could. For as much effort that I put into my degree, the professors, faculty and administration did the same. Although FIU has over 50,000 students, they always found a way to make you feel special. Most professors offered flexible visiting hours and fast and easy ways of getting in touch with them. Along with a great curriculum and an amazing work force behind it, the main campus at FIU is beautiful. Miami summer all year round with all state of the art facilities and buildings from medical buildings to law buildings and awesome restaurants and student environments. Also, the brand new recreation center is almost finished with remodels just in time for me to start my 3 year program (which I'm extremely excited about). All in all, FIU is an amazing place to learn and grow. FIU builds leaders and innovators for our future and I would definitely recommend attending this university to anyone interested in a great learning experience."
Ashley Jonassaint
  • Reviewed: 3/7/2017
  • Degree: Psychology
"I travel a lot for work and the need to acquire my degree was important to me. I did a lot of research and found that Florida International University had the degree and field of study that I wanted. Within no time I called and filed an application and was ready to go. After graduating I still get emails on up and coming events and networking socials that will further my career. Upon obtaining my diploma I realized how much I needed to learn and decided that the next step for me was seeking a Masters. If it was not for the online program that was easy and flexible with my ever changing schedule I would not have come to that decision and be in my first year now."
Vanessa Zach
  • Reviewed: 2/25/2017
  • Degree: Elementary Education
"I feel lucky as well as proud to have completed my Bachelor's at Florida International University. My campus was one exemplifying overwhelming diversity, rigorous course and a multitude of opportunities for students to become involved. I was challenged during my four years in and out of the classroom."