Florida Atlantic University Graduate Program Reviews

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86%
of students recommend
(4.15 out of 5.0)
School rating based on 22 respondents

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School Information

  • Website: Visit College Website
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC and NASM
  • Programmatic Accreditation: AACSB, + 4 more
  • Campus Setting: City: Small
  • Student Population: 30,759 (25,790 undergrad)
  • Student to Faculty Ratio: 24 to 1
  • Graduate Attendance Status: 62% part-time, 38% full-time
  • Annual Tuition: $6,657 in-state; $18,446 out-of-state
Source: NCES

Student & Graduate Reviews

3.9 out of 5.0
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Degree: Social Work
Graduation Year: 2017

Florida Atlantic University is a university with several campus's which try to serve over 30,000 students each year. Explaining how and what to expect and the costs of education were not done very well however, once a student they did accommodate distance students on a satellite campus s to reduce travel. The education was of high quality and the information learned allowed me to enter my field of study early and begin earning. I am intending to apply for the masters degree of social work at an advanced standing which is offered for students who qualify *GPA 3.5+) and reduces the time and cost to just one year, full time. They see the need for clinical social workers and have created curriculum that provides education and internship support. Other students I know in other areas of study also compliment the service of this university.
4.78 out of 5.0
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Degree: Social Work
Graduation Year: 2018

I am currently a graduate student at Florida Atlantic University, and I am going into my second year of my program. As an undergraduate student I also attended this wonderful university. It is located in the Sunshine State of Florida, where the weather and the blue skies on campus never disappoint. This institution is warm and welcoming. FAU has opened doors for my future that I could have never imagined. It has given me a career that will help me to assist individuals through counseling. The School of Social Work has educated me on what it means to be a social worker. The curriculum that I have been exposed to has pushed me to be better as a student in my critical thinking and how I approach the world. The professors at FAU genuinely care about students' success as a whole. Overall, FAU is a great place to not only obtain an education, but it also a great place to progress and learn as an individual.
4.88 out of 5.0
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Degree: Social Work
Graduation Year: 2016

Florida Atlantic University is a wonderful school with so much diversity. The social work program that I am a part of has aided me in becoming the best social worker I believe I can be. The professors genuinely care about your learning and your well being, and the internship programs that the school of social work puts you through really helps jump-start your future as a social worker. I wouldn't have traded my education for any other university. I am excited to learn more in my masters program!
4.5 out of 5.0
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Degree: Social Work
Graduation Year: 2018

FAU is an incredible value with strong graduate programs - a combination that is hard to find!
4.71 out of 5.0
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Degree: Social Work
Graduation Year: 2017

Pros: -Super clinically focused to prepare you to become an LCSW - I was worried that I wouldn't get a ton of micro (one-on-one) counseling education, and that it was going to be exclusively systems and macro focused, which is one of the reasons I considered an MHC instead... but I'm super glad I went in this direction instead because the degree is much more broadly applicable, typically favored in hospital and treatment settings, and billable to more insurance providers including Medicare -Professors are enthusiastic, intelligent, dedicated, and have good experience in their field, so they have me super excited about the semester -Internship is incorporated into the course curriculum, so you're getting tons of experience and get to apply your clinical skills as you learn them, while it's fresh, rather than way afterward. -Admissions team is super available and responsive, and responded to a million of my emails Cons -rigidity of course plan (you can only take 2 classes if you're part time, or 5 if you're full time with a 16 hr/wk internship), so you're either 1000% committed to going back or it's going to take you forever -Wish they would have had more trauma-focused internship opportunities! VA and Women in Distress were the only options in my area
3.79 out of 5.0
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Degree: Social Work
Graduation Year: 2017

The Programs entice you to provide feedback and build a support network with the professors. It is my first year at FAU, and I love it. It is a lot of paper writing, but hard work. They make it challenging but feasible.
3.75 out of 5.0
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Degree: Social Work
Graduation Year: 2016

The workload is not overwhelming, but the program is very laid back. Overall I feel that the program is really what you make out of it. You can get involved and learn a lot, but you can slide by without having to. I am not sure the second option is worth your time. Boca is a pretty area that is a little expensive
4.21 out of 5.0
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Degree: Social Work
Graduation Year: 2016

I'm a part time student in the Advanced Standing program. Great internships, and very accommodating staff who work hard to meet your needs to help you complete the program. You can start out part time and switch to full time later. Also, you can take extra electives as long as you get the core requirements done. Downside is lack of classes on macro social work, lack of research opportunities for students, and the better electives are only held in the summer semester.
5.0 out of 5.0
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Degree: Social Work
Graduation Year: 2016

I love my program. The only con is not having enough time as a full time student, but it teaches us time management skills. These skills that we will need for the rest of our lives.
3.93 out of 5.0
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Degree: Social Work
Graduation Year: 2016

Some of these classes are not well structured and at worst feel like a waste of time, which is mostly a problem with the adjunct professors. The full time faculty are usually great. This is a big commuter school, so the campus life is lacking, but I believe FAU makes many accommodations for nontraditional students, which is rare. Boca Raton is beautiful during the winter and very hot during the summer. The city is a little strange and the cost of living is high, but it has everything you could ever want.
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