Florida Atlantic University Graduate Program Reviews

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94%
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(4.06 out of 5.0)
School rating based on 344 respondents

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School Information

  • Website: Visit College Website
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC and NASM
  • Programmatic Accreditation: AACSB
  • Campus Setting: City: Small
  • Student Population: 30,541 (25,402 undergrad)
  • Student to Faculty Ratio: 24 to 1
  • Graduate Attendance Status: 58% part-time, 42% full-time
  • Annual Tuition: $6,657 in-state; $18,446 out-of-state
Source: NCES

Student & Graduate Reviews

4.8 out of 5.0
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Degree: Sports Management
Graduation Year: 2019

Florida Atlantic has been everything i've dreamed of for my MBA in Sports Management studies. The funny part is, I was accepted into FAU for my undergrad but decided to go else where. I loved met experience there but was coincidentally drawn back towards FAU, and decided to attend for my graduate studies. FAU has provided a myriad of ways for my to get my foot in the door towards my career after graduation. Attending FAU is awesome, but being a part of #3 best sports management program in the nation is even better. The beautiful campus located minutes from the beach, has an undefeated football team in 2017, awesome campus events throughout the year, intramural sports, group fitness classes, and outstanding academic programs for all students. So come and be bold at FAU, its the place for you!
2.8 out of 5.0
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Degree: Biology
Graduation Year: 2018

Overall, I am satisfied with my decision to attend FAU for my graduate degrees. The Graduate College at FAU is extremely supportive of its students and I was impressed with the services they offered, especially in the final semester of my work. I would like to see graduate student stipends raised to match the cost of living in the area and to become more competitive with other public universities in the state. The lack of offered insurance to graduate students is also an area where FAU falls short compared to the other public universities. The Chemistry and Biochemistry department offers Teaching Assistantships to its graduate students where it waives tuition and pays a stipend to students who teach courses. I do not feel that I have been prepared well for a career outside of academia, which is the reality for the vast majority of PhD graduates. There was no training offered tailored to jobs in industry, and I feel I am at a disadvantage in my job search because of this.
4.25 out of 5.0
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Degree: Biology
Graduation Year: 2020

I have learned a multitude of life skills throughout the graduate process. There are many scholarship and tuition support opportunities at this university. Although the stipends are relatively low, the variety of scholarship opportunities make it affordable.
5.0 out of 5.0
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Degree: Counseling
Graduation Year: 2019

Great school! Currently pursuing my M.Ed. in Clinical Mental Health Counseling and I absolutely love the devotion and attention that each faculty member provides their students. The classes are designed to allow for this and the professors always make themselves available to their students!!
5.0 out of 5.0
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Degree: Healthcare Administration
Graduation Year: 2019

I will be beginning the Graduate Program in May 2018. The program is designed to prepare the attending individuals to take on the challenge of the work industry. The information presented will allow the attending individuals to network, relate and transition into the work industry. The attending individual will lean different techniques, self- research new and existing methods that wil build their skills and abilities. The program is designed to grow the individual and enhance their capabilities in the work industry.
5.0 out of 5.0
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Degree: Sports Management
Graduation Year: 2019

Being apart of the Florida Atlantic University Sports MBA program has been life changing. Not only are we ranked within the top five(5) Sports MBA Programs in America we are also top three(3) in the state of Florida. The program has allowed me to take what I have learned in the class room and bring into real world experiences with ease due to the fact that our curriculum revolves around what is being dine in the industry as we speak today. At FAU we also have an amazing support staff. Our Director, Dr. James Riordan and Advisor's put so much time into making sure we are getting everything we need in order to be successful, which makes getting our work done with out distraction possible. Overall my time at FAU has been very valuable and positive.
5.0 out of 5.0
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Degree: MBA
Graduation Year: 2020

As an alumni, I am certain that FAU is where I always want to be for my education. I want my friends, family, and even my future children to attend here. Education took on a whole new meaning. when I started attending college here. I think about when I was in middle or high school, slowly putting my shoes on because I dreaded being dropped off for school. Now as an adult, I am as excited as a child the night before going to Disney World. I want to attend class, finish a paper, participate in discussion, and organize projects. FAU has established, passionate, and credible leaders and professors. FAU has been a recipient of 25 national and international awards; and into a community of like-minded and well rounded friends and mentors. People overlook this college but they are seriously missing out on a great education in the great location of South Florida.
5.0 out of 5.0
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Degree: Instructional Technology
Graduation Year: 2016

I graduated with a Bachelor's Degree in Elementary Education in 2015. I have thoroughly enjoyed my time learning and growing in my education at Florida Atlantic University which brought me to my teaching career at an elementary school just months after graduation. In thinking about my career in education, I am furthering my studies with a Master's Degree in Instructional Technology. The College of Education has greatly prepared me for a career in education by guiding me through all my coursework and the wonderful, hands-on professors.
3.4 out of 5.0
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Degree: Finance
Graduation Year: 2019

Along with a beautiful campus, FAU just remodeled their breezeway and many of the facilities making it that much more clean and state of the art. The Recreation and fitness center, although often crowded, is really impressive with their Zumba, boxing, dance etc. classes and equipment, pools and basketball/volleyball courts. They even started doing outside training classes for people who like to be outside like me. They don't fall short on facilities and activities to enjoy. FAU's professors, for the most part, will work with you and want you to succeed if you put the time in. As brilliant as some of these professors are, I've had many with have strong accents being form other parts of the world and sometimes can make it challenging to understand all the time. I've met so many amazing people from all over the world here and couldn't have been as successful as I am without the help of my fellow classmates that are now my lifelong friends The career center has also done a great job in informing me of job fairs, resume building and other things to greater my chances of employment to the job I want when I graduate. Parking can be challenging but overall my experience at FAU has been a great one and would definitely recommend attending.
3.2 out of 5.0
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Degree: Biology
Graduation Year: 2018

I was a Biological Sciences student at Florida Atlantic University through my undergraduate studies. I am a current Master's student at FAU studying environmental soil bacteria in the Biological Sciences Program. The program supports its students and at several levels ensures that they can complete their programs well. Students must report and track their progress repeatedly at several points of registration through numerous advisors to ensure timely progress and advancement in the program. Advisors and committee members cared for my project and actively tried to give advice and lend materials. There will be no shortage of solid mentors and advisors at FAU for any students interested in the biology program. The only criticism I have about the Master's biology program is the shortage of courses in the department. Most upper 6000 level courses that graduate students must take pertain to marine biology, ecology, or statistics. There are slim pickings and almost no courses in microbiology related subjects such as bacteria, protists, or viruses. I hoped to take more courses on these topics to improve my knowledge in microbiology, especially bacteria since that is the topic of my thesis. I was forced to take less related courses to fulfill my degree requirements.
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