Florida Atlantic University Graduate Program Reviews

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94%
of students recommend
(4.03 out of 5.0)
School rating based on 335 respondents

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School Information

  • Website: Visit College Website
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC and NASM
  • Programmatic Accreditation: AACSB, + 5 more
  • Campus Setting: City: Small
  • Student Population: 30,380 (25,471 undergrad)
  • Student to Faculty Ratio: 23 to 1
  • Graduate Attendance Status: 59% part-time, 41% full-time
  • Annual Tuition: $6,657 in-state; $18,446 out-of-state
Source: NCES

Student & Graduate Reviews

4.0 out of 5.0
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Degree: Cultural Studies
Graduation Year: 2018

The WGSS program at FAU is small but has a lot to offer for students who benefit from smaller program learning. The small amount of people means everyone knows you and what your research is so they can help connect you to people who can help. They care about you.
3.25 out of 5.0
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Degree: Engineering
Graduation Year: 2019

Florida Atlantic University is one of the top Ocean Engineering facilities in America, from what I have been told. I am still in the first semester of my program, but I am confident that this is the institution I should be at for the degree that I am seeking. The Dania Beach campus is the hub for Ocean Engineering, and they have multiple areas with funding and many research experiments to get involved in. No matter which area you are interested in for Ocean Engineering there is an opportunity for research at this University. The Harbor Branch is the hub for Marine Science, which can also be a resource to the OE students.
4.6 out of 5.0
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Degree: Engineering
Graduation Year: 2022

Florida Atlantic University is one the most attractive colleges in the United States, since it provides research opportunities, assistantships, scholarships, social activities, health care for pupils all around the world. It is the most preferred university by immigrants in Florida who has showed great success on his/her preliminary studies. In addition, the graduate school may offer teaching or research assistantship in order to cover your tuition fees if you are a great match for a research project. It's great opportunity to create a great future.
3.8 out of 5.0
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Degree: Social Work
Graduation Year: 2020

The Masters of Social Work program at Florida Atlantic University is an excellent program that provides different opportunities to learn how to be the best social worker one can be. The program is a clinic based one that focuses on real world experiences and at least 800 hours of field experience. The university also allows one to take the classes part-time or full-time, which is perfect if people are currently working in the social work field. I would recommend Florida Atlantic University to anyone looking to obtain their MSW but would like to learn things that actual relate to your future career.
3.5 out of 5.0
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Degree: Biomedical Sciences
Graduation Year: 2019

Florida Atlantic University's (FAU) Biomedical Science program fosters great opportunities for critical learning and many ways to utilize classroom based knowledge in a more hands on capacity through the variety of research and Directed Independent Study (DIS) opportunities offered by the program. The amount of scientific/medical knowledge and experience that is available through the plethora of different laboratories and research projects being conducted makes FAU a very competitive institution in the advancing fields of medicine and Biology. The most intriguing aspect of the Biomedical Masters program here at FAU is the small class sizes comprised of a low student to teacher ratio which aids tremendously in students receiving individualized instruction and tutelage from PhD level professors. This stimulates excellent rapport between students and faculty which affords students the valuable ability of administration actually knowing students and the way in which they learn. The best way to summarize the FAU department of Biomedical Sciences is to say that it is big enough to provide students many resources, yet small enough for each student to take hold of these resources and opportunities and actually utilize them without being excluded.
3.8 out of 5.0
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Degree: International Business
Graduation Year: 2019

I first entered Florida Atlantic University in the summer of 2013. It was a whole new world for me. I have made friendships with people that I will never forget. I have learned a lot of life lessons as well, academic and personal. Studying is a must; otherwise you will not make it to graduation. I am proud to be a part of the school. It is because of FAU that I have become a rose from concrete. My advice to incoming freshman is to never lose sight of what is important and never give up when it seems impossible because it isn't. Everything gets harder before it gets better. I love the school and the program. The teachers are very helpful. I wish they offered graduate finance electives online. Since I live out of state, I have to quit my job and move to Florida to attend classes. The online case studies prepare you for the real world. It helps you think outside the box to figure out ways to bring innovative ideas to the table. The teachers are very patient and they love what they do. I love Florida Atlantic University; I graduated with Bachelor in Accounting then later decide to go back for my Master in International Business. In general the office workers and staff were very friendly and welcoming. They very helpful and answered all the questions I had regarding academics as well as work programs. The campus is just the right size, nice and clean. There is a variety of restaurants giving options to eat different cuisines or just to hang out with a group of friends for coffee. As well as various place to go for entertainment, groceries and shopping in general. The students seem to be a good crowd for studying as well as to make good friends to last a lifetime to make great memories and having fun. I loved everything about Florida Atlantic University, the teachers were great the facilities were top notch and its in south Florida.
5.0 out of 5.0
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Degree: Liberal Studies
Graduation Year: 2020

The Comparative Studies PhD program at FAU provides a rigorous academic program in a supportive atmosphere. The department head, Dr. Adam Bradford, believes deeply in the mission of the program and is always available to provide guidance to students. The professors affiliated with the department are esteemed scholars in their disciplines. I have found most of the seminars to be great opportunities for learning, discussing, thinking through scholarly issues, and exchanging ideas with peers and professors. In addition, the Comparative Studies Student Association (CSSA) organizes forums, graduate conferences, and other events for PhD students. It's a terrific support organization and a great addition to the program.
4.0 out of 5.0
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Degree: Electrical Engineering
Graduation Year: 2017

I studied my PhD program at FAU and I recommend the program to the students who are interested. Atlantic University is a public research university with multiple campuses along the southeast Florida coast serving a uniquely diverse community. It promotes academic and personal development, discovery, and lifelong learning. If you are ready to start your graduate journey, go ahead and apply.
4.2 out of 5.0
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Degree: Environmental Science
Graduation Year: 2017

Attending FAU's graduate college has been a truly valuable experience, affording me a plethora of opportunities that I otherwise would not have had access to. Classes tend to be small and discussion/project based, which provides better preparation for the working world than classes that are more lecture-centric. Professors care about building relationships with their students, and are often helpful in obtaining internships during graduate programs and careers post-graduation.
5.0 out of 5.0
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Degree: Education
Graduation Year: 2008

I met people from all over the world and worked together to accomplish common goals. The staff was very helpful, friendly, and understanding of real-life experiences. There was flexible class scheduling with the online and in person classes being offered. Overall, it was an excellent experience.
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