Florida Atlantic University Graduate Program Reviews

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(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

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3.5 out of 5.0
Degree: Mathematics
Graduation Year: 2018

The faculty has been wonderful in helping students get situated and comfortable with classes and workload.
4.17 out of 5.0
Degree: Sociology
Graduation Year: 2016

FAU has a beautiful campus and being located in Boca Raton makes it an even better location. Being close to the beaches is fantastic and the weather is almost always beautiful. A few cons are that living in the Boca Raton area can become expensive quickly and the small size of some buildings, such as the student union, can be quite a shock when you're used to larger buildings at bigger schools.
4.58 out of 5.0
Degree: Educational Leadership
Graduation Year: 2016

Florida Alantic University offers an amazing graduate program the teachers are very helpful and are knowledgeable about the content. They only con I have about FAU is the parking I normally have to leave home two hours before class to allow time for travel and parking which normally takes about 30 mins! If the parking conditions would improve I would have no complaints!
4.0 out of 5.0
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.
3.67 out of 5.0
Degree: Biomedical Engineering
Graduation Year: 2016

I love my program and that I have the opportunity to expand into a completely different area of academics and professionalism then I always planned for myself without the concern of background knowledge. My advisor is awesome and some of the professors I have met (although I've only met a few) are very nice. However, financial aid is always a concern, not just for myself, but others as well. As grads, especially if you are non-thesis, there aren't many financial assistance opportunities beyond loans... Let's face it, grad school is not cheep and loans are not much of a financial assistance because its a form of credit. At the end of the day, that will be money that accumilates interest and needs to be paid back. Furthermore, graduate positions with tuition benefits are scarce or department based or require previous knowldge that you might not entail, which causes some to "fall through the cracks" on this option. Although this is not a direct comment on the school, each school can allocate money and fiancial assistance as they see fit, so even though loans are the only thing the Federal govt offers, it doesn't have to mean graduates get no financial aid. With that said, it would be great to have more opportunities for graduate assistant or teaching positions, grants, and scholarships/fellowships primarily based for those who need it, regardless of thesis or non-thesis, rather than to have to compete based on race, familial background, or who can write the best essay. As for travels, it would be nice to have more classes at other campuses, down south, but considering you can build classes to only a couple of days a week and most other classes in the program are online, its tolerable. Otherwise, I am loving my program and I am glad I made the decision to apply and attend this school.
4.25 out of 5.0
Degree: Accounting
Graduation Year: 2017

I am enrolled in the executive accounting program which specifies in forensic accounting. I really like how everything is offered online from watching lectures to turning in assignments. This is very helpful for busy professionals that can do the work and watch the lectures at their own desired time. The only negative comment I have so far is the cost. Obviously cost is always an issue with everything, but this program is significantly higher in cost than the usual accounting masters.
2.17 out of 5.0
Degree: Higher Education
Graduation Year: 2016

Pros: faculty support is amazing, the classes are relatively easy, very inclusive, willing to work with students, very informative. Cons: low workload, Saturday classes, working with the same people you have class with.
3.67 out of 5.0
Degree: Psychology
Graduation Year: 2019

Florida Atlantic University (FAU) is a very good school for all graduate students, regardless of disciplines, races, nationalities. The program is really fantastic. Students do have many opportunities to build up the career like grant writing competitions, research presentations, travel grants, and many more. Professors are very flexible and devoted towards student goal. FAU has all-time-going research discussions, colloquiums, workshops etc. This is the only university in the world, which are working with two leading research institutes like Max Plank, and Scripps. I would like to recommend everyone to consider FAU for their graduate and undergraduate studies.
4.33 out of 5.0
Degree: Biology
Graduation Year: 2015

The Integrative Biology Ph.D. program at FAU boasts small class sizes. For the most part, professors are easily accessible and willing to help outside of the classroom. In comparison to my previous graduate program at Nova Southeastern University, FAU has higher academic standards. Overall I am pleased with my decision to attend FAU for my Ph. D.
3.75 out of 5.0
Degree: Psychology
Graduation Year: 2019

FAU is an interesting place. It has a lot of resources but it's not very organized. The professors are generally very nice and supportive. It's a great place if you know what you want and you're willing to put in the work to get make it happen.
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