Florida Atlantic University Graduate Program Reviews

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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

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4.25 out of 5.0
Degree: Computer Science
Graduation Year: 2016

I believe Florida Atlantic University provides a good graduate program for engineering and computer science students. The faculty of the College of Engineering and Computer Science are absolutely wonderful; they are all willing to assist students in every way when it comes to class scheduling, finding internships and jobs, and providing us with information about financial aid and scholarships. The program itself is pretty flexible. I am in the computer engineering masters program, and we have a lot of flexibility when it comes to selecting classes, as long as the credit requirements are met. There is a great variety of classes offered by knowledgeable faculty. Also, I was a part of the Joint Bachelors/Masters program, which is special to FAU. I was able to start taking masters level courses in the undergraduate senior year and they counted towards both degrees. Also, being accepted into this program omits the need of taking the GRE. All in all, I would highly recommend students to come to FAU for their higher education in engineering. I am really enjoying my experience as a masters student.
3.92 out of 5.0
Degree: Biomedical Sciences
Graduation Year: 2016

I like that I have access to medical school faculty to ask advice for my future medical school applications and I like the kinds of research projects that are taking place. The financial aid is also great, especially with the tuition reimbursement you can get for being a TA. On the other hand the program is undergoing a transition (for the better), so during my time here, I have experienced some administrative problems. Overall, I think it is worth the money.
4.83 out of 5.0
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
3.17 out of 5.0
Degree: Business
Graduation Year: 2016

The graduate business program at Florida Atlantic University has thus far proven to be a rich, valuable experience. All of the professors are experienced individuals and for the most part are passionate about their profession and willing to share their diverse experiences and insight with students. I have found that with the online courses, some professors tend to be disengaged, provided limited support, and do not have adequate availability to answer student questions.
3.67 out of 5.0
Degree: Marketing
Graduation Year: 2017

I believe that the graduate program at FAU is stronger with regards to faculty accessibility, support and career support as there's a warm atmosphere on every campus. Everyone wants you to succeed and they will provide you with the resources to do so. However, if you do not live on campus, transportation is an issue with regards to travel time and expenses.
4.0 out of 5.0
Degree: Educational Leadership
Graduation Year: 2019

Reconstruction of program- cons New credible faculty- pros
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.
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