Florida Atlantic University Graduate Program Reviews

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of students recommend
(4.04 out of 5.0)
School rating based on 339 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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4.83 out of 5.0
Degree: English
Graduation Year: 2016

Pros: Program offers various concentrations to help pinpoint your research area. The faculty is enthusiastic about the program, and takes student feedback into account while keeping in mind the realities of the job market. Cons: Program lists 9 credit hours of required courses; 3 of which could be done away with. Boca Raton is not a great place to live in, if you're staying alone.
4.25 out of 5.0
Degree: Creative Writing
Graduation Year: 2016

The MFA program at FAU has amazing, supportive faculty that go out of their way to create a community of writers. They also bring in highly acclaimed writers to read for students and the public. Recent readers have included JoAnn Beard, Phil Klay and Roxane Gay. The school is also in a beachside city. There is no/poor public transportation in the area, so a car is a must. The major downside of the school is that while they offer a lot of Teaching Assistantships that provide a tuition waiver and small salary, the salary is too small to live off of ($8000 a year) and the position does not include benefits like health insurance. So most students still need to take out loans to attend the program.
2.83 out of 5.0
Degree: Neuropsychology
Graduation Year: 2017

The graduate neuroscience program at FAU is very competitive, with top scientists around the world working in a close network. I really admire working alongside them. This will definitely help me to achieve my academic goals. On the downside, the stipend (teaching assistance ship) paid by FAU to their graduate students is very minimal. It is difficult for a graduate student to pay for the cost of living in and around the campus. Also, given that the public transportation is not very good, maintaining a car adds up to the cost of living and limits the accessibility. As a graduate student, I really wish and hope FAU graduate program, consider this as a voice of student body and work in giving their student a better life outside academia.
3.58 out of 5.0
Degree: Mechanical Engineering
Graduation Year: 2016

Great faculties and facilities for graduate programs especially in Fluid Dynamics and Material Science. Developing in sectors like Control and Acoustics. Needs to build up strong resources and backgrounds for thermal science. Cost of living in Boca Raton is high for international students and student fees is unbelievably sky-kissing.
3.58 out of 5.0
Degree: Biology
Graduation Year: 2017

Overall, FAU has a great graduate program. Faculty are accessible and willing to provide support. Students have a lot of support regarding their future careers if they seek help. The only downfall to FAU is the area it is located. The campuses are in highly urban areas, and traffic can be horrendous. However, the campus can be a safe haven.
4.67 out of 5.0
Degree: Political Science
Graduation Year: 2015

The program is small but competitive and this allows us as the students to have more personal relationships with the faculty, we also have great diversity despite our size. However the school has a small budget to work with and could potentially benefit from more students.
3.83 out of 5.0
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
Degree: Business Administration
Graduation Year: 2018

I am thoroughly enjoying the graduate program at FAU. I have found everyone helpful and knowledgeable. I would highly recommend FAU to anyone looking to seek a graduate degree in Education.
4.33 out of 5.0
Degree: Health Sciences
Graduation Year: 2016

Pros: Small school, personal, faculty that are always willing to work with you and assist with anything. Cons: New school, not as many connections or scholarship opportunities. No university hospital.
5.0 out of 5.0
Degree: Accounting
Graduation Year: 2015

FAU's Master's of Accounting program provides students with the maximum benefits for their tuition. The faculty is supportive, not only in educating the students, but in their career choices as well. I am extremely fortunate to earn both my undergraduate and graduate degrees from FAU.
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