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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5.0 out of 5.0
Degree: Cultural Studies
Graduation Year: 2016

Great program! just the marketplace as far as jobs are concerned is very limited.
4.67 out of 5.0
Degree: Biology
Graduation Year: 2018

The school has five campuses in the South Florida area this is both a pro and a con.
5.0 out of 5.0
Degree: Social Work
Graduation Year: 2016

I love my program. The only con is not having enough time as a full time student, but it teaches us time management skills. These skills that we will need for the rest of our lives.
3.33 out of 5.0
Degree: Social Work
Graduation Year: 2016

Some of these classes are not well structured and at worst feel like a waste of time, which is mostly a problem with the adjunct professors. The full time faculty are usually great. This is a big commuter school, so the campus life is lacking, but I believe FAU makes many accommodations for nontraditional students, which is rare. Boca Raton is beautiful during the winter and very hot during the summer. The city is a little strange and the cost of living is high, but it has everything you could ever want.
4.5 out of 5.0
Degree: English
Graduation Year: 2016

The staff is phenomenal! They are all so knowledgeable and really want to see their students succeed!
2.83 out of 5.0
Degree: Engineering
Graduation Year: 2015

One of the pros is definitely the chance of getting a degree in Bioengineering, which allows me to enter a growing field in scientific research. Also, it is a small program which makes easy for students to contact their professors. However, until a semester ago (Fall 2014), the areas of research were mainly based on a dry lab stage (computational, programming). Thankfully, new faculty members were hired, whose research is more involved in molecular biology and biomedical work. Also, I think that in order to have a better foundation for the master's program, there should be a major in Bioengineering which is not established yet, unfortunately.
4.88 out of 5.0
Degree: History
Graduation Year: 2017

The graduate program is great! The faculty and students are supportive.
2.42 out of 5.0
Degree: Business
Graduation Year: 2015

I love my experience at Florida Atlantic University. I have had some excellent professors who have been extremely helpful in achieving my academic goals. My problem started when I started the finance classes and dealing with the finance professors. I had a very bad and unhappy experience in that department.
2.5 out of 5.0
Degree: Social Work
Graduation Year: 2015

I feel that the staff, both teachers and administrative do not know what is going on in the program. The summer offers a lot of interesting electives, and then come spring and fall only 3 electives are offered. In my program I do not attend courses in the summer, I am very limited on the electives I can take. None of the staff is able to answer my questions. Everyone is on different pages. The teachers are decent in comparison to the amazing teachers I met at UCF's Social Work program.
4.08 out of 5.0
Degree: MBA
Graduation Year: 2016

I believe that my graduate program has a great communications requirement that is integrated throughout the courses. It is very unique and forces me to be professional in my oral and written communication skills, which I know will benefit me in the long-run. On the other hand, I feel that I could be challenged a little more in the assignments I am given and how they are graded.
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