Florida Atlantic University Graduate Program Reviews

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94%
of students recommend
(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

Student & Graduate Reviews

3.33 out of 5.0
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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
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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
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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
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Degree: History
Graduation Year: 2017

The graduate program is great! The faculty and students are supportive.
2.42 out of 5.0
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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
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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
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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.
4.5 out of 5.0
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Degree: Art & Design
Graduation Year: 2017

Having only attended one graduate program, I can only speak from my personal experience at Florida Atlantic University The faculty is extremely helpful and invaluable in supporting experimentation and growth in the Art Department. I am encouraged to integrate difference disciplines (digital, printmaking, sculpture, ceramics, photography, etc.) in my work. I was able to attend Graduate School in large part to the Graduate Teaching Assistantship, which covers my tuition. Grad School is hard work and it's often hard to find time to be in your studio while TAing and a full time course load. Be prepared to forgo having a social life and really dig. You'll be glad you did!
4.17 out of 5.0
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Degree: Anthropology
Graduation Year: 2015

The program at FAU is intimate and this provides students a one-on-one relationship with each professor, especially your advisor. I feel that because the department is not overwhelmingly huge, I can do my part to make my impact on the department and leave a little legacy. The faculty provide an intensive 2-year graduate program, and because they are right there in the same area, asking them questions without making an appointment becomes a wonderful aspect of your graduate degree. Within the first semester, I blossomed into a professional academic with so much confidence and joy with my studies. Best of all, the program provides the essential opportunity to be a teaching assistant, where a tuition stipend is granted. I have taught my own classes since my first semester, and have discovered a hidden joy of teaching at the college level. Having a TA position truly forces the student to develop confidence, organization, and assertiveness and I am so thankful to learn these skills now in my academic career.
4.17 out of 5.0
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Degree: Information Technology
Graduation Year: 2015

The program is geared towards big business however I live and work in a small to medium sized business community and there are different issues for a small or medium sized company. Although it is good to become familiar with and competent in the concepts being presented it is not necessarily what a small or medium sized company requires of an IT leader.
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