Florida Atlantic University Graduate Program Reviews

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of students recommend
(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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4.33 out of 5.0
Degree: Political Science
Graduation Year: 2015

Excellent upcoming program, with a vast amount of support from the faculty and staff.
2.75 out of 5.0
Degree: Business
Graduation Year: 2016

The program is not as competitive as other Music Business graduate programs, but provides you with a solid foundation and understanding of the industry. As with most industry jobs, it is up to you to get your foot in the door if you want to work for a major.
3.5 out of 5.0
Degree: Fitness Trainer
Graduation Year: 2014

One of the biggest Pros of the program is the small program size. This allows graduate students to become close to their professors and mentors and gain additional chances to learn outside of the classroom setting. Another Pro would be, because of the program size, the high chance to grab an Assistantship position within the program. Stipend is not that great, but the fact that tuition is covered does help a lot. One of the major Cons is the course work. Many of the classes that you need to take to complete the degree are not really that great in comparison to other school's programs. Students really do need to work on their own to make connections with faculty in order to participate in department activities or research to further advance their knowledge and experience in the program.
5.0 out of 5.0
Degree: Liberal Studies
Graduation Year: 2013

I had an excellent experience with the program. The teaching assistantship covers two years of tuition waiver and financial support, and includes 2 semesters of teaching experience as the main instructor on record. The course schedules is good, despite not being as flexible for TAs (who must get their 18 credits in WST in order to teach during the second year). The program also has three different tracks: thesis, internship, or extra credits.
3.92 out of 5.0
Degree: Mathematics
Graduation Year: 2018

Overall, graduate student experience here is great. The professors are very good. The faculty and staff really care about the students' well-being. So, far the courses I've taken have been taught by excellent professors. They were available after class for questions and always treated me with respect. The workload sometimes feels excessive, but then again, it's graduate school, its supposed to be that way. There is a nice mix of cultures in the group of grad students. Everyone gets along. What the program lacks is more financial help for the student. The support they provide is enough for the bare essentials. Other than that, my experience has been a very positive one.
4.92 out of 5.0
Degree: Public Administration
Graduation Year: 2014

school is great just needs more flexibility in online classes and on campus class schedule
3.25 out of 5.0
Degree: Biomedical Sciences
Graduation Year: 2015

The program is a great way to improve your resume for health professional schools such as medical school or dental programs. Also, the teachers and faculty are very accessable and timely in their responses which I found to be very helpful. The TA internships for this program are very limited, however you can be put on the list for left over TA positions in the Biology and Chemistry department. Searching for scholarships is difficult however worth while. So far I am enjoying this program thoroughly. The parking on campus is horrendous however, and it doesn't look to be improving much. I would look to live on campus if I wasnt getting married and ditch the car all together. This is definitely not a college town, however I love how close you are to the beach, about 5 minutes!
4.5 out of 5.0
Degree: Health Sciences
Graduation Year: 2018

Pros: I want to spend the rest of my life in Florida (most of my family lives there). It has a small class size and collegial environment (facilitated by pass/fail). The facilities are incredible, especially the simulation center. Cons: Cost
4.58 out of 5.0
Degree: Social Work
Graduation Year: 2015

I have just begun the graduate program, as of not everything is a positive, although the con may be the workload I have a lot to finish within a year.
4.5 out of 5.0
Degree: Accounting
Graduation Year: 2015

I feel the graduate program at FAU provides me with the skills needed to succeed in the workforce.
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