Florida Atlantic University Graduate Program Reviews

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(4.04 out of 5.0)
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  • 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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4.5 out of 5.0
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
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
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.
3.67 out of 5.0
Degree: Biology
Graduation Year: 2015

I am currently a Master's student at FAU obtaining my degree in Biology. The biggest advantage of attending graduate school at FAU for science majors is the opportunity FAU gives you to gain valuable lab experience. FAU collaborates with Max Planck Institute and Scripps Institute (which are two well established research institutes) and give students doing research a chance to collaborate or even join labs at Max Planck and Scripps. Another advantage is the classes that FAU offers. FAU offers a lot of hand on lab experience courses that train students in fields involved with biotechnology, neuroscience and molecular biology. When I complete my degree I will have gained an enormous amount of experience in these fields and will have a lot of job opportunity. FAU also has a great school environment and is located 15min from the beach. The biggest disadvantage (and this mainly goes for science majors) is that the labs are located in Jupiter campus while the courses are taken at the Boca Raton campus (which is 45min way from each other). So the commute is pretty tough especially at the beginning of your degree when you have to take a lot of courses. Towards the end when you mainly focus on research, you end up spending majority of your time in Jupiter, so the commute is not bad. Besides that I recommend it to anyway interested in doing research.
3.33 out of 5.0
Degree: Anthropology
Graduation Year: 2015

The program is very diverse, especially with the anthropology sub disciplines. There are teachers from all of the sub disciplines so they are well represented for any applicant.
3.67 out of 5.0
Degree: Biology
Graduation Year: 2014

FAU in general is a wonderful campus to be one. The school offers a vast amount of fields of study to choose from. I have seen this university grow on so many different levels. The student body has grown tremendously, as there has been additional housing and parking recently built on campus. As far as my studies, I graduated from FAU with 3 Bachelors degrees and this has benefited me enormously as I have been recently been accpeted into the Univeristy of Missour at Kansas City to pursue a Master's of Science in Anesthesia. In summary, if I could provide some pros and cons of my stay at FAU, I would mention several cons that overtime have been turned into pros. FAU lacked sufficient student parking, it lacked a proper recreation center, it lacked a football stadium as well as living dormintories. All of these have been added to the University over the past 5 years and has made the school more appealing than ever. FAU has the most diverse student body in Florida and is at the top in the country. I am proud to say that I am an alumni from this ever-growing University.
4.0 out of 5.0
Degree: Business
Graduation Year: 2016

The pros of the graduate progrom is that it is very felxifble for working professiona seeing that it is offered on line. The program itself is one in the state and country that offeres a major fully geared towards Forensic Accountant. The staff support is amazing. The cons of this program to me is the cost of tuition. which is a little higher compeared to other universities within the state.
2.83 out of 5.0
Degree: Creative Writing
Graduation Year: 2013

Very modern campus working to improve its quality of education.
4.67 out of 5.0
Degree: Computer Science
Graduation Year: 2015

One of the pros is that i get to advance my education at the comfort of my home or at work since i am taking the classes online. The teachers appear well-educate in the course they teach, and they take personal attention to make you actually learn something before the course end. As for the cons, honesty at this moment i cannot name any.
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.
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