Florida Atlantic University Graduate Program Reviews

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94%
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(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: 30,380 (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

Student & Graduate Reviews

3.67 out of 5.0
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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
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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
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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
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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
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Degree: Creative Writing
Graduation Year: 2013

Very modern campus working to improve its quality of education.
4.67 out of 5.0
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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.
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