Florida Atlantic University Graduate Program Reviews

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of students recommend
(4.04 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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5.0 out of 5.0
Degree: Sociology
Graduation Year: 2015

The FAU Sociology masters program was worthwhile. This is not a program you can slide through. You have to put in the time to do the required coursework, readings and critical thinking. The professors are very knowledgeable in their subject areas and they are willing to push you to learn more and question more. The program will enlighten, while also inspiring you to make a difference. The professors will help you with writing papers and grants and they will encourage you to find your own research goals and to attend conferences. FAU offers partial to full reimbursement for attending conferences. The program is also growing and there are many assistance-ships that can help afford your masters education. The classes are small with a maximum of 15 people. For the best experience I would recommend applying to FAU's Sociology masters program if there is a professor whose concentration(s) fit your interests.
5.0 out of 5.0
Degree: Social Work
Graduation Year: 2020

Florida Atlantic University is not only located in a beautiful area but it provides students with the tools necessary to succeed in the real world upon graduating. The professors are welcoming and understanding that students have occasional struggles and are willing to work with you, which makes them approachable. Th course load for the MSW program is interesting and thought provoking, and for a student who didn't get their BSW in Social Work I feel I will be well prepared to enter the field upon graduation.
4.5 out of 5.0
Degree: MBA
Graduation Year: 2019

I am a graduate student at Florida Atlantic University. I am in the Sport MBA program, and couldn't have made a better choice! The staff has experiences and connections that are unmatched by any other program, and the ability to gain an education in not only sport but in business as well.
3.8 out of 5.0
Degree: Cultural Studies
Graduation Year: 2012

What I realized was students needed to prepare more than the instructors so it not only helps students to come up with strong ideas to bring into the discussion but also encourage the teacher to play an active role in the classroom. Be focused on the subject you are concentrated on and try to be very eclectic in perspectives.
4.5 out of 5.0
Degree: Biomedical Engineering
Graduation Year: 2018

I received my undergraduate degree at FAU. The University is very diverse and the campus is beautiful and located in a safe and peaceful area in Boca Raton, Florida. I've gained so many wonderful experiences in my few years there and look forward to all the new things i'll be learning in starting this masters in Biomedical engineering. This University has been my home for quite some time now , it's where I've fostered my most precious relationships and it's where I've grown socially and academically. I look forward to all the classes that i'll be taking such as tissue engineering and I can't wait to apply all aspects of this degree to my dream of becoming a Physician.
5.0 out of 5.0
Degree: Educational Leadership
Graduation Year: 2018

Attending Florida Atlantic University has been one of my best educational experiences thus far. As a Doctoral Candidate in the Educational Leadership - Higher Education program, I never felt at one point like I was going through this program alone. The support from faculty and staff was truly outstanding. They make you feel like family here and this statement is not common when discussing non- for profit state institutions graduate programs, but the College of Education at Florida Atlantic University nailed it! Thank you FAU! Go Owls!
5.0 out of 5.0
Degree: Social Work
Graduation Year: 2017

I completed both my BSW and my MSW from Florida Atlantic University. All of the staff have been in the field of social work or are currently in the field. The professors are highly knowledgeable and have worked with a variety of populations. I would highly recommend this program to any student that wants to enter into the profession of social work.
2.0 out of 5.0
Degree: MBA in International Business
Graduation Year: 2018

Find another university (FAU) - Administration in the school is horrendous. They take your money and that's about it. I don't recommend. If you care about your career or future, don't attend this University. There are better schools in the State of Florida like UF, or out of state.
4.6 out of 5.0
Degree: Business Administration
Graduation Year: 2018

FAU wasnt my first choice- but I am proud to say that today, without a doubt it is my only choice. Finding a perfect fit in college is difficult and often nerve-racking. Yet, FAU has done a remarkable job with allowing me to not only cultivate my vision, passion, and love for academics, but also has given me the opportunity to find people who see and believe in my potential beyond just an academic realm. My name is Francine Coker and I am currently working on my Masters of Business Administration with a focus in Hospitality Management. My professors here at FAU have grown my heart to reach out and impact the way education is used to not only grow a student academically, but personally too. I believe that a student needs a school that will show value to them beyond the test scores they can produce. FAU is the university that offer students with a Why or an invincible purpose that challenges and calls forth their potential. I have found every reason to plant my roots and grow at Florida Atlantic University. They say that every child deserves their champion; a person, a challenge, or a calling that allows them to step out of their comfort zones and into the world of possibility.
4.4 out of 5.0
Degree: Accounting
Graduation Year: 2016

I loved this school. Having gone to a school for undergrad I was less then thrilled with. This one made believe college can be a fun experience. All of the professors were helpful and curteous. The staff was very concerned and cared about me. I would receive an email every semester from my advisor just checking in to see how I was doing.
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