Florida Atlantic University Graduate Program Reviews

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94%
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

Student & Graduate Reviews

5.0 out of 5.0
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Degree: Taxation
Graduation Year: 2017

FAU's Master of Tax program has provided me the tools I will need to have a successful career. The professors are very knowledgeable and really want to help you succeed. Through networking on campus I secured an offer from a Big 4 accounting firm. FAU's graduate program is also very affordable compared to other universities in FL.
4.0 out of 5.0
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Degree: Information Systems
Graduation Year: 2018

Florida Atlantic University is the perfect school if you are looking for the college experience without attending a massive school like Florida State University or University of Florida. It is a beautiful campus with lots of room to spread out without feeling crowded or overpopulated. Parking can be an issue during peak times, but if you are willing to walk from behind the stadium, parking is always available there. The class sizes range from 100 all the way down to 15. There are over 100 clubs on campus with several Greek Life groups, however, the campus does not offer Greek housing. Our sports teams are average at best with a couple exceptions including our Baseball team who is normally ranked. With the addition of Lane Kiffin this year as your Football coach there is hope things will turn around. Overall, FAU is a fantastic school that is growing and committed to providing the best education possible.
4.5 out of 5.0
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Degree: Liberal Studies
Graduation Year: 2018

The Comparative Studies Ph.D. program at Florida Atlantic University provides an organizational forum that fosters camaraderie and research collaboration among students in all three tracks of the Ph.D. in Comparative Studies Program: Literatures, Literacies and Linguistics. Primary areas of strength for this broadly based program include studies of literature and migration, rhetoric and composition, U.S. multiethnic literatures, early modern literatures, gender, sexuality and embodiment in literature, modernity and postmodernity in literature, space and place in literature, and postcolonial literature and culture. The curriculum also draws from many disciplines in the Dorothy F. Schmidt College of Arts and Letters. With accomplished faculty and Eminent Scholars, the program offers an innovative, rigorous, yet flexible course of study. Each year the most qualified candidates are offered excellent teaching and research fellowships. The faculty, students and staff collaborate in constructing an energetic, productive and pleasurable learning community.
5.0 out of 5.0
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Degree: Educational Leadership
Graduation Year: 2018

I am glad I choose Florida Atlantic University for graduate school! The support I receive from the department, the professors, my advisor, and both Graduate Research Assistants has been remarkable. Everyone is committed to your success and development.
5.0 out of 5.0
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Degree: Liberal Studies
Graduation Year: 2020

Great university. The staff and professors are amazing. Very passionate and knowledgeable. Parking isn't too bad, classes are scheduled later in the day for those who work full-time. They have GTAs, but I do not recommended them. Not a livable wage unfortunately, though the experience is good for your resume.
4.5 out of 5.0
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Degree: Criminal Justice
Graduation Year: 2016

The graduate program at Florida Atlantic University facilitates an amazing learning environment that will challenge and inspire you as an academic and a future professional. The graduate teaching staff takes a great interest in every student, and the coursework is current and applicable to real life. There are no wasted credit hours; every class is engaging, informative, and inspiring. There are two tracks to graduate: thesis and non-thesis. Both are equally worth the effort. When you have graduated, you will feel prepared to take on the workforce of your choosing. FAU boasts one of the best post-grad hiring rates in the state, which means that you will have a competitive edge in the job market. Getting a graduate degree at FAU might be one of the best investments you can make for your future!
4.0 out of 5.0
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Degree: Creative Writing
Graduation Year: 2019

The MFA in Creative Writing at Florida Atlantic University has helped me further myself as a fiction writer more than I thought possible. I've received new perspectives on my writing from my professors and peers alike, pushing what I thought I knew about craft and form. As an FAU graduate student, I've been taking advantage of the numerous opportunities available to me to grow professionally, working as a graduate teaching assistant and as the Associate Editor for Swamp Ape Review, the FAU MFA literary magazine. With the help of funding from FAU's Graduate and Professional Student Association, I've also had the opportunity to travel to the Association of Writers and Writing Programs Conference in Washington D. C. this year to represent Swamp Ape Review and the MFA at FAU. I highly recommend this program to any writer looking to improve his craft, become part of a writing community, and further his professional experience in the English field.
4.0 out of 5.0
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Degree: Creative Writing
Graduation Year: 2019

Located in sunny Boca Raton, Florida, if you're looking to earn a Master's in Fine Arts in Creative Writing, Florida Atlantic University is worth checking out. The three-year program offers MFA candidates tuition remission and a yearly stipend. In exchange, you're given the choice to either teach two sections of a freshmen composition class and/or creative writing class, which offers you the opportunity to learn about teaching a college class in a college environment, or earn tutoring experience working at the University Center for Excellence in Writing. The faculty is very supportive, engaging, and all boast numerous, award-winning publications, so their advice is worth taking into account. They also provide very crucial advice on where to take your MFA degree after you graduate. Classes are capped at 12 students, allowing for intimate workshop experiences and writers are encouraged to take workshops outside their genre. Most importantly, the student community thrives both in the classroom and independently by organizing off campus workshops when school is not in session. Plus, you're ten minutes from the Atlantic Ocean. Who can beat that?
3.8 out of 5.0
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Degree: Biology
Graduation Year: 2017

Florida Atlantic University has a unique, dynamic, and diverse research environment. The Jupiter campus, for example, is nestled next to the Scripps Research Institute and the Max Planck Institute for Neuroscience, creating a great opportunity for networking and collaboration. The Wilkes Honors College is also on the Jupiter campus, giving talented undergraduates access to research with expectations that push their development. I enjoy it here.
5.0 out of 5.0
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Degree: Education
Graduation Year: 2017

The support and opportunity to experience all aspects of a future with the doctorate degree has been incredible. I would not be able to complete this degree without the mentoring and dedication to academic excellence from the faculty. It has been a long journey for me, but worth every step!
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