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There are two types of students who attendBrightComputer Science
There are two types of students who attend FAU: those who were stuck here, due to personal/financial/geographic reasons, and those who are too dumb to get accepted anywhere else.

Professors throughout the university are horrible at teaching and research, yet love to go on power trips, sexually harass others, etc.

Most of the work you receive is busywork, and lectures are often very bare.
As for the College of Engineering/CS specifically, it should not exist. The faculty/admin let students get away with cheating, and make their classes nearly impossible to fail, because ABET requires a certain graduation rate. There are many people receiving their degrees here who do not know stuff from introductory classes, but many of them still land important positions (like the engineers for the FIU bridge).However, if you like to party, sleep in, and not do any work for 4 years, this is the perfect university. Just be careful, because some FAU students can be dangerous.

1st Year Male -- Class 1922
Social Life: B-, Education Quality: F
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The advising is terrible and you really haveQuite BrightPsychology
The advising is terrible and you really have to take things into your own hands to graduate. they have a really bad Online system where you make appointments but the advisors seem to cancel a lot. I have even gotten forgot about in the waiting room. They simply don't really care about you as a student. I have had multiple problems and have gone to advising for help and have gotten different or wrong Solutions.
2nd Year Female -- Class 1920
Perceived Campus Safety: A, Faculty Accessibility: F
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The school doesn't care about their students inQuite BrightPsychology
The school doesn't care about their students in the least. During hurricane Dorian they sent us an email saying we can stay at a shelter nearby since they don't have a storm shelter themselves. The only concern they showed in the email was them saying "If you go to a shelter, don't wear FAU gear" because they prioritize pubic image over public safety. There was also a rat infestation in the dining hall and they let us eat there six days after they discovered the rat without fumigating or saying anything. Then they fed us in the food court afterwards but it was all food from the rat infested caf so it didn't make a difference. The courses aren't challenging and customer service sucks. I was also told I'd be paying half of what I did. I'm transferring
1st Year Female -- Class 1923
Campus Aesthetics: A, Collaboration/Competitive: F
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