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| I transferred to FAU after receiving my AA from Broward College. I have 2 terms left to complete, and I am overwhelmingly unsatisfied with my choice to attend this college. My day-to-day interactions in the classroom provide adequate training and knowledge that will be needed in my field of education. I have had a couple professors that absolutely challenged me and ensured that I was being given an opportunity to learn information relevant to my career.|
The biggest problem here at FAU is that for the second year in a row, tuition has been raised to the maximum amount allowed by the federal government. It officially costs as much to attend FAU as it does a big-time university like FSU and UF. That is absolutely ridiculous because I can tell you, the quality is not there to justify that spike in cost. The school cites budget cuts for all of these raises in fees and tuition. I was unable to attend class during this summer term because FAU felt that their football stadium was worth more of the cost than offering an adequate number of summer classes. In the end, I am stuck graduating in December which is not ideal for education majors. I have been less than impressed with FAU itself, and almost appalled at some of the choices made in terms of financial management at this college. It is a college first and foremost. The students having an opportunity to learn should be the number one priority, not a football field. And then to raise tuition again is overzealous and ridiculous. I wonder if the president and board members would be willing to take pay cuts year after year, because that is exactly what they are asking of THEIR already struggling college students.
|Jul 08 2012|| 2nd Year Female --
Class 2013 |
| FAU is a school to where it boils down to the students deciding their own destiny. FAU's administration could care less about you and that is a sad reality. Its very difficult to work for the university since its very selective for no reason. |
Theres things to be involved with on campus but its not enough. The student life at FAU is weak compared to other colleges. Student life has started to improve but unless the students put more effort into it, it will continue to be below the bar.
Academics are pretty weak too. All your classes are just tests, online homework and bs assignments. The sad part about FAU is that its hard to make connections to anything here since important people rarely come to the college. Not to say that its impossible to make connections, but it definitely takes a big effort.
FAU is bad at sports but the school spirit is worse. Then again its hard when the FAU teams barely try and theres no disipline in them. The Football team speaks for itself, bball is slowly getting better but not there yet, Baseball is bad again, I could go on.
Boca is a pretty lame city but theres life in the surrounding cities. Its tough for those who can't travel or know the right people. Most people who go here always look to go away on weekends since nobody likes being here.Overall, FAU is a school with potential, but only as much potential as the students they get. Its a student ran university outside of facility. The students create the experience unlike the university normally doing more of the work.
|Jul 01 2012|| 4th Year Male --
Class 2013 |
|Not so bright|
| I have attended FAU from 2005 to 2011, on and off. Although there were new changes (i.e. football stadium and medical school), I was never happy with FAU. Faculty is always rude, speaks to you in a condescending way and pretty much there for the paycheck. For example, I forgot to print my 2-page homework before leaving home. It was due on that day, and with no cash on hand, I thought that it would not be a big deal to ask a faculty member to print it for me. Needless to say, I went from department to department and was refused because it would cost them money. Really? Cost YOU money? You mean the tuition I spent per semester was not enough to cover for 2 sheets of printing paper? Finally, I was directed to the school's library where I was again denied due to the same reason. I had to BEG the receptionist to let me print the homework as the professor will not accept any work late. He finally gave in and helped me out. |
Another example is when I called to get more information about graduate admission requirements for a specific program I was interested in. I asked the assistant if there were any advice she could give me to increase my chances of getting into the program (my GPA was .1 less than the minimum requirement). Her strict response was no and with my GPA, I should not even bother spending the time and effort to apply since they will not even consider me if I don't meet that GPA requirement. I also asked her, what about my volunteer work? What about my other achievements? Again, her response was no and all of those "achievements" are for naught.
In general, I do not recall any good professors except one, who was also a lawyer. I had asked professors for recommendation letters and I would get zero response or they would make a comment that they remember me succeeding in their class and then no letter. When I was out of the country, I had to email ALL academic advisors in my major more than THREE TIMES for an override to get into a class until someone responded with directions to the new Student Unlink site.
Almost all students are lazy, snobbish, pampered, and close-minded. I had a group project consisting of 6 members including myself. Only 3 students (myself included) did all the work and presentation. 2 of them did not even show up for presentation. One of them was dumb enough to add me on facebook and then post a picture of herself at the beach while we were in presenting our group project. Good thing the grade relied on student evaluations on each other. Bad thing is, most like that girl probably received a C and passed the course doing absolutely nothing for it because that is how easy the classes are. I had students complain on their first day how "hard" it's going to be just by reviewing the syllabus and that they are going to drop the course afterward. I have so many more horror stories about this place it's insane. I hate this school with a passion. I am applying for a different school to do my graduate studies. And finally, an Owl for a mascot? 'Nuff said.
|Jun 11 2012|| 1st Year Female --
Class 2011 |