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Dec 15 2014Aerospace Engineering
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Within Aerospace Engineering, the program is fantastic. The professors are personal, dedicated, and passionate for their field and their students. While they (almost) all participate in active research in their fields, they recognize the importance of their teaching and advising responsibilities. The curriculum is well-structured and coordinated among the professors and even between departments to ensure you are truly prepared for each course after completing its prerequisites. The program is not for the faint of heart - we design vehicles that transport hundreds of passengers at nearly the speed of sound; there is no room in this field for incompetence, slip-ups, etc., and the professors understand that and are not afraid to tell students that this field is not for them. Also note that as a young (60ish year old) university, we simply cannot be as selective in admissions as as more established universities. So rather than doing our "weeding out" at admissions, we do it during your coursework. Consequently the graduation rates appear low and our acceptance rates appear high, and that's actually a good thing despite that it negatively influences data-driven ranking websites.If you're an "A" H.S. student and looking for an exciting, young, mid-size university where you have direct access to industry professionals and the space coast, and a university administration in which you can be heard and have a say in the direction of the university, consider FIT. If you're a brilliant mind with a passion for engineering design and aircraft and spacecraft, but beyond-your-control life events caused you to not be the straight-A student in H.S. that you know you could be, FIT is also a great opportunity for a second shot.
Alumnus Male -- Class 2000
Preparedness: A Reputation: B
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Nov 20 2014Chemical Engineering
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Had an excellent experience at FIT in the Chemical Engineering department. Academic-wise I learned a lot, was adequately challenged and did not find the coursework to be unnecessarily difficult. There were times of high stress, but overall it was a good environment. Hardest classes are labs, especially chemistry ones. I graduated with a 3.30, with internship and coursework experience and was offered 5 job offers with great salaries! So I was very satisfied with that aspect.

Socially, I had a lot of fun freshmen year and always had people to hang out with in Robert's Hall. Mid-way through sophomore year I realized that you had to put yourself out there to have a social life when you aren't living in the dorm style housing. I found the clubs very approachable then and also made friends with lots of classmates. If you go to parties and campus events, it is easy to have a great social life. Plus there are lot of fun things to do around with the beach and Orlando. I had a great experience at this school and did not regret my choice at all.

4th Year Female -- Class 2014
Faculty Accessibility: A+, Innovation: B
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Nov 01 2014Computer Science
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I CAN'T RECOMMEND! Professors don't know how to teach, you have to do everything by yourself, they are they just to grade. Terrible feedback on assignments.
1st Year Female -- Class 2015
Campus Aesthetics: B, Education Quality: F
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