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| To be honest, FIU is really not a bad university! A lot of people underestimate the school because many commuters attend the school, as well as, international students. As a biology/pre-med major, I am quite contempt with my courses. I only had one bad experience as a freshman and that was my college algebra class. However, I do make sure to check out RateMyProfssor before I register for a class!!! Thankfully, the majority of my professors were AWESOME!It's not that bad, you just have to study hard and balance your social and academic life accordingly. It's not hard, I finished my freshman year with a 3.4. I am not completely happy with that because I did slack off, but college is not that bad!People have to understand that high school and college are two different ballparks! |
|May 07 2012|| 1st Year Female --
Class 2015 |
| I was going to wait until after i graduate to write this review because i think it would make me sound more legit, since i am actually at the point of reflecting and not commenting based on being emotionally distraught or exuberant at the moment. However, i decided it would be a good time since i only have a semester left and i wanted to share my experiences while theyre still fresh in my memory. although, i will mention a few negative remarks that i've stumbled upon, i'm going to still give this a positive rating-- and you'll see why in a bit.|
Now i transferred from a private university in the worst city you could ever imagine. So not only was i paying overrated amounts of fees for my classes but i was breaking bank to stay in a city where the aesthetics and the people of the town were so depressing that the university looked like it was from another world. Okay, i see a lot of complaints from students saying that there are "hidden fees" and "oh my so many fees"-- trying paying 30,000 a year for a school that is not funded by the government, who could choose to do whatever they want with your money-- like building a church on campus for no apparent reason. FIU on the other hand at least uses your money for more parking garages and more activities to add to a better campus experience. Ive seen less complaints about parking at FIU and you can thank the "hidden fees" for that one, which are not hidden if people used the resources and actually looked at their financial aid reports months before they realize the school is asking for money when classes start, then they would have nothing to complain about. The financial aid administrators can be very rude but working in that office can be very frustrating so i always try to do a lot of research about my financial aid options and ask the most appropriate questions like, "when can i expect my funds to be posted"-- but FIU financial aid has an awesome way of making pre-recorded messages of deadlines and expectations and have most common questions answered while you call them so you do not waste your time waiting , which was helpful for me more than once. Then again, FIU is in miami. what more could you want? we're not talking about little clubs that every person from your english class will go to, but im talking about real night life, real fancy and exotic taste in partying in miami, because the city (unlike other college towns) are not advertised only around the students but for also can be for a more older crowd. Aside from that, miami has some really nice shops that allow you to spend little. Of course, you have to have a car to get to some of these places but unlike other colleges like UF, FIU does not make up what miami is and neither does the population at FIU, and thats really exciting, dont you think?
Also, academically speaking the school does have some arrogant professors I am not going to lie and some of the classes are tough. One student complained of having a bad professor for statistics-- but i need to clear this up: statistics can be just as demanding and time consuming as calculus, because like any math course you have to practice and practice. Plus, if any class are a real difficulty for you, FIU provides and advertises heavily free campus tutoring for all overbearing classes in any major. You cannot expect a professor to hold your hand all the way through college, but you can expect them to teach you what is required for you to say "hey i feel ready enough for my career or graduate school" and not get extreme amounts of busy work.
Overall, I love FIU. ive seen the dark side of other universities and FIU is just perfect for me. I regret not choosing FIU to start my freshman year and having put myself in a lot of debt (please refrain from going to any private school), because i love it here and how cheap the tuition is. now and i feel proud to tell people that I am a panther and always will be.
|Aug 18 2011|| 1st Year Female --
Class 2012 |
| FIU is hands down the worst education I have ever received. If you do not value the quality of education you are receiving than Florida Internationally Useless is the school for you. First of all the parking is absolutely ridculous. If you have classes aroud noon take note of the people parked by the elevators. You literally have to sit and wait until someone walks to their car in order to find parking. If your in the college of arts and sciences be prepared to satisfy two foreign language requirements. I did my two years of foreign language in high school, and found out shortly after arriving that there was an additional requirement. You'll find a lot of additional requiremnts at FIU that have absolutely nothing to do with your major. I have been here for one semester and I knew by the first month that I was ready to leave. Take my advice and go somewhere else if you want a quality education. |
|Nov 08 2010|| 1st Year Male --
Class 2012 |