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| So far, my experience at FIU has been a horrible one. For one, there is nowhere to park once you get to the campus, and this has been the case for the entire 2 years that I've been attending here and keeps getting worse every semester. The only solution FIU has come up with to resolve this problem is to take away student parking spots and turn them into faculty parking. And instead of improving conditions here by building new parking garages, the university decided to build a new stadium for their football team, which can't even play, not to mention the fact that there's nothing wrong with the current stadium, and it never even gets full anyway. |
In regards to the faculty in the accounting department, they are the rudest people you will ever meet in your life. They could care less about you, and they consider you as nothing more than a number. You have to pass an entrance exam just to get into the school of accounting, and then after that, they make the exams so hard, that 85% of the people that take intermediate accounting fail the course. I think that it is unacceptable to let that amount of people fail a course and offer no curve whatsoever in response to the insanely high failure rate. This says a lot about the quality of the professors, and how the department doesnâ€™t care at all about the students that take their courses.
In response to the courses offered in the business school, there are hardly any regular classes. Instead, the business school makes most of their courses fully online or hybrid. In either case, you'll end up paying $300 more just to take one of these courses because the business school purposely schedules to have these types of courses in place of regular classes. I've attended other colleges in the past, and I've never seen $300 fee for taking an online course. I took online courses at past universities, and actually learned a lot through them. Here, instead, youâ€™ll just pay an extra $300 on top of the $300 cost of taking a regular class, and you'll end up teaching yourself everything. You wonâ€™t be able to interact with the instructor, because all they do is grade your coursework and submit your grade to you about 2 weeks after you complete an assignment.
FIU prides themselves in their business school, but in reality their business school sucks!!! Half of there professors don't know how to teach, and on top of that, they are making tons of money by ripping people off through their online fees. If you and 250 other students in a 300 person course fail it, they wont care, wont curve, wont do anything pretty much. They just don't care about you or your education. The only thing FIU cares about is ripping you off, taking your money, and having a professor that gives you a letter grade, but doesn't have to teach you anything in the process.
|Dec 20 2007|| Male --
Class 2000 |
| FIU is well kept campus, but the staff and people are terrible. Most of the teachers (especially math teachers) do not speak english well at all. The students are unfriendly and self absorbed. the staff is just as bad. The housing office and finacial Aid office is the worst. Parking is HORRIBLE even if you do live on campus. The only good thing about living on campus would be the very nice dorms. And the counselors will tell you anything that will hinder you from graduating because they give you the wrong information about what classes you need to take. The campus is not safe at all. Recently an FIU officer got arrested for raping a student on campus. There was also a recent hate crime on campus. Fights are normal at FIU as well. |
|Nov 15 2007|| 3rd Year Female --
Class 2008 |
| Of all things about the school, the weather is good except during the hurricane season. Few of my department faculty were really nice and helpful, many came from the most prestigious universities in the nation. Despite the "International" name, the school does not care about it's foreign students who pay almost 7 times the fee. I would give the administrative sector a D grade. The parking is just horrible. If you dont't drive forget this place, the public transport is non-existent.|
There are double standards in the school and hugely caters to the Latin/Cuban American students. A number of departments are decaying due to inadequate funding becausehe university's president wants have a medical school and build a new college of law.
Academically, a huge percentage of it's undergraduate students really don't deserve to be in college although there are some exceptional ones. Many students cannot write or speak average english and the city is far worse. If you are looking for a competitive institution, FIU is not one. I have taken upper division classes in a few departments and did far better than those who were memebrs of their respective departments. They may make an average student look exceptional.
In additon to the rare social climate of the campus, if you are not latin/hispanic, expect to be very isolated and lonely. It's all about dressing in expensive and "in-vogue" wear, luxury, "pimped" rides, looking rich. The "international" moniker is a joke as many students are ignorant about the rest of America and the world. The only thing international is Cuban studies and their anti-Castro propaganda.The city is home to bad drivers, ignorant and not so friendly people. Social interactions with students are, more than often, not genuine. I would advice you to take such interactions at face value for most times. If you have choice, you may want to consider another school.
|Aug 22 2006|| Alumnus Male --
Class 2000 |