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| Fiu University is a place to avoid if you care about your major more than the average student or have a current health or learning disability. For starters teachers act weird to students like they are their enemies in a war. They express little to no concern to your understanding and academic progress. Students pay no attention to making new friendships either, the mentality is to go to class and get out as fast as possible ignoring everyone and everything around you. Also watch out for FIU administration lying about certain process or academic steps toward graduation, I have been lied to about the appeal process after being dismissed, this hurts me but it hurts their school even more. You are charged silly fees for things you don't use like the gym, health and even parking(certain ridiculous)|
There is no correlation between the time you spend studying and the grades you actually get. Tests are "tricky" and conveniently prepared to be boring or out of this world. There's a snappy attitude through the whole school that just strikes me as unfriendly and arrogant. Always check who your teachers are before picking them for the next semester, there are more than it's fair share of crazy ones and if you are disabled or sick pick another school immediately, they will throw you out like a dog in no time if you are struggling "too much"
I made the grave mistake of falling sick during my university years and of course I was dismissed and unable to write an appeal because all advisors and chairmen were too busy in their vacation time during December to even look once in their inbox for cases like mine.THEY DON'T CARE!!!I even emailed the person you are supposed to complain to when things go wrong and guess what? NO REPLY, that's it folks, you are on your own here and today I leave this school knowing that I was robbed, lied to, pissed on, ignored and treated like crap when I was only 9 classes away from my diploma. Do yourself a favor and pick a better school!
|Jan 10 2013|| Male --
Class 2000 |
| The school of Social Work at Florida International University is just disorganized, the process of enrolling classes is a terrible mess, you have to wait until your date of appointment, to find that classes are closed. The administrative staff from the chair person to the sole adviser in the whole school are inflexible, unhelpful and rude. If are thinking about attending the school of Social Work at Florida International University, do your self a favor and go to somewhere else. |
|Dec 26 2012|| 2nd Year Female --
Class 2013 |
| After reading most of these reviews I have to say I agree with most of them. Being in FIU these past three years has been pure torture. First of all most people here are totally rude and unfriendly. This goes for both staff and students. This makes it extremely hard to make friends. Another thing I absolutely hate is how GC is arranged. There's practically never anywhere to sit because all the greeks "claim" certain tables just to stare and talk crap about people. I'm sorry but last time I checked we were in college not high school to be dealing with that crap.|
Now that I got into the subject of greeks, something else I want to point out is how absolutely ridiculous it is to try and be involved in anything. Most of the year round things happening in FIU are runned by greeks and if you aren't one then your chances of getting any type of position is reduced.
Second off, the amount of fees is ridiculous. During my first two semesters at FIU I would car pool yet I still had to pay the parking fee of $90. There was also an athletic fee which I find stupid considering the fact that we have pretty mediocre sports teams to say the least.
Parking is another issue that bugs the hell out of me. Its not enough that you have to pay $90 for parking but the amount of time you have to spend looking for parking. Sometimes whole parking lots or floors of a parking garage are closed down for "special events" only to find a small amount of cars and a whole lot of parking spaces that students can't use.
I also want to point out how unstructured enrollment is in this school. It is almost impossible to get the classes you want because they fill up before your enrollment date/time which is really unfair. FIU has a very poor selection of classes. Sometimes as little as one section of a class is offered which can be an issue if it is what is standing between you and graduation.
Classes are not that bad but you really have to do your research to make sure you don't end up with a really crappy teacher.
Food on campus can and will get tiring. There is not a good selection and the lines can get pretty long, especially in the bookstore starbucks and the regular starbucks in the library.The only good thing I can say about FIU is how well it is kept. For the most part, it is very nice to sit outside and walk around but it is really not enough to make me like it. If I would have known how terrible this school is, I would have gone to another school in a heartbeat. Please avoid at all costs!
|Nov 13 2012|| 3rd Year Female --
Class 2013 |