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| I started here during the 2011-2012 school year. I have already been to the school for a tour from my friend and then again at Orientation. I fell in love with the school both times and this has always been my first choice. From my experience, the teachers have been very knowledgeable about their fields and are very involved with the students, going above and beyond to help the students who actually work hard for it. Of course, in every place you go, you will find people that are rude and mean, so that's not going to be different at FIU. Honestly, in college you go to learn, meet new friends, get involved and also have fun. FIU is really what you make of it, and I've made of it a lot. For food, you have a whole catalog of restaurants/fast food services to choose from, albeit a bit pricey, but worth every penny (they even have a sushi maki, which is fresh every day!). For those planning to attend FIU, I would suggest getting a tour of the school, asking students how they feel about the school, talking to professors, visiting classrooms, and all around gathering information (as in every aspect of life), before deciding. I must admit not all colleges are right for all students. |
|Jun 22 2012|| 1st Year Female --
Class 2017 |
| You attend a MIAMI school and expect there to be no hispanics? REALLY? Maybe you're not too bright to begin with. I am Cuban and yes I speak spanish, but whether you go to UM or Barry... WE ALL SPEAK SPANISH. Stop being so prejudice and ignorant. I love FIU, great campus, great teachers, great atmosphere. The bigoted people who complained about the hispanic ambiance... we detect prejudice, that's why you made no friends. But by all means, Leave, transfer and let us enjoy quality education you were wasting. And remember, unless you speak Navajo or any other tribal dialect, you're not speaking the NATIVE AMERICAN LANGUAGE. Great school, don't regret going. :) |
|Mar 24 2012|| 1st Year Female --
Class 2016 |
|Not so bright|
| Overall I would say that FIU has given me a great value for my degree, enjoyment and future career prospects. A couple of things regarding how people negatively review this school:|
1-Commuter school: Well ya... and guess what? Every university in a major urban setting is also a commuter school regardless of prestige or what they would like you to believe. Some examples, Fordham, Houston, UT Austin, Chicago, UCLA, UC Berkeley, USC, Miami... et al. Yup, it's CHEAPER to go to a great school that's in your back yard where you're a resident. Have an issue with staying with mommy and you're not one of the jones' well get a side job and deal with it. I'd rather be out of debt and enjoying making my post degree money rather than paying it off. For me personally, I'm a disabled vet and I'm enjoying Miami.
2-Largely hispanic: Really? You have an issue with diversity? C'mon... you should enjoy being around other cultures, people, etc. Also it does say international in the name... so kinda a big deal.
3-Recognition: Honestly I think that this school has grown tremendously in the last decade... heck from my research the last 5 years. 5 or 10 years from now when this school has a strong national recognition those people who were hating will at that time be paying prime prices for the name. Give it up to the "up and comers."
Great value, amazing student body (really.... amazing students... you get it), faculty are helpful with a lot of excellent life experience and knowledge, rankings are improving and curriculum is enjoyable and challenging, application of knowledge towards career goals is very good, AMAZING CITY... yes it's worth it.Ya'll go into debt and freeze up north in some ivy league... I'm going to get a great education for money, enjoy my environment and also pick through a couple of job offers that I already have ahead of me. Future looks great!
|Jan 18 2012|| 3rd Year Male --
Class 2013 |