Florida International University
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Florida International University - Graduate (MS/PhD) Ratings |
|Total Grad Surveys||20|
|Avg years at University||2.8|
|Research Quality||B (7.1)|
|Research Availability||B (6.9)|
|Research Funding||C+ (5.7)|
|Graduate Politics||B- (6.4)|
|Errand Runners||B- (6.1)|
|Degree Completion||B (6.7)|
|Alternative pay [ta/gsi]||B+ (7.8)|
|Sufficient Pay||B- (6.4)|
|Education Quality||B (6.7)|
|Faculty Accessibility||B+ (7.5)|
|Useful Research||B+ (7.8)|
|"Individual" treatment||C+ (5.5)|
|Campus Beauty||B+ (7.3)|
|Campus Maintenance||B+ (7.5)|
|University Resource/spending||B (7.0)|
|Surrounding City||B+ (8.1)|
|Social Life/Environment||B (7.0)|
On the departmental level, one of the central professors gives exams that contain invalid questions. Some questions require knowledge that was not made available in the course. Others were so poorly written that it was difficult to understand what was being asked. This professor assigned no other work than 3 exams per course. If you receive a grade below B (including B-) you have to pay and retake the course. If that happens twice, it is grounds for your termination from the program, which means all your tuition money, study efforts, and time in practica will be lost. This professor never changed his exams, so students had been able to obtain them previously when the courses were given online. Students were studying from the exams, and knew that was the only way they could pass. Those who "cheated" passed, and those who didn't cheat failed. I tried to communicate with this professor, but he was intransigent and would not admit that anything was wrong.I was appalled by the lack of professional ethics at FIU.
You will find a whole lot of people from everywhere in this university (this is actually the reason why I came here for my MBA). You get to meet people from every continent. The diversity is quite impressive.I honestly recomment this university. They might be a bit picky when hiring people, requiring them to be bi-lingual and such, but thing is, they need to. Most of their students have English as a second language. Great thing is! you will most likely graduate knowing a second language as well :)
It has lost it's funding from government, well first of all the management doesn't knows to budget with the enough funding (some university funded student organizations are worthless and more than 70% of books in library are useless for students and public, when researched, internal peoples said, it is done just to show the expenditures, wow!). They waste money on unnecessary things than in useful ways that will improve their quality of education.
I'm not trying to be racist (I myself belong to a particular race), but the university is biased to Hispanic community. It is tough to get an on-campus job if you are not a Hispanic or Bilingual. Non-teaching staffs are sincere but again the Human Resource Management is biased to Bilinguals and prefer hiring people having connections and qualification becomes secondary.
Complaints apart, Faculties are nice, helpful and qualified. Students are friendly too but Campus safety has to be improved, since there have been some incidences, some even fatal.
Not so worth to join if you are an out state student or an international student. You may receive a better education else where for the money that you spend here. Needs lots of improvements, but for now it is still developing.
thank you elisabeth weiss
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