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Florida Atlantic University

How this student rated the school
Educational QualityB+ Faculty AccessibilityB
Useful SchoolworkB+ Excess CompetitionA-
Academic SuccessB+ Creativity/ InnovationB+
Individual ValueA University Resource UseA-
Campus Aesthetics/ BeautyB+ FriendlinessB
Campus MaintenanceB+ Social LifeA-
Surrounding CityB Extra CurricularsB+
SafetyA-
Describes the student body as:
Friendly, Approachable

Describes the faculty as:
Friendly

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Quite Bright
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Faculty Accessibility
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Individual Value
A
He rated most things higher than other students did.
Date: Dec 13 2012
Major: Urban Planning (This Major's Salary over time)
I toured many universities when trying to make my decision on where to go to school. I applied to 5 different schools both private, public, and out of state, and was accepted to all of them, including Clemson. However, I ended choosing FAU because of the location, campus style, and size. The school is less than 5 min from the beach so I can go in between classes, not to mention its location in South Florida is right near all the major city hubs. I also liked how everything was not brick and was relatively new. Since I came to this school in 2009, I've seen FAU put up at least 4 new buildings, including the new stadium, which is gorgeous. Some people say this is too much of a commuter school and there's nothing to do, but I disagree. The university has lots of ways for students to get involved, but only if you make an effort to do so. I work on campus, am involved in greek life, helped start my own club, and am active in intramurals. The options are there, it's just a matter of people seeking them out and not being lazy. Finally, I chose this school because of the size. FAU is large enough that you don't know everyone but small enough that your classes only have about 30-40 people in them, which I liked a lot. Even as a freshman, I only had one lecture class and it had about 250 students; no where near the lecture sizes at some other universities.
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