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  • 11/01/2016

    Reviewer is Researching this school. Reviewer has been to campus.

    1 of 329

    Categories Comments
    In three sentences

    I recently took a campus tour. There was a lot that impressed me, but a lot left to be desired as well. Definitely worth looking in to if you want good value for the price, as it is a rising university with great opportunities.

  • 10/29/2016

    Reviewer is A past student here.

    2 out of 2 people found this review useful. 2 of 329

    Categories Comments
    Greek Life

    Lame and small.

    Clubs and Activities

    Campus Rec is the worst organization in existence. The more tuition goes up the less services they provide.

    Great for these types of students

    Students who like to get fucked over.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    School fucks you harder then the students do.

    Bang for the buck

    The whole school is a system to get your money and is a rip off.

    What to do for fun

    non existing.

    Food and Dining

    They serve same four or five meals everyday.

    Dorm Life

    No school spirit whatsoever! Boring and lame campus- looks nice and beautiful but the staff and admin put a damper on it.

    Academic Rigor

    Most professors have been teaching for awhile so they don't change their curriculum and it is a setup for failure!

    Tips for prospective students

    Go to another college or university besides FAU. College is supposed to be a learning experience that is enjoyable yet challenging and FAU is just not that. Well maybe challenging but not in the way that it is supposed to be.

    In three sentences

    This University is horrible. Most of the professors don't care about student learning or even listen to the students- the deans and administration is just as bad. Please save your college experience and DON'T GO TO FAU!!!

  • 09/25/2016

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 3 of 329

    Categories Comments
    Greek Life

    Nonexistant.

    Great for these types of students

    This school is great for not particularly bright students who are on financial aide.

    Academic Rigor

    Where do I begin? The professors are mainly PhD students who are terrible at teaching. The TA's are not helpful and the supplemental instruction provided for classes like bio bases of behavior for psych majors, well the student who is in charge of it never has any of the handouts ready in time. In fact, its two days before an important exam and she has yet to post any material or the study guide promised. This is a constant theme in all of my classes. The main psych advisor at Davie campus was 30 minutes late to each of the meetings I scheduled with her, her name is Gina. She told me conflicting information and almost had me take a science class that was not at all required for my major. I have 3.6 GPA and she told me I should only be taking 3 classes per semester (um ok and graduate when?). The campus is a dump. My history and systems of psych class is held in a classroom that has actual black mold in the ceiling and the smell is absolutely pungent. I complained to the professor but he is so out to lunch he doesn't really careâ?¦. All in all, I highly regret the decision I made for coming to this school. Every single Psych class that I have taken is a repeat and overlapping course from all the prior classes. The professors (because they are students themselves) don't have any extensive knowledge on the material and in fact openly say that they "could be wrong, so don't quote me"â?¦ they say this on an every day occurrence. I am counting the days until I graduate at the end of Spring.

    Tips for prospective students

    Apply to FIU instead.

    In three sentences

    Find Another University

  • 07/18/2016

    Reviewer is Researching this school. Reviewer has not been to campus.

    0 out of 1 people found this review useful. 4 of 329

    Categories Comments
    In three sentences

    it looks like a great school

  • 06/07/2016

    Reviewer is A current student here. Reviewer has not been to campus.

    5 of 329

    Categories Comments
    In three sentences

    this is a great college for anyone. there are so many activities and groups that i encourage you to get involved in. teachers peers and tutors help you with anything you need. the main boca campus is beautiful and everyone is very friendly

  • 02/23/2016

    Reviewer is A current student here. Reviewer has not been to campus.

    6 of 329

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    FAU is a great school for those students that want to attend a large university but experience a small school feel. The dorms are very new and nice, the campus is beautiful and the food in the cafeteria is pretty good, a lot of selection. The campus is easy to walk around but you can ride your bike anywhere. There is a new, state of the art fitness center for students to use and an outdoor pool attached. The football stadium is really nice and the team is getting better as the program grows. Most importantly is academics. The academic advising has been great! I've heard terrible things about the amount of contact at other schools. NOT at FAU. My advisor contacts me regularly to meet and at anytime I am able to contact her. I have always felt like a priority. My professors are approachable and are very open wirh their office hours. I'm actually surprised at how much attention I get from them. There are so many resources to help make you successful in the classroom. Resources that come to you. Not ones you have yo search for or that you don't even know exist. FREE group tutoring and study sessions for most classes!! If you fail it's not because you didn't have support. I've only had two classes that were large. The others so far have been about 30 students. Campus is safe and it's in a nice area with shopping close by. Plus, the beach is about 3 miles down the road. The only negative is that Boca Raton is not a college town so if you're looking to "party" this is not the place for you. There are places to go out and you can have fun but it's a little more upscale. There is not a strip of bars to walk to.

    Greek Life

    As I mentioned previously, there are several fraternities and sororities. There are no houses but it keeps the cost down to join. They are also more inclusive/diverse at FAU than other schools.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are plenty of clubs for students to get involved with, my favorite is SAA, student alumni association. They organize activities every week, sometimes more often and especially during football season. They are always giving away free food and tshirts. There is a Greek system with plenty of fraternities and sororities. They do not have houses so some people find that a negative. However, it makes them much more affordable and more inclusive. The fitness center and rock climbing wall are great. You can also check out a wide variety of equipment to use like paddle boards, kayaks, sporting goods, etc...free of charge! If you like the outdoors there are so many clubs like ultimate frisbie, spearfishing, volleyball and about 20 more. If you can't find something to be involved with its your own fault because there are plenty of academic clubs ad well.

    Campus Safety

    The campus is very open and not a lot of places in the dark. There is a golf cart shuttle service called Night Owls that will take you around campus at night so you don't have to walk alone. There is a good presence with campus security and the university is great about testing the campus wide alert system.

  • 01/19/2016

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 7 of 329

    Categories Comments
    Bang for the buck

    Living on campus provides you with a free gym membership, study lounges and computer labs just for you, and a great way to make friends. Studies show that overall students who live on campus tend to do better in their classes.

    Food and Dining

    The dining hall provides a wide array of different foods; but there are always the classics available like a burger and fries. They have vegan and vegetarian options, as well as fresh fruits and produce. Also there are many restaurants on campus that can satisfy any craving.

    Dorm Life

    Dorms come in a variety of shapes, sizes, and prices. The Housing Department is very accommodating and the residential staff is always helpful.

    Academic Rigor

    The first two years may be similar for most students but that does not mean they are easy. With hard work, dedication, and the help of the student learning center anybody can get an A!

    Tips for prospective students

    Apply early, apply for FAU specific scholarships, and LIVE ON CAMPUS!

    In three sentences

    FAU is an academic focused university that allows students to truly focus on their studies. It shows that their goal is to make every student's college experience memorable and successful. The university is in a great location in a great part of Florida.

  • 01/04/2016

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    8 of 329

    Categories Comments
    Food and Dining

    The food is amazing and always delicious. The employees are friendly and nice. The con would be there are less healthy options and it's pretty expensive for something as simple as a bagel.

    Dorm Life

    My friends tell me the dorm life is amazing and are constantly persuading me to live on campus. They usually know when parties and events are going down then they tell me. It's also a good way to find out which teachers and classes are worth taking.

    Academic Rigor

    I am only a freshmen and the work so far is manageable. There were several times I stayed up all night to finish my work but I was able to get through it. My english class is the most challenging for me because it requires for me to come up with original thoughts in a short amount of time. Overall I would say the work is easy to keep up with if you review daily and try your best to not procrastinate.

    Tips for prospective students

    While taking notes, make sure to pay attention to what the professor is saying because sometimes they say things that aren't on the powerpoint and will most likely show up on tests. Create a habit of study or reviewing each subject everyday even if it's just for 15 mins. Do an activity once a day that helps you destress so as to not feel so overwhelmed.

    In three sentences

    The teachers that I have are very helpful and willing to take the extra time to go over materials I struggle with. The campus has nice spots to just relax and chill. There are a lot of activities students can participate in and the university does events like concerts all throughout the year.

  • 12/29/2015

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    9 of 329

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Heavenly, although there are speed traps, some areas say speed here, in terms of a good driver. Just do not speed, the speed limit is 25 campuswide.

    Greek Life

    Ha, if they didn't favor one over the other

    Clubs and Activities

    They all are great, the school just limits them because they are scared of everything in the world; students do not have enough privelidges for the price they pay. Come on this is not a private school and we do not have top of the line anything. Not me personally but I know other students feel cheated.

    Great for these types of students

    Students who are good at working on their own and not distracted.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    The school doesn't really allow traditions, they want the school to stay boring and simple. Its kind of just a HUGE community college, staff is doing everything wrong.

    Bang for the buck

    Kidding me, its ridiculous

    What to do for fun

    NOTHING. Unless you want to save your money and do things yourself do not look for much to do, especially near campus.

    Food and Dining

    If you are bad at budgetting the cafeteria myths are mostly made up. Go in and eat the right things and make sure it is enough, if you have enough money to spend on expensive food feel free to do so. If you are bad at managing your money the meal plans are a great idea because tougher majors will probably not have time to cook. It should close at 10:30 instead of 10. 11pm is late to me as a student and it makes sense.

    Dorm Life

    With UVA at $920 a month, you get what you pay for. Its not bad its not great either, I guess the extra $50 I feel it is charged for is for living on campus. GPT and HPT are great places; however, they do not inspect the building the way it should be inspected for things such as ants. Parliament is fairly new. IVA is great but expensive.

    Academic Rigor

    The SI are great at what they do, however they should really evaluate the ones for tougher courses constantly; the time limit on them is unfair.

    Tips for prospective students

    You will be doing a lot of studying on your own. Anybody who utilizes the resources will do better.

    In three sentences

    The school is a very safe campus, resources are available for students daily; but should include weekends for some classes. The recreational center should be 24 hours a day and 7 days a week, it closes too early. The staff at the dean of students is terrible and biased, be careful who you are; they are not honest and take a basically how we feel about you approach.

  • 12/18/2015

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    10 of 329

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    There are many safety precautions on campus. I feel very safe when I am there.

    Greek Life

    I'd like to try it out, but I hear it can be very expensive. But also worth it.

    Clubs and Activities

    Not many members in each club

    Great for these types of students

    Love the beach? There is one 10 minutes away. Love the heat? It's always summer at FAU. Parties? It's hard to find one

    Bang for the buck

    Really reasonable in price in my opinion. Other colleges can be way more expensive. Even out of state is reasonable compared to other colleges.

    What to do for fun

    I am still trying to find fun things to do around FAU. Sororities and fraternities seem fun. Also, joining clubs ir playing a sport is a good idea as well. There is a beach about 10 minutes away as well. There is also a mall close by, along with other stores in the University Commons, along with some clubs/bars not too far.

    Food and Dining

    The Atlantic Dining Hall food is incredible. Most other colleges don't even have real food, but here you have a huge variety and it is like you are at a restaurant every day. There are also many other food choices around campus.

    Dorm Life

    The dorms are super nice and fairly new. They are very big compared to other colleges. There are only suites, no separate dorms. That means you might only have to share a bathroom with one other person, if not, 3 people at the most.

    Academic Rigor

    FAU is challenging, depending on your major, in all of the right places. Great engineering and nursing programs, among other program/majors. Professors are bery open to helping you and are dedicated to the teaching. Set aside some time to study!

    Tips for prospective students

    Not a party school. It is what you make of it. Mostly a commuter school.

    In three sentences

    Really nice weather. Nice campus, but really quiet. Great academics.

  • 12/13/2015

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    11 of 329

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    The FAU Police are around everywhere, there are help/call booths every fifty or so feet and the headquarters are on campus. If something serious happens, everyone is informed of it through social media, texts, calls, and emails.

    Clubs and Activities

    The clubs all table in the breezeway, everyday for as long as they desire. If you want to find something but can't there's a website to locate all the clubs and email the recruiters. Or you can make your own club if you want to.

    Great for these types of students

    Out going student who don't mind a challenge. Half of the people you'll meet will be commuter students so be open to that.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Personally I like to walk the campus at night. The help booths everywhere make me feel safe and it's a great way to clear my head or get exercise.

    What to do for fun

    You make your own fun.

    Food and Dining

    The Atlantic Dining Hall is decent enough if you have a meal plan, if not the Burrow Bar and Grill have good burgers and fries. There's also a Dunkin Donuts, Wendy's, Starbucks, Subway, and a few more places. There's a kitchen in every dorm too if you like to do that instead.

    Dorm Life

    Dorm life is great. There is no curfew, the RA's barely show up on their designated floor and you can make great friends.

    Academic Rigor

    The academic classes are hard but the work pays off. Use Ratemyprofessor.com as your best friend for those shaky classes that you're unsure about. Usually they're dead on. Depending on the class, attendance may or may not be mandatory to pass. Be nice to the teachers and they'll be nice to you, except for a few.

    Tips for prospective students

    Find where you love to live. At FAU no one is going to care where you came from only who you are now.

    In three sentences

    FAU is great for someone who likes a laid back approach to life. If you like hot sun, friendly teachers and a school that feels like it's own city then Florida Atlantic University is right for you.

  • 12/12/2015

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    12 of 329

    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    There is the beach which is really close by to go when you don't have class or when it is hot.

    Food and Dining

    The Cafe food get's boring after a while. There are other places to eat on campus like subway, Wendy's.

    Dorm Life

    Depends on where you are staying and the RA you have. HPT is a fun dorm filled with a lot of cool, hard working RA

    Academic Rigor

    Some classes are hard and you have to work hard in them and also can be fun and easy depends on the teacher you get.

    Tips for prospective students

    Join Clubs, be active on campus.

    In three sentences

    Fun, Epic, cool. Great people and easy to meet people and make friends.

  • 12/05/2015

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    13 of 329

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    All types.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Fowl Owl- don't let Aaron on the street catch you wearing another colleges name on your clothes. You will be called a Fowl owl

    Bang for the buck

    The tuition is not as high as a bigger university but has just as many quality classes.

    What to do for fun

    Swim, workout at the gym, intermural sports, hanging with friends, going to the beach

    Food and Dining

    Love the many choices of food available on campus. Atlantic dining hall has the best burgers & fries.

    Dorm Life

    Definitely an advantage living on campus but the off campus are amazing as well.

    Academic Rigor

    Classes are very diverse & challenging but well worth the time investment.

    Tips for prospective students

    Take advantage of all the great student resources available such as tutoring & make sure to become a part of the school & participate in the different activities it will make the time there better.

    In three sentences

    FAU is a great school the location near the beach is a great for studying there & relaxing. The school spirit is very high & they have great staff willing to help you out in anything you may need. Students come from all over to attend & I have made many friends from all over the United States & beyond.

  • 11/05/2015

    Reviewer is Researching this school. Reviewer has not been to campus.

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    Categories Comments
    In three sentences

    I think Florida Atlantic University is a really good school because it is cheap and really friendly to the students.

  • 07/31/2015

    Reviewer is Researching this school. Reviewer has not been to campus.

    15 of 329

    Categories Comments
    Dorm Life

    Mandatory for freshman to live on campus.

    In three sentences

    Nice small class sizes. More of a community than a standard college. Nice area.

  • 06/12/2015

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    16 of 329

    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    For fun, I have chosen to become involved in several activities in my two years at FAU. From a skateboarding club, to a car club, mechanics club, several recreational sports teams and just socializing with other students. Also with class involvement, I have attended social events, plays and musicals in the local area. FAU has plenty to offer.

    Food and Dining

    There are plenty of choices for food. From the food court area to the campus cafeteria. Being in Boca Raton always offers many food options close to campus.

    Dorm Life

    FAU has a several options for living on campus. From classic dorm life to apartment living. Dorms can be right in the heart of campus or within walking distance. The placement of the buildings offer the students to choose their area of the campus where they would like to live. The dorms offer activities, laundry, WIFI to just name a few.

    Academic Rigor

    FAU challenges the students with many area of coursework. The faculty are always utilizing technology, current events and lessons for ignite the mind for learning.

    Tips for prospective students

    Get involved! There are many opportunities to work with a variety of groups and clubs. There is an interest group or athletic club for every interest. Being in the heart of Boca Raton and Palm Beach, FAU community is alive!

    In three sentences

    The faculty and staff are easy to work with and helpful to the students. FAU has many modern facilities, technology and opportunities for students to excel. FAU offers a wide variety of courses and programs to enhance a student's academic and social experience.

  • 04/08/2015

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    17 of 329

    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    I work and study ALL THE TIME. I don't have fun. BUT the beach is right down the road.

    Food and Dining

    The food was pretty bad until chick-fil-a moved in a few weeks ago....besides that, the cafeteria is okay and the food court has a large selection of food but its not good quality.

    Dorm Life

    The dorms are wonderful. I live in IVAN. The only complaint I have is the process they use to pair up suitemates. My suitemate and I are nothing alike and I hate to leave my room. The RA's and administration like to play favorites.

    Academic Rigor

    The academic rigor greatly varies on who is teaching you. I have had the most challenging courses of my college career here, as well as the easiest. Definitely do your research on the professors before you sign up for the class.

    Tips for prospective students

    If you want a lot out of your education, go somewhere else. If you're looking to skate through your degree, then this is the place for you.

    In three sentences

    FAU is great for students looking for a mediocre education. I attend this school because it is relatively cheap, they offer beautiful housing and they offer multidisciplinary opportunities. Overall, it has some truly wonderful teachers, a lot of sports and school activities and if you're a dedicated students, it is easy to get A's.

  • 01/15/2015

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    FAU sometimes hosts little music concerts, performed by current FAU students. Also, occasionally comedians will come by to perform comedy shows.

    Food and Dining

    The food choices are amazing! I'm really excited that they have recently added a Chick-Fil-A. The food court is filled with a lot of varieties of food.

    Dorm Life

    I personally do not live in the dorms, but I've heard the spacing and layout is really nice.

    Academic Rigor

    FAU offers some classes that are extremely challenging, but just because they are challenging doesn't mean it is impossible. Any student can handle it as long as they are willing to work hard for it.

    Tips for prospective students

    Prospective students should be sure to prepare for an academic challenge. While professors are eager to help you, you need to make sure you are putting in the effort to succeed.

    In three sentences

    Florida Atlantic University is a great university to attend. The professors are extraordinarily talented, and work hard to make sure you are successful with your courses. Not to mention, the campus is beautiful and full of serenity.

  • 12/29/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    19 of 329

    Categories Comments
    Food and Dining

    There are many formidable food spots on campus. Even the actual university cafe has great tasting food. No such thing as bad food on campus.

    Dorm Life

    Most students at this university, commute. Myself being one of them. So, I ccan't really give a good review about the dorm life.

    Academic Rigor

    There are many helpful professors at this university. There might be a few bad professors here and there, but all universities have that. Most of the professors are always willing to help students understand the lessons better. Some are even funny and pretty cool. That helps take the pressure off, doesn't it?

    Tips for prospective students

    Be more open-minded and friendly. The people here are very friendly and nice, it won't be hard to find where you can fit in if you're friendly and open-minded. Also, don't be afraid if you have no idea what you want to do just yet. They have professionals to help you find that one dream career.

    In three sentences

    A very diverse campus with many friendly people. This university is more of a relaxed atmosphere compared to other party schools. But, there many opportunities to make new friends and new memories.

  • 11/18/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    20 of 329

    Categories Comments
    Clubs and Activities

    There are so many clubs on campus that you can join that you can spend 5 years here without hearing about most of them. Most are unknown, so your best bet of finding clubs are to walk through the breezeway (and actually pay attention to the tables) or find out when the freshmen Weeks of Welcome are. There's usually a day set up just for clubs to reach out to freshman and I have found our jewelry and archery club from these events.

    Great for these types of students

    FAU is great for students with a car. If you're out of state/international without one, then you better hope your roommate has one or become good friends with someone that has one.

    Bang for the buck

    If you have Bright Futures, that will cover most of your tuition, and you can always apply to other scholarships. If you keep your grades up FAU will randomly give you a grant for academic success.

    Food and Dining

    We have one cafeteria that is pretty expensive and a food court that you will get sick of after a semester. There are lots of opportunities for free food on campus however. The student union gives out free food on Fridays, and if there is a big event in the breezeway there's usually pizza or a sandwich involved.

    Dorm Life

    There are lots of dorms on campus but most students are commuter students, leaving some floors of residence halls closed. UVA is the cheapest (has a kitchen so you don't need to pay for a meal plan), but there are issues with doing laundry (dryers don't work well) and its mostly outdoors which means lots of spiders and other bugs. Parliament Hall is the newest dorm but also the farthest from the cafeteria with no kitchen. The best dorm would be IVA which is also the most expensive. It has free laundry and a full kitchen and queen sized beds, but is also one of the farthest dorms from the main campus.

    Academic Rigor

    General education classes are pretty easy but once you enter your major and start taking classes, you will find them getting more difficult.

    Tips for prospective students

    Rent textbooks online! The bookstore is a ripoff and Booksmart down the street only offers a slightly better deal on textbooks. Also carry an umbrella at all times. You never know when it will rain on your way to class and you don't want to be stuck under the cover of the breezeway when your class is the Culture and Society building. Never buy scantrons or blue books! You can get them for free from student government or even the library.

  • 11/13/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 21 of 329

    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    Boca Raton is a nice area that sits on the beach and is home to one of the best malls in South Florida. You can find yourself shopping in Boca Raton Town Center Mall, surfing for free in Deerfield on a Saturday morning, and even at Mizner Park to see concert. The school is surrounded by a safe area and is only a short drive from many well-known places in Florida. If you find yourself needing thrill, you can drive up to Orlando for the weekend to go to Islands of Adventure. If you want some relaxation just drive south to the Keys and relax in Margaritaville. If something you want isn't in Boca Raton then it will be in the surrounding cities. Overall, Boca Raton tends towards the students whom are 21 but it isn't a challenge to find fun else where.

    Food and Dining

    At first the food seems amazing and endless but after time goes on the food can get rather tiresome. Fortunately, FAU tends to all of the dietary needs of their students by providing options for virtually anyone. On-campus we have our own restaurant, multiple fast-food chains, coffee shops for every Dunkin' Donut and Starbucks lover, along with multiple shops to satisfy any food craving you have.

    Dorm Life

    Odds are you have yet to see any dorms like the ones at FAU. These semester I came to FAU and stayed home only to see that the dorms here are the most beautiful,modern, up to date, and cleanest dorms I have ever seen. Aside from the comfortable living quarters the Residence Advisers do all in their power to make sure you're enjoying your time by having random hang outs and occasionally waiting in the hallway to give you cupcakes for no specific reason other than to make you happy.

    Academic Rigor

    All of the professors at FAU are overly qualified for their jobs allowing for a rigorous class that seems easy due to their capability to fully communicate the lessons with their students. Each of the professors that I have experience have all earned the highest degree possible in their field along with most of them having written an array of books that pertain to the class I was in. When I was struggling to understand a concept each of my teachers provided out of class help or would take time in class to thoroughly explain it and make it clear without any agitation. There are times though where you may have a Teacher's Assistant teach your lab for a class, but even then they are extremely knowledgeable and never hesitate to assist you.

    Tips for prospective students

    Being just a few minutes away from the beach, you'll definitely need a bathing suit and flip flops stocked in your closet. Do realize though that the school is located in a city of a rather well off older population so aside from the beach there's only a limited amount of things to do for most college students. I would highly recommend bringing a car to the campus because luckily Boca Raton is not too far from many things such as Orlando, Miami Beach, and the Keys. You should be aware that FAU is mainly a commuter school and after most classes are done, the campus can be rather quiet. I recommend living on campus especially for the first year because Boca Raton is known for having steep rent unless you really do your research. If you do live off campus, try to stay east of the school because Glades Road traffic can be unbearable from time to time.

    In three sentences

    With an influx of students coming from all directions, you are surrounded by a diverse group of bright students but most are mainly commuters. The modern architecture, constantly beaming sun, and impressive dorms allow for a positive and upbeat atmosphere. Aside from the beauty, the well known professors tend to your needs and wants of success.

  • 10/20/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    22 of 329

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Boca Raton is one of the safest cities in the U.S. and it certainly feels that way.

    Greek Life

    Greek life is very active and lively on campus but no organizations currently have houses. The good side to this is that membership dues are considerably lower than at schools with individual chapter houses.

    Clubs and Activities

    Plenty to choose from (over 300) and most of the time you get to do awesome stuff without paying a dime.

    What to do for fun

    The beach! FAU is only about 3 miles away from the sand! There are good amount of college bars in town. Night life is never lacking with FAU's proximity to hot spots like Fort Lauderdale and Miami.

    Food and Dining

    I personally think the food is great! The dining hall was completely been revamped and updated just a year ago and results are apparent across the board. I only didn't give it a fifth star because I imagine somewhere out there is a school with a gourmet chef in the kitchen that is truly deserving of the five star rating.

    Dorm Life

    Dorm life has grown in the past few years as FAU has just about doubled its number of beds on campus in about a four year span. To add, none of the freshmen dorms are more than 15 years old. Overall the actual rooms and facilities are top notch. However, though more and more students are staying on campus and adding to the campus life, it still largely a commuter school and the dorm life is still not comparable to one of the larger, older, traditional state schools.

    Academic Rigor

    Will challenge you considerable more than a community college would but that still does not say much. The academics are more rigorous for the programs in which FAU excels in such as Accounting, Architecture, Ocean Engineering, Political Sciences, and Marine Biology but even then they are considerable lighter than the same programs would be in top tier institutions.

  • 10/18/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    There are so many clubs that you literary cannot decide what to do. Even if you don't want to be in a club or student organization, just go outside. There are wide pastures and lawns all over the place with people just playing soccer or football, studying, hanging out with their friends and enjoying a nice meal. Even the dorm building have activities you can do. Some have a recreation room with a pool table or a student lounge with a TV. Most have computer rooms where you can surf the Web.

    Food and Dining

    The food taste great and the staff rotates the meals everyday and it rarely stays the exact same. Eggs may be part of breakfast everyday but they'll change it to scrambled to boiled to omelet every few days. Even the salad bar differentiates every now and then. Once you use your owl card, you can eat multiple times in that one swipe of a card but if you leave you'll have to swipe your card again.

    Dorm Life

    If you're going to live on campus, buy all your household items to be thoroughly prepared for anything. A lack of materials on-campus can be annoying. Although they have outtakes on FAU campus, the stuff there are somewhat small like the toilet paper and clorox. There are several stores off campus nearby however if you want average or above sized stuff.

    Academic Rigor

    Classes aren't usually to hard unless it's a core class like Math or Midterm exams. Basically, you have to do your homework at least 3-5 days before it's due. Usually depending on the class, homework is due the next week. Keep on track of your assignments.

    Tips for prospective students

    Remember to buy all books and items needed for your classes before school starts.One you enroll, students are already hitting the shelves, trying to buy what they need early.

    In three sentences

    FAU is large campus that has a variety of extracurriculars and on/off campus programs as well as offices to help you succeed. I have never been to a college that has so many different things to do after hours. Additionally, the administration has a wide range of stores and buildings here you would find in a city or neighborhood such as a pharmacy, counseling office, dentist, several different restaurants, and even a bank.

  • 10/13/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Tips for prospective students

    I believe FAU is more of a transition school, from high school to college. There is not much school spirit when that is what college is all about!

    In three sentences

    It truly is a beautiful campus with the beach close by.

  • 10/04/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Very good.

    Clubs and Activities

    A lot of great clubs

    Great for these types of students

    All types

    What to do for fun

    Attend events and meet with my friends. Planning to join softball at school.Already joined a club.

    Food and Dining

    Excellent

    Dorm Life

    I'm a commuter.

    Tips for prospective students

    Small to mid size schools are so much better than big size schools. The inter-personal relationships and the attention you get is different and more beneficial in the long term.

    In three sentences

    FAU is a relatively small college but has an amazing faculty and staff always willing to assist you. The new President is already making so many changes that will expose the full potential of the school. Everyone is friendly and awesome. Very happy to have started my career at FAU.

  • 10/02/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    They have safety polls around campus, and if you press it the campus police will be there in less than a couple minutes. They also have an organization called the Night Owls that drive golf carts and will pic you up and take you where you need to go; just incase your uncomfortable walking in the dark or your just feeling lazy. This is a very safe campus.

    Clubs and Activities

    There is almost a club for anything that pops in your head! We have glass blowing, spearfishing, and many more to help get you involved!

    What to do for fun

    We have famous comedians, concerts, and more! Campus life is never boring; there is always something to do!

    Food and Dining

    They have a ton of options for food. We have a Starbucks, Papa Johns, Chick fil a, Dunkin Donuts, Chinese food, and a huge buffet! Don't worry there are awesome vegetarian options as well!

    Dorm Life

    They make it so easy to make new friends! I highly recommend living on campus!

    Academic Rigor

    The teachers here are awesome! They really want to make sure you pass. If your having trouble in classes they have supplemental instruction (SI) which are group tutoring sessions. If you try you will succeed!

    Tips for prospective students

    Make sure you visit your colleges and the surrounding area. You are going to be living there so make a choice that will make you happy!

    In three sentences

    Florida Atlantic University is an positive, fun, young and growing campus! It gets better every year, FAU organizations are always having awesome events and having famous guest. I highly recommend FAU if you love being around a diverse community that loves to have fun while they succeed!

  • 09/03/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    The campus is very safe with the police patrolling the grounds often and responding to any students needs promptly. There is also Night Owls, a weekday night service that will take students anywhere on campus from 7 p.m. to 1 a.m.

    Greek Life

    I am not part of the Greek Life at FAU currently; however, I can inform other students that the Greek Life at FAU is rich, rewarding, and a wonderful opportunity to be recognized nationally for scholarship, service, honor, and integrity. If you have the money, I would seriously consider joining one of these marvelous organizations.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are a TON of campus organizations to join including academic honor societies, sororities, fraternities, leadership opportunities, and alumni organizations. The possibilities are endless!

    Great for these types of students

    Local students, foreign students, students with high academic achievement, students majoring in nursing, students that like to be active and involved in volunteering, and pretty much any type of student

    What to do for fun

    In terms of fun-filled activities for students, there are endless possibilities from contests between dorms to comedy shows and concerts, there is a fun activity that will suit everyone's interests. Homecoming week is one of the best weeks you will ever have during the semester and includes at least one activity on each day for 8 days including a concert, comedy show, the homecoming parade, and the homecoming football game.

    Food and Dining

    There are a copious amount of on-campus eating spots to choose from; however, some of the places are overpriced and mediocre quality. The Starbucks in the Breezeway is a hit or miss when it comes to the drinks.

    Dorm Life

    The dorm life at FAU has been one of the most rewarding, enriching, and best experiences of my life. Living on campus offers students a way to live independently and grow and mature as a functioning adult; furthermore, it allows students to build lifelong connections daily with other students, conveniently attend tutoring sessions, and save money on gas, and more!

    Academic Rigor

    The academic standard set by most of the classes at FAU is substantially high and sometimes very difficult to meet. On the other hand, the professors are fantastic and are willing to help any students that need help, especially in the most challenging courses.

    Tips for prospective students

    1. Visit the campus and take one of the tours to get familiar with the environment. 2. Make sure you have at least a 3.5 GPA if you apply. 3. Live on campus if possible--the benefits you will reap are so worth it. 4. Get involved with a campus organization to meet friends and the staff. 5. Go to the football and baseball games! 6. Parking is a controversial issue on campus. Make sure to arrive on campus before 9 a.m. to find a parking spot, or, if you have afternoon classes after 12:30. They say arrive an hour or so before your first class depending on your class time. 7. Take advantage of everything FAU has to offer and enjoy your time here!

    In three sentences

    Florida Atlantic University is an amazing academic institution with much cultural diversity, rigorous academics, and elite academic programs. The campus I attend has a very vast and diverse student population of 30,000 and is the perfect fit for students that prefer smaller and more intimate schools. The rich academic atmosphere and the extensive cultural diversity makes this school stand out.

  • 08/20/2014

    Reviewer is A past student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 28 of 329

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    Campus Safety

    The surrounding area is safe, not much crime or traffic. Police are patrolling the campus regularly. The doors to the dorm lobbies are locked and you need a key card to enter. Only parts of the campus are what you could call well-lit at night and there are some (literally and figuratively) shady spots around it. The individual dorm rooms are not well monitored and people tend to walk in and out of each other's common rooms at all hours. The floors are mixed-sex and as a woman I was a little uncomfortable with male students walking in and out of my common room at any hour. Some of the male students have a strange attitude somewhere in between social awkwardness and sexual aggressiveness, if that makes sense, and it made me uncomfortable around certain individuals. Certain members of the administration have been known to make borderline sexist comments to female students.

    Greek Life

    None at this campus.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are a few clubs that meet regularly. Student Government is active and popular. There is an LGBT group that is active as well and if you belong to that community I think you would feel comfortable on this campus, unless of course the housing requirement is an issue for you. There are a few clubs for specific areas of study like Marine Bio Club, Pre-Med Club etc.

    Great for these types of students

    In terms of diversity there is really not much at the Jupiter campus especially when compared to Davie and Boca. The surrounding area is primarily white and upper-middle-class and I'd estimate about 60-70 percent of the student body is too. There is pretty much NO diversity at all when it comes to age and non-traditional student status. This campus is pretty unapologetic about catering to 18-21-year-olds who are able and willing to participate in dorm life, who can attend classes during the day (you could probably count on one hand the number of evening and weekend classes,) and who are interested in a traditional liberal arts currriculum. If you are a racial minority expect to meet only about 5-10 people of your ethnicity at this campus. If you practice a minority faith expect to travel a long way to find a place of worship (for example, the nearest mosque is 20 minutes away, the nearest mandir is 40 minutes away and the nearest gurdwara is over an hour away, all assuming you have your own car.) The campus is in a wealthy area and if your budget is limited it will be hard to find affordably priced food, entertainment and shopping unless you travel 20-30 minutes into metro West Palm Beach. In general I'd say it's good for students who fit a very specific profile in terms of age, demographics and interests, sorry to say. I'd recommend Boca or Davie much more highly in terms of diversity and opportunities.

    Bang for the buck

    The dorm and meal plan requirement caused a major financial strain for me. The monthly cost ended up at around $1300 per month, which could theoretically pay for a luxury apartment or even a mortgage on a house. The school does offer scholarships to everyone who qualifies for and attends the Honors program so that helps. You can sign up for a payment plan if you can't pay a lump sum for tuition and fees.

    What to do for fun

    The Burrow student union is pretty nice with pool tables, couches and study areas. There are tennis courts and a pool. There is also a tennis complex in the Abacoa community. The Abacoa Town Center is across the street and the Donald Ross Village and Abacoa Plaza are within walking distance and have a Starbucks, a Publix, a CVS, a Walgreens and more restaurants and cafes. Remember this is a high end suburb and the restaurants and cafes are quite expensive.

    Food and Dining

    There are no chain restaurants here, just a high-school-like cafeteria serving four or five meal options each day. The food quality is really hit and miss. Much of it is frozen food warmed up just like in the high school lunch line. The kitchen staff are very nice though. Across the street are several restaurants and cafes but they are quite expensive.

    Dorm Life

    (Jupiter campus) This campus is extremely strict about requiring students to stay in the dorms, even though most students live nearby in Palm Beach, Broward, Martin or Indian River counties and would have a short commute to school. The only way to avoid the requirement is to meet with administration and show documentation that you are 25 or older, legally married, are raising a child by yourself or are a veteran. It will not matter if you already have a degree or how many college credits you have earned, they require first-year, second-year and third-year students to stay in the dorms based on actual calendar months you've attended this school. They will not talk much about the fact that staying in the dorms is required during open houses and other promotional events but be aware that there will be very little chance of avoiding the requirement. The dorms themselves are typical dorms, really no-frills conditions. No kitchens and the bathroom must be shared among your three other suitemates. The beds are not very comfortable and the floors are covered with that thin, scratchy school carpeting. On the positive side the bedrooms are private, there is cable and Wi-Fi, and an elevator.

    Academic Rigor

    (Jupiter campus) The Honors courses are challenging but not overwhelming. The instructors are all PhDs and are well informed. However, a major problem at the Jupiter campus is that, due to its size, only a limited number of courses are offered each term and you probably will find yourself in a situation where you need a particular class and nobody is teaching it that term. You'll then need to either wait until another term or travel to Boca/Davie to take the class, which can be really frustrating. But if you actually are able to register for the classes you need, the quality of instruction is good. The professors hold office hours often and answer e-mails. You will not have any problem getting in touch with your professors and having questions answered.

    Tips for prospective students

    Which FAU campus you attend will have a major impact on what kind of experience you will have. Boca, Jupiter and Davie each have their own specific atmosphere, requirements, and pros and cons in general so choose this carefully. I have attended all three campuses and I will be reviewing them separately because of this. To be honest the Jupiter campus was my worst FAU experience. I felt much happier and comfortable attending classes in Boca and Davie.

    In three sentences

    There are major differences in quality of experience, school requirements, diversity, and atmosphere/culture depending on which campus you attend. Boca and Davie are more diverse and offer more opportunities than the small Jupiter campus. Know whether or not you are required to stay in a dorm.

  • 08/09/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 29 of 329

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    Greek Life

    Pathetic.

    Clubs and Activities

    A lot to offer!!! Take advantage of these oppurtunities.

    Great for these types of students

    Commuters.

    What to do for fun

    Do not join greek life..instead join a sports team.

    Food and Dining

    Food poisoning central.

    Dorm Life

    Not too shabby! I enjoyed the residence halls.

    Tips for prospective students

    This is a school where people TRANSFER AWAY FROM and most students are COMMUTERS.

    In three sentences

    Do not attend if you are a math or science major. Teachers hardly speak english. Nightlife is decent.

  • 07/23/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Great for these types of students

    Awesome Neuroscience program

    What to do for fun

    The University always has events planned for students by students, as well as special guest that perform concerts. students get a discounted price fro public events including things like Ted Talks.

    Food and Dining

    Plenty of food options on campus and around campus.

    Dorm Life

    From what I hear from students its good, The University is building new dorms and apartments for prices relative to the area. which are subsequently on the pricey side because it is Boca Raton, Florida.

    Academic Rigor

    Really depends on your major, there are more than enough professors that are difficult because they want you to learn. Some are easier than others, the quality amongst professors has some variation.

    Tips for prospective students

    Get involved early, reach out to faculty in your academic departments about opportunities/experiences to make you more marketable on top of good grades. Some of the class sizes are very large 200-300 lecture halls, study information has you get it and be proactive.

    In three sentences

    The university is expanding and has some really good programs. The academic community at FAU is diverse and full of energy from each department. The school wants you to succeed.

  • 05/30/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    Florida Atlantic University is located near various shopping and restaurant districts, such as the Boca Mall and Mizner Park. The beach is just a ten-minute drive from the school.

    Food and Dining

    FAU has a generous array of fast-food restaurants that students can select from while on campus, including the following: Papa John's, Wendy's, Subway, Jow Jing, Starbucks, Quiznos, Chick-N-Grill, The Burrow, and Chick-fil-A (which will soon replace Einstein Brother's Bagels). There are also various 'grab-n-go' stores such as Outtakes. The university is a five-minute drive away from Boca Mall and a variety of sit-down restaurants as well.

    Dorm Life

    The dorms are in fairly good shape. Granted, most of the buildings are slightly older but there are various dorms to choose from (there are both single and double dorm rooms that are offered).

    Academic Rigor

    The classes range from easy to challenging, depending on what course(s) you select. Courses such as General Chemistry I offer so much extra credit that it's almost impossible not to pass. Be mindful of the professors you choose; always try and look them up on ratemyprofessors.com if you get the chance. The site is a godsend.

    Tips for prospective students

    Whether you're a freshman or a transfer student, it's always helpful to carry a map around with you or have the FAU Campus Map app on hand as it can be a little confusing during your first couple of days on campus.

    In three sentences

    Florida Atlantic University is home to diverse group of students; students that come from a plethora of various states and countries and all walks of life. The campus is a good size; you could get from one end of the campus to the other in just ten minutes. There are a lot of different courses that are offered and the professors are great.

  • 05/20/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    It could be better. There are robberies and stuff on campus a lot, but no one gets hurt. It often has to do with the locals coming on campus. It is South Florida.

    Greek Life

    I am not in Greek life, but there are clubs on campus.

    Great for these types of students

    Those who will thrive at this school are very outgoing, exhibit leadership qualities, and who like to have a great time while staying serious in classes.

    Bang for the buck

    We have a cool mascot!

    What to do for fun

    Beaches, cities, etc. West Palm Beach, Ft. Lauderdale, and Miami are all close, so there is plenty to do around the university. There are events on campus often, but I find many students get together to go into the cities on the weekends.

    Food and Dining

    Food could be better. This would be one of the downfalls of FAU. They should work to accommodate more healthy options and improve the vegan and vegetarian sections.

    Dorm Life

    Dorm life is good. Facilities are very nice compared to most schools, but the environment could be better. Many go home on weekends because the majority of students live in the Miami areas which are less than an hr away.

    Academic Rigor

    Academics are not easy, especially in the sciences. It is more difficult than other schools; however, one is able to learn the material better. Most classes require a lot of self-teaching, and professors are not always available for office hours due to the number of students.

    Tips for prospective students

    Do not come here if you are not willing to meet new people and to try new things. Also, it is easy to get lost in the crowd here if you are quiet and like to do things by yourself. Those who will thrive at this school are very outgoing, exhibit leadership qualities, and who like to have a great time while staying serious in classes.

    In three sentences

    FAU is a nice university which presents many research opportunities, especially in the sciences. This university is diverse and has many different types of people from all over the globe, so it is great to meet new people and to network with those a lot different from you. FAU also is right in the middle of major cities in South Florida, so if you like to be busy and always be in the middle of action, this is a great place.

  • 05/06/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    0 out of 1 people found this review useful. 33 of 329

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    Campus Safety

    The FAU Boca Raton Campus is very safe. They also offer free escorts to walk with you to at night (or whenever you need their assistance). They really care for the student's safety and promote a safe environment.

    Bang for the buck

    Excellent education at an affordable tuition (especially if you are a Florida Resident). There are many scholarships opportunities but you need to do your homework and submit your applications to the various scholarships offered (Not to be confused with the scholarships offered upon admission).

    What to do for fun

    There are several clubs and organizations that promote fun activities for students throughout the year. In addition, you can attend football games, or any other sports depending on the season. The best part, is that FAU is located near great malls, restaurants, and other attractions.

    Food and Dining

    Great variety of foods and places to eat! There is The Centre Marketplace which is the university's all-you-can-eat cafeteria. You can also find other places to eat such as: Quiznos, Chick N Grill, Wendy's,Jow Jing and Olo Sushi, Papa John's, Salsarita's Fresh Cantina, Juice Blendz,Subway, Starbucks, Einstein Bros Bagels, Dunkin' Donuts, Red Mango's (which is everyone's favorite frozen yogurt), and The Burrow Bar and Grill which has a nice bar, billiards tables, a large stage and numerous flat screen televisions. They also have a place called Outtakes, which is FAU's own one-stop shopping convenience store!

    Dorm Life

    I really liked the dorms. I was very surprised that they were not your usual small dorm rooms that many people described as the dorms for the incoming freshman. The Indian Towers have a nice living area (spacious living room) inside every dorm, and even the double rooms are very spacious! Also, each bedroom is equipped with unlimited access Ethernet connections and basic cable television service. The Indian River Towers also offers a 24-hour desk operation, community kitchen, classroom, computer lab, multipurpose room with large-screen TV, laundry facilities, and study lounges! I really liked this Residential Hall!

    Academic Rigor

    All my professors are great and they offer SI (Supplemental Instruction) sessions and tutoring in order for students to be successful in the class. Although some classes are very challenging (depending on your major); the professors want to make sure that you are learning and are successful.

    Tips for prospective students

    Remember that it's South Florida, which it's very hot and humid, so make sure that you bring LOTS of shorts and comfortable clothing. Also, don't forget your umbrella because it's an open campus (and you don't want to get caught on the rain and get wet walking to your next class!).

    In three sentences

    FAU is located in Boca Raton, which is not too far from all major sporting events such as professional football (NFL/Miami Dolphins), Hockey (Florida Panthers), MLB/Baseball (Miami Marlins), and NBA / Basketball (Miami Heat), so your weekends can be full of fun! Everyone is nice and the professors and other staff members sincerely seem interested in helping me reach my goals. I love the fact that FAU is among the most diverse universities in the country!

  • 05/04/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Excellent campus safety I feel completely safe here.

    What to do for fun

    Join clubs such as Rugby to stay fit and play other schools.

    Food and Dining

    The cafeteria have their good and bad days, but the desert is always the best.

    Dorm Life

    Dorm life is a chance to create everlasting friendships.

    Academic Rigor

    If you keep up with the work and study regularly when test time comes it will not be that difficult.

    Tips for prospective students

    1.ALWAYS get your work done before going out with friends (Never know how late you are staying out) 2. Stay organize 3.Remember you are here for your education first!

    In three sentences

    I love Florida Atlantic University the school is fun academically and socially. The professors and staff that are on campus are always willing to help the students in any way possible to help them achieve their goals. There is never a dull moment on campus because there are so many clubs to participate in so the students can become involve with the school.

  • 04/23/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Tips for prospective students

    If you are taking up a complex major like biology or computer science, be mentally prepared.

    In three sentences

    Florida Atlantic University has a lot of great research and internship opportunities. On the other hand, the professors can be a bit demanding and arrogant. The financial aid office is very efficient.

  • 04/04/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Great for these types of students

    great for all types of students

    What to do for fun

    its south Florida!!! beach, nice weather, paradise!

    Tips for prospective students

    buy other books besides the ones offered to you at the school and teach yourself. youtube will be your most valuable asset.

    In three sentences

    Florida Atlantic university has a great atmosphere and study environment. but i feel like the math and computer classes has a horrible guide in which students barely understand the course work. i believe a more intense class of either of these subjects as in separating semesters to discuss more information would be a great start.

  • 03/29/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    Being in South Florida offers the best of beach activities year round for fun, swimming,surfing, paddle boarding and other marine life activities are always available.

    Tips for prospective students

    Make sure that you are had working and independent as i can be difficult to find strong resources for help outside the classroom.

    In three sentences

    Florida Atlantic University provides a very small and focused work environment for students who enjoy a small town feel to their educational experience. While Administration can make certain processes difficult the community itself is very supportive. Lastly, the South Florida landscape is unbeatable as far as year round comfort.

  • 03/21/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    There are 24-7 cops on patrol. FAU has it's own dispatch center for on campus.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are over 190 clubs at FAU. Just pick one.. if you can't find one.. make one.

    Great for these types of students

    This school is great for everyone, the Boca Raton campus is very diverse.

    Bang for the buck

    It is an excellent school, and the courses are amazing with great teachers. All college is pricey, but this is a good one to spend your money on.

    What to do for fun

    There are a lot of clubs in this city, if you are into that sort of thing. There is always something going on on campus. Hanging out in dorms is always fun too.

    Food and Dining

    Good places to eat, Salsaritas is my favorite.

    Dorm Life

    I do not live in a dorm, because I do not have enough money.

    Academic Rigor

    There are many courses that are extremely hard (i.e organic chemistry). But, there are also super easy classes like swimming.

    Tips for prospective students

    Do your work before its due. Make sure you get everything done in a timely manner. As a Freshman, you will learn quickly that time conservation in college is everything.

    In three sentences

    The people are great. The campus is vivacious and wonderful. The classes are amazing!

  • 03/19/2014

    Reviewer is A past student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 39 of 329

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    Campus Safety

    Not exactly a bad area, just had a few small disturbances, but that's to be expected at colleges.

    Bang for the buck

    Considering how inexpensive an option it is, I feel that I probably got about what I paid for from FAU. It's a college, so of course it tries to take your money in every way possible.

    What to do for fun

    It's in Florida, so everyone is always going to the beach. They have a green market on Thursdays, but it only slows traffic in the breezeway. There's also a rope challenge course you can play on if you join the rock climbing club.

    Food and Dining

    Food in the breezeway is all disgusting and poorly prepared fast food, and I haven't heard much better about the cafeteria, unless you dig eating leftovers for days in a row. Luckily, the school isn't too far from Mizner Park, which has tons of restaurants and interesting businesses.

    Dorm Life

    I lived off campus, but there were multiple problems with the dorms throughout the year including the power going out, alarms going off, and water issues. I also know multiple people who had terrible problems with their roommates, and Boca is definitely not a very college friendly town so I didn't hear about very many exciting social events.

    Academic Rigor

    I took classes at Palm Beach State and really felt like I learned something. I wish my FAU classes left me feeling the same way. The math department is TERRIBLE, and the fact that most of the grad students who teach don't speak very fluent English really doesn't help. The science department wasn't too bad though, and FAU does present a great challenge for anybody who likes to teach themselves and skip class.

    Tips for prospective students

    Read your textbooks. Not the cheapest or most exciting thing to do, but with some of the teachers at FAU there is no other option if you want to pass. Also form study groups and try to find a decent tutor if you find yourself struggling early in the semester, it'll only get worse as it progresses.

    In three sentences

    FAU is an extraordinarily unorganized university that will hopefully get its priorities straight under its new president. After attending this year, it feels less like a school aiming to help students learn and advance and more like a lazy business chasing the cheapest and easiest profit it can make. Other universities I have visited have many more resources for helping students and alumni succeed in their majors and career paths.

  • 03/15/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 40 of 329

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    What to do for fun

    I love going to the beach! Many people go out clubbing, drinking and shopping!

    Food and Dining

    Too wide of a food variety, but maybe I'm just too picky of a eater.

    Dorm Life

    I love living on campus because I can wake up 15 minutes before my class.

    Academic Rigor

    The math professors aren't the best here!

    Tips for prospective students

    Live on campus and make your own fun or you'll end up hating it.

    In three sentences

    FAU is a mainly a commuters school, but the campus is quite big and the people are friendly. We're 10 minutes from the beach and an hour from Miami. It's great. I love FAU and it's overall environment.

  • 03/12/2014

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    In three sentences

    Overall this seems like a great college. It offers many opportunities for students to get involved and learn many things. It looks like a great place to experience new things and meet a diversity of people.

  • 03/09/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    The safety on campus is fair, we have a night service running from 7pm to 12am that will driving you from your class to your car late at night. We also don't have security guards but actual police on campus instead.

    Greek Life

    Greek life is exciting but not noticeable. You won't feel left out if you chose not to go Greek.

    Clubs and Activities

    There's constantly clubs being advertised in the breezeway, an outdoor hallway with high traffic. The amount of clubs are vast and interesting! If somehow you don't find the club for you, it's very easy to make your own.

    Great for these types of students

    Students who like to relax and take it easy but crave success would find FAU perfect.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    We have several unique traditions. One tradition any prospective student needs to know is to watch out for the FAU seal infront of student union! Walking over it could be detrimental to your graduation! In terms of locations we have a Narnia and a spaceship building.

    Bang for the buck

    Depending on your personality, if you're perfectly content with lounging in your room or on the beach on the weekends then FAU is perfect for you. If you crave more excitement and a party everynight, either join a sorority of find a new university.

    What to do for fun

    FAU usually hosts some interesting events, from magicians to hypnotists to comedians to concerts, there's usually something to do if you look hard enough.

    Food and Dining

    When it comes to food, FAU has much to offer. Once you finally become sick of the cafeteria food, all you have to do is take a walk to the food court. We have a Wendy's, a Quiznoes, Chinese food, and many more. We also have a subway that's open until 2am! If that still doesn't satisfy your cravings, there's plenty of places off campus. Moes and Chipotle is only 10 minutes away. If it's fine dining you want there's a P.F Changs, J. Alexanders, and Mario's right across the street.

    Dorm Life

    Dorm life is fun! We have 4 residential halls and 2 apartments and they are all in close walking distance to your classes. Apart from some minor problems like cold water in the showers, living in the dorms are safe and a great way to meet new people.

    Academic Rigor

    FAU academics are exceptional. We have great professors who actually care about the success of the students. Very rare do you find a under-qualified professor. If you need extra help, we also have free student tutors that are very good at helping you succeed.

    Tips for prospective students

    FAU might be close to the beach but don't try and think you can get away with skipping class to go there! Keeping good organization skills and motivation is key to becoming a successful FAU owl.

    In three sentences

    Tall palm trees, clear blue skies, beautiful beaches and perfect weather - sounds like a vacation in paradise. Now imagine going to school there! Florida Atlantic University is not only ten minutes away from ocean paradise, but the whole FAU experience is a paradise in itself.

  • 03/07/2014

    Reviewer is A past student here.

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    Bang for the buck

    One nice perk to the Boca Raton campus is the shuttle from Tri-Rail which makes it easier for commuter students.

    Tips for prospective students

    In order to succeed in this college, you must be aggressive with your instructors and scheduling

    In three sentences

    I attended FAU for one term and discovered it wasn't the right place for me. The instructors seem indifferent to your success. Instead of focusing on my learning, they seemed more concerned with keeping me enrolled for tuition purposes.

  • 02/25/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Since I have begun attending here about a semester and a half ago there has been 5 robberies on campus that campus police sent out notices about. So my biggest suggestion would just to make sure you travel in groups.

    Greek Life

    I was going to join a sorority but I got a lot of mixed signals and for the amount of money it is to join I was not going to take any chances.

    Clubs and Activities

    Everyone involved seems very close knit. I personally have not found anywhere that I would drive out of my way to attend. I am disappointed there is no CKI Club however I currently don't have the time to fight to start one especially since I live 40 minutes away.

    Great for these types of students

    Commuter students will certainly get the most out of the campuses.

    What to do for fun

    Heard the Night Owl near school is great for 21+ The school also has a decent amount of activities for students with a range of opinions of fun. I would just suggest to pay attention to the announcements on Blackboard!

    Food and Dining

    I have yet to be in a dining hall however the food court and various shops on campus are well placed, convenient and awesome!

    Academic Rigor

    I think it really depends on the professor and class. So far, my work hasn't been too bad but it's because I stay on too of my work and material.

    Tips for prospective students

    Take your math classes and foundational classes at community colleges. As exciting as it is to be attending a university having these out of the way will certainly help money and time wise. Good luck!

    In three sentences

    Florida Atlantic University is a fantastic commuter student opportunity. The professors are incredibly insightful and experienced. Make sure to travel in groups especially for night classes though.

  • 02/23/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    Go to the beach, go to Miami, go to a club, go to a hookah lounge, house parties, frat parties, volleyball, frisbee, football, basketball, soccer

    Food and Dining

    The cafeteria is a guessing game. You can never go wrong with the deli though. The other food available on campus is really good.

    Dorm Life

    Dorms are really nice, especially Parliament. People are nice for the most part.

    Tips for prospective students

    Bring your swim suit and notebooks, its great to study at the beach. Dont waste your money on a big meal plan though, twelve is more than enough.

    In three sentences

    Florida Atlantic University is a great place to come f you don't want to be swept away by a big university but you don't want to know ever single student. It is a beautiful campus with the beach just three miles away. The residential housing is nice.

  • 02/23/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    Socialize with people at recurring social events that offers incentives. Also eat at the Burrow, there's a pool table that'll be hard to leave.

    Tips for prospective students

    Try to make the most of your time at FAU even if your a commuter, make as much friends as possible including your professors.

    In three sentences

    Florida Atlantic University is a diverse campus with students from different parts of America and even the world. It has friendly faculty and staff and its Student Union offers the most hardworking staff. FAU has many different clubs and organizations that gives the opportunity to be a part of and gain volunteer hours.

  • 02/22/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Very safe, campus sheriffs are always circulating in and out and around the campus. We have a card to get into the residence halls, we have a key to get into the common suite, and our key is unique and only opens to student's own room in the suite, suitemates' keys cannot open our room although the key gets into the suite.

    Greek Life

    This is the Honors College, students can still be part of a sorority of the main campus but this campus does not currently have a greek life.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are many clubs here for different personalities and hobbies, any student here can start his or her own club

    Great for these types of students

    Students who are pursing a science/pre-med degree, who desire a smaller, quieter but fun and clean environment.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    We have an annual talent show where residents participate and show their talents. Our annual faculty and student softball game

    Bang for the buck

    Scripps and Max Planck research centers are nearby which is where most of the students do their internship.

    What to do for fun

    There are always events by Housing, Program board, Rec...etc. This year some of the major activities include: Carnivowl (like the fair) on our campus field, Resfest (school's Olympics) where different floors of residents compete against each other, Faculty VS. Students softball game where there are huge water slide, bouncyhouses. On weekly basis, there's always volleyball games and basketball games..etc. People do slacklining, lay out on the field, swim in our pool...and many more activities

    Food and Dining

    Mostly good and a wide range of foods. There's vegetarian bar and if special diet restrictions exist, the dining hall will talk to you and make special meals for you.

    Dorm Life

    We are basically family. We have housing programs and activities. Residents can host their own activities in dorms following the Housing rules.

    Academic Rigor

    Alot of work in science classes, and the majority of students are very competitive.

    Tips for prospective students

    Writing is an important part of the curriculum, make sure to learn how to write a academic paper. If you're not good at it, there are still classes here to prepare you.

    In three sentences

    The Honors College campus is a small, quiet, friendly and high-quality place to pursue my undergraduate education. Aside from vigorous academic programs and curriculum, we as students are also able to develop valuable friendships since it's a smaller campus, we all know each other and we are like family. Scholarships from the school and private donors are plentiful and one-on-one between professors and students are more frequent and possible because it's a smaller environment.

  • 02/21/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Had a few events, but, they were quickly resolved, no one was hurt. Outside of the campus, there was a situation at a local pub in Boca. But I don't frequent bars anyway.

    Greek Life

    I am not a person that fits into one set of beliefs. However, there are sororities to choose from if that is your interest.

    Clubs and Activities

    LGBTQIA, all inclusive club and are doing great things in the community. African American club, needs more scheduled activities for the months ahead.

    Great for these types of students

    Students who like the idea of diversity and choice, that embrace differences without prejudices.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    I do not know of any unusual traditions at my school.

    Bang for the buck

    As far as tuition is concerned, I think we all would agree that the cost for an education has sky rocked, and needs to be made more affordable, so that all interested students are able to attend. My parents are footing the bill.

    What to do for fun

    Beach is not far from the campus, movie theatre, restaurants, and shopping experience as well.

    Food and Dining

    I find myself frequently visiting the cafeteria, however there are clearly other choices, Starbucks, sit-down restaurants, and casual eating spots as well. There are also lots of choices in the surrounding areas.

    Dorm Life

    There is a nice mix of activities on campus. Recently, had the opportunity to attend a Jazz Concert, comedy show, and even movie nights are awesome.

    Academic Rigor

    Course work depending on your degree choice or your academic communities, you will fill nicely challenged. Stay focused and determined to achieve success while attending school and once completed!

    Tips for prospective students

    Try to keep an open-mind when creating your social circle. There are students that you will connect with that perhaps you had not considered. Give folks a chance.

    In three sentences

    FAU has a nice mix of academic course work, social activities, and offers a really good mix of food choices, health activities, community involvement, and off campus surrounding activities as well.

  • 01/31/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Campus safety is a huge concern. FAU had many situations in just my first semester there. Mostly robberies or assaults. Campus PD patrols 24/7 and has more than enough resources to handle anything. As for being a commuter campus there is only so much they can do as the campus is very large and open to the public. FAU is located off 95 and is in Boca which locally has less crime than the surrounding areas.

    Greek Life

    Greek life is very prominent here, most events on campus are greek or club hosted. Rush week is very big.

    Clubs and Activities

    Wide array of clubs, but not as much as i thought. Wish they had things like more service organizations or career related clubs. Frankly, there are not many people involved in clubs. There are not many things to do unless you like to party. Clubs, raves, bars, etc are the usual for students. Even less to do if you are a male U21 because you wont get in most places. Downtown boca is nice to walk around and get some overly priced food and sometimes they have nice community events.

    Great for these types of students

    People who want to live on campus and do not do much, focussing on academics. People who want to commute and save a lot of money, but deal with horrible traffic all the time. People who have a lot of money to blow, as Boca is very ritzy.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Annual fall bonfire. Also behind the stadium is a really nice nature trail.

    Bang for the buck

    Tuition cost for classes is definitely worth it. Fees are low and pay for your parking permit (which is free) access to things like the library, which is a little outdated but a nice place to study and REC center (which has pretty much all new equipment + a pool) and the internet. Fastest I have ever used - maxes out speed on pretty much all devices. The housing cost and meal plan, not so much.

    What to do for fun

    The beach is 5 minutes from campus, sports events all year (frankly disappointed with the turn out for most events, even football). REC center and also greek life. If you have a lot of money then go to the boca mall or downtown boca.

    Food and Dining

    If you have no money you will be stuck eating at the same place (only one cafeteria) all day everyday. The dining staff is very friendly however. They have a food court, a restaurant (which is overpriced), coffee shops, and a convenience shop.

    Dorm Life

    Dorm life is mediocre. Due to only about 1/5 of the student population living on campus, there are limited activities going on that are not housing related. The majority of housing is together which is socially convenient. Living on campus is really expensive and since the majority of people commute most students move off campus within the first 2 semesters.

    Academic Rigor

    Professors are very intelligent, the classes however cater to the majority of the class and therefor lack difficulty. All classes can easily be passes with an A if you just do the work. Everything is straight forward and if you dont get it, FAU has resources to make sure you do, including free tutoring ( I think just for math and english ) workshops for writing or making resumes as well as helpful professors and grad students who can usually help you before class or during office hours.

    Tips for prospective students

    Learn the campus and all the resources available to you. Go on multiple tours. The campus the fairly easy to learn however, if you are commuting parking is usually an issue. I suggest living on campus for freshmen and taking the SLS class.

    In three sentences

    FAU is a good university for those who want to commute to campus, and get a decent education for a decent price. Great for locals of south florida.

  • 01/15/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    In three sentences

    Florida Atlantic University offers a quality of resources for its students. I have received more than half of my tuition from the institution scholarships. I have enjoyed my time here and would recommend people to attend to FAU.

  • 01/13/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Food and Dining

    They have good options the prices vary some obviously more than others but not ridiculous for a college campus.

    Dorm Life

    I live off campus.

    Academic Rigor

    Many of the professors require a lot of reading and dedication so you definitely earn your grade in your classes at FAU.

  • 01/12/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    I suggest join a club or get with a group of friends and explore the campus together. It's always more fun when you are with someone.

    Food and Dining

    The food is fine. There are many different options and places to dine at Florida Atlantic University.

    Dorm Life

    I do not live in the dorms because I have no desire to but I suggest you do.

    Academic Rigor

    Not that hard but certainly not easy, its still college. Just study and actually attend class.

    Tips for prospective students

    Always be be on time. Be alert and willingly to learn. Be responsible, do all your work before the deadline.

    In three sentences

    Florida Atlantic University has lots of opportunities to offer to its students. There are many majoring choices and minors as well.There are also lots of fun things to do on campus daily.

  • 01/08/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    You see cops around everywhere on campus. Someone is usually getting pulled over for speeding.

    Greek Life

    It is off campus and a lot of things happen. They do a lot of community service and have a good time.

    Clubs and Activities

    You can find hundreds of clubs and activities here that most people have never heard of. You are always making friends with people.

    Bang for the buck

    It is a little more expensive for what you get but your education is great.

    What to do for fun

    There are parties and activities around campus for everybody to enjoy most of the week.

    Food and Dining

    The food is better than high school food but not the much better.

    Dorm Life

    You can find cheaper and and better dorms at another university. If you are a freshmen you may want to stay in one of the newer dorms.

    Academic Rigor

    These classes demand a lot of time from you but if you spend a few hours a day doing hw you will be able to pass the classes with an A.

    Tips for prospective students

    Join clubs to be active in the school. Get good grades in class and they will pay off in the end. Go to all the football games because they are really exciting.

    In three sentences

    It is a fantastic school that gives a lot of opportunities to students. The professors care for their students and will help them in any way. Incoming freshmen will have the time of their life here.

  • 01/06/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 54 of 329

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    Campus Safety

    safe for the most part.

    Clubs and Activities

    im not in any clubs but there are a lot to choose from.

    Great for these types of students

    students who enjoy being around different types of people.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    burrow, student union, oxley

    What to do for fun

    Get involved on campus join clubs and participate in activities.

    Food and Dining

    The cafe offers a great variety of choices to choose from when it comes to food. I love the cafe food.

    Dorm Life

    The dorms for the most part are nice. No one likes the idea of living in a dorm but its basically like an apartment complex full of OWL pride.

    Academic Rigor

    FAU is just as competitive as any other University. Dedication and determination is a must have to do well here just as any other college.

    Tips for prospective students

    FAU offers many outside sources to aide students in their courses. Taking advantage of these resources will be very effective and could significantly impact your grades.

    In three sentences

    Florida Atlantic University is a great school when it comes to diversity. The campus is very nice and clean and the teachers want to see their students succeed.

  • 01/04/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    emergency beacons always in sight. if you ever need help just push one of the help buttons and someone will come to you. at night they have night owls that can escort you to wherever you need to go around campus. security patrols around. cameras everywhere and their own police station just at the edge of campus.

    Greek Life

    greek life is very fun depending on the frat. most wanna be the big dogs but you'll see which is best for you when you get here.

    Clubs and Activities

    not too sure about all the clubs but theres a club for everything and yes even quiddich.

    Bang for the buck

    more expensive than community colleges obviously. but that honestly depends on each individual persons financial standing.its all really what youd expect from a boca college.

    What to do for fun

    go to parties, events, concerts, or join a frat. RA's are obligated to do an event every week so theres always something to do.

    Food and Dining

    they just expanded the cafeteria and they have alot of things there. subs or sandwiches with whatever you want, pizza, salads, burgers, and dinner meals of the chefs choice. theres also breakfast choices and an entire dessert section. honestly theres alot you can get there and you can even get them to go. if you dont want that theres always the food court where they dont accept meal plans but you can pay with owl bucks or cash/credit. the new building has food stores on the first level as well as a subway and auntie anns where the stadium is.

    Dorm Life

    First semester Dorming is very fun. they offer alot of welcoming events. they call it So Fresh Week for the freshman and it offers some sort of event every day. usually leading up to the big foam party but no one is required to go and it is free. but to be honest if you dont belong to a frat or sorority by the second semester the events die down. youre pretty much left with the events the RA sets up for you.

    Academic Rigor

    Honestly depends on the major you take. If you follow the chemistry route, people say Orgochem will kill you, same for calculus for engineers and a couple other classes. There are a few easy A classes where as long as you submit your assignments with 80% effort gets you through. 50% you can maybe pass with a C.

    Tips for prospective students

    Don't be shy. Focus on your classes but take some time for yourself too. There's so much you can do here. plays, parties, frats or sororities, comedian shows, movie nights, carnivals, and if you feel you're falling behind there's always people who are there to help as well as free tutoring for the hard classes.

    In three sentences

    Big campus full of Friendly people. Wide variety of majors as well as events to participate in. Decent teachers with a beautiful campus.

  • 01/02/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Robberies and assault messages are constantly sent to students/parents indicating a high crime rate on/near campus. However, the same can be said for a lot of schools, it just matters whether or not they go reported. the area around fau is fairly low in crime so again living on campus has its draw backs.

    Greek Life

    The Greek life of Fau is a joke. There are no frat/sorority houses for students and they people in Frats are worse than at other schools. they try to be very outgoing about their Greek life and how it is, but knowing people from schools like FSU,UF, and UCF the FAU frat people are annoying and aren't taken seriously by other students.

    Clubs and Activities

    FAU offers lots of clubs to join and random on campus events. Many comedians come to perform and the student union has free food days on friday. The clubs are numerous and fun to be in, you meet many great people and you can even start your own club with which fau will provide a first semester funding if it gets support.

    Great for these types of students

    students that will like FAU for what it is are students that are/like to be: frugal relaxed enjoy nice weather

    Bang for the buck

    FAU offers a great learning experience and is silently becoming one of the better schools in Florida and the nation very quickly. it is still very cheap and getting in now and getting a degree will mean a lot more down the road.

    What to do for fun

    There aren't many things on FAU to randomly go to for fun seeking people However there is an on campus theater that shows lesser known films, a rock climbing wall/ropes course, and ping pong/pool is always available in the student union. aside from these few attractions most fun comes from joining a club.

    Food and Dining

    The on campus subway and cafeteria are great, eating there is something enjoyable. The food court is nothing short of mall quality food but it's FAU so it fits right in. The burrow which is the school owned restaurant is not too bad for food and offers pool and karaoke nights for entertainment.

    Dorm Life

    The dorms are not as fun or inviting as other campuses. there are constant elevator issues and people rarely socialize among them. The only redeeming quality is the new dorm parliament and the on campus innovation village apartments, but those cost more than living off campus in your own apartment, which is way better than living in a dorm.

    Academic Rigor

    The hardest classes are in the math and science departments respectively. This is due to the math department being not well organized and having sub par professors so teaching yourself is probably better. Aside from the fact that most math classes help your science ones, the Science teachers for the most part are near impossible to understand because of their thick accents. besides these two areas teachers in all other fields are easy to communicate with or learn from.

    Tips for prospective students

    Because the school has a lower tier Greek life scene and is the largest school percentage wise for commuters in the nation, you will have tons of free time. Try to spend more of it on classes than filling it with extracurricular activities. Many students can get carried away thinking they have time to do something and then end up pulling last minute all nighters. Another tip would be to find somewhere that isn't the library to study. too many people cram into there and still talk during the day and later hours, staying in your dorm is probably better.

    In three sentences

    Florida Atlantic University is a Great school to go to if you aim to get away from the stress ridden life of studying constantly and at the same time avoid losing control due to too much socializing. It has a a more relaxed than rigorous feel for a university and being a large commuter school many students either hang out among dorm mates or spend their time studying and doing other various activities. Rather than partying or having sleepless weeks of studying the average student can spend much time with their friends and still get optimal time for school work.

  • 12/24/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    2 out of 2 people found this review useful. 57 of 329

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    Campus Safety

    Very safe environment, the campus police are always on their jobs.

    Clubs and Activities

    Has just about every club you can name

    Great for these types of students

    Great for any type of student.

    Bang for the buck

    After paying for tuition, housing, and a meal plan there isn't that much you will have to pay for. Everything on campus is free.

    What to do for fun

    It is a huge variety of options to have fun. One of the most used is the student union, this is where every student go to chill. Its where comedy shows, stroll offs, and other events are held. Another option is the beach, this is where student go to enjoy the Florida weather and chill with friends.

    Food and Dining

    The campus has a wide variety of foods on campus. It has restaurants such as Wendy's, Starbucks, Subway and others. It also has a wonderful cafe that is set up like a buffet.

    Dorm Life

    The dorm life is awesome! It seem like every day there is an event going on. I encourage people to live on campus its a wonderful experience.

    Academic Rigor

    The work is challenging but if u study you will do just fine. They offer free tutors to everyone if your having trouble with a particular class.

    Tips for prospective students

    If you plan on attending FAU be prepared for one of the best experiences of your life. The is challenging but if you put forth effort you will do well.

    In three sentences

    Overall Florida Atlantic is a great environment. It is has a very nice campus full of people with wonderful attitudes. On a scale 1-10 it is a solid 9.

  • 12/20/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Clubs and Activities

    so many clubs to choose from and blub activity to do

    What to do for fun

    Swimming, gym, dance class, fitness class, yoga, sports, rock climbing club, ballroom club, adventure club etc.... lots of things to do.

    Food and Dining

    food is good and the food court is yummy:)

    Dorm Life

    I don't know about the dorm life, but the room are nice. you just got to get along with the roommates.

    Academic Rigor

    You have to study. College is not high school. you are not spoon fed but the teacher are there to help you learn if you need help.

    Tips for prospective students

    You got to put yourself out there and talk to people. Join clubs, take fitness class and meet people.

    In three sentences

    I give Florida Atlantic a 4/5.

  • 12/18/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Food and Dining

    The food here is tolerated. I recommend getting the 7 meal plan with $500 flex bucks because the dining hall gets too repetitive and sometime awful, but the food court is very very tasty!

    Dorm Life

    I love all the friends I met here at FAU. One of the downsides is that the Boca campus is often just a commuter campus so your best friend or boy/girl you like in class, most likely doesn't live on campus

    Academic Rigor

    The courses her will challenge you and it's best to be a head of the game and not fall behind cause you can get lost very quick.

    Tips for prospective students

    Keep up the hardwork and there should be no reason FAU denies your admission.

    In three sentences

    FAU offers a great education at an inexpensive cost. There is a large diversity here at this school that I enjoy. I am enjoying my on-campus life experience here at FAU.

  • 12/15/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Lots of incidents on these campuses especially Boca.

    Greek Life

    plenty plenty plenty

    Clubs and Activities

    plenty plenty plenty

    Great for these types of students

    whites jewish out of towners

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    none none none

    Food and Dining

    poor poor poor

    Dorm Life

    Have no knowledge of what goes on there, but they certainly have a lot of residences on campus. Very expensive from what I hear.

    Academic Rigor

    Faculty who can't really impart their knowledge. Lots of PhD's but they cant teach.

    Tips for prospective students

    Make sure you check very carefully if they actually carry the major you want before applying. They are not very organized. Their student orientation is a joke. Had a orientation where no faculty or staff was in attention, only student representatives.

    In three sentences

    They have no night classes for students in the College of Science. They have more buildings for housing than classroom spaces. They set exams on Saturdays and Sundays, so you have to take off from work on those days to attend even if you are a night student.

  • 12/07/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    Everything

    Food and Dining

    The caf is actually quite good but watch how much you eat because it's not the healthiest place in the world. The food court is yummy and has decent variety, The other restaurants on campus are good too.

    Dorm Life

    Some dorms are beautiful, other are ehh. DO YOUR RESEARCH! The best dorms here are Parliament, IRT, and Algonquin.

    Academic Rigor

    It all depends on the classes you take. I hear Chemistry, Psychology, and Anatomy are the hardest freshman classes.

    Tips for prospective students

    The offices here can be very difficult, so start planning early so you're not stuck on hold for three hours the night before registration opens. Also, apply for financial aid as soon as possible! Scholarship deadlines aren't advertised at all so check them online and apply quickly!

    In three sentences

    FAU is a beautiful school that is brilliantly located five minutes from one of the best beaches in Florida. As a freshman, I am highly impressed with the welcome that I received an the education I am getting; the professors are kind and thoughtful. I am thoroughly excited for next semester and my next four years,

  • 11/30/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Always a person in a cart riding the parking lot! It means a lot when it is 10 pm and your car is in the back of the parking lot.

    Great for these types of students

    Hillel......seriously study there!

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Hillel is the best place for comfort and quiet to study for tests!

    Bang for the buck

    The Social Work program is the best in South Florida! Study and work hard and you can get into the accelerated masters program. It is only 9 months instead of 2 years! If you really study you can learn so much from the professors! They all are experienced and love what they do, hence you get the best education.

    What to do for fun

    Welcome to college! Fun is for after you graduate!

    Food and Dining

    Great choices but classes are til 10 some nights and the cafeteria closes at 7.

    Academic Rigor

    Once in a chosen degree and in the classes for the major the teachers are top notch!

    Tips for prospective students

    Take your core undergrad classes at a community college and save yourself money and stress. The classes are too large and the teachers free hours are not conclusive to helping you understand the material if you are lost. After you get your AS or AA go back and you will get to see how wonderful the teachers at this school really are. If you grin and bear it use the free computer labs they can be your best friend!

    In three sentences

    Amazing teachers once in your chosen field. Not the best for undergrad core classes. The best social work school with teachers who actually care!

  • 11/24/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    Going into town or the beach.

  • 11/18/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    The campus is close to the beach and many other parts of Boca Raton that are fun for college students.

    Food and Dining

    There are many options for dining on campus. They are all excellent.

    Academic Rigor

    Great academics with a moderate course load.

    Tips for prospective students

    If you can, live on campus. Parking can be a bit of a pain.

    In three sentences

    FAU is a smaller University and is in close proximity to everything. It is super simple to meet friends and become part of many groups and clubs. The University is continuously growing.

  • 10/24/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    I, personally, feel safe here. On any college campus, you should be careful though. Police do patrol the area, there are various call stations where you can press a button and alert someone that you're in trouble (in case you feel like you're being followed), and the school sends out text, email, and phone call alerts if something on campus is happening. On the other hand, it is a public school.

    Clubs and Activities

    The school has too many clubs to count, but the average student would never know because most of the clubs don't advertise. If you want to join a club, you have to actively go look for one

    Great for these types of students

    The school is great for commuter students! If you live in the area already and really like it, stay and go to FAU! Otherwise, this might not be the best fit. It's really geared toward commuters. There's really nothing to do here on weekends if you live on campus.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    There is an annual bonfire held in the fall before the first football game of the season. We burn a giant wooden effigy of the opponents mascot and there's live music (usually acts that were popular long before the students were born).

    Bang for the buck

    In my opinion, FAU likes to use your money for things that aren't really necessary. Like the huge new football stadium for their less than stellar football, who also got new uniforms. They like to build things around here. But the in-state tuition isn't bad.

    What to do for fun

    Fun at FAU happens during the school week. They host random events from time to time- like carnivals with actually rides. The Student Union has a pool table, a ping pong table, and a place for kids to play Super Smash Bros. all day.

    Food and Dining

    The food is not beyond your typical cafeteria food in terms of quality. Although, I found that the cooks aren't bad at all! The food just sits out uncovered for hours and by the time you get to it, it's sort of gross. The cafeteria was recently remodeled and now looks great!

    Dorm Life

    Compared to college dorms I've seem, FAU's dorms are really nice!

    Academic Rigor

    The school will email you if you're in danger or failing a course. Beyond that, the school has very little impact on my academics. They have tutoring and writing centers and academic advisers, but it's really up to the student to pursue those things. I'll give them points for having the resources to help students do well, but they could push students to use them more.

    In three sentences

    Florida Atlantic University is a great school to get to know people. It's large enough where they there's a lot of diversity, yet small enough for students to see some of the people on a regular basis and make friends with them; and not so big where you have to leave for class an hour early. If you're looking for a sense of community, you can find it at FAU.

  • 10/18/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    Everything

    Food and Dining

    A variety of fast food restaurants and we have a bar & grill called the burrow which has a great affordable menu.

    Dorm Life

    I am a commuter student but i have heard it is great.

    Academic Rigor

    I love the classes. I don't specifically enjoy that in one class, the TA teaches and i have yet to see the actual professor.

    Tips for prospective students

    Join clubs that you have a real interest for. You could also try out for a team if you enjoy that. Have as much fun as you can without it affecting your academic progress.

    In three sentences

    I absolutely love FAU. I love the football games, and the classes, and all the extra-curricular activities. I love the TA's and how they provide individual help.

  • 10/13/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    I spend alot of time off of campus because i'm a part-tim student unfortunately.

    Food and Dining

    Several restaurants to choose from on campus.

    Dorm Life

    I cannot speak on this because I am an off campus/Commuter Student. I will say that they do have alot of housing options it seems.

    Academic Rigor

    As far as my major I believe its the standard academic learning level for most universities. I cannot speak for you. I am very happy with my major and FAU as my chosen college.

    Tips for prospective students

    Get involved in campus activities. Keep your GPA up. Socialize

    In three sentences

    FAU has an excellent campus setting. It's located within tons of shopping and close distance to major areas such as Fort Lauderdale and Miami. FAU also has a great on-campus student life.

  • 10/09/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Great for these types of students

    FAU is great for everyone! Especially for those who are eccentric and unique - FAU is the place to be!

    Bang for the buck

    The tuition is fair, but when everything else is factored in, like housing, meal plans and living expenses, it can be costly. Overall, though, I wouldn't trade the experience I'm having for any amount of money.

    What to do for fun

    There is always something happening on campus, whether its with a club or for the whole student body. The LGBTQA puts on movies, game nights, meetings and other fun activities! Film Club is fun for people who enjoy making or being in videos. And the bands that FAU books for events are off the chain. The bonfire this year had Less Than Jake and for Homecoming, the Dirty Heads and REEL BIG FISH are playing!

    Food and Dining

    The food is always pretty decent, especially on weekdays. I'm a vegetarian, so I was concerned with how many options I would have in the cafeteria. They have a vegetarian station that serves really delicious food everyday that has a substantial amount of protein (like veggie meat and tofu). Soups are awesome and the chocolate chip cookies are divine.

    Dorm Life

    I didn't think I'd like living in a dorm with other girls because I'm very introverted and shy, but to my surprise I absolutely love it! My roommates are my best friends, we get along so well. I'm glad I didn't get a single room, either, because its nice to come home to friends that care about you instead of hiding yourself away all the time. Its so much more convenient to get to campus events and classes as well.

    Academic Rigor

    The general education classes are not too difficult. The workload is minimal, depending on the professor, with maybe a couple of written assignments each month. But the material is actually interesting! I enjoy going to classes.

    Tips for prospective students

    Join a learning community! Coming to school, you automatically have a couple of friends in each class. You also don't have to make your schedule for the first semester - they do it for you. For incoming freshmen planning to live in a dorm, don't stress too much about your roommates or living situation. You'll probably be able to at least tolerate them, but most likely you'll become decent friends. If it unbearable, you can always request to move. Nothing is written in stone, there is always opportunity to change or improve. Also, make sure to go to campus events! They're a great way to meet people and make connections that can help you in the future.

    In three sentences

    Everyone says college will be the best time of your life, but I never realized how accurate this statement truly was until I began attending FAU. I love the relaxed atmosphere, the stimulating courses and friendly students and staff. People of all kinds can easily find their own niche here because the student body is a melting pot of personalities, ethnicities and ideas.

  • 09/10/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Food and Dining

    The food and dining is great. Many people complain about having to mandatory get a meal plan, but it does come in handy a lot of the times. There's always a variety of foods to choose from, ranging from salad bar to desserts.

    Dorm Life

    Dorm life is great, as long as you like to meet new people, be around students and mind your own business. Not everyone is here to party, just like not everyone is here to study.

    Academic Rigor

    As a college student, one is expected to do work and not have to be reminded of when a due date is coming up. Once your grades start dropping, the office takes control and i they don't see any improvements, you are ultimately risking being kicked out of the school. So, they take grades and keeping a good academic record pretty serious.

    Tips for prospective students

    Be ready to do a lot of textbook reading. If you don't like crowded places, unfortunately this isn't the place for you. There are tons of people and most classes consist of 100-300 students.

    In three sentences

    Florida Atlantic University has a diverse group of people, allowing one to engage in different cultures and ethnicity. It's a well organized school, with tons of clubs making sure that every student finds the right one for them. It also has amazing staff that are willing to help answer any questions throughout ones college career.

  • 09/01/2013

    Reviewer is Researching this school. Reviewer has not been to campus.

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    In three sentences

    I plan on going on the Campus Tour in a few weeks, and I can't wait, I've heard great things about this school!!!

  • 08/31/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Clubs and Activities

    Getting involved will make or break your experience. It will be nice to meet others you probably would not have met by simply attending classes. It is also nice to make connections with those outside of your major.

    Food and Dining

    The food options here are wonderful. However, the pricing is not. FAU does have many activities on campus that provide food so take advantage of these as well.

    Dorm Life

    The dorm structure is very positive at FAU. Your dorm/suite mates will generally be someone with a similar major interest. This allows for strong bonds in your major and easier studying options.

    Academic Rigor

    Many professor who teach upper-division courses will want to see you succeed after you have graduated (whether it be in the workforce or a high level of education). While more Freshman level courses may seem like a breeze, do not take advantage of the professor or the class. Most of the professors expect your all and it will be to your benefit to give your all.

    Tips for prospective students

    To all prospective students, asking questions will always be to your benefit. Whether you ask a professor for help or simply how they feel on a subject, you will begin to build an important bond with your professor. You can always revisit these positive relationships with you professor when you find you may need something such as a letter of recommendation. A little hard work and participation in the class also solidifies the bond between professor and student.

    In three sentences

    FAU is a reasonably sized campus. Most of the professors take their jobs as educators very seriously and love working with the students to help them succeed. Activities outside of school such as dining and recreation are very close to the campus along with a system of cheap and easy to use transportation.

  • 08/23/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    There is excellent campus safety as we are protected by our very own FAU police department!

    Greek Life

    I am not affiliated with any sorority or fraternity so I can not really speak on their behalf.

    Clubs and Activities

    Clubs such as the English club are a great way to make friends and also further you knowledge on educational matters. It also does not look bad on a college resume to be involved in student organizations or clubs.

    Bang for the buck

    The prices are reasonable when it comes to most items.

    What to do for fun

    You can study at the library, attend seminars or tutoring sessions for additional help. You can also access the huge gymnasium and the pool free of cost. There are also several social, academic, and athletic clubs you can join in!

    Food and Dining

    There are a variety of different places to eat on campus. From Starbucks to Quiznos, there are many different types of restaurants located all over campus, especially on the breezeway.

    Dorm Life

    I have never lived on campus but from what I hear the dorms are very well equipped with nice facilities and accommodations. The resident advisers are also very nice and understanding.

    Academic Rigor

    There are so many different courses to take at FAU as well as different major and minor programs made available for students.

    Tips for prospective students

    Do not forget to attend orientation and meet your academic adviser as soon as possible. Also, make regular appointments with your adviser to keep them updated on your overall academic progress. In addition, learn the campus area prior to the first day of class because it is a rather large campus.

    In three sentences

    Florida Atlantic University is a gorgeous school wide a wide array of classes and opportunities to be taken. The campus is very large and diverse in its courses. I would rate this campus to be at least a 9 on a scale from 1-10!

  • 08/21/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    Netflix. Intramural sports are a joke.

    Food and Dining

    Not the best choices. Be smart, pack your meals.

    Academic Rigor

    Choose your professors wisely. A recent Harvard grad teaching his first semester in Calculus is not a professor you want to try.

    Tips for prospective students

    Being an owl is better than it sounds. HOOT HOOT

    In three sentences

    Be mindful of your surroundings. Subway is the best place for peace and quiet. Don't bother with intramural softball.

  • 08/17/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    Our on-campus departments and clubs make sure that there's always something to so. Our Recreation department hosts Open Rec sports throughout the week, but also sponsors events like paintball and night bowling throughout the semester. Program Board hosts awesome events like our Spring Formal, Casino Night, and annual Welcome Back Party.

    Food and Dining

    The dining hall is the only source of food on the Jupiter Campus, as there are no restaurants. However, the dining hall staff is friendly and open to suggestions if the food is sub par. During the summer months, I truly miss eating in the dining hall.

    Dorm Life

    Life in the Residence Halls on the Jupiter Campus is amazing! I talk to my friends at UF and USF and they talk about sharing a bedroom with their roommate and I cringe. Here, we have suites, in which each of four people has their own personal bedroom, which is attached to a family-style common room with two restrooms. Our dining hall is close to the residence halls, and the housing staff is incredibly helpful in all ways.

    Academic Rigor

    No grades are handed out here; all grades are earned. High intellectual standards are used here for all classes, and the professors expect you to really think critically and challenge what you're learning as you learn it. I was a student in the International Baccalaureate Program in high school and rarely studied or put in much effort and was able to do well. At this institution, I need to work hard to be equally successful. FAU's Honors College is the next step in intellectuality for a high school IB student.

    Tips for prospective students

    If you decide to come to the Honors College, you need to be prepared to work for your grades. No A's here are awarded for mediocre work, but once you have started to engage in the community, you will find peers and friends who will help you with your journey. If you're thinking about FAU and want to really be challenged, check out the Honors College.

    In three sentences

    I attend FAU's Honors College at the Jupiter Campus, and I'm so glad that I do. This branch of the university is one of the most well-rounded institutions I could imagine. Not only are the class sizes small, but the professors are legitimately interested in the success of their students as well as whether or not their students are being challenged intellectually.

  • 08/16/2013

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    What to do for fun

    It's Florida! There's fun around every corner! Sunny beaches, amusement parks, nature, it would be hard not to find fun.

    Food and Dining

    The food is top notch so subsequently a bit pricey.

    Dorm Life

    The rooms are all singles, but the suites are share by four people. That provides privacy while still getting to hang out and live with three other people.

    Academic Rigor

    I attend the Honors College at FAU and so all my classes are at the Honors level and very rigorous.

    Tips for prospective students

    Do everything early. In other words, don't procrastinate. Even if it seems too early, and that you have plenty of time, follow that time tested axiom; the early bird gets the worm.

    In three sentences

    It seems to be a pretty great college. The campus is not too shabby, and all rooms are singles. It has a real small college feel to it.

  • 08/14/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    Just get out there, meet, and interact with new people. That's fun!!!

    Food and Dining

    I love the food on campus. With different food restaurants like Subway and Wendy's right on campus students get a feel of living and learning in a community that belongs to them. Other dining experiences like cafeterias and snack stands also create a warm, comfort, and lounge.

    Dorm Life

    Dorm life is amazing. While getting the skills needed to be dominant in your career you are living very comfortable which contributes to a at home feeling.

    Academic Rigor

    In any academic setting there are many challenges but what is college without a challenge?

    Tips for prospective students

    One tip I would give to prospective students is to find one thing in life that you enjoy doing and it will be worth wild.

    In three sentences

    Florida Atlantic University gives a warn inviting feeling to student. Your experience here is one to remember. You will definitely be ready to take on real world challenges after graduating.

  • 08/14/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    There are clubs. Festivals for every occasion. And a ton of other events.

    Food and Dining

    There is an all you can eat buffet. There is an a range of food so you can eat almost anything. The food quality is clean and prices are just right, not expensive.

    Dorm Life

    I heard the dorms are new so they are also clean. There are actives within there dorm were you can meet new peers. The dorms are not too far from the campus so not much of a walk.

    Academic Rigor

    Nothing is hard unless you don't try. Study groups help get you motivated. Teachers are flexible to help.

    Tips for prospective students

    Always stay on top of your game if you want to do well. Enjoy some of the campus actives. Get involve with school events and clubs.

    In three sentences

    Great Classroom setting in each building. Tons of activity and free food for students and there family. Excellent for the academic focus of the students goals and career.

  • 08/13/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    The campus police do a great job at protecting the campus. I feel very safe while I am enjoying campus life.

    Clubs and Activities

    soccer,gym,rock climbing. These are just a few of the many possibilities of activities on campus.

    Great for these types of students

    If you love the beach and an amazing atmosphere with kind hearted people you will love this place.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Underground is an old tunnel from the air force base.

    Bang for the buck

    I think the tuition is reasonable and the dorms are well worth the money.

    What to do for fun

    The beach is just down the road so you could easily go surfing. There is also a great park nearby called Gumbo Limbo. It's an awesome place and free!

    Food and Dining

    The food could be a little better in the cafe but overall its great.

    Dorm Life

    The dorms are very nice and you will meet new awesome people!

    Academic Rigor

    I think the professors are very professional and great.

    Tips for prospective students

    You should definitely go to college here! you will not regret it.

    In three sentences

    Florida Atlantic has a great feel and great look. The campus is beautiful and the staff is great. Florida Atlantic is the place to be!

  • 08/10/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    I would hangout in either my living room area of my dorm or my friend's. We would attend the events planned or catch a bus to the mall. I really wanted to sometime visit the beach and soak up some sun but never got a chance to. Boca Raton has many places to hangout and have fun with friends.

    Food and Dining

    Unfortunately during the summer term there was no food plan so I my diet consist of easy Mac 'n Cheese and frozen burritos. On a good day I would walk with a couple of friends to a restaurant across the street. But it would get expensive so hopefully in the fall term the cafeteria has more selections to offer because the food court that was the only thing open during the summer from 1-5pm. Most of the things they had to offer was fast food.

    Dorm Life

    Living on campus you get to really become close to others such as summer roommates. You can also have the opportunity to host late-night study sessions. It also opens more of a opportunity to explore the campus and grow more as an independent person. It helps you figure out how to manage time and look after yourself.

    Academic Rigor

    The professors vary depending on what is being taught and the personality of the professor. No matter what always be on your best behavior and steer clear from disrupting the class. If not able to score the highest grade on the tests and only achieve average grades attempt extra credit the professor offers or make sure that the in class assignments are A+ quality.

    Tips for prospective students

    The beginning will be a bit overwhelming especially in the fall term. Most classes require to read pages upon pages to be able to keep up with the curriculum. As an in coming freshman it is wise to be real serious with studying and keep focus. There is plenty of time to relax and socialize as long as the studying and class work is done first.

    In three sentences

    I have currently finished my first two classes for the summer 3 term. I have come to to love the campus and what the university has to offer. I can't wait to attend this coming fall term.

  • 08/10/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    As a former CSO (worked for on campus police department for short amount of time) I can confidently say, that this campus is secure. There is absolutely nothing to worry about with such dedicated people watching your back.

    Great for these types of students

    Anyone who loves capable teachers, friendly peers, and fun in general.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    I was shown by my former senior officer (worked on campus as a community service officer) the nature preserve on campus where there are actually burrowing owls.

    Bang for the buck

    With the pecuniary amount of money I have, I can't spend on books or extravagant meal plans without dying inside a little bit.

    What to do for fun

    While events were offered on campus (and that was nice), they never really appealed to me.

    Food and Dining

    Unfortunately, during my stay, the dining hall was under reconstruction. The cafeteria, I can speak of. It had a decent selection of food, but closed way too early for a night owl such as myself.

    Dorm Life

    In this regard, I can't give Florida Atlantic a perfect rate. While I did love living on campus (despite living within such close proximity of the school), I did have certain nitpicks. My hall, Indian River Tower, was possibly the nicest dormitory on campus in my opinion. Although, I'm comparing it to the three other hall I had seen, all of which lacked a living room area. Two of the living room-less halls, having a weird narrow corridor with a sink awkwardly juxtaposed in the middle. Although, the newly built Parliament Hall earns coolness points in having a frozen yogurt restaurant RIGHT INSIDE OF IT.(and just for being new). As previously mentioned though, what really made dorm life for me, were the people I was living with, and not just my roommates. The body of people living their, made my dormitory feel more like one giant house filled with family.

    Academic Rigor

    Truth be told, academic rigor will vary by subject and by a student's work ethic. That said, I can't not arbitrarily rate this area. However, I will speak from my experience, having completed summer semester recently. Of the two classes I took, General Psychology and Introduction to Anthropology, I found that the amount to which I studied had a positive correlation to my performance on exams. Shocking, I know. Never, at any given moment did I feel that the course material was too difficult or too easy.

    Tips for prospective students

    My advice to prospective students would be to live on campus at some point (as dorm life is a unique experience that makes for a full college experience). Study for at least two hours per subject, taking intermittent breaks. And possibly most importantly, rent your textbooks or buy from discount retail stores.

    In three sentences

    Allotting a mere three sentences to accurately rate Florida Atlantic will hardly do it justice. Aside from its beautiful campus and upscale academic programs, what made this my home away from home were the capable faculty and friendly student body. Although, all the aforementioned factors come together into one brilliant experience.

  • 08/06/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    There are several systems in place for student safety such as the reverse 911 system to notify students and parents when something is going on within at least 5 minutes of occurence, full fledged on campus police that repsond to emergency signals located all over campus within at 1 minute's response, night owls for safe and easy transport at night from any location, low grade hurricane-proof dorms, and a red cross shelter across the street.

    Greek Life

    I am not a part of greek life but many of my associates are and have a great time being a part of them. Only issue is that there are no residentials provided for Greek Life. Members typically make use of the club rooms for their meetings.

    Clubs and Activities

    As previously mentioned there are tons of them. However, I don't recommend using your online club search function to communicate with club members. Word of mouth and personal meetings are best.

    Great for these types of students

    Students who are socially active and are eager to make the most out of their resources for advancing their own education.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    There is a free speech lawn in front of what we students refer to as the spaceship building where random viewings, protests, or even political rallies are often held.

    Bang for the buck

    Relatively inexpensive for the education received. Plenty of opportunites to meet famous instructors/profressors and to receive valuable knowledge from them.

    What to do for fun

    Gaming with friends after class in the student union or attending game night on friday evenings is something I do often. The recreation center is also another great spot for its accessible pool, basketball court, and exercise machines. Again there are clubs, sports, festivals, and Greek Life that can keep students active. The malls and beaches are also 10 minutes away.

    Food and Dining

    I really enjoyed the food offered at the many locations around campus. Only issue is that the breakfast meals served in the main cafeteria (other than their delicious omlets) are quite few and bland.

    Dorm Life

    I do not live on campus, but the beds I had to use during orientaion were TERRIBLE. However, the amoount of space and available resources/locales within and around each dorm are very plentiful (e.g. computer labs and wifi at each dorm, pools, accompanying parking lots per dorm). Several activities also go on throughout the week at night as well to keep students involved.

    Academic Rigor

    That all depends on your schedule. Typically though, the math and sciences are very demanding on students' schedules, especially when taken during a condensed 6-week timeframe (which I will be more wary of considering the next time I decide to do THAT again). Language classes also are academically rigorous when it comes to work/studies outside of class. However, there are plenty of ways to tackle the more challenging classes through free supplemental instruction, tutoring, or setting appointments for the math or writing labs. Group studies are also always an option.

    Tips for prospective students

    I recommend getting to school early on tuesdays before senior invasion during the middle of the day. Afterwards parking becomes a bit difficult. Also, come in backing as many college credits as you can to get ahead in your four years. At the same time, be familiar with the type of credits that will transfer towards your projected schedules within your major(s). GET INVOLVED! It's easy to do as there are tons of clubs and activities to partake in such as Greek life, concerts, or festivals. Also take advantage of on campus jobs as they are relatively easy to obtain and plentiful for students. :)

    In three sentences

    Compared to most state colleges the tution is relatively inexpensive and one can definitely get a lot of bang for his or her buck with the education one receives from here. The school is just the right size for students to get comfortable with getting around too. Based on these and the many opportunities to build a large social network, I would rate the school at least an 8 or higher out of 10.

  • 08/03/2013

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    Campus Safety

    the campus is very safe you always see the security out at night when you have to take late classes. for me that was very important cause i had to take allot of night classes seeing as i work full time and go to school full time.

    What to do for fun

    There are quite a few clubs to join as well and sports and activities going on all the time so just chose one and enjoy college life.

    Food and Dining

    Food there is GREAT! so many options in the cafeteria if you want healthy food vegan , pizza ,Asian fast food Starbucks it all there. there is allot considering its not like a huge university but its still a good size food court. There are outlets so if you want to keep on studying while your eating you can do that. also there are places outside to eat so if you want to enjoy the warm weather there is that option also.

    Dorm Life

    I'm not sure about dorm life myself because i live off campus but from what I've heard from other people its really tough to get a place to apply early, if you want a dorm.

    Academic Rigor

    The work is difficult but that's most colleges in general. its not High School they are not going to remind you all the time you have a paper coming up. they give you a syllabus and expect you to go by it.

    Tips for prospective students

    You must be motivated it now a time to sit and down letting the college professors hold your hand its not that kind of college , they except you to do the work and they will help you. The work can be stressful especially the science and math classes choose your teachers wisely because once your in the class you cant easily back out neither is it look kindly upon.

    In three sentences

    FAU is Positive has environment with knowledgeable co-eds. There staff is very helpful and willing to give you direction. The college professors are willing and able to help you if you are wiling to pay attention and ask questions.

  • 08/03/2013

    Reviewer is A past student here.

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    Campus Safety

    The campus is really safe with REAL police officers constantly driving around the campus both in cars and golf carts. They even help you retrieve your keys from inside the car or unlock your car door for free! Very friendly, and even show you around the campus a bit if you ask

    What to do for fun

    There's plenty of activities at school, including clubs, but sometimes me and my friends walked around the stadium and ate lunch or took naps. The mall is also conveniently located 5 minutes away from the school (by car).

    Food and Dining

    A myriad of food choices (including starbucks and einstein bagels!) on campus but make sure you eat at a decent hour. If you have night classes (from 4:30 and on) the food stores will be closed. If they do close, there's a lot to eat within a 1-2 mile radius including, but not limited to, jamba juice, moe's, cheesecake factory, and another starbucks!

    Dorm Life

    I tried to give this a neutral rating because I didn't live on campus. I commuted an hour to school everyday and traffic is terrible. It especially kills gas (had to refill my tank 3 times a week). But if you can live on campus, that would be easier since you can just walk to school

    Academic Rigor

    it's hard trying to learn under a professor who doesn't translate his understanding well. Since it is college, expect a good amount of self-study time and I encourage group studying.

    Tips for prospective students

    Enjoy the campus and all it has to offer, but definitely take initiative and explore the FAU interface, as the college will not email you for awarded grants or scholarships.

    In three sentences

    FAU's staff is highly unorganized and displays poor communication skills. Majority of the professors are not very good, and thus many students, including myself, were a transient student and attended PBSC for better teachers. The FAU campus itself, however, is very beautiful and spacious with plenty activities to do.

  • 08/02/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    There is a police department on campus and you can always fine police officers around campus, A great thing about FAU is they provided a service called NighOwl. If you dont feel safe walking back to your dorm room at night, just give them a call and they give you a ride.

    Greek Life

    Do you want to get involved ?, Then join FAU Fraternity and Sorority life. Its a lifelong commitment and reaps so many opportunity the moment you join.

    Clubs and Activities

    The first week you move in. You can see everything FAU has to offer relating to clubs and activities. There is something for everyone, all you have to do is give it a chance.

    Great for these types of students

    Students who love sunny weather, outdoors and a friendly environment.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Every year before our first football game, we have a bonfire to quick off the football seaons.

    Bang for the buck

    FAU is worth the money. I love the overall big college feeling but having the smaller class sizes and actually being able to know a lot of people. With all these amenities and more offered to all students, tuition is still on the cheaper side compared to other colleges.

    What to do for fun

    There are always things going on at FAU. If you walk through the breezeway thats where your going to find alot action. A huge plus is FAU is located in Boca Raton. Surrounded by the campus is the beach, shops and the towncenter mall.

    Food and Dining

    If you go to FAU cafe your going to found some amazing places to eat. Such as the Chick & Grill, Wendys and a Starbucks. Its a unique varied and allows you to try new things.

    Dorm Life

    You wont be able to fully experience college if you dont stay on campus. Dorm life is awesome. You know every single thing going on on campus from the comdeys shows to movie night.

    Academic Rigor

    They offer immediate courses for those who need help and challenging courses for those who well like a challenge. And a numerous of courses inbetween.

    Tips for prospective students

    Go to FAU with a open mind, theres alot to learn being a freshman in college and FAU is only there to help you be the best.

    In three sentences

    If your looking for a fun, safe, and learning envrinoment FAU is your school. Great peope and staff. Offers a varied on clubs, sports, and activities open to communters and residents.

  • 08/01/2013

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    Food and Dining

    A lot of options for students with different food needs

    Dorm Life

    Facilities are world class

    Academic Rigor

    Great advising system, very meticulous

    In three sentences

    FAU has great facilities, very supportive parents association, very convenient for a student without a car. The school wants the students to succeed so they have a lot of safety nets for students. If you fail in this university, that means that you did not even try.

  • 08/01/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    We have the campus owl police and they are there 24/7 for our safety!

    What to do for fun

    For fun, FAU has an awesome rec center, there's a pool, a gym, and campus has some of the best activities. Also there's a beach about 5 minutes away!

    Food and Dining

    Living on campus means your required to have a meal plan. BUT the food is absolutely delicious.

    Dorm Life

    Living on campus is financially more than what I thought it'd be, but honestly, it's the best decision I've made. You don't have to worry about paying bills, and you get to make amazing friendships. When it comes to roommates, don't worry, your roommate will become your best friend.

    Academic Rigor

    Classes are what you make it. If you're going to school for education and study and try hard, you'll be fine.

    Tips for prospective students

    If you do not have the money to pay for school out of pocket, APPLY for scholarships! Even if you don't think you can get it, it doesn't hurt to try!

    In three sentences

    I believe Florida Atlantic University is an amazing school, the teachers honestly care, and the students are all so friendly. I give the school a 9/10, because it is quite expensive. I honestly hope to graduate as an Owl.

  • 07/31/2013

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    What to do for fun

    they have lots of activities going on, and theres the gym, beach, mizner park, may things to do

  • 07/30/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    There is security and police around campus. However, there was a robbery on campus and shooting across the street. The school is okay for safety

    Clubs and Activities

    There is a variety of clubs to join. Honor societies to fraternities to join on campus. Also there are sports clubs to join.

    Great for these types of students

    People who like to party. Who like to be fit. For those who excel in their studies.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    There is the big bon fire every year. Our mascot is indeed the owl. I do believe there are owl burrows on campus.

    Bang for the buck

    It is a little expensive. It is better to have financial aid. If you save money, you will be alright.

    What to do for fun

    There is the stores to look around. Also the gym is available. Off campus life is great because the beach is close.

    Food and Dining

    The food is great. They have a variety of selection. my favorite is the machine for chocolate milk

    Dorm Life

    I do not know about the dorm life. I do not live on campus. The dorms and apartments look great however.

    Academic Rigor

    It provides a challenge. If you work hard, you will pass. Just keep pursing the A and you will get it.

    Tips for prospective students

    Make sure to go to SI sessions. Follow everything the professor tells you to do. Always get extra help even if you know the material.

  • 07/28/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    One incident of a suspicious man being in the dorm caught everyone's attention. This happened once and since then there hasn't been a single scare.

    Greek Life

    There are plenty of sororities and fraternities here. They throw parties every weekend and are very accepting of everyone. You don't have to be in one to party here, but joining one isn't looked down on.

    Clubs and Activities

    You will without a doubt be able to find a club or two fit for you, along with activities on the daily.

    Great for these types of students

    Independent, outgoing, studious, level-headed and adventurous students.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Outside of the student union there's a circular FAU emblem, it's said that if a student steps on it they won't graduate in the four years that they're supposed to.

    Bang for the buck

    Although the cost of living here is especially expensive, I wouldn't want to live anywhere else. I think everyone has said at least once in their life that they want to live on the beach. Well here's your chance!

    What to do for fun

    With or without a car there are plenty of options when looking for something fun to do. There's a movie theatre on campus (showing movies you've never heard of), there's the student union, the gym, the pool, long boarding on campus and volleyball court. I started in the summer term, the time when there isn't supposed to be much going on. All over campus all you see are posters to events; free ice cream, shirt making, painting owls, movie nights and free food events. It's amazing how much you will appreciate free things. Right off campus there's Boomer's (essentially a Chuck-E-Cheese for grown ups, with college nights every friday), the beautiful Atlantic Beach five minutes from campus, movies, clubs and bars. Almost every weekend the school rents a party bus that takes kids down to Miami to go clubbing. I haven't had to endure one second of boredom since arriving. I'm proud to call Boca and FAU my home!

    Food and Dining

    On campus there are plenty of food options - enough to satisfy me and I eat more than anyone you'll ever meet. But if the brand new dining hall and fast food chains don't meet your needs right off campus there are plenty of options. You can go to Publix, Whole Foods, Shake Shack, Chili's, Outback, and practically anything else you can think of considering you're in East Boca.

    Dorm Life

    The campus is beautiful, dorm rooms are spacious, welcoming and comforting. I was expecting a small, boring room when I arrived on move-in day. I was taken aback when I saw that my dorm room had a living room and enough space in my room to bring more stuffed animals.

    Academic Rigor

    If you are looking to party, this is a great place to look into. Sure there are plenty of parties, but it's just the right amount so that you are able to party whilst making sure that school still comes first. There will always be some hard classes and some easy ones, but it all comes down to you to make sure you stay on top of your work.

    Tips for prospective students

    If you are looking into attending this school, I would advise you to look into scholarships and grants - but that's for any college you go to. Make sure that you take the time to make a campus visit. Go to the beach while you're here, take in the fact that this could be your HOME!

    In three sentences

    Florida Atlantic University has exceeded my expectations so far. Going in to a new environment everyone gets anxious, but FAU made sure the transition from home to college was easy and fun. Not only is the campus safe and beautiful, but so is the surrounding area.

  • 07/20/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    I enjoy the entertainment on campus.

    Food and Dining

    The cafe area is really big with plenty of options. just wish it was a little more price friendly.

    Dorm Life

    I didn't live on campus but i passed by the dorms all the time and its nice. The students seemed to have fun and enjoy it.

    Academic Rigor

    The teachers are good. The material learned in class you know you will use in the real world.

    Tips for prospective students

    I'd say stay focus and make friends. Its a big school and its easy to feel lost or out of place. Also use ratemyprofessor.com, it'll be your best friend.

    In three sentences

    This school is nice with plenty of opportunities. However, I don't feel like the staff there really cares about each student like the should. It's more of a get in, get out, and move on kind of school.

  • 07/19/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    It's a small campus to getting around isn't hard. There are lights all around so you can see everywhere. And at night we have NightOwls, which are nighttime campus security you will escort you from place to place in a golf cart.

    Greek Life

    I am not personally in a sorority but many of my friend's are and they say they wouldn't have it any other way. Everyone is so welcoming and very enthusiastic about their sorority/fraternity.

    Clubs and Activities

    There is a club/activities for everyone. From intermural/club sports--quidditch, volleyball, basketball etc. to Yoga and Zumba sessions for others. It's just up to you on choosing what you want to do that day!

    Great for these types of students

    Anyone who likes being on a small campus (the walk from one end of the campus to another is 15-20 minutes.) People who are very enthusiastic about their school, and supportive of all the activities and sports. Someone who wants a place that feels like home, FAU would be a definite contender.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    My best friend and I like to go night walking a lot on campus grounds, so we always end up finding cool places such as the top of the garage where many bands practice at night, or finding new sculptures that are placed around campus. Personally though, the place to relax and have time to yourself is up in the big trees in the center of campus. There are 3 huge climbable trees that you can just lie on the branches and relax, sleep, think, paint. It probably also one of the greatest hiding places when you want to get away. There are so many branches!

    Bang for the buck

    Out of this college we have gotten students who go fresh into professional sports such as football, baseball, basketball. People who become big in businesses, they become founders, chairmen, and vice presidents of companies. Artistic students who go off and create music, become actors, singers etc. There is a lot of opportunities for anyone at FAU.

    What to do for fun

    There is always activities to do on campus wether they are held by student government, RA's, the Greeks, or just students in general. From small art activities, to Carnivals, movie nights, DJ'ing on the patio, awareness programs, sport competitions between floors and buildings. You will never be bored, there's always a sport, artistic, creative thing to join!

    Food and Dining

    The cafeteria, (or what many people refer to as the Caf) always has something for everyone. They have food that they serve everyday such as in the morning omelets, cereal, eggs, waffles, bagels etc. and for lunch and dinner burgers, chicken patties, pizza, fries, salad. But they always mix it up for themes, italian one day, the next mexican, or asian. It's always great to have that variety (and you can always look online to see what they are serving for the next week.) And if going to the caf isn't your style, or you are just too lazy to walk there, then we have the convenient stores, Outtakes, on campus where you can buy a quick meal either a cold-cut sandwich or sushi, even microwavable pizza or ice cream.

    Dorm Life

    Absolutely amazing. My first year at that school and living on campus couldn't have been better. All the RA's are so nice and friendly, you really become a family with your floor. They get you hyped up and involved so much into campus life you'll never say I have nothing to do. You meet new people, create new friendships; and it helps a lot when you need a hand with some class work, personal issues, or just trying to decide how to decorate your room. And the decorations for the floors couldn't be any cooler. Themes range from Under the Sea, to Monopoly, to Mario Cart, Despicable Me, PacMan, and even Superheroes. (It's always great to go through different buildings and floors to check out their decs.)

    Academic Rigor

    Since this school has fairly new programs, many professors strive to get the best out of you. So expect some classes to be difficult, but there are some where it's just fun to take and the class goes by fast so don't fret on that.

    Tips for prospective students

    Live on campus your first year, once you've done that you'll know this school inside out and learn a lot about what this school is all about. Also when choosing your classes--do it early and research what you need to take, and use ratemyprofessor.com it will save you.

    In three sentences

    Florida Atlantic University is an amazing place to create yourself and learn about things you never knew were possibly. Going to this school opens doors to so many possibilities for your career and future in general to where you couldn't imagine getting an education anywhere else. It's a school that feels like home as soon as you step foot on campus; and eventually becomes your own home.

  • 07/13/2013

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    Campus Safety

    Great campus safety. No campus has 100% perfection, but FAU does their best to make sure that their students and faculty are safe including on campus police officers.

    What to do for fun

    They have a ton of activities and clubs that are set up and if you want to set up a new club you just have to put it together and request permission and they will add it as another club. Also there are lots of sports and other activities that will satisfy your need for fun.

    Food and Dining

    Many places to eat on campus including several favorites such as starbucks and D&D as well as a wonderful food court.

    Dorm Life

    Has a good variety of options to choose from and they seem comfortable and well organized.

    Tips for prospective students

    Get there early so you can get good parking or expect to have trouble finding a good one.

    In three sentences

    The campus is beautiful and has a ton of activities for students to do. Parking seems to be the primary concern I have but that can be solved by a bicycle or skateboard. This school has great research opportunities.

  • 07/09/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    Get involved with an on campus organization. Go to the sports game and support the Owls!

    Food and Dining

    The hours are not compatible for someone in night classes.

    Dorm Life

    Brand new dorms? You can't get much better.

    Academic Rigor

    I couldn't ask for a better accounting program.

    Tips for prospective students

    Get involved and take advantage of every opportunity given to you.

    In three sentences

    You could not pay me to go to another University. This school has given me more opportunity and experience then I could ever imagine. I am so excited to see how FAU prospers even more in the future.

  • 07/06/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    Go to the movies, mall or even Boomers!

    Food and Dining

    Great variety in and around campus!

    Dorm Life

    Roommates can always be a plus!

    Tips for prospective students

    Do activities, talk to people, and study!

    In three sentences

    This school is great. I thought I would never fit in or make friends and everyone I have met has proved me wrong. It's also a beautiful school.

  • 07/04/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    I enjoy sports. The school has a fantastic health and fitness facility. I also enjoy the arts and the many on campus events they have available for students to attent.

    Tips for prospective students

    Stay focused on your work and not so much on what your friends may be doing. It'll pay of in the long run and also keep you on the correct path.

    In three sentences

    Florida Atlantic University is a great school. Good college atmosphere, great instructors, and great experience. I love this school!

  • 06/28/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    GO GREEK! I am in a sorority and it was an amazing decision. The Greeks of FAU are very caring and welcoming. It has been so awesome to have this family.

    Food and Dining

    The cafeteria is decent, but you get tired of it by the end of the year. It is tolerable.

    Dorm Life

    Dorm life is the best part of school. I have had the best year of my life living at school, I think it is something every freshman should experience.

    Academic Rigor

    I took harder classes in high school, but we have excellent programs and degrees available at FAU.

    Tips for prospective students

    I would recommend living in the dorms, and learning how to manage your time best, in order to balance out the new environment.

    In three sentences

    Florida Atlantic University is a fantastic place to attend. The school genuinely cares about the students and wants to make the learning environment the best it can be. I would definitely recommend considering this university.

  • 06/28/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    FAU has an organization/club called Program Board that plans activities all the time including comedy shows, concerts, and even festivals! There are also plenty of parties thrown by many Greek organizations.

    Food and Dining

    The variety of food places FAU offers is great. Even the cafe is great. It is buffet style! FAU just recently opened subway and it is opening a brand new on campus frozen yogurt place.

    Dorm Life

    FAU knows how to make sure each student feels like they are at home. They offer many different housing options for students to choose from that best suit them. Within the last four years, FAU has built 3 new housing dorms!

    Academic Rigor

    FAU has many ways for students to stay motivated with classes including SI, which is where graduate students who are really good at a certain subject become your personal tutor. It's great.

    Tips for prospective students

    Stay on track on your main goal, getting that diploma! Get involved in any clubs that really interest you. You will learn a lot and meet great people!

    In three sentences

    FAU is not just a college, its an opportunity. They offer so many services to keep you on track to graduate. It's a great school for people who want fun and an education at the same time!

  • 06/20/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    The beach is literally 5 minutes away. We live in South Florida so enjoying the salty sea breeze and the cool Atlantic waters is always fun to do. We also have arcades, shopping malls, and we are technically not too far from either Miami or West Palm Beach. Both of which are full of night life.

    Food and Dining

    Again, I personally don't experience the full realm of college food and dining but I will say that the food shops on campus are great. Having Starbucks on campus is a blessing in itself. With papers to be types, midterms to be taken, and finals to be studying for, it is a great spot to get things done.

    Dorm Life

    I personally do not live on campus, but all my friends do so. I have been to their residential halls and they are quite awesome! It is really convenient as well to live on campus because we are in South Florid and traffic is unbearable!

    Academic Rigor

    It depends on your major and your academic maturity. If you're serious about getting an education and advancing your career, then challenges are going to be a welcome for you. But if you're in college to simply party, then the classes will seem like corporeal punishment.

    Tips for prospective students

    GET INVOLVED! There is so much to do here at FAU. Professors and faculty will help you succeed in any endeavor if you are willing to be involved on campus academically and socially. There are so many opportunities to build yourself up not only as a student but as a leader as well. You want to make yourself stand out and by getting involved will certainly make you shine! Learn to say no. Since you will be given this new found freedom and this independence can become a double edged sword. Whether it be with the amount of credits you take, the clubs you join or the friends you make, be certain that you understand how to use the word no. Burnout is easy to develop and these are going to be the best times of your life and you don't want to risk it by taking in more than you can handle.

    In three sentences

    FAU is a diverse campus that is growing tremendously. The professors and faculty alike, are extremely passionate about their work and strive to make students into leaders. FAU is a tropical paradise with so much to offer.

  • 06/11/2013

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    Campus Safety

    -On campus police officers -Night Owls - Towers located all around campus that will connect you to the on campus police officers if you feel unsafe or need help.(I believe they are called blue light towers,)

    Clubs and Activities

    There is a PLETHORA of clubs and activities to get involved with.What if you don't like any of the clubs they offer? (You WILL find at least one that you like) You are more than welcome to start your own club.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    There are many legends that are heard around campus. The most known one is about the school's seal. The seal is located on the ground of the Student Union entrance. The legend goes that whoever walks on the seal will not graduate on time. But, if you do walk on the seal, you must walk on it backward while holding up owl symbols with both hands.

    What to do for fun

    JOIN A CLUB OR VOLUNTEER!!

    Food and Dining

    Currently the dining hall is under construction and therefore I haven't been able to eat there. Nonetheless, I have been able to eat in the food court that has many places to eat from like Wendy's, Jin Jong. Papa John's and more. The food is delicious and they have needs for very type of diet. In addition, the campus has a series of convenient stores that one can go to if they are unable to make to to the dining hall for one of the hall sessions.

    Dorm Life

    At FAU, first time students are required to attend an orientation session that covers the length of two days. All sessions are require you to sleep overnight at the institution, except for the Early Owls orientation. When I went, we slept in Heritage Park Towers it is nice and quaint although it does not have an open common area like Indian River Towers and the new Parliament Hall opening up in Fall 2013. I myself will be staying in HPT (acronym that you will hear very often) and I find it to be reasonable for my needs. Everyone is different and can choose whatever type of housing style they may want, just make sure to choose a living style that will make you the most comfortable.

    Tips for prospective students

    If you are planning to apply or attend FAU, I suggest that you prepare ahead of time and don't miss any deadlines! For example there are scholarships that the school offers. The award of some of these scholarships is determined at the time your application is review. However, there are other scholarships that the school offers that you must apply for individually. Most of the deadlines for these scholarships is in the beginning of January , therefore apply early! In addition make sure you make yourself familiar with people and numbers that are the most helpful to you. For example, freshman advisers and financial aid office employees are the most important to familiarize yourself with. It will come in handy.

    In three sentences

    The school is not too big, nor is it too small. Students and faculty make you feel welcome and treat you as if you are already a full fledged OWL! In other words, the nice community of people make up for the rigorous classes they expect you to take.

  • 06/09/2013

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    Campus Safety

    There is on campus police as well as emergency polls at every corner.

    Greek Life

    There are many sororities and fraternities.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are many clubs to join and activities to attend. Like theater, dance teams, and sports.

    What to do for fun

    Hang out with friends. There are activities that take place on campus. You can go swimming and work out in the athletic center.

    Tips for prospective students

    Don't leave anything at the last minute. It's really important to be on time with all your paper work.

    In three sentences

    This college has the start out of learning and continuing my studies as a physical therapist. This college has a great famous life. The staff is very helpful.

  • 06/07/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    There are many clubs and activities that can be found on campus to take part in. There is also a movie theater in the university itself. There are also places to play sports and the opportunity to watch any games at the stadium.

    Food and Dining

    There are plenty of places to choose from to eat around campus. Prices are relatively reasonable and options accommodate whether you're in a hurry and need to grab food on the go or want to sit down and eat.

    Tips for prospective students

    Make sure to pick classes that aren't too early in the morning. Plan your route out with a map when you have multiple classes in one day, it can be a lifesaver when you've only got ten minutes in between each one. Choose all your classes as early as possible once they're available.

    In three sentences

    Florida Atlantic University is a solid school that has many learning options for all variety of students. The campus is nice and everything is within a good walking distance of everything else. Overall a good experience so far.

  • 06/04/2013

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    Tips for prospective students

    Find your goals in life and find the right university for accomplish this goals that will be your future.

    In three sentences

    Florida Atlantic Universiy offers the most accurate courses that I need to accomplish my carrier on Criminal Justice.

  • 06/04/2013

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    Greek Life

    Greek life is a great way to get connections and meet new people, as well as join a lifetime of friends and empower each other to strive to do better.

    What to do for fun

    There are over 300 clubs you could join, many service hours available, work on campus, and join sororities/fraternities.

    Tips for prospective students

    Be prepared to come out of your shell and not be shy because it is the real world. Starting fresh is a great start so be yourself and don't imitate anyone else. Be prepared because no one is going to be there to tell you what to do.

    In three sentences

    Florida Atlantic University is a great school where I can accomplish my goals by the time I graduate. Their campus is welcoming along with the current students and staff. It is a great school to experience the full college life.

  • 06/03/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Its very safe. i never worry about my safety when i am there

    Greek Life

    there is a great variety in social or professional Greek life.

    Great for these types of students

    Student union is good for people who like playing games like play station, Xbox dominoes or even pool.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    The Football stadium is very nice and i love the gym

    Bang for the buck

    Very nice school and its still growing with new buildings

    What to do for fun

    Hang with friends, go to the gym, go out.

    Food and Dining

    Great food.. buffet style. Love it.

    Dorm Life

    Very fun experience and a new building will be here this year.

    Academic Rigor

    Your GPA is very important in this school.

    Tips for prospective students

    Make sure school is first and do not mess up your GPA because you will lose grants and scholarships.

    In three sentences

    I rate Florida Atlantic a 8. It is a great school and a comfortable experience.

  • 05/29/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    It is a safe campus.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are many to chose from. Don't do what everyone is doing, do what you think it best for you!

    Bang for the buck

    Not as expensive as other schools

    What to do for fun

    It's a lot of fun to join an organization. There are plenty to chose from.

    Food and Dining

    I always disliked the way the cafe is set up. If you do not use up your meals for the week, you simply lose them which I think is a rip off.

    Dorm Life

    I recommend the LLC program from incoming freshman. It made a big difference in the relationships I have built with people. However, there are some weird classes that you have to sit through throughout the semester.

    Academic Rigor

    Anything is possible no matter how hard people say it is.

    Tips for prospective students

    Give the school a good try. At first, it may seem quiet and not what you had in mind but FAU has a lot to offer.

    In three sentences

    Very good school with a lot of things to do around campus. Make sure you take advantage of all resources provided! It makes a big difference!

  • 05/22/2013

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    Great for these types of students

    FAU is a great place for people who want a nice laid back college experience. Mostly every student who come is serious about their education. Those who are not, tend not to stay very long.

    What to do for fun

    There are very man activities students can participate in. Of course there are sororities and fraternities. Clubs are always open for those who are interested in different college affairs, and there are many places to socialize near FAU off campus.

    Food and Dining

    The student Cafeteria is full of wonderful choices. There is a Starbucks as well as a Dunkin Doughnuts and Papa John's. There is a meal plan that can be applied for.

    Dorm Life

    The living rates tend to get more expensive the further the students get into their education. The apartments are very nice. Pay your rent on time. If there is trouble with finances, financial Aid is usually available.

    Academic Rigor

    The Professors are worth the pay. They are willing to work along with you if you have troubles with your studies. Always try not to fall behind with homework and certain studies.

    Tips for prospective students

    The only tips that I can think of for FAU,are these. Always be prepared for classes and on campus commitments. Follow through with contracts for earned scholarships. Don't be afraid to sit down and talk with your advisers, especially when it comes to the Arts programs.

    In three sentences

    Florida Atlantic is one of the most welcoming campuses I have visited in the state of Florida. The music program is spectacular! It is definitely the place I would one day love to send my future children to.

  • 05/21/2013

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    What to do for fun

    There are multiple fields on campus for those athletes but for other types of enjoyment and entertainment it is best to go off campus but you don't need to go too far. There is a movie theater adjacent to campus and less than 3 miles away is the beach. One of the most popular hang out spots in Boca is Mizner park where concerts are held and there are restaurants and shops galore. Also not too far away is Atlantic ave or as most call it the ave on the beach, filled with great restaurants shops and hang out spots.

    Food and Dining

    Food for those living on campus is provided three times a day and are healthy choices.

    Dorm Life

    The dorms have just enough space for the essentials that way rooms don't become cluttered and effect one's learning environment. They are a great space to learn with friends and fellow classmates. Best of all the dorms are at the most a ten minute walk from the furthest classroom ensuring students to save as much time as possible.

    Academic Rigor

    I haven't started school there yet but by what i have been told between students and professors the classes do require work and effort but keeping a social life and getting school work done is very doable.

    In three sentences

    I live in Boca and FAU has practically served as a second home, It has a homey and very friendly feel. Everything is near by and easily accessible between entertainment having two near-by movie theaters to academic needs with Barnes and Nobel right across the street. FAU is in the perfect location to create a homey-feel.

  • 05/20/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    Sports, breezeway activities.

    Food and Dining

    Very expensive.

    Dorm Life

    Haven't lived in Dorms, but heard it's party central.

    Academic Rigor

    Depends on major/classes. Some are hard enough, but there are some really mickey-mouse ones.

    Tips for prospective students

    Visit your professors' office hours, really helps. Also, check out the Math & writing centers.

    In three sentences

    It has great professors who are under-rated. It has a great campus with many things to do. The students aren't that great, lots of party animals.

  • 05/19/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Campus safety is really good and the campus police are really helpful if you are ever lost or you lose something.They are always more than willing to help you.

    Greek Life

    FAU has alot of Fraternities and Sororites

    Clubs and Activities

    They constantly have club fairs and a bunch of other activities always going on around campus. Just look around and you will see it. FAU has too many clubs to name but here are a few: Rock Climbing Club Art Club ASU ( asian student union) Fraternities Sororities

    Great for these types of students

    This college is great for anyone that wants to go to schoolw tih beautiful weather all the time and in a great neighborhood. Alsop for people coming back to college to finish a degree after taking a break from college. It is also great for veterans because it has veteran programs and scholarships offered just for veterans.Its also great for students that just graduated from high school. or any student that doesn't want to go too far south Florida or too far north Florida.

    Bang for the buck

    The tuition is really good considering the prices of many other colleges in Florida. It is really affordable considering all the school has to offer a person, so people that go to FAU really get their money's worth.

    What to do for fun

    I go to the gym a lot, i also do volunteering through many of the clubs. I also go out the various resturantsand shopping centers surrounding FAU with my friends on the weekends.

    Food and Dining

    i really like the food at FAU. There is a huge variety of places to eat on campus. For instance in the cafeteria there is a Quiznos, Wendy's, Papa Johns, mexican grill, juice bar, and a chinese eatery. There is also a Starbucks, Subway, Duncan Donuts and an Einstiens Bagels on campus as well. There are also alot of resturants off campus in walking or biking distance of FAU.

    Dorm Life

    Most students live off campus, but dorms still fill to the brink every year. There is always alot to do on cam,pus so you will rarely get bored. and since the main campus is in Boca Rtaon the weather is always really nice and there are alot of things to do off campus in the area.

    Academic Rigor

    The academic rigor is about a 3.5. some classes really challenge and teach you while others are either too easy or just made for you to fail. it depends on the teacher as well while alot of the teachers at FAU are great at what they do, so teachers aren't that great at translating their knowledge into something comprehensible for undergarduate students. Also depending on you major the class difficulty will get easier or harder.

    Tips for prospective students

    This college is great for people coming back to college to finish a degree after taking a break from college. It is also great for veterans.its also great for students that are coming straight from high school that either planning to do sports or just get a degree. the advisors at FAU are awesome and super helpful, go to your respective advisor every semester before registering for classes to make sure that you take only the ones that you need.

    In three sentences

    It is a very nice college, the campus is beautiful. There are always activities to do and many organizations and clubs to join. and the acedemics are really good.

  • 05/15/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    Athletic games, homecoming, They host concerts. Good downtown area

    Food and Dining

    Few options

    Dorm Life

    Good dorms. They just built new dorms opening in fall 2013

    Academic Rigor

    Depends on major

    Tips for prospective students

    Be prepared to take online classes as well as larger classes.

    In three sentences

    It is a good school. Some of the buildings are brand new with top technology. The classes are usually large, though depend on your major. Fairly small school compared to other universities.

  • 05/14/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    There are plenty on campus police officers to keep everyone on campus very safe.

    Greek Life

    There are many different fraternities, and sororities on campus and most people I know involved in the Greek life really enjoy it.

    Bang for the buck

    You don't get much bang for your buck, so to speak, the dorms are very expensive and the meal plan for on campus students is very expensive as well, which is required.

    What to do for fun

    Skateboarding around campus is always something fun to do or your could go to the gym with some friends and play a game of basketball or get in a nice workout.

    Food and Dining

    They have any amazing buffet style cafeteria that has a great number of options for breakfast lunch and dinner. Breakfast is my favorite, from the fresh Belgian waffles to the fresh omelets made to order, you can't go wrong.

    Dorm Life

    If you have a good roommate or good friends dorm life can be some of the best times of your life, but if not it could be very miserable.

    Academic Rigor

    The workload is a big step up from high school, much more concepts are covered and in very little time, all the work is still manageable at the same time.

    Tips for prospective students

    I would say living on campus for at least your first year is a must. It helps you to get involved and allows you to really start to living the college life. Also make sure to find a good roommate, if you like to keep things clean find someone who likes to keep things clean s well, and apply for housing early to get the room you want.

    In three sentences

    They have a lot of great programs for various types of majors. They have an excellent Ocean Engineering program, and Marine Biology program as well as many others. They keep classes small which is really important and its easy to get to know everyone.

  • 05/14/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Awesome!

    Greek Life

    Considering but they are large in numbers.

    Clubs and Activities

    No interest yet.

    Great for these types of students

    All students.

    Bang for the buck

    Some of the classrooms are not so great. Management seems to not realize we are not little kids anymore, the desk needs to be adult size desk.

    What to do for fun

    College life, for fun will be to prepare yourself for a balance of seriousness and also time to just chill, relax, and let go because you will need it.

    Food and Dining

    Awesome, right on campus.

    Dorm Life

    I have my own apartment but I can see and hear a lot of excitement in the younger students.

    Academic Rigor

    I haven't had any problems yet.

    Tips for prospective students

    Tips for prospective students will be not to wait until the last minute. Prospective students must have patience. Prospective students must ask questions and not be afraid to if they feel their questions seem like dumb questions.

    In three sentences

    Its a totally new experience than the community college that I've attended. Everyone is more serious and focused in their studies. The college seems like another city in itself.

  • 05/13/2013

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    Dorm Life

    The new dorms are breathtaking! I am beyond excited to live in them this summer.

    In three sentences

    The atmosphere on campus is serene. The people are friendly and willing to help if you're having trouble. It is also a beautiful campus that anyone could easily fall in love with.

  • 05/12/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    There are always parties, and plenty of clubs to join,

    Food and Dining

    There's a wide variety of food at the cafeteria, from meats to veggies to dairy. The only downside to me is the cost of the food court -- usually 20-30% higher than the same food is at other places.

    Dorm Life

    Some dorms have zero security, while others are too heavily guarded.

    Academic Rigor

    It really depends on what classes you are taking. Each major has it's own set of professors and curriculum.

    Tips for prospective students

    Spend a lot of time on the ratemyprofessors website, especially to look at professors for classes that you are planning to take. It really helps in the long run.

    In three sentences

    Florida Atantic University has some very understanding professors, which makes college life a lot easier. We seem to have more clubs than students, and they are all super welcoming to newcomers. The most obvious downside that I can think about is the parking -- If you don't get to school at 8 in the morning, then you're going to have a bad time.

  • 05/06/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    For fun, I enjoy spending time with my pets and going to the beach.

    Food and Dining

    There are many, diverse dining options for students on campus.

    Academic Rigor

    Unsure

    In three sentences

    Florida Atlantic University is located in a beautiful location, as it is close to the beach. FAU offers a wide variety of programs and majors. FAU has several locations and offers a fun and friendly learning environment.

  • 05/06/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    Too many activities to do, whatever your interest is, there is definitely something for you to do there.

    Tips for prospective students

    You will enjoy your time at FAU, great experience and atmosphere.

    In three sentences

    I find this school to be very well organized. The staff at the various departments are very helpful and have a great attitude. The school seems to be very well kept in all aspects.

  • 05/01/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    safe, security can be seen on campus

    Greek Life

    none

    Clubs and Activities

    none

    Great for these types of students

    come early

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    my first semester, have not figured it out yet

    Bang for the buck

    standard

    What to do for fun

    relax reading online via wifi which is all over the campus

    Food and Dining

    accessible, close by

    Dorm Life

    I commute daily

    Tips for prospective students

    Register early and take the time to explore the campus

    In three sentences

    I enjoy my school and wish I came earlier

  • 04/30/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Safety is a concern. Students driving fast, bikes and skate boards are used on the breeze way and can be hazardous to the walking student.

    Bang for the buck

    FAU's tuition is expensive. Every time I get a statement I am being charged for everything. Lab fees are charged for every class. I find that to be unreasonable.

    What to do for fun

    Not to much fun for a full time student. I spend all my time studying.

    Food and Dining

    The food is ok. They have fast food and the cafeteria. Cafeteria has a great variety. Healthy foods are included.

    Dorm Life

    I live off campus

    Academic Rigor

    FAU has great expectations for their students. Many instructors have high expectations for it is college not high school.

    Tips for prospective students

    Go to class well prepared with paper and pencils. Do surf the web, or social media during class. Have fun

    In three sentences

    The library has many services. They let you check out laptops. The interloan library can get books and articles for you.

  • 04/30/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    The crime stats are very good, hardly any sexual harrasment, and basically no thievery or danger.

    Greek Life

    Meh, very small portion do this stuff, not important.

    Great for these types of students

    Outgoing people, it's hard to make friends here if you aren't outgoing.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Just wait till you see the massive trees on campus, I have never seen anything like them.

    Bang for the buck

    Plenty of scholarships, they gave me 1000 dollars for summer classes just because I answered some questions early. Not too expensive, and good quality.

    What to do for fun

    The Beach, The Beach, The Beach Go south to Ft Lauderdale, Boca is pretty tame at night, but the college always has stuff going on.

    Food and Dining

    Quite a few decent food options, and Coyote Jack's is a great place to chill.

    Dorm Life

    I didn't live in the dorms, seems like mostly freshman live on campus.

    Academic Rigor

    I would say that the academic rigor is not stringent more due to the quality of student rather than a knock on any professors. The range is just too low for the classes to be super challenging.

    Tips for prospective students

    Find housing off campus, East of 95, 1 mile from the beach, 1 mile from campus, it's amazing.

    In three sentences

    Boca is practically paradise. The school is low key, but definitely will challenge you. You get the college experience here.

  • 04/30/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    With officers patrolling our main campus at all hours of the day, there is no need to feel scared or worried about your safety. The dorms themselves have plenty of student ID access required doors that will keep you safe.

    Greek Life

    Committed, loyal, and efficient. Greek life here at FAU is determined maintain traditions and lifestyles to all their members. While effectively interacting with school events and sending out their messages, Greek life here at FAU supports people of all interests. Odds are that your lifestyle correlates with at least one fraternity or sorority!

    Clubs and Activities

    There are an innumerable amount of clubs and activities to participate in here at FAU. Enjoy Harry Potter much? There's a Quidditch club. Play an instrument? Music club. Like sports? Sports club. Do you like ANYTHING? Yeah, there's a club for absolutely anything you can imagine, even things you wouldn't expect!

    Great for these types of students

    Are you a student? Then you're covered! Any possible club, organization, sport, activity, or hobby can be made readily available by simply attending FAU.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    It has to be our signature owl hand logo. Simply make an O shape with your index and thumb and stick your last three fingers far apart, and BAM! You're an owl!

    Bang for the buck

    Everything is cheap. Simple as that. Money won't be an issue here. Worried about gas? No need, you can walk to anywhere that has your needs. Don't have those extra bucks for some quick meals? That's covered. The dining hall is open 7 days a week, everyday of the semester!

    What to do for fun

    If you can imagine it, it's possible. Surfing, swimming, bike riding, all kinds of sports, shopping, and fishing. Not only does FAU offers a plethora of activities to participate in, the surround community is an interactive melting pot of fun fun fun!

    Food and Dining

    Jaw-dropping, mouth-watering. delectable cuisine. Sound to good to be true? Well surprise surprise, it isn't! the cafeteria offers a wide variety of tasty healthy foods that that will dominate any appetite!

    Dorm Life

    I will have to admit, the greatest aspects of FAU are found outside the dormitories. With loud and obnoxious neighbors, there is little hope for peace and quiet. Just know that there is a study hall available 24-7!

    Academic Rigor

    Don't expect to walk in to a class and into even need your textbook. The majority of the courses offered here at FAU require extensive materials that are critical towards your academic achievements. Get ready to stack up on books and pick up a bunch of responsibility!

    Tips for prospective students

    Be prepared to enjoy a classic university lifestyle that you've always dreamed about. With all types of activities available and different kinds of sights to see right outside your dorm door, FAU is the epitome of college life.

    In three sentences

    This university surpassed my expectations. What's better than arriving at a university and feeling like you've found your long lost home? Arriving at Florida Atlantic University and finding warmth, comfort, and acceptance like you did at home.

  • 04/22/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    In three sentences

    Very good student environment. Great faculty and staff that is always available for questions. Great teachers.

  • 04/18/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    BEACH

    Tips for prospective students

    If you are coming to FAU for athltics, seriously reconsider your decision.

    In three sentences

    The campus is Beautiful, and the residence halls are amazing, however the athletic program is sub par, and the administration is extreamly unorganized.

  • 04/14/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    i have never felt unsafe. boca is a great area and the campus security is always driving by. if you dont feel comfortable walking at night call night owls!

    Greek Life

    do it!

    Clubs and Activities

    go greek go greek go greek!

    Great for these types of students

    if you are open to the idea of not going to a school with a lot of tradition but would rather make it!

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    the annual bonfire!

    Bang for the buck

    shop at the dollar store for groceries!

    What to do for fun

    go to the beach, shop, go to miami, and go greek!

    Food and Dining

    dont eat in the caf. you will die.

    Dorm Life

    Make sure you take the opportunity to make friends before school starts. people will approach you the first couple of weeks but after that people have their groups and then it is harder to make friends.

    Academic Rigor

    The professors are not very good but how hard the class is really depends on the professor

    Tips for prospective students

    Get a small meal plan. You will not even eat there once a day.Make sure you use ratemyprofessor.com. Find all your classes before school starts and go greek!

    In three sentences

    It is not worth what you pay for it. The campus is not well kept. The area is amazing though.

  • 04/07/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Very safe nothing to be worried about.

    Greek Life

    Growing fast.

    Great for these types of students

    Outdoors and concentrated on learning.

    Bang for the buck

    Beautiful area to go to school and the same price wise as many other public institutions.

    What to do for fun

    Intramural sports or you can go to the beach 5 minutes away from school.

    Food and Dining

    The food is not very good but more dining areas are slowly opening.

    Dorm Life

    The dorm life is very nice because almost all of the buildings are new.

    Academic Rigor

    It is not amazingly difficult but effort is needed.

    Tips for prospective students

    Take advantage of every service that is offered to you.

    In three sentences

    Florida Atlantic is a small school that is growing very rapidly. It has a beautiful campus. Small class sizes make it easier to learn. Also very nice location.

  • 03/28/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    They have night owls, which is a night time service that during the night if you are outside and need any help such as getting to your dorm, then they are one call away and they will pick you up and take you where you need to be. The school has officers and emergency help booths everywhere and the school is very safe itself.

    Clubs and Activities

    All the clubs and every activity that is held is SO MUCH FUN!!!!!!!!!

    Great for these types of students

    EVERYONE!!!!

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    They have campus wide competitions and festival like events for lots of things.

    Bang for the buck

    They school for the tuition and classes is definitely worth it.

    What to do for fun

    Join clubs, go to activities ad be involved. There is always something going on within the school especially in the Breezeway and The Student Union.

    Food and Dining

    So many options and they are all quite scrumptious!

    Dorm Life

    It is sufficient for the students, although I commute.

    Academic Rigor

    The classes are meant to challenge students and that is exactly what they do, but certain classes are easier for some than others. Overall the workload is sufficient for university students and they really make you think and ensure you don't slack off.

    Tips for prospective students

    When you enter the school and it comes to picking your classes always meet with an advisor, they will help you when it comes to picking the right courses for you. Also attend SI sessions, they make the class work even easier and it is a lot of fun. Also join a club, it is a great way to make friends and you will have lots of fun.

    In three sentences

    FAU is very open and it is a friendly school to be in especially with the professors. There is always something going on, making sure that there is never a dull moment in one's university life. The University has great facilities and a great staff, and the club activities are always fun and awesome.l

  • 03/24/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    There are many campus that patrol the campus 24/7. We have to have OwlCards to get into buildings - a good security feature. However, the parking lots could use some cameras.

    Greek Life

    I don't know much about the Greek life here. We do have several fraternities and sororities, but no Greek housing.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are many clubs: Paintball Club, Rock Climbing Club, Criminal Justice Club, etc. We also have a Christian worship group on campus that holds several different activities. We have a great gym that has different programs (some are free, some cost money) and free group workout classes that are absolutly fantastic!

    Great for these types of students

    This campus is great for students who enjoy diversity, would like to be able to get to know their professors, enjoy smaller campuses, and enjoy quieter campuses.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    This is my first year here at FAU, so I haven't yet discovered any unusual traditions. However we do have a nature trail behind campus that I would like to explore.

    Bang for the buck

    Dorms are pretty pricey, which I would imagine is the case at every college, but tuition itself is pretty average.

    What to do for fun

    We have free football games, group work out classes, different comedians that come to FAU, several different clubs, religious worship, sports, etc. There are certain places around FAU, like the student union, where you can hang out, play pool, video games, ping pong, etc.

    Food and Dining

    The cafeteria has a wide variety of foods, desserts, and beverages for anyone's taste. If you for some reason don't enjoy the cafeteria, you can dine in at any of the many restaurants located on campus - Wendy's, Quizno's, Dunkin' Donuts, Papa John's, and many more!

    Dorm Life

    Most students seem to go home on the weekend. It's generally a quiet campus, which is what I like. The dorms are pretty nice and convenient!

    Academic Rigor

    I'm taking 16 credits this semester - the minimum is 12, the maximum is 18.

    Tips for prospective students

    Be sure to apply to as many scholarships as possible, even while you are still in high school! Keep your eye on the prize no matter how tough academics may become. This school isn't a very big party school, but when parties do go on, remember why you came to college in the first place - to get an education. So keep partying to a minimum. Get to know your professors so they can help you out with their class and possibly right a recommendation letter for you in the future!

    In three sentences

    FAU is large enough to make networking connections, yet small enough to have a good relationship with your professor. The majority of the professors are caring and truly interested in the students that attend the college. The diversity here is wonderful for broadening your horizons as well.

  • 03/12/2013

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    Food and Dining

    Excellent, a variety of options

    Dorm Life

    Excellent

    Academic Rigor

    As long as you are willing to put in the work, you will do fine

    Tips for prospective students

    Make sure you have above average test scores

    In three sentences

    Florida Atlantic University is a great school that has exceptional programs for those who are aspiring to better themselves and their careers.

  • 03/01/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Campus safety is outstanding. Campus seems to be peaceful at all days and times.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are a lot of clubs that have a lot of activities for their members.

    Great for these types of students

    Any students that like exercising there are great clubs for that and a power lifting club.

    Bang for the buck

    I believe I'm paying to get an education and i strongly feel that it is not worth what i pay.

    What to do for fun

    To my knowledge there is not a lot of places immediately in the area. However, there is a mall a few miles away that has a variety of options that can and will keep you entertained

    Food and Dining

    There is not only a lot of food provided, but there is also a variety of food distributed to the students.

    Dorm Life

    The dorms are very nice and all the students seem very friendly.

    Academic Rigor

    I feel that the education can and should be increased by better professors that engage and are more interactive with the students.

    Tips for prospective students

    If interested in Florida Atlantic University make sure that you come prepared when speaking to advisers. Make sure you have your questions written down and that you understand the answer provided to you.

    In three sentences

    Florida Atlantic University has a great campus that makes you feel safe and welcomed. However, most of the teachers I have had have been less engaged with their students and don't seem motivated to teacher. Also every semester I have had so much difficulty registering for classes that I have almost missed a complete semester.

  • 02/22/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Food and Dining

    The food at FAU is delicious. The center marketplace (cafeteria) has may choices for all likes and dislikes and it taste good too! There is also a food court where they have Wendy's, Papa John's, Quiznos, and many more delicious options to choose from.

    Dorm Life

    Dorm life at FAU is fun and entertaining. There is always something going on and the layout of the dorms makes it optimal for meeting new people and life-long friends.

    Academic Rigor

    The academic rigor at FAU is not easy but with all of the help on campus its not hard either. There are many resources that will assist you in getting better grade then you would on your own.

    In three sentences

    The opportunities for success at FAU are endless. FAU provides a numerous amount opportunities to help you do better in classes. With their free tutoring and help it a wonder people fail their classes.

  • 02/18/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    Going to the beach on the weekends, or after class, is always fun!

    Food and Dining

    The food is good at first, but once you eat in there everyday for a couple of weeks, you get sick of it fast.

    Dorm Life

    Living in the dorms is awesome! you meet so many amazing people your freshman year, living in the dorm.

    Academic Rigor

    Classes are managable, but tests are tricky in almost every class.

    Tips for prospective students

    Apply for housing as soon as you get accepted, the single rooms go fast!

    In three sentences

    Attending FAU is literally like going to school in paradise.There is so much to do off-campus, along with so many events offered on campus. The school is growing every year, more and more.

  • 02/17/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    Beach, Miami, Fort Lauderdale

    Dorm Life

    I have not try it, but I heard it is good.

    Tips for prospective students

    Very good professors and Miami is close by.

    In three sentences

    It is very good University to be in. Weather i sperfect, beach is very close by. The best study can be done at the beach.

  • 02/12/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Great for these types of students

    FAU is not fit for just one type of student. This is a place to call home for anyone who wants to attend.

    What to do for fun

    There are a plethora of student organizations such as multicultural clubs, greek organizations, student government, etc.

    Tips for prospective students

    Come to college with an open mind and the will to step outside of your comfort zone. Being a student at FAU is about meeting new people, networking, and studying hard.

    In three sentences

    FAU is a student filled with diversity and the opportunity to engaged in activities that do nothing less than improve your communication skills and professional skills. Being a student here has helped me grow as a person and prepared me to have confidence to enter into the workforce and graduate school. I would recommend FAU to anyone interested and serious about acquiring a quality education.

  • 02/10/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    In three sentences

    it a good schoool but parking sucks. The bus system that runs are always late some of the drivers are rude.

  • 02/05/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    There are fraternities, many clubs, and the beach is 5 minutes away.

    Food and Dining

    Food Court is great, the Cafeteria could be better.

    Dorm Life

    Great living conditions, awesome RA's, and you will get to meet everyone that lives in your building.

    Academic Rigor

    Make sure that you are ready to make school your number one concern.

    Tips for prospective students

    Make sure that you are ready to work hard and let Florida Atlantic University be the place where you will get your start.

    In three sentences

    Florida Atlantic University is an institution that prepares you for success. This University is designed for excellence. Florida Atlantic University brings out the best in all of its students and professors.

  • 01/29/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    I have never felt unsafe here

    Greek Life

    FAU is fairly big in greek life there tends to be a lot of people that participate in it and they host a lot of fun activities to attend on campus.

    Clubs and Activities

    I am not in a club but there are over 350 clubs on campus

    What to do for fun

    There are plenty of on-campus activities such as intramural sports and clubs but then there are bars and clubs off campus and a movie theatre.

    Food and Dining

    For cafeteria food it really is not that bad, people need to stop comparing it to five star restaurants because of coarse they will be better.

    Dorm Life

    I have had so much fun living in the dorms for my freshman year.

    Academic Rigor

    Some classes are challenging but for the most part the assignments are not too difficult.

    Tips for prospective students

    Don't procrastinate any assignments or things can start to get stressful and hectic.

    In three sentences

    FAU is a very fun experience and it has a great atmosphere on the campus however, it is not very well known.

  • 01/23/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    Plenty of clubs, activities around campus.

    Food and Dining

    Nice variety of food selections.

    Academic Rigor

    Varies by teacher, but there's always help to be found, if need be.

    Tips for prospective students

    Always give your 100% and ask for help. Great Uni.

    In three sentences

    It's an enjoyable atmosphere. Employ mostly competent and helpful professors. Offer a variety of ways to increase your likelihood of success.

  • 01/09/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Greek Life

    I highly recommend getting involved in Greek life. I have been a member of Apsi a coed fraternity for about 2 years now. I have gain friends and experiences, lots of community service and meet many people. college experience wouldn't have been the same if i wouldn't have joined my fraternity

    What to do for fun

    The best way to get involved in campus is joining a club or a fraternity, then you will always have something to do and someone to hangout with

    Food and Dining

    The food court has a decent number of choices. but if you are a healthy eater then prepare to bring your own food.

    Dorm Life

    I do not live on campus, but i have heard from my friends experience. seems like they have no problems with the dorms or the people. The only thing is that living on campus can be expensive

    Academic Rigor

    If you find a perfect balance between your social life, work and school then your all set for enjoying an awesome college experience! other wise prepare yourself for notorious work and late nights

    Tips for prospective students

    Parking is a nightmare! one has to stalk walking people to their cars. so i would recommend to either live on campus or ride the bus. if possible ride your bike to school. Also if you are interested on taking a good professor then visit ratemyproffesor.com is a very good website to help you chose a good professor

    In three sentences

    FAU is a very good school as a whole, but some professors are not interested on teaching students and some of the buildings are not well take care of. For example, if you compare the Visual arts building to the business building then you will see the difference.

  • 01/03/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    gym, beach

    Food and Dining

    meal plan - food not bad

    Dorm Life

    always something to do

    Academic Rigor

    challenging

    Tips for prospective students

    study, bring money

    In three sentences

    Awesome school environment, great classes with challenging subjects.

  • 01/03/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    FAU is a very secure school. In the event of a emergency students and faculty are warned via cell phones and Email.

    Greek Life

    There are numerous sororities or fraternities for anyone to find one where they will fit in the best and make life long friends.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are hundreds of things to do at FAU. Don't have an idea? Just walking down the breeze way there are tables set up for students to join clubs or enjoy some of the various activities throughout the year.

    Great for these types of students

    Beach lovers,those who enjoy diversity,and anyone who wants to have a great experience while attending a nationally recognized university.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    President Barrack Obama chose FAU to give a speech about this generation of college students and the importance of continuing your education.

    What to do for fun

    Watch the numerous division 1 sports offered. Go to the beach year round. Greek life. Hundreds of clubs and so much more.

    Food and Dining

    The food is great and if you want something new there are hundreds of places in walking distance for those willing to experiment and explore everything Boca Raton has to offer.

    Dorm Life

    Dorm life is great especially for those who are away from home for the first time.

    Academic Rigor

    Classes can be difficult but expect to get taught by some of the most professional professors of Florida.

    Tips for prospective students

    Move on campus if you have the opportunity. FAU has so much to offer and if you choose to commute you will be missing out on the experience of a lifetime. Stay focused if you are moving on campus. Never forget the reason you are there, and that reason is to come out of FAU with a degree and a work ethic to take on the working world.

    In three sentences

    FAU is great school located in the very beautiful city of Boca Raton. The school has so much to offer for those who want to continue their education at a well recognized university, that is becoming bigger each year. Every year the school becomes more diverse and students who graduate from here are instantly recognized in the work force.

  • 01/03/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Always feeling of safety here on campus and any time of day there are always people around and campus police. Any concerns you are notified right away via text and email etc.. Found to be in my opinion the safest University that I have been to when I was looking at colleges.

    Clubs and Activities

    You can join clubs and participate in activities or not. It is up to you without any pressure. Plenty on campus to choose from.

    Great for these types of students

    Great place for all types of students!! Anyone wanting an education!! I am learning more than I ever thought possible and you could too.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    You can be yourself and dress any way you choose. All religions and customs and fads and styles are accepted. A real place to call home away from home. Also I am learning more than I ever thought possible about traditions here.

    Bang for the buck

    You could not ask for more with everything right there for you at FAU. Even shopping across the road. I am learning more than I ever thought possible for the cost.

    What to do for fun

    So many clubs on campus and activities to do including a work out gym! Right across the road plenty of food establishments and shopping! Beach not far at all and up the road is Town Center Boca's finest mall.

    Food and Dining

    Many great different meal plans depending on how much you eat. Large variety of foods to choose from and always plenty with buffet. Good quality as well!!

    Dorm Life

    Having a great roommate and being flexible with one another is important. It needs to be a give and take equally for this is where you both will spend hours with studies and resting and sharing campus life.

    Academic Rigor

    Academics are very important and some classes are challenging, but what you put into your studies is what you will get out of them at the end. There are many opportunities here as well for academic help tutoring on campus.

    Tips for prospective students

    For prospective students, you must get involved and stay active meeting new friends and joining clubs. There is also an opportunity to work on campus as well which is a plus!

    In three sentences

    Florida Atlantic University is a friendly and caring atmosphere where there are many different opportunities to become social as well in group activities. Living on campus or near by great location to be. Major shopping right there and beautiful beaches so close.

  • 01/01/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Tips for prospective students

    Go there with an opened mind

    In three sentences

    It has helpful staff and a friendly face every where. Lots of fun!

  • 12/31/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    (Jupiter campus) The officers here couldn't be friendlier with the students and do an impeccable job. I feel so safe on campus.

    Greek Life

    (Jupiter campus) Nope, nada, none.

    Clubs and Activities

    (Jupiter campus) We have a ton of clubs here! They include sailing, fencing, knitting, tea drinking, feminism, volunteering, Invisible Children, running, sports, and so many more. It's also really simple to set up new clubs; you just need to fill out a few forms and get ten signatures from students who are interested.

    Great for these types of students

    (Jupiter campus) You have to be hard-working. This is not a campus for those who want to get drunk all of the time and party. Yes, we have fun here, but it's not anything like Animal House.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    (Jupiter campus) We have a swing set!! I know it is kind of silly to be so excited about that, but when you are in the middle of studying for exams and just need a break, you can't find a better way to relax.

    Bang for the buck

    (Jupiter campus) It costs me about $15,000 a semester to go here (ouch!) but I think it is worth it. I am getting an incredible education and building connections with my professors that will help me as I move on to grad school in the upcoming years. And because we are such a small campus, the faculty and staff really listen to you. I mentioned to the student governor once that I wish we had hammocks again (the old ones had broken the year before) and within a month, we had new ones. It's great here.

    What to do for fun

    (Jupiter campus) We offer sailing classes every weekend where you can paddle-board, kayak, sail, or take out a catamaran. We also spend a lot of time at the beach, which is less than ten minutes away. If you drive twenty minutes south, you will hit City Place, which is a downtown area full of clubs, a movie theater, bowling alley, and restaurants. Jupiter has it's own bowling alley and movie theaters as well. If you're outdoorsy, you can find tons of stuff to do; we have three or four parks by us where you can camp and hike.

    Food and Dining

    (Jupiter campus) Personally, I love the dining hall! We have an incredible salad bar as well as a sandwich station and grill that are open every day. The three other food stations vary daily in what they offer, but it is typically pretty good. Obviously, you shouldn't be expecting a five-star meal though (and you aren't going to find that or your mother's meatloaf at any college, sorry to burst your bubble). We don't always have a ton of variety, but it's always good quality. The only time I have any issues with the dining hall is towards the end of the semester when they are trying to serve whatever they have left in their kitchen; it's still good, just not as good as usual.

    Dorm Life

    (Jupiter campus) Our dorms are totally sweet. They are all apartment style, which means you have your own bedroom in a four-person suite as well as a bathroom and living room. I'm only giving it three stars though because a lot of the students like to go home on the weekend, so it can be lonely if you don't make friends.

    Academic Rigor

    (Jupiter campus) Our classes typically have between 15 and 20 students in them and while the proffessors are amazing, it is an Honors College so they don't cut you any slack for being lazy and not doing your work. Your exams will be harder than you expect them to be and some classes will be quite difficult, but I have never had a better education.

    Tips for prospective students

    (Jupiter campus) This is not a school for kids who crave the party life. Sure, there are parties on campus, but it's a pretty chill place. That's not to say that we don't have fun though. Our school takes on free trips to theme parks like Busch Gardens and Disney every semester, along with planning incredible dances throughout the year. We also have sailing and fencing teams as well as pretty intense ultimate frisbee and soccer intramural teams. Jupiter has tons of great things to do, but it is not a college town, so don't expect to go to a club every weekend unless you drive twenty minutes south to West Palm. Also, get involved on campus!! It is small and you will know everyone, but if you don't venture out of your dorm, you aren't going to make friends.

    In three sentences

    I go to the Honors College on the Jupiter campus, and I have never been happier. With only 350 students on campus, we have the amazing power of being a person rather than a number to our professors. Being so small, we also have many incredible opportunities such as internships available, even as freshmen.

  • 12/26/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    A very safe campus with few dangers. They have a lot of safety measures and police, that with the safe Boca Raton area creates a really welcoming atmosphere.

    Greek Life

    The Greek Life is ever expanding and grabbing hold of the campus.

    Clubs and Activities

    Their is a wide array of clubs and activities on campus. My personal favorite would be the Peer Education Team which really knows how to embrace the students.

    Great for these types of students

    Great school for skaters, for people who prefer a university that is not massive but not small.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Unusual traditions would be the great musicians that take over the campus on Fridays.

    Bang for the buck

    It is worth the cost. It has an above average tuition cost when compared to the other universities in Florida.

    What to do for fun

    It's FLORIDA!!! I believe that's enough said. On campus their is a great student lobby and they have an up and coming football team.

    Food and Dining

    Their is a lot of food options on campus. In addition to this, it's in Boca Raton which has a large variety of restaurant and food courts near by.

    Dorm Life

    I don't know much about the dorm life because I don't live on campus but when I do hang out in the dorms with friends, it has a pretty safe and welcoming atmosphere.

    Academic Rigor

    It has some really great teachers but the math department is really lacking. It would do good if it would accept better prospective students.

    Tips for prospective students

    I would suggest you grab hold of every opportunity and get out of your box as soon as possible. Like every university, it has much more than academic opportunities to improve your future.

    In three sentences

    It's a good school that possesses much potential. Like any university it has its pros and cons. Pros being it's rapidly growing and has a great campus, cons being the lack of school spirit.

  • 12/19/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Very safe, so many cop cars though watch out for parking tickets :/

    Greek Life

    It's divided pretty evenly, it's not a school that requires you to be in Greek life in order to have fun but being in one is still great for those involved. Greek housing is soon to be built.

    Clubs and Activities

    They have a lot of stuff to choose from!

    Great for these types of students

    Surfers, commuters, come from a small town, laid back, innovative.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Brand new football stadium is awesome! We just need to start winning more but hopefully soon!

    Bang for the buck

    out of date tuition is kinda expensive but it's so worth it! very laid back college and you have the option to be very involved or just chill and take your classes while still loving your school!

    What to do for fun

    beach is so close!! there are bars developing in boca so it's getting to be more of a college town :) there's also buses to Miami every weekend which is a must do at least once and it's only $20-25 :)

    Food and Dining

    Caf can get old, but food court is great!!

    Dorm Life

    As long as your RA is chill, its fun. Unfortunately too many get caught with weed tho, so be careful!

    Tips for prospective students

    hpt is where it's at for freshman living! Although they did recently just build a new dorm facility, I'm sure that's nice too!

    In three sentences

    Florida Atlantic is growing fast. It's my perfect get away with a great community. Plus it's 5 min from the beach!

  • 12/17/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    I always feel safe on campus. There is a program you can sign up to on the FAU website where in case of emergencies you will get notified via a phone call or text, as you choose. For those who take night classes, there is something called owl safety transportation. It will take you to your car. In case you every need to call security on campus they are very quick and are available at your request.

    Greek Life

    There are many fraternity and sorority communities on campus. Right on the breeze way you can find a lot of them promoting them and trying to get others to sign up. I am not part of one myself but have friends who have joined one. They said they loved it and enjoyed the inauguration process.

    Clubs and Activities

    As a student you will have much to pick from as far as clubs and specific interest. You can even come up with a club by talking to the necessary people and getting approval for it. FAU allows for students to grow and succeed well studying at the college. Every day on campus there is always some type of activity going on, sports, music, conferences and etc.

    Great for these types of students

    What I love about FAU is its diversity, one of the most international school in Florida. You see all types of students and the culture immersion that happens between many other cultures. This makes FAU like a mini globe. No one is felt like they are left behind because there is always something to do or get involved with.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Right in front of the General South building there is a big tree with lots of room to set around and shade. It has become 'the spot on campus for many to take a nap or just sit around and study.

    Bang for the buck

    The FAU bookstore always has some special going on and as students we can take advantage of. At the cafeteria you can go to one of the fast food restaurant and order from the dollar menu, now that's a bang for a buck.

    What to do for fun

    There are many clubs one can join and within those clubs there are always plenty of activities to do. I myself am part of a club called, Sigma Delta Phi which is a Spanish honor society club. Activities are hosted by them. There is a place on school called the breeze way which is a nice place to see what�s going on around campus and be informed. You can purchase items as well from interdependent vendors such as jewelry and other nice handmade crafts. The gym is a great place to hang out and get a work out as well.

    Food and Dining

    The food is good and very well organized and has a clean cafeteria. There are many places one can choose to eat from. They have all kinds of choose for different diet needs as well. I have enjoyed eating on campus.

    Dorm Life

    I do not leave on campus, I commute to FAU. However I have friends who live on campus and they enjoy and like it much. There is always something to do for fun and easier to get around the campus not having to worry about parking. Also the dorms are pretty new and well kept.

    Academic Rigor

    Excellent. FAU is very firm with their academic polices. This helps students stay in line with what they should and should not be doing.

    Tips for prospective students

    Make sure you go and visit the campus before starting and familiarize yourself, to prevent any confusion on the first day of class. Know how to get around the traffic on Glades by getting off an exit before Glades or taking the back roads. This will save you on time. Know how to address all your professors.

    In three sentences

    FAU has so much to offer and a great college to attend, its campus is big and many revisions on the buildings have been made over the past 2 years.. Many opportunities are given to expand on ones education. The professors are all great, they are always willing to help and show enthusiasm in teaching.

  • 12/14/2012

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    Campus Safety

    Campus police are thoughout the university. Very safe feeling.

    Great for these types of students

    All students. This is a very diverse university.

    Bang for the buck

    Tuition is very reasonable especially for in state students.

    What to do for fun

    Football games!! New stadium!!

    Food and Dining

    Lots of options throughout the campus.

    Tips for prospective students

    Leave plenty of time during the morning rush hour. Traffic jams as you approach the campus are not uncommon in the morning. And, leave plenty of time to find parking.

    In three sentences

    FAU is a newer university with a beautiful and expanding campus. The staff has been very helpful during the application and orientation process. The university has a big campus feel, but maintains a small campus feel when it comes to attention level to students.

  • 12/12/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    You feel extremely at ease walking around campus and in the uncommon event of an emergency, the emergency notification system will call, text, and email students about the situation.

    Greek Life

    The Greek community at FAU is constantly growing, there are currently over 25 Greek organizations over the 4 Greek councils.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are hundreds of student organizations that suit most students' needs. If there isn't one you like, then you can create one with your friends.

    Great for these types of students

    Local, out of state, & commuters

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    When you approach the Student Union, be careful not to step on the seal. If you do, then you won't graduate in 4 years.

    Bang for the buck

    The most affordable option for a traditional experience in South Florida!

    What to do for fun

    FAU is located less than 5 miles away from the beach and the Town Center Mall. There is always late night programming available to the students.

    Food and Dining

    The dining halls have themed meals every month to mix things up. The food court also has delicious options like Papa Johns, Quiznos, and Wendy's that you can use Owl Bucks or spend your own cash.

    Dorm Life

    There have been several new residence halls being built in the past 2 years. All the residence halls are modern and current and you typically don't have to share the bathroom with more than 3 other people. There are single room options, if you really value your privacy.

    Academic Rigor

    My professor always challenged myself to think outside of the box and to question what is accepted as a norm by society.

    Tips for prospective students

    Come visit the campus and get a feel for it. I would even attend orientation if you're still on the fence about FAU.

    In three sentences

    Florida Atlantic University is a hidden gem in South Florida. This university is rapidly growing and beginning new exciting traditions. It's a place where you can really make a difference and leave your mark.

  • 12/08/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    Join a club, I am a member of the FAU Taekwondo club, and it's probally only for people who are serious martial arts. Although FAU has plenty of fun clubs like the long boarding club and the video gaming club as well.

    Food and Dining

    Flippin delicious, FAU has a buffet. It is full of delicious foods that change every time you go in. once I came for lunch, and I ate six different salads, a turkey sandwich, and a tuna sandwich. the buffet is stocked with foods prepared from different cultures. You will find what you are in the mood for.

    Dorm Life

    Finally moving onto the dorms in a month, I can not give a proper review on dorm life I am afraid.

    Academic Rigor

    It really depends on time management, but each subject does have it's own level of difficulty that you can not ignore. Always talk to your professor, form study groups, and search for other campus resourses.

    Tips for prospective students

    Do not skip lectures. A lecture is basially a trained professional with years of experiance sitting you down and feeding you the answers, but it may still be difficult to process so try to go to SI if it is available. Never try to pass a class by yourself, or just read the textbook. Form study groups, I have one for each of my more difficult classes.

    In three sentences

    FAU has great professors as far as I have seen, because they are dedicated to quenching my curiosity. Email your instructor or teaching assistant and they will usually answer your question in one or two days. If all else fails than your instructor will always be available during their office hours to really get into detail.

  • 12/06/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    The campus is very safe, real police patrol the campus for speeders and any suspicious activity, and if your ever scared to walk alone at night they have patrol officers on golf carts and also have emergency telephone post all through out the campus.

    Great for these types of students

    Great for all types of students!

    Bang for the buck

    Definitely worth the bang for the buck.

    What to do for fun

    What isn't there to do for fun, they have everything you can think of, from restaurants and bars for the older students, to ping pong, video games, sports and anything else you can think of.

    Food and Dining

    Food, every ones favorite part. The food that the university provides is amazing, they have all kinds of different types of food, and most importantly healthy meals. If your feeling tired don't worry because they have a Starbucks located right in the middle of the campus that is easily accessible from any part of the school.

    Dorm Life

    The dorm life like any college is great. It's full of all kinds of activities and the dorms interact with each other very well.

    Academic Rigor

    Academics, I would have to say that it is impressive how well they instruct and how much the professors will try and help you out as long as your willing to put in the effort. This isn't high school anymore so they will not help or baby you, but if you do need help and want to put the effort the help is there.

    Tips for prospective students

    Tips for prospective students I would have to say that they should first do their research on other schools first of course, but they would need to consider that this is a great university and has everything any kind of college student is looking for.

    In three sentences

    Florida Atlantic University has a great interactive environment,making it very difficult to get bored on your spare time. It also allows students to connect and study together very fast and easy. They have a very clean,safe beautiful campus.

  • 12/04/2012

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    What to do for fun

    Students are all over campus with the student union popping with pool/ air hockey!

    Food and Dining

    I ate at the cafeteria and the food was superb.

    Dorm Life

    I am a commuter student.

    Academic Rigor

    It seems like it is going to be tough looking at the syllabus for classes I am planning on attending.

    Tips for prospective students

    Bring a golf cart, bike or skateboard because this campus is huge!!

    In three sentences

    Florida Atlantic University offers a wide range of majors on a sprawling campus. The student union is bursting with enthusiasm from current students. The advisers are extremely helpful and really care if you graduate.

  • 11/23/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    Boca Raton is a wonderful place to be because you are near two very busy and populated cities; Ft. Lauderdale and Miami. These places are always filled with events and fun things to do. They have some of the nicest beaches on the east coast to visit as well! If you wanted to stay more local you could visit Mizner Park, which is an upscale plaza including several dining options, and Ipic movie theater and bars to visit.

    Food and Dining

    The dinning at FAU is decent. It is growing and has added a subway since I have been there. But the food court is very limited and does not have the best hours for college life. Also the Cafe could have a lot more options for healthier eating or just having more food would be great. And to stay open later in the night!

    Dorm Life

    During the summer/fall there was a lot of organized activities for students to participate in and get to know each other. This encouraged people to be more social and it was usually a good time. There should be more food options in the dorm buildings late at night. But the dorms are exceptionally new and clean.

    Academic Rigor

    The classes that I have taken are about par to what I would expect a college courses to be, Challenging but not extremely difficult.

    Tips for prospective students

    Get involved! This school is growing rapidly and has so much room for suggestions and improvements. But also do not let your social life take too much of your learning time. Keep a good balance between both.

    In three sentences

    Florida Atlantic University is located in the prestigious town of Boca Raton, if you are yearning to be in a hot night life area and vacation spot then this is your school. The beach is just an exit away. The campus is beautiful, being brand new and growing. This is a growing school and will bring you many opportunities in a beautiful place.

  • 11/15/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    There is always something to do on campus. Between clubs, sports and school sponsored activities its hard to be bored. Plus the campus is only a couple of miles from the Atlantic Ocean.

    Food and Dining

    There is an excellant food court located in the middle of campus. Subway has just opened up outside the football stadium located on the north side of campus.

    Academic Rigor

    Its not a easy A school. The professors demand what should be expected from college students.

    Tips for prospective students

    Take a tour of the university. Speak with an adviser and check out the amazing educational opportunities that are available.

    In three sentences

    Florida Atlantic University is a great school with a diverse student body. The classes are smaller than a bigger university, giving the students a more personalized approach to their education. The professors are excellent and more than qualified.

  • 11/14/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    The campus offers different amenities to keep the students safe. They have blue emergency boxes scattered throughout the campus, that dial the police instantly if used. Also, after 7 Night Owls - a transportation service that chauffeurs students around the campus so they won't have to travel in the dark- begins.

    What to do for fun

    Student Life is a big part of FAU. The program board has events ranging from comedy shows to Apollo Nights to Halloween Events to Foam Parties. Not to mention, the sororities and fraternities host their own parties at various locations. There is no reason not to get involved and have fun at this campus.

    Food and Dining

    There are so many places on the Boca Raton campus to dine, you have to make sure you're spending an equal amount of time at the gym to even things out. There is Einstein Bagels, Quiz-nos, Starbucks, Aunt Anne's Pretzels, Subway, McDonald's (off-campus but not far), and two food courts to purchase a meal.

    Dorm Life

    The dorms always have events planned for its residents. I've been to a few movie nights and group artistic activities. It's an interesting, worthwhile experience.

    Academic Rigor

    I am a biology major so some courses such as Biochemistry and Organic Chemistry are challenging but not impossible. As I've mentioned before, there are plenty of study groups and help sessions (some even hosted by the professor) to help you obtain and maintain a high GPA... but you have to take the initiative. Don't hesitate to ask for help.

    Tips for prospective students

    To do well at this college, you must be able to manage your time. Don't hesitate to ask professors for help or attend a study session, as there are many available. The counselors and advisors are also available if you have questions about career paths or courses to take. It is definitely not impossible to succeed and this college, and have fun while you're doing it.

    In three sentences

    Florida Atlantic University offers its students a quality education in a friendly environment. I am very fond of FAU because the college provides the academic rigor required to prepare someone like myself for the work field, while offering resources needed to pass each course if the rigor becomes overwhelming. I love the diversity and the thriving student life at the Boca Raton campus.

  • 11/14/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    This campus has 24 hour on site police patrol the make rounds in their cars. Their are Emergency call buttons located all around campus as well as in the parking garages. Email and text alerts are sent out to students about any incidents, as well as updates on the incident status so students know if there is any reason to stay indoors or not attend class. This is also used for bad weather and hurricane alerts.

    Greek Life

    limited to a select few...like most schools I assume.

    Clubs and Activities

    limited to daytime

    Great for these types of students

    The best campus experience at this school will be for students who do not work, attend classes during the day, and who live in the dorms hwere most of the activities are announced to students. Business students not looking to join lots of activities have access to updated computers and a fabulous new trading room. The library is pretty good, but the resources on the shelves are pretty old even though journal articles are abundant.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    The campus has an excellent gym with a great variety of free classes to students, as well as a outdoor pool, patio, and lounge. This is a plus in Florida! They also offer massage and free towels. These are also open on weekends.

    What to do for fun

    there are may activitites during the day, and some at night including football games.

    Food and Dining

    food options are pretty good but limited to daytime

    Dorm Life

    Does not apply to me

    Academic Rigor

    Many of the classes require learning completely on your own without good instructors. Many tests are given before material is covered. Tutoring is available only to students during the daytime.

    Tips for prospective students

    Research nstructors well because most are part time professors with full time jobs outside of the university. Some of these instructors are tired by the time they come to teach and this is evident in the quality of instruction. Use websites that rate instructors, they are pretty accurate.

    In three sentences

    My university has much to offer new students as well as adult students returning to school like me. With a wide range of programs and student services, they provide many things that students need. Unfortunatley, the options and services for students who work full time and attend class at night are exceptionally limited, requiring these students to take time off of work to get many things done in order to register, get advising, or talk to instructors.

  • 11/10/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    security is always around and they have a service to drive you around campus at night called night owls.

    Greek Life

    the fraternities and sororities show great school spirit.

    Clubs and Activities

    the clubs throw great events but could use a little more effort.

    Great for these types of students

    fun loving, friendly, studious, athletic.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    the raccoons come out at night, beware but they aren't dangerous.

    Bang for the buck

    this college is worth every penny and isn't too expensive.

    What to do for fun

    go to the student union, the gym, hang out in the dorms or go to the mall or the beach which is located conveniently down the street.

    Food and Dining

    the food is perfect!!! the cafe is like an all you can eat buffet of many varieties. there's something for everybody, whether you're trying to gain or lose weight.

    Dorm Life

    the dorms are beautiful and the halls hold many activities. it's a very friendly environment as well.

    Academic Rigor

    the classes are challenging but not impossible. you have to put in the time and the effort.

    Tips for prospective students

    stay on top of your financial aid, respect your RA's if you stay in a dorm and have fun. the cafe is amazing and everyone loves the breezeway.

    In three sentences

    this university is ideal and amazing for any student seeking a great college experience. this university is fun,comfortable and well equipped. the food,atmosphere,students,teachers and the dorms are all beyond sufficient and have made me love the school from the beginning.

  • 11/08/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    its boca , the crime rate is almost none .

    Great for these types of students

    people who want to be apart of creating a college culture for this somewhat new a raising school.

    What to do for fun

    Meet new people. Play games, exercise .

    Food and Dining

    cafeteria is really good . theres even a vegetarian side for those who decide to try out new things. There is a salad maker and a sandwich maker, not to mention the many franchises on campus.

    Dorm Life

    its not perfect but its nice . The experience doesn't make you , you make the experiences .

    Academic Rigor

    I've meet some people with very rigorous course schedules but it all depends on what degree you're trying to obtain.

    Tips for prospective students

    The point of coming to this college is to grow as a person and as a responsible adult.

    In three sentences

    It is a very diverse campus with many people from different cultural backgrounds and taste. The Boca Raton area is very beautiful and clean. Housing is also very organized with mixed gender housing.

  • 11/05/2012

    Reviewer is A past student here.

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    Bang for the buck

    FAU is still such a young school and is growing but the tuition that is in place now is quite expensive. My roommates who were paying in state even said that it was one of the more expensive universities in FL. The rep that the school has for its football isn't very good either. So you're going to pay a lot of money for alright education and ridiculed for your football team. But, if you're like me and just fell in love with the campus and the location, I suggest breaking out the Benjamin's because it will hurt your wallet.

    Food and Dining

    The food at the FAU dinning hall is good, however it is very repetitive and there aren't many options. You find yourself eating the same things or scraping up two bucks to go to McDonald's. The food court is super good, however the hours are a bit strange. It would be better if they stayed open on the weekends. That is where you'll find Papa Johns, Wendy's, Quiznos, and much more. Just keep an eye on those freshman 15.

    Dorm Life

    The dorm life in a lot of fun. You will find yourself always doing something with your roommates or hall mates. Being so close to Miami and Ft. Lauderdale, it's fun to take party buses down for a Friday night. And while FAU is a dry campus, it isn't hard to still have fun ;)

    Academic Rigor

    The education a FAU really isn't that difficult. I live in PA and have heard so many stories about how the education in FL in more difficult. However, I found it to be a lot easier. This could be just the class choices I picked, but I promise that if you put forth effort as a student, you will find yourself excelling in many different ways.

  • 10/29/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Tips for prospective students

    When it rains, bring an umbrella & rain boots. And if you're a commuter, parking isn't fun.

    In three sentences

    It is a very good college to go to. I have enjoyed myself thus far and the professors are magnificent. A+ school.

  • 10/25/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    Their are many clubs you can join and activities like basketball,soccer, and football games are there for us to watch. There is also a movie theater and art galleries on campus. There should always be something for you to do if you are finished with your studying!

    Food and Dining

    The food is A+ and there are many selections in the food court and there is also a school cafeteria where there is all you can eat. You can't beat that!

    Dorm Life

    I commute but from what my friends tell me they like the dorm life here. The campus is near the beach and many shopping areas. There is also a movie theater and barber shop and salon on the campus.

    Academic Rigor

    Academically, this school has great programs and they are very well taught by professional professors that have the student's interest in mind. Most of the professors that I have taken here were in the field or still in the field of the subject they were teaching. This makes learning the subject easier because the professor knows what he is talking about.

    Tips for prospective students

    If you are planning to attend Florida Atlantic University, I would advise you to plan ahead and apply early so that your are ready for the upcoming semester. I would also study the campus layout and know where all of your classes will be. You can also join the many clubs or sororities that Florida Atlantic University has to offer to get to know people and also to have a great time.

    In three sentences

    Florida Atlantic University is a great public University at an affordable price. The diversity of majors can make it a nice fit for your particular type of study. Events and campus unity are also expressed at this University.

  • 10/22/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Overall this campus has been very safe since I moved here. there have only minor reports of thievery but other than that no crimes have been committed. There is a service here called at night owls and it is a group of students here at FAU payed to drive golf carts and pick up other FAU students and take them to destinations here on campus if they feel it is not safe to walk or if they are physically incapable of doing so.

    What to do for fun

    There are so many ongoing activities and options for things to do for fun that it is not even funny. It is literally impossible to ever get bored. However, if you claim to be so there are a multitude of shoppes minutes away in the nearby Boca Towne center plaza. On campus, there is the recreation center that is open till midnight daily and there is a different event hosted every night by a different resident assistant that everyone is invited to.

    Food and Dining

    The food here at FAU was also a higher quality than expected. We all know how cafeteria food was in High School; fortunately for us the food here does not compare. It is far more edible and is actually delicious. There is always the added benefit of being offered nutritious options daily.

    Dorm Life

    The dorms here at FAU are a lot nicer than I originally expected them to be. All senior year of High School I would hear everyday that the dorms are ridiculously small and cramped etc. This I can say is not true. The dorms are moderately sized and give each individual an appropriate amount of personal space to make them feel at home. They are clean, cozy, and every thing works great. It is also an added benefit to have pleasant maintenance workers ready to fix your every mishap.

    Academic Rigor

    The academic rigor here at FAU is quite serious. The staff and administration here are not your typical run of the mill kind of people. These people here actually care about their students and do what they can to help and make our journey here as smooth as possible. However do not mistake this kindness for weakness, when class officially starts they mean business; so leave your electronics and side conversation at home.

    Tips for prospective students

    Prospective students should be aware of just how easily it is to get off task. With the constant community programs, ongoing social events, and new found freedom it is made more difficult to stay focused and remember that extended education is why you are here in the first place. But with a little conscious effort, any willing student can find the needed balance to succeed.

    In three sentences

    My experiences here at FAU have been some of the greatest of all my life thus far. Its combination of a diverse population, caring and genuine educators and staff, and school spirit. In the few months that I have lived here on campus, there have been countless school events that have a way of getting the community so utterly involved.

  • 10/19/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Always have campus/Boca Raton police nearby.

    Greek Life

    Small compared to other major universities, but growing.

    Clubs and Activities

    Very good opportunities and well put together. all clubs and organizations must attend a leadership conference and anti hazing seminar every year in order to maintain good standing with the university.

    Great for these types of students

    All types of students.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Bond Fire every Fall Semester, and Homecoming.

    Bang for the buck

    Things are kind-of expensive. Boca Raton is a pretty up-class city, but things on campus aren't bad.

    What to do for fun

    Movie theater walking distance. Beach is minutes away. Boomers is walking distance. Lots of good restaurants in the area.

    Food and Dining

    On campus bar, an all you can eat cafe, and a food court with many options.

    Dorm Life

    Lots of new dorms.

    Academic Rigor

    Depending on your major, Engineering gets very difficult towards your junior and senior year.

    Tips for prospective students

    Join Student Organizations to make friends in your major. You get out of your college experience what you put in. Do well in your lower level classes, because the higher level ones are much harder, and you may not be able to raise your GPA.

    In three sentences

    Math professors are not the best, many student go to the Community College to take care of their math credits. Very good Business Program. Very good Marine Biology Program.

  • 10/18/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    The mall is about 3 miles or less away. The beach is 2.5 miles away so you can never be bored.

    Food and Dining

    The food is amazing here. All you can eat everyday and its healthy.

    Dorm Life

    Dorm life is so much fun. The staff always is wanting to talk and have fun with you and there is always something going on.

    Academic Rigor

    I learn a lot from the classes that I take here and the teachers are great.

    Tips for prospective students

    Make friends with all the RA's early on in the year.

    In three sentences

    The school is very put together. The people are friendly and always willing to help. And the staff makes it worth wild living on campus.

  • 10/15/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    I am not in a frat so I don't know.

    Bang for the buck

    It is cheaper to live in dorms and have a meal plan.

    What to do for fun

    I read, hang with friends and discuss ideas with professors.

    Food and Dining

    It is top notch quality and varied.

    Dorm Life

    It is a fun and door opening experience that exposes you to new kinds of people.

    Academic Rigor

    College is challenging but manageable, just power through.

    Tips for prospective students

    Study hard but have a social life.

    In three sentences

    I am a freshman majoring in biology. I am committed to my goals of have a career in the medical field. I put school first then fun after all work is completed.

  • 10/15/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    There is never a time I don't feel safe on campus. Any time of day or night the place is crawling with people.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    I recently found out there was a pool ... which I wasn't made aware of until a friend on campus told me. I have been told that in past years there is a man who runs around in a green suite who enters classes at random, but I haven't seen him.

    Bang for the buck

    It is my first semester there at FAU but as far as I am concerned I am glad that I got my Associates at my community college. There is no reason to pay all the extra money for the FAU name on your AA degree.

    What to do for fun

    There is a pool on campus, paintball, and various sports activities available. I'm sure there is more - especially through sororities - I am just not aware of them.

    Food and Dining

    Lots to choose from

    Dorm Life

    I don't live in a dorm.

    Tips for prospective students

    Always have a map!

    In three sentences

    The campus is well groomed and easy to navigate as long as you have a map. The teachers and staff are very helpful in answering any kind of question or concern you may have. I love the food potions on campus!

  • 10/11/2012

    Reviewer is A past student here.

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    Campus Safety

    I always felt safe at FAU. It is in Boca Raton which is a very wealthy area. I could walk down the breezeway at 9:30pm by myself with my earphones in and I never feared for my safety. Very safe school.

    Great for these types of students

    Anyone who wants to be surrounded by friendly people who have a lot of pride for their school. I made some great friends, I always felt at home and very comfortable at FAU. It is a really upscale area, so the student body tends to be pretty wealthy. The school has an amazing communications program for anyone interested in that field!

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Raccoons. In the breezeway. They're everywhere. Also, when it's raining (which it does frequently in south FL), don't expect to take shelter in the breezeway, it leaks and drips everywhere!

    Bang for the buck

    I spent $10,500 my one and only semester at FAU. Freshman housing in IRT was almost half of that, which I find extremely ridiculous considering other universities have freshman housing that ranges from 2-3k a semester. I don't feel like I got as much out of it academically as I would have liked, and they also require that you have a meal plan if you live on campus, which I rarely used.

    What to do for fun

    FAU is extremely close to different beaches, which are always fun. There's only a couple clubs nearby, and not a whole lot of night life. The campus literally shuts down over the weekend and it tends to get so slow and boring. There are a few bars and hookah lounges near by which are fun to hangout at. The mall is only a mile or two down the road, and it's immaculate, though expensive as you're in Boca Raton and everything is upscale and high class. Be prepared to spend a LOT of money around town!!

    Food and Dining

    Food was always hit or miss. The food in the dining hall was typical, just okay. However, in the mornings on weekends, they made omelettes which were always so delicious! The dining options in the food court were pretty good, and I would eat there more often than the dining hall (which I later regretted due to the fact that your meal plan does not cover it!)

    Dorm Life

    Freshman housing was great, though EXPENSIVE!!! The new Parliament Hall is beautiful and clean. Underclassman housing was in a great location on campus and the dorms tended to be on the larger side.

    Academic Rigor

    I found a majority of my professors to be interested in what they were teaching, and the others just couldn't care less and would pawn it off on their teacher's assistants. The more intimate classrooms (classes with 30 or less students) were always really engaging with good discussions, and I always got the most out of those classes. The giant lectures were a lot harder to concentrate in.

    In three sentences

    FAU has a really great student body and I always loved the accessibility of the campus. However, the school literally shuts down on the weekends since it is a huge commuter school. I've met some of my greatest friends there and really enjoyed my time there!

  • 10/08/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    everyweek students get emails about campus safety events either in the theatres or in the courtyard as a fun demonstration

    Great for these types of students

    A huge multi-cultural school with students comig from all over the country and even over 100 different countries....

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    i the middle of the student union when students passs a certain statue they put up the owl sign to represent FAU

    What to do for fun

    Everything on campus, just look to any corner on the wall and look for a club that interests you. Going to gym with friends is really fun, swimming, playing volleyball outside the dorm rooms in competitions, having a barbeque outside the dorms with fellow peers, and basically doing something you never dreamt of doing like climbing all the way to the top in one of the biggest trees on campus

    Food and Dining

    One of the things to look forward to Fau! Besides their buffet that includes a variety of tastry delicacies, they have a food court with many restauranut favorites, at affordable prices. It makes you want to stay on campus forever and eat instead of going out to get something.....

    Dorm Life

    It's fun and interactive, make sure you interact with the people around you to get more insight and diversity in your college journey.... expect for alot of indoor and outdoor ativities to keep you focused and havign the time of your life!

    Academic Rigor

    The teachings and classwork feels top notch, but as long as you do a decent amount of studying, you will do just fine..... It's so awesome how they have a plethora of learning tools on campus for you to do well in your studies, for example, writing and math labs, or study groups.

    Tips for prospective students

    Although the university has many interacive and friendly individuals, you should try to initiate conversations from time to time amongst your peers to gain more self-confidence, and esteem. This goes for all colleges, but make sure you study har because an A is not given to you on a platter.........Join clubs, and just live your life to be a succesful and joyful being.

    In three sentences

    I love it here! The environment is clean, friendly, fun, and is a place with good food....! lol The teachers I've met so far are intellectual as well as insightful in their teachings caring about all of their students.

  • 10/05/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    The campus is extremely safe, we have a police station both on campus, and literally across the street. There are lights, and emergency phones peppered throughout the campus to prevent and reassure people who may be going that extra mile with the class going past 9:00, or coming back from the library, gym, etc. The students are incredibly considerate of one another's belongings and I can personally say I have never witnessed a theft, despite dropping my wallet on the ground, leaving my car unlocked, leaving my room unlocked and all the risky behaviours advised against.

    Greek Life

    Sadly, there currently is no Greek life on campus. The main campus in Boca Raton offers an amazing fraternity/sorority Greek life, which will assuredly form bonds between your brothers and sisters that are going to span the years and eventually create a vast interconnecting web of resources in the future.

    Clubs and Activities

    As a member of just about every club offered on campus, I can really say that we cover the spectrum. From pre-med, to student government, Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender (Spectrum), Yarnatics (a knitting club), Spanish club, marine biology, SAVI, program board, MacRSA. We have a club for anyone and everyone, and if you are hoping to start a new club, you are 10 individuals with the same mindset, and a constitution away from making that club a reality.

    Great for these types of students

    This campus really caters to all varieties of students. We have the chill individuals, the outgoing, the introverts, the pro-video gamers, the gym rats, the preppy, the scene, and just about anything in between. Int short demographically, we really have the complete package; and friends are very easily made in this low-hostility, relaxed and friendly environment.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    We are one of a few schools that offer Quidditch as a recreation sport, if that tickles your fancy or you're a Harry Potter fan, relishing the opportunity to live out the dream(and subsequently one of the most brutal, cardiovascular sports I have ever personally played). The disc golf course also contributes to the uniqueness of the campus life.

    Bang for the buck

    I am a student on the Jupiter campus, Wilkes Honor's college to be specific, and it is a fantastic opportunity for education. The teachers are available almost constantly, with academic advisers who are very capable, and compassionate about their students success; no teacher's intention here is to mercilessly flunk students.

    What to do for fun

    As I have previously mentioned, both the REC office, and the housing office put on tons of different activities throughout the year to keep the mind and body busy. If you are an advocate of disc golf, we have a course incorporated directly into the campus; if you're less active and looking for something spiritually or mentally fulfilling the campus is never short of volunteering opportunities ranging the full spectrum of causes; and if you're simply a laid back individual, the beach is 6 minutes away and absolutely gorgeous, and can provide some decent swells on occasion.

    Food and Dining

    The food on the weekdays is topnotch, they also systematically have an open forum discussion about the offered foods and ways to improve them. That being, if you're a vegetarian and can get a coalition together, you very well can run the area. They also do several themed meals which are fun, and tasty throughout the year.

    Dorm Life

    The dorm life at the Jupiter campus is really astounding. The people were incredibly helpful from move in day, and the shenanigans are all in good fun. Great people, numerous events, a ton of free stuff to furnish your living space and the best RA's on the face of the earth.

    Academic Rigor

    Don't get me wrong, for the amount of fun this campus is, at times the curriculum can be freaking overwhelming. The key to doing well in at the Jupiter campus is to really take initiative and dedicate the time necessary to get yo' study on. Pro tip, a good study group can very well be the difference between a B and an A. Find people you mesh well with and who have the ability to keep the forward momentum, all the while trying to make it somewhat entertaining

    Tips for prospective students

    If planning on attending either of the FAU campuses, I recommend bringing a tank top, some sunscreen, and your preferred method of beach fun; whether that be a surfboard, skim board, or volleyball, the location is incredibly optimal for the beach lover in all of us. The classes can get a bit difficult, but all of the upperclassmen are more then okay with giving out tidbits of advice and helping you study. I would recommend some form of console gaming system, as they can be pretty popular later in the night, or when there's nothing particularly happening.

    In three sentences

    This is an absolutely fantastic school, with incredibly well trained teachers, a beautiful campus, remarkable facilities and all around friendly people. They provide the best opportunities to succeed in the collegiate life, as well as the classes being intimate enough that you have the opportunity to learn. FAU never falls short of astounding, and always have some event going on so it is difficult to find time to be bored and often times they provide many amenities paramount to survival in college.

  • 09/29/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    VERY Safe

    Great for these types of students

    Caucasian Frat/Sorority Students.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Res FEst is very fun . its a weekend full of athletic events that the entire school participates in.

    What to do for fun

    Beach and lots of local eaterys

    Tips for prospective students

    Visit on the weekends to se eif you would like this school. NOt a party school(huge commuter school) and would be more ideal for kids with a car.

    In three sentences

    Florida Atlantic is a decent school. School Spirit is lacking but overall you can find a niche as in people to hang out with. Its what you make of it.

  • 09/28/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    The security is pretty tight. The security guards check everyone's I.D.'s at the entrance and ask them to state their business. (Harbor Branch)

    Greek Life

    I've never been a member of a sorority.

    Clubs and Activities

    Again I am a graduate student, I don't have time for any extra fun stuff that might be going on.

    Great for these types of students

    If you want to work hard this is the place for you. I'm pretty sure this isn't a party college, though I can't speak for undergraduate students.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    I know they are the main marine life rescue people in the area, for injured dolphins and whales etc.

    Bang for the buck

    It's a lot less expensive than I thought. Especially if you are an in state student. All you need for proof of residency is a florida drivers license and a copy of your lease/deed. They don't check to see how long you've lived in florida

    What to do for fun

    I don't know yet. I had an opportunity to assist with some beached whales that swam ashore not too long ago, but my major is nursing and I had a lot of homework to do. Maybe next time I'll help.

    Food and Dining

    I haven't tried the food here yet, but I glanced at the menu and it looks like pretty healthy and delicious stuff.

    Dorm Life

    I am a grad student and so I live off campus and know nothing about dorm life. I'm pretty sure Harbor branch does not have dorms anyway. Its more of a research facility

    Academic Rigor

    This college has very high expectations of its students. It is only my first semester and I already have to write a 25 page paper. If you have a lot of obligations, like a family with small children, you are going to have a really tough time completeing the coursework.

    Tips for prospective students

    Sign up for class as early as possible and don't rely on your acedemic advisors to get you in on time. Find out what books you need a month in advance so you have time to order them online which is significantly cheaper and sometimes the only option.

    In three sentences

    The Christine E Lynn college of Nursing at FAU is a very respected school where nurses get ample amounts of education on nursing theory (Especially graduate students). I am in my first semester and it is very confusing and difficult. I am used to getting perfect grades, but the teachers here really push you, though they are reasonable and will listen to issues if presented with politeness. Harbor branch is new to having nursing students and so is a bit disorganized, but I have a feeling this is just pains of labor and will flow much smoother once everything is in place.

  • 09/27/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    The beach is located less than 5 miles away. There is also very nice movie theater right next to campus.

    Food and Dining

    The cafeteria food is very good and food plans are not expensive. There is also a food court with many fast food options.

    Dorm Life

    I am not a dorm student but I have many friends that live in the dorm rooms and they have no complaints. The rooms are very nice and big.

    Academic Rigor

    Classes challenge you and make you think. The teachers want you to learn and encourage hard work and want you to succeed.

    Tips for prospective students

    I would recommend that you arrive to your classes early because it can be challenging to find a parking spot. Also, try to get your parking passes early. It can be difficult to find classes because the school is large so find the location of your class prior to the first day.

    In three sentences

    The school is very nice and in a great location. The classes challenge you and they offer plenty of free tutoring options for students. Last year they opened their huge stadium and the school will gain more students in the following years.

  • 09/23/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    To have fun around fau can be very pricey. There is of course the beach and other common things like movies, bowling, etc but on campus there is usually nothing to do. RA's do throw events but most of them are very lame and things most people arent interested in. The best thing to do for fun is to get a group of friends and head off campus.

    Food and Dining

    The cafe is usually packed at times when actual meals are being served, the food gets old very quickly and isnt top quality, if you dont show up at meal times expect to eat the same thing everyday. Also the cafe closes very early especially on weekends. The food court on the other hand is really good but most of the restaurants are way over priced and also once again it tends to be very packed.

    Dorm Life

    Some buildings like IRT are really nice to live in and have a convenient location. GPT is not so fun and not having a common area is really inconvenient. Also, IVA is VERY overpriced and the internet and phone service are awful and get frustrating.

    Academic Rigor

    The classes arent so difficult its just that most teachers are awful or hard to understand.

    Tips for prospective students

    Pay attention to your funds, they go quickly!

    In three sentences

    The campus is not fun on weekends at all and it seems like on both weekends and weekdays everything is closed extremely early. Also, living in the on campus apartments is over priced, and both phone and internet connection are very slow. Finally many teachers dont really do much teaching.

  • 09/22/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Night Owls. All I have to say, if you get scared at night call the night owl number and someone will pick you up where ever you are in a golf cart. And Fau had their own police. Quite official.

    What to do for fun

    The rec center has lots of fun classes that can keep you active and occupied. The student union has lots of fun games and t.v's for you to enjoy while hanging with friends.

    Food and Dining

    Lots of restaurants where you can eat and enjoy as well as a buffet style cafeteria. YUM

    Dorm Life

    Getting along with others is key.

    Academic Rigor

    I'd say depending on your load/time management, along with a job most likely things can become overwhelming.

    Tips for prospective students

    Make friends with the financial aid office workers. As this is a long gruesome process. Take advantage of all the free help the school provides for the harder classes.

    In three sentences

    This school is a perfect environment for learning as well as keeping in touch with others. This campus is endowed with many fun activities you can get involved in, as well as sororities and fraternities. Fau just built a state-of-the-art football stadium where you can cheer your fellow owls to victory.

  • 09/20/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Bang for the buck

    I think the classes are a little too expensive , but the college experience is awesome.

    What to do for fun

    I usually hang out in Coyote Jack which is a bar. There is music, Food, drink and pool tables to have some fun with your friends.

    Food and Dining

    There are so many wonderful places to dine. It depends on what you like.

    Dorm Life

    Sadly im missing out on the dorm life experience because i live at home.

    Academic Rigor

    Classes are great if you stay on top of your assignment. Procrastination will only complicate your school experience.

    Tips for prospective students

    Apply early , and make sure you go on campus and get familiar with the different locations prior to starting classes. Get involved in extra-curricular activities, this is the best way to meet people like yourself ;otherwise it may be a bit overwhelming and boring experience for you. If you want great customer service go on campus or send an email ,DO NOT call.

    In three sentences

    I absolutely love my school. The teachers are great thus far, and the administrative staff is excellent when dealing with the student. I'd recommend this school to prospective applicants.

  • 09/18/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    FAU's campus is open to the public however it is very safe. There is campus security on call 247 , as well as the Boca Raton , Florida police department. We even have a security team called Night Owls , if its late at night and you are alone and you don't feel safe walking to a certain part of campus just call up the night owls team and somebody will be right there to pick you up and bring you to your destination safely and free of charge.

    Greek Life

    Florida Atlantic University has a very diverse selection to choose from when it comes to Greek life. They have African American fraternities and sororities as well as Hispanic, and Caucasian

    Clubs and Activities

    There is a club for almost everything here at FAU like religious clubs, academic clubs, sports clubs, educational clubs you name it we got it.

    Great for these types of students

    1. People looking for diversity. 2. People looking for a safe area to go to school. 3. People ready to learn and enhance their skills. 4.People looking for a school with a GREAT nursing program 5. People looking for a career in the medical field

    What to do for fun

    At FAU there is always something fun to do like go to the recreation center where you can work out, go swimming, go to the pool parties, or play basketball. There is the student union building where everybody goes to hang out play pool, play video games, watch movies and etc.On the housing lawn there is always a barbecue or some type of student get together where everyone can bond, hang out, and have fun after class or on weekends. There are always comedy shows going on if you need a good laugh to blow off some stress after a rough week of class.

    Food and Dining

    The food at FAU is good, not the best in the cafeteria, However there are small stores on campus to buy food and snacks.There is also a food court which includes different types of fast food such as Wendy's, Quiznos subs, Sub way, starbucks , Einstein bros. bagels ,Dunkin Donuts and much more. The school also has their own restaurant Coyote Jacks.They are known for their delicious burgers , fries , wings , and chicken tenders. Their is also a variety of healthy foods to choose from as well for those who have special diet plans to follow.

    Dorm Life

    I do not live on campus, I am a commuter. However, from what I hear about dorm life it is great. Ive seen the dorms and they are all a nice size and there is a decent amount of space for two people. In two of the dorm buildings HPT and GPT there are four people to a suit, two rooms, and one bathroom. However in IRT ( the larger dorms) there are four people to a suit, two bathrooms one has a sink mirror and shower, and the other has a toilet, mirror, and sink. The IRT dorm building also includes a small living room area in the suit in between the two rooms. Each dorm building does include single rooms, and there are also student apartment on campus. The RA's keep things in line on their floors to make sure everything is safe.

    Academic Rigor

    As far as academics goes Florida Atlantic University is one of the best universities, ranked 4th in Florida, and 28th in the United States. This university even has their very own brand new medical school for those interested in pursuing a medical career. The professors are very fair with their grading and deadlines and the classes very from as small as 15 people to as large as 400.

    Tips for prospective students

    1. Make sure this is the right school for you don't make your decision based off of your peers. 2. Do some research on the school and find out about different sports , and programs the school has. 3. Find out about what the school has to offer as far as your major is concerned. 4. Come to the school, take a tour around the campus to make sure its not to big, or to small for you.

    In three sentences

    Florida Atlantic University, located in ritzy Boca Raton, Florida is a great and very diverse school. This university is all about their students and their students education. The campus is beautiful, clean, as well as safe.

  • 09/12/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    FAU values the students and staffs safety very much. You can walk around campus not needing to feel super scared. Night Owls and the yellow emergency buttons are ways to help students, staff, and visitors all feel safe in their environments.

    Greek Life

    There is a lot of Greek life at FAU. All fraternities and sororities are greatly involved on campus as well as off.

    Great for these types of students

    The laid back but work hard students fit in great here.

    What to do for fun

    There are 100's of clubs, sports, and organizations on campus. There is also many special events that take place through out the year.

    Tips for prospective students

    Get to know the campus and surrounding areas well. Also, don't be afraid to get involved, there are tons of ways to meet new people and make friends.

    In three sentences

    Florida Atlantic is great school those students who want to learn but want to do so in a not high-pressure environment. The atmosphere is a welcoming one, allowing students to feel as though they are a part of something more. Overall great school.

  • 09/05/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    I have never had a problem with campus safety.

    Greek Life

    Not into Greek Life

    Great for these types of students

    Students who like to party. Students who like sports.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    You should bring a bike or skateboard to get to class.

    Bang for the buck

    If you are an in state student living on campus you might only spend $10,000 a semester.

    What to do for fun

    I enjoy getting my homework done and so I go the all night study and the gym (which is free). I also enjoy looking up the events from the student activities. I have been to a Misfits concert and seen plenty of movies and comedy shows while at this school.

    Food and Dining

    I buy food from Publix's and I can cook in the dorm, but if I am away from my dorm and want a snack the Breezeway has food as well as the cafeteria which has a buffet for only $6. You can also get Owl Bucks and a meal plan ranging from $300- $651.

    Dorm Life

    I live in IVAN (Innovation Village Apartment North). I have a big dorm, living room and kitchen and the housing dept tries to get you what you want. You get your own cable to each rooms and get a pool and you are close by the football stadium.

    Academic Rigor

    As a commercial music major, I have to do work at a fast. At FAU, the semester goes by so fast. If you are not organized, you might want to go some where else.

    Tips for prospective students

    GET A LAPTOP or iPhone it always comes in handy when you are on the move to find your classes. Always sign in with FAU wifi and not FAUguest because you will constantly be signing in. Visit you ad visor frequently to make sure you are on track with your schooling and always triple check when you sign up for classes because they double book 2 of my classes and I had to get a petition to not withdrawal the course.

    In three sentences

    I would rate Florida Atlantic University a 8 of 10. I think the classes are far from the dorms, as a commercial music major. I also find it hard to keep up with courses that does not appear on your schedule.

  • 09/02/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    On-campus crime is next to zero, complete with its own police force and student police force that patrol 24/7.

    Greek Life

    More frats and sororities than you can shake a stick at!

    Clubs and Activities

    Tons of clubs and there's always some kind of activity going on. The Student Union is always full of people playing dominoes, video games, MMORPGs, and more. Check out the Owl Photography Club!

    Great for these types of students

    Business, engineering, Jewish studies, gender studies.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    The Tortuga Trail near the FAU Stadium is a beautiful nature trail where it doubles as a research ground for physical sciences students.

    Bang for the buck

    Depending on your degree, you can get a huge selection of classes or find yourself at the mercy of the school's rigorous class selection policy that focuses more on STEM rather than the arts. It's not the cheapest school in Florida and the school is going through a transition phase to try and support its ever-growing commuter population by adding more distance learning courses.

    What to do for fun

    Check out the recreation center, it's a huge state-of-the-art facility! FAU Stadium, while small, is absolutely beautiful and state-of-the-art. Every semester, there's always some interesting open air talks going on at the Open Speech Area in front of the Social Sciences building -- commonly referred to as the Spaceship due to its incredibly unique architecture.

    Food and Dining

    Lots of on-campus restaurants offering a wide variety of foods, from burritos to gourmet subs.

    Dorm Life

    Always vibrant, always busy dorms.

    Academic Rigor

    There are a lot of 4000-level specialty classes offered that give students a unique view into very narrow, specific topics such as Biblical literature, how geography influences urban community make-up.

    Tips for prospective students

    Parking can be tough but if you live on campus, get a bicycle or skateboard, you'll never fight for parking! Always take a hoodie or sweatshirt to class, most classrooms are always freezing cold. Check out Mission Green's Farmer's Market for locally sourced foods and products!

    In three sentences

    College life by the ocean, what could be better? Small campus with a big campus zest and feel, complete with a totally vibrant student body. An excellent school for engineering students or Jewish studies students.

  • 09/01/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Night Owls will come and get you anywhere! I have never felt like i was in danger.

    Greek Life

    Greek life is really growing and the best way to get involved!

    Clubs and Activities

    There's so much to get involved in and there is so much they WANT YOU to get involved in!

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Underground tunnels....rumor? maybe, maybe not ;)

    What to do for fun

    The beach is down the street....literally. The mall is at the other end of the street, and there's everything you could imagine in-between. So much fun!

    Food and Dining

    Plenty of options to eat on campus. From quiznos, to Starbucks, to aunt annies its delicious! The cafeteria is good too! Not typical college food at all!

    Dorm Life

    Beautiful fairly new dorms. Kept clean and the RA's are easy to get along with. They always have an event going on in the dorm if you don't have anything else to do.

    Academic Rigor

    Classes aren't easy by any means, but there is extra help in every area to make sure you are successful. From writing labs to tutoring on every subject it makes classes easier to handle. Also, not every general education class is a lecture over 400 students, they try to keep it small.

    Tips for prospective students

    Before making any decision about any university, go visit and take a tour of this one. Before committing to the major university of my choice I visited and fell in love. The feeling of this campus is what hooks the student. It's worth visiting even if it's a drive.

    In three sentences

    Florida Atlantic University is a beautiful school with an excellent faculty. This school is growing and rather than practicing traditions they are creating them. There is something for everyone and the academic opportunity at this school should put them in the spotlight for prospective students.

  • 08/27/2012

    Reviewer is Researching this school. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    What to do for fun

    sight seeing

    Food and Dining

    its o.k.

    Dorm Life

    its alot of fun being on your own.

    Academic Rigor

    its average

    Tips for prospective students

    Visit the campus, its the best way to get the feel for the school and area.

    In three sentences

    I really like this school. Its in an expensive area of Florida, but has a great campus. Its also one of the cheaper colleges in the state.

  • 08/24/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Even though this campus is open, there are security terminals located around campus and security officers just a phone call away.

    Bang for the buck

    Tuition rise is very difficult and unless you head to campus early, you might have some difficulty. Classes depends on the teacher, so if your planning to take classes here, make sure you get the best teachers to have the best experience here.

    What to do for fun

    There are tons of clubs to attend. They also opened up a brand new gym and a swimming pool. It is also a short drive to the beach.

    Food and Dining

    There are many locations for food on campus. They even have a cafeteria (buffet) and a food court. Reasonably priced, but always packed around lunch time.

    Dorm Life

    I don't dorm, but last time I checked, it was very dusty.

    Academic Rigor

    It all depends on how well the teacher teaches. The class itself solely depends on the professor.

    Tips for prospective students

    Classes depends on the teacher, so do your research or you will have a hard time. Parking is a problem, unless you park at an earlier time. Make sure you know where your classes are so you have enough time to get to them.

    In three sentences

    Florida Atlantic University is a beautiful school. It is packed with students from all over, ranging from all ages and nationalities. There is always something going on at this university.

  • 08/20/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Great for these types of students

    Who want an awesome place to study filled with good looking people, perfect if you are single. Great location, about 10 minutes away from the beach!

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Foam party and bonfire event at the beginning of Fall!

    Bang for the buck

    You are in college to learn, not to waste time goofing off. So, the environment to learn is actually fantastic! There are plenty of places around campus where you can study in peace and quite or in a less quite place with good friends, you can even pull an all-nighter in one of these. The library has three floors and there are plenty to read from, both on paper and online. The university is well equipped for students who really desire to learn.

    What to do for fun

    There are clubs and organizations which promote events, and there are events through out the year which are promoted by a main club from the school. Such events include but are not limited to bonfires, movies, comedy shows, free food and music, parties! And much more!

    Food and Dining

    The food is okay. The campus has a food court with a few good fast food places, but not much variety. It also has a cafeteria which is actually a buffet! Eat as much as you can for only 9 dollars! Plenty of food and diversity.

    Dorm Life

    This category I really can not say anything about because I commute to campus.

    Academic Rigor

    I do not find the classes at FAU to be rigorous. Most of the professors are comprehensive and help you out.

    Tips for prospective students

    Go to a Counselor for advising! Do not miss the Annual foam party! Keep a healthy life by going to the FAU's Gym, it's huge!

    In three sentences

    FAU is a great school. It displays a huge variety of students from all backgrounds. Awsome place to meet new friends!

  • 08/17/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    FAU is a very safe school. There are emergency polls located all over campus where you can call in case of an emergency. Also, if you commute to school and take night classes, the night owls take you to your car so you won't have to wander around a dark parking lot at night.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are so many clubs and activities, you will definitely find something you'd like. There is something for everyone!

    Great for these types of students

    It's a great school for social people since there is so much to do and it's a school with a big student body of more than 20,000 students.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    We have a lot of cool traditions. Some of them include the bonfire which we have every year before the homecoming game, owl eyes which we make with our finger... it sounds weird at first but after attending FAU for two weeks you'll be so familiar with them that you'll feel like you've been doing them your entire life (especially since you use them so often for pictures and athletic events).

    What to do for fun

    Again, due to it's location, there is tons of things to do around campus. The movies are located 10 min away and FAU has it's own movie theater located on campus. There are many food places close to campus, Also, there is a shopping plaza in front of FAU with Whole Foods, Jamba Juice, Barnes & Nobles, Starbucks and some other places where students hang out in between classes. FAU has a student union with pool tables, ping pong tables, TV's and video games for students to enjoy free of charge in between classes. Finally, FAU has plenty of free student activities where you can go not knowing anyone and leave with new friends. Examples of such include beach volleyball, movie nights, student life activities and school organized parties such as the foam party which is a lot of fun and is the 1st Saturday of each fall semester.

    Food and Dining

    FAU has plenty of food places that are well known such as Starbucks, Einstein Bagels, Dunkin Donuts, Papa Johns, Wendy's and we just got a Subway. These are just a few of the numerous food places located on campus. Also, FAU is located in East Boca which has copious food places near campus.

    Dorm Life

    I have not roomed at school so I may not provide information about it but based on secondary sources (such as my friends) I've heard it's a blast!

    Academic Rigor

    I honestly don't find FAU to be academically challenging but in all honesty I may be biased since I loaded up on AP's in high school and am used to a rigorous program.

    Tips for prospective students

    Take as many AP courses that are offered and you can handle at your school. For most classes FAU accepts 3's and it's a good way to get ahead in your career and save money in credits. I am a Freshman year wise (I started Summer B 2012) but a Sophomore credit wise thanks to my AP scores :)

    In three sentences

    Florida Atlantic University is a fun school to attend, full of student activities and active students in every aspect. There are tons of clubs to join, including our Quidish team! Most of professors are nice and passionate about their teaching, they are willing to work with you to ensure your success.

  • 08/16/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Food and Dining

    The food isn't bad and there is a lot to choose from. If you don't want to go to the cafeteria you can go to the food court that has Papa Johns, Mexican food, Quiznos, Wendy's, Chinese Food, and much more. There's a big variety and if you have a food plan you can go to any place you want.

    Dorm Life

    It will be tough the first year, I can tell you that. Because your not roomed with someone you know and the person could be a messy and not clean the bathroom, but all you have to do is just get through it. It gets better, trust me. Just stay calm and do what you have to do to help out in the cleaning process. You never know, you might get a great roommate, it just depends.

    Academic Rigor

    This all depends on the class your taking, some classes don't have as much work as others and it also depends on your major. Your first year won't seem to bad but once you get into your major more it gets tougher. I'm only into my second year, but I know this semester is going to be harder than the last. College isn't supposed to be easy but if you make friends they can help you a lot and go to the professors office hours, that really helps.

    Tips for prospective students

    If your a freshman I would definitely join the FLC, (Freshman Learning Community), it's a great way to get involved and meet new people, plus they put your schedule together for you according to your major. Also, I would definitely live on campus, which if your a freshman you are required, and you have to get a meal plan which saves you time and money. Make sure you get involved as much as you can because it looks good on applications. And lastly, just have fun and enjoy being a college student, just make sure all your homework is done before having too much fun.

    In three sentences

    This is a great school if you want to go to a university that is small and you are able to walk to all your classes. The dorms are nice and the food is pretty good and has lots of options. I love it here because the professors are really good and want you to learn. The campus is really diverse so you can meet a lot of different people.

  • 08/15/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Great for these types of students

    Students who care about getting a great education.

    What to do for fun

    The beach is 2 miles away, a quick car ride. West Palm Beach's Nightlife is also very nearby.

    Food and Dining

    Everyone who lives in the dorms is required to be on the meal plan, but the campus dining hall is always open to suggestions.

    Dorm Life

    All of the dorms are only 10 years old or less. All dorms are 4 separate room suites. Unfortunately, they do not include kitchens, which is the biggest downside.

    Academic Rigor

    The Honors College courses are challenging but help is readily available.

    Tips for prospective students

    Make the time to make a visit and talk to current students. You will be able to see instantly just how great it is.

    In three sentences

    The FAU Honors College on the Jupiter Campus is a fantastic, small school. Its is most definitely is the hidden gem of the Florida Public University System, since it offers small classes at the public university price. If you are interested in scientific research, Scripps Florida and Max Planck are located next door and there are many internship opportunities for students.

  • 08/15/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Bang for the buck

    Yep.

    What to do for fun

    There's plenty. Theatre performances, concerts, and comedy shows just to name a few.

    Food and Dining

    Average

    Dorm Life

    Pretty neat.

    Academic Rigor

    About the same as any other college.

    Tips for prospective students

    Keep track of upcoming events.

    In three sentences

    I think it's an awesome school. there's plenty of places to study indoors and out. A great place to meet new people and further you're education.

  • 08/15/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Clubs and Activities

    BPA (Broward Psychological Association) MHA (Mental Health Association)

    Bang for the buck

    I currently reside with my family and working 2 jobs. Although tough to find the time I assure to get my studies, family and friends in my schedule. I am taking an interest in Italian language so I am currently studying the language in my free time. I am a Coso rep for BPA (Broward Psychological Association) for FAU Davie and volunteer as a mentor for MHA (Mental Health Association) on Fridays.

    What to do for fun

    Dancing and spending time with my family.

    Food and Dining

    Steve's Cafe has a variety of selection for all students.

    Dorm Life

    I do not live in dorm.

    Academic Rigor

    Psychology is my passion and I am trying to get involved in every aspect of the field. Through organizations, lab research participation and volunteer work will provide me with some insight as to which field I would like to specialize in.

    Tips for prospective students

    Try to be in contact regularly with your advisor. The more they know you the better they can assist you. Also if you meet a professor you like try to build a good rapport with them. In the future they may be more willing to provide you with a great letter of recommendation.

    In three sentences

    Available opportunities for students looking to participate in Lab research. Advisors are always readily available when searching for guidance. Great opportunities to join clubs/organizations so you can grow into your field and gain insight.

  • 08/14/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Clubs and Activities

    You will find a LOT of clubs and organizations. Keep an open mind.

    Bang for the buck

    The tuition is good. The dorm fees? Not so much.

    What to do for fun

    Greek life events such as outdoor barbecues, pool parties and house parties.

    Food and Dining

    The food is not bad at all. In the cafe there are themed nights at least once a month that serve some of the tastiest dishes!

    Dorm Life

    The dorms are very nice and clean. Especially the new upper class men apartments.

    Academic Rigor

    Is in need of improvement. Professors should be specialized and interested in the subject they are teaching so they can engage students and help them learn better.

    Tips for prospective students

    Keep a very open mind when looking into schools. Talk to students that already attend the university and take a tour of the campus so you can get your own feel of the school.

    In three sentences

    This school is nicknamed F.A.U. Find Another University. This school has it's good times and bad times for a lot of students; like a love/hate relationship. A friendlier staff/faculty and smoother transition into this institute is in much need of improvement.

  • 08/11/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    I have not started fall yet, but I can see the security is always ready and on the go.

    Clubs and Activities

    I am a member of three clubs at F.A.U already. I am a member of the Exercise Science and Health Promotion Club. Owl Tutoring Club and Best Buddies of F.A.U

    What to do for fun

    I like to work out at the gym and be with friends.

    Academic Rigor

    I heard F.A.U was a great school. The teachers are great in their lesson and know how to make the academic environment fun to learn. I already learned a lot more in the history class then I did in high school.

    Tips for prospective students

    Always study and do the assignments. Never slack off and always go for the gold.

    In three sentences

    I would rate it as a nine. I like the faculty and people I have meet already. I cannot wait to see start this fall.

  • 08/11/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    Sleep

    Tips for prospective students

    STUDY!

    In three sentences

    Its just that....a college. A good/ok one. Could improve. Good people

  • 08/07/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    There is ALWAYS someone awake on campus throughout the night.

    Greek Life

    The sororities and the fraternities are very entertaining. They are very informative when it comes to those that are interested in joining.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are a number of things students can participate in on campus. For example, sororities/fraternities, student government, etc.

    Great for these types of students

    This college is great for students majoring in any kind of sciences, nursing, and business.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    There is also a local church near the campus.

    What to do for fun

    In college there is ALWAYS something going on, whether its parties off campus, or events on campus.

    Food and Dining

    Campus dining is so tempting. Be sure to stay on top of what you eat or else you will be a statistic for freshmen 15.

    Dorm Life

    Dorm life is very exciting and is a wonderful experience. Meeting new people isn't at all hard. The faculty and staff are very nice. Be prepared to have FULL responsibility for ALL of your personal needs. Mommy and daddy will NOT always be able to help.

    Academic Rigor

    Always stay on top of yourself about your grades. Although the teachers are extremely nice, its always up to the student whether or not he/she passes the course. Your grades determines how much money you are granted towards your college expenses.

    Tips for prospective students

    Be prepared for a lot of temptation and prepare your minds to stay focused and study study study!

    In three sentences

    The environment is easy to adapt to. The people here are very friendly and helpful. The teachers are extremely nice.

  • 08/04/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    The Night Owl Shuttle Service is available during the Fall and Spring semester to shuttle students from class to their cars after dark. There are several raccoons to watch out for at night. The wildlife on campus is active.

    Greek Life

    As I do not live in the dorms, I am not aware of the Greek organizations.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are many active groups on campus. There are several Christian student organizations, one of which is affiliated with Calvary Chapel in Ft. Lauderdale. The Calvary FAU group presents free concerts outside at the amphitheater often. The College Democrats and College Republicans are active groups that hold debates.

    Great for these types of students

    FAU is great for students who do not mind commuting a long distance to go to class.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    The Burrow is an active roosting place for owls. The school mascot, the Owl, was created to represent the owls that have chosen FAU as their habitat. The Hillel Center is open 24/7 for all-night study. Also, at the Writing Center, students can receive help with their writing and find a quite place to work.

    Bang for the buck

    FAU is similarly priced compared to other public universities, but the inconvenience of driving long distances or relocating may not be worth it to some students. If you live near the school, you will get more for your money because you will not have to drive as far.

    What to do for fun

    Coyote Jack's is a bar that is open on campus. Also, there is a Student Recreation Center where students can play games and relax.

    Food and Dining

    There is a wide variety of food to choose from, including an organic buffet in the Student Center. There are microwaves for those who prefer to bring their own food. If you prefer to eat off campus, there are several places to do so.

    Dorm Life

    I have only attended FAU as a commuter student.

    Academic Rigor

    Depending on the level (graduate or undergraduate), the professor, and the department, classes range from fairly straightforward to very demanding. Online classes require more work and more discipline than in-person classes, but sometimes are worth it to avoid the commute. Graduate courses require anywhere from 100-300 pages of reading per week per class, in addition to writing essays. The English department requires more reading, while the Education department requires more writing.

    Tips for prospective students

    Be prepared to commute if you do not live in the area. In my 6 years at this school, I have attended classes in Port St. Lucie, Jupiter, and Boca Raton. The Treasure Coast Campus (in Port St. Lucie) was recently closed, resulting in a longer commute for students who live in the Treasure Coast area. Carpooling with someone who has a similar schedule may help with the cost of gas.

    In three sentences

    FAU is the closest option for residents from south Florida. Many students choose FAU due to its reasonable tuition cost in addition to multiple campus locations from Ft. Pierce to Ft. Lauderdale. However, the number of campuses is dwindling due to statewide budget restrictions.

  • 08/01/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    Go to the beach. Town center mall. Rec center pool. Walk around campus with friends.

    Tips for prospective students

    Focus on getting your work complete, there will be more parties and fun. its okay to miss one.

    In three sentences

    Very nice campus with active organizations. Its a very friendly campus. Help that are reliable and available when needed.

  • 07/31/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Very safe campus. There's always cop cars patrolling everywhere. Campus security is serious here, they are not some second hand security guards, they are real cops.

    Greek Life

    I'm not into Greek life, but, there are a bunch of sororities.

    Clubs and Activities

    Too many to even list. Get involved!

    Great for these types of students

    Any type of student that cares about getting an education.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Watch out for the raccoons on campus! Seriously.... watch out.

    Bang for the buck

    Cost - wise it is an excellent university to go to!

    What to do for fun

    There are so many clubs and activities to get involved in that you just can't help but join. Some are more interesting then others of course!

    Food and Dining

    There are a plethora of food choices here on campus and they are all really good.

    Dorm Life

    Not living on campus.

    Academic Rigor

    If you apply yourself, and have good time management skills, your bond to succeed!

    Tips for prospective students

    Take a campus tour first to get a feel of Florida Atlantic Uni., it's a nice school.

    In three sentences

    It's a very clean, lively, and engaging school. Go Owls!!!

  • 07/30/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Bang for the buck

    Lots to do on campus and awesome classes to take!

    What to do for fun

    There's a lot to do for fun! I like to spend time at the pool and the recreation center. And the brand new stadium is perfect for football games!

    Food and Dining

    I always grab lunch on campus. There's so many great options that are all affordable and healthy!

    Dorm Life

    I have never lived in the dorms, but I hear they are beautiful!

    Academic Rigor

    I enjoy all of my classes at FAU, but I do not always feel as challenged as I could potentially be.

    Tips for prospective students

    Make sure to get to know your teachers and advisors! They can always help you not only in the classroom, but throughout your entire academic career. Also, get involved! There are so many great clubs and sports to join.

    In three sentences

    FAU is a great school where all of its educators truly care about their students. I am getting a fabulous education and enjoying everything about college.

  • 07/30/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Campus police are always patrolling the area.

    Greek Life

    The Greek Life at FAU is really involved in the college, between fundraisers and different events, Being a part of Greek Life is a guaranteed great college experience.

    Clubs and Activities

    I knew there would be a lot of different things and different activities to get involved in during college, but at FAU it certainly exceeded what my expectations.

    Great for these types of students

    Its great for outgoing and those who like to get really involved with the community that they become a part of.

    Bang for the buck

    Its a little expensive, but what college isn't? With scholarships and financial aid you should be covered pretty well.

    What to do for fun

    There are plenty of clubs that you can get involved in that are quite fun. There's always different activities on campus that you can join in on to have a good time. Intramural sports, and different games are always going on at FAU.

    Food and Dining

    Food and dining is perfect with the meal plan I have. Simply just go to the cafeteria and choose from the extensive buffet they have set up for everyone. If you are a student at FAU, you will never go hungry.

    Dorm Life

    Dorm life is one of the best ways to meet people at FAU. Staying in a dorm has made me more of an independent person and it also has helped me hone my social skills. Staying in a dorm has been one of the highlights during my stay here at FAU.

    Academic Rigor

    At the university they are very stern from an academic standpoint. They make it very clear that you are in college to get an education to set up your life. At orientation i knew that my primary focus during my stay would definitely be my studies.

    Tips for prospective students

    Make sure you register for classes as soon as you can because they close very quickly. Get very involved, college is a time to experience many new things. Make sure you have a schedule that leaves open a day or two so you have time for yourself to study and get things done.

    In three sentences

    Its a very diverse university when it comes to the students. Its very easy to figure out what you're looking for, as far as clubs and different extra curricular activities. Im very elated that I chose this university to call home as I tackle my college journey.

  • 07/26/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Night Owls will pick you up and take you to your dorm any time you feel like you need them.

    Great for these types of students

    any and all

    What to do for fun

    Sporting events, social get togethers, beach, pool or go to the student union.

    Tips for prospective students

    JOin the student alumni association, they will teach you all about campus life and offer help to you with anything you need.

    In three sentences

    FAU is a gorgeous campus. The faculty, staff and students are so helpful. I fell safe at my new home away from home.

  • 07/26/2012

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    Campus Safety

    they have cops who just work the campus are and they are armed. all the dorms need a key card to open and there is a ton of people around so you are pretty much safe as can be

    Greek Life

    they don't have houses yet but they have about 30 different fraternities to choose from

    Clubs and Activities

    they have about 50 or 60 clubs from a mythbusters club to a paintball club and activities all year round from bonfires to foam parties.

    Bang for the buck

    well im spending a total off 7 grand a semester without scholarships and from what I have seen that's a good price for the experience you are getting there.

    What to do for fun

    there is a lot of parties. games are free for students and the tailgating is fun. they have the mall and beach 10 mins away and clubs about 20 mins away. trust me you wont get bored with all they have.

    Food and Dining

    they have a lot of choices between a all you can eat buffet quiznos wendys and starbucks. you will never go hungry and the food taste good so you not eating because you have to you do because you enjoy it.

    Dorm Life

    the dorms are pretty big depending on where you stay they are clean when you get there and will be when you leave as long as you keep it clean. the beds were not the best but better than most dorm beds ive heard about.

    Academic Rigor

    from what I have heard the classes seem hard enough to keep you learning at a good pace and the teachers have a no nonsense kind of attitude your there to learn so learn.

    Tips for prospective students

    I would say go here and use all the programs they have to help you pass. go to professors office hours to introduce yourself and get a head start on housing and registering for classes. also do camp owls you get to move in earlier and meet people.

    In three sentences

    FAU seems like a good school with good teachers and programs. the dorms were nice to stay in and most of the students are there to better themselves. also the classes are fairly close so your not running from building to building.

  • 07/25/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    There's an annual bonfire held for the start of the football season and it gets pretty hype on campus.

    What to do for fun

    There's a lot to do for fun on campus. There are volleyball courts, intramural sports, there's always free events on campus, there's a state of the art gym where you can get a good workout or play some basketball and also you can participate in the fitness groups held here. The mall is nearby, and there's always a party going on somewhere near.

    Food and Dining

    The food is okay but after a while you get tired of eating the same thing every single day. They trick you at orientation because the cafe shows out and makes extra good food to make you think that's what it's going to be like everyday, but it is not.

    Dorm Life

    The dorms are in pretty good shape, especially the new upperclassman apartments. It is fun and a great experience that all freshman should go through. Living on campus is convenient for students and highly recommended.

    Academic Rigor

    A lot of the classes can be difficult, it honestly depends on your professor and how they choose to teach the course. Be sure to use the helpful website: ratemyprofessor.com The math department is probably one of the worst because you have to basically teach yourself.

    Tips for prospective students

    Make sure you have your financial aid all in check! Don't be afraid to make friends. Study hard and avoid the freshman 15!

    In three sentences

    Beautiful campus. The financial aid office is not very helpful at all. The campus has many awesome events on campus and is always giving away free things.

  • 07/19/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Great. There night owls are wonderful.

    Greek Life

    It is alive and well, but I don't know much about it- never participated.

    Great for these types of students

    The University welcomes all types!

    What to do for fun

    There are tons of open grassy areas and big shady trees. Bring a blanket and read under a tree. Also can hang out in breeze way.

    Food and Dining

    The cafeteria was just re-done. The restaurants offer healthy and tasty options!

    Academic Rigor

    Depends on program/class/professor.

    Tips for prospective students

    Tour the school with a current student prior to starting.

    In three sentences

    FAU is a diverse and dynamic University. FAU has wonderful programs with professional and well educated instructors. FAU is a safe and comfortable environment.

  • 07/17/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Fantastic, night owls keeps you safe at night if you don't want to walk around in the park, and the campus police always take care of any possible trouble.

    Greek Life

    Many frats and soroities, I have many friends involved in Greek life and they absolutely love it!

    Clubs and Activities

    Lots of clubs, many fraternities, there's always something at FAU for the seeker.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    FAU is the closest university to the beach on the east coast.

    Bang for the buck

    If you work hard you will definitely get your bang for the buck.

    What to do for fun

    The beach, nearby nightlife, amusement parks within an hour, on-campus activities.

    Food and Dining

    The on-campus food is solid (Quiznos, Wendeys etc.) but the city of Boca Raton has some fantastic restaurants nearby.

    Dorm Life

    Beautiful dorms, especially the new one's that were just built next to the brand new stadium. Also the beach is only a few miles away so there are so very fun places to go around the campus.

    Academic Rigor

    Depending on your major the coursework can be pretty tough. From my experience, the college of science, specifically chemistry is one of the top departments in Florida. Also the the college of business is a top college and well known.

    Tips for prospective students

    Apply early! The school is growing like crazy and you definitely want to get your application in on time to have the best shot at being accepted. I would also recommend to get involved on campus because not many universities are in a processes of becoming more and really establishing itself on a national stage.

    In three sentences

    Florida Atlantic University is a fantastic school. Florida Atlantic University has a beautiful, growing campus in sunny Boca Raton. Florida Atlantic University has excellent professors that are more than happy to help students in all aspects of their academic careers.

  • 07/17/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    I go to the movies, rock climbing walls, run 5ks and 10ks. I paddle board and go to art shows with my friends.

    Food and Dining

    I buy my own food.

    Dorm Life

    I live off campus

    Academic Rigor

    I study every day for at least 2 hours. I make written notes and typed notes. I visit my professors and ask questions. I attend all of my classes. I am on time. I get together with my classmates and study.

    Tips for prospective students

    Make Goals and make back up goals. Never give up. Study.

    In three sentences

    A quite campus. Devoted to its students. Provides the education I need.

  • 07/17/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Throughout the day there are police and security employees driving throughout campus. If you do not see an officer in your surrounding area, there are security poles in bright blue located throughout campus for student safety.

    Greek Life

    FAU offers a Greek life at FAU for those students who want to be a part of a sister- or brotherhood. However, if you are seeking a traditional style Greek life, FAU is not for you. There are no sorority or fraternity houses on campus, and the amount of people involved is much smaller than other major Universities.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are numerous clubs and activities for students to get involved in. Check them out here at: http://www.fau.edu/student/broward/sil/clubs.php.

    Great for these types of students

    FAU is a great campus for commuter students. This is because parking is easy to find and it is located right off of I-95 on Glades Road.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    There is a climbing tower located on FAU's campus that is available for students who seek adventure and adrenaline rushes!

    Bang for the buck

    Since FAU is a public school, the payment per credit hour is not very expensive in comparison with a private institute. The sporting events admission is almost always free for students. There is also free tutoring offered at FAU and other programs available in fairly cheap prices.

    What to do for fun

    FAU has a beautiful and full equipped gym located across from the new stadium if you are a workout junkie. There is also numerous sporting events, shows, and club sponsored events run throughout the year.

    Food and Dining

    There are multiple dining locations throughout FAU. The University has about everything a student is craving, whether that be a quick coffee and snack, or a sit-down meal.

    Dorm Life

    The dorms at FAU are beautiful and either recently renovated or constructed. The student living faculty run community gatherings and special events for students who choose to live on campus.

    Academic Rigor

    FAU has policies and regulations that students and faculty must follow that are made very clear and strictly enforced.

    Tips for prospective students

    Get help when needed. There are many available and free options for tutoring and peer counseling through the University.

    In three sentences

    FAU is a great school to those who want to be near the water and experience the South Florida lifestyle. FAU has degrees that can be used in the major cities surrounding the Boca Raton area. FAU's teachers are focused on their students' success.

  • 07/15/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    As safe as I think any college could get.

    Greek Life

    Don't participate in greek life.

    Clubs and Activities

    I'm involved in a sports club but I don't know much about any of the others.

    Great for these types of students

    Great of any nursing or science related field students and also for economics and such student.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    None that I know of.

    Bang for the buck

    Prices are increasing. Not awful but could be on its way there.

    What to do for fun

    Super nice gym and pool so I always recommend laying out, working out, or going to one of the gym classes. Hanging out at starbucks is always entertaining. Walk down the breezeway to see some fun and interesting things.

    Food and Dining

    Compared to large college campuses the selection looks small, but they have a different place for every different cuisine. PLUS Starbucks and Dunkin Donuts!

    Dorm Life

    Innovation dorms = A++++ Old dorms (Heritage Park Towers, etc.) = B-

    Academic Rigor

    I gave it three stars just because as an average/good student I feel like the classes are usually not to bad aside from a certain few.

    Tips for prospective students

    Use ratemyprofessor.com to pick your poison! Don't judge the school by its campus, yes things are old but there is a lot of new going up. Use campus resources to help you! They are FREE!

    In three sentences

    Classes are not easy but also are not exceptionally difficult (aside from math courses). The school is building itself up; new stadium, dorms, buildings. Friendly and easy going atmosphere.

  • 07/13/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    I feel very safe here for numerous reasons. One being that there is a Night Owls service where after 7pm, you can call them, whether you're walking alone, parked really far, or it's raining. They will pick you up in a golf cart and take you anywhere on campus.

    Greek Life

    There is greek and sorority life who coordinates the best parties and helps meet people and form new friendships.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are many activities and clubs you could get involved in that are mostly funded through fund raisers and are a lot of fun such as the fencing club, horse back riding club, and unofficial athletics. There are also many events and even job opportunities on campus available.

    Great for these types of students

    Outgoing, easygoing students who are open to new things and different types people.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    There is an annual bonfire on campus where we burn our homecoming rivals mascot in wood form. It's a lot of fun and even made it on the news.

    Bang for the buck

    It's actually not all that much more in cost than Browasrd College or Palm Beach Community College. It is much more worth it because you get more out of your college experience and enjoy the on-campus benefits such as free entry to athletics and the state of the art gym.

    What to do for fun

    Get involved in the on-campus activities such as rock-climbing, kayaking trips, movie nights, open mic nights, etc.

    Food and Dining

    They have a variety of foods to choose from, mexican food to asian food to sandwiches to smoothies,though it's up to you to make the healthier choices. My favorite place to eat on campus is Einstein Bros. Bagels.

    Dorm Life

    Everyone is so nice and not afraid to just start a conversation in the elevator/laundry room to pass the time or even let their neighbor borrow their hairdryer. The dorms have a lot of space and truly give you the college experience.

    Academic Rigor

    The courses are challenging but in all the right ways as the professors actually do what they can to teach and open your mind to new things regarding the subject. There is no easy way or doing just enough to get by as the work encourages you to be a better student.

    Tips for prospective students

    I would get involved in clubs of interest and the several on-campus activities. Also, be very open to meeting new people and making new friends because it's easier than it seems around here.

    In three sentences

    I love it here at Florida Atlantic University. Everyone here is very outgoing and friendly, the staff and professors are very willing to be of any help or support in your education here, and the atmosphere here is very free and welcoming.

  • 07/13/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    The Beach! Only 5 minutes from campus, the beach is a great place to hang out all year round. Some students like the clubs around Boca/Ft. Lauderdale for the night life, or the mall (3 minutes away) for part-time jobs or shopping, and kicking back in the Student Union is always an option.

    Food and Dining

    Any time you eat the same thing for weeks in a row it get's boring. Luckily, the staff in the caf do their best to mix it up and there is a soup/salad/bread bar that's available all the time. There's a meal plan for virtually every type of student and the food court has over 7 restaurants. My favorite food places are Dunkin' Donuts (for late nights in the library) and Einstein Bagels (for early mornings before an 8:00am exam).

    Dorm Life

    Residential Life is always having free food events and a new fully furnished (with washer and dryer...free laundry!) dorm was just built next to our new football stadium. One of the best kept secrets is the Business and Professional Women's Scholarship House which is a free housing opportunity for women with at least 3.0 GPA's.

    Academic Rigor

    Unless you're going for a technical degree like nursing, engineering, or education, you'll find that the classes are pretty easy. After a while, classwork get's boring except for the occasional project. The good side is if you decide not to procrastinate, it's simple to earn A's.

    Tips for prospective students

    Get involved! Whatever you put into FAU is what you get out. If you just hop from work, to class, and home...you won't like it. Take those extra 5 minutes and introduce yourself to your professor (they give GREAT letters of recommendation), go to a comedy show or carnival, or volunteer with Multicultural Affairs (3 semester hours = 1 free textbook!).

    In three sentences

    Before attending Florida Atlantic University I thought F.A.U. stood for Find Another University! Once I got involved my entire experience changed for the better. The endless programs/organizations developed me as a stronger professional, entrepreneur, and community leader and I wouldn't have it any other way!

  • 07/12/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    We have our own police department who are patrolling campus 24 hours a day. We also have blue lights which are located on campus & with the click of a button someone is on the line asking your emergency & meanwhile a police officer is on his way.

    Greek Life

    I myself joined Alpha Phi Omega Fraternity Inc during my sophomore year and I was upset I waited so late. Being in my organization has led me to meet some amazing people and not only in my fraternity. We often team up for community service projects or educational forums to promote to the student body.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are tons of clubs and each year I try a new one in efforts of not taking on too much, but I would recommend FAU to anyone for our clubs and activities.

    Great for these types of students

    FAU is great for outgoing students, if you're looking to network and meet people who are into the same things as you, I'd recommend here because there is truly something for everyone.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    We have two traditions that I know of, one that I will NEVER break and that is stepping on the FAU Seal in front of the Student Union. They say if you disobey this rule that you are guaranteed not to graduate on time, so far its working for me! The other just started this year when we got out football stadium, before every game the football players lead a walk over to the recreational center where we have our mascot Owlsley the Owl and everyone takes turn rubbing him for good luck.

    What to do for fun

    There are a bunch of fun opportunities at FAU. We have all kinds of clubs, sororities and fraternities. I myself joined a community service fraternity and I love it, we are always doing community service and hanging out. Aside from the student organizations FAU has days where the breezeway is turned into a carnival, you literally leave class & there are all sorts of games to play for fun prizes and free giveaways!

    Food and Dining

    The food is okay, not great. I used to love it but maybe after 2 years of eating the same thing I got kind of bored, my third year I lived in a dorm with a kitchen so I cooked & I enjoyed that much better.

    Dorm Life

    I absolutely love the dorms here on campus! I have lived in one for the past 3 years and I don't regret it one bit! The dorms are a comfortable size and make you feel right at home. All of the halls have weekly programs that allow you to meet new friends while doing something fun and educational.

    Academic Rigor

    There is no doubt about it that FAU is indeed a challenging university but nothing is impossible. All of the teachers have office hours and make it super easy to get in contact with them for some help. As long as you apply yourself and differentiate study time and play time you will be absolutely fine.

    Tips for prospective students

    Smile! Smiling is the biggest tip that I can offer, everyone is super friendly but you have to be willing to accept it. I've met tons of friends and have been involved in various clubs and projects on campus and they ALL started with a smile to a stranger and getting to know someone new.

    In three sentences

    FAU is a very warm environment from the friendly and diverse students to the informative professors. It is very hard to not be involved seeing as though we have tons of activities that would appeal to anyone. I have loved this university for the past 3 years and have never regretted my decision in coming here.

  • 07/11/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    The school offers events like movie night, carnival/parties and comedy nights (inviting in comedians). Also, there's a nice movie theater close by, in addition to Boomers Fun park and the town center mall.

    Food and Dining

    For the tuition-paid cafe, go at the specific meal times (ie lunch @ 12pm, dinner @ 5pm) to get the best fresh food. Also go to the special events, like Scottish Night or Carnivale Night. Second cafe has quizno's, pizza hut, wendy's etc. Good for quick pick up of food.

    Dorm Life

    The dorms might not first class, but I always found them comfortable and fun. Attending floor meetings is a great way to meet your neighbors. Also keep an eye out for dorm-wide events, like bbq's or parties (free food!)

    Academic Rigor

    FAU classes are set at a good pace, giving work and exams without overloading the students. Just keep focused and you won't get overwhelmed during finals

    Tips for prospective students

    Make sure you are 100% behind your decisions about anything college related. Live on campus at least one year! Don't pick any early morning classes (you just may end up sleeping through all!) Attend every class (even if you don't pay 100% attention)

    In three sentences

    FAU is an open, medium-sized campus that is easy to travel through. The administration is a bit lofty and isolated to reach and communicate with, however the professors are extremely well-versed and helpful. Overall, FAU is a good solid college, just keep focused on what you want!

  • 07/11/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    The campus is in a nice area, so generally there isn't much to fear about anything big happening, but there is usually also a good amount of cops on or near campus at all times, and they have an emergency system that they send e-mails out through if anything should come up.

    Greek Life

    They don't really have a typical Greek life where there are rows of frat houses when you are driving through campus, but there is still a good variety of frats and sororities to join if you are interested.

    Clubs and Activities

    FAU usually offers a ton of different clubs and activities that are always changing so there usually something happening every week. It all depends on whether you want to put in the time to attend, they are usually worth it though to at least check it out.

    Great for these types of students

    Students who want a variety of program choices at an accredited university without having to move far away. Also for anyone who wants to live in a nice location with a variety of things to do.

    Bang for the buck

    Although they recently raised tuition, this school is good for the many in south Florida that want to go to school locally and not have to live on campus. You save A LOT of money by choosing not to live on campus and commuting. They also usually offer a lot of free services included in the tuition if you do your research and take advantage of them.

    What to do for fun

    On campus itself, there's usually a good amount of parties going on (both school organized and not) and they have a lot of different clubs and activities to get involved with. Boca Raton is also a large city with many places to hang out at nearby, such as the mall, movie theaters, boomers, Mizner Park, hookah hut, and many more.

    Food and Dining

    They have a large size dining hall for if you have meal plans, or if you want to eat there on certain days. They also have a large food court with places like Wendy's and Quiznos to appeal to pretty much any one's taste in food. They also have a couple of restaurants on campus to check out. Usually there is no way you wouldn't find something to eat (especially because there is a bunch of restaurants within a short driving distance as well.

    Dorm Life

    They have a pretty good selection of dorms depending on what is in your budget and what type of roommate situation you are looking for. They recently constructed a new living quarters with single rooms and great amenities.

    Academic Rigor

    They are not yet know for being as academically rigorous as the huge universities like UF or FSU, but they definitely are on par with them, and have a great curriculum for pretty much any program offered. They also have a good selection of professors that are generally helpful and well-informed.

    Tips for prospective students

    *Be open and check out as many clubs/activities as you can. It's a great way to meet people and find new hobbies. *Make sure to take a good amount of classes without putting yourself out. *They offer transportation services around campus if you don't have a car or can't find parking. *Try to get to classes earlier so you can find parking if you don't live close enough to walk. *Always check out the breezeway, they usually have some kind of activities or free giveaways.

    In three sentences

    It is a great university that keeps growing and expanding, and has new modern buildings. It has a beautiful, scenic location, and has a wide variety of programs that it offers. Definitely a good school to check out.

  • 07/05/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Food and Dining

    the food is wonderful, different vendors are available on campus.

    Academic Rigor

    Academic work are of course fair and professors are wonderful.

    Tips for prospective students

    Be willing to get involve in various activities in both off campus and on campus. It is well worth it because that is the beginning of networking with the community.

    In three sentences

    FAU is one of the most amazing school for any social work major students. The school of social work is a very friendly environment where both faculty and staff are always available to assist students. The school overall is wonderful and I wouldn't change anything if I was to go back and make a decision.

  • 07/05/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Campus security is incredibly tight and on top of the university having their own police department including volunteer officers (mostly students majoring in criminal justice), the Boca Raton police department constantly has officers roaming around campus. A nice perk to living on campus is also the Night Owl transportation system. Also comprised of volunteer students, the nighttime only group drives golf carts around campus helping to get students to their late-night destinations. All you have to do is call their hotline and someone will come pick you up no matter where you are on campus.

    Greek Life

    Greek Life does not dominate the campus which makes your experience that much better if joining a sorority or fraternity is not for you. However, if you do choose to go greek I can guarantee that you will find the perfect fit.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are so many ways to get involved on campus it could make your head spin. There is a club or organization for everyone and they're easy to join because the members are always recruiting. Watch out for their informational tables set up down the breezeway most days out of the year.

    Great for these types of students

    Fun-loving, fashionable, beach bums, skaters, hard-working.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Coyote Jack's Bar and Grill is the campus sports bar where students go to hangout, drink beer (they have several different beers on tap!), and eat really good food. The prices of the meals average between 5-8 dollars. Many clubs and greek organizations also hold events there.

    Bang for the buck

    Overall, Florida Atlantic University is an absolutely incredible deal for the cost. Your first year will cost you approximately 8K and your experience will be unforgettable.

    What to do for fun

    What isn't there to do for fun? Boca Raton has amazing shopping and restaurants. If that doesn't please you, the nightlife in both Ft. Lauderdale and Miami are a quick drive down I-95 away. The school also offers a party bus that takes students to the clubs in Miami if you can't make the drive. But my favorite part of living in South Florida, is no matter if you're in Boca, Ft. Laudy, or Miami, you will always be walking distance from some of the most beautiful beaches in the world. There is nothing like biting into a fresh fish sandwich at an ocean grill while staring out into gorgeous turquoise blue waters. You just have to experience it.

    Food and Dining

    The student cafeteria is where my ratings take a dive. I can count the amount of times I ate at the cafeteria on one hand and still have fingers left over. Avoid it the best you can. However, we do have a food court available with a wide variety of options. It's kind of like a mall food court, except smaller and cheaper. My personal favorites included Chick-N-Grill (it's a cross between Moe's and Chipotle), and JuiceBlendz (similar to Tropical Smoothie Cafe).

    Dorm Life

    The dorm life at FAU is part of what makes this college so incredibly unique. There literally is a building for every type of student at this school. There are freshman buildings, suites, apartments, all in a vast range of prices and qualities. However, if you like the lap of luxury then the brand new high rises that I like to call home, properly entitled Innovation Village Apartments is the place to be and it is exactly as it says. Innovative. The two high-rises (North and South tower) are comprised of both 4 bed/ 2 bath apartments and 2 bed/ 2 bath apartments. Each living space is furnished complete with full size beds, has a full kitchen (yes, with a dishwasher), imitation wood flooring, carpeting in the bedrooms and the North tower receives both a washing machine and dryer in each apartment. The two buildings share a courtyard with a swimming pool area, beach volleyball courts, and a barbecue pit. The entire complex is also secluded by a gate so if you're not registered to live there you can't get in! This is the elite in college living. It is as some have described it very Boca Raton.

    Academic Rigor

    Classes will be as hard as you choose to make them...unless they're actually hard. Some professors choose to push their students very hard but most classes are run-of-the-mill-classic-cliche-college: if you go to class, pay attention, study hard, attend review sessions, and overall show the professor that you care about your grade, you will have little to no difficulty passing with flying colors. However, if you choose to sleep instead of attend lectures, skip out on the studying because you think you can wing it well then college is going to be a very challenging few years for you.

    Tips for prospective students

    Always check ratemyprofessor.com before signing up for a class! If you're not willing to put in the work it takes to get a good grade, sign up for an easier class. Be prepared to have fun! South Florida has so much to offer and it's critical to take advantage. Always check your email; self-explanatory. JUST DO IT. Lastly, avoid the Breezeway between the hours of 10-2; the overload of students can be overwhelming if you're running late for a class or have a long distance to walk.

    In three sentences

    Florida Atlantic University is one of Florida's best kept college secrets. The campus is beautiful and the staff is top notch. Located in sunny South Florida, you'll find yourself in a paradise where it is summer all year long.

  • 07/04/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Bang for the buck

    Tuition is not as bad as most schools and the curriculum is nearly the same anywhere you go so the bang for your buck is decent.

    What to do for fun

    There's a lot to do here and really easy to do them. The variety of clubs offers something for everybody. Perhaps the funnest activity I've tried was taking one of the classes they offer at the gym.

    Food and Dining

    The food is good, you'll gain the freshmen 15 with no problem, but do not fear the gym is accessible to all students.

    Dorm Life

    The dorms aren't glamorous but they do the job.

    Academic Rigor

    Regarding academics, it depends on your major. Some majors have more difficult coursework than others. I haven't taken a class that wasn't conquerable yet and I'm a junior science major.

    Tips for prospective students

    Don't judge a professor based on Ratemyprofessor.com! The only review you should trust is your own!

    In three sentences

    FAU is a great university and not super expensive like others. Its diversity is its most attractive feature. The faculty loves what they do and do their jobs well!

  • 07/02/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    What I like is the owl night taxies that pick people up at night if students call them or text them telling them their location and from there taking them to their cars, I think is very safe because its dark.

    Clubs and Activities

    Great clubs and activities that help build connections and networks.

    Great for these types of students

    For any type of students because its very international.

    What to do for fun

    It has the gym open very early and close late for dance classes. Has also pool and where to play volleyball around the campus. The best is the night events that fraternity houses do.

    Food and Dining

    Excellent variety of food. Has the cafeteria for students who buy meal plans. Also, the union where have different restaurants.

    Dorm Life

    Is excellent have a lot of activities for students staying there. the problem is that is so expensive that not all have the opportunity. School should lower the rate.

    Academic Rigor

    Push yourself to the end. Might change majors but always have two in mind. Do what you would like not what will pay you more.

    Tips for prospective students

    To go and look for your future early. Be best friends with advising from the beginning. Enjoy it.

    In three sentences

    Has great opportunity and variety of careers. The only problem is that advising doesn't help students truck their courses and give information. But that is why students are successful like me because we learn ourselves and push ourselves to the best.

  • 07/01/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    This was an area I checked on before I moved here. Other than the petty crime usually present on a college campus this size, I was pleased to find no evidence of violence.

    Greek Life

    This university has several Greek frats, for males and females. They advertise all over campus.

    Clubs and Activities

    On campus, there are clubs and activities of every description. Odds are, if you were a member of a club before, you will find its successor here.

    Great for these types of students

    The atmosphere here lends itself to a serious application of your talents. No matter where you end up, you can rest assured that the best of instruction will be placed before you.

    Bang for the buck

    The cost of living in this part of the state is extremely expensive. I came from Virginia before I moved to Florida, and was dismayed at the cost of items here. Everything from rent to food will easily run twice what you may pay at home.

    What to do for fun

    There are many recreational activities in this area. From swimming to inside pursuits, a student will find no shortage of fun.

    Food and Dining

    The university is surrounded by fast food establishments. But do not waste your time there. The cafeteria on site is first rate.

    Dorm Life

    I have always lived off campus.

    Academic Rigor

    This university is academically rigorous and second to none when it comes to assignments.

    Tips for prospective students

    Be prepared to focus on academics. Study hard, get plenty of rest, and take care of your health.

    In three sentences

    FAU is an academically rigorous university. A student is not able to hide easily. Several employers in the area hire FAU graduates.

  • 06/29/2012

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    Food and Dining

    The food is getting better. They have a coyote jacks there that taste really good.

    Dorm Life

    The dorm is pretty normal. FAU just built a few beautiful dorm apartments for upperclassmen. It is extremely beautiful.

    Academic Rigor

    The classes at FAU all are here to only help us do better. We have those professors who will teach and you are on your on, and then you have those professors who will help you when you ask. Just make sure you are always focused, studying, and ready to learn

    In three sentences

    Florida Atlantic University is a very exquisite site. The school next to the beach allows us to have very peaceful study areas, and grab up a surf after. The diversity of people at the school allows us to meet different people and personalities that can allow us to view different cultures, which is what college is all about.

  • 06/27/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Clubs and Activities

    Stay active on campus. This makes it easy to make friends and stay busy.

    Bang for the buck

    FAU is mighty pricey and not located in a college student friendly environment. Boca is swarming with old people.

    What to do for fun

    Beach, parties in nearby apartments, campus events.

    Food and Dining

    The cafeteria food isn't the best, but sometimes they have surprisingly good meals

    Dorm Life

    Dorms are extremely overpriced, but nicer than most schools.

    Tips for prospective students

    Make friends with people in your class. Lock up your bike. Look at teacher reviews before registering.

    In three sentences

    The Florida Atlantic University Boca Raton Campus is developing. It is not located in a college town. The campus is very close to the beach.

  • 06/26/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    Go to school events, there are 200 clubs on campus, sororities and fraternities. the mall and beach are both only a couple minutes away, and

    Food and Dining

    The food is great there are variously different franchises and restaurants on campus and near housing. The school cafeteria is also amazing.And offer alot of eclectic foods!

    Dorm Life

    There are many students on campus, everyone is extremely friendly , you meet new people everyday, and there is always something to do. Dorms are comfortable and clean, the view is great, and parties happen often. So enjoy yourself.

    Academic Rigor

    Classes range from every academic level and the work is fair but thorough.

    Tips for prospective students

    Know exactly what you are getting into when you attend College and be prepared. Know what your going to pay and when. Organize your costs and your cash inflow. Guessing about what will happen should never be an option.

    In three sentences

    Florida Atlantic University is the absolute best. It has given me the opportunities i could only dream about. They want me to succeed, and with that push, maybe i just will.

  • 06/26/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Safety is beyond great ! There's night owls which is a cart that someone from staff drives (usually a student), that you can call and they take you anywhere on campus. School Police is always around and security for any emergency.

    Greek Life

    I am in Alpha Xi Delta, I love my sisters.

    Clubs and Activities

    The volley ball team and SGA.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    My dorm floor would make game nights as well as movie nights. They had activities on campus all the time, like the fair, Greek week and more!

    Bang for the buck

    Living on campus is beyond awesome, you get to wake up and go to class with no hurry and you meet great people.

    What to do for fun

    I work when I don't have class, go to the gym and like to study. Doesnt sound very fun but its a great pass time.

    Food and Dining

    They have a buffet and many places to eat on campus. I was very careful to not gain the freshman 15 by eating healthy and going to the gym. Over all there food quality is awesome especially the cooks and staff.

    Dorm Life

    I live on campus and it is fantastic. I have met people from all over the country and even from china. You get a step closer to real life since you're basically living on your own.

    Academic Rigor

    They are very defined when it comes to academics. Grades are very important and attendance as well that's how your able to pass quizzes and exams.

    Tips for prospective students

    Basically go to class early, do not wait until the last minute to study, and don't party. School was made to learn, you'll have so many opportunities to party later on. And lastly pick classes that relate to your major.

    In three sentences

    First and foremost Florida Atlantic University is a magnificent school. It has a great amount of diversity and new opportunities for everyone. I am content with my choice mainly because they have my major and I am still close to home.

  • 06/25/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    I always see security gaurds and cameras everywhere so i feel pretty safe. They also have this alert system which sends a text message to your phone if there is an emergency

    Great for these types of students

    This school is great for people who love the enviornment, and especially the beach.

    Bang for the buck

    The campus gym is AWESOME

    What to do for fun

    Head to the beach it's like a 5 minute drive east on Glades road( the road the school is off of) and the mall is 5 minute drive the opposite way.

    Food and Dining

    There are several resturaunts around campus and vending machines everywhere incase you're running late. If time is on your side you can head east or west on Glades Rd and find varieties of resturaunts to eat or work at ;)

    Dorm Life

    I don't live in a dorm but hear it's pretty nice, there's a lot of young people everywhere and it's convenient not having to commute some poepl drive an hour away to get there.

    Academic Rigor

    So far so good for me, but i go out of my way to study.

    Tips for prospective students

    Get a bicycle or skate board because the campus is big, long walk from parkinglots to classes or even from class to class

    In three sentences

    The college is pretty big but the main street is almost always congested due to construction. Other than that everyone seems happy to be there

  • 06/24/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    There is a campus police division that is always patrolling the campus. There are emergency call stations scattered all over campus. Boca Raton is one of the safest cities in Florida because it has the lowest crime rate. Florida Atlantic University is unquestionably safe.

    Greek Life

    I am currently a founding father of a Triangle Fraternity colony at Florida Atlantic University. Triangle recruits engineering, scientists and architects to be members but there are many other fraternities at FAU. There is a lot of Greek life spirit at Florida Atlantic. Triangle has only been a FAU for a semester but during that time we competed in a Greek event called Rock the Vote. It was a talent competition among the fraternities and sororities. Teams were made and a lot of time was put into practicing for the competition. When the day came for the everyone to to get on stage I was blown away by how amazing everyone's performance was. There was choreographed dancing, some teams had a person who could sing and there was no shortage of cheering from the audience. This is only one event that takes place here but there is much more to see and do at FAU.

    What to do for fun

    Florida Atlantic is right on the beach. I don't know what could be more fun than long, warm days playing with your friends on the beach. There is a movie theater near campus as well. You can get in line for a midnight release to reward yourself for doing well in class. There is on campus gym which has extensive facilities to burn off stress after class. The gym also has a large lap pool for swimmers and a pool for people who just want to relax in the water.

    Food and Dining

    The dinning on campus might not be as great as a home cooked meal but keeping a few thousand students fed is no easy task and Florida Atlantic pulls if off very well. There is a student cafeteria that any student or guest can access. There are meal plans for students who live on campus and for commuting students who want food in between their classes. The food there is pretty good because you can get as much as you want and they keep a good variety most of the time. There is also a food court which has regular eateries like Quiznos, Wendy's, Papa Johns and other places. Most importantly there is a Starbucks and Dunkin Donuts on campus. These places are perfect for a student to get their caffeine fix for a late night study session. There is an on campus convince store at many locations all over the campus for students to buy snacks, drinks, candy, toiletries and small essentials on campus students might need.

    Dorm Life

    If you can afford it I highly recommend living on campus. It makes getting to class much more convenient and less hectic than having to fight for parking or wake up extra early and wait extra hours for your class to start. If you compare living on campus to living in a Boca Raton apartment you would find that the housing cost is a great price. Most places in Boca Raton go for at least $700 and you might have to pay for utilities, water and find your own furniture. Living on campus you just pay your housing cost and then you get as much water and electricity as you need. That means you get as much air conditioning as you need too and AC is essential to living in South Florida.

    Academic Rigor

    As a Mechanical Engineering student I am proud to say I have one of the most difficult courses that a student can take while going to Florida Atlantic University or any college. There are many great teachers at FAU. I have taken all of my base credit classes and I received all As and Bs thanks to hard work and communicating with my professors. However, two classes were particularly difficult for base credit classes Physics 1 for Engineers and Physics 2 for Engineers. The professor was the same for both classes and equally unhelpful. He was very hard to understand due to his heavy accent and he did not really care about teaching. The ratio to great professors to poor professors is about four to one. For every four good professors there is one that is no help what so ever.

    Tips for prospective students

    Take time to study on campus. I know for me that studying next to a television is hard to do so I go to the library or one of the engineering buildings and find a quiet place to study. Also bring an umbrella with you if you go to school during the summer because there are many surprise rain clouds that will sneak up on you. If you live off campus find parking early because after 9:00am it is bumper to bumper till at least 11:00am Monday through Thursday. After that it is hard finding a parking spot that is convenient. You will be able to find parking but it might be a long walk to your class.

    In three sentences

    Florida Atlantic is big enough to offer a variety of opportunities to its students. However, it is small enough so you can still find your friends after a hard day of class. Florida Atlantic is a great place to start your first steps to a career of your choice.

  • 06/23/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Safest campus I've been on so far.

    Great for these types of students

    Ambitious, non-partying, focused, determined, and diligent.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Every once in a while, clubs will holds events or protests in the middle of the campus - or as I call it, the court. This is the spot where (as long as it's authorized by FAU) anyone's opinions can be voiced for the public.

    Bang for the buck

    Tuition is a little steep, but compared to a majority of the other universities in Florida, it is most definitely one of the cheapest with more programs and a friendly environment. From what I heard of my friends attending other major universities here, we have one the safest, friendliest, and most knowledgeable campuses in state.

    What to do for fun

    Volleyball, bike riding, their fantastic gym, or just going to the Burrow to hang out.

    Food and Dining

    The best food on campus is at the restaurant by the Burrow.

    Dorm Life

    I live off-campus.

    Tips for prospective students

    Attend every class, pay attention, and if you ever feel like a teacher is being unfair, give each professor a chance and ask for help during office hours. Every professor is called cruel by the students who never ask for help out of class.

    In three sentences

    FAU used to stand for Find Another University, but in my experience, it does not mean that at all. Through this university, I have had the opportunity to truly see what my major deals with; learn from professors who love their subjects and project their immense understanding of the topics to us in a manner any student can understand; and even had the pleasure to attend a speech by President Barack Obama. Three sentences is frankly a little to small to express my joy for choosing to attend Florida Atlantic University.

  • 06/22/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    For fun, i like to get involved in campus activites such as bbq's, comedy shows and etc. I also go to the beach with my friends alot.

    Food and Dining

    The food is pretty good. The school also has another food court that offers Wendy's, Papa johns and etc. There is also a restaurant that has really good food and it is a nice hangout spot.

    Dorm Life

    The dorms are fun. It is a great way to meet new people. The student apts are good if you like more privacy and a little more freedom.

    Academic Rigor

    The classes are pretty good. Some are really large like the math classes, but they always offer si sessions / tutoring. Some majors such as Education majors have smaller ones.

    Tips for prospective students

    Be very informed about each program. You need to know what classes you need to take and when it is best to take them. Also, make sure that you know what other hours you may need to complete for your major such as interning and volunteer hours. You should take classes during the summer because it can effect you later on when it comes to graduation and financial aid.

    In three sentences

    I believe Florida Atlantic has several excellent programs offered to the students. I would give this school and 8 out of 10. The Education program is highly accredited.

  • 06/22/2012

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    What to do for fun

    Shop at the Boca Mall!

    Tips for prospective students

    Make sure to keep in touch with your assigned counselor.

    In three sentences

    The administrators are very helpful and efficient. They got back to my very quickly whenever i had a question or concern. Also, the campus is beautiful and clean.

  • 06/21/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Each night the Night Owls are on call to pick up students on a golf cart to take them from location to location around campus if students do not feel safe walking. Also officers drive around campus 24/7 and are alert when something does not seem right.

    Greek Life

    FAU is not really big on Greek life, but there presence is definitely felt.

    Clubs and Activities

    I was in SAA which is a great way to meet students and also learn more about your school. The group is very interactive and has alot of perks.

    Great for these types of students

    FAU is a great school for all types of students. It caters to everyone's need.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    In front of the Student Union on the ground there is the school's logo in tile that everyone says do not walk on it because its bad luck.

    Bang for the buck

    For the quality of education, the nice dorm life offered, and the entertainment thrown by the school each semester it is well worth your money. Surprisingly, the school is affordable as well.

    What to do for fun

    We are located minutes away from the beach and the mall which is convenient when you want to get away from campus. Also, we are not far from West Palm Beach and Miami for a little nightlife fun.

    Food and Dining

    Although the cafeteria may grow old after a few weeks, other alternative food places around campus will keep your stomach full and taste buds happy.

    Dorm Life

    FAU has BEST dorms in the state of Florida! Most of them are new and are very well kept. Not only are the dorms nice, but the RA's that are hired; they are friendly and more importantly helpful.

    Academic Rigor

    The rigor of your classes is up to you like at any other major university. FAU provides the tools for success, but it is up to you as a student to take advantage of them.

    Tips for prospective students

    Upon entering FAU it is vital for students get very well acquainted with those in Financial Aid, Registrar, and Administration. Make them your best-friends.

    In three sentences

    FAU has one of the most beautiful campuses in the state of Florida. The staff here stands above and beyond those at many other schools. FAU is among one of Florida's nicest colleges.

  • 06/19/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    Besides the beach, there is a huge mall literally down the road known as the Boca Town Center Mall.

    Food and Dining

    The Cafeteria and food court are open doing the light hours of the day and there are many places where one can call for food such as pizza after ten p.m.

    Tips for prospective students

    FAU's main campus is located in Boca Raton, a nice place for a four month getaway spot and houses mutiple schools of study.

    In three sentences

    FAU is a great university with a well organized staff and a great educational program. Not only does this university host many events on campus, as the beach is five minutes away. This is a top-notch university for anyone looking for some fun in the sun and wants to pursue a great curriculum.

  • 06/18/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Great for these types of students

    FAU would be great for students that live on campus or close to campus. They will be able enjoy the college life by getting involved, making friends, joining clubs, and many other advantages.

    Bang for the buck

    Compared to other schools, FAU is the way to go as far as money is concerned. FAU is a public school, as opposed to the many private school that will cost a fortune.

    What to do for fun

    There is a Boomers and movies palace down the road from the university where student go to have some fun. Also the Town Center Mall is down the street from FAU. Students can drive a little more east from the school and they are at the beach.

    Food and Dining

    There is a food court at the school and several different restaurants and stores around campus. There is also a shopping center (University Commons) where you can go out to eat, and go grocery shopping.

    Academic Rigor

    Academic Rigor is like that of a quality university. Depending on the teacher and the nature of the class, some students many fine some classes more rigorous than others, but overall the classes are decent and certainly not impossible to pass as long as you do your work and study.

    In three sentences

    Florida Atlantic University is a great school to go to for any student wanting to live or living in southern Florida. FAU is continuously growing and becoming more and more competitive to other colleges in its quality of education, sports, and campus. In the future, FAU is only going to advance and so will it's students.

  • 06/18/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Five out of five. I have been attending the university for about one year and there has been no major incidents. There is occasional petty theft of books left unattended.

    What to do for fun

    Limitless fun on and off the campus. Beaches, shopping, bowling, movies, you name it and it is within the campus.

    Food and Dining

    Three out of five, with five being the food is great.

    Dorm Life

    Try to maintain a balance and do not get caught up in the party scene.

    Academic Rigor

    Five out of five, on a scale where five require you to work hard.

    Tips for prospective students

    Think about attending Florida Atlantic University as a life time opportunity and give some thought on how to make the most of your time there. Take advantage of the available resources to help you academically and get involve with some of the on-campus activities, of which there is many.

    In three sentences

    The university offers a variety of majors and extra curriculum activities, which gives students an opportunity to explore whatever interest them both academically and socially. The Boca Raton campus is centrally located in Palm Beach county and allows for access to airports, beaches, outlet malls and popular cultural attractions. Faculty and staff makes themselves available to students and tuition is competitive with other Florida state universities.

  • 06/18/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    There are always campus police driving around day and night as well as blue call boxes in the parking lots all over the place. At night they have Nite-Owls who will pick you up (if requested) from your building or class in a golf cart and drive you back to your dorm or parking lot so you're not alone. Being a female walking alone on campus does not bother me. The only thing that startles me is the occasional raccoon that pops out from behind the tree as you are walking or biking at night. But leave them alone and they will leave you alone.

    Clubs and Activities

    There is something for everyone at FAU. Whether it is a division 1 sport or rec basketball, Jewelry making club, IEEE, human powered sub club, Greek Life..... FAU has it all!

    Great for these types of students

    Florida Atlantic University is great for students who want to pursue their education past the community college level, but at the community college price tag. Not bad to get your graduate degree at either.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    They spent 70 million dollars on a new football stadium. The team won only 1 game (it was an away game) in it's first year playing there. The building looks great though!

    Bang for the buck

    FAU used to be a lot better then it is now for bang for your buck. With all the budget cuts, a lot of departments are cutting what courses are being offered and class sizes are getting larger then they used to be. Yet, every year fees and tuition go up another 10-15%. It also used to be World known for it's Ocean Engineering program and the Sea-Tech campus (which is no longer being used for classes as of Fall 2012)

    What to do for fun

    If you are under 21, fun would consist of going to the mall (less then a mile from campus), going sunning on the beach (about 2 miles from campus), and any sporting events or club events on campus. There is a lot to do in and around the area if you are 21+. There are a lot of little hole in the wall bars and pubs around campus. Then there is also the 45 minute drive down to Ft. Lauderdale or up north to West Palm Beach for some hi-end clubs (some are 18+ but most are 21+).

    Food and Dining

    There are a lot of options for food on campus even if you don't have a meal plan. There are Outtakes (or small convenience stores) all over campus, a food court with a Wendy's, Juice Blends, Papa Johns, Quiznos and a few other restaurants. There is also the main dining facility for those on the meal plan and the food is really not that bad. Good salad bar. Could have better hours that it was opened though.

    Dorm Life

    After your first required year on campus... move off campus! It will save you A LOT of money and you can find some decent apartments around the campus and a roommate of your choosing. If you do decide to dorm on campus, don't become a hermit and be sure to get out and go to the events that held. Some really can be quite fun. Don't be dumb and try to sneak drugs on campus. Most of the RA's don't want to loose their jobs and will rat you out.

    Academic Rigor

    Depending on what your major is, the coursework can be very demanding. You will spend a lot of time in the labs and library with your head in a book trying to figure out what the professor was talking about. Study in groups and share notes! It really does help.

    Tips for prospective students

    If you are planning to attend FAU, you may want to plan on taking your math courses at the community college. They will let you as a transient student if you ask your advisor (unless you are a math major that is). Don't be afraid to ask. Also, don't be afraid to use the resources available like the free tutor centers and labs on campus, they are paid for out of our fees, so use them!

    In three sentences

    Florida Atlantic University can be a great college experience, or a lousy one. With all the state education budget cuts, you really have to be careful to look at what department you are looking at going into and their resources available as some departments have been cut harder then others.

  • 06/12/2012

    Reviewer is A past student here.

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    Food and Dining

    They have several good restaurants on campus. They have a well maintained cafeteria.

    Dorm Life

    There are fully furbished dorms on the main campus. the dorms are conveniently located to avoid delays due to traffic and parking.

    Academic Rigor

    The courses are quite challenging depending the course levels. The professors expect you to be mature and to turn in your course work on time and with the correct grammatical punctuation. There are also distinctive reading materials necessary for a successful grade at the end of the semester.

    Tips for prospective students

    Make sure to study sufficiently for success. The registration process is pretty independent so you have to make sure you know what you want to do with your academic plans.

    In three sentences

    It was an awesome life learning experience. It offered me the opportunity to meet new people with similar academic interests. The professors were mostly top notch and were happy to answer questions from the students.

  • 06/12/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    I have never felt anything but safe on campus; even at night. Officers patrol the parking lots and streets at a near-constant rate, a Police Station is located just off campus, there are Blue Light Poles located all over campus, and FAU runs a service called Night Owls where they pick you up from wherever you are and drive you to your car or residence hall via golf cart.

    Greek Life

    I never got involved with Greek Life, but I have friends who did and say it's the greatest family they could have ever joined.

    Clubs and Activities

    My favorite activities include using the pool at the Rec Center and getting involved in Orientation. Just by doing that one thing, I met many great people and was introduced to all the wonders that FAU holds. One of these wonders was the Climbing Club where all the Orientation Leaders got to work together and use the rock wall for a day.

    Great for these types of students

    SI sessions are great for students who are struggling or having a bit of trouble in class and just need to be retaught or taught from a different perspective.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    One of the traditions is that if any student walks over the big Owl painted on the floor just outside the doors of the Student Union, that they won't graduate in four years - that it'll take them longer.

    Bang for the buck

    I have never felt like I have overpaid for tuition.

    What to do for fun

    Get involved! There are intramural sports, clubs, the Breezeway, Greek Life, the Recreation and Fitness Center (the Rec Center) where you can work out or swim, and if they don't have something you can create it!

    Food and Dining

    There are plenty of food locations and vending machines on the FAU campus. My favorite is the Breezeway Food Court, or The Caff. It has everything you want, and it's located right off of the busy Breezeway where many students hang out between classes. Also, you can always sign up for a meal plan!

    Dorm Life

    I lived in one of the Residence Halls at FAU for the summer term and absolutely miss it. The halls and apartments are safe, clean, and convenient. Also, FAU just built a whole new area of apartments that are top-notch.

    Academic Rigor

    FAU has many colleges that are geared toward creating professionals in specific fields. Some classes may be harder than others, but getting a study group together or asking the professor will help you out greatly.

    Tips for prospective students

    Look up the classes you want before registration begins so you know what you want, and always have a back-up. Get to campus early in order to find parking. Introduce yourself to the professor and don't be afraid to e-mail or speak with them. They are there to help! Studying comes before partying. You are not going to college to throw your money away on parties - you could have stayed home for that. Effort and commitment is rewarded - so show up to class! Get involved. There is more than you know available to you, so do your research. Apply for everything you can in terms of scholarships.

    In three sentences

    As a previous Orientation Leader at FAU, I can say that the school focuses most of its attention on student academics and life in order to allow students as many opportunities as possible to get educated and involved. As a current student at FAU, I can say that the professors are of the highest quality and truly care about teaching their students and imparting their love of subject material. I always planned to receive a Master's and a Doctorate Degree and, after attending FAU, there was no question that I would continue my studies at the same school.

  • 06/11/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Feel safe most of the time. There are night owls golf carts that can transport you all over school if u call. Most of school is lit pretty well at night.

    Greek Life

    I am in a sorority and for the past 4 years I have had the pleasure of watching Greek life grow, it's amazing. Ive had the best college experience because of my life long memories with sisters. Theta Phi Alpha is a wonderful group of individuals.

    Clubs and Activities

    I was a part of female soccer team that was unofficial and had a great time practicing and playing against close by schools and teams.

    Great for these types of students

    Try to be part of student government and you will know the ins and outs of it all at FAU.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    There is a decent size grass area where freshman got the chance to intermingled with others on campus behind the UC area where the golf carts used to be parked, in a party fashion. Student government often created these events twice a semester.

    Bang for the buck

    Book smart, great prices for books.

    What to do for fun

    Join greeklife or facebook links for FAU students. There are plenty great restaurants in the area, mall, beach, a few night clubs and bars. Y Mizner Park.

    Food and Dining

    Not bad, as long as you don't eat it everyday because it's not like home cooking. Definitely there is variety but FAU is growing too fast so there needs to be more available within the next 5 years.

    Dorm Life

    Didnt have one. I live close by school. Many of my sorority sisters did and enjoyed it.

    Academic Rigor

    I have had some wonderful memorable professors and learned quite a bit. The only thing FAU is known for negatively is the math department, since many professors don't speak English.

    Tips for prospective students

    Don't give up sign up for everything!!

    In three sentences

    I am a soon to be senior and can't believe how fast these 4 years have gone by. I love FAU just wish there was a better advisory department to help students graduate one time rather blame budget cuts for it all. On the positive side I've been a part of AmeriCorps and a sorority so I can't complain about the opportunities that have been presented to me in college, just great.

  • 06/10/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Boca is a very safe city, and FAU police are certainly paying attention and accessible. Palm Beach County emergency services is usually on scene within ten minutes of a call, and there are a number of hospitals and medical facilities suited to a very wide variety of specializations locally. Medical, psychiatric, and victim services are very accessible to students.

    Greek Life

    Does not run the campus. They seem to be less selective here, seeing as they're largely considered a nuisance by the rest of the student body. Sure, it does serve some sort of function, but many people looking for THE Greek Life Experience find themselves transferring. Not that anyone else at FAU cares.

    Clubs and Activities

    Large variety, very easy to find something that suits you, and very open. Hazing is not really present, and most everyone is friendly. Particular note: Club sports are very inclusive and require no prior experience. You don't need to be an expert to get involved in anything.

    Great for these types of students

    Relaxed students and students who like to be left to their own devices in order to be successful or to make friends will do very well. Students who NEED to be pushed will find that it's very easy to fall into extreme laziness.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    At orientation they teach you our hand sign. I have never seen anyone use it seriously. However, the campus has a fascinating history, and certain areas really show it. One remaining parking lot is marked with a gigantic, faded X to indicate that it is no longer an active runway, and there are underground tunnels to which students have no access.

    Bang for the buck

    Because Boca is not a college town, housing, on or off campus, is not as cheap as it is at many other Florida universities. It offers a very relaxed atmosphere and many opportunities to find something that intrigues you on or off campus without sacrificing safety or convenience.

    What to do for fun

    Join a club. Do some local travelling. There are a lot of fascinating cities within less than an hour's drive. I have gone to the beach in between classes. You can be submerged in nature or urban life on a whim.

    Food and Dining

    Meal plan doesn't allow for sharing, and the food at the cafeteria is notoriously mediocre, at best. There is an option for flex bucks which allows students to eat at other locations on campus, but not often enough.

    Dorm Life

    It's easy to find other things to do if you simply want to live on campus and do other things, but if you want to be involved in dorm life, there's a ton of opportunities and activities, and most people and RA's are really relaxed and friendly.

    Academic Rigor

    Professors are often willing to be flexible with students who show up and participate. Even in big lectures, they usually recognize the students who do those two things, and they know which ones don't. If you don't try, they'll let you fail, but since many students at FAU don't go to class, just showing up is enough to put you on a professor's good side, usually. Students in the Honor's College find themselves taking and sometimes struggling in difficult and irrelevant classes, but strong students will reap the perks and benefits.

    Tips for prospective students

    Get involved in your INTERESTS. You will meet the best friends in clubs that support what you're interested in. If you play a sport or want to make connections within your field, join a club that focuses on the sport or interest or your major. Or start one. There's an audience for everything, and it's easy enough to do.

    In three sentences

    FAU is a good place to be if you want a relaxed environment. The city is safe and beautiful, the professors are nice, and things like the beach and mall are moments away. The university doesn't revolve around itself, and the students designate their interests without needing Greek Life or SGA to necessarily run everything.

  • 06/09/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Bang for the buck

    I am here on scholarship, and there are still many facilities at the college that I do not use. If you do explore and take part in what the college has to offer, you may find it a good bang for your buck. Tuition goes up a lot every semester, and the addition of the new stadium for our loosing football team does not make it any better, let alone all these funding cuts of 2012. Classes are being taken off and availability is less. Teachers in certain programs are being let go, and only the difficult(personality, not by material) ones seem to be left. I think there should be improvement in the library... it looks old. There are many places to study, one must simply find there nook which they deem comfortable.

    What to do for fun

    Student Union has many things for students to preoccupy themselves with including videogames, T.V. a ping-pong table and many clubs and organizations. You can also go to the recreation center (my personal favorite). There are classes for pilates, zumba, yoga, and spinning among other things. FAU has a wonderful gym! If you are interested in muscular men, the walls are glass in the weight room and there's tables and chairs right outside so you can admire them :). The pool is also great. There is the Burrow located in a 10-15 minute walk from the library. It has large courts so you can play sports.

    Food and Dining

    The school food is good. Not superb but good. There's a Chick n' Grill, Jow Jing, Quiznos, Wendy's, Salsaritas, Einsteins Bagels, Dounkin' Doughnuts and Juice Blendz. Wendy's is the only place on campus besides Dounkin' Doughnuts where you can eat for under $5. Their is a convenient store-thing on campus- Out Takes- but its pricey in my opinion.

    Dorm Life

    I do not dorm but I have many friends who do and they love it. The events at school are horrible; most students WILL agree. They need a lot of organization, but Boca is a city with many things to do and many interesting people so if you have a bike or car your experience should be dashing.

    Academic Rigor

    In general most classes at fau in the lower division are very very easy! However, if you are a science or math major, the professors available to you are small, and you need to really rely on third party(internet) resources to get your A. Most upper division courses are also relatively simple but the work load is obviously larger than a lower division.

    Tips for prospective students

    Get involved in the many clubs that FAU has to offer. Boca Raton is an expensive city, and FAU is no different, so pack your lunch and if your going to commute take the tri-rail; the bus to FAU campus is free for students. The water in the water fountains at FAU are disgusting; many students will agree. Bring a water bottle with water from a real filter.

    In three sentences

    Florida Atlantic University overall provides a good experience for it's students with it's on-campus activities, new stadium, and its many colleges. Also, being located in the city of Boca Raton is a large benefit for there is a lot of things to do when not at school. In general the student's experience depends on what the student makes of their time here.

  • 06/08/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    They have police men going aaround and a emergency phone, many places around campus if you feel unsafe.

    Greek Life

    They have an array of options when it comes to greek life. People who are in it make friends for life!!

    Clubs and Activities

    Many avaiable, even volunteering, games, religion, etc.

    Bang for the buck

    New stadium!! Loads of fun!!

    What to do for fun

    Go to games, join the multiple clubs the offer. Or greek life. Many many things.

    Food and Dining

    Great food selection! Almost every need covered.

    Dorm Life

    I have no experiece.

    Academic Rigor

    They even offer tutoring and academics is a big thing.

    Tips for prospective students

    There is many things to do at FAU but make sure you keep on top of your school work, the school is based on academics.

    In three sentences

    FAU is a fanastic school. The classes can be tough but very educating and the professors for the most part are wonderful. The school is clean and they are very helpful.

  • 06/07/2012

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    Campus Safety

    24-7 security and police.

    Greek Life

    so many options.

    Great for these types of students

    students who want to have an amazing college experience. Students who want to learn, complete their majors and benefit with a career.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    brand new football stadium. Huge gym and an olympic sized pool

    Bang for the buck

    Amazing environment. Better than expected.

    What to do for fun

    football games, clubs, programs, socials, gym, pool, student lounges, parties, sports, theater

    Tips for prospective students

    Get a map! Campus is huge with a lot in it.

    In three sentences

    This campus is filled with everything you need to succeed. It feels new and improved. Plenty of dorms, great people, helpful staff, and extra curricular ativities.

  • 06/06/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Never had an issue with safety. There are emergency phones directly routed to the FAUPD all over campus with big lights on them so you can see them at night. all you have to do is push a button and the dispatcher comes on. They have nightowls which is free. They will pick you up wherever you are on campus and take you wherever you need to go on campus from 7:00pm-11:00pm. Anytime after that just make sure you're with a friend to stay safe.

    Greek Life

    The entire NPHC minus Iota Phi Theta who is not on our campus yet, The Multicultural Greek Council (made up of the Christian, Latin, and Asian frats and sororities), and the IFC and CPa which includes waaay to many orgs to name. Check out fau.edu/greeklife. I'm not a greek but everyone I know who is loves it and they're always pretty active.

    What to do for fun

    Clubs/Orgs, beach, on campus pool, on campus social events, parties, sports etc.

    Food and Dining

    The food tastes great but if you don't want to gin 50lbs of fat before you graduate you won't be eating on campus. Either that or workout ALL THE TIME. Positives: there's a Starbucks, Dunkin' Donuts, and Einstein Bagels all right on campus. MMmmm coffee.

    Dorm Life

    The dorms are probably some of the best dorms in FL! They are expensive but completely worth the price. 3 words: Innovation Village Apartments.

    Academic Rigor

    All depends on the professor you have. Follow ratings on ratemyprofessor for me 95% of the time they've been spot on. Overall FAU is not an extremely demanding university when it comes to academics.

    Tips for prospective students

    1. Join clubs/organizations! (one of the BEST ways to meet like-minded people and make new friends) 2. Don't party during the week, AT ALL. It's one of the quickest ways to fall behind in your classes. Save the partying for the weekend, if you really focus on school during the week your weekend will be hw free and a lot better. 3. Don't party the night before a test. 4. It's okay not to go to every social gathering your friends are attending/holding. They'll still be your friends. 5. LIVE BY THE SYLLABUS. Seriously, you can't go wrong. 6. Live on campus your for at least the first year. Otherwise it may be difficult to make friends or know what's going on on campus or in the area. 7. Believe in ratemyprofessor.com and follow it religiously. 8. Go to class. FAU teachers WILL take you from an A to a C because you didn't meet their attendance requirements. 9. A grade of C is equivalent to an F when it comes to your GPA. (figuratively speaking of course) But seriously though they can ruin you. 10. Have fun but remember what you're coming to college for.

    In three sentences

    FAU's Boca Raton campus is absolutely beautiful and very clean. The administrators are very nice but some of the professors, not so much.

  • 06/05/2012

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    Bang for the buck

    As far as state schools go, very cheap. And the people I know that go there, absolutely love it!

    What to do for fun

    Well the beach is like 5 minutes away, and downtown Boca is really close!

    Food and Dining

    I;ve heard the food is really good!

    Dorm Life

    They just opened a new dorm only for Freshman! I really hope I get in, it seems awesome.

    Academic Rigor

    This one of Florida's smaller state schools so the acceptance process seems to be a bit easier as far as getting in.

    Tips for prospective students

    Make sure you love the sun! This is south Florida! And bring an umbrella!

    In three sentences

    The location is excellent for weather. I get a sense of great community involvement. And it feels as if the teachers are very hands on and in tune with their students.

  • 06/05/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    FAU is a great campus in terms of security. With emergency call stations dotting the campus at every turn and a full police force to protect the campus you can feel secure anywhere on campus. If you're still a little antsy walking around campus at night, FAU has the volunteer Night Owls who can escort you to your dorm, class or car free of charge.

    What to do for fun

    FAU lies in the heart of Boca Raton. With the beach and mall accessible by bike, bus and car theres never a shortage of things to do and places to visit. On campus; Greek life, intramural sports and clubs can help you occupy your time.

    Food and Dining

    There are a lot of options for everyone out there. From pizza to Japanese cuisine to subs, there's a little something for everyone in the food court on campus. As well as having the food court on campus there are three coffee shops and a buffet style cafeteria to facilitate all your food-related needs.

    Dorm Life

    Dorm life is convenient and fun. Living on campus helps eliminate an otherwise stressful commute through bustling South Florida. There are plenty of housing options on campus from the traditional residence halls to the student apartment.

    Academic Rigor

    Some professors and classes require more time and energy than others, but those tend to be the classes you learn the most from. An easier class may boost your GPA but you get more from a challenging class.

    Tips for prospective students

    My tip for prospective students is to begin registering for classes as soon as possible to ensure you get the classes you want at the times you want.

    In three sentences

    Florida Atlantic University is a great school for commuters and full-time students alike. With a great assortment of classes, you can manage your class schedule effectively to fit your lifestyle. The quality of the professors is also superb.

  • 06/03/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    I would suggest attending all of our football games at our brand new stadium; this is a great way to spend a Friday night with some friends. I also encourage students to become members of a club or to join a sport, if itâ??s something you enjoy doing you will have fun for sure.

    Food and Dining

    The food at FAU is very good, and it should never be compared to the usual schoolâ??s cafeteria food. All of the meals in our cafeteria are catered in every day, which guarantees their freshness; also FAU provides a variety of food choices that satisfies everybody regardless of what their diet is.

    Dorm Life

    Living in a dorm at FAU allows you to become more involved with the school and it also keeps you updated with all of the different activities that go on around the school; in addition the dorms are very modern compared to most schools. If someone is looking for a great college experience they should definitely consider staying in a dorm at FAU.

    Academic Rigor

    FAU has high academic standers, which is the reason why this is a great university; therefore any students who plans to attend this university school be welling to study hard and stay focus on their goal of achieving a great education.

    Tips for prospective students

    My tip for all future students is to get all of their applications and paper work early; this will allow the incoming student to have sufficient time to fix any previous errors, or to get exactly what they requested.

    In three sentences

    FAU is a well diverse university that has as one of their goals to make all of their students feel welcome no matter where they come from. This university has high academic standers; therefore the majority of the students that attend FAU are very successful; despite the fact that this school is very good academically it is still a fun school, where students are able to enjoy themselves while still being in a safe environment.

  • 05/31/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Greek Life

    NONE

    Clubs and Activities

    I don't like them.

    Great for these types of students

    NO LIVES

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    MacRSA is crazy.

    What to do for fun

    The recreational sports are fun, beach is close, so is the Gardens Mall and Cobb Theaters, a very nice area overall. JUPITER

    Food and Dining

    HONORS COLLEGE

    Dorm Life

    HONORS COLLEGE

    Academic Rigor

    HONORS COLLEGE

    Tips for prospective students

    If you got to the Honors College* STUDY MORE THAN YOU SLEEP.

    In three sentences

    If you are a normal person, avoid the Honors College at all cost. If you have no interest in partying or a real college experience, Jupiter is right for you. If you genuinely want a serious education, the Honors College is crazy good.

  • 05/29/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    FAU rarely has any problems with safety. Never have I heard of anyone feeling unsafe, I am sure it happens because it would at any college campus but it has a very low chance is not something students worry about.

    Greek Life

    Greek Life at FAU is growing to be something amazing. New chapters are getting chartered every spring and fall, and greek life is a fast way to get involved on campus and create a home away from home. Almost every weekend or weeknight one of the chapter has something going on from community service fundraising to competitions. These also allow great networking and community involvement options.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    The rats mouth is the best tailgating place for students on campus, and is where all the greeks have tailgates before games.

    What to do for fun

    FAU is awesome because of its location, you can go to the beach which is just 3 blocks away or the town center mall of Boca which is also extremely close and has awesome shopping. For nightlife a lot of students go to Fort Lauderdale or Miami and on long weekends Key West.

    Food and Dining

    The cafeteria is horrible and is usually just the same thing over and over again so if you want options definitely choose the meal plan with the most flex bucks so you can spend most of your money at the breezeway which has more options like quiznos, wendys, chicken grill and smoothies.

    Dorm Life

    The dorms are newer which is awesome, and they provide a very comfortable feeling for freshman and upperclassmen. There are both standard and apartment styles so there is something for everyones needs.

    Academic Rigor

    Just because it is not as big of a school, does not mean the classes aren't hard. You are expected to study 3 hours for every hour you are in class and should think of it as a full time job. Also because classes are smaller, teachers expect a lot more out of you and will push you to your best ability.

    Tips for prospective students

    Prospective students should make sure a commuter school is what they are looking for since many people do live off of campus. Also make sure you are good with time management and make sure you get involved, it is very easy to do here and makes your college experience that much better!

    In three sentences

    Florida Atlantic University offers a one of a kind experience since it is a large scale university with a small school feeling. You will be able to walk down the breezeway and know people, it is perfect for a home away from home feeling. You will also find a lot of diversity at FAU and they pride themselves on that fact.

  • 05/28/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    The safety in campus is phenomenal, there is always security around the school and by the gates, so you could be sure that safety won't be an issue.

    Great for these types of students

    I would say F.A.U is great for the type of student that is dedicated and responsible to their school work and at the same time can have some leisure time to let your brain take a break and have some fun.

    What to do for fun

    A great variety of sports as well as groups to have fun and use your leisure time in either the entertainment room to play video games, ping pong, and more, also the fields to play football, soccer and a lot more sports. The Boca Raton campus in particular is close to Miami and Fort Lauderdale where you can find all kind of fun.

    Food and Dining

    Starbucks and Einstein Bros are the best when a break is needed to recharge some energy.

    Dorm Life

    I don't stay on campus myself but I have heard the dorm life is great.

    Academic Rigor

    You as the student have to be prepare to have enough time for you to do your homework, study, and review your work before class. You really shouldn't waste time not going to school or not paying attention to something that is helping your future.

    Tips for prospective students

    Dedicate yourself and be responsible when it comes to your school work. Procrastination is your worst enemy, don't let it catch up to you. Your success is on your hands, nobody can make you fail unless you let them.

    In three sentences

    This University is great in helping students with school success with study groups and tutoring, in addition the availability of sports and other activities help students interact with each other and take a break from school. Also the help provided by the stuff is top of the line.

  • 05/28/2012

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    Greek Life

    NO greek life whatsoever, mostly people leave on the weekend

    What to do for fun

    Go to the beach, the movies or just go out for the weekend

    Tips for prospective students

    This school is very diverse and the people are friendly. There are lots of clubs you can join. You will learn alot, very competitive students and teachers give useful schoolwork

    In three sentences

    You can easily find work on campus. It's right next to the beach. Very easy to find a parking. And to me the students and faculty are very friendly.

  • 05/22/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Safety is very significant to me since I take evening classes certain semesters, The university has officers available at all times, traffic patrol, night owls which assist students at night and take them to their vehicles, etc.

    Clubs and Activities

    I am part of different clubs, they are fun and informative. t is great to have fun with the activities offered, for example with the Pre-Law Society club we have law school trips, mock trials, etc.

    Great for these types of students

    Great for all type of students

    Bang for the buck

    It is not an expensive university, certain things such as books could be expensive at times, however overall it is a fair school and understands the economy of students.

    What to do for fun

    Go out to eat, get together amongst friends, go to the student union and play games, etc.

    Food and Dining

    Food is great, the cafeteria has a variety of food to pick and enjoy. There is different stores around campus such as Dunkin Donuts, Starbucks, etc.

    Dorm Life

    Do not live on campus

    Academic Rigor

    Top of the class university, it deserves 5 stars.

    Tips for prospective students

    Enjoy all classes, be open minded and ready to gain knowledge that will last forever. Have fun and be happy

    In three sentences

    The university has great professors, offers a variety of classes and demonstrates diversity in many ways. I feel comfortable with all students and staff and it is a wonderful place to obtain an education.

  • 05/22/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Bang for the buck

    This school cost just as much as any other public state of florida school, give or take a few dollars.

    Dorm Life

    you can have a great college experience living in a dorm or student off campus living.

    Academic Rigor

    it is not easy. The faculty really wants you to learn and know the material so you would be prepared for your future career.

    Tips for prospective students

    Attempt to work hard and you will be successful.

    In three sentences

    The school has a high academic level. It continues to improve and expand every year. The courses help prepare you for the real world.

  • 05/22/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    FAU offers Night Owls, which will escort anywhere on campus after 6pm so you won't have to walk around campus at night. VERY USEFUL!! There is also round the clock security available when needed and help phones located outside around campus.

    Greek Life

    The Divine Nine along with other well-known sororities and fraternities.

    Clubs and Activities

    The list goes on and on of all the different clubs and organizations located at Florida Atlantic University.

    Great for these types of students

    Hard-working, fun, and dedicated people.

    What to do for fun

    There are a lot of night clubs and bars near campus and there are party buses offered to Miami and downtown Fort Lauderdale on the weekends. Not to mention numerous shops and South Beach.

    Food and Dining

    On campus, there's a great variety of dining places to choose from. There's the cafeteria, which includes a buffet, Coyote Jacks, Papa Johns, Chick-n-Grill, Dunkin Doughnuts, Einsteins's Bagels, Starbucks, Wendy's, and so much more. During the 2012 fall year FAU is adding Subway to the list.

    Dorm Life

    Dorm life is amazing! FAU has just built new furnished apartments on campus called the Innovation Village Apartments. There are fresh, clean, and all have great views. Within the area is a pool, volleyball court, grills, and even a convenient store. Many have called a resort rather than dorms.

    Academic Rigor

    Academic rigor depends on your field of interest or your major. FAU in general has a fairly nice scale of academic rigor. The classes are there to make you fail, but to challenge you and make you think.

    Tips for prospective students

    1. Check RateMyProfessors.com to make sure you choose the right professors for your classes. 2. Join a club, group, or sorority or fraternity....There are tons to choose from. 3. If you have ANY questions don't be afraid to ask. 4. If you want a college campus less than 5 minutes away from the beach, 30 mins away from Fort Lauderdale, 45 minutes away from Miami, along with numerous majors and minors... then FAU is the college for you!

    In three sentences

    Florida Atlantic University is home of the owls with four different campuses; However, the main campus is where everything big goes down. From its new and innovative buildings to the numerous amount of clubs and groups. Here you'll never feel alone because there is something for everyone!

  • 05/21/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Very quiet neighborhood area right by the school and campus police is always roaming around.

    Greek Life

    None at our college. It is too small.

    Clubs and Activities

    All clubs are open to all students and there are activities for the students every week!

    Great for these types of students

    IB students, dual students, and students who are planning to go to graduate school.

    What to do for fun

    Beach! 5 minute drive.

    Food and Dining

    Breakfast is delicious. Other meals are not bad, but sometimes I feel like I am getting ripped off.

    Dorm Life

    Love the dorms because everyone has a single room and everyone is very respectful of each other!

    Academic Rigor

    It is extremely tough. I study for hours and still do worse than expected.

    Tips for prospective students

    Be ready to study more than ever!

    In three sentences

    I attend the Honors College. Everyone is super friendly and the ambiance is wonderful. Too hard for its small reputation and I sometimes wonder whether I should stay or leave.

  • 05/20/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Campus safety is amazing.

    Greek Life

    I'm not currently in a fraternity but will do.

    Clubs and Activities

    Clubs are one of the things that many students have a hard time choosing because of all the interesting clubs that are on campus.

    Great for these types of students

    Bon fire is one of the fun things to do. You meet a lot of students and is a Great opportunity make friends.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    I don't know of any traditions that go on in school. One of the ones that I can recall Is the Bon fire that we have every year before the homecoming game.

    Bang for the buck

    The school offers many different kind of jobs for students. This will be another way to interact with the campus life.

    What to do for fun

    There are different events that happen on campus that can attract the attention of different kinds of people, like a bar and sports events.

    Food and Dining

    Food and dinning is great. But remember to keep your eating habits in line. Some student tend to gain a couple of pounds.

    Dorm Life

    Dorm life is fun for anyone. If you are one of those people who doesn't like to live with other people than this is not for you.

    Academic Rigor

    Work is one of the things that college is really about. Now that you have become a college student we need to balance our life's and know when to work and when to do other tasks.

    Tips for prospective students

    The school will always intimidate new students every student gets a little scared when it comes to joining a new school. Just take a big breath and tackle it down

    In three sentences

    The university is very diverse and you can meet a lot of different kind of people. Even if you are a commuter you can also ingage in the events of school.

  • 05/18/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    Join Clubs, Go to Gym, Pool, Club hosted events, School hosted events.

    Food and Dining

    There is the food court that has many different types of food. Their is also Starbucks for those coffee lovers out there. The cafeteria is a buffet style; it has pizza, fries, wraps, sandwiches, vegetarian, and much more. On certain days they have theme meals. Plus there is Outtakes, the school's convenient store.

    Dorm Life

    The Resident Assistants are always planning things so dorm life wont be boring. Depending on where you are staying the experience can be different.

    Academic Rigor

    the professors can be very understanding, but their are those that can make this challenging.

    Tips for prospective students

    Find the perfect place to study at the beginning of the semester. Try and find a balance between school work and pleasure.

    In three sentences

    The diversity of this school is a rather refreshing. It feels that there is always a place for someone. The school holds many events that releases the stress of school life.

  • 05/14/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Greek Life

    Their is no greek life on campus all the greek housing is off campus. But greek life is available if you have transportation to get there.

    Great for these types of students

    Great for students who live around the area not out of state students it doesn't have much to offer.

    Tips for prospective students

    Prospect students stand your ground and don't let insults affect your studies and behavior.

    In three sentences

    I rate it a 6 out of 10 in rating due to its lack of diversity amongst students. The student body isn't very diverse and occasionally their is tension amongst ethnicities. Ethnic diversity isn't accepted well amongst some students and staff. But the campus is fairly organized.

  • 05/11/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Great for these types of students

    Students who are willing to work hard but also enjoy having fun.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Breezeway is where a lot of action happens, advertisers, vendors, random events, you name it. The free speech yard in front of the Social Science building has also been home to some unusual sightings: mostly religious activism.

    Bang for the buck

    Slightly pricey sometimes, and while I haven't had too many problems I've had friends complain about costs and such here.

    What to do for fun

    Go to a football game! There's a stadium now! Not to mention countless events and goings ons. There was a Mardi Gras and there's been gaming nights and music and more going on in the Breezeway. Its got a lot to do.

    Food and Dining

    The food on campus is alright, I prefer the Chinese or Mexican Cantina, myself. They're also getting rid of Quizno's and putting in a Subway from what I understand, which will be nice. There's a Wendy's, an Einstein Bagel's, a Jamba Juice smoothie place, two Outtakes which are kind've like 7/11 stop-n-shop's. There is also a Dunkin' Donuts, Coyote Jacks, Papa Johns, Chick'n'Grill, and a cafeteria. Nice variety.

    Dorm Life

    I'm not an on-campus living student, but the opinions I've heard are generally mixed.

    Academic Rigor

    Overall, the classes I've taken have gone pretty well. There were a few teachers that I personally didn't like, but in all I've found my academic experience to be fairly positive. The classes I've taken aren't too difficult, but be prepared to do coursework, otherwise don't be surprised if you're not doing well grade-wise.

    Tips for prospective students

    Stay actively involved in school activities, you never know when a special opportunity might arise that might help you. Don't be afraid to communicate with teachers and stay on top of things. Academic Advisors are extremely helpful and you should always feel free to contact one for your intended major!

    In three sentences

    Nice social and academic environment. Needs to better facilitate student to faculty communication. Needs to provide more resources.

  • 05/09/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    hang with friends and explore campus.

    In three sentences

    great school with a nice environment

  • 05/08/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Safety is a primary concern. Security is available and seen on campus from before dawn to sunset.

    Greek Life

    Yes, Geek life is present at FAU, Chess in particular is fun, along with solving math problems.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are so many clubs and activities that one losses count. My favorite clubs are those related to Engineering.

    Great for these types of students

    Students will enjoy FAU, you wont feel left out, and people are really friendly.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    we do what is called the owl dance. It's crazy but gets the students going.

    Bang for the buck

    It's expensive, but then again at college levels everyone has to pay.

    What to do for fun

    I enjoy play chess and solving math problems.

    Food and Dining

    Many places are available on campus to provide one with delicious food. My favorite is Quiznos!

    Dorm Life

    Never attended Dorm life

    Academic Rigor

    Education is the center of attention at Florida Atlantic University.

    Tips for prospective students

    Studying is important, if you do not study then college life will not suite you. however, one can learn a lot if one tries had to achieve knowledge.

    In three sentences

    FAU is a great place to learn and attain knowledge. The professors always have time to answer your question and help you succeed. FAU is home outside of home.

  • 05/03/2012

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    Food and Dining

    Good, they have a lot of different varieties. Many of which I think are inspired by the beach.

    Dorm Life

    Not really sure I'm not there yet. But they do look nice.

    Academic Rigor

    Always high. This University has the best business program in the state of Florida.

    Tips for prospective students

    Make sure you have all your requried information while admitting to the school. Dont be nervous, and have fun.

    In three sentences

    I think this school is awesome. There's a lot to do. and the people are helpful and friendly.

  • 05/03/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    There arnt any.

    Bang for the buck

    FAU is cheaper than most other florida universities.

    What to do for fun

    The mall, pool, beach, and just hanging out with friends.

    Food and Dining

    Some good restaurants.

    Dorm Life

    I comute.

    Academic Rigor

    It really depends on the class but the teachers are patient are always there to help.

    Tips for prospective students

    Get involved!

    In three sentences

    Although at FAU I am not getting the true college experience, I have made great relationships with not only the students but also the staff. FAU is a great school.

  • 04/28/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Greek Life

    There is no Greek Life on the Jupiter Campus, though students can be part of a fraternity or sorority based on the Boca Campus.

    Great for these types of students

    Students who really care about learning and want to be involved in campus life. As the Honors College only has about 300 students, it's easy to maintain close relationships with professors and other students.

    What to do for fun

    Campus Recreation, Program Board, and MacRSA are always hosting programs that are great to attend. Our campus is also only 5 minutes away from Juno Beach.

    Food and Dining

    The staff in the Dining Hall know most of the students and will actively engage you in conversation while serving food that is far superior to that of other Dining Halls.

    Dorm Life

    Our RSA club on campus is exemplary, encouraging students to get involved. The RA's all care about their residents. The residence halls themselves are always clean and feel more like apartments than dorms.

    Academic Rigor

    The classes in the Honors College require a lot from the students in both workload and critical thinking skills.

    Tips for prospective students

    Definitely consider FAU's Honors College. I'm not a fan of the Boca Campus, but the Jupiter Campus is beautiful, clean, and welcoming.

    In three sentences

    As a student in Florida Atlantic University's Honors College, I can honestly say that I would not want to be at any other school. The campus that I'm on is small, so the community is tightly knit, creating an exceptional university experience. The professors here at the Honors are incredible, are always available for further guidance, and show a legitimate interest in the success of their students.

  • 04/23/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    Go to the beach, Miami, go to the local bars and clubs, or play a board game or poker in the dorm.

    Food and Dining

    The Cafeteria isn't the best but there are plenty of places off campus to eat that are still affordable.

    Dorm Life

    The dorm life is pretty laid back and many complain that there isn't much to do, but these people simply aren't trying. There is plenty to do, just be creative and have an open mind.

    Academic Rigor

    The academics aren't that difficult so if you want to actually learn, you will have to put the work in.

    Tips for prospective students

    Go to class and study! Make the best of your college experience. Don't mope around and complain. Instead go out and have fun.

    In three sentences

    Florida Atlantic University consists of a relaxing environment but can be fun also. The social life is what you make of it, as are the studies. FAU is a great college to attend.

  • 04/22/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    There has never been a time where I feel unsafe on campus, even when I am walking across campus at 11:30 PM after work. For those who do not want to walk because they feel unsafe, we have NightOwls, a free golfcart service that runs all over campus on weeknights until 11:30 PM. There are also the yellow poles placed everywhere on campus that have emergency buttons that contact the police. They will send a unit out to your exact location.

    Greek Life

    We do not have greek housing, but greek life is very active on campus. Everyday on the breezeway, you will find tables sponsered by fraternitys and sororities who are promoting their cause or upcoming event. As far as I know, because I am not in a sorority, it seems like greek like is very active. I see friends and other students coming and going to greek events.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are numerous activities and clubs on campus, and most of them are free. Many have a club fee, usually around 20 dollars for the semester or year. We have everything from Rock Climbing Club to Art Club to Photography Club, even a Quidditch team. As long as you put yourself out there, you will never be bored.

    Bang for the buck

    The campus bookstore is VERY expensive, but there are plenty of other options online and off campus to buy, rent, and sell books.

    What to do for fun

    Miami is only 40 minutes away, and on weekends there are party buses that go to the clubs down there. Also, West Palm Beach is not far, and if your 21 you can get into clubs up there. The beach is extremely close, about 10 minutes. There is an ice skating rink about 20 minutes away. As for on-campus, there are intramural sports all year long, and occasionally there will be a little carnival or special event on the housing lawn.

    Food and Dining

    After a while, the Caf gets old. However there is a food court with Quiznos, Wendys, Papa Johns, a mexican grill, a chinese place, and a convenience store; these are open during the weekdays. However, that can get expensive, so I always have snacks and meals in my dorm room.

    Dorm Life

    Most of the dorms are very clean and new, and most are very roomy. My double room is bigger than any other double dorm I've seen at any other campus. Housing always has activities going on for students living in the dorms.

    Academic Rigor

    Classes are not that hard. As long as you show up and study regularly, you will do fine. For tough undergrad classes, such as Microbio or Calculus, there is supplemental instructuion, which is extra practice in a classroom with a former stuIdent of that class who earned an A. It is extremely helpful.

    Tips for prospective students

    Have back-up food in your dorm, because on the weekends when only the cafe is open and your sick of the food, you have something good to eat. It is good to bring a car to campus, because there is not much within walking distance surrounding campus. It is helpful