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  • 08/04/2016

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

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    In three sentences

    i really enjoy going to fiu since it has a lot of course options for me to choose from. both campuses that i go to have plenty of areas for me to study and good selections of food for me to enjoy. there are also a lot of programs, teachers and tutors that are available at each campus to help you if you need it.

  • 07/13/2016

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    2 out of 2 people found this review useful. 2 of 440

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    it is great for more liberal students who accept and embrace diversity

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    there is a bridge on campus that doesn't lead anywhere

    Bang for the buck

    the dorm and meal plan packages are relatively cheap. using your one card in conjunction with your wells fargo bank account is also really useful and gets you discounts

    What to do for fun

    since fiu is located in south florida, there is plethora of activities available just a few minutes away. the beach is just 10-15 minutes away and there are quite a few museums in the area as well. dolphin mall, dadeland mall, and miami international mall are also relatively close to the school, allowing not only for shopping and activities, but also more dining options

    Food and Dining

    there are plenty of places to eat of campus, and good places at that. the school is always asking there students to rate their service and to recommend new food establishments and they have just recently added a few new establishments to their diverse list. the meal plans available are also relatively cheap, especially in combination with a dorm package.

    Dorm Life

    many of the students who go fiu commute there, however, living there is a great experience, one i would highly recommend. the students who live there are nice and crime rates are low, even nonexistent. while there are parties, most of the students like to stay safe.

    Academic Rigor

    while it is not the hardest college/university out there, fiu does not hold there students to exceptionally low standards, especially when you get to your majors upper level classes. although a good number of the teachers there are mainly there to make extra money while doing their own research, they do care about the students' education and want you to learn the material.

    Tips for prospective students

    you should always get involved, especially considering the wide variety of extracurriculars that fiu has to offer. you should always make friends in your classes; not only can this help you expand your circle of friends but it can also lead you to greater connections that will benefit you later on at fiu and even after. also, definitely take advantage of their free tutoring--it is paid for as a part of your college tuition, so if you need help or want to do better in a certain class, take advantage of such an opportunity.

    In three sentences

    because the school in based in south florida, there is a great deal of diversity, not only in relation to the students but also the teachers. the main campus, also knows as the modesto maidique campus (mmc), has the largest and greatest class selection in comparison to the other campuses--many of the classes and extracurricular activities are very interesting and bountiful, allowing there to be something for everyone who attends the school. the beautiful tropical campus is also easy to navigate, with it taking a relatively short amount of time to get from one side of the campus to the other, meaning getting to class on time will not be a problem.

  • 06/22/2016

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

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    In three sentences

    i live near fiu and many people i know go there. i am planning on going there myself as well. i know it is an excellent school with many sides to it. it is beautiful, clean, big, diverse, and much more. i have heard that one could think it is only miami people that attend there but you get to met so many people from all over the world and see many different cultures.

  • 05/24/2016

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has not been to campus.

    4 of 440

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    Tips for prospective students

    i had a horrible experience with this school so far. i was wondering why i didnt receive a scholarship so i sent emails and they replied with lies, for example they told me that i wasnt elligible for the scholarship because i wasnt admitted until march 2016 and i was admitted in october 2015. i got various answers like this that didnt make sense and when i talked to the financial director he told me, indirectly, that what these people had told me wasnt true. i am referring to the people in the onestop office, they are a horrible service and made me talk to like 12 different people throughout the school to finally get an answer. also, dont send an email to anybody in this school that works in the office of undergraduate admissions or onestop office and expect to get an answer quickly, they take about 1 week to reply to a simple question. they also dont answer their phones. however, the campus looks good, if you like spiders you are going to enjoy this school. the chances of you turning into spiderman increase significantly if you come to fiu, there's alot of spiders and spiderwebs. this school really isnt anything special, come here if you live close and dont want to spend much money, otherwise, go to uf. uf has a much more beautiful campus and is truly worth it. i dont have the money for uf but like i said if you do have it go take a look at there school and their services, its much better.

    Bang for the buck

    this is a school that has a reletively low price, but trust me, you are getting what you pay for. i havent even started at fiu and have already had a horrible experience with the onestop service. they dont respond their emails and were really rude sometimes. the school has a lot of spiderwebs, it looks like spiderman came to the campus and started swinging everywhere. the school is old and although it looks good through the outside, the inside is really not that special at all. come to this school if you want to pay a very low price or live close, otherwise, avoid this place at all cost.

  • 05/06/2016

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

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 5 of 440

    Categories Comments
    Greek Life

    not involved in greek life, but it appears that it is very involved all around campus!

    Clubs and Activities

    huuuge variety of clubs and activities! ranging from an archery club or model un, to clubs that cater more to specific majors, i think there is an opportunity for everyone to become involved.

    Bang for the buck

    for the price, i believe fiu does provide bang for the buck. despite many seemingly unneccessary fees, there are a lot of included items that fiu offers.

    What to do for fun

    attending school events are fun, as they are usually really spirited!

    Food and Dining

    i enjoy the variety of restaurants and fast food areas. there is quite a variety both near, and within the university.

    Dorm Life

    i do not plan on staying within the dorms. however, from a campus tour, the area seems very well taken care off.

    Academic Rigor

    seeing as to how the acceptance rate is not very high, i assume fiu has strict expectations.

    Tips for prospective students

    make sure to apply early, and attend open house!

    In three sentences

    great looking campus with spirit. tons of opportunities to become involved with more than just academics.

  • 12/10/2015

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

    1 out of 2 people found this review useful. 6 of 440

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    I am a Junior from high school I'm taking FIU dual enrollment at my school and I do a lot of research abou FIU because I really want to attend that school after graduate from high school and It will be a pleasure if I get accepted from FIU. I want to write a short description about the school but it won't be so much details. Eventhough FIU sets high requirements, they are one of the top medical schools. They have multiple academic programs to fit any major, it's a good location which is Miami, and they have multiple scholarships that students can apply for. Therefore I choose to go to FIU to get a good education and to gain success. I want to become a pediatrician because I love to help others speciakky kids and from my research about FIU I see that this University is the best University for me.

  • 08/08/2015

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 7 of 440

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    I feel safe on campus, there is a police department, and people are peaceful and friendly

    Clubs and Activities

    So many clubs to choose from, and there is an activity every day on campus

    Great for these types of students

    People who enjoy socializing, pre-med students as there is a medical school on-campus

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    The Graham Center, which is the central building on campus, always has something going on.

    Bang for the buck

    There is so much to do on campus you will never get bored!

    What to do for fun

    You can play pool or ping-pong in the game room, work out at the gym, or do research at the library. There are sporting events at the stadium, and there's always something happening at the Graham Center, whether it's free food or shirts, or watching a soccer game or movie!

    Food and Dining

    There are many places to choose from, such as Pollo Tropical, Moe's, Chili's, Burger King, and Sushi Maki. These are only a few restaurants to choose from as there are various food courts located on campus.

    Dorm Life

    The dorms include all utilities and amenities such as WiFi, laundry, a swimming pool and a gym. The dorms are walking distance from most classrooms.

    Academic Rigor

    If you're a science major like me, you will be studying a lot. It also depends on your enrollment, full time students should expect to dedicate most of their free time to study. The professors are generally helpful and willing to explain if you do not understand, so feel free to ask them questions.

    Tips for prospective students

    You will need to spend a lot of time studying because the classes are challenging. It's easy to find and make friends with those you share common interests with because there's so many people and clubs on campus. There's also so much to do, activities every week, and something new to discover on campus.

    In three sentences

    FIU is an excellent university with diverse students and many courses to choose from. The MMC campus is very large and there is so much to do! It's almost like a small city.

  • 07/26/2015

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

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    Categories Comments
    Food and Dining

    During my tour, I saw many unhealthy restaurants and about three Starbucks. I was told from my cousin that there was a healthy section in the cafeteria, but that it was a bit expensive (she graduated from the school). There were many different dining choices though.

    Dorm Life

    In my tour I saw that the dorms were very big compared to others I've seen videos of and was very modern.

    Academic Rigor

    The impression that I was given was that academics were very important and competitive, but that sometimes the professors had accents and/or didn't teach well. Some classes also seemed big but in most universities one has to be ready to expect bad teachers and large classes.

  • 06/17/2015

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

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Campus is in sort of a rough area and I have heard a lot about sexual assault and harassment especially on women on campus.

    Greek Life

    I want to join A.K.A but by the looks of it FIU isn't really big on Greek life as would be a HBCU.

    Clubs and Activities

    I think that if you look around you'll find that there's plenty of ways to keep busy and join clubs between classes.

    Great for these types of students

    Students both international and from the area. It's great if you like to experience Miami night life.

    Food and Dining

    They have a wide range of foods to pick from such as Chillis, Pollo Tropical, and Starbucks.

    Dorm Life

    Freshman dorms are amazing!! especially compared to University of Miami.

    Academic Rigor

    Based only on what I heard classes are pretty easy, but it also depends on the person.

    Tips for prospective students

    I would say look for scholarships way in advance because living on campus is VERY expensive. I would also say to look at the scholarships that the school offers there also and to consider all your options.

    In three sentences

    I think FIU is a great school based on what I've seen and heard from tours. I know for a fact that it is a great school if you're looking for a cultural melting pot. I do think it's a little expensive for what they're offering though.

  • 01/20/2015

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    They have a lot of planned events on campus such as homecoming, sporting events, and social gatherings.

    Food and Dining

    They have a huge variety of places to eat. From buffets, to cafes, to well known food chains like Chilli's.

    Dorm Life

    I live off campus.

    Academic Rigor

    Classes are average I find. I haven't had a class that was extremely difficult. Pretty much if you read, pay attention, don't procrastinate, you should succeed.

    Tips for prospective students

    Stay on top of all your classes. Create a to-do-list to keep in check with all the due dates.

    In three sentences

    Overall, I think it is a good school. The classes are average in difficulty. The teachers all seem to be fair and know what they are talking about.

  • 01/15/2015

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 11 of 440

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    It is great for commuter students that live in the area.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    There are a couple traditions: one, do not step on the seal in front of the Graham Center at the Modesto campus or you will not graduate when you expected to, which just sounds really expensive. Also, if you kiss someone under some bridge at Modesto campus, you guys will be together, you will either know if its right or you will be together forever. Either way, I don't believe it.

    What to do for fun

    You can join clubs, sport team, go watch football games, and FIU's Student Programming Council plans event that are fun.

    Food and Dining

    The Biscayne Bay campus is limited in terms of food choices, however, they still have events where they provide free food. The Modesto campus have every fast food restaurant that you could think of from Subway to Pollo Tropical.

    Dorm Life

    I live with my parents because that saves money.

    Academic Rigor

    It is very rigor and I personally feel like you are getting your money's worth of education.

    Tips for prospective students

    During the first week, leave your house an hour before class begins because the parking will be tight. The syllabus will be your best friend and I would recommend a planner as to come up on your deadlines.

    In three sentences

    FIU is great for commuters because it is located in the North Miami Beach vicinity. It has an outstanding academic curriculum and it has recognized as an upstanding school. Like any other college, you are responsible for getting to class, getting your work done, but there are offices everywhere where you can get aid or receive information.

  • 01/14/2015

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 12 of 440

    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    Join greek life or a club. I joined a professional fraternity and it is one of the best experiences I have ever had. The campus also offers 'Fridays at the Movies,' where a movie will be played on campus and everyone can come and watch.

    Food and Dining

    There is a dining location for every craving you could possibly have; there is so much to choose from.

    Academic Rigor

    The class sizes vary from the traditional classroom setting to an auditorium. The professors are willing to help you. Some classes are more challenging than others and you will use your critical thinking skills.

    Tips for prospective students

    Apply as early as you can and get involved. When you get involved you will meet people that have the same interests as you and you will also gain networking skills.

    In three sentences

    Florida International University offers a great learning environment. The professors are amazing and there is always something to do on campus. There is a club/society/organization for everyone to join.

  • 01/08/2015

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Food and Dining

    There are a good amount of options for food.

    Academic Rigor

    Online classes can be difficult due to technical issues and deadlines, but regular classes are manageable.

    Tips for prospective students

    When you meet someone who is helpful, keep in contact with them.

    In three sentences

    It is a hassle to get anything done or get any information from the school. It is very difficult to get the classes you need, at the time you need them. However, it is the most affordable of the given options in the Miami area.

  • 01/04/2015

    Reviewer is A past student here.

    2 out of 2 people found this review useful. 14 of 440

    Categories Comments
    Greek Life

    There is a very prominent Greek Life at FIU. It is not uncommon to see people wearing their letters or raising money with their brothers and sisters for a good cause.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    There is a huge gold FIU seal on the floor right in front of the entrance of the Graham Center. It is said that if you step on it you will be cursed and not graduate on time. In order to reverse the curse you must walk around the seal backwards one time for every year you have left to graduate (if you have three years left then you walk around three times).

    What to do for fun

    FIU has a lot of events, especially around Homecoming. The best event has to be Panthermonion which is a concert that FIU throws right before every homecoming game. The concert always has big names performing such as previous artists Kaskade, Zedd, and J Cole.

    Food and Dining

    FIU's Graham Center is home to a Bustelo, Burger King, Almazar, Jamba Juice, Pollo Tropical, Subway, Sushi Maki, and Fresh Market. The library has a Starbucks inside and both a Panda Express and Taco Bell were just added by the Ryder building.

    Dorm Life

    The dorms range in sizes, however they all offer enough space for all essentials. The only thing that could make dorm life horrible would be your roommate selection, however, it could also make it amazing depending on how things go. There are a lot of activities in the dorms like socials, meetings, elections, etc. as well which also make for a very fun environment.

    Academic Rigor

    The classes are only hard if you don't put in the work, however, this could probably be said about all classes in all institutions.

    Tips for prospective students

    -Get to know your professors. -Don't grade grub unless you are absolutely positive you deserve the extra point and actually put in the work for it. -If your professors offer extra credit, do it. it could make the difference between a C and a B or a B and an A.

    In three sentences

    Florida International University is one of the best bang for your buck institutions in Florida. It offers an array of scholarships and financial aid to help its students as well as top notch facilities where one can study, learn, and grow within their desired field. Best of all, it is FIU's sense of community that allows students to look back on their time there with fondness, knowing that being a Panther was more than just going to class and getting the A.

  • 01/01/2015

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Food and Dining

    The campus can use a little variety

    Tips for prospective students

    Focus! Focus! Focus!

    In three sentences

    This is a good school. I have yet to run into any problems. Being both a HSA and Women's Studies major I have met some of the best professors they have to offer and they are very nice. They respond in a timely manner.

  • 12/29/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    The campus is in a good part of Miami. The campus is built in a way that keeps dorms surrounded by parking lots, campus streets, and office buildings. Most of the campus you will be walking through is in the center. People with no business being there is minimized this way.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are hundreds of clubs for almost anything. If you are interested in clubs for your major, there are numerous clubs for each major.

    Bang for the buck

    FIU tuition is low. If you love in south florida, driving to campus is very easy and most of the attending students do it. The dorms are very expensive and you can save money by commuting to school and carpooling.

    What to do for fun

    I usually sit outside with friends and talk. We go to football games, attend club meetings, and just explore the campus to find things to do. There is always something to do. They also have pianos that you can play.

    Food and Dining

    There are many restaurants located on campus including Chilis, Pollo Tropical, Subway, Sushi Maki, Moe's, Chick-fil-a, Taco Bell, and Panda Express. These get very crowded from noon to 2 pm but lines go very quickly and service is great. The campus cafeteria actually has a good variety of food and it is very comfortable in it, but they sometimes get a bit repetitive with the options.

    Dorm Life

    The dorms at FIU are the nicest dorms in the state of Florida. They are very modern and have more privacy than most other schools. Everyone is friendly. Doors are heavy to keep the noise from outside from coming inside your room.

    Academic Rigor

    For the most part, professors are very clear on what they expect from you. Some follow their syllabus exactly, some don't. If you show up to class most of the time, pay attention, and make yourself known to the professor, the class will be much easier. It all depends on the type of student you are. There are reviews for teachers saying that they are harsh graders or are bad at explaining and reviews for the same teachers that say the opposite.

    Tips for prospective students

    Enroll in classes as soon as you can. For the University Core Curriculum classes which you must complete to earn a degree, the classes at good times get filled up very quickly. This will leave you picking classes at inconvenient times or classes that you don't really want to take. What you can do it keep classes you want but are filled up in your enrollment shopping cart and check everyday to see if spots open up. If its open, enroll and drop the class you don't want. If you have scholarships paying for classes, it is best to enroll in the number of classes you plan to take even if you don't want a certain class. The scholarship will pay for the price of that number of classes and when you add and drop the same number of classes later, it will still be paid for. If you don't enroll in all of your classes and wait for a spot to fill up, you will most likely have to pay for the class out of pocket until the scholarship money comes through and reimburses you.

    In three sentences

    FIU is a great school with many different types of people from all over the united states and the world. The campus itself is very pretty, every place on campus inside and outside has a place to sit and study or eat, transportation is very easy, and restaurants are all over campus and inexpensive. Every teacher is very different, but most of them are hard working and very easy to talk to and get along with.

  • 12/28/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    The campus is very safe, anything that happens in both the MMC and BBC is intermediately known to the students.

    Food and Dining

    FIU in the MMC campus opened up a Panda Express, my freinds tell me it taste good. For those Starbucks lovers, the campus keeps on opening more Starbucks.

    Dorm Life

    I do not really live in campus, I am a commuter.

    Academic Rigor

    FIU is very rigorous in the academic because it does pushes students to try hard, some teachers give out only three grades to which two of them are exams. To be honest, studying takes care of the stress before midterms and finals.

    Tips for prospective students

    Apply early to FAFSA and to FIU, it will save you a lot of money because scholarships run out. MMC campus may appear huge but eventually you get used to it. If you go to the FIU page, they have really good tips to survive freshmen year.

    In three sentences

    The whole scenery in campus is very relaxing and appealing. Teachers want you to pass the classes, so they help you as much as they can. It is a great university to be part of, because it is a university that makes you feel welcomed in the FIU family.

  • 12/23/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Dorm Life

    Some of the dorms are expensive, but there's always something that the RAs create.

    In three sentences

    FIU has a beautiful campus. The student and faculty populations is diverse. It also has a large Hispanic population.

  • 12/11/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    19 of 440

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    This really needs to be improved on. There are a lot of areas that are either dimly lit or not lit at all. We've already had a few incidences on campus involving sexual assault. Plus, though there are cops, you rarely see them, especially at night when you'd think they'd more patrols. Honestly, just make the right friends or hang out in places with a lot of people and always keep an eye out, especially at night.

    Great for these types of students

    For those that want the full college experience, attend the Modesto Maidique Campus (MMC). The majority of the clubs, majors, classes, and events are there since that's the main campus. The Biscayne Bay Campus (BBC) is a lot smaller, so there are less students and not much going on, so if that's your thing then I would recommend that one.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    One tradition is to walk backwards around the seal three times in front of Graham Center (GC) for luck in passing your finals. However, if you step on it, then you won't graduate. There's also a bridge that goes over a small lake when you walk towards the Rafael-Diaz Ballart Law building (RDB) and Ryder Business Building (RB). It's known as the Kissing Bridge, and if you kiss your girlfriend or boyfriend on it you're supposed to remain together forever. Also, there's lots of fish and turtles in the lake if that interests you more.

    Bang for the buck

    Tuition is cheap and I think it's a fair price for the academic rigor, which is decent enough. Panther Hall is a bit overpriced for what's offered in it, so the other dorms are a much better choice in my opinion.

    What to do for fun

    There are constantly activities going on in the dorms such as talent shows and a few educational things. There is almost always an event on campus, be they official events or ones hosted by the clubs.

    Food and Dining

    The food at Fresh Food Company is mediocre on average, but sometimes there will be some really good food. You get used to it. There are a lot of other options such as Chili's, Pollo Tropical, and Burger King here too, and we recently got a Taco Bell and Panda Express on campus. Everything's a bit overpriced, but that's to be expected.

    Dorm Life

    Panther Hall isn't so bad; it's sort of quiet, and the RAs are fairly relaxed. I recommend living there if you want to go for the cheaper Freshman option, the other option being Lakeview South. My friends have told me that the RAs are stricter in other dorms. It does get a bit loud at times, especially at University Towers, so if you're not into the party life or don't want to get into trouble I'd recommend staying away from there.

    Academic Rigor

    Personally, I still found my classes a little too easy. I had a tougher time in high school. Of course, it all depends on the professors you get since everyone has a different way of teaching.

    Tips for prospective students

    Fill out your FAFSA as early as possible and look into every single financial aid opportunity you can. As far as finances are concerned, not every deadline is set in stone, and you can negotiate new deadlines. Pay close attention when you choose your classes: look at the University Core Curriculum, your Major Map, use ratemyprofessor.com so that you can get a good professor, and have the map for the campus you're attending handy so you can see how far away they are from each other. Don't be afraid to ask for help, either; the students on campus are pretty friendly!

    In three sentences

    Social Life: Great! Academic Rigor: Meh. Still, it's a good university for the price.

  • 12/03/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    This is taken very seriously, there is always someone on the lookout. If something does happen, they will make sure you are 100 percent fine before leaving your side.

    What to do for fun

    The Graham Center is always busy around noon, have nothing to do just walk through and you will find someone advertising an event that will happen in the days to come.

    Food and Dining

    There is a wide variety of food and dining available. From Burger King to Chili's, there is something for everyone to enjoy. What most students are enjoying now is the brand new Taco Bell

    Dorm Life

    Freshman dorm rooms are small, take what you need to college. The dorm rooms do increase in size as you become a junior.

    Academic Rigor

    Striving to do the best in your classes shows by the amount of work even the easiest classes take.

    Tips for prospective students

    Be ready to learn on your own, no more baby feeding for anyone. If you don't understand, ask your professor, they are always willing to help.

    In three sentences

    Although not most students first choice, this University offers everything it says it does. The faculty and students are all willing to help you out, every second of the day. This University is one that won't disappoint.

  • 11/13/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    Two words, Miami Nightlife

    Food and Dining

    There are many, many restaurants and the food is great. You get all kinds of food here, the hospitality guys here will sometime give out free food at the start of some semesters. On a side note, FIU is great at student events as well.

    Dorm Life

    The dorms here are lacking, they are pretty old and since this is a commuter campus, not many students stay on campus. Most of them live at home or with friends.

    Academic Rigor

    The professors here don't hand out 100s for the hell of it. Many of the professors look at your assignments with a critical eye. Which is good, I learned more Math from my FIU professor than my years of schooling at the high school level.

    Tips for prospective students

    Make sure you are on top of your work, it's easy to get complacent in your first year of college but as long as you study you will get good grades.

    In three sentences

    FIU is a great school for bang for your buck with helpful professors and plenty of stuff to do in Miami.

  • 11/12/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    22 of 440

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    100% amazing, there is police station on campus and safety is taken very seriously.

    Greek Life

    Going Greek here was one of the best things i could of ever done and its not as expensive as most schools.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are many things you can get involved in, you just have to find you niche.

    Great for these types of students

    Any type!

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    There are so many traditions, and each gets better than the last.

    Bang for the buck

    Compared to other Florida state schools this is the cheapest, need i say more?

    What to do for fun

    Something is always happening on this campus, you just have to know where to look.

    Food and Dining

    Food at fresh could be better, but there a ton of other options on campus for delicious food.

    Dorm Life

    Amazing. The dorms are well kept and everyone is nice to one another. The atmosphere is great and each dorm gets along with each other.

    Academic Rigor

    Classes are difficult depending on the professor but tutoring is always available and it is free!

    Tips for prospective students

    GET INVOLVED!

    In three sentences

    This school is amazing, it really give new students a plethora of chances to get involved and gain more leadership skills. This University has provided me with a home away from home and a safe environment. FIU has given me many opportunities already, and I'm only a freshman.

  • 10/28/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    There are hundreds of student organizations to join and events are always happening around campus. Be sure to keep up to date with the campus calender so you don't miss a thing!

    Food and Dining

    A meal plan is a great idea. The cafeteria offers many different dishes to please everyone. There are many different affordable options on campus and in the surrounding community.

    Dorm Life

    There is a small community of students who actually live on campus. Be sure to attend every event, no matter how weird it might sound. The RAs are very helpful.

    Academic Rigor

    The FIU Honors College has higher expectations of its students, but any high-level high school student should be able to handle the assignments and classes.

    Tips for prospective students

    Be sure to completely understand all financial aid requirements and procedures. Many classes are offered numerous times a day, so make sure to research thoroughly.

    In three sentences

    FIU is a great, affordable school with a focus on academics and personal growth. The FIU Honors College provides a diverse education with many new and exciting opportunities.

  • 10/27/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    There is always a bunch of campus activities and events going on. Meeting new people happens all the time. There is also an game room where students can unwind and play things like billiards, ping pong, and other console games.

    Food and Dining

    There is a lot of variety, plus FIU is right next to a publix and a Five Guys so there is most definitely something different every day.

    Dorm Life

    I have not lived in the dorms but I have heard some good stories about several locations.

    Academic Rigor

    It's fairly tough, depending on what major you are going into. For the most part the first two years can be a bit agonizingly difficult but with proper studying it isn't too hard.

    Tips for prospective students

    Definitely come prepared to hit the ground running. College is very fun and an exciting new experience but it does come with it's challenges. Make sure that you keep yourself healthy through proper sleep; we current college students tend to forget that it is a vital part for success. Also make sure you prioritize school, there is more freedom as students but you still are a student.

    In three sentences

    Florida International University is a very diverse school filled with opportunities. The university has a multitude of resources for the students. The students are the priority for the school and are currently working to accommodate for a better university experience for the future.

  • 10/19/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Greek Life

    There is a lot of different greek organizations. Finding the one that matches you should be easy.

    Great for these types of students

    All students

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Don't step on the seal. You won't graduate in four years. Be careful when you kiss someone on the bridge. You will end up marrying them if you kiss them. To brake the curse, you have to push the person you kissed over the bridge into the lake.

    What to do for fun

    I walk around campus, or visit friends in their dorms. The best method for fun is playing NBA 2K14 or 2K15 on the XBOX.

    Tips for prospective students

    LIVE ON CAMPUS! Talk to your teachers, and get to know them. It will come in handy.

    In three sentences

    Florida International University is not too expensive. Attending FIU was one of the best decisions of my life. The food in the cafeteria could be better, but that is definitely the one and ONLY flaw.

  • 10/19/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Greek Life

    THE BEST IFC PC NPHC MGC

    Clubs and Activities

    @FIUSPC

    What to do for fun

    Tailgates (duh), campus activities through councils such as SPC which include movie nights every Friday, pit events, ball room events, concerts, etc. (which all events are FREE)

    Food and Dining

    I love all my options at MMC campus. Starbucks, Chick-Fil-A, Moe's, Papa Johns, Dunkin Donuts, Pollo Tropical, Chili's, Burgur King, Jamba Juice, Panda Express, Bustelo Cafe, Subway, Sushi Maki, Tropical Smoothie, and more!

    Dorm Life

    I see it's fantastic and I envy those who do live on campus.

    Academic Rigor

    It is pretty difficult to earn the A, especially since many of us commute to school and work, but it's all worth it.

    Tips for prospective students

    Get involved, don't just go to class, go to events, meetings, and more!

    In three sentences

    FIU has given me plenty of opportunities to help me become the person I want to be. I am involved on campus thus giving me leadership skills and social skills in order to work with others. I also feel at home knowing that plenty of individuals do have my best interest at heart.

  • 10/08/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    FIU is big on safety. They even have their own personal police department just for the school

    Greek Life

    Greek life here is amazing. There are so many sororities and fraternities to join.

    Clubs and Activities

    One of the great things about FIU is that they have so many clubs to join.

    Bang for the buck

    Stock up on ramen noodles and mac and cheese so you don't have to spend your dining dollars because it is only a limited amount.

    What to do for fun

    There's a lot of things to do around campus so you will never not have anything to do.

    Food and Dining

    The possibilities for dining are endless. And if you don't want to spend the dining dollars that they provide you with your housing, you can always go to Fresh Food Co. which has a variety of great choices.

    Dorm Life

    The dorm are a little pricey but the dorms are nice and spacey.

    Academic Rigor

    FIU academics can get challenging at times but that is because they want you to succeed. If you need help, they offer free tutoring services at the FIU Academic Center for Success.

    In three sentences

    FIU is a school that is filled with many different students from many different backgrounds and heritages making it big melting pot. That is what I love about here. The school is the best.

  • 07/24/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Thankfully, I've never encountered a safety issue on campus, but there are always police patrolling the area to make sure everything is safe. They also have in place a system that will call or text you if there is a dangerous situation on or near campus as well as for dangerous weather.

    Greek Life

    Greek life is very vibrant on campus, and Greek students are visible in many school clubs and leadership positions.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are many clubs and activities for varying interests! Even if there isn't a club that you feel suits your interests, you always have the opportunity of creating one!

    Great for these types of students

    A wide variety of students. There are plenty of quiet areas on campus for those that want to focus on their studies, as are there many places to socialize with your friends in between classes. There are many social clubs and honor societies to join, or intramural sports for those looking to casually compete.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    You can't step on the school seal in front of our student center! It's bad luck if you do, and you may not graduate on time. To reverse the bad luck you must walk around it backward 3 times!

    Bang for the buck

    Living expenses are the downside to attending a university in a city with a high cost of living, but tuition is relatively cheap compared to private institutions. FIU is the fastest growing university in the state with over 50,000 students and ever-growing expansion and improving campus projects.

    What to do for fun

    There are always activities going on in the student center. The Student Programming council has an activity going on once a week and there are so many clubs to get involved in on campus. Downside is there are very little opportunities to have fun off campus unless you have transportation. The downtown/beach area is about 25-30 minutes away, and the only activities they have near campus are a hookah bar and a pool bar.

    Food and Dining

    Food and dining wasn't great when I started as a freshman, but there are new options becoming available all the time as the campus keeps expanding and adding new food places. The dining hall has also majorly improved their facilities and it looks greats!

    Dorm Life

    The RAs make it their priority for incoming freshman to have opportunities to meet people and excel in class by setting up events and study sessions. Very friendly staff, and the front desk receptionists take the movement of people very seriously and always check in visitors as a safety precaution.

    Academic Rigor

    One of the hardest grading institutions in the country. Every professor and staff I've encountered knows their subject back and front, and every other way. Even when they don't know, they are quick to admit that they don't know every little thing. Most professors have very heavy loads, but are always understanding of circumstances! A's are possible, you just have to work very hard for them!

    Tips for prospective students

    As many social activities and chances you will have, classes are tough so never lose sight of that. There's a triangle that many say are the college experience, but you can't achieve all three at the same time; they are having a great social life, getting good grades, and getting a good nights sleep. So true! Balance is key in college, and it's important to keep that in mind!

    In three sentences

    Great school, great teachers, great food on campus. Wide variety of courses and extra-curricular activities available, never a boring moment on campus. Tough but great teachers that push you to your maximum ability

  • 07/19/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    There are plenty of clubs to join and greek life is huge on campus.

    Tips for prospective students

    Parking is horrible so if you have class get to campus at least twenty minutes early so you're not late. Majority of the population and city is hispanic so you'll have to get accustomed to hearing spanish everyday.

    In three sentences

    At Florida International Univeristy there are many places to go outside of campus (e.g. South Beach, clubs, resturants), plenty of opportunity to network and there are always events on campus.

  • 07/07/2014

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

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    they have campus officers on duty 24/7. if you are studying at night in the library you can call an officer and they will walk you to your dorm. they also have people you can talk to for any reason and all your information will be confidential.

    What to do for fun

    you con join a club, go to sporting events, or even workout at the gym or pool. they also have day or night kayaking which is really fun, especially at night.

    Food and Dining

    they are putting up new food stores. they have many meal plan options to fit your style.

    Dorm Life

    The dorms I've seen are really nice. they are currently working on new dorms that i am looking forward to moving into.

    Tips for prospective students

    Living on campus is expensive but you have counselors to work with you for applying for scholarships, financial aide, grants, etc.

    In three sentences

    This school is one of the top schools on my lists. They offer many programs and make you feel welcomed. They have many clubs/organizations that you can join to feel more like a part of the panther family.

  • 07/06/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    There is a police station on campus which makes me feel extremely safe.

    Greek Life

    Is a VERY big deal on FIU's campus.

    Clubs and Activities

    They have a club for everything! Literally everything so there's no chance for anyone to say there's no club that suits your interest and if there isn't such a club you have the option of starting one yourself!

    Great for these types of students

    Its great for students who are big on socializing, joining different clubs and being extremely involved.

    Bang for the buck

    It's an expensive school so the bang for your buck will be seen within the two or four years you're in attendance. At least four new buildings will be in construction or finished before you leave.

    What to do for fun

    Anything, literally! From formal occasions such as the Black Student Union ball to Fraternity and Sorority initiations .. from concerts with top named artists such as Big Sean and Trey Songz to seminars about your major.

    Food and Dining

    Food on campus is expensive so learn to cook, you will save a ton of money that way.

    Dorm Life

    It's not for everyone but if you want a change, keep an open mind and you'll like it.

    Academic Rigor

    It's a difficult school in my opinion, if you don't study with your classes you won't get good grades.

    Tips for prospective students

    You won't be bored, whatever your interest you'll find something to suit your personality. Join at least one club and one community service opportunity within your first year. Build a rapport with your professors as well as your classmates!

    In three sentences

    Florida International University is a good school, it has a vast number of classes for whatever major you find of interest to you. It has a large beautiful campus It's quite easy to find.

  • 07/02/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Campus safety is top notch. There is an actual police department on campus, and you will constantly see guards patrolling the campus and events at all hours.

    What to do for fun

    Plenty of CampusLife events that are extremely fun. Athletic events are a good time as well as plenty other events and activities to get involved in.

    Food and Dining

    I do not posses a meal plan, but there are a plethora of options on and around campus. It is very easy to find something to like, plus a grocery store across the street.

    Dorm Life

    The new dorm facilities are very nice. The university is very involved with facilitating the high school to college transition, and help with allowing students to become socially involved.

    Academic Rigor

    According to CBS News, FIU is considered one of this most difficult universities to receive an A. This should not be intimidating due to the fact that the faculty and professors always have their doors open. The professors are top notch, and curriculum is very valuable.

    Tips for prospective students

    Get involved with extra curricular activities, take advantage if the beautiful weather and campus, and support the athletics.

    In three sentences

    This university has far exceeded any expectations. The student body is diverse, the faculty is accessible, friendly, and extremely helpful, and the campus architecture and facilities are state of the art.

  • 06/11/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    Unlike a lot of other campuses, there is currently no movie theater or bowling alley. Most entertainment can be found in dining or club activity. There are also a lot of sororities and fraternities that will host different types of events.

    Food and Dining

    The upside to the constant construction on campus is that there are always new and exciting things being added to FIU. There are already a large amount of restaurants to pick from all across campus not to mention that across the street, where a good amount of student reside, you can find a lot more places to dine that give discounts to FIU students.

    Dorm Life

    FIU is expanding everyday and while the dorm life currently is perfect for out-of-state students, there is not a lively enough campus life for other students to find this a good enough decision to make. The dorms, however, are very clean and spacious. The buildings are well regulated and safe. There is a great sense of community within the dorms.

    Academic Rigor

    Depending on the course type, they are most definitely do-able. As long as you show up to class, listen to the lectures, take notes, and do as the professor says, you will pass with an A or B average. Most courses do not require an intensive amount of studying. However do not expect to pass (and learn) much without any effort. Discussing things with your professor or classmates always helps. But remember, no cheating! No one will tolerate that.

    Tips for prospective students

    One should always make sure to get in touch with their respective school whether it would be the School of Arts and Architecture or the School of Business. Doing this will help one discuss future plans with a personal advisor.

    In three sentences

    FIU is a great commuter school for those that want to advance their educational career. Ranging from the sciences to the arts, it has something for everybody. Being one of the only universities in South Florida, the student body is as diverse as they come.

  • 06/06/2014

    Reviewer is A past student here.

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    Great for these types of students

    For students looking to submerge themselves in a very diverse community.

    What to do for fun

    Miami has hundreds of events and activities to do. From going to the beach to enjoying the fantastic nightlife here.

    Food and Dining

    A lot of choices!

    Tips for prospective students

    Make sure FIU is the right fit for you.

    In three sentences

    This campus has a lot to offer, with its diverse students and international professors. You can find your ideal degree program and know you will be receiving an exceptional degree. I would recommend FIU to everyone!

  • 05/06/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Any campus you go to will have it potential dangers, but FIU is a safe place. I take walks at 3am and never feel threatened. Campus police try their best to stay on top of any potential dangers. Their response time to anything is very very qucik.

    Greek Life

    I dont know much about greek life for i am not affiliated, but they are always staying busy supporting really great causes which is nice to see.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are clubs for everybody here!

    Great for these types of students

    FIU is great for students open to diversity, because FIU is full of people from all around the world. You will learn about a lot of different cultures.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    There is a huge black cube next to a bulding called DM for short. For good luck on a test, you spin the cube three times. Good Luck! :)

    Bang for the buck

    Tuition wise the price isnt too bad, but housing costs can get crazy expensive. In my freshman year, I spent $10,000 in housing alone.

    What to do for fun

    There are many club you can join- your hobbies or intramural sports- and in GC there is always something going on. When in season, sporting events and tailgating is always fun.

    Food and Dining

    Food is ok here. Resurants are a tad expensive and the cafe is not always very good but (if you have a meal plan) you can eat at the cafe as often as youd like which is nice.

    Dorm Life

    Living on campus is absolutley amazing. The community is friendly and you will make so many friends. It is just very pricey, $2,000-$5,000.

    Academic Rigor

    Professors here know their stuff. If you are looking for a bare minimum school, FIU is not for you because you will learn a lot from professors here. The only downside is some professors are difficult to understand because of their accent.

    Tips for prospective students

    Visit ratemyprofessor to avoid getting professors whose dialect is diffucult to understand. Get involved- it makes so much of a difference. Take advantage of the many free services the school provides from the gym to cousling.

    In three sentences

    FIU is a very nice school. It is very diverse in cultures and though professors may be diffucult to understand, they know their stuff and there are plenty of tutoring services to help you out if need be. In particular, the on-campus community is great and you are bound to make plenty of friends and connections for your major.

  • 05/02/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 36 of 440

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    I feel very safe at FIU. The campus police are always around. There is plenty of lighting on all of the pathways. The only crime I heard about all year was one car robbery.

    Clubs and Activities

    It isn't hard to find or join clubs at FIU. They are constantly advertising their upcoming events and most of them don't have any requirements for you to join.

    Great for these types of students

    Anyone and everyone fits in here, no joke. FIU has such a diverse population with an eclectic range of ethnicities, backgrounds and personalities!

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    There is a seal on the front steps of the Graham Center- don't step on it, or you won't graduate in four years! Also, if you need a little luck on your exams, go spin the giant cube by DM.

    What to do for fun

    There are so many free events sponsored by the Student Programming Council every week. My friends and I liked the free movies shown in the Graham Center every Friday night. The movies were usually fairly recent and the popcorn and soda were even provided. Lots of guest speakers, comedians and musicans come to FIU all the time- this year we saw Zedd, Capital Cities, Jason Derulo,even the casts of Girl Code and Guy Code. In addition, the gym is free for students and one of my favorite places on campus- they have lots of equipment, free fitness classes and a Tropical Smoothie. I also played intramural soccer and loved it. Intramural sports are really popular at FIU.

    Food and Dining

    The meal plans are generally a good value. The cafeteria has really great food, and it's pretty varied. My only criticism is that all of the restaurants on campus close really early.

    Dorm Life

    The dorms are part of the reason I chose to go to FIU. The dorm rooms are apartment style. They each have their own bathroom and kitchen. Some of the nicest ones even have a living room. The maintenece, however, was less than efficient. Our sink broke once and they didn't come fix it for an entire week. My roommate washed dishes in the bathtub!

    Academic Rigor

    It's certainly not easy. Attendance and studying is very important to your grade. Professors and tutors are almost always helpful, though!

    Tips for prospective students

    Get to know people- live on campus the first year and join clubs and study groups. Don't take Finite Math unless you are good at/enjoy math. Most people I know who have taken it had to retake it twice before they passed.

    In three sentences

    Florida International University is a safe, fun, diverse place to live. The campus is beautiful and the dorms are the coolest dorms I have ever seen at any college. The faculty and administration are warm and intelligent people.

  • 04/22/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    I constantly see FIU police patrolling the campus and they have a text service setup in case of an emergency. Anyone that has signed up for this service gets an emergency text if something is happening on campus.

    Bang for the buck

    It is slightly expensive and every semester we are hit with all of these extra fees. Even for the summer term, I have to pay athletic, health fees, parking fees, etc. even though the parking fee that I paid for the spring term is still valid during the summer because we have to use the same parking sticker. One class in the summer is close to $800. For just one class! It is even worse if you take online classes (which I tend to do since I work full time). You have to pay $160 more per class. I have found the financial aid they give me is not enough and I have to take out student loans. Plus, they customize a lot of the textbooks to make it an FIU edition so you pretty much have no other choice than to buy it from their bookstore versus being able to rent it online through a cheap site like chegg.com.

    What to do for fun

    There is a nice swimming pool and a massive gym. Going to the football games is fun also.

    Food and Dining

    The dining available on the MMC campus is decent, however there are not many options at the BBC campus, which is the one I most attend. What is offered is not too healthy so I do not find myself eating on campus often.

    Dorm Life

    I do not live on campus, therefore I can not say much on dorm life, but I have heard that it is a pleasant environment, especially since there is always something going on on campus.

    Academic Rigor

    The curriculum is challenging. It is extremely different than what I was used to in high school, but that what is college is supposed to be like. I am glad I made the choice to attend this university because I have already learned a lot while being challenged.

    Tips for prospective students

    Take advantage of all of the help they offer. I did not do this in the beginning of my college career and ended up paying the price for it. I now profit from using their vast resources, especially the writing center where they will help any student with a paper they are writing.

    In three sentences

    FIU is an enriching environment for students. The university has many helpful opportunities for students, such as tutoring, a writing center, academic advisers and much more. They offer a lot of activities for students such as massages and really show us that we are cared for.

  • 04/17/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Food and Dining

    Same here.

    Dorm Life

    I don't stay on campus, so I wouldn't know :)

    Academic Rigor

    5 stars on this one. I like challenging schools - that's the only way you'll really learn.

    Tips for prospective students

    Find a college that works best for you. In my current situation, I can't necessarily go to class on campus and remain a full-time employee.

    In three sentences

    I love this school! I'm a full time employee and I'm so very grateful for the fully online BA programs offered by FIU.

  • 04/08/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    The Kissing Bride. Any couple that kisses on this bridge will never be separated or apart.

    What to do for fun

    Join clubs you are interested in.

    Food and Dining

    Food and Dining is great for those who want to try.

    Dorm Life

    Dorm Life is active, but most students do not live in the dorms.

    Academic Rigor

    It depends on how hard you want to push yourself.

    Tips for prospective students

    Always bring an umbrella. It might rain sometimes.

    In three sentences

    It is fun. It is new. It is grand.

  • 03/27/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Clubs and Activities

    Many clubs and tons of activities. Just join clubs and FIU will be a great experience!

    Bang for the buck

    The school is good for the amount paid. There's a lot of financial aid, as well as scholarships and grants.

    What to do for fun

    I enjoy being part of organizations and clubs, volunteering, hang out with friends, and go to the rec center (gym). There are many things to do at FIU, including a salon, gym, stadium, football fields, etc.

    Food and Dining

    Food is great at FIU. There are many options to choose from, such as Subway, Pollo Tropical, Dunkin Donuts, Moe's, Chilli's, Jamba Juice, Salad Creations, Sushi Maki, etc. There's many types of foods that you can choose from!

    Dorm Life

    I've never lived in dorms, but I've heard the dorm life is good. Although some dorm buildings are old, they're building new ones.

    Academic Rigor

    It all depends on your major. Most of the classes I've taken are very interesting and interactive. Some are more challenging than others, but if you're interested and study, there's no reason to fail.

    Tips for prospective students

    I would suggest new students to GET INVOLVED as much as they can! Join clubs and participate in order to meet people and network. Knowing people and being part of an organization will make it easier and fun! It would also help when deciding a major and the path they would like to follow.

    In three sentences

    FIU is a very culturally diverse university that has been growing immensely during the past years. It is located in Miami, so as many people might guess, it's full of life and good vibes. There is a lot of on-campus activities such as football games, walks, fairs, and many other events organized by the many student associations. In other words, there's always something going on!

  • 03/21/2014

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

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Good safety measures practiced.

    Clubs and Activities

    Clubs of Interest: American Chemical Society, Pharmacy Student Association, Caribbean Student Association, HOSA, Kappa Delta Pi, Non Profit & Global Health Interest Group

    Great for these types of students

    Athletes, hard-working individuals, and students interested in learning everything.

    Bang for the buck

    Not hard to get in the school. Make sure you have your test scores, send transcripts, and have your GPA.

    What to do for fun

    Sport(s) Volleyball, Sand Volleyball, Track & Field, Swimming

    Food and Dining

    The food is great.

    Dorm Life

    Good dorm life.

    Academic Rigor

    Pretty good preparing students for another level of learning.

    Tips for prospective students

    Get your ACT and SAT scores. Make sure to have your GPA.

    In three sentences

    It's a pretty diverse school. It offers a lot of clubs and extracurricular activities. FIU is a public school and with very good academic standards.

  • 03/13/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Super safe. I feel comfortable here. I feel like everyone looks out for each other and the security is excellent.

    Greek Life

    The Greek life is very active, so active that I had to drop recruitment because I was still getting into the swing of college and being in a sorority would have taken a lot of time out of my studying because they are really active.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are SO many clubs to choose from. They have the biggest variety.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    This is my first year at FIU and what I have seen is the music and activities in the GC pit and other things that clubs do.

    Bang for the buck

    FIU is always open to helping students with financial aid. The workers are very helpful.

    What to do for fun

    There are tons of clubs and activities going on in GC. There are always people around and clubs and music which is a fun way to meet people.

    Food and Dining

    The food is so good! There is a huge variety and you will never go hungry.

    Dorm Life

    I don't live in a dorm, but all my friends that do absolutely love it!

    Academic Rigor

    Most classes are tough but like I said, the professors are there to help you. There are maybe 4 or 5 easy classes in the core curriculum. Not so easy that you don't have to do anything, you have to work hard and really want to learn.

    Tips for prospective students

    Be open. Most freshmen are shy and they are experiencing something new. It gets lonely at first, but you just have to go up to people and start talking to them. You are allowed to recreate yourself in college. If you were shy at high school, show your college classmates how you act at home (but not too crazy)! Join clubs and study hard. These really are the best years of your life.

    In three sentences

    FIU is an amazing school. You know how people always say that their professors don't really care about their students? Well here they do and they want you to succeed in their classes and the classes are challenging but you always have help.

  • 03/09/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    2 out of 2 people found this review useful. 43 of 440

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    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Spinning the Cube before a Test.

    What to do for fun

    There is actually a game room in the Graham Center, it has pool tables, Ping Pong tables, A Foosball table, and a whole slew of board games and Xbox or Wii games that can be rented out at the front desk of the Game Room. If you like to exercise, jogging around the campus is pretty good fun and there is a nature trail in a little preserve that can be run for a bit. Also there are a lot of basketball courts,one in the recreation center, one by the dorms, one at the engineering campus. It's really easy to find a group of people to just start playing some basketball with and people are normally pretty friendly about it. If you're a nerd and you like card games like magic and Yu-Gi-Oh there are several groups around who actively play those games. Football games and many other sporting events are Free so they're pretty good cheap fun to attend.

    Food and Dining

    There are lots of places to go eat around campus but mainly in the Graham center. They are constantly adding more and more places to eat, currently they are building a Panda Express and a Taco Bell on campus. adding these franchises to the present collection of Burger King, Pollo Tropical, Cafe Bustelo, Alamazar, Chili's, Chic-fil-a, Moe's, Dunkin Donuts, And several other franchise restaurants. there is also a cafeteria place called Fresh Foods Company, this place is a buffet and at the beginning of the semester the food here is always good, and it has many options for food, salads, sandwiches, pizza, and a variety of other hot foods. There are currently 2 Starbucks on campus and a new one is being built within a new building scheduled to be completed later in 2014. There is a salad place called Salad Creations also, and they make really delicious salads but they're kinda pricey so normally I just stick to Chic-Fil-A.

    Dorm Life

    I Have not lived in a dorm, but FIU is constantly building new dorms and they are becoming nicer and nicer, so most dorms are relatively new.

    Academic Rigor

    In the Computer Science program here, we have to take a lot less math courses than other SUS colleges and more of them are optional. But that's not saying that the ones that are required are easy,, but there are lower math requirements here. Many of the introductory science classes are relatively easy if you try a little bit and actually do the homework that the professors assign. Most of the lab TA's for intro science classes are grad students are pretty bad, some are really cool and chill, but most of the ones I've had have been bad and rigorous, just telling us to look it up for homework rather than explaining anything. Now that I am moving into the upper level courses, the courses are becoming more interesting and specific, but also they're becoming increasingly difficult taking hours of study time at home and at school. Many professors often play favorites and will give better grades in the end to students they like even if you did better than that student all semester. Overall, I would say the academic rigor is not that high, but it's not a cakewalk either.

    Tips for prospective students

    FIU is an easy school to get into and if you did well in high school you will probably get a good couple of scholarships. If you do attend, be sure to check ratemyprofessor.com because most of the times the ratings there truly do reflect the quality of the teacher in the lower level classes. If you go here for science, it is really easy to get a job in a lab, most of the time they'll teach you what you need to know and a lot of them are really short staffed, so all you need to show is a passion for some subject.

    In three sentences

    Overall a good school with lots of choices for many different majors. Hard to get involved in campus life since most people are commuters and work, Just going to campus then going home is not a good way to start off freshman year I would recommend to find a couple of clubs and just get a taste . Professors are generally very helpful and nice, although they WILL make you work for a good grade.

  • 03/07/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    The campus has a Police Department, but I have never seen any cops or security.

    Clubs and Activities

    There is a club for everything!

    Great for these types of students

    Great for students who do not want to have a ton of loans when they graduate.

    Bang for the buck

    You get a lot of options for the affordable price.

    What to do for fun

    Eat, there is also a gaming center, a gym, and sports events. There is always something going on.

    Food and Dining

    There are many food options available on campus, and they are good places.

    Dorm Life

    I do not stay on campus.

    Academic Rigor

    The only downside to the academics is that sometimes there are not enough classes available.

    Tips for prospective students

    Always choose your classes early, because they will fill up fast.

    In three sentences

    FIU is a very affordable University that offers a lot of classes and opportunities for the price you are paying. The campus is very appealing with many places to eat. For the most part, the classes are very educational, and most professors are good.

  • 03/06/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    Join a club, attend home sport games, create your own club!

    Tips for prospective students

    Get to know your campus - go on a quick tour by yourself with a campus map. Getting involved on campus is a great way to meet friends and become more comfortable. Speak with your professors privately - it goes a long way!

    In three sentences

    Florida International University is a university that has endless opportunities for their students. If you are looking for a school with great faculuty, beautiful campus, and different organizations on campus this is the place to be. Attending FIU is a decision I will never regret.

  • 03/05/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    There are campus cops always sitting around in their cars to watch for speeding and to make sure the campus is safe. There has only been one incident since I have been attending, and it wasn't so bad. The campus cops are actual cops too, like they have their own department on campus and everything (not like mall cops that are just security).

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    There are a bunch hut-type things around campus to relax in and a lot of water fountains too. It makes the place beautiful. Also, there are many things of art around campus with the names of the students and the piece of art nearby.

    Bang for the buck

    I have done some research on tuition and FIU is actually pretty expensive, even more expensive than the University of Florida. As for location though, it is the best deal in South Florida, as the other universities are private or just are not up to par with the education.

    What to do for fun

    Well, for starters, the university is in Miami. The beach is not far away and there are about five different malls within a 30 minute radius of the school.

    Food and Dining

    There are so many options to choose from. Just about every main building has little fast food places, plus there is an actual Chili's restaurant on campus. There is a Starbucks in the library and a Dunkin Donuts on the other side of the school in the bottom of a parking garage. The only downside to these places is that they aren't open late.

    Dorm Life

    I did not live on campus.

    Academic Rigor

    Some of the classes were harder than others, which is to be expected at any school. You have some professors who don't want to see any student fail and other professors who truly don't care and just come to the class to teach.

    Tips for prospective students

    There are plenty of opportunities to get involved, and there is always something going on, even on Saturdays. The biggest tip I can give is that you should really try to figure out your major and not switch it multiple times (I met someone that switched her major about 4 times). You will end up wasting your time and scholarship money on pointless classes.

    In three sentences

    FIU is a great school, mainly for business and engineering students. They offer so many opportunities for students in those majors. It is also a beautiful school to just walk around and take in the sights.

  • 03/02/2014

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

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    Food and Dining

    I am looking forward to being able to walk to the Student center and have all the amazing food right at my figure-tips!

    Dorm Life

    I have not lived in the dorms yet but I plan on living in Park view or Everglade and I just cant wait!

    Academic Rigor

    I would love to Join Student Government Association! I am currently President of Saint Johns River State College in Saint Augustine and to continue being about of S.G.A would be amazing and so much more to look forward to being at a larger university.

    In three sentences

    The Campus is utterly breath taking I cannot wait till I am a panther walking around proudly. I am so looking forward to joining Student Government Association and a fun lovely sority! I have visited FIU many times and everytimes I was not disappointed SUMMER HERE I COME!! Chealsy Vargas

  • 03/02/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    There are plenty of things to do for fun at FIU and things are always happening at any given moment. Usually students can find flyers around campus with all kinds of events. FIU has a recreational center with a gym and basketball court. There is also a museum and a music hall where exhibitions and concerts take place. Sometimes movies are screened on campus as well. There are also sporting events, parties, and events/drives that happen regularly.

    Food and Dining

    FIU currently has a wide variety of dining options, including their very own dining hall, as well as several chain restaurants including Subway, Pollo Tropical, Chick-Fil-A, Moes Southwest Grill, Tropical Smoothie, Chilis, Dunkin Donuts, Salad Creations, and many more. Students, faculty, and staff are also encouraging the university to offer more vegetarian and vegan options.

    Dorm Life

    FIU provides a variety of different dorming facilities. I've dormed at FIU twice (once with three roommates and once with two). Both experiences were great! The resident advisors are usually very hands on an available. There are usually a lot of activities going on and there are great opportunities to make friends with poeple living in your dorm building. If you're unsatisfied with your living situation, the problem is usually sorted out very quickly.

    Academic Rigor

    Like any other institution, core and introductory courses will help new students explore their interests, while the upper level courses are designed to challenge the students in their respective fields of study. Many of the professors at FIU are passionate about the subjects that they teach and want to see that same passion in their students. The courses can become very challenging, but if you study hard, pay attention, and interact with your professors and classmates, the workload won't seem as hard as you thought.

    Tips for prospective students

    It is important to apply early, especially if you're dorming. The dorms fill up fast, and you don't want to end up paying more than you anticipated. If you're planning on dorming with a friend/relative/etc then make signing up early a priority. Once enrolled,it is also very important to stay on top of your financial aid and academic progress. It's easy to get distracted and if you miss an opportunity to sign up for a class that you need or miss a payment, then things can become very difficult very fast. New and prospective students should also look into the extracurricular programs and activities that take place at FIU and see if they're interested.

    In three sentences

    FIU is a great university with an amazing international program. The courses that are offered are diverse and it is nearly impossible to not gain a better understanding of the world we live in while attending this university. There are also many opportunities to expand your awareness through out-of-class organizations and activities.

  • 02/23/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    They safety here is great. I really love the police staff here and they recently added traffic lights within the campus which has really helped with pedestrians.

    Greek Life

    I am not involved in Greek Life so I can't give an opinion.

    Clubs and Activities

    I am the first female president of a martial arts club at Florida International University, which is called Panther Aikido Club. Its a sports club that teaches and allows practice of the japanese martial art Aikido.

    Great for these types of students

    I honestly feel that just about any kind of student can find themselves feeling fulfilled here. I will say though that if you are used to cold weather climates and no humidity, you may want to consider relocating your choices.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    There is an architecture contest to design a way to walk on water every year at the lake here on campus which is very amusing to watch.

    Bang for the buck

    The school is honestly inexpensive for everything it offers so I would definitely say you get your bang for your buck.

    What to do for fun

    I teach ballet to elementary school students, play tennis, work at a daycare, knit, tap dance, and practice aikido (a japanese martial art).

    Food and Dining

    The amount of options FIU has is amazing! They quite successfully have accommodated for all kinds of backgrounds and tastes. They truly have accommodated for the melting pot that is the student and faculty body.

    Dorm Life

    I have not lived in the dorms, but I am planning on moving in the dorms in presently within the next few months due to serious problems on the home front. I hear from my friends though that they rather enjoy it, but I don't feel I can personally rate the dorms since I have yet to attain a residence there.

    Academic Rigor

    Classes can be heavily populated that the amount of individual attention can vary. Since the amount of students are so large, you normally get a class that is more of a survival of the fittest style. I personally find this to be a big motivator in terms of attendance and work quality.

    Tips for prospective students

    Definitely don't settle. Go around, see what clubs you can join, and get involved. The student population is huge that you may feel overwhelmed if you don't have anything your involved with. Thats my biggest recommendation.

    In three sentences

    I chose to go to Florida International University because my mother lives in Miami and has a series of health problems and I have not regretted my decision in attending Florida International University. Not only do I feel that I have not missed out in going away to study elsewhere because the amount of opportunities they have for the students are vast and limitless. I can only speak highly of FIU and am proud to be a Florida Panther.

  • 02/21/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    Sports event if you are into sports.

    Tips for prospective students

    If you are considering a major that isn't in hospitality, business, or nursing. Go to another school, sciences take second seat in this school.

    In three sentences

    Its over populated, the classes are too big, the teachers are not that interested in the students, and too many students working in the offices that don't know what they are doing.

  • 02/10/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    There is always something going on in GC (Graham Center) go in there and you will find something to do. Also, it's Miami! there is something to do at all times!

    Food and Dining

    At FIU there are many great places to eat for example, chillis, sushi maki, subway, Einsteins bagels, pollo tropical, burger king, papa johns and many others along with the expansion of a few other places coming in the fall of this year. Whatever you do stay away from a meal plan into the cafeteria that is provided.

    Dorm Life

    I live on campus. It's convenient for me because everything I do revolves around making my campus a better place for incoming students and also because I work on campus as well.

    Academic Rigor

    So far I have had pretty good teachers but I would have to rate it 3/5

    Tips for prospective students

    Go to Panther Camp! Great way to meet people and to gain extra knowledge before taking your first class! Highly recommended.

    In three sentences

    Florida International is a very diverse institute with over 40,000 student. Coming to FIU has helped me to grow as an individual through the many experiences I've had thus far. If you want to become an adult, come to FIU.

  • 01/29/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    In three sentences

    FIU has provided me with the best education i could have asked for. the professors are very nice and know what they are teaching about. The counselors are always there to talk or help.

  • 01/29/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    Since the school is located in Miami, FL there are akways things to do near by. For school activities there are things to do most of the time, but since it is known as a commuter school, on campus activities are not as often.

    Dorm Life

    Excellent. The dorms are always clean and have a modern feel.

    Academic Rigor

    Of course you will have your easy teachers and you will have your hard teachers. It is what you make of it.

    In three sentences

    Florida International is a diverse school. A modern and up-to-date school. Friendly people who are willing to help you.

  • 01/28/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Very safe environment.

    Greek Life

    A lot of greek life.

    Clubs and Activities

    Many clubs and activities. you have to find the club thats right for you.

    Great for these types of students

    Any type of student. Everyone fits in somewhere.

    Bang for the buck

    You get for what you pay for.

    What to do for fun

    Hang out with friends. Join clubs. Go to the beach which is a 20 minute drive.

    Food and Dining

    A variety of restaurants. Wish they had more though

    Academic Rigor

    Not many easy classes. All classes require work to be put in.

    Tips for prospective students

    Get involved. Do not procrastinate. Put in maximum effort always

    In three sentences

    The university is full of diversity, Not only with students but professors as well. All teachers at the university are very helpful and caring. If you put effort you will succeed.

  • 01/21/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    FIU has its own campus police and security gaurds.

    Greek Life

    They're many clubs and plegdes to join.

    Clubs and Activities

    So many clubs, associations and activities at FIU i don't know where to start.

    Great for these types of students

    one of the best hospitality schools in the country.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    A cool location that I usually spend my time at is in the Bay area.

    Bang for the buck

    Dont buy books at the book store, they hustle hard. Buy from chegg or amazon. Try and car pool its cheaper and much easier.

    What to do for fun

    Theres always something going on at FIU. Concerts, Games, activities and great people make the campus a really cool and fun place to be.

    Food and Dining

    They have everything. Moes, Chic fill a, Dunkin Donuts. You name it they got it and its all at reasonable prices.

    Dorm Life

    I dont know because I dont live in the dorms.

    Academic Rigor

    Depending on what Major or Program your attending. I would say overall FIU isn't hard but you need to put in the work.

    Tips for prospective students

    Please make sure to sign up early, due to the amount of students, classes fill up fast. Try and get to class an hour early because parking gets crazy. Last but not least have fun FIU is a fun and rewarding University.

    In three sentences

    Great University located in beautiful Miami, Fl. FIU has some of the best programs in the country i.e. hospitality, business and law. Faculty and staff are very helpfull and knowlegable in there respected fields

  • 01/16/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    Events, Club Fairs

    Tips for prospective students

    Make friends, make connections, and STAY FOCUSED!

    In three sentences

    I really like FIU a lot, there is always something to do. The people area always so friendly. I have always looked forward to attending FIU, it is such a great place!

  • 01/15/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    Definitely go to the events that the study body plan. Join a sorority, having someone to rely on is always great. Use the sport amenities, there are many to choose from. Go to barnes and noble, reading is always fun.

    Food and Dining

    Its improving, the fresh food course now serves better food that is healthy and has a fair price. The new constructions will include more food course that will serve the student body. Other courses are more concerned about health and try to provide to the students. However, we need more variety in the healthy department.

    Dorm Life

    Its secure, you make bonds with new people, you feel independent. The students are able to go to class without having to use any transportation. There are new dorms for the student body that fulfil the people's needs and have nice features that keep the residents happy. Amenities are bast and the project continues to grow with the new set of buildings that are being built. Price is fair.

    Academic Rigor

    The school improves every year with the student effort and the ability of the faculty to adapt to new ways of teaching. There are many classes to choose from and the schedule is very accessible to everyone. The campus is large and allows for the student to experience different classes in other shoals so the students communicate with each other and gain new perspectives from others.

    Tips for prospective students

    Use the resources at school, they are there to help the student. Don't be afraid of them. Ask other students where things are, freshmen are usually afraid of upperclassmen and think they can do anything. Asking for help is ok. Try to park at the west side of the school of law, there is always parking there.

    In three sentences

    It's a university that gives the sense of global education for incoming students. It's a school that portrays different cultures and blends them together to bring the student body closer. It's a school that rises above challenge and shows the future of education between students.

  • 01/14/2014

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

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    Food and Dining

    Food is something special to keep the brain functioning in the class room.

    Dorm Life

    The dorms are a second home to the students, to study and achieve success.

    Academic Rigor

    The academics are all about the students, to teach them for the next step in life.

    In three sentences

    This school is one of the top school in the Sunshine State. It is going to be number one in a few years. I can taste it! A lot of diversity and strong education.

  • 01/04/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    The campus is very large but very safe. Campus police is usually around. At night, the campus is very calm but there are always people around.

    Clubs and Activities

    Unfortunately, because most of FIU's student body commutes, it is difficult to be an active club member.There are tons of activities to do daily on campus. SPC does a great job at offering students fun things to do. There's usually something happening at the Pit in GC, the student union.

    Great for these types of students

    FIU is great for students who are busy outside of school. Most students commute to FIU, so you don't have to live nearby.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    There are 3 traditions that every FIU student knows: the Cube, the Seal, and the Bridge. The Cube was a giant cube sculpture next to DM that students would spin for luck before midterms and final exams. There would be lines to spin it! It was removed recently, though and many students were sad to see it go.There is a big seal at the entrance to GC that student legend says you're not supposed to step on because it is bad luck and you won't graduate. If you do step on it, you're supposed to walk backwards around it 7 times (if I remember correctly). There's a bridge over the lake in the middle of the main campus. Supposedly, if a couple kisses on the bridge, they will be married one day!

    Bang for the buck

    FIU is very affordable, especially for Florida residents. Considering the quality of the education and price, FIU is a great choice.

    What to do for fun

    There are many clubs on campus to join, and all of them are active. The gym is very good and there's a nature reserve on campus. FIU is located in Miami, which means that you can find all sorts of nightlife off campus.

    Food and Dining

    There are a bunch of places to eat on campus. They are mostly concentrated together, but you can find virtually anything: Einstein Bagels, Papa John's pizza, Moe's, Pollo Tropical, Chili's, Tropical Smoothie cafe, Salad Creations, Dunkin Donuts, and more. Of course, there's a Starbucks. There is another building currently in construction that is going to have more places to eat.

    Dorm Life

    I do not live on campus, as many FIU students do. FIU is in Miami and there are many commuting students. I have slept in a dorm once and it was clean and convenient. From listening to other students, the dorms are good. A new dorm hall was just opened and it is apparently very good.

    Academic Rigor

    I'm an International Relations major and IR classes are not easy. From discussing with friends in other majors and personal experience, professors are not easy graders; you must study for your exams and go to class.

    Tips for prospective students

    Do not be scared by the size of certain classes, especially the 1000-level courses. Those classes tend to be large. Professors at FIU are also tough graders, so you must truly work for your grades. Take advantage of the many opportunities at FIU; not many schools have the variety that FIU offers.

    In three sentences

    FIU is incredibly diverse and has something for everyone. Although it is a large school, there are many extremely great professors and high-quality programs. FIU is flexible, affordable, and overall a great school.

  • 12/31/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    For fun you can do almost anything. The mall and the beach are not too far from the school. On campus you can join different clubs that hold events almost every week. Movies are played every week on campus and there are also salsa dance classes to give everyone the taste of the Latin culture.

    Food and Dining

    The restaurants on campus are AMAZING. There are plenty of options to choose from, and you are rarely disappointed.

    Dorm Life

    I like living in a dorm because being on campus 24/7 makes it easier to be involved in any student activities.

    Academic Rigor

    The learning environment is established fairly well. Almost every professor I have encountered actually cared about me as a person.

    Tips for prospective students

    Stay focused; you can have fun but make sure your work is your priority. College is what you make it, so enjoy.

    In three sentences

    FIU is extremely diversed. There are professors that care. You can make a difference.

  • 12/28/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Tips for prospective students

    Involve in everything you like and make the best out of it.

    In three sentences

    FIU is a great university. The professors challenge you to go beyond your limits and do your best. The campus is beautiful it has anything a student needs. A variety of food to choose. Quiet places to study and relax.

  • 12/27/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    There is a lot to do for fun at FIU. There are always events and clubs/organizations. It is hard to find out when the events are, though.

    Food and Dining

    There is a lot of food options on campus. It is pricy and they do not accept coupons. The food in the engineering center is behind.

    Dorm Life

    I never lived on campus. However, a close friend of mine did and her experience was terrible and there were very little options for her. The RA is supposed to help, but did not.

    Academic Rigor

    As an engineering major, I find that the coursework is much more challenging. I used to be a Biology major in another school and did not feel challenged. The classes at FIU are difficult, but the professors are sometimes helpful.

    Tips for prospective students

    Use all the resources FIU provides. Get involved in the life on campus. Apply early.

    In three sentences

    It is a great school. It provides many opportunities for students. The courses are also challenging.

  • 12/21/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    I have no experience with Campus Safety.

    Greek Life

    I have no experience with Greek Life.

    Clubs and Activities

    Fortunately, Miami is home to wonderful locations where clubs and activities thrive all the time.

    Great for these types of students

    Business, Bio/Science Majors

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    The cookies near the housing complex are amazing.

    Bang for the buck

    For FL residents, it's a bargain and will save you money when you are applying for grad school.

    What to do for fun

    Join a club, play some sports, meet new people.

    Food and Dining

    Starbucks and Subway are my favorite, although there should be more vegetarian options.

    Dorm Life

    I don't live in the dorms.

    Academic Rigor

    Upper division classes are very intense and demanding.

    Tips for prospective students

    Make sure you get to know the city because it's not for everyone.

    In three sentences

    FIU is a large commuter school with a diverse range of students as well as majors. There's always something to do on campus. People are from all over the world and you can always meet someone interesting.

  • 12/19/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Food and Dining

    They have a decent variety of food choices and are constantly working to provide more restaurants for their students.

    Dorm Life

    I am not currently residing in a dorm, but from what I've heard it is very quiet and calm to live in a dorm.

    Academic Rigor

    This university is overall fair with its students and provide many opportunities and services to their students that allow to successfully succeed.

    Tips for prospective students

    Make sure to stay on top of any fees you are required to pay and dedicate yourself to studying because grades are not handed to you. Show your professors that you are trying to improve by getting extra help and tutoring.

    In three sentences

    It is a great university that practices diversity. They have high quality professor that are dedicated to their students and will help them if necessary. I enjoy the calm environment and its welcoming atmosphere.

  • 11/29/2013

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

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    Food and Dining

    It's in Orlando, of course it's a great place for food and dining

    Dorm Life

    Can't say, haven't been there

    Academic Rigor

    From what I can see, the classes should be pretty challenging, but nothing I can't handle.

    In three sentences

    This college is at the top of my list. It's a great location, with a nice big campus. Is there any limit on the amount of combined scholarships they'll accept?

  • 11/27/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    Play sports, hangout with friends or attend college sponsored concerts on campus.

    Food and Dining

    Variety of choices to have a great meal.

    Dorm Life

    I havn't lived in the dorms.

    Academic Rigor

    Hard work is necessary!

    Tips for prospective students

    Get involved in clubs and projects where you can meet people and get hands on experience.

    In three sentences

    Friendly environment. Most students are focused on accomplishing their goals, therefore inspiring you to get focused also. Awesome tools and staff to help you succeed.

  • 11/25/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    The campus i really safe, the police is always driving around the school.

    Greek Life

    I am not currently enrolled in any.

    Clubs and Activities

    I am not currently enrolled in any club, but I am aware that they have plenty of them on campus.

    Great for these types of students

    FIU is great for any type of student.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    I like the Art section of the campus, I like to hear students play the piano there.

    Bang for the buck

    FIU is affordable and offers a high quality education.

    What to do for fun

    I read programming and socialize with people, I also go to the movies.

    Food and Dining

    They have many restaurants in my university. Very convenient!

    Dorm Life

    I don't live in a dorm.

    Academic Rigor

    FlU can be pretty challenging if you are not well prepared.

    Tips for prospective students

    My tip for prospective students is to come here mentally prepared. With a positive attitude and willing to study hard.

    In three sentences

    Florida International University is a very good and affordable school. It has many resources for students who want to pursue a career in IT. Advisers are always willing to help and guide anybody that wants to find out information. I'm very proud to be there.

  • 11/22/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Food and Dining

    The selection is various and there is something for everyone.

    Dorm Life

    Dorm life is great. Many activities and plenty of security as well as cool people to meet.

    Academic Rigor

    The classes are demanding and working while in school is not recommended.

    Tips for prospective students

    Always have a sweater handy it might not be cold outside but the class you are in might be. Make sure to always have an umbrella with you for multiple reasons. Close-toed shoes are good to avoid puddles but if you want you can wear sandals.

    In three sentences

    The campus is diverse and the people here are dedicated. No one on campus including the staff seem rude in any way. Everyone is really kind and are glad to help out where needed.

  • 11/01/2013

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

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    What to do for fun

    Go grab lunch at chilis and spend your breaks between classes outside enjoying the weather catching up on your studies.

    Tips for prospective students

    Apply early so you are guaranteed financial aid.

    In three sentences

    A beautiful campus full of lively students and ample activities. New buildings and a great center for students to interact, grab some lunch and enjoy the day. The school isn't just education, its also a cultural hub for many with all the races and cultures who are apart of FIU.

  • 10/28/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    Go to the pool or the game room with friends. The tailgates are really fun!

    Food and Dining

    They have a lot of different dining options including healthy dining.

    Dorm Life

    They are good dorms. Pretty spacious.

    Academic Rigor

    It is pretty laid back. Even as a senior it wasn't hard at all.

    Tips for prospective students

    Ask students around for advice on teachers because the websites can be skewed and wrong. Get involved in clubs and attend the tail gates they are awesome. Go to your counselor often.

    In three sentences

    It is a big campus (south) and there are a lot of things to do on campus. The people here are pretty nice and there is quite a bit of socializing to be done. The campus could be more aesthetically appealing.

  • 10/16/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    There is campus police always on duty!

    Greek Life

    !!I can not say. Sadly, I am not a part of it.

    Clubs and Activities

    They are amazing! I am a hall ambassador and it is so much fun being in charge of the activities in the dorm!

    Great for these types of students

    Great for International students! The diversity of students and teachers is unreal!

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    There is movie night every friday which is really nice because they are new movies and that saves you money! Pop your own popcorn!

    Bang for the buck

    The campus is beautiful but to live here is too pricy! I am in my fall semester and can not afford to come back in the spring.

    What to do for fun

    Get involved in campus life, there are tons of clubs! JOIN THEM! Homecoming so far was the most fun, make sure you go!

    Food and Dining

    They have tons of food options but fresh foods is the most popular. Fresh foods is a hit or miss and after 8pm there is only omelets available. If you can get past eating burgers and pizza all the time, you will be fine!

    Dorm Life

    My dorm life experience sucked! I never got any sleep and the girls kept eating my food! Try to know your roommates before signing an agreement!

    Academic Rigor

    I am only in my 2nd semester but from my experience, it all depends on the professor! Read reviews from RateMyProfessor before enrolling in a class. Classes fill up fast so be ready early!

    Tips for prospective students

    Have your finances set before coming to school! Have a back up plan! Get involved!

    In three sentences

    FIU has a beautiful campus and great people all over campus. The pride is overwhelming and very exciting. It is a great school that continues to grow.

  • 10/03/2013

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

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    In three sentences

    A great school that is beautiful aesthetically and academically. A fantastic choice for in-state Florida residents. The tuition is very affordable and they offer great scholarships and grants, such as their presidential scholarship.

  • 09/30/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    There are always FIU Police around plus there is a panther tram at night to take you across campus safely.

    Clubs and Activities

    So many to choose from. There is a club for everything!

    Great for these types of students

    Minority, non-traditional, International

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Kissing bridge- Kiss someone on this bridge and they will be in love with you forever.

    Bang for the buck

    Tuition is not so bad, Board is a little expensive.

    What to do for fun

    Join a club or go to the gym. There are also tons of sporting events to attend. SPC has events every Friday night and all throughout the month. There is no reason to ever be bored here.

    Food and Dining

    Many different food options dispersed throughout the campus.

    Dorm Life

    There is always something going on in the dorms

    Tips for prospective students

    Have an open mind. Don't judge. Be focused on your academics. Learn Spanish!

    In three sentences

    Florida International University is ideal for minority and non traditional students. It is a fairly large school which provides great networking opportunities. The memories and friends you will create here you will cherish close as they last for a lifetime.

  • 09/28/2013

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

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    Food and Dining

    My experience of food and dining on campus is limited, but what I have experienced, I have enjoyed. Food service is prompt and accommodating, the food product is tasteful and has nice presentation.

    Dorm Life

    My experience is limited, but student housing seems reasonable. Community living appears inviting, and current students are accommodating and considerate.

    Academic Rigor

    From discussions with students, classes are enjoyable, faculty is helpful, and students are open to group study. The academic rigor allows a student to be a full time student and hold either an on or off campus job. This depends on the student's study methods as well.

    In three sentences

    Florida International University is a major institution for higher education of South Floridians. The university prides itself in using innovative methods for local and global interaction, and proficiency in research in all fields. Student life staff and faculty are focused on the success of students, and they have the awards to prove it.

  • 09/24/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Great for these types of students

    Engineering students will probably get the most out of this place. But there's a college of medicine as well.

    Bang for the buck

    Offers a great experience for the dollar.

    What to do for fun

    There's a gym and a recreational center. And a game room, but you have to pay for that.

    Food and Dining

    It has Dunkin Donuts, Burger King, Almazar, and tons more places. It even has its own thing called Fresh Food Company--basically a buffet. Every Wednesday they have a farmer's market with their own fresh grown food; its great.

    Dorm Life

    I don't live in a dorm, so I can't really tell you

    Academic Rigor

    Not too hard so that you're overwhelmed by it; but there's enough rigor to make sure that you're getting something out of this course.

    Tips for prospective students

    If you're in-state, this is a good school with an affordable tuition. Go early if you want parking. And try not to use the bathrooms after 10am unless you really have to go.

    In three sentences

    It's a huge campus, with lots of little stores and departments to check out. Most professors know what they're teaching and are more than fair. Although, good math professors at F.I.U. seem to be lacking, admittedly.

  • 09/24/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Food and Dining

    There could be more inexpensive and creative dining options for those students that do not want to purchase a meal plan. However, there are a variety of options in terms of basic foods: rice and beans from Pollo Tropical, bagel from Einstein, fruit cup from the school store.

    Dorm Life

    Dorm life is what you make of it. There are neighbors who are excited about getting to know everyone in their building, while there are others who rather stay at home alone. However, at FIU, you can find the balance that works for you, whether it's having a beer once in a while or visiting a friend for lunch at their dorm. Overall, there are no complaints.

    Academic Rigor

    The academic rigor has been balanced in terms of reading and outside classroom material. I am taking only courses relating to my major and I come to class being prepared and having read the readings. It is very satisfying to learn about all my classes as they all pertain to my major.

    Tips for prospective students

    I recommend prospective students to visit campus and check out the places and people they'd be interested in getting to know, be it a faculty member or a student organization. They should take a look at Facebook club pages or websites, learning anything from previous political campaigns or movie nights. The great thing about FIU's grandness is that there is a group of people getting involved in every area of interest. If they do decide to go to FIU, they should get involved in the pre-school camp event called Panther Camp, where they will learn about essential campus resources.

    In three sentences

    Sixth largest school in the nation, you can either feel full of excitement at the various opportunities, events, and spirit or alone as just another fish in a big university ocean. The panther family can be a wonderful, beautiful one once you find your group of friends. Also, with a goal and plan in mind, and enough determination to take advantage of resources, there are many gateways to career and academic success.

  • 09/21/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    There is always cops driving around. But the campus is open to anyone and walking around at night should not be taken lightly. FIU offers golf cart transportation at night.

    Greek Life

    Greek life is really dominated by the people native to Miami. Super selective but do not do much on campus.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are plenty of clubs and sports to get involved in. A lot of opportunities to study abroad.

    Great for these types of students

    Outgoing, Spanish speaking, and Miami native.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Do not step on the seal! There is the kissing bridge and passing of the torch.

    Bang for the buck

    FIU is one of the cheapest Florida schools.

    What to do for fun

    Everyone in Miami goes clubbing. There is also the movies and bowling. A lot of people go to South Beach during the day.

    Food and Dining

    Fresh foods is delicious and there is so many options on campus to eat. Off campus is mainly Mexican food and fast food.

    Dorm Life

    The dorms at FIU are very nice. Panther Hall is the worst but still not that bad. Lakeview is very nice as well as Parkview. Towers and Everglades are okay!

    Academic Rigor

    The classes at FIU are the perfect balance of easy and hard. Many of the teachers are Spanish or from a different country.

    Tips for prospective students

    Speaking Spanish will help you immensely. Being outgoing is a must!

    In three sentences

    Florida International University is a very large school with a beautiful campus. If you have not lived in Miami before making friends will be easy if you find people you have things in common with. FIU is in a very diverse city and it is always busy.

  • 09/18/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    You can go out into the city on your free time

    Food and Dining

    A bunch of restaurants!

    Dorm Life

    It's pretty fun if you know people

    Academic Rigor

    I'm just a freshman right now. I'm sure it'll get more challenging

    Tips for prospective students

    You should go to Panther Camp!

    In three sentences

    I really loved the school. It feels like a whole city, yet it's not hard to get around. I love the trolley system that takes you from campus to campus

  • 09/17/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    On campus police and security. I never feel unsafe walking at night. It is a well lit campus. If you ever do feel unsafe there is an escort service you can call and they will come pick you up.

    Greek Life

    There are so many. It was crazy during rush week and there isn't any hazing.

    Clubs and Activities

    There is a club for everything and if there isn't one you can fill out a form to create one.

    Great for these types of students

    Social, active people. Also a huge commuter school for people in South Florida.

    Bang for the buck

    Their cost of attendance is about the same as other Florida schools but I think it's worth it. They also offer A LOT of scholarships.

    What to do for fun

    There are sporting events going on all the time. Most of the clubs also have events going on during the week and on weekends. There is usually something going on.

    Food and Dining

    There is a huge variety of places to eat on campus. Papa Johns, Dunkin, Moe's, Subway, etc. They all have odd hours though so be aware of that! The important thing is you won't go hungry.

    Dorm Life

    I love my dorm and my roommate. You can get a single or a double. Depending on what building you're in you could have 1-3 roommates. As long as you set boundaries and know what your expectations are of each other you should have no problem getting along.

    Academic Rigor

    It all depends on your major and the classes you take. If you take a harder class it's going to be hard.

    Tips for prospective students

    Do your research and know what you want to get out of FIU. Some decisions are very independent and you need to know what you want. Participate in all you can, that's how you meet people.

    In three sentences

    It is amazing. Everyone is so friendly and the facilities are so nice. The parking is not the best though.

  • 09/12/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    There is a FIU police station located right in the PG 5 parking garage on campus.

    Greek Life

    So many different sororities and fraternities to choose from.

    Clubs and Activities

    Agroecology club, Garden club

    Great for these types of students

    If you're ready to learn and work hard and have a great time doing it, FIU is for you.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    If you cant find any parking and you are running late for class, it is sometimes worth it to just pay for visitor parking in the PG5 parking garage on the first floor. Its about $1.25 for an hour but at least you'll get there on time.

    Bang for the buck

    You never know what the weather will be like on the 8th street campus, you should always have an umbrella handy.

    What to do for fun

    The nature preserve located by the Panther Arena is a wonderful place to sit and study or meditate. There is an organic garden you can get involved with and they are working on installing a jogging track right now.

    Food and Dining

    There is a great selection of food in the newly built parking garage PG5. There is a Moes, Papa Johns, Dunkin donuts, salad creations and chick filet.

    Dorm Life

    Everybody likes dorm life. Makes finding parking great. No smoking in the dorms.

    Academic Rigor

    Its a University so there is a lot to keep up with and a lot to stay on top of. Its worth it and totally doable once you fully apply yourself. Youll be proud of yourself in the long run.

    Tips for prospective students

    Arrive to school about a half an hour early to find parking. Wear walking shoes because its a large campus. Bring your own lunch and drinks because food can be costly on campus.

    In three sentences

    A clean, energetic learning community. There are many endeavors to explore and engage with on the campus. It is an extremely green school and it constantly works on making its students and campus more environmentally sustainable.

  • 09/08/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    Many things around campuses such as events, arcade, rec center, and more.

    Food and Dining

    Quality food, including a fresh food dining hall.

    Dorm Life

    The dorms were built recently and they are all amazing.

    Academic Rigor

    The teachers are well informed and are driven to help you learn.

    Tips for prospective students

    Choose wisely, FIU can be a good school depending on your major, but there could be better options.

    In three sentences

    FIU is currently the school I attend and I believe it is fit for me. It is not an amazing university, but it is one that provides me room to grow and with the resources available I believe it will help me to succeed.

  • 09/06/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    I'm still alive.

    Greek Life

    So many options!

    Clubs and Activities

    I honestly believe there's a group out there for everyone and if you feel as if you don't fit in, you can create a group.

    Great for these types of students

    Something is always going on at FIU!

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    The seal outside of the Graham Center, Don't walk on it! The cube! Spin it before a final.

    What to do for fun

    Good News, Everything is close! It is all easily in your convenience.

    Tips for prospective students

    Interact, Build relationships! Enjoy College!

    In three sentences

    FIU is everything I expected and more! I've learned so much being here. The environment is great!

  • 09/04/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Greek Life

    The Greek life is awesome. You have more than 50 sororities and fraternities to choose from. They are all very involved and active on campus and around the community.

    Tips for prospective students

    Get involved on campus, manage your time wisely and study hard.

    In three sentences

    Florida International University is worlds ahead in its service to the academic and local community.Designated as a top-tier research institution, FIU emphasizes research as a major component in the university's mission. For over four decades, FIU has positioned itself as one of South Florida's anchor institutions by solving some of the greatest challenges of our time.

  • 08/31/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Greek Life

    THERE ARE SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO MANNYYY !!!!!! It seems like sororities and fraternities are the main things on campus.

    Bang for the buck

    Tuition is pretty cheap compared to the big universities. Housing is expensive, but in a way worth it. The school does give out scholarships.

    What to do for fun

    There are movie nights, open mic nights, club meetings, bbqs, housing events.. etc.. There will always be something you can do for fun.

    Food and Dining

    I personally wish there were more food options. But there is a variety to choose from such as Pollo Tropical, Burger King, Chilli's, Subway, Einsteins Bagels, Dunkin Donuts, Chick Fil A, etc... and their opening another starbucks, a taco bell and panda express.. The dining Fresh Food Company has some really good food. .

    Dorm Life

    There are about 7 different dorm buildings and 1 university apartments section. Living on campus is sooo convenient. You can get everything done and not have to stress about anything. Campus is big but not too big, so if you get hungry, all the food stores is in walking distance. You are easily involved because you hear about all the events. You meet alot of people. Its ultimately alot of fun !

    Academic Rigor

    So far, the sciences classes are the hardest classes to be in, especially those going in the health field.

    Tips for prospective students

    I started my summer semester as a commuter and it really helped me transition to the fall semester. While everyone else is lost on campus or doesn't know how to handle the work load and etc., I'm full prepared. It makes me feel like I've accomplished something. I even help other people. - SO recommendation, if you can take summer, it would benefit you in the long run! If you can not go for the summer, make sure our test scores (SAT/ACT) are high ! Because they don't require essays in the application, your scores are a big plus. But don't get discouraged. You can do it (:

    In three sentences

    FIU so far has been a great school. I currently live on campus and don't regret it one bit. FIU has alot to offer, actually so much that my mind doesn't know where to begin. The people are really friendly and you are guarantee to make friends. I didn't want to move far and my options on getting the real college experience and still be close to home were limited. But FIU has given me that option and I love it here.

  • 08/29/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Kissing Bridge- If you kiss someone for the first time on it, they'll say you'll be together for ever.

    What to do for fun

    Join a recreational sport or attend all the campus parties that the school's campus life office holds for the students.

    Food and Dining

    Our new fresh foods cafeteria is absolutely amazing. The restaurants and little cafe's we have here are good too. There's legit no reason to leave campus for food.

    Dorm Life

    I've met lots of new cool people. It's my home away from home. It's a lot easier than commuting.

    Academic Rigor

    The material taught here isn't easy but the professors are always willing to help. The school also offers awesome programs to help with studies.

    Tips for prospective students

    1) get involved 2) don't be afraid to meet new people 3) sign up for Panther Camp

    In three sentences

    Florida International University offers so many fun activities to do on campus. They offer plenty of organizations to get involved on campus. Coming into college I thought it would be all about school, but here they make it fun.

  • 08/21/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Clubs and Activities

    A lot of clubs available to join. And Fraternities and Sororites

    What to do for fun

    Arcade, clubs, computer labs, etc

    Food and Dining

    Many dining options and restaurants for all taste and new choices coming soon in 2014!

    Academic Rigor

    Very good professors in general for psychology department. Mathematic professors need improvement

    Tips for prospective students

    Get to school early! parking is limited

    In three sentences

    Good University overall. A lot of dining and entertainment options for all taste. I give it an 8 out of 10 stars.

  • 08/21/2013

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

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    Campus Safety

    I've seen multiple officers on campus and there is a variety of ways to stay safe on campus, just refer to the student handbooks and freshman aid.

    Greek Life

    Look around for something that fits you, there are quite a few options.

    Clubs and Activities

    Lots of martial arts and we have QUIDDITCH!!!

    Great for these types of students

    Look around there is too much to be able to be said.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    There is a bridge there that is said that if you kiss there with your true love you shall be togethor forever. To break the curse you have to push the boy into the pond that is under it. There is also a cool cube that spins, if you study and spin it you will pass the test you are about to take.

    Bang for the buck

    I really don't know what to say.

    What to do for fun

    What isn't there to do for fun, join a club or a sport. I plan on trying to join the Aikido club and the Japan club.

    Food and Dining

    The amount of food choices within the campus amazed me. I am so excited to eat lunch here now!!!

    Dorm Life

    The dorms seem very nice, clean and tidy. At least they are well kept, unfortunatly I won't be in a dorm for this semester.

    Academic Rigor

    So far it seems like I am going to have to study hard if I want to continue in the path I want to take.

    Tips for prospective students

    I really don't know, study hard and make the best out of your years here is what everyone has been telling me.

    In three sentences

    The atmosphere is quite friendly as I was able to notice at orientation. The classes and variety are quite exciting such as certain language courses they offer and history. Overall I am quite excited to attend FIU and begin my learning experience there.

  • 08/19/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Music lovers and dancers.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Homecoming, Uproar, and Summer fest are the best events on campus.

    Bang for the buck

    It's an okay school, I believe the school should lower its tuition because it is incredibly high for the bad teachers they have.

    What to do for fun

    Attending events, mall, fairs, clubs, beach and more to do around the school. There are a lot of activities on and off campus.

    Food and Dining

    The school cafeteria is bad, meatless Mondays really give a bad start to a week of learning. Better off eating in the fast food areas around it.

    Dorm Life

    Housing staff is awful, and the dorms are way over priced. They aren't worth it.

    Academic Rigor

    Most teachers are hard to understand so you may have to spend extra time teaching your self.

    Tips for prospective students

    Don't take Science and Math in the same semester unless you plan on living in a study room for the whole semester and never coming out. Focus, freshmen year is a test year to seeing if the school will give you more money or not depending how well you do. Study as much as possible for all your classes, no such thing as 'too easy'.

    In three sentences

    Beware Math and Science Department, they are bad at teaching (They don't have very good teachers) most of the people i have met, indeed failed these subjects. Cheap school, comes with bad education. Cutting Engineering Budget in the school, which makes it worthless majoring in engineering there.

  • 08/19/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    The gym is open to all students which is very convenient when you feel that you need to exercise a little bit!

    What to do for fun

    For fun you can go to the pool parties or join intramural teams! There are so many fraternities and sororities and hundreds of clubs you can partake in.

    Food and Dining

    There is a lot of fast food restaurants which i don't like very much. It makes it hard to not gain weight. However, the food does taste really good!

    Dorm Life

    Living on campus is amazing! There is always something to do and you make friends so much faster! The only downside is you don't get much personal time so it's a lot harder to study.

    Academic Rigor

    I've only taken three classes but so far the professors are not scary or intimidating. They are nice and seem like they know what they're talking about.

    Tips for prospective students

    All students be prepared to meet kids and adults from all around the world! It is a culture shock, remember that everyone was not raised the way you were.

    In three sentences

    I attended FIU for Summer B 2013 and so far i enjoy it a lot. The professors all seem very nice and clearly know what they're doing. There are also students from all around the world, which is very interesting.

  • 08/14/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Food and Dining

    So MANY places to eat on campus like: chillis, starbucks, pollo tropical, subway, moe's, papa john's, and chick-fil-a. Great prices on everything. You could even buy a meal plan to make buying food cheaper and faster.

    Dorm Life

    There is always something to do, whether its talking with room mates or going to the beach. Rooms are a good size with own bathroom and mini kitchen. The only con is the price to live on campus.

    Academic Rigor

    Demanding at times, but its worth it in the end. A lot of resources to truly help students understand and learn the material better like: a reading coach, writing centers, math labs, free tutoring and the library.

  • 08/14/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    The campus is very secure, with a well funded, well staffed, well equipped police department which can be accessed at any time on campus. The only detraction is that you are in Miami, and not every where is as nice as South Beach. Like in any major city, you've got to be careful of your surroundings and who you associate with!

    Clubs and Activities

    There are many clubs, ranging from Alternative Breaks, Panther Tabletop, PLUG (Panther Linux User Group), many Honors Colleges, various language-based clubs, the Black Student Union, there are clubs for just about anything.

    Great for these types of students

    Students who enjoy involved professors, a great diversity of subjects and fellow students, as well as many culturally involving and socially diverse events and locations to immerse themselves in for the full college experience.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Don't step on any of the seals in front of the Graham Center doors, as its supposed to be bad luck and you won't graduate on time. The top floor of Parking Garage 5 (PG5) affords you an amazing view of Miami, and during Sex Safety week keep on eye out for the students raising awareness in the most interesting costumes. When going to some parts of the campus, you can still see the Flight Control tower, a relic of when the campus used to be Tamiami Airport. And take some time to visit Turtle Pond (just don't put your fingers too close to the snappers!).

    Bang for the buck

    FIU is one of the state's cheapest schools and one of the cheapest in the nation. You get much more than what you pay for, plus an amazingly diverse area for which to attend school. In Florida, you don't get much better.

    What to do for fun

    Being in the heart of Miami means you're never far from fun. If you're the going out and exploring type, the Everglades are right down the road, and you're in a state covered in beautiful sandy beaches. A few hours south lies Key West, the once home of Hemingway and an amazing place to experience. Miami has many clubs and venues for all types of people (for you music types, Churchill's Pub is the go to place to see the best in the local music scene). There are several sports teams in the area, so no matter your preference you've got something to spectate! If you're more of a nerdy persuasion like me, within a short distance of FIU you've got Arcade Odyssey, the best arcade in Florida with a constant rotating stock of the best arcade games, ranging from the coolest Japanese imports to fighting game classics and arcade staples. If you're more into Magic the Gathering, Dungeons and Dragons, or Warhammer, you've got even more options, ranging from the close (Sunshine Adventure Gaming and Rock Game Shop are all within a few minutes drive), or, if you're adventurous, you can head an hour north to Tate's Comics, a massive Eisner-award winning comics and games shop where you can find tabletop games, sci-fi memorabilia, more comics than you can read, nerdy merch, and some of the coolest local art.

    Food and Dining

    One of FIU's shining points is the amount of food options available on campus. There are almost 20 restaurants on campus, ranging from big chains like Subway, Einstein Bros., and Dunkin Donuts, to more local favorites like Almazar's Mediterranean Cuisine, Sushi Maki, and Pollo Tropical. There are even fast food favorites like Burger King and Papa John's (and soon, Panda Express and Taco Bell). In addition, there are many local eateries within walking or biking distance, including Latin American, Pizza Rustica, Sarussi's Cafe, and Pincho Factory (winner of the Best Burger in Miami Award). With so many options around, there is always something new to taste at FIU.

    Dorm Life

    The dorms range in aesthetic and amenities depending on which building and dorm style you choose. Apartment dorms have their own parking, and are very much like apartments off campus. The newer dorms have a much more modern aesthetic and are absolutely amazing places to be, while the older dorms have a much more old-school style dorm feel.

    Academic Rigor

    FIU is a school which takes academic success seriously, and has many tools available to make sure students do well and stay on track (including Panther Degree Audit and free tutoring). Many professors have a zero tolerance policy for cheating, though many professors will give second chances on plagiarism if they feel the student made an honest mistake. The majority of professors do not count attendance, but it is on your shoulders to make up what you miss, and many do not offer re-takes for tests except under dire circumstances. Many of the professors who do grade on attendance factor it heavily into grading, so be wary. The mentality of most professors at FIU is that your grade is earned, not given.

    Tips for prospective students

    Be very selective with your prerequisite classes, and make sure you use all the resources available to you to enable you to pick professors which you can connect with, who have teaching styles in line with how you learn, and who provide work loads you can handle. FIU has a very diverse staff and they all genuinely wish to see you graduate with the highest grade possible, so make sure to communicate whenever you need to with professors and faculty and to visit the advisors for your major as often as possible!

    In three sentences

    Florida International University is a great public research institution for students interested in History, English, or any of the Sciences; ranging from geology and botany to medicine and chemistry. Modesto Madique and Biscayne Bay campuses are both in prime locations in Miami (the former along 8th Street, the other in North Miami) which allow easy access to both nature and the cultural hot spots Miami is known for. FIU also provides a lot for its students, there are many choices for food on campus, from many cultures ranging from Mediterranean to Latin to Asian; not to mention amenities provided as part of your tuition, such as access to the gym, health & nutrition services, and psychological services.

  • 08/13/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Food and Dining

    Food is good, but food at Modesto campus has more variety

    Dorm Life

    Wouldn't know...

    Academic Rigor

    Somewhat rigorous, depends on the major and teacher

    Tips for prospective students

    Stay focused and don't get too distracted

    In three sentences

    A very homely, helpful environment

  • 08/08/2013

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

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    Great for these types of students

    It's great for all types of students. I honestly believe that it is the best university.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    There is a big cube that it is tradition to spin before any exam and you will pass. It's very unique and adorable.

    Bang for the buck

    I believe that FIU does what it can, finding you financial aid, in order for you to be able to attend.

    What to do for fun

    FIU is located in the middle of everything. There are so many things to do when you're bored. It's near a bowling place, two different malls, arcades, etc.

    Food and Dining

    The campus is VERY convenient. You have a wide variety of restaurants and fast food options. The lines my get too big, but it is a big campus with a great amount of students, so it should be expected.

    Dorm Life

    I do not live in dorms, however I did the experience the dorm life at orientation. It is mandatory for freshmen to stay overnight so that they could experience it. It truly is an amazing experience. Despite what movies picture it to be, it is way more different. They do restrict you, but it still is very amazing. I really did love it; I wish I could afford it.

    Academic Rigor

    From what I hear, the classes are very easy if you're updated and organized. The professors are dedicated and detailed so you're never lost on a subject. It's not too difficult; you should be able to handle it. However, it is not something you take for granted.

    Tips for prospective students

    Don't worry too much! You'll catch on to the FIU ways quickly.

    In three sentences

    I have visited the campus several times and am pleased to say that I am absolutely in love with it. Everyone, everywhere, is so helpful and understanding. I cannot wait to actually attend FIU, go to all my interactive classes, and study in the amazing 5 floor library.

  • 08/08/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    In three sentences

    im jack im a current student at FIU

  • 08/01/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Never felt unsafe, and there is a safety tram for when it is dark.

    Greek Life

    Cannot comment, but I hear people love it.

    Clubs and Activities

    Some very well organized groups, I like the student alumni association!

    Great for these types of students

    Anyone can be happy here, just look for what you want! I found great people everywhere!

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Don't step on the seal into GC, and spin the cube by DM before a test to do well!

    What to do for fun

    Always something to do. Everything can be found in GC, Graham Center!

    Food and Dining

    Pretty decent selection, and they war redoing and adding a bunch of places.

    Dorm Life

    Can't really comment, I live at home.

    Academic Rigor

    I didn't feel as much as a challenge as I expected. Though there are plenty of professors that if you show that you want or need more they will oblige.

    Tips for prospective students

    Look for what the university has to offer, there are tons of scholarships - go after them! Do SoBe Fest at least once! Don't be afraid to try other and new things. I changed my major 4 times. ALSO STUDY ABROAD!

    In three sentences

    A great commuter school that gets you the information you will need if you are driven enough to find it. There are man organizations to be part of and still the true college experience to be had. Best of all the university id in one of the best cities ever, fun and sun to add to your breaks between hard studying!

  • 07/27/2013

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

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    Tips for prospective students

    Make sure to apply before the new year if you want to start in the fall.

    In three sentences

    Fiu certainly was not my first choice for school but I am actually starting to like it now. The campus is absolutely gorgeous and the students and staff are amazing. They have everything I need in a university and I simply I cant ask for more. Before orientation I wasn't very excited about the school but my view has completely changed.

  • 07/27/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    There are many activites happining around campus, from Greek life to parties.

    Tips for prospective students

    Bring an umbrella for weather changes and sunglasses for the sunny days. Try to bring your own lunch if you can, the food options are very limited, you will get tired of eating on campus very quickly.

    In three sentences

    Alot of tabacco smoking. not alot of food options. It is very hot and rainy.

  • 07/25/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    There are many activities to choose from. There are many sports such as soccer, tennis, volleyball, etc. There are also activities such as kayaking, paddling, and special events.

    Tips for prospective students

    You should take AP classes so you can same money. Trust me it's worth it.

    In three sentences

    FIU is a great University. You can have fun and at the same time learn. So far, the professors I had were very passionate about the subjects they teach and also care about their students. FIU has many things to offer.

  • 07/25/2013

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

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    Great for these types of students

    Students that love a large student body with many students. People who love meeting people from all over the world and around the US. People who love tropical weather and don't mind humidity.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    If you step on the FIU seal before entering the GC building then you will never graduate and fail out of FIU. However, if you want to reverse the curse then walk backwards three times in a circle around the seal. Also there is a bridge you cross before going to the SIPA building. Legend has it that if you kiss someone on that bridge you will stay with them forever. However, if you want to not be with them forever simply throw the person over the bridge into the pond. Also there is a huge cube sculpture in front of the DM building. They say that if you have a big test coming up and want to pass if you study and spin the cube you will ace the test.

    Bang for the buck

    I say it's a bang for a buck if you are a Florida resident. I have Florida pre-paid and I got a ton of scholarship money from FIU and the state of Florida, so for me attending is super affordable.

    What to do for fun

    FIU is located in Miami and both on and off campus there is a ton of things to do. You can go shopping at Dolphin mall just 15 minutes away from campus (there'ss also a movie theater and bowling ally there). You can get involved in Greek life or simply attend the parties they host. There are multiple events happening on campus everyday like movie nights or comedy nights. You can join multiple clubs on campus or go to the amazing gym and take free classes like yoga, zumba, or kickboxing. There is also the opportunity to go clubbing at Miami Beach or simply going to the many beaches in Miami.

    Tips for prospective students

    I suggest to apply early (before December of your senior year) or before the early action deadline taking effect this year. I also suggest to apply to the Honors College in February or if your accepted to accept the invitation to join. (I'm in the program and it's at no extra cost, but has many benefits!)

    In three sentences

    FIU is a mixing pot of cultures and languages. A large school with great research opportunities. And a place to open your mind to the world.

  • 07/23/2013

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

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    In three sentences

    I have many friends who go here and they told me to apply since they liked it. I visited the campus and I'm so glad I'll be going there.

  • 07/23/2013

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

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    Clubs and Activities

    School activites are awesome and seem to happen pretty often. Very excited.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Spinning the cube, Don't step on the seal in the from of GC or you won't graduate on time, Kissing Bridge.

    Bang for the buck

    A lot of people with good academic standing in high school get great scholarships from the school. It isn't as hard as some people think.

    Food and Dining

    The dining options are awesome. I wish FreshFood was open already I have heard so much about it. We have a crazy number of food options on campus, my favorites being sushi maki and Tropical Smoothie Cafe.

    Dorm Life

    The dorms are a lot nicer than a lot of the other Florida schools I visited.

    Academic Rigor

    Everyone seems to think that FIU isn't a super hard school. But college is real, it isn't like anything you did in dual enrollment. You will be expected to retake classes in order to meet requirements if they weren't in college.

    Tips for prospective students

    Make sure to check out classes before orientation so they are already in your mind as to what you want. You can go on a self guided campus tour after your official one by downloading the FIU app and walking around following it. Go to Panther Camp!

    In three sentences

    Really big beautiful campus. Clean and nice dorm rooms. Great interactive campus life despite being a commuter campus.

  • 07/21/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    The school does everything possible to keep the students safe.

    What to do for fun

    I hang with a couple friends and attend the school parties that are hosted by SGA, mainly because they are safe with no drugs or alcohol.

    Food and Dining

    They food choice is very big and different. It's important to get a meal plan so one does not spend too much on food.

    Dorm Life

    I have not gotten on dorm yet. However, make sure all payments are paid on time.

    Academic Rigor

    Very nice.

    Tips for prospective students

    It is wise to set goal and keep up with them. Also if you ever have personal issues that effects your work, then it is best to inform the teacher first so that they can make possible changes if needed.

    In three sentences

    It is an amazing school to attend. Everyone is super friendly and caring. I would rate it a 10 out of 10.

  • 07/20/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    There are always cops around and if you dont see one there is a number you can call for campus police.

    What to do for fun

    For fun you can go hang out by the pool in the housing quad. Tailgates are a must during football season. SPC events are always great with free giveaways and concerts.

    Food and Dining

    You will never have to leave campus to eat,. There are so many options such as Pollo Tropical, Burger KIng, Chilis, Subway, Sushi Maki, Salad Creations. Freshens, Papa Johns, Dunkin Donuts, and Chick Fil . Including food places right across the street that give you discounts with your panther ID.

    Dorm Life

    Dorm life would be the best decision ever. It is a great way to meet new people and get even more involved on campus.

    Academic Rigor

    It is a lot of work and you definitely cannot slack. Academics are tough and challenge you.

    Tips for prospective students

    Check rate my professor for teachers before picking classes. Night classes are really nice and give you time to do stuff during the day. GET INVOLVED!

    In three sentences

    It is a fun school with a lot of opportunity to get involved. FIU administration listens to your wants and needs and puts it into heavy consideration. It is a friendly environment and a great place to meet new people and new opportunities await you.

  • 07/20/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    I have never felt unsafe at FIU. The people are all very friendly and there is also security patrolling the school to make sure nothing dangerous is occuring!

    Greek Life

    Although I am not associated with Greek Life, many of peers are and they will swear to you that it is a life-changing experience! You can create life-long friendships and network with your fellow peers for years to come.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are so many great activities and clubs that you can choose to get involved in!

    Great for these types of students

    FIU is great for students who enjoy culture, traveling, and diversity.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Right outside of Graham Center (FIU's student center) there is a FIU seal that MUST NOT be stepped on! Rumor has it that people who step on the seal will not graduate on time!

    Bang for the buck

    FIU has one of the cheapest tuition rates of all Florida schools! Don't let that fool you though; the FIU experience is rich and will certainly change your life for the better if you take advantage of all of the resources and programs available for you.

    What to do for fun

    There are so many things to do for fun that I don't know where to begin! FIU's gym and recreation center are the perfect option for active students who want to keep in shape with their fellow students. There are game rooms with pool, table tennis, and video games as well! Also, there are usually many events going on in the Graham Center that are guaranteed to make you smile!

    Food and Dining

    There is everything you could possibly want at FIU. Whether you are looking for healthy options or fast-food; you can find it here. Fresh Foods also provides great food for a reasonable price.

    Dorm Life

    I do not live on campus but based on what my peers have said; it is very exciting to live in the dorms! There are tons of hosted events and parties to make things interesting. You will definitely make some amazing friends and have a great time living on campus!

    Academic Rigor

    FIU has a challenge and diverse course load filled with world-class professors and instructors. There is plenty of help available for those who find classes difficult and the instructors often go out of their way to make themselves available and accessible to the students.

    Tips for prospective students

    Get involved on campus! FIU has an array of exciting programs that are suitable for all types of people. Use all the resources that are available; whether it be the library, tutoring halls, or computer labs. Get your moneys worth and consciously create the best college experience you can possibly have!

    In three sentences

    Florida International University is a culturally diverse college, filled with bright minds from all over the world. It is truly a great experience to go to this school and gain a global perspective. The sense of community is strong and the resources that are available are excellent.

  • 07/19/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    There are always patrols around at night for students who wish to be escorted from class to their dorms or their cars, or maybe even another class if they're taking them at night. In the day time there is always a presence in order to give the students some type of security, and their hotline to get in contact with them is easy to remember and usually posted up all around the school.

    Greek Life

    I'm not too interested in this part of the campus life, but FIU certainly has its share or Greek presence. They're really not bad, just not my type of scene. However, when they were explaining themselves to us, each house was very family-oriented, and everyone who lived in their house was like family.

    Clubs and Activities

    There were so many to choose from and so many interesting clubs, I still haven't decided which one I want to do yet. So many of them take you to do things off campus, out of state, and most importantly, out of country. Those are the ones I'm interested in. The school also has a two-story building dedicated to health and fitness. Their gym is modern and state-of-the-art, with many classes to choose from (yoga, weight loss, tae-kwon-do) or just free-style if you're there to work out alone.

    Great for these types of students

    Students who like a big campus will not be disappointed by FIU's enormity, also those who don't mind a large population of students. Then again it won't seem like all that much because they are very evenly dispersed around the main campus, and the other ones, too. FIU has 50,000 across three campuses, I believe. Students who like to show pride for their school will also like the aura these students have for FIU.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Outside of the student union, the school has their seal on the floor, and it is said that if you step on it you won't graduate high school if you are currently attending that, or college if you are a student at FIU. Just to see the horrified faces on the students there, I walk on it every time I enter or exit the building.

    Bang for the buck

    I didn't like that the Burger King on campus didn't have a dollar menu, so that knocked them down a star, along with the other establishments where if you don't have a meal plan they make it quite expensive for you to eat there.

    What to do for fun

    Sleeping is always my first choice for fun, abut there are many activities on campus to participate in. The student union building always has things going on in their mini panther pit where you can watch shows the students put on. Even during the summer they have something called Summer Fest, and every weekend they have parties going on or some other activity.

    Food and Dining

    There's a lot to choose from on campus, and a variety of stores directly off campus where you can get food, the only thing was I wish there were healthier things for us to have. Thankfully, it seems a restaurant just for that is opening up for the Fall 2013 term, and I can't wait to see what they have for us. Otherwise, I might just be buying groceries from the Publix across the street.

    Dorm Life

    I wasn't expecting it to be as expensive as it was, but it was for good reason. The dorms are very personalized, and no matter what building you live in, you will always have your own bathroom to share within your dorm, your own little kitchenette, and some form of a main room outside of your own dorm room. The only problem I have it that the walls are all white.

    Academic Rigor

    I haven't even started my classes yet, and already I have summer prerequisites for some of them.

    Tips for prospective students

    Have your Panther app already downloaded, because if you attend the main campus and you've never been there before, you're going to get lost. Have your financial situation ready, because these costs sneak up on you, and before you know it, school has started and you're still fumbling to meet the deadline.

    In three sentences

    It is large. It is friendly. It has its pride.

  • 07/18/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Feels pretty safe and empty. But, then again, I am in Summer semester and I have yet to see the fall semester which has around 50,000 registered students... Right now nothing bad has happened but I can imagine fall semester would be a different story.

    Greek Life

    I saw one guy wearing a Greek shirt and another guy with a something kappa blah blah blah decal on his car. But thats it.

    Clubs and Activities

    There a bunch of interesting clubs like the quidditch one I mentioned. There are also organized pool parties and foam parties and prettymuchanything parties that are regularly organized on campus.

    Great for these types of students

    Great for students who take their education seriously. Seriously.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    There's a giant block on campus that supposedly gives people who spin it a chance to win scholarships. I haven't actually had the time to spin it because of my work schedule and so far, I've gotten a grand total of 0 scholarships.

    Bang for the buck

    The school is pretty amazing for the price. I mean, its like a step up from community college price wise, but it feels like a 5 star resort. (unless you are at the computer engineering building which smells like feces and has a bunch of stray cats)

    What to do for fun

    You can go to the gym to workout or play basketball. You can even join one of those fake sport leagues for people who aren't good enough to make the actual team for sports. You can even play quidditch! they have a quidditch club that actually plays which is pretty funny. If you aren't into sports you can always go to the kissing bridge and look at all the enormous mutant fish that I have been told are known to swallow the turtles who swim in the lake whole.

    Food and Dining

    Very good. A lot of choices. They have their own Chilis, Burger King, Pollo Tropical, Dunkin Doughnuts, Subway, some sushi thing, and a bunch of hippie hot spots that sell yogurts and shakes and what not.

    Dorm Life

    I cant say what dorm life is like since I don't live on campus, but from what I can assume after the freshman orientation overnight stay, it must be pretty rough on your colon.

    Academic Rigor

    The real academic classes (not made up things like anthropology) are pretty serious with academics. In my 3 and a half weeks at FIU, I have learned and WORKED more than in all my high school years combined. Its pretty serious.

    Tips for prospective students

    Parking decal goes on the BACK of your car and has to be on the outside or else you get a ticket which sucks because most of the time the website where you pay citations doesn't work so you have to find the campus office which is a mission! Another thing, if you plan on attending FIU, you're gonna have to do the mandatory overnight stay for the freshman orientation. So, this is a warning; do NOT eat big meals or foods heavy in fiber. The dorms you will be staying at contain four beds for four people but only ONE toilet. By the time you guys finish touring the school, EVERYONE has to use the bathroom and if you are a guy you will be staying with three other guys which isn't going to smell too good.

    In three sentences

    FIU is an enormous university with a lot of buildings and inconveniently placed parking spots. The food court is great and offers variety. The library is filled to the brim with old official government documents.

  • 07/17/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Clubs and Activities

    There are an endless amount of on campus clubs and activities that you can join. There is an event or party or club meeting every night.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Some unusual traditions on campus are the Cube. If you study very hard for a test then spin the cube you are guaranteed an A. Nothing less. There is also the kissing bridge. If you kiss your girl in this spot you're relationship will always good luck.

    What to do for fun

    You can go to the housing pool and have a little pool party or go to the game room to relieve stress. You can also go to the gym and get your game on playing basketball.

    Food and Dining

    The food is good. They have a variety of foods that can fit every persons tatses and preferences.

    Dorm Life

    Dorm life is great. The rooms are big and spacious and very clean. Living on campus at this institution is a great option.

    Academic Rigor

    The courses are very demanding but if you put your mind to it you can get it done. Their courses prepare you for the real world.

    Tips for prospective students

    Be very open minded when attending Florida International University. Be ready to work right off the back.

    In three sentences

    It is a very diverse University and is a very good choice for any incoming freshman. It teaches students to be well rounded in all that they do. Florida International University brings out the best in each and every student.

  • 07/15/2013

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

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    Campus Safety

    FIU is very secure either during the day or at night. It has a very active and professional Police Department. The University has a very effective way of communication with its students at all times.

    Greek Life

    The Greek life at FIU is very involve in most campus and communities events throughout the year.

    Clubs and Activities

    International Student Club (ISC),Phi Alpha Delta, Delta Iota Epsilon, Delta Iota Kappa,Phi Delta Phi, etc.

    What to do for fun

    There are several areas and events to take advantage of at FIU. The GYM is one good place is large and very clean they offer all types of classes yoga, salsa dance, etc.

    Food and Dining

    FIU has amazing food places and they are located at right place as well. Throughout campus, FIU has Moe's, Chick-Fil-A, Papa John's, Pollo tropical, Subway, etc.

    Academic Rigor

    Most of FIU professors are academically very strict.

    Tips for prospective students

    FIU offers several resources and I suggest to attend the orientation to learn about it. It may be academic advisement, career services, or event calendar.

    In three sentences

    FIU has an easy access from every point of Miami. The Main campus is beautiful and very well kept. Also, FIU offers most of the study fields.

  • 07/11/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    The campus definitely has a high safety rate! The campus is as populated through the night as it is in the day so you will never feel unsafe walking alone, and there is constant patrol by campus security. It is also a non-smoking campus.

    Greek Life

    The greek life is fantastic! I have never participated myself, but the Greek houses on campus are large and there numbers are as well! You will always see them doing something.

    Clubs and Activities

    The school has way too many clubs and activities to talk about. It literally has almost anything you can think of. From Quidditch to even some weird Sex and S&M kinky kinda club thing that I never really understood.....the point is that there is something for everyone!

    Great for these types of students

    Great for any student that wants to do well in school and get a quality education, however, also wants to have fun the entire time.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    The campus has 5 main superstitions/traditions. The first one is that if you walk on the school seal that is in front of the GC building, your graduation date will be delayed. Second, if you are on the turtle lake bridge and kiss someone, you will be with them forever. Three, the top floor of the library is severely haunted (not a joke). Four, during midterms if you spin the sculpture outside the DM building, you will ace all your finals. Finally, rubbing the bronze panther statue outside the Arena will bring good luck to our team in sporting events!

    Bang for the buck

    When it comes to price, FIU cannot be beat! As an instate resident my yearly tuition is around $10K, if I had gone to University of Miami it would have been around $30K!! FIU is far more superior in this regard.

    What to do for fun

    When it comes to doing something fun at FIU, I say just stick close to friends! There is always something happening, a party or event or something of that nature, and there is always someone you know who will hear about it. In fact, flyers are delivered to each dorm room advertising parties and events in that month. Not a party person? No problem. The school also hosts a free movie night for students every Friday night that shows a new popular movie straight from the theaters!

    Food and Dining

    I love the options for food on campus, but I knocked off a star for one reason. The school's cafeteria, where you will most likely eat at the most, is is ran by the Fresh Food Company, it is by no means every bad, but it can get boring in repetitive. However there is a large selection of other food options to chose from such as Papa Johns, Sushi Maki, Subway, Chilis, Chick-fila, Moe's, TacoBell, Burger King, Pollo Tropical, and more!!

    Dorm Life

    Definitely my favorite part of the school! I am in University Towers this year, and was in Lakeview last year. Dorm life is exciting and EXTREMELY FUN. It is never a dull moment in the dorms, there is literally always something happening!

    Academic Rigor

    FIU definitely has a very nice selection of classes, and they are generally not easy, but it is very difficult to find one that is too hard to pass. There is no class on campus that you can't pass as long as you put in a tiny bit of effort!.

    Tips for prospective students

    If you are gonna be coming to FIU, the only tip I could give you is to enjoy your time! If you are going to be staying on campus, make sure you have a VIP7 meal plan so you can eat for free even on weekends. Also know that to make friends, you have to go out and be social, it won't just happen, but once you do make friends, they are ones you will want to keep forever.

    In three sentences

    FIU is an insanely underrated school. When first arriving here I did not expect much because the reviews for the school were average, but the school itself blew me away! It has a well rounded sports program, decent teachers, friendly people, a plethora of amazing places to eat on campus, and it is always improving itself by building new facilities on campus (the new med-school hospital will be completed next year I believe!).

  • 07/10/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Great for these types of students

    Great for the people who are locals.

    Bang for the buck

    Not at all they have raised the tuition recently which has made many students not return due to them not being able to pay and if you live on campus for one semester it is almost $7000, which is ridiculous since honestly it is not on the same level as UCF, UF OR FSU but you pay more each semester.

    What to do for fun

    For fun there isn't much of a variation besides going to the beach, shopping and going to clubs; it gets old very quickly.

    Food and Dining

    There is not too much of a variety for food on campus and the cafeteria's food called Fresh Foods isn't so fresh and you will get tired of eating there very quickly.

    Dorm Life

    I advise people to live on campus for the first year to meet people but after that live off campus if you can. The price for housing is way too expensive and being there is way to rowdy since so many people party in their dorms everyday!

    Academic Rigor

    The academics are quite rigorous but wouldn't be so hard if the professors truly cared and wanted you to pass. Most of the professors have very thick accents, but it's like that at many schools so you can't get away from that.

    Tips for prospective students

    My tips for the students that want to attend will be to try your best to get involved, be mindful of who you surround yourself with and know why you are there which is to do well in school.

    In three sentences

    Personally I've had a terrible experience at this school and it just wasn't what I was expecting from a university. The school caters too much to Hispanics and Haitians and I am neither so I was constantly just tossed to the side. It is way to big of a city for me and I wanted more of a college town which Miami is not, and way too many students here are there for the wrong reasons like partying and are not serious about studying. Also the people in the financial aid and housing offices are very misinformed and give very contradictory information.

  • 07/10/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    They have many things to do for fun. They have a pool that any FIU student could access. They have a game room and a REC center where you could work out. They always have events out there that people could attend. It could be anything like a party to a charity event that someone is hosting. They also have free movies.

    Food and Dining

    There is a plethora of choices when it comes to dining. There is a main section that is filled with a bunch of big franchises. With the variety, you can always get something different and be satisfied.

    Dorm Life

    There is many dorms at FIU. They provide ample space that is comfortable to live in. You can have many friends with the process and living in a dorm makes you feel that FIU can be truly called a home.

    Academic Rigor

    The courses are challenging. If you learn to manage time correctly you will be able to do fine but the hard work must be present. You have to be in top of everything or quickly you could start falling behind.

    Tips for prospective students

    Join as many involvements that is possible and use all the free resources that the campus provides. (E.g tutoring, studying areas, academic advisor)

    In three sentences

    Florida International University provides a variety of involvement opportunities that benefit the school and the world. They ensure that you stay on track of the graduation requirements. This college helps shape a student into what they would like to be seen in the future with all the resources that help academically.

  • 07/09/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Florida International University ensures a students safety. There is a police department on campus, as well as an emergency button in every room that will immediately connect you to FIU police, as well as a FIU police hotline.

    Greek Life

    There is a vast amount of fraternities and sororities to choose from at FIU. They all differ in their own ways, and it is best to pick one that fulfills your interest the most.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are clubs and activities for all kinds of students on campus depending on your major, or general interests. A student here can expect to find everything from fun school hosted parties, to concerts during homecoming, to a fitness club, and the list goes on.

    Great for these types of students

    Florida International University is a great university for an open minded student who is focused on succeeding, but can engage and take advantage of the fun activities FIU has to offer.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    FIU shares a few traditions with it's students. One important tradition and myth is that students cannot step on the school's seal, unless they don't want to graduate in four years. Another tradition is the cube; which is a big cube on campus that people spin and put all their faith into, solely to pass whichever exam they are about to take. There is one last tradition, which takes place at one of the beautiful ponds on FIU's main campus. This pond has a bridge going through it, and is shaped in a heart. The myth is, that if two students share a kiss on this bridge, they are destined (or doomed) to be together for the rest of their lives, unless one is pushes the other off the bridge.

    What to do for fun

    There are plenty of fun activities to do on campus at FIU. There is everything from pool party's, to sports events, to being involved in intramural sports, to the game room, to even Zumba classes. There is an everlasting list of daily events meant to keep students satisfied and entertained, it is impossible to get bored!

    Food and Dining

    There is a surplus of dining options at FIU. This includes the vast variety of restaurants, and the Fresh Food Company on campus. A student here will find whatever it is that satisfies their appetite.

    Dorm Life

    The dorms at FIU are truly incomparable. A student that chooses to live on campus has everything they would need right at their finger tips. Coming from personal experience, living on campus is very comfortable.

    Academic Rigor

    The academic rigor of FIU is competitive. There are approximately sixty-thousand students attending the main campus, all with the same goal; that being to make the most out of their education and get the best grades possible. However, there are so many resources on campus such as help labs, tutoring, the libraries, online resources, and the professors themselves.

    Tips for prospective students

    The best tip I can give prospective students coming to FIU, and any college or university in that matter, is to know the facts, be responsible, and prioritize. It is important to take care of what's most important right away instead of expecting for someone else to do it for you, or waiting until the last minute. There are many factors you have to look into once you're in college not including your education. Knowing where you stand financially is important, as is maintaining the GPA required for whatever scholarships you currently qualify for. It is important to not stress over these matters, and to prepare yourself in order to avoid any obstacles between you and your education.

    In three sentences

    Florida International University has the perfect balance of education and the typical college experience most incoming college students crave and dream of. There is more than enough resources on every corner of each campus to help students succeed, but there are also plenty of fun activities to help students have that perfect balance they need in their college life. I as a student at here, would definitely rate FIU a solid 10.

  • 07/08/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    For fun I like to go to the gym or the beach which is pretty close to school.

    Food and Dining

    The food and Dining is vast and delicious.

    Dorm Life

    The dorm life is very engaging the RA's try to make it as happy and inviting as possible.

    Academic Rigor

    The classes are challenging but its college they are going to be challenging and there is no end of support that you get from the faculty.

    Tips for prospective students

    Learn the area first and try to pick up on Spanish because it is the main language here next to English.

    In three sentences

    Florida International University is an amazing school, the teachers are very supportive and helpful. The campus is beautiful Modesto and Biscayne; the over all population is mostly Hispanics but has great gaps of diversity. It is a wonderful place to go to school at.

  • 07/08/2013

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

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    Greek Life

    haven't really gone out to check them out

    Great for these types of students

    explore the world, lots of study abroad

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    it's on 8th st, aka little havana

    Bang for the buck

    Pretty amazing environment :)

    What to do for fun

    All sorts of club on campus!

    Tips for prospective students

    Apply early for scholarships! Also, apply for the Honors college, there's so many opportunities!

    In three sentences

    Pretty awesome school in Miami. Not in a small town environment. Student body is not in its majority Cuban, there's much more of a variety.

  • 07/02/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Beware of the sacred FIU seal that lies outside of the Graham Center! It is said that if you step on the seal then it will take longer for you to complete your education. The large rotating cube outside of Deuxieme Maison is said to bring good luck to students who spin it during exam weeks. There is also a bridge that lies between the Ryder Business and Green Library that says if a couple kisses on it they will stay forever together.

    What to do for fun

    FIU always hosts random events throughout the semesters. Whether its having a build a bear workshop where you can create your own FIU panther or celebrating seasonal holidays there's always something going on. You can attend the many sporting events that occur on FIU such as seeing our football team play. There's also a game room to play pool with your friends. In the game room there is also another section where you can play on the PS3, Xbox, or Wii. If your a pianist, you can show your moves in the FIU piano lounge. Students are always gathered there to listen and chat with their friends. If you like to work out there are many programs involved in the FIU gym. You can participate in a Zumba class, Yoga, Cycling and so forth. Finally, join clubs! Pick a club that centers around your major, but also take a club that you want to participate in strictly for fun. Activities always occur in these clubs!

    Food and Dining

    There are plenty of places to eat on the FIU campus. You can be in the mood for sushi, fried chicken, pasta, Greek, Arroz con Pollo, burritos maybe even some Burger King and they will have it. They have a buffet area called Fresh Foods where it costs nine dollars for all you can eat. On their menu they have healthy alternatives, desserts, and they change the menu everyday so you're never bored. They serve breakfast as well! They even have a Starbucks for you to power through the day. There are two separate dining areas in the Graham Center and PG5 so you're bound to find a seat to sit and eat. The pricing for the food is fair as there are some combo meals and specials that occur during different weeks.

    Dorm Life

    As a student who lives with their parents I do have some regrets on not living on campus. There are plenty of weekly activities that FIU schedules such as movies nights or events where all students would be able to socialize and form friendships. If your a student who plans on living on campus, don't worry you'll have plenty of activities to do when you're bored. As for dorms, they're spacious depending on which dormitory you choose. My friend staying in a dorm says she absolutely loves dorm life because she doesn't have to battle the crazy Miami traffic to get to school. Not only that, but she adores her roommates and enjoys the extra responsibility.

    Academic Rigor

    Regardless of your major you will have to fulfill some requirements for the college such as an art credit or social inquiry. These classes aren't extremely difficult however, you must study. As a freshman in college I got to see some peers who believed college was exactly like highschool. This isn't the case, if you don't have a strong study habit this may be difficult. However, once you get accustomed to the workload it wont be as bad. Depending on your major it will determine the academic rigor. Some will have to take harder science classes or math than others.

    Tips for prospective students

    The quietest place to study is on the 7th floor of the library as there is no cellphone use. However, the 3rd and 5th floor always serve as quiet studies but with a bit more access to your phones. I would definitely recommend the library for any exam you have to study for. Also, make friends with your professors! Visit them during their office hours and make yourself known (in a good way of course). This shows that you as a student care and it leaves an impact believe it or not. If you're planning on applying for future internships or graduate school you will need recommendations! Don't forget to join clubs and network with others. Finally, go for a major that you will thoroughly enjoy. Talk with the advising counselors as they serve to guide you. It's best to pay for an education that will be worth it for you in the long run and no one else.

    In three sentences

    The university has very caring professors who not only teach, but are determined to help you succeed. The institution is now trying to improve their medical department by providing a new building for labs so it's more oriented around STEM majors. The tuition is not that expensive, and it's in the Miami area where there are plenty of activities to do.

  • 07/01/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    They have an On-Campus police department

    Greek Life

    Hundreds of fraternities and sororities

    Clubs and Activities

    Always free give aways going on and so many school sponsored events

    Great for these types of students

    Active students who dont mind a quiet campus on the weekends.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    We have a giant golden panther statue infront of the basketball arena that the basketball team touches before they play. Spin the cube you spin the giant cube in front of DM for good luck on tests We dont step on the seal of the school

    What to do for fun

    Theres a pool, basketball courts, a gym, volleyball, nature preserves, and beautiful views. The sporting events are loads of fun. Tailgating is loads of fun. Lots of on campus events going on. Always free give aways!

    Food and Dining

    So many different restaurants on campus!

    Dorm Life

    Kind of slow on the weekends but having good roommates makes it way better. But there is so much to do, theres a pool, basketball courts, a gym, volleyball, nature preserves, and beautiful views

    Academic Rigor

    Classes are difficult but the professors are amazing and always available to help you with the work and answer all of your questions

    Tips for prospective students

    College is a whole new world and it takes time to get acclimated Have fun and enjoy it but focus on school work and you do fine Never be afraid to ask your professor questions they love questions and are always willing to help

    In three sentences

    Beautiful school in an amazing city. Loads of people from all over the world. Has amazing professors always willing to help you.

  • 06/30/2013

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

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    What to do for fun

    Attend movie nights, concerts, pit events and other activities planned by Campus Life department! Or go to the gym and join an intermural league!

    Food and Dining

    AMAZING variety of restaurants and places to get food, everything from Subway to Sushi Maki, to Salad Creations to Chili's! There's something for every taste!

    Dorm Life

    RA's are super friendly and helpful, and always have something planned for their halls.

    Academic Rigor

    Professors are good at what they teach, and are serious about their Job.

    Tips for prospective students

    Before you choose your classes, look up your professors, and always remember to think about whats best of your major! Also, be involved no campus! Theres always something to do!

    In three sentences

    FIU is an amazing, vibrant, lively school. The faculty,administrators, and staff are extremely helpful , and have the students best interests at heart. The FIU community is big, fun, and spirited.

  • 06/26/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Greek Life

    not so big

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Don't step on the seal

    What to do for fun

    Every day students make it fun

    Tips for prospective students

    Have a plan

    In three sentences

    FIU is very diverse. its fun. Here at FIU classes are understandable.

  • 06/22/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    FIU has great campus safety. They actually have a police department on campus that can be reached by the press of a call button or at their office on campus. FIU also has safety trams if you have a late class and need to be taken to your car. Another service they have for safety is that a police will walk you to your dorm if you feel unsafe.

    Clubs and Activities

    FIU has so many clubs to offer due to the size of the student population. Some of the clubs consist of SGA, sororities, fraternities, homecoming, marching band, and hundreds more. other activities at FIU are the sporting event you can attend for free and the fitness center which is open late.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Under the stone in front of the Charles Perry building has the ashes of Charles Perry supposedly on Halloween he hunts the campus.. In front of the GC building is an gold seal on the floor if you step on it you will not graduate on time. Another thing is the cube in front of DM apparently if you spin it before finals it will help you pass.

    Bang for the buck

    Make sure to get an FIU one card. These cards are not only your student ID which can get you into events for free, it always gives you a discount every time you dine at FIU, buy materials out of the bookstore, and also when you print or fax information.

    Food and Dining

    FIU offers many place to eat such as Subway, Burger king, Dunkin' Donuts, Sushi Maki, Moes, Starbucks, Jamba Juice, and so much more. They have dining dollars which is cheaper than paying with cash. No way you can go hungry on campus.

    Dorm Life

    I personally did not live on campus. I stayed overnight once for orientation. The rooms come fully furbished and there is no community bathroom you only share one with your roommates. One tip for living on campus is that it can be fun and convenient but more on the expensive side.

    Academic Rigor

    Academics at FIU can be challenging but then again what college isn't. Even though classes can be a bit rigorous most professor will provide extra help to student who really have the desire to get help. FIU also have tutoring sessions in multiple subject for free.

    Tips for prospective students

    One tip for If you plan on attending FIU in the future is register for classes as soon as you can place them in your shopping cart early to insure you have the class you want and not whatever is left. Also join as many clubs as you can not only will you make new friends but connections that can last a lifetime.

    In three sentences

    On a Scale of one to ten I give Florida International University an eight. FIU deserves an eight because they really care about the student and try and help in everyway they can to make sure each and every student is successful. They provide resources and many activities for student to participate in which enhances your college experience even further.

  • 06/20/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    Rec Center has exercise classes, great gym, and great competition on the courts. There's a pool near the dorms, you can check out our team's games, and also the ballroom has great shows, and spc has great events for everyone on campus to be a part of.

    Tips for prospective students

    New students to FIU should enjoy it to the fullest, because you can miss out on a lot if you don't open your eyes to the opportunities the school provides.

    In three sentences

    FIU provides a great atmosphere for its students to learn in one of the best cities, Miami. Even though its not a large campus, there is much to explore, and plenty of resources and facilities to use at your leisure.

  • 06/18/2013

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

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    Greek Life

    It its Greek, it's at FIU.

    Clubs and Activities

    and if you don't like what they have to offer you can always start one yourself

    What to do for fun

    There's always something happening at FIU. From the parties, to concerts, and sporting events, FIU is never dead. If you'd rather step out of the campus, remember FIU is conveniently located in the beautiful, fun, and festive city of Miami.

    Food and Dining

    If I had the choice, I would live in the food court. Enough said!

    Dorm Life

    The best way to meet new people and expand on your network.

    Academic Rigor

    Challenging yet achievable. But it depends on what type of student you are.

    Tips for prospective students

    Do not be afraid to ask for help. No matter what you need, there's an expert that can find you answers. Even I you don't ask the right person, you will be referred to the man (or woman) with the answers. I recommend you join a program or group so that you are a part of the FIU family ahead of time if you are truly interested in the school.

    In three sentences

    Without a doubt I would give FIU 5 stars, hands down! The warm atmosphere and friendly people pull you in and warm your heart. Florida International University is the epitome of multicultural diversity and is well known for being worlds ahead.

  • 06/18/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    The campus police are always out and about.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    None that I can think of

    Bang for the buck

    paying $85 a semester for parking seems a bit absurd.

    What to do for fun

    I am in a grad program and they have graduate student gatherings every month

    Food and Dining

    They have a vast variety of food options to choose from. Some healthy some less healthy.

    Dorm Life

    I never lived in the dorms. They start construction work on campus at 7 AM. so sleeping in is not really an option

    Academic Rigor

    Academics is good, however, its Miami and there is no such thing as professionalism

    Tips for prospective students

    Bring an umbrella in the summer time

    In three sentences

    Student population is heavily latino/hispanic. The University is always under construction. The bathrooms are always clean.

  • 06/17/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Although FIU is an open campus, they do have their own police and to enter the dorm buildings you need your key. FIU is safe for the most part

    Great for these types of students

    Business, Law, Public Administration and Criminal Justice Majors

    Bang for the buck

    You'll meet all sorts of people on campus. It never gets boring. FIU has it all. The sports, the education, greek life. There is never a dull moment.

    What to do for fun

    There are always things to do at FIU. Free concerts, pep rallies and parties! The fun really comes along homecoming time!

    Food and Dining

    There is everything you can want: Burger King, Chilis, Subway, they even have Greek and Mediterranean food! And you also have different restaurants right outside campus

    Tips for prospective students

    Take as many Dual enrollment classes and AP tests to reduce the classes you have to take in college. That way you can graduate earlier and save money!

    In three sentences

    Florida International University has everything you need in one campus: gym, different types of foods, all the services possible! This school is very cheap compared to other schools but the education is still of quality! FIU is where it's at!!

  • 06/10/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Great for these types of students

    This university is great for anyone because it's so diverse. Everyone fits in.

    What to do for fun

    It's Miami, there's always something to do downtown.

    Tips for prospective students

    If you're driving get to school early. Parking can be a real hassle. get involved because it's great for your resume and you meet a lot of people.

    In three sentences

    A young rising college where everyone feels welcome. It's a great university with a bright staff and a wonderful campus life. I would recommend anyone to go here.

  • 06/10/2013

    Reviewer is A past student here.

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    Campus Safety

    There is barely any lights at night. Be careful when walking around campus at night.

    Clubs and Activities

    The problem for many clubs and activities is that many of them take place during the middle of the day when classes are occurring. Meaning the majoring of the time if you want to attend a meeting, you might have to miss a class or two.

    Bang for the buck

    Depends on whether a resident or out of state, if you decide to live on campus or off-campus. A resident pays less tuition then a out of state, beware of the increase in cost. The cost can build up if you decide to live on campus. If you decide to live off-campus, remember, Miami is not cheap, apartments are about $1200 a month and more. If considering off-campus housing, get lots of roommates.

    Food and Dining

    The majoring of the on-campus food and dining close early and do not even open on the weekends. This can be a problem if you decide to live on campus.

    Tips for prospective students

    Research, research, research. Research programs, costs (i.e. tuition, books, expenses), and policies that you desire and/or that will affect you. For example, research budget cuts that can affect your desired program.

    In three sentences

    FIU provides a diverse atmosphere for its students and faulty/staff. Availability to get from shops outside of the university is a little difficult, Miami bus system tends to be unreliable. Getting in touch with someone (who knows what they are doing) when you need assistance is a challenge.

  • 06/06/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    Typically, I hang out with friends.

    Food and Dining

    Food and dining is amazing. There are lots of options ranging from Starbucks, Subway, Burger King, Moe's, Chillis, and much more.

    Dorm Life

    I have not personally lived in the dorms, but I have heard lots of positive feedback from peers.

    Academic Rigor

    Academics are not hard if you put in the effort.

    Tips for prospective students

    Focus of academics, but make a point to join an extra active like a clube or fraternity.

    In three sentences

    Florida International University lives up to its name by enrolling a variety of students of different backgrounds. And, offering a variety of courses and majors that appeal to the diverging backgrounds of the student population..

  • 06/03/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    I currently do not have much free time between school and work.

    Food and Dining

    They have everything you can think of.

    Tips for prospective students

    Do your Financial Aid ahead of time because they do take a long time to process the information & they always need additional information.

    In three sentences

    I truly LOVE my school. I believe this school has endless opportunity for all students.

  • 05/26/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Excellent safety standards.

    Greek Life

    Greeks everywhere but no overwhelmingly so, the parties are always fun!!!

    Clubs and Activities

    Anything you are interested in you can find!

    Great for these types of students

    Students looking for a bustling city with a diverse population.

    Bang for the buck

    Expensive city and campus!!!

    What to do for fun

    It's Miami!!!

    Food and Dining

    Miami has such a diverse population food off-campus is much better than on!!!

    Dorm Life

    Getting better, but Miami has so much to offer students typically don't stay on campus.

    Academic Rigor

    Professors spend a majority of time researching.

    Tips for prospective students

    Be adventurous and try everything once.

    In three sentences

    The campus is beautiful and expanding. The Professors are friendly. No one takes classes on Fridays!

  • 05/22/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    I never had a problem with safety.

    Bang for the buck

    FIU is not that expensive but I don't think the money is worth the incompetent administration you have to deal with.

    Tips for prospective students

    Make sure you are willing to teach yourself. Use ratemyprofessor.com to look up your teachers before you chose a class. Try your best to go to advising as often as possible.

    In three sentences

    This school has great research and job opportunities. Most teachers are not efficient at their jobs. Social atmosphere is average.

  • 05/17/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Dorm Life

    I don't currently live on campus.

  • 05/16/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    Many different activities every day, just get involved!

    Food and Dining

    Lots of food places to choose from!

    Dorm Life

    I don't live in a dorm but many people that live say they love it and wish they could stay living there past graduation.

    Academic Rigor

    Depending on what your major is, the class difficulty differs. Biology majors are intense.

    Tips for prospective students

    Make sure you know all about your financial aid and choose your classes early!

    In three sentences

    FIU is an amazing university, I would recommend it to any one looking to attend college in Miami. They have a place for everyone and almost every major. The faculty and staff can help you with any problems or questions you have.

  • 05/12/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    sleeeeep

    Food and Dining

    they have everything on campus, so you wont go hungry but you probably will go broke

    Dorm Life

    commuter so not sure of the dorms

    Academic Rigor

    no easy A's any more

    Tips for prospective students

    Get to school early, parking is horrible!

    In three sentences

    Great school! Teachers in general are helpful. Proud panther!!

  • 05/10/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    great !

    Greek Life

    alot, super exciting

    Clubs and Activities

    too many to choose from

    Great for these types of students

    adventurous, college life experience

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    No walking on the seal in front of GC building or you wont graduate in 4 years.

    What to do for fun

    hanging out with freshmans who are taking the same classes as you. Go out with my roommates, everyone is so friendly.

    Food and Dining

    We have almost anything you could imagine, delicious and employees are great.

    Dorm Life

    There is always something to do!

    Academic Rigor

    not too hard, if you are dedicated you'll be fine.

    Tips for prospective students

    apply early and make sure to call and check your status!! I cant stress that enough, please call and check on your application to make sure they received everything.

    In three sentences

    The service and help you get here is exquisite, everyone wants to help. The financial assistance for low income students is average, I love the area and Miami in general. This is also a very diverse school campus especially because this is an international university, you could find almost anyone from anywhere.

  • 05/06/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    Attend FIU football games.

    In three sentences

    FIU has a great campus. People are really friendly and willing to help. Professors are supportive most of the time.

  • 05/02/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Very safe campus, never heard of anything bad happening on it.

    Greek Life

    There is some, they have only two Fraternity houses on campus.

    Great for these types of students

    Those looking to build their GPA and transfer to one of the larger state universities

    Bang for the buck

    Not very good, they are very lax and inefficient about getting paper work in and back to you in a timely manner, Only when it comes to fees are they punctual.

    What to do for fun

    The main campus is very close to downtown Miami and South Beach. On campus they have events every day in the student center.

    Food and Dining

    Student dinning hall, Panther dinning, is typical cafeteria food nothing special. Has a lot of the normal fast food places on campus, Chick-Fil-A, Burger King, Moes, Pollo Tropical, Chilli's, Duncan Dounts, and Papa Johns

    Dorm Life

    Dorms are very nice, do a lot of community things with in them to get you involved. Able to choose how involved based on where you live, university apartments, uninvolved, to lakeview, very involved.

    Academic Rigor

    Not very rigorous, easy to get A's just by showing up.

    Tips for prospective students

    Be aware that the classes are quite easy and most teachers are very forgiving. If your looking for a close alternative to community college and need classes to boost your GPA and transfer, this is a good place for you.

    In three sentences

    Florida International University has a nice campus, that is easy to get around and in in a good area. The students, faculty and staff are friendly and inviting. It's easy to get involved, with opportunities around every turn.

  • 05/01/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    We recently had an arrest for a person who was carrying automatic weapons in the trunk of their car.

    What to do for fun

    Nothing on campus unless you're into the Greek Life. Go to Downtown Miami.

    Food and Dining

    The food is prepared in bulk and cooked in individual portions. You have to have a cast iron stomach to hold the majority of it down. The taste quickly depletes after the first two weeks. Even the chain restaurants do not have the same delicious flare as their off campus branches.

    Dorm Life

    The programs that Campus Life host are few in number and many fall short of the hype. The weekends are dead quite and theirs nothing to do on campus for the weeks in between the Week of Welcome, homecoming and finals.

    Academic Rigor

    The school isn't incredibly overwhelming however it is very easy to get caught up in the rush of what's going on around you. Make sure you seek peer reviews before signing up for a course.

    Tips for prospective students

    If you're looking for a post-secondary institution with a booming greek life look no further than Florida International University. If you prefer quality over quantity you're best looking elsewhere.

    In three sentences

    FIU is very posh and high class. The students and organizations are constantly on the move and there's never a quite moment. The administration is very disorganize but the professors are this university's redeeming feature.

  • 05/01/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    Hang out on campus with friends and get involved in Greek life

    Food and Dining

    Alot of restaurants and fast food franchises on campus and in the local area.

    Dorm Life

    I dont live on campus but i hear its awesome

    Academic Rigor

    Classes are very straight forward and dont stray off topic, very interesting classes and great professors.

    Tips for prospective students

    Join a Fraternity or Sorority to get fully involved in campus life.

    In three sentences

    From the time i started FIU i fell in love with this school. I previously went to Broward College and hated going to school but i actually enjoy going to school here and i feel like i actually get a real college experience. I highly recommend FIU to anyone applying for colleges!

  • 04/30/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    A lot of sport activities are available, great computer lab and library.

    Tips for prospective students

    Practice makes it perfect.

    In three sentences

    Great campus. Friendly and knowledgeable advisers. A lot of opportunities for future career exposure.

  • 04/29/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Campus safety is amazing! It is a very secured university! They even have transportation when you are there late at night and you feel unsafe walking to your car!

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    NEVER step on the FIU seal! If you do you'll have to walk around it three times backwards! If you don't then you're going to be late to your own GRADUATION! Just don't!

    What to do for fun

    So much to do!!! There is ALWAYS at LEAST one event going on everyday! So just walk around and be an active member of something!

    Food and Dining

    FIU has a ton of places to eat! So many in fact that you will probably be undecided every time you want to go eat!

    Tips for prospective students

    Be prepared to work hard for your grades! Don't procrastinate! Also, have fun by joining some club!

    In three sentences

    FIU is AMAZING! There is so much to do and there is ALWAYS some sort of event every day! It's very big so you can take a stroll through just random places to see the wonderful things FIU has to offer!

  • 04/24/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Roaming around at night is very safe.

    Greek Life

    Very active Greek Life and everyone is encouraged to join.

    Clubs and Activities

    Only the major clubs are advertised but they host activities daily.

    Great for these types of students

    FIU welcomes everyone. If you struggled in high school, FIU can help you to change that. As well as if you did excellent, FIU will help you to maintain that.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    The Cube: A black cube exists on campus that people spin for good luck on their exams.

    Bang for the buck

    Housing is more expensive that needs be.

    What to do for fun

    Activities are ever present at this school and everyone in the FIU community hosts many nightlife activities that you can take part in. 18+

    Food and Dining

    The main cafeteria of the school, Fresh Foods, offer a new selection of meals daily but it's better to eat at the restaurants and fast food places, as long as you have a strict budgeting plan.

    Dorm Life

    Many activities are present on campus weekly for you to attend.

    Academic Rigor

    Academics are very strict but as long as you work with the teachers and show effort, the school will work with you.

    Tips for prospective students

    The only bad thing about FIU that I see us the parking. On-campus parking is well needed at FIU, so if you have a car and plan to attend the school, be wary of that.

    In three sentences

    The academic and educational system of this school is excellent. The on-campus housing gives me the opportunity to explore and investigate the school's activities. Also, the sporting teams are very good and they keep the school in high ratings.

  • 04/16/2013

    Reviewer is A past student here.

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    What to do for fun

    FIU has a lot of extracurricular activities. If you like playing sports there is often students playing football and soccer at a field on campus. There are also very nice indoor basketball courts at the gym.

    Food and Dining

    The food is okay. The cafeteria serves mostly junk food so if you are in to eating healthy, the cafeteria may not be for you.

    Academic Rigor

    Academic rigor is determined by a variety of factors. For instance, using ratemyprofessor.com you can find professors whom are rated highly and have positive comments about them. You can find professors that are particularly easier or more reasonable graders. Sometimes you will have no choice but to take a hard professor. From my experience, the classes I had were always manageable.

    Tips for prospective students

    Parking can be a problem at certain times of the day so make sure you arrive to class early. Apply for as many scholarships as you can and make sure to fill out your FAFSA on time. Use ratemyprofessors.com to choose the best teachers.

    In three sentences

    FIU is a beautiful college with it's main campus located in the heart of Miami. It offers many diverse majors and also has a very welcoming and diverse student body. It is also very affordable.

  • 04/14/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    I feel completely safe

    Clubs and Activities

    Diverse array of student organizations

    Great for these types of students

    Open-minded and liberal

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Glenn Hubert Library has nice desktop computers

    Bang for the buck

    It's a pretty cheap tuition

    What to do for fun

    I read in the library

    Tips for prospective students

    Be prepared to have your mind opened

    In three sentences

    It is a great institution of higher learning. The campus is open and diverse. The faculty and administration are engaging and friendly

  • 04/13/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    24-hour police presence on campus.

    What to do for fun

    Beach, paddle boarding, kayaking, deep sea fishing, along with many other activities.

    Food and Dining

    Again it depends on which campus you live on. North campus (BBC) does not have as many options as south campus (MMC)

    Dorm Life

    It depends on which campus you live on.

    Academic Rigor

    As a transfer student from a very hands-on university it has been difficult to adjust.

    Tips for prospective students

    Think about where most of your classes will be held before deciding which campus to live on. Also read all agreements very closely, most of them do not fluctuate with what is in the agreements.

    In three sentences

    Very knowledgeable professors. Diverse class options. Helpful advisers.

  • 04/11/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    There are safety carts to take you to your car or the dorms late at night as well as having extremely well trained on-campus police force.

    Greek Life

    I'm not affiliated, so no comment.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are so many organizations to join, including an archery club!

    Great for these types of students

    Academics or party-goers alike, as long as you do work, you'll be fine.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Kissing Bridge, Seal, Cube

    Bang for the buck

    As an out-of-state student, this college is quite pricy.

    What to do for fun

    There are numerous organizations to join Greek or not.

    Food and Dining

    Fresh gets tiring by the end of the year with repetitive food options. The food is of low quality and is overcooked and cold occasionally. The other on campus food options are great including Subway, Sushi Maki, Miro's, Burger King, Chili's Too...

    Dorm Life

    I really enjoy living in the dorms and I am moving to Parkview come fall, so it'll be extremely pleasant because of the new build.

    Academic Rigor

    If you don't put in the effort you won't do well. It's really true especially for upper division courses.

    Tips for prospective students

    Be sure to apply on time and with all required documents as well as establishing financial security. FIU is really strict about getting its money on time.

    In three sentences

    A young school with lots of commuters as well as quite a few residents. The residential life and dorms are really nice. The academics are solid.

  • 04/10/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Safety here is not a problem, there is a police station inside campus and they're patrolling day and night.

    Great for these types of students

    If you are outgoing, like cultural diversity, and if you want to learn spanish this is the place to be.

    Bang for the buck

    The school is great and improving at a fast pace.

    What to do for fun

    Stay involved, join a club of your interest, fraternity or sorority. Also have in mind it is located in miami, there are tons of places to go out to, day or night.

    Food and Dining

    They have a little bit of everything.

    Dorm Life

    I didn't dorm here, but some of my friends who did love it and it helps with staying more involved in school. Plus you get to avoid the miami traffic and our lack of parking.

    Academic Rigor

    Every single professor I've had so far is passionate about what they teach, this makes even the hardest class easier.

    Tips for prospective students

    Visit the campus first and hang out around the city, Miami is very different and you need to figure out if it really is what you're looking for.

    In three sentences

    I am currently a sophomore and I have to say I truly do love my school. I commute to school everyday and the only thing i don't like is the fact that we need more parking, but I guess that's the way it is with mostly commuter student universities. One of the things I love is how diverse it is.

  • 04/09/2013

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

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    What to do for fun

    Go out with some friends or join a club in the diverse community.

    Food and Dining

    The south campus is full of food and freshmen would never be hungry because they are put on a meal plan.

    Tips for prospective students

    Keep your head up and do not procrastinate.

    In three sentences

    Florida International University To me, is one of the most top notch schools I have ever visited. It has two main campuses that are very different; the Biscayne Bay Campus is the subtle campus and the south campus is the more involved and activity filled campus. Both campuses are filled with a diverse population which would always make you feel like home.

  • 04/08/2013

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

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    Clubs and Activities

    General clubs and activities that most major universities have.

    Great for these types of students

    Looking for international/mixed student body group

    Bang for the buck

    It's a beautiful campus and the facilities are all very new; especially for the Athletic Training program.

    In three sentences

    I have met with the director of the athletic training program. She was very informative on the program, requirements, and job opportunities available post graduation. The program receives inquiries from various sports organizations in regards to recent graduates from the AT Graduate Program.

  • 04/06/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    100% safe

    Clubs and Activities

    Football games are the best!

    Great for these types of students

    Studious, Ambitious, and those that want to get the college experience

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    There is a square monument in one of the courtyards that spins. During midterms or finals students line up and spin it and it is said to give them good luck. In addition, no one is to step on the school seal because it believed that it will push back your graduation.

    Bang for the buck

    Theres a gym, clinic, student recours center, we can check out study rooms and laptops, the classrooms are always impecable. Yes!

    What to do for fun

    There is a full gym on campus with dance, spinning and aerobics classes. In addition there are always activities going on in the main building like, break dancers, music, bake sales, raffels, etc.

    Food and Dining

    The food offered is AWESOME. There's a lot of variety from mexican to america, you can also find frozen yogurt. There are many litte shops in between building as well that can satisfy any craving.

    Dorm Life

    I lived at home.

    Academic Rigor

    It's college, of course you're going to need to study and spend a few nights without sleeping ut it's all part of the college life. Work hard now so you can enjoy from the benefits later.

    Tips for prospective students

    Plan to arrive 30 minutes before class because parking can be a challenge. Make friends with an advisor you feel comfortable with, this will make your years at FIU very productive because they know what employers are looking for and they can be a great guide. Take advantage of the multiple seminars they offer such as; Resume Workshops, Job Fairs and Business Plan Workshops.

    In three sentences

    FIU has a great and reliable advisement staff. They're committed in assisting students and directing them in the best path. The resources available for students such as the writing lab is only an example of the assistance they offer to all students.

  • 04/03/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    There are cops everywhere! Always stop at the stop signs because they always ticket!

    Greek Life

    The Greek Life here isn't very strong. You don't see them do much on campus, and there are only 3 houses.

    What to do for fun

    There's nothing to do on campus, most students explore Miami and like to go clubbing.

    Food and Dining

    Besides the restaurants on campus, the dining here isn't very well. They have their good days and bad days, but most people are sick of the cafeteria food after the first week.

    Dorm Life

    Not many people live here on campus compared to those who commute. There is a lack in school spirit and few people participate in activities or on campus events.

    Academic Rigor

    FIU can be very competitive with certain majors, and some of the professors here are incredible!

    In three sentences

    The school is great school if you are looking into majoring in Medicine or Business. The campus is not too big, yet a lot the student population is very high so it can get crowded during the day, so it's the perfect balance between a big university, but a smaller living community. The university seems to be expanding, which is exciting, however what I don't like about the school is it's lack of spirit because it is a commuter school.

  • 04/01/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Clubs and Activities

    I am a member of four clubs and I love each of them. I highly recommend getting involved - fast!

    Great for these types of students

    If your looking for a career in business or computer science, I know for a fact that FIU excels in both of these departments.

    Bang for the buck

    FIU may have a decent amount to offer, but with the lack of buildings, I'd say it has a little bang for the buck.

    What to do for fun

    Clubs are very active in FIU, so if you join enough of them, you will always have a place to be when on campus.

    Food and Dining

    There are many places on campus to find decent food. They even have a sushi restaurant called Sushi Maki that I wouldn't be able to live without.

    Dorm Life

    I have not personally experienced dorms on campus, but I've heard nothing but good things.

    Academic Rigor

    Coursework in general is not all too difficult, however a few poor teachers and your in for an annoying semester. Beware of online classes with heartless teachers; they exist.

    Tips for prospective students

    Familiarize yourself with the campus on day one! You will likely learn about clubs and events for newly admitted students and quickly find your place on campus.

    In three sentences

    FIU offers a great opportunity for students who like the Hispanic setting. There are numerous clubs and overall good teachers. It is somewhat lacking in the online classes department, however.

  • 03/31/2013

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

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    Tips for prospective students

    Great University to visit and interact with students

    In three sentences

    This school has a lot of opportunities for all kind of Students. The campuses is really nice and relaxing. And it is a melting pot of Miami because of the diversity of students.

  • 03/30/2013

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

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    What to do for fun

    There a lot of clubs and organizations to join.

    Food and Dining

    The school has lots of dining opportunities to choose from

    Dorm Life

    The dorms look really nice.

    In three sentences

    FIU is a great college with lots of opportunities being offered. It's in Miami so its great area to live in for when you want to have fun. In my opinion the academic opportunities at FIU are endless.

  • 03/24/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Food and Dining

    It isn't bad. Moe's burritos are quite good.

    Dorm Life

    Although I do not dorm at FIU, I have a friend who does. It's what you would expect in a dorm room.

    Academic Rigor

    Although a lot of prospective students think FIU is easier than other colleges, it is not. Some courses might seem a bit easy but I assure you there are plenty of courses that will test your academic vigor.

  • 03/18/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Very safe

    Great for these types of students

    Everyone

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Twist the rubics cube and kiss on the bridge.

    Bang for the buck

    For what the tuition cost you get your mones worth.

    What to do for fun

    Miami, anything your heart desires.

    Food and Dining

    Extensive to choose from.

    Dorm Life

    Do not live in dorm.

    Academic Rigor

    Challenging and informative

    Tips for prospective students

    The best college experience you can wish for.

    In three sentences

    This school has met all my expectations. It is located in my hometown very convenient. It is also a very challenging school.

  • 03/13/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Police campus is great!

    Clubs and Activities

    Camping, Relay for life, cupcake sales you name it we have it

    Great for these types of students

    Great for international students that haven't been to Miami.

    What to do for fun

    Theres a gym and fiu is always hosting concerts which is great living in the Miami area.

    Food and Dining

    the best food can't complain! We have a variety of different choices that anyone can choose from.

    Tips for prospective students

    You'll love the different cultures that you'll come across at fiu and its a safe environment.

    In three sentences

    My university provides me with all the help I need. I have open space to study wherever I like. The professors are more than willing to help with assignments and that's a big bonus for me.

  • 03/09/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Bang for the buck

    Essentially the same education you'd get at University of Miami or University of Florida, but with a much smaller price tag.

    Food and Dining

    A nice choice of restaurants, although you do have to watch your wallet.

    Academic Rigor

    Classes are nice, not too much work or too little for the most part.

    Tips for prospective students

    Pretty easy criteria to get in, plenty of scholarships for those with good GPAs.

    In three sentences

    A great school for the price, even if they do keep raising admissions. A wide variety of majors to choose from although some of the more artistic ones often get overlooked. Nice environment with many professors who go out of their way to help you.

  • 03/06/2013

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

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    The times I've been there, I have no encountered any problems. I have a few friends that attend the school as well and they have no complaints.

    Bang for the buck

    Compared to the schools in my area, FIU is one of the most affordable ones.

    What to do for fun

    They always have activities on campus that you can attend for free. Movie nights at the school are a must-go to event.

    Food and Dining

    What I have tasted so far in my few visits has been good quality meals and an affordable price.

    Academic Rigor

    I believe FIU is like any other big university. Professors are not there to babysit you, they are there to teach you IF you want to learn. If you don't, you can leave.

    Tips for prospective students

    My only tip would be to come with an open mind. If you come wanting to learn, you will get just that.

    In three sentences

    Florida International University is a place where you'll be surrounded by people who are willing and wanting to learn. The campus is beautifully decorated which makes it easier to spend a lot of time there. Compared to the schools I've visited, FIU truly stands out.

  • 03/05/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    FIU police force is always on the job, making me feel safe in the the school.

    What to do for fun

    Many things! There are always events on campus, especially on the holidays. There are game rooms that students can go out and play, or hang out and lay in the grass with a group of friends on a sunny day. Others will prefer to use the computer lab or watch movies in there laptops. Also available are 2 museums and the FIU games from all our sports team. Concerts are always within the semester.

    Food and Dining

    A variety of foods are offered and majority of the time it is healthy food that helps for better concentration.

    Dorm Life

    I have heard it is very convenient for those who commute at a greater distance from the school. Makes for a more interactive part as a student within the campus.

    Academic Rigor

    Good teachers but must choose wisely. Some can be great and others not so much depending also on how hard the course is. Prepare yourself for studying and to strive academically.

    Tips for prospective students

    Use a map on your first day and do not be afraid to ask for help if needed, even in the classrooms!! Take advantage of your study breaks because it will really help you concentrate. Also take advantage of the the tools and things offered throughout the university.

    In three sentences

    A good environment for students to study and hang out. A variety of foods to eat from. A well organized and situated campus.

  • 03/03/2013

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

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    Great for these types of students

    Great for anybody... its an international school.

    Food and Dining

    There are tons of options of food here.

    Dorm Life

    The dorms are really big and well kept.

    Academic Rigor

    One star because I don't go there and cant really commit.

    Tips for prospective students

    Make sure you apply early and visit the campus.

    In three sentences

    FIU is has a very large well kept university that has tons of things to do. The people there are extremely friendly. I cant wait to start in the fall!

  • 02/26/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Greek Life

    There are many fraternity and sorority options available at FIU.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    There is a seal in front of one of the buildings and students aren't supposed to step on it or else they will not graduate.

    What to do for fun

    There are many things on campus to do for fun. Games, Intramural activities, clubs, and homecoming provide just a few of the many activities on campus that are fun!

    Tips for prospective students

    Make sure to have FAFSA done before the priority date because you will be able to receive for grants and scholarships. Don't be shy in making friends. Get out and get involved!

    In three sentences

    I do love FIU for many reasons. It is a campus full of activities and spirit. It is also in beautiful Miami, Florida

  • 02/25/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    The safety in campus is exceptional. Parking officers make sure everyone is going the spped limit and occasionally, there are official directing traffic.

    Greek Life

    There are many fraternities and sororities to choose from. The biggest being Fiji. Their houses are enormous!

    Clubs and Activities

    I am part of the united States Greeb Building Councial student chapter and I am surprised by the amount of interest among my peers. Everyone wants to chip in and make new friends. This is a good chance to network and meet long-life friends.

    Great for these types of students

    This university is great for the busy body student that likes to be part of the overall student body. Perfect match for the over-achiever in you.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    The graham center is the place to be when you are finished studying and want to share the traditional college life.

    Bang for the buck

    You have credits in the computer lab and library for all of your printing needs throughout the semester. Apply for FAFSA as soon as possible.

    What to do for fun

    For fun, I like to sit by the lake and read a book on the swinging tables that are provided for you. Also, there is a Gamestop in campus for all of your gaming needs.

    Food and Dining

    many restaurants are avaiable to you in the Florida International University main campus. You have the choice to eat fast food, or healthy smoothies. If you are in the mood for a culture shock, there are mediterreanean, spanish, and greek restaurants.

    Dorm Life

    I do not live in dorms, but they are making new dorms for new students for the Fall semester 2013. They have wooden floors and spacious with a full-sized bed. A very modern look to your room.

    Academic Rigor

    Classes are challenging, but teachers are fair. You have to apply yourself to stand out from the crowd.

    Tips for prospective students

    Make sure if you are in high school to keep your GPA above a 3.0 and apply for bright futures if you are a Florida resident. Research your career goals in depth and dedicate your efforts to persevere in the college community.

    In three sentences

    Florida International University is a great place to explore and develop your talents. Their campus is neat and well-suited for any educational endeavor you may be seeking. However, the courses and tuition are challenging tasks, but there is academic assistance and financial aid available.

  • 02/23/2013

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    Great for these types of students

    bad grades

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    drink coke a cola :)

    What to do for fun

    party more

    Food and Dining

    prison food?

    Dorm Life

    party

    Academic Rigor

    not too hard to get into

    Tips for prospective students

    confidence

    In three sentences

    paintball ;)

  • 02/22/2013

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

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    Clubs and Activities

    They have numerous activities occurring all the time everyday and so many clubs for basically everything, and my personal fave, an orchestra which is great for you instrument players!

    Bang for the buck

    Very good overall value for a high quality public university like FIU, especially if have completed your fafsa.

    In three sentences

    Beautiful, calm and serene campus. Plenty of new events happening almost everyday with many opportunities to grasp. Great staff and teachers.

  • 02/22/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Bang for the buck

    As an out-of-state student, I found tuition to be very reasonable compared to other states.

    What to do for fun

    There are many activities on a daily basis all throughout the campus.

    Food and Dining

    Very Healthy food choices in the cafeteria.

    Dorm Life

    Excellent dorm life here!

    Tips for prospective students

    Stay focused!

    In three sentences

    Florida International University is an amazing school that is placed in the heart of Miami. As a graduate student I am amazed to see the advanced and challenging nature of the academic courses that gives me the necessary tools and knowledge I will need to reach my aspiring goals in the future, God willing. I would highly recommend any student seeking a great education to attend FIU.

  • 02/20/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    It's okay.

    Clubs and Activities

    They only have a couple compared to others.

    Great for these types of students

    Students that like to party. Students who don't like to do work.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    You never step on the seals. They are bad luck.

    Bang for the buck

    There isn't much to do if you don't drink or anything.

    What to do for fun

    Clubbing is like the only thing I hear about.

    Food and Dining

    The food isn't the best honestly.

    Dorm Life

    I don't live in the dorms so I don't know.

    Academic Rigor

    People here seem so lazy about school work.

    Tips for prospective students

    Don't come here.

    In three sentences

    The staff have no idea what they are talking about. None of the advisers actually help. The general feeling of the campus sucks.

  • 02/20/2013

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

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    Bang for the buck

    This is one of the best value schools out there.

    Tips for prospective students

    Be prepared for a hectic parking situation.

    In three sentences

    This school is growing quickly. Improvements are constant, and there is a constant fight for excellence. Definitely a fantastic school.

  • 02/18/2013

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

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    What to do for fun

    everything

    In three sentences

    It has a very nice campus. I would recommend visiting just to get a better feel for this school. Just do it.

  • 02/17/2013

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

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    Campus Safety

    Pretty safe.

    Greek Life

    Not involved, although it does it exist, it's not a big part of school.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are a lot of organizations.

    Bang for the buck

    For the amount of money you pay (or don't pay if you get a good scholarship) it is worth it because you save a lot compared to other schools.

    What to do for fun

    Explore Miami obviously.

    Food and Dining

    Meh. That is all.

    Dorm Life

    NO IDEA, but will probably find out soon. Heard it was good.

    Academic Rigor

    I've taken some dual enrollment classes there and they weren't that difficult.

    Tips for prospective students

    It's pretty easy to get in, but meet the scholarship requirments and you can get a full ride.

    In three sentences

    It's a school that has gotten a lot better over the years. I find that it has grown a lot since I first saw it. I rather go to a 'better' school but, if I do end up going her, I have no problem with it.

  • 02/16/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Food and Dining

    great healthy foods.

    Tips for prospective students

    Walk fast because is big and you do not want to be late for class.

    In three sentences

    Great Universit. Very Clea. Very diverse.

  • 02/15/2013

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

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    Food and Dining

    Food is okay go out if you want best food

    Dorm Life

    As freshman Dorms are mediocre but get better

    Academic Rigor

    Dont fall behind cause you will fall behind

    Tips for prospective students

    Get a good GPA and have good Test scores

    In three sentences

    Great Miami Scene beautiful Campus

  • 02/12/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    So many things to do on your free time. There is never a time where you have nothing to do on campus.

    Tips for prospective students

    Although, many may look at FIU as not a prestigious school, you should know that the school is growing rapidly with more student and the value of the degree here are only going to more valuable.

    In three sentences

    It a professional school that allows students to be in an environment where they have the right tools to be able to earn their desired degree, and recieve a quality education.

  • 02/07/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 172 of 440

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    You always feel secure walking around campus with security easily available.

    Greek Life

    Involved and fun.

    Clubs and Activities

    Diverse and accepting.

    Great for these types of students

    Outgoing and enjoy a challenge.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Mysterious landmarks.

    Bang for the buck

    Tuition is comparable to any state university in florida.

    What to do for fun

    There's a free to student gym, basketball courts, and volleyball. All home games to all sports are free to students. There are discounts to food everyday.

    Food and Dining

    Food and dining is diverse from formal restaurants to grab and go. Discounts are available everyday depending on the hour.

    Dorm Life

    Dorm life is fun and easy to meet new friends, and are located inside the campus property.

    Academic Rigor

    Academic rigor is comparable to any state university.

    Tips for prospective students

    Get parking early. Participate in the many clubs that are offered. Attend the gym provided by the campus.

    In three sentences

    FIU has a beautiful and diverse campus life. Teachers are professional and knowledgeable.

  • 02/03/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Top notch

    Greek Life

    Not Affiliated, but i have many close friends who are and it looks like a great experience to essentially network and establish a close group of friends.

    Clubs and Activities

    There's a club for EVERYTHING, literally. Im good friends with the equestrian club president. and for athletics that we dont participate under NCAA, there is usually a club for that too. Last semester I played Rugby.

    Great for these types of students

    Great for students that want to get involved, and possibly venture the world.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    The Kissing Bridge is a spot where if a couple shares their first kiss here then they will be together forever and the only way to break that bond is to push your partner over the edge. Marty's cube looks like an oversized Rubik's cube next to one of our academic buildings which students spin for good luck on their exams after a night of cramming.

    Bang for the buck

    Tuition is really cheap, in state and out of state. And the services you get in return are endless. The student wellness center gives free massages and counseling which is pretty cool.

    What to do for fun

    There are many organizations to get involved in and if you dont find one that suits you there are steps to take to start a new club. I work with Student Programming Council which is a group that host free events for students year round including a spring concert and a movie every Friday night. I also helped start the latin dance club at FIU which is building day by day.

    Food and Dining

    There's plenty of options to choose from and even a buffet style dining area for those that purchase meal plans with Panther Dining.

    Dorm Life

    I do not live on campus so I cannot describe dorm life, but i have plenty friends who say it is an awesome experience especially to network and it is very convenient.

    Academic Rigor

    Classes are not too difficult, nothing you cant do if you put in adequate effort to complete all your work. Everything gets a bit harder when you start classes for your intended major because the professors are well versed in their subject areas and they tend to grade with less leniency.

    Tips for prospective students

    There's a reason why we are describe to be Worlds Ahead. The possibilities are endless.

    In three sentences

    Its an amazing school. The professors are extremely kind and take the initiative to connect with students. The student population is so diverse so it makes attending FIU extremely interesting.

  • 02/01/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Security on campus.

    Clubs and Activities

    Opportunities for off campus students to join clubs as well.

    Great for these types of students

    Great for independent students wanting to learn off campus and students looking for the college experience.

    Bang for the buck

    You will get what you pay for a great education with the skills and knowledge you need to start in your field of study right out of school or for a working professional it's a great opportunity to put theory into action, good for hands on experience.

    What to do for fun

    Golden Panther football games!!!

    Food and Dining

    Ate there a while back and it was good, they keep opening new places to fullfil a diverse crowd of different tastes.

    Academic Rigor

    Every student I have come across is very serious about their education and put forth the energy and ambition to match the rigorous curriculum.

    Tips for prospective students

    Be ready to work very hard, you will have access to many resources and will learn a lot of you're serious about the courses.

    In three sentences

    They have a diverse student body, a great curriculum, and flexible learning options availabe online or on campus. The Office of Administration works diligently to get you enrolled and into your classes immediately, I was able to enroll two days past the final enrollment date! The Professors are experienced and Specialists in their fields; from lawyers to doctors teaching the courses. I appreciate that they don't allow Teacher's Aids or Students to teach the class.

  • 01/31/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    Go to the Gym and take salsa classes.

    Tips for prospective students

    Get a planner and come early on your first day to get to know your way around the campus.

    In three sentences

    Friendly students. Educated Professors. Active and eventful.

  • 01/30/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    If you call ahead, the Panther Safety Tram service offers free golf-cart rides at night between buildings and parking garages.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    There is a tradition that if you spin the cube, located next to the Deuxieme Maison building, it will give you good luck on your next exam.

    Bang for the buck

    Due to the low-cost of education at FIU, it is very likely that you can graduate debt-free just like I will.

    What to do for fun

    All of the student organizations on campus ensure that there is always something fun to do while at school. If you're looking to party off campus, the weekend party bus' drop-off and pick-up service transports students to South Beach, world famous for its nightlife and celebrities.

    Food and Dining

    On Campus: Fresh Foods buffet, Burger King, Sushi Maki, Einstein Bros. Bagels, Subways, Moe's, Chick-fil-a, Dunkin' Donuts, Papa John's Pizza, Pollo Tropical, Almazar, & Chili's Across the street: Apple Chinese buffet, Chicberry, Wendy's, Five guys, Subrageous, Taco Bell, Little Caesar's Pizza

    Dorm Life

    FIU is mostly a commuter school but dorm-life is improving. FIU has the biggest, cleanest, and nicest dorms in Florida and there are two additional dorm halls currently in construction. Supermarkets and restaurants are right across the street from campus but still require a bit of a walk. In addition, the weekly party bus ensures that those without a car can still make it out to the clubs on South Beach every weekend.

    Academic Rigor

    FIU's top notch education offers a challenge to hard-working students. However, there are plenty of tutoring centers for a variety of subjects where students can seek help.

    Tips for prospective students

    If you qualify, I would recommend joining the Honors College. A small community within the larger university seting, the Honors College offers priority enrollment, personal advisors, and extra scholarship opportunities.

    In three sentences

    FIU is a great and diverse school located in sunny South Florida. The university has plenty of quality professors who are always willing to help and a vibrant campus life. An ever-expanding campus, FIU continues to grow and offer more and more for it's students.

  • 01/30/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    I feel very safe on campus. FIU has their own police department in the school, and they are very fast at arriving on scene if the need ever arises.

    Greek Life

    Cannot comment, because I am not part of it. But, I know people who are and they love it. They are also very involved and very good students.

    Clubs and Activities

    DEI honors society is a good way to get involved as well as Golden Key. SPC always has fun events on Fridays and cute events during the week, which are my favorite.

    Great for these types of students

    FIU is great for all types of students. I am an overachieving student, and it is perfect. The teachers really welcome you eagerness to learn and will hand out career opportunities if you give 100%.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    When you have a test, it is a tradition to spin the black cube in front of DM for good luck. And it works!

    Bang for the buck

    I really love the layout of the campus at FIU's MMC campus. Although many say it is too big, there is always something you haven't seen and I love this because I never get bored of being on campus. I love to go exploring! The buildings are also very beautiful too, so it's very nice to look at!

    What to do for fun

    There is always events to go to at FIU. I cannot keep up with everything that they offer during the semesters. I especially love the events on Fridays where they always give out free, cute stuff.

    Food and Dining

    FIU offers lots of variety with food. They have every type of food choice toy want, whether it be fast food or gourmet, vegan food.

    Dorm Life

    I have never lived in the dorms, but my friends have. They loved it and I'm sure new students will to. The dorms are nice and clean.

    Academic Rigor

    I find that FIU's classes are hard compared to other friends in other universities. It is hard, but it's worth it.

    Tips for prospective students

    Always stay on top of your duties. Never leave an e-mail for later. Once you get in, try to get involved. FIU offers lots of career opportunities, take advantage of them.

    In three sentences

    FIU is a great school with a fantastic, beautiful campus. Although people tend to talk a lot about this school, it has been nothing but great for me. The school is very welcoming to newcomers.

  • 01/23/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Campus is pretty safe. Nothing really dangerous happens.

    Greek Life

    They have Multicultural,NPC, and NPHC.

    Clubs and Activities

    They are many clubs at FIU. There collection is massive.

    What to do for fun

    They always little fun events at the GC Pit, They also have movies on friday. The mall is really huge and close to campus.

    Food and Dining

    The breakfast here is really good. When it comes to lunch and dinner its kind of gross.

    Dorm Life

    Dorm life is really fun becausse you get to meet diffeent people and gain new friendships and experiences. Since FIU is a commuter school you see the people who live on campus very often.

    Academic Rigor

    The classes are fairly easy. Like any other college you must attend to get a good grade. The only problem is the College Lagebra classes those are very challenging unless your good at math.

    Tips for prospective students

    If you plan on living on campus make sure your scholarship will cover everything because the housing here is very expensive.

    In three sentences

    I think that FIU is an average college. It is really easy to get involved. The students and faculty are very friendly.

  • 01/18/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Clubs and Activities

    We have a wide variety of clubs, including, but not limited to Martial Arts of different kinds, Pre-health organizations and all kinds of activities that can always be found at the GC pit, the heart of the school.

    What to do for fun

    join sports clubs and academic clubs

    Food and Dining

    The food court has a wide variety of restaurants to choose from all kinds of food. From sushi, to fast food and tropical food.

    Tips for prospective students

    Do not procastinate. Pay attention and try to learn as much as possible inside the classroom, so study outside of classroom won't be so time consuming.

    In three sentences

    Florida International University is a community that is home to students from all parts of the world. It offers diversity, academic planning, and spreads globalization and integrity. It also offers a wide variety of programs, degrees and research opportunities.

  • 01/18/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    - gameroom - campus events - football games, basketball games, Etc. - movie Friday

    Food and Dining

    - good variation of food choices - long lines - they're located area the campus

    Dorm Life

    - some dorms look like a prison - party - convenient

    Academic Rigor

    - some teachers need to learn English (especially math) - teachers get involved - really good hospitality teachers

    Tips for prospective students

    - make sure to come early for parking - always have money on your panther card - enjoy campus life

  • 01/14/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Bang for the buck

    Great university.

    What to do for fun

    Unlimited amount of options from hanging out with friends and classmates, dining, shopping, gaming, using facilities, etc..

    Food and Dining

    Lots of varieties and choices.

    Dorm Life

    I wouldn't know.

    Tips for prospective students

    Look into accelerated programs if you're a busy person with your family and job.

    In three sentences

    FIU is a great business school with interactive professors and helpful counselors.

  • 01/13/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    FIU MMC campus, Pine Center and Engineering Center are three of the safest campuses that I have been too... There is always school police driving around with their car to keep students safe and they are friendly people who are always there to keep students safe.

    Clubs and Activities

    If you are in engineering, check out, Habitat for Humanities, Engineers without borders and especially if you are in construction and civil engineering check out National Association of Women in Construction. IF you are not in engineering check out Student Write... and if you write stories, poetry Student Write is a great way to have your stuff published for other students to read.

    What to do for fun

    School has a lot of extra curricular activities.... So always look out for the stuff they are doing.... there are ton of stuff to do on campus between and after classes.

    Food and Dining

    on campus there are not much healthy choices, so if you can go off campus for food....

    Dorm Life

    if you plan to live in the dorms stay away from University Apartments.... and try to room up with people you know don't let the school match you with roommates.

    Tips for prospective students

    if you plan to go to FIU, just because u got in too easily, dont think that you will last thru the 4 years of undergrad life in this school too easy especially engineering and it will be a breeze for you.... if you dont work hard you will flunk and you won't be able to graduate.

    In three sentences

    Its an easy school to get in.. But they make you work for your degree... It's really hard to graduate!

  • 01/11/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    there are hundreds of clubs and activities to keep yourself entertained. also the students are very friendly and it is very easy to make friends.

    Food and Dining

    they have many dining choices. most of them are reasonably priced

    Academic Rigor

    the classes are not the hardest, but you still need to put in a good amount of study time.

    Tips for prospective students

    dont wait untill the last minute to study.

    In three sentences

    FIU is a great school the teachers are great at making the student understand not just the subject but also the theories behind them.

  • 01/09/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    When the hard work is done we know it's finally time to reward ourselves with a great time! Here at Florida International University the sporting events seem to be the best at keeping the student body connected as one. If there are no games the students seem to enjoy their free time either in the gym or exploring other parts of the campus and finding out another manner in which we can help out with just about anything.

    Food and Dining

    There is a great variety when time for dinner comes rolling along. Not only are there your traditional healthy fast options, such as subway and Chick Fil A; but actual restaurants where you can take the time to sit, eat and enjoy the moment with or without friends. Chili's would be one of the major restaurants located here on the campus and has come to be a very popular site for students and professors.

    Dorm Life

    Not only are the dorms very comfortable and full of appliances that are a must, there is also a very safe and friendly energy that is being passed around.

    Academic Rigor

    As a Worlds Ahead Universities, the professors take no breaks and start teaching at an outstandingly fast pace. Here at Florida International University, the professors don't take 3 hours to go over a one page syllabus and then let us leave early. You're getting your money's worth!! They all express to us as some try to weasel their way out of class.

    In three sentences

    Florida International University has attained its remarkable reputation as a Worlds Ahead University. Within each group of professors, students and administrative workers, we've all come together as one whole system to raise the standards. Me, along with a vast majority of the current student population, are proud to call ourselves Panthers!

  • 01/09/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    sports, surrounding areas of interest

    Food and Dining

    5 stars

    Dorm Life

    5 stars

    Academic Rigor

    5 stars

    Tips for prospective students

    try to gain the full college experience

    In three sentences

    FIU is a fast growing university. It is also one of the best schools in the country. It is extremely diverse and environmental friendly

  • 01/09/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 2 people found this review useful. 186 of 440

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    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    They are very oriented with their Latino culture so it is nice to see so much of that pride in the students.

    What to do for fun

    Fun activities for me consisted of going to the gym and rooting on my football team.

    Food and Dining

    I haven't had enough experience on on-campus dining.

    Dorm Life

    I have not lived in the dorms.

    Tips for prospective students

    My tips would be to speak to an advisor about your career choice and set up a 4 year plan towards graduation.

    In three sentences

    Florida International University offers the top International Business Program in the state. The school's advising program does everything in their power to help you succeed in your desired major. I give the University a 10 for helpfulness.

  • 01/08/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Bang for the buck

    Overall I can't complain about FIU; It is a good school with a fair learning environment.

    What to do for fun

    Walk around, enjoy the scenery, enjoy the diverse people, and look for whatever activites are going on around campus.

    Food and Dining

    Lots of food stops!

    Academic Rigor

    Most business classes that I've taken here definitely force me to push myself and learn something from it.

    Tips for prospective students

    Enjoy everything and take it all in while you still have the chance. However, make sure when you are picking classes to get the opinion of more than one advisor. I have gotten bad advice on multiple occasions but if you stay on top of it you'll be fine.

    In three sentences

    FIU is a very diverse school with an increasingly electric environment. The professors are good for the most part, I have taken something productive out of every class so far. People are also friendly for the most part as well, the vibe is very nice on campus.

  • 01/08/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Bang for the buck

    I absolutely love this place! Would recommend this campus to anyone who looks forward to having a good time while learning the fascinations of their major.

    What to do for fun

    Amenities on campus are scattered. There is always something to do whether it is just browsing around or taking part in the activities.

    Food and Dining

    The food being offered at Florida International University is amazing. They have a taste of everything to your liking. They offer different tastes of the world. This semester they have added in Almazar which is middle eastern/Greek. Definitely cannot go wrong with being hungry on campus!

    Dorm Life

    I do not have a dorm at Florida International University. Although I hear the students have no complaints about it.

    Academic Rigor

    The academics being offered is on point. The professors follow the syllabus and are very stern when it comes to having the assignments turned in on time. There is a vast amount of help that is being offered.

    Tips for prospective students

    For the future students, follow your heart as to where you would like to attend. Florida International University offers many sports, clubs, and organizations that a student may be part of. No one is left behind considering the vast amount of students being admitted every year.

    In three sentences

    Florida International University is simply amazing with the atmosphere and diversity that is being offered. It feels as though not one student is left behind. I Absolutely love this campus and look forward to going to class and participating in activities.

  • 01/07/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Very safe it would seem.

    Great for these types of students

    Commuters.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    There is a large cube to spin for good luck on exams.

    Bang for the buck

    I am not one that is really satisfied with the educational institution as it is set up with most schools seeing a lack of opportunity to be an individual and study, and spend money, on what it is that you want to study.

    What to do for fun

    A lot of free events or extremely cheap events for everyone from music to guest speakers. There was a TED talk last semester.

    Food and Dining

    Large variety of options to choose from, some fast food and some health conscious.

    Dorm Life

    I wouldn't know seeing as I live off campus.

    Academic Rigor

    It can be rigorous and can be relaxed.

    Tips for prospective students

    Get things done ahead of time and be adamant about it, just get it done.

    In three sentences

    Florida International University is a large and engaging university with many opportunities. Despite this it is very closed in a social sense seeing as most students are commuters.

  • 01/07/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    nothings happened to me but I've heard of some stories that might scare you if you're a female.

    Greek Life

    lots

    What to do for fun

    lots! many clubs big frat and sorority life, campus events frequently

    Food and Dining

    A bit pricey but good overall and good service

    Dorm Life

    I've never been to the dorms here

    Academic Rigor

    need to work if you want good grades

    Tips for prospective students

    some courses like the business upper level courses, are no joke. Study and reach out to your professors, FIU does a good job at picking challenging teacher; Too challenging sometimes.

    In three sentences

    nice campus and ambiance, cultural diversity and a salad mix of people integrating. It's a nice experience. It is definitely, not the same as community college. This is the full college experience.

  • 01/06/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Ive never had a problem, and the on campus police station ensures the students safety

    Greek Life

    Currently involved in Sigma Phi Epsilon and it has been a blast so far. Ive met tons of new people and I will continue to as I continue the process

    Clubs and Activities

    Sigma Alpha Lambda Honors society, basic volunteering jobs as well as monthly meetings.

    Great for these types of students

    Anyone really, its a very miami lifestyle with class.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    The spinning of the cube before any test is goodluck....or at least its said to be.

    Bang for the buck

    Im confused on what this means.

    What to do for fun

    Hang out with friends around campus. Involved in Sigma Phi Epsilon fraternity

    Tips for prospective students

    Its reputation is improving almost as fast as the school itself. Check it out because it might be the right fit for you.

    In three sentences

    It is a constantly growing with a superb location. The students live up to the schools name, There are over 4,000 students on campus and growing each with their own story

  • 01/04/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    It is safe. In every school there will be a robbery, rape, or minor assault but here at FIU it probably happens every 10 years. (i'm just guessing)

    Greek Life

    I'm not participating in none but every minutes i probably see 20+ students with a greek shirt.

    Clubs and Activities

    Believe me there are a lot. Most of them are fun-related or for social purposes club. Most are educational and you could learn a lot from them. Some are for networking in the professional fields.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    The large cube in front of Deuxi�¨me Maison is said to give good luck in exams and tests. It is spun by hundreds of students every semester. During final exams, a line forms around the cube with people waiting to be able to spin the cube for good luck. Also, if a student steps on the seal engraved in front of the Graham Center, it is said that they will delay their graduation for many years, or never graduate at all.

    Bang for the buck

    It is not expensive compare to other universities. Also, most of the classes do not require for you to buy the books since they know the economy is not in our favors nowadays.

    What to do for fun

    There are different activities that certain clubs do together with their team members. I've been traveling with them to Tampa, Washington D.C and other places.

    Food and Dining

    The food are amazing. We have all kind of different restaurant such as chilli's, Pollo Tropical, burger king, (TGI Friday soon to come) etc...

    Dorm Life

    I am sure they are in good standings. Unfortunately, I do not live on campus.

    Academic Rigor

    Professors do not like to fail their students. If you find yourself failing, some professors will personally try to contact you in order to help you out. All you need to do to succeed in this school is to have a passion for what you studying and ask questions (lots of them)

    Tips for prospective students

    They should talk to an advisor to not waste their money on classes that are not even require. It is always good to have a class outside the major but not too much. Also have a lot of friends; not only for social purposes but also for creating study groups.

    In three sentences

    Florida International University is a great school to attend. The faculty are friendly and always eager to help you when in need. Majority of the professors make sure their students learned the materials by explaining a topic step by step.

  • 12/23/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Clubs and Activities

    Very active campus life. Homecoming is huge and there is stuff going on all month long.

    Great for these types of students

    all types!

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Don't walk across the school seal on the floor of the student center. You wont graduate on time!

    Bang for the buck

    Get in-state tuition if you can. It's an awesome state school, and going as an out-of-state student is very expensive

    What to do for fun

    The athletic and recreation departments are awesome. The have all sorts of events going on all year long. 5K races, stand up paddle boarding, and night-time kayaking trips are all offered.

    Food and Dining

    They always have some kind even going on in the student union...and they're always giving away free food at said events.

    Dorm Life

    I don't live on campus

    Academic Rigor

    Grading is fair and objective. Classes are not difficult if you show up and put in REAL study time at home.

    Tips for prospective students

    This is a competitive school, you need good SAT scores to get in, or good standing with another university to successfully transfer.

    In three sentences

    FIU is a great university because it's a research university. There's huge diversity among the students AND the staff. There is a unique opportunity available for every kind of student.

  • 12/21/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    No hazing policy and there is always police all over campus. LIKE EVERYWHERE !

    Greek Life

    Amazing. I love it and it is very social. All of the sororities and fraternities get along great. No hazing so it is safe. Philanthropies raise excessive amounts for their causes!

    Clubs and Activities

    GREEKLIFE

    Great for these types of students

    Multicultural or International students.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    My favorite tradition is the cube. You have to spin the giant cube 3 times before an exam in order to pass it. GOODLUCK!

    Bang for the buck

    I love the University and I feel that I am getting a lot out of my money. It is not expensive at all and the University is great with scholarship/financial aid.

    What to do for fun

    Attend football games or on campus activities. There is always some sort of Panther Spirit activity. Join a club or greek life!

    Food and Dining

    FIU has a very broad range of food. And they are currently expanding their options. My personal favorite is Chick-fil-A !

    Dorm Life

    I don't really have a dorm, but I heard that it was a good experience.

    Academic Rigor

    Always try to make friends with the professor and attend office hours. Ask a lot of questions and try to attend every class. Stay on top of your work. It can get overwhelming and excessive !

    Tips for prospective students

    Always try to sign up for classes as early as possible. Use the FIU rate my professor ap before picking classes to compare which professor suits you best

    In three sentences

    An excelling University in every way. It is very accommodating to students' needs and helping them succeed in their future endeavors. The University is continuously growing and improving everyday.

  • 12/20/2012

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

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    What to do for fun

    dance,poetry

    In three sentences

    I LOVE IT! The atmosphere is so great, it's nice to see different types of personalities around each other.

  • 12/19/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Bang for the buck

    I think tuition is expensive.. but that could be because I have to pay out-of-pocket.

    What to do for fun

    GO OUT! So many things to do at night in Miami, you won't run out of options.

    Food and Dining

    Lots of options: Chick-fil-a, Pollo Tropical, Burger King, Moe's, Einsteins, Subway, Salad Creations, Papa Johns, Chilis, Lots of options. Not all that healthy though!

    Dorm Life

    I am a commuter so I don't know what the dorm life is like.

    Academic Rigor

    Classes are not just easy. You have to do all of the work and study really hard, no matter the subject.

    Tips for prospective students

    Definitely visit the campus and have a tour, you will love the weather and atmosphere. Browse at majors and check out all the different programs offered at FIU.

    In three sentences

    I love coming to FIU every day, it's my hometown and I love being here. I think that FIU is an excellent school and has great teachers. I love the location also!

  • 12/16/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    They have many courts such as basketball, baseball, volleyball etc. They also have a pool, a gym and many activities throughout campus.

    Food and Dining

    Awesome! Great varieties of food everyday!

    Dorm Life

    I do not leave but campus but based on what I have heard about the dorms, they are really affordable, comfortable and cool.

    Tips for prospective students

    Make sure to go to class and get to know your professors. Also, do not forget to go to office hours, which I highly recommend if you want to really learn the subject and succeed in the class!

    In three sentences

    I really like Florida International University. It is a research university that gives its students many opportunities such as study abroad, internships, and more. The professors I have had so far have been awesome with their students. You learn a lot! Attend this school, you will not regret it!

  • 12/15/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    Since this campus is centered in the Miami area there is often more things to do outside of the campus than inside. But FIU does offer cool things to do if you just want to pass the time between classes or whatnot. You can go to the Rec Center which has the gym and courts. The library is always a nice place to take a nap if you're tired. GC is always offering cool things to do (its always a party in there at any time haha). And outside of regular school hours they are tons of things they do at night for example, the famous free movie nights. SPC (a group in FIU) hosts movie nights on the campus with really cool movies. Its fun.

    Food and Dining

    There is food EVERYWHERE. If it isn't an actually restaurant staring at you its three vending machines on the other side. Its very tempting but they offer lots of choices. Very satisfying.

    Dorm Life

    I only had to stay in a dorm for orientation (I live very close to the campus) but from what I say they are pretty big. They have air conditioning, plenty of space for one person (I'm not sure about the roomies). I stayed in one room connected with three others. There was a kitchen which was pretty sustainable and a bathroom which was the only bad thing I'll say about it. The bathroom is to be shared by those 4 other people and it is tiny. Poor lighted. But other than that the dorms are good. White enough for you to decorate ;)

    Academic Rigor

    The content of the courses (even the easy classes) are challenging and very good at teaching you something. Of course, the professors are there for very good reason. They are helpful and will guide you through the process if you ask for it.

    Tips for prospective students

    I suggest to know yourself (your strengths and weaknesses and limits) before trying new things at this school. It is very easy to go out of hand with your classes and be unable to complete them as well as you had wanted. Talk to the professors. They do help a lot if you go up to them. Also, be organized with your time and work. Be balanced. The stress can get to you if you don't have a balanced schedule.

    In three sentences

    This school is huge and offers a lot of opportunities for growth and advancement in studies. The environment is beautiful and the teachers are very helpful if you take the time to go up to them and talk to them. FIU is also very school spirited and a lot of fun when it comes to getting to know people.

  • 12/14/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Tips for prospective students

    Try to stay focused as possible, and be weary of the friends that you may make. As it is true for any college, there are those who will distract you and those who will flock to you for what you can provide. All in all, know what your goals are, and you won't have much of a problem.

    In three sentences

    FIU has the potential to be a tip top school of Florida. It is growing to accommodate a plethora of races, ideologies, and the like, in almost every growing field. If it can further promote a rigorous academic attitude within the minds of its students, It will be an excellent school choice.

  • 12/13/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Many robberies have occurred on campus.

    Bang for the buck

    It's cheaper to go to Miami Dade College and transfer.

    What to do for fun

    Join clubs and groups. It's located in Miami and there's always something to do in Miami. Go to the games.

    Food and Dining

    Fast food all around. Many options available. I don't dine at school.

    Dorm Life

    Dorms seem small. Not the best security. I don't live in the dorms

    Academic Rigor

    Has some great teachers. Hard work.

    Tips for prospective students

    Study hard and look at the rate my professors online. Don't be a slacker. Make friends and study groups, always network.

    In three sentences

    It has a great engineering program. It has grown a lot over the past few years. It has gotten a lot more expensive to attend here.

  • 12/11/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    The campus has tight security. When there is a problem, alerts get sent out, and police are called depending on the situation. FIU is a very safe place.

    Greek Life

    The Greek life gets so involved with FIU. You will always see them in GC stepping, getting people to join, and informing them about upcoming events to attend to.

    Clubs and Activities

    I can't give my honest opinion about their clubs and activities because I do not know much about them. However, those that I know that's in a club love what their clubs have to offer. The activities are awesome and loads of fun. (i.e. the foam party, barbecues, step shows, and pool parties)

    Great for these types of students

    Fiu is for students who are looking for careers, who wants to network, research, and wants to have fun while getting an education.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    For any Chris Brown fans, FIU south is the place where Chris Brown shot his world renown Kiss, Kiss video. We always have famous people visiting our school and actually take the time to talk to students one-on-one.

    Bang for the buck

    It really is a bang for you buck. FIU is not that very expensive to attend to, and the money you do pay, you get what you payed for, if not more. FIU is a good networking university.

    What to do for fun

    Everything on FIU is fun. We have pools, barbecues, and the BEST tailgates. There's always something to do on campus. The sororities and fraternities throw occasional parties where any and every one can attend. In addition to that, the residential assistants always have activities for their residents to attend.

    Food and Dining

    Food and Dining is good. FIU has different places on campus and off campus that's a good enough distance that any student can walk to. If you live on campus, FIU gives you a dinner plan with your housing. However, sometimes the food in the cafeteria is that pleasing.

    Dorm Life

    FIU tries their best to pair you up with someone who they believe you'll get along with. If there's any problem with your roommates, the residential assistants are quick to respond to the problem.

    Academic Rigor

    Their classes really pushes you to work hard. The classes at FIU should not be taken lightly. It challenges your mind and teaches you something other than what the book says. The teachers take their time to research new things and inform you about what's going on in the now rather than the past.

    Tips for prospective students

    It's something to experience. I highly recommend living on campus for at least one semester.

    In three sentences

    Florida International is a great experience. It helps you balance out your social life as well as your academic life. They really encourage you to reach beyond what you've dream of.

  • 12/09/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    I feel that campus safety is very high because of the only two incidences which have occurred in or near the university since I've been there( about 3 years), both were dealt with immediately and nobody from the college was hurt.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    There are some pretty interesting traditions and tales abut the university, but I'm not going to spoil it for you. You'll have to go to orientation to hear those. ;)

    Bang for the buck

    A lot of people think of FIU as being a very low key university to have on a resume or transcript, but the truth is, they are very respected and students do transfer to other universities with little complications if any.

    What to do for fun

    The university has events all throughout the year hosted by the Sororities and Frats. They even have they're own Movie theater. the most important thing to remember though, is to find something to do that will take your mind off of studies from time to time, but always do this in moderation.

    Food and Dining

    The dinning available on campus is good, especially they're own Fresh Food Company which is buffet style. However, prices continue to rise each semester. and I pack lunch on occasion just to save money.

    Dorm Life

    I don't know first hand, about dorm life because I live with my parents still, but from what some of my friends tell me, it's pretty decent. I mean, what's not to like about living on campus? No traffic in the morning, no waking up super early to avoid it, no traffic in the afternoon and always having your belongings close by is real convenient and a logistical dream for a commuter student like myself.

    Academic Rigor

    The academics are hard since I am studying Mechanical Engineering, but in general, FIU's classes aren't too hard. Keep your head up, be respectful to your professors and always do your best.

    Tips for prospective students

    Choose wisely what you will do each semester, even how you will spend the day. Make sure you never write a formula incorrectly, and always choose your class schedule carefully, keeping respective professors in mind.

    In three sentences

    The University is good, but professors can really make the biggest difference in learning and final grades.

  • 12/09/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    There are police officers on campus, along with a station, nothing violent ever happens. I also leave my phone out when I play basketball and theft isn't something I'm worried about.

    Clubs and Activities

    Over 100 clubs and organizations to get involved with.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    The seal in front of the Graham Center is forbidden to walk over. If you do, it is said that you will not graduate on time. The way to thwart the curse is to walk around it backwards three times.

    What to do for fun

    There is a game room with ping pong, pool, video games and more. There is also a huge gym with an indoor basketball court. But the most fun is found in the library (studying is always fun!).

    Food and Dining

    Great food selections, some places I've never even tried before enrollment. They have a Chilli's which is different from all the other dining places and creates a nice ambiance.

    Academic Rigor

    Most of my classes I actually had to study for rather than just pay attention in class. It mainly depends how thorough the teacher explains the subject. But there are some classes that just require you to show up and be awake to pass.

    Tips for prospective students

    Read chapters before class discussions, befriend a professor, and take advantage of free tutoring.

    In three sentences

    The school is huge, but easy to navigate through after a few weeks. The professors care for the students, except for some auditorium classes where they may not know your name the entire semester. The food options on campus are great and affordable, and there is an extreme diversity in enrolled students.

  • 11/29/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    On campus security and police are always on duty.

    Bang for the buck

    The grocery store! You can quickly grab a couple thing to make a meal or small snack under 4 dollars!

    What to do for fun

    There are many clubs and groups that host many activities outside of school.

    Food and Dining

    They have a big food court with many choices on food. They also have coffee shops, smoothie shop, and small grocery stores.

    Dorm Life

    I do not have a dorm but I have heard that many students love it since its across the street from campus.

    Academic Rigor

    There is a wide variety of classes and professors who try to help students as much as possible.

    Tips for prospective students

    This is an great school, you definitely feel the campus like all around you.

    In three sentences

    This university is helpful, always full of life and different people, and i know here I will have an opportunity to succeed.

  • 11/23/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Spinning the cube before an exam is said to bring luck and good grades.

    What to do for fun

    There are several student organizations on campus to get involved with including the Alumni Association Veterans Chapter, political clubs, and student life to name a few. Athletic venues throughout the year and extra activities during Homecoming week.

    Food and Dining

    FIU offers many options for dining including Chili's Too, Chik-Fil-A, Salad Creations, and more. FIU has food options spread throughout campus from the dorms and Graham Center to the largest lecture hall on campus, SIPA and even Parking Garage 5. You're never without an option for food or coffee with Bustelo in the GC and Starbucks in the Green Library.

    Academic Rigor

    Classes are often large; sit up front to get the most out of each lecture. Arrive early and do not leave late. Forming a small study group will be your best assest in order to pass classes such as Biology and Chemistry.

    Tips for prospective students

    Acquaint yourself with the Green Library and all the services it has to offer. Sign up for PLTL if applicable and any other tutoring options. Connect with a campus organization pertinent to your degree.

    In three sentences

    FIU is diverse in its student population and curriculum. FIU is located in a culturally rich area full of opportunity. FIU is academically challenging and rewarding all in one.

  • 11/23/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    It can be a bit dark in some areas around campus during the night but I think they have recently put more light bulbs and there are car cops roaming the campus at MMC all the time.

    Greek Life

    Too many Greek organizations to name >.< but if you are interested in joining any of these organizations check them out here: http://greeks.fiu.edu/

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    -Spinning the Cube for good luck during midterms and finals week! :D -Do not step on the seal in front of GC! If you do, you won't graduate :3 and if you do step on it accidentally you have to walk in a circle around the seal 6x to undo it (or at least that's what I've been told)

    What to do for fun

    FIU offers a lot of student events and activities for student to participate in, there are also various clubs and organizations to join that have their own agenda for fun things. I love SPC movie Fridays!

    Food and Dining

    MMC campus has various places to eat! Papa John's, Sushi Maki, Pollo Tropical, and Burger King just to name a few and if you don't want to eat on campus there are great places that are very close to campus to eat as well! :D

    Dorm Life

    I'm not a dorm student, I commute but I hear the dorm life is pretty fun at FIU xD

    Academic Rigor

    I think it depends on the major but I have to say some classes may be easy, other classes can be more challenging. Just have fun and learn how to manage your time well to study.

    Tips for prospective students

    -Get to know the main buildings and their abbreviations like GC (Graham Center), PC (Primera Casa), and GL (Green Library). -Study FIU map for your way around or just ask people! :)

    In three sentences

    A very multicultural and diverse university! A university that is energetic and filled with events for students. And great campuses for various majors with different hot spots to eat on campus.

  • 11/15/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Very safe. There is even a number that you can call to get a ride to your car at night.

    Greek Life

    There is only two Greek Houses on campus but the others are equally as exciting.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    DO NOT STEP ON THE SEAL IN FRONT OF THE GRAHAM CENTER! There is also a seal in front of the book store, do not step on that one either.

    What to do for fun

    There are campus parties and there are multiple events that take place every day of the week. All you have to do is get involved.

    Food and Dining

    Food is great! There is a lot of variety!

    Dorm Life

    I can not say. I only commute.

    Academic Rigor

    It all depends on what major you are in, some are more rigorous than others.

    Tips for prospective students

    Go to this school! The professors are great and the atmosphere is amazing!

    In three sentences

    Main Campus (Modesto Maidique) is a very lively campus. They like to promote campus involvement so you can get involved and meet other people, especially important since it is still mainly a commuter school. All in all, very great place to be.

  • 11/14/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    FIU is heavily surrounded by Police offices and have multiple programs to keep students safe.

    Greek Life

    There is Greek life on campus but there are only 2 fraternity houses so the Greek community is rather small. However, most of those students that are Greek become very involved on campus.

    Clubs and Activities

    FIU is constantly adding different organization and will most likely have one for any students hobby of field of interest.

    Great for these types of students

    This University would be ideal for students interested in Nursing or Health Services as well as students interested in hospitality those are the two largest programs at FIU.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    The cube is located in the middle of the university and it is spun by many students before a big exam and it is seen as a good luck charm the story goes, if you spin the cube you will get an A on the exam. It is also stated that if you step on the seal in front of the Graham Center you will graduate a year late unless you walk around the seal 10 times backwards.

    Bang for the buck

    Since there has been a lot of change in the University the price of tuition has gone up and it is now the most expensive University in Florida however because of the new addition the worth of the Diploma has also increase. In previous ears it has shown that the worth of the degree has outweighed the cost of the tuition.

    What to do for fun

    There are events on campus almost every week, such as movie viewings or comedy shows if not they have a pool hall on campus and each floor in the dorms has a multipurpose room. The south campus also has a community sized pool located by the Dorms

    Food and Dining

    Eating on campus is expensive but they do have plenty of options to choose from in two separate locations and have incorporated healthy places to eat.

    Dorm Life

    The Dorm rooms at FIU are new so they can accommodate most people however with the restrictions on decorations most Dorms look like hospital rooms.

    Academic Rigor

    Depending on the classes you take each section does have a professor that works with the students and does not make the class difficult.

    Tips for prospective students

    Once accepted into the university attend career fairs and learn about the different ways you can get involved on campus. A lot of those students involved know different classes to take that could add experience and certificates to your degree.

    In three sentences

    This University has amazing opportunities for incoming college students. With this constantly growing university students have a wide ranges of areas they can focus on including Nursing along with the new Medical School that is open> However because of this growth tuition does tend to go up quite often.

  • 11/14/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Clubs and Activities

    There's almost always something going on on campus. It's been once said that you can always find free food on campus if you look hard enough and it's true. Before you go out and buy food from Moe's or Burger King, take a look around campus to make sure they're not giving away free (or cheap) food.

    Food and Dining

    The downside of the food is that, as expected, it's quite expensive but there are many restaurants near the school (Modesto Maidique Campus) that are available if you don't want to eat at the school per say.

    Tips for prospective students

    Don't fall into the party hype. It's quite easy to always want to go out and party because Miami is a party city but you've got to try to ignore it and focus on your work.

    In three sentences

    It is an amazing school and perfect for students who love a warm climate and school spirit. There are many opportunities to win free things and make friends who will help you out with your college classes and homework. Both campuses are also beautiful.

  • 11/14/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    F.I.U has a their own police station on site and are usually on patrol. Never heard of anything bad happening crime wise.

    Great for these types of students

    Hard workers.

    Bang for the buck

    Most learning is self taught but teachers are always willing to help.

    What to do for fun

    The are astronomy parties that are pretty cool. Visit the art museum campus they change exhibits from time to time. Join a club doesn't matter which one most are fun.

    Food and Dining

    F.I.U has a Pollo tropical on site. Along with a buffet, Burger King, Dunkin' Donuts, subway and more.

    Dorm Life

    I have never lived on campus.

    Academic Rigor

    Rigorous, but if you are really interested in the subjects you'll be fine.

    Tips for prospective students

    The math teachers are ruthless. If you plan to attend you will have to be willing to commit time to them. Always talk to your academic adviser they will usually steer you away from dangerous situations.

    In three sentences

    F.I.U has a warm, happy environment socially. However, the classes and parking suck. There is always something going on at F.I.U so there is always something to do if you look for it.

  • 11/12/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Everything happens in the Graham Center. There is a pit in that building and there is always activities there.

    Bang for the buck

    They offer scholarships.

    What to do for fun

    The library is great. Being a big schools it has many clubs that organize different activities open to the public. Football games drive ins

    Food and Dining

    There a meal plan available that pretty much takes care of all your dining needs, and the food is not half bad, there's also many places around the campus (Burger king, Pollo tropical, jamba juice, etc).

    Dorm Life

    I myself have not experienced it first hand, but the dorm rooms are very nice.

    Academic Rigor

    so its not an IV league, but it offers a lot of variety and it has a top hospitality program.

    Tips for prospective students

    When picking classes, make sure to note the campus in which they are located. Join clubs related to your major, it is a great way to meet people with similar interest Become familiar with your guidance counselor

    In three sentences

    nice campus, good environment I really like the library Big college, lots of club opportunities

  • 11/11/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    There's many things to do for fun, from 12 to about 1 or 2 there is always something going on in GC!

    Food and Dining

    The food is good. Fresh foods is awesome, Pollo Tropical too, and the cafe above the bookstore is awesome. Oh!! And the crack cookies at Breezeway Cafe!

    Dorm Life

    I don't live in the dorms, but I've heard it's very fun.

    Academic Rigor

    Academics are good. The professors are very helpful and nice and so are the advisors.

    Tips for prospective students

    If you want to come here, just makes sure you do well in high school. Not extremely feel, but if you do pretty good with your grades you will most likely get an FIU scholarship!

    In three sentences

    FIU is a good school. I personally am not a fan of the university, but I think most people that come here really enjoy it. The people are nice.

  • 11/08/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Food and Dining

    The food options are great. It could be better with a few more options but overall I like the eating area of the food. I rate it a 7

    Dorm Life

    I love living on campus. Its a great way to meet new people and get involved. It is also so convenient. I rate it an 8

    Academic Rigor

    I rate the academic a 7

    Tips for prospective students

    Live on campus. Because this school is such a big commuter school, its hard to sometimes meet people and get involved. Living on campus really helps with meeting new people.

    In three sentences

    I rate Florida International University with a 9. I really like it so far.

  • 11/07/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    Athletics, activities, concert, clubs, organization, gym, museum

    Tips for prospective students

    Prepare to learn on your own

    In three sentences

    FIU, is honestly a great school full of diversity. But to every up there is a down, unfortunately the class sizes are large and this can cause the student to lose interest in school.

  • 11/07/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    The campus is very safe. The University Police is very efficient and works with the city police or sheriff in some cases if necessary, such as the first week of school, in order to do their job well. At the same time if anything were to happen they notify you via phone or email about what is happening and how to keep safe.

    Greek Life

    There is not a whole lot of Greek life. While we do have fraternities and sororities just not as many houses as you would think. Keep in mind that FIU is still a new university and there is always construction going on because we are a growing university.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are a numerous amount of clubs and activities to attend. Depending on what you want to do will lead you to the proper club that is suited for you.

    Great for these types of students

    FIU is great for just about anyone especially those who are majoring in business and enjoy meeting new people.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    DO NOT WALK OVER THE FIU SEAL!!! It is an old myth that if you walk over the seal you do not graduate on time. To reverse the spell you simply(or not so simply) walk backwards 3 times around the seal.

    Bang for the buck

    For the most part as far as tuition goes if you go to class and you do pass then you are getting more bang for your buck. At the same time the pricing can be unreasonable, such as food cost.

    What to do for fun

    There is a large sum of things to do for fun. For the most part there is something to do everyday on campus at FIU even if you are not part of a fraternity. FIU always has some kind of activity to do on campus and even send emails if it is a larger event.

    Food and Dining

    FIU has a large variety of restaurants. While the food may be a little overpriced it is very convenient to get to since everything is in walking distance. There is also a buffet on campus that changes its menu everyday. If you do not want any of the food on campus you can also go of campus to some of the local restaurants which is not that long of a drive and in some cases, walk.

    Dorm Life

    Dorm life while it is expensive it is well worth it. You can attend different campus events as well as meet new people. At the same time everything that you need is right there on campus, you can walk over to academic advising, financial aid, even restaurants. Dorming means that you do not have to drive to the campus which means you can save gas and that you don't have to deal with the traffic. The dorm complexes are also really nice and maintained well. FIU is a very safe campus with notifications via email and phone notifications if something were to occur on campus.

    Academic Rigor

    Depending on your major and classes you take will determine on how hard they are. If you are taking a class that is in your major and that you are interested in then more than likely it will be an easy class. At the same time some of the other courses here are a little more difficult and require more work.

    Tips for prospective students

    If you have the money or the loans I would definitely recommend dorming on campus. If you don't I would still recommend that you get involved in campus activities. Also take classes earlier in the day such as 8am, 9am so that you can find good parking, especially if you are making the commute.

    In three sentences

    In General FIU is a very good university to attend. They have a large amount of diversity and the people here as well as the staff are very kind and helpful. FIU is known for its diversity as well as its business programs.

  • 11/05/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    FIU offers many on campus activities, there is always some SGA event in GC. FIU has a great swimming pool, along with a beach volleyball court next to it. There is also a garden preserve next to the FIU baseball stadium and a little nature trail. Only being 20 minutes away from South Beach, FIU is very close to 2 huge malls: Dolphin Mall and Miami International Mall which are both within a 5 minute radius from campus. FIU is also very close to the airport if any traveling is a considerable option.

    Food and Dining

    Food and dining took me a little time to get used to on campus. I was always used to my mother's cooking and freshmen year it was very hard to use a kitchen, however the food offered on campus has improved over the years which will make it easier to accommodate for prospective students.

    Dorm Life

    Dorming has been the best experience, this was where I really gained independence and self control.

    Academic Rigor

    Academically FIU is a great school. All of my professors have been very helpful and fair with assignments and tasks. I always look up my professors before taking their classes on ratemyprofessor.com or I ask fellow peers for advice on classes they've taken in the past.

    Tips for prospective students

    Make sure you research on-campus or off-campus dorming ahead of time, register for your classes on time. Be very aware and active with your FIU email and professors.

    In three sentences

    Great school to be exposed to diversity, FIU has more than 40,000 students filled with different backgrounds, culture and races. I have learned a lot here not just from the professors but from my fellow colleagues as well. It is a great school to grow and unite with different ethnicity's.

  • 11/03/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    very.

    Greek Life

    small but building.

    Clubs and Activities

    Too many to list here check of the student life page on the website.

    Great for these types of students

    Metropolitanesque. Culturally curious.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Nature Preserve. Trail Of the Torch week of Welcome activity.

    Bang for the buck

    A lot of opportunities and top notch professors for the price of a state school.

    What to do for fun

    Visit the nature preserve. Join a greek organization, Go clubbing in Downtown, or go to the art museum on campus or the ones downtown.

    Food and Dining

    We have one cafeteria for mostly housing students, its an all you can eat buffet. We also have like 50 mainstream food joins DD, Burger king, Chili's etc.

    Dorm Life

    Its not quite your traditional college feel, but there is always something going on, and the RAs are pretty cool

    Academic Rigor

    Really depends on the program, I do a lot of work, but I have a very demanding major

    Tips for prospective students

    Take Spanish in high school and pay attention if you don't speak it aready. Find something besides your studies to help you enjoy school. Use your resources to the fullest.

    In three sentences

    Highly Diversified, with numerous cultural and educational extracurricular experiences. Difficult to work with the business professionals, but plenty of jobs available. Always growing and building, not sure if this is good or bad.

  • 10/21/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    Since it's Miami there are plenty of activities to choose from.

    Food and Dining

    There are plenty of options for everyone.

    Academic Rigor

    Not the hardest but definitely not the easier school.

    Tips for prospective students

    You should definitely be on top of the ball. If you have questions it is always better if you ask instead of guessing.

    In three sentences

    The atmosphere is great and there is more than enough help. The websites give enough information and you could always call for assistance. It's not a scary place to be.

  • 10/18/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    We have our own police department and that ensures the safety of all students and staff on campus.

    Greek Life

    I myself am part of a fraternity and, overall, is a great experience. I highly recommend it.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are many clubs to be involved in and many activities to participate in in order to meet people and make relationships.

    Great for these types of students

    All kinds.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    We have the Kissing Bridge. Basically means that if you kiss your significant other on it, you'll be together forever.

    Bang for the buck

    It's somewhat expensive living here but much better when compared to other universities of this caliber.

    What to do for fun

    When I have the time, I enjoy participating in the events offered on campus and be involved.

    Food and Dining

    The food is very similar to food at restaurants. Not to mention the fact that there are some restaurants on campus.

    Dorm Life

    The dorms are well kept and spacious; overall great living location.

    Academic Rigor

    The classes are indeed challenging and will help you develop and grow as an individual.

    Tips for prospective students

    If you live near Miami or in the South Florida region, FIU is a great choice for college.

    In three sentences

    After being here for over half a semester, I can honestly say that I am impressed with the education level and involvement opportunities offered here at FIU. The environment is great and the students are diverse.

  • 10/18/2012

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

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    Campus Safety

    Panther Dial!! They are committed to your saftey! There are lights everywhere, and there is a shuttle to take you around campus at night if you have to study late at the library and don't feel comfortably walking across campus by yourself. I love campus at night, it's peaceful and not dangerous!

    Greek Life

    Greek life is GREAT at FIU!! Go Greek, with several fraternities and sororities to chose!

    Clubs and Activities

    There is EVERYTHING you could ever want at FIU! Endless amounts of clubs, and endless amounts of opportunities to join them!

    Great for these types of students

    Anyone is a shoe in for FIU, World's Ahead!

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    YES! There are Three that I found stood out! The cube, the bridge, and the boat! Find out more when you go to visit!

    Bang for the buck

    As Miami-Dade's first public university, it is a much more reasonably priced that Miami University.

    What to do for fun

    You can go to parties, the movies, and there is always events to attend! The gym is great! And there are like endless clubs!

    Food and Dining

    The food and dining options are ENDLESS!! There is so much to chose from on campus! And they are adding something it seems like every year. Freshman have to buy a meal pass, and with that it comes with Panther Dollars, which you can use at any restaurant on campus!

    Dorm Life

    I LOVE the dorms!! They have multiple styles to chose from, even apartment style! They are all clean, and the freshman get their own two buildings!

    Academic Rigor

    The academics are great here. The classes are larger, but you do have teacher assistants that give you that more one on one feel. The college has schools inside of it, like the school of business, and the school of nursing. Those programs are extremely aggressive!

    Tips for prospective students

    APPLY, APPLY, APPLY! Apply to the college its self for the earlier deadlines, and apply for as many scholarships as you can!

    In three sentences

    I loved the vibe of the school. I hope to attend soon. The campus is beautiful!

  • 10/16/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    The campus is extremely safe, there are people everywhere ALL the time, and usually some sort of police officer or security guard walking around campus.

    Greek Life

    There are a number of fraternities and sororities in FIU, some social and some academic.

    What to do for fun

    In GC they usually have activities of some sort, so you can always stumble into one of those. FIU has a pretty big Greek Life, so if you are into that, that might be a great way to be part of something. There are also many dance, art, and music classes, among others.

    Food and Dining

    The food is great, you have many, many choices as to what to eat. There is an all-you-can-eat buffet, a little Cuban caffe, and a Chili's among the various restaurants the campus offers. If from all the options you STILL feel you need more, FIU is close to many other restaurants outside campus, many of them walking distance or just a less than five minute long ride.

    Dorm Life

    Many people live on campus, but most of FIU's students live in Miami, so the vast majority only go to campus for their classes.

    Academic Rigor

    It really depends on the teacher, while some teachers might be very lenient and easy going, others might be very strict and demanding. Usually with giving a little time for studying everyday and doing all the assigned work you'll do good.

    Tips for prospective students

    Know that GC (Graham Center) is the heart of the campus, everyone meets there and it's always fun to hang about. Always arrive 20 minutes earlier to find parking or to walk to your classes. A number of golf-carts move around campus nonstop to take students from one place to another, it's free and way faster that walking, take advantage if that!

    In three sentences

    Big and green campus. People form all over the world. Fun activities all year round.

  • 10/15/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Great for these types of students

    Computer Science and business majors. FIU has wonderful transfer opportunities for CS majors, as well as an excellent business school.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Kissing bridge. It's a bridge that spans a simple pond, but it's one of the nicer places on campus.

    Bang for the buck

    Very good, the teaching is wonderful assuming you get good professors, and the price is one of the cheapest around.

    What to do for fun

    Campus Life. Greek Clubs. There are always events to enjoy between your studies.

    Food and Dining

    The food is good, but the prices can be gouging at times. Most of the food there is outsourced to larger companies like subway, Mc Donalds, and such. They are more than willing to charge us captive audience an extra dollar for food.

    Dorm Life

    I dont have a dorm myself (yet), but I've yet to hear any complaints from people who do have dorms there. There is a waiting list to get into the dorms, so make sure to apply ahead of time.

    Academic Rigor

    You have to keep on top of your studies, the professors are willing to work with you, but you gotta do the work.

    Tips for prospective students

    Check your account frequently. There are lots of little things that can sneak up on you, but the advisers and people who work there are more than helpful, if you're just a little proactive.

    In three sentences

    Opportunity. That's the word I would use to describe FIU, it isnt the largest, most expensive, or most prestigious, but it's a gateway for a better life.

  • 10/13/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    FIU has a system of alerting students through e-mail, phone, or text when there is any given breach of security or any type of threat even when you're not on campus. They even alert students about certain traffic delays and offer alternate routes to get to school. The measures they take help me feel much more secure and at home while studying.

    Clubs and Activities

    You can't be bored at this school. There's almost a club for every interest from basketball to fraternities to even a Jewish club. FIU even offers special-interest clubs like black student unions or republicans and democrats on campus.

    Great for these types of students

    FIU is different in the fact that this school can appeal to almost any student. Regardless of what background or culture you are form, you can fit in to FIU and all it's cultures and the beautiful Miami weather is splendid.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    The school seal on the floor prior to the entrance in the student center at FIU is untouchable: no one is allowed to step on it. They say that the student who steps on the seal fails their current semester. There's also a huge rotating sculpture in another building that is said to give good luck on a given test when a student spins it.

    Bang for the buck

    Compared to most colleges, FIU's tuition is relatively low. Being a school that offers resources like research, supplies, and other things that help us students in their studies, you certainly get your money's worth.

    What to do for fun

    The is a great number of fraternities and sororities along with religious, athletic, cultural, and special-interest clubs that are sure to attract almost any student that come in to this school. Students easily find their own niche here at FIU.

    Food and Dining

    FIU offers a wide variety of food from different cultures and customs. You can't be a student at FIU and stay hungry. It's just way too many options to choose from.

    Academic Rigor

    The professors at FIU will always push you to give your maximum effort and they will always encourage you to excel in every area of your life, whether it be academic or not.

    Tips for prospective students

    Get as many scholarships possible and get involved at school. These two things will help you and your family get used to your first college experience much faster.

    In three sentences

    Florida International University is a great school filled with resources and opportunities for success for every student. Being in the heart of Miami, they offer what many schools can't: a community rich in different backgrounds and cultures. FIU is truly a different place to be.

  • 10/13/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    No incidents have occurred and there is a police station dedicated to the university.

    Greek Life

    There is also an array of fraternities and sororities such as phi sigma sigma and alpha omega phi.

    Clubs and Activities

    There is an array of clubs to choose from, and they're easy to join.

    Great for these types of students

    Great for students who like diversity.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    In Panther Square there is an emblem on the floor, there is a myth that if anyone steps on it they won't graduate.

    What to do for fun

    There are many free events on campus the gym is accessible to students and there is also a pool.

    Food and Dining

    The food here is amazing, way better than high school food and very affordable.

    Dorm Life

    I currently live at home but the dorm rules are pretty reasonable.

    Academic Rigor

    The professors are very good some of the best I've had in years.

    Tips for prospective students

    Do everything ahead of time. Procrastinating can cost you

    In three sentences

    FIU is very diverse. The campuses are beautiful and well maintained. It is also very affordable.

  • 10/11/2012

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

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    Campus Safety

    Security on campus is always around.

    Greek Life

    So many different sororities to choose from!

    Clubs and Activities

    Clubs are amazing and helpful towards our intended careers.

    Great for these types of students

    Great for Easy going, fun, motivated students.

    Bang for the buck

    This university is not very costly compared to many others around its area. The education is impeccable.

    What to do for fun

    So many sports and cubs and sororities to join! There are so many events !!

    Food and Dining

    So many restaurants within the school you have a large variety to choose from!

    Dorm Life

    I live off campus.

    Academic Rigor

    Outstanding!

    Tips for prospective students

    Know how to manage your time because Miami is a city full amazing activities to go to with such little time. You will never be bored at this university there is always something to do.

    In three sentences

    Amazing atmosphere school is well taken care of beautiful location. The people are great all from different cultures and very open to new individuals. So many activities and school events to attend.

  • 10/09/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Always present but not overbearing. They're always patrolling the campus.

    Greek Life

    Fun, but not necessary for college life.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are lots of clubs and activities on campus, the only problem is to search for them. You should visit the Student Life office to find out more information as in registration dates, group meeting locations, etc.

    Great for these types of students

    If you're outgoing, I suggest you join a sorority or a fraternity, and mingle with everyone there. If you're much more reserved but still want to meet people, I suggest joining clubs that share your interests or will help you further your career. They offer much of the perks of a Greek house without the burden of keeping a certain academic level.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    There's this huge cube on campus that everyone turns three times before midterms and finals for good luck. There is a story told by students that there were these three friends who did not study for finals and turned the cube three times for luck, so when they received their grade, they received an A. There's also the emblem of the university going inside the food court that no-one steps. There's a superstition that if you step on it, you will be retained at FIU for more years than what you should be in school for. If you step on it by accident, you have to go around the emblem backwards three or four times to reverse the curse. There's also a lake in the shape of a heart at FIU. Supposedly, couples who have their first kiss on a bridge crossing the lake will stay together forever.

    Bang for the buck

    To get the best education possible, always check on the professors before taking the class. If possible, find prior students and ask them how the class was, was it difficult, was there any challenges or anything they didn't like about the class. Those answers will help you determine whether that professor is the right one for you. Same goes for college life, apply to all the fraternities

    What to do for fun

    There are lots of things to do for fun. At FIU there are many types of activities, such as involving yourself in doing community work at the local wildlife reserve we have on campus as well as sports at our gymnasium. Clubs and groups at FIU also offer activities to do, such as field trips, get togethers, BB's, parties, and more. Off campus, there are also clubs by the beaches as well as going to the beach and even going to the Florida Keys. Up north, we have Orlando which is home to Universal Studios as well as Disney and other parks.

    Food and Dining

    There is always something to eat at the food courtyard, whether it be brand names such as Subway or Einstein Bros., but FIU also has its own cafeteria where they have a multitude of selection in food. There's always something different and the prices always seem to be reasonable.

    Dorm Life

    Depending on what dorm you go to, there are many different types for all levels (freshmen, sophomores, juniors, seniors and graduate students). Some have kitchens while others do not and some are just too expensive; it'd be more cost effective to move into an apartment yourself and get roommates. I know some dorm buildings have parties and get togethers, which will impact you if you're either a party person or a reserved person. Be wary of dorms if you like peace and quiet!

    Academic Rigor

    There are good and bad professors at FIU, like there are at many colleges. Always check their rating on ratemyprofessor.com and make sure you're picking a class with a professor who has a passion to teach; you'll be able to tell who loves what they do and who doesn't. It will affect your grade and learning experience at FIU.

    Tips for prospective students

    If you want the full college experience, I would recommend being a part of a sorority/fraternity as well as apply to any clubs and groups that may interest you. Also, living on campus would help in meeting new people, but it's not necessary since you can find many students are looking for roommates around campus. Be wary of parking due to a high volume of students attending, especially during the morning and afternoon hours. Register for classes as soon as you can since classes fill up quickly.

    In three sentences

    Florida International University is a dynamic and fast-paced university in the heart of Miami. Different cultures mingling with each other help everyone learn and be tolerant of others. FIU students are full of spirit, friendly and prideful of their university, which can be seen at many types of events such as sports and special occasions.

  • 10/04/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    There are only a few traditions here. There's a supersition behind stepping on the seal in front of GC that if you won't graduate on time if you do and the only way to repel that is to walk counterclockwise around it three times. There is also a large cube sculpture that rotates on a corner that students spin for good luck before exams

    Food and Dining

    There is a place to eat all over campus and there is variety, so if you feel like eating sushi one day or a sub another day, there are places to go.

    Dorm Life

    Each student has a small room to themselves, so privacy is there.

    Academic Rigor

    Usually it depends on the major you pursue and the classes you take. Overall the academic rigor is average, even the honors program here isn't as competitive as over schools such as miami dade.

    In three sentences

    The campus itself is beautiful, they did a excellent job in lanscaping. The educational experience there is diverse and well-rounded. The staff there is overall freindly and very helpful to your needs.

  • 10/01/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    There is always different events going on in Graham center where students hag out and listen to music and dance.

    Food and Dining

    There is a big choice for food for all tastes sushi, pollo tropical, Burger King, sandwich places, vegetarian food and so on.

    Dorm Life

    I never lived in dormitory can't say anything about it.

    Academic Rigor

    If you are an A student of course you will have to study hard but at least there is nothing you won't understand if you read the material.

    Tips for prospective students

    If you study at FIU I recommend attend all classes even when it is not mandatory. Use ratemyproffesors web page to look for classes. Be active and involved in campus life.

    In three sentences

    I love FIU. All professors I had were very professional and showed that they do care for their students. I believe FIU is the best in Miami because it is affordable comparing to other universities and a student will become just as qualified as in any high cost university.

  • 10/01/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    There are always students or safety officers constantly on campus monitoring the parking lot and buildings making sure it is safe for the students, faculty, and staff members.

    Clubs and Activities

    There is a club or organization for everyone and every interest.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Don't ever step on the seal, you will never graduate!

    Bang for the buck

    It's not the cheapest in Miami, but worth it in my opinion.

    What to do for fun

    There are events that happen all the time, whether it is Greek related, Football related, sports in general related, or Homecoming (just to name a few). Fun is a must at FIU.

    Food and Dining

    There are a big number of options to eat on campus, especially with the new PG5 building that brought a bunch of new things to the South campus.

    Dorm Life

    I've never lived in the dorms, but have visited all of them and they are very comfortable and spacious for being a Miami dorm room. The family you seem to make in these dorms are memorable.

    Academic Rigor

    If you are full-time, you must stay focused with all courses being taken. There is a lot of reading and writing and studying that has to be done to do well in almost all classes, but what school isn't like that?

    Tips for prospective students

    If you like big campuses that have a lot of activities as well as a great college program, this is the place to be.

    In three sentences

    FIU has great hospitality professors that are enthusiastic about the subject matter. The environment is comfortable, fun, friendly, and has easy access to everything I might need as a student. FIU is up-to-date with society, the community, technology, and the school itself; Florida International University is Worlds Ahead.

  • 09/30/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Great for these types of students

    If you're socially active, there are many clubs to join and things to do at any time of the day. However, if you prefer quiet places or small groups of friends, you'll have a hard time finding it. We're a big college of 50,000.

    Bang for the buck

    FIU does its best to keep tuition down and FIU is starting to build up its reputation. Almost all its grad schools are world renowned and all the undergraduate schools are definitely catching up. The Creative writing, Business, and Law programs are especially great, and the Law school has a special program for FIU undergrads that allows them an automatic entry once you turn in your LSAT scores and your GPA. In your senior year, you'll take grad school courses. Of course, you have to meet their standards. Long story short, great value for your money.

    What to do for fun

    There are plenty of activites and clubs to get into. A plethora of Frats and Sororities to join, as well as Student government and several special interest groups like young republicans/democrats, spoken word clubs, speech and debate, and obviously plenty of sports teams. It's hard to get into specifics because there are so many of them out there. I've been here for 3 years and I'm still not even sure how many clubs there are.

    Food and Dining

    There is a great selection of food, but I highly suggest you avoid the convenience stores (named POD and Recharge-U) since the lines tend to be long and the items overpriced. Here's a link to all the restaurants we have: shop.fiu.edu/restaurants/index.html. Generally the lines are longest between 12-1pm and 2-3pm so try to get your meals before or after this time. Fresh Foods also has high quality food as everything is made fresh. They even have a lactose free frozen yogurt machine!

    Dorm Life

    Some dorms such as Lakeview and the Towers have a good social life but others like Everglades and the University Apartments don't have too much going on for them, but this varies semester to semester. There are generally a lot of stoners in each dorm building and chances are, if you get a dorm, at least one of your roommates will be a pothead or dealer. Should you want to avoid this as well as the cost (they force Freshman to buy the meal plan, which may or may not be a good thing), I'd suggest looking into renting an apartment in the area. Oh, and bring a comforter should you plan on sleeping on the mattresses at FIU; they are really stiff.

    Academic Rigor

    It seriously depends on your major and what classes you take. Generally the first two years will be very easy as they are all usually introductory courses. However, this ease doesn't apply to a few majors, such as Music and Engineering, who have to take many many many more pre-requisites than most people. Ratemyprofessors.com is a generally a good website to use to determine good professors from bad, but note if you are lazy or disorganized, make sure to change that by the end of Freshman year.

    Tips for prospective students

    Make appointments with your academic advisor whenever you can. Usually these people are very helpful and friendly and will go out of their way to help you (ask for Brenda Codallo). We have amazing departments for Business, English, and History, and be sure to meet with your professors one on one as much as you can so you can make a good impression on them. Oh, and the Graham Center generally has everything you need. Oh, and don't buy textbooks from the bookstore as you can usually find cheaper alternatives online.

    In three sentences

    FIU has a variety of organizations that you can easily join that fit nearly every interest you could think of. FIU provides a lot of resources to help you manage stress, academics, and even apply for jobs in the real world. FIU has a very nice balance of a thriving social life and a manageable academic load; the only downsides are parking facilities and traffic, both on the road and between classes.

  • 09/30/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Bang for the buck

    FIU has been proven to be one of the best values for your education, being one of the least expensive state schools in Florida, but in my experience, one of the best learning opportunities, and being in such a unique location, the best opportunities for the future, especially with internships.

    What to do for fun

    FIU is located in the biggest city in Florida, essentially a cultural mecca of Hispanic culture, you will never run out of new things to experience. On campus, The Spc(student programming council)'s soul purpose is to improve campus life and have fun activities, such as movie nights, dances and the like, which have all been very enjoyable.

    Food and Dining

    FIU has more dining options than i have even been able to actually experience in my 2 years here, there are so many restaurants around campus that you will never get bored of eating at school. with the addition of the new, highly customizable meal plans, you can tailor it to fit your exact needs, which i found to be quite the money saver as i am constantly eating on campus between classes.

    Dorm Life

    The vast array of different dorming alternatives is wonderful. Being able to get anything from your own private studio, to sharing a dorm room with your best friend, is great. All of the dorm buildings are rather new, especially the newest building that is in construction, to be done next fall, so they are all in great condition. The bedrooms, after decorated, feel like a second home, making that transition to college all the more easier.

    Academic Rigor

    Yes, the courses are rather rigorous, but you leave each class with an abundance of new information, prepared for the next class that feeds off of that knowledge and for your field and as a student as a whole.

    Tips for prospective students

    Get a meal plan, they are a wonderful value with the addition of panther bucks, and the newly renovated Fresh Foods is even better than before.

    In three sentences

    Florida International University's campus has a intimate, comfortable, and homey feeling. Between the easy to maneuver campus, the wonderfully friendly professors and staff, and the plethora of student events, its nearly impossible to feel lost or left out. Also being in the big city cultural mecca that Miami is, there is an endless supply of exciting opportunites.

  • 09/28/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Greek Life

    Takes up a lot of time, but if you're into that kind of thing it's probably worth it.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Don't step on the seal in front of the Graham Center, it's bad luck. Spin the cube in fron of Deuxieme Mason for good luck on midterms and finals.

    What to do for fun

    Get involved in SPC sponsored activities, join clubs, etc.

    Food and Dining

    Great restaurants on campus but I wish the cafeteria had more options for those who have a meal plan.

    Dorm Life

    The dorms are great however they are very expensive.

    Academic Rigor

    If you're apart of the honors college it's going to be even more tough.

    Tips for prospective students

    Get involved!

    In three sentences

    It is really a beautiful school. It offers just about any major you could possibly think of. Provides great opportunities for a cheaper cost than most schools and has great study abroad programs.

  • 09/28/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Food and Dining

    I am an extremely selective food person, and for that reason I honestly do not eat on campus. There are many options to choose from which include popular fast food and other national food chains. However, there is not one place that a healthy meal can be found, or an alternative/organic facility that would not only cater to the liberal mentalities in a university, but also everyone's health and waistline. I feel they could definitely push more in the food choices available.

    Dorm Life

    I have never dorm-ed in any university, including FIU. I have visited however, it is expensive, and some of the dorms are outdated. It is extremely small living, however, compared to dorms of other universities, it is not bad at all.

    Academic Rigor

    The academic rigor I believe definitely depends on the major you choose. As for my own experience, architecture as in every other architecture school is a demanding field of study.

    In three sentences

    FIU has truly surprised me, and I have been thoroughly impressed with the architecture undergraduate masters program, which is my area of experience. I have also met some great people at FIU, along with many dedicated professors throughout my coursework.

  • 09/27/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    The campus is very safe, we have our own Police Department on campus.

    Greek Life

    I do not participate in the Greek life but one of the fraternities has a annual Foam Party and they throw lots of pool parties

    Clubs and Activities

    Some of the clubs and activities on campus are the astronomy club, a book club, cheerleaders, dancers and they have a great football team.

    What to do for fun

    They have alot of parties,step shows, pep rallys and before home football games they have tail gating parties.

    Food and Dining

    They have a great variety of dining places for example, Chilis, Chic-fil-a, Pizza hut, and on Wednesday they have an organic food market open by the library.

    Dorm Life

    I did not stay on campus so I do not know anything about dorm life

    Academic Rigor

    Very demanding as far as academics but the teachers are very willing to help in anyway possible.

    Tips for prospective students

    Take advantage of the free tutoring services that are provided.

    In three sentences

    The is a wonderful school. It has a very diverse culture population. Everyone is very kind and helpful.

  • 09/27/2012

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

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    What to do for fun

    Hang with friends

    Tips for prospective students

    Do not get hung up with friends get the work done

    In three sentences

    It is one of the best schools in all of Florida. There is clubs for everyone and anyone. You will feel like home but also like a college student

  • 09/25/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    A little scary to be out at night. I have a class that lets out at 8 pm. Although, there are always so many people, even in the parking lot, that it really isn't a big deal. There is a police station on campus and a tram service you can call for to assist you to your car.

    Greek Life

    I'm not part of it but, they like to party. Greek life is very prominent.

    Clubs and Activities

    There is a club for absolutely everything. In the entire time you're there you will not know about ever group.

    Great for these types of students

    All types of students. Whether you like to party or prefer to only study and be by yourself, this is the place to be.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Do not step on the seal. If you have your first kiss, as a couple, on the blue kissing bridge you will be with that person forever (the superstition says). The only way to reverse it is to throw the person over the bridge into the lake.

    Bang for the buck

    Especially economical with Florida Prepaid for tuition and Florida Bright Futures Scholarship for books.

    What to do for fun

    There are always events with free movies, free food and free stuff. There are a lot of random fun events that come up out of nowhere. Today the Asian Club started dancing to Ghagnam style in the middle of the cafeteria.

    Tips for prospective students

    Make sure to find out about all the events. Often time people don't even know about them until it is too late. Go to class because if not you will not be able to pass.

    In three sentences

    This school has a great environment and student life. There are many events to go to and the academics are great. I find the classes to be very interesting even though not all the professor are good at teaching.

  • 09/25/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    I consider this campus very safe. The police is always available. I have never experienced any problems. I feel very safe at the school.

    Greek Life

    There are a lot of fraternities on campus. These fraternities also offer students a lot of different activities.

    Clubs and Activities

    The school is located in the heart of South Miami. It is close from malls and restaurants. It is also very close to South Beach, which is where most people go for a good time. I can assure you that you will not be bored in Miami at all.

    Great for these types of students

    I think the school is great for any student. It is very welcoming, very diverse. As an international student I would definitely recommend this school to other students who are from other places in the world and are looking for a nice peaceful place to learn, have fun and build new experiences.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    The Graham Center is where everyone hangs out. People stop to grab a bite to eat and take break between classes. We also have the PG5 Market Station which is also an are where you can find food and interact with people. A tradition that students believe in and take seriously is spinning the big black cube. The school legend says that if you spin the cube before your final exams, you will get a perfect score.

    Bang for the buck

    I am an international student and I chose this school after a long time of online research and investigation. I do have to say that I am very glad that I chose this school. I love this place. The faculty and staff have made my stay very pleasant. I can say that this is my home away from home.

    What to do for fun

    The school does its best to keep students entertained with a lot of activities. The mall is also less than 20 minutes from the University. The school is also very close to South Beach.

    Food and Dining

    Food is always available. We have many restaurants on campus, as well as a big buffet style cafeteria. There are also a lot of food and dinning options that are walking distance to the campus.

    Dorm Life

    The dorms are well kept. The are nice and spacious enough for students. The housing department does its best to accommodate every student. The University is building a new housing complex due to the increase in the school population.

    Academic Rigor

    The school always organizes events to motivate students to study. Cram Jam week is one of them. During this week, the school provides students with many supplies, 24hr access to the library and even free breakfast.

    Tips for prospective students

    I would recommend the school for a student who is looking for a peaceful environment and very interesting people. The school is very diverse, which allows you to learn a lot about other cultures.

    In three sentences

    The school is very clean and well kept. I love the green areas and the student's REC center. There are a lot of options available to students when it comes to food. The professors are very nice and helpful.

  • 09/21/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    This campus is smaller then most but is still in two safe locations

    Greek Life

    Main campus has the Greek life but only male houses.

    Clubs and Activities

    Wide variety

    Great for these types of students

    Passionate, cultural

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Midnight breakfast is a great relaxing event

    Bang for the buck

    If you are a resident this is a great school to attend and no residents get a lot of help as well

    What to do for fun

    For me fun is going to be just enjoying everything Miami has to offer.

    Food and Dining

    Main campus has the most but this school is ever growing.

    Dorm Life

    The best way to get to know others not only in your major

    Academic Rigor

    Great weather all year and not to large of a campus

    Tips for prospective students

    All classes are there for you to ask the questions that you might have. Get involved

    In three sentences

    This school is great for those passionate hospitality future students. From the teaches to the students I would highly recommend getting enrolled and also active in all the events this school has to offer. One of the greatest things about this school is the chance to enter yourself working hand in hand with the food network in the south beach wine and food festival.

  • 09/19/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    The campus is undoubtedly a safe place, even during those dark scary nights, no one has the worry of being jumped.

    Bang for the buck

    Totally worth the tuition and fees that one puts out.

    What to do for fun

    You'll be living in Miami, what isn't there to do for fun?

    Food and Dining

    The on-campus buffet usually serves decent food, you'll never go hungry if you get the meal plan!

    Dorm Life

    Dorm life is fun, and everyone is like a family, though the school is 50,000 people only about 10,000 live on campus. So you can count on your 10,000 panther family members to help you out in a time of need.

    Academic Rigor

    Not the most difficult school to pass with a nice GPA, so long as one is focused on their schoolwork and not distracted with all the glories of a Miami Lifestyle.

    Tips for prospective students

    Be prepared to get fired up for all the school events, while still managing your time with your classes.

    In three sentences

    A diverse campus, in which students are able to thrive on the resources provided, without the burden of over-inflated tuition. Of the multiple campuses, each one is unique in its own way. An up and coming school, Florida International University's growth shall not be slowed.

  • 09/17/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    There is always FIU police on campus and they're really effective

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Having a spa seems quite unusual at first but as time goes on you want to go really badly and appreciate FIU for having one on campus.

    Bang for the buck

    Its worth the money , and its a very reasonable price to begin with,

    What to do for fun

    For fun you could go to Graham Center . Its the spot to be all the time , with places like Game Stop , Barnes & Nobles , Starbucks and Jamba Juice its the best. They also give away stuff every now and then . There's always something waiting for you .

    Food and Dining

    I love ALL the choices of food . I always eat on campus , every single day. There is a lot of variety and there's always something to try !

    Dorm Life

    Dorm Life is awesome , so I've heard . With all the activities going on in campus and all the places to eat and let's not forget the gym , you really do feel like you're not kept away from all the good stuff just because you're not back where you call home.

    Academic Rigor

    The staff is amazing and so professional. I'm in love with all my professors . The show sincere interest in their profession and students.

    Tips for prospective students

    Always come earlier than you should to class with ample of time to walk around campus cause there will always be something going on. Don't just go to classes and then go home. FIU WILL be your second home ! You will fall in love with staff.

    In three sentences

    Florida International University is filled with so many opportunities and such a variety of students and personalities. FIU has really helped me open up on my path to self-discovery. Just remember to come early to find parking !

  • 09/17/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    There are always police officers on campus at all times of the day. There are also securities riding around in gold carts making sure that everything is running smoothly around the school.

    Greek Life

    Sororities and Fraternities are always a great way to get involved at FIU. Everyone that I know that is part of the Greek life love the organization that they are in.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are hundreds of clubs that students can join at FIU. This is an amazing way to make a difference in the organization of their choice and also a chance to meet different people that have the same beliefs.

    Great for these types of students

    Honestly, FIU is great for any student that decides to attend the university. There are a ton of diverse cultures and beliefs around campus that it is hard for students to not find someone or something that relates to them.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    In the Graham Center, the main building at FIU, there is a place called The Pit. This is the place where they have contests, music, different food, and activities on some days of the week. It is quite interesting and I love going there on my free time.

    Bang for the buck

    Overall, FIU is an amazing school. The professors are always aiming to make the students better people and from what I see, that is exactly what many of them want.

    What to do for fun

    The main building at FIU, The Graham Center, is where all the activities take place. It always feels like a celebration when i walk into this building because all of the sororities and fraternities do their events here in public. There is also music playing throughout the week and advertisements on the side with cool activities.

    Food and Dining

    Florida International University has an incredible amount of restaurants around campus and every year, our selection gets wider. It amazes me how in each building there is at least two or three dining areas with restaurants or juice bars for the students. The food is amazing. Not many people can complain.

    Dorm Life

    The way the dorms are set up for the students at FIU is actually very nice and has a home-feeling. The student gets to pick his/her roommates or can get randoms. There are different types of rooms for the students to pick.

    Academic Rigor

    FIU is pretty tough depending on the major that you choose. For instance, if you decide to do psychology, the options for classes is open for the student to choose which is not so bad. On the other hand, biology has some challenging courses that are required. Overall, the University is challenging but if you are dedicated, you can handle it.

    Tips for prospective students

    If you are planning on attending FIU, you should most definitely consider joining a club or something related tot he university. You meet so many different people that eventually become your close friends and get to experience new cultures and habits.

    In three sentences

    I honestly am in awe with my school. I had different options back when i graduated high school two years ago and made my choice to attend Florida International University and I have yet to regret my decision. The atmosphere is one of a kind and the people, including the professors, are amazing to interact with.

  • 09/16/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    So many things. You have free movies on fridays, all the sporting events for free, the gym and recreation services. Events such as inflatable bounce house and free giveaways.

    Tips for prospective students

    Make sure you attend class, dont think that just by reading the book you'll get by.

    In three sentences

    It has excellent teachers that not only explain content during class but are available after if one has more in depth questions. Has a lot of fun and free events for students and many complementary things that make college life easier.

  • 09/16/2012

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

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    What to do for fun

    Sororities, many on campus activities.

    Tips for prospective students

    High SAT and ACT scores. If not, high GPA. they are flexible.

    In three sentences

    It is an amazing school. Very professional and definitely worth the money. Cheaper than most universities.

  • 09/14/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    If you kiss you boyfriend/girlfriend on the bridge, then you'll never break up. Candle light ceremony for freshman. If you step on the seal, then you will not graduate on time. If you turn the cube, then you'll ace a test.

    What to do for fun

    Go to football games, baseball games, salsa dancing classes, join sorority or fraternity, join a club.

    Tips for prospective students

    Do not work full-time. Review everyday. Do not procrastinate.

    In three sentences

    In general FIU is a great school. The campus like is awesome because there are a lot of events, there are several places to eat, such as Papa John's, Sushi Maki, Chili's, BK, Subway, Dunkin Donuts, Starbucks, etc. The academics are great, specifically the Education program because they place a lot of emphases on the FEAPs and on field experience.

  • 09/14/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Too much police in my opinion they give tickets like its a hobby. No mercy on the students when it comes to parking tickets etc.

    Greek Life

    Very productive and always about the campus.

    Clubs and Activities

    Plenty of those and students are very involved.

    Great for these types of students

    Every type of student

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Spinning this big cube for good luck on your finals, not walking on the gold panther, this produce store with these famous cookies which everyone on campus has tried or at least are knowledgeable of.

    Bang for the buck

    Not the best but not the worst. Tuition is constantly rising.

    What to do for fun

    Attend the events that the schools organize.

    Food and Dining

    We have a vast majority of places to eat subway,burger king, pollo tropical, chilies etc.

    Dorm Life

    Very expensive and limited single rooms. Make you purchase meal plans with some packages. Tiny rooms not enough rooms.

    Academic Rigor

    Since I am a biology major classes are pact and the professors are not always the best source of learning the material you have to do a lot of self studying.

    Tips for prospective students

    If your interested in attending FIU I recommend that you have either financial aid, prepaid or some other funds that will help you pay for school it is pricey so are the books and access codes. Try to get you classes as soon as possible and finish all paper work when needed.

    In three sentences

    The university offers a lot of support from free tutoring services, to a building dedicated to students who want to study on there own time and may not have the opportunity. I really enjoy this university but tuition is pricey and constantly rising as well as the increase in students.

  • 09/12/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    There is always cops around! The university sends email and texts for our safety and there are also call boxes in every classroom that state warnings.

    Greek Life

    There isn't space for greek housing but the greeks sure do show their letters with pride!

    Clubs and Activities

    The school has a wide variety of clubs and groups.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    There is a spot in GC where you can charge your phone if you forgot your charger!

    Food and Dining

    They have a variety of areas on campus to eat and if you do not want to eat on campus there are several other dining areas near FIU.

    Dorm Life

    Unfortunately they do not have enough dorms for all the students let alone half but I was able to stay in a dorm for orientation and they are slightly comfortable.

    Tips for prospective students

    Stay on top of everything you submit to the university and/ or professors. It is better to be safe than sorry.

    In three sentences

    Although, at times, FIU may be a little unorganized in their admission office they try to do their best amongst all the chaos to help a student out. Beside that, the school spirit is amazing, as there is always something going on on campus and every student supports each other.

  • 09/07/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Food and Dining

    TheFIU has over 20 different restaurants, including their own buffet.

    Dorm Life

    The dorms are roomy, two persons per dorm. There is a stove, fridge, wi-fi, and cable (you have to bring your own tv). The bathrooms are one per doom room and one shower, one private toilet and two sinks.

    Academic Rigor

    Being that this is my first year, the academics are where they need to be. Of course, there will always be challenges. Not every class is easy and the classes are at college level and sometimes beyond. You would really have to work hard to get your degree.

    In three sentences

    FIU is very interactive and there is always help if you need. It is flexible and does everything they can to not only get student involved but also get involved in ways that would benefits student in the long-run. You are never alone at FIU.

  • 09/06/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Campus safety is beyond good. No matter what type of incident it is FIU will have it covered with their twenty-four hour police patrols. Also FIU sends each student an email/text letting you know of any incident happening on campus or near campus in order to be aware and protect yourself.

    Greek Life

    Greek life is a great experience for many students at FIU. You get to meet tons of people, but most importantly the new people you meet can help you have a more successful and fun time at FIU.

    Clubs and Activities

    FIU is filled with different types of clubs and activities, whether you are a chess fanatic, a fencing pro or even a Sudoku solver, FIU has a club for you. If they don't happen to have the club you seek, you are more than welcome to start it up yourself.

    Great for these types of students

    No matter what type of student you are, FIU has a variety of different clubs and activities to fit your personal lifestyle .

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    At FIU there lays a mystical cube that according to FIU legend, if a student were to spin the cube three times clockwise, he/she will be entitled to a successful academic life at FIU.

    What to do for fun

    Besides the good academics at FIU, there are many funs things to do as well such as going to the recreational center, where you can play basketball, volleyball or just work out. Besides this you can go rally and cheer for our football team at our famous football games at the FIU stadium.If this isn't enough, the FIU students have great taste when it comes to throwing parties of all sorts, such a pool, foam, paint or even glow in the dark parties.

    Food and Dining

    At FIU there are vast amounts of restaurants all spread out through the university. Food places such as Burger King, Einstein Bagels, Chilli's and even Sushi Maki. If you get a meal plan you can receive a meal from any of these restaurants at a reduced price.

    Dorm Life

    The dorms at FIU are well setup for each student. Each student that applies for a dorm, is asked to take a survey, that asks about your hobbies, interest and personality, in order to be matched up with the best roommates possible. But beware the dorm's can be rather chilly, so bring thick blankets.

    Academic Rigor

    The classes can get a bit tough, but luckily the professors are amiable and willing to help anyone that seeks it. If your professor doesn't help or explain well enough, you can always get help from one of the many tutors available on campus.

    Tips for prospective students

    Always show up to class twenty minutes early in order to get a seat close to your professor, showing up late might will get you a seat in the back of the auditorium, where you won't be able to hear your professors(some professors don't use microphones), and you might be scorned by your professor for disrupting his class with you late entry.

    In three sentences

    Florida International University(FIU) has been a welcoming and encouraging environment ever since i started my studies in the summer of 2012. Being a recent high school graduate, I was afraid attending this college so fast, especially during summer would be too much to handle. I was wrong, the professors and student alumni really reach out and help the freshman, in order to fit in to a more comfortable and friendly zone.

  • 09/06/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Clubs and Activities

    I'm part of the Active Minds club here at FIU, and have recently become an officer (I'm the community service and social events coordinator). There are tons of options to choose from if you're looking for that extra oomph in your college experience.

    Great for these types of students

    Psychology Majors, Engineering Majors and Nursing Students.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    There's the kissing bridge, where legend says that if a couple kisses there, they will be together forever! So if you don't like the person you're with right now, don't kiss them there!

    Bang for the buck

    I think what I'm paying for this school is deserved, as they have a lot of venues for students who are not sure what to do and they help you in every step of the way.

    What to do for fun

    FIU constantly has tons of activities that students can get involved in, such as clubs. They also have concerts, comedy shows, dance lessons, etc.

    Food and Dining

    You have a miriad of choices to choose from in regards to eating! For example, there's a Chili's, Burger King, Salad Creations, Sushi Maki, and Pollo Tropical.

    Dorm Life

    Only 1 Star because I don't live in the dorms.

    Academic Rigor

    It all depends on the teacher, and so far, all my teachers have been hard but at the same time very helpful in helping you succeed.

    Tips for prospective students

    Try to already know what you want to study, but if you don't, the college will help you find out what you want to do!

    In three sentences

    Best college for those who want an integrated experience. Advisors are helpful. Lots of activities to do.

  • 09/06/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Make sure you spin the cube before midterms and finals, it is said to bring you good luck. Also, DO NOT step on the seal! It is said that if you step on it you'll graduate late. The only way to undo the curse is by walking around it backwards, 3 times.

    What to do for fun

    There are always activities going on on campus, music is always being played as you walk through panther square. Every couple of weeks there is a movie night, and don;t forget the football games!

    Food and Dining

    There is everything to eat! From a starbucks, to pollo tropical and chili's, whatever you are craving you'll definitely find it on campus.

    Academic Rigor

    The transition from high-school to college was easier then I thought it would be

    Tips for prospective students

    Visit the campus before classes begin! You don;t want to risk getting lost and being late on your first day. Be aware of the campus and where everything is located.

    In three sentences

    I felt at home the moment I stepped foot onto the campus. There is always something to do! Whether it's a concert or movie night, you will never be bored!

  • 09/05/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    There is always something happening at the Graham Center.

    Tips for prospective students

    Make sure you double check all requirements, if possible speak to more than one advisor, a lot of wrong information is given.

    In three sentences

    FIU is a great institution that offers many opportunities to its students. They have a great variety of extracurricular activity and events. Professors for the most part are great but administration isn't at its best.

  • 09/01/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    The safety at FIU is great. There is a police 'station' in one of the parking garages so they are always close by.

    Greek Life

    Pick a sorority/fraternity, there are many to choose from.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are so many different clubs and activities to get involved with.

    Great for these types of students

    FIU is great for all types of students.

    Bang for the buck

    You get what you pay for and it is awesome!

    What to do for fun

    There are a lot of events, like movie night, homecoming, football games, and music concerts. There are also comedy events.

    Food and Dining

    There are so many different places to at on campus. There are also places close by.

    Dorm Life

    I do not know much about dorm life since I live at home but the friends I have that live on campus seem to like it.

    Academic Rigor

    Depending on the classes you take and also what you like, it might be easier or harder for any given person. All classes are definitely do-able if the effort is put in.

    Tips for prospective students

    Do not be afraid to ask questions! There are a lot of people that will help you if you are lost or uncertain about anything.

    In three sentences

    I love FIU. There are a lot of different places to eat and campus and there are a lot of people to around to answer any questions you have. There is also free tutoring in the library.

  • 08/31/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    There are tons of things to do for fun just on campus. From cheering on your golden panthers to discovering your artsy side at one of our art exhibits. You can never be bored in this Institution. If working out is your thing then head right over to the Rec Center for a quick workout. They offer plenty of classes and most are FREE! So why not get in shape. If you're more of the musical type then our open campus allows you to set free your inner Beethoven. No matter what your into there is always something here at FIU.

    Food and Dining

    FIU I thing has one of the most divers eating situations. They have tons of places to eat. Burger King, Subway, Moe's, Pollo Tropical, and Starbucks are only a few or the places located at FIU. No matter where you are on campus your never more that five minutes away from food. They also have a huge cafeteria who's food is supplied completely from Fresh Foods. And the best part its an all you can eat buffet! So for those of you with a big appetite this is a great option. They also have a variety of meal plans for those who don't always want to carry money with you and all you need to access them is you FIU one card.

    Dorm Life

    FIU has a range of dorm selections from single rooms to doubles and even apartments. There's always somewhere to stay if you choose to live on campus.

    Academic Rigor

    Although FIU is a very active school filled with activities and events do not forget that the main reason you are attending is to become a well educated person. FIU, just like any other university, has high demands from the students to do well in their classes. Most classes are golden rule meaning you must pass with a c or higher. Like any other institution if you want to succeed you have to make the effort and put in the working hours.

    Tips for prospective students

    Once you have been accepted to Florida International University do not hesitate to become involved. There are great opportunities that will allow you to explore yourself as a person and evolve in character. So don't miss out!

    In three sentences

    FIU is a great University filled with diversity not only in the student body but in the faculty as well. It has a ton of activities ranging from sporting events to art exhibits. There are also a ton of ways to become involved in the school from peer advisers to study abroad programs.

  • 08/28/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Police patrol the grounds on a regular basis. Good for safety, unfortunate for those who have a lead foot.

    Greek Life

    I am president of a Fraternity at FIU, Zeta Beta Tau, we are just starting but at FIU, Greek life ha an immense following.

    What to do for fun

    There is a gym on school grounds which I go to frequently, as well s a pool and a soccer field. Other than that there are a couple of places to hang out and watch re runs of the price is right. Go ahead and just go to the gym.

    Food and Dining

    There are a decent amount of restaurants on the campus grounds themselves but it is always better to venture outside the school grounds to get a bite.

    Dorm Life

    Dorm life all depends on which campus you stay at, but you make some strong friendships. You'll make a good deal of friends through being in a dorm with other people.

    Academic Rigor

    The difficulty of the courses is relatively minuscule, especially since the teachers are generally invested in your education. The actual college experience outside of the classroom always mitigates the difficulties found in the classroom.

    Tips for prospective students

    Make sure you're not waiting until the last minuet to pick classes, make sure you sign up early for classes you want before the deadline so you can stack up your credits without taking unnecessary classes. Also keep in mind the separation of classes at the opposing campuses, as well as the time required to commute between them.

    In three sentences

    FIU provides many opportunities for personal and educational growth. For instance I am studying broadcast Journalism and my friend is studying Nuero-Psychology, quite different occupations. It seams to me that whatever your goals are, you can find something to suit you.

  • 08/25/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    The campus is generally safe and as far as I'm concerned, I haven't heard of or have been involved in anything that would put myself or someone else in danger.

    Clubs and Activities

    There's definitely a club or organization that will pique your interest and if there isn't, you can always take a shot at creating your own.

    Great for these types of students

    Outgoing students who want to learn as well as have a fun time.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    I haven't come across anything unusual on the campus. Everything seems to comply with the traditional college paradigm.

    Bang for the buck

    A great education for a great value.

    What to do for fun

    There are many clubs and organizations that students can join in order to enhance and enrich their college experience.

    Food and Dining

    Being that FIU is placed in Miami, all the different cultures come together to produce exquisite meals in various restaurants placed around campus.

    Academic Rigor

    Though not being one of the harder universities to maintain a decent GPA in considering location is close to schools such as the University of Miami, the college, as well as any other one, will challenge your mind as well as responsibility.

    Tips for prospective students

    If you like to work hard and stay on top of your studies (as you should always be), then FIU is the place to go.

    In three sentences

    Florida International University offers an adequate education in which students are immersed in not only the academic aspect, but also the social aspect. With the diversity that the university offers, students will never find themselves in a boring environment. Most kids here want to work hard in order to become knowledgeable civilians.

  • 08/24/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    Sports

    Food and Dining

    Best food quality

    Dorm Life

    I do not have a bad experience

    Academic Rigor

    Regular

    Tips for prospective students

    Read, read and read. Be patient and careful about the application processes.

    In three sentences

    This university gives you the feeling of a college student. You never feel alone with the helpful staff at the facility. A pleasant and awesome college in every way.

  • 08/24/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    There are so many on campus activities it is hard to even know where to begin. The best thing is they are always posted on line and you can even sign up for email notifications. From movie nights to Greek BBQ FIU has it all.

    Food and Dining

    The food offered at FIU is of top quality and there is something for everyone. There is such variety that on campus we have a Chillis, Subway, and a Sushi Maki. Not to mention the many others that re offered. We even offer a fairly inexpensive meal pass.

    Dorm Life

    I do not live in the dorms but you can see how beautiful and plentiful they are by driving around campus. You even have your own parking spaces on campus and a shuttle service that takes you to and from classes.

    Academic Rigor

    The Academic side of this school may be challenging and overwhelming at times especially because of the big class sizes. Fortunately, we are lucky to have amazing teachers that are, for the most part, willing to help and very good about getting back to their students through email. We also have amazing study facilities set up for students such as: Study group rooms you can reserve, different levels of the library for different needs, and websites where you can ask others to join there study groups.

    Tips for prospective students

    Although I have just begun my adventures at FIU i can already think of a few tips for others interested in this school. When coming into FIU make sure you study the campus, learn where the buildings are and where to park before the first day of class (it can get hectic). If you are interested in joining any clubs call ahead, make plans, and take action by asking to be able to join events. Showing initiation and desire will always help!

    In three sentences

    In my opinion FIU is one of the best colleges in Miami. This is based not only on the beauty of the campus, but the many clubs available to students, as well as the study facilities. finally, nothing can compare to the fact that FIU has amazing restaurants on campus for every type of pallet.

  • 08/21/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    so far so good

    Clubs and Activities

    many options

    Great for these types of students

    People who want to excel in life.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Sushi Maki ! and outside CP the resting area.

    Bang for the buck

    Get involved and keep the GPA high! Make connections.

    What to do for fun

    Get involved in the many on campus activities, clubs and major related opportunities!

    Tips for prospective students

    Go to websites to read about the professor.. Its not about the class is about who teaches it !

    In three sentences

    Most of my professors have been amazing. Easy to get helped in Financial Aid and registrars office. Campus life a plus.

  • 08/20/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    There are police nearby and it has it's own police station, plus a service where you can call one of their vehicles to drive you to your car if you feel unsafe at night.

    Greek Life

    Rush week starts soon and I plan to try and join a sorority.

    Clubs and Activities

    I have yet to join any, but I plan to. There's plenty of clubs to join!

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    There's a kissing bridge, rotating a cube for good luck on exams, and if you step on the seal at the Graham Center, you need to walk around it backwards three times or be late a semester when graduating every time you step on it.

    Bang for the buck

    In state tuition is relatively cheap.

    What to do for fun

    There are plenty of clubs and sororities to join, plus events like the upcoming Homecoming concert with Kaskade, B.o.B., and Cobra Starship that's free for any FIU student.

    Food and Dining

    There's a lot of yummy food and restaurants available around campus. One reason for the Freshman 15.

    Dorm Life

    I don't live on campus.

    Tips for prospective students

    Find parking early and get involved!

    In three sentences

    This university is very spirited, welcoming and helpful. There are people everywhere who are nice and willing to answer your questions. It's not very large, but beautiful; relatively easy to find your way around.

  • 08/18/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Throughout the day and night there are 24 hours surveillance. At night time after dark there is the panther tran that goes around campus and takes students to their destination to prevent any crimes to take place. Even at the dorms there are 24 hour security in the sense that there are locked doors, security cameras, and a person to allow people to enter and exit the buildings.

    Clubs and Activities

    It is almost impossible for a student not to be able to find a club or activity that suites them. There are a variety to choose from and if there is not one that suites the student then they can create their own club. In all these clubs the opportunity to build bonds and friendships with people is amazing.

    Great for these types of students

    This school is great for a student who enjoys traveling or wants to pursue a major that involves the need to know more than one language. If a student has the desire to make a difference in the world by cleaning up the earth or making a difference in poverty then F.I.U is the school for them. F.I.U offers clubs and organizations that allows a student to travel to a different country to take classes over there or to work on community projects.

    What to do for fun

    Joining a club or a sorority is always something fun to do at F.I.U, but there are always fun events going on daily. Some clubs offer students an opportunity to participate in community service events or campaigns. Even if a student does not have money to spend there is always the game area where a student may shoot pool or play any form of video game.

    Food and Dining

    At F.I.U they offer meal plans that range from 2 meals a day to unlimited amount of meals. In regards to which meal plan a student decides to have the food is great. If a person does not like the food in the meal plans they have a variety of restaurants to choose from that includes bagel places, smoothie places, salad and wrap places, and chilis restaurant.

    Dorm Life

    In exception of the freshmen dorm there are three different forms of dorms a student my choose from: University Towers, University Apartments, or Lake View Hall. Each of these dorms offer the same room types that range from a studio single to a 4 bedroom individual. Regardless of what form of dorm a student has they are given security and reassurance that their belongings are safe.

    Academic Rigor

    The academic rigor at F.I.U is fair. They have a policy where a student may take a class 3 times until they may no longer take the class. The first two times a student may pay instate tuition, but the third time they must pay out of state tuition.

    Tips for prospective students

    Tips for prospective students would be to make sure they join a club at school. There are over 100 choices of clubs to choose from and if a student does not like any of the clubs already offered a student may always form their own club. Not only does a student obtain more knowledge from these clubs but friendship bonds are created as well.

    In three sentences

    F.I.U is an 8 on a scale of 1 to 10 and 10 being the highest. This school offers us a wide variety of opportunities to help with our future. Although there are many opportunities offered at this University it is all affordable for mostly everyone regardless what social class your family my be in.

  • 08/17/2012

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

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    Great for these types of students

    - athletic - school spirited! - community oriented; those who want to give back - aspiring leaders - bookworms

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    FIU's cube is one tradition I'll definitely not ignore. Rumor has it that once upon yesteryear, a few students were preparing for an exam and they decided to spin the cube for luck; as a result they all got A's. Months go by, and they decided that the cube was superstition and they didn't spin it, which resulted in the students failing not only their final but having to retake the class. I, personally, will be spinning that cube a lot.

    What to do for fun

    FIU has a great number of clubs, sororities and fraternities for students to get involved in. Sports are a big deal, football games tend have a great hype. Also, there are a number of locations around campus for students to interact with each other and show off any artistic abilities.

    Tips for prospective students

    Take a campus tour and pay attention!

    In three sentences

    One of the greatest things, in my opinion, is the diversity of students from all over the world! Furthermore, the campus is very relaxing yet inviting one to socialize. FIU takes there Freshmen step by step and exposes them to everything the institution offers and that's the greatest start to any education.

  • 08/16/2012

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

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    Great for these types of students

    Students who are looking to meet new friends and network. Students who don't mind being in an atmosphere with many different types of people from all over the world.

    Bang for the buck

    I'm actually a transfer student, and I wish that this would have been my first school of choice, but I'm here now, an I love it! The campus is what I always imagined college to be.

    What to do for fun

    Go to football games, basketball games, walk inside the game room, go partying with friends, etc. Its so much to do here at FIU, I LOVE IT!

    Food and Dining

    The campus as a Chili's, Burger King, Pollo Tropical, Subway, all you can eat restaurant, dunkin donuts, papa johns and soooo much more

    Dorm Life

    I'm sorry, i stay off campus

    Tips for prospective students

    Make sure you go to class, keep a god GPA, and you will be on your way on becoming an FIU Grad!

    In three sentences

    FIU is a beautiful school that has everything a student can dream of. I love everything about FIU, the faculty and staff are nice, many different foods, the campus is very diverse with different types of people from all over the world. I also love the fact that FIU also has an campus in China, which I would love to visit someday.

  • 08/14/2012

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

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    What to do for fun

    Explore around campus. Just the scenery of FIU cultivates you. If you are an active person, there are workout facilties around the campus to complement and increase your skills. If you're a couch potato, there are magnificant lounges inside each building you walk into. If you're social, there are thousands upon thousands of students and organizations on campus to converse with.

    Food and Dining

    There is a great variety of food and drinks around the campus. Cuisine of many different cultures are scattered around the campus. However, any processed food doesn't sit well in my stomach.

    Dorm Life

    Never lived in the dorms. However, the aesthetics are intriguing.

    Academic Rigor

    Maintain over a 3.0 GPA through the course of 6 years, high school and college. A proud member of National Society of High School Scholars. Top 30% of high school class at Hialeah-Miami Lakes Sr. High. Earned Dean's List honor during Spring 2011 at Miami-Dade College.

    Tips for prospective students

    Find out who you are first before you actually choose a major. There is where you will find yourself and career.

    In three sentences

    FIU is an upcoming prestiguous university in progress. There campus alone describes we are as students, faculty, and staff. Just minority people striving to reach the pinnacle.

  • 08/12/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    A lot of stuff. From games to gym, to plays and concerts.

    Food and Dining

    They have a huge list of different places where you can eat and also, they give you the opportunity to pay for plan.

    Dorm Life

    I don't live on campus, but FIU has an amazing variety of activities that you can take advantage of.

    Tips for prospective students

    Get a good ACT/SAT score. It's not hard to get into FIU, just keep the good grades and you'll be just fine.

    In three sentences

    I think FIU is a great university. It gives you the opportunity to explore more than just your major and the diversity helps you to understand a lot of things and helps you grow as a human being.

  • 08/10/2012

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

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    Campus Safety

    FIU doesn't have a campus security team, they have a fully bonafide Police Department to meet the needs of student safety. In the evenings they offer students the comfort of an escort should the student desire. I personally feel the FIU Police Department really cares about the safety of the students and they desire to assist in any way they possibly can.

    Great for these types of students

    If you place great value on academics but you also want to have an international experience with a diverse group of students, then consider Florida International University in Miami, Florida as your choice for continuing your education and earning the degree you are seeking.

    Bang for the buck

    In-state tuition is very competitive and you get more bang for the buck than many other high-profile schools. I suggest you do your research and make a visit to the campus. FIU is great.

    What to do for fun

    If you love college sports, then FIU and south Florida will more than meet your need. FIUâ??s intercollegiate athletic teams compete in the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Division I, the nationâ??s most competitive college sports division. We compete in both the Sun Belt Conference and Conference USA. I have two words: SOUTH BEACH. The beaches of south Florida are awesome along with the restaurants and the clubs... it is an awesome place. But South Beach isn't the only thing living in Miami has to offer. Coconut Grove, the Florida Keys, awesome malls and shopping, professional sports team such as the world champion Miami Heat basketball team and the Miami Dolphins football team, to name a few.

    Food and Dining

    The dining facilities at FIU are absolutely unbelievable. There are 26 separate dining opportunities across the campus and one can find almost anything to meet their individual appetites and tastebuds. Whether it's a snack or a full-fledged meal, the food is choices and menus are totally awesome and delicious.

    Dorm Life

    While I will be living off-campus for my freshman year, the dorms are spacious and boast a tremendous number of amenities including a couple of swimming pools to maintain that beautiful Florida tan.

    Academic Rigor

    FIU only accepts approximately 37% of all applicants to its programs. That means you need to have great scores on your SAT or ACT and I would suggest a minimum GPA of 3.5 to ensure admission.

    Tips for prospective students

    If you are looking for a school that has diversity of students and an extremely strong expectation for academics, then I would highly recommend FIU. The weather in Miami is gorgeous year round and Miami also boasts some of the best restaurants cultural experiences at any university anywhere. The food court / student union is like a mall in that it boasts a Barnes and Noble bookstore, a fully-stocked GameStop, along with more than 26 restaurants including Burger King, Pollo Tropical, Einstein Bros. Bagels, Subway and a Chili's, to name a few.

    In three sentences

    FIU is the 18th largest university in the United States. FIU also has the distinction of being the largest minority-majority university in America and will have an enrollment of more than 60,000 for the 2012-2013 school year. FIU is an awesome facility and an exciting place to learn.

  • 08/09/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    FIU is one of the safest universities in the state of Florida. I personally feel really safe when I walk around campus no matter what time of the day. I feel completely safe in my dorm and anyone that becomes a student here should feel safe too.

    Greek Life

    There are many sororities and fraternities on campus. Each one is unique and offers students a different experience. You can build life long brotherhoods and sisterhoods through this experience and it you'll love it all the way through your college life.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are many clubs and activities that FIU offers. There is a Harry Potter club, Caribbean life, etc. Go to GC and you can find out all about them.

    Great for these types of students

    FIU is great for students that love that big campus feel and love hot weather. If you love meeting new people, especially from other countries, than this is the school for you. In my freshman year, I met people from so many other countries like China, Croatia, Kenya, etc. that you are less likely to meet at other schools across the U.S.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    You have to find that out on your own :)

    Bang for the buck

    FIU is pretty affordable. Housing is very expensive but depending on how you look at it, it may look pretty reasonable. Also, there are many fees assessed into your tuition that are unreasonable like paying a parking fee even if you don't have a car.

    What to do for fun

    There are many things to do for fun at FIU. You can visit the gym, go swimming, play basketball, volleyball, go for a walk, running, biking, skateboarding, take a dance class, go eat with friends, and that's just some of the stuff you can do on campus. Then there are the things you can do off campus like going to the beach, the endless amounts of shopping malls, the night life near the campus and on south beach is unbelievable, and there is still so much more.

    Food and Dining

    FIU offers many places to eat on campus between the two campuses. On the north campus, there are many places to dine at like Moe's Southwest Grill, Bistro Subs, Grille Works, etc. On the main campus, there are twenty plus places to dine at like Chick-fil-a, Burger King, Pollo Tropical, Moe's Southwest Grill, Chili's, etc. Also, there are places on campus where you can go to get a snack at 3 o'clock in the morning and they offer cookies that are super yummy and fresh out the oven at all times of the day.

    Dorm Life

    Dorm life is great. FIU offers an amazing housing staff. The residential advisors, RAs, are students just like you and me and they make you feel welcome at the school and make you excited about being an FIU student. The RAs offer many activities over the course of the school year and they are always available if you need someone to talk to. There are no bunk beds, just twin and full sized beds. The rooms are pretty big in comparison to other schools dorms and the dorms are nicer than other schools because they are fairly new.

    Academic Rigor

    This school is as hard as you make it. If you allocate the proper amount of time to study for your classes, than you will do fine. If you are like me, who only wants to study for two hours, than you might fail. Just work hard and it will pay off in the end when you make the dean's list.

    Tips for prospective students

    If you plan to live on campus, apply for housing early. In fact, apply for housing soon as you get your acceptance letter. The demand for housing is more than the availability. Also, don't carry money on you on campus because there is always someone selling something in GC so you are bound to spend money everyday.

    In three sentences

    Florida International University is a great school. The campus life is amazing because there is always something going on everyday. The people are nice and the weather is incredible.

  • 08/07/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Bang for the buck

    If you are a Florida resident, the cost of attending FIU is an incredible deal.

    What to do for fun

    Dolphin Mall is only a couple miles away from FIU. Also, there is a game room with a few pool tables on campus. There are other local shops and things as well. For the more athletic type, FIU has a very large, two-story rec center.

    Food and Dining

    There are tons of dining options at FIU. In addition to their normal college food (with many options in and of itself), there are at least a dozen other places you can buy food on campus and other restaurants within a mile of the campus.

    Dorm Life

    I don't live on campus, but it seems good from what I have seen and heard.

    Academic Rigor

    It depends on the classes you take and the major you decide.

    Tips for prospective students

    Parking can be very difficult to deal with at first. Plan an extra 30 minutes before class for parking in the first few weeks of the fall semester. Don't be afraid to talk to your adviser about anything and be patient with the financial aid department.

    In three sentences

    FIU is a large and welcoming school. The campus is constantly growing and developing and there are many classes to choose from. FIU is like a small city--but, they believe in a diverse culture and encourage campus involvement.

  • 08/06/2012

    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 a decent gym :)

    Tips for prospective students

    Make sure you are self-efficient because you will not get much help from the school. Also, make sure you have a great plan for paying the tuition. It is a lot more than Broward and Miami-Dade College.

    In three sentences

    The tuition is higher than anticipated, so I'm having trouble paying. The school does not make it easy to get information. They required a $200 tuition deposit within 2 weeks of my acceptance letter.

  • 08/04/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Campus Safety is huge at this university. We have our own police department. They're everywhere. They have golf carts to take you back and forth from your car and classes at night or at any time.

    Greek Life

    Greek life is still expanding since we're a relatively new university. Only two fraternities have houses.

    Clubs and Activities

    There's clubs for everything.

    Great for these types of students

    It's a good university for business students and law students.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Don't step on the seal of the school. Instead of having it up somewhere, the school seal is on the floor. It's bad luck to step on it.

    Bang for the buck

    It's the cheapest university I know of.

    What to do for fun

    They have free activities every week.

    Food and Dining

    There's lots of food places campus, even in the parking garages. Some of them close early during the summer term. But fresh foods is always open til late. I like it.

    Dorm Life

    I don't live in the dorms.

    Academic Rigor

    If you dedicate the time to your studies, you will do well. And there are so many different types of free tutoring services on campus, that you can't not do well.

    Tips for prospective students

    Take the SSL class the first semester you are there and take it with Walter Maldonado. I know he gives a little bit more work than the other professors, but it's worth it. The work he gives you gives you the knowledge you need to know about the university. Also, he's not only a professor, he's the head of advising. He's a good contact to have and he helped me out a lot when I had to pick my classes. Brenda Codallo is also a good contact if you need scholarship information. She's very helpful. If your an engineering student, get to know Stephanie Strange. She seems to know everything about that goes on in the Engineering campus.

    In three sentences

    Florida International University is a really underrated school. As a local, I tried to set my goals higher than the just the convenient university close to home. However, when things didn't work out the way I expected them to, FIU took me in and I was pleasantly surprised with the dedication of engineering department and the advisors I came into contact with; they want to grow as a university and are trying accomplish this by dedicating a lot of time to the students they have.

  • 08/04/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    On campus police station

    Greek Life

    Check

    Clubs and Activities

    LOTS

    Great for these types of students

    Out of state & international students who want to have a little bit of everything.

    Bang for the buck

    In your student fees you get access to the campus wifi, gym, and clinic. Those are the most important things to me.

    What to do for fun

    It's Miami. Go to the beach!

    Tips for prospective students

    A lot of opportunity for you to gain experience in a field you're interested through clubs and organizations. Just be sure you stay on track with your school work!

    In three sentences

    Love the campuses and a resources. Lots of options for classes both in person and online. Still inexpensive compared to other schools even though tuition has increased.

  • 08/02/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    There are many traditions on campus like spinning the cube for good luck, and not stepping on the seal in front of GC.

    Bang for the buck

    To me it is much cheaper to live on campus. Dorms may seem pretty expensive but it is cheaper than staying in an apartment and paying bills and it also includes food.

    What to do for fun

    There are pool parties, frat parties, foam parties, and get togethers almost every week. Aside from the parties there are SO many things to do. There are free NEW movies played during the week, and there are also things like the gym to go to in your spare time.

    Food and Dining

    FIU has a lot of great food choices like Chick Fil A, Chilis, Pollo Tropical, and a bunch more. The Fresh Foods (buffet) is also pretty good and if you live on campus you'll definitely be eating there a lot.

    Dorm Life

    Living on campus is amazing. It takes away a lot of hassel from things like finding parking, getting to class on time, and being involved. There are always things to do when you live on campus and it honestly makes the college life so much easier, especially your freshman year

    Academic Rigor

    College is obviously harder than high school, but you always need to be prepared and study to get a good grade in your classes.

    Tips for prospective students

    Don't procrastinate when it comes to making payments and signing up for classes, they go fast

    In three sentences

    I think FIU is one of the best and fastest growing schools. It is really a lot of fun. I would reccommend attending and getting a degree here.

  • 08/02/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    You can definitely walk around FIU and feel safe. Sometimes it's extremely empty looking but that's only because it is so big. However, there is always staff on campus for assistance, and we have a police station on campus. It can't get much safer than that!

    Greek Life

    Greek life is the best! Although there are only seven sororities, there are 15+ fraternities. We have two greek houses on campus so it is not overwhelming. I am involved in Greek Life and I can proudly say we all get along very well and help each other out especially when it comes to helping others through our philanthropies.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are a lot of clubs like SGA, SPC, & homecoming one can get involved in. There are also amazing philanthropic clubs and organizations forming everyday. Some major examples are Relay for Life, & Dance Marathon for the Children's Miracle Network. You can find a club for anything! We even have a qudditch team for those Harry Potter lovers. There's a club about eating healthy, an organization for gay rights supporters, and even organization for future doctors, lawyers, & business major.

    Great for these types of students

    FIU is great for any student who wants to work hard to live a relaxing stress free life. You learn in a non stressful atmosphere. Although you will experience the city life, you get the both of both worlds and always feel relaxed.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    In front of the main doors of the Graham Center there is an FIU shield we NEVER step on! If you step on it, the myth is you will take 8 years to graduate. In order to reverse the curse you need to walk backwards around the shield 3 times waving your arms back and forth yelling FIU FIU FIU.

    Bang for the buck

    You can't go wrong by going to FIU. It is right by the beach for your days off, & there are so many different people so you will never get bored. The residence halls are big, clean, and cost equal to other state colleges anyways. You never feel trapped at FIU because it is so open and you have a lot of breathing space!

    What to do for fun

    There are many organizations that always host events, from Greeks to Sga, SPC, & homecoming, so going to those are always guaranteed fun. If you live on campus Resident Assistants always have events in which anyone is welcome to come!

    Food and Dining

    There are a lot of food choices at FIU. There's food for healthy eaters, not so healthy eaters, on the go students, and a whole cafeteria for students living on campus.

    Dorm Life

    Florida International University has the best Residence halls! We even refer to them as residence halls, and not dorms, because you are so comfortable you feel so at home.

    Academic Rigor

    Teachers here will not baby you, but they will offer insight on how you can improve your study skills, and performance.

    Tips for prospective students

    Remember that you are in South Florida, and everyone is working hard to live the Miami life to the fullest! Set your goal, and do whatever possible to reach it.

    In three sentences

    An excellent school filled with a lot of diversity. A great place to learn a lot about different cultures. It's located in South Florida, where the people are always happy to help you grow was a person!

  • 08/02/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Food and Dining

    and mmc the food selection is amazing however ironically at bbc the food selection is very limited, which I find strange since bbc is home to the Hospitality Management program

    Dorm Life

    I don't dorm, however the dorms are nice

    Academic Rigor

    I have not seen any bullying of any sort

    Tips for prospective students

    search your teachers before you enroll in classes

    In three sentences

    Florida international university is a commuter school, some teachers are amazing, however other teachers are the worst its really a hit or miss. This school is great if you like to focus on your study's since I really haven't been seeing much party life, but that might just because I am a commuter my self.

  • 08/02/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    There's plenty of cops around campus when you need them. There are trams to take you to your car during the day and late at night. I've been on campus past midnight plenty of times and never ran into any trouble. I'm sure there have been negative experiences, but I've never personally experience any.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are so many different clubs, ranging from a Quidditch team to service clubs to Honors societies. I'm personally on the executive board of Active Minds @ FIU, which is dedicated to changing the conversation about mental health. What we try to do is raise awareness about mental illness and eliminate stigma. It's important because 1 in 4 people have a mental illness. We've done a lot to get information out and be available to other students. It's been an incredibly rewarding and character developing experience. In a single year, this club alone has made my entire FIU experience worth it.

    Great for these types of students

    Those who want to get involved Those who want to meet a culturally diverse group of people (though, it's mostly Hispanic being in South Florida)

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Supposedly, if you step on the school seal (you'll see them on the floor around campus) it'll extend the time you take to graduate.

    Bang for the buck

    FIU is really, really reasonably priced and they're a really good school. There's a lot of benefits to attending (read above). I've met amazing people, done a lot of good things, become an advocate and a better person in general, done tons of community service, become a better public speaker, and that was only in my first year. I have a long way to go, but it's been an excellent experience.

    What to do for fun

    SPC's motto is It's Free and trust me, they live up to it. There are alway tons of events on campus, so just keep updated. They've had comedians, hypnotists, concerts, giveaways, etc. Clubs have a lot going on to, so find one you like. There's tons of places to eat, if that's your thing, there's tons of grassy area to play or relax in, free movies on Fridays, etc. And that's just on campus. Outside of that you have all of Miami.

    Food and Dining

    There is a lot of variety and a lot of good food. We have a buffet, Freshens, BK, Starbucks, convenience store, Sushi Maki, Papa Johns, Subway, Dunkin Donuts, Chick-fil-a (ew), Moe's and a ton more. However, it is somewhat over priced.The quality is great, but I'd rather bring lunch from home. The cookies in the Breezeway Cafe (dorms) are referred to as Crack Cookies and if that isn't enough to explain how amazingly delicious they are, you should just go try them for yourself.

    Dorm Life

    FIU was short on dorms this year, but they're expanding. I personally do not live in the dorms, though I have friends who have. They're clean and nice as far as I can tell. I personally wouldn't mind living in one, but since I've never had to, I can't say for sure.

    Academic Rigor

    FIU classes can be challenging, but also provide a lot of information. It does largely depend on your teacher, and it isn't the same as high school at all. There is a lot more responsibility and freedom. It's easy to take advantage of and then fall behind in class. Use things like RateMyProfessor when picking your schedule. Find a teacher that teaches well but that you'll learn from. Stick with teachers you enjoy. Pick classes at times that work well for you. You get out what you put in. FIU even as a lot of free tutoring and proof reading services. You can learn a lot here.

    Tips for prospective students

    PAPERWORK: If you're planning on attending here, be sure to ask a lot of questions on anything you need. Being a school with over 40k students, it's easy for FIU to sometimes miss things or forget to tell you something, so stay on top of eve