Florida International University

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mfern
05/04/2010

Florida International University 2

I am a zfull time working student that goes to FIU part time in order to gain my degree. The University is completely sub par in addressing student issues with Financial Aid and payments etc. I have been a student here since 2002 and the treatment of the students using Financial Aid gets progessively worse. Being that the University's main focus is being an "online" university, good luck getting anyone to do more than send you an email to an email address they give you (which will not work half of the time) for any important information. I was dropped from Financial Aid, yet they let me keep taking classes, only to send me a bill for $6,000 after! The excuse was I should have known since they sent me an "email." How can a University which claims to care about their students be so reckless when addressing serious issues such as tuition?! As if it could get any worse I have not been able to attend class or transfer out until I pay IN FULL the amount due. Oh yeah and the bank they had gotten the Financial Aid from is also charging me the 6K because FIU supposedly got the money and did not return it! It's been a year of being bounced from department to department and this has yet to be resolved. Case in point, if you are looking for University that cares about their students this is not the place! Go here if you are content with just being a number

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amadeus
09/08/2009

Florida International University 4

I am going to write about the Presidential Fellowship

I did not hesitate joining to Fiu after I received my fellowship. I am in one of the most reputable departments of Fiu, but even when your department is not then your Profs will give you extra care, you will join their research projects etc. In my department every student is very hardworking so there is no difference between how students are treated.

On the other hand, the bursar office made my life miserable, they confuse everything, pay always late and are not very friendly. Bursar office made me sorry that joined to Fiu.

So in short academics good, payments etc terrible.

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lalasjewlz2
02/01/2009

Florida International University 2

The campus is really nice, you really get that college feeling but thats just the exterior. The teachers really dont speak good english at all, more than half of my teachers have been foreign and its hard to understand. When you transfer you lose some many credits. I have to take so many classes over. The staff/advisors are not helpful at all, it is completely impersonal they do not know your name and they just pass your problems on to the next person. Its really ridiculous

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buzzoff
03/29/2008

Florida International University 1

FIU is an institutional joke! The people (with very few exceptions) are scum bags and the professors, for the most part, can't teach even if their lives depended on it. There's a good reason why no one outside of refugee saturated/toxic waste dump Miami, Florida has never heard of this poop filled septic tank! The poor thing doesn't even reach the heels of Miami Dade Community College. Now, MDC is an internationally recognized college whose professors actually do their jobs.

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imald
07/01/2007

Florida International University 5

FIU has an amazing academic quality. The fact that tuition is so low makes it an exceptional best buy. This is by far one of the most underated universities in the country.

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tyuiiy
05/29/2007

Florida International University 5

FIU is a great university, which a growing campus life. All the professors I've had have been great, all coming from other top universities. I transferred to FIU from UCLA and I have enjoyed FIU much better than UCLA. So, definitely apply to FIU, you won't be disappointed.

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joealanb
11/23/2004

Florida International University 1

Who?

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abichara
09/12/2004

Florida International University 4

This is one of the up and coming universities in the Florida state system. Of course, the quality depends on the department. Generally speaking, the School of the Arts and Sciences can be better in terms of course offerings, but it does have an excellent faculty for the most part, very willing to actively engage students. It has an excellent business school, one of the best accounting departments in the country; very challenging as well. Business curriculum is geared toward IT foundations. Solid engineering school as well. We just got a new law school that has recruited some of the best faculty in the country. The schools is Latin American affairs, being that the school is in Miami. The only negative about this school is the lack of any campus life. The school is located in the suburbs of Miami, so it's largely a commuter college. Students are in and out, they don't have a tendency of sticking around. But still, we're working on developing it a bit, and at any rate, this is Miami, there's tons of stuff to do here. The campus is well organized and located in a park. It's not like most urban schools in that the buildings are scattered along city blocks. The place is like a nature preserve, a good thing, but there's too much wildlife all over the place. It has a nice library, one of the largest in the Southeast. Also the education here is one of the best buys in the country. It's 4000 dollars for out-of-state students. Very good considering that you get good professors with a solid curriculum for the price. Plus you get to go to school in Miami.

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seishin17
03/31/2004

Florida International University 3

FIU is a pretty good university academically in my opinion. The professors, for the most part, are professional, though I haven't enjoyed some of the comments and viewpoints that some have. However, that's part of the spirit of academia, a sprit permeating the colleges. The professors all interact with each other, and lectures on various topics are frequent throughout the year. An imbalance in concentration toward the Business and Engineering colleges from both the student body and from alumni who donate funds tends to leave other departments lacking, but what there is in lack of funds the professors make up in verve and spirit. All the colleges, departments and centres, though, are superb in what they do, and gear toward the implementation of technology in the classrooms through multimedia presentations, videos and Internet. Entire sections of the College of Business Administration, among other colleges, are taught completely online and/or through videos. As for the departments themselves, I haven't had a great deal of exposure to the History department, but those professors with whom I've had classes have done fairly well in expressing their ideas and for imparting them on the students. Mathematics professors might be troublesome, as many of them are more accustomed to working with students in their majors, and so often confuse non-Math majors. College Algebra, especially, has about an 80-85% failure rate with students at FIU who take it the first time. The Visual Arts, from what I hear, the professors can be highly critical and inflexible in accepting styles not their own. The College of Education is marvellous in preparing the students for their tracks, often providing more than enough portfolio material. The student body in general varies, though I've had the frustrating time of being exposed more to students in some of my classes who simply want to get by in what they do: they might take a class because It's easy and they'll assuredly get an A grade. Also walking around campus, I hear this quite a bit, and so the general anomie existing in Miami that spreads to the FIU population might be a minus. I've had the opportunity to live on campus and serve in it as a student leader. Campus Life is vibrant, but varying between the five complexes, four on the main campus, and one on the Biscayne Bay campus. Overtures to provide for more people to live on campus are already on the way, and the campus continues to expand. This expansion is of concern because some view it as an indiscretion in use of funds, as FIU is in a budget crisis, but the hope is that with the new residence hall, the upcoming Medical School, the expansion of the College of Law, the student centre, two new parking garages (because parking is a major concern) and a recreation centre, the university should see new heights.

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SupaDupaBee
02/05/2004

Florida International University 3

I agree, this probably is the best educational value for your dollar. I have been satisfied with the professors here, but there is literally NO campus life.. The people who live here are annoying, me and my roommate can't find a niche. A lot of people in my classes have been annoying as well; many tend to act smarter than they are, and the ones that I get along with don't live on campus. This school is called Florida International, but their idea of international is just a bunch of trinnies and puerto ricans. No offense to those groups of people, but there really is very little diversity here. I love the way the campus looks, they did a great job with the buildings and landscape and such. Note: if planning on attending this school make sure you own a car

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UM 420
11/09/2002

Florida International University 1

FIU sucks madly. UM rules. Period.

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ambo007
01/11/2002

Florida International University 5

Harvard doesn't compare to this wonderful university!

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jonr1555om
01/11/2002

Florida International University 5

The best University in the World.

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Miami Boy
10/29/2001

Florida International University 4

This is a strong, but relatively unknown University in Miami. FIU is finally getting some national and international recognition (as well as a AA Football Team).

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magellan
11/28/2000

Florida International University 4

I've had an opportunity to spend a good deal of time on this campus - both as a recruiter and a vendor - and I have been very impressed. The kids are for the most part serious students, multi-cultural, and seem happy to be there (as opposed to UM where everybody is a spoiled brat). Apparently FIU is the fastest growing school in the country and is consistently rated as one of the best values for your educational dollar. From a recruitment perspective, FIU is the place to go to get hard-working, bi-lingual engineers.

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