- Class: Senior
- Major: Business
- Gender: M
- High School: Felix Varela Senior High
- Transfer Student: Y
It is a good school. I enjoy the "realness" of the people that go there, however, it is rather large. The classrooms fit the class sizes, but the parking lot does not. I spend most of my time in class, not around campus. South Florida as a whole does not represent a college town. It's too big a city for that. The administration hasn't done much that has impacted me to have an opinion on, and there has been no controversy, as far as I know. There is not much school pride outside of incoming freshmen, but hopefully with each new wave of students coming in that'll change. Not much unusual about FIU, best experience was Jack's Mannequin in the Pharmed Arena. Most complaints are about the parking situation and final exam scheduling.
Most professors in my classes now do not know my name. Classes are way too big. My favorite class was legal environment of business, with professor John Wrieden (he did know my name). Most students (not including me) study many hours throughout the week, so they say. Class participation is common, especially when most teachers in my program require group projects. I am a business major, specializing in international business. No time spent with professors out of class, unless there's a make-up test or a question when I see them. The academic requirements are fine. The education I am getting is priceless, and geared towards the market I hope to be working in -- Miami.
There is a diverse student culture at FIU. Not many people would feel "out of place" per se, but I can see why someone would think that. Many people have groups of people they consistently hang out with, and sometimes don't like to expand their groups. Most students wear comfortable clothing to class, or business casual clothes for those students coming straight from work. I would say most students at FIU are financially stable, or come from families that are. Most students pretend to be politically aware of things, and have a very biased opinion because they're opinion is the one someone else told them to have. Most students are CNNer's, or left-wing, very few republican people I know in school. Students only talk about how much they hope to earn one day.
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