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Florida Atlantic University

  • Boca Raton, FL
    location
  • Public
    type
  • Suburban
    setting
  • 56%44%
    student ratio
  • 25,523
    total students
  • $5,986 | $21,543
    in-state tuition | out-of-state tuition
  • May 1
    fall application deadline
  • 47%
    acceptance rate
  • Moderately Difficult
    admission difficulty
  • Average test scores for all first-year students that were accepted and enrolled.
  • 528
    sat math
  • 525
    sat reading
  • 517
    sat writing
  • 23
    act composite

Overview

Florida Atlantic University offers students a world-class education in a beautiful sub-tropical setting

Life as an FAU Owl has never been better. From a football team playing in the on-campus stadium to over 300 clubs that serve every academic and leisure-time interest, there's something for everyone at FAU! Best of all is the university's 180 academic programs, small class sizes, and outstanding faculty members who are known for their excellence in teaching and mentoring. Enrichment opportunities abound, including honors education, internships, and hands-on research in state-of-the-art campus facilities, and the beach is never far away. For students looking for a top-notch educational experience in one of the world's most beautiful places, FAU is the right choice.

Located in Boca Raton, FL along Florida's Atlantic Coast line

Located just 3 miles from the Atlantic Ocean and the beautiful beaches of Boca Raton, the campus features everything expected from a modern university -- suite-style housing for students, new athletic and recreational facilities, art galleries, a café/movie theater complex, and so much more -- all in a vibrant, tropical setting with a student body that is the most diverse of all of Florida's public universities. Along Florida's Coast are the major cities of Boca Raton, Ft. Lauderdale, West Palm Beach, Jupiter, and Miami. Boca Raton has an average annual temperature of 75 degrees. The coldest time of year is January, with temperatures in the mid-60s. The summer heat is strongest in August, with temperatures in the mid-80s.There are lots of activities and recreation such as surfing, fishing, boating, sports, camping, hiking, culture, music concerts, movies, shopping, and fabulous restaurants.

10 Colleges with over 180 Degree Programs Provide FAU Students a Premier Undergraduate Educational Experience

FAU has 10 colleges that offer more than 180 associate, bachelor's, master's, and doctoral degree programs. The College for Design and Social Inquiry offers majors in architecture, criminal justice, public management, social work, public safety administration, urban design, and urban and regional planning. The Dorothy F. Schmidt College of Arts and Letters offers a general college major and majors in anthropology, art, Caribbean and Latin American studies, English, history, Jewish studies, communication and multimedia studies, languages and linguistics (French, Italian, Japanese, and Spanish), music, philosophy, political science, social science, sociology, and theater.

The College of Business offers majors in accounting, economics, finance, health administration, hospitality management, international business, management leadership and entrepreneurship, management information systems, marketing, and an online BBA. The College of Education offers majors in elementary education, exceptional student education, and exercise science and health promotion, with secondary certification also available.

The College of Engineering and Computer Science offers majors in computer science, electrical, civil, geomatics, mechanical, and ocean engineering. The Christine E. Lynn College of Nursing offers the Bachelor of Science in nursing degree program. The Charles E. Schmidt College of Science has majors in biological science ("Premed/Pre professional," "Marine Biology," "Ecology," "Zoology," "Molecular Biology," "Microbiology," or "Biotechnology"), neuroscience and behavior, chemistry, geography, geology, mathematical sciences, physics, and psychology.

Honors College, University Honors program, and Medical School

The university offers 2 honors programs: the Harriet L. Wilkes Honors College and the University Honors Program. The Boca Raton campus is home to the University Honors Program, with its special honors forums, seminars, course work, and advanced course substitution for freshmen students.

The Wilkes Honors College, located on the John D. MacArthur campus in Jupiter, FL, offers a liberal arts education comparable to leading private liberal arts schools by presenting an arts and sciences education in a very selective environment with high expectations. Concentrations include American studies, anthropology, biological sciences/pre-med, chemistry, economics, English literature, environmental studies, history, international studies, Latin American studies, law and society, marine biology, math and science, mathematics, philosophy, physics, political science, psychology, Spanish, and women's studies.

The Charles E. Schmidt College of Medicine is located on the Boca Raton campus. In addition to offering the M.D. degree program, FAU offers a dual M.D./ Ph.D. degree option in partnership with the Scripps Institute Kellogg School of Science and Technology, which would confer a doctoral degree.

To learn more about honors opportunities, interested students should please visit http://www.fau.edu/admissions/honorsprograms.php.

FAU has been named one of the nation's Best Buys in higher education, scoring high for its state-of-the-art facilities, broad academic offerings, and the resources that derive from being a large research university. FAU faculty members are committed to providing students with a first-rate education and leveraging the many advantages of a small-campus setting, such as a low 22:1 student-teacher ratio, small classes, and a relaxed, friendly environment.

FAU is a top research institution in areas ranging from biomedicine and biotechnology to ocean engineering and coastline security. FAU is classified as a High Research Activity institution by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching .Faculty members collaborate with researchers at FAU's Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institute located at Fort Pierce where students can find marine research opportunities and the Semester by the Sea undergraduate marine immersion program.

Scholarships and Financial Aid

Financial Aid is available to FAU degree-seeking students and includes grants, loans, scholarships and employment opportunities. The Office of Undergraduate Admissions offers numerous scholarships for incoming freshman students. FAU suggests applying early as scholarships are competitive and most are awarded early in the admission cycle. To learn more about scholarships, click here.

Campus Life

Students are welcome to participate in academic organizations, honor societies, spiritual/religious organizations, personal interest clubs, diversity association organizations, service organizations, sports clubs, and Greek life. By joining one of FAU's 300 student clubs and organizations, students have the opportunity to make new acquaintances outside of the classroom. Getting involved on campus helps students develop leadership, management, and interpersonal skills while contributing to the FAU community. To learn more visit http://www.fau.com/.

Dining

Students can enjoy an array of delicious menu options at the Centre Marketplace, an all-you-can-eat on campus restaurant style concept. The food court also offers many dining options for students. Restaurant chains consist of Subway, Wendy's, Chick-N-Grill, Jow Jing, Papa John's Pizza and Juice Blendz. Dunkin Donuts, Einstein Bros. Bagels and Starbucks are on campus if students need a coffee break.

Sports

Students can unite with their fellow students to cheer for a home team victory at the on-campus stadium. FAU's 500 student-athletes participate in 19 varsity teams: baseball, basketball, cross country, football, golf, soccer, swimming/diving, tennis, cheer and dance. FAU is a proud member of Conference USA.

Study Abroad with FAU's Office of International Programs

Students can conduct international research, attend classes, and receive specialized training while living within a diverse culture.

Work out or relax in FAU's Recreation & Fitness Center

The 77,000-sq.-ft., state-of-the-art facility includes a 13,000-sq. ft. workout area, 3 indoor basketball and volleyball courts, badminton courts, an outdoor leisure and lap pool, health-club-style lockers and a mind-body studio.

Campus Safety

The Florida Atlantic University Police Department provides a full range of public safety services 24 hours a day, 7 days a week on the Boca Raton and Jupiter campuses. Officers are fully trained professionals who are committed to assisting the university community in all of its public safety needs.

Other Campus Activities

FAU housing is home to 4,200 in-state and out-of state students, along with students from many different countries. FAU's Department of Housing & Residential Life creates a seamless environment of living and learning in a safe and welcoming community. State-of-the-art student housing is available on the Boca Raton and Jupiter campuses. Freshman students have the option of living in several residence halls. To take a tour of housing options interested students should click here.


Location & Contact

777 Glades Road
Boca Raton, FL 33431-0991
USA

Ms.Mary Edmunds

Associate Director

Phone: 561-297-3040
Fax: 561-297-2758
Email: Recruitment@fau.edu

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Majors & Degrees

Degrees Offered
Bachelor's
Associate's
  • Architecture
    • Architecture
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • City/Urban, Community and Regional Planning
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Environmental Design/Architecture
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Biological/life sciences
    • Biology/Biological Sciences
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Business/marketing
    • Accounting
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Business Administration and Management
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Finance
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Hospitality Administration
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • International Business/Trade/Commerce
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Management Information Systems
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Marketing/Marketing Management
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Real Estate
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Communication/Journalism
    • Digital Communication and Media/Multimedia
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Speech Communication and Rhetoric
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Computer and information sciences
    • Computer and Information Sciences
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Education
    • Early Childhood Education
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Elementary Education
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • English/Language Arts Teacher Education
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Mathematics Teacher Education
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Music Teacher Education
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Science Teacher Education
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Social Science Teacher Education
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Special Education
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Engineering
    • Civil Engineering
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Computer Engineering
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Electrical and Electronics Engineering
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Mechanical Engineering
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Ocean Engineering
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Surveying Engineering
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Engineering technologies
    • Computer Technology/Computer Systems Technology
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • English
    • English
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Foreign languages and literature
    • French
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Linguistics
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Spanish
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Health professions and related sciences
    • Health/Health-Care Administration
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • History
    • History
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Homeland security, law enforcement, firefighting, and protective services
    • Criminal Justice/Safety
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting and Protective Services Related
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Liberal arts/general studies
    • Liberal Arts and Sciences and Humanities Related
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
      Associate Degree offered for this major. Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Mathematics and statistics
    • Mathematics
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Parks and recreation
    • Kinesiology and Exercise Science
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Philosophy and religious studies
    • Jewish/Judaic Studies
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Philosophy
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Physical sciences
    • Chemistry
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Geology/Earth Science
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Physics
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Psychology
    • Physiological Psychology/Psychobiology
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Psychology
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Social Psychology
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Public administration and social services
    • Public Administration
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Social Work
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Social sciences
    • Anthropology
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Economics
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Geography
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Political Science and Government
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Social Sciences
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Sociology
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Visual and performing arts
    • Art
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Dramatic/Theater Arts
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Music
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Music Management
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.

Admissions

47% of applicants are admitted.
  • Acceptance Rate
    • Applied24,889
    • Accepted11,880
    • Acceptance Rate47%
    • Enrolled25,523
    • Female Applicants14,264
    • Females Accepted6,998
    • Female Acceptance Rate49%
    • Male Applicants10,625
    • Males Accepted4,882
    • Male Acceptance Rate45%
  • Applying
    • Application Fee
    • Required for All Transcript of high school record
    • Required for Some
    • Average high school GPA for first-year freshman3.46
  • Application Deadlines
    • Type Application Closing Notification Date Rolling Admissions
    • Fall freshmen May 1st --
    • Out-of-state Fall freshmen May 1st --
    • Early decision plan Not Reported
    • Other early decision plan Not Reported
    • Transfer May 1st --
  • Test Scores Accepted
    • Test Average School Accepted 25th Percentile* 75th Percentile*
    • SAT Critical Reading 525 480 560
    • SAT Math 528 480 570
    • SAT Writing 517 470 560
    • ACT Composite 23 20 24
    • * 25th and 75th percentile is the score that 25/75 percent of students score at or below.

Tuition & Fees

  • Tuition
    • In-state tuition *$5,986
    • Out-of-state tuition *$21,543
    • In-district tuitionNot Reported
    • * Tuition costs are based on a full academic year typically extending from September to June.
  • Fees
    • Full-time student feesNot Reported
    • Room and board *$11,556.00
    • Room only *Not Reported
    • * Room and board charges vary according to board plan selected (i.e., 12-meal plan, 19-meal plan, etc.) and student level (freshman, sophomore, etc.)
  • Other Payment Considerations
    • Guaranteed tuition plan offeredNo
    • Tuition pre-payment planYes
    • Tuition payment plans offeredDeferred paymentsDeferred payments and Installments
    • Student groups that qualify for full or partial waiver of tuitionEmployees or children of employees, Senior Citizens

Student Body

  • Gender
    • Total Undergraduate Students25,523
    • Male Student Percentage44%
    • Female Student Percentage56%
  • Ethnicity
    • Hispanic/Latino24.72%
    • Black or African American18.49%
    • White or Caucasian46.46%
    • American Indian or Alaska Native.14%
    • Asian4.2%
    • Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander.16%
    • Two or more races2.95%
    • Unknown1.3%
  • Other Student Statistics
    • International Breakout1.56% representing 125 other countries
    • Out-of-state Students4% out-of-state student

Campus Life

  • Housing
    • College-owned housing available Yes
    • Housing Requirements None
    • Housing options Coed housing , Female-only housing
    • Percentage of undergraduate students who live in college-owned housing 6%
  • Student Activities
    • Student-run campus newspaper Yes
    • Drama / theater group Yes
    • Student-run radio station Yes
    • Student-run television station Yes
    • Marching band Yes
    • Choral groups Yes
  • Student Services
    • Legal services No
    • Health clinic Yes
    • Personal / psychological counseling Yes
    • Women's center Yes
  • Student Organizations
    • Greek fraternities Yes
    • Greek sororities Yes
    • Local fraternities Yes
    • Local sororities Yes
    • Other organizations Not Reported
    • Most popular organizations American Society of Civil Engineers, Dive Club, Pre-Law Society, Submarine Club, American Criminal Justice Society
  • Campus Security and Safety
    • 24-hour emergency telephone / alarm services Yes
    • 24-hour patrols by trained officers Yes
    • Students patrols Yes
    • Late-night transport / escort services Yes
    • Electronically-operated dormitory entrances Yes
    • Other Not Reported

Athletics

Member of the: NCAA Division I
  • Men's Sports
    • Sport Intramural Intercollegiate Scholarship
    • Baseball Yes Division 1 Yes
    • Basketball No Division 1 Yes
    • Bowling Yes No No
    • Cheerleading No Yes No
    • Cross-country running No Division 1 No
    • Football Yes Division 1 Yes
    • Golf No Division 1 Yes
    • Ice hockey Yes No No
    • Lacrosse Yes No No
    • Rock climbing Yes No No
    • Rugby Yes No No
    • Sailing Yes No No
    • Soccer Yes Division 1 No
    • Softball No No No
    • Swimming No Division 1 No
    • Table Tennis Yes No No
    • Tennis No Division 1 No
    • Track No No No
    • Ultimate Frisbee Yes No No
    • Volleyball Yes No No
    • Weight Lifting Yes No No
    • Wrestling Yes No No
  • Women's Sports
    • Sport Intramural Intercollegiate Scholarship
    • Baseball Yes No No
    • Basketball No Division 1 Yes
    • Bowling Yes No No
    • Cheerleading No Yes No
    • Cross-country running No Division 1 No
    • Football No No No
    • Golf No Division 1 Yes
    • Ice hockey Yes No No
    • Lacrosse No No No
    • Rock climbing Yes No No
    • Rugby Yes No No
    • Sailing Yes No No
    • Soccer Yes Division 1 No
    • Softball Yes Division 1 Yes
    • Swimming No Division 1 No
    • Table Tennis Yes No No
    • Tennis No Division 1 No
    • Track No Division 1 No
    • Ultimate Frisbee Yes No No
    • Volleyball Yes Division 1 Yes
    • Weight Lifting No No No
    • Wrestling No No No

Faculty

  • Faculty Breakout
    • Total Faculty1,145
    • Full-time Percentage63%
    • Part-time Percentage37%
    • Female Percentage48%
    • Male Percentage52%
    • Student:Faculty Ratio25:1 or 21,862 students to 864 faculty


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