Florida Atlantic University: Ranking & Review

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Boca Raton
United States
Top 4%

Florida Atlantic University Acceptance rate and Admissions statistics

Acceptance Rate60%59%61%
Enrolled undergraduates2,7911,2471,544
Enrolled total (including graduate students)30,20813,14717,061

13,332 students enrolled in some distance education courses.

3,351 enrolled exclusively in distance education.

Male-Female Ratio

Enrollment by race or ethnicity

Typical SAT scores

Number of students submitting SAT scores1,789
Percent of students submitting SAT scores64%
Evidence-Based Reading and Writing

Typical ACT scores

Number of students submitting ACT scores998
Percent of students submitting ACT scores36%
ACT Composite
ACT English
ACT Math

Admission requirements

Application fee for undergraduates - $30. Application fee for graduates - $30.

Secondary school GPARequired
Secondary school rankRecommended
Secondary school recordRequired
Completion of the college-preparatory programRequired
Formal demonstration of competenciesNeither required nor recommended
Admission test scoresRequired
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)Neither required nor recommended
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)Required

Florida Atlantic University Tuition

Total cost for students livingIn-stateOut-of-state
The total cost includes tuition and fees, books, supplies, on-campus room and board payment of $11,906 and other expenses per full academic year.

Florida Atlantic University provides on-campus housing with total dormitory capacity of 4,459 students.

Average Tuition and fees for academic year programs
Tuition for Full-time undergraduates$2,522$14,374
Fees for full-time undergraduates$2,309$2,902
Per credit hour charge for part-time undergraduates$201$720
Tuition for Full-time graduates$5,467$16,695
Fees for full-time graduates$1,190$1,751
Per credit hour charge for part-time graduates$370$1,025

Programs and Degrees

ProgramsAssociate's degreeBachelor'sMaster'sDoctoralTotal
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services1,133458101,601
Health Professions and Related Programs38236291835
Multi & Interdisciplinary Studies4596465
Biological and Biomedical Sciences3796412455
Social Sciences37754431
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities269147416
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting, and Related Protective Service38035415
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs31915334
Public Administration and Social Service Professions233438284
Parks, Recreation, Leisure and Fitness Studies21029239
Visual and Performing Arts15826184
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services145241170
English Language and Literature & Letters12416140
Architecture and Related Services8925114
Physical Sciences652911105
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics442064
Mathematics and Statistics2921454
Philosophy and Religious Studies1515
Natural Resources and Conservation77
Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender, and Group Studies66
Engineering Technologies and Engineering-related Fields
Grand Total2695,6921,4702007,631

A total of 5,961 2-year associate's and 4-year bachelor's degrees conferred across undergraduate programs at Florida Atlantic University.

At the master's and doctor's level 1,670 degrees were conferred in the graduate programs.

Graduation rate51%47%55%
  • Full-time retention rate - 79%
  • Part-time retention rate - 64%

General info

Alternative namesFAU
MottoWhere Tomorrow Begins
Religious affiliationNot applicable
Mission StatementFlorida Atlantic University is a public research university with multiple campuses along the southeast Florida coast serving a uniquely diverse community. It promotes academic and personal development, discovery, and lifelong learning. FAU fulfills its mission through excellence and innovation in teaching, outstanding research and creative activities, public engagement and distinctive scientific and cultural alliances, all within an environment that fosters inclusiveness.
Colorsblue, red, silver
Academic CalendarSemester
Total FTE staff3,121
Instructional FTE989
Research FTE80
Sector of institutionPublic, 4-year or above
Control of institutionPublic
Carnegie ClassificationDoctoral Universities: Higher Research Activity

Location and Contacts

Official Websitefau.edu
Address777 Glades Rd
Boca Raton, Florida, 33431-0991
United States
Urbanization levelCity: Small
City population84,000
Fax+1 (561) 297 3942

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