Florida Atlantic University: Ranking & Review

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Boca Raton Rank United States Rank World Rank
1 182 524
Top 4%

Florida Atlantic University Acceptance rate and Admissions statistics

TotalMenWomen
Acceptance Rate60%59%61%
Applicants15,1766,2928,884
Admissions9,1073,6965,411
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

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
RecommendationsRecommended
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

Typical SAT scores

Number of students submitting SAT scores1,789
Percent of students submitting SAT scores64%
Evidence-Based Reading and Writing
580
Math
560

Typical ACT scores

Number of students submitting ACT scores998
Percent of students submitting ACT scores36%
ACT Composite
23
ACT English
22
ACT Math
22

Florida Atlantic University Tuition

Total cost for students livingIn-stateOut-of-state
On-campus $23,359 $35,804
Off-campus $24,021 $36,466
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
In-stateOut-of-state
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 Services 1,133 458 10 1,601
Health Professions and Related Programs 382 362 91 835
Psychology 462 10 11 483
Multi & Interdisciplinary Studies 459 6 465
Biological and Biomedical Sciences 379 64 12 455
Social Sciences 377 54 431
Education 245 152 33 430
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities 269 147 416
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting, and Related Protective Service 380 35 415
Engineering 256 67 13 336
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs 319 15 334
Public Administration and Social Service Professions 233 43 8 284
Parks, Recreation, Leisure and Fitness Studies 210 29 239
Visual and Performing Arts 158 26 184
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services 145 24 1 170
English Language and Literature & Letters 124 16 140
Architecture and Related Services 89 25 114
Physical Sciences 65 29 11 105
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics 44 20 64
Mathematics and Statistics 29 21 4 54
History 41 7 48
Philosophy and Religious Studies 15 15
Natural Resources and Conservation 7 7
Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender, and Group Studies 6 6
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.

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

General info

Alternative namesFAU
Founded1961
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 population50,000 - 250,000
Phone5612973000
Fax+1 (561) 297 3942

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