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Tuition

$6,608

$20,558

not including room and board

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Very Selective

38%

acceptance rate

Accepted 10,876
Declined + 17,012
Total Received 27,888
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undergraduateRatios

44%

56%

male

female

1  :  22

teacher

students

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Most Popular Majors

  1. Elementary Education
  2. Accounting
  3. Criminal Justice
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School Facts

Florida Atlantic, founded in 1961, is a public, multipurpose university. Its 850-acre main campus is located in Boca Raton, 15 miles from Fort Lauderdale.

Public/private Public
Campus Enrollment 30,038
Established in 1961
Coeducational Coeducational College, Founded Coeducational College
Accredited by •  AACSB (Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business)
•  ABET (Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology, Inc.)
•  ACA (American Counseling Association)
•  ASHA (American Speech-Language-Hearing Association)
•  CCNE (Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education)
•  CSWE (Council on Social Work Education)
•  NAAB (National Architectural Accrediting Board)
•  NASM (National Association of Schools of Music)
•  NASPAA (National Association of Schools of Public Affairs and Administration)
•  NCATE (National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education)
•  PAB (Planning Accreditation Board)
•  SACS (Southern Assn. of Colleges and Schools)

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Codes

SAT 5229
ACT 0729

Public

24,823

undergraduate students

5,215

graduate students

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Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
2%
600-699
15%
500-599
53%
400-499
30%
300-399
0
200-299
0
700-800
2%
600-699
19%
500-599
53%
400-499
26%
300-399
0
200-299
0
700-800
1%
600-699
13%
500-599
54%
400-499
32%
300-399
0
200-299
0
30-36
4%
24-29
35%
18-23
61%
12-17
0
6-11
0
Below 6
0
30-36
6%
24-29
29%
18-23
59%
12-17
6%
6-11
0
Below 6
0
30-36
4%
24-29
36%
18-23
56%
12-17
4%
6-11
0
Below 6
0
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Boca Raton, FL

850-acre, suburban campus in Boca Raton (population: 85,329), 15 miles from Fort Lauderdale; branch campuses in Dania, Davie, Fort Lauderdale, North Palm Beach, and Port St. Lucie. Served by bus and train; major airports serve Fort Lauderdale and West Palm Beach (20 miles). Public transportation serves campus.

Florida Atlantic University
777 Glades Road
Boca Raton, FL 33431

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Campus Life

yes
Housing available
11%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
70%
Percent of freshmen that live in campus-owned housing
yes
Students may have cars on campus
yes
Alcohol is permitted on campus to students of legal age

Greek Life

 
10 fraternities 1% of male students
 
9 sororities 1% of female students

% freshman classHigh School Class Rank

Top 1/10
11%
Top 1/4
35%
Top 1/2
78%
Bottom 1/2
22%
Bottom 1/4
3%

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
2%
600-699
15%
500-599
53%
400-499
30%
300-399
0
200-299
0
700-800
2%
600-699
19%
500-599
53%
400-499
26%
300-399
0
200-299
0
700-800
1%
600-699
13%
500-599
54%
400-499
32%
300-399
0
200-299
0
30-36
4%
24-29
35%
18-23
61%
12-17
0
6-11
0
Below 6
0
30-36
6%
24-29
29%
18-23
59%
12-17
6%
6-11
0
Below 6
0
30-36
4%
24-29
36%
18-23
56%
12-17
4%
6-11
0
Below 6
0

Admissions Facts

Application fee $30
Common application accepted no
Application deadline May 1 (priority deadline)
May 1
School has early decision program no
School has early action program no
Admissions interview
(required or recommended)
Neither
SAT/ACT requirements SAT Subject Tests Not used
SAT or ACT Required

Admissions Factors

Very Important

Standardized test scores

Important

Class rank
Secondary school record

Considered

Alumni/ae relationship
Character/ personal qualities
Essay
Extracurricular activities
Particular talent/ability
Recommendations
Volunteer Work

Not Considered

Geographical residence
Interview
Minority affiliation
Religious affiliation/commitment
State residency
Work Experience

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Very Selective

38%

acceptance rate

Accepted 10,876
Declined + 17,012
Total Received 27,888

Admissions Contact

Barbara Pletcher
Director of Admissions
P: 800 299-4FAU
F: 561 297-2758
admissions@fau.edu

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Scholarships & Grants

Need-based

Federal $44,057,241
State $12,809,189
Institutional $9,664,079
Other external $1,887,994
Total $68,418,503

Non-need-based

Federal $0
State $4,536,493
Institutional $883,026
Other external $797,598
Total $6,217,117

Varsity Sports

M W
baseball
basketball
cheerleading
cross-country
football
golf
soccer
softball
swimming
tennis
track and field (indoor)
track and field (outdoor)
volleyball

Athletic Facts

Athletic conference memberships
Sun Belt Conference (Division I)
Mascot
Owls
School colors
red and blue
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Majors

Assc. Bach. Mast. Doct.
Accounting
Anthropology
Applied Mathematics/Statistics
Architecture
Art
Art History
Arts/Humanities
Biochemistry
Bioengineering
Biological Sciences
Biomedical Science
Business Administration
Business Economics
Chemistry
Civil Engineering
Communication
Comparative Literature
Comparative Studies
Complex Systems/Brain Sciences
Computer Art
Computer Art/Animation
Computer Engineering
Computer Information Systems
Computer Science
Counselor Education
Creative Writing
Criminal Justice
Curriculum/Instruction
Early Childhood Education
Economics
Educational Leadership
Educational Psychology
Educational Research
Educational Technology
Electrical Engineering
Elementary Education
English
Environmental Sciences
Exceptional Student Education
Exercise Science/Health Promotion
Experimental Psychology
Finance
French
Geography
Geology
Geomatics Engineering
Geosciences
German
Graphic Design
Health Administration
History
Hospitality/Tourism Management
Information Engineering Technology
Integrative Biology
Interdisciplinary Studies
International Business
Italian
Jewish Studies
Justice Policy/Management
Language/Linguistics
Liberal Arts/Sciences
Liberal Studies
Linguistics
Management
Management Information Systems
Marketing
Mathematical Science
Mathematical Sciences
Mechanical Engineering
Medicine
Multicultural Education
Multimedia Studies
Music
Nonprofit Management
Nursing
Nursing Practice
Ocean Engineering
Painting/Ceramics
Philosophy
Physics
Political Science
Psychobiology
Psychology
Public Administration
Reading Education
Real Estate
Secondary Education
Social Psychology
Social Sciences
Social Work
Sociology
Spanish
Speech-Language Pathology
Studio Art
Surveying Engineering
Taxation
Theatre
Urban/Regional Planning
Visual Arts
Women's Studies
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Undergraduate

83%

24,823
students

Female
56%
13,895

Male
44%
10,928

Graduate

17%

5,215
students

Female
62%
3,224

Male
38%
1,991

undergraduateFull-time

62%

15,593
students

Female
55%
8,508

Male
45%
7,085

undergraduatePart-time

38%

9,230
students

Female
59%
5,387

Male
41%
3,843

Student Break-down

1%
Nonresident aliens
18%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
American Indian or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
4%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
23%
Hispanic/Latino
47%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
1%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown
2%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, non-Hispanic/Latino

Transfer Admissions

51%

Transfer applicants accepted

57%

Applicants accepted who enroll

Transfer Requirements

Minimum requirements High School GPA: 2.60
College GPA: 2.20
High school transcript Required of Some
College transcript(s) Required of All
Statement of good standing from prior institution(s) Required of All
Interview Not Required/Recommended
Standardized test scores Required of Some
Essay or personal statement Not Required/Recommended

Transfer Application Deadlines

Fall: rolling

Spring: rolling

Summer: rolling

Transfer Credits

Minimum transfers must complete

30

semester hours

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Counseling services

  • Academic
  • Birth control
  • Career
  • Military
  • Minority student
  • Older student
  • Personal
  • Psychological
  • Religious
  • Veteran student

Remedial services offered

Not Reported

Career placement services

  • Alumni network
  • Career/job search classes
  • Co-op education
  • Internships
  • Interview training
  • On-campus job interviews
  • Resume assistance
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Percent of the campus accessible to physically disabled students

100%

Additional services

  • Health insurance
  • Health service
  • Nonremedial tutoring
  • Placement service
  • Women's Center

Special programs for physically disabled students

  • Adaptive equipment
  • Braille services
  • Interpreters for hearing-impaired
  • Note-taking services
  • Reader services
  • Tape recorders
  • Tutors

International Students

Number of foreign countries represented by degree-seeking undergraduate non-resident aliens 135
Countries most often represented Brazil
Colombia
Haiti
Jamaica
Peru
Venezuela
Special services offered for international applicants International student center

International Student Contact

Mihaela Metianu
Director, International Students and Services
561 297-3049
mmetianu@fau.edu

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