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Tuition & Fees

$6,039

$21,595

not including room and board

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undergraduateRatios

44%

56%

male

female

1
24

teacher

students

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Selective

59%

acceptance rate

Accepted 9,509
Declined + 6,398
Total Received 15,907
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Public

25,400

undergraduate students

5,138

graduate students

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Most Popular Majors

  1. Management Programs
  2. Biological Sciences
  3. Criminal Justice
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Codes

SAT 5229
ACT 0729

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
3%
600-699
15%
500-599
49%
400-499
32%
300-399
1%
700-800
2%
600-699
16%
500-599
46%
400-499
34%
300-399
2%
700-800
1%
600-699
11%
500-599
47%
400-499
38%
300-399
3%
30-36
6%
24-29
30%
18-23
54%
12-17
9%
6-11
1%
30-36
3%
24-29
36%
18-23
46%
12-17
15%
30-36
5%
24-29
33%
18-23
59%
12-17
3%
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School Facts

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

Public/private Public
Campus Enrollment 30,538
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)
•  ACSP (Association of Collegiate Schools of Planning)
•  ASHA (American Speech-Language-Hearing Association)
•  CACREP (Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs)
•  CCNE (Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education)
•  CORE (Council on Rehabilitation 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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Boca Raton, FL

850-acre, suburban campus in Boca Raton (population: 91,332), 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
14%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
52%
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

 
15 fraternities 4% of male students
 
11 sororities 6% of female students

% freshman classHigh School Class Rank

Top 1/10
14%
Top 1/4
44%
Top 1/2
83%
Bottom 1/2
17%
Bottom 1/4
2%

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
3%
600-699
15%
500-599
49%
400-499
32%
300-399
1%
700-800
2%
600-699
16%
500-599
46%
400-499
34%
300-399
2%
700-800
1%
600-699
11%
500-599
47%
400-499
38%
300-399
3%
30-36
6%
24-29
30%
18-23
54%
12-17
9%
6-11
1%
30-36
3%
24-29
36%
18-23
46%
12-17
15%
30-36
5%
24-29
33%
18-23
59%
12-17
3%

Admissions Facts

Application fee $30
Common application accepted no
Application deadline February 15 (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 or ACT Required

Selective

59%

acceptance rate

Accepted 9,509
Declined + 6,398
Total Received 15,907

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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Admissions Contact

Jessica Velez-Lopez
Director of Undergraduate Admissions
P: 561 297-3040
F: 561 297-2758
admissions@fau.edu

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Scholarships & Grants

Need-based

Federal $44,326,795
State $8,347,571
Institutional $12,512,635
Other external $2,348,073
Total $67,535,074

Non-need-based

Federal
State $3,871,754
Institutional $1,977,008
Other external $2,609,693
Total $8,458,455

Varsity Sports

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

Athletic Facts

Athletic conference memberships
Conference USA (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
Chemistry
Civil Engineering
Communication
Comparative Literature
Comparative Studies
Complex Systems/Brain Sciences
Computer Engineering
Computer Information Systems
Computer Science
Counselor Education
Creative Writing
Criminal Justice
Criminology/Criminal Justice
Curriculum/Instruction
Early Care/Education
Early Childhood Education
Economics
Educational Leadership
Electrical Engineering
Elementary Education
English
Environmental Education
Environmental Sciences
Exceptional Student Education
Exercise Science/Health Promotion
Experimental Psychology
Finance
French
Geography
Geology
Geomatics Engineering
Geosciences
Graphic Design
Health Administration
History
Hospitality/Tourism Management
Instructional Technology
Integrative Biology
Interdisciplinary Studies
International Business
Italian
Jazz Studies
Jewish Studies
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
Music Business Administration
Neuroscience/Behavior
Nonprofit Management
Nursing
Nursing Practice
Ocean Engineering
Painting/Ceramics
Philosophy
Physics
Political Science
Psychobiology
Psychology
Public Administration
Public Management
Public Safety Administration
Reading Education
Real Estate
Secondary Education
Social Foundations of Education
Social Sciences
Social Work
Sociology
Spanish
Speech-Language Pathology
Studio Art
Surveying Engineering
Taxation
Teaching
Theatre
Urban Design
Urban/Regional Planning
Visual Arts
Women's Studies
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Undergraduate

83%

25,400
students

Female
56%
14,243

Male
44%
11,157

Graduate

17%

5,138
students

Female
59%
3,051

Male
41%
2,087

undergraduateFull-time

63%

16,092
students

Female
56%
8,954

Male
44%
7,138

undergraduatePart-time

37%

9,308
students

Female
57%
5,289

Male
43%
4,019

Student Break-down

3%
Nonresident aliens
19%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
American Indian or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
4%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
25%
Hispanic/Latino
40%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown
4%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, non-Hispanic/Latino

Transfer Admissions

79%

Transfer applicants accepted

61%

Applicants accepted who enroll

Transfer Requirements

Minimum requirements High School GPA: 3.00
College GPA: 2.00
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

Maximum transfered

90

semester hours

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

  • Math
  • Study skills
  • Writing

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 81
Countries most often represented Brazil
Canada
Colombia
Haiti
Peru
Venezuela
Special services offered for international applicants International student center

International Student Contact

Anna Van Dam
Assistant Director, Admissions Office
561 297-2627
avandam1@fau.edu

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