Florida Atlantic University

Boca Raton, FL

Florida Atlantic University

Boca Raton, FL

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Undergrad

Tuition & Fees

$6,099

$21,655

not including room and board

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undergraduateRatios

43%

male

57%

female

1

teacher

24

students

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Moderately Selective

63%

acceptance rate

Accepted 11,930
Declined 6,924
Total Received 18,854
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Public

24,842

undergraduate students

5,219

graduate students

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850-acre, suburban campus in Boca Raton (population: 98,150), 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.

  • Metropolitan area: Miami, Fort Lauderdale, West Palm Beach
  • Campus Size: hectares
  • Nearest airport: Palm Beach, Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International

Florida Atlantic University
777 Glades Road
Boca Raton
33431-6424

Campus Life

yes
Housing available
18%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
yes
Students through freshman year required to live on campus
yes
Freshman guaranteed housing
yes
Coed housing

Top Organizations

  • American Society of Civil Engineers
  • Dive Club
  • Pre-Law Society
  • Submarine Club
  • American Criminal Justice Society

Top Events

  • Homecoming
  • Fall Festival
  • Festival of Nations
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Campus Facts

  • Student-run campus newspaper
  • Drama/Theater group
  • Student-run radio station
  • Marching band
  • Choral groups
  • National fraternities on campus
  • Local fraternities on campus
  • National soroities on campus
  • Local sororities on campus

Campus Security

  • 24 hour emergency telephone/alarm devices
  • 24 hour patrol by trained security personnel
  • Student patrols
  • Late-night transport/escort service
  • Electronically-operated dormitory entrances

% freshman classHigh School Class Rank

Top 1/10
16%
Top 1/4
48%
Top 1/2
85%

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
5%
600-699
37%
500-599
54%
400-499
4%
700-800
6%
600-699
27%
500-599
60%
400-499
7%
30-36
9%
24-29
41%
18-23
48%
12-17
2%

Admissions Facts

Considers standardized test scores in admission decisions yes
Application fee $30
Average Freshman GPA (4.0 scale) 3.74

Moderately Selective

63%

acceptance rate

Accepted 11,930
Declined 6,924
Total Received 18,854

Admissions Factors

Very Important

academic GPA
class rank
rigor of secondary school record
standardized test scores

Considered

extracurricular activities
level of applicant's interest
talent/ability

Not Considered

alumni/ae relation
character/personal qualities
application essay
first generation
geographical residence
interview
racial/ethnic status
recommendation(s)
religious affiliation/commitment
state residency
volunteer work
work experience

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International Facts

Number of foreign countries represented by degree-seeking undergraduate non-resident aliens 110
Accepts International Baccalaureate no
Offers English as a second language yes

Varsity Sports

M W
Baseball
Basketball
Cheerleading
Cross-country running
Football
Golf
Soccer
Softball
Swimming and diving
Tennis
Track and field
Volleyball

Intramural Sports Men

Bowling, Table tennis, Ultimate frisbee

Intramural Sports Women

Bowling, Table tennis, Ultimate frisbee

Club Sports Men

Ice hockey, Lacrosse, Rock climbing, Rugby, Sailing, Weight lifting, Wrestling

Club Sports Women

Ice hockey, Rock climbing, Rugby, Sailing

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Athletic Conference

NCAA Division 1

Majors

Assc. Bach. Mast. Doct.
Accounting
Anthropology
Architecture
Art/Art Studies, General
Biology/Biological Sciences, General
Business Administration and Management, General
Chemistry, General
City/Urban, Community and Regional Planning
Civil Engineering, General
Computer Engineering, General
Computer Technology/Computer Systems Technology
Computer and Information Sciences, General
Criminal Justice/Safety Studies
Digital Communication and Media/Multimedia
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
Early Childhood Education and Teaching
Economics, General
Electrical and Electronics Engineering
Elementary Education and Teaching
English Language and Literature, General
English/Language Arts Teacher Education
Environmental Design/Architecture
Finance, General
French Language and Literature
Geography
Geology/Earth Science, General
Health/Health Care Administration/Management
History, General
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting and Related Protective Services, Other
Hospitality Administration/Management, General
International Business/Trade/Commerce
Jewish/Judaic Studies
Kinesiology and Exercise Science
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities, Other
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
Linguistics
Management Information Systems, General
Marketing/Marketing Management, General
Mathematics Teacher Education
Mathematics, General
Mechanical Engineering
Music Management
Music Teacher Education
Music, General
Ocean Engineering
Philosophy
Physics, General
Physiological Psychology/Psychobiology
Political Science and Government, General
Psychology, General
Public Administration
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
Science Teacher Education/General Science Teacher Education
Social Psychology
Social Science Teacher Education
Social Sciences, General
Social Work
Sociology
Spanish Language and Literature
Special Education and Teaching, General
Speech Communication and Rhetoric
Surveying Engineering
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Programs Offered

  • English as a second language
  • Distance learning
  • Double major
  • Independent study
  • Accelerated degree
  • Freshman honors college
  • Honors college
  • Graduated courses offered to undergraduates
  • Cooporative programs
  • Internships
  • Off campus study
  • Summer session for credit
  • Study abroad
  • Part time undergraduate degrees
  • Army ROTC
  • Air force ROTC

Other Programs

  • Doctorial degree - other
  • Doctoral degree - professional
  • Doctoral degree research/scholarship

30,061

total students

94%

in-state

6%

out-of-state

Undergraduate

Graduate

83%

24,842
students

Female
57%
14,066

Male
43%
10,776

17%

5,219
students

Female
61%
3,163

Male
39%
2,056

undergraduateFull-time

undergraduatePart-time

67%

16,679
students

Female
57%
9,344

Male
43%
7,335

33%

8,163
students

Female
58%
4,722

Male
42%
3,441

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Student Facts

Freshman retention rate 82%
Student 4 year graduation rate 27%
Student 5 year graduation rate 17%
Student 6 year graduation rate 5%

Student Break-down

3%
Nonresident aliens
20%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
American Indian or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
4%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
27%
Hispanic/Latino
39%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown
3%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, non-Hispanic/Latino

2,367

Transfer students enrolled

8%

Transfer students

Transfer Information

Fall transfer enrollment yes
Winter transfer enrollment no
Spring transfer enrollment yes
Summer transfer enrollment yes
Accepts CLEP subject tests yes
Accepts CLEP general tests yes
Accepts excelsior college examinations no
Generally accepts credits from other institutions yes
Accepts DSST/DANTES yes
Accepts Life Long Learning Credit no
Age limit (number of years) for completed credits/courses to be transferred no
No Age limit for completed credits/courses to be transferred no

Transfer Application Deadlines

Fall: May 1

Transfer difficulty

Moderately difficult

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Counseling services

  • Group career
  • Individual career
  • Learning disability
  • Personal/Psychological
  • Veteran student

Remedial services offered

Not reported

Career placement services

  • Alumni Network
  • Career Library
  • Career interest testing
  • Interview workshop
  • Job Fairs
  • Job Interviews
  • Job bank
  • On-campus employer recruitment
  • Resume preparation
  • Resume referral

Percent of the campus accessible to physically disabled students

Not Reported

Additional services

  • 24 hour library
  • Computer training or assistance
  • Health clinic
  • Women's center

Special programs for physically disabled students

Not Reported

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