Florida Atlantic University

Boca Raton, FL

Florida Atlantic University

Boca Raton, FL

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Tuition & Fees

$4,879

$16,731

not including housing and food

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undergraduateRatios

43%

male

57%

female

21

students

1

faculty

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Moderately Selective

74%

acceptance rate

Accepted 18,919
Declined 6,381
Total Received 25,300
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Public

31,632

undergraduate students

6,298

graduate students

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School Facts

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

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Application link Apply online
Public/private Public
Campus enrollment 37,930
Established in 1961
Coeducational Coeducational

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.

  • Campus Setting: Small-medium city

Florida Atlantic University
777 Glades Road
Boca Raton, FL
33431-6424

Campus Life

yes
Housing available
15%
of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
57%
of freshmen that live in campus-owned housing
no
Students are not required to live in school housing
yes
Students may have cars on campus
yes
Alcohol is permitted on campus to students of legal age

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% freshman classHigh School Class Rank

Top 1/10
16%
Top 1/4
48%
Top 1/2
85%
Bottom 1/2
15%
Bottom 1/4
3%

Test Scores

Average freshman score by percentile.

75th
620
25th
540
75th
600
25th
520
75th
25
25th
20
75th
24
25th
18
75th
26
25th
21

Admissions Facts

Application fee $30
Admissions interview (required or recommended) Neither
Common application accepted Yes
Application deadline (priority deadline) February 15
Application deadline (final deadline) May 1
SAT/ACT requirements SAT or ACT Required SAT Subject Tests Required

Moderately Selective

74%

acceptance rate

Accepted 18,919
Declined 6,381
Total Received 25,300

Admissions Factors

Required

Admission test scores
Secondary School GPA
Secondary School Record
Completion of college-preparatory program
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)

Recommended

Secondary School Rank
Recommendations

Neither required nor recommended

Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)
Formal demonstration of competencies

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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

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

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Financial Facts

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Financial Aid Office


P: 561 297-3530
F: 561 297-3517

Varsity Sports

M W
All track combined yes
Baseball yes
Basketball yes yes
Beach volleyball yes
Football yes
Golf yes yes
Soccer yes yes
Softball yes
Swimming and diving yes yes
Tennis yes yes
Track and field x country yes
Volleyball yes

Club Sports - Men's

badminton, diving, ice hockey, judo, karate, kiteboarding, lacrosse, paintball, power lifting, rugby, running, sailing, skydiving, soccer, surfing, tae kwon do, ultimate Frisbee, wrestling

Club Sports - Women's

badminton, diving, karate, lacrosse, rugby, running, sailing, skydiving, soccer, softball, surfing, tae kwon do, ultimate Frisbee, water polo

Intramural/Recreational Sports

archery, basketball, Brazilian jujitsu, dodgeball, flag football, golf, sand volleyball, soccer, softball, tae kown do, tennis

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Athletic Facts

Athletic conference memberships
Conference USA

Majors

Assc. Bach. Mast. Doct.
Accounting. yes yes
Anthropology, General. yes yes
Applied Mathematics, General. yes
Architecture. yes
Art Teacher Education. yes
Art/Art Studies, General. yes
Artificial Intelligence. yes
Audiology/Audiologist and Speech-Language Pathology/Pathologist. yes
Behavioral Neuroscience. yes yes
Bioengineering and Biomedical Engineering. yes
Biological and Physical Sciences. yes
Biology/Biological Sciences, General. yes yes yes
Biomedical Sciences, General. yes
Biotechnology. yes
Business Administration and Management, General. yes yes yes
Chemistry, General. yes yes yes
City/Urban, Community, and Regional Planning. yes yes
Civil Engineering, General. yes yes
Clinical/Medical Social Work. yes
Communication and Media Studies, Other. yes
Computer Engineering, General. yes yes yes
Computer and Information Sciences, General. yes yes yes
Computer/Computer Systems Technology/Technician. yes
Counselor Education/School Counseling and Guidance Services. yes yes
Creative Writing. yes
Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration. yes
Criminal Justice/Safety Studies. yes
Curriculum and Instruction. yes yes
Digital Communication and Media/Multimedia. yes yes
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General. yes yes
Economics, General. yes yes
Education, General. yes yes
Educational Leadership and Administration, General. yes yes
Educational Psychology. yes
Educational/Instructional Technology. yes
Electrical and Electronics Engineering. yes yes yes
Elementary Education and Teaching. yes yes
English Language and Literature, General. yes yes
English/Language Arts Teacher Education. yes
Environmental Design/Architecture. yes
Environmental Science. yes
Environmental/Environmental Health Engineering. yes
Exercise Science and Kinesiology. yes yes
Experimental Psychology. yes
Finance, General. yes yes
Fine/Studio Arts, General. yes
Foreign Languages and Literatures, General. yes yes
French Language and Literature. yes yes
Geography. yes yes
Geological and Earth Sciences/Geosciences, Other. yes yes yes
Geology/Earth Science, General. yes yes
Health/Health Care Administration/Management. yes yes
Health/Medical Physics. yes
History, General. yes yes
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting and Related Protective Services, Other. yes
Hospitality Administration/Management, General. yes
Information Technology. yes
International Business/Trade/Commerce. yes
Jewish/Judaic Studies. yes
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities, Other. yes
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies. yes yes yes
Linguistics. yes yes
Management Information Systems, General. yes yes
Marine Sciences. yes
Marketing/Marketing Management, General. yes
Mathematics Teacher Education. yes yes
Mathematics, General. yes yes yes
Mechanical Engineering. yes yes yes
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other. yes yes
Music Management. yes yes
Music Teacher Education. yes
Music, General. yes yes
Non-Profit/Public/Organizational Management. yes
Nursing Science. yes
Nursing/Registered Nurse (RN, ASN, BSN, MSN) yes yes
Ocean Engineering. yes yes yes
Philosophy. yes
Physics, General. yes yes yes
Political Science and Government, General. yes yes
Psychology, General. yes yes
Public Administration. yes yes yes
Reading Teacher Education. yes
Real Estate. yes
Science Teacher Education/General Science Teacher Education. yes
Secondary Education and Teaching. yes
Social Science Teacher Education. yes
Social Sciences, General. yes
Social Work. yes yes
Social and Philosophical Foundations of Education. yes
Sociology, General. yes yes
Spanish Language and Literature. yes yes
Special Education and Teaching, General. yes yes yes
Speech Communication and Rhetoric. yes
Surveying Engineering. yes
Taxation. yes
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Subject Areas, Other. yes
Teaching English as a Second or Foreign Language/ESL Language Instructor. yes
Women's Studies. yes

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Most Popular Majors

  1. Biological Sciences
  2. Psychology
  3. Criminal Justice

Programs Offered

  • Accelerated study
  • Certificate programs
  • Distance Learning
  • Double majors
  • Dual degrees
  • Honors program
  • Independent study
  • Internships
  • Pass/fail grading option
  • Self-designed majors
  • Weekend College

Cooperative Education Programs

  • Art
  • Business
  • Computer Science
  • Education
  • Engineering
  • Health Professions
  • Humanities
  • Natural Science
  • Social/Behavioral Science

37,930

total students

87%

in-state

13%

out-of-state

Undergraduate

Graduate

83%

31,632
students

Female
57%
17,994

Male
43%
13,638

17%

6,298
students

Female
61%
3,819

Male
39%
2,479

undergraduateFull-time

undergraduatePart-time

58%

18,454
students

Female
56%
10,320

Male
44%
8,134

42%

13,178
students

Female
58%
7,674

Male
42%
5,504

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Student Break-down

3%
Nonresident aliens
20%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native American 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

Transfer Enrollment

164

Transfer applicants enrolled

1%

Students are transfer students

Transfer Requirements

Minimum requirements High School GPA: 3.00
College GPA: 2.25
High school transcript Required of Some
College transcript(s) Required of All
Essay or personal statement Not Required/Recommended
Interview Not Required/Recommended
Standardized test scores Required of Some
Statement of good standing from prior institution(s) Required of All

Transfer Application Deadline

Fall: July 1

Spring: November 1

Summer: April 15

Transfer Credits

Minimum transfers must complete

30

semester hours

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International Students

Number of foreign countries represented by degree-seeking undergraduate non-resident aliens 89
Countries most often represented Brazil
China
Colombia
Haiti
Mexico
Venezuela
Special services offered for international applicants ESL program/classes
International student center

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