Florida Atlantic University

Boca Raton, FL

Florida Atlantic University

Boca Raton, FL

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Ambition Thrives Here

Florida Atlantic University, established in 1961, officially opened its doors in 1964 as the fifth public university in Florida. Today, the University serves more than 30,000 undergraduate and graduate students across six campuses located along the southeast Florida coast and is ranked as a top public university by U.S. News and World Report.

Innovative learning, ambitious students
FAU is an energetic and fast-growing institution, determined to propel itself to the forefront of innovation and scholarship. In recent years, the University has doubled its research expenditures and outpaced its peers in student achievement rates. Our students are bold, ambitious and ready to take on the world. At FAU, there’s no limit to what you can achieve.

Dedicated to success
Through award-winning advising and career services, FAU provides students with the skills to turn dreams into reality. The University has earned national recognition for student outcomes and is proudly ranked as the most diverse public university in Florida. At FAU, Pell-eligible students, first-generation students, African-American students and Hispanic students all outpace the university’s overall retention and graduation rates, which is an accomplishment that also eliminates the historical achievement gaps between minority and white students.

Academic excellence
Distinguished faculty foster a dynamic learning environment that sets students on a path to tackle today’s most important questions. Research-focused curriculum, fellowships and assistantships provide both undergraduate and graduate students the opportunity to work with world-renowned researchers. FAU is home to nationally ranked programs in business, engineering, computer science, nursing, online education, and honors.



Designated as a Hispanic Service Institution (HSI)


Ranked among “Top Public Schools” by U.S. News & World Report


Ranked second in Florida in the College Consensus “2022 Best Value Colleges and Universities” and ranked #24 out of 100 overall.


#1 Public Florida University for Campus Ethnic Diversity


#1 Doctoral-Level Undergraduate Research University

By the Numbers


30,000 (approx)

Degree Programs

NCAA Division 1 Teams


Registered internships

In research expenditures

$6.3 Billion
annual economic impact

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