Florida Atlantic University

Boca Raton, FL

Florida Atlantic University

Boca Raton, FL

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Florida Atlantic University, a member of the Florida State University System, was established by a legislative act in 1961.

FAU has 10 academically distinguished colleges: the Charles E. Schmidt College of Medicine, the Charles E. Schmidt College of Science, the Christine E. Lynn College of Nursing, the College for Design and Social Inquiry, the College of Business, the College of Education, the College of Engineering and Computer Science, the Dorothy F. Schmidt College of Arts and Letters, the Graduate College, and the Harriet L. Wilkes Honors College. In addition to its original 850-acre campus in Boca Raton, FAU has sites throughout its six-county service region of southeast Florida. With an annual economic impact of $6.3 billion, FAU is currently serving more than 30,000 undergraduate and graduate students.

The University has joint research and education agreements with three of the premier scientific research organizations in the world: the Scripps Research Institute, the Torrey Pines Institute for Molecular Studies, and the Max Planck Florida Institute for Neuroscience. Active partnerships with the H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Research Institute—a National Cancer Institute–designated comprehensive cancer center—and the Smithsonian Marine Station enhance FAU's mission. A member of Conference USA, FAU has 19 men’s and women’s intercollegiate teams, including an NCAA Division I football team that has won two bowl games.




Designated as a Hispanic Service Institution (HSI)


Ranked for the first time among “Top Public Schools,” coming in at #140 in 2019 | U.S. News & World Report


Ranked as “the best total package” in Florida, considering cost, job prospects, career earnings, diversity, and acceptance rates | Ladders.com


The Leon Charney Diplomacy Program: Recipient of 19 national and international awards for academic excellence, including the Distinguished Delegation award at Nationals in NYC and the Outstanding Delegation in DC


The Harriet L. Wilkes Honors College: The only full-immersion honors college in the nation at a comprehensive research university

Florida Atlantic University is an energetic and dynamic 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.

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