Search For A Degree
Matchcollege.com is an advertising-supported site. Featured or trusted partner programs and all school search, finder, or match results are for schools that compensate us. This compensation does not influence our school rankings, resource guides, or other editorially-independent information published on this site.

Contact Information

General Contact

Admissions Office

Financial Aid Office

ACCEPTANCE RATE

63.28%

FINANCIAL AID RATE

81%

STUDENT TEACHER RATIO

21:1

DEGREE OFFERED ONLINE

58

FINANCIAL AID AWARD AVG.

$8,450

School Reviews

Average Grants + Scholarship Aid Awarded to Undergraduate Students

Percent of Full-Time Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid

Percent of Students Paying In-State Tuition vs Out-of-State Tuition

Virtual Tour of Campus

Virtual Tour of Florida Atlantic University

College Video Tour

School Map

Florida Atlantic University

1500 S Martin Luther King Jr Blvd, Tallahassee, FL

Florida Atlantic University (FAU) is a public research university located in Boca Raton, Florida on an 850 campus near the Atlantic Ocean. FAU has seven campuses and sites in all. FAU offers more than 170 academic degree programs at the undergraduate and graduate levels. Classified as a high research activity institution by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching, research areas at FAU range from biomedicine to biotechnology and ocean engineering.

FAU receives high ranking for the diversity of its student body, representing all 50 states and more than 180 countries.

Many FAU academic programs receive high marks, including its business, accounting and nursing programs. The university established the first ocean engineering degree program in the United States in 1965, and conducts research for the U.S. Navy on security-related projects. The school's Biomedical and Marine Biotechnology Center, Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institute, and its Ocean Energy Technology Center are considered national "Centers of Excellence."

History

FAU was founded in 1964, with President Lyndon B. Johnson giving the dedication address, in which he challenged FAU to lead "...a new revolution in education in America."  His words were meant to illustrate the character of Florida Atlantic University as a new type of institution of higher learning that was not exclusive to wealthy "ivy league" families, but making education accessible to everyone and anyone who might qualify.

The school came into existence thanks largely to the contributions and efforts of a banker named Thomas Fleming, Jr. The school lacked a location and funding for facilities, so he initiated two separate funding campaigns through an Endowment Corporation. The first was promoted with the public slogan "Boca U. in '62," and the second was promoted as "Open the Door in '64."  The Endowment Corporation successfully raised nearly $300,000 for the establishment of the FAU. Today the Endowment Corporation is called the "FAU Foundation."

Academics

The academic calendar for Florida Atlantic University follows the semester format, with fall and spring semesters, and three shorter summer terms.

Colleges and Schools

  • Dorothy F. Schmidt College of Arts and Letters
  • College of Business
  • College for Design and Social Inquiry
  • College of Education
  • College of Engineering and Computer Science
  • The Graduate College
  • Harriet L. Wilkes Honors College
  • Charles E. Schmidt College of Medicine
  • Christine E. Lynn College of Nursing
  • Charles E. Schmidt College of Science

Student Life

Students at FAU can choose from hundreds or clubs, associations and organizations to become involved in, including fraternities and sororities, as well as internships, research projects and study abroad programs.

The Boca Raton campus (main campus) of FAU provides many facilities and support services for students. Its Performing Arts Auditorium hosts many live performances by visiting performers that include rock concerts and the Florida Philharmonic Orchestra. Residential housing is available, and there are two cafeterias on campus.  The athletics department on campus offers excellent recreation facilities that are available to all students, including tennis courts and an aquatic center.

The campus also boasts a large library, as well as computer labs and study areas, a media center, and student union, among other amenities.

Athletics

The FAU "Owls" athletic teams compete in 18 intercollegiate sports, and have had 21 conference championships.  Sports at FAU include:

Men's Sports:

  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Football
  • Golf
  • Soccer
  • Swimming and Diving
  • Tennis 

Women's Sports:

  • Basketball
  • Cheer
  • Cross Country
  • Dance
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Swimming and Diving
  • Tennis
  • Track
  • Volleyball

Satellite Campuses

In addition to its main campus in Boca Raton, Florida Atlantic University has several satellite campuses and learning sites in Florida:

  • FAU Dania Beach Campus
  • FAU Davie Campus
  • FAU Fort Lauderdale Campus
  • Harbor Branch
  • FAU - John D. MacArthur Campus at Jupiter (FAU Jupiter)
  • FAU Treasure Coast Campus

Community Life

FAU believes in civic engagement, and there are many programs that connect the FAU campus and its students to community businesses, government, non-profits and more.

Admission Requirements & Details

The admission details below may give an overview of the students Florida Atlantic University accepts. The details may include application requirements and recommendations, as well as any college credits that may be transferred.

College Credits Accepted

  • Dual Credits
  • AP Course Credits

Student Enrollment

Florida Atlantic University has a total student population of about 30,000. The enrollment breakdown by academic level is 11% enrolling as graduate students and 82% as undergraduate students.

$9,500

Estimated Costs & Financial Aid

The average "out of pocket" cost of attendance, after any grants and scholarships are considered, is around $9,500. In order to calculate a more accurate and detailed cost of attendance check out their cost calculator here. There is also a $30 application fee for those applying to a program. The figures listed below are for informational purposes only and do not represent current or future tuition, fees, and expenses.

Tuition & Fees Information

  • Annual tuition estimates are:
    • In-State: $2,500-$3,000
    • Out-of-State: $14,000-$17,250
  • Part-time students are charged:
    • State Residents: $200-$240 per credit unit
    • Nonresidents: $720-$870 per credit unit
  • May offer prepaid tuition rates, allowing tuition to be purchased at current rates for future enrollment.

Financial Aid Details

The information below lists the financial aid types students are receiving. Also shown are the percent of students receiving aid and the average amount of aid per student per year.

 Percent of StudentsAverage Amount
Any Financial Aid81%-
Receiving Grants & Scholarships70%$10,143
Receiving Student Loans38%$6,167
accrediation - SELECT Campus_Name, Campus_IPEDS_UnitID, Agency_Name,clean_program_name as Program_Name,Accreditation_Type,Accreditation_Status,Accreditation_Date_Type,Periods,cipcode,entity_id FROM `college_accreditations_2015` ca left join `college_accreditations_program_names` capn on capn.program_name = ca.Program_Name WHERE `entity_id` = '133669' AND `Last Action` = ''
here is the count .. public-colleges-3-1
here is the count .. public-colleges-3-2
here is the count .. public-colleges-3-4
here is the count .. public-colleges-3-4
here is the count .. public-colleges-3-1
here is the count .. public-colleges-3-2

Academics & Student Services

Student Services

To support students and graduates, Florida Atlantic University may offer services including:

  • Distance learning
  • Night and weekend classes available
  • Career path counseling
  • Work study style employment
  • Assisting students to find work

Specialized Programs & Accreditations

  • Medical (M.D.) Program
  • Music Program
  • Bachelor's Degree in Nursing (BSN) Program
  • Nursing (MSN, DSN) Program
  • Speech-Language Pathology Program
  • Elementary and Secondary School Teacher Education Program

Intercollegiate Athletics

Florida Atlantic University is a Member of National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA), with many of the sports being in the NCAA Division I-FBS classification. The most popular sports played are listed below:

  • Baseball (Conference Usa)
  • Basketball (Conference Usa)
  • Track and Field (Conference Usa)
  • Football (Conference Usa)
  • Golf
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Swimming and Diving
  • Tennis
  • Track and Field, X-Country
  • Volleyball
  • Beach Volleyball
here is the count .. public-colleges-3-1
here is the count .. public-colleges-3-2
here is the count .. public-colleges-3-4
here is the count .. public-colleges-3-1
here is the count .. public-colleges-3-1
here is the count .. public-colleges-3-2
here is the count .. public-colleges-3-3
here is the count .. public-colleges-3-2
here is the count .. public-colleges-3-2
here is the count .. public-colleges-3-3
here is the count .. public-colleges-3-2
here is the count .. public-colleges-3-1
here is the count .. public-colleges-3-1
here is the count .. public-colleges-3-1
here is the count .. public-colleges-3-1
here is the count .. public-colleges-3-2
here is the count .. public-colleges-3-1
here is the count .. public-colleges-3-2
here is the count .. public-colleges-3-2
here is the count .. public-colleges-3-3
here is the count .. public-colleges-3-3
here is the count .. public-colleges-3-3
here is the count .. public-colleges-3-3
here is the count .. public-colleges-3-3
here is the count .. public-colleges-3-1
here is the count .. public-colleges-3-1
here is the count .. public-colleges-3-3
here is the count .. public-colleges-3-2
here is the count .. public-colleges-3-3
here is the count .. public-colleges-3-3
here is the count .. public-colleges-3-1
here is the count .. public-colleges-3-2
here is the count .. public-colleges-3-1
here is the count .. public-colleges-3-3
here is the count .. public-colleges-3-3
here is the count .. public-colleges-3-2
here is the count .. public-colleges-3-2
here is the count .. public-colleges-3-4
here is the count .. public-colleges-3-2
here is the count .. public-colleges-3-1
here is the count .. public-colleges-3-1
here is the count .. public-colleges-3-1
here is the count .. public-colleges-3-2
here is the count .. public-colleges-3-3
here is the count .. public-colleges-3-5
here is the count .. public-colleges-3-2
here is the count .. public-colleges-3-1
here is the count .. public-colleges-3-1
here is the count .. public-colleges-3-3
here is the count .. public-colleges-3-3
here is the count .. public-colleges-3-2
here is the count .. public-colleges-3-2
here is the count .. public-colleges-3-4
here is the count .. public-colleges-3-3
here is the count .. public-colleges-3-2
here is the count .. public-colleges-3-1
here is the count .. public-colleges-3-1
here is the count .. public-colleges-3-1
here is the count .. public-colleges-3-2
here is the count .. public-colleges-3-2
here is the count .. public-colleges-3-2
here is the count .. public-colleges-3-2
here is the count .. public-colleges-3-2
here is the count .. public-colleges-3-1
here is the count .. public-colleges-3-2
here is the count .. public-colleges-3-2
here is the count .. public-colleges-3-2
here is the count .. public-colleges-3-1

Programs Offered

The program list below is organized by areas of study. The programs that have a link will direct you to the program's profile page where you can learn more about education requirements and career pathways.

Get More Information

Get more information about the programs offered by Florida Atlantic University by clicking the request information to the right.

(C) Certificate or Award | (A) Associate's | (B) Bachelor's | (M) Master's Degree | (D) Doctorate (PhD,...)

  • Mathematics and Statistics

Other 4-Year Public Colleges

The list of schools below have been selected by researching which schools offer similar programs to Florida Atlantic University.

Also, you can compare schools by looking through our list of colleges & universities:

Contact Information

General Contact

Admissions Office

Financial Aid Office

PHP Code Snippets Powered By : XYZScripts.com