Florida Atlantic University

Quick Facts:
Address 777 Glades Road,
PO Box 3091
Boca Raton, FL 33431
Metropolitan Area South Florida
Yearly Tuition In/Out of State $5,986/$21,543
School Type Public
Year Founded 1961
School Website www.fau.edu

Florida Atlantic University (FAU) with its main campus in Boca Raton and its six satellite campuses across Palm Beach, Broward and St. Lucie Counties is one of the two Florida public universities in South Florida. Initially, FAU only admitted graduate and upper-division undergraduate students, but policies have changed and FAU now has a more traditional structure.

2013 Admissions Data

Fall Application Deadline May 1
Acceptance Rate 39%
Average High School GPA 3.5
Average SAT Scores Critical Reading: 480-570
Math: 490-580
Writing: 480-560
Average ACT Scores Math: 20-25
English: 20-24
Writing: 6-8
Application Fee $30
Financial Aid Priority Deadline March 1

Until fairly recently, FAU admission requirements were on the low side. Now, however, FAU only admits students with a high school GPA of at least 2.6 and an SAT score of at least 1390.


Number of Majors Offered 87
Most Popular Majors Biology/Biological Sciences
Student to Faculty Ratio 19:1
Four Year Graduation Rate 16%

FAU programs that have received respectable rankings among all colleges and universities include public affairs, social work and education.

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Student Body

Undergraduates 20,946
Postgraduates 3,874
Male to Female Ratio 44:56
Percent Out-of-State 5%
Student Heritage

Student Life

With several exceptions, all full-time freshman at FAU must stay in university housing. FAU offers programs that seek to house students with other students taking similar courses so that they can assist each other with course work.

There are about 300 university affiliated clubs and organisations which cater to almost any interest.

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