B
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    B
  2. Value
    B
  3. Diversity
    A
  4. Campus
    B+
  5. Athletics
    A
  6. Party Scene
    B
  7. Professors
    B+
  8. Location
    B
  9. Dorms
    B
  10. Campus Food
    B+
  11. Student Life
    B
  12. Safety
    B
Florida Atlantic University is ...
Public
Athletic Division
NCAA Division I-FBS
Athletic Conference
Conference USA
Address
777 Glades Rd
Boca Raton, FL 33431
Website

Florida Atlantic University Rankings

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
68%
Application Deadline
May 1
SAT Range
950-1140
ACT Range
20-25
Application Fee
$30
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
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Test Scores and GPA for Florida Atlantic University

Cost

Net Price
$12,177/ year
National
$15,403
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $10,181/ year
  • $30-48k
    $11,799/ year
  • $49-75k
    $15,181/ year
  • $76-110k
    $17,426/ year
  • $110k+
    $17,868/ year

Academics

Professors
B+
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
23:1
Evening Degree Programs
Yes
71%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.285 responses
57%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.290 responses
53%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.290 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
16,116Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
13%
Pell Grant
39%
Varsity Athletes
3%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 174 responses
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  • Diversity
    24%
  • Interesting
    23%
  • Bright
    12%
  • Rich
    9%
  • Either super rich or dirt poor
    8%
  • Everyone is extremely friendly and liberal
    7%
  • Interested
    6%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
Poll
52%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.341 responses
Poll
45%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.415 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 199 responses
Report
  • Diverse
    42%
  • Convient, diverse, stable and awesome. I love it.
    16%
  • Fun
    11%
  • Convenient to home
    10%
  • Stable
    7%
  • Lack of student involvement
    5%
  • Boring
    4%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$41,400/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
49%
National
48%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
89%
National
83%
83%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.191 responses
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Florida Atlantic University Reviews

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FAU really exceeded my expectations. I came to FAU as an international student on an athletic scholarship, and was planning on going to school there for a year then move on to a top university once I would be all cleared by the NCAA and admission process. Little did I know that I would find the perfect fit for me and my professional career. My theory about college in the US is that you will broadly learn as much during your undergrad anywhere you go but the connections you make will be the difference. Going to school in south Florida gave me so many opportunities and I got my dream job right out of school as an analyst even though I was competing against top tier candidates. Being a big fish in a small pond can be very rewarding too!
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I was pleasantly surprised with this university. I still haven't encountered the parking issues everyone complains about and I've been here for over a year. Awesome gym, decent food court, good study areas, beautiful campus and interesting research opportunities!
I attended as dual enrollment during high school- which means you have to go in evening (adjunct professors who teach entry level evening classes are a mixed bag). One class was exciting and well taught whereas the other the teacher informed us he would rather not be there, and was extremely sarcastic and rude to anyone who asked a question. I have heard they are working to improve their undergraduate programs, but as of now it is still pretty much a commuter college that needs to keep improving!