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B
Overall Niche Grade
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  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
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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
60%
Application Deadline
May 1
SAT Range
950-1140
ACT Range
20-25
Application Fee
$30
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action
No

Cost

Net Price
$11,303/ year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $9,217/ year
  • $30-48k
    $11,092/ year
  • $49-75k
    $14,355/ year
  • $76-110k
    $16,846/ year
  • $110k+
    $18,005/ year
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Academics

Professors
B+
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
24:1
Evening Degree Programs
Yes
71%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.285 responses
58%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.300 responses
54%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.300 responses
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Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
16,252Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
13%
Pell Grant
41%
Varsity Athletes
3%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 184 responses
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  • Diversity
    23%
  • Interesting
    23%
  • Bright
    11%
  • Rich
    9%
  • Either super rich or dirt poor
    9%
  • Everyone is extremely friendly and liberal
    8%
  • Interested
    7%

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.351 responses
Poll
45%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.425 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 209 responses
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  • Diverse
    41%
  • Convient, diverse, stable and awesome. I love it.
    18%
  • Fun
    10%
  • Convenient to home
    10%
  • Stable
    7%
  • Lack of student involvement
    5%
  • Boring
    4%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$41,500/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
50%
National
49%
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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This is a great university for those looking for a diverse and immersive college experience! Going here was a great decision. There are always activities going on around campus to keep students involved and feeling well. The administration in most offices should be replaced (registrar, controller, housing) but other than that its a great university with faculty that actually care and know what they're talking about.

Also our sports are awesome for being C-USA division!
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If you're someone who wants to experience going to a larger university then this is the place for you! FAU has over 30,000 students and is able to comfortably accommodate these students with parking and food choices. There is a very large clean library where you can easily find a cozy quiet nook to do your studying in. Overall, the campus is generally very clean and has a lot of interesting animals roaming it like raccoons, iguanas, ducks, and cats! You won't regret spending your undergrade, or even graduate years at FAU!
Florida Atlantic is a great school! This school is growing achievement in the city of Boca Raton and for the State of Florida. They focus on their students academic and career opportunities. FAU is a growing school that is succeeding in many areas. Each year its progressing! Athletics are presenting positive results and incoming students qualifications are going up! FAU programs such as Business, Pre-Med, Education, Exercise Science and many more are growing to be #1. FAU provides certain opportunities that other school don't which gives our students an advantage for the real world and to be successful!