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
    A-
  9. Dorms
    B+
  10. Campus Food
    B+
  11. Student Life
    B+
  12. Safety
    B+
Florida Atlantic University is ...
Public
Athletic Division
NCAA Division I-A
Athletic Conference
Conference USA
Address
777 Glades Rd
Boca Raton, FL 33431
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Admissions

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Test Scores and GPA for Florida Atlantic University

Cost

Net Price
$13,360/ year
National
$15,431
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $10,558/ year
  • $30-48k
    $11,915/ year
  • $49-75k
    $14,602/ year
  • $76-110k
    $17,288/ year
  • $110k+
    $17,920/ year

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
57%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.289 responses
53%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.289 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
15,561Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
14%
Pell Grant
41%
Varsity Athletes
3%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 173 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
    8%
  • 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.340 responses
Poll
45%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.414 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 198 responses
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  • 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 Florida Atlantic University

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$41,400/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
46%
National
47%
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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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!
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I currently attend Florida Atlantic University and I must say it is a big surprise from what I expected! The school is very diverse and there is always something to do meaning beer is always clubs, activities and even games that you can attend. The academics are good overall but just says all schools you should be Setting out extra time in order to study and to be focused and figure out what exactly that you want to do because I know a lot of kids in college have an idea at first but then decide on switching maybe after the second year. There is always upperclassman who can help guide you in terms of degrees and their experience with the type of professors here. Overall, it's a great school to attend I'm glad I came.
I'm only a freshman at FAU, but overall, from what I've seen, I'd say it's a pretty good school. Most of the professors care about the students and try their best to help us. There are also plenty of clubs and organizations, including Greek life, available on campus for students to join! When it comes to sports, they're not so great in that department lol but hopefully they get better! Campus food isn't bad, but I wish we had more restaurant options. Like I said, it's an overall good school and anyone who goes there is sure to get a good education if they put in the work.