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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
    A-
  12. Safety
    B
Florida Atlantic is an above-average public university located in Boca Raton, Florida in the Miami Area. It is a large institution with an enrollment of 16,436 undergraduate students. Admissions is fairly competitive as the Florida Atlantic acceptance rate is 59%. Popular majors include Liberal Arts and Humanities, Psychology, and Biology. Graduating 52% of students, Florida Atlantic alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $36,200.
777 Glades Rd SU - 80
Boca Raton, FL 33431
Athletic Division
NCAA Division I-FBS
Athletic Conference
Conference USA

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
59%
Application Deadline
May 1
SAT Range
1080-1240
ACT Range
21-25
Application Fee
$30
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action
No

Cost

Net Price
$9,486/ year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Average Total Aid Awarded
$10,143/ year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
81%

Academics

Professors
B+
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
21:1
Evening Degree Programs
Yes
71%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.285 responses
59%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.326 responses
52%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.326 responses

Majors

Online

Online Programs Offered
13
Offers Online Courses
Yes
Online Certificate Programs
2
Online Associates Programs
0
Online Bachelor's Programs
11
How Students Learn
  • Mix of Online and on Campus
    36%
  • On Campus
    57%
  • Online
    7%

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
16,436Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
7,940
Undergrads Over 25
11%
Pell Grant
39%
Varsity Athletes
3%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 208 responses
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  • Diversity
    24%
  • Interesting
    23%
  • Bright
    13%
  • Either super rich or dirt poor
    8%
  • Rich
    8%
  • Interested
    7%
  • Everyone is extremely friendly and liberal
    7%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
Poll
53%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.377 responses
Poll
46%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.451 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 235 responses
Report
  • Diverse
    41%
  • Convient, diverse, stable and awesome. I love it.
    19%
  • Convenient to home
    10%
  • Fun
    9%
  • Stable
    7%
  • Lack of student involvement
    4%
  • Boring
    3%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$43,200/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
52%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
90%
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 offers a wide variety of programs, and has wonderful professors who are full of knowledge and very cooperative with students. Professors are genuinely interested in helping you succeed. Tons of research and professional opportunities. From an academic standpoint the university is great! However, Financial Aid and Admissions are quite difficult to pin down and work with. Student life is decent, however FAU is largely a commuter college.
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I've been Florida Atlantic University for almost a year now at both Davie and Boca Raton campus. All I can say is that, I love the Davie campus! So friendly and a conducive learning environment. I am a transfer student from Broward College and I am used to a smaller learning enviorment and the campus is the perfect fit for me. The people are so friendly, encouraging you to participate in activities. Also, the professors actually care. Since it is a smaller class they really can get to know you in an intimate setting and not just by iClicker. I wish I could stay at Davie for the rest of my time there but I know I'll be graduating on the main campus. It's great.
I’m a junior at FAU. I went in as a freshman with an exercise science major and wanted to change to linguistics my sophomore year. I was told to go to many different people to help me with that to get approval. I would go to the next person and they would send me somewhere else. Finally I ended up in the correct office but the man helping me tried to convince me to not go into the Speech Pathology field but rather counseling. I had to continually tell him no I want to do speech and after what seemed like a lifetime, he finally approved it. Which then I had to go to another office for more approval. Not an easy process so make sure you choose your major wisely!