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
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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.299 responses
54%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.299 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 183 responses
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  • Diversity
    23%
  • Interesting
    22%
  • 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.350 responses
Poll
45%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.424 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 208 responses
Report
  • 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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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!
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Florida Atlantic University was a great school! I learned a lot from the professors here and they are very eager to assist their students. Some programs, like mine, even offer internship opportunities, which will help them get a job in the future. However, if you want a "college experience" (meaning dorm life, greek life, etc) I would not suggest FAU as it is mostly a commuters college and most of the students just come here to take classes.
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!