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Florida Atlantic University
  • 4 Year
  • Boca Raton, FL

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Report Card

grade B+
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    grade B
  2. Value
    grade B+
  3. Diversity
    grade A
  4. Campus
    grade B+
  5. Athletics
    grade A minus
  6. Party Scene
    grade B+
  7. Professors
    grade B+
  8. Location
    grade A minus
  9. Dorms
    grade B
  10. Campus Food
    grade B+
  11. Student Life
    grade A minus
  12. Safety
    grade B

editorial

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 16,678 undergraduate students. Admissions is somewhat competitive as the Florida Atlantic acceptance rate is 63%. Popular majors include Liberal Arts and Humanities, Biology, and Psychology. Graduating 50% of students, Florida Atlantic alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $36,200.

About

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.

FAU Admissions

Acceptance Rate
63%
Application Deadline
Rolling Admissions
SAT Range
1080-1240
ACT Range
22-26
Application Fee
$30
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action
No

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Cost

Net Price
$9,861 / 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
$10,878 / year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
82%

Scholarship

Academics

Professors
grade 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. 332 responses
52%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage. 332 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
  • All
    9%
  • None
    51%
  • Some
    40%

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
16,678 Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
8,062
Undergrads Over 25
9%
Pell Grant
37%
Varsity Athletes
3%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 215 responses
  • Diversity
    26%
  • Interesting
    22%
  • Bright
    12%
  • Either super rich or dirt poor
    7%
  • Rich
    7%
  • Everyone is extremely friendly and liberal
    7%
  • Interested
    7%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
No data available  
Poll
53%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join. 383 responses
Poll
46%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life. 457 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 241 responses
  • Diverse
    41%
  • Convient, diverse, stable and awesome. I love it.
    20%
  • 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
50%
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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