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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
    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 16,325 undergraduate students. Admissions is somewhat competitive as the Florida Atlantic acceptance rate is 60%. Popular majors include Liberal Arts and Humanities, Biology, and Psychology. Graduating 51% of students, Florida Atlantic alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $36,200.
About Florida Atlantic University...
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
1060-1220
ACT Range
21-26
Application Fee
$30
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action
No

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Cost

Net Price
$10,100/ 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
$8,635/ year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
82%

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
59%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.315 responses
53%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.315 responses
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Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
16,325Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
8,705
Undergrads Over 25
11%
Pell Grant
40%
Varsity Athletes
3%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 199 responses
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  • Diversity
    24%
  • Interesting
    24%
  • Bright
    12%
  • Rich
    8%
  • Either super rich or dirt poor
    8%
  • Interested
    8%
  • Everyone is extremely friendly and liberal
    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.366 responses
Poll
45%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.440 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 224 responses
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  • Diverse
    41%
  • Convient, diverse, stable and awesome. I love it.
    20%
  • Convenient to home
    10%
  • Fun
    9%
  • Stable
    6%
  • Lack of student involvement
    4%
  • Boring
    4%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$43,200/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
51%
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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Being at FAU is truly a unique experience. Unlike many college communities where the local area is based on the life of the college students; FAU is based on the life outside which in turn influences how the college acts as a whole. We are in a central location less than an hour from three of South Florida's major metro cities, meaning there is always something to do. Being in South Florida also means that there is an extremely diverse population on the campus. Walking down the breezeway it isn't uncommon to hear a plethora of different languages being spoken. FAU's strongest asset is its location, it makes FAU the school to go to!
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Everyone hear is looking to make new connections and new friends. People attending the university are very helpful and some professors are very understanding. They offer a wide variety of tutoring opportunities for tutors and students looking to be tutored. Overall, everyone has good vibes and is super relatable, no matter the major!
Florida Atlantic University overall is outstanding. This university is virtuous when it comes to academics, campus life, and professors. I value Florida Atlantic University's diversity, so far I met several students from all across the world which surprised me. I recommend others to apply to this school because it has so much beneficial things offer. Florida Atlantic University's academic policy requires students to maintain an equitable GPA because its motives are to excel students to their greatest potential. Education is the process of learning and acquiring knowledge, skills, values, beliefs, and habits. Florida Atlantic University accepts and embraces the power of education for all students who attends to their campus. Florida Atlantic University understands that diversity is what brings unity, which is one of the greatest value I believe in.