FAU

Florida Atlantic University

777 Glades Rd, Boca Raton, United States
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  • Total Documents
    2,305
  • Class Notes
    1,410
  • Textbook Notes
    266
  • Study Guides
    627
  • Currently Enrolled
    993
  • Previously Enrolled
    873

Overview of Florida Atlantic University (FAU)

About this school

  • Institution Type


    Public

  • Undergraduate Students


    • Undergraduate Students:25,025
    • Men:11,044 Men (44.1%)
    • Women:13,981 Women (55.9%)

Location

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Admission Information (FAU)

Freshman Admission Requirements

Difficulty of Admission


Admission to Florida Atlantic University is moderately difficult: more than 75% of freshmen were in the top 50% of their high school class and scored over 1010 on the SAT I or over 18 on the ACT; about 85% or fewer of all applicants accepted.

High School Preparation


  • High School Graduation:

    High school diploma required and GED is accepted

  • High School Program:

    College preparatory program is required

Required Or Recomended High School Units


SubjectRequired UnitsRecommended Units
English
4
-
Mathematics
4
-
Science
3
-
Foreign Language
2
-
Social Studies
3
-
History
-
-
Academic Electives
3
-

Examinations Required


ExamRequiredScores Due Date
SAT or ACT
Required
May 1
SAT Only
-
-
ACT Only
-
-
SAT and SAT Subject Tests, or ACT
-
-
SAT Subject Tests Only
-
-
Essay/TestStatusScores Due Date
SAT Essay Component Policy
Not Reported
ACT Writing Test Policy
Writing component required
ACT Writing Test Policy
SAT: No policy as of now ACT: No policy as of now

Admission Details

Admissions Office


Address
777 Glades Road
City, State, Zip
Boca Raton, FL 33431-0991
Phone
(561) 297-3040
Fax
-
Email

Application Dates And Fees


Regular Admission Deadline
Rolling
Application Fee
$30
Application Fee Waiver
Available
Regular Admission Notification
Rolling
Accept Offer Of Admission
May 1
Waiting List Used
No
Defer Admission
Student can defer admission
Transfer Admission
Transfer applications accepted

Early Admission


Early Decision Offered
No
Early Decision Deadline
-
Early Decision Notification
-
Early Action Offered
No
Early Action Deadline
-
Early Action Notification
-

Application Form


Common Application
Not accepted
Universal College Application
Not accepted
Electronic Application

Other Application Requirements


Interview
Not Required
Essay Or Personal Statement
-
Letters Of Recommendation
-
Other
-
Financial Need
Financial need is not a consideration in the admissions process

Selection of Students

Factors involed in acceptance process.
4 star = most important, 1 star = least important.

FactorImportance
Rigor of Secondary School Record
Academic GPA
Standardized Tests
Class Rank
Recommendations
Essay
Interview
Level of Applicant's Interest
Extracurricular Activities
Volunteer Work
Particular Talent/Ability
Character/Personal Qualities
First Generation to Attend College
State Residency
Geographic Residence
Relation with Alumnus
Religious Affiliation/Commitment
Ethnicity
Work Experience

Profile of Fall Admission

Overall Admission Rate


Overall Admission Rate
60% of 15,176 applicants were admitted
Women
61% of 8,884 applicants were admitted
Men
59% of 6,292 applicants were admitted

Students Enrolled


Students Enrolled
5,801 (64%) of 9,107 admitted students enrolled
Women
3,278 (61%) of 5,411 admitted students enrolled
Men
2,523 (68%) of 3,696 admitted students enrolled

Grade Point Average of Enrolled First-Year Students


Average GPA
4.04
375 And Above
65%
3.50 - 3.74
19%
3.25 - 3.49
10%
3.00 - 3.24
4%
2.50 - 2.99
1%
2.00 - 2.49
1%

SAT Score of Enrolled First-Year Students


Sat Math
Not reported
• Score 700 - 800
Not reported
• Score 600 - 700
Not reported
• Score 500 - 600
Not reported
• Score 400 - 500
Not reported
• Score 300 - 400
Not reported
• Score 200 - 300
Not reported
• Score 700 - 800
Not reported
• Score 600 - 700
Not reported
• Score 500 - 600
Not reported
• Score 400 - 500
Not reported
• Score 300 - 400
Not reported
• Score 200 - 300
Not reported

ACT Scores of Enrolled First-Year Students


Act Composite
23 average |20-25 range of middle 50%
• Score 30 - 36
5%
• Score 24 - 29
34%
• Score 18 - 23
59%
• Score 12 - 17
3%
• Score 6 - 11
0%
• Score 5 Or Below
0%

Tuition & Financial Aid (FAU)

Tuition & Expenses

Cost of Attendance


  • Books & Supplies: - In-state: $6,039|Out-of-state: $21,595 (27.16%)
  • Room & Board: - $10,388 (46.72%)
  • Other Expenses: - $1,320 (5.94%)
  • Tuition & Fees: - $4,488 (20.18%)
Books & Supplies
Room & Board
Other Expenses
Tuition & Fees

Payment Plans


Florida Atlantic University accepts installment plan, deferred payment

Applying for Financial Aid

Financial Aid Office


Email
-
Website
Net Price Calculator Url

Application Process


Application Deadline
Not reported
Award Notification Date
Not reported
Methodology For Awarding Institutional Aid
Federal Methodology

Forms Required


Forms RequiredFiling Cost
FAFSA| Code is 001481
Free

Profile of 2017-18 Financial Aid

First-Year Student


Financial Aid Applicants
2,306 (82.9%) of freshmen
Found To Have Financial Need
1,719 (74.5%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
1,694 (98.5%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
298 (17.6%) of aid recipients
Average Percent Of Need Met
68%
Average Award
$13,295
• Need-Based Gift
Received by 1,425 (84.1%) of aid recipients, average amount $8,735
• Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 1,601 (94.5%) of aid recipients, average amount $5,275
• Merit Based Gift
Received by 344 (20.3%) of aid recipients
Merit Based Gift
77 (2.8%) of freshmen had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $4,701

All Undergraduates


Financial Aid Applicants
11,529 (72.5%) of undergraduates
Found To Have Financial Need
9,778 (84.8%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
9,516 (97.3%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
1,251 (13.1%) of aid recipients
Average Percent Of Need Met
64%
Average Award
$13,750
• Need-Based Gift
Received by 7,811 (82.1%) of aid recipients, average amount $7,347
• Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 9,235 (97.0%) of aid recipients, average amount $7,161
• Merit Based Gift
Received by 906 (9.5%) of aid recipients
Merit Based Gift
181 (1.1%) of undergraduates had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $4,220

Borrowing


2016 Graduates with Loans
51%
Average Indebtedness Of 2016 Graduates
$22,818
Parents Of Students Receiving Aid
Not reported
Parents Of Students Not Receiving Aid
Not reported

Financial Aid Programs

Scholarchips And Grants


Need Based Available
Federal Pell grants, SEOG, State scholarships, Institutional scholarships, Private scholarships
Non Need Based Available
None

Non-Need Awards


Academic Interest/Achievement
Business, Engineering/Technologies, Physical Sciences, Social Sciences
Creative Arts/Performance
Music, Performing Arts
Special Achievements/Activities
Not reported
Special Characteristics
Not reported

Employment


Work-Study Programs
Federal work study available, other work study available
Average Earnings from On-Campus Employment
$2,103

Academics & Instruction (FAU)

Academics Overview

Academic Calendar System


Semester

Summer Session


Offered

Graduation Requirements

General Education/Core Cirriculum


Required

Computer


Students not required to own/lease a computer

Foreign Language


Required

Math/Science


Required for all students

Faculty & Instruction

Full-Time Faculty


826

Part-Time Faculty


495

Full-Time Faculty With Ph.D./Terminal Degree


52%

Regular Class Size


  • 2-9 students: - 7% of classes
  • 10-19 students: - 22% of classes
  • 20-29 students: - 31% of classes
  • 30-39 students: - 15% of classes
  • 40-49 students: - 7% of classes
  • 50-99 students: - 11% of classes
  • Over 100 students: - 6% of classes
% of Classes
2-9
10-19
20-29
30-39
40-49
50-99
Over 100 students
# of Students

Discussion Section/Lab Class Size


  • 2-9 students: - 11% of discussion sections/labs
  • 10-19 students: - 38% of discussion sections/labs
  • 20-29 students: - 47% of discussion sections/labs
  • 30-39 students: - 3% of discussion sections/labs
  • 40-49 students: - 0% of discussion sections/labs
  • 50-59 students: - 0% of discussion sections/labs
% of Sections/Labs
2-9
10-19
20-29
30-39
40-49
50-59
# of Students

Advanced Placement

International Baccalaureate


Accepted

Advanced Placement (AP) Examinations


Accepted for placement and credit

Sophomore Standing


Available through AP examinations

Academic Resources

Libraries


Library Available On Campus
Yes
Holdings
2,715,891
Computer Ownership
Students not required to own/lease a computer
Computers Available On Campus
1350
Internet E Mail Access
Not reported

Academic Support Services

Remedial Instruction


Not Offered

Tutoring


Available

Services for Students Requiring Accommodations


Available

Services for Students with Accessibility Needs


Florida Atlantic University provides hearing impaired services, speech disorders services, visually impaired services, wheelchair access

Undergraduate Retention & Graduation

Returning First-Year Students


80.0%

Students Graduating Within 4 Years


24.0%

Students Graduating Within 5 Years


43.9%

Students Graduating Within 6 Years


51.0%

Programs & Majors (FAU)

Undergraduate Education

Undergraduate Majors (63)


  • Accounting
  • Anthropology
  • Architecture
  • Art/Art Studies, General
  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General
  • Business Administration and Management, General
  • Chemistry, General
  • City/Urban, Community and Regional Planning
  • Civil Engineering, General
  • Computer Engineering, General
  • Computer Technology/Computer Systems Technology
  • Computer and Information Sciences, General
  • Criminal Justice/Safety Studies
  • Digital Communication and Media/Multimedia
  • Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
  • Early Childhood Education and Teaching
  • Economics, General
  • Electrical and Electronics Engineering
  • Elementary Education and Teaching
  • English Language and Literature, General
  • English/Language Arts Teacher Education
  • Environmental Design/Architecture
  • Finance, General
  • French Language and Literature
  • Geography
  • Geology/Earth Science, General
  • Health/Health Care Administration/Management
  • History, General
  • Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting and Related Protective Services, Other
  • Hospitality Administration/Management, General
  • International Business/Trade/Commerce
  • Jewish/Judaic Studies
  • Kinesiology and Exercise Science
  • Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities, Other
  • Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
  • Linguistics
  • Management Information Systems, General
  • Marketing/Marketing Management, General
  • Mathematics Teacher Education
  • Mathematics, General
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Music Management
  • Music Teacher Education
  • Music, General
  • Ocean Engineering
  • Philosophy
  • Physics, General
  • Physiological Psychology/Psychobiology
  • Political Science and Government, General
  • Psychology, General
  • Public Administration
  • Real Estate
  • Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
  • Science Teacher Education/General Science Teacher Education
  • Social Psychology
  • Social Science Teacher Education
  • Social Sciences, General
  • Social Work
  • Sociology
  • Spanish Language and Literature
  • Special Education and Teaching, General
  • Speech Communication and Rhetoric
  • Surveying Engineering

Most Popular Disciplines


Offered

Professional Degree Programs


No online degree programs

Special Programs


Accelerated program, Cooperative work study program, Distance learning, Double major, English as a second language, Honors program, Independent study, Internships, Study abroad, Summer session

Study Abroad


Business/marketing, Interdisciplinary studies, Psychology

Online Degrees


Business administration, engineering, nursing, architecture, mathematics

Graduate and Professional Education

Master's Degrees Offered


Doctor of Philosophy, Doctor of Nursing Practice, Doctor of Education, Doctor of Social Work

Master's Programs of Study (73)


  • Accounting
  • Adult Education
  • Anthropology
  • Applied Arts and Design--General
  • Applied Mathematics
  • Art Education
  • Art/Fine Arts
  • Bioengineering
  • Biological and Biomedical Sciences--General
  • Business Administration and Management--General
  • Chemistry
  • Civil Engineering
  • Communication Disorders
  • Comparative Literature
  • Comparative and Interdisciplinary Arts
  • Computer Engineering
  • Criminal Justice and Criminology
  • Curriculum and Instruction
  • Early Childhood Education
  • Economics
  • Education--General
  • Educational Leadership and Administration
  • Educational Media/Instructional Technology
  • Educational Psychology
  • Elementary Education
  • Engineering and Applied Sciences--General
  • English
  • English Education
  • English as a Second Language
  • Environmental Education
  • Environmental Engineering
  • Exercise and Sports Science
  • Film, Television, and Video Production
  • Finance and Banking
  • Foundations and Philosophy of Education
  • French
  • Geology
  • Geosciences
  • German
  • Graphic Design
  • Health Promotion
  • Higher Education
  • History
  • Liberal Studies
  • Linguistics
  • Management Information Systems
  • Marketing
  • Mathematics
  • Mathematics Education
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Media Studies
  • Multilingual and Multicultural Education
  • Music
  • Music Education
  • Nonprofit Management
  • Nursing and Healthcare Administration
  • Nursing--General
  • Ocean Engineering
  • Physics
  • Political Science
  • Psychology--General
  • Public Administration
  • Reading Education
  • Science Education
  • Social Sciences Education
  • Social Work
  • Sociology
  • Spanish
  • Special Education
  • Statistics
  • Theater
  • Urban and Regional Planning
  • Women's Studies

Campus Life (FAU)

Location & Geography

Population


89,407

Nearest Metropolitan Area


Miami, Fort Lauderdale, West Palm Beach

Campus Size


850 acres

Weather


Temperature
55.7 average low in January, 88.6 average high in September
Rain
134 rainy days per year

Available Transportation


Nearest Bus Station
Boca Raton
Nearest Train Station
2 mile(s) from campus in Boca Raton

Housing

College Housing


College offers housing to students

Types of Housing


Women only housing, coed housing

Students of College Housing


17% of all students

Housing Restrictions


Freshmen are required to live on campus

Freshman Housing Guarantee


Freshmen are guaranteed housing

Students Living Off Campus/Commuting


83%

Security

24-Hour Emergency Phone/Alarm Devices


Available

24-Hour Security Patrols


Available

Late-Night Transport/Escort Services


Available

Electronically Operated Housing Entrances


Available

Personal Support Services

Health Service


Offered

Personal Counseling


Offered

Child Care


Offered

Sports & Recreation

School Athletics


Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division I
Mascot
Owl
School Colors
Blue and gray

Intercollegiate Athletics (Women)


FactorOfferedScholarships Given
Baseball
Basketball
Cheerleading
Cross-Country Running
Football
Golf
Soccer
Softball
Swimming And Diving
Tennis
Track And Field
Volleyball

Intercollegiate Athletics (Men)


SportOfferedScholarships Given
Baseball
Basketball
Cheerleading
Cross-Country Running
Football
Golf
Soccer
Softball
Swimming And Diving
Tennis
Track And Field
Volleyball

Recreational Sports


Intramural Sports
baseball, bowling, football, soccer, softball, table tennis, ultimate Frisbee, volleyball

Student Activities

Activities And Organizations


Florida Atlantic University offers choral groups, marching band, drama theatre, radio station, student newspaper, television station, national fraternities, national sororities, american society of civil engineers, dive club, pre-law society, submarine club, american criminal justice society

Sororities


6% of women participate

Fraternities


4% of men participate

ROTC


Army ROTC offered on campus, Air Force ROTC offered off campus

Student Body

Co-educational


Yes

Number of Full-Time Undergraduates


16,325

Undergraduates


All Undergraduates
25,025
Women
13,981
Men
11,044

Ethnicity of Students from U.S.


  • 0.2% American Indian/Alaskan Native
  • 4.5% Asian
  • 20.4% Black/African-American
  • 27.8% Hispanic/Latino
  • 3.8% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
  • 0.1% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
  • 42.4% White
  • 0.8% Unknown

International Students


3.0% from 125 countries

Average Age


23

Number of Graduate Students


5,178

Student Resources (FAU)

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