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Florida Atlantic University

Boca Raton, FL
University Website: www.fau.edu/
Apply Online: www.fau.edu/admissions/Apply_Online.php
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Florida Atlantic University, also referred to as FAU or Florida Atlantic, is a public university located in Boca Raton, Florida with six satellite campuses located in the Florida cities of Dania Beach, Davie, Fort Lauderdale, Jupiter, Port St. Lucie, and in Fort Pierce at the Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institution. Florida Atlantic serves a seven-county region that has a populace of more than three million people and spans more than 100 miles (160 km) of Florida's eastern coastline.

Florida Atlantic opened in 1964 as the first public university in southeast Florida and the first university in the nation to offer only upper-division and graduate level courses. Although initial enrollment was only 867 students, this number increased in 1984 when the university admitted its first lower-division undergraduate students. As of 2011, enrollment has grown to over 29,000 students representing 140 countries, 50 states and the District of Columbia. Since its inception, Florida Atlantic has awarded more than 110,000 degrees to nearly 105,000 alumni worldwide.

In recent years Florida Atlantic has undertaken an effort to increase its academic and research standings while also evolving into a more traditional university. The university has raised admissions standards, increased research funding, built new facilities, and established notable partnerships with major research institutions. The efforts have resulted in not only an increase in the university's academic profile, but also the elevation of the football team to Division I competition status, the on-campus stadium, more on-campus housing, and the establishment of its own College of Medicine in 2010.

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Fast Facts

  • Public, Four or more years
  • students
  • $13,454.00 avg tuition

777 Glades Rd
Boca Raton, FL 33431-0991
(561) 297-3000

Apply online Admissions:
www.fau.edu/admissions/
Financial Aid:
www.fau.edu/finaid/

Areas of Study:

  • Architecture And Related Services
  • Biological And Biomedical Sciences
  • Business, Management, Marketing, And Related Support Services
  • Communication, Journalism, And Related Programs
  • Computer And Information Sciences And Support Services
  • Education
  • Engineering
  • Engineering Technologies And Engineering Related Fields
  • English Language And Literature/Letters
  • Foreign Languages, Literatures, And Linguistics
  • Health Professions And Related Programs
  • History
  • Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting And Related Protective Services
  • Liberal Arts And Sciences, General Studies And Humanities
  • Mathematics And Statistics
  • Natural Resources And Conservation
  • Parks, Recreation, Leisure, And Fitness Studies
  • Philosophy And Religious Studies
  • Physical Sciences
  • Psychology
  • Public Administration And Social Service Professions
  • Social Sciences
  • Visual And Performing Arts
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Florida Atlantic University

Statistics:
Applied 28,197
Admitted 9,805 35%
Enrolled total 3,347
Full Time: 3,209
Part Time 138
Standards:
Test 25th % 75th %
SAT EBRW 490 570
SAT Math 490 580
SAT Written (2006-2015) Optional 480 560
ACT Composite 21 25
ACT English 20 25
ACT Math 20 25
ACT Writing 6 8
Retention / Graduation:
Retention rate 79%
4-year graduation rate 16%
6-year graduation rate 38%
Application Deadlines:
Regular Application Deadline 2014-05-01
Early Admission Deadline
Early Decision Deadline
Financial Aid Deadline 2014-03-01
Student Response Deadline
Transfer Student Application Deadline 2014-07-01
Requirements:
Open Admissions Policy No
Secondary School GPA Required
Secondary School Rank Recommended
Secondary School Record Required
Formal Demonstration of Competencies Recommended
Admission Test Scores Required
TOEFL Required
Other Tests Neither required nor recommended
Credit:
AP Credits Yes
Dual Credit Yes
Credit for Life Experiences Yes

Florida Atlantic University

Tuition In-District In-State Out-Of-State
Avg Full-Time Undergraduate Tuition $2,480.00 $2,480.00 $13,454.00
Full-Time Undergraduate Required Fees $1,784.00 $1,784.00 $2,318.00
Part-Time Undergraduate Cost Per Credit Hour $178.00 $178.00 $657.00
Avg Full Time Graduate Tuition $5,062.00 $5,062.00 $16,290.00
Full Time Graduate Required Fees $1,113.00 $1,113.00 $1,658.00
Part-Full Time Graduate Cost Per Credit Hour $343.00 $343.00 $997.00
Expenses On-Campus Off-Campus
(without family)
Off-Campus
(with family)
Room and Board $10,940.00 $9,689.00 $4,546.00
Other Expenses $3,671.00 $4,546.00 $4,546.00
Additional Fees
Undergraduate Application Fee $30.00
Graduate Application Fee $30.00
Books and Supplies $939.00
Financial Aid
Percent receiving aid 91%
Percent receiving grant aid 86%
Avg amount of grant aid $6,260.00
Percent receiving student loan aid 36%
Avg amount of student loan aid $6,451.00

Florida Atlantic University

Programs and majors Associate's Bachelor's Master's Doctorate
ARCHITECTURE AND RELATED SERVICES
Architecture X
City/Urban, Community and Regional Planning X X
BIOLOGICAL AND BIOMEDICAL SCIENCES
Biology/Biological Sciences, General X X
Biomedical Sciences, General X
BUSINESS, MANAGEMENT, MARKETING, AND RELATED SUPPORT SERVICES
Accounting X X
Business Administration and Management, General X X
Finance, General X
Hospitality Administration/Management, General X
International Business/Trade/Commerce X
Management Information Systems, General X
Marketing/Marketing Management, General X
Non-Profit/Public/Organizational Management X
Real Estate X
Taxation X
COMMUNICATION, JOURNALISM, AND RELATED PROGRAMS
Communication and Media Studies, Other X
Digital Communication and Media/Multimedia X
Speech Communication and Rhetoric X
COMPUTER AND INFORMATION SCIENCES AND SUPPORT SERVICES
Computer and Information Sciences, General X X
Information Technology X
EDUCATION
Art Teacher Education X
Counselor Education/School Counseling and Guidance Services X
Curriculum and Instruction X
Education, General X
Educational Leadership and Administration, General X
Elementary Education and Teaching X X
English/Language Arts Teacher Education X
Mathematics Teacher Education X X
Music Teacher Education X
Reading Teacher Education X
Science Teacher Education/General Science Teacher Education X
Social and Philosophical Foundations of Education X
Social Science Teacher Education X
Special Education and Teaching, General X X
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Subject Areas, Other X
Teaching English as a Second or Foreign Language/ESL Language Instructor X
ENGINEERING
Bioengineering and Biomedical Engineering X
Civil Engineering, General X X
Computer Engineering, General X X
Electrical and Electronics Engineering X X
Mechanical Engineering X X
Ocean Engineering X X
Surveying Engineering X
ENGINEERING TECHNOLOGIES AND ENGINEERING-RELATED FIELDS
Computer Technology/Computer Systems Technology X
ENGLISH LANGUAGE AND LITERATURE/LETTERS
Creative Writing X
English Language and Literature, General X X
FOREIGN LANGUAGES, LITERATURES, AND LINGUISTICS
French Language and Literature X X
Linguistics X X
Spanish Language and Literature X X
HEALTH PROFESSIONS AND RELATED PROGRAMS
Audiology/Audiologist and Speech-Language Pathology/Pathologist X
Health/Health Care Administration/Management X X
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse X X
HISTORY
History, General X X
HOMELAND SECURITY, LAW ENFORCEMENT, FIREFIGHTING AND RELATED PROTECTIVE SERVICES
Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration X
Criminal Justice/Safety Studies X
LIBERAL ARTS AND SCIENCES, GENERAL STUDIES AND HUMANITIES
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities, Other X
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies X X X
MATHEMATICS AND STATISTICS
Applied Mathematics, General X
Mathematics, General X X
NATURAL RESOURCES AND CONSERVATION
Environmental Science X
PARKS, RECREATION, LEISURE, AND FITNESS STUDIES
Kinesiology and Exercise Science X X
PHILOSOPHY AND RELIGIOUS STUDIES
Jewish/Judaic Studies X
Philosophy X
PHYSICAL SCIENCES
Chemistry, General X X
Geology/Earth Science, General X X
Physics, General X X
PSYCHOLOGY
Physiological Psychology/Psychobiology X
Psychology, General X X
PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION AND SOCIAL SERVICE PROFESSIONS
Public Administration X X
Social Work X X
SOCIAL SCIENCES
Anthropology X X
Economics, General X X
Geography X X
Political Science and Government, General X X
Social Sciences, General X
Sociology X X
VISUAL AND PERFORMING ARTS
Art/Art Studies, General X
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General X X
Fine/Studio Arts, General X
Music Management X X
Music, General X X

Scholarships for Students in Florida

Name Amount Deadline
Airgas-Terry Jarvis Memorial Scholarship $2,500 February 15, 2017
Marian A. Smith Scholarship Award $2,000 January 21, 2017
Earl I. Anderson Scholarship $1,250 January 31, 2017
SETC Secondary School Scholarship $1,000 January 15, 2017
Polly Holliday Award $1,000 January 28, 2017
Marion Maccarrell Scott Scholarship Varies January 31, 2017
First Time College Student Scholarship Varies March 08, 2017
Community College Graduate Scholarship Varies March 08, 2017

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