Florida Atlantic University Overview
Florida Atlantic University is a public institution situated in Boca Raton, Florida. The location of the school is great for students who enjoy the amenities of city life.
What Is Florida Atlantic University Known For?
- Students at FAU have an easier time paying back their loans. The school's student loan default rate is only 3%, compared to the national rate of 10.1%.
- The highest award offered at FAU is the doctor's degree.
- In 2017-2018, 70% of the faculty were full-time.
- After graduation, FAU bachelor's degree recipients go on to jobs where they make $43,200 a year. That's about 6% more than their peers at other schools.
Florida Atlantic University Rankings
Our rankings are based on an outcomes-based approach rather than subjective ones used by other media outlets. As such, we utilize data from the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) and the College Scorecard, among other sources. Visit our rankings and methodology section to learn more.
FAU has been awarded the following overall awards by our latest rankings.
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Program Level Awards
These are highlights of some of the most noteworthy awards granted to specific programs at FAU.
Awards From Around the Web
The following table lists some notable awards FAU has earned from around the web.
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Where Is Florida Atlantic University?
Contact details for FAU are given below.
|Address:||777 Glades Rd, Administration Bldg., Room 339, Boca Raton, FL 33431-0991|
How Do I Get Into FAU?
You can apply to FAU online at: www.fau.edu/admissions/Apply_Online.php
Admission Requirements for FAU
|High School GPA||required|
|High School Rank||recommended|
|High School Transcript||required|
|College Prep Program||required|
|SAT or ACT Scores||required|
How Hard Is It To Get Into FAU?
Approximately 41% of accepted students are men and 59% are women. The acceptance rate for men is 59%, and the acceptance rate for women is 61%.
Average Test Scores
About 64% of students accepted to FAU submitted their SAT scores. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing scores ranged between 540 and 620. Math scores were between 520 and 600.
Can I Afford Florida Atlantic University?
The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.
Student Loan Debt
While almost two-thirds of students nationwide take out loans to pay for college, the percentage may be quite different for the school you plan on attending. At FAU, approximately 38% of students took out student loans averaging $6,167 a year. That adds up to $24,668 over four years for those students.
The student loan default rate at FAU is 3.2%. This is significantly lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, which is a good sign that you'll be able to pay back your student loans.
Florida Atlantic University Undergraduate Student Diversity
There are also 5,321 graduate students at the school.
Of the 16,678 full-time undergraduates at FAU, 44% are male and 56% are female.
The racial-ethnic breakdown of Florida Atlantic University students is as follows.
|Race/Ethnicity||Number of Grads|
|Black or African American||3,111|
|Hispanic or Latino||4,398|
Florida students aren't the only ones who study at Florida Atlantic University. At this time, 35 states are represented by the student population at the school.
Over 114 countries are represented at FAU. The most popular countries sending students to the school are India, China, and Brazil.
Online Learning at Florida Atlantic University
The following chart shows how the online learning population at FAU has changed over the last few years.
This school is the 19th most popular in Florida for online learning according to the online graduations recorded by the Department of Education for the academic year 2017-2018.
Online Growth Rankings of FAU
The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at Florida Atlantic University was 19.7%. This is the #905 largest growth rate of all schools that are only partially online. This refers to all students at FAU regardless of major.
The following table shows the 1-year growth rate of FAU majors that offer at least one online course. This table only includes majors with positive growth.
|Major||1-Year Growth Rate|
|Business, Management & Marketing||5%|
|Computer & Information Sciences||2%|
|Criminal Justice & Corrections||4%|
|Homeland Security, Law Enforcement & Firefighting||1%|
The table below shows how the average growth rate over 4 years at FAU ranks compared to all other partially online schools that offer a specific major. Note that the majors may or may not be offered online at FAU.
|Major||Growth Rate Rank|
|Geography & Cartography||#7|
|Other Homeland Security||#8|
|Curriculum & Instruction||#32|
|Health & Physical Education||#33|
|Parks, Recreation, Leisure, & Fitness Studies||#37|
|Public Administration & Social Service||#62|
|Criminal Justice & Corrections||#117|
|Homeland Security, Law Enforcement & Firefighting||#129|
|Business Administration & Management||#256|
|Business, Management & Marketing||#326|
When we speak of partially online, we are referring to schools whose online population is less than 50% of its total student body. Mostly online refers to those with online populations greater than or equal to 50%.
Florida Atlantic University Undergraduate Concentrations
The table below shows the number of awards for each concentration.
*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.
More about our data sources and methodologies.
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