About Florida Atlantic University

Founded in 1961, Florida Atlantic University. is a Public college. Located in Florida, which is a city setting in Florida, the campus itself is Urban. The campus is home to 25,402 full time undergraduate students, and 5,139 full time graduate students.

The Florida Atlantic University Academic calendar runs on a Semester basis. In the school year the student to faculty ratio was 24:1. There are 771 full time instructional teachers. Degrees awarded at Florida Atlantic University include: Bachelor's Degree, Masters Degree, Post-master's certificate, Doctor's degree.

Quick Facts

Acceptance Rate59%
Application Deadline
Application Fee30
SAT Range950-1140
ACT Range20-25

Admissions at FAU are considered Selective, with ,120% of all applicants being admitted.

In the school year, of the students who applied to the school, only 20 of those who were admitted eventually ended up enrolling.

78% of incoming freshmen are in the top half of their high school class. 35% were in the top quarter, and 11% were in the top tenth. You can apply online.


We asked, and students answered these important questions about student life at Florida Atlantic University.

“We”re apathetic”
“We know about current events and vote”
“We participate and encourage others to get involved”
“There”s nothing we won”t protest”
“We save it for the classroom”
“Sometimes, but not often”
“There”s usually intelligent conversation to be found”
“All the time, including weekends”
“I”m always terrified”
“I only go out in groups”
“I usually let someone know where I”m going”
“I feel extremely safe”
“We don”t play sports”
“We play recreationally”
“We bought the gear”
“We live for the big game”
“It”s not really our thing”
“Occasinally we gallery crawl”
“There are a variety of opportunities”
“We”re a very artistic group”
“Haven”t met them”
“Available in class”
“They keep regular office hours”
“They”re always available”
“No greek life, but other groups to join”
“There is some involvement, but not a lot”
“Plenty of people join a sorority or fraternity”
“It”s everything. If you”re not greek, you”re a geek”
“We”re not into drinking at all”
“Maybe a little, but it”s not a big thing”
“We only party on weekends”
“There”s some drinking happening every night”
“Never, we”re here to learn”
“There might be people who do”
“People are known to partake on weekends”
“There”s a huge drug scene”
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  • How would you rate on-campus housing?

    283 Students rated on-campus housing 3.7 stars. 26 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate off-campus housing?

    228 Students rated off-campus housing 3.4 stars. 0 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate campus food?

    336 Students rated campus food 3.6 stars. 26 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate campus facilities?

    351 Students rated campus facilities 4.2 stars. 42 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate class size?

    351 Students rated class size 4.1 stars. 38 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate school activities?

    349 Students rated school activities 3.9 stars. 34 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate local services?

    349 Students rated local services 4.1 stars. 44 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate academics?

    352 Students rated academics 4.1 stars. 45 % gave the school a 5.0.

Florida Atlantic University REVIEWS

What's your overall opinion of Florida Atlantic University?

188 Students rated Florida Atlantic University

Sydney - 03/29/2024

I personally love the campus and area around the school, not only is it close to my home town it’s close to many things like the beach and shops to enjoy with your friends or even alone. Being alone is not that scary since I felt very safe at this campus.

Ana - 03/11/2024

It is a really good school, it has many great professors. There is a big sports culture in the school, there is also a great career center where they help you look for scholarships, build a resume, find a job, they even have a free professional clothes closet to help you prepare for a career. There are a lot of great resources, labs and research opportunities!

Mariah - 11/14/2023

Florida Atlantic University have a beautiful campus, a lot of wildlife, decent food, friendly administrators, and a variety of sports. The academic department tries to help you a lot and it's easy to get too. My favorite part about FAU is that sometimes at night, you can actually see an owl! They are frequent at Florida Atlantic University and it's ironic because the craziest part about it is that our mascot is an owl!

Charles - 03/02/2023

I am hopefully looking to be there in the summer of 2023. I just have been accepted and am trying to get enough scholarship money so I can go there. From what i’ve seen and heard I absolutely love it and will go visit really soon. From the pictures and doing my own research I have fallen in love with it from that and will love it even more after visiting.

Florida Atlantic University FAQS

  1. What is the Acceptance Rate at Florida Atlantic University?

    The fall 2020 acceptance rate for Florida Atlantic University is 59%. That means, out of _____ applications received in 2020 , _____ students were offered admission. The number of males who applied was _____ vs the number of females which was _____.

  2. What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

    if i could go back to high school knowing as much as i know now about college i would tell my self to get a job, and take summer classes because there is alot of free time in college and i could have advanced myself hat much further with that.

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  3. Describe the students at your school.

    My classmates are people who work well together, dispite the difference in age and future goals.

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  4. What do you consider the worst thing about your school? Why?

    Dealing with the administration has to be the worst thing about FAU. If you have a problem you are given the run around just to solve that problem. It can be discouraging.

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  5. What's the one thing you wish someone had told you about freshman year?

    Procrastination will kill you. If you don't organize your time between school work, extracurricular activities, your job, your social life and your relaxation time, you will fall below the bar. This doesn't always show early on when you should be more aware either. The fact that you're beginning to fall behind gets hidden behind the very good grades that you get early in the class and then when you end up failing the midterm exams and it is past the withdrawl period you will find yourself struggling just keep up a C+ in the class.

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  6. What kind of person should attend this school?

    Someone who is dedicated to advancing themeselves for their lives. Or someone trying to get into a career that they want to pursue. Or someone who wants to just get a higher degree in the field they have.

    Read all  57 answers
  7. Describe how your school looks to someone who's never seen it.

    Florida Atlantic University is very well balanced and all around school.

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  8. What's unique about your campus?

    The flexibility of completing courses and degree requirments.

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  9. What kind of person should not attend this school?

    A person who does not focus on trends, brands or what is popular.

    Read all  47 answers
  10. What's the most frustrating thing about your school?

    I haven't attended FAU yet but I plan on it in the future next spring.

    Read all  46 answers
  11. What do you brag about most when you tell your friends about your school?

    The fact that the school has a three to one ratio of females to males. So for every 1 guy there will be 3 girls. But other than that just all the things i have learned and learn about on a daily basis.

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  12. Here's your chance: Say anything about your college!

    I choose Florida Atlantic University because it has my major for both BA and MA. I think that this is important because I dont want to be switching schools every few years. Also FAU is local so I can go to work and school and it not be a hassel. FAU is a beautiful school. Also FAU is a diverse school, you can find people from every nationallity. FAU is different from other schools because it makes you feel like home; Most of the students at FAU come from your local hometown.

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  13. Describe your favorite campus traditions.

    business and bocas beautiful women

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  14. What is the stereotype of students at your school? Is this stereotype accurate?

    Geeks, at the Honors College. Slackers at the Boca Campus. This is not a n accurate portrayal. While there is a "nerd" culture at at the Jupiter campus, that does not mean that the Boca campus is trying any less. People also think of FAU as a safety school in the local area- but admissions are harder than some other big name state schools- and the GPA/test scores have been raised in recent years.

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  15. What is your overall opinion of this school?

    I think that FAU has a lot to offer as long as you give it the chance. One of my favorite things about FAU is that there are many academic programs at the school that are offered for free. There is a writing center, math center, and free tutoring and SI sessions. If you know where to look, you can pass your courses easily. Another thing that I love about FAU is that everything for the most part is easy to find. Most of your classes you can find by referencing the Breezeway. In addition, there are maps like everywhere.

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  16. What are the academics like at your school?

    Just like every school you'll have amazing teachers and some teachers you can't stand. I'm a health admin major so I liked my program and school. I've had extremely amazing teachers who taught us about the world; like all the health problems beyond the U.S. I also learned a lot about our health system. For the most part, I liked my professors and had amazing discussions, and many times I stayed after class. The good thing was I got to know a lot of the students in my major because we all had to take the same classes. Now many of those students are really good friends of mine with connections . If you want to pass you'll definitely study. I think competition amongst students isn't high, but self satisfaction is. In essence, you are competing with yourself. Academically, your courses seem to repeat themselves but that's in every school; you have to build upon it. Professors for sure will remember your name and talk about you and with you; like I said FAU isn't too big where its always lecture hall but it isn't to small that your teacher notices your every move.

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  17. What are the most popular student activities/groups?

    There are so many things that people tend to do on campus. People can go to the movies, boomers, the mall, even the fair if it is open. There are also some events on campus such as concerts, dance club, and video game tournaments at Coyote Jacks. I am not a drinker, and thankfully there are a lot of things we can do that does not involve drinking. As for the dating scene, it varies from person to person. Of course you have the people that change their boyfriends/girlfriends as often as they change their underwear, but you also have the people that have been in long standing relationships for years. Make sure to make known what type of relationship you want from the start of any relationship. You dont want to lead someone on the wrong direction.

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  18. What is the stereotype of students at your school?

    Almost all girl school. Not a good sports program. Easy school.

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  19. Where is the best place to get work done on campus?

    The Library is an amazing place to go. The 4th floor is the quietest. You can also go to the zen garden to get away from the hussel and bussel of collage life.

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  20. Why did you decide to go to this school?

    This school has a lot to offer when it comes to the sociology, psychology, anthropology, and gender studies program, and all of these fields suit my interests. These fields will help me become a stronger advocate for human rights because that is a career I wish to pursue in the future.

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  21. Is the stereotype of students at your school accurate?

    Yes, it is almost all girls, 70{4a082faed443b016e84c6ea63012b481c58f64867aa2dc62fff66e22ad7dff6c} to be exact. The sports program in not that great now, but is continuing to expand and will be very good soon. Lastly, it is a fairly easy school, but you need to do the work just like anywhere else.

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All students must apply yearly for financial aid. This process starts with the FAFSA. Though financial aid deadlines vary by school, it is a good idea to apply as soon as possible. For the upcoming school year, you can apply as early as October 1 for the FAFSA. Additional school aid will be dependent on the FAFSA results.

77% of students attending Florida Atlantic University receive some sort of financial aid. 41% were awarded federal grants. While 45% received federal loans. Many students do also need to apply for additional private student loans.

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