Overview

Applicants
27,888
Acceptance Rate
39%
Average HS GPA
3.50

GPA Breakdown

26%
Over 3.75
19%
3.50 - 3.74
30%
3.25 - 3.49
21%
3.00 - 3.24
4%
2.50 - 2.99

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SAT Reading
25th-75th percentile
(enrolled students)
480 - 570
SAT Math
25th-75th percentile
(enrolled students)
490 - 580
SAT Writing
25th-75th percentile
(enrolled students)
480 - 560

ACT Composite
25th-75th percentile (enrolled students)
21 - 25

Testing Policies


ACT Writing Policy
ACT with Writing required

Deadlines

Regular — May 1


Other Admission Factors

Academic

Academic GPA
Standardized Test Scores

Selectivity Rating


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Faculty and Class Information

Student/Faculty
20:1
Total Faculty
1,226
with Terminal Degree
820

639
Men
587
Women
281
Minority
38
International

Most frequent class size
20 - 29
Most frequent lab / sub section size
20 - 29


Graduation Rates

Graduate in 4 years
16%
Graduate in 5 years
36%
Graduate in 6 years

Majors

  • Architecture and Related Service

  • Architecture

  • Area, Ethnic, Cultural, and Gender Studies

  • Asian Studies/Civilization
  • Asian-American Studies
  • Caribbean Studies
  • French Studies
  • German Studies
  • Italian Studies
  • Latin American and Caribbean Studies
  • Spanish and Iberian Studies
  • Women's Studies

  • Biological and Biomedical Sciences

  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General
  • Biomedical Sciences, General

  • Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services

  • Accounting
  • Accounting and Finance
  • Business Administration and Management, General
  • Business Administration, Management and Operations, Other
  • Entrepreneurship/Entrepreneurial Studies
  • Finance, General
  • Hospitality Administration/Management
  • Hospitality Administration/Management, Other
  • Human Resources Management/Personnel Administration, General
  • International Business
  • Management Information Systems, General
  • Marketing
  • Marketing/Marketing Management, General
  • Operations Management and Supervision
  • Real Estate

  • Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs

  • Advertising
  • Communication and Media Studies, Other
  • Digital Communication and Media/Multimedia
  • Journalism
  • Mass Communication/Media Studies

  • Communications Technologies/Technicians and Support Services

  • Animation, Interactive Technology, Video Graphics and Special Effects
  • Graphic Communications, General
  • Photographic and Film/Video Technology/Technician and Assistant
  • Radio and Television Broadcasting Technology/Technician
  • Recording Arts Technology/Technician

  • Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services

  • Computer and Information Sciences, General
  • Computer Graphics
  • Computer Programming/Programmer, General
  • Computer Software and Media Applications, Other
  • Web Page, Digital/Multimedia and Information Resources Design

  • Education

  • Administration of Special Education
  • Counselor Education/School Counseling and Guidance Services
  • Education, General
  • Educational Leadership and Administration, General
  • Educational, Instructional, and Curriculum Supervision
  • Elementary Education and Teaching
  • Higher Education/Higher Education Administration
  • Secondary Education and Teaching

  • Engineering

  • Biomedical/Medical Engineering
  • Computer Engineering, General
  • Engineering, Other
  • Geological/Geophysical Engineering
  • Ocean Engineering

  • Engineering Technologies/Technicians

  • Computer Technology/Computer Systems Technology

  • English Language and Literature/Letters

  • English Language and Literature, General

  • Foreign languages, literatures, and Linguistics

  • Linguistics

  • Health Professions and Related Clinical Sciences

  • Communication Disorders, General
  • Family Practice Nurse/Nursing
  • Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
  • Speech-Language Pathology/Pathologist

  • History

  • History

  • Legal Professions and Studies

  • Tax Law/Taxation (LL.M, J.S.D./S.J.D.)

  • Leisure and Recreational Activities

  • Dancing
  • Music
  • Theatre/Theater

  • Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities

  • Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities, Other

  • Mathematics and Statistics

  • Mathematics, General
  • Mathematics, Other

  • Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies

  • Biological and Physical Sciences

  • Parks, Recreation, Leisure, and Fitness Studies

  • Health and Physical Education/Fitness, Other

  • Philosophy and Religious Studies

  • Philosophy
  • Religion/Religious Studies

  • Physical Sciences

  • Chemistry
  • Geology/Earth Science, General
  • Physical Sciences
  • Physics, General

  • Psychology

  • Psychology, General

  • Public Administration and Social Service Professions

  • Social Work
  • Social Work

  • Social Sciences

  • Anthropology
  • Anthropology
  • Criminology
  • Economics
  • Economics, General
  • Geography, Other
  • International Economics
  • Political Science and Government, General
  • Social Sciences, General
  • Social Sciences, Other
  • Sociology

  • Visual and Performing Arts

  • Ceramic Arts and Ceramics
  • Dance, General
  • Drawing
  • Graphic Design
  • Music
  • Music, General
  • Painting
  • Sculpture


Degrees

Associate
Bachelor's
Certificate
Doctoral
Doctoral/Professional
Doctoral/Research
Master's
Post-Master's certificate
Transfer Associate

Career Services

On-Campus Job Interviews Available
No

Career Services

Alumni Network
Alumni Services
Classes
Interest Inventory
Internships
Regional Alumni
Opportunities at School

Coop
Experiential
Internship

Notable Faculty


Academic Rating

Graduation Rates

Graduate in 4 years
16%
Graduate in 5 years
36%
Graduate in 6 years

Career Services

On-Campus Job Interviews Available
No

Career Services

Alumni Network
Alumni Services
Classes
Interest Inventory
Internships
Regional Alumni
Opportunities at School

Coop
Experiential
Internship

ROI & Outcomes

Dates

Application Deadlines
Notification Date
May 1

Required Forms

FAFSA

Financial Aid Statistics

Average Freshman Total Need-Based Gift Aid
$6,078

Average Undergraduate Total Need-Based Gift Aid
$5,871

Average Need-Based Loan
$6,777

Average amount of each freshman scholarship/grant package
$6,138

Financial aid provided to international students
No

Expenses per Academic Year

Tuition (In-State)
$5,986
Tuition (Out-of-State)
$21,543
Required Fees
Average Cost for Books and Supplies
$1,203

Tuition / Fees Vary by Year of Study
No
Board for Commuters
Transportation for Commuters
$3,207

On-Campus Room and Board
$11,353
Comprehensive Fee

Available Aid

Financial Aid Methodology
Federal

Scholarships and Grants

Need-Based
 

Need-Based College/University Scholarship or Grant Aid from Institutional Funds
Need-Based Federal Nursing Scholarships
Need-Based Federal Pell
Need-Based Private Scholarships
Need-Based SEOG
Need-Based State Scholarships

Non-Need-Based
Institutional non-need-based scholarship or grant aid is available

Federal Direct Student Loan Programs

Federal Family Education Loan Programs (FFEL)
College/university loans from institutional funds
Federal Perkins Loans

Is Institutional Employment Available (other than Federal Work Study)
Yes

Direct Lender
Yes

Financial Aid Rating

Overall


Student Body Profile

Total Undergraduate Enrollment
25,209

Demographics

3.87%
Asian
19.52%
African-American
25.39%
Hispanic
44.60%
Caucasian
1.47%
Unknown
1.60%
International

56% female
44% male
5% are out of state
62% are full time
38% are part time

Overview


Campus Life

Undergrads living on campus
6%
Help finding off-campus housing
Yes

First-Year Students living on campus
69%

Campus Environment
Small Urban

Housing Options

Apartment Single
Dorms Coed
Theme Housing

Special Needs Admissions

Program / Service Name
Office for Students with Disabilities

Type of Program
For all students with disabilities

Director
Nicole Rokos, M.Ed.

College Entrance Tests Required
Yes

Interview Required
No

Documentation Requred for LD
The documentation must address the following areas and should include anticipated effects of the student’s functional limitations within the academic setting, as well as suggestions for accommodating the student: 1. APTITUDE: The Wechsler Adult Intelligence Scale (WAIS) and the Woodcock Johnson Test of Cognitive Ability are two examples of tests of aptitude. 2. ACHIEVEMENT: Current levels of academic functioning in all aspects of reading, mathematics, and written language are required. 3. INFORMATION PROCESSING: Information processing should be addressed (e.g., memory, receptive language, expressive language, auditory perception, visual perception, processing speed, fine motor functioning). It is helpful if documentation includes relevant test scores with interpretations well as background information about the student’s educational, pertinent medical and family histories that relate to the learning disability. A specific learning disability should be clearly diagnosed utilizing DSM codes.

Documentation Requred for ADHD
The documentation must address the following areas and should include anticipated effects of the student’s functional limitations within the academic setting, as well as suggestions for accommodating the student: 1. INTERVIEW: Clinical interview with the diagnostician 2. ASSESSMENT: A standardized assessment of attention (e.g., Continuous Performance Test, Test of Variable Attention, IVA, TEA) or psycho-educational evaluation with test score report including Index Scores. It is helpful if documentation includes relevant test scores with interpretation as well as background information about the student’s educational, pertinent medical and family histories that relate to the ADHD. ADHD should be clearly diagnosed utilizing DSM codes.

Special Need Services Offered

Calculator allowed in exams
Yes

Dictionary allowed in exams
Yes

Computer allowed in exams
Yes

Spellchecker allowed in exams
Yes

Extended test time
Yes

Scribes
Yes

Proctors
Yes

Oral exams
Yes

Notetakers
Yes

Distraction-free environment
Yes

Accommodation for students with ADHD
No

Reading machine
Yes

Other assistive technology
Yes

Student Activities

Registered Student Organizations
300
Number of Honor Societies
11

Number of Social Sororities
12
Number of Religious Organizations
6

1% join a fraternity
1% join a sorority

Sports

Athletic Division
Division I

Men's Sports (Owls)
10 Sports

Baseball
Basketball
Cheerleading
Cross Country
Diving
Football
Golf
Soccer
Swimming
Tennis
Women's Sports (Owls)
12 Sports

Basketball
Cheerleading
Cross Country
Diving
Golf
Soccer
Softball
Swimming
Tennis
Track Field Indoor
Track Field Outdoor
Volleyball

Student Services

Day Care
Health
Womens Center
Minority Support Groups
Army ROTC Offered on-campus
Navy ROTC Offered
Air Force ROTC Offered at cooperating institutions: University of Miami

Sustainability

A signatory of the ACUPCC, Florida Atlantic University has initiated a Mission Green campaign to continue the work of this commitment to sustainability. Mission Green coordinates students in diverse initiatives such as an on-campus community garden, green tailgating, beach clean-ups, maintaining a nature preserve on campus, and supporting an environmental club, SEEDS, which clears invasive plant species and protects endangered species on campus. Fiercely dedicated to protecting the delicate and unique ecosystem of the Florida region, FAU has recognized climate change as one of three priority areas of continuing research, and currently conducts over thirty research projects dedicated to climate change in the state. It is also collaborating with the Southeast Renewable Energy Center to research how to use the Florida Gulf Stream as an energy provider. In terms of the student experience, FAU provides numerous resources to guide students toward green jobs and offers a variety of degrees in the environmental sciences. A few of the initiatives for Food Services include providing vegetarian options at every meal, buying locally whenever possible, using only Certified Humane Cage Free eggs, purchasing poultry produced without the routine use of human antibiotics and implementing waste reduction measures as needed. In addition to its integrated pest management plan, Indoor Air Quality management program, and 90 percent green cleaning products, FAU has placed a high priority on green construction: The university recently conducted a significant renovation to replace two main chillers that provide most of the HVAC to campus, reducing over 632 metric tons of carbon and saving over 2,500 megawatt hours. Fifteen percent of campus buildings have undergone renovations to optimize green performance, and FAU currently has one Platinum, eight Gold and is seeking one LEED Gold for the new Residence Hall. FAU’s Stadium is LEED certified.


Campus Security Report

Campus Security Report

The Jeanne Clery Act requires colleges and universities to disclose their security policies, keep a public crime log, publish an annual crime report and provide timely warnings to students and campus employees about a crime posing an immediate or ongoing threat to students and campus employees.

Please visit The Princeton Review’s page on campus safety for additional resources: http://www.princetonreview.com/safety

The Princeton Review publishes links directly to each school's Campus Security Reports where available. Applicants can also access all school-specific campus safety information using the Campus Safety and Security Data Analysis Cutting Tool provided by the Office of Postsecondary Education of the U.S. Department of Education: http://ope.ed.gov/security


Other Information

Campus-wide Internet Network
Yes

Email and Web Access Available
No

% of Classrooms with Wireless Internet
100

Number of Computer Labs / Classrooms
75

Average Number of PC's per Lab
25

Network Access in Dorm Rooms
Yes

Network Access in Dorm Lounges
Yes

Fee for Network Use
No

Student Web Pages Permitted
Yes

Student Web Pages Provided
No

Partnerships with Technology Companies
Yes

Online Class Registration Available
Yes

Personal computer included in tuition for each student
No

Require Undergraduates to Own Computers
No

Undergraduates that Own Computers
50%

Discounts Available with Hardware Vendors
No

Webcasting, Digital Audio or Video-Streaming of Courses
Yes

Webcasting, Digital Audio or Video-Streaming of Campus Radio / TV Stations
No

Campus Visits Contact

Contact
Admissions Office
Mary Edmunds

Address
777 Glades Road
PO Box 3091
Boca Raton, FL 33431-0991

Phone
561-297-3040

Email
admissions@fau.edu

Experience College Life

Most Popular Places On Campus
Student Services Building
Student Union
Dining Hall
Breezeway
Residence Halls

Most Popular Places Off Campus
Mizner Park
City Place
Ft. Lauderdale
Miami
Beaches

Campus Tours

Campus Visiting Center
Monday - Saturday
10:00 and 2:00
561-297-3040

Campus Tours
Appointment Required: No
Dates: Varies
Times: 10 AM, 2 PM
Average Length: 1 hour

On Campus Interview

Campus Interviews
No

Information Sessions
Not Available

Times

Faculty and Coach Visits

Dates/Times Available
N/A

Arrangements
Contact Athletic Department

Contact Email Address for Visit
fausports.com

Class Visits

Dates/Times Available

Arrangements
Contact Admissions Office

Overnight Dorm Stays

Overnight Dorm Stays
Not Available

Transportation

Types of Transportation Available to Campus
Palm Tran Bus, or Tri-Rail train service is available to students who wish to utilize public transportation. The closest airports are Palm Beach International and Ft. Lauderdale-Hollywood International

Driving Instructions to Campus
I-95 North/South, exit Glades Road and go east; FAU will be approximately 1/2 mile ahead on your left. From Florida's Turnpike, exit Glades Road and go east; FAU will be approximately 6 miles ahead on your left.


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