Florida Atlantic University

Boca Raton, FL

Website: www.fau.edu/

Public
Co-ed
24,569
Undergraduate
Students
(56.2%) 13,806 Women
(43.8%) 10,763 Men
5,203
Graduate
Students

Admission

Entrance Difficulty
Moderately difficult
Overall Admission Rate
59% of 17,120 applicants were admitted
Early Action Offered
No
Early Decision Offered
No
Regular Admission Deadline
Rolling

Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen

Average GPA
3.99
SAT Math
530-610 range of middle 50%
SAT EBRW
588 average
550-630 range of middle 50%
ACT Composite
24 average
21-26 range of middle 50%
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Money Matters

Cost of Attendance
In-state: $26,619
Out-of-state: $42,175
Tuition and Fees
In-state: $6,039
Out-of-state: $21,595
Room and Board
$11,950
Average Percent of Need Met
67%
Average Freshman Award
$14,042
Average Indebtedness of 2018 Graduates
$23,454
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Academics

Academic Calendar System
Semester
General Education/Core Curriculum
Required for most or all students
Full-Time Faculty Teaching Undergraduates
906
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
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Campus Life

Boca Raton Population
89,407
Nearest Metropolitan Area
Miami, Fort Lauderdale, West Palm Beach
Freshman Housing Guarantee
Freshmen are guaranteed housing
Students in College Housing
19% of all students
Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division I
Mascot
Owl
Sororities
6% of women participate
Fraternities
4% of men participate
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Students

Ethnicity of Students from U.S.
0.2% American Indian/Alaskan Native
4.2% Asian
20.5% Black/African-American
28.5% Hispanic/Latino
3.9% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.1% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
41.7% White
0.9% Unknown
International Students
3.0% from 119 countries
First-Year Students Returning
82.0%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
25.6%
Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months
42%
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly
Not reported
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Freshman Admission Requirements


Entrance Difficulty

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

High School Units Required or Recommended

High School Units Required or Recommended
Subject Required Units Recommended Units
English 4  
Mathematics 4  
Science 3  
Foreign Language 2  
Social Studies 3  
History    
Academic Electives 3  

Examinations

Examinations
Exam Required Units Scores Due in Admissions Office
SAT or ACT Required May 1
SAT Only    
ACT Only    
SAT and SAT Subject Tests, or ACT    
SAT Subject Tests Only  
SAT Essay Component Policy Accepted with or without essay component
ACT Writing Test Policy Writing component required
ACT Writing Test Policy SAT: Not used
ACT: Not used

Applying for Admission


Admissions Office

Address
777 Glades Road
City, State, Zip
Boca Raton, FL 33431-0991
Phone
(561) 297-3040
Fax
 
E-mail
Admissions@fau.edu

Application Dates and Fees

Regular Admisson Deadline
Rolling
Application Fee
$35
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
Accepted
Universal College Application
Not accepted
Electronic Application
Available

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


Selection of Students
Factor Very Important Important Considered Not Considered
Rigor of Secondary School Record X
Academic GPA X
Standardized Tests X
Class Rank X
Recommendations X
Essay X
Interview X
Level of Applicant's Interest X
Extracurricular Activities X
Volunteer Work X
Particular Talent/Ability X
Character/Personal Qualities X
First Generation to Attend College X
State Residency X
Geographic Residence X
Relation with Alumnus X
Religious Affiliation/Commitment X
Ethnicity X
Work Experience X

Profile of Fall Admission


Overall Admission Rate
59% of 17,120 applicants were admitted
Women
60% of 10,128 applicants were admitted
Men
58% of 6,992 applicants were admitted
Students Enrolled
5,801 (57%) of 10,156 admitted students enrolled
Women
3,456 (57%) of 6,103 admitted students enrolled
Men
2,496 (62%) of 4,053 admitted students enrolled
Early Decision Admission Rate
 
Early Action Admission Rate
 
Students Offered Wait List
 
Students Accepting Wait List Position
 
Students Admitted From Wait List
 

Grade Point Average of Enrolled Freshmen (4.0 scale)

Average GPA
3.99
3.75 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 Scores of Enrolled Freshmen

SAT Math
530-610 range of middle 50%
Score of 700 - 800
4%
Score of 600 - 700
27%
Score of 500 - 600
61%
Score of 400 - 500
8%
Score of 300 - 400
0%
Score of 200 - 300
0%
SAT EBRW
588 average
550-630 range of middle 50%
Score of 700 - 800
4%
Score of 600 - 700
38%
Score of 500 - 600
54%
Score of 400 - 500
4%
Score of 300 - 400
0%
Score of 200 - 300
0%

ACT Scores of Enrolled Freshmen

ACT Composite
24 average
21-26 range of middle 50%
Score of 30 - 36
7%
Score of 24 - 29
37%
Score of 18 - 23
55%
Score of 12 - 17
1%
Score of 6 - 11
0%
Score of 5 or Below
0%

Other Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen

High School Class Rank
Top tenth: 12%
Top quarter: 41%
Top half: 81%
National Merit Scholar
Not reported
Valedictorian
Not reported
Class President
Not reported
Student Government Officer
Not reported

Tuition and Expenses


Cost of Attendance
In-state: $26,619
Out-of-state: $42,175
Tuition and Fees
In-state: $6,039
Out-of-state: $21,595
Room and Board
$11,950
Books and Supplies
$1,248
Other Expenses
$7,382
Payment Plans
 

Applying for Financial Aid


Financial Aid Office

Email
Web Site
Financial Aid Web Site
Net Price Calculator URL
Net Price Calculator URL

Application Process

Application Deadline
Priority deadline January 1
Award Notification
On a rolling basis beginning February 15
Methodology for Awarding Institutional Aid
Federal Methodology
Forms Required Cost to File
FAFSA
Code is 001481
Free

Profile of 2018 - 19 Financial Aid


Freshman

Financial Aid Applicants
2,644 (82.9%) of freshmen
Found to Have Financial Need
1,900 (74.5%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
1,875 (98.5%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
261 (17.6%) of aid recipients
Average Percent of Need Met
67%
Average Award
$14,042
Need-Based Gift
Received by 1,576 (84.1%) of aid recipients, average amount $9,182
Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 1,777 (94.5%) of aid recipients, average amount $5,402
Merit-Based Gift
Received by 442 (20.3%) of aid recipients
Merit-Based Gift
103 (2.8%) of freshmen had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $3,648

All Undergraduates

Financial Aid Applicants
11,737 (72.5%) of undergraduates
Found to Have Financial Need
9,722 (82.8%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
9,489 (97.3%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
1,099 (13.1%) of aid recipients
Average Percent of Need Met
62%
Average Award
$13,887
Need-Based Gift
Received by 7,741 (82.1%) of aid recipients, average amount $7,714
Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 9,051 (97.0%) of aid recipients, average amount $7,078
Merit-Based Gift
Received by 1,208 (9.5%) of aid recipients
Merit-Based Gift
177 (1.1%) of undergraduates had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $3,678

Borrowing

2018 Graduates Who Took Out Loans
51%
Average Indebtedness of 2018 Graduates
$23,454
Parents of Students Receiving Aid
Not reported
Parents of Students Not Receiving Aid
Not reported

Financial Aid Programs


Loans

Federal Loans
Direct subsidized Stafford loans, direct unsubsidized Stafford loans, direct PLUS loans, Federal Perkins loans, Federal Nursing loans
State Loans
 
Other Loans
College/university loans

Scholarships 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 Award Areas
Business, Engineering/Technologies, Physical Sciences, Social Sciences
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Creative Arts/Performance Award Areas
Music, Performing Arts
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Special Achievements/Activities Award Areas
Not reported
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Special Characteristics Award Areas
Not reported
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 

Employment

Work-Study Programs
Federal work study available, other work study available
Average Earnings from On-Campus Employment
$2,346
Academic Calendar System
Semester
Summer Session
Offered
General Catalog/Bulletin
Online Catalog

Undergraduate Education


Undergraduate Majors

  • 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
Business/marketing, Interdisciplinary studies, Health professions and related sciences, Psychology
Combined Liberal Arts/Professional Degree Programs
Business administration, engineering, nursing, architecture, mathematics
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
Offered
Online Degrees
No online degree programs

Curriculum and Graduation Requirements


General Education/Core Curriculum
Required for most or all students
Computer
Students not required to own/lease a computer
Foreign Language
Required
Math/Science
Required for all students

Faculty and Instruction


Full-Time Faculty
906
Part-Time Faculty
567
Full-Time Faculty with Ph.D./Terminal Degree
51%
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
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

Advanced Placement


International Baccalaureate
Accepted
Advanced Placement (AP) Examinations
Accepted for placement and credit
Sophomore Standing
Available through AP examinations

Academic Resources


Library Available on Campus
Yes
Holdings
2,451,356
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 Learning Disabled Students
Available
Services for Physically Disabled Students
Hearing impaired services, speech disorders services, visually impaired services, wheelchair access

Graduate/Professional School Education


Master's Degrees Offered

Master of Education, Master of Taxation, Master of Music, Master of Arts, Master of Fine Arts, Master of Science in Medical Physics, Master of Social Work, Master of Accounting, Master of Business Administration, Master of Science, Master of Healthcare Administration, Master of Public Administration, Master of Nonprofit Management, Master of Urban and Rural Planning, Master of Science in Teaching, Master of Arts in Teaching

Master's Programs of Study

  • Applied Arts and Design--General
  • Applied Mathematics
  • Art/Fine Arts
  • Bioengineering
  • Communication Disorders
  • Computer Engineering
  • Computer Science
  • Criminal Justice and Criminology
  • Educational Media/Instructional Technology
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Elementary Education
  • Environmental Education
  • Geology
  • Geosciences
  • Graphic Design
  • Mathematics
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Music
  • Ocean Engineering
  • Psychology--General
  • Reading Education
  • Secondary Education
  • Sociology
  • Special Education
  • Statistics
  • Theater

Doctoral Degrees Offered

Doctor of Social Work, Doctor of Education, Doctor of Philosophy

Doctoral Programs of Study

  • Applied Mathematics
  • Bioengineering
  • Computer Engineering
  • Computer Science
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Geology
  • Geosciences
  • Mathematics
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Ocean Engineering
  • Special Education
  • Statistics

Location and Setting


Boca Raton 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

Getting Around

Campus Map
Map
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
Coed housing
Students in College Housing
19% of all students
Housing Requirements
Freshmen are required to live on campus
Freshman Housing Guarantee
Freshmen are guaranteed housing
Students Living Off Campus/Commuting
 
Off-Campus Housing Assistance
Assistance in locating off-campus housing is available

Security


24-Hour Emergency Phone/Alarm Devices
Available
24-Hour Security Patrols
Available
Late-Night Transport/Escort Services
Available
Electronically Operated Housing Entrances
Available
Other
 

Personal Support Services


Health Service
Offered
Personal Counseling
Offered
Child Care
Offered

Sports and Recreation


Intercollegiate Athletics

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

Intercollegiate Sports Offered

Sports Women Men
Offered Scholarships Offered Scholarships
Baseball     x x
Basketball x x x x
Cheerleading x   x  
Cross-Country Running x   x  
Football     x x
Golf   x x x
Soccer x   x  
Softball x x    
Swimming And Diving x   x  
Tennis x   x  
Track And Field x      
Volleyball x x    
Women's Sports Offered Scholarships
Baseball    
Basketball x x
Cheerleading x  
Cross-Country Running x  
Football    
Golf   x
Soccer x  
Softball x x
Swimming And Diving x  
Tennis x  
Track And Field x  
Volleyball x x
Mens's Sports Offered Scholarships
Baseball x x
Basketball x x
Cheerleading x  
Cross-Country Running x  
Football x x
Golf x x
Soccer x  
Softball    
Swimming And Diving x  
Tennis x  
Track And Field    
Volleyball    
Women's Club Sports
golf
Men's Club Sports
 

Recreational Sports

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

Student Activities


Activities and Organizations
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


Coeducational
Yes
All Undergraduates
24,569
Women
13,806 (56.2%)
Men
10,763 (43.8%)
Full-Time Undergraduates
16,443
Ethnicity of Students from U.S.
0.2% American Indian/Alaskan Native
4.2% Asian
20.5% Black/African-American
28.5% Hispanic/Latino
3.9% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.1% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
41.7% White
0.9% Unknown
International Students.
3.0% from 119 countries
Average Age
23
All Graduate Students
5,203

Undergraduate Retention and Graduation


First-Year Students Returning
82.0%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
25.6%
Students Graduating Within 5 Years
45.6%
Students Graduating Within 6 Years
51.0%

After Graduation


Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months
42%
Average Starting Salary
42%
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly
Not reported
Disciplines Pursued
Not reported

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