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Florida Atlantic University
Boca Raton, FL
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Institution Type Public
Coeducational Yes
Undergraduate Students 25,400
   Women 14,243 (56.1%)
   Men 11,157 (43.9%)
Graduate Students 5,138
Entrance Difficulty Moderately difficult
Overall Admission Rate 60% of 15,907 applicants were admitted
Early Action Offered No
Early Decision Offered No
Regular Admission Deadline Rolling
Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen
Average GPA 4.01 (based on weighted GPAs)
SAT Math 524 average
470-570 range of middle 50%
SAT Critical Reading 530 average
480-580 range of middle 50%
SAT Writing
ACT Composite 23 average
20-25 range of middle 50%
Selection of Students
Factor Very Important Important Considered Not Considered
Academic GPA X      
Standardized Tests X      
Essay     X  
Extracurricular Activities     X  
Cost of Attendance In-state: $23,853
Out-of-state: $39,409
  Tuition and Fees In-state: $6,039
Out-of-state: $21,595
  Room and Board $12,006
Average Percent of Need Met 68%
Average Freshman Award $13,551
Average Indebtedness of
2016 Graduates
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Academic Calendar System Semester
General Education/Core Curriculum Required
Full-Time Faculty Teaching Undergraduates 794
Regular Class Size 2-9 students: 6% of classes
10-19 students: 19% of classes
20-29 students: 35% of classes
30-39 students: 16% of classes
40-49 students: 8% of classes
50-99 students: 9% of classes
Over 100 students: 7% of classes
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 62% of freshmen, 17% of all students
Athletic Conferences NCAA Division I
Mascot Owl
Sororities 6% of women participate
Fraternities 4% of men participate
Ethnicity of Students from U.S. 0.2% American Indian/Alaskan Native
4.4% Asian
20.2% Black/African-American
27.1% Hispanic/Latino
3.8% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.1% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
43.4% White
0.7% Unknown
International Students 2.7% from 125 countries
First-Year Students Returning 77.0%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years 19.2%
Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months Not reported
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly 38.0%