Florida Atlantic University (FAU) Admissions

SAT Scores, Acceptance Rate, Financial Aid, and More

Florida Atlantic University
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To apply to Florida Atlantic University (FAU), interested students should submit an application (online), along with official SAT or ACT scores and high school transcripts. About two-thirds of applicants are accepted to the school, so students with strong applications and grades are likely to be accepted.

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Admissions Data (2016)

Florida Atlantic University Description

With seven locations and over 30,000 students, Florida Atlantic University has come a long way since it first opened its doors in 1964. The main campus is in Boca Raton. Preprofessional programs are the most popular among undergraduates, especially Education and Business. The college community includes people from all 50 states and over 130 countries. The school has an 18 to 1 student/faculty ratio. On the athletic front, the FAU Owls compete in the NCAA Division I Conference USA. The university sponsors 18 Division I teams and has won 21 conference championships.

Enrollment (2016)

  • Total Enrollment: 30,541 (25,402 undergraduates)
  • Gender Breakdown: 44% Male / 56% Female
  • 64% Full-time

Costs (2016 - 17)

  • Tuition and Fees: $4,831 (in-state); $17,276 (out-of-state)
  • Books: $1,320 (why so much?)
  • Room and Board: $12,006
  • Other Expenses: $4,488
  • Total Cost: $22,645 (in-state); $35,090 (out-of-state)

Florida Atlantic University Financial Aid (2015 - 16)

  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Aid: 77%
  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Types of Aid
    • Grants: 62%
    • Loans: 45%
  • Average Amount of Aid
    • Grants: $7,603
    • Loans: $6,551

Academic Programs

Graduation, Retention and Transfer Rates

  • First Year Student Retention (full-time students): 77%
  • Transfer Out Rate: 5%
  • 4-Year Graduation Rate: 19%
  • 6-Year Graduation Rate: 50%

Intercollegiate Athletic Programs

  • Men's Sports: Baseball, Swimming and Diving, Track and Field, Basketball, Soccer, Golf, Football, Cross Country, Tennis
  • Women's Sports: Beach Volleyball, Basketball, Swimming and Diving, Tennis, Volleyball, Soccer, Golf, Softball

Data Source

National Center for Educational Statistics

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Florida Atlantic University Mission Statement

"Florida Atlantic University is a public research university with multiple campuses along the southeast Florida coast serving a uniquely diverse community. It promotes academic and personal development, discovery and lifelong learning. FAU fulfills its mission through excellence and innovation in teaching, outstanding research and creative activities, public engagement and distinctive scientific and cultural alliances, all within an environment that fosters inclusiveness."