Florida Atlantic University.

Florida Atlantic University

Boca Raton, FL4 year degree
Out-of-state tuition
Acceptance rate

About Florida Atlantic University

Florida Atlantic University (FAU or Florida Atlantic) is a public research university with its main campus in Boca Raton, Florida and satellite campuses in Dania Beach, Davie, Fort Lauderdale, Jupiter, and Fort Pierce. FAU belongs to the 12-campus State University System of Florida and serves South Florida, which has more than five million people and spans more than 100 miles (160 km) of coastline. Florida Atlantic University is classified among "R2: Doctoral Universities – High research activity". The university offers more than 170 undergraduate and graduate degree programs within its 10 colleges.Florida Atlantic opened in 1964 as the first public university in southeast Florida, offering only upper-division and graduate level courses. Initial enrollment was only 867 students, increasing in 1984 when the university admitted its first lower-division undergraduate students. As of 2018, enrollment has grown to over 30,000 students representing 140 countries, 50 states, and the District of Columbia. Since its inception, Florida Atlantic has awarded more than 110,000 degrees to nearly 153,160 alumni.Since 2004, FAU has undertaken an effort to increase its academic and research standings while also evolving into a more traditional university. The university has raised admissions standards, increased research funding, built new facilities, and established notable partnerships with major research institutions. Changes include an on-campus stadium, additional on-campus housing, and the establishment of a College of Medicine in 2010.


  • Offers bachelor's, master's, doctoral, and associate degrees
  • 23,748 students
  • 0.15 faculty staff per student
  • Campus housing available
  • www.fau.edu/

Notable programs at Florida Atlantic University

Fine Arts
Most popular degree

The most popular degrees are Fine Arts, Environmental Science, Biology, Accounting, Marketing, Finance, International Business, and Management Information Systems.

Acceptance Rates

Acceptance Rate in 2017
Avg SAT Scores in 2017

9,107 students out of 15,176 applicants were accepted into Florida Atlantic University. They had an average SAT score of 1149. 64% of people submitted their SAT score along with their applications while 36% chose to submit their ACT score.

Tuition and costs

Out-of-state undergraduate tuition (2017)
In-state undergraduate tuition (2017)

In 2017, the out-of-state cost of tuition at Florida Atlantic University was $17,276, while for in-state students it was $4,831. After taking into account financial aid, the costs of books and supplies, room and board, and general living expenses, the average cost for out-of-state students was $27,677.

The average financial aid at Florida Atlantic University is $8,127. After factoring this in, out-of-state students pay $9,149 for undergraduate tuition on average.

Financial aid available at Florida Atlantic University

Family Income Level

Average Discount

Of undergrads receive grants
Of undergrads receive federal loans

58% of undergraduate students at Florida Atlantic University received grants or loans in 2017.

The average award discount is the ratio between the average grant or scholarship value, and the cost, which is the sum of out-of-state tuition, room, board, book, supplies, and other living expenses.

Average student living expenses at Florida Atlantic University

Room & board
Books & supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Florida Atlantic University was of $11,906 in 2017. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,208.

Diversity at Florida Atlantic University

Ethnic Mix, 2017

Student Gender Mix, 2017