Florida Atlantic University


Highest Degree Offered: Doctoral

College Type: Public

Campus Type:

Academic Calendar: Semester

State: Florida


With seven locations and over 26,000 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 Sun Belt Conference. The university sponsors 18 Division I teams and has won 21 conference championships.

Most Popular Majors

Accounting, Art, Biology, Business Administration, Criminal Justice Studies, Elementary Education, Finance, Marketing, Nursing, Psychology

Student/Faculty Numbers

Total Students: 26839
Total Grad Students: 3377
Undergraduate Students: 23462
Faculty: 854

Total Student/Faculty Ratio: 31:1
Undergraduate Student/Faculty Ratio: 27:1

Percent Male: 43%
Percent Female: 57%

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Alumni Giving Rate: %

Graduation and Retention Information

Four-Year Graduation Rate: 16%

Six-Year Graduation Rate: 42%

Transfer-Out Rate

Graduation and Retention Data From: Spring 2010

Contact Information

777 Glades Rd
Boca Raton Florida 33431

Website: http://www.fau.edu

Main Email: UGAdmissions@fau.edu

Main Phone: 561-297-3000

Additional Campuses:
Dania Beach Campus (SeaTech)
101 N. Beach Road
Dania Beach, Florida 33004

Davie Campus
2912 College Ave.
Davie, Florida 33314

Fort Lauderdale Campus
111 E. Las Olas Blvd.
Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33301

John D. MacArthur Campus
5353 Parkside Drive
Jupiter, Florida 33458

Treasure Coast Campus
500 NW California Boulevard
Port St. Lucie, Florida 34986

Harbor Branch Campus
5600 US 1 North
Fort Pierce, Florida 34946

Admissions Contact:
Mary Edmunds
Associate Director of Admissions, Undergraduate Admissions

Transfer Services Contact:

International Admissions Contact:
Edyta Mika-Klimczak
Assistant Director, International Student Admissions/Processing

Athletics Contact:
Craig Angelos

Applying to Transfer

Transfer Agreements:

Common App Used?

High School Transcript Required?

Minimum GPA for Applying:
Minimum college GPA - 2.5 (Higher GPA requirments vary by program). Minimum high school GPA of 3.0 is required if applying with less than 60 credits.

Minimum Grades for Transfer:
In general, credit may be granted for courses when a grade of at least a D- has been earned.

Credits (Min/Max):
Minimum credits to apply as a transfer - 13 credits.

Test Scores for Applying:
SAT/ACT scores are required if applying with less than 60 credits.

Letters of Recommendation Required:
Not required for general admissions consideration.

Essay(s) required:
Not required for general admissions consideration.

Application Fee:
$30 nonrefundable application fee.

Other Requirements:
Students who have completed the Associate of Arts degree at a Florida public community college have satisfied the academic requirements for admission as transfer students. Additional requirements vary by program.

Fall Deadline:
June 1 - Priority date

Spring Deadline:
October 15 - Priority date

Summer Deadline:
March 15 - Priority date

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Standardized Testing

ACT 25th Percentile 75th Percentile
Composite 21 25
English 20 25
Math 20 25
SAT 25th Percentile 75th Percentile
Critical Reading 490 570
Math 500 580
Writing 480 560

Standardized Testing Notes:

Transfer Statistics

Transfers Applied: 6025

Transfers Accepted: 4134

Transfer Percentage Accepted: 69%

Freshmen Percentage Accepted: 51%

Difference Between Transfer and Freshmen Acceptance Rates: 18%

Admissions Data From: Fall 2006


Books: 924

Other Expenses: 3671

Room and Board: 10940

Tuition and Fees: 15772

Total Cost: 31322

Tuition and Fees – In-State: 4264

Total Cost – In-State: 19814

Note on Costs:

Costs Data From: 2011-12

Financial Aid

General Financial Aid Information:
Scholarship applicants must apply to FAU and be admitted as degree seeking students, for fall or spring terms, before being considered for scholarship awards. For financial aid complete a FAFSA by March 1. Contact the Financial Office: 561-297-3530.

CSS/Profile Used?

Own Financial Aid Form?

Average Amount of Aid – Grants:

Average Amount of Aid – Loans: 5190

Percent of New Students Receiving Aid: 91%

Percent of New Students Receiving Grants: 87%

Percent of New Students Receiving Loans: 31%

Financial Aid Data From: Fall 2010

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