777 Glades Road, PO Box 3091 Boca Raton, FL 33431 561-297-3040
http://www.fau.edu admisweb@fau.edu
About Florida Atlantic University
  • Year of Foundation 1961
  • Size of Campus 850 Acre
  • Type of Instituition Public institution
  • Religious Orientation None
  • Degrees Bachelor , Master, Post-Master
  • Calendar Type Semester
  • Undergraduate Population 21,505
  • Women % / Men % / Out of state 59%, 41%, 6%
  • App. Deadlines FAFSA
  • Tuition Costs In / Out - State $4,794 in-state, $18,132 out-of-state
  • Room and Board $9,690
  • Nonfall Registration Accepted
  • Selectivity of the Intuition Selective
  • Application Fee $30
  • Enrollment No. 20,525
On a bright October day in 1964, Lyndon Baines Johnson, 36th President of the United States, squinted into the South Florida sun and, in his famous Texas drawl, declared Florida Atlantic University officially open. For a sitting U.S. chief executive to officiate the dedication of a new regional university was most unusual-but, then, FAU was no ordinary institution of higher learning. From its very inception, FAU was envisioned as the first of a new breed of American universities that would quite deliberately throw off the ivy-covered trappings of the tradition-bound world of academe and invent new and better ways of making higher education available to those who sought it. Indeed, in his dedication remarks, President Johnson said that America had entered an era “when education is no longer only for the sons of the rich, but for all who can qualify.” Speaking on an outdoor stage before a crowd of 15,000, he called for “a new revolution in education” and said that a fully educated American public could vastly enrich life over the next 50 years. Seated onstage behind the President as he spoke was an array of Florida’s top political VIPs, including Governor Farris Bryant, U.S. Senators Spessard Holland and George Smathers, U.S. Congressmen Claude Pepper and Paul Rogers, and a banker named Thomas F. Fleming, Jr., who, more than anybody else, was responsible for bringing America’s newest public university to Boca Raton.
Social Life And Activities
  • Number of frat chapter houses 0
  • Popular Event and Social Activities on Campus Homecoming, plays, concerts, sports, art shows, comedy
  • Number of students in fraternities 12
  • Percent students who are frat members 2%
  • Number of honor societies Phi Kappa Phi, Pi Alpha Alpha, Golden Key, Lower Division Honor Society, Multicultural Premed Honor Society
  • Setting Urban
  • Number of sororities 9
  • On-campus religious organizations (Appears as submitted by school) Apostolic Christain College Fellowship, Intervarsity Christain Fellowship, Baptist College Ministries, FAUND Christain Fellowship, Jehovahs Witness, Newman Club
  • Other on-campus organizations 0%
  • Percent students who are frat sororities 2%
  • Number of on-campus international organizations (Appears as submitted by school) Black Student Union, Asian Student Club, Jamacian Association, Latin American Student Organization, Thai Student Org. , Bahamian Student Assoc. , Chinese Student Assoc. , Caribbean Student Asoc. , European Assoc. , Indian S
  • Alcohol Policies Yes
  • Number of frats 12
  • Other general policies class attendance policies set by individual instructors, honor code, hazing prohibited
  • Distance to nearest bus Deerfield Beach, Boca Raton (2)
  • Public Transportation to the University Yes
  • Car Permitted On Campus Yes
  • Distance to nearest airport West Palm Beach (20), Fort Lauderdale (20)
  • Distance to nearest train Deerfield Beach, Boca Raton (2)
Student Housing
  • Percentage of housing units owned by the college that are triples 0%
  • On and Off campus housing offered Yes
  • Type of housing provided for students coed dorms (75%), women's dorms (1%), apartment for single students (24%)
  • Percentage of housing units owned by the college that are singles 17%
  • Number of housing and appartment units owned by the university 8
  • Percentage of housing units owned by the college that are undefined 0%
  • Off and remote campus housing assistance available Yes
  • Percentage of housing units owned by the college that are doubles 54%
  • High speed or wireless internet in college housing 98%
  • College housing safety - Sprinkler system 100%
  • Percentage of housing units owned by the college that are apartments 29%
  • College housing safety - Fire alarms 100%
  • Number of students using college housing 5%
  • College campus housing availability Yes
Campus Services
  • Library On Campus Yes
  • Estimated Capacity Of Wireless Network N/A
  • Number Of Subscriptions 12,549
  • Online Course Registration Available Yes
  • Student Computer Availability No
  • Library Facilities WWII Collection, Dolls, Judaica, Civil War, Music
  • Wireless Network - Student wi-fi Yes
  • Number of e-books 301,013
  • OS of Wifi Network Microsoft
  • Location Of Available Computers computer center/labs, residence halls, library, student center
  • Number Of Wired Computers Available In Campus Labs(est) N/A
  • Internet Access Yes
  • Number Of Books in Library 1,765,142
  • Tutoring and Remedial Help N/A
  • Basic Services Provided nonremedial tutoring, women's center, placement service, health service, health insurance
  • Number Of Wired Computers Available In The Library N/A
  • Student Email Accounts Yes
  • Number of Audiovisuals-cds,videos,dvds 22,414
  • Student Allowed To Post A Web Page Yes
  • Number Of Wired Computers Available In Classrooms N/A
  • Campus Safety 24-hour foot and vehicle patrols, late night transport/escort service, 24-hour emergency telephones, lighted pathways/sidewalks, student patrols, controlled dormitory access (key, security card, etc)
  • Counseling Services minority student, career, military, personal, veteran student, academic, older student, psychological, birth control
  • Museums Art Gallery, Center for Performing Arts, BioMed Center, DeSantis Center for Motion Picture Industry Studies
  • Location Of Area With Wireless Support in all the libraries, in some classrooms, in computer labs, in administrative/faculty offices and work areas, in some of the college-owned, operated, or affiliated housing
  • Number Of Microforms 2,074,770
  • Number Of Wired Computers Available In The Other Locations N/A
  • Computer Courses No
Student Employment and Career
  • Employed Students after 1 year 7%
  • Top Companies Selecting Students For Jobs Citrix Systems Inc., Raytheon Company, Ernst & Young, Deloitte & Touche, New York Life Insurance Company, Target Stores, GunnAllen Financial, Office Depot, Pricewaterhouse Coopers, Walgreens, Florida Power & Light Group, AmeriCredit Corp, Enterprise Rent
  • Employed Students after 6 Months 42%
  • Airforce ROTC on campus? Not offered
  • Employed Students after 2 years N/A
  • Army ROTC on campus? Offered on campus
  • Navy ROTC on campus? Not offered
  • The average earnings of employed undergrads N/A
  • Number of undergraduates (only) with employment N/A
  • Career placment and training co-op education, on-campus job interviews, internships, resume assistance, career/job search classes, alumni network, interview training
  • Does the school discourage student employment No
  • Student Employment Fedral Work Study Program Available
Loan, Scholarship, Fellowship, Grant Page Details
  • Specific Locations/Universities City