Boca Raton, FL
Tuition (in-state)
$21,542 ($5,986)
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5 College Freshman

Nightlife: Campus is conveniently located! Great for variety.

4 College Sophomore

Nightlife: During the Fall, there's always something to do because there is always a party! Kappa parties are my favorite because I love to see them stroll!

College Junior

Nightlife: Never been to a party at the school

4 College Sophomore

Nightlife: When living on campus the RAs will set up cookouts for the students that would like to attend. They set up games, little carnivals and activities many students will enjoy.

4 College Sophomore

Nightlife: Theres always something going on for everyone to do. Its just sometimes classes interefere. So I cant get involved


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Rankings View more rankings . . .

  • 520th
    Biggest Party Schools
  • 776th
    Best Drink Prices
  • 852nd
    Tamest Party Scenes

Student Author OverviewWhat's This?

Arami Kerkian
Bath, Ohio
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FAU does not have any on-campus houses. To go to a college party, students must travel off campus. Many fraternities throw fun parties on the weekends; however, during the week, clubs are the place to be. Every club/bar has its most popular night during the week. Often, there are theme nights and ladies' nights during the week, as well. Murphy's is a local bar and is the most popular choice on Tuesday nights. Scoop is a brand-new bar and offers something for everyone, even for those under 21.

Clubs and bars are generally more fun than any party, and although it does cost a cover charge to get in, there are many promoters that go to FAU, and it's very easy to get on a list and get in at a reduced rate. Being so close to West Palm Beach and Fort Lauderdale, students can also enjoy the nightlife of these cities. Ibiza in West Palm and Slim's in Fort Lauderdale are popular choices, but clubgoers must be 21 or older to get in. Overall, Boca Raton is not much of a college town; therefore, the nightlife is severely lacking. However, your time is what you make of it. Students are able to find fun things to do and enjoy themselves.

Facts & Statistics

Primary Areas with Nightlife
  • Boca Raton
  • Fort Lauderdale
  • West Palm Beach
Other Places to Check Out
  • The Funky Buddha Lounge and Brewery
  • Nakava
  • Wishing Well
Favorite Drinking Games
  • Beer pong
  • Kings
  • Quarters
Closing Time
2 a.m.

Bar ListingsWhat's This?


99 SE 1st St.

Boca Raton

(754) 204-4745

Murphy's Downtown Saloon

36 SE Third St.

Boca Raton

(561) 447-6617

The Cove

1754 SE Third St.

Deerfield Beach

(954) 421-9272

What to Do if You're Not 21What's This?

Strikes at Boca

Under-21 students can bowl a few games and eat some snacks.

21046 Commercial Trail

Boca Raton

(561) 368-2177

Student Polls

Rate the off-campus bar and club scene on the following topics    Based on 142 responses

Very poor
  • Convenience to get to
  • Cover charges
  • Distance from campus
  • Drink prices
  • Fun
  • Variety/number of options

What's the best way to get to the popular nightlife spots?    Based on 135 responses

  • 7% There are no good options.
  • 67% Use a designated driver.
  • 7% School-provided shuttles/buses.
  • 7% Public transportation.
  • 7% Taxis.
  • 4% Walk.

What is the biggest party event of the year?    Based on 19 responses

  • 47% Foam Party
  • 21% Tauloween
  • 11% Kappa parties
  • 11% Sigma Parties
  • 5% ATO party. Mansion Party
  • 5% Ques party

What is the party scene like on campus?    Based on 142 responses

  • 29% Parties? What parties?
  • 18% Good parties are few and far between.
  • 18% Some decent frat/house parties, weekends only.
  • 32% Lots of options Wednesday-Saturday.
  • 4% Tons of raging parties almost any night of the week.

Where can you find the best parties?    Based on 20 responses

  • 42% House parties
  • 26% Cantina
  • 18% Nightowl
  • 13% Club Cinema
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