Florida Atlantic University

4,000 reviews
  1. Boca Raton, FL
  2. 4 Year
B-
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    B-
  2. Value
    B-
  3. Diversity
    A
  4. Campus
    B
  5. Athletics
    B+
  6. Party Scene
    B
  7. Professors
    C
  8. Location
    B+
  9. Dorms
    B+
  10. Campus Food
    B
  11. Student Life
    B
  12. Safety
    B
Florida Atlantic University is ...
Public
Athletic Division
NCAA Division I-A
Athletic Conference
Conference USA
Address
777 Glades Rd
Boca Raton, FL 33431
Website

Florida Atlantic University Rankings

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Admissions

Acceptance Rate
66%
SAT Range
960-1140
ACT Range
21-25
Application Fee
$30
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required

Cost

Net Price
$13,360/ year
National
$15,431

Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.

Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $10,558/ year
  • $30-48k
    $11,915/ year
  • $49-75k
    $14,602/ year
  • $76-110k
    $17,288/ year
  • $110k+
    $17,920/ year

Academics

Professors
C
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
24:1
Evening Degree Programs
Yes
72%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.191 responses
58%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.198 responses
61%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.198 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
15,561Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
14%
Pell Grant
41%
Varsity Athletes
3%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 90 responses
Report
  • Diversity
    24%
  • Interesting
    24%
  • Rich
    13%
  • Either super rich or dirt poor
    11%
  • Bright
    10%
  • Interested
    8%
  • Indifferent
    3%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
Data not available
Poll
56%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.264 responses
Poll
45%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.330 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 97 responses
Report
  • Diverse
    40%
  • Fun
    14%
  • Convient, diverse, stable and awesome. I love it.
    10%
  • Stable
    9%
  • Convenient to home
    8%
  • Lack of student involvement
    7%
  • Boring
    6%

After Florida Atlantic University

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$41,400/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
46%
National
47%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
89%
National
83%
81%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.89 responses

Reviews

4,000 reviews
  • Excellent
    605
  • Very Good
    1337
  • Average
    1557
  • Poor
    271
  • Terrible
    142
FAU is one of the most diverse schools in the nation, both in terms of ethnicity and age. Diversity and strength in culture among its students, the wide range of opportunities it gives through the many advantages it presents to my peers. Being 1.8 miles from the beach and near-constant sunny days means every weekend is a potential beach weekend. They should expect a first rate education from professors who are passionate about the students they teach.
  • Sophomore
  • 18 hours ago
What i like about fau is the diversity and degree programs it has specifically in the Arts and a great area to have good world experience.
  • Freshman
  • 18 hours ago
I love being a student at Florida Atlantic University! I am currently in my second year and am participating in greek life, joining student government, and many others academic clubs on campus!
  • Sophomore
  • 1 day ago