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4 College Senior

Athletics: I am proud to say I was an FAU cheerleader for all 4 years of my undergrad and it was one of the best experiences I have ever had and I am happy I stuck with it. The students and faculty have amazing school spirit and were always at every sport event to support all the athletic teams. Each team, whether football or basketball, had their own ways of involvement with the school and all sport teams performed well on and off the fields. The fan support was just as good as the school spirit we had. All the friends and family who attended games made it that much more exciting. The athletic department was always looking for ways to improve the athletes performance during all seasons.

5 Recent Alumnus

Athletics: Expensive new Football Stadium, with plans to build a new Arena for Basketball.

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3 College Sophomore

Athletics: Lots of team and school spirit. There are lots of socials too

College Freshman

Athletics: There is a lot of money spent on sports stuff. Like I'm talking millions of dollars. It kind of frustrates me because housing costs just went up so they could've used that money to keep or even lower the cost of on campus housing.

3 Recent Alumnus

Athletics: I attend a branch campus so I never hear of any sports except for the football games which also seems a completely foreign concept for most students.

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While Florida Atlantic University's varsity sports may not be quite as popular as at other schools, they are just as competitive. FAU has 18 varsity sports that compete in the NCAA's Division I Sun Belt Conference. While the football team has only existed since 2001, in 2007, the team became the youngest program ever to receive a bowl bid. Aside from football, FAU also offers basketball, ultimate Frisbee, bowling, and every other sport one could think of, with something for everyone.

Students [proudly wear their red, white, and blue, and tailgating and football games are an exciting part of fall semester. Other spirited events include "Bury the Burrow in Red," where Florida Atlantic students wear as much red as possible during the basketball game between Florida Atlantic and nearby Florida International University. There's an official on-campus spirit group called the "prOWLers," which formed in 2002 to support the men's basketball program during the team's run for the Atlantic Sun Conference Championship. Another traditional competition is the annual Shula Bowl, named after legendary coach Don Shula.

Facts & Statistics

Athletic Association
  • NAA
  • NCAA
Athletic Division
NCAA Division I-A
Athletic Conferences
Football: Sun Belt Conference
Basketball: Sun Belt Conference
School Colors
Blue and red
School Nickname
Owls
Men Playing Varsity Sports
316 - 5%
Women Playing Varsity Sports
170 - 2%
Students Receiving Athletic Financial Aid
Football: 58
Basketball: 16
Baseball: 23
Cross Country/Track: 22
Other Sports: 88
Graduation Rates of Athletic Financial Aid Recipients
Football: 39%
Basketball: 54%
Baseball: 33%
Cross Country/Track: 50%
Other Sports: 59%
Men's Varsity Sports
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Football
  • Golf
  • Soccer
  • Swimming and diving
  • Tennis
  • Track and field
Women's Varsity Sports
  • Basketball
  • Golf
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Swimming and diving
  • Tennis
  • Track and field
  • Volleyball
Club Sports
  • Airsoft
  • Badminton
  • Bowling
  • Climbing
  • Cricket
  • Cuong Nhu Karate
  • Dive
  • Equestrian
  • Fishing
  • Flag football
  • Gymnastics
  • Ice Hockey
  • Judo
  • Kiteboarding
  • Lacrosse
  • Paintball
  • Roller hockey
  • Rugby
  • Runner's club
  • Sailing
  • Shorinji Kempo
  • Skim
  • Skydiving
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Strength & power sports
  • Surf
  • Tae Kwon Do
  • Track and field
  • Tri-Owls
  • Ultimate Frisbee
  • Wrestling
Intramurals
  • Basketball
  • Dodgeball
  • Flag football
  • Innertube water polo
  • Kickball
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Tennis
  • Ultimate Frisbee
  • Volleyball
  • Wiffleball
Athletic Fields & Facilities
  • FAU Aquatic Center
  • FAU Arena
  • FAU Baseball Stadium
  • FAU Soccer Stadium
  • FAU Softball Stadium
  • FAU Track and Field Complex
  • Fountains Country Club
  • Innovation Village
  • Landshark Stadium
  • Lockhart Stadium
  • Patch Reef Park
  • Tom Oxley Athletic Center
  • Tom Oxley Practice Fields
Most Popular Sports
Baseball, basketball, football

Student Polls

How popular are varsity sports on campus?    Based on 230 responses

  • 5% Almost everything on campus revolves around them.
  • 42% Varsity sports are a big part of campus life.
  • 47% Varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.
  • 6% No one pays attention to varsity sports.

How popular are intramurals and club sports?    Based on 230 responses

  • 23% They are just as popular as varsity sports (or even more so).
  • 29% They are overshadowed by varsity sports, but still a big part of campus life.
  • 46% Some people participate in them, but they aren't a big part of campus life.
  • 1% Almost no one participates in them.

How would you describe the athletic facilities?    Based on 230 responses

  • 12% The athletic facilities are some of the best in the country.
  • 67% Sports are important, and the quality of facilities shows that-for both athletes and non-athletes.
  • 17% The athletic facilities are good for athletes, but only mediocre for the average students.
  • 4% The athletic facilities are relatively subpar for the demands.

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