Florida Atlantic University

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world rank  308

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University Overview

Established in 1961, Florida Atlantic University is a non-profit public state higher-education institution located in the urban setting of the small city of Boca Raton (population range of 50,000-249,999 inhabitants), Florida. This institution also has branch campuses in the following locations: Fort Lauderdale, Davie, Dania Beach, Jupiter, Port St. Lucie. Officially accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges, Florida Atlantic University (FAU) is a very large (uniRank enrollment range: 35,000-39,999 students) coeducational US higher education institution. Florida Atlantic University (FAU) offers courses and programs leading to officially recognized higher education degrees such as pre-bachelor degrees (i.e. certificates, diplomas, associate or foundation), bachelor degrees, master degrees, doctorate degrees in several areas of study. See the uniRank degree levels and areas of study matrix below for further details. This 59 years old US higher-education institution has a selective admission policy based on entrance examinations and students' past academic record and grades. The admission rate range is 50-60% making this US higher education organization a averagely selective institution. International applicants are eligible to apply for enrollment. FAU also provides several academic and non-academic facilities and services to students including a library, housing, sports facilities, financial aids and/or scholarships, study abroad and exchange programs, online courses and distance learning opportunities, as well as administrative services.

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University Identity

Name
Acronym FAU
Founded 1961
Motto Where Tomorrow Begins
Colours Blue, red and silver

University Location

Address 777 Glades Road
Boca Raton
33431-0991 Florida
United States
Tel +1 (561) 297 3000
Fax +1 (561) 297 3942
Other locations Fort Lauderdale, Davie, Dania Beach, Jupiter, Port St. Lucie

Study Areas and Degree Levels


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Yearly Tuition Range

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Undergraduate Postgraduate
Local
students
2,500-5,000 US$
(1,800-3,700 Euro)
5,000-7,500 US$
(3,700-5,500 Euro)
International
students
15,000-17,500 US$
(11,000-12,900 Euro)
17,500-20,000 US$
(12,900-14,700 Euro)

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University Admissions

Gender Men and Women (coed)
International Students Yes, international applicants are welcome to apply for admission
Selection Type Yes, based on entrance examinations and students' past academic record and grades
New Admission Requirements - Secondary school GPA is required
- Secondary school rank is recommended
- Secondary school record is required
- Completion of college-preparatory program is required
- Recommendations are recommended
- Formal demonstration of competencies is neither required nor recommended
- Admission test scores are required
- Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) is required
- Other Tests (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.) are neither required nor recommended
Admission Rate 50-60%
Admission Office 777 Glades Road
Boca Raton 33431-0991
(561) 297 3040
800 299 4328

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Size and Profile

Student Enrollment 35,000-39,999
Academic Staff 1,500-1,999
Control Type Public State
Entity Type Non-Profit
Academic Calendar Semesters
Campus Setting Urban
Religious Affiliation None

Carnegie Classification New

Basic Classification Doctoral Universities: High Research Activity
2000 Classification Doctoral/Research Universities--Intensive
Size & Setting Four-year, large, primarily nonresidential institution
Enrollment Profile High undergraduate
Undergraduate Profile Four-year, medium full-time , selective, higher transfer-in institution
Undergraduate Instructional Program Balanced arts & sciences/professions, high graduate coexistence
Graduate Instructional Program Professions focus, no graduate coexistence

Facilities and Services

Library Yes Go to Florida Atlantic University's Library
Florida Atlantic University's library collection is comprised of both physical (i.e. books, medium etc.) and digital/electronic items. In 2018 the library has reported 907,932 physical volumes, 702,143 physical media, 68,399 digital/electronic medium and 628 licensed digital/electronic databases. Florida Atlantic University's library has 2 branches.
Housing Yes
Florida Atlantic University provides on-campus housing. The total dormitory capacity, whether on or off campus, was about 4,437 students in the 2018 academic year.
Sport Facilities Yes
Financial Aids Yes
Study Abroad Yes
Distance Learning Yes
Academic Counseling Yes
Career Services Yes
Institutional Hospital Not reported

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Accreditations

Institutional Accreditation

Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges


Year of first Accreditation

1967


Other Specialized or Programmatic Accreditations

  • Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE)
  • Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB International)
  • Computing Accreditation Commission (CAC) of ABET
  • Engineering Accreditation Commission (EAC) of ABET
  • American Chemical Society (ACS)


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Memberships and Affiliations

  • State University System of Florida (SUSF)
  • American Association of State Colleges and Universities (AASCU)
  • Association of Public and Land-Grant Universities (APLU)
  • Oak Ridge Associated Universities (ORAU)
  • National Athletic Association (NAA)
  • National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA)

Academic Structure


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