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Florida Atlantic University

Boca Raton, Florida

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Overview

Enrollment
30,155
Florida Atlantic University overview
Location Boca Raton, Florida
Online fau.edu
School Type Public 4 Year
Setting Small City
Florida Atlantic University overview
Size Large
Status Non-profit
On Campus Housing Yes
Level of Study Undergrad/Graduate

Located in Boca Raton, Florida, Florida Atlantic University is a large four year public college offering both undergrad and graduate programs. In the most recent statistical year 25,148 prospective students applied, and 19,617 were granted admission.  Of those admitted 3,925 enrolled in the school.  18,295 students are enrolled on a full time basis, and 11,860 attend part time. In-state tuition for 2021/2022, excluding room and board, is $2,522 plus fees of $2,357. FAU is ranked 634 nationally in the CollegeSimply.com 2023 U.S. Colleges Ranking.

Ratings

5/10
Overall
6/10
Academics
3/10
Resources
6/10
Outcomes
7/10
Value

FAU is rated within the lower 46% of four-year colleges nationally and earns a CollegeSimply grade of 5 out of 10. Learn how ratings are calculated

Rankings

Rankings for Florida Atlantic University within the 2023 CollegeSimply Best Colleges Lists.

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Getting In

Admission Standards
Moderate
Florida Atlantic University overview
SAT 1020/1200
ACT 20/26
GPA 3.74
Applications Accepted
78% 
Florida Atlantic University overview
Applications Due Apr 1, 2023
Applicant Competition Very Low
Application Fee $30

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Annual Cost to Attend

Florida Resident Tuition
$2,522
In State Costs for Florida Atlantic University
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$1,272
Other Fees$2,357
Room and Board $12,030
Budget for Other Expenses$5,788
Total One Year Cost$23,969
Out of State Resident Tuition
$14,374
Out of State Costs for Florida Atlantic University
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$1,272
Other Fees$2,357
Room and Board $12,030
Budget for Other Expenses$5,788
Total One Year Cost$35,821

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Outcomes

Average Salary After 10 Years
$46,200 per year
Bachelor's Degree Graduation Rate
43% within 6 years

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Popular Areas of Study

Popular subjects studied by Florida Atlantic University students
Subject Percent of Class
Business 27%
Education 9%
Liberal Arts and Humanities 9%
Social Sciences 8%
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting 6%

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Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=133669 IPEDS survey data for Florida Atlantic University.

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