Florida Atlantic University - [FAU], Florida, Boca Raton

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    Florida Atlantic University, USA: Ranking, Programs, Application Deadlines, Admission 2021, Fees, Scholarships

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    Florida Atlantic University is the 5th public university in Florida which was established in 1961 and came into force in 1964. Located in Boca Raton, Florida, it is known as one of the fastest-growing institutions. It is home to more than 30,000 undergraduate and graduate students enrolled at one of the six campuses in the southeast. International students constitute 4% of the total student population. It is therefore, the no. 1 public university in Florida for campus ethnic diversity.

    The university invites applications for the fall, spring and summer semesters. More than 170-degree programs are offered at Florida Atlantic through 10 diverse schools and colleges. The university offers nationally-ranked programs in business, public affairs, nursing, rehabilitation, online education and honors. It is one of the top-ranked public universities for higher education in the U.S. according to the U.S. News.

    The university has doubled its research expenditure and aims to have higher student achievement rates. The university has been recognised for its student outcomes and is one of the most diverse public universities to study in the US.

    Florida Atlantic University Rankings 

    Given below are the latest rankings of Florida Atlantic University:

    U.S. News and World Report 2021:

    • National University Ranking: #272
    • Top Performers on Social Mobility: #33
    • Top Public School: #136

    Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2021: 801-1000th

    QS Top Universities World University Rankings 2021: #501


    Type Public
    Campus Setting Sub-Urban
    Establishment year 1966
    Student population 30,000+
    Number of programs 170+
    Student to faculty ratio 21:1
    Annual economic impact 6.3 billion USD
    Research expenditure 62 Million USD
    Application mode Online: Common application and University application
    Document submission mode Online/Offline directly from document provider
    Courses offered Online and on-campus: Undergraduate and postgraduate
    Academic calendar Semester
    Official website
    International scholarships Available
    Work study Available

    Florida Atlantic University Campus 

    • Florida Atlantic University has six campus locations. The campus at Boca Raton is the main one.
    • Other campuses are located at Dania Beach, Davie, Fort Lauderdale, Harbor Branch and Jupiter.
    • There are ten colleges which offer a variety of programs in ten different fields such as Business, Engineering, Medicine, Arts etc.
    • The university has well equipped Libraries, Research centres, gym & fitness centre and state of the art Sports facilities.

    Florida Atlantic University Residence

    • Florida Atlantic University provides on-campus accommodation to the newly accepted students.
    • There are safe and diverse living communities for students with quality residential facilities and 24 hours security.
    • It offers housing through its nine residential houses. Students can opt for a single or double sharing room.
    • There are well-furnished rooms with dining facilities and all basic amenities such as internet, laundry services, parking area, fitness rooms, sports section, kitchen facilities and many more.

    Florida Atlantic University Courses

    • Florida Atlantic University offers more than 170 programs from the associate to doctoral levels.
    • Various certificate programs such as less than one year certificates, post baccalaureate certificates and post-master’s certificates.
    • Among the top bachelor’s programs offered at Florida Atlantic University are Business Administration and Management, Biological Sciences, Psychology, Criminal Justice, Exercise Science and Kinesiology, Engineering, etc.
    • The university also offers 28 combined bachelor’s to master’s degree programs.
    • The top-ranked graduate programs offered at the university are part-time MBA, Psychology, Computer Science, Social Work, Public Affairs, Speech-Language Pathology, Rehabilitation Counselling, Engineering, Nursing, etc.
    • It also offers students opportunities like high-quality research, scholarships, and creative experiences. Each year undergraduate students participate in more than 6,000 research activities.

    Florida Atlantic University Admission Deadlines

    • Application deadlines for international students applying to
    Semester Application Deadlines
    Summer February 15
    Fall April 1
    Spring October 1
    • Application deadlines for graduate programs vary for different courses.

    Florida Atlantic University Application Process

    Application Documents and Eligibility:

    • Application form
    • Transcripts from high school/college/university
    • NACES accredited course by course evaluation of non-US transcripts with GPA calculated (overall and mathematics)
    • Required standardized tests scores
    • Additional course specific requirements

    English Language Proficiency Test 

    Test/Course type Minimum score
    IELTS academic 6.5
    TOEFL iBT 80
    TOEFL PBT 550
    Cambridge English language assessment 180
    PTE Academic 55
    Duolingo DET 105

    Florida Atlantic University Cost of Attendance

    • International students must prepare a budget of the expenses for studying in the U.S. before applying to any university.
    • Given below is the cost for international undergraduate students for 2020-21:
    Expense On-campus (in USD) Off-campus (in USD)
    Tuition fee 19,488 19,488
    Books and supplies 1,232 1,232
    Housing 8,320 8,662
    Dining 3,710 3,292
    Transportation fee 1,996 2,764
    Personal Expenses 4,622 4,622
    Total 39,368 40,260
    • The cost of attendance for international graduate students is given below:
    Expense On-campus (in USD) Off-campus (in USD)
    Tuition 20,536 20,536
    Books and supplies 1,232 1,232
    Housing 8,320 8,662
    Dining 3,710 3,292
    Transportation fee 1,996 2,764
    Personal Expenses 4,622 4,622
    Total 40,416 41,308

    Florida Atlantic University Financial Aid for International Students

    • There are various options to fund studies in the US for international students
    • Following scholarships are offered by Florida Atlantic University for international students: -
    Name Eligibility Value in USD Application link and details
    Depan International freshman student scholarship Undergraduate applicants fulfilling all entrance eligibility and academic GPA of 3.0 or above. 8,000 Freshmen scholarships
    Depan International transfer student scholarship Outstanding academic performance (minimum GPA 3.0), English proficiency and Evidence of Community service 4,000 International transfer scholarships
    Florida linkage institutes tuition waiver awards Students from specific countries, undergraduate applicants Full tuition fee waiver for a year Institute waiver
    Pathways Scholarships Graduate students enrolled for full time study 2,000 Pathways scholarships
    • Part-time job (Work Study) is provided by the Career development centre of the university.
    • Private external scholarships are also available for international students.

    Florida Atlantic University Alumni

    • The university has a vast network of about 150,000 living alumni worldwide.
    • Notable Alumni from Florida Atlantic University include:
      • Ana M. Azcuy – Three-time Emmy Award Winner
      • Brittany Bowe – Speedskater, USA; 1000m world record holder
      • Carol Hunstein – Chief Justice, Georgia Supreme Court
      • Dr. Steven Swanson – NASA Astronaut

    Florida Atlantic University Placements 

    • As per niche, the graduate employment rate of Florida Atlantic University is 90%.
    • According to Payscale, the average salary for a Florida Atlantic University graduate is around 64,890 USD.
    • The job-wise salary of FAU graduates is given in the table below:
    Positions Average Salary (in USD)
    Software Engineer 69,000
    Project Manager,(Unspecified Type/General) 76,000
    Staff Accountant 49,000
    Financial Controller 78,000
    Financial Analyst 56,000
    Senior Accountant 70,000
    Accounting Manager 76,000

    The career center at Florida Atlantic University has career consultants and career counselors to assist students in clarifying their career goals, exploring different career options, and evaluating occupational settings. They also provide virtual career services which include resume reviews, choosing a major/career pathway, internship/job search, graduate school preparation, practice interviews, etc. students can schedule an appointment by signing in to Handshake. They also host various career events that bring numerous organizations to campus during the fall, spring, and summer semesters.

    Virtual career fairs are also organized where employers and job seekers each meet in a virtual environment, using chat rooms, teleconferencing, webcasts, webinars, and/or email to exchange information about job openings. It helps students and alumni in networking with employers and know about their positions in various industries. Various organizations recruit students for internships, part-time jobs as well as on-campus positions. FAU also organizes career skill workshops and presentations to inculcate and improve career-related skills in students.


    Ques. What is the acceptance rate of Florida Atlantic University?

    Ans. The acceptance rate of Florida Atlantic University was 63% in fall 2019.

    Ques. When can I expect the admission decisions from Florida Atlantic University?

    Ans. Application decisions are announced after 4-6 weeks of application submission.

    Ques. Where can I contact the admission counselor at Florida Atlantic University for queries?

    Ans. You can reach the admission counselors either on phone or through email.

    Undergraduate Admissions: Alexandra Salas- 5612895968/

    New Student Orientation: Ashley Haynie- 5612972733/

    Ques. Where can I apply for admission to Florida Atlantic University?

    Ans. Students can apply for admission through University application or the common application.

    Ques. Is there any application fee to apply for admission to Florida Atlantic University?

    Ans. Yes, 30 USD is the non-refundable application fee to apply for admission at Florida Atlantic University.

    Ques. What are the English language requirements for international students at Florida Atlantic University?

    Ans. International students are required to submit any one of the following test scores:

    Test Minimum Scores
    TOEFL iBT 80
    TOEFL PBT 550
    CAE 180
    PTE 55

    Ques. How much is the tuition fee for international students at Florida Atlantic University?

    Ans. The tuition for international undergraduate students at Florida Atlantic University is 19,488 USD. The graduate tuition fee is 20,536 USD.

    Ques. Does Florida Atlantic University provide any financial aid to international students?

    Ans. Yes, there are various scholarships for international students offered at Florida Atlantic University. Some of them are Dean International Freshman Student Scholarship, Pathways Scholarships, and Florida Linkage Institute Tuition Waiver awards, etc.

    Ques. What division is Florida Atlantic University?

    Ans. Florida Atlantic University is a NCAA Division I institution.

    Ques. What is the accommodation capacity of Florida Atlantic University?

    Ans. The Boca Raton campus of Florida Atlantic University can accommodate upto 4,000 students whereas it has a total enrollment of 25,000 students.

    $19,3421st YEAR

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    Florida Atlantic University Overview

    Insitution type
    Student Population
    FAFSA Code
    Application Cost
    Average Cost of Attendance
    $19,342 / Year
    Student : Faculty Ratio
    2 : 1

    Admission & dates

    Early Action Deadlines

    November 1

    Application deadline

    April 1

    Application results

    Regular Decision Deadlines

    January 15

    Application deadline

    April 1

    Application results

    Test Scores For International Applicants

    ExamsAvg. ScoreMin ScoreMax. Score%Submitted
    Language Proficiency
    SAT Check Detailed Score11401060122064
    Evidence-Based Reading and Writing580540620-
    ACT Check Detailed Score24212636

    Florida Atlantic University Acceptance Rate

    60.0 %

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    Graduation Rate
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    Attendance Cost


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    The table shows average yearly cost of attendance for international students. Amount may vary with the course opted, nature of accommodation, and personal spending habits of a candidate. Check Program wise Fees

    Tuition fees
    Undergraduate Programs
    $19,342 / Year
    Post Graduate Program
    $20,430 / Year
    On Campus
    Books & Supplies
    $1,208 / Year
    On campus, Room & Board
    $11,906 / Year
    On Campus, Other Expenses
    $5,414 / Year
    Off Campus
    Off campus (not with family), Room & Board
    $11,466 / Year
    Off campus (not with family), Other Expenses
    $6,516 / Year
    Off campus (with family), Room & Board
    $5,718 / Year
    Off campus (with family), Other Expenses
    $6,515 / Year

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    Southern Association of Colleges and Schools
    Program wise accreditation
    Medicine Programs
    Liaison Committee on Medical Education
    Music Programs
    National Association of Schools of Music
    Nursing Programs
    Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education


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    College Rating

    Based on 4 Students Rating

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    9.7 /10

    My college is ranked among the most culturally and ethnically diverse universities in the US. My university also accommodates many international students. There are unlimited opportunities here and 7 campuses and sites situated along Florida's coastline. The alumni here are very well known in the world. I got to know about the college through its website. I wanted to advance my education and hence was looking for the colleges in US. I applied here via a common application upon which you have to pay $30. I applied in 3 colleges and got selected in two. My 12th has been really good. I hail from a commerce background and got an 85+ percentage in 12th.

    Course Curriculum :

    The course here providing me with a holistic experience in the management. I am learning team building, strategic planning, managing, planning, and several more things that will help me in my business for effective and efficient working. I get to learn many things from different mediums.I know and I will run my own business after getting all the benefits from this program.

    10 /10 academic/food
    10 /10 faculty
    10 /10 infrastructure
    9 /10 accomodation
    9 /10 placement
    10 /10 extracurricular
    7.2 /10

    The cost was not as high as my other school options. Private schools cost a lot of money and the degree ends up being the same just you are paying a lot more money for it. I tried to be a little more sensible with my decision

    Course Curriculum :

    It is okay but I wish there was more explaining rather than just saying to do a specific thing. I do think I am learning more in higher-level courses.

    7 /10 academic/food
    7 /10 faculty
    6 /10 infrastructure
    9 /10 accomodation
    6 /10 placement
    8 /10 extracurricular
    8.2 /10

    I chose this college because of the location as well as the programs I was looking into. I also chose Florida Atlantic University because I needed a change of scenery and I was accepted right after I received my Associates in Arts.

    Course Curriculum :

    I like the course curriculum for the psychology program at Florida Atlantic University most part. I am not really happy with having to take a foreign language after my AA but other than that it's good.

    8 /10 academic/food
    8 /10 faculty
    8 /10 infrastructure
    9 /10 accomodation
    8 /10 placement
    8 /10 extracurricular
    7.7 /10

    I opted for this college because of its location I wanted to be close to home enough that I could drive to school and live at home on a daily basis. Also, the cost of a local school was much cheaper than any other.

    Course Curriculum :

    The curriculum is fine and it teaches you what you need to know however some instructors do not know how to get the information across so that students understand. If I had instructors that cared more about students understanding I would have learned a lot more.

    7 /10 academic/food
    5 /10 faculty
    10 /10 infrastructure
    8 /10 accomodation
    8 /10 placement
    8 /10 extracurricular
    777 Glades Rd

    Nearby This Campus

    • Book Store
    • Airport
    • Restaurant
    • Shopping Mall

    Book Store

    FAU Campus Store0.55 km
    Bookstore0.56 km
    Booksmart1.54 km
    Barnes & Noble1.72 km
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    Cinemark Palace 20 and XD1.17 km
    Cosa Duci Italian Bakery1.64 km
    Farmer's Table2.30 km
    Seasons 522.42 km
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    Boca Raton Airport Authority0.89 km
    Atlantic Aviation BCT1.05 km
    Signature Flight Support BCT - Boca Raton Airport1.06 km
    Camino Real Centre Heliport4.82 km
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    Shopping Mall

    University Commons1.69 km
    Boardwalk2.40 km
    Shoppers Haven Shopping Center2.49 km
    Boca Plaza2.61 km
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    *All distance are measured radially. Actual distance may vary

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