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Florida Atlantic University - FAU - SAT Scores, Costs and Admissions Data

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Florida Atlantic University Description:

With seven locations and over 26,000 students, Florida Atlantic University has come a long way since it first opened its doors in 1964. The main campus is in Boca Raton. Preprofessional programs are the most popular among undergraduates, especially Education and Business. The college community includes people from all 50 states and over 130 countries. The school has an 18 to 1 student / faculty ratio. On the athletic front, the FAU Owls compete in the NCAA Division I Conference USA. The university sponsors 18 Division I teams and has won 21 conference championships.

Admissions Data (2013):

Enrollment (2012):

  • Total Enrollment: 29,994 (25,105 undergraduates)
  • Gender Breakdown: 44% Male / 56% Female
  • 62% Full-time

Costs (2013 - 14):

  • Tuition and Fees: $4,790 (in-state); $17,234 (out-of-state)
  • Books: $1,220 (why so much?)
  • Room and Board: $11,556
  • Other Expenses: $4,017
  • Total Cost: $21,583 (in-state); $34,027 (out-of-state)

Florida Atlantic University Financial Aid (2011 - 12):

  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Aid: 90%
  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Types of Aid
    • Grants: 85%
    • Loans: 46%
  • Average Amount of Aid
    • Grants: $5,460
    • Loans: $5,699

Scholarships for Florida Atlantic (powered by Cappex.com)

Most Popular Majors:

Accounting, Art, Biology, Business Administration, Criminal Justice Studies, Elementary Education, Finance, Marketing, Nursing, Psychology

Graduation, Retention and Transfer Rates:

  • First Year Student Retention (full-time students): 78%
  • Transfer Out Rate: 11%
  • 4-Year Graduation Rate: 15%
  • 6-Year Graduation Rate: 41%

Data Source:

National Center for Educational Statistics

Admissions Information for Other Florida Colleges and Universities:

Eckerd | Embry-Riddle | Flagler | Florida | Florida Atlantic | FGCU | Florida Tech | FIU | Florida Southern | Florida State | Miami | New College | Rollins | Stetson | UCF | UNF | USF | U of Tampa | UWF

Florida Atlantic University Mission Statement:

mission statement from http://www.fau.edu/goabroad/pdf/FAU_Profile.pdf

"Florida Atlantic University is a public research university with multiple campuses along the southeast Florida coast serving a uniquely diverse community. It promotes academic and personal development, discovery and lifelong learning. FAU fulfills its mission through excellence and innovation in teaching, outstanding research and creative activities, public engagement and distinctive scientific and cultural alliances, all within an environment that fosters inclusiveness."

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