College Deliberately: Florida Atlantic University

Florida Atlantic University is a very large, public, four-year University that emphasizes culture, research and leadership located in the city of Boca Raton, FL. It is known for Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies and Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse.

Florida Atlantic University

place 777 Glades Rd, Administration Bldg., Room 339, Boca Raton, FL 33431-0991
phone Phone: (561) 297-3000
web Web: http://www.fau.edu/
  • Florida Atlantic University is also known as:
    Florida Atlantic University, FAU


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Institution Accreditation Agency Status First Accredited Next Review
Florida Atlantic University Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges Accredited 1967-01-01 2024-12-06
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Student Centeredness

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The extent to which the institution’s website emphasizes students, as opposed to research, athletics or other pursuits, compared with peer institutions.

Student Services

Students with disabilities:
Less than 3% of students registered with learning or other disabilty.
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Florida Atlantic University is in NCAA Division I-Football Bowl Subdivision. The largest three sports are:
Sport Total Athletes
Football Men’s 132
Baseball Men’s 35
Swimming and Diving Women’s 33

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Tuition for Florida Atlantic University is in the 25.2 percentile of all colleges and universities, which we classify as affordable.
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