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Florida Atlantic University is a public institution located in Boca Raton, Florida. The city atmosphere of Boca Raton makes it a great place for students who enjoy having lots of educational and entertainment options.

$28,279 Avg Cost After Aid (Undergrad)
78% Acceptance Rate

Where Is Florida Atlantic University?


Contact details for FAU are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 777 Glades Rd, Administration Bldg., Room 339, Boca Raton, FL 33431-0991
Phone: 561-297-3000

How Do I Get Into FAU?

You can apply to FAU online at:

Admission Requirements for FAU

Submission Required?
High School GPA Required
High School Rank Recommended
High School Transcript Required
College Prep Program Required
Recommendations Recommended
SAT or ACT Scores Required
TOEFL Required

How Hard Is It To Get Into FAU?

78% Acceptance Rate
63% Of Accepted Are Women
77% Submit SAT Scores
The acceptance rate at Florida Atlantic University is 78%. This means that is not quite as selective as some schools, but you'll still need to submit a good application if you want to be considered by the admissions department.

Approximately 37% of accepted students are men and 63% are women. The acceptance rate for men is 75%, and the acceptance rate for women is 80%.

Average Test Scores

About 77% of students accepted to FAU submitted their SAT scores. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing scores ranged between 520 and 610. Math scores were between 500 and 590.

SAT Reading and Writing Scores for Florida Atlantic University  ( 520 to 610 )

SAT Math Scores for Florida Atlantic University  ( 500 to 590 )
FAU received ACT scores from 23% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT English scores ranged between 20 and 25. Math scores were between 17 and 25. Composite scores were between 20 and 26.

ACT English Scores for Florida Atlantic University  ( 20 to 25 )
ACT Math Scores for Florida Atlantic University  ( 17 to 25 )
ACT Composite Scores for Florida Atlantic University  ( 20 to 26 )

Can I Afford Florida Atlantic University?

$28,279 Net Price
28% Take Out Loans
1.4% Loan Default Rate
The overall average net price of FAU is $28,279. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group.

The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.

Student Loan Debt

It's not uncommon for college students to take out loans to pay for school. In fact, almost 66% of students nationwide depend at least partially on loans. At FAU, approximately 28% of students took out student loans averaging $6,249 a year. That adds up to $24,996 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at FAU is 1.4%. This is significantly lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, which is a good sign that you'll be able to pay back your student loans.

Florida Atlantic University Undergraduate Student Diversity

15,920 Full-Time Undergraduates
58% Women
54% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 24,799 undergraduate students at FAU, with 15,920 being full-time and 8,879 being part-time.


There are also 5,356 graduate students at the school.

Gender Diversity

Of the 15,920 full-time undergraduates at FAU, 42% are male and 58% are female.


Racial-Ethnic Diversity

The racial-ethnic breakdown of Florida Atlantic University students is as follows.

Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 707
Black or African American 2,914
Hispanic or Latino 4,334
White 6,586
International Students 541
Other Races/Ethnicities 838

Geographic Diversity

Florida students aren't the only ones who study at Florida Atlantic University. At this time, 35 states are represented by the student population at the school.

Over 114 countries are represented at FAU. The most popular countries sending students to the school are India, China, and Brazil.

Online Learning at Florida Atlantic University

5,109 Took All Classes Online
19,545 Took At Least One Class Online
123.6% Avg Growth Over 4 Years
There are 9 bachelor’s degree and 15 master’s degree programs available online at FAU. In 2020-2021, 19,545 students took at least one online class at the school.

The following chart shows how the online learning population at FAU has changed over the last few years.


Online Growth Rankings of FAU

The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at Florida Atlantic University was 123.6%. This is the #229 largest growth rate of all schools that are mostly online. This refers to all students at FAU regardless of major.

When we speak of partially online, we are referring to schools whose online population is less than 50% of its total student body. Mostly online refers to those with online populations greater than or equal to 50%.


*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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