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

222 Undergraduate Degrees
212 Graduate Degrees
$29,433 Avg Cost After Aid (Undergrad)
60% Acceptance Rate

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Florida Atlantic University Rankings

These rankings may look different from those published by other outlets, because we use an outcomes-based approach rather than a subjective one. We get our data from a number of places, including the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) and the College Scorecard. For more information, check out our rankings and methodology page.

FAU has been awarded the following overall awards by our latest rankings.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#28 Most Popular Nursing Graduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#65 Most Popular Nursing Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#155 Most Popular Nursing Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It

Program Level Awards

These are highlights of some of the most noteworthy awards granted to specific programs at FAU.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#28 Most Popular Nursing Graduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It

Awards From Around the Web

The following table lists some notable awards FAU has earned from around the web.

Rank Ranking Name Source
#76 Best Colleges for Veterans College Factual
#108 Best Nursing Colleges for Veterans College Factual
#187 Best Colleges for Non-Traditional Students College Factual

Where Is Florida Atlantic University?

Location of 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?

60% Acceptance Rate
59% Of Accepted Are Women
64% Submit SAT Scores
With an acceptance rate of 60%, FAU does not let just anybody through their doors! Make sure you spend enough time polishing up your application so you will make a great impression.

Approximately 41% of accepted students are men and 59% are women. The acceptance rate for men is 59%, and the acceptance rate for women is 61%.

Average Test Scores

About 64% 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 540 and 620. Math scores were between 520 and 600.

SAT Reading and Writing Scores for Florida Atlantic University  ( 540 to 620 )

SAT Math Scores for Florida Atlantic University  ( 520 to 600 )
FAU received ACT scores from 36% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT English scores ranged between 20 and 25. Math scores were between 19 and 25. Composite scores were between 21 and 26.

ACT English Scores for Florida Atlantic University  ( 20 to 25 )
ACT Math Scores for Florida Atlantic University  ( 19 to 25 )
ACT Composite Scores for Florida Atlantic University  ( 21 to 26 )

Can I Afford Florida Atlantic University?

$29,433 Net Price
38% Take Out Loans
3.2% Loan Default Rate
The overall average net price of FAU is $29,433. 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

Almost 66% of college students who graduated with the class of 2018 took out student loans, but that percentage varies from school to school. At FAU, approximately 38% of students took out student loans averaging $6,167 a year. That adds up to $24,668 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at FAU is 3.2%. 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

16,678 Full-Time Undergraduates
56% Women
54% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 24,740 undergraduate students at FAU, with 16,678 being full-time and 8,062 being part-time.

 Full-Time vs. Part-Time Undergraduate Students at  FAU

There are also 5,321 graduate students at the school.

Gender Diversity

Of the 16,678 full-time undergraduates at FAU, 44% are male and 56% are female.

Undergraduate Student Gender Diversity at  FAU

Racial-Ethnic Diversity

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

Racial-Ethnic Diversity of FAU Undergraduate Students
Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 716
Black or African American 3,111
Hispanic or Latino 4,398
White 6,894
International Students 705
Other Races/Ethnicities 854

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

3,170 Took All Classes Online
12,977 Took At Least One Class Online
19.7% Avg Growth Over 4 Years
There are 11 bachelor’s degree and 13 master’s degree programs available online at FAU. In 2017-2018, 12,977 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.


This school is the 7th most popular in Florida for online learning according to the online graduations recorded by the Department of Education for the academic year 2017-2018.

Online Growth Rankings of FAU

The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at Florida Atlantic University was 19.7%. This is the #562 largest growth rate of all schools that are only partially online. This refers to all students at FAU regardless of major.

The following table shows the 1-year growth rate of FAU majors that offer at least one online course. This table only includes majors with positive growth.

Major 1-Year Growth Rate
Nursing 4%

The table below shows how the average growth rate over 4 years at FAU ranks compared to all other partially online schools that offer a specific major. Note that the majors may or may not be offered online at FAU.

Major Growth Rate Rank
Registered Nursing #130
Nursing #171

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%.

Florida Atlantic University Nursing Concentrations

The table below shows the number of awards for each concentration.

Major Bachelor’s Graduate Certificate Master’s Doctor’s TOTAL
Registered Nursing 222 1 154 0 377
Nursing Practice 0 0 0 26 26
Psychiatric/Mental Health Nurse/Nursing 0 26 0 0 26
Nursing Science 0 0 0 5 5
TOTAL 222 27 154 31 434


*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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