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Located in Boca Raton, Florida, Florida Atlantic University is a public institution. Boca Raton is a great location for students who prefer city over country life.

$28,279 Avg Cost After Aid (Undergrad)
75% Acceptance Rate

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Florida Atlantic University Rankings

Our rankings are based on an outcomes-based approach rather than subjective ones used by other media outlets. As such, we utilize data from the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) and the College Scorecard, among other sources. Visit our rankings and methodology section to learn more.

Program Level Awards

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

Rank Ranking Name Share
#14 Best Value General Education Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#19 Most Popular General Education Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#32 Most Popular Teaching English or French Graduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#44 Most Popular Student Counseling Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#62 Most Popular Educational Administration Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#111 Best Value Teacher Education Grade Specific Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#128 Most Popular Teacher Education Grade Specific Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It

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?

75% Acceptance Rate
63% Of Accepted Are Women
78% Submit SAT Scores
With an acceptance rate of 75%, FAU may not be as selective as some schools, but you should not take admittance for granted. Be sure to submit the best application you can.

Approximately 37% of accepted students are men and 63% are women. The acceptance rate for men is 73%, and the acceptance rate for women is 76%.

Average Test Scores

About 78% 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 22% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT English scores ranged between 20 and 25. Math scores were between 18 and 24. Composite scores were between 21 and 26.

ACT English Scores for Florida Atlantic University  ( 20 to 25 )
ACT Math Scores for Florida Atlantic University  ( 18 to 24 )
ACT Composite Scores for Florida Atlantic University  ( 21 to 26 )

Can I Afford Florida Atlantic University?

$28,279 Net Price
34% Take Out Loans
5.5% 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

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 34% of students took out student loans averaging $6,791 a year. That adds up to $27,164 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at FAU is 5.5%. 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

16,617 Full-Time Undergraduates
58% Women
55% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 25,457 undergraduate students at FAU, with 16,617 being full-time and 8,840 being part-time.


There are also 5,348 graduate students at the school.

Gender Diversity

Of the 16,617 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 727
Black or African American 3,157
Hispanic or Latino 4,527
White 6,788
International Students 583
Other Races/Ethnicities 835

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

20,568 Took All Classes Online
29,962 Took At Least One Class Online
123.6% Avg Growth Over 4 Years
There are 1 bachelor’s degree and 6 master’s degree programs available online at FAU. In 2019-2020, 29,962 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 12th most popular in Florida for online learning according to the online graduations recorded by the Department of Education for the academic year 2019-2020.

Online Affordability Rankings of FAU

During the most recent year for which we have data, the full-time undergraduate tuition at Florida Atlantic University was $4,831 for in-state students. Out-of-state students paid $17,276. The following table shows how FAU is ranked for affordability for both in-state and out-of-state students among colleges and universities that are not mostly online.

Major Tuition for In-State Students Tuition for Out-of-State Students
Curriculum & Instruction #1 #85
Curriculum & Instruction #1 #85
Education Philosophy #1 #1
Social & Philosophical Foundations of Education #1 #1
Educational Administration #1 #159
General Educational Leadership & Administration #1 #144
Special Education #1 #134
General Special Education #1 #97

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 #268 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%.

Florida Atlantic University Teaching Concentrations

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

Curriculum & Instruction 0
Social & Philosophical Foundations of Education 0
General Educational Leadership & Administration 0
General Education 0
Educational/Instructional Technology 0
General Special Education 0
Counselor Education/School Counseling & Guidance Services 0
Art Education 0
English & Language Arts Education 0
Mathematics Education 0
Music Education 0
Reading Teacher Education 0
Science Education 0
Social Science Teacher Education 0
Other Teacher Education & Professional Development, Specific Subject Areas 0
Elementary Education 0
Secondary Education 0
Teaching English as a Second or Foreign Language/ESL Language Instructor 0


*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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