Florida Atlantic University, , Boca Raton, Palm Beach, Florida

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Florida Atlantic University

Company Name: Florida Atlantic University
State: Florida
Zip: 33427
County: Palm Beach
City: Boca Raton
Phone: (561)297-3000
Fax: unknown
Email: unknown
FICE code: 001481
Date Approved: 2002-09-03
Web site: http://www.fau.edu
Status: Work

Review: Florida Atlantic University, also referred to as FAU or Florida Atlantic, is a public, coeducational, research university located in Boca Raton, Florida, United States. The university has six satellite campuses located in the Florida cities of Dania Beach, Davie, Fort Lauderdale, Jupiter, Port St. Lucie, and in Fort Pierce at the Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institution. Florida Atlantic serves a seven-county region that has a populace of more than three million people and spans more than 100 miles (160 km) of Florida's eastern coastline. The university opened in 1964 as the first public university in southeast Florida and the first university in the nation to offer only upper-division and graduate level courses. Although initial enrollment was only 867 students, this number increased in 1984 when the university admitted its first lower-division undergraduate students. As of 2010, enrollment has grown to approximately 28,000 students representing 140 countries, 49 states and the District of Columbia. Since its inception, Florida Atlantic has awarded more than 110,000 degrees to nearly 105,000 alumni worldwide. In recent years Florida Atlantic has undertaken an effort to increase its academic and research standings while also evolving into a more traditional university. The university has raised admissions standards, increased research funding, built new facilities, and established notable partnerships with major research institutions. The efforts have resulted in not only an increase in the university's academic profile, but also the elevation of the football team to Division I competition status, plans for an on-campus football stadium, more on-campus housing, and the establishment of its own College of Medicine in 2010.

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Florida Atlantic University, Complete Academic Data

Type: Public- 4-year or above
Carnegie Classification: Research Universities (high research activity)
Student to Faculty Ratio: 18:1
Total Student Population (Graduate + Undergraduate): 27,637
Undergraduate Population: 22,843
Percent Admitted: 46.0%
SAT Composite Range: 990-1150
Enrollment by Gender, Male: 41%
Enrollment by Gender, Femail: 59%
Enrollment by Race/Ethnicity, Asian/Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander: 5.0%
Enrollment by Race/Ethnicity, Black or African American: 17.0%
Enrollment by Race/Ethnicity, Hispanic/Latino: 19.0%
Enrollment by Race/Ethnicity, White: 55.0%
Attendance Status, Full-Time: 53.9%
Attendance Status, Part-Time: 46.1%

Florida Atlantic University, Complete Tuition Data

In-State Tuition: $3,835
Out of State Tuition: $14,505
Books and Supplies: $924
Total Annual Cost: $26,771

Florida Atlantic University, Complete Financial Aid Data

Percent of Student Receiving Any Financial Aid: 86.0%
Percent of Student Receiving Any Grants: 48.0%
Total Grant Aid Received by Student Body: $46,741,343
Undergraduate Application Fee: $30

Florida Atlantic University, Complete Student Life Data

Calendar System: Semester
Campus Housing Offered: Yes

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