Florida Atlantic University

Florida Atlantic University Data & Information Overview

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How Well Is Florida Atlantic University Ranked?

2022 Rankings

College Factual recognizes the best colleges and universities in its annual rankings. These rankings include categories for best overall colleges, best colleges for each major, best value schools, and much more.

Florida Atlantic University was awarded 353 badges in the 2022 rankings. The highest ranked major at the school is clinical/medical social work.

Overall Quality

According to College Factual's 2022 analysis, FAU is ranked #820 out of 2,576 schools in the nation that were analyzed for overall quality.

FAU also holds the #28 spot on the Best Colleges in Florida ranking.

See all of the rankings for Florida Atlantic University.

Is It Hard to Get Into FAU?

Acceptance Rate

If you're applying to Florida Atlantic University you'll face some tough competition, since the school's acceptance rate is only 60%. Definitely don't wait until the last minute to submit your application, since applying early may be in your favor.

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 Composite scores ranged between 21 and 26.

ACT Composite Scores for Florida Atlantic University  ( 21 to 26 )

Learn more about Florida Atlantic University admissions.

Florida Atlantic University Faculty

Student to Faculty Ratio

At Florida Atlantic University, the student to faculty ratio is 21 to 1. Compared to the national average of 15 to 1, this is somewhat high. This could mean that class sizes may be larger than they are at other colleges or universities or that professors may be required to teach more classes.

Percent of Full-Time Faculty

In addition to the student to faculty ratio, some people look at what percentage of faculty members are full-time as a sign of how much time professors will be able to spend with their students. This is because part-time teachers may not be be on campus as much as their full-time counterparts.

The full-time faculty percentage at Florida Atlantic University is 71%. This is higher than the national average of 47%.

Full-Time Faculty Percent  71 out of 100

Retention and Graduation Rates at Florida Atlantic University

Freshmen Retention Rate

The freshmen retention rate of 81% tells us that most first-year, full-time students like Florida Atlantic University enough to come back for another year. This is a fair bit higher than the national average of 68%. That's certainly something to check off in the good column about the school.

Freshmen Retention Rate  81 out of 100

Graduation Rate

The on-time graduation rate is the percent of first-time, full time students who obtain their bachelor's degree in four years or less. This rate is 20% for first-time, full-time students at FAU, which is lower than the national rate of 33.3%.

On-Time Graduation Rate  20 out of 100

Find out more about the retention and graduation rates at Florida Atlantic University.

Florida Atlantic University Undergraduate Student Diversity

During the 2017-2018 academic year, there were 24,740 undergraduates at FAU with 16,678 being full-time and 8,062 being part-time.

How Much Does Florida Atlantic University Cost?

The overall average net price of FAU is $10,186. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group. See the table below for the net price for different income groups.

Net Price by Income Group for FAU

$0-30 K $30K-48K $48-75 $75-110K $110K +
$6,085 $7,331 $11,786 $16,249 $17,959

The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.Note that the net price is typically less than the published for a school. For more information on the sticker price of FAU, see our tuition and fees and room and board pages.

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 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.

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How Much Money Do FAU Graduates Make?

The pay for some majors is higher than others, but on average, students who graduate with a bachelor's degree from FAU make about $43,200 a year during their first few years of employment after graduation. This is right on par with the average college graduate's salary of $39,802 per year. Also, graduates in your major field may make more.


See which majors at Florida Atlantic University make the most money.

Location of Florida Atlantic University

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.

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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
Website: www.fau.edu/
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/FloridaAtlantic
Twitter: http://twitter.com/FlaAtlanticU

Florida Atlantic University Majors

During the most recent year for which we have data, students from 79 majors graduated from Florida Atlantic University. Of these students, 6,215 received undergraduate degrees and 1,836 graduated with a master's or doctor's degree. The following table lists the most popular undergraduate majors along with the average salary graduates from those majors make.

Most Popular Majors Bachelor’s Degrees Average Salary of Graduates
Interdisciplinary Studies 500 $28,700
General Biology 440 $27,400
General Psychology 348 $25,900
Criminal Justice & Corrections 309 $31,900
Accounting 283 $43,700
Business Administration & Management 275 $36,800
Finance & Financial Management 237 $41,100
Marketing 229 $36,000
Nursing 226 $63,200
Communication & Media Studies 203 $31,100

Learn more about the majors offered at Florida Atlantic University along with which ones have the highest average starting salaries.

Online Learning at FAU

Online learning options are becoming more and more popular at American colleges and universities. Online classes are great for students who have busy schedules or for those who just want to study on their own time.

In 2018-2019, 14,613 students took at least one online class at Florida Atlantic University. This is an increase from the 12,977 students who took online classes the previous year.

Year Took at Least One Online Class Took All Classes Online
2018-2019 14,613 3,540
2017-2018 12,977 3,170
2016-2017 13,332 3,351
2015-2016 12,441 3,134
2013-2014 6,904 1,634

Learn more about online learning at Florida Atlantic University.

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Notes and References


*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.


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