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If you want to know more about Florida Atlantic University, such as what majors does it offer, how diverse it is, how well it ranks, and more, this is your one-stop resource. All you need to do to learn more about a stat is click on its tile, and you'll be taken to another page that analyzes that data more closely. Also, you can use the links below to scroll to any section of this page.

How Well Is Florida Atlantic University Ranked?

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2021 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 98 badges in the 2021 rankings. The highest ranked major at the school is homeland security, law enforcement and firefighting.

Overall Quality

According to College Factual's 2021 analysis, FAU is ranked #680 out of 1,715 schools in the nation that were analyzed for overall quality.

FAU is also ranked #22 out of 62 schools in Florida.

See all of the rankings for Florida Atlantic University.

Is It Hard to Get Into FAU?

Acceptance Rate

Florida Atlantic University has an acceptance rate of 60%, which means the school is serious about who it admits. Take your time in putting together a strong application that highlights why you are a good fit for FAU.

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 )
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SAT Math Scores for Florida Atlantic University  ( 520 to 600 )
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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 )
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Florida Atlantic University Faculty

Student to Faculty Ratio

The student to faculty ratio at Florida Atlantic University is 24 to 1, which is high when compared to the national average of 15 to 1. This may indicate that some of your classes will be larger in size than they would be at other schools. However, upper level classes will probably be smaller.

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 70%. This is higher than the national average of 47%.

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Retention and Graduation Rates at Florida Atlantic University

Freshmen Retention Rate

The freshmen retention rate of 79% 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  79 out of 100
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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%.

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Excellent Overall Diversity at FAU

During the 2017-2018 academic year, there were 24,376 undergraduates at FAU with 16,436 being full-time and 7,940 being part-time.

FAU Diversity Score

When calculating the overall diversity score for a school, College Factual does not just look at the percentage of women and racial-ethnic minorities*. Instead, it looks to see how good of a mixture a school has with regard to gender, ethnicity, age, and location of origin.

With an overall score of 90.75 out of 100, FAU is one of the most diverse schools in the nation.

Overall Diversity Score  90.75 out of 100
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How Much Does Florida Atlantic University Cost?

The overall average net price of FAU is $9,768. 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 +
$5,175 $7,333 $11,690 $16,490 $17,508

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

While almost two-thirds of students nationwide take out loans to pay for college, the percentage may be quite different for the school you plan on attending. 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.

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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.

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

Location of Florida Atlantic University

Florida Atlantic University is a public institution situated 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.

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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
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, 6,071 received undergraduate degrees and 1,730 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 448 $28,700
General Biology 431 $27,400
General Psychology 366 $25,900
Criminal Justice & Corrections 326 $31,900
Accounting 279 $43,700
Finance & Financial Management 265 $41,100
Business Administration & Management 254 $36,800
Marketing 242 $36,000
Nursing 222 $63,200
Health & Medical Administrative Services 184 $34,800

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 courses area a great option for busy, working students as well as for those who have scheduling conflicts and want to study on their own time. As time goes by, expect to see more and more online learning options become available.

In 2017-2018, 12,977 students took at least one online class at Florida Atlantic University. This is a decrease from the 13,332 students who took online classes the previous year.

Year Took at Least One Online Class Took All Classes Online
2017-2018 12,977 3,170
2016-2017 13,332 3,351
2015-2016 12,441 3,134
2014-2015 10,433 2,362
2013-2014 6,904 1,634

Learn more about online learning at Florida Atlantic University.

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Notes and References

Footnotes

*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.

References

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