About Florida Atlantic University (FAU)
On Campus Housing
Florida Atlantic University is a public institution with its main campus in Boca Raton, Florida, and satellite campuses in Dania Beach, Davie, Fort Lauderdale, Jupiter, and Fort Pierce.
Florida Atlantic University was established in 1961 as the first public university in southeast Florida, offering only upper-division and graduate-level courses. Initial enrollment was only 867 students, increasing in 1984 when the university admitted its first lower-division undergraduate students. The university started focussing on research along with improvement as a traditional university.
The university promotes academic and personal development, discovery, and lifelong learning. FAU fulfills its mission through excellence and innovation in teaching, outstanding research and creative activities, public engagement, and distinctive scientific and cultural alliances, all within an environment that fosters inclusiveness.
The University is committed to excellence at all levels of the educational and creative experience, to success for all students. The University values lifelong learning because it encourages the continual use of the mind.
It has raised admissions standards, increased research funding, built new facilities, and established notable partnerships with major research institutions.
FAU has a current student population of 29,772 with a student-faculty ratio of 21:1. Diversity is one of the USP of the university. More than half of their students are classified as minority or international, making FAU the most diverse public university in Florida.
The female population is overall higher than the male with 56%. White American students constitute 42 % of the population followed by 19 % black, 26 % Hispanic, and some others.
FAU has 10 colleges that offer more than 170 bachelor's, masters, and doctoral degrees. Florida Atlantic University is classified among R2: Doctoral Universities – High research activity.
FAU provides 51 online programs. These programs are in the fields of Nursing, Accounting, Computer Science, Criminal Justice, Business Management, Environmental Science, Engineering, and many others.
These online programs offered by the university are flexible and self-paced. The university provides an informative and exhaustive syllabus of the traditional classroom program without the constraints of semester schedule or class timings.
Florida Atlantic University Accreditation
Florida Atlantic University is regionally accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges.
FAU had started as a small institution, but over the years it has grown considerably and is now a nationally and internationally recognized university.
The rankings given below are a proof of that.
Forbes has ranked it 581 among the best universities in the USA.
US news & world report has ranked it 281st in its national university ranking. The same source has ranked it 924th in its global university ranking.
Times has placed it between 801- 1000 in its global university ranking.
Annual Cost to Attend
Average Annual Cost
Among the top 500 universities in the USA, FAU is one of the cheapest institutions. By joining FAU, you can get quality education at a top college for a very reasonable fee.
The total one year cost to attend the University comes out to be $ 24,235.
The net price is $ 9,486 and the average annual cost is $ 2,522.
The fee includes tuition fee and other costs like
Books & supplies - $ 1,208
Room & board - $ 11,896
Other expenses - $ 6,300
Highest Degree Offered
36% percentage of students who recieved an income-based Federal Pell Grant intended for low-income students.
Median Household Income
$63,066 per year
Campus Emergency Phones
Mobile Campus Emergency Alert
The university additionally offers an on-campus housing facility for students who wish to dwell nearby. The normal expense for on-campus housing is $11,950 per year. The students at Florida Atlantic University have several dining and meal plan options to choose from. Moreover, the average meal plan costs around $3,864 per year. To ensure the safety and security of students, the university has a number of campus safety and security measures in place. Some of these features include 24-hr security patrol, campus emergency phones, 24-hr escort safety rides and mobile campus emergency alert. The number of female and male students at the university are 43% and 57%, respectively.
Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
Median Earnings 10 Years After Graduation
Students Receiving Gift Aid
Average Aid Per Year
Students Receiving Federal Grants
Average Aid Per Year
Average Grant & Scholarship by Family Income
$30K - $48K
$48K - $75K
$75K - $110K
Total Needs based Scholarships/Grants
Total Non-Needs based Scholarships/Grants
While the cost to FAU is quite low, the university recognizes the need for students who can't afford it. It provides financial assistance schemes to those students.
The aid is provided in order for the students to pay fees or meet other academic-related expenses. The financial support schemes are implemented in multiple formats like loans, scholarships, grants, and work-study opportunities. Eligible students who wish to get these facilities are required to fill in the FAFSA form.
Florida Atlantic University federal school code is 001481
The various aids provided are mentioned below.
Federal Aids such as Pell Grant, Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant, Direct Subsidized Loan, Direct Unsubsidized Loan, Direct PLUS Loan, Iraq, and Afghanistan Service Grant, and the Federal Work-Study option. The average aid is $6,227 and last year, 39 % of students availed them.
Florida State Scholarships and Grants include the Florida Student Assistance Grant, First Generation Matching Grant Program, and Bright Futures Scholarship Program. The average aid is $ 4,236 and last year, 53 % of students availed them.
FAU Grant, FAU Academic Achievement Grant, FAU Academic Grant, AAC Behavioral Health Academic Program, AIA Palm beach Scholarship, Baby Gear Guide Scholarship, and Benjamin.A.Gilman International Scholarship Program are provided as Institutional Aid. The average aid is $ 4,769 and last year, 51 % of students availed them.
Military Aids are also provided at the university. This includes the Post 9/11 GI Bill and the Tuition Assistance program.
FAU Financial Aid Office
If you have any queries regarding your eligibility for the FAFSA form, you can contact the financial aid office at the below address.
Campus Address & Phone:
777 Glades Road, Bldg. SU-80 Rm. 233
Boca Raton, FL 33431
Tel: 561-297-3530 Fax 561-297-3517
Monday - Thursday - 8 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Friday - 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.