Florida Atlantic University

Florida Atlantic University

Boca Raton , United States
  • 59
    Available Programs
  • 30808
  • Permit


Florida Atlantic opened in 1964 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. As of 2018, enrollment has grown to over 30,000 students representing 140 countries, 50 states, and the District of Columbia. Since its inception, Florida Atlantic has awarded more than 110,000 degrees to nearly 153,160 alumni.

Since 2004, FAU 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. Changes include an on-campus stadium, additional on-campus housing, and the establishment of a College of Medicine in 2010. 

Entry requirements

  • High school transcripts 
  • English proficiency proof 
  • Duolingo English Test (DET) - 105

Scholarship & funding

FAU offers a comprehensive financial aid program to assist in meeting reasonable educational expenses for both full-time and part-time students. All potential undergraduate students who complete the admissions application are considered for FAU’s merit-based scholarships.

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Student life

FAU Campus tour