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Florida Atlantic University

Boca Raton, FL

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Located in Boca Raton, Florida Atlantic University was founded in 1964 as the first public university in southeast Florida. The school now has facilities in six counties in South Florida, and has about 29,000 freshmen students. A research school noted for work in biomedicine, biotechnology and ocean engineering, FAU also stresses that entrance into the school is very competitive for freshmen. The school offers many different student organizations as well as social fraternities and sororities, and the Florida Atlantic University Owls compete in 18 NC AA Division I sports.

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Quick Facts


777 Glades Road
Boca Raton, FL 33431

2014-2015 Tuition

$21,575 Tuition and Fees

Students

25790 undergraduate students
44% male / 56% female

Admission

May 1 application deadline
47.7% accepted

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Summary


School Details

Institutional Control: public
Year Founded: 1961

Programs Offered

associate degree, bachelor's degree, certificate, doctorate, master's degree, post-master's certificate

Majors Offered

Computer and Information Sciences, General, Education, General, Special Education and Teaching, General, Elementary Education and Teaching, English/Language Arts Teacher Education, Mathematics Teacher Education, Music Teacher Education, Science Teacher Education/General Science Teacher Education, Social Science Teacher Education, Civil Engineering, General, Computer Engineering, General, Electrical and Electronics Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Ocean Engineering, Surveying Engineering, Linguistics, French Language and Literature, Spanish Language and Literature, English Language and Literature, General, Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies, Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities, Other, Biology/Biological Sciences, General, Mathematics, General, Kinesiology and Exercise Science, Philosophy, Jewish/Judaic Studies, Architecture, City/Urban, Community and Regional Planning, Environmental Design/Architecture, Chemistry, General, Geology/Earth Science, General, Physics, General, Psychology, General, Physiological Psychology/Psychobiology, Criminal Justice/Safety Studies, Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting and Related Protective Services, Other, Social Sciences, General, Anthropology, Economics, General, Geography, Political Science and Government, General, Sociology, Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General, Art/Art Studies, General, Music, General, Music Management, Health/Health Care Administration/Management, Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse, Business Administration and Management, General, Accounting, Finance, General, Hospitality Administration/Management, General, International Business/Trade/Commerce, Management Information Systems, General, Marketing/Marketing Management, General, Real Estate, History, General, Speech Communication and Rhetoric, Digital Communication and Media/Multimedia

Minors Offered

Computer and Information Sciences, General, Surveying Engineering, Linguistics, German Language and Literature, French Language and Literature, Italian Language and Literature, Spanish Language and Literature, English Language and Literature, General, Biology/Biological Sciences, General, Mathematics, General, Statistics, General, Environmental Studies, Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other, Philosophy, Geology/Earth Science, General, Geological and Earth Sciences/Geosciences, Other, Physics, General, Psychology, General, Criminal Justice/Safety Studies, Public Administration, Anthropology, Economics, General, Geography, Political Science and Government, General, Sociology, Women's Studies, Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General, Film/Cinema/Video Studies, Art/Art Studies, General, Fine/Studio Arts, General, Music, General, Music Management, Health/Health Care Administration/Management, Business Administration and Management, General, Operations Management and Supervision, Non-Profit/Public/Organizational Management, E-Commerce/Electronic Commerce, Accounting, Entrepreneurship/Entrepreneurial Studies, Finance, General, Hospitality Administration/Management, General, International Business/Trade/Commerce, Management Information Systems, General, Business Statistics, Marketing/Marketing Management, General, Marketing, Other, Real Estate, History, General, Speech Communication and Rhetoric

General Student Body Information

Total number of undergraduates: 25,790
Total number of degree-seeking full-time undergraduates: 15,566
Total number of degree-seeking part-time undergraduates: 9,119
Percent of male undergraduates: 44%
Percent of female undergraduates: 56%

Student Services

Basic services offered: nonremedial tutoring, women's center, placement service, day care, health service, health insurance
Counseling services offered: academic, birth control, career, minority student, military, older student, personal, psychological, religious, veteran student
Campus safety and security services offered: 24-hour foot and vehicle patrols; Late night transport/escort service; 24-hour emergency telephones; Lighted pathways/sidewalks; Student patrols; Controlled dormitory access (key, security card, etc)

Activities

Student activities offered: campus ministries, choral groups, concert band, dance, drama/theater, international student organization, jazz band, literary magazine, marching band, model UN, music ensembles, musical theater, opera, pep band, radio station, student government, student newspaper, student film society, symphony orchestra, television station

Sports

Intercollegiate varsity scholarship sports offered for men: baseball, basketball, cross country, football, golf, soccer, swimming, tennis
Intercollegiate varsity scholarship sports offered for women: basketball, cross country, golf, soccer, softball, swimming, tennis, track and field (indoor), track and field (outdoor), volleyball

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Crime Statistics

Criminal Offences - On-Campus1 2010 2011 2012
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter 0 0 0
Negligent manslaughter 0 0 0
Sex offenses - Forcible 4 1 3
Sex offenses - non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only) 0 0 0
Robbery 1 1 1
Aggravated assault 0 0 3
Burglary 39 19 32
Motor vehicle theft 17 13 8
Arson 2 2 0
Criminal Offences - On-Campus Student Housing Facility2 2010 2011 2012
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter 0 0 0
Negligent manslaughter 0 0 0
Sex offenses - Forcible 2 1 2
Sex offenses - non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only) 0 0 0
Robbery 1 0 0
Aggravated assault 0 0 2
Burglary 24 13 10
Motor vehicle theft 0 0 0
Arson 2 0 0
Criminal Offences - Noncampus Building or Property3 2010 2011 2012
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter 0 0 0
Negligent manslaughter 0 0 0
Sex offenses - Forcible 0 0 0
Sex offenses - non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only) 0 0 0
Robbery 1 0 0
Aggravated assault 0 0 0
Burglary 1 0 1
Motor vehicle theft 1 0 0
Arson 0 0 0
Arrests - On-Campus1 2010 2011 2012
Illegal weapons possession 1 0 0
Drug law violations 41 30 6
Liquor law violations 1 4 24
Arrests - On-Campus Student Housing Facility2 2010 2011 2012
Illegal weapons possession 1 0 0
Drug law violations 16 19 4
Liquor law violations 1 0 0
Arrests - Noncampus Building or Property3 2010 2011 2012
Illegal weapons possession 0 0 0
Drug law violations 1 1 0
Liquor law violations 12 0 0

Comments



1On-Campus: (1) Any building or property owned or controlled by an institution within the same reasonably contiguous geographic area and used by the institution in direct support of, or in a manner related to, the institution's educational purposes, including residence halls; and (2) Any building or property that is within or reasonably contiguous to paragraph (1) of this definition, that is owned by the institution but controlled by another person, is frequently used by students, and supports institutional purposes (such as a food or other retail vendor).
2On-Campus Student Housing Facility: Any student housing facility that is owned or controlled by the institution, or is located on property that is owned or controlled by the institution, and is within the reasonably contiguous geographic area that makes up the campus is considered an on-campus student housing facility.
3Noncampus Building or Property: (1) Any building or property owned or controlled by a student organization that is officially recognized by the institution; or (2) Any building or property owned or controlled by an institution that is used in direct support of, or in relation to, the institution's educational purposes, is frequently used by students and is not within the same reasonably contiguous geographic area of the institution.


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