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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

2012-2013 Tuition

$21,543 Tuition and Fees

Students

24823 undergraduate students
44% male / 56% female

Admission

May 1 application deadline
39% 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, Computer Technology/Computer Systems Technology, Linguistics, German Language and Literature, 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, Chemistry, General, Geology/Earth Science, General, Physics, General, Psychology, General, Criminal Justice/Safety Studies, Public Administration, Social Work, 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, Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences, General, Health/Health Care Administration/Management, Business Administration and Management, General, Accounting, Finance, General, Hospitality Administration/Management, General, Human Resources Management/Personnel Administration, 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, Linguistics, German Language and Literature, French Language and Literature, Spanish Language and Literature, English Language and Literature, General, Biology/Biological Sciences, General, Mathematics, General, Statistics, General, Philosophy, Geology/Earth Science, General, Physics, General, Psychology, General, Criminal Justice/Safety Studies, Public Administration, Anthropology, Economics, General, Geography, Political Science and Government, General, Sociology, Art/Art Studies, General, Fine/Studio Arts, General, Music, General, Business Administration and Management, General, Non-Profit/Public/Organizational Management, Accounting, Finance, General, Hospitality Administration/Management, General, Management Information Systems, General, Marketing/Marketing Management, General, Real Estate, Mass Communication/Media Studies

General Student Body Information

Total number of undergraduates: 24,823
Total number of degree-seeking full-time undergraduates: 15,389
Total number of degree-seeking part-time undergraduates: 8,668
Percent of male undergraduates: 44%
Percent of female undergraduates: 56%
Percent of international undergraduates: 1%

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: choral groups, concert band, dance, drama/theater, jazz band, literary magazine, marching band, music ensembles, musical theater, opera, pep band, radio station, student government, student newspaper, student film society, symphony orchestra, television station

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