About FAU

Ambition Thrives Here

Ambition Thrives Here

Florida Atlantic University, established in 1961, officially opened its doors in 1964 as the fifth public university in Florida. Today, the University serves more than 29,000 undergraduate and graduate students across six campuses located along the southeast Florida coast and is ranked as a top public university by U.S. News and World Report.
FAU is an energetic and fast-growing institution, determined to propel itself to the forefront of innovation and scholarship. In recent years, the University has doubled its research expenditures and outpaced its peers in student achievement rates. Our students are bold, ambitious and ready to take on the world.
At FAU, there’s no limit to what you can achieve.
Entrance to FAU breezeway
1961
Established
29,000+
Students
170+
Degree
Programs
19
NCAA Division 1
Teams
171,000+
Alumni
24:1
Student to
Faculty Ratio
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A New Kind of University
Female professor and two students in a classroom

Dedicated to Success

Through award-winning advising and career services, FAU provides students with the skills to turn dreams into reality. The University has earned national recognition for student outcomes and is proudly ranked as the most diverse public university in Florida. At FAU, Pell-eligible students, first-generation students, African-American students and Hispanic students all outpace the university’s overall retention and graduation rates, which is an accomplishment that also eliminates the historical achievement gaps between minority and white students.
4,218
registered internships
Hispanic-Serving Institution
#1
public Florida University for campus ethnic diversity
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Academic Excellence

Distinguished faculty foster a dynamic learning environment that sets students on a path to tackle today’s most important questions. Research-focused curriculum, fellowships and assistantships provide both undergraduate and graduate students the opportunity to work with world-renowned researchers. FAU is home to nationally ranked programs in business, nursing, rehabilitation, public affairs, online education and honors.
#1
Doctoral-Level Undergraduate Research University
$62M
in Research Expenditures
$6.3
billion annual economic impact