Points of Pride

  1. FAU is the most diverse institution in Florida’s State University System. Approximately 50 percent of its 30,000 students are classified as minority or international.
  2. Students can select a major from more than 170-degree programs, with courses taught by over 1,000 full-time faculty members.
  3. A record-breaking 7,480 degrees were awarded to FAU graduates in 2015.
  4. FAU’s incoming freshman class boasts the highest GPA in the University’s history. For the fall 2016 semester, the average high school GPA for first-time-in-college students was 3.96, up from 3.82 last fall.
  5. FAU’s 149,414 living alumni include U.S. and foreign dignitaries, Emmy, Grammy and Pulitzer Prize winners, an astronaut, a congressional representative and executives at AT&T Mobile, Google, Boeing, eBay, the NFL Network and Franklin Templeton.
  6. The College of Education oversees several award-winning schools including A.D. Henderson/FAU High, the Karen Slattery Educational Research Center for Child Development and Palm Pointe School at Tradition.
  7. A.D. Henderson/FAU High, a national Blue Ribbon School, has received an “A” school grade rating for the past 16 consecutive years and is the No. 1 ranked Developmental Research School in Florida.
  8. FAU’s Diplomacy Program has earned top national awards for the past nine consecutive years and won the Distinguished Delegation Award in 2016 in New York City.
  9. FAU’s College of Business is among the 10 largest business schools in the nation and includes the Sport Management M.B.A. program, ranked third best worldwide, third in the U.S. and first in Florida.
  10. FAU’s College of Business was named one of the “Best Business Schools” by The Princeton Review.
  11. The Hospitality & Tourism Management program ranks as a “Best Value” for Online Colleges by Online U and one of the top 10 programs in Florida by besthospitalitydegrees.com.
  12. The Harriet L. Wilkes Honors College, located on the Jupiter campus, is the only full-immersion honors college in the nation that is part of a comprehensive research university.
  13. The Research Park at Florida Atlantic University is home to 19 companies that employ more than 1,484 people. The park’s regional economic impact is $644 million annually.
  14. FAU’s College of Business and Christine E. Lynn College of Nursing join other prestigious universities and institutions in the latest national rankings for the “Best Online Graduate Programs” for business and nursing in the 2016 U.S. News & World Report.
  15. For seven consecutive years, FAU has been rated as “Military Friendly” by Victory Media, and for six consecutive years, has been ranked “Best for Vets” by Militarytimes.com.
  16. FAU coaches bring a wealth of experience and a history of success to FAU’s 21 intercollegiate sports, 19 of which are part of the NCAA. These individuals are dedicated to preparing student athletes for academic, athletic and lifetime achievement.
  17. In the history of FAU Athletics, 84 Owls have earned the title of All-American to claim 124 All-American honors.
  18. The FAU Libraries are home to the Arthur and Mata Jaffe Collection, “Books as Aesthetic Objects,” one of the nation’s most varied collections of hand-crafted artists’ books and broadsides. The Recorded Sound Archives features over 150,000 recordings, and the Marvin and Sybil Weiner “Spirit of America Collection” includes more than 13,000 items dating from the fifteenth century to the modern era.
  19. The Lifelong Learning Society on the Boca Raton and Jupiter campuses is the largest program of its kind in the United States.
  20. FAU’s Integrative Biology-Neuroscience Ph.D. Program combined forces with the Max Planck Florida Institute for Neuroscience and the University of Bonn, Germany, to form the first transatlantic International Max Planck Research School for Brain and Behavior.
  21. FAU’s Rho Omicron Chapter of Sigma Delta Pi, the National Collegiate Hispanic Honor Society, received the prestigious Ignacio and Sophie Galbis Award, presented to the most outstanding chapter nationwide.
  22. FAU High School student Hannah Herbst participated in President Barack Obama’s sixth annual White House Science Fair. Herbst, 15, beat out nine other finalists to win the 2015 Discovery Education 3M Young Scientist Challenge in October 2015.
  23. FAU’s Brain Institute in Jupiter is now home to a Nikon Center of Excellence, making it one of seven designated centers in the United States and 17 worldwide.
  24. Florida Atlantic University recently received designation as a Hispanic-Serving Institution by the U.S. Department of Education.
  25. FAU was designation as a Tier 1 University Transportation Center by the U.S. Department of Transportation.
 Last Modified 6/14/17