Ambition Thrives Here

Ambition Thrives Here
Success for All
A national leader in student achievement, Florida Atlantic University is a model for a modern university. We used big data and a student-centered strategy to more than double our four-year graduation rate – the highest increase by any public institution. This approach generated achievement for students regardless of income, first-generation status, or race.

At FAU, there’s no limit to what you can achieve.
Top 3
Degree Completion
APLU
#11
Degree Producer for African Americans
Diverse: Issues in Higher Education
Top Public University
U.S. News & World Report
#1
Most Diverse Public Florida University
U.S. News and World Report
Top 50
Degree Producer for Hispanics
Diverse: Issues in Higher Education
Opportunity for All
At Florida Atlantic, we prioritized both access and academic excellence to eliminate equity gaps and deliver on the promise of opportunity for all.
+15%
Increase in Academic Progress Rate
2014 - 2021
+28%
Increase in 4-year Graduation Rate
2014 - 2021
#36
Social Mobility
U.S. News and World Report
Hispanic Serving Institution
HEED Award Recipient
2021
Top Undergraduate Research Program
Council on Undergraduate Research
ATLANTIC IMPACT
Two people with engineering equipment

National Leader in Diversity in Engineering

The American Society of Engineering Education recognized FAU’s College of Engineering and Computer Science with its highest award for commitment to inclusive excellence. Through regular assessment and the development of an action plan for improvement, the college demonstrates a commitment to supporting underrepresented groups in engineering.
Developing Team AI

Developing Team AI

A new generation of networked, cooperating robots being developed by researchers at Florida Atlantic is all about “teamwork.” The University received a $1 million grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF) to develop the nation’s first-of-its-kind testbed platform that connects robots using high-speed wave links.
Finalist for National Degree Completion Award

Finalist for National Degree Completion Award

To improve student success, FAU broke down organizational barriers so all students could earn their degrees in a timely manner. As a result, the number of bachelor’s degrees awarded annually increased by more than 950 students. An achievement that earned recognition from the Association of Public and Land-grant Universities.
Two men standing in front of heap of garbage in a warehouse with shirts that say 4Ocean and the 4Ocean logo in the background on the wall.

Fighting Ocean Plastic

While on a post-graduation surf trip, FAU alumni Andrew Cooper and Alex Schulze were devastated by the amount of plastic they encountered on remote beaches. The experience inspired them to launch a company that has pulled more than 8 million pounds of plastic from the ocean.