Graduating student hugging and smiling

Florida Atlantic is a young university with a history of perpetual transformation. In just a few decades, we’ve risen in the rankings. We’ve pioneered impressive research. We’ve more than doubled our graduation rate.

We haven’t just kept up with other institutions. We’ve set the pace. And along the way, we’ve opened doors of opportunity.

None of this is a coincidence. It’s a clear vision. A strategic approach. An intentional effort to improve everything we touch: from our coastal ecosystems and our regional wellbeing, to the individual lives of each and every one of our students.

To achieve so much success in such a short time: you could call it hard work. You could call it ambition.

We call it The Atlantic Effect.

#50
Least Debt Upon Graduation
U.S. News & World Report
#26
Social Mobility
U.S. News & World Report
Top Public University
The Wall Street Journal
A Top 50 University
Florida Atlantic is ranked No. 46 among the nation’s best public and private universities by Washington Monthly’s annual College Guide. The rankings recognize schools doing outstanding work in the areas of social mobility, research and public service.
Connecting Students to Success
Florida Atlantic is rapidly improving retention and graduation rates with a peer mentoring program for first-year and transfer students.
Shaping the Future of Neuroscience
Florida Atlantic’s unmatched educational and research opportunities are preparing future neuroscientists for success.
Creating Generational Change
Florida Atlantic has emerged as a national leader in academic achievement and social mobility.
Florida Atlantic is a powerhouse for transformational student impact and generational change.
At Florida Atlantic, we combined predictive analytics with team-based interventions to propel students toward scholastic and career success. We prioritized both access and academic excellence to deliver on the promise of opportunity for all.
Winner
Degree Completion Award
Association of Public and Land-grant Universities
2022
15pt
INCREASE
IN ACADEMIC PROGRESS RATE
2014-2023
30pt
INCREASE
IN 4-YEAR GRADUATION RATE
2014-2023
HISPANIC SERVING INSTITUTION
Inspiring Programs in STEM Award
INSIGHT Into Diversity magazine
2023
TOP UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH PROGRAM
Council on Undergraduate Research