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Short Description (basic)

Florida Atlantic University, established in 1961, officially opened its doors in 1964 as the fifth public university in Florida. Today, FAU serves more than 30,000 undergraduate and graduate students across six campuses located along the southeast Florida coast. In recent years, the University has doubled its research expenditures and outpaced its peers in student achievement rates. Through the coexistence of access and excellence, FAU embodies an innovative model where traditional equity gaps vanish. FAU is designated a Hispanic-serving institution, ranked as a top public university by U.S. News & World Report and a High Research Activity institution by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching. For more information, visit www.fau.edu.

Short Description (research emphasis)

Florida Atlantic University, established in 1961, serves more than 30,000 undergraduate and graduate students across six campuses located along the southeast Florida coast. FAU is designated a Hispanic-serving institution, ranked as a top public university by U.S. News & World Report and a High Research Activity institution by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching. To enhance interdisciplinary and collaborative research, FAU has established four university-wide research institutes focused on the University’s strengths. These are dedicated to improving and addressing diseases of the brain, enhancing human health and quality of life, protecting the environment locally and globally, and using sensors to monitor the world around us. For more information, visit www.fau.edu.

Medium-Length Description (academic structure emphasis)

Florida Atlantic University, established in 1961, officially opened its doors in 1964 as the fifth public university in Florida. Today, FAU serves more than 30,000 students across six campuses located along the southeast Florida coast. FAU’s 10 colleges, offering more than 170 undergraduate and graduate degree programs, are: the Dorothy F. Schmidt College of Arts and Letters, the College of Business, the College of Education, the College of Engineering and Computer Science, the Graduate College, the Harriet L. Wilkes Honors College, the Charles E. Schmidt College of Medicine, the Christine E. Lynn College of Nursing, the Charles E. Schmidt College of Science, and the College of Social Work and Criminal Justice. Additionally, FAU’s Osher Lifelong Learning Institute, which is believed to be the largest and most successful program of its kind in the United States, offers non-credit courses on a wide variety of subjects to people of retirement age. FAU was initially accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS) in 1967. The University is currently accredited by the SACS Commission on Colleges to award associate’s, bachelor’s, master’s, specialist’s and doctoral degrees. FAU also holds membership in the National Association of State Universities and Land-Grant Colleges and the Council of Graduate Schools. For more information, visit www.fau.edu.

Long Description

Florida Atlantic University, established in 1961, officially opened its doors in 1964 as the fifth public university in Florida. Today, FAU serves more than 30,000 undergraduate and graduate students across six campuses located along the southeast Florida coast. FAU is an energetic and dynamic 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. FAU is highly ranked by U.S. News & World Report for “Social Mobility” and a top degree producer for African American and Hispanic students. FAU is also consistently ranked as the most ethnically and culturally diverse institution in Florida’s State University System.

FAU is designated a Hispanic-serving institution, ranked as a top public university by U.S. News & World Report and a High Research Activity institution by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching. To enhance interdisciplinary and collaborative research, FAU has established four university-wide research institutes focused on the University’s strengths. These are dedicated to improving and addressing diseases of the brain, enhancing human health and quality of life, protecting the environment locally and globally, and using sensors to monitor the world around us.

FAU’s 10 colleges, offering more than 170 undergraduate and graduate degree programs, are: the Dorothy F. Schmidt College of Arts and Letters, the College of Business, the College of Education, the College of Engineering and Computer Science, the Graduate College, the Harriet L. Wilkes Honors College, the Charles E. Schmidt College of Medicine, the Christine E. Lynn College of Nursing, the Charles E. Schmidt College of Science, and the College of Social Work and Criminal Justice. Additionally, FAU’s Osher Lifelong Learning Institute, which is believed to be the largest and most successful program of its kind in the United States, offers non-credit courses on a wide variety of subjects to people of retirement age.

FAU is a member of Conference USA and the Coastal Collegiate Sports Association with nearly 500 student-athletes and 19 NCAA Division I teams.

For more information, visit www.fau.edu.