Quick Facts

More than 1,000 accomplished scholars and researchers known for their excellence in teaching and mentoring.

More than 170 degree programs through 10 colleges:

  • Dorothy F. Schmidt College of Arts and Letters
  • College of Business
  • College for Design and Social Inquiry
  • College of Education
  • College of Engineering and Computer Science
  • Graduate College
  • Harriet L. Wilkes Honors College
  • Charles E. Schmidt College of Medicine
  • Christine E. Lynn College of Nursing
  • Charles E. Schmidt College of Science

More than 149,412 living alumni, including:

Jimmy Clidaras

Jimmy Clidaras, B.S.M.E. '94

Distinguished Engineer, Data Center and Platforms Infrastructure at Google

Ana Azcuy

Ana M. Azcuy, B.A. '76

Three-Time Emmy Award Winner; First Cuban-American News Anchor in Miami, WPLG-TV Channel 10

Brittany Bowe

Brittany Bowe, B.A. '10

Team USA Olympic Long Track Speedskater; 1,000-meter World Record Holder

Carol Hunstein

The Honorable Carol Hunstein, B.S. '72

Chief Justice, Georgia Supreme Court; Adjunct Professor, Emory University School of Law

Robert Orr

Dr. Robert "Skipp" Orr, B.A. '76

U.S. Executive Directors and Ambassador, Asian Development Bank; Former President, Boeing Japan

Mark Dean

Dr. Mark Dean, M.S.E. '82

Engineering Professor at the University of Tennessee; Co-developer of the IBM PC; Former Vice President of the Technical Strategy and Worldwide Operations, IBM Research

Rafael de la Vega

Rafael "Ralph" de la Vega

President and CEO, AT&T Mobile & Business Solutions

Marc Philippon

Dr. Marc Philippon, B.A. '87

One of the World's Leading Orthopedic Hip Surgeons; National Hockey League Players' Association Orthopedic Surgeon

Steven Swanson

Dr. Steven Swanson, M.A.S. '86

NASA Astronaut (three space shuttle missions)

Alfred Morris

Alfred Morris, B.S.E. '11

Running Back, Washington Redskins; Two-time Pro Bowler

Marlow Rosado

Marlow Rosado

Grammy-winning Latin music performer and composer

Scott Thompson

Scott "Carrot Top" Thompson, B.B.A. '89

Comedian and Actor

Dr. Arthur C. Evans, Jr.

Dr. Arthur C. Evans, Jr. PhD, B.S. ’82, M.A. ’84

Nationally recognized CEO of the American Psychological Association

Scott Thompson



Boca Raton Campus

FAU's first and largest campus ; about 80 percent of FAU's 30,000 students take classes here. Located just three miles from the beach, the campus features housing for nearly 4,000 students, new athletic and recreational facilities, art galleries, café/movie theater complex and more.

Davie Campus

FAU's second-largest campus with more than 5,000 students. FAU Davie offers coursework in 30 degree programs through the colleges of Arts and Letters, Business, Design and Social Inquiry, Education, Nursing and Science.


The Dania Beach facility, also known as SeaTech, is home to ocean engineering research and technology development. SeaTech builds on five decades of execellence at FAU, where the nation's first ocean engineering degree program was introduced in 1965.

Ft. Lauderdale Campus

Located in downtown Fort Lauderdale, this campus provides a "real life" urban laboratory for students pursuing a degree in architecture. This campus also is the location for the College of Business' Executive Master of Accounting program and MetroLab, a collaborative exhibition and event space that facilitates FAU's engagement with the community

Harbor Branch Campus

Located in Fort Pierce, this site is dedicated to exploring the world's oceans and integrating the science and technology of the sea with the needs of humankind.

John D. MacArthur Campus

This campus in Jupiter offers more than 1,500 students coursework in programs from the colleges Arts and Letters, Design and Social Inquiry, Education, and Science. It is also home to the Harriet J. Wilkes Honors College as high-tech facilities for two of the world's leading research organizations, Scripps Florida and Max Planck Florida Institute for Neuroscience.

Enrollment by Campus
  All Enrolled  
Boca Raton 25,596  
Davie 3,991  
Dania Beach 55  
Fort Lauderdale 299  
Jupiter 1,026  
Distance Learning 8,993  
Other (HBOI, Pine Jog) 176  
Diversity of Students
  Total %
American Indian 61 0.2%
Asian 1,314 4.3%
Black or African American 5,816 19.1%
Hispanic or Latino 7,585 24.8%
Pacific Islander or Native Hawaiian 34 0.1%
White 13,272 43.5%
Two or more races 1,070 3.5%
International 1,098 3.6%
Not Reported 280 .9%
Diversity of Personnel
American Indian 4
Asian 193
Black or African American 418
Hispanic or Latino 358
Pacific Islander or Native Hawaiian 1
Nonresident alien 67
White 2,199
Two or more races 30
Degrees Awarded 2015-16
  Total %
Arts & Letters 1,196 16%
Business 1,923.5 25.7%
CDSI 954 12.8%
Education 876.5 11.7%
Engineering & Computer Science 470 6.3%
Honors College 88 1.2%
Medicine 81 1.1%
Nursing 453 1.1%
Science 1,113 6.1%
Undecided 325 4.3%
Total 7,480 100%
Top 10 Undergraduate Degree Programs by Enrollment
Business Administration and Management, General 3,718
Biological Sciences, General 2,467
Psychology 1,896
Criminal Justice/Safety Studies 1,117
Exer. Sci. and Kinesiology 1,046
Elementary Education 1,017
Engineering, Other 896
Accounting 882
Liberal Arts and Sciences 704
Economics, General 634

FAU's expanding research portfolio - including biomedicine, biotechnology, ocean engineering and coastline security - has earned the University the "High Research Activity" designation from the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching.

Student to Faculty Ration - 24:1

FAU brings in millions of dollars in research funding from state, federal and private sources including the National Science Foundation, the Office of Naval Research, the National Institutes of Health, the U.S. Department of Education, the U.S. Department of Energy and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

More than 65 percent of FAU students receive some form of financial aid. In 2015-16, more than $207 million was awarded to students through scholarships, grants, loans and work study.

The Owls athletic teams are in NCAA Divsion I-A (FBS) and are members of Conference USA. FAU's athletic department includes 21 intercollegiate teams featuring 450 student-athletes competing in the follow sports:

Men's Sports
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Spirit
  • Cross Country
  • Football
  • Golf
  • Soccer
  • Swimming/Diving
  • Tennis
Women's Sports
  • Basketball
  • Beach Volleyball
  • Golf
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Swimming/Diving
  • Tennis
  • XC/Track
  • Volleyball


 Last Modified 1/8/18