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Campus & Student Life at Florida Atlantic University

Home to about 25,457 undergraduates in 2020, FAU is a very large, public university located in Boca Raton, Florida. This urban setting might be best suited for students who like the fast-paced city life. Should you tire of the campus however, FAU offers a “study abroad” program. Please note, some classes/degrees offered by FAU can be taken “online” so keep that in mind when reviewing this report. For more context, you might also check out our FAU Guide to Distance and Online Learning.

FAU Has a Disability Services Site

For more information on policies and accommodations that the university provides to ensure all students get the opportunity to participate, you can visit FAU Disability Services.

FAU for the Military

While not a "service academy", FAU does offer support for veterans and those seeking a career in the armed forces. Undergraduates have access to one or more ROTC programs and there is an active student veterans group on campus. For more information on policies related to veterans, you can visit FAU Veteran Services . For more information, check out our FAU for Veterans Guide.

Freshmen Living Arrangements at Florida Atlantic University

FAU offers on-campus housing, but freshmen are not required to take advantage of it. In the end though, most do choose to live in the dorms.

Freshmen Living Arrangements at Florida Atlantic University

* Data compiled from students who received financial aid, including loans.

Full-time vs. Part-time Studies at Florida Atlantic University

FAU has a comparatively very large, student body. There were 25,457 undergraduates in 2020. Full-time attendance was 16,617 (65.3%). Part-time attendance was 8,840 (34.7%).


Florida Atlantic University is Ranked #366 for Overall Diversity

Compared to other colleges and universities across the nation, FAU receives top marks for overall diversity. We rank FAU #366 out of 3,451.

The chart below shows each element that we looked at to determine this ranking, and how that metric compares to the national average. 100 would indicate excellent diversity in each category, and 1 would mean poor diversity.

Overall Diversity at Florida Atlantic University

You can learn more about the diversity of the student body at FAU by looking closer at the ethnic,  genderage, and geographic diversity metrics from the FAU Diversity Guide.

Florida Atlantic University Competes in the NCAA

FAU has a total of 463 student athletes, 267 men and 196 women who compete in inter-collegiate athletics.

For more information about athletics including per-team sizes, coaching and scholarships check out our Guide to Florida Atlantic University Athletics

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