Florida Atlantic University

Boca Raton, FL
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Florida Atlantic University Review

Boca Raton, FL, 777 Glades Rd
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Career Preparation A-
Students and Culture B+
Facilities B+
Activities and Groups B+
B+
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Florida Atlantic University is a large, public, four-year university enrolling 30,380 students and offering 154 degrees in Boca Raton, FL.

Study Areas, Degree Popularity

Check out the most popular majors and specific degrees students have earned at Florida Atlantic University.

*Sources for school statistics and data include the U.S. Department of Education's National Center for Education Statistics and the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System. Data may vary depending on school and academic year.
1
Business
1,715 recent grads, 3 study levels
Degree Name
Associates
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Accounting
424
130
Business Administration and Management
300
190
6
Economics
101
28
Finance
192
1
International Business
94
Marketing/marketing Management
196
Non-Profit/public/organizational Management
13
Real Estate
0
Taxation
40
*Number of people in 2015 that graduated with this degree and study level.
2
Education and Liberal Arts
1,493 recent grads, 5 study levels
Degree Name
Associates
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Applied Mathematics
0
Art Studies
132
Art Teacher Education
0
Counselor Education/school Counseling and Guidance Services
31
4
6
Creative Writing
9
Curriculum and Instruction
31
0
8
Education
62
1
Educational Leadership and Administration
79
12
13
Elementary Education and Teaching
239
13
English Language and Literature
145
7
English/language Arts Teacher Education
17
French Language and Literature
14
2
German Language and Literature
0
Liberal Arts
360
49
0
Mathematics Teacher Education
6
0
Music Teacher Education
2
Reading Teacher Education
10
Science Teacher Education/general Science Teacher Education
5
Social and Philosophical Foundations of Education
4
Social Science Teacher Education
19
Spanish Language and Literature
10
9
Special Education and Teaching
27
7
4
Speech Communication and Rhetoric
152
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Subject Areas
4
Teaching English As a Second or Foreign Language/esl Language Instructor
0
*Number of people in 2015 that graduated with this degree and study level.
3
Human and Social Sciences
1,493 recent grads, 3 study levels
Degree Name
Associates
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Anthropology
44
7
Experimental Psychology
5
History
61
10
Jewish/judaic Studies
3
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities
62
Linguistics
27
13
Multi-/interdisciplinary Studies
41
Multi-/interdisciplinary Studies
8
Philosophy
10
Physiological Psychology
77
1
Political Science
146
11
Psychology
295
14
Public Administration
34
51
3
Social Sciences
55
Social Work
200
143
Sociology
158
8
Women's Studies
6
*Number of people in 2015 that graduated with this degree and study level.
4
Healthcare
934 recent grads, 3 study levels
Degree Name
Associates
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Audiology/audiologist and Speech-Language Pathology/pathologist
23
Health/health Care Administration/management
191
19
Health/medical Physics
7
Kinesiology and Exercise Science
178
36
Medicine
54
Nursing Practice
10
Nursing Science
10
Registered Nurse
253
153
*Number of people in 2015 that graduated with this degree and study level.
5
Mathematics and Science
594 recent grads, 3 study levels
Degree Name
Associates
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Biology
399
36
5
Biotechnology
3
Chemistry
38
0
3
Geography
18
5
Geological and Earth Sciences/geosciences
7
Geology/earth Science
8
3
Mathematics
37
13
5
Physics
9
4
1
*Number of people in 2015 that graduated with this degree and study level.
6
Legal and Law
453 recent grads, 2 study levels
Degree Name
Associates
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Law Enforcement Administration
28
Criminal Justice
386
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting and Related Protective Services
39
*Number of people in 2015 that graduated with this degree and study level.
7
Engineering
412 recent grads, 3 study levels
Degree Name
Associates
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Architecture
38
Bioengineering and Biomedical Engineering
7
Biomedical Sciences
24
City/urban, Community and Regional Planning
22
13
Civil Engineering
42
12
Computer Engineering
26
9
7
Electrical and Electronics Engineering
49
10
7
Environmental Design/architecture
23
Environmental Science
8
Mechanical Engineering
63
7
0
Ocean Engineering
24
17
3
Surveying Engineering
1
*Number of people in 2015 that graduated with this degree and study level.
8
Computer Technology
225 recent grads, 3 study levels
Degree Name
Associates
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Computer and Information Sciences
90
31
2
Computer Technology/computer Systems Technology
7
Information Technology
2
Management Information Systems
85
8
*Number of people in 2015 that graduated with this degree and study level.
9
Communication and Media
154 recent grads, 2 study levels
Degree Name
Associates
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Communication and Media Studies
11
Digital Communication and Media/multimedia
142
1
*Number of people in 2015 that graduated with this degree and study level.
10
Art and Design
73 recent grads, 2 study levels
Degree Name
Associates
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Drama and Dramatics/theatre Arts
18
11
Fine Arts
4
Music
12
12
Music Management
13
3
*Number of people in 2015 that graduated with this degree and study level.
11
Hospitality
59 recent grads, 1 study levels
Degree Name
Associates
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Hospitality Management
59
*Number of people in 2015 that graduated with this degree and study level.
Online Programs

Check out the online programs offered at Florida Atlantic University.

Degree Name
Associates
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Accounting
Business Administration and Management
Civil Engineering
Kinesiology and Exercise Science
Marketing/marketing Management
Taxation
*Sources for school statistics and data include the U.S. Department of Education's National Center for Education Statistics and the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System. Data may vary depending on school and academic year.
School Accreditation Information
This institution is accredited by Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges
Specialized institution accreditations:
American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology Master's program in speech-language pathology (MSLP)
Speech-Language Pathology (SLP) - Graduate degree programs
Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education Nursing (CNDNP) - Nursing education programs at the doctorate degree levels
Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the baccalaureate degree levels
Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the graduate degree levels
Liaison Committee on Medical Education Medicine (MED) - Programs leading to the M.D. degree (Charles E. Schmidt College of Medicine)
National Association of Schools of Music, Commission on Accreditation Music (MUS) - Institutions and units within institutions offering degree-granting and/or non-degree-granting programs National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education Teacher Education (TED) - Baccalaureate and graduate programs for the preparation of teachers and other professional personnel for elementary and secondary schools
*Source data obtained from U.S. Department of Education's Office of Post-secondary Education (OPE)
Alumni & Student Reviews
A- Excellent
Career Preparation
What letter grade would you give your school on how well it prepares students for a career in the real world?
Based on 8 Reviews
Alumni
Political Science, Class of 1998

I didn't really look into that at my school, since I was already employed full-time and going to school part-time.

Rated January 2016
Alumni
Biology Education, Class of 2010

career placement, internships, state licensure, Nationally Accredited

Rated January 2016
Alumni
Psychology, Class of 1998

I don't know what they offer at this point, it's been too long and the world has changed quite a bit since I graduated.

Rated January 2016
B+ Great
Students and Culture
What letter grade would you give the students/culture at your school?
Based on 8 Reviews
Alumni
Psychology , Class of 2012

Lazy. Entitled. Felt like a community college. A lot of commuters.

Rated January 2016
Alumni
Political Science, Class of 1998

FAU (at the time) was pretty much a commuter school, with lots of part-time students. There wasn't much of an on-campus lifestyle.

Rated January 2016
Alumni
Psychology, Class of 1998

I went as a returning student after being in the work force a few years and the campus I went was largely people like that, grown-ups with full time jobs in addition to school.

Rated January 2016
Alumni
Psychology, Class of 2004

small campus, not much offered because it's not the main campus

Rated January 2016
B+ Great
Facilities
What letter grade would you give the facilities at your school.
Based on 8 Reviews
Alumni
Political Science, Class of 2005

They had what they need at the times I was attending

Rated January 2016
Alumni
M. Ed. , Class of 2007

There are computer labs, dorms, classrooms, restaurants

Rated January 2016
Alumni
Psychology , Class of 2012

Dated. They have added new forms since I've graduated, but they are very pricey.

Rated January 2016
Alumni
Political Science, Class of 1998

Most of the classrooms & labs were pretty good, the cafeteria was okay. Never saw the inside of the dorms, at the time there weren't that many.

Rated January 2016
Alumni
Biology Education, Class of 2010

Decent food court, lame dorms

Rated January 2016
Alumni
Psychology, Class of 1998

While there was a campus that featured dorms, dining halls etc. I never had anything to do with it. I had a husband and an apartment. The classrooms were fine, furniture in good shape and computers were on par with what was commonly available at the time.

Rated January 2016
Alumni
Accounting, Class of 1991

gone too long to answer that question

Rated January 2016
B+ Great
Activities and Groups
What overall letter grade would you give the activities/groups at your school?
Based on 8 Reviews
Alumni
Political Science, Class of 2005

I was apart of the radio station.

Rated January 2016
Alumni
Political Science, Class of 1998

There wasn't much on-campus activity that I saw (of course, I was a part-time student while working full-time) and I was older than most of the students.

Rated January 2016
Alumni
Psychology, Class of 1998

I wouldn't know. I worked full-time while going to school full time, so no time for activities.

Rated January 2016
CURRICULUM FOCUS
Florida Atlantic University Business Program
UDC Contributor

Big school, big opportunity. Florida Atlantic University’s College of Business is one of the largest business schools in the U.S. As a student you can look forward to having lots of chances to network with successful business leaders and bring your business plans to life. In fact, Entrepreneurship Boot Camp, a 30-hour certificate program, teaches aspiring entrepreneurs how to plan, pitch and finance their ideas. Think you’ve got a sound proposal? Enter the annual Business Plan Competition and get valuable feedback from executives while you compete for $200,000 in cash prizes to launch your own startup. Not a bad start! The 2014 winners launched Modulux Lighting and are now manufacturing commercial LED light fixtures that help companies cut energy costs. Florida Atlantic University is one of just five percent of business schools worldwide that meets the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business’s rigorous standards for accreditation. This means you’re guaranteed to get a top-tier business education at FAU.

Featured Alumni Review
Phillip
Bachelor's in Communication and Media Studies, Class of 2015

U My favorite department was the Communication Department. The Arts and Letters Building was my safe haven to stay focused and be surrounded by the people that I looked up to. Without professors like Dr. Marin and Dr. Durnell-Uwechue, my creative spirit that fosters the career I have today wouldn’t be as wild.

Featured Alumni Review
Lacey
MBA, Class of 2017

U Florida Atlantic University is great because the students can really feel that they are a part of a growing university. New buildings, new equipment, and a new stadium all contribute to new traditions that today's student body gets to experience hands-on. Many of the students who attended FAU while I did were able to go to the first home football game, something pretty cool to say! As for my major, the College of Business stays up-to-date with how true business works– they added a digital marketing minor and many classes specific to digital marketing, which is important to know nowadays for any business.

Featured Alumni Review
Gisla
Master's Urban and Regional Planning, Class of 2015

U One of my favorite things about studying at Florida Atlantic University was the school's atmosphere, which provided me with many areas to study in peace. Some of these spots included the Wimberly Library, General Sciences building student lounge, and a computer lab specifically students within my major and field. I was fortunate to receive a job in my field after I graduated with my bachelor's, and because of FAU’s night classes I was able to work in my field while completing my master's degree.

Questions and Answers about Florida Atlantic University

Do you have questions about furthering your education with Florida Atlantic University? People are listening and are ready to help. Plus, we're pretty sure others have the same question you do!

Popular Questions
Who are the notable alumni?
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Several Major League Baseball players graduated from Florida Atlantic University, including Pittsburgh Pirates Second Baseman Daniel Bomback, Chicago Cubs Pitcher Jeff Beliveau, Seattle Mariners Pitcher Tim Harikkala, Houston Astros Pitcher Mickey Storey, and Baltimore Orioles Outfielder Jeff Fiorentino. Other alumni professional athletes include Professional Tennis Player and Hall Of Fame Inductee Fern Kellymeyer, Professional Women’s Basketball Player Yolanda Griffith, Houston Texans Wide Receiver Lestar Jean, and Washington Redskins Running Back Alfred Morris. Notable alumni in the entertainment industry include Dashboard Confessional Singer/Songwriter Chris Carrabba, Grand Funk Railroad Drummer Don Brewer, NASA Astronaut Steve Swanson, Bestselling Crime Fiction Author Robert Ferrigno, Broadway Actor Marc Kudisch, and Pulitzer Prize-Winning Journalist Mirta Ojito.

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What is the campus setting like?
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Florida Atlantic University lives up to its name– it is located just minutes from beautiful sunny beaches along the Atlantic coast. FAU has six distinct campuses spread out over 100 miles, but a majority of the institution’s 30,000 students take classes on the Boca Raton campus. Approximately 4,000 students live in suite-style on-campus housing, just a short walk from classroom buildings. Students with a passion for sports and fitness will love the 13,000-square-foot fitness center, outdoor pool, yoga studios, rock climbing wall, outdoor challenge course, and indoor/outdoor courts. Serious about academics? There’s no shortage of student workspaces either, with six libraries, dozens of remodeled study rooms, and a 24-hour study lobby.

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What are the online learning and extension/adult learning opportunities?
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If you’re an undergraduate student you can choose from six fully online programs including accounting, marketing, management, criminal justice, nursing, and public safety administration. Ready to study at the graduate level? FAU offers online master’s programs in curriculum and instruction, instructional technology, exercise science and health promotion, nursing, higher education leadership, and business administration. Speaking of business, U.S. News and World Report ranked FAU’s program as one of the top 50 online graduate business programs in 2015. But you don’t have to enroll in a full-fledged degree program to take advantage of everything FAU has to offer. The Lifelong Learning Society, which operates on the Boca Raton and Jupiter campuses, sponsors non-credit adult education courses, lectures, and performances throughout the year. It is also one of the largest adult education programs in the country.

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What are the athletic highlights?
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The Owls (named for the university’s status as an Audubon Society-recognized burrowing owl sanctuary) compete in NCAA Division I sports as one of 14 teams that belong to Conference USA. The baseball team is perhaps the most successful FAU team. Owls Baseball has snagged three Sun Belt Conference titles and made an appearance in 11 NCAA tournaments. The football team was established in 2001 and has since competed in two NCAA bowl games. What’s even more exciting? In 2011 the football team finally got to play their very first home game in the brand new 30,000-seat FAU Stadium. In addition to baseball and football FAU offers 15 other varsity sports including basketball, soccer, swimming and diving, cross country, tennis, and of course beach volleyball.

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What are the school's academic highlights?
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Florida Atlantic University is a rapidly growing public research university. The Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching designated the university as a place with “High Research Activity.” This comes as no surprise with its impressive 38 unique research centers. The university opened its College of Medicine in 2011 and has 11 areas of research focus including breast cancer, osteoarthritis, vaccine optimization, and severe malaria in children. The first Ocean Engineering program in the nation launched at Florida Atlantic University in 1965, a year after the school opened its doors. And in 2009 the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration awarded 22.5 million dollars in funding to the Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institute (Fort Pierce campus) for faculty and student research on underwater technology, ocean exploration, and coral ecosystems.

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