Florida Atlantic University (FAU) is a coed research university located in Boca Raton, Florida. As the first public university in southeast Florida, has awarded more than 110,000 degrees to nearly 105,000 alumni worldwide. Today, the university serves 29,000 freshmen, transfers and graduate students at campuses across southeast Florida, including Dania Beach, Davie, Fort Lauderdale, Jupiter, Port St. Lucie, and Fort Pierce (at the Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institute).
- College Type: Public
- Program Type: 4-Year University
- College Size: Large (over 5,000 students)
- Campus Setting: Urban
The university’s 170 degree programs, 40 research centers, and abundance of cultural and educational events attract a diverse student body. Noted as a High Research Activity institution by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching, FAU is renown as a research institution focusing on subjects ranging from biomedicine and biotechnology to ocean engineering and coastline security. The university is focused on creating the next generation of medical leaders, and advancing technological innovation that builds the local economy. Its business school was also ranked a top 10 by the Princeton Review.