Florida Atlantic University

Florida Atlantic University Admissions and School Information

Florida Atlantic University is a 4-year, pubic educational institution located in Boca Raton. The university offers both undergraduate and graduate degree programs in areas such as education, business, nursing and computer science.

About Florida Atlantic University

Florida Atlantic University was opened in 1964 and has a student population of 26,839. While its main campus is located in Boca Raton, there are also satellite campuses in Palm Beach, Broward and St. Lucie counties.

The university was established in response to a growing need for an educational institution in South Florida. The university's campus used to house an army airbase in the 1940s. The runways are still visible on the campus, and many students use them to park their vehicles.

Admissions and Enrollment Information

When applying, students csumbit the online application along with a non-refundable application fee. Students need to supply their test scores (ACT or SAT), Social Security number and dates attended at all post-secondary institutions, if applicable. Prospective students can also participate in a campus tour. Students who attend the tour can also ask about scholarships and financial aid offered by the university.

Florida Atlantic University Colleges

College of Architecture, Urban and Public Affairs

College of Architecture, Urban and Public Affairs programs include undergraduate and graduate degrees in social work, criminology, architecture, public administration and urban and regional planning. Bachelor of Urban and Regional Planning and Master of Urban and Regional Planning degrees are available from the School of Urban and Regional Planning. Students who complete the undergraduate degree program will be able to apply for jobs at private and government planning firms and departments.

Dorothy F. Schmidt College of Arts and Letters

The Dorothy F. Schmidt College of Arts and Letters is comprised of 17 departments and has undergraduate and graduate degrees in areas such as sociology, social science, English, communication and multimedia studies and Jewish studies. The Jewish studies undergraduate degree program is designed for students who are considering working for a Jewish educational or community center.

Charles E. Schmidt College of Biomedical Science

The Departments of Basic Science and Clinical Science and Medical Education comprise the Charles E. Schmidt College of Biomedical Science. Although the departments existed for many years, the college was created in 2006. The college has both medical and graduate students. The medical students prepare to become doctors, and the graduate students conduct sophisticated research into the molecular, cellular and behavioral causes of disease.

College of Business

The College of Business offers degree programs in the areas of accounting, marketing, information technology, economics and finance. Students enrolled in the undergraduate finance degree program will take courses in banking, risk, corporate finance and investments. The goal of the program is to produce graduate students who understand the importance of decision making and valuation to finance.

College of Education

Seven departments make up the College of Education. Some of the departments include teaching and learning, counselor education, communication sciences and disorders and exceptional student education. Graduates of the college's teaching programs can apply for Florida teaching certification.

College of Engineering and Computer Science

Students enrolled at the College of Engineering and Computer Science can choose undergraduate and graduate degree programs in areas that include mechanical engineering, ocean engineering, electrical engineering and computer science and engineering. The college has severall clubs and student organizations related to engineering, including the Florida Water Environment Association and National Society of Black Engineers.

Christine E. Lynn College of Nursing

The Christine E. Lynn College of Nursing offers three undergraduate and four graduate degree programs. The undergraduate degree programs include the Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN), the RN to BSN option and the accelerated BSN. The graduate degree programs include the B.S./M.S. dual degree, the BSN/Ph.D. dual degree and the Ph.D./Doctor of Nursing Practice dual degree. The college's main building was built using Feng Shui principles and was recognized by U.S. Green Building Council in 2007 for achieving gold LEED building status.

Charles E. Schmidt College of Science

Departments in chemistry, mathematical sciences, chemistry, physics and other areas make up the Charles E. Schmidt College of Science. The college uses over 300,000 square feet of building space and has state-of-the-art laboratories, research centers and classrooms. The college receives a lot of research funding from the National Institutes of Health and the National Science Foundation.

Harriet L. Wilkes Honors College

The Honors College opened in 1999 and focuses on providing quality education in the liberal arts tradition. Classes in the college have a student-to-faculty ratio of 10:1, and students work closely with faculty on research and projects. Although the college is part of the FAU, students can take most of their classes within the college.

The Graduate College

Although graduate students work directly with their department, they attend the Graduate College rather than one of FAU's other colleges. Students in the Graduate College can pursue master's and doctoral degrees in areas including computer science, education and mental health counseling. Specific degrees that are available include the Master of Science in Environmental Science and Master of Arts in Teaching.

Contact Information

  • Address: 777 Glades Rd, Boca Raton, FL 33431
  • Phone Number: (561) 297-3000