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 Florida Atlantic University

Florida Atlantic University - Boca Raton, FL

777 Glades Rd, Boca Raton, Florida 33431-0991

General information:(561)297-3000
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Type:4-Year,Public
Awards offered:Master's degree
Bachelor's degree
Doctor's degree - research/scholarship
Post-master's certificate
Associate's degree
Doctor's degree - professional practice
Campus setting:City: Small
Campus housing:Yes
Student population:29,246(24,571 undergraduate)
Student-to-faculty ratio:20 to 1
Admissions
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Financial Aid
Net Price Calculator
Special Learning Opportunities
ROTC(Army, Air Force)
Teacher certification
Distance learning opportunities
Study abroad
Weekend/evening college
Student Services
Academic/career counseling service
Employment services for students
Placement services for completers
Credit Accepted
Dual credit
Advanced placement (AP) credits
Carnegie Classification
Research Universities (high research activity)
Religious Affiliation
Not applicable
Federal Aid
Eligible students may receive Pell Grants and other federal aid (e.g. Direct Loans).
Undergraduate students enrolled who are formally registered with office of disability services
3% or less
Estimated Expenses for Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students

• Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.

Detailed Expenses 2009-2010 2010-2011 2011-2012 %change 2010-2011 to 2011-2012
Tuition and fees
In-state $3,349 $3,835 $4,264 -10%
Out-of-state $14,026 $14,505 $15,772 -8%
Books and supplies $900 $924 $939 -2%
Living arrangement
On Campus
Room and board $9,582 $9,690 $10,940 -11%
Other $3,514 $3,607 $3,671 -2%
Off Campus
Room and board $9,240 $9,536 $9,689 -2%
Other $4,352 $4,467 $4,546 -2%
Off Campus with Family
Other $4,352 $4,467 $4,546 -2%
Total Expenses 2009-2010 2010-2011 2011-2012 %change 2010-2011 to 2011-2012
In-state
On Campus $17,345 $18,056 $19,814 -5%
Off Campus $17,841 $18,762 $19,438 -5%
Off Campus with Family $8,601 $9,226 $9,749 0%
Out-of-state
On Campus $28,022 $28,726 $31,322 -10%
Off Campus $28,518 $29,432 $30,946 -3%
Off Campus with Family $19,278 $19,896 $21,257 -10%
Average graduate student tuition and fees for academic year 2012-2013
In-state tuition $2,480
In-state fees $1,784
Out-of-state tuition $13,454
Out-of-state fees $2,318
Alternative Tuition Plans
Type of Plan Offered
Tuition guarantee plan
Prepaid tuition plan X
Tuition payment plan X
Other alternative tuition plan
Average graduate student tuition and fees for academic year 2012-2013
In-state tuition $5,062
In-state fee $1,113
Out-of-state tuition $16,290
Out-of-state fees $1,658
Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2010-2011
Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students

• Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.

Type of Aid Number receiving aid Percent receiving aid Total amount of aid received Average amount of aid received
Any student financial aid 2,388 91% --
Grant or scholarship aid 2,261 86% $14,154,356 $6,260
Federal grants 1,002 38% $6,105,534 $6,093
Pell grants 1,002 38% $5,279,188 $5,269
Other federal grants 884 34% $826,346 $935
State/local government grant or scholarships 2,016 77% $5,770,910 $2,863
Institutional grants or scholarships 824 31% $2,277,912 $2,764
Student loan aid 951 36% $6,134,983 $6,451
Federal student loans 945 36% $5,555,935 $5,879
Other student loans 54 2% $579,048 $10,723
All Undergraduate Students
Type of Aid Number receiving aid Percent receiving aid Total amount of aid received Average amount of aid received
Grant or scholarship aid1 14,019 60% $82,706,636 $5,900
Pell grants 8,268 35% $42,132,589 $5,096
Federal student loans 8,302 35% $60,423,909 $7,278

AVERAGE NET PRICE FOR FULL-TIME BEGINNING STUDENTS

Full-time beginning undergraduate students who paid the in-state or in-district tuition rate and were awarded grant or scholarship aid from federal, state or local governments, or the institution.
2008-20092009-20102010-2011
Average net price $11,250 $11,640 $11,919
Full-time beginning undergraduate students who paid the in-state or in-district tuition rate and were awarded Title IV aid by income.
Average net price by Income 2008-2009 2009-2010 2010-2011
$0 - $30,000 $6,843 $6,144 $7,071
$30,001 - $48,000 $8,530 $7,980 $8,656
$48,001 - $75,000 $12,758 $12,335 $10,876
$75,001 - $110,000 $14,319 $14,745 $12,163
$110,001 and more $14,341 $15,268 Not applicable

• Average net price is generated by subtracting the average amount of federal, state/local government, or institutional grant or scholarship aid from the total cost of attendance. Total cost of attendance is the sum of published tuition and required fees (lower of in-district or in-state), books and supplies, and the weighted average for room and board and other expenses.

• Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.

• Title IV aid to students includes grant aid, work study aid, and loan aid. These include: Federal Pell Grant, Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG), Academic Competitiveness Grant (ACG), National Science and Mathematics Access to Retain Talent Grant (National SMART Grant), Teacher Education Assistance for College and Higher Education (TEACH) Grant, Federal Work-Study, Federal Perkins Loan, Subsidized Direct or FFEL Stafford Loan, and Unsubsidized Direct or FFEL Stafford Loan. For those Title IV recipients, net price is reported by income category and includes students who received federal aid even if none of that aid was provided in the form of grants. While Title IV status defines the cohort of student for which the data are reported, the definition of net price remains the same total cost of attendance minus grant aid.

NET PRICE CALCULATOR

• An institution's net price calculator allows current and prospective students, families, and other consumers to estimate the net price of attending that institution for a particular student.

Fall 2011
Total enrollment 29,246
Undergraduate enrollment 24,571
Undergraduate transfer-in enrollment 3,119
Graduate enrollment 4,675
UNDERGRADUATE STUDENT GENDER
UNDERGRADUATE RACE/ETHNICITY
GRADUATE ATTENDANCE STATUS

Undergraduate application fee (2012-2013):$30

Graduate application fee (2011-2012):$30

Undergraduate Admissions Fall 2012

Total Male Female
Number of applicants 28,197 11,860 16,337
Percent admitted 35% 36% 34%
Percent admitted who enrolled 36% 13% 11%
Admissions ConsiderationsRequiredRecommended
Secondary school GPA X
Secondary school rank X
Secondary school record X
Completion of college-preparatory program X
Formal demonstration of competencies X
Admission test scores (SAT/ACT) X
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign language) X
Recommendations X
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)

Test scores:Fall 2011(enrolled first-time students)

Students submitting scores Number Percent
SAT 1949 58%
ACT 1404 42%.
Test Scores 25th Percentile* 75th Percentile**
SAT Critical Reading 490 570
SAT Math 490 580
SAT Writing 480 560
ACT Composite 21 25
ACT English 20 25
ACT Math 20 25
First-to-Second Year Retention Rates

Retention rates measure the percentage of first-time students who are seeking bachelor's degrees who return to the institution to continue their studies the following fall.

Retention Rates for First-Time Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees

Percentage of Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2010 and Returned in Fall 2011

Overall Graduation Rate and Transfer-Out Rate

The overall graduation rate is also known as the "Student Right to Know" or IPEDS graduation rate. It tracks the progress of students who began their studies as full-time, first-time degree- or certificate-seeking students to see if they complete a degree or other award such as a certificate within 150% of "normal time" for completing the program in which they are enrolled.

Some institutions also report a transfer-out rate, which is the percentage of the full-time, first-time students who transferred to another institution.

Note that not all students at the institution are tracked for these rates. Students who have already attended another postsecondary institution, or who began their studies on a part-time basis, are not tracked for this rate. At this institution, 44 percent of entering students were counted as "full-time, first-time" in 2011.

2011-2012 VARSITY ATHLETES

NCAA Division I-AMenWomen
All Track Combined -69
Baseball 29-
Basketball 1515
Beach Volleyball -14
Football 149-
Golf 126
Soccer 2228
Softball -15
Swimming and Diving 2226
Tennis 79
Track and Field, X-Country 11-
Volleyball -14

INSTITUTIONAL ACCREDITATION

AGENCYPERIODS OF ACCREDITATIONSTATUS
Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges01/01/1967 Accredited

SPECIALIZED ACCREDITATION

AGENCY/PROGRAMPERIODS OF ACCREDITATIONSTATUS
American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology

Speech-Language Pathology (SP) - Graduate degree programs

07/01/1994 Accredited
Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education

Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the baccalaureate degree levels

04/21/2004 Accredited
Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education

Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the graduate degree levels

04/21/2004 Accredited
National Association of Schools of Music, Commission on Accreditation, Commission on Community/Junior College Accreditation

Music (MUS) - Institutions and units within institutions offering degree-granting and/or non-degree-granting programs

09/01/1972 Accredited
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

01/01/1972 Accredited

2011 CRIME STATISTICS

ARRESTS-ON-CAMPUS200920102011
Illegal weapons possession010
Drug law violations1541 30
Liquor law violations114
Arrests - On-Campus Residence Halls 2009 2010 2011
Illegal weapons possession 010
Drug law violations 81619
Liquor law violations 010
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus 2009 2010 2011
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter 000
Negligent manslaughter 000
Sex offenses - Forcible 441
Sex offenses - Non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only) 000
Robbery 111
Aggravated assault 000
Burglary 273919
Motor vehicle theft 121713
Arson 122
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus Residence Halls 2009 2010 2011
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter 000
Negligent manslaughter 000
Sex offenses - Forcible 321
Sex offenses - Non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only) 000
Robbery 010
Aggravated assault 000
Burglary 172413
Motor vehicle theft 000
Arson 020
• (!) Residence Halls are a subset of On-Campus statistics
• The crime data reported by the institutions have not been subjected to independent verification by the U.S. Department of Education. Therefore, the Department cannot vouch for the accuracy of the data reported here.
• These data do not include incidents that: (a) took place off campus on public property immediately adjacent to and accessible from the Campus; (b) took place on a noncampus building or property owned or controlled by a student organization that is officially recognized by the institution; or (c) incidents at buildings/property owned or controlled by an institution but is not contiguous to the institution. For further information, see http://ope.ed.gov/security.

THREE-YEAR OFFICIAL COHORT DEFAULT RATES

FISCAL YEAR2009
Default Rate7.6%
Number in default309
Number in repayment4,029

• For further information on default rates please visit the Cohort Default Rate Home Page. This school's six-digit OPE ID is 00148100

Aid Programs

• Federal Family Education Loan (FFEL)

• Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan)

COMPLETIONS(NUMBER OF AWARDS CONFERRED)

Completions are the number of awards conferred by program and award level.

PROGRAMMaster's degree Bachelor's degree Doctor's degree - research/scholarship Post-master's certificate Associate's degree Doctor's degree - professional practice
Architecture and Related Services Colleges
Architecture-46----
City/Urban, Community and Regional Planning1953----
Category total1999----
Biological And Biomedical Sciences Colleges
Biology/Biological Sciences, General1526---
Biomedical Sciences, General26-----
Category total412796---
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services Colleges
Accounting1712----
Business Administration and Management, General258664---
Finance, General-11----
Hospitality Administration/Management, General-3----
International Business/Trade/Commerce-7----
Management Information Systems, General-1----
Marketing/Marketing Management, General-121----
Non-Profit/Public/Organizational Management13-----
Real Estate-3----
Taxation16-----
Category total45813924---
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs Colleges
Communication and Media Studies, Other13-----
Digital Communication and Media/Multimedia-83----
Speech Communication and Rhetoric-3----
Category total13247----
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services Colleges
Computer and Information Sciences, General18613---
Information Technology1-----
Category total19613---
Education Colleges
Art Teacher Education1-----
Counselor Education/School Counseling and Guidance Services37--5--
Curriculum and Instruction32-21--
Education, General-15----
Educational Leadership and Administration, General79-1121--
Elementary Education and Teaching14390----
English/Language Arts Teacher Education-17----
Mathematics Teacher Education145----
Music Teacher Education-4----
Reading Teacher Education43-----
Science Teacher Education/General Science Teacher Education-7----
Social Science Teacher Education-24----
Social and Philosophical Foundations of Education22-----
Special Education and Teaching, General3181---
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Subject Areas, Other7-----
Teaching English as a Second or Foreign Language/ESL Language Instructor7-----
Category total2594801427--
Engineering Colleges
Bioengineering and Biomedical Engineering3-----
Civil Engineering, General1253----
Computer Engineering, General20151---
Electrical and Electronics Engineering6382---
Mechanical Engineering1331----
Ocean Engineering23201---
Surveying Engineering-4----
Category total771614---
Engineering Technology and Engineering-Related Fields Colleges
Computer Technology/Computer Systems Technology-5----
Category total-5----
English Language and Literature Letters Colleges
Creative Writing13-----
English Language and Literature, General132----
Category total26111----
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics Colleges
French Language and Literature18----
Linguistics913----
Spanish Language and Literature211----
Category total1232----
Health Professions and Related Programs Colleges
Audiology/Audiologist and Speech-Language Pathology/Pathologist21-----
Health/Health Care Administration/Management2895----
Nursing Practice-----14
Nursing Science--11---
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse131216----
Category total18031111--14
History Colleges
History, General1166----
Category total1166----
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting and Related Protective Services Colleges
Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration15-----
Criminal Justice/Safety Studies-11----
Category total15313----
Liberal Arts and Sciences Studies and Humanities Colleges
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities, Other-69----
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies538--220-
Category total5244--220-
Mathematics and Statistics Colleges
Applied Mathematics, General1-----
Mathematics, General916---
Category total10306---
Multi Interdisciplinary Studies Colleges
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other--10---
Category total--10---
Natural Resources and Conservation Colleges
Environmental Science3-----
Category total3-----
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, and Fitness Studies Colleges
Kinesiology and Exercise Science2365----
Category total2365----
Philosophy and Religious Studies Colleges
Jewish/Judaic Studies-1----
Philosophy-1----
Category total-11----
Physical Sciences Colleges
Chemistry, General143---
Geology/Earth Science, General615----
Physics, General87----
Category total17673---
Psychology Colleges
Experimental Psychology--6---
Physiological Psychology/Psychobiology-24---
Psychology, General112----
Category total1127510---
Public Administration and Social Service Professions Colleges
Public Administration2113---
Social Work58113----
Category total791413---
Social Sciences Colleges
Anthropology22----
Economics, General165----
Geography213----
Political Science and Government, General212----
Social Sciences, General-64----
Sociology310----
Category total44437----
Visual and Performing Arts Colleges
Art/Art Studies, General-90----
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General713----
Fine/Studio Arts, General11-----
Music Management110----
Music, General818----
Category total27131----
Grand total1365742722014