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Florida Atlantic University

Boca Raton, FL 4-Year Public

About Florida Atlantic University

Florida Atlantic University is a public, state school located in the suburban setting of Boca Raton, FL, less than an hour from Miami, Fort Lauderdale, West Palm Beach.

Founded in 1961, the institution currently enrolls around 30,808 students a year, including 25,562 undergrads. The institution runs on a semester academic calendar.

As of 2021, the total market value of the school endowment was $294,971,961.

Admissions Facts About Florida Atlantic University

Acceptance rate: 75%

Average GPA: 3.66

Mean ACT score: 24

Early Decision or Early Action: No/No

2022 Regular Decision Deadline: April 1

2022 Regular Decision Notification Date: August 1

Florida Atlantic University Acceptance Rate

It is moderately difficult to get into Florida Atlantic University. Florida Atlantic University accepts around 75 percent of applicants each year.

Admitted students have an average high school GPA of 3.66 on a 4.0 scale. The mean ACT scores is 24.

In 2021, 0 applicants were waitlisted and 0 waitlisted students got accepted.

Is Florida Atlantic University a good school?

There is no one way to define a "good" college or university. Admissions difficulty and admitted student statistics can give you a sense of how competitive a college is, but they don't say much about the quality of the education or the student experience.

Retention, graduation rates, and job placement statistics can help you understand how satisfied students are with their school experience, and how effectively an institution prepares students for careers.

Retention and graduation rates

About 82 percent of students who start at Florida Atlantic University return the next year. Out of the 2,927 students who started at Florida Atlantic University as first-time freshman, 986 graduate within four years.

Around 55 percent of students who started at Florida Atlantic University earn their Bachelor's degrees within six years. The average six-year graduation rate for U.S. colleges and universities is 61 percent for public schools, and 67 percent for private, non-profit schools.

Job outcomes and student debt

Job placement rates after graduation, average starting salaries, and the debt students graduate with can all give important clues about the value of a degree from a specific school. Within six months of graduating, 55 percent of graduates receive at least one full-time job offer.

Recent grads have an average starting salary of $41,571 a year. The average student debt for graduates in the class of 2021 was around $23,439 per student, not including those with no debt. For context, compare this number with the average national debt, which is around $36,000 per borrower.

Based on this information, how does Florida Atlantic University sound? Remember, a school that is perfect for one person may be a terrible fit for another! So the real question to ask yourself: is Florida Atlantic University a good school for YOU?

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April 1 is the final deadline to submit an application for next Fall. All applicants should hear back from Florida Atlantic University by August 1.

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College Info

777 Glades Road Boca Raton, FL 33431-0991

Campus Setting: Suburban

Florida Atlantic University Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

Apr 1

Transfer Applications are Due

Jul 1

The deadline for Fall first-year applications to Florida Atlantic University is Apr 1.

The deadline for Fall transfer applications to Florida Atlantic University is Jul 1.

Check the school website for more information about deadlines for specific programs or special admissions programs

Florida Atlantic University ACT Scores


ACT Range

22 - 26

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

ACT Score

Estimated Chance

26 and Above


22 to 26


22 and Less


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ACT Scores Needed to Get Accepted

The median ACT score of an admitted student to Florida Atlantic University is 24. Students with an ACT score of 26 and above have a good chance of getting into Florida Atlantic University. Students with an ACT score that falls between 22 and 26 have an average chance of getting admitted, and students with an ACT score of 22 or below have a low chance of being offered admission.

Florida Atlantic University SAT Scores


Composite SAT Range

Not available


Math SAT Range

530 - 610


Reading SAT Range

550 - 630

Florida Atlantic University Tuition & Fees

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Student Life

Wondering what life at Florida Atlantic University is like? There are approximately 30,061 students enrolled at Florida Atlantic University, including 24,842 undergraduate students and 5,219 graduate students. 67% percent of students attend school full-time, 94% percent are from FL and 6% percent of students are from other states.


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