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Florida Atlantic University Student Life

Florida Atlantic University is on a 850-acre campus in a suburban setting in Boca Raton, Florida, not far from Miami and Fort Lauderdale and West Palm Beach. There are many activities and organizations for Florida Atlantic University students to participate in – band, chorus, theater groups, a campus newspaper, a radio station and more.

Florida Atlantic University also has fraternities and sororities.

Florida Atlantic University has a thriving American Society of Civil Engineers. In fact, more students participate in American Society of Civil Engineers than any other on-campus activity.

Other popular student organizations at Florida Atlantic University include Dive Club, Pre-Law Society, Submarine Club and American Criminal Justice Society.

Florida Atlantic University students' favorite campus traditions are Homecoming, Fall Festival and Festival of Nations.

Does Florida Atlantic University offer student housing?

Florida Atlantic University offers housing. Students are required to live on campus through freshman year. First year students are guaranteed on-campus housing.

Most Florida Atlantic University students live off campus. In 2021, 13% of undergrads at Florida Atlantic University lived in some kind of on-campus housing and 87% of students lived off-campus or commuted to Florida Atlantic University. There are 4,579 spots available in on-campus housing for all 25,562 undergraduates. In the 2020-21 school year, 4,213 students chose to live on-campus. On the weekends, about 16% students stay on-campus. First year students are allowed to park a car on campus.

Florida Atlantic University offers coed housing and .

Safety at Florida Atlantic University

College is like a home away from home. Whether you're walking to class or coming back from late-night studying (or partying!), it's important to feel safe on campus.

Florida Atlantic University is patroled 24 hours a day by trained security. The Florida Atlantic University campus has emergency telephones or alarms for students to use anytime of day or night. The school also has student security patrols.

Florida Atlantic University offers late-night transportation or safety escorts for students. Dorms can only be accessed with secure key cards so that students can feel confident that they are safe in on-campus housing.

Plan a Visit to Florida Atlantic University

Visiting colleges is one of the best ways to get a sense of the campus and student body. If you'd like to visit to Florida Atlantic University, take Interstate 95 to Boca Raton, FL. If you need to fly, book your flight to Palm Beach, Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International airport.

While you're planning, check out other schools in Florida you may want to visit too. Click the heart at the top of each school's page to save it to your college list.

Want to visit but can't make the trip? Explore Florida Atlantic University's campus without leaving home by taking a virtual campus tour

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