Florida Atlantic University is on a 850-acre campus in the suburban setting of 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 join – including band, chorus, theater groups, a campus newspaper, a radio station and more.
Interested in Greek life? Florida Atlantic University has fraternities and sororities.
Florida Atlantic University has several thriving American Society of Civil Engineers. In fact, more students participate in the 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 events are Homecoming, Fall Festival and Festival of Nations.
This table offers information on housing at Florida Atlantic University.
|On-Campus Housing||Yes||Required for freshman|
|Guaranteed Housing||Yes||Guaranteed for freshman|
|Co-ed Housing Available||Yes|
|Housing for Students with Disabilities||No|
|Percentage of Students Living On-Campus||––||20%|
|Spots Available in On-Campus Housing||––||4,579|
|Number of Students Living On-Campus||––||4,213|
|Percentage of Students Living Off-Campus||––||80%|
Florida Atlantic University offers housing for students. 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 2022, 20% of undergrads at Florida Atlantic University lived in some kind of on-campus housing and 80% of students lived off-campus or commuted to Florida Atlantic University. There are 4,579 spots available in on-campus housing for all 24,861 undergraduates. In the 2021-2022 school year, 4,213 students chose to live in campus housing. 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.
At Florida Atlantic University there are a variety of athletic options for students interested in joining a sports program.
Intercollegiate sports are the highest tier of college sports and can be very competitive. Intercollegiate teams are regulated by the NCAA, funded by the university, and compete against teams from other universities. The division of a sports team depends on the size of the university, funding, and competition level. An intercollegiate school team will be Division I, II or III, with Division I being the highest level.
Club sports are not regulated by the NCAA and are a great option for students not interested in trying out for an intercollegiate team. Club sports are usually student run but can also be funded by the university.
Intramural sports are the most casual and informal. Intramural sports are often free and require very little time commitment.
Let's take a look at the athletic options available at Florida Atlantic University:
|Sport||Men's Intramural||Women's Intramural||Men's Division||Women's Division||Men's Scholarships||Women's Scholarships|
|Basketball||√||√||NCAA Division 1||NCAA Division 1||√||√|
|Golf||√||√||NCAA Division 1||NCAA Division 1||√||√|
|Soccer||√||√||NCAA Division 1||NCAA Division 1|
|Swimming And Diving||√||√||NCAA Division 1||NCAA Division 1|
|Tennis||√||√||NCAA Division 1||NCAA Division 1|
|Cross Country Running||√||√||NCAA Division 1||NCAA Division 1|
|Cheerleading||Intercollegiate Sport||Intercollegiate Sport|
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.
Visiting colleges is one of the best ways to get a sense of the campus and student body. If you'd like to visit 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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