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Florida Atlantic University Campus Life

Campus Size

Large Campus
Total Undergrads
Including 9,290 Part-time
Degree-Seeking Freshmen
Including 135 Part-time

Gender Breakdown:

58% Women
42% Men


NCAA Division I-A

Sun Belt Conference

  • Football
  • Basketball
  • Baseball
  • Cross Country/Track

Total Varsity Sports


Men's sports coaches (Average salary: $123,827)
Women's sports coaches (Average salary: $75,475)
Athletics Details
Sport Varsity Men Varsity Women Club Intramural
All Track Combined 14 39 Yes -
Baseball 42 - - -
Basketball 14 16 - Yes
Football 147 - - -
Golf 13 6 - -
Soccer 39 34 Yes Yes
Softball - 21 Yes Yes
Swimming and Diving 34 29 Yes -
Tennis 13 9 - Yes
Volleyball - 16 - Yes
Badminton - - Yes -
Bowling - - Yes -
Court Sports - - - Yes
Cricket - - Yes -
Equestrian - - Yes -
Flag Football - - Yes Yes
Frisbee/Disc Sports - - Yes Yes
Gymnastics - - Yes -
Ice Hockey - - Yes -
Lacrosse - - Yes -
Martial Arts/Self Defense - - Yes -
Mountaineering/Climbing - - Yes -
Outdoor Fitness/Recreation - - Yes -
Roller Hockey - - Yes -
Rugby - - Yes -
Sailing - - Yes -
Track and Field, X-Country - - Yes -
Water Polo - - - Yes
Water Sports - - Yes -
Wrestling - - Yes -


Student Total
American Indian/Alaskan Native 0.3%
Asian/Pacific Islander 4.7%
Black/non-Hispanic 17.7%
Hispanic 18.5%
Non-resident alien 3.4%
Race/Ethnicity unknown 0.9%
Two or more races 0.0%
White/non-Hispanic 54.5%
Percent of students with disability 3% or less

Services & Housing

Services Offered
  • Academic/Career counseling
  • Employment services for current students to find part-time positions
  • Job placement for graduates to find full-time employment
  • Library on campus
  • On-Campus Housing
  • Meal plan offered, maximum 19 meals per week.

Clubs & Organizations

Musical Groups
  • Choral Groups
  • Concert Band
  • Jazz Band
  • Marching Band
  • Music Ensemble
  • Symphony Orchestra
Performance Arts
  • Dance
  • Drama Theater
  • Musical Theater
  • Opera
  • Student Film Society
Journalism & Publications
  • Literary Magazine
  • Television Station
  • Radio Station
Reserved Officers' Training Corps (ROTC)
  • Army ROTC
  • Air Force ROTC
  • Student Government

Safety Statistics

Arrests On Campus
Illegal Weapons Possession 1
Drug Law Violation 41
Liquor Law Violation 1
Criminal Offenses On Campus
Personal Crime 4
Property Crime 59
Reviews Dorm Life
  • Boca Babe
  • 4
  • Residential Life is always having free food events and a new fully furnished (with washer and laundry!) dorm was just built next to our new football stadium. One…

  • Jul-13-2012 Read More
  • Andy from Coconut Creek, FL
  • 5
  • Beautiful dorms, especially the new one's that were just built next to the brand new stadium. Also the beach is only a few miles away so there are so very…

  • Jul-17-2012 Read More
  • Jelisse from Kissimmee, FL
  • 3
  • Dorm life is great, as long as you like to meet new people, be around students and mind your own business. Not everyone is here to party, just like not…

  • Sep-10-2013 Read More


Student Responses to Review Topic: Food And Dining
  • 4
  • Connor from Lake Worth, FL
  • Jun-12-2015 I am a current student here

    There are plenty of choices for food. From the food court area to the campus cafeteria. Being in Boca Raton always offers many food options close to campus.

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  • 3
  • Kelsey from Port Saint Lucie, FL
  • Apr-08-2015 I am a current student here

    The food was pretty bad until chick-fil-a moved in a few weeks ago....besides that, the cafeteria is okay and the food court has a large selection of food but its not good quality.

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  • 5
  • Kaelyah from Tamarac, FL
  • Jan-15-2015 I am a current student here

    The food choices are amazing! I'm really excited that they have recently added a Chick-Fil-A. The food court is filled with a lot of varieties of food.

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  • 5
  • Cedrick from North Lauderdale, FL
  • Dec-29-2014 I am a current student here

    There are many formidable food spots on campus. Even the actual university cafe has great tasting food. No such thing as bad food on campus.

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  • 2
  • Vivian
  • Nov-18-2014 I am a current student here

    We have one cafeteria that is pretty expensive and a food court that you will get sick of after a semester. There are lots of opportunities for free food on campus however. The student union gives out free food on Fridays, and if there is a big event in the breezeway there's usually pizza or a sandwich involved.

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  • 3
  • Kayla from Wellington, FL
  • Nov-13-2014 I am a current student here

    At first the food seems amazing and endless but after time goes on the food can get rather tiresome. Fortunately, FAU tends to all of the dietary needs of their students by providing options for virtually anyone. On-campus we have our own restaurant, multiple fast-food chains, coffee shops for every Dunkin' Donut and Starbucks lover, along with multiple shops to satisfy any food craving you have.

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  • 4
  • Local Boy
  • Oct-20-2014 I am a current student here

    I personally think the food is great! The dining hall was completely been revamped and updated just a year ago and results are apparent across the board. I only didn't give it a fifth star because I imagine somewhere out there is a school with a gourmet chef in the kitchen that is truly deserving of the five star rating.

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  • 4
  • Yves from Boca Raton, FL
  • Oct-18-2014 I am a current student here

    The food taste great and the staff rotates the meals everyday and it rarely stays the exact same. Eggs may be part of breakfast everyday but they'll change it to scrambled to boiled to omelet every few days. Even the salad bar differentiates every now and then. Once you use your owl card, you can eat multiple times in that one swipe of a card but if you leave you'll have to swipe your card again.

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  • 5
  • Delaney from Boca Raton, FL
  • Oct-02-2014 I am a current student here

    They have a ton of options for food. We have a Starbucks, Papa Johns, Chick fil a, Dunkin Donuts, Chinese food, and a huge buffet! Don't worry there are awesome vegetarian options as well!

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Student Responses to Review Topic: Greek Life
  • 0
  • Local Boy
  • Oct-20-2014 I am a current student here

    Greek life is very active and lively on campus but no organizations currently have houses. The good side to this is that membership dues are considerably lower than at schools with individual chapter houses.

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  • 0
  • Kira McManus from Boca Raton, FL
  • Sep-03-2014 I am a current student here

    I am not part of the Greek Life at FAU currently; however, I can inform other students that the Greek Life at FAU is rich, rewarding, and a wonderful opportunity to be recognized nationally for scholarship, service, honor, and integrity. If you have the money, I would seriously consider joining one of these marvelous organizations.

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  • 0
  • Justine from Tamarac, FL
  • Feb-25-2014 I am a current student here

    I was going to join a sorority but I got a lot of mixed signals and for the amount of money it is to join I was not going to take any chances.

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  • 0
  • FAU Jupiter student
  • Feb-22-2014 I am a current student here

    This is the Honors College, students can still be part of a sorority of the main campus but this campus does not currently have a greek life.

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  • 0
  • Shani from Riverview, FL
  • Feb-21-2014 I am a current student here

    I am not a person that fits into one set of beliefs. However, there are sororities to choose from if that is your interest.

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