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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
  • 5
  • Brandon from Boynton Beach, FL
  • Jun-30-2017 I am a current student here

    Various dining options from fast food (Wendys, Chic-Fil-A) to healthy dining options in the main hall. Everything is kept clean and the staff is always friendly. Lines may congest the places at lunch and dinner time but they are opened all day to provide good dining.

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  • 5
  • Denia from Hialeah, FL
  • Apr-21-2017 I am a current student here

    If you attend school on line or in person at the Ft. Lauderdale campus, you will be provided with breakfast and lunch. I love it when they have Thanksgiving lunch. Very much worth your money.

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  • 4
  • Maya from Boca Raton, FL
  • Jan-19-2016 I am a current student here

    The dining hall provides a wide array of different foods; but there are always the classics available like a burger and fries. They have vegan and vegetarian options, as well as fresh fruits and produce. Also there are many restaurants on campus that can satisfy any craving.

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  • 3
  • Alex M
  • Jan-04-2016 I am a current student here

    The food is amazing and always delicious. The employees are friendly and nice. The con would be there are less healthy options and it's pretty expensive for something as simple as a bagel.

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  • 5
  • Anonymous
  • Dec-29-2015 I am a current student here

    If you are bad at budgetting the cafeteria myths are mostly made up. Go in and eat the right things and make sure it is enough, if you have enough money to spend on expensive food feel free to do so. If you are bad at managing your money the meal plans are a great idea because tougher majors will probably not have time to cook. It should close at 10:30 instead of 10. 11pm is late to me as a student and it makes sense.

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  • 5
  • Erica from Woodbury, NJ
  • Dec-18-2015 I am a current student here

    The Atlantic Dining Hall food is incredible. Most other colleges don't even have real food, but here you have a huge variety and it is like you are at a restaurant every day. There are also many other food choices around campus.

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  • 3
  • Celeste
  • Dec-13-2015 I am a current student here

    The Atlantic Dining Hall is decent enough if you have a meal plan, if not the Burrow Bar and Grill have good burgers and fries. There's also a Dunkin Donuts, Wendy's, Starbucks, Subway, and a few more places. There's a kitchen in every dorm too if you like to do that instead.

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Student Responses to Review Topic: Greek Life
  • 0
  • Morgan - Satellite beach, FL
  • Feb-23-2016 I am a current student here

    As I mentioned previously, there are several fraternities and sororities. There are no houses but it keeps the cost down to join. They are also more inclusive/diverse at FAU than other schools.

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  • 0
  • Anonymous
  • Dec-29-2015 I am a current student here

    Ha, if they didn't favor one over the other

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  • 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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