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Florida Atlantic University

Overview
Type of school: Public institution
Year founded: 1961
Affiliation: None
Academic calendar: Semester
Undergraduate student body: 21,139
Environment: Urban
Endowment: $183,184,395
Admissions Address

777 Glades Road, PO Box 3091
Boca Raton, FL 33431

Website

http://www.fau.edu

Admissions E-mail

admisweb@fau.edu


 

QuickFacts
Selectivity: Selective
Average high school GPA: 3.3
Send application by: June 1
Admissions Contact Information
Admissions director: Barbara Pletcher
Admissions office telephone: (561) 297-3040
Fall 2008 Admissions Deadlines Regular decision
Send application by: June 1
Decision sent by: Other
Accept offer by: No set date
Early decision
Not offered  
Early action
Not offered  
Application fee: $30
Is the fee refundable? No
Can fee be waived for students with financial need? Yes
Does school have a waiting list? No
Can admission be deferred? Yes
Accepted application formats:
Applications on floppy disks: No
Applications via E-mail: No
Electronic application:
 
http://fauapps.fau.edu/uapp/  
Tuition deposit: N/A
Room deposit: $200 (Partially refundable)
Admissions Requirements
High school completion requirement: High school diploma is required and GED is accepted
General college-preparatory program: Neither required nor recommended
Distribution of high school units required and/or recommended*
  Units Required Units Recommended
English 4 4
Mathematics 3 4
Science 3 3
Lab 2 2
Foreign language 2 2
Social studies 3 3
History 0 0
Academic electives 3 3
Total academic units 20 21


*One unit equals one year of study or its equivalent.
 

Campus visit: Recommended
Admissions interview: Neither required nor recommended
Off-campus interview: Not available
 
Does the college use SAT or ACT scores in admissions decisions for first-time, first-year applicants? Yes
SAT/ACT requirements: Either SAT or ACT required.
SAT/ACT scores must be received by: June 1
Tests accepted for Fall 2008 entering class: ACT with writing, ACT without writing
SAT Subject Test scores must be received by: N/A
 
Open admission policy? No
What is the relative importance of specific academic factors in admission decisions?
Rigor of secondary school record: Important
 
Class rank: Important
Academic GPA: Very important
Standardized test scores: Very important
Application essay: Considered
Recommendation: Considered
What is the relative importance of specific nonacademic factors in admission decisions?
Interview: Not considered
Extracurricular activities: Considered
Talent/ability: Considered
Character/personal qualities: Considered
First generation: Not considered
Alumni/ae relation: Considered
Geographical residence: Not considered
State residency: Not considered
Religious affiliation/commitment: Not considered
Racial/ethnic status: Not considered
Volunteer work: Considered
Work experience: Not considered
Level of applicant's interest: Not considered
2006-2007 Admissions Statistics
Selectivity: Selective
Overall acceptance rate: 54%
Early-decision acceptance rate: N/A
Early-action acceptance rate: N/A
Acceptance rate (excluding early-action and early-decision students): 54%
Total applicants: 11,303
Total acceptances: 6,106
Total freshman enrollment: 2,312
 
Proportion of freshman enrolled from early action and early decision: N/A
 
Proportion of freshman enrolled from early action and early decision is not available for graphing.


 

Male applicants: 4,819
Male acceptances: 2,617
Male freshman enrollment: 1,045
 
Female applicants: 6,484
Female acceptances: 3,489
Female freshman enrollment: 1,267
 
Out-of-state freshmen: 10%
 
Qualified applicants offered a place on waiting list: N/A
Applicants accepting a place on waiting list: N/A
Students enrolled from waiting list: N/A


 

2006-2007 Freshman Class Profile
Top 10 percent of high school class: 13%
Top 25 percent of high school class: 39%
Top 50 percent of high school class: 77%
 
First-year students submitting high school class standing: 78%
Average high school GPA: 3.3
 
First-year students submitting GPA: 99%
 
First-year students submitting SAT scores: 95%
SAT scores (25/75 percentile):
Critical Reading: 470 - 560
Math: 480 - 570
Combined: 950 - 1130


 

Percent of first-time, first-year students enrolled in Fall 2006 with scores in each range:
  SAT Critical Reading SAT Math
700-800 2.0% 2.0%
600-699 13.0% 15.0%
500-599 48.0% 50.0%
400-499 35.0% 31.0%
300-399 2.0% 2.0%
200-299 0.0% 0.0%


 

First-year students submitting ACT scores: 49%
ACT scores (25/75 percentile):
English: N/A
Math: N/A
Composite: 20 - 23


 

Percent of first-time, first-year students enrolled in Fall 2006 with scores in each range:
  ACT Composite ACT English ACT Math
30-36 0.0% N/A N/A
24-29 3.0% N/A N/A
18-23 13.0% N/A N/A
12-17 45.0% N/A N/A
6-11 36.0% N/A N/A
Below 6 3.0% N/A N/A

 



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