Choosing the right University is your next big decision and the reasons to choose FAU are as diverse as our 30,000 students and the 180 countries they call home. FAU is ranked among the most culturally and ethnically diverse universities in the U.S. International students from around the world make a home away from home in our university community.  

  • FAU provides unequalled access to education as the only university with seven campuses and sites located along Florida's southeast coastline.

  • FAU's research portfolio provides a foundation for discovery and earns the University "High Research Activity" status from the Carnegie Foundation
    for the Advancement of Teaching.

  • U.S. and foreign dignitaries, Emmy Award and Pulitzer Prize winners, an astronaut and executives who have served in organizations such as
    Boeing, eBay, Motorola and the White House are among the more than 107,000 alumni FAU has prepared for success.

  • FAU’s independent medical education program in the Charles E. Schmidt College of Medicine has received preliminary accreditation from the Liaison
    Committee on Medical Education, the nationally recognized accrediting authority for medical education programs in the U.S. and Canada. The first
    class of medical students will begin in Fall 2011.

  • Opportunities for academically outstanding students with the University Honors Programs & the Harriet L. Wilkes Honors College.

  • Our 22:1 student faculty ratio provides the personal attention found in many small private colleges while offering the resources of a major research university.