FAU’s College of Business, with more than 8,600 students, features the Adams Center for Entrepreneurship, which prepares students in business, science, engineering and other disciplines to become entrepreneurs through business ownership or venturing. The College of Business’ AACSB-accredited executive M.B.A. program was recognized by Bloomberg Businessweek’s Best Business Schools of 2013 report.
Florida Atlantic University is serving a record-high student body of 30,000 undergraduate and graduate students at sites throughout its six-county service region in Southeast Florida.
Florida Atlantic University students come from every county in Florida, all 50 states, and more than 180 countries. With more than 50 percent of its student body classified as minority or international students, FAU ranks as the most racially, ethnically and culturally diverse institution in Florida’s State University System.
Enrichment opportunities for FAU students include internships, hands-on research and study abroad experiences as well as more than 300 clubs and other campus organizations.
A 29,419-seat football stadium opened on the Boca Raton campus in October 2011. The Owls athletic program, which joined Conference USA in Fall 2013, features more than 450 student-athletes on 21 intercollegiate teams.
Florida Atlantic University’s Lifelong Learning Society is one of the largest and most successful programs of its kind in America, with 20,000 members enrolled on the Boca Raton and Jupiter campuses.
The Research Park at Florida Atlantic University is home to 21 companies that employ nearly 1,307 people at an average salary of $78,813. The park’s regional economic impact stands at $449 million annually.
FAU’s Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institute is a world-renowned research facility. Its 140 marine scientists, engineers, educators and other professionals work together in pursuit of its mission, expressed as Ocean Science for a Better World.
FAU is home to the Southeast National Marine Renewable Energy Center, a federally funded research facility that is developing technology to generate energy by harnessing the power of Florida’s ocean currents.
FAU boasts the largest academic library between Miami and Orlando, with approximately 3.7 million items. FAU Libraries is home to the Arthur and Mata Jaffe Collection: Books as Aesthetic Objects, one of the nation’s largest collections of hand-crafted books, as well as the Klezmer Company Orchestra, which is the only professional ensemble-in-residence at an academic library in the U.S.
FAU has been named to Military Times’ Best for Vets: Colleges 2015, the fourth consecutive year the University has earned this recognition.
FAU has one of the most active record labels at any university, Hoot/Wisdom Recordings, which has released 23 albums to date, all of which were produced by students.
The College of Business’ sport management M.B.A. program is among the best in the world, according to SportBusiness International’s 2014 Postgraduate Sports Course Rankings. The program was ranked sixth internationally and fourth in North America out of more than 500 graduate-level programs worldwide. This is the second consecutive year the program has been ranked in the top 10 worldwide and top five in the U.S.
FAU has established a research and education collaboration with two of the world’s premier scientific research organizations — the Max Planck Florida Institute and The Scripps Research Institute — to further scientific discovery and education through shared resources and facilities. FAU also is working on cooperative research and education projects with the Torrey Pines Institute for Molecular Studies and the Vaccine and Gene Therapy Institute of Florida.
FAU's College of Business, with more than 8,600 students, features the Adams Center for Entrepreneurship, which prepares students in business, science, engineering and other disciplines to become entrepreneurs through business ownership or venturing. The College of Business’ AACSB-accredited executive M.B.A. program was recognized by Bloomberg Businessweek’s Best Business Schools of 2013 report.
The Charles E. Schmidt College of Medicine, opened in Fall 2011, is advancing South Florida’s health care communities by training tomorrow’s physicians and biomedical scientists, and conducting cutting-edge research to advance global health. The College has established relationships with several prominent area hospitals that are serving as sites for clerkships, hospital-based electives and residencies.
FAU serves students from kindergarten through the 12th grade at four educational facilities in Boca Raton and Port St. Lucie. They are all affiliated with FAU’s College of Education and provide observation and internship opportunities for education majors.