- FAU is ranked by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching as a High Research Activity institution.
- FAU has more than 4,000 graduate and professional students out of a total student population of 30,000.
- FAU is working on collaborative research and education projects with three of the world s premier scientific research organizations Scripps Florida, Torrey Pines Institute for Molecular Studies and the Max Planck Florida Institute.
Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institute, a premier marine science research organization, is now part of FAU, and is in the forefront of ocean exploration, innovation, conservation and education.
- FAU has more than 40 research centers and institutes, many of which involve interdisciplinary research, established to carry out the research, service and instructional activities which supplement and extend instruction and research offered by the University.
- FAU offers more than 60 graduate degrees and 21 doctoral degrees ranging from computer science to integrative biology to business administration.
- In addition to more than 244,000 square feet of laboratory space and other vital research facilities, FAU houses two fully-equipped, state-of-the-art nucleic acid and proteomics core laboratories, and an imaging laboratory which enable faculty and student researchers as well as other scientists to perform cutting-edge research.
- FAU has a number of technologies available for licensing which span a broad range of fields including cancer, inflammation, arthritis, imaging and security and surveillance.
- FAU formed the Florida Atlantic Research & Development Authority in 1985, with the support of the Broward and Palm Beach county commissions.
- The Florida Atlantic Research & Development Park is situated on 77 acres at the north end of FAU s Boca Raton campus and on 14 acres in Deerfield Beach, Florida. Both parks enable businesses to have a fundamental connection with FAU and its faculty and students. This unique set-up assists the University in developing synergistic efforts in research, as well as providing opportunities for students to be employed in their fields of study.