Florida Atlantic University Profile

Florida Atlantic University (FAU) is a public research university located in Boca Raton, Florida, US. It is classified as a High Research Activity institution by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching.

Florida Atlantic University offers a wide range of bachelor's, master's and doctoral degree programs through its colleges: College of Architecture, Urban and Public Affairs; Dorothy F. Schmidt College of Arts and Letters; Charles E. Schmidt College of Biomedical Science; College of Business; College of Education; College of Engineering and Computer Science; The Graduate College; Harriet L. Wilkes Honors College; Christine E. Lynn College of Nursing; Charles E. Schmidt College of Science.

Florida Atlantic University and its programs are accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS). The master's degree education program in speech-language pathology is accredited by the Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology (CAA) of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA). The baccalaureate and master's degree programs in nursing are fully accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE). The baccalaureate program is also approved by the Florida State Board of Nursing.


- Florida Atlantic University is classified as a tier 2 national university by the U.S. News & World Report's rankings of "Best Colleges" (2011).

- The College of Business is included in the list of “Best 296 Business Schools” for 2009 by The Princeton Review.

- 80th nationally in the US News Ranking of Best Graduate Public Affairs Programs (2009).

- Florida Atlantic University is ranked 233rd in the nation by Washington Monthly (2007).

- Rated 28th in the US and fourth in Florida by The Hispanic Outlook in Higher Education magazine for awarding 738 bachelor's degrees to Hispanic students during the 2006–2007 academic year.

- 44th in the Success Magazine's ranking of the top 50 business schools for entrepreneurs.