On a bright October day in 1964, Lyndon Baines
Johnson, 36th President of the United States, squinted into the South
Florida sun and, in his famous Texas drawl, declared Florida Atlantic
University officially open. Poins of Pride
provides opportunity and choice for its 28,000 students through more
than 170 bachelor's, master's, specialist's and doctoral degree
- Ranked among the most
diverse universities in America, FAU has admitted students from all 50
states and more than 180 countries — reflecting the community and the
- FAU provides unequaled access
to education as the only university with seven campuses located along
Florida's southeast coastline.
research portfolio provides a foundation for discovery and earns the
University "High Research Activity" status from the Carnegie Foundation
for the Advancement of Teaching.
offers education and enrichment to 20,000 individuals of retirement age
in the nation's largest university-based lifelong learning program.
is an engine of economic growth with more than 3,000 employees and an
economic impact that exceeds $1.15 billion annually.
maximizes the public's investment in education through collaborations
with private organizations such as the Scripps Research Institute, the
Max Planck Society, the Torrey Pines Institute for Molecular Studies,
the H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Research Institute and the Smithsonian Marine
- FAU's student-athletes have
garnered success in class and in sport, securing more than 20
conference championships while competing in 18 NCAA Division-I sports.
In 2007, FAU's football team became the youngest in NCAA history to
reach and win a bowl game, and in 2008 the Owls became the youngest
team to win back-to-back bowl games.
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.
has created a public/private medical education program, which has
received full funding by the Florida legislature and is on-track to be
self-sustaining. In 2008, the program admitted the charter class of 32
medical students who will complete all four years of their medical
education program at FAU. The program will serve 256 students when at
- FAU is home to two
Florida Centers of Excellence: 1) in Biomedical and Marine
Biotechnology, which is dedicated to expediting the discovery and
commercialization of new medicines from the sea; 2) in Ocean Energy
Technology, which is exploring methods to harness energy from South
Florida's ocean currents.
established the nation's first ocean engineering degree program in 1965
and now conducts millions of dollars of research annually for the U.S.
Navy on autonomous underwater vehicles and other security-related
- FAU's School of Accounting
is consistently ranked in the top 10 in the United States for its high
pass rate on the national CPA exam.
recording label, Hoot/Wisdom, helps students and faculty explore the
world of commercial music through the production and release of their
- FAU's Christine E. Lynn
College of Nursing maintains the nation's only "Caring Archive," which
houses scholarly works that explore the role of caring in nursing
education and research.
- Providing an
MBA education for place-bound students, FAU's Virtual MBA has been
included in the U.S. News and World Report ranking of the nation's 25
best accredited online graduate programs.
magazine named FAU's College of Business as one of America's "Top 50
Business Schools for Entrepreneurs."
the forefront of biomedical research and education, FAU's Center for
Complex Systems and Brain Sciences granted the nation's first Ph.D. in
complex systems and brain sciences.
a testament to excellent teaching training, FAU College of Education
alumni have been named "Florida Teacher of the Year" three times.
Harriett L. Wilkes Honors College offers a highly competitive,
all-honors, liberal arts education at public university tuition rates.
was Florida's first public university to open a stock exchange trading
room simulator where students participate in real-time trading
- FAU is home to one of the
nation's foremost ocean research centers, Harbor Branch Oceanographic
Institute, where FAU scientists, engineers, students and staff focus
their efforts on ocean-related innovation, exploration, research,
education and conservation.
- College for Design and Social Inquiry
- Dorothy F. Schmidt College of Arts and Letters
- Charles E. Schmidt College of Medicine
- 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