Florida Atlantic University was the first public institution of higher education in the southeastern region of the state. It was founded in 1964. Initially, it had fewer than 1,000 students, but the university quickly expanded and evolved. Today, it offers a wide range of cutting-edge undergraduate and graduate programs, as well as numerous online and postgraduate certificates. It educates more than 30,000 students.
In recent years, Florida Atlantic University has achieved significant success, according to the US News & World Report. In 2023, it ranked:
- 112th in "Best Public Schools"
- 209th in "Best National Universities"
- No. 1 in Florida for campus ethnic diversity
- 26th in "Social Mobility"
These rankings are at least 10 points higher than the previous year.
FAU is among the top universities in student success, boasting high employment rates and competitive salaries for graduates.
The university comprises 10 colleges with diverse profiles, ranging from arts to business and medicine.
Students at the university become part of an active and friendly community. With over 400 clubs and organizations, students can engage in sports, creativity, and volunteer activities. Each year, more than 5,000 events take place.
Despite South Florida being primarily seen as a tourist and resort region, it is also an economic and entrepreneurial hub. This provides students with vast opportunities for practical learning and the rapid establishment of successful careers.