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Florida Atlantic University

Boca Raton, United States


21 : 1

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Business, Management, Marketing, Health Professions, Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies; Psychology; Biological and Biomedical Sciences; Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting

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History, Affiliations and Rankings 

Florida Atlantic University (FAU), a public school of higher learning and research, was established in 1961. FAU is the first public university in the Miami metropolitan area, part of the State University System of Florida. It opened its doors in southeast Florida and was the first of its type to provide only graduate and upper-division-level coursework at the start. FAU is a member of the Oak Ridge Associated Universities (ORAU), the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, and the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB). The Florida Legislature acknowledged the need for higher education in South Florida in 1989 when it designated Florida Atlantic as the principal state university for Broward County. To fulfil this function, the university would open a campus in Dania Beach in 1997 and another in Davie, in western Broward County, in 1990. In 1994, Florida Atlantic purchased 50 acres (20 ha) of land in Port St. Lucie to create a Treasure Coast campus. This would be the fifth campus for the university. The university's expansion continued in 1999, when it opened the Jupiter Campus, named after the late John D. MacArthur. The university's honours college is located on this campus. It is affiliated with NCAA Division I in sports. It is ranked #1053 according to US News and World Reports 2022 and at #1001-1200 according to the QS World University Rankings 2022. 

Infrastructure, Campuses and Courses

Palm Beach, St. Lucie, and Broward counties are home to seven locations on Florida Atlantic University's 850-acre campus. Boca Raton is home to the main FAU campus. The campus contains all the amenities you would expect from a contemporary university, including cutting-edge labs and classrooms, student living in suites, and sports and recreation facilities. The cutting-edge Teaching and Leadership Center is located on the Davie campus, which also serves as the hub for FAU's joint research and restoration work with the U.S. Geological Survey in the Everglades. Some of the popular courses are Business, Management, Marketing, Health Professions, Psychology; Biological and Biomedical Sciences; Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting, etc.

Accomplishments and Alumni

Times Higher Education Ranking has placed it at the #801-1000 bracket and nationally Florida Atlantic University comes at 277 positions according to US News and World Reports 2022. More than 171,000 Florida Atlantic University alumni live and work all over the world. Among the notable alumni are Carrot Top (comedian), Frank T. Brogan (American politician), Steven Swanson (retired NASA astronaut), Luis Alberto Moreno (president of the Inter-American Development Bank), Daniel Dickey (photographer and writer), Robert Orr (former president of Boeing Japan), Judith Ortiz Cofer (American author), Charles Ghigna, and Pretty Good Privacy creator Phil Zimmermann (American Writer). 

Student Diversity and Visiting Companies

Students at the university come from more than 180 nations and all 50 states, representing a varied range of ethnicities. There are currently more than 30,000 students. At FAU, the student-to-faculty ratio is 21:1. The male to female ratio is 42:58. The University has students from a wide range of backgrounds, including race, national origin, religion, beliefs, age, socioeconomic level, gender, sexual orientation, and handicap status. University's vibrant and diverse campus offers several opportunities for students to engage with their peers. The top visiting companies are Broward County Public School, Amazon, Microsoft, Deloitte, UKG, Citrix, NextEra Energy, Inc., ModMed, The Walt Disney Company, Marriott International, Northwestern Mutual, Google, etc

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