Campus Visitors Guide 2016-2017

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About FAU

About the University

Florida Atlantic University offers students the best of everything– a world-class education in a beautiful sub-tropical setting. A comprehensive public university that is fully accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, FAU is currently serving 30,000 students at sites throughout its six-county service region in Southeast Florida, with state-of-the-art student housing available on the Boca Raton and Jupiter campuses. The University offers more than 180 undergraduate and graduate degree programs.

The University Community

Life as an FAU Owl has never been better! From a football team playing in the on-campus stadium to clubs that serve every academic and leisure-time interest, there’s something for everyone at FAU! Best of all is the University’s outstanding faculty of more than 1,000 accomplished scholars and researchers who are known for their excellence in teaching and mentoring. Enrichment opportunities abound, including honors education, internships, hands-on research in state-of-the-art campus facilities, and the beach is never far away! If you’re looking for a top-notch educational experience in one of the world’s most beautiful places, FAU is the university for you!

Lower division students take classes on the Boca Raton campus or the Harriet L. Wilkes Honors College.

FAU Boca campusFAU Boca Raton

777 Glades Road, Boca Raton, FL 33431

More than 70 percent of FAU’s 30,000 students take classes at FAU’s first and largest campus, and the majority of the University’s 180+ degree programs are based here. Located just three miles from the Atlantic Ocean and the sunny beaches of Boca Raton, the campus features everything you expect from a modern university — housing for over 4,000 students, state-of-the-art athletic and recreational facilities, art galleries, a café/movie theater complex and so much more — all in a vibrant, sub-tropical setting with a student body that is the most diverse of all of Florida’s public universities.

FAU DavieFAU Davie

3200 College Avenue, Davie, FL 33314

More than 5,000 students take classes at FAU’s second-largest campus. Conveniently co-located with Broward College in central Broward County as part of the South Florida Education Center, FAU Davie offers coursework in 30 degree programs through the colleges of Arts and Letters, Business, Design and Social Inquiry, Education, Nursing and Science. The campus features more than 300,000 square feet of labs and classrooms as well as faculty, staff and student offices. It also hosts the innovative Teaching and Leadership Center and is the base of operations for FAU’s Everglades research and restoration efforts.

FAU Fort LauderdaleFAU Fort Lauderdale

111 East Las Olas Blvd., Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301

Located in downtown Fort Lauderdale, this campus is in a unique urban setting. It provides a “real-life” laboratory for students in architecture. It is also the site of MetroLab, an exhibition and community engagement space.

FAU Harbor BranchFAU Harbor Branch

5600 US 1 North, Fort Pierce, FL 34946

FAU’s Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institute (HBOI) is dedicated to exploring the world’s oceans and integrating the science and technology of the sea with the needs of humankind. HBOI is a base of operations for a host of research and academic programs and provides undergraduate students, graduate students and faculty with a high-tech and dynamic environment that is perfect for their varied pursuits.

FAU JupiterFAU Jupiter

5353 Parkside Drive, Jupiter, FL 33458

At the John D. MacArthur Campus at Jupiter, nearly 1,500 students take courses offered by the colleges of Arts and Letters, Design and Social Inquiry, Education and Science. It is home to the Harriet L. Wilkes Honors College, the Florida Center for Environmental Studies, the Hibel Museum of Art and research facilities for two of the world’s leading research organizations, Scripps Florida and the Max Planck Florida Institute for Neuroscience.