Points of Pride
1. Florida Atlantic University is serving a record-high student body of 30,000 undergraduate and graduate students at sites throughout its six county service region in Southeast Florida. Ten distinguished colleges offer more than 180 degree programs in fields that span the arts and humanities, the sciences, medicine, nursing, accounting, business, education, public administration, social work, architecture, engineering, computer science and more. Academically accomplished students take advantage of honors programs on the Boca Raton campus and the complete, four year honors curriculum offered by the Harriet L. Wilkes Honors College on the Jupiter campus.
2. With 49 percent of its student body classified as minority or international students, Florida Atlantic University ranks as the most racially, ethnically and culturally diverse institution in Florida’s State University System.
3. FAU coaches bring a wealth of experience and a history of success to FAU’s 21 intercollegiate sports, 19 of which are part of the NCAA. These individuals are dedicated to preparing student athletes for academic, athletic and lifetime achievement. In the history of FAU Athletics, 84 Owls have earned the title of All-American to claim 124 All-American honors.
4. FAU’s 149,414 living alumni include U.S. and foreign dignitaries, Emmy, Grammy and Pulitzer Prize winners, an astronaut, a congressional representative and executives at AT&T Mobile, Google, Boeing, eBay, the NFL Network and Franklin Templeton.
5. Florida Atlantic University is taking its place among the world’s great research centers and has been given the designation of “High Research Activity” university by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching.
6. The Harriet L. Wilkes Honors College, located on the Jupiter campus, is the only full immersion honors college in the nation that is part of a comprehensive research university. It was recently named one of the Top Seven Honors Colleges at public universities in the nation.
7. FAU’s Integrative Biology-Neuroscience Ph.D. Program combined forces with the Max Planck Florida Institute for Neuroscience and the University of Bonn, Germany, to form the first transatlantic International Max Planck Research School for Brain and Behavior.
8. FAU has one of the most active record labels at any university, Hoot/Wisdom Recordings, which has released 21 albums to date, all of which were produced by students.
9. Parliament Hall is a 614-bed residence hall featuring unlimited building-wide Wi-Fi access, floor study lounges, a classroom space, a conference room and fitness center, as well as FAU’s first Faculty-in-Residence Program. The facility increases the student resident population on the Boca Raton campus to more than 4,000.
10. FAU’s Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institute is a world-renowned research facility. Its 140 marine scientists, engineers, educators and other professionals work together in pursuit of its mission, expressed as Ocean Science for a Better World. The institute drives innovation in ocean engineering, at-sea operations, drug discovery and biotechnology from the oceans, coastal ecology and conservation, marine mammal research and conservation, aquaculture, ocean observing systems and marine science education.