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Florida Atlantic University

Florida Atlantic University

Location: Boca Raton, Florida

Founded: 1964

Contact: (561) 297-3000

Florida Atlantic University, established in 1961, officially opened its doors in 1964 as the fifth public university in Florida. Today, the University, with an annual economic impact of $6.3 billion, serves more than 30,000 undergraduate and graduate students at sites throughout its six-county service region in southeast Florida. FAU’s world-class teaching and research faculty serves students through 10 colleges: the Dorothy F. Schmidt College of Arts and Letters, the College of Business, the College of Social Work and Criminal Justice, the College of Education, the College of Engineering and Computer Science, the Graduate College, the Harriet L. Wilkes Honors College, the Charles E. Schmidt College of Medicine, the Christine E. Lynn College of Nursing and the Charles E. Schmidt College of Science. FAU is ranked as a High Research Activity institution by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching. The University is placing special focus on the rapid development of critical areas that form the basis of its strategic plan: Healthy aging, biotech, coastal and marine issues, neuroscience, regenerative medicine, informatics, lifespan and the environment. These areas provide opportunities for faculty and students to build upon FAU’s existing strengths in research and scholarship.

Board of Trustees

777 Glades Road, ADM 326
Boca Raton, FL 33431


Interim President
Dr. Stacy Volnick

777 Glades Road
Boca Raton, Florida 33431

Ombudsman Office

Angella J. Wint

University Ombuds

Office of the Ombuds
Florida Atlantic University
777 Glades Road
Boca Raton, FL 33431

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