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Welcome to

Florida Atlantic University Some

TABLE OF CONTENTS Visit Campus

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About Florida Atlantic University 2 universities measure greatness in

decades and centuries.

University

Florida Atlantic

measures it with every student

who earns a degree, every researcher who makes a discovery and every community that is transformed.

FAU

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Freshman Students

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Transfer Students

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Honors

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Educational Investment

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opened its doors

Southeast Florida in 1964. Since day one, FAU has pushed the bounds of higher education. the University serves more than 30,000 freshmen, transfers and graduate students. FAU is a comprehensive public as the first public university in

university that is fully accredited by the

Southern Association of Colleges and Schools. People from every walk of life find a place at FAU. Students choose from more than 180 degree programs, faculty researchers utilize more than 40 research centers and the community engages hundreds of cultural and educational events every year.

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Academic Programs

Student Life

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Athletics

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School Spirit

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Connect to FAU

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FAU Boca Raton 777 Glades Road Boca Raton, FL 33431 561.297.3000 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 beautiful beaches of Boca Raton, the campus features everything you expect from a modern university — suite-style housing for 4,000 students, brand-new athletic and recreational facilities, art galleries, a café/movie theater complex and so much more — all in a vibrant, tropical setting with a student body that is the most diverse of all of Florida’s public universities.

Florida Atlantic University offers students the best of everything– a world-class education in a beautiful sub-tropical setting. 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!

VISIT CAMPUS We invite you to visit campus and see firsthand why students choose to live and learn at FAU. Boca Raton campus tours and information sessions are offered at 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. Monday through Friday and on select Saturdays during the fall and spring semesters. For more information visit www.fau.edu/admissions/visit.php The Honors College, located in Jupiter, offers tours Monday/Wednesday at 2 p.m., Tuesday/Thursday at 10 a.m. and Friday at 1:30 p.m. Class visits available upon request. To schedule an Honors College campus tour contact hcadmissions@fau.edu or call 561.799.8646. To schedule a Davie campus tour contact davieadmissions@fau.edu or call 954.236.1000 Lower division students take classes on the Boca Raton campus or at the Harriet L. Wilkes Honors College, located in Jupiter, FL.

FAU Davie 3200 College Avenue Davie, FL 33314 954.236.1000 More than 5,000 students take classes at FAU’s second-largest campus. Conveniently co-located (in central Broward County) with Broward College 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 Lauderdale 111 East Las Olas Blvd. Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301 954.236.1000 Located in downtown Fort Lauderdale, the campus provides a “real life” urban laboratory for students pursuing an accredited degree in architecture and is the location for the College of Business’ Executive Master of Accounting program. The campus also is home to MetroLab, a collaborative exhibition and event space for FAU’s engagement with the community.

FAU Harbor Branch 5600 US 1 North Fort Pierce, FL 34946 772.465.2400 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 Jupiter 5353 Parkside Drive Jupiter, FL 33458 561.799.8500 The John D. MacArthur Campus at Jupiter offers nearly 1,500 students coursework in programs from 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.

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ABOUT FLORIDA ATLANTIC UNIVERSITY Founded: 1961, classes began in 1964 Enrollment: Florida Atlantic University is serving a record-high student body of more than 30,000 undergraduate and graduate students at locations throughout Southeast Florida. Mascot: Burrowing Owl named Owlsley School Colors: FAU Blue and Red Weather: Boca Raton has an average annual temperature of 75 degrees. The coldest time of year is January, with temperatures in the mid-60s. The summer heat is strongest in August, with temperatures in the mid-80s. Athletics: 500 student-athletes participate in 19 varsity teams plus cheer and dance. FAU is a proud member of Conference USA. Academics: 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. Accounting: Students have been ranked sixth in the nation based on the percentage of candidates passing all four parts of the CPA exam over a ten-year rolling basis. They frequently receive individual top rankings in the state and the nation. The College of Business was named one of America’s “Top 50 Business Schools for Entrepreneurs” by Success magazine. Enrichment Opportunities: Internships, hands-on research, study abroad experiences and more than 300 clubs and campus organizations are available to FAU students.

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Research Institution: FAU is classified as a High Research Activity institution by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching. Diversity: 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. People from all 50 states and more than 180 countries have studied, lived and worked at FAU. Military: For the second year in a row, Florida Atlantic University has been named to G.I. Jobs magazine’s list of Military Friendly Schools® for 2013. The list honors the top 15 percent of colleges, universities and trade schools that are doing the most to embrace America’s military service members, veterans, and spouses as students, helping to ensure their academic success. Economic Impact: Florida Atlantic University has an annual regional impact of $6.3 billion. Graduates: Florida Atlantic University ranks second in the Florida State University System for percentage of graduates employed in the state of Florida at both the baccalaureate (70%) and master’s (74%) levels. Alumni: Alumni include U.S. and foreign dignitaries, Emmy Award and Pulitzer Prize winners, an astronaut and executives who have worked at Google, Franklin Templeton, Boeing, eBay, Motorola and the White House. Library: Florida Atlantic University boasts the largest academic library between Miami and Orlando, housing approximately 2.5 million items. The collection is increasingly all-electronic.


ACADEMIC PROGRAMS Selective and Limited Access Programs: College of Business, College of Engineering and Computer Science, School of Architecture, School of Communication and Multimedia Studies, Harriet L. Wilkes Honors College and Christine E. Lynn College of Nursing. All music and theatre majors must audition. Studio Art majors must submit portfolio for review.

DOROTHY F. SCHMIDT COLLEGE OF ARTS AND LETTERS Anthropology # * + Arabic * Art: Ceramics, Painting, Photography, Printmaking, Sculpture # Art: Graphic Design # Art History # * Art: Studio Art # Asian Studies ** Caribbean and Latin American Studies ** Classical Studies ** Communication + Communication Studies # * Comparative Studies Creative Writing + English # * + English as a Second Language Studies ** + Ethnic Studies ** Film and Video Studies * French # * + German * History # * + Interdisciplinary Studies: Arts & Humanities # Interdisciplinary Studies: Social Science # Italian # * Jewish Studies # ** Linguistics # * + Multimedia Studies (Film/Video, New Media, Journalism) # Media, Technology and Entertainment + Music (Commercial Music, Music Education, Performance) # Painting and Ceramics + Peace Studies ** Philosophy # * Political Science # * + Sociology # * + Spanish # * + Theatre #+ Theatre and Dance (Performance, Design and Technology, Dance [Fall 2013], Theatre and Dance [Fall 2013]) #*+ Visual Art (Concentrations in: Book Arts, Ceramics, Drawing, Graphic Design, Painting, Photography, Printmaking and Sculpture) + Women, Gender and Sexuality Studies ** Women’s Studies + COLLEGE OF BUSINESS Accounting # * + Business Administration * + - ** Business Economics # Business Analytics * ** Business Law * Economics # * +

Entrepreneurship * Finance # * + Gerontology ** Healthcare Information Services * Health Services # * + ** Hospitality Management # * International Business and Trade # + ** Information Security ** Management: Leadership & Entrepreneurship # Management Information Systems # * **+ Marketing # * Operations Management * Real Estate * Risk Management - ** Sport Management + Taxation + COLLEGE FOR DESIGN AND SOCIAL INQUIRY Aging ** Architecture # Urban and Regional Planning + Child Welfare ** Criminal Justice # * Criminology and Criminal Justice + Nonprofit Management + Public Administration + Public Management # * Public Procurement ** Public Safety Administration # Social Work # + Urban Design # Urban and Regional Planning # + ** COLLEGE OF EDUCATION Applied Behavior Analysis ** Counselor Education + Counseling Curriculum and Instruction + Early Care and Education # Early Childhood Education + Educational Leadership + Elementary Education # + Environmental Education + Exceptional Student Education # + Exercise Science & Health Promotion # + Reading Education + Secondary Education # Social Foundations of Education + Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology + Teaching English to Non-English Speakers (TESOL/Bilingual Education) + COLLEGE OF ENGINEERING AND COMPUTER SCIENCE Bioengineering + ** Civil Engineering # +

Computer Engineering # + Computer Science # + * Electrical Engineering # + Geomatics Engineering # Marine Engineering Management ** Mechanical Engineering # + Ocean Engineering # + HARRIET L. WILKES HONORS COLLEGE Liberal Arts & Sciences CHARLES E. SCHMIDT COLLEGE OF MEDICINE Biomedical Science + Medicine (M.D.) CHRISTINE E. LYNN COLLEGE OF NURSING Nursing # + - ** Gerontology** (Graduate Certificate) CHARLES E. SCHMIDT COLLEGE OF SCIENCE Actuarial Science ** Applied Mathematics and Statistics + Biological Sciences # + * Biotechnology ** Chemistry # + - ** Complex Systems and Brain Sciences Environmental Sciences + Environmental Studies ** Experimental Psychology Geographic Information Science * Geographic Information Systems (GIS) ** Geography # + * Geology # + Geosciences Integrative Biology Mathematics # * + Medical Physics + ** Neuroscience ** Neuroscience and Behavior # Physics # + * Pre-Health Professions Studies ** Psychology # + Statistics * ** For the most updated academic program information, contact the individual colleges. LEGEND: # Major * Minor ** Certificate + Master’s - Ph.D.

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FRESHMAN STUDENTS APPLYING TO FAU

Apply online by visiting www.fau.edu/admissions and clicking on “apply online.” Application Checklist • Submit a non-refundable $30.00 application fee. • Official transcripts sent directly from issuing institution. Transcripts are required from each previously attended school. • Test scores: Results of the SAT or ACT examinations must be submitted by all applicants with fewer than 60 transferable credits. All scores must be reported by either the SAT College Board (FAU code: 5229) or the ACT Program (FAU Code: 0729). Freshmen Deadlines Fall (Priority) February 15 Fall May 1 Summer February 15 International April 1 (fall), February 15 (summer) Students are advised to apply early for full consideration for admission and scholarships. Applications received after the priority deadline will be considered on a space available basis or will be considered for the following spring term.

FAU Stats Undergraduate Students: 24,823 Areas of Study: 180 Colleges: 10 Students-to-Teacher Ratio: 22:1 Average Undergraduate Class Size: Lecture 38, Lab 21, Discussion 29 Fall 2013 Entering Freshmen Class Mid-Range Test Scores: ACT: 22-26 SAT (all 3 sections): 1520-1740 Entering Freshmen Class Mid-Range GPA: 3.38-3.98 Summer 2013 ACT: 20-23 SAT (all 3 sections): 1400-1610 Entering Freshmen Class Mid-Range GPA: 3.12-3.68 Requirements: Graduation from a regionally accredited high school with the following minimum high school units: 4 units of English (3 with substantial composition) 4 units of Mathematics (Algebra 1 level and above) 3 units of Natural Science (2 with lab) 3 units of Social Science 2 units of Foreign Language (1 Language in sequence) 2 units of Academic Electives For information on degree programs visit: http://fau.edu/academic/registrar/FAUcatalog/ degreeprograms.php

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FRESHMAN STUDENTS Scholarships Most merit-based scholarships do not require a scholarship application. Priority is given to those students who have applied and been accepted by the Priority Application Deadline (February 15).

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FAU Presidential

$16,000

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No

4 Years

Spirit of FAU

$12,000

Merit

No

4 Years

Elite Owl

$8,000

Merit

No

4 Years

Welcome to FAU

$1,000

Merit

No

Non-renewable

National Merit

$30,000

Merit

Yes

4 Years

MLK Jr. Award*

$12,000

Need

Yes

4 Years

$2,500–$10,200

Merit

No

4 Years

Academic Excellence

For additional information, visit www.fau.edu/admissions and click on “Scholarships.” Scholarships are redeemable for fall and spring semesters only. *Need-based scholarships require a scholarship application. (Deadline is January 15.)

Freshman Housing State-of-the-art student housing is available on the Boca Raton and Jupiter campuses. On the Boca Raton campus, freshman students have the option of living in Glades Park Towers, Heritage Park Towers, Indian River Towers or the newest residence hall, Parliament Hall. The new 614-bed residence hall features unlimited building-wide Wi-Fi access, two-story study lounges, classroom space, conference room and fitness center, as well as FAU’s first Faculty-in-Residence program. Learning Communities The Learning Community program on FAU’s Boca Raton campus offers incoming freshmen the unique and engaging opportunity to enroll in courses and participate in out-of-class experiences with 20-25 incoming freshmen with similar academic goals and interests. There are more than 25 Learning Communities to select from each year. Visit www.fau.edu/learningcommunity to learn more.

International Students FAU currently hosts over 1,000 students from 80 foreign countries. • Foreign credentials: All undergraduate and second baccalaureate students who have completed all or part of their education abroad are required to have their foreign credentials evaluated by an accredited independent evaluation service. The evaluation should contain a course-by-course description and a grade point average from each institution attended. Please send official transcripts directly to the evaluation agency. For a list of accredited evaluation services see www.fau.edu/ admissions/EvalAgencies.php • English proficiency requirements: TOEFL or IELTS results are required of all applicants whose native language is not English. • Student visas, I-20: Visit www.fau.edu/isss for specific requirements. • Scholarships are available for International Students. Learn more at www.fau.edu/ admissions/Scholarship-Intl.php

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TRANSFER STUDENTS TRANSFERRING TO FAU Application Deadlines Fall Transfer July 1 Returning FAU Student July 1 Second Bachelor’s July 1 International April 1

Spring Summer Nov. 15 April 15 Nov. 15 April 15 Nov. 15 April 15 Oct. 1 Feb. 15

Transferring with fewer than 60 credits: • Cumulative GPA of 2.5 or higher (4.0 scale) on all attempted college work • Good academic standing at the last institution attended • Meet all freshmen admissions requirements -- see www.fau.edu/admissions/FreshmanReq.php for more information. • Official transcripts from each institution attended (including high school), official ACT/SAT test scores, and official exam credit (CLEP, AP, etc.) Transferring with more than 60 credits: • Cumulative GPA of 2.5 or higher (4.0 scale) on all attempted college work • Good academic standing at last institution attended • Official transcripts from each post-secondary school attended and official exam credit (CLEP, AP, etc.) Transferring with an associate in arts degree from a Florida public community/state college: • Guaranteed admission is applicable only if transferring directly to Florida Atlantic University after receiving an Associate in Arts Degree from a Florida College or State University System institution. Please note that meeting minimum admissions requirements does not guarantee admission to the University. Admission to FAU does not guarantee admission to one of the limited or selective admission programs—please contact the department/college directly for specific requirements.

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All admitted students must satisfy the statewide foreign language requirement. If foreign language requirement is not met at time of transfer, it becomes a graduation requirement. International Students FAU currently hosts over 1,000 students from 80 foreign countries. • Foreign credentials: All undergraduate and second baccalaureate students who have completed all or part of their education abroad are required to have their foreign credentials evaluated by an accredited independent evaluation service. The evaluation should contain a course-by-course description and a grade point average from each institution attended. Please send official transcripts directly to the evaluation agency. For a list of accredited evaluation services see www.fau.edu/ admissions/EvalAgencies.php • English proficiency requirements: TOEFL or IELTS results are required of all applicants whose native language is not English. • Student visas, I-20: Visit www.fau.edu/isss for specific requirements. • Scholarships are available for International Students. Learn more at www.fau.edu/ admissions/Scholarship-Intl.php Link Program The Link program provides an opportunity for transfer students to continue their college education and receive their bachelor’s degree from FAU. Students of Broward College, Palm Beach State College and Indian River State College will have exclusive access to FAU. Benefits include: comprehensive on-site advising from both State College advisors and FAU advisors, priority admission to FAU and guaranteed entry to FAU for students who graduate with their A.A. degree. For more information, go to www.fau.edu/admissions/link.php Limited-access and restricted-access programs may require an additional admission process.


TRANSFER STUDENTS Transfer Scholarship Opportunities Scholarships are awarded for the academic year on a rolling basis and are limited in number. Meeting minimum requirements does not guarantee a scholarship award. Most merit-based scholarships require a scholarship application. Scholarship application deadlines are March 1.

Scholarship

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Honors/Phi Theta Kappa

$3,200 per year

Merit

Yes

Up to 5 semesters

Community/State College Scholars

$3,000 per year

Merit

Yes

Up to 5 semesters

Transfer Educational Achievement Award

$3,000 per year

Need

Yes

Up to 5 semesters

All-Academic Team Scholars

$3,000 per year

Merit

No

Up to 5 semesters

Brain Bowl

$2,250 per year

Merit

No

Up to 5 semesters

M. Brenn Green

$1,000 per year

Merit

Yes

Up to 5 semesters

Welcome to FAU

$1,000

Merit

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Non-renewable

For additional information, visit www.fau.edu/admissions and click on “Scholarships.” Scholarships are redeemable for fall and spring semesters only.

Co-operative Education The Co-operative Education Program allows FAU students to alternate their university education program time with on-the-job experiences directly related to their academic majors in industry, business or government. This program is available to interested students in all colleges at FAU. Internships Internships are career-related experiences that enhance a student’s marketability upon graduation. Students interested in internships should take advantage of the opportunities available at FAU by visiting www.fau.edu/ cdc/coop/generalinternship.php Directed Independent Study Directed Independent Study (DIS) allows upper-division undergraduate students to earn credit while being part of a university research team. Students get hands-on experience conducting scientific research, improve their resume for graduate school and future job searches, and learn more about topics that interest them such as biology, psychology, nursing, neurophysiology, mathematical sciences and criminology to name just a few. For information on course offerings visit: Courses offered at the Davie campus: www.fau.edu/broward/davie/DegreePrograms.php Courses offered at the Downtown campus: www.fau.edu/broward/fortlauderdale/DegreePrograms.php Courses offered at the Jupiter campus: www.fau.edu/jupiter/colleges-programs.php

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HONORS AT FLORIDA ATLANTIC UNIVERSITY The University Honors Program The University Honors Program is located on the Boca Raton campus and is designed to provide freshmen and sophomores exceptional and rewarding learning experiences through special honors seminars. The advantages of the University Honors Program include small class sizes, close contact with many of the University’s top-ranked faculty as well as special advising and registration. The program provides an excellent beginning for a distinguished academic career in post-baccalaureate studies, professional studies or the pursuit of excellence in your career path. Learn more by visiting www.fau.edu/honorsboca ___________________________________________________

Small class sizes, distinguished faculty and abundant opportunities are the foundation of an honors education at FAU. Learning is pursued in formal and informal settings. Students have the opportunity to work on research projects with outstanding faculty holding Ph.D.’s from leading universities. Graduates have gone on to some of the top graduate and professional programs in the country. Honors programs require a supplemental application or an invitation to join. For more information visit www.fau.edu/ admissions/honors ___________________________________________________ The Harriet L. Wilkes Honors College The Honors College is located on the John D. MacArthur campus in Jupiter. The Honors College provides a unique living/learning environment for students who are highly motivated and want the opportunity to take every course in their college program at the honors level. The opportunity to encounter innovative ideas and diverse perspectives is just one of the distinctions found in the Honors College experience. Merit based scholarships are offered to every admitted student. Learn more by visiting www.fau.edu/ honorscollege

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Wilkes Honors College Medical Scholars Program This is an early admission program into FAU’s medical school for qualified high school seniors. Students can receive their bachelor’s degree and the M.D. degree in seven or eight years. Admission is open to highly qualified high school seniors who strongly desire to pursue medicine as a career. The program currently is limited to Florida residents. Must be admitted to Wilkes Honors College. Learn more by visiting www.fau.edu/divdept/honcol/admissions_med.htm ___________________________________________________ Honors for transfer students For academically outstanding upper-division students FAU provides many opportunities within the academic departments or the Harriet L. Wilkes Honors College. The programs provide students with exceptional and rewarding learning opportunities with small class size and research opportunities.


EDUCATIONAL INVESTMENT Tuition FAU Cost and Tuition 2013-2014 (subject to change) Undergraduate In-State Out-of-State Per Credit $201.29 $718.09 24 credits $4,830.96 $17,234.16 Books & Supplies $1,220 $1,220 Housing/meal plan $11,556 $11,556 Based on 12 credits per semester for 2 semesters- a total of 24 credits. Housing/meal plan includes 2 semesters (Fall and Spring).

Financial Aid Financial Aid is available to FAU degree-seeking students and includes grants, loans, scholarships and employment opportunities. Assistance is awarded in compliance with state, federal and university regulations on the basis of financial need and academic merit. The Student Financial Aid Office provides full service to students from application to award. Additionally, the Financial Aid staff can assist students with questions regarding all aid and scholarship programs. For more information visit, www.fau.edu/finaid

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STUDENT LIFE There is always something to do at FAU. Visit www.fau.edu/sil Join a student organization. With over 300 clubs and organizations to choose from, there is something for everyone. http://fau.collegiatelink.net/ organizations

Work out or relax in FAU’s Recreation & Fitness Center. The 77,000-sq.-ft., state-of-the-art facility includes a 13,000-sq. ft. workout area, three indoor basketball and volleyball courts, badminton courts, an outdoor leisure and lap pool, health-club-style lockers and a mind-body studio. www.fau.edu/campusrec/ Volunteer in the community and foster civic awareness. Through the integration of instruction, community service and reflection, learning becomes personally meaningful. www.fau.edu/volunteer/ Join a fraternity or sorority. FAU’s fraternities and sororities foster scholarship, leadership, service and lifelong relationships. www.fau.edu/fslife/

OWL TV, OWL Radio and the University Press play an integral role at Florida Atlantic University by covering wideranging events and programs, providing entertainment and giving students the opportunity to gain real-world experience in television, broadcast production and print journalism.

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Want some extra cash? The Student Employment Office provides information on both oncampus and off-campus jobs to degree-seeking students.

Sports Clubs provide students the opportunity to compete in sports they love and foster leadership, student development and teamwork. Some sports offered are bowling, equestrian, wrestling, ice hockey, rugby, a runner’s club and many more. www.fau.edu/campusrec/club/ Study Abroad with FAU’s Office of International Programs. Conduct international research, attend classes, and receive specialized training while living within a diverse culture. www.fau.edu/goabroad/

Catch a movie at the all-digital theater complex on campus which includes four 49-seat theaters.

Record an album at FAU’s record label, Hoot/Wisdom Recordings. 19 albums have been produced by students. www.fau.edu/commercialmusic/


Campus Dining Picture yourself enjoying an array of delicious menu options at the Centre Marketplace, an all-you-can-eat oncampus restaurant style concept. The food court also offers many dining options for students. Restaurant chains consist of Quiznos, Wendy’s, Chick-N-Grill, Jow Jing, Papa John’s Pizza and Salsaritas. Dunkin Donuts, Einstein Bros. Bagels and Starbucks are on campus if you need a coffee break. Housing & Residential Life FAU housing is home to in-state and out-of state students, along with students from many different countries. FAU’s Department of Housing & Residential Life creates a seamless environment of living and learning in a safe and welcoming community. Through opportunities for leadership development, civic responsibility, selfexploration, and student involvement, the office assists in building a life-long connection between the student and the University. www.fau.edu/housing/

Campus Safety The Florida Atlantic University Police Department provides a full range of public safety services 24 hours a day, seven days a week on the Boca Raton and Jupiter campuses. Police are also present daytime hours on the other campuses. Officers are fully trained professionals who are committed to assisting the University community in all of its public safety needs.

University Libraries FAU Libraries operate on the Boca Raton, Davie, Fort Lauderdale, Harbor Branch and Jupiter campuses. The libraries house approximately 2.5 million items, including books, periodicals, government documents, maps, media, electronic books and journals. They also offer group study rooms, Internet-access computers, media centers and services for students with disabilities. FAU Libraries offer workshops, research consultations, tutorials and webcasts as well as broad-based creative programming that encourages student and public engagement.

Undergraduate Research Few activities are as rewarding as research. In addition to the acquisition of invaluable research skills, students learn how knowledge is created and how that knowledge can be overturned with new evidence or new perspectives. They also learn how to work independently, how to overcome obstacles and the importance of ethics and personal conduct in the research process. Undergraduate research takes place in every discipline – not only the life sciences and physical sciences but also the humanities, social sciences, and creative and performing arts. www.fau.edu/research

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ATHLETICS Unite with fellow FAU students to cheer for a home team victory at the new on-campus stadium. FAU’s 500 student-athletes participate in 19 varsity teams plus cheer and dance. FAU is a proud member of Conference USA. www.fausports.com

Baseball - M Basketball - W M Cheer - W M Cross Country - W M Dance - W Football - M Golf - W M Soccer - W M Softball - W Swimming/Diving - W M Tennis - W M Track (Indoor/Outdoor) - W Volleyball (Indoor/Sand) - W W = Women’s M = Men’s

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SCHOOL SPIRIT FAU FIGHT SONG

We’ll fight fight fight for F A U There’s foot-ball in pa-ra-dise We’ll fight fight fight for F A U We know we’re gonna win and it’s feelin’ mighty nice Cheer-ing our foot-ball team down the field and wav-ing our colors too (Hoot! Hoot!) The Fight-ing Owls are on the prowl-Go F A U! Words by Dr. Nathan Dean, former dean, Charles E. Schmidt College of Science

FAU CHEERS

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OWL FINGERS Owl Fingers are a symbol of spirit at all major sporting events at FAU! Be sure to hold up your Owl Fingers during kickoff at football games and free throws at basketball games. GO OWLS!

WHAT IS A BURROWING OWL? A burrowing owl is a small, ground-dwelling owl with a round head and no ear tufts. They have white eyebrows, yellow eyes and long legs. The owl is sandy colored on the head, back and upper parts of the wings. Burrowing owls are easy to see because they are often active in daylight and are bold and approachable. The females are usually darker than the males.

RED...BLUE...F-A-U F-A-U-O-W-L-S FLORIDA ATLANTIC GOOO OWLS O-W-L-S LET’S GO OWLS With the Gulf Stream breezes blowing The search for truth goes on. Seeking, learning, sharing knowledge, Finding the meaning of the past that is gone. Where nature beams with pleasant weather We strive to learn to work together. Florida Atlantic, we praise and hail thy name. Words and Music by Clark Bell, retired FAU music professor Arranged by Ron Gilbert, former FAU student

WHY ARE WE THE FIGHTING OWLS? FAU’s Boca Raton campus was designated a burrowing owl sanctuary in 1971 by the National Audubon Society. The owls nest here because they are attracted to flat terrain that offers them good visibility from their homes, which are holes in the ground. The feisty bird, traditionally associated with wisdom and determination, serves as the University’s mascot.

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IMPORTANT NUMBERS FAU Colleges College for Design and Social Inquiry 561.297.2316 www.fau.edu/cdsi

Admissions Offices

College of Business 561.297.3688 www.business.fau.edu

Boca Raton 561.297.3040 admissions@fau.edu

College of Education 561.297.3570 www.coe.fau.edu

Broward Campuses 954.236.1012 davieadmissions@fau.edu

College of Engineering and Computer Science 561.297.2780 www.eng.fau.edu

Jupiter Campus 561.799.8698 juptccadmissions@fau.edu Harriet L. Wilkes Honors College 561.799.8646 hcadmissions@fau.edu Important Numbers Freshman Advising 561.297.3064 Housing 561.297.2880 Immunization 561.297.0049 New Students and Owl Family Programs (Orientation) 561.297.2733 Student Financial Aid 561.297.3530

Charles E. Schmidt College of Medicine 561.297.0440 www.med.fau.edu Charles E. Schmidt College of Science 561.297.3700 www.science.fau.edu Christine E. Lynn College of Nursing 561.297.3887 www.fau.edu/nursing Dorothy F. Schmidt College of Arts and Letters 561.297.3800 www.fau.edu/artsandletters Harriet L. Wilkes Honors College 561.799.8500 www.fau.edu/honorscollege

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FLORIDA ATLANTIC UNIVERSITY

The Office of Undergraduate Admissions

777 Glades Road Boca Raton, FL 33431

Phone: 561.297.3040 Fax: 561.297.2758

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Admissions Brochure 2014  
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