Built on a rich tradition as a teaching university with a respected faculty, FAU is earning a reputation as a top research institution in areas ranging from biomedicine and biotechnology to ocean engineering and coastline security.
This research will lead to the next generation of medical cures and technological advancements, all of which builds the local economy. With more than $90 million per year in research activity, FAU is classified as a High Research Activity institution by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching.
A truly engaged university is one that builds a two-way street between the campus and the community. FAU is committed to connecting local business, government and nonprofits to the faculty, staff and students.
People from every walk of life find a place at FAU. Students choose from more than 170 degree programs, faculty researchers utilize more than 40 research centers and the community engages hundreds of cultural and educational events every year.