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Florida Atlantic University is a public research university with multiple campuses along the southeast Florida coast serving a uniquely diverse community. It promotes academic and personal development, discovery, and lifelong learning. FAU fulfills its mission through excellence and innovation in teaching, outstanding research and creative activities, public engagement and distinctive scientific and cultural alliances, all within an environment that fosters inclusiveness
Florida Atlantic University was founded in 1964 in Boca Raton on an 850-acre site located near the Atlantic Ocean. The campus is conveniently located half way between Palm Beach and Fort Lauderdale and offers a broad range of academic programs, activities, and services.
The Boca Raton Campus provides an exciting and supportive learning environment for students. The Student Union hosts student activities and meetings. In addition, its 2,400-seat Carole and Barry Kaye Performing Arts Auditorium enables students to enjoy performances ranging from rock groups to the Florida Philharmonic Orchestra. The campus supports two cafeterias and has an attractive array of accommodations for its residential students. The Boca Raton Campus is also the home of FAU's Division I Intercollegiate Athletics program and facilities. Its recreation complex includes an aquatic center, gymnasium, tennis courts, wellness center, track, and a variety of fields for club and intramural sports competition.
The five-story S.E. Wimberly Library houses a large collection of monographs, serials, and other academic resources. Computer labs, study lounges, a media center, and tutoring services also provide valuable academic support for students. The Boca Raton Campus hosts art exhibits, theatre productions, and concerts in its two galleries and theatre. Visiting performers and speakers add to the artistic and intellectual vibrancy of the campus.