What is a typical Florida Atlantic University student like? Describe the type of person that should attend Florida Atlantic University.

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FAU Guy, Alumnus

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There is no typical FAU student. FAU's student body is diverse. If there's one thing we all love it's the Owls and the great weather.

Anonymous, Student, Florida Atlantic University, Class of 2019

A typical student who attends Florida Atlantic University is a hard worker. He or she usually goes to class on a timely manner, while still making time to go out with their friends. If you want to be able to give yourself a future in life, while still enjoying the "college life" then Florida Atlantic University is for you!

Anonymous, Student, Florida Atlantic University, Class of 2017

I think a laidback person would enjoy going to FAU. FAU is mostly a commuter school. So a typical day will maybe be grabbing something to eat and going to classes. Students tend to eat lunch on campus with the multitude of option available. Since the location of FAU is near multiple of things. Students may take a break and head down to the beach or go off campus and grab something to eat. With the various of clubs to choose from. Students tend to go out and do fun stuff or volunteering with whichever club they join. At the end of the day, the campus is very quiet since most student have gone home or gone out to do stuff at night.

Anonymous, Student, Florida Atlantic University, Class of 2019

FAU is mostly a commuter school, but the students can party hard and are pretty smart. Students are laid back and are friendly. They are pretty prideful of the school and will grow accustomed to the school (even if it wasn't their first choice).

Anonymous, Student, Florida Atlantic University, Class of 2020

A typical student is hard working, dedicated, and has a mission in life to achieve a career for themselves. The type of person has a positive attitude, pays attention to detail, is a go-getter.

Anonymous, Student, Florida Atlantic University, Class of 2016

The typical florida atlantic student is a focus, goal oriented mind person. That puts their all in their education to accomplishes their future dream jobs or career.

Anonymous, Student, Florida Atlantic University, Class of 2017

I would say the typical FAU student is outgoing and open-minded. They tend to be the kinds of students that enjoying connecting with others while keeping true to their individualism.

Anonymous, Student, Florida Atlantic University, Class of 2019

A Florida Atlantic student, first of all, must love the sun because it is always very sunny in Florida. They also must not be afraid of a little rain because during hurricane season its rains a lot.

Anonymous, Student, Florida Atlantic University, Class of 2016

There is not a typical student at Florida Atlantic University because we are the most diverse University in Florida. But I guess one that loves South Florida weather, have a love for education and our school

Anonymous, Student, Florida Atlantic University, Class of 2018

It depends on the students major but overall attractive, intelligent, and success driven. You should attend FAU if you like to have fun but also are serious about your education.

Anonymous, Student, Florida Atlantic University, Class of 2019

A typical Florida Atlantic University student is very sociable, involved, intellectual and outgoing. A person that should attend FAU should be motivated and ready to learn class material at an intermediate to fast pace. They should also be willing to get connected and involved in all the student clubs and activities that FAU has to offer.

Anonymous, Student, Florida Atlantic University, Class of 2019

There are many different types of people at Florida Atlantic University. But being in sunny South Florida, most students like to dress to prepare for the hot temperatures. Most of the students are very friendly and willing to help anyone who asks for it. FAU students are full of school spirit and almost every student will wear an FAU shirt to at least one day of classes a semester.

Anonymous, Student, Florida Atlantic University, Class of 2017

Someone who is focus on education, someone who practice time and study management. Someone who is seeking a brighter future.

Anonymous, Student, Florida Atlantic University, Class of 2017

There isn't a stereotype of person that attends FAU. I've seen young kids, adults, Hispanic, Asian, African Americans, all sorts of people at FAU campus.

Anonymous, Student, Florida Atlantic University, Class of 2019

Well, there is no typical FAU student because FAU is so diverse. FAU has students from other cities, states, and countries, so describing one "typical" student wouldn't justify us as a student body.

Anonymous, Student, Florida Atlantic University, Class of 2019

A typical student at FAU is kind and very adventurous. The type of student who should attend here should be outgoing and friendly.

Anonymous, Student, Florida Atlantic University, Class of 2018

In my opinion I would say that a typical FAU student is fun loving and very laid back and kind to others.

Anonymous, Student, Florida Atlantic University, Class of 2016

Florida Atlantic University is very diverse. I do not think there is any particular type of student. However, the person should be focused and determined. The professors are serious about their work and they do not play around. So ideally, the right person should be determined to focus on their education but also be open to having fun since there is lots to do in school.

Anonymous, Student, Florida Atlantic University, Class of 2019

There is no "typical student" at FAU. There are commuter students and international students, beach bums and library bums, athletes and mathletes. The type of person that should attend person is any person. It helps if you don't mind the heat and humidity.

Anonymous, Student, Florida Atlantic University, Class of 2017

Typical students don't exist! We are all so diverse coming from all over the world with many different backgrounds. That's what I love about South Florida in general, the diversity.

Anonymous, Student, Florida Atlantic University, Class of 2018

Florida Atlantic University takes pride in being one of the most diverse schools in the state of Florida. With that being said, it is very difficult to describe a typical student on campus. If I had to chose, I would say that a typical student of FAU is typically laid back and friendly, however, when it is time settle down and work, we work.

Anonymous, Student, Florida Atlantic University, Class of 2018

To attend Florida Atlantic University someone should be a hard worker, be able to deal with deadlines, and willing to make their greatest effort to succeed.

Anonymous, Student, Florida Atlantic University, Class of 2019

Someone who enjoys furthering their education while making new friends and broadening their horizons to encompass new things and create great memories to be cherished throughout their life.

Anonymous, Student, Florida Atlantic University, Class of 2018

Happy, mostly because we live in a place where everyone else vacations. In fact, we are living in paradise. We get to study next to palm trees and under the sun.

Anonymous, Student, Florida Atlantic University, Class of 2016

An FAU student is responsible, self-driven, fun and outgoing. They want to achieve their dreams and be leaders in the world.

Anonymous, Student, Florida Atlantic University, Class of 2019

Definitely someone who likes warm weather, sunshine, and the ocean! Most students are tan, fit, and loving life.

Anonymous, Student, Florida Atlantic University, Class of 2017

I would say someone who is outdoorsy because it is in South Florida, it is hot a lot of the time with outside hallways, the beach is right there, and always sports being played.

Anonymous, Student, Florida Atlantic University, Class of 2019

The type of person that attends FAU is very smart, fun loving, and very friendly. They are very out going and helpful to others.

Anonymous, Student, Florida Atlantic University, Class of 2018

A typical Florida Atlantic University student, is definitely someone with a lot of school spirit. You love FAU and you will defend your school whenever it need be.

Anonymous, Student, Florida Atlantic University, Class of 2016

Having previously attended FSU, it is my belief that students at FAU are more encouraging and open to team efforts.

Anonymous, Student, Florida Atlantic University, Class of 2019

A typical Florida Atlantic student is very easy going. Everyone you meet her goes with the flow of life while wearing a smile on their face. Every student here is always incredibly happy and it would be a crazy sight to see someone with a frown on their face. It's like a great big family here, everyone socializes with everyone else, nobody ever gets left out. Every just seems happy to be here.

Anonymous, Student, Florida Atlantic University, Class of 2015

There is no typical FAU Student. FAU is known as being one of the most culturally diverse campus communities in the country. There is something for everyone as well as ample opportunities to meet a lot of different people from different backgrounds.

Anonymous, Student, Florida Atlantic University, Class of 2019

A typical Florida Atlantic University student is very ambitious. He or she is very concentrated in school. Yes, students at Florida Atlantic University do have plenty of fun, but most of us the students, love school. We all have a dream. And we're here at Florida Atlantic University to fulfill those dreams. If I had to describe the type of person that should go to FAU, it would have to be a person that is full if dreams. A person that no matter what they've been through, they will do whatever is possible to reach their goals in life.

Anonymous, Student, Florida Atlantic University, Class of 2016

There seems to be a nice mix of people who attend Florida Atlantic University. We live in Florida so naturally I would say anyone who loves the sun, the beach, and education should consider attending.

Anonymous, Student, Florida Atlantic University, Class of 2019

The typical FAU student is focused on their studies but also likes to have fun, especially in the Florida weather, going to the beach most days.

Anonymous, Student, Florida Atlantic University, Class of 2017

There are all types of personalities at FAU. There are students who go to school just for class and leave right after they study, that's it. However, there are also many students who enjoy getting involved at school and with the community. FAU is great for all of these different types of students, although, they always have activities going on and welcome new events, FAU still maintains school as it's priority overall.

Anonymous, Student, Florida Atlantic University, Class of 2017

They would have to be okay with hot temperatures because the school is located in South Florida. Most students seem easy going and dedicated to their studies.

Anonymous, Student, Florida Atlantic University, Class of 2018

If you are looking for a nice, beautiful and sunny day with the most active student body, then Florida Atlantic University is the school for you. You will see many students riding their skateboards to class, tank tops and plenty of water in the nice sunshine of Florida. If you are lively, enjoy the sun, and would like to excel in a career, then FAU is the school to attend.

Anonymous, Student, Florida Atlantic University, Class of 2017

Florida Atlantic University is an incredibly diverse campus, with various types of students from around the globe. Due to this aspect of campus life, it would be impossible to describe what type of student should attend the school, and there is no "typical" student, which adds to the fun.

Anonymous, Student, Florida Atlantic University, Class of 2019

A student at FAU would be Very outgoing , willing to meet new people , nonjudgmental,. Someone who is open to new beginnings and new challenges . If you are someone who is a great spirited person , then you should be attending Florida Atlantic University.

Anonymous, Student, Florida Atlantic University, Class of 2017

The typical Florida Atlantic university student are the ones who take their majors seriously and are content with it. The type of person that should attend are those who have set goals or those who want to be something more then what they are.

Anonymous, Student, Florida Atlantic University, Class of 2017

A typical day starts off by commuting to FAU and trying find to parking - the earlier your classes are, the better chance you will find a nice parking spot. Once you find that, the campus is fairly easy to get around as there are maps located sporadically around the area, plus the FAU App provides you a nice map you can check on your phone. Classes vary from a large lecture to small, individual discussion classes but it all depends on your major. Once you've attended classes, there are free tutors that you could visit (should you not understand your difficult math course or the writing prompt from your demanding English course) or you could self-study at the library. The library also provides study rooms which you can study with a group of friends while eating Dunkin' Donuts (which is also located at the library). Once classes are finished in the afternoon, that's when most people attend to their respective clubs - participating in the general body meetings or hosting a student event. After that, you commute back home -but if you live on-campus, it's popular to work out at the Recreation Center.

People who should attend FAU are people who like to study.

Anonymous, Student, Florida Atlantic University, Class of 2018

A typical student at Florida Atlantic University (FAU) would probably enjoy the beach or warm, windy weather. FAU is located less than 10 miles away from the beach; so many students enjoy their free time there. Students that attend FAU should be in huge support of diversity because it is something everyone feels very strongly about. Some clubs at FAU host debates on topics such as diversity and politics.

Anonymous, Student, Florida Atlantic University, Class of 2017

A typical Florida Atlantic University student is very nice and down to earth and just wants to have fun. The type of person that should attend FAU is someone who is laid back but also is ready to work hard when the time comes. Also someone who is goal driven and social and can get along with any group of people.

Anonymous, Student, Florida Atlantic University, Class of 2016

There is no one type of person that attends FAU. Many of the students are local florida kids, but it seems pretty diverse to me.

Anonymous, Student, Florida Atlantic University, Class of 2017

A typical Florida Atlantic University student is enthusiastic and has some type of school spirit. The type of person that should attend is someone social and who loves meeting new people.

Anonymous, Student, Florida Atlantic University, Class of 2019

It is very diverse at FAU. The type of person that attends can be anyone. There isn't a specific type.

Anonymous, Student, Florida Atlantic University, Class of 2019

A typical day at FAU, is eventful. the campus is gorgeous, the green lush plants and grass, clean walkways, and amazing architecture to admire. Since FAU is located in sunny Florida the weather on campus is nearly perfect; sun kissing your face and the wind giving you a breathe of fresh air. Students and faculty are friendly and very helpful, if you happen to become lost, that's not a problem, just find the nearest student or faculty member and let them you need a bit of help. All the buildings are fairly new and marked appropriate, so if no one happens to near, just look at the building. Classes are generally 30-50 students, so you will not have the pressure of competing with over 90 students. There is no specific type of person that should attend FAU, the only requirements a future student should met are the academic ones. Other than that, every and anyone can attend, big or small, orange or blue, republican or democrat all is welcomed.

Anonymous, Student, Florida Atlantic University, Class of 2019

Someone who is driven and focused and is ok with going to a school that does not have the reputation of a party school.

Anonymous, Student, Florida Atlantic University, Class of 2017

There are many biology and business major students on the FAU campus. You should like warm weather and outdoor activities.

Anonymous, Student, Florida Atlantic University, Class of 2019

Anyone that is open for diversity, homey type campus that is more quiet and laid back than most. Most students that I know that go there live in the county and it's easier for them to be with their loved ones and go to school. They're usually more family oriented and love to get to know the students from outside the state and/or country.

Anonymous, Student, Florida Atlantic University, Class of 2017

I'm at the honors college at the Jupiter campus... which I think is a different population from the main university. Here the vibe is quiet, studious.

Anonymous, Student, Florida Atlantic University, Class of 2017

Every student is different. In my situation, as a returning student, I focus mainly on my studies. I go to class and study or do homework in between classes.

Anonymous, Student, Florida Atlantic University, Class of 2018

The typical FAU student loves the warm, humid weather and loves going to the beach. You'll always find students in cargo/board shorts and flip flops with a tank top around.

Anonymous, Student, Florida Atlantic University, Class of 2015

The type of student that should attend Florida Atlantic University is one that is into study but also very laid back The student should love warm weather and enjoy spending most weekends at the beach. While yes, one would need to know how to crack down, a student should also know how to have good, stress-free times. Half a day in class and half a day at the beach will more than likely be a typical day for a Florida Atlantic Student. In addition, one who loves the ocean should study at FAU due to their study abroad programs and their Ocean Engineering program. All-in-all, students wanting to attend should know how to get out and have a good time!

Anonymous, Student, Florida Atlantic University, Class of 2019

Someone who loves the hot Florida weather and loves an upscale, but beach centered lifestyle. A student who enjoys learning in a beautiful environment and getting the best of what Florida has to offer in Boca Raton.

Anonymous, Student, Florida Atlantic University, Class of 2015

Most kids who attend FAU love the beach and love being outdoors. A person waning to attend should be able to live the laid back south Florida lifestyle and go with the flow!

Anonymous, Student, Florida Atlantic University, Class of 2018

If you are outgoing but also don't mind spending some time to yourself then this school is for you. Also were like 5 minutes from the beach so if you like the beach then its for you

Anonymous, Student, Florida Atlantic University, Class of 2017

The typical Florida Atlantic University student does not exist. There is so much diversity that there are all types of people around you that have different interests and characteristics.

Anonymous, Student, Florida Atlantic University, Class of 2016

The typical Florida Atlantic University student is like any other young adult from south Florida. They love the beach and the beautiful weather we have here in Florida. They are laid back but serious when it comes to grades. Students are friendly to one another and accept you without judgement.

Anonymous, Student, Florida Atlantic University, Class of 2016

Typical student at Fau friendly more focus on the bigger picture, career driven. Not judgmental easy to get alone with, understanding with the struggles of an college student

Anonymous, Student, Florida Atlantic University, Class of 2019

Some who loves being outside and the beach. Fau typical students are always enjoying the warm sunshine the south gives us.

Anonymous, Student, Florida Atlantic University, Class of 2015

The type of student at Florida Atlantic University usually commutes to the school, they are active on campus always wanting to completed community service, and they are motivated since most student do what they can graduate either by attending classes at the jupiter campus, boca raton campus or Davie campus.

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