Florida Atlantic University, founded in 1961, is a public university with its main campus located in Boca Raton, Florida. The campus is situated between Palm Beach and Fort Lauderdale, enrolling over 24,500 undergraduate students. Declared a burrowing owl sanctuary, the university has Owelsley the Owl as its mascot; with FAU students making Owl Fingers as their show of spirit during athletic games. Its kick-off bonfire for FAU’s annual football games gets its students psyched for the rest of the season! The surrounding city has a ton of places to visit, and its sunny weather and proximity to the beach makes for great weekend plans. Notable FAU alumni include stand-up comedian Carrot Top and lead singer of Dashboard Confessional Chris Carrabba. The university, with its incredible amenities and location, contributes to a pleasant learning environment.