Back to school for Florida Atlantic University with record enrollment expected this year

BOCA RATON, Fla. - More students than ever are walking the halls at Florida Atlantic University this Monday, the first day of the semester. The school received more than 24,600 freshman applications, and more than 8,000 transfer applications - both a record for FAU.

Also for the first time, freshman applications were received from every county in the state of Florida, with a 47% increase in Palm Beach County over last year.

Students have a new recreation and wellness center to use, as well as the 30,000-seat FAU stadium, expected to open in October.

The total enrollment at FAU will be released following the upcoming drop/add session of the semester.

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