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Everglades University: Academics, Admissions & Tuition Info

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About Everglades University

Everglades University is a private not-for-profit school whose main campus is located in Boca Raton, Florida. Founded as American Flyers College in 1990, the school was purchased by Arthur and Belinda Keiser and renamed Everglades College in 1999. The name was changed again to Everglades University in 2003. The school has relocated several times over the years and moved its main campus to Boca Raton in 2004. The college now has three locations, with a main campus in Boca Raton and branch campuses in Orlando and Sarasota, Florida.

Academics

Everglades University offers a small selection of bachelor's and master's degrees. Undergraduate students can choose from eight bachelor's programs in areas like crisis and disaster management, alternative medicine and aviation. The alternative medicine degree offered by Everglades University was one of the first degrees of its kind offered anywhere in the country. Graduate students can pursue a master's degree in business administration, aviation science or entrepreneurship. Many of Everglades University's degrees can be earned either on-campus or online.

Admissions

Students seeking admission to Everglades University should fill out the application found on the school's website and pay the $50 application fee. Prospective undergraduate students must be high school graduates, possess a GED or have previously graduated from an accredited college or university. Submission of SAT or ACT scores is required for freshmen applicants who don't hold a college degree.

Everglades University has a rolling admissions process, so there is no deadline to apply. Students should confirm the start date of the semester that they wish to begin and apply well ahead of that date.

Tuition and Financial Aid

In the 2011-2012 academic year, tuition for Everglades University was about $14,300 per year. Students also spent an additional estimated $1,400 on books and supplies. Everglades University estimated in 2012 that a 4-year degree would cost $76,875 in total, including tuition, fees and books.

Students are encouraged to fill out a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). The Everglades University Financial Services Department is available to assist students with this process if needed.

Everglades University also provides a variety of scholarships to qualifying students. Prospective students who are interested in applying for scholarships should contact the school's Financial Services Department. In the 2010-2011 school year, most Everglades University students received some type of financial aid, and more than 40% received scholarships or grants from the institution.

EVERGLADES UNIVERSITY QUICK FACTS
School Type 4-year, private not-for-profit*
Degrees Offered Bachelor's, master's*
Religious Affiliation None*
Academic Calendar Semesters**
School Setting Small city*
Student Body 1,049 undergraduate and 64 graduate students in 2011*
Student Housing No on-campus housing available***
ACADEMICS
Schools and Programs 8 undergraduate and 3 graduate programs**
Student-Faculty Ratio 7 to 1*
Most Popular Fields of Study by Degree Level (Number of Recipients) In 2011:
Bachelor's: Alternative and complementary medicine (99)
Master's: Aviation/aerospace science and technology (13)*
Undergraduate Graduation Rates 36% in 4 years
60% in 6 years
62% in 8 years (for students beginning in 2003)*
ADMISSIONS
Admission Rate 86% in 2010*
Entering Class Size 140 in 2011***
First-Year Retention Rates 70%*
Application Due Date Rolling admissions**
TUITION & FINANCIAL AID
Tuition About $14,300 per year for undergraduates (2011-2012)*
Financial Aid Sources Available (Percent of Students Receiving it) Full-time beginning undergraduates in 2011: Federal grants (85%), state and local grants (62%), institutional scholarships (42%), federal loans (86%)*
Percent of Students Receiving Some Form of Aid 95% of full-time beginning undergraduates in 2011*

Sources: *National Center for Education Statistics, **Everglades University, ***IPEDS Data Center.

School Contact Information

  • Address: Office of Admissions, Everglades University, 5002 T-Rex Avenue, Suite 100, Boca Raton, FL 33431
  • Phone: (561) 912-1121
  • Website: www.evergladesuniversity.edu

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