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Florida Atlantic University, also referred to as FAU or Florida Atlantic, is a public university located in Boca Raton, Florida with six satellite campuses. Florida Atlantic opened in 1964 as the first public university in southeast Florida. Current enrollment has grown to over 29,000 students representing 140 countries. In recent years Florida Atlantic has undertaken an effort to increase its academic and research standings while also evolving as a traditional university. The university has raised admissions standards, increased research funding, built new facilities, and established notable partnerships with major research institutions. The efforts have resulted in an increase in the university's academic profile. The FAU Owls are a Division I football team with an on-campus stadium.