Chances of getting into Florida Atlantic University

Acceptance Rate

Acceptance Rate
59.3%
Admission Difficulty for Florida Atlantic University
Measure Difficulty
Admission StandardsAverage
Applicant CompetitionAverage

How hard is it to get into FAU and can I get accepted? The school has a 59% acceptance rate ranking it #21 in Florida for lowest rate of acceptance. Last year, 10,156 out of 17,120 applicants were admitted making FAU a more competitive school to get into with a good chance of acceptance for qualifying applicants.  Academically, it has average requirements for admission test scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 44 percent. Florida Atlantic University typically accepts and attracts "B+" average high school students. Only 31% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school. Most incoming freshmen graduated in the top half of their high school class.

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FAU SAT Scores

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range
1080-1240
Applicants Submitting SAT
74%
SAT Scores for Florida Atlantic University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 550
SAT Math 25th 530
SAT Composite 25th 1080
SAT Scores for Florida Atlantic University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 630
SAT Math 75th 610
SAT Composite 75th 1240
Average SAT Score 1160

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What are the SAT requirements for students to be admitted to Florida Atlantic University?

Florida Atlantic University typically requires applicants to be in the top 45 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 1080 on a 1600 scale, below which admission should be considered a reach. We estimate some students could be accepted with SAT's as low as 1000. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1160 out of 1600. The school ranks #16 in Florida for highest average SAT composite score. A competitive SAT score is critical as 74 percent of applicants submit SAT scores to the school. Note: SAT scores presented on this page have been adjusted upwards per the College Board's concordance tables for test takers after March 2016.

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Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

Florida Atlantic University admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness Admission Chances
1240 and Above Good >71%
1160 to 1240 Avg + 59%-71%
1080 to 1160 Avg - 46%-59%
1000 to 1080 Reach 33%-46%
Less than 1000 Low <33%
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FAU ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range
21-25 
Applicants Submitting ACT
27%
ACT Scores for Florida Atlantic University
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th 21
ACT Math 25th 19
ACT Composite 25th 21
ACT Scores for Florida Atlantic University
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 75th 26
ACT Math 75th 25
ACT Composite 75th 25
Average ACT Score 23

ACT Scores needed to get accepted

What are the ACT requirements for prospective students to get into FAU?

Admission data indicates that FAU regularly accepts students with ACT's of 21 and above. Successful applicants typically send ACT scores in the top 43 percent nationally. We estimate the school accepting minimum ACT composite scores around 19 in some instances. Prospective students submitting an ACT composite of 23 or higher should be in the upper half of applicants - and students with a 25 and above have very competitive chances. The school ranks #18 in Florida for highest average ACT composite score. 27 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to Florida Atlantic University.

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

Florida Atlantic University admission chances by ACT score
ACT Score Competitiveness Admission Chances
25 and Above Good >71%
23 to 25 Avg + 59%-71%
21 to 23 Avg - 46%-59%
19 to 21 Reach 33%-46%
Less than 19 Low <33%
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Estimated GPA Requirements & Average GPA

Avg. High School GPA
3.46
Typical High School Grades
B+

You will need above average high school grades to get into Florida Atlantic University. The average high school GPA of the admitted freshman class at Florida Atlantic University was 3.46 on the 4.0 scale indicating that primarily B+ students are accepted and ultimately attend. The school ranks #17 in Florida for highest average GPA. If your high school GPA meets these requirements, there is a good chance you will be accepted as FAU accepts 59% of students who apply.

 What do these ratings mean?

High School GPA's for admitted Florida Atlantic University students
High School GPA Freshmen Within Range Competitiveness
3.75+ 26% Good
3.50 to 3.75 20% Avg +
3.25 to 3.50 17% Avg +
3.00 to 3.25 25% Avg -
2.75 to 3.00 11% Reach
2.50 to 2.75 N/A% Reach
2.25 to 2.50 N/A% Reach
2.00 to 2.25 N/A% Reach

High School Class Rank

77% of Florida Atlantic University freshman were in the top half of their high school graduating class.

High School Class Rank for admitted Florida Atlantic University students
High School Class Rank Freshmen Within Range
Top 10% of class 11%
Top 25% of class 37%
Top 50% of class 77%
Bottom 50% of class 23%
Bottom 25% of class 4%

Admission Statistics

Florida Atlantic University admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 10,128 6,992 17,120
Accepted 6,103 4,053 10,156
Acceptance Rate 60% 58% 59%
Enrolled 1,818 1,345 3,163
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 30% 33% 31%

Fall 2020 Application Deadline

Applications were Due
May 1, 2020
Days left to Apply
None

The application deadline for Fall 2020 has passed. Applications were due on May 1, 2020.

Admission Requirements

What are the requirements for admission to Florida Atlantic University and what considerations affect admission decisions?

Florida Atlantic University Admission Requirements
Test Scores Required
High School GPA Required
High School Class Rank Recommended
Completion of College Preparatory Program Recommended
Recommendations Recommended
Demonstration of Competencies Recommended

Credits Accepted

High School Credits Accepted at Florida Atlantic University
AP Credit Yes
Dual Credit Yes
Credit for Life Experiences No

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=133669 IPEDS survey data for Florida Atlantic University.

Frequently Asked Questions

74% of students submit their SAT scores to FAU. 27% of applicants send their ACT scores when applying.

59% of those who apply are granted admission to FAU. Admission competition is low and the college has average admission standards. See if your grades and scores are good enough for admission.

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have SAT scores between 1080 and 1240. 74% of students submit SAT scores when applying. See if your SAT score is good enough for admission.

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have ACT scores between 21 and 25. 27% of students submit ACT scores when applying. See if your ACT score is good enough for admission.

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