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Chances of getting into Florida Atlantic University

Acceptance Rate

Acceptance Rate
63.3%
Admission Difficulty for Florida Atlantic University
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Admission StandardsAverage
Applicant CompetitionLow
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How hard is it to get into FAU and can I get accepted? The school has a 63% acceptance rate ranking it #28 in Florida for lowest rate of acceptance. Last year, 11,930 out of 18,854 applicants were admitted making FAU a moderately competitive school to get into with a strong chance of acceptance if you meet the requirements.  Academically, it has average requirements for admission test scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 41 percent. Florida Atlantic University typically accepts and attracts "B+" average high school students. Only 28% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school. Most incoming freshmen graduated in the top half of their high school class.

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.

Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2019 starting class

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 >74%
1160 to 1240 Avg + 63%-74%
1080 to 1160 Avg - 50%-63%
1000 to 1080 Reach 37%-50%
Less than 1000 Low <37%
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FAU ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range
22-26 
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 22
ACT Scores for Florida Atlantic University
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 75th 26
ACT Math 75th 25
ACT Composite 75th 26
Average ACT Score 24

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 22 and above. Successful applicants typically send ACT scores in the top 37 percent nationally. We estimate the school accepting minimum ACT composite scores around 20 in some instances. Prospective students submitting an ACT composite of 24 or higher should be in the upper half of applicants - and students with a 26 and above have very competitive chances. The school ranks #14 in Florida for highest average ACT composite score. 27 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to Florida Atlantic University.

Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2019 starting class

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

Florida Atlantic University admission chances by ACT score
ACT Score Competitiveness Admission Chances
26 and Above Good >74%
24 to 26 Avg + 63%-74%
22 to 24 Avg - 50%-63%
20 to 22 Reach 37%-50%
Less than 20 Low <37%
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FAU GPA

Estimated GPA Requirements & Average GPA

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

What GPA do you need to get into Florida Atlantic University?

Applicants require above average high school grades to get into FAU. 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 63% 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

GPA Data Source, Wintergreen Orchard House

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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%
Data Source, Wintergreen Orchard House

Applying

Admission Statistics

Florida Atlantic University admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 11,363 7,491 18,854
Accepted 7,341 4,589 11,930
Acceptance Rate 65% 61% 63%
Enrolled 1,887 1,396 3,283
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 26% 30% 28%
Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2019 starting class

Fall 2021 Application Deadline

Applications are Due
Apr 1, 2021
Days left to Apply
42

Applicants have 42 days left until the Fall 2021 term applications are due on Apr 1, 2021.

Admission Requirements

What are the requirements for admission to Florida Atlantic University and what student information is used for 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.

FAQs

Does Florida Atlantic University prefer SAT or ACT?

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

What is my chance of getting into Florida Atlantic University?

63% 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.

What SAT score is required for Florida Atlantic University?

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.

What ACT score is required for Florida Atlantic University?

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have ACT scores between 22 and 26. 27% of students submit ACT scores when applying. See if your ACT score is good enough for admission.