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Your chances of getting into Florida Atlantic University

Admission Rate & Difficulty

Percent Admitted 

81.3%
Admission Difficulty for Florida Atlantic University
Measure Difficulty
Admission Standards Easy 
Applicant Competition Very Low 

Acceptance Rate

The acceptance rate at FAU is 81.3%.  Its admission rate is the 44th lowest in Florida.

Admission Selectivity

How hard is it to get into FAU and can you get accepted?

Florida Atlantic University is an easy school to get into and you have a very good chance of acceptance if you meet the admission criteria. Last year, 19,734 out of the 24,268 who applied were admitted.

Florida Atlantic University typically accepts and attracts "A-" average high school students with an average GPA around 3.74. Most incoming freshmen graduate in the top half of their high school class. 22% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school.

Can you get into FAU?

81% are accepted, can you get in? Use the admission calculator to see if you have the grades and test scores needed to get in. See your admission chances based on your extracurriculars, intended major, background, and more.

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Admission Requirements in Brief

To have the best chance of getting into to Florida Atlantic University you should:

  • Have a high school GPA of 3.74 or better
  • Earn A- grades in high school
  • Score 1110 on the SAT
  • Score 22 on the ACT
  • Graduate in the top half of your high school class

FAU GPA

GPA Requirements & Average GPA

Avg. High School GPA 

3.74

Typical High School Grades 

A-

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

GPA Requirements

The GPA requirements for getting into FAU are to have around a 3.74 high school GPA. You are required to have very good grades in high school.

If your high school grades are above the average 3.74 GPA, you have a very good chance of being admitted as FAU accepts 81% of applicants.

Average GPA

The average unweighted GPA at FAU is 3.74 on the 4.0 scale. 32% of students who get in have perfect 4.0 GPA's in high school. To achieve the average GPA for admission, you need to earn A- letter grades and regularly score around 90-92 percent on tests and assignments in high school.  The school ranks #9 in Florida for highest average GPA.

See additional colleges accepting applicants in the 3.7 GPA range.

Competitiveness by GPA Ranges

The table below outlines the number of admitted freshmen by GPA range as well as how competitive your GPA will be as compared with other applicants.

High School GPA's for admitted Florida Atlantic University students
High School GPA Freshmen Within Range Competitiveness 
4.0 31.73% Good
3.75 to 3.99 16.86% Avg +
3.50 to 3.74 18.83% Avg -
3.25 to 3.49 15.79% Reach
3.00 to 3.24 13.41% Reach
2.50 to 2.99 3.3% Reach
2.00 to 2.49 0.08% Low
1.00 to 1.99 0% Low
less than 1.00 0% Low

 What do these chances mean?

GPA Data Source, Peterson's Data 2022

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FAU SAT Scores

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range 

1020-1200

Applicants Submitting SAT 

78%
SAT Scores for Florida Atlantic University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
Reading 25th Percentile 520
Math 25th Percentile 500
Composite 25th Percentile 1020
SAT Scores for Florida Atlantic University
SAT Test 75th Percentile Score
Reading 75th Percentile 610
Math 75th Percentile 590
Composite 75th Percentile 1200
Average SAT Score 1110

SAT Scores you need to get in

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

Average Score & Range

The average SAT score at FAU is 1110 out of 1600 and the range for the middle 50% of accepted students is 1020-1200. Students who get into Florida Atlantic University score in the top 57 percent of all SAT test takers..  FAU ranks #25 in the state of Florida for highest average SAT composite score.

Score for Acceptance

You should target scoring 1110 or above to be most competitive with other applicants. FAU regularly admits students with SAT scores down to 1020 on a 1600 scale. However, three quarter of admitted students score higher. If you score below a 1020, admission should be considered a reach. Some students may be accepted with minimum SAT's as low as 930, but scores this low are outside the normal range. A competitive SAT score is very important as 78 percent of applicants submit SAT scores to the school.

View other colleges which accept students in the 1110 SAT score range.

Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2022 starting class

Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

The table below outlines your predicted admission chances based on SAT score alone. If you are an average applicant with a score of 1110, you have around a 81% chance of being admitted. A 1200 places you well ahead of most other applicants and gives you about a 89% chance of getting in.

Florida Atlantic University admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness  Admission Chances 
1200 and Above Good >89%
1110 to 1200 Avg + 81%-89%
1020 to 1110 Avg - 69%-81%
930 to 1020 Reach 54%-69%
Less than 930 Low <54%
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FAU ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range 

20-25 

Applicants Submitting ACT 

22%
ACT Scores for Florida Atlantic University
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
Reading 25th Percentile 19
Math 25th Percentile 17
Composite 25th Percentile 20
ACT Scores for Florida Atlantic University
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
Reading 75th Percentile 25
Math 75th Percentile 24
Composite 75th Percentile 25
Average ACT Score 22

ACT Scores needed to get accepted

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

Score Range

The average ACT score for admitted students to FAU is 22, while the middle 50% of students (25th to 75th percentile) score between a 20 and 25.  The school ranks #25 in Florida for highest average ACT composite score.

Score for Acceptance

For the best chance of admission, you should have an ACT of 22. This will place you in solid competition against other applicants. At a minimum, you should aim for a 20 and score in the score in the top 49 percent nationally. The lowest ACT score likely to be admitted is a 18.

22 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to Florida Atlantic University.

Find other colleges with similar ACT score requirements

Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2022 starting class

Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

Here are your predicted chances of getting into FAU for different ACT score ranges. A typical applicant with a 22 score has around 81% chance of getting in. Your odds increase to about 90% with a 25 ACT score.

Florida Atlantic University admission chances by ACT score
ACT Score Competitiveness  Admission Chances 
25 and Above Good >90%
22 to 25 Avg + 81%-90%
20 to 22 Avg - 72%-81%
18 to 20 Reach 60%-72%
Less than 18 Low <60%
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High School Class Rank

78% of Florida Atlantic University freshman are in the top half of their high school graduating class and 41% are in the top quarter.

High School Class Rank for admitted Florida Atlantic University students
High School Class Rank Freshmen Within Range
Top 10% of class 14%
Top 25% of class 41%
Top 50% of class 78%
Data Source, Peterson's Data

Applying

Admission Statistics

Admission and enrollment rates by gender are detailed the the table below.

Florida Atlantic University admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 14,886 9,382 24,268
Accepted 12,372 7,362 19,734
Acceptance Rate 83% 78% 81%
Enrolled 2,642 1,729 4,371
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 21% 23% 22%
Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2022 starting class

Fall 2024 Application Deadline

Applications Due

May 1, 2024

Days left to Apply

None

The application deadline for Fall 2024 has passed. Applications were due on May 1, 2024.

Application Fee

The cost for prospective students to apply to Florida Atlantic University is $30.

Application Requirements

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

Florida Atlantic University Application Requirements
Test Scores Required to be considered for admission
High School GPA Required to be considered for admission
High School Class Rank Not required for admission, but considered if submitted
Completion of College Preparatory Program Required to be considered for admission
Recommendations Not required for admission, but considered if submitted
Demonstration of Competencies Not considered for admission, even if submitted

Credits Accepted

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

Admission Requirements Summary

Because Florida Atlantic University is lightly competitive to get into, you have a very good chance of acceptance with the right GPA and test scores. If you have a 3.74 GPA, you are almost certain to getting in. Combining this with an SAT score of 1110 and ACT of 22 will almost guarantee your admission.

Other Colleges to Apply To 

Students applying to Florida Atlantic University often consider these colleges

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?

78% of students submit their SAT scores to FAU. 22% of applicants send their ACT scores when applying.

What is my chance of getting into Florida Atlantic University?

81% of those who apply are granted admission to FAU. Admission competition is and the college has easy 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 1020 and 1200. The average SAT score is 1110. 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 20 and 25. The average ACT score is 22. See if your ACT score is good enough for admission.