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#7 Best Public Universities in Florida

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Chances of getting into Florida Atlantic University

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
75%
Admission Difficulty for Florida Atlantic University
Measure Difficulty
Admission StandardsAverage
Applicant CompetitionLow
How hard is it to get into FAU and can I get accepted?

The acceptance rate at FAU is 75%.  It ranks #32 in Florida for lowest rate of acceptance. FAU is a moderately competitive school to get into with a strong chance of acceptance if you meet the requirements. Last year, 18,919 out of 25,300 applicants were admitted.

The school has average admission requirements for SAT and ACT scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 46 percent (SAT 1060/1220 ACT 21/26). Florida Atlantic University typically accepts and attracts "B+" average high school students with an average GPA around 3.66. Most incoming freshmen graduate in the top half of their high school class. 22% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school.

The FAU application fee is $30 and applications are due by Apr 1.

Testing Requirements

You are required to submit admission test scores with your application. Florida Atlantic University is not a test optional school. Note: Please consult the school directly to determine if testing requirements are temporarily suspended due to COVID-19.

FAU SAT Scores

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range
1060-1220
Applicants Submitting SAT
74%
SAT Scores for Florida Atlantic University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 540
SAT Math 25th 520
SAT Composite 25th 1060
SAT Scores for Florida Atlantic University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 620
SAT Math 75th 600
SAT Composite 75th 1220
Average SAT Score 1140

SAT Scores you need to get in

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

Florida Atlantic University typically prefers applicants to be in the top 49 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 1060 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 980. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1140 out of 1600. FAU ranks #13 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 2020 starting class

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

Florida Atlantic University admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness Admission Chances
1220 and Above Good >84%
1140 to 1220 Avg + 75%-84%
1060 to 1140 Avg - 64%-75%
980 to 1060 Reach 51%-64%
Less than 980 Low <51%
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FAU ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range
21-26 
Applicants Submitting ACT
27%
ACT Scores for Florida Atlantic University
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th 20
ACT Math 25th 18
ACT Composite 25th 21
ACT Scores for Florida Atlantic University
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 75th 25
ACT Math 75th 24
ACT Composite 75th 26
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 18 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 2020 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 >85%
23 to 26 Avg + 75%-85%
21 to 23 Avg - 66%-75%
19 to 21 Reach 56%-66%
Less than 19 Low <56%
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FAU GPA

Estimated GPA Requirements & Average GPA

Avg. Weighted High School GPA
3.66
Typical High School Grades
B+

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

Applicants require very good grades in high school to get into FAU. The average high school GPA of the admitted freshman class at Florida Atlantic University was 3.66 on the 4.0 scale indicating that primarily B+ students are accepted and ultimately attend. The school ranks #15 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 75% 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
4.0 25.71% Avg +
3.75 to 3.99 16.56% Avg +
3.50 to 3.74 18.82% Avg -
3.25 to 3.49 17.62% Reach
3.00 to 3.24 13.47% Reach
2.50 to 2.99 7.71% Reach
2.00 to 2.49 0.12% Low
1.00 to 1.99 0% Low
less than 1.00 0% Low

GPA Data Source, Peterson's Data 2021

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High School Class Rank

79% 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 15%
Top 25% of class 41%
Top 50% of class 79%
Data Source, Peterson's Data

Applying

Admission Statistics

Florida Atlantic University admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 15,806 9,494 25,300
Accepted 11,975 6,944 18,919
Acceptance Rate 76% 73% 75%
Enrolled 2,601 1,651 4,252
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 22% 24% 22%
Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2020 starting class

Fall 2022 Application Deadline

Applications were Due
Apr 1, 2022
Days left to Apply
None

The application deadline for Fall 2022 has passed. Applications were due on Apr 1, 2022.

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
High School GPA Required
High School Class Rank Recommended
Completion of College Preparatory Program Required
Recommendations Recommended
Demonstration of Competencies Neither required nor 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?

75% of those who apply are granted admission to FAU. Admission competition is 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 1060 and 1220. 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 21 and 26. 27% of students submit ACT scores when applying. See if your ACT score is good enough for admission.