Chances of getting into Florida Atlantic University

Acceptance Rate

Acceptance Rate
60%
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 school has a 60% acceptance rate. Last year, 9,107 out of 15,176 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 40 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
1130-1290
Applicants Submitting SAT
64%
SAT Scores for Florida Atlantic University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 580
SAT Math 25th 550
SAT Composite 25th 1130
SAT Scores for Florida Atlantic University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 670
SAT Math 75th 620
SAT Composite 75th 1290
Average SAT Score 1210

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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 36 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 1130 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 1050. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1210 out of 1600. A competitive SAT score is critical as 64 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.

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

Florida Atlantic University admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness Admission Chances
1290 and Above Good >72%
1210 to 1290 Avg + 60%-72%
1130 to 1210 Avg - 47%-60%
1050 to 1130 Reach 34%-47%
Less than 1050 Low <34%
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FAU ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range
21-26 
Applicants Submitting ACT
36%
ACT Scores for Florida Atlantic University
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th 20
ACT Math 25th 19
ACT Composite 25th 21
ACT Scores for Florida Atlantic University
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 75th 25
ACT Math 75th 25
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. 36 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
26 and Above Good >74%
23 to 26 Avg + 60%-74%
21 to 23 Avg - 50%-60%
19 to 21 Reach 39%-50%
Less than 19 Low <39%
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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. If your high school GPA meets these requirements, there is a good chance you will be accepted as FAU accepts 60% 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 Admission Chances
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 8,884 6,292 15,176
Accepted 5,411 3,696 9,107
Acceptance Rate 61% 59% 60%
Enrolled 1,544 1,247 2,791
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 29% 34% 31%

Fall 2019 Application Deadline

Applications were Due
May 1, 2019
Days left to Apply
None

The application deadline for Fall 2019 has passed. Applications were due on May 1, 2019.

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.