Chances of getting into Florida Atlantic University
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
Applicants Submitting SAT64%
|SAT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|SAT Reading 25th||580|
|SAT Math 25th||550|
|SAT Composite 25th||1130|
|SAT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|SAT Reading 75th||670|
|SAT Math 75th||620|
|SAT Composite 75th||1290|
|Average SAT Score||1210|
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 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.
|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%|
FAU ACT Scores
Applicants Submitting ACT36%
|ACT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|ACT Reading 25th||20|
|ACT Math 25th||19|
|ACT Composite 25th||21|
|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.
|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%|
Avg. High School GPA3.46
Typical High School GradesB+
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.
|High School GPA||Freshmen Within Range||Admission Chances|
|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|
77% of Florida Atlantic University freshman were in the top half of their high school graduating class.
|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%|
|Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield)||29%||34%||31%|
Applications were DueMay 1, 2019
Days left to ApplyNone
The application deadline for Fall 2019 has passed. Applications were due on May 1, 2019.
What are the requirements for admission to Florida Atlantic University and what considerations affect admission decisions?
|High School GPA||Required|
|High School Class Rank||Recommended|
|Completion of College Preparatory Program||Recommended|
|Demonstration of Competencies||Recommended|
|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.