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.
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.
|SAT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|SAT Reading 25th||540|
|SAT Math 25th||520|
|SAT Composite 25th||1060|
|SAT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|SAT Reading 75th||620|
|SAT Math 75th||600|
|SAT Composite 75th||1220|
|Average SAT Score||1140|
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
|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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|ACT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|ACT Reading 25th||20|
|ACT Math 25th||18|
|ACT Composite 25th||21|
|ACT Test||75th Percentile Score|
|ACT Reading 75th||25|
|ACT Math 75th||24|
|ACT Composite 75th||26|
|Average ACT Score||23|
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
|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%|
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.
|High School GPA||Freshmen Within Range||Competitiveness|
|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
79% 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||15%|
|Top 25% of class||41%|
|Top 50% of class||79%|
|Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield)||22%||24%||22%|
The application deadline for Fall 2022 has passed. Applications were due on Apr 1, 2022.
The cost for prospective students to apply to Florida Atlantic University is $30.
What are the requirements for admission to Florida Atlantic University and what student information is used for admission decisions?
|High School GPA||Required|
|High School Class Rank||Recommended|
|Completion of College Preparatory Program||Required|
|Demonstration of Competencies||Neither required nor 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.
74% of students submit their SAT scores to FAU. 27% of applicants send their ACT scores when applying.
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.
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.
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.