FAU Admission Requirements
Chances of getting into Florida Atlantic University
How hard is it to get into FAU and can I get accepted? The school has a 59% acceptance rate ranking it #21 in Florida for lowest rate of acceptance. Last year, 10,156 out of 17,120 applicants were admitted making FAU a more competitive school to get into with a good chance of acceptance for qualifying applicants. Academically, it has average requirements for admission test scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 44 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 SAT74%
|SAT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|SAT Reading 25th||550|
|SAT Math 25th||530|
|SAT Composite 25th||1080|
|SAT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|SAT Reading 75th||630|
|SAT Math 75th||610|
|SAT Composite 75th||1240|
|Average SAT Score||1160|
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 45 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 1080 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 1000. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1160 out of 1600. The school ranks #16 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. 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|
|1240 and Above||Good||>71%|
|1160 to 1240||Avg +||59%-71%|
|1080 to 1160||Avg -||46%-59%|
|1000 to 1080||Reach||33%-46%|
|Less than 1000||Low||<33%|
FAU ACT Scores
Applicants Submitting ACT27%
|ACT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|ACT Reading 25th||21|
|ACT Math 25th||19|
|ACT Composite 25th||21|
|ACT Test||75th Percentile Score|
|ACT Reading 75th||26|
|ACT Math 75th||25|
|ACT Composite 75th||25|
|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 19 in some instances. Prospective students submitting an ACT composite of 23 or higher should be in the upper half of applicants - and students with a 25 and above have very competitive chances. The school ranks #18 in Florida for highest average ACT composite score. 27 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to Florida Atlantic University.
|ACT Score||Competitiveness||Admission Chances|
|25 and Above||Good||>71%|
|23 to 25||Avg +||59%-71%|
|21 to 23||Avg -||46%-59%|
|19 to 21||Reach||33%-46%|
|Less than 19||Low||<33%|
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. The school ranks #17 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 59% of students who apply.
|High School GPA||Freshmen Within Range||Competitiveness|
|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)||30%||33%||31%|
Applications are DueMay 1, 2020
Days left to Apply30
Applicants have 30 days left until the Fall 2020 term applications are due on May 1, 2020.
Seniors, these are the SAT and ACT test dates you can still sit for a test and send your results to FAU before the May 1 application deadline.
|ACT Test Date||Scores Available|
|Apr 4||Apr 14|
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.
Frequently Asked Questions
74% of students submit their SAT scores to FAU. 27% of applicants send their ACT scores when applying.
59% of those who apply are granted admission to FAU. Admission competition is low 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 1080 and 1240. 74% of students submit SAT scores when applying. See if your SAT score is good enough for admission.