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Your chances of getting into Florida International University

Admission Rate & Difficulty

Percent Admitted 

Admission Difficulty for Florida International University
Measure Difficulty
Admission Standards Average 
Applicant Competition Low 

Acceptance Rate

The acceptance rate at FIU is 64%.  Its admission rate is the 22nd lowest in Florida.

Admission Selectivity

How hard is it to get into FIU and can you get accepted?

FIU is a moderately competitive school to get into. You have a strong chance of acceptance if you meet the criteria. Last year, 10,502 out of the 16,406 who applied were admitted.

The school has average admission requirements for SAT and ACT scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 46 percent (SAT 1060/1240 ACT 21/27). Florida International University typically accepts and attracts "A/A+" average high school students with an average GPA around 4.0. Most incoming freshmen graduate in the top quarter of their high school class. 39% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school.

Can you get into FIU?

64% are accepted, can you get in? Use the admission calculator to see if you have the grades and test scores needed to get in. See your admission chances based on your extracurriculars, intended major, background, and more.

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Admission Requirements in Brief

To have the best chance of getting into to Florida International University you should:

  • Have a high school GPA of 4.0 or better
  • Earn A/A+ grades in high school
  • Score 1150 on the SAT
  • Score 24 on the ACT
  • Graduate in the top 25% of your high school class


GPA Requirements & Average GPA

Avg. High School GPA 


Typical High School Grades 


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

GPA Requirements

The GPA requirements for getting into FIU are to have around a 4.0 high school GPA. You are required to have exceptionally good grades and you should be graduating near the top of your class.

If your high school GPA meets these requirements, there is a good chance you will be accepted as FIU accepts 64% of students who apply.

Average GPA

The average unweighted GPA at FIU is 4.0 on the 4.0 scale. 66% of students who get in have perfect 4.0 GPA's in high school. To achieve the average GPA for admission, you need to earn A/A+ letter grades and regularly score around 97-100 percent on tests and assignments in high school.  The school ranks #1 in Florida for highest average GPA.

See additional colleges accepting applicants in the 4.0 GPA range.

Competitiveness by GPA Ranges

The table below outlines the number of admitted freshmen by GPA range as well as how competitive your GPA will be as compared with other applicants.

High School GPA's for admitted Florida International University students
High School GPA Freshmen Within Range Competitiveness 
4.0 66.0% Avg +
3.75 to 3.99 15.0% Avg -
3.50 to 3.74 15.0% Reach
3.25 to 3.49 3.0% Reach
3.00 to 3.24 1.0% Low
2.50 to 2.99 0% Low
2.00 to 2.49 0% Low
1.00 to 1.99 0% Low
less than 1.00 0% Low

 What do these chances mean?

GPA Data Source, Peterson's Data 2022

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FIU SAT Scores

Testing Requirements

You are required to submit admission test scores with your application. Florida International University is not a test optional school. Note: Please consult the school directly to confirm the most up to date testing requirements.

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range 


Applicants Submitting SAT 

SAT Scores for Florida International University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
Reading 25th Percentile 550
Math 25th Percentile 510
Composite 25th Percentile 1060
SAT Scores for Florida International University
SAT Test 75th Percentile Score
Reading 75th Percentile 630
Math 75th Percentile 610
Composite 75th Percentile 1240
Average SAT Score 1150

SAT Scores you need to get in

What are the SAT requirements for you to be admitted to Florida International University?

Average Score & Range

The average SAT score at FIU is 1150 out of 1600 and the range for the middle 50% of accepted students is 1060-1240. Students who get into Florida International University score in the top 49 percent of all SAT test takers..  FIU ranks #13 in the state of Florida for highest average SAT composite score.

Score for Acceptance

You should target scoring 1150 or above to be most competitive with other applicants. FIU regularly admits students with SAT scores down to 1060 on a 1600 scale. However, three quarter of admitted students score higher. If you score below a 1060, admission should be considered a reach. Some students may be accepted with minimum SAT's as low as 970, but scores this low are outside the normal range. A competitive SAT score is very important as 87 percent of applicants submit SAT scores to the school.

View other colleges which accept students in the 1150 SAT score range.

Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2021 starting class

Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

The table below outlines your predicted admission chances based on SAT score alone. If you are an average applicant with a score of 1150, you have around a 64% chance of being admitted. A 1240 places you well ahead of most other applicants and gives you about a 77% chance of getting in.

Florida International University admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness  Admission Chances 
1240 and Above Good >77%
1150 to 1240 Avg + 64%-77%
1060 to 1150 Avg - 48%-64%
970 to 1060 Reach 33%-48%
Less than 970 Low <33%
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FIU ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range 


Applicants Submitting ACT 

ACT Scores for Florida International University
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
Reading 25th Percentile 21
Math 25th Percentile 18
Composite 25th Percentile 21
ACT Scores for Florida International University
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
Reading 75th Percentile 27
Math 75th Percentile 26
Composite 75th Percentile 27
Average ACT Score 24

ACT Scores needed to get accepted

What are the ACT requirements for students to get into FIU?

Score Range

The average ACT score for admitted students to FIU is 24, while the middle 50% of students (25th to 75th percentile) score between a 21 and 27.  The school ranks #13 in Florida for highest average ACT composite score.

Score for Acceptance

For the best chance of admission, you should have an ACT of 24. This will place you in solid competition against other applicants. At a minimum, you should aim for a 21 and score in the score in the top 43 percent nationally. The lowest ACT score likely to be admitted is a 18.

13 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to Florida International University.

Find other colleges with similar ACT score requirements

Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2021 starting class

Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

Here are your predicted chances of getting into FIU for different ACT score ranges. A typical applicant with a 24 score has around 64% chance of getting in. Your odds increase to about 77% with a 27 ACT score.

Florida International University admission chances by ACT score
ACT Score Competitiveness  Admission Chances 
27 and Above Good >77%
24 to 27 Avg + 64%-77%
21 to 24 Avg - 48%-64%
18 to 21 Reach 33%-48%
Less than 18 Low <33%
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High School Class Rank

53% of Florida International University freshman are in the top twenty five percent of their high school graduating class and 29% are in the top ten percent.

High School Class Rank for admitted Florida International University students
High School Class Rank Freshmen Within Range
Top 10% of class 29%
Top 25% of class 53%
Top 50% of class 63%
Data Source, Peterson's Data


Admission Statistics

Admission and enrollment rates by gender are detailed the the table below.

Florida International University admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 9,975 6,431 16,406
Accepted 6,408 4,094 10,502
Acceptance Rate 64% 64% 64%
Enrolled 2,316 1,745 4,061
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 36% 43% 39%
Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2021 starting class

Fall 2024 Application Deadline

Applications Due

Apr 1, 2024

Days left to Apply


Applicants have 112 days left until the Fall 2024 term applications are due on Apr 1, 2024.

Application Fee

The cost for prospective students to apply to Florida International University is $30.

Application Requirements

What are the requirements for admission to Florida International University and what student information is used for admission decisions?

Florida International University Application Requirements
Test Scores Required
High School GPA Required
High School Class Rank Considered but not required
Completion of College Preparatory Program Required
Recommendations Neither required nor recommended
Demonstration of Competencies Considered but not required

Credits Accepted

High School Credits Accepted at Florida International University
AP Credit Yes
Dual Credit Yes
Credit for Life Experiences No

Admission Requirements Summary

Because FIU is moderately competitive, you have a strong chance of acceptance with the right GPA and test scores. If you have a 4.0 GPA, you have a very good likelihood of getting in. A 1150 on the SAT and 24 on the ACT will further lock in your application.

Other Colleges to Apply To 

Students applying to Florida International University often consider these colleges

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=133951 IPEDS survey data for Florida International University.


Does Florida International University prefer SAT or ACT?

87% of students submit their SAT scores to FIU. 13% of applicants send their ACT scores when applying.

What is my chance of getting into Florida International University?

64% of those who apply are granted admission to FIU. Admission competition is low 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 International University?

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have SAT scores between 1060 and 1240. The average SAT score is 1150. See if your SAT score is good enough for admission.

What ACT score is required for Florida International University?

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have ACT scores between 21 and 27. The average ACT score is 24. See if your ACT score is good enough for admission.