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#5 Best Public Universities in Florida

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Chances of getting into Florida International University

Acceptance Rate

Admitted 
58%
Admission Difficulty for Florida International University
Measure Difficulty
Admission Standards Difficult 
Applicant Competition Average 
How hard is it to get into FIU and can I get accepted?

The acceptance rate at FIU is 58%.  It ranks #19 in Florida for lowest rate of acceptance. FIU is a more competitive school to get into with a good chance of acceptance for qualifying applicants. Last year, 9,784 out of 16,904 applicants were admitted.

The school has difficult admission requirements for SAT and ACT scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 36 percent (SAT 1110/1260 ACT 23/29). 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. 38% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school.

The FIU application fee is $30 and applications are due by Apr 1.

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.

FIU SAT Scores

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range 
1110-1260
Applicants Submitting SAT 
77%
SAT Scores for Florida International University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 570
SAT Math 25th 540
SAT Composite 25th 1110
SAT Scores for Florida International University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 640
SAT Math 75th 620
SAT Composite 75th 1260
Average SAT Score 1190

SAT Scores you need to get in

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

Florida International University typically prefers applicants to be in the top 39 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 1110 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 1030. The average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1190 out of 1600. FIU ranks #10 in Florida for highest average SAT composite score. A competitive SAT score is critical as 77 percent of applicants submit SAT scores to the school.

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Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2020 starting class

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

Florida International University admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness  Admission Chances 
1260 and Above Good >72%
1185 to 1260 Avg + 58%-72%
1110 to 1185 Avg - 42%-58%
1035 to 1110 Reach 28%-42%
Less than 1035 Low <28%
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FIU ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range 
23-29 
Applicants Submitting ACT 
23%
ACT Scores for Florida International University
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th 23
ACT Math 25th 22
ACT Composite 25th 23
ACT Scores for Florida International University
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 75th 29
ACT Math 75th 27
ACT Composite 75th 29
Average ACT Score 26

ACT Scores needed to get accepted

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

Admission data indicates that FIU regularly accepts students with ACT's of 23 and above. Successful applicants typically send ACT scores in the top 32 percent nationally. We estimate the school accepting minimum ACT composite scores around 20 in some instances. Prospective students submitting an ACT composite of 26 or higher should be in the upper half of applicants - and students with a 29 and above have very competitive chances. The school ranks #10 in Florida and #218 in the U.S. for highest average ACT composite score. 23 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to Florida International University.

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Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2020 starting class

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

Florida International University admission chances by ACT score
ACT Score Competitiveness  Admission Chances 
29 and Above Good >72%
26 to 29 Avg + 58%-72%
23 to 26 Avg - 42%-58%
20 to 23 Reach 28%-42%
Less than 20 Low <28%
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FIU GPA

Estimated GPA Requirements & Average GPA

Avg. High School GPA 
4.0
Typical High School Grades 
A/A+

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

Applicants require exceptionally good grades to get into FIU. The average high school GPA of the admitted freshman class at Florida International University was 4.0 on the 4.0 scale indicating that primarily A/A+ students are accepted and ultimately attend. The school ranks #5 in Florida for highest average GPA. If your high school GPA meets these requirements, there is a good chance you will be accepted as FIU accepts 58% of students who apply.

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High School GPA's for admitted Florida International University students
High School GPA Freshmen Within Range Competitiveness 
4.0 67.0% Avg +
3.75 to 3.99 16.0% Avg -
3.50 to 3.74 14.0% Reach
3.25 to 3.49 2.0% 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

GPA Data Source, Peterson's Data 2021

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High School Class Rank

51% of Florida International University freshman were in the top twenty five percent of their high school graduating class.

High School Class Rank for admitted Florida International University students
High School Class Rank Freshmen Within Range
Top 10% of class 28%
Top 25% of class 51%
Top 50% of class 58%
Data Source, Peterson's Data

Applying

Admission Statistics

Florida International University admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 10,476 6,428 16,904
Accepted 6,030 3,754 9,784
Acceptance Rate 58% 58% 58%
Enrolled 2,189 1,574 3,763
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 36% 42% 38%
Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2020 starting class

Fall 2022 Application Deadline

Applications are Due
Apr 1, 2023
Days left to Apply
114

Applicants have 114 days left until the Fall 2022 term applications are due on Apr 1, 2023.

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

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

FAQs

Does Florida International University prefer SAT or ACT?

77% of students submit their SAT scores to FIU. 23% of applicants send their ACT scores when applying.

What is my chance of getting into Florida International University?

58% of those who apply are granted admission to FIU. Admission competition is low and the college has difficult 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 1110 and 1260. 77% of students submit SAT scores when applying. 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 23 and 29. 23% of students submit ACT scores when applying. See if your ACT score is good enough for admission.