Chances of getting into Florida International University

Florida International University

Acceptance Rate

Acceptance Rate
58.6%
Admission Difficulty for Florida International University
Measure Difficulty
Admission StandardsChallenging
Applicant CompetitionAverage

How hard is it to get into FIU and can I get accepted? The school has a 59% acceptance rate ranking it #22 in Florida for lowest rate of acceptance. Last year, 11,366 out of 19,410 applicants were admitted making FIU a more competitive school to get into with a good chance of acceptance for qualifying applicants.  Academically, it has challenging requirements for admission test scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 38 percent. Florida International University typically accepts and attracts "A-" average high school students. Only 39% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school.

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FIU SAT Scores

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range
1090-1260
Applicants Submitting SAT
77%
SAT Scores for Florida International University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 560
SAT Math 25th 530
SAT Composite 25th 1090
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 1180

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

Florida International University typically requires applicants to be in the top 43 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 1090 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 1180 out of 1600. The school ranks #12 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. Note: SAT scores presented on this page have been adjusted upwards per the College Board's concordance tables for test takers after March 2016.

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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 >71%
1175 to 1260 Avg + 59%-71%
1090 to 1175 Avg - 46%-59%
1005 to 1090 Reach 33%-46%
Less than 1005 Low <33%
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FIU ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range
23-27 
Applicants Submitting ACT
23%
ACT Scores for Florida International University
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th 22
ACT Math 25th 20
ACT Composite 25th 23
ACT Scores for Florida International University
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 75th 28
ACT Math 75th 25
ACT Composite 75th 27
Average ACT Score 25

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 21 in some instances. Prospective students submitting an ACT composite of 25 or higher should be in the upper half of applicants - and students with a 27 and above have very competitive chances. The school ranks #10 in Florida for highest average ACT composite score. 23 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to Florida International University.

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

Florida International University admission chances by ACT score
ACT Score Competitiveness Admission Chances
27 and Above Good >71%
25 to 27 Avg + 59%-71%
23 to 25 Avg - 46%-59%
21 to 23 Reach 33%-46%
Less than 21 Low <33%
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Estimated GPA Requirements & Average GPA

Avg. High School GPA
3.84
Typical High School Grades
A-

You will need exceptionally good grades to get into Florida International University. The average high school GPA of the admitted freshman class at Florida International University was 3.84 on the 4.0 scale indicating that primarily A- students are accepted and ultimately attend. The school ranks #7 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 59% of students who apply.

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Admission Statistics

Florida International University admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 11,942 7,468 19,410
Accepted 6,874 4,492 11,366
Acceptance Rate 58% 60% 59%
Enrolled 2,488 1,953 4,441
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 36% 43% 39%

Admission Requirements

What are the requirements for admission to Florida International University and what considerations affect admission decisions?

Florida International University Admission Requirements
Test Scores Required
High School GPA Required
High School Class Rank Recommended
Completion of College Preparatory Program Required
Recommendations Neither required nor recommended
Demonstration of Competencies Neither required nor recommended

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.

Frequently Asked Questions

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

59% of those who apply are granted admission to FIU. Admission competition is low and the college has challenging admission standards. See if your grades and scores are good enough for admission.

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have SAT scores between 1090 and 1260. 77% 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 23 and 27. 23% of students submit ACT scores when applying. See if your ACT score is good enough for admission.