Florida Atlantic University (FAU)

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Florida Atlantic University can be found in Boca Raton, FL, a public college which focuses on only a select few programs offered. Florida Atlantic University has over thirty one thousand students enrolled yearly.

Most of the students getting into this school earned an SAT score between 1080 to 1240, or got accepted with an ACT composite score between 22 to 26. Based on sampled GPA data collected and applied, it is estimated that the FAU average GPA range for accepted students is around 3.23 - 3.38. An estimated 60% of all students which applied were accepted at FAU, and from those that were granted acceptance nearly 28% continued on to enroll. When applying historical data, we have projected that the FAU acceptance rate 2021 will be around 57%. You can get more information from the admissions office website at fau.edu.

Overall FAU Acceptance Rate - Fall 2020


The overall acceptance rate for Florida Atlantic University was reported as 63.3% in Fall 2020 with over 18,900 college applications submitted to Florida Atlantic University. Both in state and out of state applicants are included in these figures. We do not have data on transfer acceptance rates currently.

Accepted Applicants Profile

  • FAU ACT Scores: 22 - 26
  • FAU Average GPA: 3.23 - 3.38

How Hard Is It to Get into Florida Atlantic University?

Applicant Selectivity: Medium

When determining how difficult it is for students to get into Florida Atlantic University, ACT/SAT test scores and high school average GPA ranges of accepted students of previous years can help estimate the selectivity of a school.

Historical Trend and Acceptance Rate 2023 Projection

The historical trend chart shows acceptance rates from the previous years, from which we have projected the acceptance rate for the 2023-2024 school year. The overall acceptance rate trend for FAU has been slowly getting higher over the past years.

Acceptance Rate By Year

  • 2016-2017: 59.8%
  • 2017-2018: 60.0%
  • 2018-2019: 59.3%
  • 2019-2020: 63.3%
  • Projected FAU Acceptance Rate 2023-2024: 56.8%

How Does FAU Compare?

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National Avg

The acceptance rate for Florida Atlantic University is twelve percent higher than the national average of all colleges which is around 56.7%.

Nearby Similar College Acceptance Rates

SchoolAcceptance Rate
Nova Southeastern University80.1%
Florida International University57.5%
University of Miami27.1%
Florida Gulf Coast University66.7%
University of Central Florida44.4%

Admissions Rates & Enrollment Rates - Details

General Recommendations & Requirements for Admissions

  • High School GPA Scores are Required
  • High School Class Rankings are Recommended
  • School Records are Required
  • College Prep Classes are Required
  • Submit Recommendation Letters are Recommended
  • Standardized Test Scores (SAT,ACT,...) are Required
  • TOEFL Exam (Foreign Language Students) are Required

Number of Applicants, Percent Accepted, and Enrolled Students (Fall 2020)


Average ACT/SAT Scores of Applicants to FAU (Fall 2020)

SAT® SectionScore Range
Critical Reading550 - 630
Math530 - 610
Total Score1080 - 1240
ACT®Score Range
English21 - 26
Math19 - 25
Composite Score22 - 26
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