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 twenty nine thousand students enrolled yearly.

Most of the students getting into this school earned an SAT score between 1430 to 1690, or got accepted with an ACT composite score between 20 to 24. Based on sampled GPA data collected and applied, it is estimated that the FAU average GPA range for accepted students is around 3.13 - 3.33. An estimated 50% of all students which applied were accepted at FAU, and from those that were granted acceptance nearly 29% continued on to enroll. When applying historical data, we have projected that the FAU acceptance rate 2015 will be around 44%. You can get more information from the admissions office website at fau.edu.

Overall FAU Acceptance Rate - Fall 2013


The overall acceptance rate for Florida Atlantic University was reported as 47.7% in Fall 2013 with over 24,900 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 SAT Scores: 1430 - 1690
  • FAU ACT Scores: 20 - 24
  • FAU Average GPA: 3.13 - 3.33

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 2021 Projection

The historical trend chart shows acceptance rates from the previous years, from which we have projected the acceptance rate for the 2021-2022 school year. The overall acceptance rate trend for FAU has been slowly getting lower over the recent years.

Acceptance Rate By Year

  • 2009-2010: 46.4%
  • 2010-2011: 50.7%
  • 2011-2012: 34.8%
  • 2012-2013: 42.3%
  • 2013-2014: 47.7%
  • Projected FAU Acceptance Rate 2021-2022: 44.3%

How Does FAU Compare?

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National Avg

The acceptance rate for Florida Atlantic University is sixteen percent lower than the national average of all colleges which is around 55.5%.

Nearby Similar College Acceptance Rates

SchoolAcceptance Rate
Keiser University-Ft Lauderdale93.3%
Nova Southeastern University57.5%
Florida International University43.0%
University of Miami40.5%
Florida Gulf Coast University65.8%

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 Recommended
  • 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 2013)


Average ACT/SAT Scores of Applicants to FAU (Fall 2013)

SAT® SectionScore Range
Critical Reading480 - 560
Math480 - 570
Writing470 - 560
Total Score1430 - 1690
ACT®Score Range
English20 - 24
Math19 - 25
Composite Score20 - 24
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