Florida International University (FIU)

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Florida International University can be found in Miami, FL, a public college which focuses on only a select few programs offered. The students enrolled at FIU number nearly 60,000 per year, and is one of the largest universities in the state.

A SAT or ACT exam may be required before applying to this institution. Scores within the range of 1110 (25th percentile) - 1280 (75th percentile) for the SAT exam and between 23 (25th percentile) - 28 (75th percentile) for the ACT exam is common among applicants that get into FIU. By applying sampled GPA data from over 150 schools, we are able to estimate that the FIU average GPA ranges from 3.28 to 3.52 for accepted students. Approximately 60% of all applicant were admitted at FIU, and from those that were granted acceptance roughly 38% continued on to attend. Based on historical acceptance rate data, the projected FIU acceptance rate 2021 is estimated to be 52%. You can get more information from the admissions office website at onestop.fiu.edu.

Overall FIU Acceptance Rate - Fall 2020


The overall acceptance rate for Florida International University was reported as 57.5% in Fall 2020 with over 18,500 applications submitted to Florida International 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

  • FIU ACT Scores: 23 - 28
  • FIU Average GPA: 3.28 - 3.52

How Hard Is It to Get into Florida International University?

Applicant Selectivity: Medium

The applicant selectivity of FIU is about average, as determined by collecting standardized test scores e.g. ACT/SAT and high school average GPA ranges of students who were granted admissions from previous years.

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 Florida International University has been getting much higher in the past few years.

Acceptance Rate By Year

  • 2016-2017: 50.1%
  • 2017-2018: 54.1%
  • 2018-2019: 58.6%
  • 2019-2020: 57.5%
  • Projected FIU Acceptance Rate 2023-2024: 52.3%

How Does FIU Compare?

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National Avg

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

Nearby Similar College Acceptance Rates

SchoolAcceptance Rate
University of Miami27.1%
Nova Southeastern University80.1%
Florida Atlantic University63.3%
Florida Gulf Coast University66.7%
University of South Florida-Main Campus47.6%

Admissions Rates & Enrollment Rates - Details

General Recommendations & Requirements for Admissions

  • High School GPA Scores are Required
  • School Records are Required
  • College Prep Classes are Required
  • 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 FIU (Fall 2020)

SAT® SectionScore Range
Critical Reading570 - 650
Math540 - 630
Total Score1110 - 1280
ACT®Score Range
English22 - 29
Math21 - 26
Composite Score23 - 28
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