If you are considering submitting an applicationto Florida Atlantic University, the regular decision application deadline is April 1 and the application fee costs $30. Application fees can add up, but some schools do have free applications and students with financial need may be eligible for fee waiver for their application.
Students who apply for Fall should receive an admissions decision no later than August 1.
Florida Atlantic University does not offer early decision or early action..
Some students apply to college early because they believe it will help their chances. Early deadlines may increase the chance of being admitted, since applying early shows your are very interested in a school, and your application is being considered before all the regular decision applicants apply.
Florida Atlantic University is amoderately difficult school to get into. Florida Atlantic University evaluates applicants carefully based on multiple criteria to decide who to admit, and who to deny.
In 2021, Florida Atlantic University **accepted 75% of students, around 18,919 of the 25,300 students who applied.
Schools that are moderately difficult to get into, like Florida Atlantic University, accept fewer than 85% of all applicants. At least 75% of all admitted students have GPAs in the top 50% of their high school class and scored over 1010 on the SAT or over 18 on the ACT.
Transfer student admissions is moderately difficult.
Colleges consider a range of factors when choosing who to admit for their next incoming class. Each college decides which factors are are most important in the admissions process. When creating your list of schools to apply to, you may want to consider your strengthsand any possible weaknesses in your application, and choose schools that put the most emphasis the areas where you're strong.
|Academic GPA||Very Important|
|Alumni/ae Relations||Not Considered|
|Character/Personal Qualities||Not Considered|
|Geographical Residence||Not Considered|
|Class Rank||Very Important|
|Work Experience||Not Considered|
|Level of Applicant's Interest||Considered|
|Application Essay||Not Considered|
|First Generation||Not Considered|
|Racial/Ethnic Status||Not Considered|
|Religious Affiliation/Commitment||Not Considered|
|Rigor of Secondary School Record||Very Important|
|State Residency||Not Considered|
|Standardized Test Scores||Very Important|
|Volunteer Work||Not Considered|
To apply, all applicants to Florida Atlantic University must submit the following items. Double check with Florida Atlantic University's admissions department to confirm all application materials and requirements.
|Area||Required||Recommended||Required for some||Details (if any)|
|Transcript of High School Record||√|
Students admitted to Florida Atlantic University have an average unweighted GPA of 3.7.
Out of all students that were admitted, 74% submitted a class rank. At Florida Atlantic University 15% of students ranked in the top 10% of their graduating class in high school, 41% were in the top 25% and 79% were in the top 50%.
Unweighted GPAs range from 4.0 to under 1.0.
|At Florida Atlantic University, students GPAs fall in the following ranges|
|3.75 and 3.99||16.56%|
|3.50 and 3.74||18.82%|
|3.25 and 3.49||17.62%|
|3.00 and 3.24||13.47%|
|2.50 and 2.9||7.71%|
|2.00 and 2.49||0.12%|
|Florida Atlantic University does look at standardized tests scores during the admissions process.|
Florida Atlantic University is not test optional. Test optional schools allow students to choose if they want to submit ACT or SAT scores with their applications or not.
In 2021, 78% of Florida Atlantic University's first-year students submitted their SAT scores with their application. 22% of admitted applicants sent ACT scores.
To be competitive with other Florida Atlantic University applicants, you should strive to earn between 1060 and 1200 (or higher!) on the SAT. At Florida Atlantic University 25% of admitted students scored higher than 1200 and 25% of scored lower than 1060, but the majority of students scored somewhere in between these two numbers.
On the SAT Math Section, 25% of Florida Atlantic University students scored 600 or higher and 75% of students scored 540 or higher. On the SAT Critical Reading section (formerly called the Verbal section), 25% of Florida Atlantic University students scored 620 or higher, and 75% scored a 540 or higher.
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To be most competitive at Florida Atlantic University, you should strive to earn between 21 and 26 on the ACT.
An ACT score of 26 means you fall in the 75th percentile for Florida Atlantic University's admitted students. One out of every four students scored above a 26, and three out of four students scored lower than 26 on the ACT.
A 21 on the ACT is the 25th percentile for Florida Atlantic University students. Only one out of every four students scored below 21.
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For transfer students, it is moderately difficult to get admitted to Florida Atlantic University.
For transfer students wishing to start in the Fall, the deadline to apply is July 1. Transfer applications are processed on a on a rolling basis as they are received.Applicants should hear back by August 1.
Transfer students can enroll in Florida Atlantic University during the following terms: Fall Term Spring Term Summer Term
Can I defer my acceptance to Florida Atlantic University?
Students who are admitted to Florida Atlantic University must attend in the term they start. Deferring admissions is not encouraged. If you have a unusual circumstance, contact the admissions department..
Does Florida Atlantic University accept transfer credits?
Florida Atlantic University accepts eligible transfer credits from accredited institutions. Florida Atlantic University accepts:
CLEP subject tests DSST/DANTES ACE recommendations for credit
Does Florida Atlantic University accept Advanced Placement (AP) or International Baccalaureate (IB) credits?
Florida Atlantic University accepts International Baccalaureate credits (IB) creditsand Advanced Placement (AP) credits.
Do I have to submit test scores to Florida Atlantic University?
Florida Atlantic University. is not test optional. You must submit test scores as part of the application.
How hard is it to get into Florida Atlantic University? Florida Atlantic University is a somewhat selective institution. The Florida Atlantic University acceptance rate is 75%. This means that the institution accepts 74 out of every 100 applicants.
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First-Year Applications are Due
The deadline for Fall first-year applications to Florida Atlantic University is Apr 1.
The deadline for Fall transfer applications to Florida Atlantic University is Jul 1.
Check the school website for more information about deadlines for specific programs or special admissions programs
The median ACT score of an admitted student to Florida Atlantic University is 24. Students with an ACT score of 26 and above have a good chance of getting into Florida Atlantic University. Students with an ACT score that falls between 21 and 26 have an average chance of getting admitted, and students with an ACT score of 21 or below have a low chance of being offered admission.
Composite SAT Range
Math SAT Range
Reading SAT Range
Avg. High School GPA (non-weighted)
At Florida Atlantic University, the average unweighted high-school GPA for admitted students is 3.66. This is the average, which means that some applicants submit GPAs lower than this and some applicants submit GPAs above this level. If your GPA falls below the average, strong test scores or other qualifications may help you make you a more competitive applicant.
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