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Florida Atlantic University

Boca Raton, FL 4-Year Public
Acceptance Rate81%

Florida Atlantic University Admissions

It is moderately difficult to get into Florida Atlantic University. Around 81% of applicants get into Florida Atlantic University each year. Out of 24,268 applications received in 2023, 19,734 students were offered admission.

If you want to apply to Florida Atlantic University, the deadline for Fall 2024 admissions is 4/1 and the application fee is $30.

Students who submit their applications to Florida Atlantic University for fall should receive an admissions decision no later than September 1.

Florida Atlantic University Admissions Stats at a Glance

Here is an overiew of some of Florida Atlantic University's admissions stats.

Florida Atlantic University 2023 Admissions Statistics
Mean Unweighted GPA 3.8
Admitted Students in Top 10% of Graduating Class 14.61%
Admissions Test Policy Not optional
Applicants Who Submit SATs 78%
Applicants Who Submit ACTs 22%
Waitlist No

Florida Atlantic University Application Deadlines

These are the application deadlines for Florida Atlantic University.

Application Type Offered Application Deadline Notification Deadline
Early Decision I No
Early Decision II
Early Action No
Regular Decision Yes 4 1 September 1

Want to Apply Early to Florida Atlantic University?

Florida Atlantic University does not offer early decision or early action.

➡️ Discover a list of some top colleges that admit significantly more applicants during early decision or early action than during regular admission.

More on Florida Atlantic University Admissions

How To Get Into Florida Atlantic University

Florida Atlantic University is a moderately 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 2022, Florida Atlantic University accepted 81% of students, approximately 19,734 of the 24,268 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.

Transferring to Florida Atlantic University

It is moderately difficult to be admitted as a transfer student.

For Students Waitlisted to Florida Atlantic University

Florida Atlantic University has not reported data for waitlisted and admitted students.

What Does Florida Atlantic University Look For in an Applicant?

Colleges consider a range of factors when determining who to admit for their next incoming class. Each college has a different way of determining which factors are they consider most important when choose which applicants to admit, and which to deny. When creating your list of schools to apply to, you may want to consider your strengths and any possible weaknesses in your application, and choose schools that put the most emphasis on the admissions factors where you shine.

Admissions Factors at Florida Atlantic University

Wondering what factors are considered by Florida Atlantic University during the admissions process? Take a look at the list below to see which factors are most important during the admissions process.

Admissions Factor Level
Class Rank Very Important
Standardized Test Scores Very Important
Academic GPA Very Important
Rigor of Secondary School Record Very Important
Extracurricular Activities Considered
Talent/Ability Considered
Level of Applicant's Interest Considered

Make sure to check with Florida Atlantic University for more information on admission factors.

Florida Atlantic University Application Requirements

To apply to Florida Atlantic University, all applicants must submit the following items. Make sure to check in with Florida Atlantic University's admissions department to confirm all application materials and requirements.

Area Required Recommended Required for Some Details (If Any)
Transcript(S) of College Record
Statement of Good Standing From Prior Institution(S)
Transcript of High School Record

GPA and Testing

What GPA Do I Need To Get Into Florida Atlantic University?

Students admitted to Florida Atlantic University have an average unweighted GPA of 3.8. Florida Atlantic University considers weighted GPA scores from incomging students.

Out of all students that were admitted, 71.59% submitted a class rank. At Florida Atlantic University 14.61% of students ranked in the top 10% of their graduating class in high school, 42.67% were in the top 25% and 79.61% were in the top 50%.

GPAs of Admitted Students

At Florida Atlantic University, student GPAs fall in the following ranges.

GPA Percent of Students
4.0 GPA 34.17%
3.75 and 3.99 19.08%
3.50 and 3.74 18.74%
3.25 and 3.49 14.66%
3.00 and 3.24 10.33%
2.50 and 2.9 2.91%
2.00 and 2.49 0.09%

This chart depicts the percentage of all enrolled, degree-seeking, first-time, first year (freshmen) students who had high school grade point average within the given ranges.

Note: Some schools choose not release this information. If you have any questions regarding missing numbers, be sure to reach out to Florida Atlantic University directly.

About GPAs

Your high school grade point average (GPA) is a number that highlights your high school academic performance. A weighted GPA or an unweighted GPA are the two possible GPA scores considered by colleges.

An unweighted GPA is an average of your scores from each class on a four-point scale. Unweighted GPAs range from 4.0 to under 1.0. A weighted GPA considers your average grade and the difficulty of your classes. A weighted GPA boosts your average by adding extra points for honors or Advanced Placement courses.

Standardized Test Scores

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 2022, 78% of Florida Atlantic University's first-year students submitted their SAT scores with their application. 22% of admitted applicants sent ACT scores.

What is a Good SAT Score for Florida Atlantic University?

To be competitive with other Florida Atlantic University applicants, you should strive to score between 1030 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 1030, but the majority of students scored somewhere in between these two numbers.

On the SAT Math Section, 25% of Florida Atlantic University students scored 590 or higher and 75% of students scored 520 or higher. On the SAT Critical Reading section (formerly called the Verbal section), 25% of Florida Atlantic University students scored 610 or higher, and 75% scored a 520 or higher.

To be most competitive at Florida Atlantic University, you should strive to earn between 20 and 25 on the ACT.

An ACT score of 25 means you fall in the 75th percentile for Florida Atlantic University's admitted students. One out of every four students scored above a 25, and three out of four students scored lower than 25 on the ACT.

A 20 on the ACT is the 25th percentile for Florida Atlantic University students. Only one out of every four students scored below 20.

More Information on Transferring to Florida Atlantic University

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.

Transfer students can enroll in Florida Atlantic University during the following terms:

• Fall Term

• Winter Term

• Spring Term

• Winter Term

• Summer Term

Florida Atlantic University Admissions FAQs

Can I defer my acceptance to Florida Atlantic University?

✅ Yes, admitted students can defer their admission to Florida Atlantic University.

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

Does Florida Atlantic University accept Advanced Placement (AP) or International Baccalaureate (IB) credits?

✅ Florida Atlantic University accepts International Baccalaureate credits (IB) credits.

Do I have to submit test scores to Florida Atlantic University?

✅ Florida Atlantic University is not test optional.

What is Florida Atlantic University's acceptance rate?

✅ The acceptance rate for Florida Atlantic University is 81%.

What is the early decision acceptance rate at Florida Atlantic University?

❌ Florida Atlantic University does not offer early decision.

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Florida Atlantic University Admissions Requirements

Admission Difficulty

Somewhat Selective


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 81%. This means that the institution accepts 81 out of every 100 applicants.


Florida Atlantic University Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

Apr 1

Transfer Applications are Due

Jul 1

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

Florida Atlantic University SAT Scores


Composite SAT Range

1030 - 1200


Math SAT Range

500 - 590


Reading SAT Range

520 - 610

Florida Atlantic University GPA

Avg. High School GPA (non-weighted)


GPA Needed to Get Accepted

At Florida Atlantic University, the average unweighted high-school GPA for admitted students is 3.78. 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.

Data Source: IPEDs and Peterson's Databases © 2022 Peterson's LLC All rights reserved

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