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Colleges / Florida Atlantic University

Florida Atlantic University

Boca Raton, FL 4-Year Public
Acceptance Rate78%
Acceptance Rate78%

Florida Atlantic University Admissions

If you want to apply to Florida Atlantic University, the regular decision application deadline is May 1 and the application fee is $30.

Florida Atlantic University Admissions Stats at a Glance

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

Florida Atlantic University 2022 Admissions Statistics
Mean Unweighted GPA 3.7
Admitted Students in Top 10% of Graduating Class 14%
Admissions Test Policy Not optional and are considered
Applicants Who Submit SATs 77%
Applicants Who Submit ACTs 23%
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 Info Not Available –– ––
Early Decision II –– –– ––
Early Action No –– ––
Regular Decision Yes May 1 ––

Want to Apply Early to Florida Atlantic University?

Florida Atlantic University may or may not offer early admission, however the school has not provided any application information. Check with Florida Atlantic University directly for more information about early applications.

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

More on Florida Atlantic University Admissions

How Difficult Is It To Get Admitted to Florida Atlantic University?

It is moderately difficult to get into Florida Atlantic University.

In 2021, Florida Atlantic University accepted 78% of students, around 19,617 of the 25,150 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

Transfer student admissions is moderately difficult.

For Students Waitlisted to Florida Atlantic University

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

What's Most Important for Getting Into Florida Atlantic University?

Colleges consider a range of factors when deciding 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 prioritize the admissions factors where you're strong.

Admissions Factors at Florida Atlantic University

Curious about the factors that 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
Academic GPA Very Important
Class Rank Very Important
Rigor of Secondary School Record Very Important
Standardized Test Scores Very Important
Extracurricular Activities Considered
Level of Applicant's Interest Considered
Talent/Ability 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. 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)
Written Essay or Personal Statement
Transcript(S) of College Record
Standardized Test Scores
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 3.7. Florida Atlantic University considers weighted GPA scores from incomging students.

Out of all students that were admitted, 75% submitted a class rank. At Florida Atlantic University 14% of students ranked in the top 10% of their graduating class in high school, 41% were in the top 25% and 78% 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 31.73%
3.75 and 3.99 16.86%
3.50 and 3.74 18.83%
3.25 and 3.49 15.79%
3.00 and 3.24 13.41%
2.50 and 2.9 3.3%
2.00 and 2.49 0.08%

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 looks 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 2022, 77% of Florida Atlantic University's first-year students submitted their SAT scores with their application. 23% 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 earn between 1030 and 1210 (or higher!) on the SAT. At Florida Atlantic University 25% of admitted students scored higher than 1210 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.

What is a Good ACT Score for Florida Atlantic University?

To be most competitive at Florida Atlantic University, you should strive to earn between 20 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 20 on the ACT is the 25th percentile for Florida Atlantic University students. Only one out of every four students scored below 20.

Want To Bring Up Your ACT Score? Access ACT practice tests and study tips and see upcoming ACT test dates.

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

• Spring 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 and 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.

What is Florida Atlantic University's acceptance rate?

✅ Florida Atlantic University has an acceptance rate of 78%.

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

🟨 Florida Atlantic University may or may not offer early decision. The school has not provided any information on early decision including ED acceptance rates.

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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 78%. This means that the institution accepts 78 out of every 100 applicants.


Florida Atlantic University Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

May 1

Transfer Applications are Due

Jul 1

The deadline for Fall first-year applications to Florida Atlantic University is May 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 ACT Scores


ACT Range

20 - 26

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

ACT Score

Estimated Chance

26 and Above


20 to 26


20 and Less


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ACT Scores Needed to Get Accepted

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 20 and 26 have an average chance of getting admitted, and students with an ACT score of 20 or below have a low chance of being offered admission.

Florida Atlantic University SAT Scores


Composite SAT Range

1030 - 1210


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 3.74. 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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