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Florida Polytechnic University

Lakeland, FL 4-Year Public
Acceptance Rate55%

Florida Polytechnic University Admissions

Florida Polytechnic University is moderately difficult to get into. The acceptance rate at Florida Polytechnic University is 55%. Last year, 2,124 students applied to Florida Polytechnic University and 1,159 were admitted.

If you are applying to Florida Polytechnic University, the deadline for Fall 2024 admissions is 3/1 and the fee for the application costs $30.

Florida Polytechnic University Admissions Stats at a Glance

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

Florida Polytechnic University 2023 Admissions Statistics
Mean Unweighted GPA 3.5
Admitted Students in Top 10% of Graduating Class 30%
Mean SAT Score 1302
Admissions Test Policy Not optional
Applicants Who Submit SATs 90%
Applicants Who Submit ACTs 49%
Waitlist No

Florida Polytechnic University Application Deadlines

These are the application deadlines for Florida Polytechnic University.

Application Type Offered Application Deadline Notification Deadline
Early Decision I No
Early Decision II
Early Action No
Regular Decision Yes 3 1

Want to Apply Early to Florida Polytechnic University?

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

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

More on Florida Polytechnic University Admissions

Is Florida Polytechnic University Challenging To Get Into?

Florida Polytechnic University is a moderately difficult school to get into. Florida Polytechnic University evaluates applicants carefully based on multiple criteria to decide who to admit, and who to deny.

In 2022, Florida Polytechnic University accepted 55% of all applicants, approximately 1,159 from the 2,124 applicants.

Schools that are moderately difficult to get into, like Florida Polytechnic 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 Polytechnic University

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

For Students Waitlisted to Florida Polytechnic University

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

What Does Florida Polytechnic University Look For in an Applicant?

Colleges consider a range of factors when choosing who to admit for their next incoming class. Each college determines which factors are given the most weight 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 Polytechnic University

What does Florida Polytechnic University consider 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
Standardized Test Scores Very Important
Academic GPA Very Important
Rigor of Secondary School Record Very Important
Character/Personal Qualities Important
Class Rank Important
Application Essay Important
Extracurricular Activities Important
Recommendation(s) Important
Interview Considered
Talent/Ability Considered
Volunteer Work Considered
Work Experience Considered
Level of Applicant's Interest Considered

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

Florida Polytechnic University Application Requirements

To apply to Florida Polytechnic University, all applicants must submit the following items. Make sure to check in with Florida Polytechnic 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
Minimum High School GPA (On 4.0 Scale)
Letter(s) of Recommendation
Transcript of High School Record

GPA and Testing

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

Students admitted to Florida Polytechnic University have an average unweighted GPA of 3.5.

Out of all students that were admitted, 76% submitted a class rank. At Florida Polytechnic University 30% of students ranked in the top 10% of their graduating class in high school, 61% were in the top 25% and 88% were in the top 50%.

GPAs of Admitted Students

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

GPA Percent of Students
4.0 GPA 6%
3.75 and 3.99 31%
3.50 and 3.74 23%
3.25 and 3.49 20%
3.00 and 3.24 12%
2.50 and 2.9 8%
2.00 and 2.49

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 Polytechnic University directly.

About GPAs

Your high school grade point average (GPA) is a number that reflects 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 Polytechnic University does not have a test optional admissions policy. Test optional schools allow students to choose if they want to submit ACT or SAT scores with their applications or not.

In 2022, 90% of Florida Polytechnic University's first-year students submitted their SAT scores with their application. 49% of admitted applicants sent ACT scores.

What is a Good SAT Score for Florida Polytechnic University?

To be competitive with other Florida Polytechnic University applicants, you should aim to score between 1210 and 1360 (or higher!) on the SAT. At Florida Polytechnic University 25% of admitted students scored higher than 1360 and 25% of scored lower than 1210, but the majority of students scored somewhere in between these two numbers.The mean composite SAT score for a Florida Polytechnic University student is 1302.

On the SAT Math Section, 25% of Florida Polytechnic University students scored 690 or higher and 75% of students scored 590 or higher. On the SAT Critical Reading section (formerly called the Verbal section), 25% of Florida Polytechnic University students scored 680 or higher, and 75% scored a 590 or higher.

To be most competitive at Florida Polytechnic University, you should strive to earn between 26 and 31 on the ACT.

An ACT score of 31 means you fall in the 75th percentile for Florida Polytechnic University's admitted students. One out of every four students scored above a 31, and three out of four students scored lower than 31 on the ACT.

A 26 on the ACT is the 25th percentile for Florida Polytechnic University students. Only one out of every four students scored below 26.

More Information on Transferring to Florida Polytechnic University

For transfer students, it is moderately difficult to get admitted to Florida Polytechnic University.

For transfer students wishing to start in the fall, the deadline to apply is July 15.

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

• Fall Term

• Spring Term

Florida Polytechnic University Admissions FAQs

Can I defer my acceptance to Florida Polytechnic University?

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

Does Florida Polytechnic University accept transfer credits?

✅ Florida Polytechnic University accepts eligible transfer credits from accredited institutions. Florida Polytechnic University accepts:

• CLEP subject tests • DSST/DANTES

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

✅ Florida Polytechnic University is not test optional.

What is Florida Polytechnic University's acceptance rate?

✅ Florida Polytechnic University's acceptance rate is 55%.

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

❌ Florida Polytechnic University does not offer early decision.

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Admission Difficulty

Somewhat Selective


How hard is it to get into Florida Polytechnic University? Florida Polytechnic University is a somewhat selective institution. The Florida Polytechnic University acceptance rate is 55%. This means that the institution accepts 54 out of every 100 applicants.


Florida Polytechnic University Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

Mar 1

Transfer Applications are Due

Jul 15

The deadline for Fall first-year applications to Florida Polytechnic University is Mar 1.

The deadline for Fall transfer applications to Florida Polytechnic University is Jul 15.

Check the school website for more information about deadlines for specific programs or special admissions programs

Florida Polytechnic University SAT Scores


Composite SAT Range

1210 - 1360


Math SAT Range

593 - 690


Reading SAT Range

590 - 680

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

SAT Score

Estimated Chance

1360 and Above


1210 to 1360


1210 and Less


SAT Scores Needed to Get Accepted

The median SAT score for Florida Polytechnic University students is 1302. Applicants with SAT scores of 1360 and above have a good chance of being admitted to Florida Polytechnic University, while applicants with SAT scores between 1210 to 1360 have an average chance of admittance, and prospective students with an SAT score below 1210 have a low chance of being offered a spot at Florida Polytechnic University.

Florida Polytechnic University GPA

Avg. High School GPA (non-weighted)


GPA Needed to Get Accepted

At Florida Polytechnic University, the average unweighted high-school GPA for admitted students is 3.53. 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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