Florida Atlantic University
Boca Raton, FL 33431-0991

Admission Requirements

Acceptance Rate
(Fall 2016)

Florida Atlantic University is somewhat selective in its admission process. In Fall 2016, it received 15,907 applications and 9,509 students were granted admission. Florida Atlantic University is at the #58 spot (in a scale of 1 to 100) in terms of admission difficulty out of 1,781 4 year colleges in the U.S.

Among other admission requirements, applicants must submit ACT or SAT test scores in order to get their application considered. In Fall 2016, 41% of the enrollees submitted ACT scores and 59% submitted SAT scores.

Fall 2016 Admitted Students ACT Scores

Out of the total 3,191 enrollees 1339 students submitted ACT score. Below is the score ranges of the submitted test scores.

25% 75%
English 20 25
Math 18 25
Composite 20 25

Fall 2016 Admitted Students SAT Scores

Out of the total 3,191 enrollees 1948 students submitted SAT score. Below is the score ranges of the submitted test scores.

25% 75%
Critical Reading 480 570
Math 470 570
Combined (Math + Reading) 950 1140

Admission Requirements and Recommendations

Florida Atlantic University uses the following list of admission requirements and recommended documents when evaluating students applications. All documents listed under the "Required" sections must be submitted with your application but those listed under the "Recommended" section are optional.

Please double check with the school to verify the current and complete admission requirements.


  • Secondary school GPA
  • Secondary school record
  • Completion of college-preparatory program
  • Admission test scores (SAT/ACT)
  • TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)


  • Secondary school rank
  • Recommendations

Neither required nor recommended

  • Formal demonstration of competencies
  • Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)

Fall 2016 Applicants Statistics

The following table details the number of students who applied, admitted and erolled in Florida Atlantic University, in Fall 2016.
Men Women Total National Avg.
Applicants 6,531 9,376 15,907
Admitted students 3,761 5,748 9,509
Enrolled students 1,309 1,882 3,191
Acceptance rate 57.6% 61.3% 59.8% 69%
Yield 34.8% 32.7% 33.6% 35%

Accepted Credits

The following table outlines which college prepartory work and life expreaince will earn you credits at Florida Atlantic University.

Advanced placement (AP) credits
Dual credit (college credit earned while in high school)
Not Accepted
Credit for life experiences

Application Fee

Undergrad students
Graduate students

Admission Deadlines

February 15

  • Priority application

April 1

  • Fall application

April 15

  • SAT Reasoning / ACT scores

May 1

  • Regular application

July 1

  • Transfer application (priority)

August 1

  • Housing deposit

October 1

  • Applicants notification date
Transfer application (regular) : Rolling admission

Campus Location

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Nearby Colleges

Nearby 4 year colleges within 100 mile radius of Florida Atlantic University.

Palm Beach State College
16.6 mile away
Broward College
17.6 mile away
Miami Dade College
41.4 mile away