Florida International University
Miami, FL 33199

Admission Requirements

Acceptance Rate
(Fall 2016)

Florida International University is very selective in its admission process. In Fall 2016, it received 21,809 applications and only 10,920 students were granted admission. Florida International University is at the #48 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, 40% of the enrollees submitted ACT scores and 59% submitted SAT scores.

Fall 2016 Admitted Students ACT Scores

Out of the total 4,599 enrollees 1825 students submitted ACT score. Below is the score ranges of the submitted test scores.

25% 75%
English 22 27
Math 22 26
Composite 23 27

Fall 2016 Admitted Students SAT Scores

Out of the total 4,599 enrollees 2706 students submitted SAT score. Below is the score ranges of the submitted test scores.

25% 75%
Critical Reading 520 610
Math 510 600
Combined (Math + Reading) 1030 1210

Admission Requirements and Recommendations

Florida International 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 rank
  • Secondary school record
  • Completion of college-preparatory program
  • Formal demonstration of competencies
  • Admission test scores (SAT/ACT)
  • TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)

Neither required nor recommended

  • Recommendations
  • 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 International University, in Fall 2016.
Men Women Total National Avg.
Applicants 8,646 13,163 21,809
Admitted students 4,538 6,382 10,920
Enrolled students 2,056 2,543 4,599
Acceptance rate 52.5% 48.5% 50.1% 69%
Yield 45.3% 39.8% 42.1% 35%

Accepted Credits

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

January 16

  • Applicants notification date

April 1

  • Fall application

May 1

  • Regular application
  • Students must reply to acceptance offer
  • Transfer application (regular)

August 1

  • SAT Reasoning / ACT scores
  • SAT Subject score

December 1

  • Transfer application (priority)

Campus Location

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Nearby Colleges

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

Miami Dade College
11.7 mile away
Broward College
29 mile away
Palm Beach State College
61.8 mile away