Resources › For Students and Parents Florida International University: Acceptance Rate and Admissions Statistics Share Flipboard Email Print Andres Limones Cruz / Flickr / CC BY 2.0 For Students and Parents College Admissions Testing Graphs College Admissions Process College Profiles College Rankings Choosing A College Application Tips Essay Samples & Tips College Financial Aid Extracurricular Activities Advanced Placement Homework Help Private School Test Prep College Life Graduate School Business School Law School Distance Learning View More by Allen Grove Dr. Allen Grove is an Alfred University English professor and a college admissions expert with 20 years of experience helping students transition to college. Updated August 18, 2019 Florida International University is a public research university with an acceptance rate of 59%. Located in Miami, Florida, FIU first opened to students in 1972. Since that time it has earned a chapter of Phi Beta Kappa for its strengths in the liberal arts and sciences. Popular majors include business, psychology, and communications. In athletics, the FIU Golden Panthers compete in the NCAA Division I Conference USA. Considering applying to Florida International University? Here are the admissions statistics you should know, including average SAT/ACT scores and GPAs of admitted students. Acceptance Rate During the 2017-18 admissions cycle, Florida International University had an acceptance rate of 59%. This means that for every 100 students who applied, 59 students were admitted, making FIU's admissions process competitive. Admissions Statistics (2017-18) Number of Applicants 19,410 Percent Admitted 59% Percent Admitted Who Enrolled (Yield) 39% SAT Scores and Requirements FIU requires that all applicants submit either SAT or ACT scores. During the 2017-18 admissions cycle, 77% of admitted students submitted SAT scores. SAT Range (Admitted Students) Section 25th Percentile 75th Percentile ERW 560 640 Math 530 620 ERW=Evidence-Based Reading and Writing This admissions data tells us that most of FIU's admitted students fall within the top 35% nationally on the SAT. For the evidence-based reading and writing section, 50% of students admitted to Florida International University scored between 560 and 640, while 25% scored below 560 and 25% scored above 640. On the math section, 50% of admitted students scored between 530 and 620, while 25% scored below 530 and 25% scored above 620. Applicants with a composite SAT score of 1260 or higher will have particularly competitive chances at FIU. Requirements FIU does not require the SAT writing section or SAT Subject tests. Note that Florida International participates in the scorechoice program, which means that the admissions office will consider your highest score from each individual section across all SAT test dates. ACT Scores and Requirements Florida International University requires that all applicants submit either SAT or ACT scores. During the 2017-18 admissions cycle, 23% of admitted students submitted ACT scores. ACT Range (Admitted Students) Section 25th Percentile 75th Percentile English 22 28 Math 20 25 Composite 23 27 This admissions data tells us that most of FIU's admitted students fall within the top 31% nationally on the ACT. The middle 50% of students admitted to Florida International University received a composite ACT score between 23 and 27, while 25% scored above 27 and 25% scored below 23. Requirements Florida International University does not require the ACT writing section. Unlike many universities, FIU superscores ACT results; your highest subscores from multiple ACT sittings will be considered. GPA In 2018, the average GPA for FIU's incoming freshmen class was 4.0. Over 85% of admitted students had GPAs of 3.5 and above. These results suggest that most successful applicants to Florida International University have primarily A and high B grades. Self-Reported GPA/SAT/ACT Graph Florida International University Applicants' Self-Reported GPA/SAT/ACT Graph. Data courtesy of Cappex. The admissions data in the graph is self-reported by applicants to Florida International University. GPAs are unweighted. Find out how you compare to accepted students, see the real-time graph, and calculate your chances of getting in with a free Cappex account. Admissions Chances Florida International University, which accepts over half of applicants, has a selective admissions process. If your SAT/ACT scores and GPA fall within the school's average ranges, you have a strong chance of being accepted. While FIU does not have a holistic admissions process, the admissions committee will consider more than grades and test scores in reviewing applications. The admissions folks will want to see that you have taken rigorous college preparatory courses and that your grades are trending upward. Note that some majors at FIU have special requirements and higher admissions standards. In the graph above, the blue and green dots represent accepted students. You can see that the majority of accepted students had high school grades of "C+" or higher, combined SAT scores of about 1000 or better, and ACT composite scores of 20 or higher. Higher grades and test scores almost guarantee admission. All admissions data has been sourced from the National Center for Education Statistics and Florida International University Admissions Office. Continue Reading How Competitive Is Florida Atlantic University's Admissions Process? How Competitive Is University of Missouri's Admissions Process? How Competitive Is Florida Gulf Coast University's Admissions Process? How Competitive Is Xavier University's Admissions Process? 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