Florida International University: Acceptance Rate and Admissions Statistics

Florida International University

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Florida International University is a public research university with an acceptance rate of 58%. 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 2018-19 admissions cycle, Florida International University had an acceptance rate of 58%. This means that for every 100 students who applied, 58 students were admitted, making FIU's admissions process competitive.

Admissions Statistics (2018-19)
Number of Applicants 18,492
Percent Admitted 58%
Percent Admitted Who Enrolled (Yield) 31%

SAT Scores and Requirements

FIU requires that all applicants submit either SAT or ACT scores. During the 2018-19 admissions cycle, 92% of admitted students submitted SAT scores.

SAT Range (Admitted Students)
Section 25th Percentile 75th Percentile
ERW 570 650
Math 540 630
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 570 and 650, while 25% scored below 570 and 25% scored above 650. On the math section, 50% of admitted students scored between 540 and 630, while 25% scored below 540 and 25% scored above 630. Applicants with a composite SAT score of 1280 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 2018-19 admissions cycle, 8% of admitted students submitted ACT scores.

ACT Range (Admitted Students)
Section 25th Percentile 75th Percentile
English 22 29
Math 21 26
Composite 23 28

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 28, while 25% scored above 28 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 2019, the average GPA for FIU's incoming freshmen class was 4.0, and over 93% of incoming students had GPAs of 3.75 and above. These results suggest that most successful applicants to Florida International University have primarily A grades.

Self-Reported GPA/SAT/ACT Graph

Florida International University Applicants' 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.