Florida Institute of Technology: Acceptance Rate and Admissions Statistics

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Florida Institute of Technology, or Florida Tech, is a private technical research university with an acceptance rate of 65%. Located in Melbourne on Florida's east coast, Florida Tech offers 63 bachelor's degree programs, 48 master's degree programs, and 25 doctoral degree programs. Engineering is the most popular major among undergraduates. On the athletic front, the Florida Tech Panthers compete in the NCAA Division II Sunshine State Conference and the Gulf South Conference.

Considering applying to Florida Institute of Technology? 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 Tech had an acceptance rate of 65%. This means that for every 100 students who applied, 65 students were admitted, making Florida Institute of Technology's admissions process somewhat competitive.

Admissions Statistics (2017-18)
Number of Applicants 9,313
Percent Admitted 65%
Percent Admitted Who Enrolled (Yield) 13%

SAT Scores and Requirements

Florida Institute of Technology requires that all applicants submit either SAT or ACT scores. During the 2017-18 admissions cycle, 59% of admitted students submitted SAT scores.

SAT Range (Admitted Students)
Section 25th Percentile 75th Percentile
ERW 570 660
Math 580 680
ERW=Evidence-Based Reading and Writing

This admissions date tells us that most of Florida Tech'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 Tech scored between 570 and 660, while 25% scored below 570 and 25% scored above 660. On the math section, 50% of admitted students scored between 580 and 680, while 25% scored below 580 and 25% scored above 680. Applicants with a composite SAT score of 1340 or higher will have particularly competitive chances at Florida Institute of Technology.

Requirements

Florida Institute of Technology does not require the SAT writing section. Note that Florida Tech 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. SAT Subject tests are not required but are recommended for homeschooled applicants.

ACT Scores and Requirements

Florida Institute of Technology requires that all applicants submit either SAT or ACT scores. During the 2017-18 admissions cycle, 30% of admitted students submitted ACT scores.

ACT Range (Admitted Students)
Section 25th Percentile 75th Percentile
English 24 32
Math 25 30
Composite 25 30

This admissions data tells us that most of Florida Tech's admitted students fall within the top 22% nationally on the ACT. The middle 50% of students admitted to Florida Tech received a composite ACT score between 25 and 30, while 25% scored above 30 and 25% scored below 25.

Requirements

Note that Florida Tech does not superscore ACT results; your highest composite ACT score will be considered. Florida Tech does not require the optional ACT writing section.

GPA

In 2018, the average high school GPA of Florida Tech's incoming freshmen class was 3.67, and over 58% of incoming students had average GPAs of 3.75 and above. These results suggest that most successful applicants to Florida Tech have primarily A grades.

Self-Reported GPA/SAT/ACT Graph

Florida Institute of Technology Applicants' Self-Reported GPA/SAT/ACT Graph.
Florida Institute of Technology Applicants' Self-Reported GPA/SAT/ACT Graph. Data courtesy of Cappex.

The admissions data in the graph is self-reported by applicants to Florida Institute of Technology. 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 Institute of Technology, which accepts over half of applicants, has a competitive admissions pool with above average SAT/ACT scores and GPAs. However, Florida Tech also has a holistic admissions process and admissions decisions are based on more than numbers. A strong application essay and glowing letters of recommendation can strengthen your application, as can participation in meaningful extracurricular activities and a rigorous course schedule that demonstrates preparation for college-level work. The college is looking for students who will contribute to the campus community in meaningful ways, not just students who show promise in the classroom. Note that engineering and science applicants have additional course requirements for admission. Students with particularly compelling stories or achievements can still receive serious consideration even if their grades and scores are outside of Florida Tech's average range.

In the graph above, the blue and green dots represent accepted students. You can see that most students who were admitted to Florida Tech had high school averages of "B+" or higher, combined SAT scores of about 1100 or higher (ERW+M), and ACT composite scores of 22 or higher. Your chances are best if those numbers are above this lower range.

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