With over 58,000 students and a first year student acceptance rate of 50%, FIU admissions is considered selective. The admissions committee looks for applicants who are academically prepared, have challenged themselves with advanced courses, are active in their community or are motivated by a specific goal or passion. We strive to prepare applicants for a college education to open doors to more future Panthers every year.
First Year Requirements
Get Accepted to FIU
First year students are accepted to FIU based on a pathway designed to fit their academic history and goals. Admission decisions are made on a space-available basis – if one pathway fills up, you may be accepted to the next. See if you qualify for FIU and which pathway fits you.
Florida Public or Community College Transfers
Students transferring with an associate in arts (AA) automatically qualify for admission to the university (with the exception of Limited Access Programs) through the Florida 2+2 Partnership. These students enter FIU as juniors having satisfied the university's general education requirements.
FIU admits over 6,000 graduate students every year. Admissions requirements vary by program. As a result, additional criteria may be used during the review process. Samples may include: entrance exams, resumes or portfolios, essays, letters of recommendation, etc. Search for your program to verify what you will need.
Natural Disaster or Emergency Event
Reach out to an FIU admissions counselor if you have been impacted by an emergency event or other circumstances beyond your control. We will do our best to keep you on the path to higher education.