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UCF Admission Chances


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Acceptance Chances

Can I get into UCF? These admission statistics provide an indication how difficult it is to get in and what your chances are. 17,279 out of 35,572 applicants or 49% were admitted making UCF a more competitive school to get into with a lesser chance of acceptance for average applicants.  Academically, it has very high requirements for admission test scores. University of Central Florida typically accepts and attracts A- average high school students. Only 38% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school.

Women Men Total
Applied 20,588 14,984 35,572
Accepted 9,858 7,421 17,279
Acceptance Rate 48% 50% 49%
Enrolled 3,511 3,042 6,553
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 36% 41% 38%

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Scores you need to get in

What are the SAT and ACT requirements for students to be admitted to University of Central Florida and what score do you need to get in? The tables below describe the SAT and ACT test score percentile profile of the Fall 2015 starting class.

SAT Requirements (New SAT)

Reporting indicates the school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 1150 on a 1600 scale, below which admission should be considered a reach. We estimate some students could be accepted with SAT's as low as 1055. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1245 out of 1600. 58 percent of applicants submit SAT scores to the school. Note: SAT scores presented on this page have been adjusted upwards per the College Board's concordance tables for test takers after March 2016.

25th Percentile Score 75th Percentile Score
SAT Composite 1150 1340
SAT Reading 580 670
SAT Math 570 660
ACT Composite 24 28
ACT English N/A N/A
ACT Math N/A N/A

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by Score

 What do these ratings mean?

ACT Score Competitiveness Est. Admission Chances
28 and Above Good >62%
26 to 28 Avg + 49%-62%
24 to 26 Avg - 36%-49%
22 to 24 Reach 25%-36%
Less than 22 Low <25%
SAT Score (NEW 1600 scale) Competitiveness Admission Chances
1340 and Above Good >62%
1245 to 1340 Avg + 49%-62%
1150 to 1245 Avg - 36%-49%
1055 to 1150 Reach 25%-36%
Less than 1055 Low <25%

Estimated GPA Requirements

You will need exceptionally good grades to get into University of Central Florida. The average high school GPA of the admitted freshman class at University of Central Florida was 3.81 on the 4.0 scale indicating that primarily A- students are accepted and ultimately attend. Even with a competitive GPA, admission to UCF will be challenging as the school denies more applicants than it admits.

 What do these ratings mean?

High School GPA Freshmen Within Range Admission Chances
3.75+ 55% Good
3.50 to 3.75 27% Avg -
3.25 to 3.50 11% Reach
3.00 to 3.25 6% Reach
2.75 to 3.00 1% Reach
2.50 to 2.75 0% Low
2.25 to 2.50 0% Low
2.00 to 2.25 0% Low

Fall 2017 Application Deadline

The application deadline for Fall 2017 has passed. Applications were due on May 1, 2017.

Admission Requirements

What are the requirements for admission to University of Central Florida and what considerations affect admission decisions?

Test Scores Required
High School GPA Required
High School Class Rank Recommended
Completion of College Preparatory Program Recommended
Recommendations Recommended
Demonstration of Competencies Neither required nor recommended

Credits Accepted

Does accept high school AP credits or award dual credit towards both a college and high school degree?

AP Credit Yes
Dual Credit Yes
Credit for Life Experiences Yes

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=132903 IPEDS survey data for University of Central Florida.