UCF Admission Requirements

Acceptance Rate

Admission Difficulty for University of Central Florida
Measure Difficulty
Admission StandardsDifficult
Applicant CompetitionAverage

Can I get into UCF? The school has a 50% acceptance rate. Last year, 17,441 out of 34,886 applicants were admitted making UCF a more competitive school to get into with a good chance of acceptance for average applicants.  Academically, it has difficult requirements for admission test scores. University of Central Florida typically accepts and attracts "A-" average high school students. Only 37% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school.

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SAT Requirements

SAT Range
Applicants Submitting SAT
SAT Scores for University of Central Florida
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 580
SAT Math 25th 570
SAT Composite 25th 1150
SAT Scores for University of Central Florida
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 670
SAT Math 75th 660
SAT Composite 75th 1330
SAT Scores you need to get in

What are the SAT requirements for students to be admitted to University of Central Florida?

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 1060. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1240 out of 1600. 56 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.

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

University of Central Florida admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness Admission Chances
1330 and Above Good >63%
1240 to 1330 Avg + 50%-63%
1150 to 1240 Avg - 37%-50%
1060 to 1150 Reach 26%-37%
Less than 1060 Low <26%

ACT Requirements

ACT Range
Applicants Submitting ACT
ACT Scores for University of Central Florida
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th 23
ACT Math 25th 23
ACT Composite 25th 24
ACT Scores for University of Central Florida
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 75th 29
ACT Math 75th 27
ACT Composite 75th 28
ACT Scores needed to get accepted

What are the ACT requirements for prospective students to get into UCF?

Admission data indicates that UCF regularly accepts students with ACT's of 24 and above. We estimate the school accepting minimum ACT composite scores around 22 in some instances. Prospective students submitting an ACT composite of 26 or higher should be in the upper half of applicants - and students with a 28 and above have very competitive chances. 44 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to University of Central Florida.

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

University of Central Florida admission chances by ACT score
ACT Score Competitiveness Admission Chances
28 and Above Good >63%
26 to 28 Avg + 50%-63%
24 to 26 Avg - 37%-50%
22 to 24 Reach 26%-37%
Less than 22 Low <26%

Estimated GPA Requirements

Avg. High School GPA
Typical High School Grades

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's for admitted University of Central Florida students
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 N/A% Low
2.25 to 2.50 N/A% Low
2.00 to 2.25 N/A% Low


Admission Statistics

University of Central Florida admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 20,296 14,590 34,886
Accepted 9,993 7,448 17,441
Acceptance Rate 49% 51% 50%
Enrolled 3,457 2,959 6,416
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 35% 40% 37%

Fall 2018 Application Deadline

Applications are Due
May 1, 2018
Days left to Apply

Applicants have 42 days left until the Fall 2018 term applications are due on May 1, 2018.

Seniors, these are the SAT and ACT test dates you can still sit for a test and send your results to UCF before the May 1 application deadline.

ACT Test Date Scores Available
Apr 14 Apr 24

Admission Requirements

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

University of Central Florida Admission Requirements
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

High School Credits Accepted at University of Central Florida
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.