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The University of West Florida Admission Requirements

Pensacola, Florida

Chances of getting into The University of West Florida

Acceptance Rate

Acceptance Rate
42.4%
Admission Difficulty for The University of West Florida
Measure Difficulty
Admission StandardsChallenging
Applicant CompetitionAverage

How hard is it to get into The University of West Florida and can I get accepted? The school has a 42% acceptance rate ranking it #9 in Florida for lowest rate of acceptance. Last year, 2,421 out of 5,707 applicants were admitted making The University of West Florida a more competitive school to get into with a good chance of acceptance for qualifying applicants.  Academically, it has challenging requirements for admission test scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 41 percent. The University of West Florida typically accepts and attracts "B+" average high school students. Only 45% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school. Most incoming freshmen graduated in the top half of their high school class.

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Find out which students are getting accepted at The University of West Florida, which are not, and how your GPA, SAT, or ACT scores compare.

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The University of West Florida SAT Scores

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range
1080-1250
Applicants Submitting SAT
53%
SAT Scores for The University of West Florida
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 550
SAT Math 25th 530
SAT Composite 25th 1080
SAT Scores for The University of West Florida
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 640
SAT Math 75th 610
SAT Composite 75th 1250
Average SAT Score 1170

SAT Scores you need to get in

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

The University of West Florida typically requires applicants to be in the top 45 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 1080 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 990. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1170 out of 1600. The school ranks #15 in Florida for highest average SAT composite score. 53 percent of applicants submit SAT scores to the school.

Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2018 starting class

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

The University of West Florida admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness Admission Chances
1250 and Above Good >55%
1165 to 1250 Avg + 42%-55%
1080 to 1165 Avg - 30%-42%
995 to 1080 Reach 20%-30%
Less than 995 Low <20%
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The University of West Florida ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range
22-27 
Applicants Submitting ACT
76%
ACT Scores for The University of West Florida
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th 22
ACT Math 25th 21
ACT Composite 25th 22
ACT Scores for The University of West Florida
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 75th 27
ACT Math 75th 26
ACT Composite 75th 27
Average ACT Score 24

ACT Scores needed to get accepted

What are the ACT requirements for prospective students to get into The University of West Florida?

Admission data indicates that The University of West Florida regularly accepts students with ACT's of 22 and above. Successful applicants typically send ACT scores in the top 37 percent nationally. We estimate the school accepting minimum ACT composite scores around 20 in some instances. Prospective students submitting an ACT composite of 24 or higher should be in the upper half of applicants - and students with a 27 and above have very competitive chances. The school ranks #16 in Florida for highest average ACT composite score. Scoring well on the ACT is very important as 76 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to The University of West Florida.

Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2018 starting class

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

The University of West Florida admission chances by ACT score
ACT Score Competitiveness Admission Chances
27 and Above Good >58%
24 to 27 Avg + 42%-58%
22 to 24 Avg - 32%-42%
20 to 22 Reach 24%-32%
Less than 20 Low <24%
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The University of West Florida GPA

Estimated GPA Requirements & Average GPA

Avg. High School GPA
3.43
Typical High School Grades
B+

You will need above average high school grades to get into The University of West Florida. The average high school GPA of the admitted freshman class at The University of West Florida was 3.43 on the 4.0 scale indicating that primarily B+ students are accepted and ultimately attend. The school ranks #18 in Florida for highest average GPA. Even with a competitive GPA, admission to The University of West Florida will be challenging as the school denies more applicants than it admits.

 What do these ratings mean?

High School GPA's for admitted The University of West Florida students
High School GPA Freshmen Within Range Competitiveness
3.75+ 28% Good
3.50 to 3.75 19% Avg +
3.25 to 3.50 13% Avg +
3.00 to 3.25 20% Avg -
2.75 to 3.00 19% Reach
2.50 to 2.75 1% Reach
2.25 to 2.50 N/A% Low
2.00 to 2.25 N/A% Low

GPA Data Source, Wintergreen Orchard House

High School Class Rank

75% of The University of West Florida freshman were in the top half of their high school graduating class.

High School Class Rank for admitted The University of West Florida students
High School Class Rank Freshmen Within Range
Top 10% of class 12%
Top 25% of class 36%
Top 50% of class 75%
Bottom 50% of class 25%
Bottom 25% of class 5%
Data Source, Wintergreen Orchard House

Applying

Admission Statistics

The University of West Florida admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 3,237 2,470 5,707
Accepted 1,329 1,092 2,421
Acceptance Rate 41% 44% 42%
Enrolled 584 506 1,090
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 44% 46% 45%

Fall 2020 Application Deadline

Applications were Due
Jun 30, 2020
Days left to Apply
None

The application deadline for Fall 2020 has passed. Applications were due on Jun 30, 2020.

Admission Requirements

What are the requirements for admission to The University of West Florida and what student information is used for admission decisions?

The University of West Florida Admission Requirements
Test Scores Required
High School GPA Required
High School Class Rank Recommended
Completion of College Preparatory Program Recommended
Recommendations Neither required nor recommended
Demonstration of Competencies Neither required nor recommended

Credits Accepted

High School Credits Accepted at The University of West Florida
AP Credit Yes
Dual Credit Yes
Credit for Life Experiences No

Other Colleges to Consider

Other Colleges to Consider
Subject Percent of Class
S
University of South Alabama

Mobile, Alabama

N
University of New Orleans

New Orleans, Louisiana

A
University of Alabama at Birmingham

Birmingham, Alabama

G
Georgia State University

Atlanta, Georgia

K
Kennesaw State University

Kennesaw, Georgia

L
University of Louisiana at Lafayette

Lafayette, Louisiana

S
University of South Florida St. Petersburg Campus

St. Petersburg, Florida

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=138354 IPEDS survey data for The University of West Florida.

FAQs

Does The University of West Florida prefer SAT or ACT?

53% of students submit their SAT scores to The University of West Florida. 76% of applicants send their ACT scores when applying.

What is my chance of getting into The University of West Florida?

42% of those who apply are granted admission to The University of West Florida. Admission competition is low and the college has challenging admission standards. See if your grades and scores are good enough for admission.

What SAT score is required for The University of West Florida?

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have SAT scores between 1080 and 1250. 53% of students submit SAT scores when applying. See if your SAT score is good enough for admission.

What ACT score is required for The University of West Florida?

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have ACT scores between 22 and 27. 76% of students submit ACT scores when applying. See if your ACT score is good enough for admission.


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