The University of West Florida Admission Requirements
Chances of getting into The University of West Florida
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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The University of West Florida SAT Scores
Applicants Submitting SAT53%
|SAT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|SAT Reading 25th||550|
|SAT Math 25th||530|
|SAT Composite 25th||1080|
|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. Note: SAT scores presented on this page have been adjusted upwards per the College Board's concordance tables for test takers after March 2016.
|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%|
The University of West Florida ACT Scores
Applicants Submitting ACT76%
|ACT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|ACT Reading 25th||22|
|ACT Math 25th||21|
|ACT Composite 25th||22|
|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.
|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%|
Avg. High School GPA3.43
Typical High School GradesB+
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.
|High School GPA||Freshmen Within Range||Competitiveness|
|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|
75% of The University of West Florida freshman were in the top half of their high school graduating class.
|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%|
|Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield)||44%||46%||45%|
Applications are DueJun 30, 2020
Days left to Apply82
Applicants have 82 days left until the Fall 2020 term applications are due on Jun 30, 2020.
Seniors, these are the SAT and ACT test dates you can still sit for a test and send your results to The University of West Florida before the Jun 30 application deadline.
|SAT Test Date||Scores Available|
|May 2||May 15|
|ACT Test Date||Scores Available|
|Jun 13||Jun 23|
What are the requirements for admission to The University of West Florida and what considerations affect admission decisions?
|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|
|Credit for Life Experiences||No|
Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=138354 IPEDS survey data for The University of West Florida.
Frequently Asked Questions
53% of students submit their SAT scores to The University of West Florida. 76% of applicants send their ACT scores when applying.
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.
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.