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The University of West Florida Admission Requirements

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Chances of getting into The University of West Florida

Acceptance Rate

Admitted 
58%
Admission Difficulty for The University of West Florida
Measure Difficulty
Admission Standards Challenging 
Applicant Competition Average 
How hard is it to get into The University of West Florida and can I get accepted?

The acceptance rate at The University of West Florida is 58%.  It ranks #0 in Florida for lowest rate of acceptance. The University of West Florida is a more competitive school to get into with a good chance of acceptance for qualifying applicants. Last year, 4,163 out of 7,232 applicants were admitted.

The school has challenging admission requirements for SAT and ACT scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 46 percent (SAT 1060/1230 ACT 21/27). The University of West Florida typically accepts and attracts "A-" average high school students with an average GPA around 3.79. Most incoming freshmen graduate in the top half of their high school class. 29% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school.

The The University of West Florida application fee is $30 and applications are due by May 15.

Testing Requirements

You are required to submit admission test scores with your application. The University of West Florida is not a test optional school. Note: Please consult the school directly to confirm the most up to date testing requirements.

The University of West Florida SAT Scores

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range 
1060-1230
Applicants Submitting SAT 
53%
SAT Scores for The University of West Florida
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 540
SAT Math 25th 520
SAT Composite 25th 1060
SAT Scores for The University of West Florida
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 630
SAT Math 75th 600
SAT Composite 75th 1230
Average SAT Score 1150

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 prefers applicants to be in the top 49 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 1060 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 970. The average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1150 out of 1600. The University of West Florida ranks #0 in Florida for highest average SAT composite score. 53 percent of applicants submit SAT scores to the school.

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Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2020 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 
1230 and Above Good >72%
1145 to 1230 Avg + 58%-72%
1060 to 1145 Avg - 42%-58%
975 to 1060 Reach 28%-42%
Less than 975 Low <28%
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The University of West Florida ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range 
21-27 
Applicants Submitting ACT 
76%
ACT Scores for The University of West Florida
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th 21
ACT Math 25th 19
ACT Composite 25th 21
ACT Scores for The University of West Florida
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 75th 28
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 21 and above. Successful applicants typically send ACT scores in the top 43 percent nationally. We estimate the school accepting minimum ACT composite scores around 18 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 #0 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.

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Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2020 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 >72%
24 to 27 Avg + 58%-72%
21 to 24 Avg - 42%-58%
18 to 21 Reach 28%-42%
Less than 18 Low <28%
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The University of West Florida GPA

Estimated GPA Requirements & Average GPA

Avg. High School GPA 
3.79
Typical High School Grades 
A-

What GPA do you need to get into The University of West Florida?

Applicants require exceptionally good 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 3.79 on the 4.0 scale indicating that primarily A- students are accepted and ultimately attend. The school ranks #0 in Florida for highest average GPA. If your high school GPA meets these requirements, there is a good chance you will be accepted as The University of West Florida accepts 58% of students who apply.

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High School GPA's for admitted The University of West Florida students
High School GPA Freshmen Within Range Competitiveness 
4.0 38.0% Good
3.75 to 3.99 19.0% Avg
3.50 to 3.74 15.0% Avg -
3.25 to 3.49 13.0% Reach
3.00 to 3.24 10.0% Reach
2.50 to 2.99 5.0% Low
2.00 to 2.49 0% Low
1.00 to 1.99 0% Low
less than 1.00 0% Low

GPA Data Source, Peterson's Data 2021

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High School Class Rank

80% 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 15%
Top 25% of class 44%
Top 50% of class 80%
Data Source, Peterson's Data

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Admission Statistics

The University of West Florida admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 4,198 3,034 7,232
Accepted 2,447 1,716 4,163
Acceptance Rate 58% 57% 58%
Enrolled 644 565 1,209
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 26% 33% 29%
Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2020 starting class

Fall 2022 Application Deadline

Applications are Due
May 15, 2023
Days left to Apply
166

Applicants have 166 days left until the Fall 2022 term applications are due on May 15, 2023.

Application Fee

The cost for prospective students to apply to The University of West Florida is $30.

Application 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 Application 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

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?

58% 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 1060 and 1230. 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 21 and 27. 76% of students submit ACT scores when applying. See if your ACT score is good enough for admission.