Chances of getting into University of Central Florida
|Admission Standards||Very High|
How hard is it to get into UCF and can I get accepted? The school has a 50% acceptance rate ranking it #13 in Florida for lowest rate of acceptance. Last year, 18,810 out of 37,693 applicants were admitted making UCF a more competitive school to get into with a good chance of acceptance for qualifying applicants. Academically, it has very high requirements for admission test scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 24 percent. University of Central Florida typically accepts and attracts "A-" average high school students. Only 37% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school. Most incoming freshmen graduated in the top quarter of their high school class.
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UCF SAT Scores
Applicants Submitting SAT60%
|SAT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|SAT Reading 25th||630|
|SAT Math 25th||590|
|SAT Composite 25th||1220|
|SAT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|SAT Reading 75th||690|
|SAT Math 75th||690|
|SAT Composite 75th||1380|
|Average SAT Score||1300|
SAT Scores you need to get in
What are the SAT requirements for students to be admitted to University of Central Florida?
University of Central Florida typically requires applicants to be in the top 22 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 1220 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 1140. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1300 out of 1600. The school ranks #5 in Florida for highest average SAT composite score. 60 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|
|1380 and Above||Good||>63%|
|1300 to 1380||Avg +||50%-63%|
|1220 to 1300||Avg -||37%-50%|
|1140 to 1220||Reach||26%-37%|
|Less than 1140||Low||<26%|
UCF ACT Scores
Applicants Submitting ACT40%
|ACT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|ACT Reading 25th||23|
|ACT Math 25th||22|
|ACT Composite 25th||24|
|ACT Test||75th Percentile Score|
|ACT Reading 75th||30|
|ACT Math 75th||27|
|ACT Composite 75th||29|
|Average ACT Score||26|
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. Successful applicants typically send ACT scores in the top 27 percent nationally. 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 29 and above have very competitive chances. The school ranks #5 in Florida for highest average ACT composite score. 40 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to University of Central Florida.
|ACT Score||Competitiveness||Admission Chances|
|29 and Above||Good||>65%|
|26 to 29||Avg +||50%-65%|
|24 to 26||Avg -||40%-50%|
|22 to 24||Reach||30%-40%|
|Less than 22||Low||<30%|
Avg. High School GPA3.81
Typical High School GradesA-
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. The school ranks #8 in Florida for highest average GPA. Even with a competitive GPA, admission to UCF will be challenging as the school denies more applicants than it admits.
|High School GPA||Freshmen Within Range||Competitiveness|
|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|
71% of University of Central Florida freshman were in the top twenty five percent of their high school graduating class.
|High School Class Rank||Freshmen Within Range|
|Top 10% of class||30%|
|Top 25% of class||71%|
|Top 50% of class||97%|
|Bottom 50% of class||3%|
|Bottom 25% of class||1%|
|Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield)||34%||40%||37%|
Applications are DueMay 1, 2020
Days left to Apply167
Applicants have 167 days left until the Fall 2020 term applications are due on May 1, 2020.
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.
|SAT Test Date||Scores Available|
|Dec 7||Dec 20|
|Mar 14||Mar 27|
|ACT Test Date||Scores Available|
|Dec 14||Dec 24|
|Feb 8||Feb 19|
|Apr 4||Apr 14|
What are the requirements for admission to University of Central Florida and what considerations affect admission decisions?
|High School GPA||Required|
|High School Class Rank||Recommended|
|Completion of College Preparatory Program||Recommended|
|Demonstration of Competencies||Neither required nor recommended|
|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.