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Chances of getting into University of Central Florida

Acceptance Rate

Acceptance Rate
42.5%
Admission Difficulty for University of Central Florida
Measure Difficulty
Admission StandardsVery High
Applicant CompetitionAverage
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How hard is it to get into UCF and can I get accepted? The school has a 43% acceptance rate ranking it #10 in Florida for lowest rate of acceptance. Last year, 17,786 out of 41,816 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 26 percent. University of Central Florida typically accepts and attracts "A-" average high school students. Only 41% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school. Most incoming freshmen graduated in the top quarter of their high school class.

UCF SAT Scores

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range
1160-1340
Applicants Submitting SAT
70%
SAT Scores for University of Central Florida
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 590
SAT Math 25th 570
SAT Composite 25th 1160
SAT Scores for University of Central Florida
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 670
SAT Math 75th 670
SAT Composite 75th 1340
Average SAT Score 1250

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 31 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 1160 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 1070. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1250 out of 1600. The school ranks #5 in Florida for highest average SAT composite score. A competitive SAT score is critical as 70 percent of applicants submit SAT scores to the school.

Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2018 starting class

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

University of Central Florida admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness Admission Chances
1340 and Above Good >56%
1250 to 1340 Avg + 43%-56%
1160 to 1250 Avg - 31%-43%
1070 to 1160 Reach 21%-31%
Less than 1070 Low <21%
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UCF ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range
25-29 
Applicants Submitting ACT
30%
ACT Scores for University of Central Florida
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th 24
ACT Math 25th 22
ACT Composite 25th 25
ACT Scores for University of Central Florida
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 75th 30
ACT Math 75th 27
ACT Composite 75th 29
Average ACT Score 27

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 25 and above. Successful applicants typically send ACT scores in the top 22 percent nationally. We estimate the school accepting minimum ACT composite scores around 23 in some instances. Prospective students submitting an ACT composite of 27 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. 30 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to University of Central Florida.

Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2018 starting class

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

University of Central Florida admission chances by ACT score
ACT Score Competitiveness Admission Chances
29 and Above Good >56%
27 to 29 Avg + 43%-56%
25 to 27 Avg - 31%-43%
23 to 25 Reach 21%-31%
Less than 23 Low <21%
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UCF GPA

Estimated GPA Requirements & Average GPA

Avg. High School GPA
3.81
Typical High School Grades
A-

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

Applicants require exceptionally good grades to get into UCF. 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.

 What do these ratings mean?

High School GPA's for admitted University of Central Florida students
High School GPA Freshmen Within Range Competitiveness
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

GPA Data Source, Wintergreen Orchard House

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High School Class Rank

71% of University of Central Florida freshman were in the top twenty five percent of their high school graduating class.

High School Class Rank for admitted University of Central Florida students
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%
Data Source, Wintergreen Orchard House

Applying

Admission Statistics

University of Central Florida admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 24,139 17,677 41,816
Accepted 10,394 7,392 17,786
Acceptance Rate 43% 42% 43%
Enrolled 3,897 3,336 7,233
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 37% 45% 41%

Fall 2021 Application Deadline

Applications are Due
Mar 1, 2021
Days left to Apply
135

Applicants have 135 days left until the Fall 2021 term applications are due on Mar 1, 2021.

Admission Requirements

What are the requirements for admission to University of Central Florida and what student information is used for 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.

FAQs

Does University of Central Florida prefer SAT or ACT?

70% of students submit their SAT scores to UCF. 30% of applicants send their ACT scores when applying.

What is my chance of getting into University of Central Florida?

43% of those who apply are granted admission to UCF. Admission competition is low and the college has very high admission standards. See if your grades and scores are good enough for admission.

What SAT score is required for University of Central Florida?

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have SAT scores between 1160 and 1340. 70% of students submit SAT scores when applying. See if your SAT score is good enough for admission.

What ACT score is required for University of Central Florida?

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have ACT scores between 25 and 29. 30% of students submit ACT scores when applying. See if your ACT score is good enough for admission.