UCF Admission Requirements
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 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.
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UCF SAT Scores
Applicants Submitting SAT70%
|SAT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|SAT Reading 25th||590|
|SAT Math 25th||570|
|SAT Composite 25th||1160|
|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. 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|
|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%|
UCF ACT Scores
Applicants Submitting ACT30%
|ACT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|ACT Reading 25th||24|
|ACT Math 25th||22|
|ACT Composite 25th||25|
|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.
|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%|
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.
|Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield)||37%||45%||41%|
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.
Frequently Asked Questions
70% of students submit their SAT scores to UCF. 30% of applicants send their ACT scores when applying.
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.
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.