|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. Most incoming freshmen graduated in the top quarter of their high school class.
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|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|
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
|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%|
|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|
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
|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%|
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.
|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|
GPA Data Source, Wintergreen Orchard House
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)||37%||45%||41%|
The application deadline for Fall 2020 has passed. Applications were due on May 1, 2020.
What are the requirements for admission to University of Central Florida and what student information is used for 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.
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.
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.