Chances of getting into University of Central Florida

Acceptance Rate

Acceptance Rate
49.9%
Admission Difficulty for University of Central Florida
Measure Difficulty
Admission StandardsVery High
Applicant CompetitionAverage

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

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range
1220-1380
Applicants Submitting SAT
60%
SAT Scores for University of Central Florida
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 630
SAT Math 25th 590
SAT Composite 25th 1220
SAT Scores for University of Central Florida
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 690
SAT Math 75th 690
SAT Composite 75th 1380
Average SAT Score 1300

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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.

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

University of Central Florida admission chances by SAT score
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%
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UCF ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range
24-29 
Applicants Submitting ACT
40%
ACT Scores for University of Central Florida
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th 23
ACT Math 25th 22
ACT Composite 25th 24
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 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.

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 >65%
26 to 29 Avg + 50%-65%
24 to 26 Avg - 40%-50%
22 to 24 Reach 30%-40%
Less than 22 Low <30%
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Estimated GPA Requirements & Average GPA

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

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.

 What do these ratings mean?

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

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%

Admission Statistics

University of Central Florida admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 21,534 16,159 37,693
Accepted 10,655 8,155 18,810
Acceptance Rate 49% 50% 50%
Enrolled 3,626 3,253 6,879
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 34% 40% 37%

Fall 2019 Application Deadline

Applications were Due
May 1, 2019
Days left to Apply
None

The application deadline for Fall 2019 has passed. Applications were due on May 1, 2019.

Admission Requirements

What are the requirements for admission to University of Central Florida and what considerations affect 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.