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Gainesville, Florida

University of Florida Admission Requirements

Chances of getting into University of Florida

University of Florida

Acceptance Rate

Acceptance Rate
38.8%
Admission Difficulty for University of Florida
Measure Difficulty
Admission StandardsExceptional
Applicant CompetitionHigh

How hard is it to get into University of Florida and can I get accepted? The school has a 39% acceptance rate ranking it #6 in Florida for lowest rate of acceptance. Last year, 15,077 out of 38,905 applicants were admitted making University of Florida a highly competitive school to get into with a lesser chance of acceptance for qualifying applicants.  Academically, it has extremely high requirements for admission test scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 14 percent. University of Florida typically accepts and attracts "A" average high school students. Only 45% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school. Most incoming freshmen graduated in the top ten percent of their high school class.

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University of Florida SAT Scores

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range
1280-1440
Applicants Submitting SAT
82%
SAT Scores for University of Florida
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 640
SAT Math 25th 640
SAT Composite 25th 1280
SAT Scores for University of Florida
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 710
SAT Math 75th 730
SAT Composite 75th 1440
Average SAT Score 1360

SAT Scores you need to get in

What are the SAT requirements for students to be admitted to University of Florida?

University of Florida typically requires applicants to be in the top 14 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 1280 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 1200. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1360 out of 1600. The school ranks #1 in Florida for highest average SAT composite score. A competitive SAT score is critical as 82 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.

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Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

University of Florida admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness Admission Chances
1440 and Above Good >52%
1360 to 1440 Avg + 39%-52%
1280 to 1360 Avg - 27%-39%
1200 to 1280 Reach 18%-27%
Less than 1200 Low <18%
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University of Florida ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range
27-32 
Applicants Submitting ACT
57%
ACT Scores for University of Florida
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th 26
ACT Math 25th 26
ACT Composite 25th 27
ACT Scores for University of Florida
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 75th 34
ACT Math 75th 30
ACT Composite 75th 32
Average ACT Score 29

ACT Scores needed to get accepted

What are the ACT requirements for prospective students to get into University of Florida?

Admission data indicates that University of Florida regularly accepts students with ACT's of 27 and above. Successful applicants typically send ACT scores in the top 15 percent nationally. We estimate the school accepting minimum ACT composite scores around 24 in some instances. Prospective students submitting an ACT composite of 30 or higher should be in the upper half of applicants - and students with a 32 and above have very competitive chances. The school ranks #2 in Florida for highest average ACT composite score. 57 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to University of Florida.

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

University of Florida admission chances by ACT score
ACT Score Competitiveness Admission Chances
32 and Above Good >55%
29 to 32 Avg + 39%-55%
27 to 29 Avg - 29%-39%
25 to 27 Reach 21%-29%
Less than 25 Low <21%
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Estimated GPA Requirements & Average GPA

Avg. High School GPA
4.1
Typical High School Grades
A

You will need exceptionally good grades to get into University of Florida. The average high school GPA of the admitted freshman class at University of Florida was 4.1 on the 4.0 scale indicating that primarily A students are accepted and ultimately attend. The school ranks #2 in Florida for highest average GPA. Even with a competitive GPA, admission to University of Florida 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 Florida students
High School GPA Freshmen Within Range Competitiveness
3.75+ 94% Good
3.50 to 3.75 4% Reach
3.25 to 3.50 1% Reach
3.00 to 3.25 N/A% Reach
2.75 to 3.00 N/A% Reach
2.50 to 2.75 N/A% Reach
2.25 to 2.50 N/A% Reach
2.00 to 2.25 N/A% Reach

High School Class Rank

77% of University of Florida freshman were in the top ten percent of their high school graduating class.

High School Class Rank for admitted University of Florida students
High School Class Rank Freshmen Within Range
Top 10% of class 77%
Top 25% of class 97%
Top 50% of class 100%
Bottom 50% of class 0%
Bottom 25% of class 0%

Admission Statistics

University of Florida admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 22,440 16,465 38,905
Accepted 9,171 5,906 15,077
Acceptance Rate 41% 36% 39%
Enrolled 4,085 2,716 6,801
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 45% 46% 45%

Fall 2020 Application Deadline

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

The application deadline for Fall 2020 has passed. Applications were due on Nov 1, 2019.

Admission Requirements

What are the requirements for admission to University of Florida and what considerations affect admission decisions?

University of Florida Admission Requirements
Test Scores Required
High School GPA Required
High School Class Rank Recommended
Completion of College Preparatory Program Required
Recommendations Neither required nor recommended
Demonstration of Competencies Neither required nor recommended

Credits Accepted

High School Credits Accepted at University of Florida
AP Credit Yes
Dual Credit Yes
Credit for Life Experiences No

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=134130 IPEDS survey data for University of Florida.

Frequently Asked Questions

82% of students submit their SAT scores to University of Florida. 57% of applicants send their ACT scores when applying.

39% of those who apply are granted admission to University of Florida. Admission competition is high and the college has exceptional admission standards. See if your grades and scores are good enough for admission.

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have SAT scores between 1280 and 1440. 82% 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 27 and 32. 57% of students submit ACT scores when applying. See if your ACT score is good enough for admission.