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Your chances of getting into University of Florida

Admission Rate & Difficulty

Percent Admitted 

Admission Difficulty for University of Florida
Measure Difficulty
Admission Standards Exceptional 
Applicant Competition High 

Acceptance Rate

The acceptance rate at Florida is 30%.  Its admission rate is the 2nd lowest in Florida and the 91st lowest the nation.

Admission Selectivity

How hard is it to get into Florida and can you get accepted?

Florida is a highly competitive school to get into with a lesser chance of acceptance for qualifying applicants. Last year, 15,431 out of the 51,207 who applied were admitted.

The school has extremely high admission requirements for SAT and ACT scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 10 percent (SAT 1300/1470 ACT 29/33). University of Florida typically accepts and attracts "A-" average high school students with an average GPA around 3.9. Most incoming freshmen graduate in the top ten percent of their high school class or better. 44% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school.

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Admission Requirements in Brief

To have the best chance of getting into to University of Florida you should:

  • Have a high school GPA of 3.9 or better
  • Earn A- grades in high school
  • Score 1390 on the SAT
  • Score 31 on the ACT
  • Graduate in the top 10% of your high school class

Testing Requirements

You are required to submit admission test scores with your application. University of Florida is not a test optional school. Note: Please consult the school directly to confirm the most up to date testing requirements.

Florida SAT Scores

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range 


Applicants Submitting SAT 

SAT Scores for University of Florida
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 650
SAT Math 25th 650
SAT Composite 25th 1300
SAT Scores for University of Florida
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 720
SAT Math 75th 750
SAT Composite 75th 1470
Average SAT Score 1390

SAT Scores you need to get in

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

Students who get into University of Florida score in the top 12 percent of all SAT test takers.. The SAT composite score range for the middle 50% of accepted students is 1300-1470 and the average score is 1390.  Florida ranks #1 in the state of Florida and #88 in the nation for highest average SAT composite score. You should target scoring 1390 or above to be competitive with most other applicants. Florida regularly admits students with SAT scores down to 1300 on a 1600 scale, below which admission should be considered a reach. We estimate some students may be accepted with SAT's as low as 1210. A competitive SAT score is very important as 79 percent of applicants submit SAT scores to the school.

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Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2021 starting class

Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

The table below outlines your predicted admission chances based on SAT score alone. If you are an average applicant with a score of 1385, you have around a 30% chance of being admitted. A 1385 places you well ahead of most other applicants and gives you about a 45% chance of getting in.

University of Florida admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness  Admission Chances 
1470 and Above Good >45%
1385 to 1470 Avg + 30%-45%
1300 to 1385 Avg - 18%-30%
1215 to 1300 Reach 11%-18%
Less than 1215 Low <11%
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Florida ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range 


Applicants Submitting ACT 

ACT Scores for University of Florida
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th 28
ACT Math 25th 26
ACT Composite 25th 29
ACT Scores for University of Florida
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 75th 35
ACT Math 75th 31
ACT Composite 75th 33
Average ACT Score 31

ACT Scores needed to get accepted

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

Florida regularly accepts students who score 29 and above on the ACT. These students typically score in the top 9 percent nationally. The ACT composite score range for the middle 50% of students is 29-33. We estimate the school accepting a minimum ACT composite score around 27 in some instances. Prospective students submitting an ACT composite of 31 or higher should be in the upper half of applicants - and students with a 33 and above have very competitive chances. The school ranks #1 in Florida and #80 in the U.S. for highest average ACT composite score. 46 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to University of Florida.

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Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2021 starting class

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

University of Florida admission chances by ACT score
ACT Score Competitiveness  Admission Chances 
33 and Above Good >45%
31 to 33 Avg + 30%-45%
29 to 31 Avg - 18%-30%
27 to 29 Reach 11%-18%
Less than 27 Low <11%
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Florida GPA

GPA Requirements & Average GPA

Avg. High School GPA 


Typical High School Grades 


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

You are required to have exceptionally good grades to get into Florida. The average high school GPA of the admitted freshman class at University of Florida was 3.9 on the 4.0 scale. This indicates that primarily A- average high school students are accepted and ultimately attend. The school ranks #4 in Florida for highest average GPA. Even with a competitive GPA, admission to Florida will be challenging as the school denies more applicants than it admits.

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High School GPA's for admitted University of Florida students
High School GPA Freshmen Within Range Competitiveness 
4.0 45.0% Good
3.75 to 3.99 44.0% Avg -
3.50 to 3.74 10.0% Reach
3.25 to 3.49 1.0% Low
3.00 to 3.24 0% Low
2.50 to 2.99 0% Low
2.00 to 2.49 0% Low
1.00 to 1.99 0% Low
less than 1.00 0% Low

 What do these chances mean?

GPA Data Source, Peterson's Data 2022

High School Class Rank

83% 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 83%
Top 25% of class 98%
Top 50% of class 100%
Data Source, Peterson's Data


Admission Statistics

University of Florida admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 29,484 21,723 51,207
Accepted 9,069 6,362 15,431
Acceptance Rate 31% 29% 30%
Enrolled 3,916 2,871 6,787
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 43% 45% 44%
Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2021 starting class

Fall 2023 Application Deadline

Applications Due

Nov 1, 2022

Days left to Apply


The application deadline for Fall 2023 has passed. Applications were due on Nov 1, 2022.

Application Fee

The cost for prospective students to apply to University of Florida is $30.

Application Requirements

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

University of Florida Application Requirements
Test Scores Required
High School GPA Required
High School Class Rank Neither required nor 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

Other Colleges to Apply To 

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


Does University of Florida prefer SAT or ACT?

79% of students submit their SAT scores to Florida. 46% of applicants send their ACT scores when applying.

What is my chance of getting into University of Florida?

30% of those who apply are granted admission to Florida. Admission competition is high and the college has exceptional admission standards. See if your grades and scores are good enough for admission.

What SAT score is required for University of Florida?

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have SAT scores between 1300 and 1470. 79% 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 Florida?

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have ACT scores between 29 and 33. 46% of students submit ACT scores when applying. See if your ACT score is good enough for admission.