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Florida Admission Requirements

Gainesville, Florida

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Chances of getting into University of Florida

Acceptance Rate

Acceptance Rate
31.1%
Admission Difficulty for University of Florida
Measure Difficulty
Admission StandardsExceptional
Applicant CompetitionHigh

How hard is it to get into Florida and can I get accepted? The school has a 31% acceptance rate ranking it #1 in Florida for lowest rate of acceptance. Last year, 15,002 out of 48,193 applicants were admitted making 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 11 percent. University of Florida typically accepts and attracts "A-" average high school students. Only 42% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school. Most incoming freshmen graduated in the top quarter of their high school class.

Test Requirements

You must submit admission test scores with your application. University of Florida is not a test optional school. Note: Please consult the school directly to determine if testing requirements are temporarily suspended due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Florida SAT Scores

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range
1290-1460
Applicants Submitting SAT
82%
SAT Scores for University of Florida
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 650
SAT Math 25th 640
SAT Composite 25th 1290
SAT Scores for University of Florida
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 720
SAT Math 75th 740
SAT Composite 75th 1460
Average SAT Score 1380

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 prefers applicants to be in the top 13 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 1290 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 1380 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.

Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2020 starting class

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

University of Florida admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness Admission Chances
1460 and Above Good >43%
1375 to 1460 Avg + 31%-43%
1290 to 1375 Avg - 21%-31%
1205 to 1290 Reach 13%-21%
Less than 1205 Low <13%
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Florida ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range
29-33 
Applicants Submitting ACT
57%
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?

Admission data indicates that Florida regularly accepts students with ACT's of 29 and above. Successful applicants typically send ACT scores in the top 9 percent nationally. We estimate the school accepting minimum ACT composite scores 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 for highest average ACT composite score. 57 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to University of Florida.

Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2020 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 >43%
31 to 33 Avg + 31%-43%
29 to 31 Avg - 21%-31%
27 to 29 Reach 13%-21%
Less than 27 Low <13%
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Florida GPA

Estimated GPA Requirements & Average GPA

Avg. High School GPA
3.88
Typical High School Grades
A-

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

Applicants require exceptionally good grades to get into Florida. The average high school GPA of the admitted freshman class at University of Florida was 3.88 on the 4.0 scale indicating that primarily A- students are accepted and ultimately attend. The school ranks #9 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.

 What do these ratings mean?

High School GPA's for admitted University of Florida students
High School GPA Freshmen Within Range Competitiveness
4.0 39.0% Avg +
3.75 to 3.99 45.0% Reach
3.50 to 3.74 15.0% 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

GPA Data Source, Peterson's Data 2021

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High School Class Rank

82% 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 82%
Top 25% of class 98%
Top 50% of class 100%
Lower 50% of class 0%
Data Source, Peterson's Data

Applying

Admission Statistics

University of Florida admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 27,492 20,701 48,193
Accepted 8,871 6,131 15,002
Acceptance Rate 32% 30% 31%
Enrolled 3,717 2,616 6,333
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 42% 43% 42%
Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2020 starting class

Fall 2022 Application Deadline

Applications were Due
Nov 1, 2021
Days left to Apply
None

The application deadline for Fall 2022 has passed. Applications were due on Nov 1, 2021.

Application Fee

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

Admission Requirements

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

University of Florida Admission Requirements
Test Scores Required
High School GPA Required
High School Class Rank Neither required nor recommended
Completion of College Preparatory Program Considered but not 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.

FAQs

Does University of Florida prefer SAT or ACT?

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

What is my chance of getting into University of Florida?

31% 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 1290 and 1460. 82% 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. 57% of students submit ACT scores when applying. See if your ACT score is good enough for admission.