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Chances of getting into University of North Florida

Acceptance Rate

Acceptance Rate
79.9%
Admission Difficulty for University of North Florida
Measure Difficulty
Admission StandardsChallenging
Applicant CompetitionVery Low

How hard is it to get into UNF and can I get accepted? The school has a 80% acceptance rate ranking it #43 in Florida for lowest rate of acceptance. Last year, 13,228 out of 16,551 applicants were admitted making University of North Florida an easy school to get into with a very good chance of acceptance assuming you meet the requirements.  Academically, it has challenging requirements for admission test scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 51 percent. University of North Florida typically accepts and attracts "A-" average high school students. Only 21% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school. Most incoming freshmen graduated in the top half of their high school class.

Test Requirements

You must submit admission test scores with your application. University of North 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.

UNF SAT Scores

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range
1040-1230
Applicants Submitting SAT
54%
SAT Scores for University of North Florida
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 530
SAT Math 25th 510
SAT Composite 25th 1040
SAT Scores for University of North Florida
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 630
SAT Math 75th 600
SAT Composite 75th 1230
Average SAT Score 1140

SAT Scores you need to get in

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

University of North Florida typically prefers applicants to be in the top 53 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 1040 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 940. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1140 out of 1600. The school ranks #14 in Florida for highest average SAT composite score. 54 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 North Florida admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness Admission Chances
1230 and Above Good >87%
1135 to 1230 Avg + 80%-87%
1040 to 1135 Avg - 70%-80%
945 to 1040 Reach 58%-70%
Less than 945 Low <58%
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UNF ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range
20-27 
Applicants Submitting ACT
46%
ACT Scores for University of North Florida
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th 20
ACT Math 25th 18
ACT Composite 25th 20
ACT Scores for University of North Florida
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 75th 26
ACT Math 75th 25
ACT Composite 75th 27
Average ACT Score 23

ACT Scores needed to get accepted

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

Admission data indicates that UNF regularly accepts students with ACT's of 20 and above. Successful applicants typically send ACT scores in the top 49 percent nationally. We estimate the school accepting minimum ACT composite scores around 16 in some instances. Prospective students submitting an ACT composite of 24 or higher should be in the upper half of applicants - and students with a 27 and above have very competitive chances. The school ranks #15 in Florida for highest average ACT composite score. 46 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to University of North Florida.

Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2020 starting class

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

University of North Florida admission chances by ACT score
ACT Score Competitiveness Admission Chances
27 and Above Good >88%
23 to 27 Avg + 80%-88%
20 to 23 Avg - 72%-80%
17 to 20 Reach 62%-72%
Less than 17 Low <62%
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UNF GPA

Estimated GPA Requirements & Average GPA

Avg. High School GPA
3.89
Typical High School Grades
A-

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

Applicants require exceptionally good grades to get into UNF. The average high school GPA of the admitted freshman class at University of North Florida was 3.89 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. If your high school grades are above the average 3.89 GPA, you have a very good chance of being admitted as UNF accepts 80% of all applicants.

 What do these ratings mean?

High School GPA's for admitted University of North Florida students
High School GPA Freshmen Within Range Competitiveness
4.0 42.0% Avg +
3.75 to 3.99 17.0% Avg -
3.50 to 3.74 17.0% Reach
3.25 to 3.49 14.0% Reach
3.00 to 3.24 8.0% Reach
2.50 to 2.99 2.0% 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

73% of University of North Florida freshman were in the top half of their high school graduating class.

High School Class Rank for admitted University of North Florida students
High School Class Rank Freshmen Within Range
Top 10% of class 14%
Top 25% of class 38%
Top 50% of class 73%
Lower 50% of class 27%
Data Source, Peterson's Data

Applying

Admission Statistics

University of North Florida admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 10,382 6,169 16,551
Accepted 8,430 4,798 13,228
Acceptance Rate 81% 78% 80%
Enrolled 1,614 1,125 2,739
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 19% 23% 21%
Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2020 starting class

Fall 2022 Application Deadline

Applications were Due
Jan 1, 2022
Days left to Apply
None

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

Application Fee

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

Admission Requirements

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

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

Credits Accepted

High School Credits Accepted at University of North 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=136172 IPEDS survey data for University of North Florida.

FAQs

Does University of North Florida prefer SAT or ACT?

54% of students submit their SAT scores to UNF. 46% of applicants send their ACT scores when applying.

What is my chance of getting into University of North Florida?

80% of those who apply are granted admission to UNF. Admission competition is and the college has challenging admission standards. See if your grades and scores are good enough for admission.

What SAT score is required for University of North Florida?

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have SAT scores between 1040 and 1230. 54% 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 North Florida?

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have ACT scores between 20 and 27. 46% of students submit ACT scores when applying. See if your ACT score is good enough for admission.