ACT Scores for Admission to State Universities in Florida

Learn What It Takes to Get into Florida's Public Universities

College Hall at New College of Florida
College Hall at New College of Florida. Photo Credit: Allen Grove

If you're curious how your ACT scores compare with other applicants, check out the table below. It shows ACT scores for admission to the 11 four-year public colleges and universities in the State University System of Florida. The table presents the middle 50% of enrolled students. If your scores fall within or above these ranges, you're on target for admission to one of these public institutions.

ACT Score Comparison for Florida Public Universities (mid 50%)
(Learn what these numbers mean)
University of Central Florida242923302227
Florida A&M182216221722
Florida Atlantic University212620251925
Florida Gulf Coast University212521262025
Florida International University222721272125
Florida State University263025302428
New College of Florida253025332328
University of North Florida212621261925
University of South Florida242923302327
University of Florida283227342631
University of West Florida222722272126
View the SAT version of this table

Realize, of course, that ACT scores aren't the only part of your application. If you perform better on the SAT than the ACT, use those scores. Also, your academic record is the most important part of your application (learn about the features of a strong academic record). Success in AP, IB, duel enrollment, and honors courses can increase your chances. Some of the schools in the table above will also want to see a winning essay, meaningful extracurricular activities and good letters of recommendation. New College of Florida, for example, uses the Common Application and has holistic admissions.

That said, ACT and SAT scores do carry a lot of weight in the admissions equation for Florida's public institutions. If your score is below the range above, you should consider the school to be a reach. This doesn't mean you can't get in (25% of admitted students have an ACT score below the lower number above), but you should definitely make sure you are applying to other schools that are matches and safeties.

If you'd like to see a profile for any of the schools listed here, just click on their names in the chart. These profiles have a lot of helpful information for prospective students: admissions, enrollment numbers, graduation rates, popular athletics and majors, financial aid, and more!

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Data from the National Center for Education Statistics