SAT Score Comparison for Admission to Florida Colleges

A Side-by-Side Comparison of SAT Admissions Data for Florida Colleges

Franklin Templeton Building at Eckerd College
Franklin Templeton Building at Eckerd College. Allen Grove

What SAT scores do you need to get into one of the top Florida colleges or universities? This side-by-side comparison shows scores for 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 top colleges in Florida.

Comparison of SAT Scores Needed for Admission to Top Florida Colleges

Top Florida Colleges SAT Score Comparison (mid 50%)
(Learn what these numbers mean)
 SAT ScoresGPA-SAT-ACT
Admissions
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Eckerd College500610500600--see graph
Flagler College490588470560480570see graph
Florida Tech520620560670--see graph
Florida International500590490580490570see graph
Florida State University560640560640560640see graph
New College of Florida610720560660570670see graph
Rollins University------see graph
Stetson University------see graph
University of Central Florida540630540640510610see graph
University of Florida580670590680570670see graph
University of Miami590690610700580680see graph
University of South Florida530630540640510600see graph
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Other Factors That Affect Entry to Florida Schools

SAT scores, of course, are just one part of the application. The most important piece of nearly any college application (aside from those that require auditions and portfolios) is going to be a strong academic record. High grades in challenging courses are a better predictor of college success than a high-pressure test you took on a Saturday morning. Advanced Placement, IB, Honors, and dual enrollment courses can all play a significant roll in the admissions process.

These top Florida colleges and universities all have holistic admissions, so decisions are based on more than numerical measures. Depending on the school, a winning essay, meaningful extracurricular activities and good letters of recommendation might be important parts of the application process. Some schools will also use interviews to get more information about applicants.

Click on the "see graph" link to the right of each row to find a visual that shows how other applicants fared at each school.

In the graphs, you can see who was rejected, waitlisted, or accepted to each school, and what grades/standardized test scores they had. In some cases, a student with high scores was not admitted, while a student with lower scores was. Since scores are just one part of the application process, if an application has a strong application (but weak scores), they may still be accepted (and a high-scoring applicant with an otherwise weak application may be rejected).

Some of the schools here are test-optional. While they don't require SAT/ACT scores as part of the application, if your scores are strong, it's a good idea to submit them anyway.  

Also, be sure to click on the school's name above to view its profile. There you'll find a great resource for information relating to enrollment, admissions, financial aid, popular majors, athletics, and more.

If you're interested in Florida colleges, be sure to consider surrounding states as well. This article presents information on 30 of the best colleges in the Southeast, or you can check out SAT admissions data for Georgia, Alabama, South Carolina, and other states.

Data from the National Center for Educational Statistics