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)

Reading 25% Reading 75% Math 25% Math 75%
Eckerd College 540 650 520 610
Flagler College 510 610 440 530
Florida Tech 550 640 580 680
Florida International 550 630 530 610
Florida State University 600 670 590 660
New College of Florida 620 710 570 670
Rollins University - - - -
Stetson University - - - -
University of Central Florida 580 660 570 660
University of Florida 620 710 620 690
University of Miami 620 700 610 720
University of South Florida 580 650 570 660

View the ACT version of this table

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.

If you click on the school's name in the table above, you'll find information about enrollment, admissions, financial aid, popular majors, athletics, and more.You'll also find a graph of GPA, SAT score, and ACT score data for students who were accepted, rejected, and waitlisted. 

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.  

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 Education Statistics

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