SAT Scores for Admission to State Universities in Florida

A Side-by-Side Comparison of College Admissions Data

New College of Florida Waterfront
New College of Florida Waterfront. Photo Credit: Allen Grove

After getting back your SAT scores, you may be wondering how they compare to other applicants. Here's a side-by-side comparison of scores for the middle 50% of enrolled students at these Florida colleges and universities. If your scores fall within or above these ranges, you're on target for admission to one of these great public universities.

SAT Score Comparison for Florida Public Universities (mid 50%)
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University of Central Florida540630540640510610see graph
Florida A&M420540420530400510see graph
Florida Atlantic University480570470570470550see graph
Florida Gulf Coast University490570480570480560see graph
Florida International University500590490580490570see graph
Florida State University560640560640560640see graph
New College of Florida610720560660570670see graph
University of North Florida540630530610500590see graph
University of South Florida530630540640510600see graph
University of Florida580670590680570670see graph
University of West Florida470570460550450540see graph
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Realize, of course, that SAT scores are just one part of the application. A strong academic record will be the most important part of your application, so success in AP, IB, dual enrollment, and honors courses can all play an important part of your application. At a school like the New College of Florida, a winning essay, meaningful extracurricular activities and good letters of recommendation are also important.

At other universities, your grades and standardized test scores are going to be the most important part of the application. The University of Central Florida, Florida State University, the University of Florida, The University of North Florida, and the University of South Florida are all relatively selective, and the great majority of applicants have SAT scores that are above average. The flagship University of Florida campus in Gainesville is particularly selective, and weak SAT scores could seriously jeopardize your chances of getting in.

New College of Florida, a public liberal arts honors college, is the most selective of all the schools.

To see a profile of any of the schools listed here, just click on their names in the table above. There, you'll find more information about admissions, financial aid data, and other helpful facts about enrollment, graduation rates, popular majors, and athletics.

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Data from the National Center for Educational Statistics