SAT Scores for Admission to State Universities in Florida

A Side-by-Side Comparison of College Admissions Data

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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%)
(Learn what these numbers mean)

Reading 25% Reading 75% Math 25% Math 75%
University of Central Florida 580 660 570 660
Florida A&M 500 580 500 560
Florida Atlantic University 540 620 520 600
Florida Gulf Coast University 540 610 520 600
Florida International University 550 630 530 610
Florida State University 600 670 590 660
New College of Florida 620 710 570 670
University of North Florida 560 650 530 630
University of South Florida 580 650 570 660
University of Florida 620 710 620 690
University of West Florida 550 630 530 610

View the ACT version of this table

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 Education Statistics

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