Resources › For Students and Parents University of Central Florida: Acceptance Rate and Admissions Statistics Share Flipboard Email Print FLJuJitsu/Wikimedia Commons/Public Domain For Students and Parents College Admissions Testing Graphs College Admissions Process College Profiles College Rankings Choosing A College Application Tips Essay Samples & Tips College Financial Aid Extracurricular Activities Advanced Placement Homework Help Private School Test Prep College Life Graduate School Business School Law School Distance Learning View More By Allen Grove College Admissions Expert Ph.D., English, University of Pennsylvania M.A., English, University of Pennsylvania B.S., Materials Science & Engineering and Literature, MIT Dr. Allen Grove is an Alfred University English professor and a college admissions expert with 20 years of experience helping students transition to college. our editorial process Facebook Facebook Twitter Twitter Allen Grove Updated April 06, 2020 The University of Central Florida is a public research university with an acceptance rate of 44%. UCF has the largest enrollment of any Florida college and is one of the nation's largest public universities. University of Central Florida offers over 225 degree programs with top majors including engineering, computer science, psychology, and biology. The UCF Knights compete in the NCAA Division I American Athletic Conference. Considering applying to UCF? Here are the admissions statistics you should know, including average SAT/ACT scores and GPAs of admitted students. Acceptance Rate During the 2018-19 admissions cycle, University of Central Florida had an acceptance rate of 44%. This means that for every 100 students who applied, 44 students were admitted, making UCF's admissions process competitive. Admissions Statistics (2018-19) Number of Applicants 45,118 Percent Admitted 44% Percent Admitted Who Enrolled (Yield) 36% SAT Scores and Requirements UCF requires that all applicants submit either SAT or ACT scores. During the 2018-19 admissions cycle, 79% of admitted students submitted SAT scores. SAT Range (Admitted Students) Section 25th Percentile 75th Percentile ERW 590 670 Math 580 670 ERW=Evidence-Based Reading and Writing This admissions data tells us that most of UCF's admitted students fall within the top 35% nationally on the SAT. For the evidence-based reading and writing section, 50% of students admitted to University of Central Florida scored between 590 and 670, while 25% scored below 590 and 25% scored above 670. On the math section, 50% of admitted students scored between 580 and 670, while 25% scored below 580 and 25% scored above 670. Applicants with a composite SAT score of 1340 or higher will have particularly competitive chances at UCF. Requirements UCF does not require the optional SAT essay section. Note that the University of Central Florida participates in the scorechoice program, which means that the admissions office will consider your highest score from each individual section across all SAT test dates. At UCF, SAT Subject tests are not required. ACT Scores and Requirements University of Central Florida requires all applicants to submit either SAT or ACT scores. During the 2018-19 admissions cycle, 21% of admitted students submitted ACT scores. ACT Range (Admitted Students) Section 25th Percentile 75th Percentile English 24 31 Math 23 28 Composite 25 30 This admissions data tells us that most of UCF's admitted students fall within the top 22% nationally on the ACT. The middle 50% of students admitted to University of Central Florida received a composite ACT score between 25 and 30, while 25% scored above 30 and 25% scored below 25. Requirements UCF does not require the optional ACT writing section. Note that UCF does not superscore ACT results, your highest composite ACT score will be considered. GPA In 2019, the average high school GPA for incoming UCF freshmen was 4.05, and over 56% of incoming students had average GPAs of 4.0 and above. These results suggest that most successful applicants to the University of Central Florida have primarily A grades. Self-Reported GPA/SAT/ACT Graph University of Central Florida Applicants' Self-Reported GPA/SAT/ACT Graph. Data courtesy of Cappex. The admissions data in the graph is self-reported by applicants to University of Central Florida. GPAs are unweighted. Find out how you compare to accepted students, see the real-time graph, and calculate your chances of getting in with a free Cappex account. Admissions Chances The University of Central Florida, which accepts fewer than half of applicants, has become increasingly selective. Most accepted students have above average test scores and grades. The difference between a rejection and an acceptance might be the result of your high school preparation or the specific requirements of your planned program of study. UCF gives extra weight to AP, IB, AICE, and Dual Enrollment courses as well as other advanced college preparatory classes. If your grades and test scores are borderline for UCF, it is worth submitting the optional application essay. Whether you use the Common Application or the University of Central Florida application, make sure you put time and care into your essay so that it strengthens your overall application. In the graph above, the blue and green dots represent accepted students. You can see that most successful applicants had "B" or higher averages, SAT scores of 1100 or above, and ACT composite scores of 22 or higher. All admissions data had been sourced from the National Center for Education Statistics and University of Central Florida Undergraduate Admissions Office. 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