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UCF Admissions

If you want to apply to UCF, the deadline for Fall 2022 admissions is May 1 and the application fee costs $30. Application fees can add up, but some schools do have free applications and students with financial need may be eligible for an application fee waiver.

Students who submit their applications for Fall should hear back from UCF by September 1.

Applying Early to UCF?

University of Central Florida does not offer early decision or early action..

Some students apply to college early because they believe it will help their chances. Early deadlines may increase the chance of being admitted, since applying early shows your are very interested in a school, and your application is being considered before all the regular decision applicants apply.

See a list of some selective colleges that admit significantly more applicants during early decision or early action than during regular admission.

How Hard Is It To Get Admitted to UCF?

Getting into UCF is moderately difficult. UCF evaluates applicants carefully based on multiple criteria to decide who to admit, and who to deny or waitlist.

In 2021, UCF **accepted 45% of students, around 21,661 of the 47,957 students who applied.

Schools that are moderately difficult to get into, like UCF, accept fewer than 85% of all applicants. At least 75% of all admitted students have GPAs in the top 50% of their high school class and scored over 1010 on the SAT or over 18 on the ACT.

Transfer student admissions is moderately difficult. In 2021, UCF waitlisted 7,052 students. Of those, 4060 eventually were offered a spot.

What Does UCF Look For in an Applicant?

Colleges consider a range of factors when choosing who to admit for their next incoming class. Each college has a different way of determining which factors are they consider most important in the admissions process. When creating your list of schools to apply to, you may want to consider your strengthsand any possible weaknesses in your application, and choose schools that prioritize the admissions factors where you stand out.

Admissions Factors at UCF

Admissions Factor Level
Academic GPA Very Important
Alumni/ae Relations Considered
Character/Personal Qualities Considered
Geographical Residence Considered
Class Rank Considered
Work Experience Considered
Extracurricular Activities Considered
Level of Applicant's Interest Considered
Application Essay Important
First Generation Considered
Interview Not Considered
Racial/Ethnic Status Not Considered
Recommendation(s) Not Considered
Religious Affiliation/Commitment Not Considered
Rigor of Secondary School Record Very Important
State Residency Considered
Talent/Ability Considered
Standardized Test Scores Very Important
Volunteer Work Considered

UCF Application Requirements

To apply, all applicants to UCF must submit the following items. Double check with UCF's admissions department to confirm all application materials and requirements.

Area Required Recommended Required for some Details (if any)
Minimum High School Gpa (On 4.0 Scale) 2.5
Other Requirements Written essay or personal statement is Recommended for Some.
College Transcripts and SAT/ACT scores are Required for Some.
Transcript of High School Record

What GPA Do I Need To Get Into UCF?

Students admitted to UCF have an average unweighted GPA of 4.2.

Out of all students that were admitted, 80% submitted a class rank. At UCF 35% of students ranked in the top 10% of their graduating class in high school, 72% were in the top 25% and 96% were in the top 50%.

Unweighted GPAs range from 4.0 to under 1.0.

At University of Central Florida, students GPAs fall in the following ranges
4.0 GPA 80%
3.75 and 3.99 21.1%
3.50 and 3.74 13.3%
3.25 and 3.49 2.8%
3.00 and 3.24 0.6%
2.50 and 2.9 0.3%
2.00 and 2.49 0.1%
UCF does look at standardized tests scores during the admissions process.

UCF is not test optional. Test optional schools allow students to choose if they want to submit ACT or SAT scores with their applications or not.

In 2021, 77% of UCF's first-year students submitted their SAT scores with their application. 23% of admitted applicants sent ACT scores.

What's a Good SAT Score for UCF?

On the SAT Math Section, 25% of UCF students scored 670 or higher and 75% of students scored 590 or higher. On the SAT Critical Reading section (formerly called the Verbal section), 25% of UCF students scored 670 or higher, and 75% scored a 590 or higher.

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What's a Good ACT Score for UCF?

To be most competitive at UCF, you should strive to earn between 25 and 30 on the ACT.

An ACT score of 30 means you fall in the 75th percentile for UCF's admitted students. One out of every four students scored above a 30, and three out of four students scored lower than 30 on the ACT.

A 25 on the ACT is the 25th percentile for UCF students. Only one out of every four students scored below 25.

Want To Bring Up Your ACT Score? Access ACT practice tests and study tips and see upcoming ACT test dates.

Transferring to University of Central Florida

For transfer students, it is moderately difficult to get admitted to UCF.

For transfer students wishing to start in the Fall, the deadline to apply is July 1.

Transfer students can enroll in UCF during the following terms: Fall Term Spring Term Summer Term

UCF Admissions FAQs

Can I defer my acceptance to UCF?

Students who are admitted to UCF must attend in the term they start. Deferring admissions is not encouraged. If you have a unusual circumstance, contact the admissions department..

Does UCF accept transfer credits?

UCF accepts eligible transfer credits from accredited institutions. UCF accepts:

DSST/DANTES ACE recommendations for credit Excelsior College Examinations

Does UCF accept Advanced Placement (AP) or International Baccalaureate (IB) credits?

UCF accepts International Baccalaureate credits (IB) creditsand Advanced Placement (AP) credits.

Do I have to submit test scores to UCF?

UCF. is not test optional. You must submit test scores as part of the application.

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UCF Admissions Requirements

Admission Difficulty

Somewhat Selective

45%

How hard is it to get into UCF? UCF is a somewhat selective institution. The UCF acceptance rate is 45%. This means that the institution accepts 45 out of every 100 applicants.

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UCF Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

May 1

Transfer Applications are Due

Jul 1

The deadline for Fall first-year applications to UCF is May 1.

The deadline for Fall transfer applications to UCF is Jul 1.

Check the school website for more information about deadlines for specific programs or special admissions programs

UCF ACT Scores

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ACT Range

25 - 30

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

ACT Score

Estimated Chance

30 and Above

Good

25 to 30

Avg

25 and Less

Low

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ACT Scores Needed to Get Accepted

The median ACT score of an admitted student to UCF is 27. Students with an ACT score of 30 and above have a good chance of getting into UCF. Students with an ACT score that falls between 25 and 30 have an average chance of getting admitted, and students with an ACT score of 25 or below have a low chance of being offered admission.

UCF SAT Scores

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Composite SAT Range

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Math SAT Range

570 - 670

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Reading SAT Range

590 - 670

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UCF GPA

Avg. High School GPA (non-weighted)

4.16

GPA Needed to Get Accepted

At UCF, the average unweighted high-school GPA for admitted students is 4.16. This is the average, which means that some applicants submit GPAs lower than this and some applicants submit GPAs above this level. If your GPA falls below the average, strong test scores or other qualifications may help you make you a more competitive applicant.

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Quick Facts

Total Enrollment

73,183

Campus Setting

Suburban

Acceptance Rate

45%

Tuition and Fees

In State

$6,368

Out-of-State

$22,467

Fall Freshmen
Application Deadline

May 1
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