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University of Florida

Gainesville, FL 4-Year Public
Acceptance Rate30%
Acceptance Rate30%

UF Admissions

If you are applying to UF, the deadline for Fall 2023 admissions is March 1 and the application fee is $30.

Students who apply to UF for the fall semester should receive an admissions decision no later than February 25.

UF Admissions Stats at a Glance

The following is an overiew of some of UF's admissions stats.

UF 2022 Admissions Statistics
Mean Unweighted GPA 3.9
Admitted Students in Top 10% of Graduating Class 83%
Admissions Test Policy Not optional and are considered
Applicants Who Submit SATs 79%
Applicants Who Submit ACTs 46%
Waitlist No

University of Florida Application Deadlines

These are the application deadlines for University of Florida.

Application Type Offered Application Deadline Notification Deadline
Early Decision I No –– ––
Early Decision II –– –– ––
Early Action No –– ––

Applying Early to UF?

UF does not offer early decision or early action.

➡️ Explore a list of some top colleges that admit significantly more applicants during early decision or early action than during regular admission.

More on University of Florida Admissions

Transferring to University of Florida

Transfer student admissions is very difficult.

For Students Waitlisted to UF

UF has not reported data for waitlisted and admitted students.

What's Most Important for Getting Into UF?

Colleges consider a range of factors when deciding who to admit for their next incoming class. Each college determines which factors are are most important when choose which applicants to admit, and which to deny. When creating your list of schools to apply to, you may want to consider your strengths and any possible weaknesses in your application, and choose schools that put the most emphasis on the admissions factors where you're strong.

Admissions Factors at UF

What does UF consider during the admissions process? Take a look at the list below to see which factors are most important during the admissions process.

Admissions Factor Level
Academic GPA Very Important
Character/Personal Qualities Very Important
Extracurricular Activities Very Important
Application Essay Very Important
Rigor of Secondary School Record Very Important
Talent/Ability Very Important
Work Experience Important
First Generation Important
Standardized Test Scores Important
Volunteer Work Important
Geographical Residence Considered
Class Rank Considered
State Residency Considered

Make sure to check with UF for more information on admission factors.

UF 2022-2023 Application Requirements

To apply to UF, all applicants must submit the following items. Make sure to check in with UF's admissions department to confirm all application materials and requirements.

Area Required Recommended Required for Some Details (If Any)
Other Requirements Some majors require portfolio or auditions
Transcript(S) of College Record
Statement of Good Standing From Prior Institution(S)
Written Essay or Personal Statement
Transcript of High School Record

GPA and Testing

What GPA Do I Need To Get Into UF?

Students admitted to UF have an average unweighted GPA of 3.9.

Out of all students that were admitted, 92% submitted a class rank. At UF 83% of students ranked in the top 10% of their graduating class in high school, 98% were in the top 25% and 100% were in the top 50%.

GPAs of Admitted Students

At University of Florida, student GPAs fall in the following ranges.

GPA Percent of Students
4.0 GPA 45%
3.75 and 3.99 44%
3.50 and 3.74 10%
3.25 and 3.49 1%
3.00 and 3.24 ––
2.50 and 2.9 ––
2.00 and 2.49 ––

This chart depicts the percentage of all enrolled, degree-seeking, first-time, first year (freshmen) students who had high school grade point average within the given ranges.

Note: Some schools choose not release this information. If you have any questions regarding missing numbers, be sure to reach out to UF directly.

About GPAs

Your high school grade point average (GPA) is a number that highlights your high school academic performance. A weighted GPA or an unweighted GPA are the two possible GPA scores considered by colleges.

An unweighted GPA is an average of your scores from each class on a four-point scale. Unweighted GPAs range from 4.0 to under 1.0. A weighted GPA considers your average grade and the difficulty of your classes. A weighted GPA boosts your average by adding extra points for honors or Advanced Placement courses.

Standardized Test Scores

UF considers standardized tests scores during the admissions process.

UF 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 2022, 79% of UF's first-year students submitted their SAT scores with their application. 46% of admitted applicants sent ACT scores.

What is a Good SAT Score for UF?

To be competitive with other UF applicants, you should aim to score between 1320 and 1450 (or higher!) on the SAT. At UF 25% of admitted students scored higher than 1450 and 25% of scored lower than 1320, but the majority of students scored somewhere in between these two numbers.

On the SAT Math Section, 25% of UF students scored 750 or higher and 75% of students scored 650 or higher. On the SAT Critical Reading section (formerly called the Verbal section), 25% of UF students scored 720 or higher, and 75% scored a 650 or higher.

What is a Good ACT Score for UF?

To be most competitive at UF, you should strive to earn between 29 and 33 on the ACT.

An ACT score of 33 means you fall in the 75th percentile for UF's admitted students. One out of every four students scored above a 33, and three out of four students scored lower than 33 on the ACT.

A 29 on the ACT is the 25th percentile for UF students. Only one out of every four students scored below 29.

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

More Information on Transferring to University of Florida

For transfer students, it is very difficult to get admitted to UF.

Transfer students can enroll in UF during the following terms:

• Fall Term

• Spring Term

• Summer Term

UF Admissions FAQs

Can I defer my acceptance to UF?

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

Does UF accept transfer credits?

✅ UF accepts eligible transfer credits from accredited institutions. UF accepts:

• CLEP subject tests • DSST/DANTES

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

❌ UF does not accept International Baccalaureate credits but does accept Advanced Placement (AP) credits.

Do I have to submit test scores to UF?

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

What is UF's acceptance rate?

✅ UF's acceptance rate is 30%.

What is the early decision acceptance rate at UF?

❌ UF does not offer early decision.

Want To Learn More About UF?

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UF Admissions Requirements

Admission Difficulty

Very Selective


How hard is it to get into UF? UF is a very selective institution. The UF acceptance rate is 30%. This means that the institution accepts 30 out of every 100 applicants.


UF Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

Mar 1

Transfer Applications are Due

Not available

The deadline for Fall first-year applications to UF is Mar 1.

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

UF SAT Scores


Composite SAT Range

1320 - 1450


Math SAT Range

650 - 750


Reading SAT Range

650 - 720


Avg. High School GPA (non-weighted)


GPA Needed to Get Accepted

At UF, the average unweighted high-school GPA for admitted students is 3.9. 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.

Data Source: IPEDs and Peterson's Databases © 2022 Peterson's LLC All rights reserved

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