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University of Florida

Gainesville, FL 4-Year Public
Acceptance Rate30%

UF Admissions

University of Florida is very difficult to get into. The acceptance rate at University of Florida is 30%. Last year, 51,207 students applied to University of Florida and 15,431 were admitted.

If you are planning on applying to University of Florida, the deadline for Fall 2024 admissions is 3/1 and the application fee is $30.

Students who apply to University of Florida for fall semester should anticipate a decision by February 25.

University of Florida Admissions Stats at a Glance

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

University of Florida 2023 Admissions Statistics
Mean Unweighted GPA 3.9
Admitted Students in Top 10% of Graduating Class 83%
Admissions Test Policy Not optional
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
Regular Decision Yes 3 1 February 25

Applying Early to University of Florida?

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

➡️ Find a list of some selective colleges that accept significantly more applicants during early decision or early action than during regular admission.

More on University of Florida Admissions

How Challenging Is It To Get Admitted to UF?

It is very difficult to get into UF. UF evaluates applicants carefully based on multiple criteria to decide who to admit, and who to deny.

In 2022, UF accepted 30% of all applicants, around 15,431 from the 51,207 applicants.

Schools that are very difficult to get into, like UF, accept fewer than 60% of all applicants. At least 50% of all admitted students have GPAs in the top 10% of their high school class and scored over 1230 on the SAT and over 26 on the ACT.

Transferring to University of Florida

It is very difficult to be admitted as a transfer student.

For Students Waitlisted to University of Florida

University of Florida has not reported data for waitlisted and admitted students.

What's Most Important for Getting Into University of Florida?

Colleges consider a range of factors when deciding who to admit for their next incoming class. Each college determines which factors are given the most weight in the admissions process. 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 prioritize the admissions factors where you're strong.

Admissions Factors at University of Florida

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

Make sure to check with University of Florida for more information on admission factors.

University of Florida 2022-2023 Application Requirements

To apply to University of Florida, all applicants must submit the following items. Check in with University of Florida's admissions department to confirm all application materials and requirements.

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

GPA and Testing

What GPA Do I Need To Get Into University of Florida?

Students admitted to University of Florida have an average unweighted GPA of 3.9.

Out of all students that were admitted, 92% submitted a class rank. At University of Florida 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 University of Florida 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

University of Florida does not have a test optional admissions policy. 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 University of Florida'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 University of Florida?

To be competitive with other University of Florida applicants, you should aim to earn between 1320 and 1450 (or higher!) on the SAT. At University of Florida 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 University of Florida 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 University of Florida students scored 720 or higher, and 75% scored a 650 or higher.

To be most competitive at University of Florida, 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 University of Florida'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 University of Florida students. Only one out of every four students scored below 29.

More Information on Transferring to University of Florida

For transfer students, it is very difficult to get admitted to University of Florida.

Transfer students can enroll in University of Florida during the following terms:

• Fall Term

• Spring Term

• Summer Term

University of Florida Admissions FAQs

Can I defer my acceptance to University of Florida?

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

Does University of Florida accept transfer credits?

✅ University of Florida accepts eligible transfer credits from accredited institutions. University of Florida accepts:

• CLEP subject tests • DSST/DANTES

Does University of Florida accept Advanced Placement (AP) or International Baccalaureate (IB) credits?

❌ University of Florida does not accept International Baccalaureate credits.

Do I have to submit test scores to University of Florida?

✅ University of Florida is not test optional.

What is University of Florida's acceptance rate?

✅ The acceptance rate for University of Florida is 30%.

What is the early decision acceptance rate at University of Florida?

❌ University of Florida does not offer early decision.

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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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