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UF Admissions

If you want to apply to UF, the deadline for Fall 2022 admissions is March 1 and the application fee costs $30.

Application fees can add up, but some schools do have free applications and students who are struggling to afford application fees may qualify for for fee waiver for their application.

Students who apply for Fall should receive an admissions decision no later than February 26.

UF Admissions Stats at a Glance

UF 2021 Admissions Statistics
Mean Unweighted GPA 3.9
Admitted Students in Top 10% of Graduating Class 82%
Admissions Test Policy Not optional and are considered
Applicants Who Submit SATs 81%
Applicants Who Submit ACTs 50%
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Applying Early to UF?

University of 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 UF?

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

In 2021, UF accepted 31% of students, around 15,002 of the 48,193 students who applied.

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.

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

What's Most Important to Get In to UF?

Colleges consider a range of factors when choosing who to admit for their next incoming class. Each college determines which factors are are most important 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 apply to colleges that put the most emphasis the admissions factors where you shine.

Admissions Factors at UF

Admissions Factor Level
Academic GPA Very Important
Alumni/ae Relations Not Considered
Character/Personal Qualities Very Important
Geographical Residence Considered
Class Rank Considered
Work Experience Important
Extracurricular Activities Very Important
Level of Applicant's Interest Not Considered
Application Essay Very Important
First Generation Important
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 Very Important
Standardized Test Scores Important
Volunteer Work Important

UF Application Requirements

To apply, all applicants to UF must submit the following items. Double check with UF'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 of High School Record

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 82% 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%.

Unweighted GPAs range from 4.0 to under 1.0.

At University of Florida, student GPAs fall in the following ranges
4.0 GPA 92%
3.75 and 3.99 45%
3.50 and 3.74 15%
3.25 and 3.49 1%
3.00 and 3.24 0%
2.50 and 2.9 0%
2.00 and 2.49 0%

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 2021, 81% of UF's first-year students submitted their SAT scores with their application. 50% of admitted applicants sent ACT scores.

What's a Good SAT Score for UF?

To be competitive with other UF applicants, you should strive to earn between 1310 and 1450 (or higher!) on the SAT. At UF 25% of admitted students scored higher than 1450 and 25% of scored lower than 1310, but the majority of students scored somewhere in between these two numbers.

On the SAT Math Section, 25% of UF students scored 740 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 750 or higher, and 75% scored a 650 or higher.

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What's 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.

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 31%.

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UF Admissions Requirements

Admission Difficulty

Very Selective

31%

How hard is it to get into UF? UF is a very selective institution. The UF acceptance rate is 31%. This means that the institution accepts 31 out of every 100 applicants.

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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 ACT Scores

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ACT Range

29 - 33

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

ACT Score

Estimated Chance

33 and Above

Good

29 to 33

Avg

29 and Less

Low

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UF SAT Scores

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Composite SAT Range

1310 - 1450

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Math SAT Range

640 - 740

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Reading SAT Range

650 - 750

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UF GPA

Avg. High School GPA (non-weighted)

3.88

GPA Needed to Get Accepted

At UF, the average unweighted high-school GPA for admitted students is 3.88. 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

53,372

Campus Setting

Suburban

Acceptance Rate

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$6,381

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