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Colleges / University of Central Florida

University of Central Florida

Orlando, FL 4-Year Public
Acceptance Rate36%
Acceptance Rate36%

UCF Admissions

If you want to apply to UCF, the regular decision application deadline is May 1 and the fee for the application costs $30.

Students who apply to UCF for fall semester should receive an admissions decision no later than September 1.

UCF Admissions Stats at a Glance

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

UCF 2022 Admissions Statistics
Admitted Students in Top 10% of Graduating Class 35%
Admissions Test Policy Not optional and are considered
Applicants Who Submit SATs 72.9%
Applicants Who Submit ACTs 27.1%
Waitlist Yes

University of Central Florida Application Deadlines

These are the application deadlines for University of Central Florida.

Application Type Offered Application Deadline Notification Deadline
Early Decision I No –– ––
Early Decision II –– –– ––
Early Action No –– ––
Regular Decision Yes May 1 September 1

Considering Applying Early to UCF?

UCF does not offer early decision or early action.

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

More on University of Central Florida Admissions

Transferring to University of Central Florida

Transfer student admissions is moderately difficult.

For Students Waitlisted to UCF

In 2022, UCF waitlisted 4,986 students and 3,411 accepted a place on the waitlist. Of those, 33 eventually got off the waitlist.

What's Most Important for Getting Into UCF?

Colleges consider a range of factors when determining 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 apply to colleges that put the most emphasis on the areas where you're strong.

Admissions Factors at UCF

Wondering what factors are considered by UCF 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
Rigor of Secondary School Record Very Important
Standardized Test Scores Very Important
Application Essay 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
First Generation Considered
State Residency Considered
Talent/Ability Considered
Volunteer Work Considered

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

UCF 2022-2023 Application Requirements

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

Area Required Recommended Required for Some Details (If Any)
Written Essay or Personal Statement
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(S) of College Record
Transcript of High School Record
Standardized Test Scores
Statement of Good Standing From Prior Institution(S)

GPA and Testing

What GPA Do I Need To Get Into UCF?

UCF has not provided an information about GPAs of accepted students. Any questions regarding applicant expectations should be addressed directly with the school. UCF considers weighted GPA scores from incomging students.

Out of all students that were admitted, 79.5% submitted a class rank. At UCF 35% of students ranked in the top 10% of their graduating class in high school, 71% were in the top 25% and 96% were in the top 50%.

GPAs of Admitted Students

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

GPA Percent of Students
4.0 GPA 68.3%
3.75 and 3.99 18.4%
3.50 and 3.74 10.6%
3.25 and 3.49 2.1%
3.00 and 3.24 0.4%
2.50 and 2.9 0.2%
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 UCF directly.

About GPAs

Your high school grade point average (GPA) is a number that reflects 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

UCF considers standardized tests scores during the admissions process.

UCF 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, 72.9% of UCF's first-year students submitted their SAT scores with their application. 27.1% of admitted applicants sent ACT scores.

What is a Good SAT Score for UCF?

On the SAT Math Section, 25% of UCF students scored 670 or higher and 75% of students scored 600 or higher. On the SAT Critical Reading section (formerly called the Verbal section), 25% of UCF students scored 680 or higher, and 75% scored a 600 or higher.

What is 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.

More Information on 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:

• CLEP subject tests • DSST/DANTES • Excelsior College Examinations

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

✅ UCF accepts International Baccalaureate credits (IB) credits and 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.

What is UCF's acceptance rate?

✅ UCF has an acceptance rate of 36%.

What is the early decision acceptance rate at UCF?

❌ UCF does not offer early decision.

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UCF Admissions Requirements

Admission Difficulty

Somewhat Selective


How hard is it to get into UCF? UCF is a somewhat selective institution. The UCF acceptance rate is 36%. This means that the institution accepts 36 out of every 100 applicants.


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


ACT Range

25 - 30

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

ACT Score

Estimated Chance

30 and Above


25 to 30


25 and Less


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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


Composite SAT Range

Not available


Math SAT Range

570 - 670


Reading SAT Range

600 - 680


Avg. High School GPA (non-weighted)

Not available

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

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