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.
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%|
These are the application deadlines for University of Central Florida.
|Application Type||Offered||Application Deadline||Notification Deadline|
|Early Decision I||No||––||––|
|Early Decision II||––||––||––|
|Regular Decision||Yes||May 1||September 1|
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.
Transfer student admissions is moderately difficult.
In 2022, UCF waitlisted 4,986 students and 3,411 accepted a place on the waitlist. Of those, 33 eventually got off the waitlist.
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.
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.
|Academic GPA||Very Important|
|Rigor of Secondary School Record||Very Important|
|Standardized Test Scores||Very Important|
|Level of Applicant's Interest||Considered|
Make sure to check with UCF for more information on admission factors.
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)|
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%.
At University of Central Florida, student GPAs fall in the following ranges.
|GPA||Percent of Students|
|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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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
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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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.
First-Year Applications are Due
Transfer Applications are Due
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
30 and Above
25 to 30
25 and Less
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.
Composite SAT Range
Math SAT Range
Reading SAT Range
Avg. High School GPA (non-weighted)
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