University of Central Florida (UCF)

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University of Central Florida can be found in Orlando, FL, a public college which focuses on only a select few programs offered. UCF has over seventy thousand students enrolled per year.

Students can submit either the ACT or SAT exam scores to UCF. A score within the range of 1170 - 1340 on the SAT exam, or 25 - 30 on the ACT exam is among the 25th - 75th percentile range among admitted students. By applying sampled GPA data from over 150 schools, we are able to estimate that the UCF average GPA ranges from 3.42 to 3.64 for accepted students. This school has an acceptance rate of around 44 percent with 37 percent of applicants choosing to attend. Using acceptance rate data from previous years, we can project that the UCF acceptance rate in 2021 is going to be around 42%. You can get more information from the admissions office website at

Overall UCF Acceptance Rate - Fall 2020


The overall acceptance rate for University of Central Florida was reported as 44.4% in Fall 2020 with over 45,100 college applications submitted to this school. Both in state and out of state applicants are included in these figures. We do not have data on transfer acceptance rates currently.

Accepted Applicants Profile

  • UCF ACT Scores: 25 - 30
  • UCF Average GPA: 3.42 - 3.64

How Hard Is It to Get into University of Central Florida?

Applicant Selectivity: High

University of Central Florida has a very competitive selection process for applicants, where most students accepted have a higher than average high school GPA and scored in the top percentiles on standardized tests like the SAT or ACT exam.

Historical Trend and Acceptance Rate 2023 Projection

The historical trend chart shows acceptance rates from the previous years, from which we have projected the acceptance rate for the 2023-2024 school year. The overall acceptance rate trend for University of Central Florida has been getting lower when compared to averages from previous years.

Acceptance Rate By Year

  • 2016-2017: 50.0%
  • 2017-2018: 49.9%
  • 2018-2019: 42.5%
  • 2019-2020: 44.4%
  • Projected UCF Acceptance Rate 2023-2024: 42.4%

How Does UCF Compare?

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National Avg

The acceptance rate for University of Central Florida is twenty-eight percent lower than the national average of all colleges which is around 56.7%.

Nearby Similar College Acceptance Rates

SchoolAcceptance Rate
Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University-Worldwide62.0%
Saint Leo University72.1%
University of South Florida-Main Campus47.6%
University of Florida36.6%
University of North Florida72.3%

Admissions Rates & Enrollment Rates - Details

General Recommendations & Requirements for Admissions

  • High School GPA Scores are Required
  • High School Class Rankings are Recommended
  • School Records are Required
  • College Prep Classes are Recommended
  • Submit Recommendation Letters are Recommended
  • Standardized Test Scores (SAT,ACT,...) are Required

Number of Applicants, Percent Accepted, and Enrolled Students (Fall 2020)


Average ACT/SAT Scores of Applicants to UCF (Fall 2020)

SAT® SectionScore Range
Critical Reading590 - 670
Math580 - 670
Total Score1170 - 1340
ACT®Score Range
English24 - 31
Math23 - 28
Composite Score25 - 30
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