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Fall 2021 Freshman Class Profile*


Average SAT Score

(Evidence-based Reading/Writing + Math)


Average ACT Score


Average High School GPA


National Merit Scholars


Ethnic Minority Enrollment

Top 5 Majors:

Engineering, Computer Science, Biology, Psychology, Biomedical Sciences

Top 5 States:

Florida, New York, Georgia, Pennsylvania, New Jersey

Top 5 Countries Outside of the United States:

Venezuela, Colombia, China, Haiti, Brazil

*As of Sep. 2021

Admission Requirements

Who Should Apply as a Freshman?

  • High school seniors
  • High school students or graduates who earned dual enrollment credit or an AA degree but have not completed more than 11 semester hours of college coursework after high school graduation
  • High school graduates who have never enrolled in college

Florida BOG Regulation 6.001 (7) authorizes universities to refuse admission to applicants due to past misconduct. Meeting minimum requirements does not guarantee admission.

What You Need to Apply:

Completed Self-Provided Academic Record for Knights “SPARK” Form;  Students who have already completed high school must submit a current official high school or home-school transcript
Official SAT [code: 5233] or ACT [code: 0735] score
Official GED or TOEFL/IELTS score, if applicable
Application essay (strongly encouraged but not required)
$30 nonrefundable application fee
    Completed online application:

Freshman Application Deadlines

Semester Deadline
Fall May 1
Spring November 1
Summer March 1

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Freshman Admissions FAQs

You can apply up to one year prior to the term for which you plan to enroll. Freshmen should apply early (between September and December of their senior year in high school) for maximum consideration in the admission and scholarship review process.

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If you are in the top 10 percent of your high school class within the state of Florida, UCF rewards your academic success with guaranteed admission to the fall, spring or summer semester.*

We call this our Top 10 Knights program, and to qualify you must:

  • Currently attend a Florida high school
  • Rank in the top 10 percent of your high school class or have a recalculated GPA of 3.9 or above (if your high school does not provide rankings)
  • Complete at least four units of approved academic core math by the end of your senior year
  • Earn a minimum SAT score of 1100 (evidence-based Reading/Writing and Math) or an ACT composite score of 22.

*Consistent with university policy.

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The short answer: yes. UCF requires a minimum of 18 high school units to be considered for admission. Here are the details:

  • Four years of English
  • Four years of math (Algebra 1 and above)
  • Three years of science
  • Three years of social studies
  • Two years of the same foreign language (in sequence)
  • Two academic electives

Please note: Meeting these minimum requirements does not automatically guarantee admission. Florida BOG Regulation 6.001 (7) authorizes universities to refuse admission to applicants due to past misconduct.

Grades in Advanced Placement, AICE, dual enrollment, honors and International Baccalaureate courses will be given additional weight in your GPA computation if the courses are considered academic core (English, math, science, social science, or foreign language). Students will be required to submit official AP, IB or AICE scores and final official dual enrollment transcripts within six days of the start of their first semester at UCF.

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