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Fall 2022 Freshman Class Profile*
Average SAT Score
(Evidence-based Reading/Writing + Math)
Average ACT Score
Average High School GPA
National Merit Scholars
Students of Color
Top 5 Majors:
Engineering, Computer Science, Biology, Health Sciences, Finance
Top 5 States:
Florida, New York, New Jersey, Illinois, Pennsylvania
Top 5 Countries Outside of the United States:
Venezuela, Brazil, Colombia, India, Vietnam
*As of Sep. 2022
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:
Freshman Application Completion Deadlines
NOTE: The Scholarship Priority Deadline for FTIC students applying for summer and fall is November 1. FTIC students should submit a complete application for admission, including the application fee or waiver, SPARK Form and official SAT or ACT test scores by this date for priority scholarship consideration. Scholarship funding is limited. The Scholarship Committee reviews admitted FTIC students until all scholarship funding has been allocated. Scholarship funding for FTIC students is usually exhausted by mid-January for the incoming summer and fall classes.
Admissions questions? We can help.
Learn more about your next steps. Our undergraduate admissions counselors cover everything you need to know.
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.Apply Today
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 and submit a SPARK Form indicating your class rank and class size
- 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.Learn More about Top 10 Knights
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.
Check out the Undergraduate Viewbook for everything you need to know about becoming a Knight.