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Why be a Knight? For lots of reasons. We are a community of helpers, makers and leaders. We’re diverse and inclusive. We push ourselves to reach our maximum potential. And we all make big things happen.

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Fall 2018 Freshman Class Profile*

1320

Average SAT Score

(Evidence-based Reading/Writing + Math)

28.2

Average ACT Score

4.08

Average High School GPA

82

National Merit Scholars

45.8%

Ethnic Minority Enrollment

Top 5 Majors:

Engineering, Computer Science, Biomedical Sciences, Biology, Psychology

Top 5 States:

Florida, New York, New Jersey, Illinois, Pennsylvania

Top 5 Countries Outside of the United States:

Venezuela, China, United Kingdom, Brazil, Colombia

*Projected for 2018-2019

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

What You Need to Apply:

Official high school or home-school transcript
Official SAT or ACT score
Official college transcript (an initial transcript for application review, as well as a final copy once all college coursework is completed and degree is posted), if applicable
Official GED*, AICE, AP, CLEP, IB, and OEFL/IELTS score, if applicable
Application essay (strongly encouraged but not required)
$30 nonrefundable application fee

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 between September and December of their senior year in high school.

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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 1090 (evidence-based Reading/Writing and Math) or an ACT composite score of 21.
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. 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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