UCF SAT Scores and GPA

What are UCF's average SAT scores and GPA? In this guide, we'll discuss what scores are needed for you to get admitted into UCF. You'll also get to calculate your own chances with our admissions calculator.

Location: Orlando, FL

This school is also known as: University of Central Florida

UCF Admissions Statistics

There are three critical numbers when considering your admissions chances: SAT scores, GPA, and acceptance rate. All these combine to tell you what you scores are required to get into University of Central Florida.


Average SAT: 1836 (New: 1300)

The average SAT score composite at UCF is a 1836 on the old 2400 SAT scale.

On the new 1600 SAT, this corresponds to an average SAT score of 1300.

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UCF SAT Score Analysis (New 1600 SAT)

The 25th percentile New SAT score is 1160, and the 75th percentile SAT score is 1340.

In other words, a 1160 places you below average, while a 1340 will move you up to above average. There's no absolute SAT requirement at UCF, but they really want to see at least a 1160 to have a chance at being considered.

Here's the breakdown of new SAT scores by section:

SectionAverage25th Percentile75th Percentile
Math640570660
Reading332934
Writing322933
Composite130011601340

UCF SAT Score Analysis (Old 2400 SAT)

The 25th percentile SAT score is 1600, and the 75th percentile SAT score is 1880.

In other words, a 1600 places you below average, while a 1880 will move you up to above average. There's no absolute SAT requirement at UCF, but they really want to see at least a 1600 to have a chance at being considered.

Here's the breakdown of old SAT scores by section:

SectionAverage25th Percentile75th Percentile
Math628550640
Reading620540630
Writing588510610
Composite183616001880

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Average GPA: 3.81

The average GPA at UCF is 3.81. This makes UCF Extremely Competitive for GPAs.

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(Most schools use a weighted GPA out of 4.0, though some report an unweighted GPA.

With a GPA of 3.81, UCF requires you to be near the top of your class, and well above average. You'll need mostly A's, ideally with several AP or IB classes to help show your preparation at a college level.

If you're a junior or senior, your GPA is hard to change from this point on. If your GPA is at or below the school average of 3.81, you'll need a higher SAT score to compensate and show that you're prepared to take on college academics. This will help you compete effectively with other applicants.



Admissions Rate: 49%

The acceptance rate at UCF is 49%. In other words, of 100 students who apply, 49 are admitted.

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This means the school is somewhat selective. You should prepare your academic scores well, but you have an excellent chance if you impress them.



Final Admissions Verdict

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Because this school is moderately selective, strong academic performance will almost guarantee you admission. Scoring at a 1836 SAT or above will already give you a great shot at getting in. Scoring a 1880 will nearly guarantee you admission, given that your GPA is roughly the average of 3.81.



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Other Schools For You

If you're interested in UCF, you'll probably be interested in these schools as well. We've divided them into 3 categories depending on how hard they are to get into, relative to UCF.


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Reach Schools: Harder to Get Into

These schools are more selective and have higher scores than UCF. If you improve your SAT score, you'll be competitive for these schools.

School Name Location SAT Avg (1600) SAT Avg (2400) ACT Avg
Villanova University Villanova, PA 1370 1944 30
Boston University Boston, MA 1370 1930 29
Binghamton University Vestal, NY 1350 1910 29
United States Military Academy West Point, NY 1340 1894 29
American University Washington, DC 1340 1882 28
University of Texas at Dallas Richardson, TX 1320 1853 28
University of Connecticut Storrs, CT 1310 1840 27

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Same Level: Equally Hard to Get Into

If you're competitive for UCF, these schools will offer you a similar chance of admission.

School Name Location SAT Avg (1600) SAT Avg (2400) ACT Avg
Stony Brook University Stony Brook, NY 1300 1837 28
Chapman University Orange, CA 1300 1820 27
University of Massachusetts Amherst Amherst, MA 1270 1208 27
University of California, Davis Davis, CA 1290 1805 27
Rochester Institute of Technology Rochester, NY 1280 1790 28
Drexel University Philadelphia, PA 1270 1788 26
Penn State University Park University Park, PA 1260 1762 27

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Safety Schools: Easier to Get Into

If you're currently competitive for UCF, you should have no problem getting into these schools. If UCF is currently out of your reach, you might already be competitive for these schools.

School Name Location SAT Avg (1600) SAT Avg (2400) ACT Avg
Auburn University Auburn University, AL 1240 1736 27
Syracuse University Syracuse, NY 1240 1730 26
Hofstra University Hempstead, NY 1220 1150 25
Temple University Philadelphia, PA 1210 1682 24
University of Cincinnati Cincinnati, OH 1210 1682 25
University of Alabama Tuscaloosa, AL 1200 1679 26
Seton Hall University South Orange, NJ 1200 1670 25

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