Top 10 Knights Initiative
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Admission to UCF requires the applicant to earn a standard diploma from a regionally accredited high school (or its equivalent) with specific high school academic units, a competitive cumulative high school GPA in those academic areas, and satisfactory SAT or ACT test scores.
To apply you must submit the following:
- Online application
- Non-refundable $30 application fee
- Official high school or homeschooled* transcript
- Official scores for the SAT (code: 5233) or ACT (code: 0735) with writing
- Official college transcript (an initial transcript for application review, as well as a final copy once all college course work is complete and degree is posted), if applicable
- Official GED* or TOEFL/IELTS score, if applicable
*Information for homeschooled students and GED recipients may be obtained here.
Note: Submission of the application essay is strongly encouraged.
Specific high school course units are required for admission as a first-year student (an academic unit is a non-remedial, year-long course):
- 4 units of English (at least three with substantial writing requirements)
- 4 units of mathematics (Algebra I and above)
- 3 units of natural science (at least two with laboratory)
- 3 units of social studies
- 2 sequential units of the same world language
- 2 elective units, preferably from English, mathematics, natural science, social studies, or world language areas
- Satisfying minimum requirements does not guarantee admission to UCF.
- Florida BOG Regulation 6.001 (7) authorizes universities to refuse admission to applicants due to past misconduct.
Fall 2015 Freshman Class Profile*
Average SAT Score
(critical reading and math)
(critical reading, math and writing)
Average ACT Score
Average High School GPA
National Merit Scholars
Ethnic Minority Enrollment
Top 5 Majors
Engineering, Biomedical Sciences, Computer Science, Biology, Psychology
Top 5 States
Florida, New York, New Jersey, Ohio, Georgia/Pennsylvania (tie)
Top 5 Countries
Venezuela, Colombia, Canada, Brazil, China
*Fall 2015 projected
Fall: May 1
Spring: November 1
Summer: March 1
How do you compute GPAs for freshman applicants?
Grades in Advanced Placement, AICE, dual enrollment, honors, and International Baccalaureate courses will be given additional weight in the computation. Students will be required to submit official AP, IB, or AICE scores and dual enrollment transcripts prior to their application being finalized for enrollment.