For Parents


Mother and son assisted by UCF staff

Finding the right college for your son or daughter requires a lot of research and time. Your input will help your student and will make the process a team effort. Let us know how we can help?

When thinking about colleges, be sure to consider factors beyond academics, such as housing and campus life. Did you know that UCF research shows that there is a 10.2% increase in graduation rates for students who live at least one year in UCF on-campus housing?

College websites are valuable resources during the selection process. Most sites offer good snapshots of a school’s location, programs and faculty. They can also provide SAT, ACT and GPA scores of admitted students, percentage of applicants offered admission, and freshman retention rates.

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Fall 2016 Freshman Class Profile*

Average SAT Score

1263
(Old SAT – test administered prior to Feb. 2016)
1324
(rSAT – test administered March 2016 and beyond)

Average ACT Score

28

Average High School GPA

4.0

National Merit Scholars

77

Ethnic Minority Enrollment

43%

Top 5 Majors

Engineering, Biomedical Sciences, Computer Science, Biology, Business

Top 5 States
Florida, Illinois, New York, New Jersey, Georgia

Top 5 Countries
Venezuela, China, United Kingdom, Brazil, Colombia

*Fall 2016 projected

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