Freshmen Admissions Criteria
We use a holistic approach and look at many factors.
2018 Accepted Honors Freshman Profile - Middle 50% Range:
2018 Acceptance rate: 30%
Factors Considered in the Freshman Honors Application:
Application essays - extremely important
Academic quality of high school academic record - very important
Extracurricular involvement - very important
Class rank - not considered
Alumni/ae relations in Honors/UF - not considered
Recommendations - not considered (do NOT send)
About GPA / Test Scores:
GPA: When computing a student's high school GPA, the university only counts academic classes and adds extra weight to the most challenging courses: (1) an extra one-half grade point for all high school honors courses; (2) an extra full grade point for all AP, AICE, IB and Dual Enrollment courses. For questions regarding UF's GPA computation, please contact the Office of Admissions at (352) 392-1365.
Test Scores: Students who have taken the SAT multiple times may use their highest subscores from any test administration of the new SAT.
American College Test (ACT) - This score must be earned all in one sitting; the university cannot mix or combine any ACT subscores.
The Honors Program will only consider scores from the December 2018 test dates or earlier.