FAQ for Denied Students

It is extremely disappointing to be turned down by anyone, including the university where you really wanted to attend. The University of Florida received more than 40,000 freshman applications this year for the 6,460 seats in the freshman class. There are many members of our Admissions Team who spend hundreds of hours thoroughly reviewing applications. So very many of our freshman applicants were academically exceptional, but our campus simply does not have the room to accept all of the highly qualified students who seek admission. We hope that students who have been denied will embrace their other options and find the one that is the best fit. The Admissions Team sincerely wishes all of our applicants the very best in their academic journeys.

Can you tell me why I was not admitted to UF?

Our decisions are based upon a selective holistic evaluation; we looked at a combination of GPA, academic rigor of your course schedule, test scores, résumé and personal statements. It is impossible to pinpoint one specific reason a student is denied because of all of the factors that comprise the admissions process. Unfortunately, we do not have the space to admit the many excellent and outstanding applicants who apply to UF each year.

Can my application be reviewed again?

Because each application is reviewed at least twice and more often three or four times by the admissions committee, your application will not be reviewed again. However, if you feel that your individual circumstances were not sufficiently accommodated in the application process, you may request to appeal your admission decision. If you have new and compelling information that was not included in your original application, please contact the Office of Admissions beginning March 1 to request an appeals packet. Appeals must be received by March 31 for November 1 applicants and April 14 for space-available applicants. Please allow two to four weeks for an appeal decision to be made.

How competitive was the applicant pool?

While application statistics do not paint a full picture of our review process, this year, we received almost 38,000 applications and admitted just over 14,000 applicants for our class of 6,400 students. The middle 50% ranges for our admitted class included 4.2-4.36 GPA, a 1300-1440 SAT, and ACT scores that are 29-33. In addition to considering these factors, our holistic evaluation process considers your grades in academic subjects, rigor of your curriculum, progression of your performance in academic courses as well as recognition and accomplishments, breadth and depth of involvement in school and the community, special talents and extenuating circumstances.

Can I become a Gator in the future?

Although we are unable to offer you admission as a freshman, UF offers many paths to enrollment. Please consider applying to our nationally ranked UF Online Program for the spring 2019 semester, joining our campus as an upper-division transfer student, or applying to one of our excellent graduate or professional programs in the future.