|Students who got into UF say:|
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To get in, make sure you have a little bit of everything, they are truly starting to look for well-rounded students more than anything. So have good grades, good ACT/ SAT, lots of community service, play a sport, be in clubs, do it all.
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| May 19 2012 | To get in make sure you have good ACT/SAT scores and GPA. GPA ranges from 3.6-4.5, To be considered. I would say for Act the range would be from the 19's to the 22's for the AVERAGE student. For SAT'S the 1400's should suffice. My friend got a 1300 and she got accepted but they put her in remediation. Which is basically she has to attend during summer so they could see if the scores and her GPA weren't just "a stroke of luck". Don't be afraid to be creative, inspired, and imaginative. That's what they want. They don't want the token kid who got good grades and didn't do any extracurricular activities because he thought he could get by on brains alone. But these people want innovators. They want passion and excitement in their students rather than just a desire for an A. So take risks. Take AP classes, and don't drop out of them just because you're afraid of getting a B in the course or a 3 on the AP Test. Chances are, you'll do a lot better than you think. And join some clubs that spark your interest. You don't have to be on all the sports teams or be a part of every honor society to get in. Just do something you're interested in and that you can have a fiery conversation about. At least have fire for something. Have a story. Leave a mark. Because your entrance essay is going to need to be inspired rather than generic. SAT scores are important, but your own story and drive and passion are the keys. Easy, solid GPA and decent SAT/ACT. Make up for your academic shortcomings with a lot of extracurriculars/volunteering.