|Students who got into UF say:|
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| | I had high SAT scores (740 math, 740 reading, 790 writing). I had straight As in high school. I was in 9 AP courses (score of 3, 4, or 5 on all exams), and all my other courses were honors. I had about 180 hours of community service, and awards in dance and art. I was sure I would get into UF with all of that, but the main reason they wanted me was that I was a National Merit Finalist (they recruit National Merit/Achievement and give huge scholarships). SAT's and GPAs of people that I know for 2006:
1200 & 4.7, 1270 & 4.6, 1280 & 4.3, 1360 & 4.6,
SAT and GPA of rejected:
1270 & 4.4, quite a few people in the top 10% of my class
the usual pointless extracuric. activities that everyone hates naturally do help. I did guitar, football league, Key Club
also helps being a visible minority.
Score HIGH on your SAT or ACT and get good grades. It's as simple as that.
| Electrical Engineering|| Sep 17 2006 | I had a 3.8 GPA unweighted in high school. Took some AP classes, not many. SAT was 1400 on old test. No SAT II and no ACT. No awards, and I wasn't really in any clubs in high school. It isn't too hard to get into UF.
But to be one of their pets, be a National Merit Scholar, volunteer half your life, and be a genius... Or be a successful athlete, Joakim Jr. They treat excellent students (and athletes) very well I hear.