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Just HOW Selective is UF OOS?

1600mPenn1600mPenn Registered User Posts: 152 Junior Member
Hi, I'm a white male and I've applied RD to UF. When I applied, I was pretty confident I had a good shot at getting accepted. However, after talking to my uncle who lives in Florida, I'm beginning to second guess my chances. So, what are my chances as an OOS student and, if known, what are the UF admissions statistics for OOS students?
Thank you!

GPA: 4.44W (3.91 UW)
SAT: 2130 (660CR, 670M, 800W)
ACT: 33 (34E, 32M, 33R, 34S, 9 on essay)
SAT II: 750 Chem, 740 U.S. History, 730 Math II
I've taken the most rigorous courses available at my school, and will graduate having taken AP Human Geopgraphy, AP Chemistry, AP U.S. History, AP English, AP Calc BC, and AP Spanish, along with a plethora of Honors courses.

12/12 seasons of varsity sports.
Captain of Cross Country, Indoor Track, and Outdoor Track teams.
President of my class.
President of National Honor Society.
Member of a volunteer club.
Member of an engineering club.
I work as a soccer referee.
Other minor ec's but these are the main ones.

Again, thanks for your help! Go Gators!

Replies to: Just HOW Selective is UF OOS?

  • 1600mPenn1600mPenn Registered User Posts: 152 Junior Member
    Also, Class Rank is 12/238 which is roughly 5th%
  • Gator88NEGator88NE Registered User Posts: 6,244 Senior Member
    OOS vs. In-state

    UF doesn't publish OOS vs. In-state admission statistics. Officially, the admissions officers will say there is no difference between in-state and OOS students. However, with UF’s holistic admissions process, which can seem rather random at times, a host of factors can act as a plus or a minus on an OOS student. None are factors you can control and all are secondary to GPA (most important academic factor at UF), class rigor (also important), SAT/ACT scores (not as important as GPA/Class Rigor), EC’s and essay.

    Since all of the most important factors look great (GPA, class rigor, EC’s, etc), I wouldn't worry about being OOS. You’re a match to UF (but with holistic admissions, it’s never a safety).

    Good Luck and Go Gators!
  • 1600mPenn1600mPenn Registered User Posts: 152 Junior Member
    @Gator88NE‌ Thanks for the good news! I thought UF had a cap on the number of OOS students they can admit like UNC does, but I guess not. Also, thanks for the break down of how important each aspect of the application is to UF. I know with holistic admissions the decisions can seem a bit random, but at least now I know that being OOS won't negatively affect me. Thank you so much!
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