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New 2009 Freshmen Profile

anonymousposter234anonymousposter234 Registered User Posts: 285 Junior Member
edited November 2009 in University of Florida
UF finally released the academic profile for the class of 2009 applicants.

It is nice to see they are placing greater emphasis on Writing scores on the SAT.

The GPA percentage of those admitted last year look similar to this year, whereas this year had much tougher SAT standards. 1600-1940 only had a 37% admittance rate. Ouch.

University of Florida - Admissions
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  • aforautumnaforautumn Registered User Posts: 1,381 Senior Member
    feels good to be in the bottom 25%
  • ZZZZaaacckZZZZaaacck Registered User Posts: 57 Junior Member
    Wow, this makes me feel lucky to have gotten in.
  • andre10andre10 Registered User Posts: 246 Junior Member
    Lets see... I'm in the highest catagory for UF GPA (though barely, with a 4.0), the highest catagory easily for strength of schedule (boasting 35 academic classes), and 2nd highest catagory for test scores (going under the assumption that a 31 on the ACT=2040).

    85.1 + 89.3 + 71.6 = 246. 246/3= 82%

    All that would make it look like I have a strong chance, but then there is that little "OOS" issue....
  • SSobickSSobick Registered User Posts: 2,331 Senior Member
    2009 - Average GPA = 4.2 - 4.4
    Average ACT = 29 - 31

    2008 - Average GPA = 4.0 - 4.4
    Average ACT = 26 - 31
  • andre10andre10 Registered User Posts: 246 Junior Member
    Really? When I visited like 2 months ago they were using the 4.2-4.4 range, but it was unde the 08 heading. (and, espeically bizzare, they said 4.1 was the average,)

    hmm...
  • anonymousposter234anonymousposter234 Registered User Posts: 285 Junior Member
    They have the 2008 stats until a couple days ago. When they put the new 2009 stats they initially put it under the 2008 webpage, so that wouldn't load.

    I find the significant increase in ACT scores interesting. The bottom 25th percentile of ACT scores went from a 25 to a 29. That is a big jump.

    I also find it interesting only 1400 of those admitted had over a 2100 SAT score while 1700 of those admitted last year had over a 1400.

    I guess the writing section made a 2100 more difficult than a 1400, which makes sense in a way.

    This bodes well for my honors college chances.
  • SSobickSSobick Registered User Posts: 2,331 Senior Member
    "I find the significant increase in ACT scores interesting. The bottom 25th percentile of ACT scores went from a 25 to a 29. That is a big jump."

    ^ I agree

    Not too shabby...
  • SSobickSSobick Registered User Posts: 2,331 Senior Member
    I think Holistic Admissions is not so ridiculous this year because the private schools are not able to buy people off like before.

    The correlation here is: the economy tanks and the quality of students admitted into public institutions improves. I wonder how good Berkeley's stats will be this year?
  • rockerguyasjrockerguyasj Registered User Posts: 561 Member
    One thing people should also take note is that all these "Freshmen Profiles" are for ADMITTED students only, not enrolled. This obviously inflates both the GPA and Test scores, because not everyone who is admitted will eventually enroll. Most other schools that post their Freshmen Profiles use enrolled student data, not admitted...so we can't go compare apples to oranges.

    With that said, in this economy, it will be expected for UF's already high matriculation rate (66%) to improve.
  • SSobickSSobick Registered User Posts: 2,331 Senior Member
    I think they admitted far too many First Time in College (FTIC) Students and Transfers.
  • anonymousposter234anonymousposter234 Registered User Posts: 285 Junior Member
    Good point rockerguy i didn't even notice that information.

    Nevertheless, it still will correlate to higher enrolled statistics.
  • SSobickSSobick Registered User Posts: 2,331 Senior Member
    ^ The mid point is still a 4.3 GPA and a 30 on the ACT.

    That is pretty damn strong for a public university...
  • aforautumnaforautumn Registered User Posts: 1,381 Senior Member
    very similar to last year's stats for dartmouth.
  • rockerguyasjrockerguyasj Registered User Posts: 561 Member
    aforautumn, yeah, but like I said you are comparing ENROLLED student data from Dartmouth and ACCEPTED student data from UF.

    Trust me, either way, those are very impressive numbers, nonetheless, the actual ENROLLED numbers will be lower. UF was and is still a back-up school for some of the higher stats kids that will eventually enroll at some of the OOS elite schools. Now, if UF was funded like it should be, then its rankings will rise to the caliber of student it attracts, however, that is unfortunately not the case at the moment.
  • zebeszebes Registered User Posts: 1,326 Senior Member
    ^^^
    not necessarily. Of my D's top 10 group, it's split in half between UCF and UF. My D, our school's val, chose UF as her number one school. Her stats: 4.0 u.w./4.57+ UF GPA, 35/36 ACT, 11 A"'s (all 4's or 5's). She never considered any OOS elite schools. (I don't think you'd consider GaTech elite, where she did get in, but didn't get merit money to off-set OOS tuition). I guess we're very out of touch ... she wanted a great school for her program (engineering) that was close enough to drive home when/if she wanted. UF was perfect for that ... and talking to her peers (from different schools in the area), they felt the same way. Maybe it's the current economic uncertainties.

    zebes
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