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The University of Florida's Ben Hill Griffin Stadium in 2016. The Gainesville university says it has a record number of applicants for the upcoming semesters, and the average GPA for those accepted is 4.4. (File/WUFT News)

Record Number Applies To UF; Average Admission GPA Is 4.4

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The University of Florida says it got a record number of applications in the last few months.

UF officials announced Tuesday that nearly 35,000 prospective students asked to be admitted to the school in the summer or fall of 2017. That’s a nearly 8 percent increase over last year.

The university said it had accepted more than 13,000 students or about 38 percent of those who applied. Last year, UF admitted 42.5 percent of those who applied.

Those who got into UF have until May 1 to tell the university whether they plan to become part of the “Gator Nation.”

UF President Kent Fuchs called this year’s incoming class “among the most competitive ever.” The average GPA of those admitted is 4.4, and the average score on the SAT exam was 1349.

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