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University of Central Florida Review

Orlando, FL, 4000 Central Florida Blvd
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Career Preparation B+
Students and Culture A-
Facilities A
Activities and Groups B+
A-
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University of Central Florida is a large, public, four-year university enrolling 62,953 students and offering 192 degrees in Orlando, FL.

Study Areas, Degree Popularity

Check out the most popular majors and specific degrees students have earned at University of Central Florida.

*Sources for school statistics and data include the U.S. Department of Education's National Center for Education Statistics and the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System. Data may vary depending on school and academic year.
1
Human and Social Sciences
3,211 recent grads, 4 study levels
Degree Name
Associates
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Anthropology
110
14
Clinical Psychology
22
History
155
12
Humanities/humanistic Studies
24
Industrial and Organizational Psychology
19
International/global Studies
54
Latin American Studies
4
Marriage and Family Therapy/counseling
25
Multi-/interdisciplinary Studies
620
4
Philosophy
21
Political Science
309
23
Psychology
1,164
2
19
Public Administration
66
50
Public Administration and Social Service Professions
15
12
Religion/religious Studies
9
School Psychology
10
Social Sciences
17
Social Work
146
171
Sociology
105
6
3
*Number of people in 2015 that graduated with this degree and study level.
2
Education and Liberal Arts
2,784 recent grads, 5 study levels
Degree Name
Associates
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Applied Mathematics
9
7
Art Studies
68
Art Teacher Education
10
0
Counselor Education/school Counseling and Guidance Services
68
Creative Writing
15
Early Childhood Education and Teaching
93
4
Education
20
1
54
Educational, Instructional, and Curriculum Supervision
17
Educational/instructional Technology
40
Educational Leadership and Administration
108
7
23
Elementary Education and Teaching
362
28
English Language and Literature
278
27
English/language Arts Teacher Education
37
0
Foreign Language Teacher Education
2
Foreign Languages and Literatures
1
French Language and Literature
9
General Studies
56
Liberal Arts
471
Mathematics Teacher Education
16
1
Music Teacher Education
15
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching
300
30
Reading Teacher Education
31
Rhetoric and Composition
2
Science Teacher Education/general Science Teacher Education
14
0
Social Science Teacher Education
38
0
Spanish Language and Literature
23
2
Special Education and Teaching
11
41
Speech Communication and Rhetoric
277
Sport and Fitness Administration/management
24
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Levels and Methods
4
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Subject Areas
88
Teaching English As a Second or Foreign Language/esl Language Instructor
12
Trade and Industrial Teacher Education
20
20
*Number of people in 2015 that graduated with this degree and study level.
3
Healthcare
2,456 recent grads, 3 study levels
Degree Name
Associates
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Athletic Training/trainer
24
Audiology/audiologist and Speech-Language Pathology/pathologist
259
93
Clinical Laboratory Science/medical Technology/technologist
29
Health/health Care Administration/management
400
Health Information/medical Records Administration/administrator
44
26
Health Services/allied Health/health Sciences
467
109
Medicine
77
Nursing Practice
13
Nursing Science
3
Physical Therapy/therapist
47
Registered Nurse
775
90
*Number of people in 2015 that graduated with this degree and study level.
4
Business
2,359 recent grads, 3 study levels
Degree Name
Associates
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Accounting
387
70
Advertising
104
Business Administration and Management
325
0
6
Commerce
226
167
Business/managerial Economics
57
Economics
41
0
Finance
490
Marketing/marketing Management
392
Non-Profit/public/organizational Management
35
Real Estate
30
18
Taxation
11
*Number of people in 2015 that graduated with this degree and study level.
5
Engineering
1,572 recent grads, 3 study levels
Degree Name
Associates
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Aerospace, Aeronautical and Astronautical/space Engineering
88
8
Architecture
25
Biomedical Sciences
251
10
9
City/urban, Community and Regional Planning
10
Civil Engineering
118
30
11
Computer Engineering
101
18
2
Electrical and Electronics Engineering
139
45
14
Engineering/industrial Management
18
Environmental/environmental Health Engineering
50
9
5
Industrial Engineering
93
57
13
Laser and Optical Engineering
1
16
22
Materials Engineering
11
3
Mechanical Engineering
331
42
11
Structural Engineering
11
*Number of people in 2015 that graduated with this degree and study level.
6
Hospitality
894 recent grads, 2 study levels
Degree Name
Associates
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Hospitality Management
494
36
Meeting and Event Planning
321
Restaurant/food Services Management
43
*Number of people in 2015 that graduated with this degree and study level.
7
Legal and Law
864 recent grads, 2 study levels
Degree Name
Associates
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Criminal Justice
451
81
Forensic Science and Technology
27
4
Legal Assistant/paralegal
301
*Number of people in 2015 that graduated with this degree and study level.
8
Mathematics and Science
674 recent grads, 3 study levels
Degree Name
Associates
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Biology
299
8
Biotechnology
35
9
Chemistry
26
17
Chemistry
9
Conservation Biology
5
3
Mathematics
28
Medical Microbiology and Bacteriology
98
0
Physics
26
4
21
Statistics
25
25
Systems Science and Theory
28
8
*Number of people in 2015 that graduated with this degree and study level.
9
Art and Design
569 recent grads, 3 study levels
Degree Name
Associates
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Cinematography and Film/video Production
97
5
Digital Arts
128
55
Drama and Dramatics/theatre Arts
73
9
Film/cinema/video Studies
0
Fine Arts
124
4
Music
6
Music Performance
35
Photography
26
Professional, Technical, Business, and Scientific Writing
7
*Number of people in 2015 that graduated with this degree and study level.
10
Computer Technology
395 recent grads, 3 study levels
Degree Name
Associates
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Computer and Information Sciences
165
74
13
Information Technology
143
*Number of people in 2015 that graduated with this degree and study level.
11
Communication and Media
175 recent grads, 2 study levels
Degree Name
Associates
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Journalism
34
Mass Communication
26
Radio and Television
115
*Number of people in 2015 that graduated with this degree and study level.
Online Programs

Check out the online programs offered at University of Central Florida.

Degree Name
Associates
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Aerospace, Aeronautical and Astronautical/space Engineering
Anthropology
Civil Engineering
Computer and Information Sciences
Criminal Justice
Education
Educational/instructional Technology
Educational Leadership and Administration
English Language and Literature
Environmental/environmental Health Engineering
*Sources for school statistics and data include the U.S. Department of Education's National Center for Education Statistics and the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System. Data may vary depending on school and academic year.
School Accreditation Information
This institution is accredited by Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges
Specialized institution accreditations:
Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing, Inc. ? May 6, 2013 Formerly: National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission Nursing (NUR) - Baccalaureate program American Physical Therapy Association, Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education Physical Therapy (PT) - Professional programs for the physical therapist American Psychological Association, Commission on Accreditation Clinical Psychology (CLPSY) - PhD Doctoral programs American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology Speech-Language Pathology (SLP) - Graduate degree programs Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Management Education Health Services Administration (HSA) - Graduate programs in health services administration
Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the baccalaureate degree levels
Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the graduate degree levels
Commission on English Language Program Accreditation English Language Liaison Committee on Medical Education Medicine (MED) - Programs leading to the M.D. degree National Association of Schools of Music, Commission on Accreditation Music (MUS) - Institutions and units within institutions offering degree-granting and/or non-degree-granting programs National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education Teacher Education (TED) - Baccalaureate and graduate programs for the preparation of teachers and other professional personnel for elementary and secondary schools
*Source data obtained from U.S. Department of Education's Office of Post-secondary Education (OPE)
Alumni & Student Reviews
B+ Great
Career Preparation
What letter grade would you give your school on how well it prepares students for a career in the real world?
Based on 17 Reviews
Alumni
Liberal Studies, minor in music, English & education, Class of 1993

It did not have any at the time.

Rated January 2016
Alumni
English Literature, Class of 1996

i think they had some job placement help with a pegboard and a room with a counselor?

Rated January 2016
Alumni
Political Science, Class of 2011

The school boasts a massive student population and has multiple campus that can allow for networking.

Rated January 2016
Alumni
MBA, Class of 2006

Real time case analysis, speaker/networking series, on-site business meetings with actual companies.

Rated January 2016
Alumni
Communications, Class of 2013

Career/job fairs, counseling assistance, graduate programs, aluminum associations

Rated January 2016
Alumni
Bachelor of Science, Class of 1995

There was nothing that prepared me for the real world

Rated January 2016
Alumni
Finance, Class of 2015

An extensive amount of career service outlets.

Rated January 2016
Alumni
bs in marketing, Class of 2004

I didn't utilize any of the tools provided, so not sure what they offered

Rated January 2016
A- Excellent
Students and Culture
What letter grade would you give the students/culture at your school?
Based on 17 Reviews
Alumni
MSW, Class of 1995

mixture of students right out of high school and adults returning to school, also mixture of races and ethnicities

Rated January 2016
Alumni
Liberal Studies, minor in music, English & education, Class of 1993

It was a tiny, new school at the time, but now is the second largest university in the US. Students commuted and I didn't know many people.

Rated January 2016
Alumni
English Literature, Class of 1996

It was a commuter school.

Rated January 2016
Alumni
Master of Health Sciences, Class of 1999

Very diverse, probably due to good weather in Florida!

Rated January 2016
Alumni
Political Science, Class of 2011

The culture is the strongest in Orlando.

Rated January 2016
Alumni
Education, Class of 1995

Mixed group of all types and races.

Rated January 2016
Alumni
MBA, Class of 2006

My MBA class had a focus in diversity and ethics. Everyone was there to learn something about other cultures and to see, empathize, and learn from each others experiences.

Rated January 2016
Alumni
Communications, Class of 2013

UCF is very diverse. There are students form all over the country. As of right now, I know UCF is top 10 largest campus.

Rated January 2016
Alumni
Psychology BA, Class of 1998

mixed diverse orlando is pretty varied

Rated January 2016
Alumni
Engineering, Class of 1983

It was small at the time, but good.

Rated January 2016
Alumni
bs in marketing, Class of 2004

mostly from the local area, commuting and working full time. rather metropolitan all things considered

Rated January 2016
A Excellent
Facilities
What letter grade would you give the facilities at your school.
Based on 17 Reviews
Alumni
MSW, Class of 1995

Nothing super special, but adequate

Rated January 2016
Alumni
Liberal Studies, minor in music, English & education, Class of 1993

They were minimal at the time, but are now state-of-the-art.

Rated January 2016
Alumni
English Literature, Class of 1996

Crowded, cold. This was well before most people had their own laptops.

Rated January 2016
Alumni
Master of Health Sciences, Class of 1999

Good, but have much improved over the years.

Rated January 2016
Alumni
Education, Class of 1995

Superior to say the least

Rated January 2016
Alumni
MBA, Class of 2006

My school has changed a lot since I graduated. There are several new mixed use buildings (retail on the street level, living above), better athletic facilities. Most of the buildings are quite beautiful (even the older ones).

Rated January 2016
Alumni
Communications, Class of 2013

UCF has also amenities. Including: computer labs, library, on/off campus apartments, small and large classrooms, cafeteria and on campus fast food, baskteball arena, football arena

Rated January 2016
Alumni
Bachelor of Science, Class of 1995

Lots of Dorms, parking, and social/retail shops

Rated January 2016
Alumni
Finance, Class of 2015

The computer labs were very high tech.

Rated January 2016
Alumni
bs in marketing, Class of 2004

they were pretty good when i was there. always upgrading and building more, so I'm sure they are great now

Rated January 2016
B+ Great
Activities and Groups
What overall letter grade would you give the activities/groups at your school?
Based on 17 Reviews
Alumni
MSW, Class of 1995

I do not know, I did not get involved

Rated January 2016
Alumni
Liberal Studies, minor in music, English & education, Class of 1993

social justice issues forum in front of the administration building

Rated January 2016
Alumni
English Literature, Class of 1996

Football, somehow. Even though our school was terrible. We got Dante Culpepper and everyone was very excited about it.

Rated January 2016
Alumni
Master of Health Sciences, Class of 1999

Sports, pep rally in the fountain pool

Rated January 2016
Alumni
Political Science, Class of 2011

I worked a full time job so I didn't get to participate in a lot of activities and groups.

Rated January 2016
Alumni
MBA, Class of 2006

I think there was a strong Greek community. At the time, the school was more of a commuter school and it didn't have the facilities to house a typical enclosed/integrated University environment (by that I mean, it was spread out, less dorm rooms, no on-site restaurants, entertainment, etc.). If you needed something, you most certainly had to leave campus. Even our football stadium we rented from the city. So to go to games, you needed to drive 20 minutes downtown.

Rated January 2016
Alumni
Communications, Class of 2013

The most popular organizations would be sororities and fraternities

Rated January 2016
Alumni
Healthcare ADministration, Class of 2010

diving in the fountain at homecoming

Rated January 2016
CURRICULUM FOCUS
University of Central Florida Hospitality Program
UDC Contributor

If you’re planning a career in the hospitality industry, it makes sense to choose a college near a vacation mecca. With 62 million visitors in 2014, Orlando certainly fits the bill. Located in the heart of this city’s tourist district, UCF’s Rosen College of Hospitality Management boasts neighbors such as Walt Disney World Resort, Sea World Adventure Park, top hotels on International Drive, and the Orange County Convention Center. (UCF’s main campus is about 30 miles away.) As might be expected, opportunities for internships, networking, and future employment abound (not to mention quite a few behind-the-scenes tours). In addition to the university’s ties within the industry, hospitality students aid their own cause by hosting a career fair each semester. Putting their classroom knowledge to good use, they handle every aspect of the event – marketing, décor, theme, and even the lunch menu! The 159,000-square-foot, Mediterranean resort-style campus itself is a site to behold. The largest facility ever built for hospitality management education, highlights include a 200-seat training dining room and bar, a beer and wine laboratory, two test kitchens, and a 400-seat auditorium. Faculty members represent more than 17 different countries, and many of them have held executive roles in restaurants, hotels, and theme parks. This diversity provides a valuable global perspective. And for students who themselves aspire to be industry scholars and researchers, UCF offers a top-notch doctoral program in hospitality management.

Questions and Answers about University of Central Florida

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Who are the notable alumni?
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Comedian Daniel Tosh, actress Cheryl Hines, Tijuana Flats founder Brian Wheeler, Miss America 2004 Ericka Dunlap, astronaut Nicole Stott, and NASCAR CEO Brian France all attended UCF. Many famous athletes took to the field at UCF before embarking on professional careers, including soccer player Michelle Akers, beach volleyball star Phil Dalhausser, and football players Brandon Marshall, Blake Bortles, and Asante Samuel.

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What is the campus setting like?
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The 1,415-acre flagship campus in Orlando not only hosts students – it provides natural habitats for more than 45 animal species! While the sand skink and the gopher tortoise keep to their designated third of campus, students enjoy a Student Union filled with computer labs, eating establishments, and even a small shopping mall. The Recreation and Wellness Center boasts a three-story climbing wall, sand volleyball courts, and a disc golf course. Some 12,000 students live on campus. If you’re lucky, you can secure a spot at the colorful Towers at Knights Plaza, one of the main social hubs of campus.

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What are the online learning and extension/adult learning opportunities?
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To make education accessible to as many Floridians as possible, UCF operates ten regional sites in the state. An early leader in online education, the university began offering undergraduate classes during the 1997-98 schoolyear. Nowadays, students can choose from a wide array of programs leading to a bachelor’s, master’s, or doctoral degree. (The graduate nursing program is a standout.) Online certificates in areas ranging from autism spectrum disorder to fundraising to police leadership help established professionals advance their careers.

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University of Central Florida demonstrated its commitment to bolstering athletic programs by opening two new venues in 2007. The football team plays in the 45,000-seat Bright House Networks Stadium, while basketball and volleyball teams enjoy the state-of-the-art CFE Arena. The Knights gained national attention by beating Baylor University in the Tostitos Fiesta Bowl on Jan. 1, 2014. They finished that season ranked tenth nationally. UCF belongs to NCAA Division I’s American Athletic Conference.

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The more than 60,000 students who attend UCF select from some 200 undergraduate and graduate programs. Popular majors include psychology, health/biomedical sciences, nursing, mechanical engineering, accounting, and hospitality management (this is the region of Disney, you know). The university emphasizes hands-on experiences, leading 20,000 students annually to participate in co-ops, internships, and service-learning projects. Recognized nationally as a value in higher education, almost half of UCF students graduate debt-free.

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