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University of Central Florida
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Total Enrollments
Total Cost
Net Average Cost of Attendance
Overall Rating
B+ Good
Main Address
4000 Central Florida Blvd
Orlando, FL 32816
Overall Rankings
Liberal Arts And Sciences, General Studies And Humanities
#16 of 957
#21 of 1,528
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies
#45 of 1,112
Public Administration And Social Service Professions
#46 of 980
Legal Professions And Studies
#65 of 357
#84 of 1,513
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting And Related Protective Services
#87 of 992
Computer And Information Sciences And Support Services
#93 of 1,388
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What makes University of Central Florida unique?

The University of Central Florida (UCF) is a public research institution that was founded in 1963 in Orange County, Florida with an undergraduate enrollment of roughly 70,000. Founded by the Florida Legislature as Florida Technological University with a mission to prepare students to enter the growing workforce within the U.S. Space Program, UCF has since expanded to provide a range of science and fine arts programs. 

The university is in a suburban setting with a campus located just west of Cape Canaveral, and classes follow a semester-based academic calendar. The current student-faculty ratio at UCF is 30:1, which is typical for a large state institution. The University of Central Florida’s tuition and fees for in-state students are about a quarter the cost of those for out-of-state students, and the school has a diverse student body with representation from over 150 different countries around the world.

Located in Orlando, Florida, the University of Central Florida is made up of 13 colleges with competitive hospitality, media studies, and medical programs. UCF has one of the largest student bodies of any public institution in the United States with nearly 72,000 students enrolled. Beyond academics, UCF’s Knight athletic teams compete in the American Athletic Conference, with an annual football rivalry with the University of South Florida Bulls. On-campus residential housing is an integral part of student life, where undergraduates enjoy a diverse student population and a large Greek system. Notable alumni include comedian Daniel Tosh of Tosh.0 and DJ Diplo.

Contact Info
Contact & Location
Phone Number
(407) 823-2000
4000 Central Florida Blvd
Orlando, FL 32816
Large Suburb
Key Info, Costs & Aid
Acceptance Rate (2020)
Completion Rate (2020)
Student Body
Total Enrollments (2020) 71,881
Women 56%
Men 44%
Total Enrollments (2020) 71,881
White 46%
Hispanic or Latino 28%
Black or African American 10%
Asian 6%
International (Non-Citizen) 4%
Multiracial 4%
Unknown 1%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0%
Native American 0%
In State Tuition (2020)
Out of State Tuition (2020)
On Campus Room & Board

* These statistics utilize the most recently released data from IPEDS (Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System)

Degree Overview
Total Awards (2020) 20,004
Bachelor's 79%
Master's 15%
Doctoral 3%
Certificate 2%
Associate's 2%
Total Awards (2020) 20,004
Healthcare 21%
Human and Social Sciences 19%
Education and Liberal Arts 16%
Engineering 12%
Business 11%
Art and Design 5%
Legal and Law 4%
Hospitality 4%
Mathematics and Science 3%
Computer Technology 3%
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Sources for school statistics and data include 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.

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Aerospace, Aeronautical, And Astronautical/Space Engineering, General
Anthropology, General
Civil Engineering, General
Computer And Information Sciences, Other
Criminal Justice/Safety Studies
Crisis/Emergency/Disaster Management
Education, General
Educational/Instructional Technology
Engineering/Industrial Management
English Language And Literature, General
Environmental/Environmental Health Engineering
Health Information/Medical Records Administration/Administrator
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences, General
Health/Health Care Administration/Management
History, General
Hospitality Administration/Management, General
Industrial Engineering
International/Globalization Studies
Latin American Studies
Legal Studies
Materials Engineering
Mechanical Engineering
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, General
Non-Profit/Public/Organizational Management
Nursing Practice
Nursing Science
Political Science And Government, General
Psychology, General
Public Administration
Public Administration And Social Service Professions, Other
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
Religion/Religious Studies
Social Sciences, General
Social Work
Sociology, General
Teacher Education And Professional Development, Specific Subject Areas, Other
Trade And Industrial Teacher Education
Accredited By
Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges
Specialized Accreditations
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
  • Professional Psychology (IPSY) - Predoctoral internship 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 (College of Nursing)
  • Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the graduate degree levels (College of Nursing)
  • Nursing (CNDNP) - Nursing education programs at the doctorate degree levels (College of Nursing)
Commission on English Language Program Accreditation
  • English Language (English Language Institute)
Liaison Committee on Medical Education
  • Medicine (MED) - Programs leading to the M.D. degree
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)

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3.4705882352941 Based on 8 Reviews
B+ Great

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4.0588235294118 Based on 11 Reviews
A- Excellent


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Questions & Answers
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.

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.

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.

What are the athletic highlights?
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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.

What are the school's academic highlights?
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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.