A-
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    A-
  2. Value
    A-
  3. Diversity
    A-
  4. Campus
    A
  5. Athletics
    A+
  6. Party Scene
    A
  7. Professors
    B
  8. Location
    A
  9. Dorms
    B+
  10. Campus Food
    A-
  11. Student Life
    A
  12. Safety
    B-
University of Central Florida is ...
Public
Athletic Division
NCAA Division I-FBS
Athletic Conference
American Athletic Conference
Address
4000 Central Florida Blvd
Orlando, FL 32816
Website

University of Central Florida Rankings

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
50%
Application Deadline
May 1
SAT Range
1080-1270
ACT Range
24-28
Application Fee
$30
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action
No
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Cost

Net Price
$15,533/ year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $12,270/ year
  • $30-48k
    $13,493/ year
  • $49-75k
    $16,163/ year
  • $76-110k
    $18,882/ year
  • $110k+
    $19,274/ year

Academics

Professors
B
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
30:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
77%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.1,357 responses
58%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.1,391 responses
66%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.1,387 responses
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Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
37,661Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
11%
Pell Grant
31%
Varsity Athletes
1%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 579 responses
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  • Diverse
    26%
  • Motivated
    18%
  • Motivated,Diverse,Involved,Passionate,Proud, Happy
    18%
  • Happy & involved
    14%
  • Laidback
    11%
  • Stressed but hard working
    4%
  • What am I even doing here?
    3%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
Poll
55%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.1,568 responses
Poll
66%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.1,954 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 633 responses
Report
  • Opportunity (i.e. you create your own opportunity)
    24%
  • Diverse student body who excels in whatever we try
    20%
  • Prideful underdog that keeps prevailing
    13%
  • Highly school spirited with the utmost pride.
    13%
  • We just won the Fiesta Bowl--woohoo!
    6%
  • Going the distance and then some
    5%
  • We can't win a single football game.
    5%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$43,000/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
69%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
92%
National
83%
82%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.708 responses
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UCF is a great school! It is the perfect mix of old and modern style, which makes for a beautiful campus. Classes and professors are great and there are so many opportunities for students not only in academics, but in extracurricular activities too. There are many clubs and organizations to join or starting a new one is always an option. Being involved on campus is made fun, especially when concerts, shows, parties, and other large events are held on campus. Opportunities range from studying abroad one summer to graduating with a dual degree. With over 60,000 students attending, it can be difficult to imagine that one is making a difference or having an impact on the university, but in reality, each student is a part of a much larger unit that all-together can make that difference in the community and even the world. Getting an education is made enjoyable at UCF!
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My experience at the University of Central Florida is everything that any student that ever dreamed of going to college to ever imagine. Taking into consideration that UCF is the second largest University in the United States of America, you could say that it is a pretty intimidating start of a new begining. Although, with my professors, student life, leadership opportunities, clubs/organizations, and the overall structure of the campus itself has made my experience thus far absolutely amazing. I could never picture myself spending these four years anywhere else!
I enjoyed the camaraderie at UCF and the abundant amount of resources that was available to me. UCF really does promote itself on diversity and I definitely felt that I was apart of the family here. Fortunately, UCF also has a plentiful amount of connections, which could be used by students to find a future job prospect via internship opportunities. This is due to the fact that UCF is a partnership university, forming contracts with fortune 500 companies, thus fostering many careers. Although I expected this, I really did not appreciate the large class sizes that UCF had to offer, it was quite difficult to get one on one interactions with the professor. Furthermore, it was difficult to make meaningful connections with colleagues in class due to its interpersonal atmosphere created in auditorium style classes, thus I made most of my friends through work and clubs. Overall, UCF was a great University and I do not regret attending this great school. Go Knights!