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Overall Niche Grade
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  1. Academics
    A-
  2. Value
    B+
  3. Diversity
    A
  4. Campus
    A
  5. Athletics
    A
  6. Party Scene
    A
  7. Professors
    B+
  8. Location
    B+
  9. Dorms
    A-
  10. Campus Food
    A
  11. Student Life
    A+
  12. Safety
    B
Central Florida is a highly rated public university located in Florida. It is a large institution with an enrollment of 39,962 undergraduate students. Admissions is fairly competitive as the Central Florida acceptance rate is 50%. Popular majors include Psychology, Liberal Arts and Humanities, and Hospitality and Tourism Management. Graduating 70% of students, Central Florida alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $37,100.
About University of Central Florida...
Athletic Division
NCAA Division I-FBS
Athletic Conference
American Athletic Conference
Address
4000 Central Florida Blvd
Orlando, FL 32816
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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
1150-1320
ACT Range
24-29
Application Fee
$30
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action
No

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Cost

Net Price
$15,341/ year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Average Total Aid Awarded
$5,757/ year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
87%

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.1,457 responses
66%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.1,453 responses
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Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
39,962Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
16,891
Undergrads Over 25
9%
Pell Grant
31%
Varsity Athletes
1%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 487 responses
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  • Motivated,Diverse,Involved,Passionate,Proud, Happy
    29%
  • Motivated
    22%
  • Happy & involved
    18%
  • Laidback
    14%
  • Stressed but hard working
    7%
  • What am I even doing here?
    3%
  • Motivated and Happy
    3%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
Poll
56%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.1,634 responses
Poll
67%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.2,020 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 699 responses
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  • Opportunity (i.e. you create your own opportunity)
    24%
  • Diverse student body who excels in whatever we try
    21%
  • Highly school spirited with the utmost pride.
    14%
  • Prideful underdog that keeps prevailing
    12%
  • 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
$45,400/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
70%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
93%
National
83%
82%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.708 responses
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University of Central Florida Reviews

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I am finishing my second year at the University of Central Florida, and undoubtedly, I am very content with my experience thus far. UCF is a diverse campus with tens of thousands of students, thereby providing us with an amazing opportunity to connect. Personally, I have met some incredible friends through attending this university and experienced some unforgettable memories. Generally, the professors I have had over my two years at UCF have been very helpful in my journey to become more knowledgeable; the knowledge I've acquired through my classes at UCF has expanded my horizons and has given me plenty of hope for my future endeavors. The campus is absolutely beautiful and I feel very safe there; it is easy to navigate, as I adapted to the campus within my first two weeks! I dearly appreciate the inclusivity of UCF and how free people feel to express themselves; I believe our campus is one of the all-time best. I'll always remember UCF!
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The University of Central Florida is quite literally the perfect school. I enrolled a year ago, and I can confidently say that this has been one of the best years of my life. I have felt so at home at UCF, even though "home" is actually a few hours away. The campus is so accessible and inviting. Even with such a large population, the faculty and staff find a way to make every individual feel special. The wide array of clubs and groups on campus really ensures thay everybody has somewhere to fit in. I am so grateful that this is the school that I decided to attend. I truly couldn't see myself being anywhere else. I am having great success in my academics, while also involving myself in extracurricular activities. The on-campus housing is very nice and handy for incoming students to get familiar with the campus. There are also many off-campus housing optios with shuttles that run every 15 minutes, to and from campus. I love UCF and everything it supplies me with as a student!
UCF is a great school and I love the the campus and student life. I actually started UCF in the spring semester because I transferred out of FSU because I did not enjoy it there Plus it was more beneficial for my major (Computer Science). UCF is known to have a great engineering department and luckily Computer Science is connected with engineering. Therefore, UCF has great resources for students with my major and the student with an engineering degree. Also all my professors were great. Even with a couple hundred students they made themselves available and ready to help whenever. Overall, I am happy I made the transfer and love it much more at UCF!