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
    A-
  10. Campus Food
    A
  11. Student Life
    A+
  12. Safety
    B-
University of Central Florida is ...
Public
Athletic Division
NCAA Division I-A
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%
SAT Scores Range
1090-1280
ACT Scores Range
24-28
Application Fee
$30
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
Will You Get In?

Test Scores and GPA for University of Central Florida

Cost

Net Price
$14,745/ year
National
$15,431

Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.

Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $10,637/ year
  • $30-48k
    $12,127/ year
  • $49-75k
    $14,798/ year
  • $76-110k
    $16,995/ year
  • $110k+
    $17,372/ year

Academics

Professors
B
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
31:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
77%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.1,357 responses
57%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.1,371 responses
66%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.1,367 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
36,477Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
11%
Pell Grant
32%
Varsity Athletes
1%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 559 responses
Report
  • Diverse
    27%
  • Motivated
    19%
  • Motivated,Diverse,Involved,Passionate,Proud, Happy
    16%
  • Happy & involved
    14%
  • Laidback
    12%
  • 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.1,548 responses
Poll
66%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.1,934 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 613 responses
Report
  • Opportunity (i.e. you create your own opportunity)
    23%
  • 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!
    7%
  • Going the distance and then some
    6%
  • We can't win a single football game.
    5%

After University of Central Florida

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$43,000/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
70%
National
47%
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

University of Central Florida Reviews

20,020 reviews
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I am a returning student after taking a long break from school. This is my first experience at a four-year college and I am finding it to be somewhat amazing. The school is built with walkability in mind and keeps the traffic to the outside. Classes are not choked with students, allowing the professors to learn your name. They seem concerned with you learning the concepts of the course and genuinely want you to succeed. The campus offers a wide variety of activities and things to do on your own. Sports does not dominate the campus, academics does. If you want a great place to attend class and learn new skills, then UCF should be the place for you. Fellow students are welcoming as I have not seen nor encountered discrimination. UCF offers a wide variety of disciplines, so you should be able to find the perfect career path for you. To your bachelors and beyond!
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I just transferred to the University this semester and have adjusted quite easily! I have been to the rock climbing facilities, which are free to UCF students, and all the staff have been very friendly and helpful. There is also a mobile app to help keep students updated on academic and social information. Education at this school is very rigorous, and I have been encouraged to keep up with my schoolwork. I would strongly encourage others to pursue a bright future with UCF, and strive to perform to their highest abilities. There are many maps around campus and the landscape is designed for functionality and fluidity. Many classroom buildings are made for specific majors, which allows upper level students to be surrounded by like-minded students.
I absolutely love UCF! My personal and professional growth skyrocketed during my time here. The academics were excellent; my professors changed my perspective and taught me how to think critically. Career Services could not have done a better job preparing me for the work force and the Alumni Association is still a very helpful resource to this day. UCF always challenged me and I had rough days but the school also motivated me to keep going. I am very proud of my academic background, however UCF is not an easy place to make lifelong friends at if you are shy or introverted. The student life here is very active so push yourself out of your comfort zone and get social. The school itself is very clean and modern. I like that they are always expanding so they could offer more to the students.