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  1. Academics
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  2. Value
    A-
  3. Diversity
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  4. Campus
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  5. Athletics
    A
  6. Party Scene
    A
  7. Professors
    B+
  8. Location
    B+
  9. Dorms
    A-
  10. Campus Food
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  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 41,852 undergraduate students. Admissions is fairly competitive as the Central Florida acceptance rate is 43%. Popular majors include Psychology, Liberal Arts and Humanities, and Hospitality and Tourism Management. Graduating 73% of students, Central Florida alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $37,100.
4000 Central Florida Blvd
Orlando, FL 32816
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Athletic Division
NCAA Division I-FBS
Athletic Conference
American Athletic Conference

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.

UCF Admissions

Acceptance Rate
43%
Application Deadline
May 1
SAT Range
1160-1340
ACT Range
25-29
Application Fee
$30
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action
No

Cost

Net Price
$13,016/ 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
$8,057/ year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
90%

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.1,485 responses
65%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.1,481 responses
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Majors

Online

Online Programs Offered
19
Offers Online Courses
Yes
Online Certificate Programs
0
Online Associates Programs
0
Online Bachelor's Programs
19
How Students Learn
  • Mix of Online and on Campus
    47%
  • On Campus
    41%
  • Online
    12%

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
41,852Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
16,969
Undergrads Over 25
9%
Pell Grant
32%
Varsity Athletes
1%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 513 responses
  • Motivated,Diverse,Involved,Passionate,Proud, Happy
    30%
  • Motivated
    21%
  • Happy & involved
    18%
  • Laidback
    13%
  • 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.1,662 responses
Poll
67%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.2,048 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 727 responses
  • Opportunity (i.e. you create your own opportunity)
    24%
  • Diverse student body who excels in whatever we try
    22%
  • 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
73%
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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I have online courses at the moment, and they are super easy to follow! The professors allow you to go at your own pace as well as answer any of your questions when needing assistance with something relating to the course. The courses are very organized through week-by-week modules, so it is much harder to get off track. It is super easy to get good grades and understand the courses because of how thorough and easy the information provided is. Also, grades are very easy to check and monitor to make sure you are doing well in the course. When it comes to doing assignments, you are given plenty of time to take and submit them, so time limit isn't a stressor. Some online courses require students to attend online lectures on a Zoom call, and those lessons are also super helpful and productive. I have had a few courses like this and the professors are always on track with the content. Overall, UCF's online courses are great!
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Out of all the in state and out of state schools I was offered admission to, I chose this school because it has the BEST biomedical and health sciences program in the entire state. On top of that, there are tons of opportunities that the “swamp” fails to offer such as internships, meaningful volunteering, and research that is crucial for a resume, especially for a pre-med. I am going into my summer semester as a 4.0 student studying health sciences and minoring in chemistry and all I can say is that if you’re pre-med, UCF is the obvious choice. Heck, even if you aren’t interested in pursuing medical school UCF is still hands-down the best school in Florida and I would argue in all of the country. The school spirit is amazing, campus is breathtaking, students and staff/faculty are friendly, and overall this school is the best. I couldn’t have chosen a better school to attend! Go Knights!💛🖤⚔️
I loved attending the University of Central Florida. Go, knights! The atmosphere of the campus is surely something all incoming freshmen need to experience. At UCF you have a wonderful night-life to balance out the courses you take on campus, it is noticeable that the teachers love doing their jobs and will help you the best they can. Since COVID-19 happened, all my classes had to be switched online because I did not want to risk getting the virus. The online courses I took we're manageable, it was something fairly new to me, but they made it help accessible 24/7.