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University of Central Florida Overview

University of Central Florida is a public institution located in Orlando, Florida. Orlando is considered a suburb and offers tranquility and safety near the excitement of a city center.

What Is University of Central Florida Known For?

0 Undergraduate Awards
$29,033 Avg Cost After Aid
36% Acceptance Rate
  • The 1% student loan default rate at UCF is better than the national rate of 10.1%. That's a good sign that you may be able to pay off student loans easier than your peers at other schools can.
  • Although it may not be available for every major, the doctor's degree is the highest award a student can attain at UCF.
  • For the <nil> academic year, 98% of the faculty were full-time.
  • After graduation, UCF bachelor's degree recipients go on to jobs where they make $54,850 a year. That's about 34% more than their peers at other schools.

Where Is University of Central Florida?


Contact details for UCF are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 4000 Central Florida Blvd, Orlando, FL 32816
Phone: 407-823-2000

How Do I Get Into UCF?

You can apply to UCF online at:

Admission Requirements for UCF

Submission Required?
High School GPA Required
High School Rank Recommended
High School Transcript Required
College Prep Program Recommended
Recommendations Recommended
SAT or ACT Scores Required
TOEFL Neither required nor recommended

How Hard Is It To Get Into UCF?

36% Acceptance Rate
58% Of Accepted Are Women
73% Submit SAT Scores
UCF has a fairly low acceptance rate of 36%, which makes it more selective than most schools. Take time to make sure you submit all the requested materials and you prepare the application in full. You don't want to get denied right off the bat due to an incomplete application!

Approximately 42% of accepted students are men and 58% are women. The acceptance rate for men is 37%, and the acceptance rate for women is 36%.

Average Test Scores

About 73% of students accepted to UCF submitted their SAT scores. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing scores ranged between 600 and 680. Math scores were between 570 and 670.

SAT Reading and Writing Scores for University of Central Florida  ( 600 to 680 )

SAT Math Scores for University of Central Florida  ( 570 to 670 )
UCF received ACT scores from 27% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT English scores ranged between 24 and 31. Math scores were between 23 and 28. Composite scores were between 25 and 30.

ACT English Scores for University of Central Florida  ( 24 to 31 )
ACT Math Scores for University of Central Florida  ( 23 to 28 )
ACT Composite Scores for University of Central Florida  ( 25 to 30 )

Can I Afford University of Central Florida?

$29,033 Net Price
20% Take Out Loans
1.3% Loan Default Rate
The overall average net price of UCF is $29,033. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group.

The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.

Student Loan Debt

It's not uncommon for college students to take out loans to pay for school. In fact, almost 66% of students nationwide depend at least partially on loans. At UCF, approximately 20% of students took out student loans averaging $6,180 a year. That adds up to $24,720 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at UCF is 1.3%. This is significantly lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, which is a good sign that you'll be able to pay back your student loans.

University of Central Florida Undergraduate Student Diversity

41,846 Full-Time Undergraduates
55% Women
49% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 59,996 undergraduate students at UCF, with 41,846 being full-time and 18,150 being part-time.


There are also 10,314 graduate students at the school.

Gender Diversity

Of the 41,846 full-time undergraduates at UCF, 45% are male and 55% are female.


Racial-Ethnic Diversity

The racial-ethnic breakdown of University of Central Florida students is as follows.

Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 2,990
Black or African American 3,968
Hispanic or Latino 11,775
White 19,304
International Students 1,588
Other Races/Ethnicities 2,221

Geographic Diversity

Florida students aren't the only ones who study at University of Central Florida. At this time, 45 states are represented by the student population at the school.

Over 131 countries are represented at UCF. The most popular countries sending students to the school are China, India, and Saudi Arabia.

Online Learning at University of Central Florida

14,407 Took All Classes Online
43,214 Took At Least One Class Online
99.1% Avg Growth Over 4 Years
There are 51 bachelor’s degree and 78 master’s degree programs available online at UCF. In 2020-2021, 43,214 students took at least one online class at the school.

The following chart shows how the online learning population at UCF has changed over the last few years.


This school is the 2nd most popular in Florida for online learning according to the online graduations recorded by the Department of Education for the academic year 2020-2021.

Online Growth Rankings of UCF

The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at University of Central Florida was 99.1%. This is the #425 largest growth rate of all schools that are mostly online. This refers to all students at UCF regardless of major.

When we speak of partially online, we are referring to schools whose online population is less than 50% of its total student body. Mostly online refers to those with online populations greater than or equal to 50%.


*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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