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?
- The 4% 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.
- In 2017-2018, 98% of the faculty were full-time.
- A student who earns a bachelor's degree from UCF makes roughly $45,400 a year. This is 11% more than their peers from other colleges and universities.
University of Central Florida Rankings
Out of the 89 colleges in Florida, UCF is ranked at #9.
These rankings may look different from those published by other outlets, because we use an outcomes-based approach rather than a subjective one. We get our data from a number of places, including the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) and the College Scorecard. For more information, check out our rankings and methodology page.
UCF has been awarded the following overall awards by our latest rankings.
|#70||Best Associate Degree Schools||Tweet It - Post It|
Program Level Awards
These are highlights of some of the most noteworthy awards granted to specific programs at UCF.
Awards From Around the Web
The following table lists some notable awards UCF has earned from around the web.
|#1||Best General Visual & Performing Arts Master’s Degree Schools||College Factual|
|#42||Best Engineering Technologies Schools||College Factual|
|#62||Best Teacher Education Grade Specific Schools||College Factual|
|#72||Best Liberal Arts / Sciences & Humanities Schools||College Factual|
|#72||Best Liberal Arts General Studies Schools||College Factual|
|#82||Best Homeland Security, Law Enforcement & Firefighting Schools||College Factual|
Where Is University of Central Florida?
Contact details for UCF are given below.
|Address:||4000 Central Florida Blvd, Orlando, FL 32816|
How Do I Get Into UCF?
You can apply to UCF online at: https://ucf.edu/admissions/undergraduate/
Admission Requirements for UCF
|High School GPA||required|
|High School Rank||recommended|
|High School Transcript||required|
|College Prep Program||recommended|
|SAT or ACT Scores||required|
|TOEFL||neither required nor recommended|
How Hard Is It To Get Into UCF?
Approximately 43% of accepted students are men and 57% are women. The acceptance rate for men is 46%, and the acceptance rate for women is 45%.
Average Test Scores
About 77% 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 590 and 670. Math scores were between 570 and 670.
Can I Afford University of Central Florida?
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 24% of students took out student loans averaging $6,325 a year. That adds up to $25,300 over four years for those students.
The student loan default rate at UCF is 4.2%. 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
There are also 10,480 graduate students at the school.
Of the 43,513 full-time undergraduates at UCF, 45% are male and 55% are female.
The racial-ethnic breakdown of University of Central Florida students is as follows.
|Race/Ethnicity||Number of Grads|
|Black or African American||4,222|
|Hispanic or Latino||12,300|
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
The following chart shows how the online learning population at UCF has changed over the last few years.
This school is the 4th most popular in Florida for online learning according to the online graduations recorded by the Department of Education for the academic year 2019-2020.
Online Affordability Rankings of UCF
During the most recent year for which we have data, the full-time undergraduate tuition at University of Central Florida was $6,368 for in-state students. Out-of-state students paid $22,467. The following table shows how UCF is ranked for affordability for both in-state and out-of-state students among colleges and universities that are not mostly online.
Online Affordability Rankings of UCF Rankings
During the most recent year for which we have data, the full-time undergraduate tuition at University of Central Florida was $6,368 for in-state students. Out-of-state students paid $22,467. The following table shows how UCF is ranked for affordability for both in-state and out-of-state students among colleges and universities that are mostly online.
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.
The following table shows the 1-year growth rate of UCF majors that offer at least one online course. This table only includes majors with positive growth.
|Major||1-Year Growth Rate|
|Aerospace & Aeronautical Engineering||20%|
|Computer & Information Sciences||1%|
|Computer Information Systems||1%|
|Homeland Security, Law Enforcement & Firefighting||3%|
|Instructional Media Design||9%|
|Multi / Interdisciplinary Studies||29%|
|Other Public Administration||13%|
|Philosophy & Religious Studies||10%|
|Political Science & Government||4%|
|Public Administration & Social Service||13%|
The table below shows how the average growth rate over 4 years at UCF ranks compared to all other mostly online schools that offer a specific major. Note that the majors may or may not be offered online at UCF.
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%.
University of Central Florida Undergraduate Concentrations
The table below shows the number of awards for each concentration.
*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.
- College Factual
- National Center for Education Statistics
- Image Credit: By Breezy Baldwin under License
More about our data sources and methodologies.
|Request Info||Southern New Hampshire University You have goals. Southern New Hampshire University can help you get there. Whether you need a bachelor's degree to get into a career or want a master's degree to move up in your current career, SNHU has an online program for you. Find your degree from over 200 online programs. Learn More >|