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University of Central Florida Overview

University of Central Florida is a public institution situated 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?

39,962 Full-Time Undergraduates
$12,733 Avg Cost After Aid
50% Acceptance Rate
  • The student loan default rate at UCF is 2%, which is significantly lower than the national rate of 10.1%. That's great news for students who are worrying about paying off their student loans.
  • Although it may not be available for every major, the doctor's degree is the highest one a student can attain at UCF.
  • For the 2017-2018 academic year, 99% of the faculty were full-time.
  • After graduation, UCF bachelor's degree recipients go on to jobs where they make $45,400 a year. That's about 11% more than their peers at other schools.

University of Central Florida Rankings

According to College Factual's 2021 analysis, UCF is ranked #312 out of 1,715 schools in the nation that were analyzed for overall quality. It is also ranked #9 out of 62 schools in Florida.

The following table lists the notable rankings from College Factual that UCF has received.

Notable Undergraduate Rankings for UCF

Ranking Type Rank
Best Colleges for Veterans 18
Best Colleges for Non-Traditional Students 52
Best Colleges for the Money 172
Best Colleges for International Students 191
Best Colleges 312
Best Colleges for Diversity 315

Where Is University of Central Florida?

Location of 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
Website: www.ucf.edu/
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/UCF
Twitter: http://twitter.com/UCF

How Do I Get Into UCF?

You can apply to UCF online at: https://www.ucf.edu/admissions/undergraduate/

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?

50% Acceptance Rate
57% Of Accepted Are Women
60% Submit SAT Scores
The acceptance rate of University of Central Florida is 50%. While it may not be as selective as some schools, it does screen its applicants very carefully. Do what you can to stand out among others in the pool of applicants!

Approximately 43% of accepted students are men and 57% are women. The acceptance rate for men is 50%, and the acceptance rate for women is 49%.

Average Test Scores

About 60% 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 580 and 660. Math scores were between 570 and 660.

SAT Reading and Writing Scores for University of Central Florida  ( 580 to 660 )
200
800

SAT Math Scores for University of Central Florida  ( 570 to 660 )
200
800
UCF received ACT scores from 40% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT English scores ranged between 23 and 30. Math scores were between 22 and 27. Composite scores were between 24 and 29.

ACT English Scores for University of Central Florida  ( 23 to 30 )
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36
ACT Math Scores for University of Central Florida  ( 22 to 27 )
1
36
ACT Composite Scores for University of Central Florida  ( 24 to 29 )
1
36

Can I Afford University of Central Florida?

$12,733 Net Price
34% Take Out Loans
2.4% Loan Default Rate
The overall average net price of UCF is $12,733. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group. See the table below for the net price for different income groups.

Net Price by Income Group for UCF

$0-30 K $30K-48K $48-75 $75-110K $110K +
$9,001 $10,413 $13,708 $16,813 $17,957

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

Student Loan Debt

Almost 66% of college students who graduated with the class of 2018 took out student loans, but that percentage varies from school to school. At UCF, approximately 34% of students took out student loans averaging $6,359 a year. That adds up to $25,436 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at UCF is 2.4%. 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

39,962 Full-Time Undergraduates
54% Women
47% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 56,853 undergraduate students at UCF, with 39,962 being full-time and 16,891 being part-time.

 Full-Time vs. Part-Time Undergraduate Students at  UCF

There are also 9,206 graduate students at the school.

Gender Diversity

Of the 39,962 full-time undergraduates at UCF, 46% are male and 54% are female.

Undergraduate Student Gender Diversity at  UCF

Racial-Ethnic Diversity

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

Racial-Ethnic Diversity of UCF Undergraduate Students
Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 2,417
Black or African American 4,381
Hispanic or Latino 10,154
White 19,800
International Students 1,158
Other Races/Ethnicities 2,052

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

10,269 Took All Classes Online
39,270 Took At Least One Class Online
6.9% Avg Growth Over 4 Years
There are 19 bachelor’s degree and 26 master’s degree programs available online at UCF. In 2017-2018, 39,270 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.

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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 2017-2018.

Online Growth Rankings of UCF

The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at University of Central Florida was 6.9%. This is the #1,538 largest growth rate of all schools that are only partially 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 37%
Applied Mathematics 29%
Area Studies 79%
Area, Ethnic, Culture, & Gender Studies 79%
Business Administration & Management 2%
Computer & Information Sciences 14%
Computer Information Systems 14%
Criminal Justice & Corrections 12%
Curriculum & Instruction 14%
Education 9%
Educational Administration 6%
Engineering 4%
English Language & Literature 9%
General English Literature 9%
General Psychology 2%
General Social Sciences 47%
Health Professions 0%
Health Sciences & Services 6%
History 12%
History 12%
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement & Firefighting 12%
Instructional Media Design 12%
Interdisciplinary Studies 8%
Legal Professions 5%
Mathematics & Statistics 3%
Mechanical Engineering 17%
Multi / Interdisciplinary Studies 7%
Non-Professional General Legal Studies 25%
Other Public Administration 10%
Philosophy & Religious Studies 16%
Political Science & Government 3%
Psychology 3%
Public Administration 5%
Public Administration & Social Service 6%
Religious Studies 7%
Social Work 7%
Special Education 25%
Teacher Education Subject Specific 8%

The table below shows how the average growth rate over 4 years at UCF ranks compared to all other partially online schools that offer a specific major. Note that the majors may or may not be offered online at UCF.

Major Growth Rate Rank
Materials Engineering #5
Other Public Administration #7
Area Studies #7
Applied Mathematics #9
International Studies #9
Interdisciplinary Studies #10
Aerospace & Aeronautical Engineering #14
Anthropology #14
Industrial Engineering #20
Area, Ethnic, Culture, & Gender Studies #22
Mechanical Engineering #23
General Social Sciences #32
Political Science & Government #32
General English Literature #33
Hospitality Management #34
Sociology #35
Engineering-Related Fields #35
Mathematics & Statistics #37
Religious Studies #38
History #39
History #39
Health Sciences & Services #39
Philosophy & Religious Studies #48
Social Work #50
Public Administration #65
Communication & Media Studies #67
English Language & Literature #73
Legal Professions #74
Engineering #78
General Education #82
Instructional Media Design #90
Curriculum & Instruction #91
Engineering Technologies #99
Communication & Journalism #99
General Psychology #101
Computer Information Systems #108
Special Education #130
Teacher Education Subject Specific #133
Social Sciences #133
Multi / Interdisciplinary Studies #139
Psychology #141
Public Administration & Social Service #141
Educational Administration #182
Health & Medical Administrative Services #209
Computer & Information Sciences #250
Criminal Justice & Corrections #261
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement & Firefighting #298
Liberal Arts General Studies #322
Liberal Arts / Sciences & Humanities #322
Nursing #338
Education #430

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 Majors

In 2017-2018, University of Central Florida awarded 28,860 undergraduate degrees and 5,722 graduate degrees. The table below shows the number of awards for each major.

Major Associate’s Bachelor’s Master’s Doctor’s
Accounting 0 278 77 0
Aerospace & Aeronautical Engineering 0 152 23 0
Allied Health Professions 0 23 0 0
Anthropology 0 81 14 0
Applied Mathematics 0 0 17 4
Area Studies 0 14 0 0
Arts & Media Management 0 94 0 0
Biomedical Engineering 0 0 12 0
Biotechnology 0 29 13 0
Business Administration & Management 0 186 87 4
Business/Managerial Economics 0 81 5 0
Chemistry 0 41 16 15
Civil Engineering 0 106 22 14
Clinical, Counseling & Applied Psychology 0 0 37 0
Clinical/Medical Laboratory Science 0 30 0 0
Communication & Media Studies 0 352 21 0
Communication Sciences 0 241 87 0
Computational Science 0 0 18 0
Computer Engineering 0 113 20 9
Computer Information Systems 0 518 111 21
Criminal Justice & Corrections 0 540 82 0
Curriculum & Instruction 0 0 14 0
Drama & Theater Arts 0 94 5 0
Ecology, Evolution & Systematics Biology 0 0 3 4
Economics 0 34 0 0
Educational Administration 0 0 124 13
Electrical Engineering 0 148 51 20
Engineering-Related Fields 0 0 38 0
Environmental Engineering 0 38 8 5
Film, Video & Photographic Arts 0 120 0 0
Finance & Financial Management 0 476 0 0
Fine & Studio Arts 0 222 0 0
General Architecture 0 40 0 0
General Biology 0 691 37 5
General Business/Commerce 0 602 227 0
General Education 0 0 18 34
General English Literature 0 319 20 0
General Psychology 0 1,182 2 9
General Social Sciences 0 36 0 0
General Visual & Performing Arts 0 197 81 0
Health & Medical Administrative Services 0 425 45 0
Health & Physical Education 0 0 25 0
Health Sciences & Services 0 860 90 0
History 0 150 11 0
Hospitality Management 0 828 89 2
Industrial Engineering 0 95 43 7
Instructional Media Design 0 0 40 0
Interdisciplinary Studies 0 640 15 0
International Relations & National Security 0 0 0 6
International Studies 0 43 0 0
Journalism 0 65 0 0
Liberal Arts General Studies 343 93 0 0
Management Sciences & Quantitative Methods 0 4 0 0
Marketing 0 251 0 0
Materials Engineering 0 0 4 8
Mathematics 0 48 0 0
Mechanical Engineering 0 380 44 18
Medicine 0 0 0 116
Mental & Social Health Services 0 0 14 0
Music 0 46 12 0
Nanotechnology 0 0 7 0
Natural Resources Conservation 0 28 0 0
Non-Professional General Legal Studies 0 246 0 0
Nursing 0 669 97 14
Other Public Administration 0 0 9 11
Philosophy 0 23 0 0
Physics 0 25 11 12
Political Science & Government 0 323 14 0
Public Administration 0 82 50 0
Public Relations & Advertising 0 124 0 0
Radio, Television & Digital Communication 0 85 0 0
Real Estate 0 68 10 0
Rehabilitation & Therapeutic Professions 0 0 0 37
Religious Studies 0 15 0 0
Romance Languages 0 17 6 0
Social Work 0 135 178 0
Sociology 0 101 9 3
Special Education 0 12 69 0
Statistics 0 36 15 0
Student Counseling 0 0 68 0
Systems Theory 0 0 21 15
Teacher Education Grade Specific 0 508 42 0
Teacher Education Subject Specific 0 552 88 0
Teaching English or French 0 0 8 0
Urban & Regional Planning 0 0 12 0
Writing Studies 0 32 10 9
Total 686 28,174 4,892 830

References

*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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