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University of Central Florida
Orlando, FL
The University of Central Florida, founded in 1963, is a public, comprehensive university. It is one of the nation's most visible metropolitan universities. During the last several years, student enrollment has increased dramatically. Located in Orlando, one of the nation's fastest-growing cities, the university is able to provide distinctive learning opportunities for students through partnerships established with central Florida businesses, industry and government. The university focuses on the undergraduate experience and offers many opportunities through its outstanding facilities, campus environment, the Honors College, the nationally-recognized LEAD scholars program, the Central Florida Research Park and many other academic endeavors. These academic opportunities, coupled with a strong commitment to maintaining a diverse and talented student body, continue to ensure the university's future as a dynamic institution. Its 1,415-acre campus is located in Orlando.
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Institution Type Public
Coeducational Yes
Undergraduate Students 55,776
   Women 30,404 (54.5%)
   Men 25,372 (45.5%)
Graduate Students 8,545
Entrance Difficulty Moderately difficult
Overall Admission Rate 50% of 34,886 applicants were admitted
Early Action Offered No
Early Decision Offered No
Regular Admission Deadline May 1
Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen
Average GPA 3.92 (based on weighted GPAs)
SAT Math 634 average
540-640 range of middle 50%
SAT Critical Reading 628 average
540-630 range of middle 50%
SAT Writing
ACT Composite 28 average
24-28 range of middle 50%
Selection of Students
Factor Very Important Important Considered Not Considered
Academic GPA X      
Standardized Tests X      
Essay   X    
Extracurricular Activities     X  
Cost of Attendance In-state: $22,044
Out-of-state: $38,143
  Tuition and Fees In-state: $6,368
Out-of-state: $22,467
  Room and Board $9,554
Average Percent of Need Met 54%
Average Freshman Award $8,516
Average Indebtedness of
2016 Graduates
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Academic Calendar System Semester
General Education/Core Curriculum Required
Full-Time Faculty Teaching Undergraduates 1,434
Regular Class Size 2-9 students: 10% of classes
10-19 students: 17% of classes
20-29 students: 20% of classes
30-39 students: 16% of classes
40-49 students: 11% of classes
50-99 students: 17% of classes
Over 100 students: 8% of classes
Orlando Population 249,562
Nearest Metropolitan Area Orlando
Freshman Housing Guarantee Freshmen are given priority consideration for housing
Students in College Housing 66% of freshmen, 17% of all students
Athletic Conferences NCAA Division I
Mascot UCF Fight Song'; Alma Mater'
Sororities 7.3% of women participate
Fraternities 5% of men participate
Ethnicity of Students from U.S. 0.2% American Indian/Alaskan Native
6.0% Asian
11.5% Black/African-American
25.7% Hispanic/Latino
3.9% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.2% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
51.8% White
0.6% Unknown
International Students 1.3% from 141 countries
First-Year Students Returning 88.8%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years 40.0%
Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months 75%
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly 9.0%