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.

Website: www.ucf.edu/

Public
Co-ed
58,913
Undergraduate
Students
(54.4%) 32,063 Women
(45.6%) 26,850 Men
9,658
Graduate
Students

Admission

Entrance Difficulty
Moderately difficult
Overall Admission Rate
43% of 41,816 applicants were admitted
Early Action Offered
No
Early Decision Offered
No
Regular Admission Deadline
Rolling

Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen

Average GPA
4.01
SAT Math
570-670 range of middle 50%
SAT EBRW
590-670 range of middle 50%
ACT Composite
28 average
25-29 range of middle 50%
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Money Matters

Cost of Attendance
In-state: $22,155
Out-of-state: $38,254
Tuition and Fees
In-state: $6,368
Out-of-state: $22,467
Room and Board
$9,617
Average Percent of Need Met
64%
Average Freshman Award
$10,706
Average Indebtedness of 2018 Graduates
$22,722
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Academics

Academic Calendar System
Semester
General Education/Core Curriculum
Required for most or all students
Full-Time Faculty Teaching Undergraduates
1,619
Regular Class Size
2-9 students: 10% of classes
10-19 students: 17% of classes
20-29 students: 23% of classes
30-39 students: 16% of classes
40-49 students: 11% of classes
50-99 students: 16% of classes
Over 100 students: 8% of classes
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Campus Life

Orlando Population
249,562
Nearest Metropolitan Area
Orlando
Freshman Housing Guarantee
Freshmen are given priority consideration for housing
Students in College Housing
17% of all students
Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division I
Mascot
UCF Fight Song'; Alma Mater'
Sororities
6.5% of women participate
Fraternities
5% of men participate
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Students

Ethnicity of Students from U.S.
0.2% American Indian/Alaskan Native
6.4% Asian
11.4% Black/African-American
28.3% Hispanic/Latino
4.1% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.2% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
48.7% White
0.8% Unknown
International Students
2.3% from 132 countries
First-Year Students Returning
90.4%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
43.6%
Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months
68%
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly
12.0%
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Freshman Admission Requirements


Entrance Difficulty

Moderately Difficult: More than 75% of freshmen were in the top 50% of their high school class and scored over 1010 on the SAT I or over 18 on the ACT; about 85% or fewer of all applicants accepted.

High School Preparation

High School Graduation
High school diploma required and GED is accepted
High School Program
College preparatory program is required

High School Units Required or Recommended

High School Units Required or Recommended
Subject Required Units Recommended Units
English 4  
Mathematics 4  
Science 3  
Foreign Language 2  
Social Studies 3  
History    
Academic Electives 2  

Examinations

Examinations
Exam Required Units Scores Due in Admissions Office
SAT or ACT Required May 1
SAT Only    
ACT Only    
SAT and SAT Subject Tests, or ACT    
SAT Subject Tests Only Not used if submitted
SAT Essay Component Policy Accepted with or without essay component
ACT Writing Test Policy Accepted with or without writing component
ACT Writing Test Policy SAT: Used for admission
ACT: Used for admission

Applying for Admission


Admissions Office

Address
4000 Central Florida Boulevard
City, State, Zip
Orlando, FL 32816
Phone
(407) 823-3000
Fax
(407) 823-3419
E-mail
admission@ucf.edu

Application Dates and Fees

Regular Admisson Deadline
Rolling
Application Fee
$30
Application Fee Waiver
Available
Regular Admission Notification
Rolling
Accept Offer of Admission
By May 1 or within 3 weeks if notified after May 1
Waiting List Used
Yes
Defer Admission
Student cannot defer admission
Transfer Admission
Transfer applications accepted

Early Admission

Early Decision Offered
No
Early Decision Deadline
 
Early Decision Notification
 
Early Action Offered
No
Early Action Deadline
 
Early Action Notification
 

Application Form

Common Application
Accepted
Universal College Application
Not accepted
Electronic Application
Available

Other Application Requirements

Interview
Not Required
Essay or Personal Statement
Recommended for all freshmen
Letters of Recommendation
 
Other
 
Financial Need
Financial need is not a consideration in the admissions process

Selection of Students


Selection of Students
Factor Very Important Important Considered Not Considered
Rigor of Secondary School Record X
Academic GPA X
Standardized Tests X
Class Rank X
Recommendations X
Essay X
Interview X
Level of Applicant's Interest X
Extracurricular Activities X
Volunteer Work X
Particular Talent/Ability X
Character/Personal Qualities X
First Generation to Attend College X
State Residency X
Geographic Residence X
Relation with Alumnus X
Religious Affiliation/Commitment X
Ethnicity X
Work Experience X

Profile of Fall Admission


Overall Admission Rate
43% of 41,816 applicants were admitted
Women
43% of 24,139 applicants were admitted
Men
42% of 17,677 applicants were admitted
Students Enrolled
7,778 (44%) of 17,786 admitted students enrolled
Women
4,301 (41%) of 10,394 admitted students enrolled
Men
3,771 (51%) of 7,392 admitted students enrolled
Early Decision Admission Rate
 
Early Action Admission Rate
 
Students Offered Wait List
6,327
Students Accepting Wait List Position
2,983
Students Admitted From Wait List
54

Grade Point Average of Enrolled Freshmen (4.0 scale)

Average GPA
4.01
3.75 and Above
65%
3.50 - 3.74
23%
3.25 - 3.49
7%
3.00 - 3.24
4%
2.50 - 2.99
1%
2.00 - 2.49
 

SAT Scores of Enrolled Freshmen

SAT Math
570-670 range of middle 50%
Score of 700 - 800
15%
Score of 600 - 700
48%
Score of 500 - 600
36%
Score of 400 - 500
1%
Score of 300 - 400
0%
Score of 200 - 300
0%
SAT EBRW
590-670 range of middle 50%
Score of 700 - 800
13%
Score of 600 - 700
60%
Score of 500 - 600
27%
Score of 400 - 500
1%
Score of 300 - 400
0%
Score of 200 - 300
0%

ACT Scores of Enrolled Freshmen

ACT Composite
28 average
25-29 range of middle 50%
Score of 30 - 36
23%
Score of 24 - 29
61%
Score of 18 - 23
16%
Score of 12 - 17
0%
Score of 6 - 11
0%
Score of 5 or Below
0%

Other Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen

High School Class Rank
Top tenth: 34%
Top quarter: 73%
Top half: 97%
National Merit Scholar
1%
Valedictorian
1%
Class President
Not reported
Student Government Officer
Not reported

Tuition and Expenses


Cost of Attendance
In-state: $22,155
Out-of-state: $38,254
Tuition and Fees
In-state: $6,368
Out-of-state: $22,467
Room and Board
$9,617
Books and Supplies
$1,200
Other Expenses
$4,970
Payment Plans
Prepayment plan, deferred payment

Applying for Financial Aid


Financial Aid Office

Email
finweb@mail.ucf.edu
Web Site
Financial Aid Web Site
Net Price Calculator URL
Net Price Calculator URL

Application Process

Application Deadline
Priority deadline December 1
Final deadline June 30
Award Notification
On a rolling basis beginning March 15
Methodology for Awarding Institutional Aid
Federal Methodology
Forms Required Cost to File
FAFSA
Code is 003954
Free

Profile of 2018 - 19 Financial Aid


Freshman

Financial Aid Applicants
6,029 (88.6%) of freshmen
Found to Have Financial Need
4,000 (67.4%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
3,902 (94.8%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
760 (9.3%) of aid recipients
Average Percent of Need Met
64%
Average Award
$10,706
Need-Based Gift
Received by 2,420 (63.4%) of aid recipients, average amount $6,935
Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 1,760 (53.0%) of aid recipients, average amount $3,743
Merit-Based Gift
Received by 2,887 (66.5%) of aid recipients
Merit-Based Gift
684 (9.0%) of freshmen had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $3,856

All Undergraduates

Financial Aid Applicants
31,774 (80.0%) of undergraduates
Found to Have Financial Need
24,728 (77.8%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
23,810 (95.4%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
2,804 (7.1%) of aid recipients
Average Percent of Need Met
61%
Average Award
$9,982
Need-Based Gift
Received by 17,250 (72.3%) of aid recipients, average amount $6,831
Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 13,493 (61.6%) of aid recipients, average amount $4,805
Merit-Based Gift
Received by 9,717 (41.6%) of aid recipients
Merit-Based Gift
1,959 (4.4%) of undergraduates had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $3,932

Borrowing

2018 Graduates Who Took Out Loans
50%
Average Indebtedness of 2018 Graduates
$22,722
Parents of Students Receiving Aid
2.0%
Parents of Students Not Receiving Aid
1.0%

Financial Aid Programs


Loans

Federal Loans
Direct subsidized Stafford loans, direct unsubsidized Stafford loans, direct PLUS loans, Federal Perkins loans
State Loans
 
Other Loans
 

Scholarships and Grants

Need-Based Available
Federal Pell grants, SEOG, State scholarships, Institutional scholarships, Private scholarships
Non-Need–Based Available
None

Non-Need Awards

Academic Interest/Achievement Award Areas
Not reported
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Creative Arts/Performance Award Areas
Cinema/Film/Broadcasting, Music, Theater/Drama
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Special Achievements/Activities Award Areas
Leadership
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Special Characteristics Award Areas
First-Generation College Students
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 

Employment

Work-Study Programs
Federal work study available, other work study available
Average Earnings from On-Campus Employment
$3,778
Academic Calendar System
Semester
Summer Session
Offered
General Catalog/Bulletin
Online Catalog

Undergraduate Education


Undergraduate Majors

  • Accounting
  • Actuarial Science
  • Advertising
  • Aerospace, Aeronautical and Astronautical/Space Engineering
  • Anthropology
  • Architecture
  • Art/Art Studies, General
  • Arts, Entertainment, and Media Management, General
  • Athletic Training/Trainer
  • Audiology/Audiologist and Speech-Language Pathology/Pathologist
  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General
  • Biomedical Sciences, General
  • Biotechnology
  • Business Administration and Management, General
  • Business/Commerce, General
  • Business/Managerial Economics
  • Chemistry, General
  • Cinematography and Film/Video Production
  • Civil Engineering, General
  • Clinical Laboratory Science/Medical Technology/Technologist
  • Computer Engineering, General
  • Computer and Information Sciences, General
  • Criminal Justice/Safety Studies
  • Crisis/Emergency/Disaster Management
  • Digital Arts
  • Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
  • Early Childhood Education and Teaching
  • Economics, General
  • Electrical and Electronics Engineering
  • Elementary Education and Teaching
  • English Language and Literature, General
  • Environmental Studies
  • Environmental/Environmental Health Engineering
  • Finance, General
  • Fine/Studio Arts, General
  • Forensic Science and Technology
  • French Language and Literature
  • General Studies
  • Health Information/Medical Records Administration/Administrator
  • Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences, General
  • Health/Health Care Administration/Management
  • History, General
  • Hospitality Administration/Management, General
  • Hospitality Administration/Management, Other
  • Humanities/Humanistic Studies
  • Industrial Engineering
  • Information Technology
  • International/Global Studies
  • Journalism
  • Laser and Optical Engineering
  • Latin American Studies
  • Legal Assistant/Paralegal
  • Legal Studies, General
  • Marketing/Marketing Management, General
  • Mathematics, General
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Meeting and Event Planning
  • Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, General
  • Music Performance, General
  • Non-Profit/Public/Organizational Management
  • Philosophy
  • Photography
  • Physical Education Teaching and Coaching
  • Physics, General
  • Political Science and Government, General
  • Psychology, General
  • Public Administration
  • Radio and Television
  • Real Estate
  • Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
  • Religion/Religious Studies
  • Restaurant/Food Services Management
  • Rhetoric and Composition
  • Secondary Education and Teaching
  • Social Sciences, General
  • Social Work
  • Sociology
  • Spanish Language and Literature
  • Special Education and Teaching, General
  • Speech Communication and Rhetoric
  • Statistics, General
  • Structural Engineering
  • Teacher Education, Multiple Levels
  • Trade and Industrial Teacher Education
Most Popular Disciplines
Business/marketing, Health professions and related sciences, Psychology
Combined Liberal Arts/Professional Degree Programs
Engineering, nursing, history, communicative sciences and disorders, computer science, law
Special Programs
Accelerated program, Cooperative work study program, Distance learning, Double major, English as a second language, Honors program, Independent study, Internships, Study abroad, Summer session
Study Abroad
Offered
Online Degrees
Some online degree programs

Curriculum and Graduation Requirements


General Education/Core Curriculum
Required for most or all students
Computer
Students not required to own/lease a computer
Foreign Language
Not required
Math/Science
Required for all students

Faculty and Instruction


Full-Time Faculty
1,619
Part-Time Faculty
504
Full-Time Faculty with Ph.D./Terminal Degree
64%
Regular Class Size
2-9 students: 10% of classes
10-19 students: 17% of classes
20-29 students: 23% of classes
30-39 students: 16% of classes
40-49 students: 11% of classes
50-99 students: 16% of classes
Over 100 students: 8% of classes
Discussion Section/Lab Class Size
2-9 students: 7% of discussion sections/labs
10-19 students: 20% of discussion sections/labs
20-29 students: 23% of discussion sections/labs
30-39 students: 22% of discussion sections/labs
40-49 students: 14% of discussion sections/labs
50-59 students: 13% of discussion sections/labs
Over 100 students: 0% of discussion sections/labs

Advanced Placement


International Baccalaureate
Accepted
Advanced Placement (AP) Examinations
Accepted for placement and credit
Sophomore Standing
Available through AP examinations

Academic Resources


Library Available on Campus
Yes
Holdings
1,825,227
Computer Ownership
Students not required to own/lease a computer
Computers Available on Campus
4113
Internet/E-mail Access
Not reported

Academic Support Services


Remedial Instruction
Not Offered
Tutoring
Available
Services for Learning Disabled Students
Available
Services for Physically Disabled Students
Hearing impaired services, speech disorders services, visually impaired services, wheelchair access

Graduate/Professional School Education


Master's Degrees Offered

Master of Education, Master of Science in Accounting, Master of Arts, Master of Fine Arts, Master of Social Work, Master of Science in Engineering and Management, Master of Athletic Training, Master of Business Administration, Master of Science in Civil Engineering, Master of Health Administration, Master of Science in Environmental Engineering, Master of Science in Real Estate, Master of Science, Master of Sport Business Management, Master of Public Administration, Master of Science in Management, Master of Nonprofit Management, Master in Research Administration, Master of Arts in Teaching, Master of Science in Industrial Engineering

Master's Programs of Study

  • Art Education
  • Biological and Biomedical Sciences--General
  • Chemistry
  • Civil Engineering
  • Communication Disorders
  • Communication--General
  • Conservation Biology
  • Corporate and Organizational Communication
  • Counselor Education
  • Criminal Justice and Criminology
  • Curriculum and Instruction
  • Emergency Management
  • English
  • English Education
  • English as a Second Language
  • Environmental Engineering
  • Exercise and Sports Science
  • Foreign Languages Education
  • Geotechnical Engineering
  • Health Informatics
  • Health Services Management and Hospital Administration
  • Homeland Security
  • Industrial/Management Engineering
  • Mathematics
  • Mathematics Education
  • Middle School Education
  • Nonprofit Management
  • Optical Sciences
  • Photonics
  • Physics
  • Physiology
  • Public Administration
  • Quality Management
  • Science Education
  • Social Sciences Education
  • Sociology
  • Statistics
  • Structural Engineering
  • Systems Engineering
  • Transportation and Highway Engineering
  • Urban and Regional Planning
  • Vocational and Technical Education
  • Water Resources Engineering
  • Writing

Doctoral Degrees Offered

Doctor of Physical Therapy, Doctor of Philosophy

Doctoral Programs of Study

  • Biological and Biomedical Sciences--General
  • Chemistry
  • Civil Engineering
  • Conservation Biology
  • Criminal Justice and Criminology
  • English
  • Environmental Engineering
  • Geotechnical Engineering
  • Industrial/Management Engineering
  • Mathematics
  • Optical Sciences
  • Photonics
  • Physics
  • Public Affairs
  • Quality Management
  • Sociology
  • Structural Engineering
  • Systems Engineering
  • Transportation and Highway Engineering
  • Vocational and Technical Education
  • Water Resources Engineering
  • Writing

Location and Setting


Orlando Population
249,562
Nearest Metropolitan Area
Orlando
Campus Size
1,415 acres

Weather

Temperature
48.6 average low in January, 90.5 average high in September
Rain
116 rainy days per year

Getting Around

Campus Map
Map
Nearest Bus Station
6 mile(s) from campus in Orlando
Nearest Train Station
10 mile(s) from campus in Orlando

Housing


College Housing
College offers housing to students
Types of Housing
Coed housing
Students in College Housing
17% of all students
Housing Requirements
 
Freshman Housing Guarantee
Freshmen are given priority consideration for housing
Students Living Off Campus/Commuting
 
Off-Campus Housing Assistance
Assistance in locating off-campus housing is available

Security


24-Hour Emergency Phone/Alarm Devices
Available
24-Hour Security Patrols
Available
Late-Night Transport/Escort Services
Available
Electronically Operated Housing Entrances
Available
Other
 

Personal Support Services


Health Service
Offered
Personal Counseling
Offered
Child Care
Offered

Sports and Recreation


Intercollegiate Athletics

Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division I
Mascot
UCF Fight Song'; Alma Mater'
School Colors
Black and gold

Intercollegiate Sports Offered

Sports Women Men
Offered Scholarships Offered Scholarships
Baseball     x x
Basketball x x x x
Cheerleading x x    
Crew x x    
Cross-Country Running x x    
Golf   x x x
Soccer x x x x
Softball x x    
Tennis x x x x
Track And Field x x    
Volleyball x x    
Women's Sports Offered Scholarships
Baseball    
Basketball x x
Cheerleading x x
Crew x x
Cross-Country Running x x
Golf   x
Soccer x x
Softball x x
Tennis x x
Track And Field x x
Volleyball x x
Mens's Sports Offered Scholarships
Baseball x x
Basketball x x
Cheerleading    
Crew    
Cross-Country Running    
Golf x x
Soccer x x
Softball    
Tennis x x
Track And Field    
Volleyball    
Women's Club Sports
golf
Men's Club Sports
 

Recreational Sports

Intramural Sports
badminton, baseball, basketball, crew, golf, racquetball, soccer, tennis, volleyball

Student Activities


Activities and Organizations
choral groups, marching band, drama theatre, radio station, television station, national fraternities, national sororities, volunteer ucf, rwc intramural sports, fraternity and sorority life, multicultural student center and organizations, knight-thon dance marathon
Sororities
6.5% of women participate
Fraternities
5% of men participate
ROTC
Army ROTC offered on campus, Air Force ROTC offered on campus

Student Body


Coeducational
Yes
All Undergraduates
58,913
Women
32,063 (54.4%)
Men
26,850 (45.6%)
Full-Time Undergraduates
41,852
Ethnicity of Students from U.S.
0.2% American Indian/Alaskan Native
6.4% Asian
11.4% Black/African-American
28.3% Hispanic/Latino
4.1% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.2% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
48.7% White
0.8% Unknown
International Students.
2.3% from 132 countries
Average Age
23
All Graduate Students
9,658

Undergraduate Retention and Graduation


First-Year Students Returning
90.4%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
43.6%
Students Graduating Within 5 Years
67.1%
Students Graduating Within 6 Years
70.0%

After Graduation


Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months
68%
Average Starting Salary
68%
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly
12.0%
Disciplines Pursued
Not reported

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