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
56,972
Undergraduate
Students
(54.3%) 30,929 Women
(45.7%) 26,043 Men
9,211
Graduate
Students

Admission

Entrance Difficulty
Moderately difficult
Overall Admission Rate
50% of 37,693 applicants were admitted
Early Action Offered
No
Early Decision Offered
No
Regular Admission Deadline
May 1

Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen

Average GPA
3.93
SAT Math
570-660 range of middle 50%
SAT EBRW
580-660 range of middle 50%
ACT Composite
28 average
24-29 range of middle 50%
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Money Matters

Cost of Attendance
In-state: $22,501
Out-of-state: $38,600
Tuition and Fees
In-state: $6,368
Out-of-state: $22,467
Room and Board
$10,011
Average Percent of Need Met
55%
Average Freshman Award
$8,544
Average Indebtedness of 2016 Graduates
$21,818
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Academics

Academic Calendar System
Semester
General Education/Core Curriculum
Required
Full-Time Faculty Teaching Undergraduates
1,572
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
18% of all students
Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division I
Mascot
UCF Fight Song'; Alma Mater'
Sororities
6.9% of women participate
Fraternities
6% of men participate
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Students

Ethnicity of Students from U.S.
0.2% American Indian/Alaskan Native
6.2% Asian
11.5% Black/African-American
26.9% Hispanic/Latino
4.0% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.2% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
50.2% White
0.8% Unknown
International Students
1.8% from 140 countries
First-Year Students Returning
89.6%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
40.4%
Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months
66%
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly
12.8%
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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 Not Reported
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
May 1
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
50% of 37,693 applicants were admitted
Women
49% of 21,534 applicants were admitted
Men
50% of 16,159 applicants were admitted
Students Enrolled
7,778 (41%) of 18,810 admitted students enrolled
Women
4,055 (38%) of 10,655 admitted students enrolled
Men
3,723 (46%) of 8,155 admitted students enrolled
Early Decision Admission Rate
 
Early Action Admission Rate
 
Students Offered Wait List
4,801
Students Accepting Wait List Position
2,896
Students Admitted From Wait List
53

Grade Point Average of Enrolled Freshmen (4.0 scale)

Average GPA
3.93
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
570-660 range of middle 50%
Score of 700 - 800
11%
Score of 600 - 700
48%
Score of 500 - 600
39%
Score of 400 - 500
2%
Score of 300 - 400
0%
Score of 200 - 300
0%
SAT EBRW
580-660 range of middle 50%
Score of 700 - 800
11%
Score of 600 - 700
56%
Score of 500 - 600
32%
Score of 400 - 500
1%
Score of 300 - 400
0%
Score of 200 - 300
0%

ACT Scores of Enrolled Freshmen

ACT Composite
28 average
24-29 range of middle 50%
Score of 30 - 36
19%
Score of 24 - 29
59%
Score of 18 - 23
22%
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: 31%
Top quarter: 70%
Top half: 96%
National Merit Scholar
1%
Valedictorian
1%
Class President
Not reported
Student Government Officer
Not reported

Tuition and Expenses


Cost of Attendance
In-state: $22,501
Out-of-state: $38,600
Tuition and Fees
In-state: $6,368
Out-of-state: $22,467
Room and Board
$10,011
Books and Supplies
$1,152
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 2017 - 18 Financial Aid


Freshman

Financial Aid Applicants
5,452 (88.6%) of freshmen
Found to Have Financial Need
3,674 (67.4%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
3,484 (94.8%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
323 (9.3%) of aid recipients
Average Percent of Need Met
55%
Average Award
$8,544
Need-Based Gift
Received by 2,208 (63.4%) of aid recipients, average amount $6,002
Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 1,846 (53.0%) of aid recipients, average amount $3,755
Merit-Based Gift
Received by 2,317 (66.5%) of aid recipients
Merit-Based Gift
551 (9.0%) of freshmen had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $4,041

All Undergraduates

Financial Aid Applicants
30,552 (80.0%) of undergraduates
Found to Have Financial Need
23,929 (78.3%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
22,835 (95.4%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
1,630 (7.1%) of aid recipients
Average Percent of Need Met
55%
Average Award
$8,655
Need-Based Gift
Received by 16,516 (72.3%) of aid recipients, average amount $5,796
Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 14,075 (61.6%) of aid recipients, average amount $4,771
Merit-Based Gift
Received by 9,497 (41.6%) of aid recipients
Merit-Based Gift
1,689 (4.4%) of undergraduates had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $4,041

Borrowing

2016 Graduates Who Took Out Loans
50%
Average Indebtedness of 2016 Graduates
$21,818
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
$3,335
Academic Calendar System
Semester
Summer Session
Offered
General Catalog/Bulletin
Online Catalog

Undergraduate Education


Undergraduate Majors

  • Accounting
  • Advertising
  • Aerospace, Aeronautical and Astronautical/Space Engineering
  • Anthropology
  • Architecture
  • Art Teacher Education
  • Art/Art Studies, 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
  • 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
  • English/Language Arts Teacher Education
  • Environmental/Environmental Health Engineering
  • Finance, General
  • Fine/Studio Arts, General
  • Foreign Language Teacher Education
  • 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
  • Humanities/Humanistic Studies
  • Industrial Engineering
  • Information Technology
  • International/Global Studies
  • Journalism
  • Laser and Optical Engineering
  • Latin American Studies
  • Legal Assistant/Paralegal
  • Marketing/Marketing Management, General
  • Mathematics Teacher Education
  • Mathematics, General
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Meeting and Event Planning
  • Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, General
  • Music Performance, General
  • Music Teacher Education
  • 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
  • Science Teacher Education/General Science Teacher Education
  • Social Science Teacher Education
  • Social Sciences, General
  • Social Work
  • Sociology
  • Spanish Language and Literature
  • Speech Communication and Rhetoric
  • Statistics, General
  • Structural Engineering
  • Tourism and Travel Services Management
  • 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
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
1,572
Part-Time Faculty
479
Full-Time Faculty with Ph.D./Terminal Degree
65%
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
1,777,984
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 Arts in Teaching, Master of Fine Arts, Master of Nonprofit Management, Master of Science in Environmental Engineering, Master in Research Administration, Master of Sport Business Management, Master of Science, Master of Science in Electrical Engineering, Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering, Master of Science in Accounting, Master of Science in Material Science and Engineering, Professional Science Master's, Master of Science in Taxation, Master of Science in Real Estate, Master of Business Administration, Master of Science in Civil Engineering, Master of Social Work, Master of Science in Aeronautical Engineering, Master of Science in Computer Engineering, Master of Education, Master of Arts, Master of Public Administration, Master of Science in Nursing, Master of Science in Management, Master of Science in Industrial Engineering

Master's Programs of Study

  • Accounting
  • Aerospace/Aeronautical Engineering
  • Allopathic Medicine
  • Anthropology
  • Applied Psychology
  • Art Education
  • Art/Fine Arts
  • Biological and Biomedical Sciences--General
  • Biotechnology
  • Business Administration and Management--General
  • Chemistry
  • Civil Engineering
  • Clinical Psychology
  • Communication Disorders
  • Communication--General
  • Community College Education
  • Computer Art and Design
  • Computer Engineering
  • Computer Science
  • Conservation Biology
  • Construction Engineering
  • Corporate and Organizational Communication
  • Counselor Education
  • Criminal Justice and Criminology
  • Educational Leadership and Administration
  • Educational Media/Instructional Technology
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Elementary Education
  • Emergency Management
  • Engineering and Applied Sciences--General
  • English
  • English Education
  • English as a Second Language
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Environmental Engineering
  • Exercise and Sports Science
  • Experimental Psychology
  • Film, Television, and Video Production
  • Forensic Sciences
  • Game Design and Development
  • Gender Studies
  • Health Informatics
  • Health Services Management and Hospital Administration
  • Higher Education
  • History
  • Homeland Security
  • Hospitality Management
  • Industrial and Organizational Psychology
  • Industrial/Management Engineering
  • Interdisciplinary Studies
  • Marriage and Family Therapy
  • Materials Engineering
  • Materials Sciences
  • Mathematics
  • Mathematics Education
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Middle School Education
  • Modeling and Simulation
  • Music
  • Nanotechnology
  • National Security
  • Nonprofit Management
  • Nursing--General
  • Optical Sciences
  • Photonics
  • Physics
  • Physiology
  • Political Science
  • Psychology--General
  • Public Administration
  • Public Affairs
  • Reading Education
  • Science Education
  • Social Sciences Education
  • Social Work
  • Sociology
  • Spanish
  • Special Education
  • Sports Management
  • Statistics
  • Structural Engineering
  • Student Affairs
  • Taxation
  • Theater
  • Transportation and Highway Engineering
  • Travel and Tourism
  • Urban and Regional Planning
  • Vocational and Technical Education
  • Writing

Doctoral Degrees Offered

Doctor of Philosophy, Doctor of Nursing Practice, Doctor of Education, Doctor of Physical Therapy, Doctor of Medicine

Doctoral Programs of Study

  • Allopathic Medicine
  • Applied Psychology
  • Biological and Biomedical Sciences--General
  • Biotechnology
  • Business Administration and Management--General
  • Chemistry
  • Civil Engineering
  • Clinical Psychology
  • Communication Disorders
  • Community College Education
  • Computer Engineering
  • Computer Science
  • Conservation Biology
  • Construction Engineering
  • Criminal Justice and Criminology
  • Early Childhood Education
  • Educational Leadership and Administration
  • Educational Media/Instructional Technology
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Elementary Education
  • Engineering and Applied Sciences--General
  • English
  • English as a Second Language
  • Environmental Engineering
  • Exercise and Sports Science
  • Experimental Psychology
  • Forensic Sciences
  • Higher Education
  • Hospitality Management
  • Industrial and Organizational Psychology
  • Industrial/Management Engineering
  • Materials Engineering
  • Materials Sciences
  • Mathematics
  • Mathematics Education
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Modeling and Simulation
  • National Security
  • Nursing--General
  • Optical Sciences
  • Photonics
  • Physical Therapy
  • Physics
  • Political Science
  • Psychology--General
  • Public Affairs
  • Reading Education
  • Science Education
  • Social Sciences Education
  • Sociology
  • Special Education
  • Structural Engineering
  • Student Affairs
  • Transportation and Highway Engineering
  • Travel and Tourism
  • Vocational and Technical Education
  • Writing

Location and Setting


Boston 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, disabled student housing
Students in College Housing
18% of all students
Housing Requirements
 
Freshman Housing Guarantee
Freshmen are given priority consideration for housing
Students Living Off Campus/Commuting
82%
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
Crew x x    
Cross-Country Running x x    
Golf x 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
Crew x x
Cross-Country Running x x
Golf x 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
Crew    
Cross-Country Running    
Golf x x
Soccer x x
Softball    
Tennis x x
Track And Field    
Volleyball    
Women's Club Sports
 
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
6.9% of women participate
Fraternities
6% of men participate
ROTC
Army ROTC offered on campus, Air Force ROTC offered on campus

Student Body


Coeducational
Yes
All Undergraduates
56,972
Women
30,929 (54.3%)
Men
26,043 (45.7%)
Full-Time Undergraduates
39,962
Ethnicity of Students from U.S.
0.2% American Indian/Alaskan Native
6.2% Asian
11.5% Black/African-American
26.9% Hispanic/Latino
4.0% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.2% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
50.2% White
0.8% Unknown
International Students.
1.8% from 140 countries
Average Age
23
All Graduate Students
9,211

Undergraduate Retention and Graduation


First-Year Students Returning
89.6%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
40.4%
Students Graduating Within 5 Years
64.2%
Students Graduating Within 6 Years
70.0%

After Graduation


Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months
66%
Average Starting Salary
66%
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly
12.8%
Disciplines Pursued
Not reported

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