About University of Central Florida

Founded in 1963, University of Central Florida. is a Public college. Located in Florida, which is a city setting in Florida, the campus itself is Suburban. The campus is home to 55,723 full time undergraduate students, and 8,365 full time graduate students.

The University of Central Florida Academic calendar runs on a Semester basis. In the school year the student to faculty ratio was 30:1. There are 1349 full time instructional teachers. Degrees awarded at University of Central Florida include: Bachelor's Degree, Masters Degree, Post-master's certificate, Doctor's degree.

Quick Facts

Acceptance Rate49%
Application Deadline
Application Fee30
SAT Range1080-1270
ACT Range24-28

Admissions at UCF are considered More Selective, with ,746% of all applicants being admitted.

In the school year, of the students who applied to the school, only 18 of those who were admitted eventually ended up enrolling.

96% of incoming freshmen are in the top half of their high school class. 72% were in the top quarter, and 34% were in the top tenth. You can apply online.


We asked, and students answered these important questions about student life at University of Central Florida.

“We”re apathetic”
“We know about current events and vote”
“We participate and encourage others to get involved”
“There”s nothing we won”t protest”
“We save it for the classroom”
“Sometimes, but not often”
“There”s usually intelligent conversation to be found”
“All the time, including weekends”
“I”m always terrified”
“I only go out in groups”
“I usually let someone know where I”m going”
“I feel extremely safe”
“We don”t play sports”
“We play recreationally”
“We bought the gear”
“We live for the big game”
“It”s not really our thing”
“Occasinally we gallery crawl”
“There are a variety of opportunities”
“We”re a very artistic group”
“Haven”t met them”
“Available in class”
“They keep regular office hours”
“They”re always available”
“No greek life, but other groups to join”
“There is some involvement, but not a lot”
“Plenty of people join a sorority or fraternity”
“It”s everything. If you”re not greek, you”re a geek”
“We”re not into drinking at all”
“Maybe a little, but it”s not a big thing”
“We only party on weekends”
“There”s some drinking happening every night”
“Never, we”re here to learn”
“There might be people who do”
“People are known to partake on weekends”
“There”s a huge drug scene”
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  • How would you rate on-campus housing?

    1060 Students rated on-campus housing 3.6 stars. 19 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate off-campus housing?

    956 Students rated off-campus housing 3.7 stars. 0 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate campus food?

    1384 Students rated campus food 3.8 stars. 28 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate campus facilities?

    1473 Students rated campus facilities 4.4 stars. 49 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate class size?

    1476 Students rated class size 3.6 stars. 22 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate school activities?

    1471 Students rated school activities 4.3 stars. 51 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate local services?

    1477 Students rated local services 4.4 stars. 60 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate academics?

    1477 Students rated academics 4.1 stars. 41 % gave the school a 5.0.

University of Central Florida REVIEWS

What's your overall opinion of University of Central Florida?

480 Students rated University of Central Florida

Victoria - 06/06/2024

"Reach for the Stars"; is the inspiring motto of The University of Central Florida, and the school strives to match the vibe of this motto through its consistent strides in innovation and opportunity for all. The University of Central Florida is a staple of Florida's higher education and is filled with bountiful opportunities for all students no matter their background, major, or interests. With over 650+ clubs and organizations, students are guaranteed to find their tribe and feel a sense of belonging. Whether you are an engineering major or an animation major, the university's location in Orlando, FL gives students access to unlimited opportunities to gain experience in their field of choice before they even step foot on the sacred Pegasus seal after graduation.

Zakary - 06/02/2024

I think the campus is great! The academics are challenging and there is a great variety of electives to choose from. The sporting events are awesome, and the atmosphere is incredible. I love big game days and the pregame festivities. I plan on graduating with my bachelor's and perhaps beyond at UCF. Go Knights!

hannah - 05/13/2024

I personally really enjoy the atmosphere of the campus. I love how the campus is enclosed to have everything all in a circle, it makes it so much easier to find things and to feel comfortable on campus. The faculty and students are extremely welcoming and kind. I highly recommend going to this university especially for first generation college students.

Tavares - 04/29/2024

I like the campus and sports life. Ill be able to meet a lot of people and develop new relationships. I see it as a huge opportunity and place to learn grow so that I can be a functioning member of society. I see it as a place where people go to become a better version of themselves.

University of Central Florida FAQS

  1. What is the Acceptance Rate at University of Central Florida?

    The fall 2020 acceptance rate for University of Central Florida is 49%. That means, out of _____ applications received in 2020 , _____ students were offered admission. The number of males who applied was _____ vs the number of females which was _____.

  2. What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

    What is most important in selecting a college is to figure out what the student's needs are. Do they like the city, or do they like the country? Would they mind having over 40,000 students attending, or would they like a small 1000 student population. It is important to know whether the school offers the programs that the student intends to major. Yeah, most of their friends may be attending a particular school, but that doesn't necessarily mean that the school has an entertainment major that the student always dreamed of. Being apart of a new school is practically adopting a new family. Selecting the school enables a student to make life long friends, business partners, or even lovers; it's essential to select the right school. Make sure the student gets involved and take the highest leadership role they can. I can guarantee that they will stand out in their job interviews when they let their future employer know about their trip to a foreign country or the community service project they led. College is the perfect place to stumble upon infinite opportunities.

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  3. What do you consider the worst thing about your school? Why?

    The worste part about the University of Central Florida is class sizes. It is sometimes hard to hear or see the teacher.

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  4. What's unique about your campus?

    The campus is spacious and beautiful. The facilities available to the student is always improving and I am very glad I chose UCF.

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  5. Describe how your school looks to someone who's never seen it.

    I am an student athlete at UCF and have found the school to be really attentive to my busy needs. I appreciate the academic counselors one-on-one approach and know that I am headed in the right direction. I would recommend the academic programs and athletic experience at UCF to anyone interested.

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  6. Describe the students at your school.

    My classmates at the University of Central Florida are very outgoing and laid back people. They create a very easy environment to feel comfortable in class, which allows the you to get the best oppurtunities to learn. At UCF everyone is apart of a culture that loves its school and everything around it. Students are very active in the classroom as well as the the activities the University provides for the student body. If this is the environment that you are looking for as a prosepctive student, then UCF is where you wanna be.

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  7. What's the one thing you wish someone had told you about freshman year?

    How to find and receive scholarships and financial aid.

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  8. What kind of person should not attend this school?

    If you are a person who likes small class sizes and really getting to know your professors then this school wouldn't be the best for you.

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  9. Here's your chance: Say anything about your college!

    I love the layout of the university. All the academic buildings are in the same general area, and there are so many amenities. The gym is new and beautiful. The arena is great, and UCF is investing into so many programs. The library just got a makeover, and is looking good. Everyone is super friendly. UCF is my dream school and I am so thrilled to be a Knight!

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  10. What kind of person should attend this school?

    Someone who is focused, driven and confident should attend the University of Central Florida. The University offers so many different pathways to success, and one has to be ready to embrace new and innovative ways of learning. A student also has to be willing to be part of the UCF community, whether by joining a club or tutoring others. But most of all, new students must be ready to embrace independence and look toward the future.

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  11. Describe your favorite campus traditions.

    It is know for being the top 5 largest universities in the USA.

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  12. What's the most frustrating thing about your school?

    Registering for classes is the most frustrating part of UCF. Most scholarships require at least 12 hours per semester and every semester I struggle trying to achieve that number while picking classes that pertain to my major. Registration is specific to your expected graduation date as well as you GPA, yet even with a relatively high GPA it seems futile to register for the classes you need. The pattern of registration has become a stressful month of trying to build a schedule with the scraps left over from seniors and constantly checking online for openings until a miracle comes along.

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  13. What do you brag about most when you tell your friends about your school?

    The Girls

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  14. What is your overall opinion of this school?

    I honestly love UCF, even though ive only been attending the university for about 8 months. Ive become more social than i used to be in high school, during high school i was a very introverted kind of person. Once i began attending UCF i began making friends in my classes, my dorm, and around campus. Therefore, one of the reasons i love this university is that it allowed me to get over my social anxietys and just go out and do things. The classes at UCF are more rigorous then any of the classes i took at a community college or in highschool, but putting in effort and studying you can acheive a high gpa and succeed in the university. The dorms are nice there are different types of dorms all around campus; ones where you have your own room and bath, your own room and shared bath, or shared room and shared bath. My first semester here i shared a room and bath and ended up making a friend for life.

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  15. What are the academics like at your school?

    The difficulty in academics depends on your major. Given the math department at UCF is not efficient (thank god im not a math major), one because all math classes below calculus meet for 50 minutes ONCE a week and then you have to go to the math mall (a room where you have to commit 3 hours a week doing math work). I believe the math mall is very inefficient because why not just use those three hours in a classroom setting taught by a professor. Since i am a Biomedical Science major i am always studying and preparing myself to class but i still have time to enjoy myself as long as you set up times to study, do your work, and have fun you will enjoy your experience in college. I still workout, go out on the weekends, and hangout with friends. You just have to work hard and put in the effort to pass your classes.

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  16. What is the stereotype of students at your school? Is this stereotype accurate?

    We know how to party and theres plenty of eye candy. This is a accurate stereotype.

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  17. What are the most popular student activities/groups?

    I am a part of the Christian Club at the school, but I also have joined into a group that helps to put together events for my peers. So if there is a game or a health fair I am one of the ones to assist in making sure supplies and materials are available among many other things. I'm not too sure about the dating scene, I try to stay away from that. We just had a Freshman pool party at the school. It was a great turn out. Lots of fun in the sun. When I am off campus I go to the Gym, the Library and work part-time at the local Mall.

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  18. What is the stereotype of students at your school?

    Stereotypes about UCF students are that we love to party.

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  19. Is the stereotype of students at your school accurate?

    They can be. There is a very large Greek population on campus and the sorority and fraternity members that I've met accurately fit the stereotype - airheaded, annoying, and obsessed with partying. But if you look in the right places, you can find a lot of students concerned with change. I am part of the progressive community on campus so I personally know these students. And of course, most students are focused on their education and doing well.

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  20. Why did you decide to go to this school?

    I chose to go to Ucf because it seemed less expensive than other school and it offered my career goal.

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  21. Tell us about the sports scene on campus.

    Football and Basketball are the most popular sports here.

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All students must apply yearly for financial aid. This process starts with the FAFSA. Though financial aid deadlines vary by school, it is a good idea to apply as soon as possible. For the upcoming school year, you can apply as early as October 1 for the FAFSA. Additional school aid will be dependent on the FAFSA results.

87% of students attending University of Central Florida receive some sort of financial aid. 31% were awarded federal grants. While 40% received federal loans. Many students do also need to apply for additional private student loans.

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$0 - $30K
$30 - $48K
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$75 - $110K
$110K & UP

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