UCF

University of Central Florida

4000 Central Florida Blvd, Orlando, United States
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  • Total Documents
    7,481
  • Class Notes
    3,933
  • Textbook Notes
    1,463
  • Study Guides
    2,078
  • Currently Enrolled
    4,333
  • Previously Enrolled
    3,393

Overview of University of Central Florida (UCF)

About this school

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.
  • Institution Type


    Public

  • Undergraduate Students


    • Undergraduate Students:56,972
    • Men:26,043 (45.7%)
    • Women:30,929 (54.3%)

Location

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Admission Information (UCF)

Freshman Admission Requirements

Difficulty of Admission


Admission to University of Central Florida is 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

Required Or Recomended High School Units


SubjectRequired UnitsRecommended Units
English
4
-
Mathematics
4
-
Science
3
-
Foreign Language
2
-
Social Studies
3
-
History
-
-
Academic Electives
2
-

Examinations Required


ExamRequiredScores Due Date
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
-
Essay/TestStatusScores Due Date
SAT Essay Component Policy
Not reported
ACT Writing Test Policy
Accepted with or without writing component
Use of SAT/ACT Essay
SAT: Used for admission ACT: Used for admission

Admission Details

Admissions Office


Address
4000 Central Florida Boulevard
City, State, Zip
Orlando, FL  32816
Phone
(407) 823-3000
Fax
(407) 823-3419
Email

Application Dates And Fees


Regular Admission 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

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

Factors involed in acceptance process.
4 star = most important, 1 star = least important.

FactorImportance
Rigor of Secondary School Record
Academic GPA
Standardized Tests
Class Rank
Recommendations
Essay
Interview
Level of Applicant's Interest
Extracurricular Activities
Volunteer Work
Particular|Talent/Ability
Character/Personal Qualities
First Generation to Attend College
State Residency
Geographic Residence
Relation with Alumnus
Religious Affiliation/ Commitment
Ethnicity
Work Experience

Profile of Fall Admission

Overall Admission Rate


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


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

Grade Point Average of Enrolled First-Year Students


Average GPA
3.93
375 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 Score of Enrolled First-Year Students


Sat Math
570-660 range of middle 50%
• Score 700 - 800
11%
• Score 600 - 700
48%
• Score 500 - 600
39%
• Score 400 - 500
2%
• Score 300 - 400
0%
• Score 200 - 300
0%
Sat Critical Reading
580-660 range of middle 50%
• Score 700 - 800
11%
• Score 600 - 700
56%
• Score 500 - 600
32%
• Score 400 - 500
1%
• Score 300 - 400
0%
• Score 200 - 300
0%

ACT Scores of Enrolled First-Year Students


Act Composite
28 average |24-29 range of middle 50%
• Score 30 - 36
19%
• Score 24 - 29
59%
• Score 18 - 23
22%
• Score 12 - 17
0%
• Score 6 - 11
0%
• Score 5 Or Below
0%

Tuition & Financial Aid (UCF)

Tuition & Expenses

Cost of Attendance


  • Books & Supplies: - In-state: $6,368|Out-of-state: $22,467
  • Room & Board: - $10,011 (62.05293497799541%)
  • Other Expences: - $1,152 (7.140643401723176%)
  • Tuition & Fees: - $4,970 (30.806421620281412%)
Books & Supplies
Room & Board
Other Expences
Tuition & Fees

Payment Plans


University of Central Florida accepts prepayment plan, deferred payment

Applying for Financial Aid

Financial Aid Office


Email
Website
Net Price Calculator Url

Application Process


Application Deadline
Priority deadline December 1 | Final deadline June 30
Award Notification Date
On a rolling basis beginning March 15
Methodology For Awarding Institutional Aid
Federal Methodology

Forms Required


Forms RequiredFiling Cost
FAFSA| Code is 003954
Free

Profile of 2017-18 Financial Aid

First-Year Student


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 with Loans
50%
Average Indebtedness Of 2016 Graduates
$21,818
Parents Borrowing Plus Loans
-
Parents Of Students Receiving Aid
2.0%
Parents Of Students Not Receiving Aid
1.0%

Financial Aid Programs

Scholarchips 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
Not reported
Creative Arts/Performance
Cinema/Film/Broadcasting, Music, Theater/Drama
Special Achievements/Activities
Leadership
Special Characteristics
First-Generation College Students

Employment


Work-Study Programs
Federal work study available, other work study available
Average Earnings from On-Campus Employment
$3,335

Academics & Instruction (UCF)

Academics Overview

Academic Calendar System


Semester

Summer Session


Offered

Graduation Requirements

General Education/Core Cirriculum


Required

Computer


Not required

Foreign Language


Not required

Math/Science


Required for all students

Faculty & 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
% of Classes
2-9
10-19
20-29
30-39
40-49
50-99
Over 100 students
# of Students

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
% of Sections/Labs
2-9
10-19
20-29
30-39
40-49
50-59
Over 100 students
# of Students

Advanced Placement

International Baccalaureate


Accepted

Advanced Placement (AP) Examinations


Accepted for placement and credit

Sophomore Standing


Available through AP examinations

Academic Resources

Libraries


Library Available On Campus
Yes
Holdings
1,777,984

Computing


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 Students Requiring Accommodations


Available

Services for Students with Accessibility Needs


University of Central Florida provides hearing impaired services, speech disorders services, visually impaired services, wheelchair access

Undergraduate Retention & Graduation

Returning First-Year Students


89.6%

Students Graduating Within 4 Years


40.4%

Students Graduating Within 5 Years


64.2%

Students Graduating Within 6 Years


70.0%

Programs & Majors (UCF)

Undergraduate Education

Undergraduate Majors (81)


  • 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


Offered

Professional Degree Programs


Some online degree programs

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


Business/marketing, Health professions and related sciences, Psychology

Online Degrees


Engineering, nursing, history, communicative sciences and disorders, computer science, law

Graduate and Professional 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 (89)


  • 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

Campus Life (UCF)

Location & Geography

Population


249,562

Nearest Metropolitan Area


1,415 acres

Environment


Suburban environment

Campus Size


Orlando

Weather


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

Available Transportation


Nearest Airport
10 mile(s) from campus in Orlando
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 of College Housing


18% of all students

Housing Restrictions


Freshman Housing Guarantee


Freshmen are given priority consideration for housing

Students Living Off Campus/Commuting


82%

Security

24-Hour Emergency Phone/Alarm Devices


Available

24-Hour Security Patrols


Available

Late-Night Transport/Escort Services


Available

Electronically Operated Housing Entrances


Available

Personal Support Services

Health Service


Offered

Personal Counseling


Offered

Child Care


Offered

Sports & Recreation

School Athletics


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

Intercollegiate Athletics (Women)


FactorOfferedScholarships Given
Baseball
Basketball
Crew
Cross-Country Running
Golf
Soccer
Softball
Tennis
Track And Field
Volleyball

Intercollegiate Athletics (Men)


SportOfferedScholarships Given
Baseball
Basketball
Crew
Cross-Country Running
Golf
Soccer
Softball
Tennis
Track And Field
Volleyball

Recreational Sports


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

Student Activities

Activities And Organizations


University of Central Florida offers 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

Co-educational


Yes

Number of Full-Time Undergraduates


39,962

Undergraduates


All Undergraduates
56,972
Women
30,929
Men
26,043

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

Number of Graduate Students


9,211

Student Resources (UCF)