UCF is a thriving pre-eminent research university located in metropolitan Orlando, one of the most popular regions in the world. Our university benefits from a diverse faculty and staff who create a welcoming environment, a high quality of life, and opportunities to grow, learn and succeed.

The UCF campus is 13 miles east of downtown Orlando and adjacent to one of the top research parks in the nation. The university also has 10 regional campus locations throughout Central Florida and a fully accredited College of Medicine in the Medical City at Lake Nona.

With more than 63,000 students, UCF is the largest university by enrollment in Florida and the second-largest public university in the nation. It has more than 11,000 employees and an operating budget of $1.5 billion. UCF researchers received $133.4 million in fiscal year 2015 for funded research. In Fall 2015, the freshman class had an average SAT two-score of 1261, The Burnett Honors College enrolled nearly 1,700 students, and the number of incoming National Merit Scholars ranked UCF among the top 40 colleges and universities.

The university offers 93 bachelor’s, 84 master’s and 31 doctoral degree programs, and it leads all universities in Florida in conferring more than 15,000 degrees a year. UCF is committed to innovative community partnerships, world-class research with local impact, and the integration of technology and learning.

Campus Information

Location 13 miles east of downtown Orlando
Construction Began January 1967
First Classes Began October 1968
Original Enrollment 1,948 students
SERB Classification Four-Year 1 Institution
Status One of Florida’s 12 public universities
SACS Level 6 Institution
Fall 2015 Enrollment 63,002

UCF Facts 2015-2016 - Photo of student

UCF Goals

  1. Offer the best undergraduate education available in Florida
  2. Achieve international prominence in key programs of graduate study and research
  3. Provide international focus to our curricula and research programs
  4. Become more inclusive and diverse
  5. Be America’s leading partnership university

Best Colleges US News - Most Innovative 2016

UCF Ranks Among the Nation’s Most Innovative Schools

UCF ranks alongside Harvard, MIT, Stanford and Duke among the most innovative universities in the country, according to U.S. News & World Report’s Best Colleges 2016 guide. UCF tied for 13th place with Georgia Tech and the University of Southern California for the “Most Innovative School.” UCF is also ranked among the top 100 public universities by U.S. News & World Report.

Carnegie Classification

Basic Classification

  • Doctoral Universities: Highest Research Activity

Standard Classification

  • Undergraduate Instructional Program: Professions plus arts & sciences, high graduate coexistence
  • Graduate Instructional Program: Research Doctoral: Comprehensive programs, with medical/veterinary school
  • Enrollment Profile: High undergraduate
  • Undergraduate Profile: Four-year, medium full-time, selective, higher transfer-in
  • Size and Setting: Four-year, large, primarily nonresidential

Elective Classification

  • Community Engagement: Curricular Engagement and Outreach & Partnerships

Note: Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching classifications underwent extensive revisions in 2005. The new classifications were released in March 2006 and are based on data from 2003 and 2004. The elective classification was awarded to UCF in December 2008.

Degrees

Degree Offered

Total number of degree programs at UCF by program type.
Total 212
Bachelor’s 93
Master’s 84
Doctoral 31
Specialist 3
Professional 1

Degrees Conferred

Total degrees awarded by type.
Total 293,868
Bachelor’s 241,170
Master’s 47,694
Doctoral 4,115
Specialist 627
Professional 262

Housing

On Campus and Affiliated Housing

Housing — Orlando Campus 6,438
Sorority/Fraternity Housing 467
Rosen Campus 384
Affiliated Housing 3,757
Managed Housing 594

Growth with Quality and Diversity

  • Fall 2015 freshman class set UCF records with an average SAT score of 1261 and an average high school GPA of 4.0.
  • UCF set records for diversity in Fall 2015: 43 percent of students are minorities and 22.5 percent are Hispanic.
  • UCF is the nation’s second-largest university with 63,002 students, including 54,513 undergraduates, 8,031 graduate students and 458 M.D. students.
  • UCF ranks second among Florida’s state universities with 277 National Merit Scholars enrolled.
  • UCF’s six-year graduation rate is 70.5 percent, second best among Florida’s state universities.

Top 15 Bachelor Degrees Confered July 2016

Discipline (CIP)

  1. Business Management and Administration (52.xxxx)
  2. Health Professions and Related (51.xxxx)
  3. Psychology (42.xxxx)
  4. Engineering (14.xxxx)
  5. Education (13.xxxx)
  6. Life Sciences (26.xxxx)
  7. Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies (30.xxxx)
  8. Social Sciences (45.xxxx)
  9. Visual and Performing Arts (50.xxxx)
  10. Communications (09.xxxx)
  11. Homeland Security, Law Enforcement (43.xxxx)
  12. Computer and Information Science (11.xxxx)
  13. Law and Legal Studies (22.xxxx)
  14. Letters (23.xxxx)
  15. Public Administration and Service (44.xxxx)

Cost of Attendance

In-State

Total $17,317
Tuition and fees $6,407
Books and supplies $1,146
Room $9,764

Out-Of-State

Nonresident tuition and fees $22,504

† Based on 30 undergraduate credit hours, standard room and meal plan for 2015–16 academic year.

An Affordable, Best-Value Education

  • 48 percent of UCF students graduate without any educational debt. Nationally, only 33 percent of students graduate debt-free.
  • Kiplinger and The Princeton Review consistently rank a UCF education among the nation’s best values.

Student Profile

Enrollment

Total 63,002
Undergraduate 54,513
Freshman 6,618
Transfer 7,981
Graduate 8,031
Medical Professional 458

Enrollment by Gender

Male Female
University Total 24,729 34,708
Undergraduate 24,729 29,798
Graduate 3,344 4,685
Medical 235 225

Freshman Class Profile

Average standardized testing scores and GPA for Fall 2015 freshmen.
FTIC Applicants 26,550
FTIC Acceptances 11,421
FTIC Enrolled 3,716
Average SAT Score 1261*
(1853**)
Average ACT Score 27.6
Average High School GPA 4.0

Freshman Class Profile, The Burnett Honors College

Average standardized testing scores and GPA for Fall 2015 freshmen.
Total 505
Average SAT Score 1406*
(2066**)
Average ACT Score 31.6
Average High School Weighted GPA 4.4

*Critical Reading and Mathematics
**Critical Reading, Mathematics and Writing

A Diverse Student Population

Diverse Student Population Shown by Percentages
White 53%
Hispanic/Latino 22.5%
African-American 11%
Asian and Pacific Islander 6%
Multiracial 3.3%
Nonresident Alien 3%
Not Specified 2%

Florida Residency Status

Total 63,002 100%
In-State 58,212 92%
Out-of-State 4,790 8%

Age Distribution

Freshman 18.6
Sophomore 19.5
Junior 22.5
Senior 25.2
Over Age 25 23%
Average Age 23.9
Master’s 29.6
Specialist 29.5
Doctoral 32.1
Professional 25.6
Undergraduate 22.9
Graduate 30.6

Financial Aid Opportunities

$34.9
Million awarded to Bright Futures students (third-largest amount in Florida)
76%
Undergraduate students received financial aid
$468
Million in financial aid awarded
277
National Merit Scholars enrolled

Fall Enrollment by College

College Undergraduate Graduate Medical Total
University Total 54,527 8,029 460 63,016
Arts & Humanities 4,971 518 5,489
Business Admininistration 8,139 887 9,026
Education & Human Performance 3,914 1,839 5,753
Engineering & Computer Science 8,072 1,337 9,409
Graduate Studies 107 107
Health & Public Affairs 8,460 1,568 10,028
Medicine 2,781 86 460 3,327
Nursing 2,400 324 2,724
Optics & Photonics 92 116 208
Rosen Hospitality Management 2,866 118 2,984
Sciences 10,287 803 11,090
Undergraduate Studies 1,775 1,775
Undeclared 770 326 1,096

A Leader in Economic Impact

  • UCF employs about 11,500 faculty and staff members. The university impacts more than 112,000 additional jobs and adds $7.73 billion of value to the economy, according to a 2009–10 study by the Florida Board of Governors.
  • More than 100,000 of our 253,000-plus alumni live in Orlando and the Central Florida region — each of them serving as brand ambassadors, boosting UCF’s national and global reputation.

Employees

Includes all permanent and temporary employees*

Category No. of Employees Full-time Equivalent (FTE)
University Total 11,642 8,334.87
Teaching Faculty & Adjuncts 2,256 1,884.90
Executive, Administrative & Managerial 637 632.73
Other Professional 1,717 1,713.97
Support Personnel 1,000 998.10
Graduate Assistants 1,854 904.16
Post-Doctoral & Research Associates 134 131.80
OPS Hourly 4,044 2,069.21

Faculty Data**

Faculty with Doctoral Degrees 1,169
Faculty with Doctoral Degrees 78%
Faculty Tenured 44%
Faculty Non-Tenured Track 40%
Faculty Non-Tenured on Track 16%

Source: EEO Fall Staff File
* Totals may differ slightly due to rounding.
** Includes all faculty in academic departments.

Research & Endowment

Research Funding

2014–15 $133.4 million

UCF researchers have earned more than $1billion in external grants and contracts during the past decade.

Endowment Assets

June 30, 2015 $148.8 million

Student Credit Hours (SCH)

All Student Credit Hours (SCH) by Level & Term

  AY 2015–16 Fall 2015 Spring 2016
University Total 1,551,229.5 673,558.5 644,206
Lower Undergraduate 503,913 233,404 205,253
Upper Undergraduate 914,486 385,240 387,286
Graduate I 99,639.5 41,458 38,859.5
Graduate II 33,191 13,456.5 12,758.5

* Preliminary data. Note: Student Credit Hours have been rounded.

Preparing Students for the Workforce

  • More than 20,000 students gain practical experience through co-ops, internships and service-learning projects annually.
  • UCF awarded nearly 2,208 baccalaureate degrees in STEM fields in 2014–15, the second-largest number in the State University System.
  • Career Services helped 32,940 students search and compete for jobs in 2014–15.

Campuses & Locations

Campus Size

Location Net Assignable Footage Acreage No. of
Main Campus (owned buildings) 5,039,704 8,217,095 1,415 165
Central Florida Research Park (owned buildings) 281,015 426,138 0.1 8
UCF Professional Development Center 8,009 11,857 20 2
UCF Higher Education Center at Daytona Beach 41,379 90,103 1 2
Clark Maxwell, Jr., Lifelong Learning Center at Cocoa 39,343 71,940 n/a 1
UCF Downtown 10,997 19,837 0.3 1
Florida Solar Energy Center (FSEC) 65,244 94,600 20 11
Rosen College of Hospitality Management 204,865 305,770 20 3
Health Sciences Campus 182,581 374,100 75.2 3

Budget

2014–15 End of Year Expenditures

Total $1,426,296,681
Education & General — Main * $514,618,402
Education & General — Med. School * $37,044,954
Auxiliary Enterprises ** $183,149,456
Contracts & Grants $150,060,362
Local Funds $536,953,185
Faculty Practice (Med. School) $4,470,322

Source: 2015–16 UCF Operating Budget Exhibit B
*Includes expenditure from carryforward funds
** Includes non-operating expenditures per Schedule I

2015–16 Initial Operating Budgets

Total $1,563,936,547
Education & General — Main * $541,414,051
Education & General — Med. School * $41,235,236
Auxiliary Enterprises $236,260,851
Contracts & Grants $155,283,000
Local Funds $584,107,400
Faculty Practice (Med. School) $5,636,009

Source: 2015–16 UCF Operating Budget Exhibit B
* Excludes technical transfers between main campus and College of Medicine, planned use of carryforward funds, and mid-year allocations from the state.