The University of Central Florida, founded in 1963, is the nation’s second-largest university. Located in Orlando, UCF and its 13 colleges provide opportunities to 60,810 students, offering 175 bachelor’s and master’s degrees and 31 doctoral programs. Students come from all 50 states and 152 countries.

2014 Enrollment

Number of enrolled students at UCF as of Fall 2014.
Total 60,810
Undergraduate 52,532
Freshman 6,513
Transfer 7,476
Graduate 7,858
Medical Professional 420
  • $44.9 million awarded to Bright Futures students (second-largest amount in Florida)
  • 77 percent of undergraduate students received financial aid
  • $437 million in financial aid awarded
  • 275 National Merit Scholars enrolled, a UCF record

Fall 2014 Freshman Profile

Average standardized testing scores and GPA for Fall 2014 freshmen.
Average SAT Score 1256 * (1849 **)
Average ACT Score 27.4
Average High School GPA 3.9

Fall 2014 Freshman Profile, The Burnett Honors College

Statistics for freshmen enrolled in The Burnett Honors College.
Total 506
Average SAT Score 1398 * (2057 **)
Average ACT Score 31.5
Average High School Weighted GPA 4.3

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

Degree Programs

Total number of degree programs at UCF by program type.
Total 210
Bachelor’s 92
Master’s 83
Doctoral 31
Specialist 3
Professional 1

Degrees Conferred (as of Summer 2014)

Total number of conferred degrees by program type.
Total 265,582
Bachelor’s 217,552
Master’s 43,830
Doctoral 3,613
Specialist 587


More than 235,000

Cost of Attendance (estimated per semester )


Cost of attendance per semester for in-state students.
Tuition and fees $2,972
Books and supplies $573
Room and board $4,879
Total $8,424


Cost of attendance per semester for out-of-state students.
Nonresident tuition and fees $10,484

† Based on 14 undergraduate credit hours


The main campus is 1,415 acres, approximately one-third of which is managed for conservation.

  • 180 buildings
  • Housing: 11,593 beds (includes affiliated)
  • Bright House Networks Stadium: 45,000-seat capacity
  • CFE Arena: 10,000-seat capacity

Research Funding

2013–14 $145.6 million

Endowment Assets

June 30, 2014 $155.5 million

Operating Budget

2013-14 $1.5 billion


Number of faculty and staff members employed at UCF.
Total 11,074
Faculty members 1,961
Staff members 9,113

Regional Campuses

Regional Locations

Happy student at UCF

UCF at First Glance

Top 10 Majors by Enrollment

  1. Psychology
  2. Health Sciences: Pre-Clinical
  3. Biomedical Sciences
  4. Nursing
  5. Mechanical Engineering
  6. Hospitality Management
  7. Accounting
  8. Biology
  9. Interdisciplinary Studies
  10. General Business

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 2,000 baccalaureate degrees in STEM fields in 2013–14, the second-largest number in the State University System.
  • Career Services helped 30,000 students search and compete for jobs in 2013–14.

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.

A Leader in Economic Impact

  • UCF employs about 11,000 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 235,000-plus alumni live in Orlando and the Central Florida region — each of them serving as brand ambassadors, boosting UCF’s national and global reputation.

A Diverse Student Population

Diverse Student Population Shown by Percentages
Hispanic 21.6%
African-American 10.5%
Asian and Pacific Islander 5.7%
Multiracial 3%

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