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Ranked among the top 15 Most Innovative Universities in the Nation by U.S. News & World Report, UCF’s 220+ programs are of the highest academic caliber.

World-Class Faculty

UCF Faculty conducting research around the world.

Our faculty are solving tomorrow’s greatest challenges, today — They turn possibilities into reality through groundbreaking research, innovative teaching and academic excellence.

Globally-recognized Research

Research is the key to developing new technology and understanding our world.

UCF researchers attract more than $200 million a year in grants and awards — driving us to become a top university for producing patents and a powerhouse in scientific advancement.

Teaching for the 21st Century

With more than 220 degree programs in 13 colleges, UCF provides an education for the future, today. Our award-winning faculty provide mentorship and cutting-edge educational experiences, and connect students to research and career opportunities around the world.

The Power of Potential

Founded in 1963 to fuel the region’s talent pipeline and support the growing U.S. space program, UCF is built to make a better future for our students and society. It’s one of the reasons U.S. News & World Report ranks UCF among the nation’s top 20 most innovative colleges, while Forbes, Kiplinger and The Princeton Review rank us a best-value university.

As a leading metropolitan research university in Florida, we are driven to do more and be more. We believe success can only happen when we expand opportunity and demand excellence. We believe if there’s a better way, we should do it. We believe innovation comes from the meeting of diverse viewpoints. And when more people unleash their full potential, anything is possible.

Learn more about UCF.

18,000+

Degrees Conferred Each Year

4.25

Average Incoming Freshman GPA

357

National Merit Scholars

20.6%

Undergraduates are First-generation Students*


*Fall 2021


Colleges & Campus
Research in 60 Seconds: How Immersion Affects the User Experience
Lecturer of integrated business Ray Eddy ’21PhD’s research examines how immersion works, who enjoys it and whether it encourages repeat participation.
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UCF Podcast: Reimagining Storytelling Through Themed Experience
Peter Weishar, UCF’s themed experience program director, shares how UCF is preparing graduates to make an impact in this multi-billion dollar field by providing the…
Colleges & Campus
UCF Reaches 400,000 Degree Milestone During Summer 2022 Commencement, Aug. 5-6
In addition to three in-person ceremonies, graduating Knights can celebrate their milestone achievement through three separate photo-ops on main campus.
Pegasus Magazine Featured Story
Our Brains on Food
What we feed our bodies not only affects our physical appearance but our brains and cognition, as well. A growing body of research shows diets rich in whole foods and plant-based foods increases our wit and decreases our risk of disease.

Life Is Good in Orlando

Living in America’s most popular tourist destination has its perks, but there’s a lot more to Orlando than theme parks and thrill rides. From our dynamic downtown to our eclectic neighborhoods and wide-open nature reserves, Orlando offers more reasons to explore than you can imagine. And with 236 days of signature sunshine to enjoy, it’s no surprise that so many UCF alumni choose to stay in the region after graduation.

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Thirteen colleges. Unlimited possibilities.

At UCF, we offer an array of academic options for just about every interest. Check out our 230+ degree programs, award-winning faculty and groundbreaking research. You’ll quickly discover all there is to experience and get inspired by at one of the nation’s largest universities.

Arts and Humanities
Business
Burnett Honors
Community Innovation and Education
Engineering and Computer Science
Health Professions and Sciences
Medicine
Nursing
Optics and Photonics
Rosen College of Hospitality Management
Sciences
Graduate Studies
Undergraduate Studies