Big for a Reason
The University of Central Florida is a thriving preeminent research university located in metropolitan Orlando. With more than 68,000 students, UCF is one of the largest universities in the U.S. In addition to its impressive size and strength, UCF is ranked as a best-value university by Kiplinger, as well as one of the nation’s most affordable colleges by Forbes. The university benefits from a diverse faculty and staff who create a welcoming environment and opportunities for all students to grow, learn and succeed.
A Foundation for Success
Founded in 1963, UCF and its 13 colleges offer more than 220 degrees from UCF’s main campus, downtown campus, hospitality campus, health sciences campus, online and through its multiple regional locations. The 1,415-acre main campus is 13 miles east of downtown Orlando and adjacent to one of the top research parks in the nation. Regional campuses are located throughout Central Florida and include a fully accredited College of Medicine in the Medical City at Lake Nona. UCF’s fully online programs include online bachelor’s degrees, online master’s degrees, online PhDs, online certificates and more.
Top-Ranked College Education
Home to Spectrum Stadium and the CFE Arena, UCF hosts a variety of concerts and shows, plus NCAA sports and cultural events. Student housing is abundant, as are on-campus events and activities. UCF offers an array of student services, hundreds of student clubs and organizations, plus dedicated academic resources to help students succeed in school and as alumni. The new UCF Downtown, which opens in Fall 2019, will provide innovative education for high-demand fields such as digital media and health information technology.
- NCAA Division I, American Athletic Conference
- Intercollegiate Sports, Men’s
- Baseball, Basketball, Football, Golf, Soccer, Tennis
- Intercollegiate Sports, Women’s
- Basketball, Cross Country, Golf, Rowing, Soccer, Softball, Tennis, Track & Field, Volleyball