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Knights Do Things Differently

The University of Central Florida is an emerging preeminent research university located in metropolitan Orlando. According to U.S. News & World Report’s Best Colleges of 2019 guide, UCF ranks among the nation’s 10 most innovative universities. UCF is also ranked as a best-value university by Kiplinger, as well as one of the nation’s most affordable colleges by Forbes. The university confers more than 16,000 degrees each year and benefits from a diverse faculty and staff who create a welcoming environment and opportunities for all students to grow, learn and succeed.

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A Foundation for Success

Founded in 1963 to provide talent for Central Florida and the growing U.S. space program, UCF has been making an impact on the state, the nation — and outer space — ever since. With 13 colleges, including a fully accredited College of Medicine, UCF offers more than 220 degree programs from the main campus, downtown campus, hospitality campus, academic health sciences campus and through 11 UCF Connect centers located throughout the region. UCF’s fully online programs include online bachelor’s degrees, online master’s degrees, online PhDs, online certificates and more

Top-Ranked College Education

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UCF is an academic, partnership and research leader in numerous fields, such as optics and lasers, modeling and simulation, engineering and computer science, business administration, education, hospitality management, healthcare and video game design. In fact, the Princeton Review and PC Gamer Magazine named UCF’s Florida Interactive Entertainment Academy the No. 5 graduate game-design program in the world in 2019. The Rosen College of Hospitality Management is ranked the No. 4 hospitality school in the world by CEOWORLD Magazine. And the Washington Monthly magazine recognized UCF as one of the best national universities in its 2019 rankings.
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Knight Life

Home to Spectrum Stadium and the Addition Financial 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, more than 650 student clubs and organizations, plus dedicated academic resources to help students succeed in school and as alumni. Opened in Fall 2019, the new UCF Downtown campus provides innovative education for high-demand fields such as digital media and health information technology.


ORLANDO’S HOMETOWN TEAM

Athletics
NCAA Division I, American Athletic Conference
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Intercollegiate Sports
Baseball, Men’s Basketball, Women’s Basketball, Cheerleading, Women’s Cross Country, Football, Men’s Golf, Women’s Golf, Women’s Rowing, Men’s Soccer, Women’s Soccer, Softball, Men’s Tennis, Women’s Tennis, Women’s Track & Field, Women’s Volleyball

By the Numbers

UCF offers 101 bachelor’s, 88 master’s, 32 doctoral and three specialist degree programs, and it leads all universities in Florida by conferring more than 16,000 degrees a year. In Fall 2018, the freshman class had an average SAT two-score of 1328, The Burnett Honors College enrolled 2,211 students and the number of incoming National Merit Scholars ranked UCF among the top 40 colleges and universities.