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 almost 17,000 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.
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
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
- NCAA Division I, American Athletic Conference
- 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