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2020 Best Colleges Rankings


Top Rankings

U.S. News & World Report takes into account graduation and retention rates, faculty resources, student selectivity, financial resources, graduation rates, alumni giving and peer assessment to rank the Best Colleges. See how the University of Central Florida measures up against other universities in the nation.

No. 16 Most Innovative University in the Nation
No. 49 in Best Undergraduate Teaching
No. 50 in Undergraduate Research/Creative Projects
No. 64 in First-Year Experiences
No. 70 for Top Performers on Social Mobility
No. 77 for Ethnic Diversity of Student Body
No. 79 in Top Public Schools
No. 83 in Best Undergraduate Engineering Programs
No. 121 in Best Colleges for Veterans
No. 154 in Best Value Schools
No. 166 in National Universities
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2020 Best Online Programs Rankings

UCF’s online programs are ranked, as some of the top in the nation by U.S. News & World Report. The rankings are based on the publication’s 2020 Best Online Programs rankings, which assess schools based on student engagement, online learning technologies and support, faculty credentials and training, and the program’s reputation among other universities.

No. 12 in Best Online Bachelor’s Programs for Veterans
No. 16 in Best Online Bachelor’s Programs
No. 17 in Best Online Graduate Criminal Justice Programs
No. 31 in Best Online Graduate Nursing Programs

Best Online Bachelor's Degree - U.S. News & World Report 2020

Top 20 Best Online Bachelor’s Programs in 2020
UCF is ranked No. 16 in Best Online Undergraduate Programs in the Nation. Using indicators of academic excellence, U.S. News & World Report ranks regionally accredited colleges and universities.

Best Online Veterans Bachelors Degree - U.S. News & World Report 2020

Top 15 Best Online Bachelor’s Programs for Veterans in 2020
U.S. News and World Report ranked the University of Central Florida as one of the best online bachelor’s degree programs that help veterans reduce the cost of school.

2021 Graduate School Rankings

University of Central Florida is one of more than 800 institutions with graduate schools surveyed by U.S. News on an annual basis.

2020 Best Global Universities Rankings

U.S. News ranked universities around the world based on their academic research & reputation.

#196 Engineering
#200 Electrical and Electronic Engineering
#212 Social Sciences and Public Health
#254 Materials Science
#403 Physics
#477 Best Global Universities
#508 Chemistry
#634 Clinical Medicine

Thirteen colleges. Unlimited possibilities.

At UCF, we offer an array of academic options for just about every interest. Check out our 220+ 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.

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