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Looking for a modern, energetic and diverse environment built with you in mind? Look no further than UCF. With more than 215 degree programs, UCF gives you access to extraordinary academics, caring faculty and endless opportunities.

Admission Pathways

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There are many ways to become a Knight. Knowing your options and understanding the requirements for each pathway will help you prepare and stay organized during the application process. Learn about our First Year Admission Pathways

UCF National Merit Scholars Program

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UCF is ranked among the top 30 colleges in the nation — 11th among public universities — and second in Florida for its number of enrolled National Merit Scholars. Our top-notch academic programs, competitive scholarship packages, and exciting location attract some of the most talented and accomplished students from across the nation.

National Merit Scholars and Semifinalists can also apply for special privileges at UCF, including:

See if you qualify as a National Merit Scholar

UCF Downtown Student Services

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Located on the first floor of UnionWest at UCF Downtown, First Stop is your one-stop shop for enrollment and registration needs. At First Stop, UCF Downtown students can find assistance with a variety of topics, including but not limited to:

  • Admissions and Residency
  • Financial Assistance
  • Student Records
Visit the UCF Downtown First Stop website