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Finding the right college for your son or daughter requires a lot of research and time. Your input will help your student and will make the process a team effort. And we want to make things easy for you, so we’ve compiled valuable resources to assist you in helping your student during the selection process. See what being a Knight is all about!

About UCF

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UCF is big for a reason. We’re a thriving pre-eminent research university located in metropolitan Orlando with more than 67,000 students. The university benefits from a diverse faculty and staff who create a welcoming environment and opportunities for your student to grow, learn and succeed. Learn more about our student successes and how UCF offers a top-ranked college education.

Academics and Admissions

UCF is home to 12 undergraduate colleges and nearly 100 bachelor’s degrees. Learn more about our colleges and bachelor’s degrees. Prepare your student for academic events, like application deadlines and egistration periods, by viewing the academic calendar. Find answers to commonly asked questions regarding undergraduate admissions and applying to UCF.

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Campus Life

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When thinking about colleges, consider factors beyond academics, such as housing and campus life. Attending one of the largest universities in the nation has its perks (other than the beautiful weather!). Inspire your student to enjoy Orlando by joining one of our 650+ clubs or organizations. Living on campus for at least one year increases the overall student graduation rate by 10.2%, according to our research, so explore our housing options.

Cost, Fees and Financial Aid

A college degree should create a lifetime of opportunities, not a lifetime of debt. At UCF, 48 percent of students graduate without any educational debt. Compare that to 33 percent nationally, and you can see why UCF is gaining interest — in a good way. From scholarships, grants and loans to personal finance, we’ve got the information you need.

Safety and Security

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UCF takes campus safety very seriously. Emergency Management and the University Police Department work very closely to ensure that the University has a safe environment that allows for higher education and a positive lifelong memory of the university lifestyle. We offer Student Escort Patrol Services, providing free transportation around campus after 7 p.m. Get involved with the UCF Cares initiative, an umbrella of care-related programs and resources dedicated to fostering a caring community of Knights.

Support Services

We are dedicated to supporting personal growth while upholding academic excellence. UCF provides an array of student support services to help students succeed academically, personally and professionally. From orientation to graduation, UCF will provide the support your student needs. As a parent, don’t miss out on the Pegasus Parent Program to support you throughout this journey.

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Visiting UCF

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If you really want to experience UCF, visit us. Walk around the campus. Talk to students and faculty. Get a feel for what we do every day. You’ll see why Knights call UCF their second home. Make sure to stop by some of the campus landmarks like the Reflecting Pond, Student Union, Memory Mall, and the Recreation and Wellness Center. Register for a campus tour or download our self-guided tour map, and explore UCF on your own.

UCF Year in Review

See why 2017 was a year of big moments for UCF.

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