Finding the right college for your student requires a lot of research and time. Your input will help make the process a team effort. And we want to make things easy for you, so we’ve compiled valuable resources to assist your family as you navigate the college selection process. See what being a Knight is all about!
UCF is a thriving pre-eminent research university located in metropolitan Orlando with more than 68,500 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 more than 220 bachelor’s degree programs. Learn more about our colleges and major. Prepare your student for academic events, like application deadlines and registration periods, by familiarizing yourself with the academic calendar. Find answers to commonly asked questions regarding undergraduate admissions and the UCF application process.
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’s vibrant tourism, arts and recreation scenes. Get involved in a social, co-curricular or philanthropic organization by joining one of our 650+ student-led clubs. And begin to research and explore housing options, either in our convenient residence halls or one of the many student housing communities close to campus.
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
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 “Safe Walk” via the UCF Mobile App, and UCF Police will provide walking escorts to any student concerned about their safety after dark. Get involved with the UCF Cares initiative, an umbrella of care-related programs and resources dedicated to fostering a caring community of Knights.
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.
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.
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