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UCF Stands Out as Innovative School in U.S. News & World Report Rankings

The UCF News Clips shares stories, both positive and negative, related to UCF coverage in the media. These clips are for your awareness and cover various topics, including significant higher education issues. If you have questions, please contact Chad Binette at UCF News UCF stands out as innovative school in U.S. News & World Report rankings Florida Politics | 591,790 unique visitors per month UCF is moving up in the U.S. News & World Report school rankings. The University of Central Florida (UCF) fared well in its latest assessment from a premier college rankings system, with the school improving its national status and getting top grades in innovation. The U.S. News & World Report rankings, published Monday, placed UCF near the top of the list in the “most innovative” category. School leaders in a press release suggested that’s even more impressive when you consider that UCF wasn’t established until 1963. “The University of Central Florida has accomplished in decades what others have taken a century or more to achieve,” the school said. At No. 14 in the country, UCF is among esteemed company and is also the most innovative school in the state, a title it’s held for six consecutive years. Other schools grading well in the “most innovative” category include Stanford, the University of Michigan, Arizona State University (ASU), and Georgia Tech. ASU, a school that UCF has long admired, took the the No. 1 spot. Notably, UCF leaders used ASU’s Phoenix campus for inspiration when they were developing their own in downtown Orlando. In addition, UCF also tied for No. 124 among all national universities — a 13-spot gain over last year.
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