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Quality Growth: UCF is Nation’s Second-Largest

The University of Central Florida has become the second-largest university in the nation in student enrollment, surpassing Ohio State.

The ranking is based on preliminary enrollment data reported from the nation’s largest universities. Arizona State continues to be the nation’s largest with more than 70,400 students.

UCF is home to 56,235 students, the most in the university’s history.

The university’s growth is fueled by the longstanding commitment to providing high-quality students access to higher education.

This fall’s freshman class boasted an average high school GPA of 3.8 and an average SAT score of 1237, both of which are UCF records. The class also includes 45 National Merit Scholars, which ranks UCF among the top 50 in the nation.

Earlier this semester, U.S. News & World Report’s “America’s Best Colleges” guide named UCF as a top 10 national university to watch. The magazine’s “Best Graduate Schools” guide also ranked five UCF programs among the nation’s best in their fields.

Kimberly J. Lewis
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