With more than 66,000 students, UCF is one of the biggest universities in the nation. But being big goes beyond our size. Big is diverse and inclusive. Big is promising and powerful. Big attracts the brightest minds and boldest opportunities. So go on, Knights — dream big. Because big is just the beginning.
Our Bigger is Better
UCF is breaking the mold of exclusivity in higher education by proving that bigger can, indeed, be better. Check out our growth in size and excellence over the past two decades.
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“It’s not so we can break records — it’s so we can break boundaries.”
While some institutions boast that smaller enrollments result in greater outcomes, we’re proving the opposite is true. Bigger means connecting more people to excellent academics, to thought-provoking viewpoints, to diverse cultures, to rewarding careers, to lifelong friends and to life-changing opportunities. It means making college degrees possible for more first-generation and low-income students.Read More
Forty-four percent of UCF students graduate with no educational debt, compared to 34 percent nationally. It’s one of the reasons Kiplinger’s and Forbes consistently rank a UCF education among the nation’s best values.Learn More
In fall 2017, UCF set new records for diversity: 46 percent of students are minorities, including 25 percent Hispanic. Even more impressive is the growth in diversity since President John C. Hitt took office. There are more minority students enrolled today (30,477) than total students enrolled in 1992 (21,267). Over the past 25 years, UCF’s minority enrollment has increased 191 percent.Watch Diversity Video
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Most Innovative U.S. News & World Report
UCF is ranked as one of the nation’s most innovative colleges by U.S. News & World Report, and is the only school in Florida to hold this accolade.
Top 100 U.S. News & World Report
UCF has 22 graduate programs ranked among the top 100 in their fields by U.S. News & World Report in its Best Graduate Schools 2017 guidebook.