With more than 66,000 students, UCF is the biggest university in Florida, and one of the biggest 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 is better. Check out our growth in size and excellence over the past two decades.
Student Population 1995-2017
┉ New SAT (rSAT) as of 2017
*Fall Incoming FTIC
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 26 percent Hispanic. This means we are well on our way to being designated a Hispanic-Serving Institution.
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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.