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UCF - The largest university in Florida is changing the future of education - making high-quality, affordable degrees, research and job opportunities available to all.

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.

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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

Line graph showing a steady increase in student population from 27,000 students in 1995 to 66,000 students in 2017

Line graph showing a steady increase in student population from 27,000 students in 1995 to 66,000 students in 2017

SAT*1995-2017

Line graph showing a steady increase in student SAT scores from 1025 in 1995 to a score of 1316 in 2017

Line graph showing a steady increase in student SAT scores from 1025 in 1995 to a score of 1316 in 2017

New SAT (rSAT) as of 2017

GPA* 1995-2017

Line graph showing a steady increase in incoming freshman GPA from 3.30 in 1995 to 4.06 in 2017

Line graph showing a steady increase in incoming freshman GPA from 3.30 in 1995 to 4.06 in 2017

*Fall Incoming FTIC

The Future of Higher Education

“This school proves that universities can be bigger and better.”

Bill Gates
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Going Big

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.

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4.06 Incoming GPA

In fall 2017, UCF welcomed a freshman class with a university-record GPA. The incoming class also included 88 National Merit Scholars.

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Best Value

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.

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46% Minorities

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.

Get the degree you want.

UCF has more than 215 degree programs in 13 colleges, plus a talented team of faculty and staff to help find what’s right for you. Whatever your passion, we’ll put you on the path to success.

US News Ranks UCF Among Nation’s Most Innovative Universities

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 25 graduate programs ranked among the top 100 in their fields by U.S. News & World Report in its Best Graduate Schools 2019 guidebook.

Big Impact

Access to higher education creates opportunities to learn, to grow, to build and to give back.

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“We seek challenges and push boundaries. We encourage innovation and invite the impossible. So while UCF is big in size, our impact is even bigger.”

Why is UCF big? Take a listen.

Champions
On and Off the Playing Field

This spring, UCF student-athletes set a department record by earning an average GPA of 3.33. Student-athletes have achieved at least a 3.0 GPA for 21 consecutive semesters — the longest streak in school history.

“[UCF is] in the vanguard of an insurgency that aims to demolish the popular belief that exclusivity is a virtue in higher education.”

The Washington Post

Thirteen colleges. Unlimited possibilities.

At UCF, being big means you have more options. Check out our 215+ degree programs, award-winning faculty, groundbreaking research and exciting opportunities — there’s so much to experience and learn at Florida’s largest university.

Arts and Humanities
Business
Burnett Honors
Community Innovation and Education
Engineering and Computer Science
Health Professions and Sciences
Medicine
Nursing
Optics and Photonics
Rosen College of Hospitality Management
Sciences
Graduate Studies
Undergraduate Studies