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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 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.

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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.

Student Population 1995-2015

Line graph showing a steady increase in student population from 1995 at around 27,000 students to 2015 at around 64,000 students

Line graph showing a steady increase in student population from 1995 at around 27,000 students to 2015 at around 64,000 students

SAT 1995-2015

Line graph showing a steady increase in student SAT scores from 1995 at around 1025 to 2015 at around 1280

Line graph showing a steady increase in student SAT scores from 1995 at around 1025 to 2015 at around 1280

GPA* 1995-2015

Line graph showing a steady increase in student GPA from 1995 at around 3.30 to 2015 at around 4.04

Line graph showing a steady increase in student GPA from 1995 at around 3.30 to 2015 at around 4.04

*Fall Incoming FTIC

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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94% Student-Athlete Graduation Rate

UCF student-athletes have earned a 94 percent Graduation Success Rate, leading all other NCAA Division I public universities for the fourth consecutive year. Our student-athlete GSR is seven points above the national average of 87.

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 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.

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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 22 graduate programs ranked among the top 100 in their fields by U.S. News & World Report in its Best Graduate Schools 2017 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.”

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4.06 Incoming GPA

A University Record

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“[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, September 2015

Thirteen colleges. Unlimited possibilities.

At UCF, being big means you have more options. Check out our 200+ 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
Education
Engineering and Computer Science
Health and Public Affairs
Medicine
Nursing
Optics and Photonics
Rosen College of Hospitality Management
Sciences
Graduate Studies
Undergraduate Studies