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University of Central Florida is a public institution located in Orlando, Florida. Orlando is considered a suburb and offers tranquility and safety near the excitement of a city center.

$29,033 Avg Cost After Aid (Undergrad)
45% Acceptance Rate

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University of Central Florida Rankings

UCF holds the #6 spot on the Best Colleges in Florida ranking.

These rankings may look different from those published by other outlets, because we use an outcomes-based approach rather than a subjective one. We get our data from a number of places, including the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) and the College Scorecard. For more information, check out our rankings and methodology page.

Program Level Awards

These are highlights of some of the most noteworthy awards granted to specific programs at UCF.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#1 Most Popular Teacher Education Subject Specific Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#6 Most Popular Special Education Graduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#7 Most Popular Teacher Education Grade Specific Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#8 Most Popular Teaching English or French Graduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#8 Most Popular Curriculum & Instruction Graduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#9 Most Popular General Education Doctor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#19 Most Popular Instructional Media Design Graduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#25 Most Popular Student Counseling Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#35 Most Popular Educational Administration Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#88 Best Teacher Education Subject Specific Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It

Where Is University of Central Florida?

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Contact details for UCF are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 4000 Central Florida Blvd, Orlando, FL 32816
Phone: 407-823-2000
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/UCF
Twitter: http://twitter.com/UCF

How Do I Get Into UCF?

You can apply to UCF online at: https://ucf.edu/admissions/undergraduate/

Admission Requirements for UCF

Submission Required?
High School GPA required
High School Rank recommended
High School Transcript required
College Prep Program recommended
Recommendations recommended
SAT or ACT Scores required
TOEFL neither required nor recommended

How Hard Is It To Get Into UCF?

45% Acceptance Rate
57% Of Accepted Are Women
77% Submit SAT Scores
UCF has a fairly low acceptance rate of 45%, which makes it more selective than most schools. Take time to make sure you submit all the requested materials and you prepare the application in full. You don't want to get denied right off the bat due to an incomplete application!

Approximately 43% of accepted students are men and 57% are women. The acceptance rate for men is 46%, and the acceptance rate for women is 45%.

Average Test Scores

About 77% of students accepted to UCF submitted their SAT scores. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing scores ranged between 590 and 670. Math scores were between 570 and 670.

SAT Reading and Writing Scores for University of Central Florida  ( 590 to 670 )
200
800

SAT Math Scores for University of Central Florida  ( 570 to 670 )
200
800
UCF received ACT scores from 23% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT English scores ranged between 24 and 31. Math scores were between 23 and 28. Composite scores were between 25 and 30.

ACT English Scores for University of Central Florida  ( 24 to 31 )
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36
ACT Math Scores for University of Central Florida  ( 23 to 28 )
1
36
ACT Composite Scores for University of Central Florida  ( 25 to 30 )
1
36

Can I Afford University of Central Florida?

$29,033 Net Price
24% Take Out Loans
4.2% Loan Default Rate
The overall average net price of UCF is $29,033. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group.

The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.

Student Loan Debt

It's not uncommon for college students to take out loans to pay for school. In fact, almost 66% of students nationwide depend at least partially on loans. At UCF, approximately 24% of students took out student loans averaging $6,325 a year. That adds up to $25,300 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at UCF is 4.2%. This is significantly lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, which is a good sign that you'll be able to pay back your student loans.

University of Central Florida Undergraduate Student Diversity

43,513 Full-Time Undergraduates
55% Women
49% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 61,401 undergraduate students at UCF, with 43,513 being full-time and 17,888 being part-time.

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There are also 10,480 graduate students at the school.

Gender Diversity

Of the 43,513 full-time undergraduates at UCF, 45% are male and 55% are female.

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Racial-Ethnic Diversity

The racial-ethnic breakdown of University of Central Florida students is as follows.

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Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 2,922
Black or African American 4,222
Hispanic or Latino 12,300
White 20,228
International Students 1,599
Other Races/Ethnicities 2,242

Geographic Diversity

Florida students aren't the only ones who study at University of Central Florida. At this time, 45 states are represented by the student population at the school.

Over 131 countries are represented at UCF. The most popular countries sending students to the school are China, India, and Saudi Arabia.

Online Learning at University of Central Florida

53,815 Took All Classes Online
69,059 Took At Least One Class Online
99.1% Avg Growth Over 4 Years
There are 16 bachelor’s degree and 22 master’s degree programs available online at UCF. In 2019-2020, 69,059 students took at least one online class at the school.

The following chart shows how the online learning population at UCF has changed over the last few years.

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This school is the 5th most popular in Florida for online learning according to the online graduations recorded by the Department of Education for the academic year 2019-2020.

Online Affordability Rankings of UCF

During the most recent year for which we have data, the full-time undergraduate tuition at University of Central Florida was $6,368 for in-state students. Out-of-state students paid $22,467. The following table shows how UCF is ranked for affordability for both in-state and out-of-state students among colleges and universities that are not mostly online.

Major Tuition for In-State Students Tuition for Out-of-State Students
Trade & Industrial Teacher Education #1 #10
Other Teacher Education & Professional Development, Specific Subject Areas #4 #40
General Education #18 #113
General Education #18 #113
Curriculum & Instruction #22 #213
Curriculum & Instruction #22 #213
Instructional Media Design #28 #185
Educational/Instructional Technology #28 #185
General Special Education #31 #198
Special Education #34 #213
Teacher Education Subject Specific #43 #195
Educational Administration #43 #301
General Educational Leadership & Administration #52 #256

Online Affordability Rankings of UCF Rankings

During the most recent year for which we have data, the full-time undergraduate tuition at University of Central Florida was $6,368 for in-state students. Out-of-state students paid $22,467. The following table shows how UCF is ranked for affordability for both in-state and out-of-state students among colleges and universities that are mostly online.

Major Tuition for In-State Students Tuition for Out-of-State Students
Trade & Industrial Teacher Education #1 #5
General Education #4 #43
Other Teacher Education & Professional Development, Specific Subject Areas #4 #10
General Education #4 #43
Instructional Media Design #8 #91
Educational/Instructional Technology #8 #91
Teacher Education Subject Specific #9 #24

Online Growth Rankings of UCF

The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at University of Central Florida was 99.1%. This is the #309 largest growth rate of all schools that are mostly online. This refers to all students at UCF regardless of major.

The table below shows how the average growth rate over 4 years at UCF ranks compared to all other mostly online schools that offer a specific major. Note that the majors may or may not be offered online at UCF.

Major Growth Rate Rank
Trade & Industrial Teacher Education #4
Other Teacher Education & Professional Development, Specific Subject Areas #12
General Education #24
General Education #24
Instructional Media Design #49
Educational/Instructional Technology #49
Teacher Education Subject Specific #72

When we speak of partially online, we are referring to schools whose online population is less than 50% of its total student body. Mostly online refers to those with online populations greater than or equal to 50%.

University of Central Florida Teaching Concentrations

The table below shows the number of awards for each concentration.

Major TOTAL
Curriculum & Instruction 0
General Educational Leadership & Administration 0
General Education 0
Educational/Instructional Technology 0
General Special Education 0
Counselor Education/School Counseling & Guidance Services 0
Art Education 0
English & Language Arts Education 0
Mathematics Education 0
Music Education 0
Physical Education Teaching & Coaching 0
Reading Teacher Education 0
Science Education 0
Social Science Teacher Education 0
Other Teacher Education & Professional Development, Specific Subject Areas 0
Trade & Industrial Teacher Education 0
Early Childhood Education 0
Elementary Education 0
Secondary Education 0
Teacher Development & Methodology 0
Teacher Education 0
Teaching English as a Second or Foreign Language/ESL Language Instructor 0
TOTAL 0

References

*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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