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University of Central Florida, also referred to as UCF, is a public space grant university established in 1963. It was founded as the Florida Technological University. The campus of UCF spreads over 1, 415 acres of land. There are more than 45, 000 students enrolled at this university including undergraduate, postgraduate, and doctoral students.

The university offers bachelor, master, and doctorate degrees as well as certificates and specialist degrees in nearly 100 separate courses of study. These courses are taught mostly at the main campus. In addition, there are 12 other colleges under this university:

  • Burnett Honors College
  • College of Arts and Humanities
  • College of Business Administration
  • College of Education
  • College of Engineering and Computer Science
  • College of Graduate Studies
  • College of Health and Public Affairs
  • College of Medicine
  • College of Nursing
  • College of Optics and Photonics
  • College of Sciences
  • Rosen College of Hospitality Management
The athletics teams of UCF are known as the UCF Knights. The mascot is the Knightro. The team colors are black and old gold. There are more than 15 active varsity sports teams that play football, basketball, baseball, and soccer among others.

Profile of University of Central Florida

The campus of Central Florida is in Orlando, FL, which is a large suburb. The school is a public institution. Degrees at Central Florida include, at the school's highest level, the Doctoral degree.

Course Topics

The school is known for its programs in hospitality.

Central Florida Selectivity

Admission at Central Florida is selective, not open to all who apply. Three quarters of students in 2007 had SAT verbal scores of at least 530. Half of math SAT scores of accepted students fell between 540 and 640.


Central Florida has a tenure system for senior faculty. The full-time faculty at the school is well-paid, which often goes with faculty quality.

Student Enrolment

In 2007, Central Florida had 48, 398 students enrolled (39, 639 full-time equivalent).

Student Life

The school offers students meal plans. Central Florida values student athletics, and belongs to the Conference USA.

Central Florida Tuition and Affordability

The school is a relative bargain, with lower tuition and fees than most schools offering similar degrees.

The school reports its educational mission is:

"The University of Central Florida is a public, multi-campus, metropolitan research university, dedicated to serving its surrounding communities with their diverse and expanding populations, technological corridors, and international partners. The mission of the university is to offer high-quality undergraduate and graduate education, student development, and continuing education; to conduct research and creative activities; and to provide services that enhance the intellectual, cultural, environmental, and economic development of the metropolitan region, address national and international issues in key areas, establish UCF as a major presence, and contribute to the global community. "

Central Florida Programs and Degrees
General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors
Business and Management2, 307business, accounting, finance, marketing, business management, MIS, managerial economics, taxation, . . .
Liberal Arts1, 612liberal arts and sciences, political science, English, history, speech and rhetoric, sociology, anthropology, Spanish language, . . .
Education and Teaching1, 296elementary school teaching, early childhood education, educational administration, special ed, physical education teaching, social science teaching, school Counselling, English teaching, . . .
Therapy and Counselling861psychology, physical therapy, clinical psychology, school psychology, organizational psychology
Engineering637electrical engineering, mechanical engineering, industrial engineering, civil engineering, aerospace engineering, various engineering courses, environmental engineering, materials engineering
Security and Law Enforcement486criminal justice and safety, forensic science
Hospitality407hospitality management, tourism and travel
Medical Support and Technology406audiology and speech pathology, health service and sciences, respiratory care tech, clinical lab tech, radiation therapist
Media398mass communication, advertising, radio and television, journalism
Nursing and Emergency Medicine364registered nursing, nursing science
Science326bacteriology, biology, physics, chemistry, biochem/biophysics/molecular biology
Computer Science and Engineering317computer and info science, computer engineering, information technology
Family and Social Work264social work, public administration, social service professions
Photography and Commercial Art226multimedia, cinematography, photography
Medical administration208health care administration, medical records admin
Law192legal assistant
Engineering Technician127computer systems tech, mechanical engineering related tech, electronics tech
Mathematics82systems science and theory, statistics, applied mathematics, mathematics
Drama and Performing Arts66drama
Fine Arts65fine arts
Art Studies44art studies
Nutrition and Exercise Therapy25sports and fitness management
Music19music performance
Religion and Philosophy17philosophy, religion

Contact: Central Florida

University of Central Florida

4000 Central Florida Blvd

Orlando, FL 32816

General Phone: (407) 823-2000


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