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University of Central Florida Data & Information Overview

3,146 awards Ranking Badges
Great Price Value for Your Money
45% Acceptance Rate
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How Well Is University of Central Florida Ranked?

#173 Best Colleges in Nation
#5 Best Colleges in FL
Interdisciplinary Studies Highest Ranked Major
Quality Badge

2023 Rankings

College Factual recognizes the best colleges and universities in its annual rankings. These rankings include categories for best overall colleges, best colleges for each major, best value schools, and much more.

University of Central Florida was awarded 3,146 badges in the 2023 rankings. The highest ranked major at the school is interdisciplinary studies.

Overall Quality

UCF landed the #173 spot in College Factual's 2023 ranking of best overall colleges in the United States. The higher ed experts analyzed 2,241 colleges and universities across the nation to determine this ranking. This puts it in the top 10% of all schools in the nation. This is an improvement over the previous year, when UCF held the #329 spot on the Best Overall Colleges list.

UCF is also ranked #5 out of 77 schools in Florida.

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Is It Hard to Get Into UCF?

45% Acceptance Rate
57% Of Accepted Are Women
77% Submit SAT Scores

Acceptance Rate

If you're applying to University of Central Florida you'll face some tough competition, since the school's acceptance rate is only 45%. Definitely don't wait until the last minute to submit your application, since applying early may be in your favor.

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 Composite scores ranged between 25 and 30.

ACT Composite Scores for University of Central Florida  ( 25 to 30 )
1
36

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University of Central Florida Faculty

31 to 1 Student to Faculty
98% Full Time Teachers

Student to Faculty Ratio

At University of Central Florida, the student to faculty ratio is 31 to 1. Compared to the national average of 15 to 1, this is somewhat high. This could mean that class sizes may be larger than they are at other colleges or universities or that professors may be required to teach more classes.

Percent of Full-Time Faculty

In addition to the student to faculty ratio, some people look at what percentage of faculty members are full-time as a sign of how much time professors will be able to spend with their students. This is because part-time teachers may not be be on campus as much as their full-time counterparts.

The full-time faculty percentage at University of Central Florida is 98%. This is higher than the national average of 47%.

Full-Time Faculty Percent  98 out of 100
0
100

Retention and Graduation Rates at University of Central Florida

92% Freshmen Retention
44% On-Time Graduation Rate

Freshmen Retention Rate

The freshmen retention rate of 92% tells us that most first-year, full-time students like University of Central Florida enough to come back for another year. This is a fair bit higher than the national average of 68%. That's certainly something to check off in the good column about the school.

Freshmen Retention Rate  92 out of 100
0
100

Graduation Rate

The on-time graduation rate for someone pursuing a bachelor's degree is typically four years. This rate at UCF for first-time, full-time students is 44%, which is better than the national average of 33.3%.

On-Time Graduation Rate  44 out of 100
0
100

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University of Central Florida Undergraduate Student Diversity

43,513 Full-Time Undergraduates
49.1% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
55.3% Percent Women

During the 2017-2018 academic year, there were 61,401 undergraduates at UCF with 43,513 being full-time and 17,888 being part-time.

How Much Does University of Central Florida Cost?

$8,618 Net Price
24% Take Out Loans
$25,300 Total Student Loans
The overall average net price of UCF is $8,618. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group. See the table below for the net price for different income groups.

Net Price by Income Group for UCF

$0-30 K $30K-48K $48-75 $75-110K $110K +
$4,468 $6,256 $9,426 $14,129 $15,399

The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.Note that the net price is typically less than the published for a school. For more information on the sticker price of UCF, see our tuition and fees and room and board pages.

Student Loan Debt

Almost 66% of college students who graduated with the class of 2018 took out student loans, but that percentage varies from school to school. 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 3.7%. 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.

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How Much Money Do UCF Graduates Make?

$51,912 Avg Salary of Grads
High Earnings Boost
Although some majors pay more than others, students who graduate from UCF with a bachelor's degree go on to jobs where they make an average salary of $51,912 in their early years. This is good news for future UCF graduates since it is 22% more than the average college graduate's salary of $42,485 per year.

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See which majors at University of Central Florida make the most money.

Location of University of Central Florida

Florida State
43,513 Full-Time Undergraduates
Suburb Campus Setting
Located in Orlando, Florida, University of Central Florida is a public institution. UCF is located in a safe and convenient suburb.

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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
Website: www.ucf.edu/
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/UCF
Twitter: http://twitter.com/UCF

University of Central Florida Majors

87 Majors With Completions
15,575 Undergraduate Degrees
3,211 Graduate Degrees
During the most recent year for which we have data, students from 87 majors graduated from University of Central Florida. Of these students, 15,575 received undergraduate degrees and 3,211 graduated with a master's or doctor's degree. The following table lists the most popular undergraduate majors along with the average salary graduates from those majors make.

Most Popular Majors Bachelor’s Degrees Average Salary of Graduates
General Psychology 1,390 $27,164
Health Sciences & Services 875 $23,485
General Biology 852 $22,970
Interdisciplinary Studies 798 $32,979
Nursing 772 $59,816
Hospitality Management 725 $32,594
Computer Information Systems 687 $57,767
General Business/Commerce 645 $40,802
Criminal Justice & Corrections 524 $31,676
Teacher Education Grade Specific 471 $40,903

Learn more about the majors offered at University of Central Florida along with which ones have the highest average starting salaries.

Online Learning at UCF

96% Take At Least One Class Online
75% Take All Classes Online

Online learning options are becoming more and more popular at American colleges and universities. Online classes are great for students who have busy schedules or for those who just want to study on their own time.

In 2019-2020, 69,059 students took at least one online class at University of Central Florida. This is an increase from the 41,097 students who took online classes the previous year.

Year Took at Least One Online Class Took All Classes Online
2019-2020 69,059 53,815
2018-2019 41,097 11,073
2017-2018 39,270 10,269
2016-2017 38,073 10,660
2015-2016 36,107 10,035

Learn more about online learning at University of Central Florida.

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Notes and References

Footnotes

*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.

References

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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