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University of Central Florida Data & Information Overview

Get the facts about University of Central Florida. Learn how it ranks, what majors it offers, how diverse it is, and much more. Want to know more about a specific stat? Just click on its tile, and you’ll go to a page that goes more in-depth on that subject. You can also use the links below to go directly to any section on this page.

How Well Is University of Central Florida Ranked?

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2022 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 3,764 badges in the 2022 rankings. The highest ranked major at the school is systems science and theory.

Overall Quality

College Factual ranked UCF as #329 out of 2,576 colleges and universities in the country on its 2022 Best Colleges list. This puts it in the top 15% of all schools in the nation.

UCF is also ranked #11 out of 87 schools in Florida.

See all of the rankings for University of Central Florida.

Is It Hard to Get Into UCF?

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 )

SAT Math Scores for University of Central Florida  ( 570 to 670 )
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 )

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University of Central Florida Faculty

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

Retention and Graduation Rates at University of Central Florida

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

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

Find out more about the retention and graduation rates at University of Central Florida.

University of Central Florida Undergraduate Student Diversity

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?

The overall average net price of UCF is $10,274. 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 +
$6,211 $7,847 $11,161 $15,192 $16,304

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 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.

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How Much Money Do UCF Graduates Make?

Yearly salaries vary depending on what you major in, but on average, bachelor's degree recipients from UCF make around $45,400 per year during the early years of their employment. This is good news for future UCF graduates since it is 14% more than the average college graduate's salary of $39,802 per year.


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

Location of University of Central Florida

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

University of Central Florida Majors

During the most recent year for which we have data, students from 87 majors graduated from University of Central Florida. Of these students, 14,743 received undergraduate degrees and 3,039 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 1,216 $27,778
Nursing 904 $59,068
Interdisciplinary Studies 879 $30,966
Health Sciences & Services 824 $23,730
General Biology 741 $23,250
Hospitality Management 665 $33,077
General Business/Commerce 527 $40,195
Computer Information Systems 519 $59,002
Teacher Education Subject Specific 498 $35,772
Criminal Justice & Corrections 483 $31,640

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

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


*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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