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University of Central Florida Data & Information Overview

This overview covers the essential stats on University of Central Florida, including its rankings, majors, diversity, and more. If you're interested in learning more about a particular stat, just click on its tile to go to a new page that covers the topic more in-depth. Also, you can jump to any section of this page by clicking one of the links below.

How Well Is University of Central Florida Ranked?

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2021 Rankings

College Factual analyzes over 2,000 colleges and universities in its annual rankings and ranks them in a variety of ways, including most diverse, best overall quality, best for non-traditional students, and much more.

University of Central Florida was awarded 257 badges in the 2021 rankings. The highest ranked major at the school is teacher education grade specific.

Overall Quality

UCF landed the #312 spot in College Factual's 2021 ranking of best overall colleges in the United States. The higher ed experts analyzed 1,715 colleges and universities across the nation to determine this ranking. This is an improvement over the previous year, when UCF held the #371 spot on the Best Overall Colleges list.

UCF is also ranked #9 out of 62 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 50%. Definitely don't wait until the last minute to submit your application, since applying early may be in your favor.

Average Test Scores

About 60% 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 580 and 660. Math scores were between 570 and 660.

SAT Reading and Writing Scores for University of Central Florida  ( 580 to 660 )
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SAT Math Scores for University of Central Florida  ( 570 to 660 )
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UCF received ACT scores from 40% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT Composite scores ranged between 24 and 29.

ACT Composite Scores for University of Central Florida  ( 24 to 29 )
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Learn more about University of Central Florida admissions.

University of Central Florida Faculty

Student to Faculty Ratio

The student to faculty ratio is often used as a measure to gauge how much access students will have to their professors - the lower the number, the better. At University of Central Florida, this rate is 30 to 1, which is high when compared to the national average of 15 to 1.

Percent of Full-Time Faculty

Another measure that is often used to estimate how much access students will have to their professors is how many faculty members are full-time. The idea here is that part-time faculty tend to spend less time on campus, so they may not be as available to students as full-timers.

The full-time faculty percentage at University of Central Florida is 99%. This is higher than the national average of 47%.

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Retention and Graduation Rates at University of Central Florida

Freshmen Retention Rate

The freshmen retention rate of 90% 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.

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Graduation Rate

Students are considered to have graduated on time if they finish their studies within four years. At UCF the on-time graduation rate of first-time, full-time students is 40%. That is great when compared to the national average of 33.3%

On-Time Graduation Rate  40 out of 100
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Find out more about the retention and graduation rates at University of Central Florida.

Excellent Overall Diversity at UCF

During the 2017-2018 academic year, there were 56,853 undergraduates at UCF with 39,962 being full-time and 16,891 being part-time.

UCF Diversity Score

When calculating the overall diversity score for a school, College Factual does not just look at the percentage of women and minorities. Instead, it looks to see how good of a mixture a school has with regard to gender, ethnicity, age, and location of origin.

With an overall score of 91.06 out of 100, UCF is one of the most diverse schools in the nation.

Overall Diversity Score  91.06 out of 100
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How Much Does University of Central Florida Cost?

The overall average net price of UCF is $12,733. 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 +
$9,001 $10,413 $13,708 $16,813 $17,957

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 34% of students took out student loans averaging $6,359 a year. That adds up to $25,436 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at UCF is 2.4%. 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?

The pay for some majors is higher than others, but on average, students who graduate with a bachelor's degree from UCF make about $45,400 a year during their first few years of employment after graduation. That's great news for UCF students since it is 14% more than the average college graduate's salary of $39,802 per year.

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

Location of University of Central Florida

University of Central Florida is a public institution situated in Orlando, Florida. The suburban atmosphere of Orlando makes it a great place for students who want the amenities of city life without actually living in the middle of a constant hustle and bustle.

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Location of University of Central Florida

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

During the most recent year for which we have data, students from 86 majors graduated from University of Central Florida. Of these students, 14,430 received undergraduate degrees and 2,861 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 1,182 $27,800
Health Sciences & Services 860 $24,800
Hospitality Management 828 $31,000
General Biology 691 $23,700
Nursing 669 $55,700
Interdisciplinary Studies 640 $28,700
General Business/Commerce 602 $38,100
Teacher Education Subject Specific 552 $31,800
Criminal Justice & Corrections 540 $29,300
Computer Information Systems 518 $55,600

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 2017-2018, 39,270 students took at least one online class at University of Central Florida. This is an increase from the 38,073 students who took online classes the previous year.

Year Took at Least One Online Class Took All Classes Online
2017-2018 39,270 10,269
2016-2017 38,073 10,660
2015-2016 36,107 10,035
2014-2015 33,034 9,204
2013-2014 30,928 7,942

Learn more about online learning at University of Central Florida.

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