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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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2021 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 257 badges in the 2021 rankings. The highest ranked major at the school is teacher education grade specific.

Overall Quality

UCF is ranked #312 out of 1,715 schools in the nation for overall quality on College Factual's 2021 Best Colleges list.

UCF also holds the #9 spot on the Best Colleges in Florida ranking.

See all of the rankings for University of Central Florida.

Is It Hard to Get Into UCF?

Acceptance Rate

The acceptance rate at University of Central Florida is a competitive 50%, so make sure you take your application seriously when putting it together. Even leaving out a minor detail could be a reason to move you to the rejection pile.

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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800

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 at University of Central Florida is 30 to 1, which is high when compared to the national average of 15 to 1. This may indicate that some of your classes will be larger in size than they would be at other schools. However, upper level classes will probably be smaller.

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 99%. This is higher than the national average of 47%.

Full-Time Faculty Percent  99 out of 100
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Retention and Graduation Rates at University of Central Florida

Freshmen Retention Rate

University of Central Florida has a freshmen retention rate of 90%. That's a good sign that full-time students like the school and their professors enough to want to stick around for another year. It's also a sign that the admissions team did a good job in choosing applicants who were a good fit for the school.

Freshmen Retention Rate  90 out of 100
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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 40%, which is better than 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 58,821 undergraduates at UCF with 41,852 being full-time and 16,969 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 racial-ethnic 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

While almost two-thirds of students nationwide take out loans to pay for college, the percentage may be quite different for the school you plan on attending. 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?

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.

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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 located in Orlando, Florida. UCF is located in a safe and convenient suburb.

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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 courses area a great option for busy, working students as well as for those who have scheduling conflicts and want to study on their own time. As time goes by, expect to see more and more online learning options become available.

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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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

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