University of Central Florida

The University of Central Florida (UCF), founded in 1963 to support the growing central Florida region and U.S. space program, is built to make a better future for our students and society. It’s one of the reasons U.S. News & World Report ranks UCF among the nation’s top 20 most innovative colleges, while Forbes, Kiplinger and The Princeton Review rank us a best-value university.

THE POWER OF POTENTIAL

The University of Central Florida (UCF), founded in 1963 to support the growing central Florida region and U.S. space program, is built to make a better future for our students and society. It’s one of the reasons U.S. News & World Report ranks UCF among the nation’s top 20 most innovative colleges, while Forbes, Kiplinger and The Princeton Review rank us a best-value university.

As a leading metropolitan research university in Florida, we are driven to do more and be more. We believe success can only happen when we expand opportunity and demand excellence. We believe if there’s a better way, we should do it. We believe innovation comes from the meeting of diverse viewpoints. And when more people unleash their full potential, anything is possible.


ACADEMICS

The university offers 106 bachelor’s, 95 master’s, 31 research doctorates, 3 professional doctorates and 3 specialist degree programs, and it leads all universities in Florida in conferring more than 18,000 degrees a year. UCF is an academic, partnership and research leader in numerous fields, such as optics and lasers, modeling and simulation, engineering and computer science, business, hospitality management, public administration, education, healthcare and video game design.
 
Explore several of our academic programs that regularly rank among the top in the nation — and the world:
  • No. 1 hospitality college in USA and top5 worldwide in 2022, according to ShanghaiRankings 2022.
  • No. 1 graduate game design program in North America in 2020, according to The Princeton Review and PC Gamer
  • No. 2 emergency and crisis management graduate program in the nation in 2020, according to U.S. News & World Report
  • No. 5 nonprofit management graduate program in the nation in 2020, according to U.S. News & World Report
  • Ranked among the top 30 cybersecurity programs in the nation, according to cyberdegreesedu.org

Students from across the globe come to UCF to experience academic achievement — getting hands-on experience inside and outside of the classroom before graduation. Leave here prepared for a rewarding lifelong career, and make a difference in the community and beyond. At UCF, excellence is in everything we do.



 

LOCATION

The University of Central Florida is a metropolitan research university located in Orlando, one of the most visited cities in the world. Orlando (and the surrounding area) is energized by numerous businesses, attractions and theme parks which attract vistors from around the world. UCF benefits from a diverse faculty and staff who create a welcoming environment, a high quality of life, and opportunities to grow, learn and succeed.

UCF’s main campus is 13 miles east of downtown Orlando and adjacent to one of the top research parks in the nation. The university also has an accredited College of Medicine in the Medical City at Lake Nona, Rosen College of Hospitality Management located off International Drive, a campus in downtown Orlando and UCF Connect locations throughout Central Florida.

 

CAMPUS LIFE

Home to the Bounce House and the Addition Financial Arena, UCF hosts a variety of concerts and shows, plus NCAA sports and cultural events. You’ll have access to an array of student services, more than 650 student clubs and organizations and dedicated academic resources to help you succeed in school. Plus, with hundreds of events and activities outside the classroom, there are seemingly endless ways to make friends, make memories and make the most of your college experience. From Spirit Splash to UCF Celebrates the Arts, these time-honored and fan-favorite traditions are just a few of our top Knight life picks.


UCF GLOBAL, THE INTERNATIONAL HUB ON CAMPUS

UCF Global serves as the primary international hub for UCF students, faculty, and staff. Through strong partnerships and comprehensive English language programs, along with multiple support services for the international population on campus, UCF Global aides in transforming the lives of the UCF and global community.

OUR PROGRAMS

UCF Global Pathway Programs (offered On-Campus and Online) are designed to support international students with a first year experience opportunity to take undergraduate courses with the option to include immersive English-language learning, as well as transfer students who are seeking assistance with academic and cultural transition.

Our personalized university experience provides coursework tailored to students based on their area of study and priority access to academic courses with dedicated sections. We are here to help students adjust to life in the U.S. with academic tutoring, career and personal support from trained advisors, and cultural events.

We offer three unique programs designed to cater to our student’s individual skill sets and help them reach their fullest potential. 

UCF Global Pathway Programs serve as first-step for any student seeking to complete a bachelor's degree at UCF!

 

Contact University of Central Florida Now

Tuition

$5,000—$10,000 Semester

Fast facts

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Affiliation

Public

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Top Programs

Engineering, Health Sciences, Hospitality Business Management

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Type of School

University/Intensive English Program



  • School Size

    Large
  • Student Body Gender

    Co-ed
  • Religious Affiliation

    No Affiliation
  • Scholarships for International Students

    Yes
  • Conditional Admission Available

    No
  • Setting

    City, Online
  • Accreditation and Certification

    EnglishUSA Member, SACSCOC
  • Type of Housing

    Residence Hall, Apartment

Orlando FL
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4365 Scorpius Street Orlando , FL

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