University of Central Florida, Orlando, USA

Orlando, USA

  • 1963

    Established
  • 3.7%

    International Students
  • 28

    No. of Programs
  • 166

    US News
  • Yes

    Scholarship
  • Yes

    Hostel Accomodation

Overview

History, Affiliations & Rankings

The University of Central Florida was founded in 1968 as Florida Technological University and was renamed as the University of Central Florida in 1978. It is one of the largest universities in the United States. UCF has a team of the best faculty and staff to guide the students throughout their academics and they are well-known to deliver quality teaching and moral values to them.
The QS World University Ranking of the University of Central Florida ranges between 701-750. 

Infrastructure, Campus & Courses

The main campus of UCF is located in east Orlando and it expands across an area of 1,415 acres. The campus size is highly impressive with all modern facilities and state-of-the-art technology. Apart from the main campus, UCF has 13 campuses throughout Central Florida. On these campuses, more than 220-degree programmes are offered including the online degree programmes which are offered to students who are interested in distance learning programmes.

Accomplishments & Alumni

The University of Central Florida has more than 300,000 alumni across the world. Every person who is a part of UCF has reached new heights and is serving society in one way or another. The alma mater of UCF stays connected with the university and motivates current students to achieve excellence in their innovative learning programme. At UCF, the researchers are highly intellectual and work towards creating innovative solutions for a problem. They also promote the economic development of society through technology and the creation of ideas and solutions for the next generation. Every year, UCF receives around  $200 million as awards, grants and gifts for research and development work. 

Student Diversity & Visiting Companies

Every year, the university enrols 68,000 students in various courses and these students are from more than 150 countries. In addition to academics, UCF has various social clubs and organisations for social gatherings and interaction. At UCF, ample opportunities are available for the growth and success of the students. UCF supports innovative thinking and the viewpoints of the students. It encourages the students, faculty and staff to make use of their full potential to achieve excellence.

COVID-19 Response- (Spring 2021 Term)

50% of classes for the Spring 2021 term at UCF are to be conducted face to face. Other courses are offered in an online or blended format. Those who will be returning to campus will have to follow the guidelines  mentioned below:

  • Maintain physical distancing and cover face covering.

  •  Complete the COVID training and take COVID 19 self-checker before returning to campus

  •  International students arriving in the United States, effective from  January 26, 2021, will be required to provide a negative COVID 19 test report within 72 hours before the boarding.

On-campus Residence: The on-campus housing facilities are also available for students. Students staying on campus need to complete a daily self-assessment for symptoms through the COVID Self-Checker on the UCF Mobile app.

University of Central Florida Facts & Highlights

Type of University 

Public, Coed

Average Annual Tuition Fee

Bachelors: $22,467 (2021-22)

Masters: $28,657 (2021-22)

Admission Intakes

Fall, Spring & Summer 

Average GPA Requirement

3.5 

Average Exam Score Requirement

SAT - 1325; ACT - 29; IELTS - 6.5; TOEFL - 80; GRE - 310; GMAT - 450

Admission Requirements

Academic Transcript, SOP, LOR  

Admissions Deadlines

Fall: March 1

Spring: September 1

Summer: January 1

Percentage of International Students

4%

Size of Campus (in acres)

1,415 

Alumni Worldwide 

300k+ 

Female to Male Ratio

55 : 45

Average Salary after 10 Years

$43,867 (Annual)

University of Central Florida Rankings 

Ranked  by 

2022

2021

2020

2019 

ARWU (Shanghai Ranking) - Universities Rankings

NA  

301-400

301- 400

301- 400

QS - World University Ranking

751-800

701- 750

701- 750

751-800

THE (Times Higher Education) - University Ranking

601- 800

601- 800

601- 800

601- 800

US News & World Report - Global Universities

NA 

461

477

477

US News & World Report - National University Ranking

148

160

166

165

University of Central Florida Subject Rankings 

Business

Ranked by  

2022

2021

2020

2019

QS - Accounting & Finance

NA  

251-300

251-300

251-300

THE (Times Higher Education) - Business and Economics

NA  

251-300

251-300

301-400

Computer Science 

Ranked by 

2022

2021

2020

2019

QS- Computer Science & Information Systems

NA 

351- 400

351- 400

351- 400

THE (Times Higher Education) -  Computer Science

NA 

251- 300

251- 300

301- 400

Engineering  

Ranked by

2022

2021

2020

2019

QS - Engineering and Technology

NA  

311

327

338

THE (Times Higher Education) - Engineering and Technology

NA 

251- 300

251- 300

301-400

QS- Engineering (Mechanical) 

NA 

351-400

401- 450  

451- 500

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University of Central Florida, Orlando, USA Scholarship

Merit-based Scholarship

Merit-based scholarship is offered to freshmen and transfer students at the University of Central Florida. The scholarship is offered to students who have outstanding academic credentials in the previous qualifications. Students who are enrolled in the first year are directly considered for scholarship. They need not fill the application for a scholarship. Transfer students must submit an application for the scholarship. 

Apart from merit-based scholarship, the individual academic department also offers scholarship to meritorious students. Students are encouraged to check the scholarship offered by the department and complete the procedure to avail the scholarship. 

Students can access the UCF’s Scholarship Application System and complete the one-time application to be considered for more than 200 scholarships offered by the university and also access hundreds of external scholarships. Students can create an account on the Access 2 Opportunities (A2O) and apply for scholarship.

Note: International students who hold F1 or F2 student visas are not eligible for any federal student aid. They are only considered for merit-based scholarship offered by department and scholarship offered by external organisations. 

Campus Location

University of Central Florida

4000 Central Florida Blvd, Orlando, Florida 32816, USA

https://www.ucf.edu/admissions/undergraduate/contact/ | (407) 823-3000 | admission@ucf.edu

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