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University of Central Florida is a public institution that was founded in 1963. It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 49,900, its setting is suburban, and the campus size is 1,415 acres. It utilizes a semester-based academic calendar. University of Central Florida's ranking in the 2013 edition of Best Colleges is National Universities, 174. Its in-state tuition and fees are $5,584 (2011-12); out-of-state tuition and fees are $21,063 (2011-12).
The University of Central Florida is, fittingly, a school that’s spread across the middle of the state. Though the school is based in Orlando, there are more than 10 regional campuses in locations including Daytona Beach, Ocala, and South Lake. Freshmen at the Orlando campus are not required to live on campus and, due to limited spaces, those who hope to are encouraged to apply early for housing. There are more than 40 fraternities and sororities in the school’s large Greek system, as well as more than 300 other student organizations to consider joining. The UCF Knights compete in the NCAA Division I Conference USA.
The University of Central Florida has many programs for graduate students, too, including those through the College of Business Administration, College of Engineering and Computer Science, and College of Education. Notable alumni of the University of Central Florida include Cheryl Hines, an actress who starred in HBO’s Curb Your Enthusiasm; comedian Daniel Tosh, star of Comedy Central’s Tosh.0; and former soccer player Michelle Akers, a member of the National Soccer Hall of Fame.
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|School type||public, coed college|
When applying to University of Central Florida, it's important to note the application deadline is May 1. Scores for either the ACT or SAT test are due May 1. The application fee at University of Central Florida is $30. It is more selective, with an acceptance rate of 45.0 percent.
For more information about the tests, essays, interviews, and admissions process, visit the Applying to College knowledge center.
|Fall 2011 acceptance rate||45.1%|
|Application deadline||May 1|
|SAT/ACT scores must be received by||May 1|
The student-faculty ratio at University of Central Florida is 32:1, and the school has 26.0 percent of its classes with fewer than 20 students. The most popular majors at University of Central Florida include: Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services; Health Professions and Related Programs; Education; Psychology; and Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies. The average freshman retention rate, an indicator of student satisfaction, is 86.8 percent.
University of Central Florida has a total undergraduate enrollment of 49,900, with a gender distribution of 45.6 percent male students and 54.4 percent female students. At this school, 15.0 percent of the students live in college-owned, -operated, or -affiliated housing and 85.0 percent of students live off campus. University of Central Florida is part of the NCAA I athletic conference.
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|Collegiate athletic association||NCAA I|
Campus Info & Services
University of Central Florida offers a number of student services including nonremedial tutoring, women's center, day care, health service, and health insurance. University of Central Florida also offers campus safety and security services like 24-hour foot and vehicle patrols, late night transport/escort service, 24-hour emergency telephones, lighted pathways/sidewalks, and controlled dormitory access (key, security card, etc). Alcohol is permitted for students of legal age at University of Central Florida.
|Students who have cars on campus||N/A|
|Health insurance offered||Yes|
|Students required to own/lease a computer||No|
Paying for School
At University of Central Florida, 62.3 percent of full-time undergraduates receive some kind of need-based financial aid and the average need-based scholarship or grant award is $5,847.
Paying for college doesn't have to be difficult or devastating. Go to the Paying for College knowledge center to get advice on raising cash and reducing costs.
|In-state tuition and fees||$5,584 (2011-12)|
|Out-of-state tuition and fees||$21,063 (2011-12)|
|Room and board||$9,063 (2011-12)|
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* Overview details based on 2011 data