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University of Central Florida

Orlando, Florida
Football stadium credit: https://www.flickr.com/photos/breezy421/2009955797/
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Overview
Public
38,508 Undergraduates
50% Admissions Rate
Suburb: Large
Public
Region: South
Division 1
Size: Big
Doctoral
University of Central Florida
4000 Central Florida Blvd
Orlando, Florida
32816
(407) 823-2000
www.ucf.edu/

The University of Central Florida, a public state and space-grant university located in Orlando, Florida, is one of the top 170 institutions of higher education in the United States. It was established in 1968 as Florida Technological University for the purpose of supporting the Cape Canaveral Air Force Station and Kennedy Space Center. Today, it is the second largest college by enrollment in the nation, and sits on over than 1,400 acres of land in a suburban setting. Its motto is “Reach for the stars.” Notable alumni include comedian Daniel Tosh, actress Cheryl Hines, beauty pageant titleholder Ericka Dunlap, film director Eduardo Sánchez, Former President of Worldwide Operations for Walt Disney Parks and Resorts Al Weiss, soccer player Michelle Akers, actress Mónica Spear, Dean of Columbia Business School Glenn Hubbard and football coach Shawn Jefferson. The school’s colors are black and gold, its mascots are the UCF Knight, Knightro and Pegasus and its teams are nicknamed the Knights. Its sports affiliations are NCAA Division I, FBS and The American, and the school has 16 varsity teams. Varsity sports offered by the university include men’s basketball, baseball, football, soccer, tennis and track and field, and women’s volleyball, softball, soccer, golf, cheer/dance and cross country.

Location

Orlando is a city in the U.S. state of Florida and the county seat of Orange County. Located in Central Florida, it is the center of the Orlando metropolitan area, which had a population of 2,387,138, according to U.S. Census Bureau figures released in March 2016. These figures make it the 24th-largest metropolitan area in the United States, the sixth-largest metropolitan area in the Southern United States, and the third-largest metropolitan area in Florida. More from Wikipedia...

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coffee score

86

restaurants score

Students
46%

Men

54%

Women

23

Average Age of Entering Students

4616

New Transfer Students

Admissions
50%

Acceptance Rate

35%

Enrollment Yield

1080-1270

SAT Range

34,886

Applicants in 2016

Costs
$15,533

Typical Cost

$22,467

Out-Of-State (published)

$6,368

In-State (published)

87%

Recieve Financial Aid

76%

Have Loans

$13,956

Median Debt

Academics
30.0 to 1

Student to Faculty Ratio

69

National Merit Students

Doctoral

Highest Degree Offered

286

Doctorates Awareded

Psychology

Top Major

7

Faculty Awards

1

National Academy Members

47

Post Docs Employed

Campus Life

Dorm Food:

Standard

Clubs & Extracurriculars:

Important, hundreds to choose from

Greek Life:

Important, many on campus

Party Scene:

Notable, known as a party school
Athletics
Football Conference:

American Athletic Conference

Basketball Conference:

American Athletic Conference

Track & Field Conference:

American Athletic Conference

Football Division:

1

Basketball Division:

1

Track Division:

1

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