University Of Central Florida

University Of Central Florida

University of Central Florida, also referred to as UCF, is a public space grant university established in 1963. It was founded as the Florida Technological University. The campus of UCF spreads over 1,415 acres of land. There are more than 45,000 students enrolled at this university including undergraduate, postgraduate, and doctoral students.

The university offers bachelor, master, and doctorate degrees as well as certificates and specialist degrees in nearly 100 separate courses of study. These courses are taught mostly at the main campus. In addition, there are 12 other colleges under this university:

  • Burnett Honors College
  • College of Arts and Humanities
  • College of Business Administration
  • College of Education
  • College of Engineering and Computer Science
  • College of Graduate Studies
  • College of Health and Public Affairs
  • College of Medicine
  • College of Nursing
  • College of Optics and Photonics
  • College of Sciences
  • Rosen College of Hospitality Management

The athletics teams of UCF are known as the UCF Knights. The mascot is the Knightro. The team colors are black and old gold. There are more than 15 active varsity sports teams that play football, basketball, baseball, and soccer among others.

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University of Central Florida
4000 Central Florida Blvd
Orlando , FL 32816
General Phone: (407) 823-2000

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Central Florida Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Business and Management2,259business, business management, non-profit management, accounting, managerial economics, finance, MIS, actuarial science, marketing, ...
Liberal Arts1,716foreign language and literature, French language, Spanish language, English, creative writing, speech and rhetoric, technical and business writing, liberal arts and sciences, humanities, ...
Education and Teaching1,356education, curriculum and instruction, educational administration, instructional media design, special ed, school counseling, elementary school teaching, early childhood education, teacher education, ...
Therapy and Counseling944psychology, clinical psychology, organizational psychology, school psychology, marriage and family therapy, physical therapy
Engineering743aerospace engineering, civil engineering, electrical engineering, environmental engineering, materials engineering, mechanical engineering, industrial engineering, various engineering courses
Security and Law Enforcement506criminal justice and safety, forensic science
Hospitality491hospitality management, tourism and travel
Nursing and Emergency Medicine458registered nursing, nursing science
Media458mass communication, journalism, radio and television, advertising
Science405biology, biochem/biophysics/molecular biology, bacteriology, biotechnology, chemistry, chemistry courses, physics
Medical Support and Technology390health service and sciences, audiology and speech pathology, radiation therapist, respiratory care tech, clinical lab tech
Computer Science and Engineering298computer and info science, information technology, computer engineering
Photography and Commercial Art261film studies, cinematography, photography, multimedia
Family and Social Work231public administration, social work, social service professions
Law217legal assistant
Medical Administration194health care administration, medical records admin
Engineering Technician117electronics tech, mechanical engineering related tech, computer systems tech
Fine Arts72fine arts
Drama and Performing Arts70drama
Mathematics61mathematics, applied mathematics, statistics, systems science and theory
Art Studies38art studies
Nutrition and Exercise Therapy32sports and fitness management
Religion and Philosophy28philosophy, religion
Music27music performance
Real Estate and Construction Management11real estate

Number of programs and degrees for Central Florida in 2008-2009:

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Bachelor's degree9,00782
Master's degree1,88269
Doctor's degree20622
Post-master's certificate413
Associate's degree2471

Central Florida Student Body

In 2007-2008, Central Florida had a total enrollment of 48,398 students (42,534 full-time equivalent).

Students in the Freshman Class:

Group Percent
Men 47%
Women 53%
Full-Time 97%
Part-Time 3%

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 84%
Graduate 16%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
White 67%
Black 9%
Hispanic 13%
Asian 5%
American Indian 0%
Unknown 3%
(Foreign Students) 3%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
Under 18 0%
18-19 22%
20-21 27%
22-24 25%
25-29 13%
30-34 5%
35-39 3%
40-49 4%
50-64 2%
65+ 0%

Incoming (Freshman) Students by Place of Residence:
(From available data sampling)

(International Students)3%
New York1%
New Jersey1%

Central Florida Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 84 %
Part-Time 78 %

Central Florida Room and Board (2007)

Central Florida offers campus housing for 10,098 of its 42,534 (full-time) students.

(Please refer to our profile of Orlando, Florida for details about the area surrounding the campus. Also see our list of other Florida Colleges).

The school does not offer students a meal plan.

Central Florida Admissions and Selectivity


EnrolledPercent of
Accepted Enrolled

Standardized Test Scores:

Test25th Percentile75th Percetile
SAT Verbal530630
SAT Math550640
SAT Writing510600
ACT Composite2327

Application Requirements:

Class Rankrecommended
High School Recordrequired
College Prep Programrecommended
Formal Demonstration of Competencenot required
Standardized Tests (SAT and/or ACT)required
Percent of Applicants Submitting SAT60%
Percent of Applicants Submitting ACT40%

Central Florida Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount
In-state tuition and fees $ 3,947
Out-of-state tuition and fees $ 19,427
Room and board $ 8,574
Room charge $ 4,750
Board (meal plan) charge $ 3,742
Books and supplies $ 924
Other expenses $ 4,076

Financial Aid:
Central Florida participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 395400)

Central Florida Faculty

Central Florida has a tenure system for faculty.

Tenure Status of Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelMenWomen
Non-tenured, but on tenure track18488
Non-tenured and not on tenure track209246

Salaries for full-time faculty:

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Professorcalendar year33$159,93511$174,350
Associate professorcalendar year13$120,2193$135,141
Assistant professorcalendar year3$137,5003$132,240
Instructorcalendar year8$62,98934$61,098
Lecturercalendar year3$96,5250*
All faculty totalcalendar year60$134,11251$94,065

*: salaries are not displayed where there are fewer than 3 professors in the category.

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Professoracademic year151$112,85833$105,386
Associate professoracademic year183$78,673107$72,718
Assistant professoracademic year173$66,09695$58,125
Instructoracademic year98$44,965138$43,339
Lectureracademic year36$57,63814$48,613
All faculty totalacademic year641$76,997387$60,573

*: salaries are not displayed where there are fewer than 3 professors in the category.

Central Florida Athletics

Athletic Conferences:

Football Conference USA
Basketball Conference USA
Baseball Conference USA
Track Conference USA

Students on Athletic Scholarships (2007):

All Other Sports46116162

Central Florida Degree Programs (2007)

Art Studies
Art/Art Studies, General

Business And Management
Actuarial Science
Business Administration and Management, General
Business/Commerce, General
Business/Managerial Economics
Finance, General
Management Information Systems, General
Marketing/Marketing Management, General
Non-Profit/Public/Organizational Management

Computer Science And Engineering
Computer Engineering, General
Computer and Information Sciences, General
Information Technology

Drama And Performing Arts
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General

Education And Teaching
Art Teacher Education
Counselor Education/School Counseling and Guidance Services
Curriculum and Instruction
Early Childhood Education and Teaching
Education, General
Educational Leadership and Administration, General
Educational/Instructional Media Design
Elementary Education and Teaching
English/Language Arts Teacher Education
Foreign Language Teacher Education
Mathematics Teacher Education
Music Teacher Education
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching
Reading Teacher Education
Science Teacher Education/General Science Teacher Education
Social Science Teacher Education
Special Education and Teaching, General
Teacher Education/Profess Development, Levels & Methods, Other
Teaching English as Second/Foreign Language/ESL Language Instructor
Trade and Industrial Teacher Education

Aerospace, Aeronautical and Astronautical Engineering
Civil Engineering, General
Electrical, Electronics and Communications Engineering
Engineering, Other
Environmental/Environmental Health Engineering
Industrial Engineering
Materials Engineering
Mechanical Engineering

Engineering Technician
Computer Technology/Computer Systems Technology
Electrical/Electronic/Communications Engr Technology/Technician
Mechanical Engineering Related Technologies/Technicians, Other

Family And Social Work
Public Administration
Public Administration and Social Service Professions, Other
Social Work

Fine Arts
Fine/Studio Arts, General

Hospitality Administration/Management, General
Tourism and Travel Services Management

Legal Assistant/Paralegal

Liberal Arts
Creative Writing
Economics, General
English Language and Literature, General
Foreign Languages and Literatures, General
French Language and Literature
History, General
Humanities/Humanistic Studies
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
Political Science and Government, General
Social Sciences, General
Spanish Language and Literature
Speech and Rhetorical Studies
Technical and Business Writing

Applied Mathematics
Mathematics, General
Statistics, General
Systems Science and Theory

Mass Communication/Media Studies
Radio and Television

Medical Administration
Health Information/Medical Records Administration/Administrator
Health/Health Care Administration/Management

Medical Support And Technology
Audiology/Audiologist and Speech-Language Pathology/Pathologist
Clinical Laboratory Science/Medical Technology/Technologist
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences, General
Medical Radiologic Technology/Science - Radiation Therapist
Respiratory Care Therapy/Therapist

Music Performance, General

Nursing And Emergency Medicine
Nursing Science (MS, PhD)
Nursing/Registered Nurse (RN, ASN, BSN, MSN)

Nutrition And Exercise Therapy
Sport and Fitness Administration/Management

Photography And Commercial Art
Cinematography and Film/Video Production
Film/Cinema Studies

Real Estate And Construction Management
Real Estate

Religion And Philosophy
Religion/Religious Studies

Biochemistry/Biophysics and Molecular Biology
Biology/Biological Sciences, General
Chemistry, General
Chemistry, Other
Medical Microbiology and Bacteriology
Physics, General

Security And Law Enforcement
Criminal Justice/Safety Studies
Forensic Science and Technology

Therapy And Counseling
Clinical Psychology
Industrial and Organizational Psychology
Marriage and Family Therapy/Counseling
Physical Therapy/Therapist
Psychology, General
School Psychology

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