UCF Admissions

SAT Scores, Acceptance Rate, Financial Aid & More

College of Engineering and Computer Science at UCF
College of Engineering and Computer Science at UCF ( more photos). Photo Credit: Allen Grove

University of Central Florida Admissions Overview:

The University of Central Florida, with an acceptance rate of 50%, is not a higgly selective school, and students with good grades and test scores are likely to be admitted. Be sure to check out UCF's website for complete application instructions and other important information. Students will need to submit an application, SAT or ACT scores, and a high school transcript to apply.

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Admissions Data (2016):

UCF Description:

Located in Orlando, the University of Central Florida has seen massive growth since the 1990s. Admission has become more competitive, and the university now operates 12 satellite campuses including one at the Kennedy Space Center. Similar to many large state universities, UCF has a 20 to 1 student faculty ratio, but the Burnett Honors College offers a more intimate educational experience for high achieving students.

Popular majors include accounting, business administration, and criminal justice. Outside of the classroom, students can join a range of student-run clubs and organizations, including academic clubs and performing arts groups. In athletics, the UCF Knights compete in the NCAA Division 1 American Athletic Conference.

Popular sports include football, soccer, basketball, and track and field.

Enrollment (2016):

  • Total Enrollment: 64,088 (55,723 undergraduates)
  • Gender Breakdown: 45% Male / 55% Female
  • 69% Full-time

Costs (2016 - 17):

  • Tuition and Fees: $6,368 (in-state); $22,467 (out-of-state)
  • Books: $1,152 (why so much?)
  • Room and Board: $9,764
  • Other Expenses: $4,970
  • Total Cost: $22,254 (in-state); $38,353 (out-of-state)

UCF Financial Aid (2015 - 16):

  • Percentage of Students Receiving Aid: 87%
  • Percentage of Students Receiving Types of Aid
    • Grants: 76%
    • Loans: 41%
  • Average Amount of Aid
    • Grants: $5,724
    • Loans: $6,152

Academic Programs:

Transfer, Retention and Graduation Rates:

  • First Year Student Retention (full-time students): 89%
  • Transfer Out Rate: 4%
  • 4-Year Graduation Rate: 40%
  • 6-Year Graduation Rate: 69%

Intercollegiate Athletic Programs:

  • Men's Sports: Football, Basketball, Baseball, Soccer, Tennis, Golf
  • Women's Sports: Rowing, Softball, Soccer, Volleyball, Tennis, Track and Field, Cross Country

    Data Source:

    National Center for Educational Statistics

    Admissions Information for Other Florida Colleges and Universities:

    Eckerd | Embry-Riddle | Flagler | Florida | Florida Atlantic | FGCU | Florida Tech | FIU | Florida Southern | Florida State | Miami | New College | Rollins | Stetson | UCF | UNF | USF | U of Tampa | UWF

    UCF Mission Statement:

    UCF mission statement from http://www.ucf.edu/mission-statement/

    "The University of Central Florida is a public, multi-campus, metropolitan research university, dedicated to serving its surrounding communities with their diverse and expanding populations, technological corridors, and international partners. The mission of the university is to offer high-quality undergraduate and graduate education, student development, and continuing education; to conduct research and creative activities; and to provide services that enhance the intellectual, cultural, environmental, and economic development of the metropolitan region, address national and international issues in key areas, establish UCF as a major presence, and contribute to the global community."

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