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University of Central Florida

Orlando, United States

Public -1963

History, Affiliations, Rankings 

The University of Central Florida is a public research university that was founded in 1963. UCF has 13 colleges that offer different academic courses. The university is regarded to be one of the nation’s most affordable colleges by Forbes. In addition, it has also been rated as a best-value university by Kiplinger and The Princeton Review. The University of Central Florida has been accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC). Through this accreditation, it can award degrees at the associate, baccalaureate, master's, and doctoral levels.

Infrastructure, Campus & Courses 

The University of Central Florida is located in Orlando and has the largest university campus spread across the US with nearly 1,415 acres of land. In addition to its main campus, it has 12 more campuses located in Ocala, Daytona Beach and South Lake. The colleges under UCF are Burnett Honors College, College of Business Administration, College of Education and Human Performance, College of Graduate Studies, College of Health and Public Affairs, College of Medicine, College of Arts and Humanities, College of Engineering and Computer Science, College of Nursing, Rosen College of Hospitality Management, College of Sciences and Undergraduate Studies, College of Optics and Photonic. .

Accomplishments & Alumni 

UCF has been consistently ranked among the nation’s top universities. Forbes has also termed it as one of the nation’s most affordable colleges. Further, it has been rated as the best-value university by Kiplinger and The Princeton Review. UCF caters to the academic demands of students by offering more than 220-degree programs. UCF is the largest university in Florida in terms of student enrollment number. It caters to the academic demands of students from across the globe thus promoting a rich cultural diversity. In addition to these facilities, UCF is known for offering world-class placements to its graduates and its exceptional infrastructural availability. Some of the notable alumni include Nicole Stott  (Astronaut), David Bettner (Co-Creator, Words With Friends),  Alan Eustace (Former Senior Vice President of Engineering, Google).

Student Diversity & Visiting Companies

 Currently, it has around 68,571 students, including 58,913 undergraduates, 9,168 graduate students, and 490 M.D. students. A broad faculty and staff contribute to the University's welcoming environment and provide opportunity for all students to develop, learn, and succeed. Every year, the university awards around 17,000 degrees. 

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