University of Central Florida

The University of Central Florida, popularly known as UCF, is a government owned institute of higher studies that gets the second highest number of applicants from the US and 140 other countries every academic year.


Name of the Institution University of Central Florida
Type of Institution Metropolitan, Public, Self Grant research university
Location (Contact Details) 4000 Central Florida Boulevard, Orlando, Florida – 32816, United States of AmericaPh. No. – (407)823-2000
Ownership Government
Accreditation / Affiliation The university is accredited by the:

  • Florida Department of Education
  • American Chemical Society
  • American Psychological Association
  • Multiple national and state accreditations
Courses Offered Undergraduate degree programs in -

  • Accounting
  • Public Relations
  • Advertising
  • Anthropology
  • Architecture

Graduate courses in -

  • Studio Art Track
  • Emerging Media Track
  • Visual Arts
  • Emerging Media Management
  • Education

Master’s level programs in -

  • Biology
  • Biomedical Sciences
  • Business Administration
  • Computer Science
  • Early Childhood Development

Professional Education programs and

Research studies in the above mentioned programs of study

Departments / Branches
  • Humanities
  • Science
  • Business Administration
  • Engineering
  • Computer Sciences
  • Education
  • Nursing
  • Medicine
  • Health & Public Affairs
  • Hospitality Management
  • Photonics & Optics
Admission Procedure / Eligibility Criteria Documents that must be submitted during admission:

  • Residency affidavit
  • Proof of payment of application fees
  • Signature page of the application form
  • SAT or ACT scores along with writing
  • GED score or high school certificates from an accredited school
  • Degree / diploma certificates must be submitted wherever applicable
  • GPA score of at least 2.0 for all international students
  • TOEFL or IELTS scores as proof of English proficiency
  • Knowledge of a foreign language is an added advantage
  • GRE / MAT / GMAT / LSAT scores
  • Letters of recommendation from three authorities of schools or colleges
  • Personal application / statement by student describing reason for choosing the university
  • Some courses of study require a professional / work experience certificate


  • Liam Glynn Services Scholarship
  • The Chatlos Doctoral Fellowship in Biomedical Sciences
  • Dr. Thomas Greenhaw History Scholarship
  • HAPPY Hour Student Showcase Scholarship
  • Maria Caccavo Diversity Scholarship
  • Sara Marti Scholarship
  • Marathon oil Corporation College Scholarship Program
  • Braintrack Scholarship
  • The Blogging Scholarship
  • iSI! The New American Scholarship and Internship Program
  • American Association On Health and Disability (AAHD) Scholarship Program
  • WTS Scholarship Program
  • Vanguard Minority Scholarship Program
  • AXA Achievement Scholarship
  • The Wildlife Society (TWS) Scholarship
  • The Gemvara Scholarship
  • East Florida Doll Collectors Guild Scholarship
  • Harold E Green Teacher Education Endowed Scholarship
  • MPI Foundation Scholarship
  • George Snow Scholarship Fund


Fee Structure Tuition Fees -

  • $5,584 to $21,063


Room & Board -

  • $4,450 to $9,063


Books & Supplies -

  • $924


Transportation cost -

  • $1,800


Personal Expense -

  • More than $2,000
Examinations & Results Semester wise examination is held in the University of Central Florida. Exams are conducted at the end of fall, summer and spring semesters
Established in the Year June 10, 1963
Facts & Figures
  • The University of Central Florida has the second highest enrollment rate among higher education institutes in the US
  • The total enrollment rate in the academic year 2011 was 56,337. Students from more than 140 countries study in this university
  • It was initially called the Florida Technological University as the institute provided technically skilled personnel to the Kennedy Space Center
  • The university has 11 satellite campuses and 12 colleges where more than 225 degree courses are taught
Events Upcoming events at the university are:

  • Starting a Conversation on Culture
  • Nursing Information Session
  • Knightro’s Eat Local Luncheon
  • From Resume to CV
  • Weight Watchers Meeting
  • The Flat World Theory: Presenting Various Educational Systems and Ways of Thinking
  • Enriched Air (Nitrox) Scuba Certification
  • Hunger Banquet
Distance Learning The subjects taught through distance learning in the university are:

  • Civil, Construction & Environmental Engineering
  • Industrial Engineering & Management Systems
  • Electrical Engineering & Computer Science
  • Material, Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering