University of Central Florida Review

The University of Central Florida's main campus is located in Orlando, with regional locations across the state. The university offers bachelor's, master's and doctoral degrees in a wide range of subjects, including business management, hospitality management, education, science and digital media.

University of Central Florida Overview

With an enrollment of 50,000 students, the University of Central Florida is the largest university in the State University of Florida system. Established in 1963, the university's primary purpose was to educate students for future careers associated with the nearby Kennedy Space Center. Furthering this commitment, the Central Florida Research Park was established in 1978 to provide space- and defense-related research and simulations.

Today, UCF is comprised of 12 colleges, including the recently established College of Medicine. While the top three majors at UCF during the 2008-2009 school year were elementary education, hospitality management and finance, the school is still an active source for talent at Research Park, with over 400 CFU students and graduates employed there today.

Admissions and Enrollment Overview

Students can apply to the University of Central Florida using the online application on the school's website. Other documentation that must be submitted includes high school transcripts and standardized test scores. An admissions essay is not required, but is strongly encouraged.

Campus Facilities and Learning Environment

The University of Central Florida's main campus stretches over 1,415 acres, and includes campus facilities, lakes, woods and an arboretum. The UCF Libraries system is comprised of over 1.8 million volumes, 3,000,000 microforms and 45,000 media titles. The main branch contains over 250 computer workstations, 70 laptops that can be checked out for use in the library and wireless access for students with personal computers.

UCF employs over 1,700 faculty members and has a student-to-faculty ratio of approximately 30:1. Research continues to play an active role within the university, with both undergraduate and graduate research opportunities in areas such as business, technology, community development, engineering and medicine, among others.

Colleges at University of Central Florida

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

Contact Information

  • Address: 4000 Central Florida Blvd., Orlando, FL 32816
  • Phone Number: (407) 823-2000