University of Central Florida
The University of Central Florida (UCF) is a metropolitan research university built to make a better future for our students and society. We solve tomorrow’s greatest challenges through a commitment to academic, inclusive and operational excellence. Leveraging innovative learning, discovery and partnerships, we foster social mobility while developing the skilled talent needed to advance industry for our region, state and beyond.
Top reasons to study here
- A Foundation For Success
- One Of The Best Colleges In The U.s.
- Life Is Good In Orlando
- U.S. News & World Report ranks UCF among the nation’s top 20 most innovative colleges.
18,000+ Degrees Conferred Each Year
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about University of Central Florida
As a leading metropolitan research university in Florida, we are driven to do more and be more. We believe success can only happen when we expand opportunity and demand excellence. We believe if there’s a better way, we should do it. We believe innovation comes from the meeting of diverse viewpoints. And when more people unleash their full potential, anything is possible.
Founded in 1963 to provide talent for Central Florida and the growing U.S. space program, UCF has been making an impact on the state, the nation — and outer space — ever since. With 13 colleges and more than 230 degree programs, follow your passion at one of our campus locations designed to help you succeed. From the main campus in east Orlando to UCF Downtown and Rosen College of Hospitality Management to the Academic Health Sciences Campus, you’ll have the opportunity to learn in the heart of your industry. UCF also has multiple regional locations and fully online programs — including online bachelor’s degrees, online graduate degrees, online certificates and more — to ensure that you can achieve your dreams whenever and wherever you want.
Discover what makes UCF exciting and engaging. With more than 230 degree programs, you have more than options here — you have opportunity.
Immerse yourself in new challenges, explore groundbreaking research opportunities and enjoy a student-centered approach to higher education. At UCF, you’ll do that and more. Experience everything from thought-provoking viewpoints to diverse cultures to lifelong friendships and life-changing opportunities. Achieve your dreams and set out to do more. By studying at one of the most innovative universities in the country, you’ll graduate ready to make a difference in the world while pursuing a rewarding career.
UCF researchers drive intellectual capital and innovation to solve today’s most pressing problems. As a metropolitan research university, we promote economic development in the region by aiding in the transfer of technology and other discoveries between university and industry to create next-generation ideas and products. Our graduates, who benefit from working alongside our research faculty, also contribute to the economy by driving innovation through local company employment or by launching their own businesses. From nanoscience and simulation to healthcare and the environment, UCF researchers work together to have real-world impact, improving the lives of our students and community.
Career Services has numerous resources and services to offer as you search for the right major or prepare for your job search. It’s never too early or too late to work on your professional development plan. The more time you invest in this process, the more likely you are to achieve your goals.
Living in a UCF residence hall or apartment gives you the opportunity to get involved in a community and enjoy many exciting experiences. The on-campus community helps you form lifelong friendships and lasting memories.
The Housing and Residence Life staff is here to assist you, but we recommend that you take the lead by participating, listening to others, sharing your experiences and knowledge, adhering to the community’s expectations, and being a role model for others.
East Orlando (Main) Campus
- Apollo Community
- Libra Community
- Nike And Hercules
- Lake Claire Community
- Neptune Community
- Towers At Knights Plaza
- Rosen College Apartments
UCF IT is an operating unit within the Office of the Provost and Academic Affairs at the University of Central Florida. Our mission is to support our Students, faculty, and staff in achieving their teaching, learning, research and service objectives.
As the main provider of information technology resources, our responsibilities include providing all telecommunications services (voice and data), enterprise administrative systems and support to the UCF community including:
- Campus telephone system
- Campus local area network
- Document imaging services
- Campus wide area network
- Enterprise administrative data processing services
- Campus wireless network
- Online instruction support
- Cable TV
- PeopleSoft ERP (SA/HR, Portal, CRM) development
- Computer labs
- Identity management/ domain services
- Computer Store
- Research computing
- Data center operations and system administration
- Web hosting services
UCF Student Health Services was established when UCF, then Florida Technological University, first opened its doors in 1968. Since that time, the department has grown tremendously and today averages 6,000 patient visits per month. We provide low-cost health services to the UCF community and are funded, in part, by the student health fee. We are committed to providing the UCF community with quality healthcare, and as such maintain accreditation by the Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care.
Our staff includes sports medicine physicians, psychiatrists, gynecologists, dentists, primary care physicians, physician assistants, advanced registered nurse practitioners, dietitians, pharmacy staff, nursing staff, alcohol and other drug counseling staff, laboratory staff, and radiography staff. Departments include Administration, Appointments, Building Management, Dental, Primary Care, Alcohol and Other Drugs, Psychiatry, Physical Therapy, Gynecological Care, Sports Medicine, Health Information Management, Laboratory, Immunizations, Business, Marketing, Pharmacy, Nursing, Insurance, and Information Technology.
As UCF’s home since 1968, our 1,415-acre main campus in east Orlando is impressive in size and even bigger in potential. Modern facilities and state-of-the-art technology keep you connected to classwork and social communities, while 800 acres of woodlands, lakes and an arboretum help you reconnect with nature. Whether you’re inside a classroom or outside exploring, our campus is an exciting place to learn — and an easy place to love.
Knights athletic teams have earned landmark victories on state and national stages — from back-to-back American Athletic Conference titles to BCS bowl wins. But some of our student-athletes’ most important triumphs have been in the classroom, where they’ve achieved an average GPA of 3.0 or higher for 27 consecutive semesters. Though attendance is currently limited, students have access to free admission to sporting events on campus. Being a part of the action is an important part of the UCF experience — because we’re never as strong alone as we are together.
- Bounce House (football)
- Addition Financial Arena (men’s and women’s basketball)
- The Venue (volleyball)
- John Euliano Park (baseball)
- Softball Complex
- Track & Soccer Complex
- USTA National Campus (men’s and women’s tennis)
- Wayne Densch Sports Center (multisport)
- Nicholson Fieldhouse (indoor practice facility)
There are over 650 student clubs and organizations you can get involved in.
- One of the reasons U.S. News & World Report ranks UCF among the nation’s top 20 most innovative colleges.
- Forbes, Kiplinger and The Princeton Review rank the university as the best-value university.
- #16 Most Innovative SchoolU.S. News & World Report, 2020.
- #50 Undergraduate Research/Creative ProjectsU.S. News & World Report, 2020.
- No. 1 graduate game design program in North America in 2020, according to The Princeton Review and PC Gamer
- No. 2 emergency and crisis management graduate program in the nation in 2020, according to U.S. News & World Report
- No. 4 hospitality school in the world, according to CEOWORLD magazine
- No. 5 nonprofit management graduate program in the nation in 2020, according to U.S. News & World Report
- Ranked among the top 30 cybersecurity programs in the nation, according to cyberdegreesedu.org
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