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Colleges / University of Central Florida

University of Central Florida

Orlando, FL 4-Year Public

About UCF

University of Central Florida is a public, state school located in the suburban setting of Orlando, FL, less than an hour from Orlando.

Founded in 1963, UCF currently enrolls around 73,183 students a year, including 61,456 undergrads. The institution runs on a semester academic calendar.

UCF's endowment was valued at $162,866,672 in 2021.

2021 Admissions Facts About UCF

Acceptance rate: 45%

Average GPA: 4.16

Mean ACT score: 27

Early Decision or Early Action: No/No

2022 Regular Decision Deadline: May 1

2022 Regular Decision Notification Date: September 1

UCF Acceptance Rate

Admission to UCF is moderately difficult. The acceptance rate at UCF is 45 percent.

Admitted students have an average high school GPA of 4.16 on a 4.0 scale. The mean ACT scores is 27.

In 2021, 7,052 applicants were waitlisted and 187 waitlisted students got accepted.

Is UCF a good school?

The definition of a "good school" is different for different people. Admissions difficulty and admitted student statistics can give you a sense of how competitive a school is, but they don't say much about the quality of the education or the student experience. There are a few statistics that can give you a good idea of how satisfied students are and how well a school supports its students.

Retention, graduation, and job placement statistics all give valuable information about the quality of the student experience, before and after graduation.

Retention and graduation rates

About 92 percent of students who start at UCF return the next year. Out of the 6,209 students who started at UCF as first-time freshman, 2,832 graduate within four years.

Around 74 percent of students who started at UCF earn their Bachelor's degrees within six years. The average six-year graduation rate for U.S. colleges and universities is 61 percent for public schools, and 67 percent for private, non-profit schools.

Job outcomes and student debt

Job placement and student debt statistics for recent graduates can give you a sense of the return on investment a school offers. Within six months of graduating, 59 percent of graduates receive at least one full-time job offer.

The average starting salary for recent grads is $46,419 a year. Graduates in the class of 2021 had an average of $22,381 in student loans per borrower. For context, compare this number with the average national debt, which is around $36,000 per borrower.

Based on this information, how does UCF sound? Remember, the best school for one person may not be the right school for someone else! So the real question to ask yourself: is UCF a good school for YOU?

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UCF's application deadline is May 1. All applicants will receive an admissions decision by September 1.

Read on to find out more about the admissions requirements and deadlines, student life, academics and majors and more. Or, visit the College Confidential forums to join the conversation about UCF and get personalized recommendations for other colleges that might be perfect for you.

College Info

4000 Central Florida Boulevard Orlando, FL 32816

Campus Setting: Suburban

UCF Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

May 1

Transfer Applications are Due

Jul 1

The deadline for Fall first-year applications to UCF is May 1.

The deadline for Fall transfer applications to UCF is Jul 1.

Check the school website for more information about deadlines for specific programs or special admissions programs

UCF ACT Scores


ACT Range

25 - 30

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

ACT Score

Estimated Chance

30 and Above


25 to 30


25 and Less


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ACT Scores Needed to Get Accepted

The median ACT score of an admitted student to UCF is 27. Students with an ACT score of 30 and above have a good chance of getting into UCF. Students with an ACT score that falls between 25 and 30 have an average chance of getting admitted, and students with an ACT score of 25 or below have a low chance of being offered admission.

UCF SAT Scores


Composite SAT Range

Not available


Math SAT Range

580 - 670


Reading SAT Range

590 - 670

UCF Tuition & Fees

Tuition & Fees


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Cost Breakdown
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Student Life

Wondering what life at UCF is like? There are approximately 69,525 students enrolled at UCF, including 59,483 undergraduate students and 10,042 graduate students. 71% percent of students attend school full-time, 93% percent are from FL and 7% percent of students are from other states.


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Part Time


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