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Colleges / University of Central Florida

UCF Student Life

UCF is on a 1,415-acre campus in a suburban setting in Orlando, Florida. There are many activities and organizations for UCF students to participate in – band, chorus, theater groups, , a radio station and more.

UCF also has fraternities and sororities.

UCF has a thriving Volunteer UCF. In fact, more students participate in Volunteer UCF than any other on-campus activity.

Other popular student organizations at UCF include RWC Intramural Sports, Fraternity and Sorority Life, Multicultural Student Center and Organizations and Knight-thon Dance Marathon.

UCF students' favorite campus events are Homecoming Week, Pegasus Palooza (Welcome Week) and Universal Knights.

UCF Housing

UCF offers housing. Students are not required to live on campus. First year students are given priority for on-campus housing.

Most UCF students live off campus. In 2021, 15% of undergrads at UCF lived in some kind of on-campus housing and 85% of students lived off-campus or commuted to UCF. There are 12,248 spots available in on-campus housing for all 61,456 undergraduates. In the 2020-21 school year, 9,531 students chose to live on-campus. First year students are allowed to park a car on campus.

UCF offers coed housing.

UCF Athletics

At UCF there are a variety of athletic options for students interested in joining a sports program.

Intercollegiate sports are the highest tier of college sports and can be very competitive. Intercollegiate teams are regulated by the NCAA, funded by the university, and compete against teams from other universities. The division of a sports team depends on the size of the university, funding, and competition level. An intercollegiate school team will be Division I, II or III, with Division I being the highest level.

Club sports are not regulated by the NCAA and are a great option for students not interested in trying out for an intercollegiate team. Club sports are usually student run but can also be funded by the university.

Intramural sports are the most casual and informal. Intramural sports are often free and require very little time commitment.

Let's take a look at the athletic options available at UCF:

Sport Men's Intramural Women's Intramural Men's Division Women's Division Men's Scholarships Women's Scholarships
Golf Club Teams NCAA Division 1 Intercollegiate Sport
Basketball NCAA Division 1 NCAA Division 1
Soccer NCAA Division 1 NCAA Division 1
Tennis NCAA Division 1 NCAA Division 1
Badminton Intercollegiate Club Teams Intercollegiate Club Teams
Bowling Intercollegiate Club Teams Intercollegiate Club Teams
Racquetball Intercollegiate Club Teams Intercollegiate Club Teams
Volleyball Intercollegiate Club Teams NCAA Division 1

Is UCF Safe?

College is like a home away from home. Whether you're walking to class or coming back from late-night studying (or partying!), it's important to feel safe on campus.

University of Central Florida is patroled 24 hours a day by trained security. The UCF campus has emergency telephones or alarms for students to use anytime of day or night.

UCF offers late-night transportation or safety escorts for students. Campus housing is secure and dorms can only be accessed with secure key cards.

Plan a Visit to UCF

Visiting colleges is one of the best ways to get a sense of the campus and student body. If you'd like to visit UCF, take Interstate 4 to Orlando, FL. If you need to fly, book your flight to Orlando International airport.

While you're planning, check out other schools in Florida you may want to visit too. Click the heart at the top of each school's page to save it to your college list.

Want to visit but can't make the trip? Explore UCF's campus without leaving home by taking a virtual campus tour

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UCF Students

55%

Women

45%

Men

71%

Full Time

29%

Part Time

93%

In State

7%

Out-of-State

Ethnicity

46%

29%

10%

7%

4%

3%

1%

0.16%

0.13%

Undergraduate Students

61,456

Graduate Students

11,727

Non-Resident / International Students

1,855

UCF Campus Services

Student Services
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  • 1E1A89E0-A58D-422D-B45D-7554EC36A535 Alumni Networking
  • 1E1A89E0-A58D-422D-B45D-7554EC36A535 ESL
Campus Security
  • 1E1A89E0-A58D-422D-B45D-7554EC36A535 Late-Night Transport / Escort
  • 1E1A89E0-A58D-422D-B45D-7554EC36A535 24-Hour Emergency Phone / Alarm
  • 1E1A89E0-A58D-422D-B45D-7554EC36A535 24-Hour Security Patrol

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Quick Facts

Total Enrollment

73,183

Campus Setting

Suburban

Acceptance Rate

45%

Tuition and Fees

In State

$6,368

Out-of-State

$22,467

Fall Freshmen
Application Deadline

May 1
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