University of Central Florida

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School Overview: Acceptance Rate, Tuition, and More

Last Updated: December 1, 2023

Orlando, FL

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About University of Central Florida

School Type: Public

Status: Non-profit

Accreditation: Regional

Religious Affiliation: N/A While the student experience is largely unaffected at most schools with religious affiliations, some schools place more of an emphasis on religion. Learn how religious affiliations may impact students' experience.

Military Friendly: YesMilitary-friendly schools are Servicemembers Opportunity Colleges, offer the Yellow Ribbon Program, and have a dedicated point of contact to support veterans, military service members, and their families. Explore our college guide for service members and veterans to learn more.

The University of Central Florida is a community of thinkers, helpers, and doers who use bold ideas to challenge the ordinary and devise solutions to solve the world’s most pressing problems. Located in Orlando, Florida, UCF has a total undergraduate enrollment of 58,749 with a selective acceptance rate of 36%. Listed among the Top 20 most innovative universities in the nation by U.S. News & World Report, UCF specializes in providing high-quality degree programs at their main campus, 12 Central Florida locations, and fully online. Offering 243 bachelor's degrees, 219 master’s degrees, and 81 doctorate degrees, UCF has led the charge in showing how a university for the future can unleash the potential of people and ideas to positively change the world.

Discover UCF Online:

Bringing more than 25 years of experience and ranked No. 8 Best Online Undergraduate Programs in the nation by U.S. News & World Report, students can experience UCF’s excellence from across the country or around the world through UCF Online. From new technologies to course materials to faculty support, UCF provides online students a high-quality education along with the tools and resources needed to succeed in digital learning. Explore what sets UCF apart today.

240+ Degree Programs

100+ Online Degrees Offered

91% Student Satisfaction Rate

100+ Study Abroad Programs

10+ On-Campus Housing Communities (or Residence Halls)

650+ Student Clubs and Organizations

Admissions Breakdown

Acceptance Rate Insight

This school has a competitive acceptance rate.

This school is a little more selective about its students. Competitive acceptance schools welcome 15-50% of all applicants.

36% of students were accepted during the 2021-2022 school year. Sometimes schools with midrange acceptance rates have higher standards of entry but are still accessible to many students who apply.

Retention Rate Insight

Students remain enrolled in this school at a higher rate than other schools.

This typically means students are happy with their school selection and wish to continue their education there.

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92% of full-time students stayed to continue their studies the following academic year. These students started in Fall 2020 and returned in Fall 2021.

Graduation Rate Insight

75% of students graduated out of all full-time, first-time students who began their studies in Fall 2015. Keep in mind many students who enroll are not typically first-time students, as most are adult learners. Therefore, the number of first-time students is traditionally low.

Application Considerations

Test scores Required

High school transcript Required

High school rank Recommended

Letter of recommendation Recommended

High school GPA Required

Open admission No

Completion of college prep program Recommended

Test of English as a foreign language (TOEFL) Not required or recommended

Transfer Credit Policy

Dual enrollment Yes

Credit for qualified life experience* Yes

Advance placement (AP) credits Yes

*This can include previous jobs, trainings, licenses/credentials, or seminars. You may need to complete an exam or provide a portfolio to earn credit.


ACT 25th-75th Percentile 25-30

SAT 25th-75th Percentile 1170-1350

Learning Environment

Student Body Stats

This school has a student body of more than 15,000 students.

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Students enrolled


Online student enrollment


Student to faculty ratio

Ways Students Can Learn

Online Check Bold
On-campus Check Bold
Hybrid The program is a combination of on-campus and online learning and varies per program. Check Bold
International Online classes are available for students around the world. Check Bold










Two or more races


Non-U.S. Citizen




American Indian/Alaska Native


Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander


Female student population


Socio-economic diversity

28% of students received an income-based Federal Pell Grant intended for low-income students.

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Online Programs

Offers Online Programs


Online Programs


Total Online Enrollment


Student Location Breakout

Percent of Programs Online

54% On-campus

46% Online

Types of Online Programs Offered

Certificates Check Bold 100% online

Associate X Bold Not offered

Bachelor's Check Bold 28% online

Graduate Certificate Check Bold 73% online

Master's Check Bold 47% online

Doctorate Check Bold 13% online

Student Charges

Tuition and Required Fees

Student Level In-state Out-of-state
Undergraduate $4,478 $19,810
Graduate $6,916 $25,759

Cost of Undergraduate Attendance

Costs based on full-time, first-time degree or certificate-seeking undergraduates for the 2021–2022 academic year.

Costs to Consider Price
Books and supplies $1,200
On-campus room and board $11,498
On-campus other expenses $4,970
Off-campus (not with family) room and board $11,498
Off-campus (not with family) other expenses $4,970
Off-campus (with family) other expenses $4,970

Total Undergraduate Cost

Total cost by category In-state Out-of-state
On-campus $22,146 $37,478
Off-campus without family $22,146 $37,478
Off-campus with family $10,648 $25,980

Financial Breakdown

On average, students at this school receive more financial aid than students at other schools.

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Students Receiving Aid

Federal Grant Aid


State Grant Aid


Institution Grant Aid


Pell Grant


Average Aid Awarded

Federal Grant Aid $4,494
State Grant Aid $6,724
Institution Grant Aid $2,404
Pell Grant Aid $4,871

Financial Outlook


Average student debt after graduation


Average salary 6 years after starting school

Varsity Athletic Teams

NCAA Division I-FBS

of the overall student body is a member of an athletic team.


Men Women
  • Basketball
  • Football
  • Golf
  • Rowing
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Tennis
  • Volleyball
  • All Track Combined
  • Baseball

Degrees Awarded by Program

Degrees given for the 2021-2022 academic year.