Each year, UCF Marketing publishes a facts guide, highlighting the university’s successes in numbers. Here are the facts for 2014-15:
UCF at First Glance
GROWTH WITH QUALITY AND DIVERSITY
- Fall 2014 freshman class set UCF records with an average SAT score of 1256 and an average high school GPA of 3.9.
- UCF set records for diversity in the fall: 41 percent of students are minorities and 22 percent are Hispanic.
- UCF is the nation’s second-largest university with 60,810 students, including 52,532 undergraduates, 7,858 graduate students and 420 M.D. students.
- UCF ranks second among Florida’s state universities with 275 National Merit Scholars enrolled.
- UCF’s six-year graduation rate is 69.7 percent, third best among Florida’s state universities.
PREPARING STUDENTS FOR THE WORKFORCE
- More than 20,000 students gain practical experience through co-ops, internships and service-learning projects annually.
- UCF awarded nearly 2,000 baccalaureate degrees in STEM fields in 2013-14, the second-largest number in the State University System.
- Career Services helped 30,000 students search and compete for jobs in 2013-14.
AN AFFORDABLE, BEST-VALUE EDUCATION
- 48 percent of UCF students graduate without any educational debt. Nationally, only 33 percent of students graduate debt-free.
- Kiplinger and The Princeton Review consistently rank a UCF education among the nation’s best value.
A LEADER IN ECONOMIC IMPACT
- UCF employs about 11,000 faculty and staff members. The university impacts more than 112,000 additional jobs and adds $7.73 billion of value to the economy, according to a 2009-10 study by the Florida Board of Governors.
Medical Professional: 420
Hispanic (21.6%), African-American (10.5%), Asian and Pacific Islander (5.7%) and Multiracial (3%)
$44.9 million awarded to Bright Futures students (second-largest amount in Florida)
77 percent of undergraduate students received financial aid
$437 million in financial aid awarded
275 National Merit Scholars enrolled, a UCF record
Fall Freshman Profile
Average SAT Score: 1256* (1849**)
Average ACT Score: 27.4
Average High School GPA: 3.9
Fall Freshman Profile, The Burnett Honors College
Average SAT Score: 1398* (2057**)
Average ACT Score: 31.5
Average High School Weighted GPA: 4.3
*Critical Reading and Mathematics
**Critical Reading, Mathematics and Writing
Degrees Conferred (as of Summer 2014)
Top 15 Majors by Enrollment
- Health Sciences: Pre-Clinical
- Biomedical Sciences
- Mechanical Engineering
- Hospitality Management
- Interdisciplinary Studies
- General Business
- Elementary Education
- Computer Science
- Criminal Justice
Cost of Attendance (estimated per semester†)
Tuition and fees: $2,972
Books and supplies: $573
Room and board: $4,879
Nonresident tuition and fees: $10,484
†Based on 14 undergraduate credit hours
The main campus is 1,415 acres, approximately one-third of which is managed for conservation.
- 180 buildings
- Housing: 11,593 beds (includes affiliated)
- Bright House Networks Stadium: 45,000-seat capacity
- CFE Arena: 10,000-seat capacity
2013-14: $145.6 million
UCF researchers have earned more than $1 billion in external grants and contracts during the past decade.
June 30, 2014: $155.5 million
2013-14: $1.5 billion
Faculty members: 1,961
Staff members: 9,113
- Center for Emerging Media
- Executive Development Center
- Florida Solar Energy Center
- Health Sciences Campus at Lake Nona
- Rosen College of Hospitality Management
Regional Campus Locations
- Altamonte Springs
- Daytona Beach
- Palm Bay
- Sanford/Lake Mary
- South Lake
- Valencia Osceola
- Valencia West
More than 235,000
Unless otherwise noted, figures are for Fall 2014.
- Offer the best undergraduate education available in Florida.
- Achieve international prominence in key programs of graduate study and research.
- Provide international focus to our curricula and research programs.
- Become more inclusive and diverse.
- Be America’s leading partnership university.
The goals are directions of travel. We’ve changed, and the way we pursue the goals has changed. —John C. Hitt