University of Central Florida

Location Orlando
Established 1963
Famous For Various academic and research programs 


The University of Central Florida is a top-ranking public research university having its main campus in Orlando, Florida, and others spread across Central Florida. It was established in 1963 to provide talented graduates to Central Florida and the growing US Space Program. With an enrollment of over 68,000, the university has been attracting students from all states and different parts of the world. 

The university offers over 240 degree programs at the undergraduate, graduate and doctoral levels through the 13 colleges. The major disciplines at UCD include health professions, education, psychology, business management and administration, engineering, computer and information sciences, social sciences, and others.

Services for International Students

To enhance the experience of students, UCF provides various services and resources, including Advising and Academic Resources, that help them thrive during their university years. Students can also take up health and wellness services to find their balance while living away from home. Additionally, more than 650 clubs and organizations provide avenues for fun after the classes are over.


  • 137th among the National Universities by the US News National Universities Rankings 
  • 59th in the Top Performers on Social Mobility category in the US News National Universities Rankings 
  • 178th in the Best Value Schools category in the US News National Universities Rankings 
  • 54th in the Best Undergraduate Teaching category by the US News National Universities Rankings 
  • 601-800th in the world and 297th in the USA by Times Higher Education World University Rankings of 2023
  • 801-1000th in the world and 101-110th in the US by QS World University Rankings 2023


UCF Housing offers a variety of options to students through shared suites and apartment-style floor plans. The first-year students are given preference to live on the Orlando Main campus, and other students are given rooms in separate locations and the affiliated housing options by the university.

About Location

Orlando is one of the fastest-growing metro regions in the US, and UCF has several campuses in and around the city. The main campus is spread across 1,415 acres of land in East Orlando. The region has a natural connect as there are acres of woodland, lakes and an arboretum nearby. Students can also enjoy the various entertainment options, including theme parks and can also go to the local restaurants and bars to explore the culinary delights of the region. 

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