University of Central Florida

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School Overview: Acceptance Rate, Tuition, and More

Last Updated: November 8, 2022

Orlando, FL

This school is more affordable than other public schools.

Affordability is calculated by subtracting average financial aid from total tuition and fees.

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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 large public university located on a suburban campus in Orlando, Florida. It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 59,371, and admissions are very selective, with an acceptance rate of 44%. The university offers 88 bachelor's degrees, has an average graduation rate of 72%, and a student-faculty ratio of 30:1. Tuition and fees for in-state students are $4,478, while tuition and fees for out-of-state students are $19,810.


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Experience UCF Online:

It’s time to take education into your own hands. With over 25 years of experience and more than 100 different online programs, we offer some of the best online degrees in the world. We’re confident you’ll find a degree that can help you achieve your goals. From flexible programs and affordable course materials to dedicated support resources, we tailor digital learning to your needs.

230+ Degree Programs

100+ Online Degrees Offered

91% Student Satisfaction Rate (measured by freshman return rate)

100+ Study Abroad Programs

11 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.

44% of students were accepted during the 2020-2021 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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91% of full-time students stayed to continue their studies the following academic year. These students started in Fall 2019 and returned in Fall 2020.

Graduation Rate Insight

72% of students graduated out of all full-time, first-time students who began their studies in Fall 2014. 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.

Test scores Required

High school rank Recommended

High school GPA Required

Completion of college prep program Recommended

High school transcript Required

Letter of recommendation Recommended

Open admission No

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


Students who attend this school typically have higher standardized test scores than students at other schools.

While test scores can be an important aspect of college applications, schools determine admission based on several factors, and these test scores are only a suggested range.

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ACT 25th-75th Percentile 25-30

SAT 25th-75th Percentile 1170-1340

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

30% 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

59% 41%

Percent of Programs Online

76% On-campus

24% Online

Types of Online Programs Offered

Certificates X Bold Not offered

Associate X Bold Not offered

Bachelor's Check Bold 22% online

Graduate Certificate X Bold Not offered

Master's Check Bold 35% online

Doctorate Check Bold 7% 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 2020–2021 academic year.

Costs to Consider Price
Books and supplies $1,200
On-campus room and board $10,010
On-campus other expenses $4,970
Off-campus (not with family) room and board $10,010
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 $20,658 $35,990
Off-campus without family $20,658 $35,990
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 $5,965
State Grant Aid $6,401
Institution Grant Aid $2,511
Pell Grant Aid $4,739

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Average student debt after graduation


Average salary 6 years after starting school


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Data collected from the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS), [2020-2021]. In the absence of IPED data, information was collected directly from the school and is accurate as of the date of collection. Contact the school directly for the most current and complete information.