Facts About UCF

  1. This fall, enrollment topped 66,000.
  2. For the third year in a row, the average GPA of incoming freshmen at UCF was a school-record at 4.05.
  3. UCF ranked 11th among U.S. public universities for new National Merit Scholars enrolled in 2016-17.
  4. At UCF this fall, the average SAT score for our freshman class is a 1318, compared to a national average of 1060.
  5. Freshmen minority enrollment this fall has reached an all-time high of 45 percent.
  6. One of every four of our students is the first in their family to attend college.
  7. Top 5 Majors: psychology, nursing, health sciences-preclinical, hospitality management and finance. (By degrees awarded)
  8. UCF’s six-year graduation rate is 70 percent (National Public Average 59%). The retention rate (first-time, first-year undergraduate students who continue at UCF the next year) is 90%.
  9. UCF ranks first among public universities in the nation for the annual number of baccalaureate degrees awarded and for the number of overall degrees conferred in the latest data from the National Center for Education statistics.
  10. More high school students send their SAT scores to UCF in consideration of enrollment than to any other university in Florida.
  11. S. News & World Report has named UCF the No. 1 College in the U.S. in Attracting Transfer Students, welcoming 6,299 in fall 2014.
  12. UCF hired about 200 faculty members for new positions since Fall 2014, with plans to hire another 120 new faculty positions over the next two years.