UCF is an emerging pre-eminent research university in Florida and one of
the largest universities in the U.S. But we’re not just bigger — we’re
better. We’re one of the best colleges when it comes to quality, access,
impact and value. In fact, Forbes has named UCF one of the nation’s most affordable colleges, while both The Princeton Review and Kiplinger’s rank us a best-value university.
Founded in 1963, UCF and its 13 colleges offer more than 212 degrees from UCF’s
main campus, hospitality campus, health sciences campus, online and through its
10 regional locations. The 1,415-acre main campus is 13 miles east of downtown
Orlando and adjacent to one of the top research parks in the nation. Regional
campuses are located throughout Central Florida and include a fully
accredited College of Medicine in the Medical City at Lake Nona.
VisionThe University of Central Florida is a major metropolitan research university whose mission is to deliver a comprehensive program of teaching, research, and service. It provides intellectual leadership through quality undergraduate and graduate programs. It proudly identifies with its geographic region while striving for national and international excellence in selected programs of teaching and research. It serves students who are diverse in age, ethnic, and racial identity, and socioeconomic background. It supports the cultural vitality of our region, serves as a major intellectual and creative resource, develops creative partnerships with public and private enterprise, and participates fully in the economic development of Florida.
To be considered by all levels of the University as an essential partner because of the value we provide.