The University of Central Florida (UCF) is a public research university in Orlando, Florida. It has more students enrolled on campus than any other U.S. university.Start your trip to Orlando by creating a personalized itinerary on Inspirock.
Founded in 1963 by the Florida Legislature, UCF opened in 1968 as Florida Technological University, with the mission of providing personnel to support the growing U.S. space program at the Kennedy Space Center and Cape Canaveral Air Force Station on Florida's Space Coast. As the school's academic scope expanded beyond engineering and technology, Florida Tech was renamed The University of Central Florida in 1978. UCF's space roots continue, as it leads the NASA Florida Space Grant Consortium. Initial enrollment was 1,948 students; enrollment today exceeds 66,000 students from 157 countries, all 50 states and Washington, D.C.
Most of the student population is on the university's main campus, 13 miles (21 km) east of downtown Orlando and 35 miles (56 km) west of Cape Canaveral. The university offers more than 200 degrees through 13 colleges at 10 regional campuses in Central Florida, the Health Sciences Campus at Lake Nona, the Rosen College of Hospitality Management in south Orlando and the Center for Emerging Media in downtown Orlando. Since its founding, UCF has awarded more than 290,000 degrees, including over 50,000 graduate and professional degrees, to over 260,000 alumni worldwide.
UCF is a space-grant university. Its official colors are black and gold, and the university logo is Pegasus, which "symbolizes the university's vision of limitless possibilities." The university's intercollegiate sports teams, known as the "UCF Knights" and represented by mascot Knightro, compete in NCAA Division I and the American Athletic Conference.
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Went to school there 3 years and really loved the design of the campus. The little walking trail from behind the food court and Student Union is really scenic. Great grounds, and beautiful campus! more »
I had a meeting at the University of Central Florida so I traveled to the campus from Orlando. The trip only took 43 minutes. The campus is lovely and the buildings are very modern. I was... more »
Worst administrative system I've ever encountered in my life. No joke. Read the other reviews. The admin has got to be the worst in the country, perhaps the globe. There are no words for the amount of BS I've had to fill out in order to just PROVE THAT I LIVE IN FLORIDA! I've lived here my ENTIRE LIFE. Not only that but the way documents are processed is extremely slow and have the most RIDICULOUS stipulations you will ever come across. This is without a doubt the WORST experience of my life. The classes/profs are good but the admin literally makes me want to kill myself because the BS NEVER ends. You'll see if you sign up how horrendous it is. Don't say you were not warned.
Went here today to find a out that the disc golf course is now closed and defunct. I thought the campus was beautiful, it seems well organized, but it is massive. I did see some construction as others have mentioned, but it did not hinder traffic at all. This is a great place for a walk if you like to be surrounded by lots of people.
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