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U N I V E R S I T Y

O F

C E N T R A L

2017–18

F L O R I D A


UNIVERSITY OF CENTRAL FLORIDA

B IG IS B R IG H T. B IG IS C R E AT IV E . US. O R U T N E V D A IS IG B T. N E D FI N B IG IS C O . B IG IS U N IQ U E . B IG IS U N IT E D H IP. S R E N T R A P A IS IG B . IP H S D N B IG IS A FR IE B IG IS R IG H T N OW. B IG IS W H AT ’S N E X T.


DREAM BIG

THIS IS BIG. With 64,318 students, UCF is the biggest university in Florida, and one of the biggest in the nation. But being big is more than just a number. It means that we think big — and inspire you to dream even bigger. We seek challenges and push boundaries. We encourage innovation and invite the impossible. And by being big, we make a greater impact on our students and the world. UCF has more than 200 degree programs to choose from and over 650 clubs and organizations to join. For entertainment, you can take in a football game at Spectrum Stadium, or enjoy a concert or basketball game at CFE Arena. Take advantage of state-of-the-art wireless classrooms, a 149,000-square-foot Recreation and Wellness Center, and oncampus and university-affiliated housing GAME DAY EXCITEMENT Catch the action of UCF football at Spectrum Stadium, where you can cheer on the Knights alongside 45,000-plus fans.

for more than 11,600 students. Everything you need to succeed is right here at UCF.


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ABOUT UCF

BIG IS YOUR POTENTIAL. You dream big. So do we. It’s how big things get accomplished. As a big university, UCF offers hundreds of ways to explore your interests until you discover your passion. Big provides the resources to evolve that passion into a meaningful career. Big creates communities of like-minded students and professors on a campus where everyone can find a home. Big builds a foundation of support for whatever you need to succeed. And big opens the world up to you through a global network of Knights, ready to show you the way.

• UCF ranks in the Top 100 Public Schools

• UCF awards more than 15,000

in the country, according to U.S. News

degrees a year and has been one

& World Report, and Florida boasts the

of the top producers of graduates

top-rated higher education system in

among public universities.

the nation. • Kiplinger, Forbes and The Princeton • Our graduates earn Fulbright,

Review rank a UCF education among

Goldwater, Mellon, Rhodes, Truman

the nation’s best values.

and Udall scholarships.

Q U I C K FA C T S

FALL 2017 FRESHMAN PROFILE

1322 28 4.02 Average rSAT

Average ACT

Average weighted GPA

Projected fall 2017

STUDENTS COME FROM

67 50 152

Florida counties

States

Countries

64,318 Student population

289 48%

National Merit Scholars

of first time in college students at UCF graduate without any educational debt, compared to 34 percent nationally


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The Robinson Observatory provides student research opportunities and hosts stargazing events for the public.

Outside of the classroom, UCF is buzzing with ways to get involved and make friends.

Hands-on learning is one of the best ways to succeed in your field of study.

Cruising around campus and exploring local trails is easy with our free bike-share program.

Study-abroad and international research programs allow you to experience different cultures.


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HERE IT IS! UCF’S LIST OF DEGREE PROGRAMS Did you flip through the brochure to find this section? It’s OK, we get it. Making sure a university has a program for your passion is one of the first things you do as a prospective student. And with nearly 100 undergraduate programs, UCF does more than offer options — we provide opportunities. Our expert advisors will help you choose your path and stay on track. ucf.edu/degree-search

DEGREE PROGRAMS

A Accounting Actuarial Science Advertising–Public Relations

F Film Finance Forensic Science French

H

Photonic Science and Engineering Physics

Technical Education and Industry Training

Psychology

Theatre

Public Administration

Theatre Studies

R

W

Aerospace Engineering Anthropology

Health Sciences

Real Estate

Architecture Art

Health Services Administration

Religion and Cultural Studies

Athletic Training

History

B

Hospitality Management

Restaurant and Foodservice Management

Biomedical Sciences Biotechnology

C Chemistry Civil Engineering Communication and Conflict Communication Sciences and Disorders

S

Humanities and Cultural Studies

Secondary Education

I

Social Work

Social Sciences

Industrial Engineering

Sociology

Information Technology

Spanish

Integrated Business

Sport and Exercise Science

Interdisciplinary Studies

Statistics

International and Global Studies

J

Computer Science

Journalism

Construction Engineering

L

Criminal Justice

Radio–Television

Human Communication

Computer Engineering

Latin American Studies

Teacher Education

Political Science

Health Informatics and Information Management

Biology

T

Writing and Rhetoric

PRE-PROFESSIONAL PROGRAMS

Pre-chiropractic Pre-dental Pre-law Pre-medical Pre-optometry Pre-osteopathy Pre-pharmacy Pre-podiatry Pre-veterinary

DECISIONS, DECISIONS

D

Legal Studies

Digital Media

M

Not ready to pick a major? That’s OK —

E

Management

we’re here to help. Be sure to meet with your

Early Childhood Development and Education

Marketing Mathematics

academic advisors regularly throughout

Economics Electrical Engineering

Medical Laboratory Sciences

Elementary Education

Music

English

Music Education

Exploration team will assist you in fulfilling

Entertainment Management

N

your academic requirements for enrollment,

Nonprofit Management

selecting your major and future career

Environmental Engineering Environmental Studies Event Management Exceptional Student Education

Mechanical Engineering

Nursing

P Philosophy Photography

your time at UCF to receive key information, guidance and encouragement. Beginning at orientation, the First Year Advising and

options, understanding UCF policies and procedures, registering for classes and more. fyae.sdes.ucf.edu


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AC A D E M I C S

BIG IS BRIGHT. GRADUATE WITH HONORS 13 COLLEGES

The Burnett Honors College is dedicated to inspiring the highest academic achievement

Arts and Humanities Burnett Honors College Business Administration

through exclusive research programs, seminars, symposiums and study-abroad opportunities that offer formative experiences beyond the classroom. You’ll

Education and Human Performance

join a collaborative community of scholars

Engineering and Computer Science

classes that allow for more discussion and

Graduate Studies

honors.ucf.edu

from all disciplines and benefit from small greater interaction with honors faculty.

Health and Public Affairs Medicine

LEAD THE WAY

Nursing

The LEAD Scholars Academy is designed

Optics and Photonics Rosen College of Hospitality Management Sciences Undergraduate Studies

for students who want to develop their leadership skills. This selective, two-year program emphasizes academics, community service and leadership. As a LEAD Scholar, you will guide and inspire your peers on campus, and make a lasting impact on the community. lead.sdes.ucf.edu.


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CAREER SERVICES

BIG IS SUPPORTIVE. Understanding that earning a degree may be just the beginning, UCF offers one of the most extensive career centers in the nation. UCF Career Services provides information and resources to ensure you’ll make the right decisions today that will lead to job satisfaction tomorrow. The center offers comprehensive services to help Knights plan their careers, gain hands-on work experience, line up internships and secure employment upon graduation. career.sdes.ucf.edu

PREPARING STUDENTS FOR THE WORKFORCE • More than 20,000 students gain practical experience each year through co-ops, internships and servicelearning projects. • UCF awarded 2,317 bachelor’s degrees in STEM fields in 2015–16, the secondlargest amount in the State University System of Florida. • Career Services helps more than 33,000 students search and compete for jobs each year.

UCF HELPS YOU ACHIEVE PROFESSIONAL SUCCESS BY PROVIDING: • Career counseling • Skills to excel in your new career • Graduate program options • Rewarding personal growth experiences • Connections for internships and experiential learning opportunities


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HOUSING

BIG IS THE PLACE TO BE. Living on campus is one of the best decisions you can make at UCF. You’ll be in the middle of the action with quick, easy access to classes, dining, recreation and events from any of our 10 housing communities. Big advantage. It’s no surprise that students who live on campus are more likely to graduate in four years than those who don’t. housing.ucf.edu

IN THE CENTER OF IT ALL Enjoy the excitement of campus events and the privacy of your own room in apartment-style housing options like The Towers at Knights Plaza.


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LIVING ON CAMPUS

71%

of first-year students live on campus

Residence Life staff is available

24/7

20% 7,000+ more likely to graduate on time

On-campus events and programs each year


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STUDENT SERVICES

BIG IS FULL OF OPPORTUNITY. From orientation to graduation and beyond, the UCF experience creates opportunities that last a lifetime. Ensuring you have the tools and support you need to thrive is a top priority. That’s why UCF provides a comprehensive suite of student services that cover your mind and body with programs focused on health, safety, advocacy and academic achievement. Creating meaningful connections with staff and faculty dedicated to your success will be a huge advantage in your college experience. ucf.edu/students

HEALTH AND WELLNESS

RECREATION AND WELLNESS CENTER

Full-service medical and dental

Two convenient locations • Indoor track,

clinic • On-site professional medical staff,

rock climbing tower and a variety of

pharmacy and laboratory • Professional

intramural sports

counseling and psychological services

ENTERTAINMENT AND RETAIL

SHUTTLE SERVICE Transportation between on-

Spectrum Stadium • CFE Arena • Retail

campus locations and off-campus student

shops and restaurants such as Barnes

communities, the Rosen College of

& Noble and Chick-fil-A

Hospitality Management and the Health Sciences Campus at Lake Nona


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SOCIAL LEARNING SPACES

STUDENT UNION

Ten study areas in Technology Commons,

Meeting rooms, study lounges, food

including a video recording and editing

court, computer labs, retail stores, ATMs

suite, training and project rooms, and a

and more

bring-your-own-technology lab • Study 24/7 at two All Knight Study locations

JOHN C. HITT LIBRARY Computer workstations available for

STUDENT ACADEMIC RESOURCE CENTER

use on all five floors • Individual study rooms • Quiet study floors • Future automated retrieval center (ARC) for

Free tutoring in multiple subjects • Open

library materials • Research assistance

24 hours during midterms and finals

and assistive technology

STUDENT ACCESSIBILITY SERVICES

UNIVERSITY WRITING CENTER

Aspires to make UCF a fully accessible

Small group and one-on-one assistance

and inclusive campus for people with

with writing projects

disabilities • Challenges social norms that create barriers • Shares resources that facilitate access and inclusion

ST U D E N T AC T I V I T I E S

Athletic events Comedy shows Homecoming Concerts Art exhibits Renowned speakers Observatory viewings Theater performances Film screenings Student government 47 national, social Greek-letter organizations More than 650 clubs and organizations


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AT H L E T I C S

BIG IS THRILLING. Champions play at UCF. Knights athletic teams have earned landmark victories on state and national stages — from American Athletic Conference titles to FBS bowl wins. But some of our student-athletes’ most important triumphs have been in the classroom. They’ve achieved an average GPA of 3.0 or higher for 19 consecutive semesters and earned a 94 percent graduation success rate, ranking us No. 1 in the nation for public universities. Success isn’t as sweet without the cheers of fans in the stands, so we’ll give you access to free admission to every sporting event on campus. Being a part of the action is an important part of our lifestyle — because we’re never as strong alone as we are together. ucfknights.com

UCF FIGHT SONG

UCF CHARGE ONTO THE FIELD WITH OUR SPIRIT, WE’LL NEVER YIELD BLACK AND GOLD CHARGE RIGHT THROUGH THE LINE VICTORY IS OUR CRY ... V-I-C-T-O-R-Y TONIGHT OUR KNIGHTS WILL SHINE! K N I G H T S AT H L E T I C T E A M S

Baseball • Men’s Basketball • Women’s Basketball • Cheerleading • Women’s Cross Country • Football • Men’s Golf • Women’s Golf • Women’s Rowing • Men’s Soccer • Women’s Soccer • Softball • Men’s Tennis • Women’s Tennis • Women’s Track & Field • Women’s Volleyball


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tourist destination has its perks, but

SPORTS HUB Our home teams include the

there’s a lot more to Orlando than

Orlando Magic, Orlando City Soccer Club,

theme parks and thrill rides (although

Orlando Pride and Orlando Solar Bears.

those are awesome). From our neighborhoods and stunning natural environments, Central Florida offers more ways to explore than you can imagine. And considering the 236 days of that special kind of sunshine that can only be found here, it’s no surprise that 60 percent of UCF alumni choose to settle in the region after graduation.

THE GREAT OUTDOORS There are miles of trails to hike, lakes to paddle and natural springs to explore. And in less than an hour’s drive, there are beautiful beaches to discover and enjoy.

ARTS EPICENTER Our world-class entertainment, music and arts venues host pop stars, opera divas, Broadway actors, art shows and performers of every type and genre.

SHOP ’TIL YOU DROP Dozens of malls, boutiques and outlets offer everything from high fashion to deep discounts within a short drive from campus.

RIDE ON With more than 20 fitness trails offering hundreds of miles of smooth pavement, cycling is safe, scenic and fun.

dynamic downtown to our eclectic

CELEBRATE GOOD TIMES There are hundreds of festivals, fairs and fiestas happening year-round that draw Central Floridians together to celebrate food, culture, film, music, theater and more.

HUNGRY FOR MORE? Our thriving culinary scene blends flavors from around the world with options for every budget, from food trucks to fine dining.

236 DAYS OF SUNSHINE

Living in America’s most popular

2.4

BIG IS BETTER IN ORLANDO.

MILLION PEOPLE LIVE IN GREATER ORLANDO

L O C AT I O N , L O C AT I O N , L O C AT I O N


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Soccer image courtesy of Orlando City Soccer Club. Orlando Magic image courtesy of Fernando Medina, Orlando Magic/Getty Images.

Each year, downtown Orlando hosts UCF Celebrates the Arts — a weeklong performing and visual arts festival.

Central Florida is home to 100-plus theme parks and attractions.

Catch the action-packed excitement of professional basketball during Orlando Magic games. Soccer is popular in Central Florida thanks to the Orlando City Soccer Club and Orlando Pride.

Downtown Orlando is a hub for the arts, culture, nightlife and business.

Central Florida’s warm climate enables year-round outdoor activities.


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VISIT UCF

BIG IS READY TO EXPLORE. Although UCF doesn’t require an on-campus interview for admission, we highly recommend that you visit our campus. Walking our palm tree-lined pathways, seeing the smiles of your future classmates and feeling our welcoming vibe is something you should experience firsthand. Most Knights credit their campus visit as the key deciding factor to enroll. So don’t just take our word for it, register for a Campus Visit Experience or Knight for a Day Open House event today. admissions.ucf.edu/visit

PLANNING YOUR VISIT

TWO WAYS TO VISIT

Have a few dates in mind when making

1. CAMPUS VISIT EXPERIENCE

your reservations, as tour space is limited.

The Campus Visit Experience is offered

Visit us on a weekday when fall, spring or

year-round Monday–Friday at 10 a.m.

summer classes are in session.

and 2 p.m. (except holidays). Each visit begins with an info session at the Duke

Fall 2017

Aug. 21 – Dec. 2

Spring 2018

Jan. 8 – April 23

Summer 2018

May 14 – Aug. 3

Energy UCF Welcome Center, followed by a 90-minute walking tour of the campus. After the tour, you may preview our residence halls Monday–Friday at noon and 4 p.m.

Some tour activities are unavailable during scheduled breaks or due to special campus

2. KNIGHT FOR A DAY OPEN HOUSE EVENTS

events. University offices are closed on

Knight for a Day Open House events are

weekends and official holidays.

comprehensive, full-day Saturday events that introduce prospective students and

BEST TIMES TO VISIT

parents to the campus community. Learn

January, February, May, June,

about the application process, academic

October or November

programs, student life and financial aid.

Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday

DATES FOR OPEN HOUSES

Avoid holiday weeks

SEPT.

Avoid school holidays and breaks

23

2017

TO P 1 0 FRESHMAN MAJORS

OCT.

NOV.

2017

2017

28

18

3. Biomedical Sciences

7. Psychology

4. Biology

8. Nursing

1. Engineering

5. Business

2. Computer Science

6. Health Sciences

9. Digital Media 10. Hospitality Management

JAN.

20 2018


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ADMISSION AND COSTS

APPLY TO UCF. Admission to UCF is competitive, so we invite students to apply early in their senior year. By applying early, students may benefit from scholarship consideration and housing availability. UCF accepts both the university’s online application at admissions.ucf.edu and the Common Application. The Common Application must be completed online at commonapp.org. A nonrefundable $30 fee must be submitted with either application. academic credentials in high school. For

APPLICATION DEADLINES Fall

May 1

Spring

Nov. 1

Summer

scholarship listings, a free scholarship search and more information about financial assistance at UCF, visit finaid.ucf.edu.

March 1

FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE

TOP 10 KNIGHTS If you are in the top 10 percent of your high

UCF’s priority deadline for filing the Free

school class within the state of Florida,

Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)

UCF rewards your academic success with

is Dec. 1 of your senior year in high school.

guaranteed admission to the university. To

Each year, UCF students are awarded more

become a Top 10 Knight, you must currently

than $476 million in merit- and need-based

attend a Florida high school, rank in the

assistance. Last year, that meant 72 percent

top 10 percent of your high school class or

of undergraduate students received some

have a recalculated GPA of 3.9 or above if

form of financial aid.

your high school does not provide rankings, complete at least four units of approved

We award aid to students based upon

academic core math by the end of your

financial need. Awards can take the form

senior year, and earn a minimum rSAT score

of grants, which do not have to be repaid,

of 1090 or an ACT Composite score of

work-study awards or low-interest loans.

21. Submit your application by Jan. 15 to

More than 3,500 new freshmen are awarded

qualify for this program. Students who meet

merit scholarships based upon outstanding

the criteria will be notified by March 1.

2017–18 APPROXIMATE ANNUAL TUITION AND FEES, ROOM AND BOARD, AND BOOKS* Florida Resident

Non-Florida Resident

Tuition and Fees

$

6,379

$

22,476

Room and Board

$

9,764

$

9,764

Books (estimate)

$

1,152

$

1,152

Est. Annual Cost

$ 17,295

*Based upon 30 credit hours, standard room and meal plan for the 2017–18 academic year.

$ 33,392


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