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Location
Orlando, FL
Undergrads
36,775
Tuition (in-state)
$22,345 ($6,247)
Admission Difficulty
Average
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3 College Student

Academics: This school is very very good

5 College Sophomore

Academics: Orlando is the land of hospitality so taking classes in that major in Orlando is perfect

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4 College Student

Academics: Everyone at my school is great they are really friendly and easy to get along with.

5 College Junior

Academics: There is no comparison in the benefits that you will receive if you attend the Rosen College of Hospitality Management. There is no hospitality program in that nation that matches its capabilities.

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5 College Senior

Academics: Professors are passionate and helpful. Plenty of interesting courses to choose from. Registration process is relatively easy. The workload I would say is relatively light and easy but student will always complain. Many opportunities for tutoring and help with writing on campus. Plenty of popular and large study areas for students to study all over campus.

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Rankings View more rankings . . .

  • 6th
    Best Online Course Options
  • 59th
    Best Use of Teaching Assistants
  • 65th
    Best Technology in the Classroom
  • 95th
    Best Course Variety
  • 235th
    Most Flexible Curriculums

Student Author OverviewWhat's This?

Nathalie Desdunes
Hometown
Fort Lauderdale, FL
Major
Marketing
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UCF seems to offer a good learning environment for students. Many professors are passionate and genuinely interested in their students learning. Like anywhere else, you have your bad seeds thrown into the mix. Most teachers will assist you anyway that they can, and they're there to work with you and your needs.

Students seem to be torn down the middle whether they find classes boring or interesting, with upper-level classes receiving better reviews. I would advise asking around to see what professors are well-liked and which classes are most interesting. Students are a fountain of knowledge when it comes to recommending professors and courses. Be sure to listen when they give you their two cents.

Facts & Statistics

Student-Faculty Ratio
32:1
Full-Time Instructional Faculty
1,158
Part-Time Instructional Faculty
685
Total FT Faculty
1,406
Faculty with Terminal Degree
79%
Average Faculty Salary
$75,289
Full-Time Retention Rate
88%
Part-Time Retention Rate
72%
Transfer-Out Rate
8%
Graduation Rate
65%
Programs/Majors Offered
118
Academic/Career Counseling?
Yes
Remedial Services?
No
Class Sizes
  • Fewer than 20 Students: 26%
  • 20 to 49 Students: 49%
  • 50 or More Students: 25%
Instructional Programs
Occupational: No
Academic: Yes
Continuing Professional: No
Recreational/Avocational: No
Adult Basic Remedial: No
Secondary (High School): No
Special Credit Opportunities
Advanced Placement (AP) Credits: Yes
Dual Credit: Yes
Life Experience Credits: Yes
Undergraduate Schools/Divisions
  • Burnett Honors College
  • College of Arts and Sciences
  • College of Business Administration
  • College of Education
  • College of Engineering and Computer Science
  • College of Health and Public Affairs
  • Rosen School of Hospitality Management
Degrees Awarded
  • Associate degree
  • Bachelor's degree
  • Doctorate - Professional practice
  • Doctorate - Research/scholarship
  • Master's degree
  • Post-master's certificate
Most Popular Majors
  • Business/Commerce, General: 2%
  • Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, General: 2%
  • Psychology: 4%
  • Registered Nursing (RN): 2%
Special Study Options
  • Study abroad
  • Teacher certification (below the postsecondary level)
Best Places to Study
  • Bookstore CafĂ©
  • Library
  • Student Union
Tips to Succeed
  • Don't get lost in the shuffle; introduce yourself to all of your professors. It's helpful if they recognize you and know that you are serious about your studies.
  • Go to class, even if there is no attendance policy (at least once a week).
  • Rent study rooms at the library when studying with classmates.
Did You Know?
  • UCF is one of the fastest growing metropolitan research universities in the country.
  • UCF's first session of classes had an orginal enrollment of 1,948 students.

Student Polls

Who are the most notable alumni from this school?    Based on 38 responses

  • 29% Al Weiss - president, Walt Disney World Resorts
  • 14% D. Lee Constantine - Florida state senator
  • 11% Michelle Akers - Olympic gold medalist, soccer
  • 9% Richard Crotty - former mayor, Orange County, Fla.
  • 6% Eduardo Sanchez - co-creator, "The Blair Witch Project"
  • 6% Daniel Myrick - co-creator, "The Blair Witch Project"
  • 5% Michael Monello - co-creator, "The Blair Witch Project"
  • 5% Robin Cowie - co-creator, "The Blair Witch Project"
  • 4% Robert Damron - winner, 2001 PGA Tour Byron Nelson Classic
  • 2% Roger Pynn - partner, Curley & Pynn Public Relations
  • 1% Gregg Hale - co-creator, "The Blair Witch Project"
  • 1% Daniel Tosh from Tosh.0
  • 1% Daniel Tosh - Comedian
  • 1% Daniel tosh-Comedian
  • 1% Daniel Tosh- stand up comedian
  • 1% Daniel Tosh
  • 1% Daniel Tosh - Tosh.0
  • 1% Daniel Tosh
  • 0% Mary Collier - president of Collier Jaguar
  • 0% Rick Walsh - senior VP, Darden Restaurants

Rate your school's academic environment on the following topics    Based on 915 responses

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  • Academic advisers
  • Class availability
  • Consistency in grading
  • Course subject variety
  • Curriculum flexibility
  • Gen-Ed requirements
  • Manageability of workload
  • Online course options
  • Quality of teaching assistants (TAs)
  • Scheduling/registration process
  • Technology in the classroom

Rate your school's professors on the following topics    Based on 916 responses

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  • Accessibility
  • Communication skills
  • General knowledge
  • Interest in class subjects
  • Interest in students
  • Time spent in classroom
  • Use of teaching assistants

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