World League
University of Central Florida

USA

University of Central Florida, 4000 Central Florida Blvd, Orlando, FL 32816, United States

575 World
rank
135 Country
rank
Foundation year:
1963
Short name:
UCF
Type:
Public
Students:
53480
Faculty:
1390
Faculty/Students Ratio:
38
:
1
Web-site:
www.ucf.edu
Region:
North America
Location:
Orlando, FL
  Dimension Rank Score
Overall 575 35.06
Teaching 645 19.629
Research 399 46.138
International Diversity 561 27.618
Financial Sustainability 418 54.086
Additional Rankings Rank Score
Reputation Rankings 352 48.392
Research Perfomance Rankings 350 51.066
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TEACHING
World Rank: 645
Country rank: 137
Score: 19.629
League: World League
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Academic staff per students 20 %
Academic staff per bachelor degrees awarded 20 %
Doctoral degrees awarded per academic staff 20 %
Doctoral degrees awarded per bachelor degrees awarded 20 %
World teaching reputation 20 %
RESEARCH
World Rank: 399
Country rank: 123
Score: 46.138
League: Bronze League
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40 %
Citations per academic and research staff 20 %
Doctoral degrees awarded per admitted PhD 20 %
Normalized citation impact 20 %
Papers per academic and research staff 20 %
World research reputation 20 %
INTERNATIONAL DIVERSITY
World Rank: 561
Country rank: 126
Score: 27.618
League: World League
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Share of international academic staff 20 %
Share of international students 20 %
Share of international co-authored papers 20 %
Reputation outside region 20 %
International level 20 %
FINANCIAL SUSTAINABILITY
World Rank: 418
Country rank: 124
Score: 54.086
League: Copper League
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Institutional income per academic staff 20 %
Institutional income per students 20 %
Papers per research income 20 %
Research income per academic and research staff 20 %
Research income per institutional income 20 %

Overview

The University of Central Florida, founded in 1963, is the second-largest university in the nation. Located in Orlando, Florida, UCF and its 12 colleges provide opportunities to almost 60,000 students, offering 212 degree programs. Students come from all 50 states and 145 countries. Twelve colleges, including the newly established College of Medicine engage students that attend classes on UCF's main Orlando campus and its 10 regional campuses. UCF is an academic and research leader in numerous fields, such as optics, modeling and simulation, engineering and computer science, business administration, education, the sciences including biomedical sciences, hospitality management and digital media. The main campus stretches 1,415-acres and provides modern facilities. UCF promotes a diverse and inclusive environment. Study abroad programs allow students to study and conduct research with 98 institutions in 36 countries. Students at UCF have been recognized throughout the world and include recipients of the Rhodes, Mellon and Goldwater scholarships. In 2011, UCF earned The Carnegie Foundation highest designation for research activity.

Mission Statement

The University of Central Florida is a public multi-campus, metropolitan research university that stands for opportunity. The university anchors the Central Florida city-state in meeting its economic, cultural, intellectual, environmental and societal needs by providing high-quality, broad-based education and experienced-based learning; pioneering scholarship and impactful research; enriched student development and leadership growth; and highly relevant continuing education and public service initiatives that address pressing local, state, national, and international issues in support of the global community.