University of Central Florida (UCF)

University of Central Florida was founded in 1963. Within its 12 academic colleges, UCF awards undergraduate and graduate degrees in 211 programs of study. Popular majors at the university include Business, Health Professions, Education and Psychology. Outside the classroom, student can participate in various activities including concerts, sports events, lectures and exhibits. With 350 registered student groups and organizations, UCF students are bound to find something to stimulate their personal interests, talents and skills. Groups geared toward African-American students include National Association of Black Journalists, Black Student Union, Black Female Development Circle and all historically black sororities and fraternities. 

Location: Orlando, FL

Type of Institution: Four-year, public research university

Tuition and Fees (per semester)

     • In-State: $2,903

     • Out-of-State: $10,866

Size: 56,000+ students

Percentage of African-American Students: 10%

Percentage of Men: 46%

Percentage of Women: 54%

Student-Teacher Ratio: 32:1

Degrees Offered: Bachelor’s, Master’s

Colleges/Schools: Arts and Humanities, Honors, Business Administration, Education, Engineering and Computer Science, Health and Public Affairs, Medicine, Nursing, Optics and Photonics, Hospitality Management, Sciences, Graduate Studies

Housing: On-campus and off-campus housing provided


     • Greek: Alpha Kappa Alpha, Alpha Phi Alpha, Delta Sigma Theta, Iota Phi Theta, Kappa Alpha Psi, Omega Psi Phi, Phi Beta Sigma, Sigma Gamma Rho, Zeta Phi Beta

     • Others: African Students Organization, Black Student Union, Black Female Development Circle, Caribbean Students Association, National Association of Black Accountants, National Associations of Black Journalists, National Black Law Students Association, National Council of Negro Women

Famous Black Grads/Faculty: Daunte Culpepper, Kenny Clark 

City Life: Theme parks (Disney World, SeaWorld), attractions (Florida EscoSafaris, indoor skydiving, Blue Man Group, Universal City Walk), casino cruises, beaches, museums, art galleries, theaters, shopping, dining, concerts and shows