University of Central Florida

public university Estd 1963
Orlando, Florida, USA
University of Central Florida

Founded in 1963, the University of Central Florida (UCF) is a public research university located in metropolitan Orlando. It is one of the largest universities spread across the United States covering close to 1,415 acres of land, of which 800 are natural wood and grassland that act as a natural habitat for the dozens of native species belonging to Florida. Apart from its main campus in Orlando, the University of Central Florida has over 10 regional campuses in locations including Ocala, South Lake, and Daytona Beach.

The University of Central Florida has been ranked among the nation’s 20 most innovative universities by U.S. News & World Report’s 2020 edition under the Best Colleges guidebook. The university has also been termed as one of the nation’s most affordable colleges by Forbes and rated as a best-value university by Kiplinger and The Princeton Review.

The university houses 13 colleges that deal with different areas of education. These include Burnett Honors College, College of Business Administration, College of Education and Human Performance, College of Graduate Studies, College of Health and Public Affairs, College of Medicine, College of Arts and Humanities, College of Engineering and Computer Science, College of Nursing, Rosen College of Hospitality Management, College of Sciences and Undergraduate Studies and College of Optics and Photonics. The university offers more than 220-degree programs from its main campus, downtown campus, hospitality campus, health sciences campus, online, and multiple regional locations.

Located in one of Florida’s major cities and most popular destinations, UCF is the largest university by enrollment in Florida with 68,571 students, including 58,913 undergraduates, 9,168 graduate students, and 490 M.D. students (Fall 2018). The academic session of University goes semester wise and has been classified as a 4-year Graduation University. The University benefits from a diverse faculty and staff who create a welcoming environment and provide opportunities for all students to grow, learn, and succeed. The university confers almost 17,000 degrees each year.

An expansive recreation and wellness centre is also available for students which include three climbing walls, an indoor track, and fitness equipment. Students at the university also get to enjoy games at the 10,000 seat arena and football stadium. Architecturally distinctive, one of the unique characters of this university is that it is constructed in concentric circles. The outermost periphery of the campus is called Gemini Blvd which opens to the main road and traffic of the university and it consists of Apollo Circle and Mercury Circle. The center of the campus is inside the Pegasus Circle where the student union resides, and all educational buildings are in the outer circle of Gemini which is divided into pie-shaped sections. 

The university boasts a strong 250,000 alumni network made up of scientists, engineers, and creative geniuses. List of notable alumni at the University of Central Florida (UCF) include Nicole Stott – Astronaut, David Bettner – Co-Creator, Words With Friends, Alan Eustace – Former Senior Vice President of Engineering, Google, Angel Ruiz, President and CEO of Ericsson North America, Cheryl Hines – Actress, HBO’s “Curb Your Enthusiasm”, Chris Iannello – Deputy Chief Engineer, NASA, George Kalogridis – President, Walt Disney World Resort, William W. Parsons Jr. – Former Director, NASA’s John C. Stennis Space Center, Julia Pierson – Director, United States Secret Service, Phil Dalhausser – Olympic gold medalist in volleyball, 2008 Beijing Olympics and Toby Crabel – World-Renowned Fund Manager among several others.

Master of Science in Computer Science
  • Duration - 1.5-2 Years
  • Exams Accepted - GRE : Accepted, IELTS : 6.5
  • Fees - INR 13.5 Lakh

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Master of Science in Data Analytics
  • Duration - 16 Months
  • Exams Accepted - GRE : Accepted, IELTS : 6.5
  • Fees - INR 17.7 Lakh

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Professional MBA
  • Duration - 12 Months
  • Exams Accepted - IELTS : 7, TOEFL : 91
  • Fees - INR 28.6 Lakh

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Aerospace Engineering (MSAE)
  • Duration - 2 Years
  • Exams Accepted - IELTS : 6.5, TOEFL : 80
  • Fees - INR 11.8 Lakh

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Masters in Civil Engineering
  • Duration - 1.5-2 Years
  • Exams Accepted - IELTS : 6.5, TOEFL : 80
  • Fees - INR 13.5 Lakh

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Industrial Engineering (MS)
  • Duration - 1.5-2 Years
  • Exams Accepted - IELTS : 6.5, TOEFL : 80
  • Fees - INR 13.5 Lakh

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Master of Science in Management – Integrated Business
  • Duration - 12 Months
  • Exams Accepted - IELTS : 7, TOEFL : 91
  • Fees - INR 23.6 Lakh

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Engineering Management (MS) in Industrial Engineering
  • Duration - 1.5-2 Years
  • Exams Accepted - IELTS : 6.5, TOEFL : 80
  • Fees - INR 13.5 Lakh

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Mechanical Engineering (MSME)
  • Duration - 1.5-2 Years
  • Exams Accepted - IELTS : 6.5, TOEFL : 80
  • Fees - INR 13.5 Lakh

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Bachelor of Science in Hospitality Management
  • Duration - 4 Years
  • Exams Accepted - IELTS : 6.5, TOEFL : 80
  • Fees - INR 13.5 Lakh

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Master of Science in Hospitality and Tourism Management
  • Duration - 1.5-2 Years
  • Exams Accepted - IELTS : 6.5, TOEFL : 80
  • Fees - INR 14.8 Lakh

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Computer Science (BS)
  • Duration - 4 Years
  • Exams Accepted - IELTS : 6.5, TOEFL : 80
  • Fees - INR 14.4 Lakh

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Bachelor of Science in Business Administration
  • Duration - 4 Years
  • Exams Accepted - IELTS : 6.5, TOEFL : 80
  • Fees - INR 13.5 Lakh

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Master of Science in Biotechnology
  • Duration - 1.5-2 Years
  • Exams Accepted - GRE : Accepted, IELTS : 6.5
  • Fees - INR 13.5 Lakh

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Electrical Engineering (MSEE)
  • Duration - 1.5-2 Years
  • Exams Accepted - GRE : Accepted, IELTS : 6.5
  • Fees - INR 13.5 Lakh

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Biomedical Sciences (MS)
  • Duration - 1.5-2 Years
  • Exams Accepted - GRE : Accepted, IELTS : 6.5
  • Fees - INR 14.8 Lakh

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Bachelor of Design in Architecture (BDes)
  • Duration - 4 Years
  • Exams Accepted - IELTS : 6.5, TOEFL : 80
  • Fees - INR 17.1 Lakh

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Bachelor of Science in Aerospace Engineering
  • Duration - 4 Years
  • Exams Accepted - IELTS : 6.5, TOEFL : 80
  • Fees - INR 16.7 Lakh

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Master of Science in Mathematical Science
  • Duration - 1.5-2 Years
  • Exams Accepted - GRE : Accepted, IELTS : 6.5
  • Fees - INR 13.5 Lakh

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Accounting (MSA)
  • Duration - 1.5-2 Years
  • Exams Accepted - GMAT : Accepted, IELTS : 6.5
  • Fees - INR 13.5 Lakh

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Bachelor of Science In Computer Engineering
  • Duration - 4 Years
  • Exams Accepted - IELTS : 6.5, TOEFL : 80
  • Fees - INR 14.4 Lakh

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Biology (BS)
  • Duration - 4 Years
  • Exams Accepted - IELTS : 6.5, TOEFL : 80
  • Fees - INR 15.3 Lakh

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Information Technology (BS)
  • Duration - 4 Years
  • Exams Accepted - IELTS : 6.5, TOEFL : 80
  • Fees - INR 12.2 Lakh

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Master of Science in Chemistry
  • Duration - 1.5-2 Years
  • Exams Accepted - GRE : Accepted, IELTS : 6.5
  • Fees - INR 13.5 Lakh

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Psychology (BS)
  • Duration - 4 Years
  • Exams Accepted - SAT : Accepted, IELTS : 6.5
  • Fees - INR 15.3 Lakh

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Computer Engineering (MSPE)
  • Duration - 1.5-2 Years
  • Exams Accepted - GRE : Accepted, IELTS : 6.5
  • Fees - INR 13.5 Lakh

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Master of Science In Physics
  • Duration - 1.5-2 Years
  • Exams Accepted - IELTS : 6.5, TOEFL : 80
  • Fees - INR 13.5 Lakh

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Biomedical Sciences (BS)
  • Duration - 4 Years
  • Exams Accepted - IELTS : 6.5, TOEFL : 80
  • Fees - INR 12.6 Lakh

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Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering
  • Duration - 4 Years
  • Exams Accepted - IELTS : 6.5, TOEFL : 80
  • Fees - INR 13.1 Lakh

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Mathematics (BS)
  • Duration - 4 Years
  • Exams Accepted - IELTS : 6.5, TOEFL : 80
  • Fees - INR 15.3 Lakh

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Master of Science in Biology
  • Duration - 1.5-2 Years
  • Exams Accepted - IELTS : 7, TOEFL : 80
  • Fees - INR 13.5 Lakh

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Bachelor of Science in Industrial Engineering
  • Duration - 4 Years
  • Exams Accepted - IELTS : 6.5, TOEFL : 80
  • Fees - INR 14.9 Lakh

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Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering
  • Duration - 4 Years
  • Exams Accepted - IELTS : 6.5, TOEFL : 80
  • Fees - INR 14.4 Lakh

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Chemistry (BS)
  • Duration - 4 Years
  • Exams Accepted - IELTS : 6.5, TOEFL : 80
  • Fees - INR 15.8 Lakh

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Physics (BS)
  • Duration - 4 Years
  • Exams Accepted - IELTS : 6.5, TOEFL : 80
  • Fees - INR 16.2 Lakh

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Entry Criteria

CoursesExams
MBA - 1 CourseIELTS - 7 & Above
TOEFL - 91 & Above
MS - 14 CoursesGRE - Accepted
IELTS - 6.5-7
TOEFL - 80 & Above
BSc - 6 CoursesSAT - Accepted
IELTS - 6.5 & Above
TOEFL - 80 & Above
BE/Btech - 8 CoursesIELTS - 6.5 & Above
TOEFL - 80 & Above
MIM - 3 CoursesIELTS - 6.5-7
TOEFL - 80-91
GMAT - Accepted
BBA - 1 CourseIELTS - 6.5 & Above
TOEFL - 80 & Above
MEM - 1 CourseIELTS - 6.5 & Above
TOEFL - 80 & Above
BHM - 1 CourseIELTS - 6.5 & Above
TOEFL - 80 & Above

Admission Requirement

DocumentsSOP - Not required
LOR - Needed for few courses
Essays - Not required
CV - Needed for few courses
Additional documents - Required
Application feesUSD 30 - 31
Type of deadlineRegular
Intake Season & DeadlinesFall - 12ᵗʰ Feb 2020 - 15ᵗʰ Jan 2021
Spring - 1ˢᵗ Jul - 1ˢᵗ Sep 2020
Summer - 1ˢᵗ Nov 2020 - 1ˢᵗ Jan 2021

Approximate Fees

CoursesDurationTuition Fees
MBA - 1 Course12 MonthsINR 28.6L
USD 39,000
MS - 14 Courses16 - 24 MonthsINR 11.8L - 17.7L
USD 16,095 - 24,142
BSc - 6 Courses4 YearsINR 12.6L - 16.2L
USD 17,248 - 22,176
BE/Btech - 8 Courses4 YearsINR 12.2L - 17.1L
USD 16,632 - 23,408
MIM - 3 Courses1 - 2 YearsINR 13.5L - 23.6L
USD 18,391 - 32,190
BBA - 1 Course4 YearsINR 13.5L
USD 18,480
MEM - 1 Course1.5 - 2 YearsINR 13.5L
USD 18,391
BHM - 1 Course4 YearsINR 13.5L
USD 18,480
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