Housing System Development Profile
This page had been developed to provide partners and interested parties with an overview of the UCF housing operation, both on and off-campus. Please select a link below to jump to a specific section. Additional information can be found in the additional resources section.
Introduction to UCF
The University of Central Florida (the "University"), a member of the State University System of Florida, was authorized by the Florida Legislature in 1963 and began operations in 1968 as Florida Technological University. The name was subsequently changed by action of the Legislature on December 6, 1978. The University has become one of the fastest growing schools in the State University System of Florida due to the rapid growth of the Orlando area.
The University is a comprehensive, metropolitan university with an enrollment of approximately 47,000 students, offering more than 219 bachelor and advanced degree programs through the colleges of Arts and Sciences, Business Administration, Education, Engineering and Computer Science, Health and Public Affairs, College of Optics and Photonics, and Rosen College of Hospitality Management, Burnett Honors College and Burnett College of Biomedical Sciences. The institution serves central Florida and other regions within the State from its main Orlando campus and area campuses in Cocoa , Daytona Beach , South Orlando , and Clermont. The University also operates an academic center located in downtown Orlando .
The University is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to award bachelor's, master's and doctoral degrees in various academic disciplines. The University offers educational and research programs in diverse fields including engineering, business, education, humanities and natural and social sciences, health, and tourism. The University of Central Florida 's programs in communications and the fine arts help to meet the cultural and entertainment needs of a growing metropolitan area.
Introduction to Housing
The University's Housing System is run by the Department of Housing and Residence Life Limited on-campus housing is currently available at the University's main campus in Orlando. Approximately 12% of the students enrolled at the University can be accommodated in on-campus housing facilities, with an additional 400 students living in fraternity and sorority-owned housing and 13 students living in an on-campus scholarship house. The University owns 16 residence halls and 27 apartment buildings with a total of 6500 bed spaces for students. Additionally, accommodations are provided for almost 200 student staff members.