According to Orlando Business Journal, the University of Central Florida has become the second largest university in the nation in student enrollment, surpassing Ohio State.
This ranking has been based on enrollment data reported from the nation’s largest universities, according to UCF. Approximately 56,235 students call UCF home, the most in the university’s history.
Arizona State continues this year to be the nation’s largest university in the country with more than 70,400 students.
According to UCF officials, the university’s growth is fueled by a commitment to providing high-quality students access to higher education. The current freshman class boasted an average high school GPA of 3.8 and an average SAT score of 1237, both of which are UCF records. Among this Fall’s class are 45 National Merit Scholars, which ranks UCF among the top 50 in the nation.
“Earlier this semester, U.S. News & World Report’s “America’s Best Colleges” guide named UCF as a top 10 national university to watch. The magazine’s “Best Graduate Schools” guide also ranked five UCF programs among the nation’s best in their fields.” (Orlando Business Journal Nov. 2010)