The University of Central Florida, founded just fifty years ago as Florida Technological University, is one of the fastest growing universities in the nation and is currently the United States, second largest.
With over 60,000 students from all fifty states and over one hundred nations, it brings a diverse student body to the Central Florida area. While the main campus is in Orlando, there are nine satellite campuses in surrounding areas, making UCF easily accessible for students.
The main campus―formerly citrus groves and pine scrub―honors the Florida ecology and lifestyle with 600 acres of lakes, woods, and a lovely arboretum. While campus is a-hum with students and faculty year-round, it is easy to find a quiet bench in a shady area to meditate, study, or simply enjoy the flora and fauna.
The buildings are modern, academic and research opportunities prolific, and tuition is competitively affordable. "UCF Stands for Opportunity" is the motto, here, and it is reflected in the ever-changing landscape of twelve colleges rigorously preparing students for the future.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR(S)
Kate Cumiskey is a writer living in the coastal town of Edgewater, Florida, not far from UCF, with her husband of thirty-three years and their sons. Kate came to Florida from her native Alabama when her father, a rocket scientist, transferred from Redstone Arsenal to Cape Canaveral. Kate grew up on the lovely island at New Smyrna Beach, and attended the University of Florida, the University of Central Florida, and the University of North Carolina. She is the author of several books, including Surfing in New Smyrna Beach and Yonder. Kate retired from UCF in 2015 to write full-time.