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About Orlando, Florida

Located in Orlando, one of “… the next big boom towns in the U.S.” according to Forbes magazine, UCF is also in a state with more research parks than theme parks.

Orlando — A Great Place to Work and Live

Orlando has seen rapid growth and economic expansion in recent years and is a center for the life sciences, medical innovation and technological developments. That’s why Orlando ranked No. 3 on Forbes’ 2016 best cities for future job growth and the 2017 No. 2 fastest-growing city in the U.S. And why Fast Company magazine has included Orlando in its list of “Best Cities for Innovation.” Plus the sunshine and warm climate create a perfect environment to live, work and explore.

An Educated Workforce

Each year, UCF graduates 15,000 students. Many stay and enter the workforce armed with an education that translates into greater economic earning power. UCF has 200,000 alumni stay in Florida to work in business, sales or hospitality, or in research areas like nanotechnology, engineering, biomedical sciences or pharmaceuticals. Others go out of state, adding to the growing national reputation of UCF and Orlando.

UCF also helps and works side-by-side with the community on joint projects – from teaching underprivileged children to read to protecting the environment, and from developing health care solutions to finding alternative energy solutions.

Central Florida Perks

Orlando Arts
Cultural venues such as the Orlando Museum of Art, the Dr. Philips Center for the Performing Arts and the Morse Museum

Orlando Attractions
More than 100 theme parks, including Walt Disney World, Universal Orlando Resort and SeaWorld

Florida’s Space Coast
Kennedy Space Center and beautiful beaches a short drive away

Orlando’s Great Outdoors
Hundreds of lakes and rivers for kayaking, canoeing, water skilling and more

Orlando Sports
Home to the NBA’s Orlando Magic and one of the newest teams in MLS – Orlando City Soccer Club