About University of Central Florida
The University of Central Florida (UCF) is a public research university in unincorporated Orange County, Florida. It is part of the State University System of Florida. With almost 72,000 students, it currently has the largest student body in the United States.Founded in 1963 by the Florida Legislature, UCF opened in 1968 as Florida Technological University, with the mission of providing personnel to support the growing U.S. space program at the Kennedy Space Center and Cape Canaveral Space Force Station on Florida's Space Coast. As the school's academic scope expanded beyond engineering and technology, Florida Tech was renamed the University of Central Florida in 1978. UCF's space roots continue, as it leads the NASA Florida Space Grant Consortium.
The university logo is Pegasus, which "symbolizes the university's vision of limitless possibilities."