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The University of Central Florida (https://www.ucf.edu), or UCF, is a state university in Orlando, Florida. It has more students enrolled on campus than any other U.S. college or university. 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 Air 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. Enrollment today exceeds 66,000 students from 157 countries, all 50 states and Washington, D.C.

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