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University of Central Florida Application Essay Help

access_timeMarch 30, 2018

Central Florida

Essay Prompts

Undergraduate Application

Freshmen and Transfer Students

  1. Official high school (or homeschooled) transcripts
  2. Official scores for the SAT (code: 5233) or ACT (code: 0735) with writing
  3. Official college transcripts from all colleges attended, if applicable
  4. Official GED and TOEFL/IELTS scores, if applicable
  5. Submission of the application essay (strongly encouraged)

* Submission of the application essay is strongly encouraged.

Admission essay prompts

We ask that you respond to two of the topics below. Your responses should be no longer than a total of 500 words or 7,000 characters.

  1. If there has been some obstacle or bump in the road in your academic or personal life, please explain the circumstances.
  2. How has your family history, culture, or environment influenced who you are?
  3. Why did you choose to apply to UCF?
  4. What qualities or unique characteristics do you possess that will allow you to contribute to the UCF community?

Essay Experts that may help

Alumni statistics


Where they live

Orlando, Florida Area – 78,254
Melbourne, Florida Area – 8,213
Miami/Fort Lauderdale Area – 7,450
Tampa/St. Petersburg, Florida Area – 6,730
Daytona Beach, Florida Area – 4,481

Where they work

Lockheed Martin – 1,582
Orange County Public Schools – 1,327
Walt Disney World – 1,181
Florida Hospital – 1,100
Siemens – 799

What they do

Sales – 16,159
Operations – 15,066
Education – 13,584
Engineering – 11,835
Healthcare Services – 8,842
Entrepreneurship – 8,675
Information Technology – 8,384
Media and Communication – 8,025

What they studied

Business Administration and Management, General – 13,292
Psychology – 10,388
Marketing – 7,587
General Studies – 7,024
Finance, General – 6,140
Hospitality Administration/Management – 5,709
Computer Science – 5,670
Accounting – 5,430

What they’re skilled at

Customer Service – 47,014
Microsoft Office – 45,926
Leadership – 34,402
Microsoft Excel – 33,012
Management – 30,287
Microsoft Word – 28,336
Public Speaking – 28,226
PowerPoint – 27,472

Eric Pearson

EricChief Information Officer at InterContinental Hotels Group

Sr. Manager, Emerging Technologies at Walt Disney Imagineering
Chief Marketing Officer, Americas and Interim Head of Global Brands at IHG
SVP, E-Commerce at IHG
BSEE, Electrical Engineering 1983 – 1989


Jamie Thomas

Jamie IT Director, Business Shared Services at United Technologies

Quality Analyst, Project Manager, Application Developer at PaySys International
IT Leader Business Solutions at GE Energy
Bachelor of Science, Marketing



Jim C Metevier

Jim President at Biscuitville

General Manager at KFC
Senior Director, Development Strategy & Planning at Yum! Brands
BA, Psychology 1986 – 1990



Cecil Miller

Cecilat Lockheed Martin Mission Systems and Sensors

Senior Manager, Security Engineering at Lockheed Martin
Director, Security Engineering at Lockheed Martin
Chief Information Officer, Mission Systems and Sensors at Lockheed Martin
M.S., Computer Science 1995 – 1998

Recommendations to apply

Excellent educational experience at a world-class university

I had the opportunity to attend the University of Central Florida for two years after I had been accepted via the Direct Connect to UCF admissions program, which guarantees entry after obtaining an AA degree from Valencia or Seminole State. I graduated in May 2014 with a BA in economics and a statistics minor. Don’t let the size of the university intimidate you.

Although I was placed into a class of over 1,500 students, the virtual broadcast of lectures in these select courses allows for a smaller classroom setting. I enrolled in several of these classes and all my professors knew my name by the end of the semester. By participating in several student organizations related to my major, I was able to actively engage and network with peers, faculty, and professional contacts. UCF also has an excellent experiential learning and career services program.


Kyle WalkerKyle
Requirements Analyst at Aon Hewitt
2012 – 2014, Bachelor of Arts (B.A.)

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