Study in Orlando - Colleges and Universities in Orlando

 

Prospective university students who look forward to taking a degree in the Orlando region have a myriad of options waiting them, especially for those who are planning to pursue a career in film and television since these are one of the most developing sectors in the area.

 

One famous institution is the University of Central Florida which has been a location to many TV series and the university that housed the film students that made one of the most successful independent films ever made, now a cult classic, “The Blair Witch Project.

 

”University of Central Florida (UCF) is the largest undergraduate school in Orlando and the sixth largest university in the USA. Originally named Florida Technological University, it was founded in 1963 to support the Kennedy Space Center. Its name changed in 1978 since it started offering courses of all academic fields.

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UCF has eleven colleges: Burnett Honors College, College of Arts and Humanities (Art, Music, Theater, Film, Digital Media, Philosophy, History, Modern Languages etc.) College of Business Administration (Accounting, Finance, Management Information Systems, Marketing etc.), College of Education, College of Engineering and Computer Science, College of Health and Public Affairs (Social Work, Public Administration, Health Professions, Criminal Justice and Legal Studies), Rosen College of Hospitality Management (Event Management, Restaurant and Foodservice Management, Hospitality Management), College of Medicine, Burnett School of Biomedical Science (Molecular Biology, Microbiology and Medical Laboratory Science), College of Nursing, College of Optics and Photonics and College of Sciences which is divided into Natural Sciences (Biology, Chemistry, Forensic Science, Mathematics etc.) and Social and Behavioral Sciences (Psychology, Anthropology, Political Science etc.).

One of Florida's oldest recognized colleges, Rollins College in Winter Park suburb was founded in 1885 by New England Congregationalists. Its three schools house a variety of programs: College of Arts and Sciences (Anthropology, Critical Media and Cultural Studies, Economics, Theatre, International Relations, Studio Arts, Music, Film Studies etc), Hamilton Holt School which courses are offered in the evening (MA in Mental Health Counseling, Master of Liberal Studies, Master of Human Resources etc.) and the Crummer Graduate School of Business which boasts its professional MBA program as one of the top twenty-five in the whole nation, according to US News & World Report. In addition, Rollins College ranks the highest among 121 Southern master’s-level universities in the annual rankings of "America's Best Colleges," released by U.S. News & World Report.

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Public Ivy University, the second largest university and one of the biggest research universities in the United States. The University of Florida is divided into 16 colleges offering over 100 undergraduate and 200 undergraduate degrees. UF is composed of colleges of Dentistry, Public Health

and Health Professions (located in Orlando), Medicine, Nursing, Pharmacy, Veterinary Medicine, Accounting, Liberal Arts and Sciences, Health and Human Performance, Engineering, Law, Journalism and Communications, Agricultural Sciences, Design Construction and Planning, Fine Arts and Education. Aside from being one of the best universities in the nation, a number of its buildings are considered Historic sites.

Other colleges and universities inside Orlando are Webster University, Bethune-Cookman College, Central Florida Community College, Florida Institute of Technology, Herzing College, Seminole Community College, Stetson University and Valencia Community College.