While it may seem that summer has been upon Central Florida for months, UCF students may now have more incentive for hitting the campus pool and beating the heat.

College Rank, a website dedicated to ranking every aspect of the college experience, has named UCF as having one of the top 30 university leisure pools in the nation. Five other Florida schools also made the cut, with Pensacola Christian College taking first place.

The rankings were based on multiple factors, including reviews, amenities and temperature, according to its website.

UCF received its No. 21 ranking because of features offered by the Recreation and Wellness Center, such as the climbing wall, SCUBA certification and the nine-lane lap pool.

The leisure pool is open every day of the week from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. It will be closed Monday for Memorial Day.


Noelle Campbell is a Digital Producer for the Central Florida Future. Follow her on Twitter at @Noellecampz or email her at

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