The University of Central Florida is a public, 4-year school located in Orlando, FL. It is the largest university in the country based on undergraduate enrollment and second-largest in total enrollment. The school was founded in 1963 by the state legislature as Florida Technological University and was originally designed to provide support staff for the US Space Program at Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, FL. In 1978, after much expansion, “Florida Tech” became the University of Central Florida. True to its roots, the school motto is “Reach for the Stars.” The 1,400 acre main campus features a layout involving concentric circles, centered on the Student Union building and quad. There are also several regional campuses throughout central Florida. Notable alumni include astronauts Fernando Caldeiro and Nicole Stott and WhatsApp co-founder Brian Acton.