University is a census-designated place (CDP) and unincorporated community located in Orange County, Florida, east of Orlando. The community is centered on the University of Central Florida and includes a location on its south side known as University Park. The area is served by the zip codes 32816 and 32817. As of the 2010 census, the CDP had a population of 31,084. It is part of the Orlando–Kissimmee–Sanford, Florida Metropolitan Statistical Area.
The University CDP is located at 28.5900 north, 81.2045 west, or about 15 miles (24 km) east of downtown Orlando.
According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 9.4 square miles (24.4 km2), of which 9.1 square miles (23.5 km2) is land and 0.35 square miles (0.9 km2), or 3.50%, is water.
The University CDP is located northeast of Union Park and north of Alafaya. The community is reachable by SR 408, SR 434, and SR 50 (Colonial Drive), which forms the southern edge of the CDP.