College Senior 2013-04-24T00:25:26Z
UCF campus life is exceptional. There is always something to do, and it is always safe. Dorms are spacious and close to most eating establishments and events.
College Senior 2013-04-24T00:23:24Z
There are a variety of options for students to eat on campus. The food is high quality and is accessible to those with or without a car.
College Senior 2013-04-24T00:20:42Z
At UCF there is always something to do at night and the scenes are usually safe and fun!
College Senior 2013-04-24T00:17:05Z
The weather in Orlando Florida is very inconsistent. The sun could be shining one minute, then moments later rain will pour for half an hour, and soon after the weather could call for a jacket. All I have learned from my campus experience is be prepared for anything!
College Sophomore 2013-04-23T23:08:50Z
The local weather rarely affects my day-to-day experiences at UCF. Sometimes the rain is aggravating but it is Florida so the rain, hot and humidity is a given here. I'd just recommend getting a rain coat and boots for rainy days that you have to be out and about. Also if the weather gets bad, or there is a weather alert UCF will keep you updated, be sure to sign up for their emergency text messages and emails.
College Sophomore 2013-04-23T22:43:45Z
I came to UCF because of the reputation of its College of Education and so far I love the courses that have been offered in my major. I take a lot of online courses and haven't had a bad experience yet. I have liked all of my classes thus far except for one. The courses that are Gorden Rule are very rigorous in writing, online and in class, but this is the intention of the Gordan Rule component. Most of my courses have their tests and quizzes online which I think is the Best Ever. Now with the new webcourses we use here at UCF your grade is calculated automatically, assignments are shown, professors can comment on your assignments and emailing your professors is easy. The professors I have had are very helpful when you come to them. In exception, I have had only one professor unwilling to help his students. Look at rateyourprofessor.com so far it has been VERY accurate with all of my professors.
College Sophomore 2013-04-23T22:37:23Z
The UCF campus is modern yet homey, in my opinion. Every building is beautiful and clean. Always lots of places to go, lots of places to sit, and places to eat that are nice. The only issue I would say is that there aren't a lot of places to plug in your computers. So if you want a plug, get where you're going early! I also LOVE the reflection pond it's very relaxing and is a nice place to study if it's nice outside. The Student Union is also an awesome place to go. There is always something going on there with clubs and organizations, music, fun, and food as well as study rooms, lots of seats and tables and just an overall amazing atmosphere with friendly staff.
College Sophomore 2013-04-23T22:20:31Z
I'm not a full on party girl but I like getting out and UCF is a great place for this! There are lots of bar options close by that aren't too expensive and almost always have a fun atmosphere with dancing and great music. You can always pre-game at a friends before you go or get drinks there. I love that the bars close by are so close, some at walking distance! And I love that its mostly all college students! You meet a lot of people and it's super nice to get out somewhere that you don't have to drive to! But if you are up for the drive the downtown clubs are amazing too! Party Buses are offered that pick you up right off the UCF campus, take you there and bring you back for $10! I'd say partying in Orlando is easy and always a good-time!
College Sophomore 2013-04-23T22:00:45Z
Considering I am a student in need of financial aid, I have received a good amount from the school or they have been offered to me in loans. I have been chosen for verification every time though which is very frustrating. You have to stay on top of it for sure and be sure to constantly check your financial aid accounts and details. As long as you stay on top of it you will get your aid. But the financial aid office isn't a very friendly place. Not sure if it's just who I've worked with or not but I prefer to just call and deal with the issues over the phone. They are helpful and get things done if you are persistent and know what you are talking about.
Recent Alumnus 2013-04-23T17:11:01Z
It doesn't seem strict to me because I generally follow the rules. They do adhere strictly to their policies.
Recent Alumnus 2013-04-23T17:05:45Z
All the professors are different. The curriculum offered is great. The registration process is quite simple. The workload will vary from professor but it generally increases as you get into your upper level courses. They also offer SI sessions for most of the Gen Ed classes.
Recent Alumnus 2013-04-23T16:57:44Z
They're okay but since but they don't perform well enough to be a threat to the more established teams.
Recent Alumnus 2013-04-22T22:00:49Z
It's a college town so there are clubs and places to have fun near campus. You also have clubs and restaurants dowtown. The good malls are about at least a 20 minute drive though. Also Disney and other theme parks are not to far away.
Recent Alumnus 2013-04-22T21:54:39Z
It's a heavy workload so you have to manage your classes carefully. Most of the internship and job opportunities are for environmental biology. Also the upper division electives aren't always flexible enough to where you can take classes that would be interesting to you. Sometimes they don't offer the electives you need or would like to take.
Recent Alumnus 2013-04-22T21:51:09Z
The only time there might be a challenge finding computers is during finals week when there are more people than usual on campus. Printing on campus is very easy especially since there are two printing labs where you can print for free.
Recent Alumnus 2013-04-22T21:46:57Z
Many of the professors could do a lot better at helping students learning. Also some of the advisers don't have the information they need to do their job better. I say that because a handful of advisers are amazing but many only have basic knowledge, which you can get to on your own. In addition this could just be in my major department (biology).
College Senior 2013-04-22T18:43:53Z
I am in the Interdisciplinary Studies program at UCF and it is a great program. They have their own website and events with a lot of great information included in them. They even have their own advisers for the program.I really like that you get to pick a major and two minors for this program. It gives you a little bit in each area and makes for a well-rounded degree. There are always e-mails going out from the program advisers about meetings and opportunities.
College Senior 2013-04-22T18:38:49Z
Guys & Girls:
People at UCF are just like normal college students. There is a good mixture of young and older students. There are a lot of people at UCF so you meet new ones everyday. I like the satellite campuses atmosphere too. People are friendly and very helpful. Much better than the local community college.
College Senior 2013-04-22T18:34:32Z
Parking at UCF is actually not too bad. When it's a busy day, it can be tough. Overall though, it is good. The UCF campus security is good about patrolling and locating people who are not parked correctly. I like the monitoring and police presence at the school.
College Junior 2013-04-22T14:10:49Z
Not a lot of Asians or middle eastern people. Mostly white and Hispanic students.
College Junior 2013-04-22T14:07:43Z
New but can be dirty. Mold and mildew are a huge problem.
College Junior 2013-04-22T05:38:26Z
I came to the University of Central Florida because of the great atmosphere that the campus and its students both offer. They provide countless opportunities for helping their students to succeed in their studies and more. The togetherness of the student body is irresistible and can''t be beat by too many other schools in the country!
College Sophomore 2013-04-22T02:19:29Z
You can drive, bike, skateboard or take the shuttle. Shuttles run at a certain time however so you have to run on their schedule.
Parking isn't as bad unless you get to UCF late morning to early night (10 AM-6PM are always the most busiest times). Many people have Fridays off so that day you generally can show up whenever and still find a good parking space.
College Sophomore 2013-04-22T02:15:09Z
There are a wide variety of options of off-campus dining that offer afforadable and filling meals to your typical college student budget. Local Pizza restaurants such as Lazy Moon and Five Star, Italian food such as Olive Garden (All you can eat soup, salad and breadsticks offered ONLY at lunch time), Hawaiian Grindz (Delicious Hawaiian food), Sus Hi (the Japanese Chipotle), Frozen Yogurt and many more!!! :D
College Sophomore 2013-04-20T19:00:55Z
There are shuttles coming from almost every apartment building off campus. If you live on campus you can walk to every single one of your classes
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