College Sophomore 2013-01-22T18:52:01Z
IM sports at UCF are really big. Everyone gets involved and there is a lot of school spirit. The gym here is huge and there is a second one in the process of being built. It will be open fall 2013. Everyone loves going to the football games and basketball games. Our school has a large amount of school spirit. We have all kinds of sports for everyone
College Sophomore 2013-01-22T17:53:48Z
Pre-Clinical is a large major here at UCF. It is also a difficult one which requires you to complete many science classes. Its competitive as well so you have to keep up with your studies.
College Sophomore 2013-01-22T17:49:28Z
UCF is now the largest campus in the nation so you can imagine there are always new people to meet and fun things to do. It is also a very safe campus.
College Sophomore 2013-01-22T17:45:07Z
Night life at UCF isn't the craziest but there are definitely ways to have fun on and off campus. And of course there is always safe transportation opportunities.
College Sophomore 2013-01-22T17:43:00Z
Greek life at UCF definitely opens up many doors for new opportunities for those who join; from community service events to internship opportunities. Greek life also provides their sisters/brothers with on campus housing that is both safe and affordable. It is also an awesome way to get involved on such a large campus.
College Sophomore 2013-01-22T06:22:23Z
The academics on campus are fantastic! I am a film major and all the teachers I have had thus far are very engaging, understanding, and knowledgeable people who are committed to your learning and growing in the field of study you wish to pursue as a career! I have had no negative interactions with any of my professors or counselors or advisers!
College Sophomore 2013-01-22T06:13:55Z
The police force can be pretty strict about underage drinking and drug use but they sometimes overlook a lot of illegal activity on campus. Off campus they seem to be more pushy about the rules. During events like tailgating, it is very easy for underage students to drink and have a police officer look the other way.
College Sophomore 2013-01-22T06:11:14Z
Varsity sports are a huge deal at UCF especially since our teams are all getting better and better each year! We have an awesome Rec and Wellness center and awesome Intramural sports that are easy to get involved in and so much fun to participate in! All the sports games are highly populated with UCF students and everyone loves to go out to cheer on our Knights!
College Junior 2013-01-22T04:53:51Z
This town, so it seems, was built around this university because there are numerous malls that are located with-in a 5-10 mile radius, Universal studios, Disney, and Sea World are all the down town area which is about a half hour to an hour from the main campus. And if you are one to stay on campus there is always activities being held that are hosted by affiliated clubs.
College Sophomore 2013-01-22T02:24:44Z
Arond campus, there is a plethora of places to eat. The uniersity is at the heart of the community, and thsi brought many bussiness and restaurants. There is always somewhere to eat.
College Sophomore 2013-01-22T02:23:03Z
Health & Safety:
I think its pretty safe. There are cops everywhere 24/7. theres also a these neon poles that "can be seen from anywhere on campus" that can call the police at any time of the night. you can use them in an emegency or if youre walking at anytime and dont feel safe, they will send someone to walk you where you need to go.
College Sophomore 2013-01-22T02:19:52Z
I like the off campus housing. There is awide range of possibilites. From very cheap to very epnsive. I think ever neighborhood tries to be the best they can within their budget. It also helps that the community is quite friendly.
Recent Alumnus 2013-01-21T23:28:07Z
There is a diverse range of majors to choose from and each quite interesting.
College Junior 2013-01-21T05:35:57Z
The transportation is certainly there and pretty high quality and safe normally. The UCF shuttle for off campus apartment living is excellent! The bus drivers are on time, friendly, and safe. It's highly convenient for someone who doesn't have a car or doesn't want to deal with parking! The buses also transport students on game days. We also have the Lynx transportation system throughout the area, which I have heard mixed things about and keep in mind that the Lynx system is not free and shared with those besides other students. Also UCF offers a Knight Lynx service on Friday and Saturday nights from 8 pm to 3 am which is free for students and takes students to the local shopping center/restaurants/movie theater and also to off campus apartments and to campus. Its super convenient when you don't have a car! The area around UCF isn't very pedestrian friendly and the area within walking distance of UCF consists almost strictly of off campus housing. A car, a friend with a car, and/or Lynx is needed eventually. Maybe not freshman year, but once you get more acclimated in the area and need to work in the UCF area and need to stay during breaks it becomes a greater need to have a car to get to your job, or drive to the store to get what you need, etc. Hope this helps!
College Junior 2013-01-21T05:02:18Z
I am going to give a disclaimer and that this question popped up on my survey and I am not really into sports so I may not be qualified to answer this. That being said, the most popular varsity sports here are basketball and football. Even they don't get as many people as UCF would like to attend the games. UCF has a broken school spirit--several people here would have rather gone to UF but they got into UCF not UF and walk around campus wearing gator gear...or supporting other colleges. The school is a commuter college for several people who just don't prioritize supporting UCF Athletics. The teams have mixed performances from what I've seen. The athletic facilities are new and excellent.
College Junior 2013-01-21T04:52:16Z
The campus does a good job of including organizations and opportunities for a variety of religious, political, national, and economic backgrounds while simultaneously providing financial aid, scholarships, and high quality education to those of backgrounds typically unrepresented. This campus does an incredibly good job of reaching out to the LGBTQ community with several support groups on campus. The campus also has several religious organizations, political organizations, and ethnic organizations for students to join. There is great diversity within every field of study at UCF. Even Greek Life shows diversity in what it offers students. However, sororities or fraternities themselves tend to be quite homogenous in the kind of students each accepts. Most of the social sororities and frats take mostly those who are white and are wealthy (to pay the high costs of joining the sorority or frat). This is the only area of weakness for UCF, though I think this is pretty standard for most universities.
College Senior 2013-01-20T23:06:19Z
Be careful with your aggregate limits. Its easy to be overpaid and then you have to pay back money. The office help doesn't always catch it so the student should be watchful.
College Senior 2013-01-20T23:04:22Z
The Psychology program has AMAZING instructors. The majority are still working in their field and are a huge help when it comes to understanding the assignments. They do not look at the major as others in the world view it. They have a passion for their teachings.
College Senior 2013-01-20T22:41:29Z
UCF offers a wide selection of majors that I knew would be beneficial to what I hope to do in life.
College Sophomore 2013-01-20T01:10:57Z
Local whether effects the campus experience quite a bit because some pathways flood when it rains. Also the large size of campus makes traversing it in the rain quite a pain. (cip: carry an umbrella in your backpack).
College Sophomore 2013-01-20T01:08:26Z
I'm currently enrolled in the Mechanical Engineering program at UCF. I cannot fathom a better program. We have very helpful T.A.'s who lead the laboratories, and our lectures consist of speakers who guide and inspire us every week. I'm still a freshman so I'm only taking core classes, but I believe that UCF is a great catalyst for anyone wanting to get into engineering, whether it be mechanical or aerospace. Although I'm only a freshman and have little obligation to my major at this point, they have inspired me to join a robotics club and go all out on any projects within their program that get thrown my way.
This week I'm making a GPS guided yacht I'll be printing up on a 3D printer. Two months ago I didn't even know what arduino was. Their program has truly had a positive impact on me (and the workload isn't bad at all).
College Junior 2013-01-18T18:11:32Z
Student life on campus is amazing! There are so many different clubs, and areas you can go to study, hang out, relax, or just walk around. The athletic gym is the biggest gym I have ever been to with many classes to take to get into shape along with basketball courts, volleyball courts, and a track! You are also able to join intramural teams in any sport you can possibly imagine. You will never get bored being on campus.
College Junior 2013-01-18T17:57:46Z
My school is unique from others for a variety of different reasons. To begin we are one of the largest schools in the nation and continue to grow every day. We have many school traditions that bring us together as a school as well. For example, every year we have an event called Spirit Splash for homecoming week where all the students crowd around the reflection pond and count down until we can all run and splash into the pond with music and friends all around. Faculty members throw ducks into the crowd as well and if you catch one you are said to have good luck for the rest of your UCF career.
College Junior 2013-01-18T15:06:25Z
Getting into the Biomedical Sciences major wasn't a very difficult process. The work came once I started taking classes for my major. Keeping up a high GPA is very important, and the work load can become difficult and very time consuming. Doing well in math and science courses before applying for the major is quite helpful as well as being in contact with the department heads and making sure that you meet any criteria.
College Sophomore 2013-01-18T04:02:14Z
UCF is officially the largest school in the nation with over 60,000 kids. I believe that there are many different types of people here and all are accepted.
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