College Sophomore 2012-12-16T12:25:00Z
Professors are nice, helpful and depending on who you have don't have too bad a workload. Registration is easy as long as you do it early. And there are plenty of tutoring opportunities available throughout the year. Only bad thing is the classes are on average are fairly large.
College Sophomore 2012-12-16T12:21:05Z
People around school are very open to help you when it comes to finding information about off campus housing. The shuttles arrive fairly often and they are generally very close to the campus. So it is very convenient to live off campus. The costs isn't too bad in my opinion. I pay about 600 a month for everything including utilities and my own bathroom. Availability is dependent on where you want to live. Certain places fill up quickly, and others are constantly getting new arrivals. Overall it's a pretty good experience for me, and I love living off campus.
College Sophomore 2012-12-16T12:17:21Z
There are so many people, so you can of course expect parking to be fairly difficult. The few times I do drive to class I arrive very early in the morning. So parking is never really a problem for me. But I have seen it at its worst, and it is not pretty.
College Sophomore 2012-12-16T12:12:00Z
Health & Safety:
I feel safe when I am on campus. I often see security walking about during the day. And during the night there are multiple cop cars parked around campus and even rolling through the campus constantly vigilant. There are cameras nearly everywhere, and I have not had the displeasure of hearing about any recent crimes. There are warning everywhere to keep students constantly on their toes to prevent such things.
Recent Alumnus 2012-12-16T03:13:36Z
Being in the Microbiology and Molecular Biology program at UCF, I can give this college an A+++++. I feel very prepared for my professional school goals, and it is all thanks to the tough curriculum and great professors at UCF. You would have to disagree with me during your freshmen and sophomore years, as does everybody, but you will see the fruits of your labor once you get to researching med school (or other professional school) curriculum.
Recent Alumnus 2012-12-16T03:11:08Z
Scholarships are plenty if you go out there and hunt on your own. UCF Financial Aid department is the last place you want to go though. Just go on their website and do your own searches/researches.
Recent Alumnus 2012-12-16T03:06:57Z
Guys & Girls:
Students are awesome! It seems as if everyone takes a strive to be in a great physical state. Students are well-balanced between school and fun. People dress casually to class; many coming dressed for the gym after class. Every student I have come across is fun, well-rounded, brilliant, and very practical. We have people with 4.0 GPAs who are not robotic study hubs who lack vitamin D synthesis due to complete removal from day light. If you are looking for a great education that doesn't have to be in the middle of "brick walls," UCF is definitely the place for you.
Recent Alumnus 2012-12-16T03:02:31Z
Although I have given UCF a C in diversity, I would have to award in A for "growing diversity." UCF now consists of one of the largest (if not the largest?) student bodies in the nation. New grounds for diversity are being set, and a wide variety of students will come to UCF in the following semesters.
College Senior 2012-12-16T01:56:11Z
Although the majority of students here are Caucasian, that is expected because it is the composition of our country. We do have a good mix of different races, religions, political backgrounds, and sexual orientations that make up the student body population. This makes a very comfortable and diverse setting on campus.
College Senior 2012-12-16T01:51:22Z
I think that the opportunities at UCF are amazing! I have worked with career services to find a great job, volunteered as a research assistant in psychology labs to gain hands on experience, and met a lot of great people in the process. Campus life is great, and the social scene here at UCF and in the Orlando area is so exciting. I love it here.
College Senior 2012-12-16T01:47:05Z
Student life at UCF is amazing! I absolutely love it here. We have so many activities such as concerts, comedy knights, spirit splash and so much more! The student union is the center of everything, and it is so much fun to hang out there. Every Wednesday, there are so many vendors out there with free stuff that we can get. I always feel welcome and involved at my school.
Recent Alumnus 2012-12-15T20:52:22Z
The local atmosphere is great. There are plenty of places to visit.
College Sophomore 2012-12-15T00:10:57Z
I didn't get much financial aid. The school constantly said that there was plenty of money out there but it's not that easy considering they never explained fully where to find it. The major part of my financial aid comes from the FAFSA which the school does a good job of reminding us to fill out every year. The other source of my income comes from a scholarship I earned back in high school. I have apply to some scholarships for UCF but I haven't heard anything yet.
College Sophomore 2012-12-15T00:07:18Z
Sports, especially football and basketball, are a big deal at UCF. As a first year, I didn't see that much enthusiasm for the teams but maybe some of the older students were excited. Our football team isn't the best but everyone has school spirit. We have an excellent workout facility that has a wide range of exercising options that is diverse.
College Sophomore 2012-12-15T00:02:35Z
Orlando is medium sized with lots of activities available. At the local mall, there is a movie theater that I went to recently and plenty of stores and shops that are useful. We used the home depot a lot this year to find tools for our engineering project and the stores are only a short drive away.
College Senior 2012-12-14T22:42:09Z
Orlando has many apartment complexes and houses for rent for a reasonable price.
College Senior 2012-12-14T22:39:57Z
Health & Safety:
I have never felt unsafe on UCF campus. I constantly see the campus police roaming, especially in the parking garages.
College Sophomore 2012-12-14T07:09:46Z
Guys & Girls:
You'll find all sorts of guys at UCF. Very diverse student population for both genders. I can firmly say though, as a straight male, it's hard to go more than 30 seconds walking around campus during the day and not see a very very attractive girl no matter what your tastes are.
College Sophomore 2012-12-14T07:07:46Z
Greek life is a pretty big deal. Yes, only 10% of campus is involved but considering that's still 6,000 people, it's a lot. Rushing for guys is easy, but pledging can be different than other schools mainly in that many of the pledges for the better fraternities are dropped. For girls rushing can be very stressful, but many of the girls that I have talked to ended up at their first choice from nearly day 1. Greek Life at UCF is a great way to meet girls and guys and to have a great time partying. Also most of the bars near campus are all staffed by Greeks.
College Junior 2012-12-14T04:35:23Z
I recieved my financial aid without any problems but the office is a nightmare at the beginning of the semester!
College Junior 2012-12-14T04:33:17Z
For a permit that is good for the whole year, its about $90 which is pretty pricey. But there are eight garages and you will definitely find a spot in ONE of them! Parking lots and garages are designated for certain dorms with a special permit, ensuring students who live on campus will always have a spot. Parking for the gym, however, really stinks, its always packed. Definitely leave for class early just in case! And if you live on campus, having a car is in no way necessary, when I lived on campus I barely ever used my car.
College Junior 2012-12-14T04:30:08Z
Being in Florida it gets HOT and walking around on campus can be somewhat of a workout because of how much you'll be sweating, but hey how many other schools have students wearing flip flops and shorts all year long? It also rains quite a bit, but usually at the same time every day, you learn to bring an umbrella after getting stuck in the rain a few times.
College Junior 2012-12-14T04:23:39Z
Greek life is a huge part of UCF. Being the now largest school in the nation, a large majority of students are involved with Greek Life. I, however, am not one of those students. I have many friends involved in soroities and frats but I could not honestly give the Greek Life here a grade.
College Senior 2012-12-14T00:12:22Z
Hospitality Management is a very easy major to get into because it has its own college. The numbers are growing so I believe that is will start getting difficult to get into
College Sophomore 2012-12-13T18:33:52Z
Food is very diverse from the dining rooms to the student union that has different options such as fast food to a salsa place by one of the classes.
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