College Sophomore 2012-12-21T01:09:49Z
There are a lot of places to go and eat in and around campus. If you enjoy night clubs, there are about three or four that are really close by. As for the atmosphere, there is defiantly a feeling of being in a very busy, always moving place... if that makes sense.
College Sophomore 2012-12-21T01:05:53Z
In every one of my courses I usually have a majority white male peers. Granted, I am a computer science major so that would mainly account for that. I have seen a wide variety of students around campus though and they all seem as though they are from all walks of life.
College Sophomore 2012-12-21T00:57:11Z
The school for me has been very lenient as to what I can and can't do. I've some things that the school deems wrong and they were usually very understanding, for instance, I parked in a faculty lot because the lot for the students was completely filled one night and I received a parking ticket. I disputed the ticket with a firm explanation of the circumstantial that were behind my inappropriate parking and it was forgiven.
College Sophomore 2012-12-21T00:39:05Z
I haven't really noticed much drug usage on campus. I suppose if I honestly looked, I would find those who do drugs and their suppliers, but UCF is a large campus; if you don't want to be near that scene, it can easily be avoided.
College Sophomore 2012-12-21T00:34:57Z
There's a great variety in the off-campus dining options near UCF: Vietnamese, Mexican, Hispanic, smoothies, Chinese, Jamaican, pizza, fastfood joints, health shops, American, and so on. The food is good but sometimes things can get a bit pricey. There are usually decently priced items at the more expensive locations however.
Recent Alumnus 2012-12-20T23:15:03Z
UCF offers many things for students to do and offers many different ways to get things done. The student union is a great place for students to either study on the upper levels or dine at the various quick-serve food places such as Qdoba, Burger King, Subway, Sbarro, and many more. The UCF arena often has big name artists come through such as Pretty Lights and Tool and they offer discounted concert tickets. The UCF gym is a great way to hang out with friends and gives you some motivation to take care of yourself by having your friends be engaged work-out buddies.
Recent Alumnus 2012-12-20T22:51:01Z
The on-campus scene is very passionate about their students. For example, there are a daunting amount of computers and labs for students to use the school's computers at no cost to the student. There is frequently enough computers on campus (whether in the library, in the Union, the engineering building, or the new computer lab outside the Union) to meet the student's need of completing their school work in case they do not have a computer or if theirs is out of order. UCF also offers two free printing labs on campus with a daily $2.00 allotted printed-page cost; each side is work $0.02, so $2.00 is usually quite sufficient. The free off-campus shuttle that makes frequent stops to the surrounding apartment complexes also show off UCF's green side by offering students a way to get to and from campus without needing to drive their own cars!
Recent Alumnus 2012-12-20T22:38:49Z
Inside the campus is like a little town where everyone is really considerate of each other. Elevator rides aren't at all awkward since everyone has something nice to say and seems interested in what you're studying and plan on doing when you finish school. Most people have UCF pride and sports the school's logo either on shirts, bags, sweaters, bumper stickers, license plates, and tons of other things. The UCF gym is also a hot spot on campus and it seems as if mostly everyone utilizes it as much as they can. Outside of school there are tons of attractions; from Disney World, to Universal, to Arabian Nights, to City Walk and lots more. Downtown Orlando is also full of great nightlife and you do tend to bump into classmates which is great. The SGA center is also great for discounted tickets to these attractions!
Recent Alumnus 2012-12-20T21:37:26Z
The professors are all different, look at rate my professor.com to find out more information. The negative of radio and television is that you have to have a liberal arts minor.It's hard to get a spot in broadcast journalism so apply early. The workload is heavy so be prepared for many long hours and everything is graded very in detail.
College Junior 2012-12-20T21:32:39Z
Orlando is such a great atmosphere to live in! You have Disney and other theme parks to go to. You also have downtown Orlando which is such a great environment for a night out on the town. You also have winter park which is a very classy city with nice restaurants and excellent shopping. The city of Orlando has so many opportunities it is a great city for such a large university!
Recent Alumnus 2012-12-20T21:29:25Z
It is a lot of hard work. We have to learn to write, interview, shoot our own video and edit in order to put together a news package. We also write for the internet. One journalism class is worth 3 credits can give you about 25 hours of work. In terms of internships they're a lot of news stations in orlando. I would suggest doing an externship, It's a one day experience. It will make it easier to then get an internship.
Recent Alumnus 2012-12-20T21:24:04Z
There are lot's of attractions including disney and universal. A lot of fun activities like mini golf and bowling. They're two big malls with lots of stores and one mini mall with many stores right next to UCF. There are some clubs in downtown orlando and they are ok. There are a lots of activities on campus and many clubs.
College Junior 2012-12-20T21:23:34Z
I am a nursing major at UCF. It is very competitive major and the chances of getting into the school are slim because they only accept 120 and hundreds apply. The pre-reqs are very manageable and you meet study buddies because you all are taking the same courses. While it is very competitive people are very willing to help one another. I would suggest living at Nursing at Nike your first year. It is a whole floor of a dorm dedicated to pre-nursing students. I lived there and had classes with everyone on my floor. I also had a nursing freshman class and the professor was a dean of admissions so now I know someone that works personally at the UCF nursing school.
College Junior 2012-12-20T21:15:45Z
I can't personally say for myself because I live on campus in my sorority house. Overall there is a lot of off campus apartments and houses to choose from. They are all very well lit, nicely kept, and very close to school. While there are numerous choices, they aren't all affordable. The closer you get to school the more expensive the rental rate will be. The campus is in Orlando so apartment rates are high.
Recent Alumnus 2012-12-20T21:15:03Z
There are people all of all different races and ages.
College Junior 2012-12-20T21:13:05Z
Overall, yes the classes are very large but mostly the professors really care. I have been in large classes but have kept up with my professors very well through email and face to face. The curriculum is not easy because at UCF the teachers want you to learn the material not slide by with a C. I have also found tutoring very helpful in my classes and very easily accessible.
Recent Alumnus 2012-12-20T19:42:07Z
You apply for housing through a lottery system. I applied twice and got it both times. My first year I was in a healthy lifestyles community so I was put into an apartment style dorm, which most freshman don't get. If you want your own room, this is the way to go. The other dorms, will certainly be a tight fit but you will bond with your roommate and your entire floor as long as you make the effort to go the events the RA will hold. In the apartments, there is not a good sense of community, you will really only know your roommates. The best amenity in the apartment style dorms is that you get the bathroom and floors cleaned once a week, already included in the housing price. The cost, is not bad compared to other schools, and I would say is definitely worth it, at least for one year. Another dorm facility was just built and will be available this fall, so there are tons of opportunities to live on campus. I recommend the apartment style dorms, I would not live in Apollo.
Recent Alumnus 2012-12-20T19:32:04Z
I only give it an A- because there aren't as many local, non chain restaurants as there could be. There is every chain restaurant you can think of here though. Cost is moderate, but it would be cheaper to buy your food from the supermarket. They are very convenient, if you are hungry at 3am there will be a place to go eat. Not too many student discounts but usually outside the student union they hand out coupons for local places. There is a huge variety, you just have to look carefully. A great local place to check out is TooJays. It is a Jewish deli/restaurant and attracts a lot of the locals.
Recent Alumnus 2012-12-20T19:28:39Z
Health & Safety:
Health and Safety – Health is good, everything is kept clean especially bathrooms. The school promotes healthy lifestyles all over campus to encourage better personal hygiene. The safety is okay, i never see police around but there are emergency call buttons around campus that you can press and the police will be there in a few seconds.
Recent Alumnus 2012-12-20T19:27:02Z
If you are here in the summer, it is scorching hot. You will sweat everyday. In the beginning of Fall it is still hot and slowly cools down. Majority of the time it will still be fairly warm in the winter, about high of 80 degrees. Some years tho it can get as cold as 40 degrees at night. It still stays comfortably warm in the spring and then gets hotter and hotter.
The sun is very strong and very bright, even when it's not hot. Not many cloudy days. When it rains, normally it will be about 10 minutes of horrible rain and then go back to bright and sunny.
Recent Alumnus 2012-12-20T19:13:14Z
There are a lot of places to get on a computer. UCF also just recently opened up a new computer lab which has all Mac Desktops. This computer lab is very futuristic looking and also has study rooms, TVs, coffee shop and a computer store. You can print here as well, although you have to pay. The only place to get free printing is the SGA computer printing in the student union, gets busy after 9:30am most days. The network is very reliable in my opinion although there is one classroom that seems to get barely any internet service. Everyone has their own computer at UCF, but you don't have to bring it to school unless you like taking notes on the computer. Most apartment complexes around also have their own computer lab with free printing as well.
College Senior 2012-12-20T19:05:39Z
Movin' Around – You can pretty much get anywhere you need to go around
UCF. We have student escorts at night (although I wished they worked on the weekends), we have shuttles that will take you to the communities close to the school where you can do all of your shopping, we have buses that will get you to class and back to your dorm, and we have buses that will take you to all of the school sponsored activites such as Universal Knights. UCF has an excellent transportation sytem that runs at a great pace.
College Senior 2012-12-20T18:56:24Z
The rooms are nice, it stays relatively quiet, people are friendly, and there are Resident Assistants on every floor. The cost of living on-campus can be a bit much though.
College Sophomore 2012-12-20T17:23:53Z
Health & Safety:
UCF's campus is pretty safe to me. I live in the Towers community and whenever I walk towards the student union area (or anywhere for that matter) 90% of the time I see a police car parked in the area.
I like how if I'm by myself walking in the dark I can just call the safety escort patrol services (or "S.E.P.S") to either drive me or walk with me. I've never felt the need to call them to walk with me because I generally feel safe on this campus. This service runs from Sunday to Thursday 7pm-1am so in the event that you are by yourself after those days/times you can just call the UCF police department's number and someone will walk with you (both numbers along with a few other numbers are conveniently located on the back of all student ID cards).
College Sophomore 2012-12-20T17:12:07Z
Guys & Girls:
There are attractive people who go here. If you're a girl that wants to see an abundance of guys in one spot then I would recommend going to the gym because there are a lot of guys there on a daily basis.
Everyone here is pretty social. I worried that I wasn't going to make friends outside of the people I already knew before starting here but that wasn't a problem for me (as long as you're willing to go up to someone and actually say something to them then you should be fine).
I personally love the way some of the girls here dress and I drew inspiration on how to dress for the rest of the time I have here from them!
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