Recent Alumnus 2012-11-20T20:56:46Z
Psych major interning at a local research lab. Good experience, no pay
Recent Alumnus 2012-11-20T20:55:14Z
Nightlife is for students who are 21 or older. There are a few 18-and-older clubs.
Recent Alumnus 2012-11-20T20:18:18Z
Guys & Girls:
Too much Greek life that doesn't interested me going on around campus
Recent Alumnus 2012-11-20T20:16:32Z
A lot of activities for students to get involved in
College Junior 2012-11-20T18:08:29Z
As a Health Sciences major, my program is easily one of the most popular and common, and I have been satisfied partly because I love the subjects I study. However, the wide range of teachers is a negative because most (if, not all) instructors teach more than 2 or 3 subjects to a program with tens of thousands of students. Because it is a health program, their is a heavy workload. Being in Anatomy and Physiology, I spend at least 2 hours a day in the library studying. The curriculum is not easy, can be difficult at times such as organic chemistry, but it is a major that requires dedication and perseverance. There are several chances for internships, but you must apply early and gain personal relationships with your teachers; because, with so many students vying for the same spot it can be difficult to stand out and get that chance. If you gain internships and great relations, the ability for you to gain graduate school admissions is very high and very likely.
College Senior 2012-11-20T18:04:05Z
The weather here at UCF can be quite unpredictable at times. One day it could be sunny and warm, only for the next day to be dark, rainy, and freezing cold. In the summer and spring time the weather is generally warm but there will be times when the temperature can reach the high 90's or you may experience intense rain storms and monsoons; an umbrella is definitely recommended. In the fall and winter it just gets more unpredictable where it can rain in the morning, be 90 in the afternoon, and then be 40 at night. If you come to UCF you better be prepared for some out of the world weather.
College Junior 2012-11-20T17:56:52Z
With 60,000 students, UCF definitely needs more major options. My major is Health Sciences/Pre-Clinical, and while I love my major several teachers of this track are not as effective as they should be. In the beginning, my major was Health Sciences and then I changed it to Biomedical Sciences in order to gain more scientific insight for medical school. But, biomedical sciences deals with more sciences and naturally is more difficult. As a result, I changed my major back to Health Sciences because it was a general major of sciences, maths and health courses. If I could do it all over again, I would major in Nutrition; however, this major is not offered at UCF. My career goals are to graduate with my Health Sciences/Pre-Clinical Bachelor's degree and attend Physician Assistant School in order to become a pediatric physician assistant. Because the health field is consistently expanding, I have very little to no fear of finding a job.
College Junior 2012-11-20T17:50:48Z
UCF is an extremely prideful school, especially for football. For football games, UCF is basically painted with black and gold and everyone from the band to parents to students are celebrating hours ahead of the game. Brighthouse Stadium is both new and one of the top stadiums in the country, and there is always more than enough seats for the school's 60,000 population. In regards to football, UCF is going into the Big East 2013 so the schools we're playing will be just as good and will challenge us; thus, giving us good games. Besides football, are sports at UCF generally earn respect and popularity. The Women's Soccer team is great, baseball is up and coming and our basketball team has moved into a new conference playing schools like Howard University and University of Miami. In addition, UCF offers Intramural Sports in order to Knights to get involved and compete among other Knights and possibly even other schools. Whether you're a athlete or a fan, there is always a game or team in order to satisfy your love of sports.
College Senior 2012-11-20T17:50:18Z
While at times the Campus can be flexible at other times they can be quite strict and even seem unsympathetic to your plight. While the police here are generally nice, they will not hesitate to right you ticket at the slightest misdemeanor. They've been known to give several tickets just for parking on the dividing line, even if your tires are only slightly on it. But other then that they really are just trying to keep us safe and happy, since there have been a few incidents of people being killed at this school by reckless drivers. So you can't really blame the cops if they happen to be so strict but nevertheless if you screw up here, you will get a ticket.
College Senior 2012-11-20T17:45:22Z
Guys & Girls:
The people here at UCF are some of the kindest, helpful, and all around friendly individuals I have ever met. It is easy to find people here who share your interests and its even more easy to strike up a conversation with anyone at anytime. They are also very helpful and will provide aid and directions to strangers when needed. Most people here are sociable and tolerant, so its not rare to see large gatherings of different people to party or just play games.
College Junior 2012-11-20T17:39:34Z
As a sophomore, I plan on beginning my internships the summer of 2013. Because my major is Health-Sciences/Pre-Clinical, internships and connections are pivotal in order to both gain admissions into graduate school and for future job offers. My school has 60,000 students, so my main concern for finding an internship is availability. Moreover because I do not have a car, another concern is transportation because it is difficult to find ways to places. However if you go began your search for an internship early, and gain positive feedback from professors, the search for an internship will be much more able.
College Sophomore 2012-11-20T17:35:47Z
Parking can be hard to find sometimes since UCF has the largest population in the nation. But, you just have to manage time wisely.
College Junior 2012-11-20T17:32:14Z
I received a very low amount of financial aid, but because University of Central Florida has over 60,000 students more than less receive financial aid. Because the school is so big, my biggest piece of advice is APPLY EARLY! Do not wait until the semester before, because UCF has too many students to take care of in this department. Constantly, when I was in the process of receiving my aid, I had to go to the office twice a week just to make sure things were getting done. As advice, make sure to consistently check up on the financial aid office because if you don't, you might lose your aid.
College Sophomore 2012-11-20T17:31:41Z
I am a freshman and have taken about about 5 classes at UCF and I think the academics are not bad and pretty good for the standard of the school.
College Junior 2012-11-20T17:26:30Z
The process of getting into Health Sciences/Pre-Clinical was very easy, because there are no pre-requisites or applications in order to do so. However because my major is comprised of sciences, maths, and health related courses, it is surely difficult and at times challenging to maintain my major. During my freshman year, I declared my major and began taking general education courses. As a sophomore in the Health Sciences/Pre-Clinical major, I'm now doing few general education courses and more health courses. In order to declare, you can either do it at orientation or log on to the myucf.edu portal (for UCF students only) and change/declare your major.
College Junior 2012-11-20T16:34:03Z
I have not started my degree in Health Services Administration but I'm elated to begin Spring 2013. The orientation process was effortless and the advisors were very attentive in helping the students pick the correct classes and work load. I am very happy thus far!
College Junior 2012-11-20T16:27:57Z
Guys & Girls:
Students at UCF seem to be into themseleves, no one is really out to bother anyone else.
College Senior 2012-11-20T14:33:56Z
This is my first semester at UCF and with my past college I always had a hard time with financial aid. I was worried about the process at UCF and was hoping it was not going to be a nightmare. Let me tell you that the financial aid process here at UCF was amazing for me. I received a good amount of money to help pay for tuition and books. Once I submitted all the documents to the school the next steps didn't take all semester to be completed as they have for me in the past. None of my documents turned up missing as this was a huge problem at my other college. My refund was also deposited into my account two weeks into the semester. Anytime I had a question I just called the financial aid department and all the representatives were extremely helpful and nice. I couldn't have asked for a smoother financial aid process.
College Junior 2012-11-20T02:33:00Z
Florida is hot and humid. The perfect place if you want to wear shorts all the time. You might need a jacket though for the cold air conditioned classrooms.
College Sophomore 2012-11-19T19:16:16Z
There population at UCF is almost 60,000. I doubt there are any preferneces. I have been there for 2 semesters already and I have witnessed all types of races and religions. Other than that there are so many clubs that are set up to attract a specific race or religion, that it helps to not let anybody feel left out.
College Sophomore 2012-11-19T19:14:03Z
Health & Safety:
I have never felt unsafe at University of Central Florida. Even though it is a semi-large campus, there is someone always around. So your technincally ever alone.
College Sophomore 2012-11-19T19:04:45Z
The school has a very big population, so it may be very difficult to actually get one-on-one with a professor, but it definitely isnt impossible. Studying wise, there is a lot of room around campus, but where ever you go, there can be the possibility of it being packed. I recommend carrying head phones so where ever you end up, you can actually focus without the interruption of other voices around you.
College Junior 2012-11-19T17:44:18Z
There are plenty of computer labs on campus, more than I can currently count. We have a printing lab, allowing 120 free pages per week. Wifi is adequate, it can be confusing the first few times you log on, but once you get the hang of it, it's a breeze. There are places on campus to charge your phone/computers/etc. If you're interested in the technology aspect of the school, check out the Tech Commons. It's a pretty cool scene in there.
College Junior 2012-11-19T17:37:29Z
Guys & Girls:
Currently being the largest University in the country, Central Florida is filled with every sort of person. The girl to guy ratio is like 3:1. You have your frat and soro girls, every type of club imaginable, and I found that people are genuinely nice and outgoing. Plus, we live in Florida, so we all have a tan. There are a lot of people here so if you just want to be another face in the crowd, this is the place to do it. However, there are plenty of different people for you to find your own groove and make friends.
College Junior 2012-11-19T17:30:53Z
Health & Safety:
I have always felt safe on campus at UCF. There are emergency stations throughout campus that are available at any time if someone were to feel unsure of their safety. There is also a night time driving service that will provide student a safe escort back to their vehicle or dorm if they feel uncomfortable walking alone at night. For tailgating before football games, if you're underage, you might want to drink before you begin your festivities or just simply don't drink at all! Police seem to be pretty strict about it and it's just not worth getting arrested.
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