College Sophomore 2012-11-26T21:22:22Z
The times when alcohol is most visible/present on campus are the Saturdays for home football games. Most students who set up tents on Memory Mall (the field in the middle of campus) participate in alcohol-related games. UCF has been cracking down on underage drinking with the use of undercover cops to bust those under 21. Also, emails are sent to all students specifying that underage drinking is not permitted on campus during tailgating. The university also implements an Alcohol Awareness program which all freshmen and transfer students must complete upon beginning classes. Concerning drugs, a small percentage of the student population smokes cigarettes. Besides alcohol and tobacco use, I do not know of any other drugs which students take part in.
College Sophomore 2012-11-26T17:19:47Z
The costs of off-campus housing is pretty reasonable. There continues to be more and more apartments and housing being built. The safety is also fairly good with the exception of some bad areas. However, the parking in many of these housing facilities is difficult for both the owners/renters and their visitors.
College Sophomore 2012-11-26T17:15:54Z
UCF recently went smoke free in Fall of 2012. Along with that, UCF is very secure about other drugs unlawfully being on campus.
College Senior 2012-11-26T15:06:39Z
We have a great football team, and the support for other sports is great.
College Senior 2012-11-26T15:03:46Z
Great academics. UCF has some of the best people in their field teaching the subjects.
GenEds are kind of a pain though, often taught by TA's. Sometimes I don't really learn anything in those classes, not because they're not interesting, but because the TA doesn't... teach.
College Senior 2012-11-26T15:02:30Z
My education thus far at UCF has been great. Although the school is known to be one of the largest, population wise, in the nation, at no time have I felt that my classes were too large or overwhelming. I feel that the teachers are very helpful, especially those in music.
College Junior 2012-11-23T04:01:07Z
There are many places computer usage is offered at UCF. The library can be a great resource; however, everyone knows to go there. My advice would be go to the lab in Classroom Building I. It's quite, and there are less likely to be people there. Also, if you want to print something out, the best time to go to any printing lab is an hour after they open till before noon or wait till later in the day around 3. The labs are slammed around the middle of the day. As far as the internet goes, some days it's good; some days it's slow, and you might have issues getting on.
College Sophomore 2012-11-22T22:04:36Z
The towers are awesome. I have my own room and my own lock.
College Sophomore 2012-11-22T22:02:51Z
Health & Safety:
It is great! They always provide great health medication. The school is also safe with their own police force
College Sophomore 2012-11-22T21:56:38Z
Parking really isn't as bad as people make it out to seem
College Sophomore 2012-11-21T08:14:50Z
UCF offers many different options for housing and can fit tons of people. There are five on-campus living options. These are the Towers, Lake Claire Apartments, Nike/ Hercules, Libra, and Apollo. Libra and Apollo are the simpler styles; they have shared bedrooms for two people to a room and four people total in a suit. Nike/ Hercules offers either a simple style similar to Apollo and Libra, or they also offer apartment style where each person gets their own room. The apartment style also includes a living room, kitchen, two shower/bathrooms, and shared double sink/vanity area. Lake Claire is for first year students only and is apartment style. Towers are the nicest apartment style living option on campus, but cost the most.
There is a lot of space available in the dorms, the RAs are really great and helpful, and they do a lot to make you comfortable. On campus housing also has maid service that comes and cleans bathroom and kitchen areas.
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.
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