Recent Alumnus 2012-10-30T16:38:44Z
This is entirely dependant on the major you choose. Some programs have stricter requirements for acceptance while others only require a minimum GPA (usually 2.0).
Recent Alumnus 2012-10-30T16:36:04Z
I heard once that the parking ratio on campus is 1 spot to every 7 students. That was in 2008. I can't even imagine how much worse it's gotten now. WALK OR TAKE THE BUS.
Recent Alumnus 2012-10-30T16:33:05Z
UCF is incredibly lenient on its policies but they do crack down on illegal drug use and underage drinking.
Recent Alumnus 2012-10-30T16:31:52Z
UCF is a diverse school with many different ethnic/racial backgrounds comprising the student population. There is also a vast array of people with different religious and political beliefs and economic backgrounds. For the most part, everyone, including professors and staff, are very accepting of this diversity.
College Junior 2012-10-30T03:14:34Z
Parking at UCF really depends on how lazy you are to walk around campus. If you are a person who hates a brisk walk every day to class then parking is going to be a nightmare for you, as every garage except garages A, I, and H are always full and you will have to circle around for a spot. The garages that I mentioned always have a spot but usually the first two floors are full and then you will have to take a brisk walk to get to the center of campus where the majority of classes are held.
College Junior 2012-10-30T03:02:15Z
There are mostly fast-food restaurants around campus such as Wendy's and a taco place that I forgot the name of. I don't live on campus so I am not really aware of the different dining options around the area.
Recent Alumnus 2012-10-29T23:58:42Z
Orlando, as well as UCF is just a huge melting pot of different types of people. I felt like all of the students I attended UCF with were all varied in age, race, religious preference, sexual orientation and ethnic background. That's why I liked UCF so much. There is a club you can join for anything related to whatever your nationality or any political preferences are and there is a really open space for everyone. As far as economic background goes, I knew some students who were there on all loans and scholarships and some who had their parent's credit cards handy to pay tuition. It just varies.
Recent Alumnus 2012-10-29T23:51:16Z
Health & Safety:
UCF has their own police department on campus. I felt very secure living on campus and then again just going to school during the day or for evening classes. Drive the speed limit though! The UCF Police Officers are known for no nonsense with speeding tickets.
Recent Alumnus 2012-10-29T23:48:57Z
There are so many apartment complexes in the area... some nice, some not so nice... living off campus is worth the experience though. Utilities are usually included so that makes it easy for first time renters, but the price of rent is usually high because of this. Again, worth it.
College Junior 2012-10-29T15:13:38Z
I'm in the Communication Sciences and Disorders major in the school of Health and Public Affairs. I enjoy it because my dream is to work with children with communication disorders like my own nephew and help them be able to communicate with others and control their behavior. I usually will take over 12 credits a semester and even 6 credits in the summer. I'm currently looking at internship possibilities at some of the autistic schools in the area.
College Junior 2012-10-29T15:10:32Z
My program will be difficult to get into because it is becoming more competitive. For grad school I will need to score high on the GRE exam, have an internship, a GPA minimum of around a 3.5, and letters of recommendation. They tell you you want an internship to better your chances of getting into the grad school of your choice. Now just to get into the undergrad major itself at UCF is unlimited access and theres no fighting to get in.
Recent Alumnus 2012-10-29T01:19:43Z
Any where you go off and around campus you will definitely return too
College Senior 2012-10-28T22:38:19Z
You have a few good options to eat and choose from, you should always be able to find something you like.
College Senior 2012-10-28T22:32:22Z
I have to commute to school. Reduced tolls please.
College Senior 2012-10-28T22:00:06Z
Great teachers, however curriculum could be better. Facilities are very nice. Workload is not terrible, however several friends are overtasked. job opportunities and internships are constantly offered.
College Senior 2012-10-28T21:48:17Z
Since the off campus community is growing, most of the newer apartments are very nice. However all of the amenities come at a price, as living off campus is very can be pricey. The off campus housing did not earn an A because the prices can be high, and the lower priced complexes tend to be in fair to poor conditions. Also select areas around the UCF area can have elevated criminal activities.
Recent Alumnus 2012-10-28T20:17:50Z
Up-to-date software, quick computers, plenty of computers on campus for students to use.
Recent Alumnus 2012-10-28T20:15:26Z
Good variety. Cheap prices that college students can afford.
College Senior 2012-10-28T16:02:15Z
Health & Safety:
As far as safety goes, they have a lot of police that go around campus and make sure everything is ok. They cover the parking lots also to make sure everyone is safe. There are call boxes around campus is you ever have an emergency. There is a health clinic on campus where they offer some free services.
College Senior 2012-10-28T15:56:31Z
There is a lot of parking, but at certain times it is hard to find spots and you have to walk a while to get to your classes. At a school this big that is to be assumed though.
College Senior 2012-10-28T15:51:06Z
UCF is located in Orlando. Orlando is full of things to do. There is Disney World, Universal Studios, and Sea World. Since it is a big tourist location there is an abundance of restaurants and other activities to do around the city.
College Sophomore 2012-10-28T15:32:53Z
The Greek life is very strong and there are some fraternities and sororities that actually help you in your studies. However, they take up a lot of time and do party quite a bit. Not really a good idea for Freshman to join up.
College Sophomore 2012-10-28T15:28:46Z
I'm a Biology Major so I expected my classes to be challenging and they are but in the right way. If you study, you will do well on your tests. However, if you do not, you will probably fail. The professors do curve their tests and all of my professors have been knowledgeable and helpful.
College Junior 2012-10-26T16:02:47Z
Nightlife for students at University of Central is generally good for all, despite your preferences for music or location. There are several clubs by school, which are really popular because of their proximity. Downtown Orlando is the best place for clubs, and there are several party promotion companies within Orlando so students are constantly informed about upcoming parties. All cubs are 18+, and there are constantly specials such as all free before 11:30 so people that are money friendly can still attend clubs as long as you get there early. Many students don't have cars, but many clubs have party buses that leave from campus and other housing communities to bring you to the club. House parties in Orlando aren't as popular as clubs, many people have small house parties but the club scene is very popular. If you want a fun night to remember, the club scene (both by school and far from school) is your best bet.
College Junior 2012-10-26T15:56:50Z
The best part of University of Central is the housing! No matter how much money you can spend, the housing is beautiful. From brick housing to art-deco style housing, the housing is spacious and always up kept. While our school has 60,000 students making it hard for upperclassmen to get on campus housing, as long as you apply early you have a good chance to get housing. The campus is decorated with palm trees, big open fields to play sports, several sitting areas to hang out, and beautiful spacious common areas located within each community. Housing has monthly activities, such as socials with your fellow residents and Resident Assistant, giving students plenty of chances to meet others. Plus, the Resident Assistant is like a kind big brother/big sister; and, helps you get used to being away from home which is great for freshman. Overall, housing at University of Central is truly home away from home.
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