College Junior 2012-10-18T18:29:55Z
As far as convenience there is about 2-3 of your favorite restaurants all with-in a two mile radius.
College Junior 2012-10-18T18:26:17Z
I personally feel that the transportation at Central Florida is great. I have mid-afternoon classes and it can get a bit busy during the lunch hour but there are always shuttles around to compensate for the crowded parking lots and garages.
College Senior 2012-10-18T14:13:41Z
Parking is usually full though they are building a new garage. Also permits are very pricey and they enforce and give out tickets often!
College Senior 2012-10-18T14:08:04Z
There are a ton of options and variety anything from fancy and semi expesive to casual to fast food!
College Sophomore 2012-10-18T05:04:00Z
The weather at UCF can be quite a challenge for some people, specially for out of state students. Over the summer it gets VERY HOT! and since it is Florida random rainstorms will appear and dissapear in a matter of moments, however it is nothing that would impede you walking to class.
College Sophomore 2012-10-18T04:58:33Z
UCF tries to make its dining options as great as possible however this is not the case. There are 2 dining halls where you can use your meal plan in, they have variety however their food isnt that great quality, and they barely serve you food. You need to keep going up to get more food, and it is not filling. The prices for a meal plan are quite high, and rarely anyone buys a meal plan the following semester.
College Sophomore 2012-10-18T04:55:49Z
Parking at UCF is TERRIBLE! This is one of the largest universities in the country, and they have many parking garages and parking lots, but they are always full. If you are driving to class arrive to campus atleast 30 minutes before your class starts because it is impossible to find a parking spot anywhere. You are better off finding a shuttle to take you to campus. In addition, if you park somewhere you are not allowed to, you will get ticketed, and they are very strict on ticketing.
Recent Alumnus 2012-10-18T04:41:20Z
It's an average amount of drugs and alcohol. I have definitely noticed the drinking and weed, but other than that I don't think there's too much of a problem. It all depends on the kind of people you hang around.
Recent Alumnus 2012-10-18T04:37:09Z
There is a lot of off-campus housing around UCF. There are many different options and layouts, so you will have lot of choices. Some of the rates are high, but it seems like all student housing is expensive. They tend o have shuttles to the campus which is convenient. I never had trouble with availability. Most student housing has some kind of security and parking rules, so it is relatively safe.
Recent Alumnus 2012-10-18T04:31:31Z
There are shuttles from many of the off campus housing which is very convenient and helps reduce your cost for gas and a parking pass. Parking on campus can be a nightmare and passes are about $100/ year. There are Lynx buses and stops everywhere and a station downtown, but I'm not sure about the cost because I have a car. The airport is about 15-20 minutes away.
Recent Alumnus 2012-10-17T18:19:19Z
I never was personally affected to alcohol during my college years. There are might be some parties, but usually everything under control. The cosiety i am a member of has a very strict alcohol policy, so I never see it at school.
Recent Alumnus 2012-10-17T18:17:36Z
The are lots of foos options in a Student Union and in some of the Caumpuses. You can find late or 24 jours open places also. Vending mashines are everywhere. The food options ranges from different cuisines, traditional food, and fast food. Lots of options for any taste buds.
Recent Alumnus 2012-10-17T16:54:57Z
Health & Safety:
i have not felt unsafe at UCF. it is a pretty big campus but there is always a security around or one of those posts where you can call for help.
Recent Alumnus 2012-10-17T16:48:13Z
sports at UCF are pretty big especially the football season. students are very school spirited wearing the school colors and t-shirts. at football games there is always a crowd of fans to support the teams.
Recent Alumnus 2012-10-17T16:45:55Z
i think that the transportation options at school are good. there is always a shuttle every few miinutes and most of them are convienient in the location near the school.
College Senior 2012-10-17T15:47:57Z
The dining places are good with a variety of options. The student union has many different food places to chose from. Not only is there different styles of food but at a reasonable price since we are college students.
College Sophomore 2012-10-17T03:48:17Z
There's a shuttle service, there's services for bike racks and stations to fix them and there's buses
College Sophomore 2012-10-17T03:43:39Z
There are all kinds of ethnicities and religions on campus as well as clubs and organizations for everyone to feel comfortable in being themselves
College Sophomore 2012-10-16T16:15:35Z
There is so much to do in Orlando!! Not only is the campus of the University of Central Florida always busy and fun, there is a city full of entertainment, excitement, and activities that the campus is located in. In the city of Orlando, there are so many parks (i.e. Disney, Universal, ect.). There is downtown Disney and regular downtown. There are so many main, busy streets that there are many restaurants and mini-golfing. There is never a dull moment at UCF or in the city of Orlando.
College Sophomore 2012-10-16T16:06:45Z
If you want to go downtown, you can use a bus system. Some days, it isn't there, which can be inconvenient. Other than that, however, it is very affordable and helpful.
College Junior 2012-10-16T15:52:53Z
Academics here are good. I do have to say though there is a wide range when it comes to professors, especially in the gen-eds. I really advise using ratemyprofessor.com when choosing classes because I have heard multiple cases of people taking the same class but with different professors and one being impossible and the other being super easy. Workload isn't too bad. Most freshman start out taking 4 classes their first semester and then realize that they can handle taking 5. As a hospitality major, I have loved all of my professors thus far and the workload isn't too bad, its more hands on learning.
College Junior 2012-10-16T15:47:55Z
I love that UCF is in the huge city of Orlando. Unlike other schools that are in the middle of no where, our location sets us apart in many different ways. As far as job opportunities, it is so helpful to be able to network and make connections with people in almost any field right here while we are in school. The amount of tourism in this area opens up many jobs, as well as the chances in Downtown Orlando. Socially, UCF gives you the best of both worlds. While on or near campus, you feel that "college-town" vibe, and have all the benefits of greek life, house parties etc. However, there is also a huge bar/club scene both around UCF and in downtown Orlando (which they run party buses to on the weekend). I also love that there is always something going on on campus. On almost any weekend, there is some sort of event going on at memory mall or at the student union. Our SGA is awesome and really does cater to what the student population wants.
College Junior 2012-10-16T15:41:23Z
I think that we have a decent amount of diversity on this campus. There are a lot of different clubs that celebrate different ethnicities and backgrounds. There is the Asian Student Association, many different hispanic clubs, and also many that celebrate African American heritage. Even though the student body is primarily white, I have never felt a sense of hatred among groups. Also, I find that this school is predominately accepted of different sexual orientations, other than the rare cases of ignorance.
College Junior 2012-10-16T15:33:15Z
I'm from out of state, so I was lucky enough to receive a pretty decent scholarship from UCF. They're usually really nice whenever you need to ask a question in the financial aid office, just be prepared to wait a while.
College Senior 2012-10-16T02:40:49Z
Unfortunately I hardly ever even see the police on campus, some people may think that is a good thing but if something bad happens I want them to be around. As a student though they are pretty good about e-mailing you any security warnings that pertain to students and you can set up your emergency alerts to be texted to you as well. For example if there is a suspicious person reported on campus anyone on the texting alert will be notifies right away.
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