Recent Alumnus 2012-09-28T00:43:46Z
Not enough spaces, the university is the second largest in the US.
College Senior 2012-09-27T23:14:02Z
Health & Safety:
I have never felt unsafe walking alone at UCF. Even if I did there are security "pols" located throughout the campus where you cab press a button if you feel unsafe and someone will be there shortly and can escort you to wherever you need to go. The only bad thing; there have been reported robberies. So put away your things in your car trunk, don't leave hem visible in the car.
College Senior 2012-09-27T23:08:37Z
UCF's Orlando campus is in a great location. Their are many things to do off campus, all the attractions (Epcot, Universal, Wet'n Wild etc) are only 30 minutes away by car. Everything you need is less than a 10 minute drive away; supermarkets, banks, restaurants.
College Sophomore 2012-09-27T22:04:19Z
The atmosphere at the football games is absolutely amazing. The fitness center on campus is fantastic and there literally is a club out there for everyone.
College Sophomore 2012-09-27T22:02:15Z
There are many different bus stops around campus both to other locations on campus and also to off-campus housing.
Recent Alumnus 2012-09-27T20:48:32Z
Being at the University of Central Florida has been a blessing. I have really viewed different aspects of life coming here, I have met many different people, and I have learned a few personal things since I have been away from my family and my boyfriend. This experience has taught me that I can accomplish a lot things on my own with God on my side, and there are many encouraging students as well as advisers.
Recent Alumnus 2012-09-27T20:42:21Z
Health & Safety:
The safety and the security around the campus is pretty good. You see security and police officers as needed and monitoring things here and there so you feel pretty secure, yet when its night time with the campus being so huge it is a little scary walking alone but I just keep a well watch of all of my surroundings.
Recent Alumnus 2012-09-27T20:35:26Z
The shuttle transportation at the University of Central Florida is very convenient. As a student we must pay for transportation cost as well as parking decals so I just choose to take the shuttle and not buy a decal while also saving gas. They run every 15 to 30 minutes so you must schedule your timing correctly and be in place.
Recent Alumnus 2012-09-27T20:26:19Z
Parking on campus is a little ridiculous at times not only in the garages but in guest parking as well. They give students or vehicles that do not include a UCF parking decal, a $30 fine and there are a lot of students who are very inconsiderate at times. In order to get any where on campus on time, when driving, you must allow 30 minutes or more to avoid traffic, and to find a descent parking space. I would suggest taking the shuttle transportation that is provided to school from student housing which runs every 15 to 30 minutes.
College Junior 2012-09-27T19:01:39Z
Health & Safety:
I have never felt threatened at all here. There are a bunch of emergency phones that you can use if you do feel threatened. All you have to worry about is the people you don't realize that the sidewalk is made for walking and not driving.
College Junior 2012-09-27T07:46:46Z
There are a TON of off-campus, nearby housing opportunities for anyone interested. Having experienced both on-campus and off-campus housing, I can gladly share my experiences. UCF is located in the Orlando area, and Orlando isn't exactly known for it's safe community. However, if you select a good area, you can avoid any hassle and worries. Cost is based on how high of a quality you desire. Price ranges can be as low as 800$ for a two bedroom apartment each month, to 800$ for a single room in a multilevel apartment complex. Generally, they're all nearby UCF, which is a big surplus, and most (if not all!) have pools, gyms, and shuttles to UCF.
College Junior 2012-09-27T07:34:57Z
UCF has many shuttles continually running around a fifteen minute schedule. The only problem, however, is that generally the buses don't follow their own fifteen minute schedule, and can fall off that pattern as much as ten minutes (give or take!) They do have many stops, however, and riding them is generally pretty leisurely.
College Junior 2012-09-27T07:30:53Z
There are plenty of different cultures and the ethnic diversity at UCF is splendid! Everywhere you look you can see different faces and different backgrounds.
College Sophomore 2012-09-26T20:59:46Z
Personally I found the financial aid process, like applying, very confusing. It has so many levels, at least for FAFSA. However, once I got it done it's freeing and I know I'll have some money coming in. So it's helpful in the end to put in all the work.
College Sophomore 2012-09-26T20:51:47Z
Guys & Girls:
The students are very good looking if one knows where to look, but if not it can get a little scary. That's college though, a lot of people don't seem to care about looks as much compared to high school.
College Sophomore 2012-09-26T20:50:16Z
Parking on campus is truely horrible. It takes about thirty minutes to find a spot and it tends to be on the top of the parking garage. That makes my car a sauna by the time I want to leave. I find it is easier to walk to class, and faster too.
College Sophomore 2012-09-25T22:26:08Z
Definitely seen worse. I've heard a lot of dorms get roaches and ants. So far, I've been in the clear (I'm in Libra), usually dorms with kitchenettes are at risk for roaches and ants. Sans your personal touch the dorms sort of look like prison, but honestly it gets the job done. Just sleep and shower here. It could be worse, but definitely could be better!
College Sophomore 2012-09-25T22:22:23Z
There's tons of shuttles to off-campus housing. On weekends from 8:00pm-3:00am there's Knight Lynx which is a shuttle service to either around campus hotspots or to Waterford Lake Town Center, these are free when you show your UCF id. But you definitely need a car to get around anywhere. Zipcar is $10 an hour (or $60 for the whole day I believe), and from what I hear parking is a pain. So beware, parking and transpo is a huge problem here. Not a fan.
College Junior 2012-09-25T18:03:15Z
Parking permits are expensive and it is hard to find spots on campus.
College Senior 2012-09-24T19:19:34Z
The computer labs at UCF are very up to date and reliable. It is always easy to find one to use.
College Senior 2012-09-24T19:18:22Z
The off campus housing is nice, but way too expensive. I had to take out two loans to pay for housing alone.
College Sophomore 2012-09-24T17:07:02Z
Guys & Girls:
UCF is a very diverse community. There are many races as well as cultures here. Although the dominant race is caucasian there is always someone different on every corner.
College Sophomore 2012-09-24T16:57:43Z
There are many classes to chose from and most of the professors are really great but you can't solely depend on them. In order to be successful here you have to play a part as well. Staying on top of all course work is the most important part, that includes studying, going to class, and completing all assignments.
College Sophomore 2012-09-24T16:55:24Z
There is always something going on around campus for the different athletics, especially football. Many people are allowed to volunteer at the events as well. We have many workout facilities to get the players ready and the school community as a whole serves as a huge motivation.
College Junior 2012-09-24T14:07:30Z
Registration for the University of Central Florida can be a real pain sometimes. There are just so many students that often times the classes fill up too quickly. I have heard it only gets worse as you go through school and many friends have spoken of not getting into classes they need to graduate and gradutating later because of that.
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