Recent Alumnus 2012-08-29T20:28:57Z
Diverse, Diverse, Diverse – University of Central Florida is extremely diverse. We have every kind of ethnicity, economic background, political belief, religion, and sexual orientation that one can think of. No matter who you are, you will fit in at the University of Central Florida and find people just like you. We also have hundreds of registered and unregistered organizations here. Therefore, you will also always find something to do and people to do it with.
Recent Alumnus 2012-08-29T20:22:16Z
Overpriced and Lots Are Full – Lots of parking lots. Too many permits issued. Never any parking and permits are very expensive. After 6pm you can park in teacher parking. Not everyone knows that
Recent Alumnus 2012-08-29T20:18:21Z
Tons of Options – On University Blvd and Waterford Lakes.
Everything from Dollar menu fast food to high end.
McDonalds, Wendys, Burger King, Panera Bread, Olive Garden, Chilis, Applebees, Unos, El Cerro (hidden gem) Buffalo Wild Wings, Ale House, TGI Fridays, Amigos, Steak n Shake, Taco Bell, Pizza Hut, Dominos, Papa Johns
Recent Alumnus 2012-08-29T20:15:52Z
Guys & Girls:
Above Average – Girls are into high end designer. (prada, burberry,) even for clothing
Guys are wearing designer also. Italian leather shoes polos and jeans
Recent Alumnus 2012-08-29T20:11:29Z
Buses Are the Way to Go – Parking at University of Central Florida is a total hassle and unnecessary. It is definitely better to park at off-campus housing and take a shuttle onto campus. There are 12 routes and about 4 buses on each route. The buses come to every student housing complex every 10 to 15 minutes. I will say from experience that they do run a little slower from 12pm to about 1pm because drivers are probably switching shifts. However, as I stated, anything is better than parking on campus. You will spend about an average of 20 minutes in the morning trying to find a parking spot. The buses are also free because they are included in tuition, and there is an app for smart phones and I-phones that lets you track where the bus on your route is so you know how much time you have to get to the bus stop.
Zip cars are also very convenient. On campus, you are allowed to rent a car, with insurance and gas included in your rent. The rent rate depends on how long you need the car, but it is not that expensive. My friend rented one and had it for the weekend for $25.
College Junior 2012-08-29T19:03:29Z
You Can Go Out at 18 – In Orlando you can be 18 and still get into almost everything all the time!
College Junior 2012-08-29T18:59:28Z
Need More for Busy Hours – Thet need more parking spaces at busier peak hours but they do offer shuttle which are quite helpful!
College Junior 2012-08-29T18:55:14Z
Busy Busy Busy – There is so much to do around ucf itself in short distances it's great to live in the center of the state
College Junior 2012-08-29T18:50:25Z
Amazing school just go there everyone who comes here absolutely lives it!
College Sophomore 2012-08-29T18:22:22Z
Starting off as a Bio-Med major, I believe this course of study is the best as it encourages me to strive harder in my education. Each professor has strict guidelines but with a bit of humor. As each class progresses, I find myself wanting to study more. One professor in social science starts off each class with a quote. Either from a well known author or from a recent article. No matter what the quote is, it somehow fits in the session. His level of teaching thusfar has kept the entire class focused. That is the mark of an excellent instructor.
College Sophomore 2012-08-29T18:12:33Z
Internship Advantage to the Student – I have in place an internship with an oncologist after I complete my first semester. The time alloted for this will enhance my degree as having a first hand look at my chosen profession. Although I will not receive any payment, the education it will provide is priceless. I am currently a life-guard certified in first-aid and CPR.
College Sophomore 2012-08-29T17:54:05Z
I Am Certain That I Will Become a Medical Doctor. As a Bio-Med major and starting this summer at the University of Central Florida (UCF) I have become more adapt to college life. The structured enviroment of UCF and the class schedule has kept me on track. There are several professors who take their teaching seriously and for that I know I will keep my grades up. My goal for myself as well as my future is not to stray from the school class schedule and complete each year on time. Although there will be many obsticles, pushing forward will keep me focused throughout my educational studies.
Recent Alumnus 2012-08-29T17:21:00Z
Crowded Labs, but Worth It for Free Printing – There are a few computer labs located around the campus so it is easily accessible to student's wherever they are on campus. Usually, they are slightly crowded, but mostly it is the Student Government Association lab that is packed. That lab is the most crowded because they offer free printing up to 100 sides and color printing $0.25 per page. The network on campus is very reliable. Most of the students do have their own computers or tablets and the WiFi definitely makes them worth having, but if you don't it isn't a problem.
College Junior 2012-08-29T16:52:32Z
Health & Safety:
Many Resources – Campus has many resources and services to ensure safety. Some examples: if you are out late and feel unsafe walking back to your dorm, you may request a police escort. If you feel like you're in danger, you can find many emergency intercoms on campus. The health center on campus is also very helpful.
Recent Alumnus 2012-08-29T16:51:46Z
Strict Means Safety – Campus policies are very well publicized and enforced. These rules can only add to student safety and well being.
Recent Alumnus 2012-08-29T16:50:17Z
Opportunities Abound – UCF is surrounded by many tourist attractions as well as fantastic restaurants and clubs. Lots to do at all hours when you are not in school or studying. Beach is only 45 miles or so away (Cocoa Beach) as well!
College Junior 2012-08-29T16:40:50Z
Connected on Campus – Living on campus gives you easier access to the many on campus events. More convenient for study groups and such as well.
College Junior 2012-08-29T16:34:50Z
Being a Florida resident, I may have become accustomed to weather conditions that out of state students might find annoying. Weather here can change from sunny to rainy at any moment. Not very predictable. But manageable!
College Senior 2012-08-29T15:30:55Z
Total Hassle – My original estimate for financial aid was perfect, however two weeks into school just as tuition was due the University cut almost all of my aid and I am still in the process of sorting things out.
College Senior 2012-08-29T15:28:48Z
Orlando is a really cool city to go to school in. The University of Central Florida campus and the surrounding area is pretty self contained which gives it a college town atmosphere. However there are also a lot of other attractions in Orlando like Universal Studios and Disney which add a metropolitan atmosphere. In the end students get the best of both worlds.
Recent Alumnus 2012-08-29T01:27:05Z
Not Too Much – As I've stated, there really isn't too much to do in Palm Bay. There's bowling, golf, theaters, mall and parks. Everything is close in proximity which is awesome, however it's pretty lame.
Recent Alumnus 2012-08-29T01:24:14Z
Not too much happens in Florida, besides rain and of course, the classes are never cancelled due to a little rain.
College Senior 2012-08-29T00:38:01Z
The apartments are so expensive and everybody that I have talked to says there are plenty of problems with them from roaches to having their cars towed.
College Senior 2012-08-29T00:35:58Z
The parking on campus is horrible, for 60,000 students, most of which have their cars or are commuting. There need to be more parking garages. The school makes enough money to build more, so DO IT!
College Sophomore 2012-08-29T00:23:02Z
Eh, Greeks. Greeks are not looked at any differently than non greeks. Being a part of greek life does mean you help out in the community and you're always having activities. The greeks are known for their parties, but you don't necessarily need to be a greek to hear about it or be invited. Greeks are constantly hosting activities and events for the whole school to participate in.
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