Recent Alumnus 2012-08-15T00:43:03Z
Not a Lot of Options – Knightros and the marketplace are okay. They both have basically the same low quality food but they are reasonably priced and all you can eat. The only other restaurant that takes flex bucks I think is Dominos so its not very flexible.
Recent Alumnus 2012-08-15T00:37:43Z
Health Services Administration – My major is Health Services Administration. A lot of the coursework is available online so it is not exactly the college experience. I have had little interaction with my professors and they didn't offer much real world advice. The classes I did have on campus were always packed.
Recent Alumnus 2012-08-14T23:43:00Z
You Get What You Pay for – You get what you pay for. A lot of new builds, some old. Look at a non-tour room before signing a lease.
Recent Alumnus 2012-08-14T23:38:20Z
We Are a Huge School – This school is huge! Meaning a lot of people, but the campus is compact. So finding a space right next to your class will be hard, but if you use a differant garage and walk to class you will be fine.
Recent Alumnus 2012-08-14T23:35:54Z
There Is a Lot to Do! There is a lot to do at UCF! On campus there are many free activities for students! The area is full of international attrations! Great attitude!
Recent Alumnus 2012-08-14T22:55:43Z
It's Florida, So Expect Anything – The weather in Orlando has a mind of its own, but it never is unbearable. It never gets too cold, and the hot season does not last all year. There is a rain season, but there is always some sun time during the day. Overall, it's a nice environment for getting to class from day to day.
Recent Alumnus 2012-08-14T22:53:10Z
I Love This School – Sure, as all schools, it has its problems, but UCF is a fantastic University, full of opportunities and experiences waiting to happen. I received my undergraduate degree there and am currently pursuing my graduate degree. It's a large university that does not feel large, for it is shaped as a circle; it is impossible to get lost. The faculty is helpful when it can be, and the food choices are better than most schools. Overall, it is a university that takes care of its students, especially if you have a chance to attend the Burnett Honors College.
Recent Alumnus 2012-08-14T22:49:43Z
A Great Little City – Orlando is a city like no other. It caters to all sorts of interests. By UCF, the area is very collegiate. As officially the largest university in the United States, it offers everything a college town can. Ten minutes away from the UCF area is Downtown Orlando, with its parks, local bars, and theaters. It offers the same great culture and vibrance of a large city, but at a smaller proportion. And then there is the Resort area, with Universal Resort, Disney World, Sea World, Downtown Disney, and all the ultimate shopping of a tourist destination. With malls such as the Mall at Millenia, Florida Mall, and the Outlets, there is no need to leave the city for anything. Right nearby is International Drive, full of quirky restaurants, hotels, and entertainment experiences such as Wonder Works, Ripley's Believe it Or Not, and Cirque du Soleil.
Recent Alumnus 2012-08-14T18:14:04Z
Interdisciplinary Studies – I am satisfied with my program and I enjoy it very much. The workload I would say is average, and the professors are great. The curriculum is quite broad, which allows you to choose the courses you see fit into your future plan. I do wish that more internships and job opportunities were advertised and offered.
Recent Alumnus 2012-08-14T18:08:31Z
The financial aid process is extremely easy and smooth. The preliminary step in applying for financial aid is to complete and submit the FAFSA. Once the school has received this, you will be notified of what your award package is. Within that notification email, you are told about the different college scholarships that are available to you. I have even received an email notifying me of a scholarship I was eligible for, along with the deadline information.
Recent Alumnus 2012-08-14T18:05:19Z
Interdisciplinary Studies – I am extremely happy with my program, I get to explore the fields of the mind and the body functionality, and if I could do it all over again, I would. The only problem is, with a degree that is relatively new in essence, it can be difficult to choose a career path and be accepted into it. For example, many people are uneducated in this degree and will feel that we are unqualified for some particular field, when in fact, we are able to integrate two disciplines of knowledge to understand and solve problems in the world.
Recent Alumnus 2012-08-14T18:04:06Z
Self Sufficiency Is the Key to Success – UCF is a giant school. Class sizes are ridiculous, and programs are under-funded. That said, you can be very successful at UCF if you want to be. The faculty (at least in my college of arts and humanities) is very knowledgeable and willing to help students on a one on one basis during office hours or after class. If you show dedication and you make yourself memorable, faculty will start catering to you since you're obviously getting the most out of the curriculum they are trying to fit to hundreds of students.
Recent Alumnus 2012-08-14T18:01:06Z
The process of enrolling into my degree program of Interdisciplinary Studies was quite easy. After researching it on the website, the main criteria was choosing two focus areas that do not overlap in material, and a minor of your choosing. The only difficulty I experienced, was deciding on what focus areas I wanted, that could be completed while being stationed overseas, and that I found to be interesting and enjoyable. Some tips for the admissions process would be to research your areas and see which fits your goals for your career choice, and ask your advisor any and all questions you have.
Recent Alumnus 2012-08-14T17:38:46Z
I would like to have an internship, but living overseas on a military base can make this more difficult when compared to the typical college student. My other concern is finding an internship that best fits my major-Interdisciplinary Studies focusing on Behavioral and Social Sciences and Life and Biomedical Sciences with a minor in Health Sciences. Since my area can be describes as broad, I may have to wait until I go to nursing school. I really want to gain experience in my field and as of now, I mainly volunteer in medical settings to help with that.
Recent Alumnus 2012-08-14T16:31:47Z
As long as you stay on top of your information, financial aid process should go smoothly.
Recent Alumnus 2012-08-14T16:29:56Z
Never Been in Trouble – I have never been in trouble at UCF and I dont know anyone who has
Recent Alumnus 2012-08-14T16:27:30Z
No Time – Between working full time and school full time I really dont have much time to go to the nghtlife scenes, but when I do I always have a fun time.
Recent Alumnus 2012-08-14T14:04:41Z
Health & Safety:
Very Safe – I've never really felt unsafe on campus but might be because I am a large man. However there have been a few house and car break ins that I've heard of since I've been enrolled here.
Recent Alumnus 2012-08-14T13:46:30Z
UCF has a solid sports program, however with the size of the school and the amount of high school talent in the area we should be much better then we are. Football-wise, I blame George Leary.
Recent Alumnus 2012-08-14T13:42:05Z
A Great Mixture – I don't think I've had one class that wasn't extremely diverse. Its nearly impossible to get a group of 5 people together in a class that doesn't involve diversity.
Recent Alumnus 2012-08-14T13:40:35Z
Love It – I really love the school. The atmosphere is wonderful, the school is affordable, and the overall experience has been everything I could ever ask for out of college and more. Only draw backs for me are the sports teams don't really perform all that well and the number of foreign teachers with accents that made them really hard to understand is disappointing.
Recent Alumnus 2012-08-14T13:37:15Z
Guys & Girls:
Girls Are Gorgeous – The girls at UCF are by far the hottest out of all of the Florida colleges.
College Sophomore 2012-08-14T05:04:23Z
Figure It Out – Financial Aid Counselors are crabby and not helpful, they just say what they have to in order to hang up the phone.
College Sophomore 2012-08-14T04:57:11Z
Guys & Girls:
Not in It for the Long Haul – Pretty much the majority of the guys ....... actually all of them have no interest in making you their girlfriend. They may make you think they like you, even tell you they do but they are most likely telling other girls the same thing (from experience). But of you are into just hooking up then , this is the school for you, because that is pretty much what everyone wants at UCF, Good Luck!
College Junior 2012-08-14T03:56:48Z
Here at UCF we have our very own shuttles that will take you to any of the apartments that are within the UCF area so you don't have to worry about how you'll be getting to school if you reside out of campus. Conveniently we also have the Lynx bus that stops right inside the campus in case you need to travel somewhere farther away, and if you're unsure of which bus to take you can check online for their bus routes and anything else you might need to know. UCF also has a special cab service which will be free of cost up to a certain limit in case you need to be picked up late at night.
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