Recent Alumnus 2012-08-15T15:42:16Z
Homecoming Week – UCF has strong traditions that take place during Homecoming Week. On Friday of the week, Spirit Splash takes place. Spirit Splash is where all students at UCF are invited to run through the fountain in the middle of campus in front of the library. Getting into the fountain on any other day other than during Spirit Splash will result in an arrest by the police.
Recent Alumnus 2012-08-15T15:39:52Z
If students are caught drinking alcohol or doing drugs or having these items in the dorms the punishments are severe. Students can be kicked out of housing and banned from UCF. Noise complaints can cause the police to be called and if they show up they will take down the students names which could result in punishments from UCF.
Recent Alumnus 2012-08-15T15:33:29Z
Printing Labs – UCF has an awesome feature of printing labs for all students who have a valid student ID. Each student receives 100 pages per week free of charge.
Recent Alumnus 2012-08-15T14:39:19Z
A Challenge – There's so many people attending UCF, that parking can be a challenge. In my first week, parking took me almost thirty to forty minutes. I was late to most of my classes that week. However, I got used to it, and learned a couple tricks, so if you know how to adapt quickly it shouldn't be too bad for too long. Overall, parking is still horrible.
Recent Alumnus 2012-08-15T14:36:53Z
They Know When to Make Their Presence Felt – I don't say Greek life is dominating on UCF. You can easily go there, do your 4 year degree, and not feel pressure to join any organizations. However, they are visible enough that if you are interested, it is attainable. They have many many events, and it's a great networking system.
Recent Alumnus 2012-08-15T14:32:00Z
Your Taste – If you're under 21, there are still some things to do and enjoy, but to have the real fun, it's better you're 21 +. That's when you can go to almost any venue, and enjoy places like Downtown Orlando to the fullest. While there are options for the 21 and under, it's basically a downgrade from what you could really be doing.
Recent Alumnus 2012-08-15T14:29:47Z
Be Creative – Orlando is a pretty cool city, you just need to be creative, and have an open mind to activities. You have parks, clubs, theme parks, so you just have to be versatile and open to anything. Visit Pleasure Island if you get the opportunity.
Recent Alumnus 2012-08-15T04:03:43Z
UCF offers a good psychology program. The advisors are really there to help
Recent Alumnus 2012-08-15T01:02:48Z
Garbage Team and Fans – The football team is not very good and they haven't had a stable quarterback since I've been here. Our athletics programs is also under investigation for some of its actions in recruiting and paying of athletes. The football fans are also terrible you see a longer line of fans going to the parking garage after tailgating than to the stadium. Student tickets are pretty much free i got the lottery every time i entered. The more people there the more exciting it is, come on guys
Recent Alumnus 2012-08-15T00:57:30Z
I Had a Blast – Personally, I had a great time while at UCF but many of my friends hated it. The academics did not seem too stellar but perhaps it was my choice of major. The football has been subpar but there is definitely potential for the team and the fans. If you're good at making new friends and have some money to spend then you'll probably have a good time because people love going out to the various drink specials.
Recent Alumnus 2012-08-15T00:50:00Z
Our School Is Huge – UCF is the second largest university in the country right now next to Ohio State. With such a large student body it is difficult to schedule classes and your general education classes may have hundreds of people in them. I think UCF has trouble finding enough qualified teachers to support its massive student body. I have had many adjunct professors who seem extremely under-qualified and teach off of a powerpoint that they themselves haven't even developed.
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.
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