College Senior 2012-03-26T19:33:12Z
BFA in Fine Arts – The Fine Arts program is restrictive to students with good grades in art classes, as it should be. Since this past semester, the portfolio review to get accepted into upper-level art classes is done online (uploading your images) - very efficient. Next semester I'll start my first painting classes (sophomore-level). I can't wait.
Recent Alumnus 2012-03-26T19:11:03Z
Wish I Didn't Have a Car – There's lots of parking, but unless you have a moped or motorcycle the walk to classes is extreme. UCF is a huge campus and if you don't get to class early you may not find a parking spot or you'll have to walk far either way.
Recent Alumnus 2012-03-26T19:05:28Z
Guys & Girls:
Mix of Everything – UCF is called the University of Central Florida for a reason. Orlando is a mixing pot of all sorts of people. The campus isn't any different. If you have a specific type of guy/girl you like or want to hang out with, you'll find them at UCF.
Recent Alumnus 2012-03-26T19:02:42Z
Why Live on Campus? The Prices are just way to high to be reasonable for the amount of space versus the cost. I live off campus because I can choose roommates who won't party all the time, a location that's not overrun by college students, decently quite, and above all inexpensive. I get a very large room, private bathroom, and have one roommate and pay less than someone sharing a space where there's four or more people living in the apartment.
You do your research and off campus living = A+
College Senior 2012-03-26T19:01:49Z
Great Shuttle – UCF chose a great part of town to locate their large campus. They dominate that area, which facilitates traffic and convenience to restaurants close-by. The shuttle bus stops at many apts in the neighborhood. Plus UCF is a main stop for the local Orlando "Lynx busline". I think they have a great system.
College Senior 2012-03-26T18:26:04Z
Many Choices Available – There are MANY choices of living situations around UCF: apartments, condos, roommate-to-share, etc. Because we are in Florida, usually they have AT LEAST one pool, plus some community activities, an area with a microwave and TV. PLus the UCF Shuttle bus stops by a majority of the apts in the area, making it convenient, not to mention save on gas!!
College Junior 2012-03-26T18:06:23Z
Hard to Find – Finding buses that are going to your desired location can be a bit of a challenge. The buses that are affiliated with off campus housing run at scheduled times, so they are pretty reliable. Otherwise, its hard to find transportation if you dont have a car and want to go grocery shopping.
College Junior 2012-03-26T18:05:08Z
Partying and Drinking – There is definitely a lot more drinking going on at parties than anything else. The RA's on campus are very strict about alcohol possession so the majority of drinking goes on off campus.
College Junior 2012-03-26T18:03:04Z
There are a few parties that happen on the weekend, you just have to find out where they are. The clubs across from campus are a lot of fun if you go on a popular night, but sometimes they can be dirty too.
Recent Alumnus 2012-03-26T17:52:10Z
It's Florida. It's sunny year round and the winters are fairly mild, save for a cold front every now and again. Temperature will reach 90 from march and sometimes into November. People tend to lay out at the pool, of sorority girls on their respective houses front lawns. Summer is hot with thunderstorms nearly everyday, however these generally pass in a hour or two.
Recent Alumnus 2012-03-26T17:47:47Z
UCF has awesome resources for students. The most amazing part of being a UCF student is that the institution is genuinely concerned about your success as a student.
Recent Alumnus 2012-03-26T17:45:36Z
Drugs Are Almost Everywhere – I know of many people who smoke weed on a regular basis, and its generally one call away if you want it. Harder drugs on the other hand aren't as visible, but they are absolutely being used at an above average rate. Alcohol, simply put, is everywhere. Bars around campus are extremely lax on fake id's. There is considerably more pressure to drink, or smoke weed but others drugs seem to be more taboo, and are not encountered very often. The campus has a strict policy on drugs for people living in the dorms. Get caught once and you are gone. Alcohol I think is a three strike policy.
Recent Alumnus 2012-03-26T17:36:51Z
I would say that the diversity is better than normal, but not outstanding. There is a sizable black and hispanic population, but in terms of other races, not as much. There are also clubs/ organizations for different political beliefs although the college republicans and democrats are the main two. There are multiple religious organizations which seems to be very active, and I believe there are also multiple LGBT groups. Overall a fairly diverse campus.
College Senior 2012-03-26T16:34:44Z
50,000+ Students Means a Lot of People – While looking around UCF's main campus it is predominately Caucasian. But with so many people, every ethnicity is represented. And it is certain that a group or student organization corresponding to your personal race/ethnicity is available. Market Wednesday's are a clear sign of this. Every Wednesday student groups set up tables in front of the Student Union to promote their organization. Every interest imaginable is represented. UCF is a very diverse university.
College Senior 2012-03-26T16:29:52Z
At UCF On-Campus housing is pretty limited. With so many students, anyone other than freshman do not usually live on-campus. However, some upper level students live in the apartment style housing known as Towers (1-4) or some Nike/Hercules complexes. As a freshman, I lived in Flager, a part of the Libra community. The dorm style had a communal living area or "pod". This was my favorite part of the dorm because I was a part of the Out-of-State Program. It helped me interact and meet other students who lived on my floor. The rooms were nice as well. A jack-and-jill style bathroom meant only four students shared one shower and one toilet. Every room had their own personal sink.
College Senior 2012-03-26T16:23:11Z
Flashy but Simple – When on tour of UCF the dining halls ensure a great meal to their future "customers". Both dining halls, (Knightros and Market Place) are great in appearance; clean, modern, well-lit, and spacious. However, as a freshman, eating every meal at the same location get repetitive. If you have a special meal plan that allows Dining Dollars, there are other on campus restaurants you can eat at. This offers a good variety without paying even more money than you already did on the meal plan.
College Sophomore 2012-03-26T15:28:55Z
The Printing Lab – Can be crowded during luch time, but moves fast and it is open early and till late in the day
Recent Alumnus 2012-03-26T13:55:45Z
Overall infrastructure is good keeping in mind UCF is the second largest university in the nation in terms of student enrollment. Great companies come in too so if you have talent you can definitely make the best use of it.
Recent Alumnus 2012-03-26T13:52:23Z
Shuttle Service and Gym Are Very Nice – I cam from outside this country and shuttle services to the nearby apartments really help students who don't have a car. They also have frequency throughout the day which helps you get on campus on time and not pay for parking decal.Gym is awesome. Fully equiped and open most of the times almost everyday.
Recent Alumnus 2012-03-26T13:49:39Z
Working With Teams Help – Good class room interaction with classmates and professors. Group assisgnments, presentations etc give you ample opportunities to gain knwoledge , develop inter-personal skills etc.
College Senior 2012-03-26T05:23:58Z
No Problem – When you apply for admittance at UCF, they automatically enter you in all the financial aid applications you're available for. If you want more...they provide information for outside scholarships as well. But at the end of the day UCF with give you your best scholarship offer hassle-free.
College Senior 2012-03-26T05:23:00Z
One of the Largest Universities – With over 56,000 students at UCF, the diversity is incredible. Expect something for everyone here. Literally any interest is going to have many clubs and organization to get involved with.
College Senior 2012-03-26T05:20:39Z
The computer services on campus can vary. In the honors dorm, for example, there is a computer lab with free printing right down the hall. In some buildings, however, the computers are archaic and slow. If you're an engineering student - expect top of the line machines in the labs! WiFi covers the whole campus...so no issues there! Personal computers are certainly helpful, but you can get away without one here at UCF.
College Junior 2012-03-25T20:09:50Z
Busses are your best friends at UCF. They'll take you to your housing from different spots on campus and they run on a fairly regular schedule. Although if you have to take the shuttle to the Rosen campus you'll have to wait, and then it takes 45 minutes to get there. If you're going long-distance you'll have to get a Sun Pass because there are a bunch of tolls.
College Junior 2012-03-25T20:06:07Z
No Tolerance – There is an absolute no-tolerance policy that is pretty strictly enforced. In some dorms you are allowed to have alcohol in your room as long as you're over 21. Otherwise, if you get caught with any illegal substances you'll be kicked out with little chance of just getting probation.
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