College Junior 2012-03-13T21:32:19Z
Health & Safety:
Safety Is Key – I always feel safe walking around school even when I have late night classes. There are emergency stations located all over the school and from 7pm to 1am there is a service called SEPS which ensures that you get to your car or dorm room safely, either with walking escorts or motorized escorts. I love the campus and how safe it is.
College Junior 2012-03-13T21:28:32Z
Anything Is Possible – University of Central Florida is the best school for me. It's located in Orlando, only a short drive away from all the major theme parks such as Disney World, Universal Studios, and Sea World. There are also clubs and bars within two minutes of the school which many students go to. The campus is perfect, with beautiful gardens, a enormous reflection pond, and spacious classrooms. Love everything about the school and the area.
College Junior 2012-03-13T20:29:31Z
Parking is generally pretty crazy. You have to leave a good 30 minutes to an hour ahead of class schedule depending on the time of day. There is a parking center where you can get different rates on parking decals. For those who are visiting, parking is generally free on campus on the weekends.
College Junior 2012-03-13T20:27:15Z
School Spirit – Everyone gets psyched for school games. The basketball stadium is packed, and tailgating is a great experience during football season. In the stands you can definitely feel and see our school spirit. Go Knights!
College Junior 2012-03-13T20:23:40Z
Campus Activities – There is so much to do on campus. It is great for first year students and those who are really trying to get out there to meet people. Each month we get a list of things that are going on and the website is updated daily to inform students of events that are taking place. There is so much to get involved in, and the gym is especially a way to interact with people. With 58,000 students a big gym is expected. It certainly is big and filled with students. Personally it's one of my favorite places to be.
Recent Alumnus 2012-03-13T15:54:51Z
Its Orlando, home of Disney World! We have beautiful weather year round. During the summer it rains in the late afternoons.
College Junior 2012-03-13T15:49:36Z
There is campus affiliated housing and it is kind of expensive but that's just the way the economy is. I heard getting a house and splitting with your friends is the best way to save money, but you have to have a car. If you don't have a care campus affiliated housing is pretty nice because of the busing system it offers.
Recent Alumnus 2012-03-13T15:49:34Z
There are lots of options in off-campus housing around UCF but a lot of them are very expensive and some only offer furnished apartments.
College Junior 2012-03-13T15:45:33Z
It's College – A lot of people go out and party and for the most part are drunk but again there those who do and those who don't. If you can have fun sober around the idiots that are drinking and making fools of themselves you will be fine.
Recent Alumnus 2012-03-13T15:44:44Z
Health & Safety:
Easy to Be Safe – UCF has a beautiful campus and it is easy to feel perfectly safe during the day. No crime ever occurs on campus other than bike theft but the campus is eerie at night. There are emergency posts, safety escorts and a free bus to the bars so its easy to stay safe. The campus could just be a little better lit a night.
Recent Alumnus 2012-03-13T00:00:07Z
A lot of need based scholarships. Which is average, I think, for most campuses, but does little to help those students hailing from a large middle class family that can't support them through college. Especially since "need" and "minority" have become synonymous.
Recent Alumnus 2012-03-12T23:55:14Z
The Orlando area has a ton of things to do late at night. Activities in the immediate vicinity of UCF are rather limited, which is why I didn't give this a perfect score. But if you're willing to drive out 30 minutes in any direction, you're sure to find tons of things to do.
Recent Alumnus 2012-03-12T23:51:17Z
Health & Safety:
Crime and Safety – I never feel unsafe on campus, although I don't feel comfortable leaving my belongings unattended for any length of time, whatsoever. There have been thefts - people breaking into cars - from time to time. And I've noticed that some students have little regard for other's property. But overall, I always feel comfortable on campus, regardless of time of day. A safe ride is always a call away and the university issues mass texts alerts of possible driving or safety hazards on, or near, campus.
College Senior 2012-03-12T02:57:34Z
Completely Unecessary for Any Student – It is possible to have a mental break down before even entering the parking lot. The permit costs are extremely high especially since the security doesnt even really check to see if there are parking decals on all cars in the lot.
College Senior 2012-03-12T02:53:39Z
The school isn't very strict at all. I have seen students obnoxiously screaming/talking throughout the halls disturbing classes and there is never any consequences. There is barely a reason to pay for a parking decal since the school security or police don't even check.
College Senior 2012-03-12T02:44:18Z
Orlando is a city full of diversity which makes it very hard to be bored. The University of Central Florida is a nice school but there is hardly diversity with in the student body. The school does try to expand by having cultural events and on campus parties for the students.
College Sophomore 2012-03-11T19:24:15Z
Florida has fairly nice weather but is subject to afternoon thunderstorms.
College Sophomore 2012-03-11T19:22:55Z
Rules are usually enforced but everyone gets a warning.
College Junior 2012-03-11T04:24:28Z
Fairly Easy, and Generous. I received a scholarship from UCF as well as government financial aid that covered all of my college fees. Processing was simple and forms I required were easy to obtain. The only thing to be wary of is the fact that it's one office, for a giant school. Go early, be patient. It usually isn't too terrible, but don't surprised if there's a wait either.
College Junior 2012-03-11T04:20:55Z
We Party, and We Study! UCF Police have a very low tolerance of underage drinking and substance abuse. IF you're caught, serious consequences can quickly be taken and I know someone who lost their housing even after they were proven innocent. In housing there's a general rule about late night noise levels, they aren't strictly enforced, but if someone complains and the problem ensues, a generally peaceful resolution is reached.
College Junior 2012-03-11T04:13:38Z
Guys & Girls:
From Hipsters to Pledge Boys. UCF hosts a pretty diverse range of girls and guys. There are the athletes, the hipsters, the hippies, the party crowd, the book worms, the artists, the musicians, the theatre geeks, the gaming crowd, the street performers, the awkward kids, the social butterflies. If you think it may exist, it definitely does at UCF. A lot of people are looking for a party, but just because we're labeled a "party school" doesn't mean everyone does. We're a pretty little melting pot.
Recent Alumnus 2012-03-11T00:17:07Z
Guys & Girls:
Most people at UCF are average. You'll find pretty much every "type" of person.
Recent Alumnus 2012-03-11T00:16:04Z
Computers are all pretty good. Most work, every now and then some labs have a few down. The printers work fine and everything is available pretty much everywhere. The network is great. You can get wireless almost everywhere.
College Junior 2012-03-10T17:18:05Z
Spirit Splash – Spirit Splash is an awesome event. It's really fun splashing around with your friends in the reflection pond! So much fun!
College Junior 2012-03-10T17:16:59Z
UCF is a pretty good school and they offer many different things to the student body. I enjoy hanging out in the Library and doing my work. There are many computers and so many books that I can use for research. I also really enjoy the Student Union because it offers free printing and gives out free scantrons for tests which is great because I don't have to pay!
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