Recent Alumnus 2011-11-21T17:13:23Z
Crepe Royal – The food is fresh and healthy. A great alternative to places like Burger King.
Recent Alumnus 2011-11-21T17:09:01Z
Definitely Live on Campus – I loved living on campus. Being right in the middle of everything makes you feel really involved and connected to the school, plus it makes getting to classes so much easier. I met some of my best friends in the dorms and loved everything about it. It forces you to meet new people as soon as you move in, which I think is great. I even loved going to the dining halls because it made meal times a social event, every time.
College Junior 2011-11-21T06:08:36Z
Campus Is Very Compact – Unlike other big universities around the country, UCF is focused and centered around one area, not spread out over a town like UF.
College Junior 2011-11-21T06:07:18Z
Buses Are Amazing – Public transportation is extremely on-point, as many students go off-campus to have a good time and, needless to say, need a system that could safely take them back to their place. Also, they're free for students!
College Junior 2011-11-21T06:03:23Z
Health & Safety:
Could Be Better – Whilst the school does provide ample security and safety measures, there have been way too many instances of theft, drug and alcohol abuse, and defecation of public property.
Besides those, the campus is definitely safe.
College Junior 2011-11-21T02:26:11Z
As I mentioned before, there are many opportunities in UCF to challenge yourself physically. It has great facilities for that, like Recreation and Wellness Center. School spirit is unbeliavable, when there is a football game coming on, student involvement and fan support is at its peak; people wearing UCF shirts and other gear, it just creates a great atmoshpere.
College Junior 2011-11-21T02:22:46Z
I would describe the facilities on campus as modern and nice-looking. The whole aesthetics of the campus are great, there are many trees and plants which contributes to it being peacefull and comforting. Recreation and Wellness Center is very good, it gives many opportunities for you to advance physically, while library provides you with the resources needed to challenge yourself mentally.
College Junior 2011-11-21T01:39:11Z
I Love This Place – I greatly enjoy UCF. I can feel myself grow as a person the longer I'm here.
College Junior 2011-11-21T01:37:30Z
The school offers quite a few events to attend on campus and they are lots of fun. These are the only things I attend, although I've heard from my roomies that the car and club scene is very awesome here too. As for transportation, the school offers shuttles to take us around the nearby area.
College Junior 2011-11-21T01:35:14Z
Living on campus at UCF is more amazing than I expected. We're close to Orlando, so if there aren't any on campus events going on, there's something to do somewhere. The dorm is very spacious, even with two people living in each room, but its still very enjoyable. The cost of the dorm I'm in is the least expensive, and its pretty much worth it. The housing process was very easy, we moved my stuff in here, I said good bye, and then I got acquainted with my roomie.
Recent Alumnus 2011-11-20T23:59:06Z
Be Very Careful – The financial aid process is really what you make it. There is a lot of human error that occurs on both sides of the counter, so you have to do your part. If you get forms in early then mistakes are generally corrected with relative ease, and if you get them in on time then things still have a chance to go over smoothly if something needs to be fixed. But you're bad at being late, then it's going to suck. Make sure you have all your ducks in a row so that if/when things happen you can put it all on them. And APPLY APPLY APPLY for everything because you never know what you'll get. Oh, and try to keep what you get and not have to go through the appeal process.
Recent Alumnus 2011-11-20T23:54:32Z
Trying to Improve – So...parking is NOT the KNIGHTmare (UCF pun) that it used to be, but it's still not cool. You have to plan ahead and if you don't have a parking decal or five bucks for the daily parking that day then you REALLY have to be an early bird. But we recently got some new parking garages to help with the congestion. Still, there is work to be done.
Recent Alumnus 2011-11-20T23:51:21Z
Guys & Girls:
Making It Work – There is no stereotypical UCF student as far appearance or interest or things of that nature, but one thing I believe we all have in common is that we're making it work no matter what level we're at. People are very willing to help each other out and everyone is open to letting people live out their lives the way they want to. If you are looking a place that accepts your differences and gives you opportunities to explore how live life at every level, you can definitely do that here.
College Junior 2011-11-20T07:47:54Z
Long distance transportation does not exist. To go to Disney world a 20 minute car ride, it is a 2 hour lynx bus ride. Getting to Amtrak adds another hour and half onto your trip, 30 minutes of that walking. There are shuttles to campus from some nearby apartments. That's it.
College Junior 2011-11-20T07:45:43Z
There are plenty of relatively cheap bars close to campus. The more fun are in downtown Orlando, just a bus ride away. Downtown is also filled with small bars and venues great for concerts.
College Junior 2011-11-20T07:44:31Z
Finding off campus housing is a struggle that starts before your first semester ends. Off campus housing is either riduculously priced due to unecessary ammenities like 3 pools and a gym (which are at school paid through your tuition), already full, or far away from campus that you will have to pay a toll to go to class everyday.
College Junior 2011-11-20T07:37:56Z
The dorms here are nice. There are no communal bathrooms. Housekeeping is wonderful and cleans your dorm weekly by vacuuming, replenishing toilet paper and washing the sink. There are both cheaper traditional suite style dorms along with more expensive apartment style. Roommate matching is available. The worst part is it is a lottery process to get on campus housing.
College Junior 2011-11-20T07:34:58Z
Campus Activities – There always seems to be free activities going on sponsored by school organizations like SGA, LINK, and Late Knights. All are tons of fun and a great way to me with classmates. The gym is brand new and always fun with interactive machines. The best part of the student union is it is open 24/5.
Recent Alumnus 2011-11-20T04:17:32Z
Goof for People Who Enjoy It. I personally do not enjoy clubs or bars very much, so I skip out on them, but the main reason I do is because of their allowance of smoking inside. There isn't a club around that you won't come home wreaking of smoke from.
Recent Alumnus 2011-11-20T04:15:20Z
Cheap, but Decent Food Off Campus. The dining close to campus is perfect for college students, for it is cheap, but doesn't slack on quality.
Recent Alumnus 2011-11-20T04:12:52Z
UCF Facilities are stellar, and create a great environment for students to learn in. The library is extensive and comfortable, there are always activities occurring on campus, and the landscaping is great.
College Junior 2011-11-20T03:24:54Z
As an Out of State Student, I was offered a large amount of money. UCF is a public Florida university, therefore it is mostly made up of in-state students. So when you apply from out of state, chances are you will receive a nice amount of money. I maintained a high GPA and scored well on SAT's, and UCF was a fairly easy school for me to get into, so they offered even more. However the system is tricky, as an out of state friend of mine had the same GPA and higher SAT scores and didn't receive a dime of scholarship money. You will find out soon after acceptance whether or not you receive financial aid.
College Junior 2011-11-20T03:20:47Z
Even in our current state of losing streaks and scandalous behavior, UCF's fans can be counted on for their spirit. Tailgating here is crazy, there are hundreds of tents filled with young fans grilling, socializing, drinking, and having fun on Memory Mall. As the 2nd largest school in the nation, we have a strong fan base and are becoming bigger and better known in the sports world.
College Junior 2011-11-20T03:17:30Z
Guys & Girls:
Many girls here choose to join sororities... most of them are superficial and try wayyy too hard. They take over the gym and usually don't do anything on the machines besides try to look good. They are ALWAYS in packs/swarms. There are a variety of girls who don't rush - many of these girls try hard in their classes, go to bars, join sports/clubs, or are just down to earth. There are so many girls here that guys have plenty of options, they just have to look in the right place!
Recent Alumnus 2011-11-20T03:08:24Z
Not Difficult – Anyone who chooses to enter into the education field is automatically accepted as long as they meet the minimum requirements.
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