Recent Alumnus 2011-07-21T22:22:12Z
The Social Work Program here is a heavy work load, but sadly, anyone outside of the program has no idea what the college of Social Work is, or what we do. The general public and students on campus think we just take children from their homes. The faculty however is amazing, and the cirriculum is informative and all encompassing.
Recent Alumnus 2011-07-21T22:14:05Z
UCF is a great school. There is much to do, much to learn, and many others students to share the same interests with. However, I would have chosen a private school if I could go back to the beginning. Many classes at a state university are large, with over 200 students. That said, the lack of one-on-one learning make it hard to learn. And many professors don't seem to care about our learning. Someone once recommend that I go to FIT instead of UCF, because FIT had 30 students to a professor. I wish I had listened. Other than the class size and feeling like I don't matter, UCF really is a good school. And the price is much better than a private school like at FIT.
Recent Alumnus 2011-07-21T22:13:26Z
Greatest School on Earth – UCF has a lot of great characteristics. The campus is beautiful and very large, there are many clubs and organizations students can participate in, and Orlando itself is such a great town with great places to go. Besides how much fun it is there are also a lot of opportunities there with things like internships and jobs after college.
Recent Alumnus 2011-07-21T22:11:28Z
Not Very Strict – The campus is not very strict visibly at all but there are no major problems. I have never lived on campus so therefore do not know if there is a difference as opposed to off campus but you definitely feel a lot of freedom there.
Recent Alumnus 2011-07-21T22:09:35Z
Strict With What Matters – I don't mind the rules and regulations that UCF sets. I don't feel like my school is all that strict or anal. I'm happy at UCF. I think the only things they would care to look into are things like drug use or underage drinking.
Recent Alumnus 2011-07-21T22:08:01Z
Alcohol Is Accessable – Alcohol is very accessible in nightlife. Drugs are not as big but they are present. It really depends on who you hang out with, although getting alcohol is rarely a problem.
Recent Alumnus 2011-07-21T22:05:52Z
At the University of Central Florida, there does not appear to be any drug problem. I mean, besides a few students that might be the occasional pot smokers, all the students I have met are drug free, dedicated students who want to be nurses, doctors, engineers, researchers, teachers and what more. I've met only one person on campus (in the two years that I have attended), who I thought might be a druggie. Everyone else is here for school, not drugs.
College Senior 2011-07-21T20:01:08Z
There are free shuttles that are around campus as well as near the student off campus housing that provide good options for students not wanting to drive to school. However, those free shuttles are more available for students that live within a 5 mile radius of school. For those who live farther off campus, there is Lynx transportation that is pretty reliable. It goes all throughout Orlando. I guess what makes transportation more challenging is the amount of people that live within Orlando, which is expected because it is a big city. The cost for Lynx is a lot cheaper than driving your car, only $50 a month for a 30 day pass, and with public transportation you don't have to worry about paying to park your car on campus, which saves you money. Also, the school implemented a program call Zimride, which is where you can find people that are traveling around the same area as you that you can carpool with to save money.
College Senior 2011-07-21T19:54:03Z
School Spirit, Hooray! The student involvement just blew me away when I first started attended school here, especially at football games. Turnouts to football games are amazing and the students really know how to cheer on the team by using face paint, screaming touchdowns when they happen, dressing up in school colors, etc. We get all excited when football season comes. But it's not just football season the gets all the students here excited about athletics. There is a ton of support for soccer, basketball, and baseball as well, not to mention track and swimming. Our teams do a fantastic job! There is ample room for the teams to do their best.
Recent Alumnus 2011-07-21T19:53:57Z
You Never Know – Florida's weather is very fickle, so to judge the college on cancelling classes is not very fair. It all depends on whether the professor cancels his/her class or not. There are always people hanging around the Reflection Pond or eating lunch outside. It's an extremely beautiful campus, so most people take advantage of it when the weather is nice!
College Senior 2011-07-21T19:47:53Z
A Big City – I'm originally from a much smaller town than Orlando. In Orlando, the possibilities are endless; there is that much to do. There are a variety of theme parks to choose from, like Disney and Universal which are only about an hour from the school. There are numerous activities on campus as well such as Late Knights, football games, two swimming pools, etc. It is a friendly student atmosphere. The safety is good too. There is a police department on campus protecting the students at UCF. There are tons of places to go shopping in like the Orlando Fashion Square Mall, the Mall at Millenia, and the many shoppes of Waterford Lakes right down the street from the school. Never a dull moment in Orlando.
Recent Alumnus 2011-07-21T19:44:33Z
Wonderful Experience – The University of Central Florida has been a great experience so far. The professors are highly qualified, helpful, and generally concerned about their students' academic careers. The campus is gorgeous and extremely accessible. Though I'm not finished yet, I'm looking forward to the last few years I have left as a student at UCF.
Recent Alumnus 2011-07-21T17:53:17Z
Parking seems to always be the issue at most colleges. You always have to be at campus at least 45 minutes before your class starts to spend time finding a spot. Some kids have been caught selling their spots to desperate students late for class so if you decide to procrastinate in the morning make sure you carry cash to get a spot.
Recent Alumnus 2011-07-21T17:46:48Z
Many Options – The dining halls are always serving up different foods to satisfy everyone's hunger but of course there are other places to eat on campus. They range from quick fast food joints to healthy smoothie cafes. There is something for everyone whether they are a vegetarian, a junk foodie, or a quick snack before class kind of student.
Recent Alumnus 2011-07-21T17:42:26Z
The facilities at the University of Central Florida are very impressive and are updated constantly with new things, The recreation and wellness center for example is a two-story facility with all new and updated equipment for every exercise and activity imaginable. The library has lovely interior decorated floors to accommodate thousands of students with over 200 computers located all over the library for students to use. UCF has many modern resources for students to take advantage of.
College Junior 2011-07-21T17:31:59Z
UCF has people from all over the world and with really different social backgrounds. The students and teachers respect that fact and treat them as part of the community without discrimination.
College Junior 2011-07-21T17:29:15Z
Eating Places – The campus is just like the food court in a mall you will never go hungry but only if you have money cause things are not cheap but well one just have to learn how to get the best for your buck.
College Junior 2011-07-21T17:27:15Z
Printing on Campus – The technology is really good considering how big the campus is. Also, they have a good printing program to make the student's budget a little more loose.
Recent Alumnus 2011-07-21T15:42:14Z
There is an office for Financial Aid in Milican Hall. There service is great, students can walk in and ask questions or apply. Students are required to fill the FAFSA and then they are evaluated,the school relies on the FAFSA to distribute financial aid.
Recent Alumnus 2011-07-21T15:36:57Z
The variety off campus is amazing. Going down University Blvd there are over ten restaurants to meet the satisfaction of any taste buds. There are Asian restaurants, fast foods, tea shops, basically anything.
Recent Alumnus 2011-07-21T15:35:31Z
Health & Safety:
Police and Safety Services – UCF has their own police department that is located on campus. Students can call the department to report suspicious activity and even in the late hours of night they can call them to transport them if the student feels unsafe.
College Senior 2011-07-21T15:13:19Z
Not Bad – The places around campus are all oriented towards students. It's cheap and a lot of fun. Cabs are a MUST, do not drink and drive. Most places are super close to campus so its definitely worth it just to pay a few bucks for a cab.
College Senior 2011-07-21T14:50:24Z
Guys & Girls:
So Many People – Everyone is obsessed with Greek life so if you don't care about that it's kind of annoying. There are alot of people trying to do movements and such, but there are so many students you're bound to find someone you have common interests with. Very diverse student body.
College Senior 2011-07-21T14:48:13Z
Get an Apartment Style Dorm – Nike was okay, but it was hard not having a kitchen. The Towers are way too expensive, so I'd say the best options are either Lake Claire or getting an apartment style dorm at the Academic Village. It's a long walk to class from there though. Over all, not bad.
Recent Alumnus 2011-07-21T07:59:56Z
Academics & Never Ending Growth – UCF's academic programs are incredible (especially our medicine/engineering programs/facilities) and the faculty of professors in each department is dedicated to their craft and the student body. The facilities we have for each department leave other students in "awe" because they do spend a lot of money on these things, but they do them right and give us the necessary technology and utensils for each departments needs. UCF is a never ending growing campus! There is a joke around the school, UCF, Under Construction Forever. The reason that it's "Under Construction Forever" is because the President along with everyone else here at UCF sees the need for bettering oneself and their surroundings. Out of these moments of bettering ourselves we get new facilities that are needed, technology smart rooms for the teachers and the students, as well as beautifying our campus even more, so that the student can relax outside while studying for that Bio exam at 3. UCF doesn't change things, we just build upon and better the good things that we were given for the entirety of the community.
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