Recent Alumnus 2013-10-10T15:04:08Z
Health & Safety:
There have been a few incidents of rape on campus. I have not heard anything back in regards to capturing the criminals. After the incident, they have increased security ever since.
College Junior 2013-10-10T14:46:36Z
Everyday, UCF always has some sort of event going on within the Student Union. Whether it is 'Market Fresh Thursday' to 'Student Involvement Tuesday' there are about 400 clubs that will suit any fellow Knight's needs.
College Junior 2013-10-10T14:44:47Z
Smoking on campus is very discouraged and drug use isn't prevalent at the campus.
College Junior 2013-10-10T14:43:17Z
UCF is known for 'Under Construction Forever.' Most of the facilities are always getting a new renovation every semester. It isn't a bad thing, however, It's good that our school tuition is helping our campus look nicer
College Junior 2013-10-10T14:41:44Z
Florida has those moments where it just likes to have hurricane-like rains and transition over to humid weather conditions.
College Junior 2013-10-10T14:41:27Z
I feel the social scene and campus life at UCF definitely set it apart form other schools by a long shot. During Homecoming Week, we have the famous Spirit Splash, named the "Nation's Best College Tradition." In addition, we have an extensive amount of events year-round that range from fun to educational, and even both. And the diversity in this school, along with the many opportunities it provides, are a few of the best aspects this school offers.
College Junior 2013-10-10T14:37:58Z
Currently a student majoring in Human Communications, I enjoy my major. It gives me the flexibility to explore any field that I might be interested in without having to focus solely on the other Communication routes offered. While I wish the course list included more topics and classes that help students explore more fields, it offers insightful classes on interaction and interpersonal management.
College Junior 2013-10-10T14:33:23Z
While Under Construction Forever is applicable to UCF, the campus itself is beautiful and the constant renovations and additions to campus bring out more of how great campus is. It being a very spacious and open campus, there's a lot of green areas and a lot of room for events and activities hosted by student organizations. The Student Union is truly the heart of campus not only because it's in the center, but because it serves to all of its students in the best way there is.
College Junior 2013-10-10T14:29:04Z
Declaring my major was pretty simple and straight-forward. Just went to talk to an advisor and they helped me see what classes I needed. I know for some other majors it's more challenging through the application process since some involve a written component of the application.
Recent Alumnus 2013-10-10T14:21:28Z
They can be very difficult.
College Sophomore 2013-10-10T01:44:53Z
Easy to get a spot
College Sophomore 2013-10-10T01:43:35Z
The shuttle runs frequently and i understand it is convenient
College Junior 2013-10-09T03:15:00Z
It's always sunny is Florida so you'll notice that a lot of the students are cheerful and happy. It also opens up a gateway for more outdoor activities.
Recent Alumnus 2013-10-09T03:08:13Z
I haven't had much experience with campus security at UCF. As of this year UCF is a "smoke-free" campus and I've only seen about 5 students smoking and campus police didn't fall out of the sky and issue a ticket or anything. A lot of people might consider this rule a revocation of freedom but as a non-smoker I appreciate it. I've walked around UCF at night on and off-campus and I have felt very safe. Side note: if one attempts to or actually goes swimming in the precious and sacred fountain of UCF, one will be arrested and I would think expelled from the school. I think that is a little ridiculous but other than that UCF operates much like the real world does I suppose. Follow the rules, life will be fine.
Recent Alumnus 2013-10-09T03:00:24Z
To the average consumer UCF probably has great dining options off-campus. There is every chain-restaurant imaginable with some exceptions but I'm not too keen on chain-restaurants. My only complaint is that the UCF area doesn't have a lot of mom-and-pop type restaurants that are small, local, and great. I like farm-to-market eating and I like Vegetarian. Compared with other places I have been the UCF area isn't very cultured in the food department. I don't mind paying good money for great and HEALTHY food, made by the hands of a family instead of a corporation.
Recent Alumnus 2013-10-09T02:53:47Z
In the library there is a large screen that shows where the open computers are located (what floor and section), this is handy when there's no time to waste. There are a LOT of computers in the library at UCF but you might have to wait for one to open up, it's pretty crowded. I have English classes in the Engineering building and ONLY Engineering students are allowed to use any computer located in this building. This is a problem for me because I like to do last minute work or revisions in the same building as my upcoming class but I don't have an Engineering student's login ID. Printing is easy at UCF, it just requires a couple steps and I've never had to wait to print. Network speed is optimal on both the school's computers and personal ones. I've never had problems with UCF's internet. A personal computer would be helpful to check homework and assignments but you can get the app on your smartphone. You'll just have to budget your time and work a little harder if you don't have your own computer but it is totally possible. A personal printer isn't necessary either. I gave UCF a C+ because of the crowded computer labs and the restrictions on Majors to certain computer labs.
Recent Alumnus 2013-10-09T02:44:18Z
The second largest university in the nation is UCF (that is a fact). Largely because of this, UCF is not lacking in diversity and I believe we widely accept everyone regardless of ethnicity, race, disability, economic background, political beliefs, religion, and sexual orientation. There are plenty of on-campus groups, clubs and programs that focus on these particular aspects. This is a good way for people to discuss issues, raise awareness, and better themselves and their community. Where I grew up the norm was: White, Christian, Republican Straight. Coming to UCF was incredibly refreshing as I was sick of being culturally repressed.
College Sophomore 2013-10-08T22:14:18Z
I have never experienced any drugs at my school. I never once heard of anyone even talking about it. I will admit to being somewhat nerdy though. I know that the drugs are in Orlando and that students may use them I just don't have any knowledge of it. Students drink but I didn't see the consumption of alcohol any different that Virginia Tech or other schools I've visited.
College Sophomore 2013-10-08T22:10:24Z
There are busses that run in the intermediate area around the school. Orlando is a huge spread out city so most students have cars or bikes as the main mode of transportation. In contrast Virginia Tech did a really awesome job with transportation. There were busses that ran every 15 minutes all over the campus and town so that you really didn't need a car. This being said, Virginia Tech was able to do that pretty easily seeing as it is a smaller school in the rural mountains.
College Sophomore 2013-10-08T22:06:24Z
University of Central Florida is a very unique school. It is one of the largest in the country located right inside a very big city. There are so many opportunities to get work experience inside your major of choice. There are internships literally everywhere. UCF does a fabulous job of facilitating a work school environment by providing a strong co-op program for most degree majors and requirements inside your major that make you involved with the school and with the industries outside the school. Whether you want to work in the NBA for the Orlando Magic, help design new technologies at Siemens or NASA, work inside the entertainment industry at SeaWorld or Disney UCF will have an opportunity available to you. This experience and this accessibility to these competitive employers help make UCF very unique and produce employable students with job skills plus the diploma.
College Sophomore 2013-10-08T21:58:43Z
I spent my freshman year of college at Virginia Tech and finished my ]Political Science bachelors degree at University of Central Florida- I am now going for a Biology Degree to pursue a medical career, working in the Tax/Bank environment was not what I imagined. UCF is a new school in a huge city so there is lots of distractions available if you allow. The library and Gym have just been remodeled which are nice additions that needed to be done. UCF has also added more parking garages too and brand new nice dorms. That is the real positive thing about UCF is that its still an up and coming school. There is lots of room for development. When I first started at UCF we barely had any tailgating before football games, and now a few years later it is quite a big event. At Virginia Tech tailgates were HUGE and spread across the whole school. There was so much school pride there, I am starting to see UCF get that. At Virginia Tech you are surrounded by these vast mountains, in the spring and fall it is absolutely gorgeous. But in the winter the skies are grey and tends to blend in with the limestone buildings. At UCF it is never gloomy, or cold, it is a very fast paced environment. The fountain outside the library is a great place to talk to friends or relax in between classes and the Student Union has the best Java Joe's Jamaican coffee. There is always someone going somewhere or doing something people are always around. It is a very safe school. UCF has lots of potential. I gave the school a C+ because I feel as though the school needs to work harder to make classes smaller and give more options for professors. One professor should not teach a required course for a huge degree major there must be at least two. The school could also work to give the campus some historical charm as the renovate the buildings. It would be nice if they would name new buildings after people or things that are significant- our football stadium is named after a cable company; and one of the buildings I took many classes in was named Classroom 1, not exactly original.
College Freshman 2013-10-07T20:28:20Z
The drug scene at UCF is not as big as you would think it is. It mostly depends on the people you choose to surround yourself with but usually most of the people just drink and if they choose to do drugs it is usually smoking marijuana.
College Freshman 2013-10-07T20:25:08Z
The local community around UCF is very supportive of all the activities, athletics, and academics the university provides. The university is also close to major theme parks such as, Universal and Disney World, which always gives discounts to UCF students.
College Junior 2013-10-07T03:16:40Z
UCF provides shuttle buses that transport you around campus and some local locations. There is also a shuttle for other campuses that will take you to the main campus.
College Junior 2013-10-07T03:09:17Z
The Hospitality College requires you to complete at least 3 semesters of internships so that you will have some experience within the industry before graduating.
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