College Junior 2013-08-30T19:37:46Z
Roommate matches have always been very good. Haven't had any issues living on campus and neither have my friends. The social atmosphere is always a lot of fun and I've made a lot of new friends from living on campus. For any freshman coming into college they should most definitely consider getting a dorm.
College Freshman 2013-08-30T17:35:44Z
The campus buses are free and go to all the major housing communities
College Freshman 2013-08-30T17:32:44Z
It all depends on who you hang out with, there is no pressure, but alcohol is very common, marijuana not as much but it's present
College Senior 2013-08-30T17:08:17Z
There are many resources offered to help students out and there are computer labs with anything a student could possibly need so the academics is very well organized
College Senior 2013-08-30T17:06:53Z
The parking costs are ridiculous and the school is so over crowded that even with an overpriced decal, it is chaos trying to find a parking spot during the middle of the day. Also, they should be more lenient when it comes to parking tickets and give warnings first but they give out tickets right away.
College Senior 2013-08-30T17:04:55Z
My first couple of years the financial aid system helped me out so much in moving close to campus and paying for my rent/tuition and still have money for books and such but every year tuition increases and the requirements for financial aid are more rigorous so for the past two years I have gotten 0 financial aid and have to resort to loans to pay for school.
College Senior 2013-08-30T17:02:01Z
The weather in Central Florida is somewhat bipolar and it can be hot one day and cold the next but it does not necessarily affect my campus experience since every building is air conditioned fairly. Classes are even canceled when there are bad storms or tornado warnings so that is a good thing.
College Senior 2013-08-30T16:58:34Z
When it comes to certified professors, my major is top of the line. However, most of them focus a lot on their own research and when it comes to teaching it to undergraduate students, they are not very effective. Many of engineering professors are not good teachers and even not so difficult classes can be impossible because students basically have to teach themselves the material
College Junior 2013-08-30T02:37:19Z
To be in the mechanical engineering program at University of Central Florida has been a great experience so far. Even though the workload can be very time consuming the reward of getting good grades and learning about engineering is a great sense of achievement. The curriculum offers many electives plus different double major and minor opportunities. The facilities provide computer labs and areas of group and quiet study. So far I have not had any internship experience, but the Office of Experiential Learning at UCF provides many workshops, information sessions and practice interview opportunities for engineering students, which prepare for future employment/internship opportunities.
College Junior 2013-08-30T02:24:06Z
I plan to have at least one internship experience before graduation. Internships set you apart from others and can lead to future opportunities working for the internship employer host, if you did a great job, opportunities are available and you liked the company. My only concern about finding an internship is the GPA minimum requirement and any previous work experience. I have had the opportunity to participate in the Externship Program at UCF twice. The first opportunity was with Lockheed Martin Space Systems at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station and the second opportunity was with Oceaneering Entertainment Systems at Orlando, Florida. Having the chance to job shadow both companies' operations and facilities allowed me to get a sense of the real world engineering work place.
College Junior 2013-08-30T02:10:40Z
I am a junior/senior in the mechanical engineering program at University of Central Florida. The program is good. Great classes, many electives to choose from and clubs that offer hands on experience through group projects. My goal is to obtain a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering, and possibly work towards obtaining a Bachelor of Science in Aerospace Engineering and a Minor in Mathematics as well. I am working hard to obtain internship experience before graduation in order to have an 'easier' process of getting a job. After graduation I want to work at Lockheed Martin Missiles and Fire Control in Sand Lake, Orlando, Florida.
College Senior 2013-08-29T14:21:58Z
I love my major, and the program. I don't have any concerns about finding a job, since I am doing internships and have a ton of support from my college.
College Freshman 2013-08-29T14:11:44Z
There's so many places to go in a 5-mile radius! I can go eat anything I would like in between classes. The only reason I don't is because of the killer parking that would await me after back on campus.
College Freshman 2013-08-29T14:09:53Z
I live really far from UCF, I'm talking about 50 minutes (no traffic). The reason I have yet to move near is because of the ambient that people that live in immediate off-campus housing give. They say that the neighborhoods are simply party places and that it's hard to concentrate on work. I wouldn't like to live with three other strangers, either.
College Freshman 2013-08-29T14:07:55Z
I've only been in the university for a week and a half, however I have not witnessed anyone doing any sort of drugs. I'm a commuter, so that might impact what I do and don't see. I do feel like the campus is relatively clean, though, comparing it to other major universities.
College Senior 2013-08-29T13:57:31Z
There are multiple computer labs on campus and at least 3 free printing labs. Ethernet connections are very fast and reliable. Wireless access is not as reliable and because of the volume of students constantly connected to the wireless network, not all students can log on at any given time. I still recommend a personal computer and a printer because there are so many students that it may be time consuming at time to find a place to print or a computer.
College Junior 2013-08-28T23:45:39Z
I am in the College of Arts and Humanities and I do not mind it at all, I find it annoying I am required to take a language again in order to graduate. I find it a waste of up to two or more semesters, though my professors have proven to be wonderful instructors that leave me feeling confident of a successful but challenging education ahead.
College Junior 2013-08-28T23:42:24Z
I am a Digital Media major who just transfered to UCF, I have yet to form an opinion on it. Mostly worried about to likelihood of landing a successful launching point of my career I wonder if it is worthwhile pursuing a minor as well though finishing my AA in a year I tried to save myself a year of college expenses and one year quicker into the workforce. I enjoy the classes and all the teachers are very intelligent and professional individuals whom I've come to respect already. I would love to spend time drawing for video games, creating worlds in which thousands will be able to enjoy and immerse themselves in. In hopes of one day to own my own firm and be able to own my own business to continue and expand .
College Junior 2013-08-28T23:36:57Z
I absolutely love the campus here at UCF and the city of Oviedo which I've found myself living in, shopping and food is a plenty and all the fun things are hidden around here. Orlando itself has so much to do for a price though with plenty of amusement parks, sporting events, and other touristy things. You can never spend a day off here and be bored.
College Junior 2013-08-28T23:28:28Z
I have heard that the internship program here at UCF is quite phenomenal, it's main office devoted to internships tout that 33% of all student's hold an internship through it. I would like to intern somewhere next semester for either my major or experience for my minor, I am looking for scholarships in order to pay for my expenses while at UCF so I can do an unpaid internship if that is all that can be offered.
College Junior 2013-08-28T23:25:47Z
I applied to the Digital Media B.A. degree and was accepted once UCF managed to receive all my documents. No special admission process was needed, just to meet the general UCF transfer requirements. Once at Orientation it was all just trying to compute all the information given to me and trying to pick the right classes, that was quite confusing but overall quite easy.
College Senior 2013-08-28T20:30:48Z
Health & Safety:
I feel very safe on campus. We recently had a bomb threat and officials were very efficient and very quick to get the area blocked off and assured the students and staff were not in danger. I do get nervous walking on campus alone at night, but I keep my phone on me and try to walk with people as much as possible.
College Senior 2013-08-28T20:26:55Z
As far as I know, the drug scene is low at UCF. I don't hangout with people who do drugs, so I really don't know for sure. Drinking seems to be much more popular among the students than drugs.
College Senior 2013-08-28T20:22:28Z
There are so many options when it comes to off campus housing near UCF. You can choose to live in apartments, town homes or even rent or buy a house. The neighborhoods are nice and everything is close and convenient.
College Junior 2013-08-28T18:13:50Z
I feel very motivated with the quality of education at the University of Central Florida. I will pursue a career in Medicine and I look forward to continue my education at the UCF Medical School. My professors are very supportive and I feel very confident that I will achieve my goals.
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