College Junior 2013-06-17T20:58:53Z
Guys & Girls:
I haven't attended UCF yet but I will be starting in the fall so I can't tell you much about the guys and girls on campus. I'm assuming it will be a mix like much of Florida which includes surfer/beach types and rednecks.
College Junior 2013-06-17T20:56:24Z
I am starting classes in the fall and have not attended UCF yet but I can describe Orlando weather! It gets an A- because while it is beautiful and almost always sunny here, it can be very hot and humid in the summer (which is really from May to end of October). Florida is known for it's afternoon thunderstorms in the summer as well, but they usually don't last long. Overall, beautiful weather but hot and sticky in the summer. I recommend dressing in layers, maybe shorts and a comfy top but bring a light sweater in case the classroom is chilly.
College Junior 2013-06-17T16:04:00Z
There are shuttles that run on campus and also go to many of the apartment complexes around campus. I used them for a year and they are usually on time and run every 15 minutes they are completely free and the bus drivers are awesome.
College Junior 2013-06-17T16:01:55Z
The facilities on UCF are wonderful. You can always find a place to study whether it be in the library which is 4 stories and huge or the student union. It has a number of restaurants on it all over the campus. It has three subways on it alone. As well as a number of restaurants in the student union. The tradition at UCF is rich. You will know all of the cheers at the football games by the end of your first game and the tailgaiting on memory mall is amazing. There is a plethora of campus activities. I'm in my third year and still learn about new ones every semester.
College Junior 2013-06-17T15:59:07Z
I give it a B+ because during the winter it is beautiful. It doesn't get too cold. The coldest it might get is in the high forties at night and it usually is around the mid sixties during the day time. It does get extremely hot in the spring/summer. It start near the end of the semester and in the summers it is usually in the high eightes to high nineties. Add on up to 90% humidity and it might feel like 99-106 degrees. It is wet and you will sweat. It also rains alot during the summer. Almost every other day. The fall/autumn is pretty hot but October/September are usually quite nice and in the high seventies
College Junior 2013-06-17T15:55:56Z
I give UCF an A because it really is an amazing school. Many of the professors are very, very good at what they teach. I feel that many people find the professors extremly hard, when really they aren't trying hard enough. For this reason I feel we sometimes get a bad reputation about our teachers which just isn't true. On top of that the campus is beautiful and they are always expanding it and trying to make better, newer, more useful facilities for it's students. Since I have been at the school at least 3 new buildings have been made, one of which was a gorgeous new Physical sciences building. It houses many study areas for students as well as labs for professors to do research. Since I have been there they also have opened a career services and experiential learning center, which is basically a career services center. This shows that the school really does care about it's students and their futures.
College Junior 2013-06-16T18:44:00Z
The process of getting in to my Information Technology program was very easy for me, especially because I was a transfer student. I received both my A.A. in General Studies (which is recommended before transferring) and my A.S. degree in IT at Valencia College and signed up for Direct Connect To UCF. Direct Connect is a program that allows you to have guaranteed admission to a bachelor's degree at UCF. Once you sign up for direct connect, just apply to UCF and send in any necessary documents or information (i.e, residency application, health records,etc). Once you are accepted you can sign up for orientation, which is where they will help you register for classes.
College Junior 2013-06-16T18:31:28Z
I can not what it is like to be in my specific program at my school for sure because I am taking my prerequisites right now. I have not actually begun taking classes related to my major just yet. However, the time I have been at school, I have received a lot of networking, job opportunities, and workshops that I can attend, especially those related to my current major. In addition, there are programs in place that allow students to gain real world experience (related to your major of course) while getting paid.
College Junior 2013-06-16T04:55:38Z
Health & Safety:
There are plenty of things that go on off and on campus. Students are first to be alerted when any type of negative activity is happening within the area. There are many safety poles and people throughout campus for security purposes. They even have a night service if you need to be taken to your car.
College Junior 2013-06-16T04:36:52Z
My program is amazing. The professors are extremely helpful and proactive. They grade work constantly, and are always making themselves available. They are believers in their work that they do for children and it truly influences the attitude within the major.
College Junior 2013-06-16T04:30:36Z
I changed majors when I transferred schools, so coming from one to the other was a huge challenge. I have had to take certain classes over and my graduation date was pushed back a year. I feel that many of the courses could be condensed and the process of entrance and completion would be much more efficient.
College Junior 2013-06-16T04:27:37Z
As an early childhood major, I will have a vast variety of where I would like to complete my internship. Hopefully I will be placed with the Early childhood coalition, working on assisting with creating programs for the lower socioeconomic community. Advocating good health and school within in these communities will be the biggest challenge. I will not be compensated while holding this position.
College Junior 2013-06-16T03:46:06Z
It's very sunny in Florida and since UCF is so large it isn't surprising to find yourself getting sweaty going from class to class. The school is so large! But honestly, sweating isn't really a huge issue, yes it may be hot but there are a lot of trees and shaded areas to avoid the sun's harsh rays.
College Junior 2013-06-16T03:37:26Z
The Rosen College at UCF is state of the art. Knowing that I am getting an education about my dream career field from such a great school is really assuring. I know I have resources surrounding me for any questions I have to ask. Everyone is willing to help you out and will give you any advice they feel is necessary to help you achieve your goal. I would definitely major in hospitality again at UCF, the school is superb. My main dream is start up my own coffeehouse in a college town similar to UCF that offers students and citygoers a place to relax, work, and have fun!
College Freshman 2013-06-15T22:45:28Z
Their are UCF shuttle busses that go all around the Orlando area that is really convenient as well as mini golf carts on campus if you are ever in a tough situation and need a ride.
College Freshman 2013-06-15T22:43:02Z
There are a variety of restaurants from chipotle to steak and shake, the majority of cheap dining options tend to not be extremely healthy, but if their is a little room in your pocket there are a good variety of restaurants available within the UCF neighborhood.
College Freshman 2013-06-15T22:41:29Z
My honors program is great because all honors classes are limited to 20 students a class, and when a portion of my schedule is honors and the other portion is major specific, I rarely have to deal with large classes where my voice isn't heard.
College Freshman 2013-06-15T22:40:06Z
My major of Advertisement/Public Relations is a limited access major that requires hard work and plenty of internships. I am also a part of the Honors College at my school which means my academics are as elevated as possible.
College Freshman 2013-06-15T22:37:58Z
Guys & Girls:
There is a lot of diversity at UCF, the guys and girls can range from athletic to nerdy. The majority of students I've interacted with thus far are very welcoming and friendly, with your occasional "brat," or "stud."
College Sophomore 2013-06-15T18:50:33Z
Guys & Girls:
The guys and girls that I have encountered at UCF are friendly and willing to help. Whenever it came to us having to do a group project, we were always in contact with each other and worked with each other's personal schedules when it came to meeting outside of class. A great thing about the guys and girls at UCF is that you are able to relate to them on some level. Whether it be a personal one or you guys have the same major.
College Sophomore 2013-06-15T18:43:53Z
Transportation at UCF is excellent. We have plenty of parking spaces including parking spots made for hybrid cars. We also have shuttles running both within and outside the university. UCF also provides us with cabs that run throughout the night including pass 12am. All you would have to do is call a number and the cab will come straight to you.
College Junior 2013-06-15T17:35:02Z
There are tons of options when it comes to off-campus housing at UCF. There are campus-affiliated apartments with individual leases so if your roommate can't pay his half, you wont have to worry about getting kicked out of your home. All the campus-affiliated housing is within a mile of campus and it's pricey, but it's what you have to expect in a college town. Other than that there are tons of apartments, homes and condos to rent, with even more being built as I type this.
College Junior 2013-06-15T17:26:19Z
The parking pass itself is a fortune! Which would be okay except for the fact that parking on campus is almost impossible unless you have really early or really late classes. The traffic lights within the school seem like they're never in sync, so it's definitely a good idea to be early if you're driving yourself. UCF provides free shuttle access to and from campus at many off-campus housing locations where most students reside.
College Junior 2013-06-15T17:18:05Z
UCF is in the middle of Orlando. The UCF area itself is littered with places to eat, drink, dance, shop and live. Not to mention the Orlando theme parks are about 30 minutes away from campus. Downtown Orlando is also about fifteen minutes away and it's also located very close to highways, so getting back home is usually pretty easy!
College Junior 2013-06-15T04:24:24Z
I seriously love this place, its filled with diversity! I have felt so comfortable here and have met people from everywhere. Everyone is so nice!
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