Location
Orlando, FL
Undergrads
36,775
Tuition (in-state)
$22,345 ($6,247)
Admission Difficulty
Average
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Reviews 15617 total reviews with an average rating of 3.7

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5 College Sophomore

Academics: Wonderful. I love this school. I love the academics! I think most teachers are amazing

3 College Sophomore

Campus Strictness: The campus is strict to a degree but nothing overwhelming. I think they are strict enough to make me feel safe, especially after the events that happened recently. But they are not overbearing to the point of being ridiculous

4 College Junior

Local Atmosphere: UCF is close to so many different attractions, such as theme parks and shopping. It's always a good time of the year to go a play outside sports.

3 College Junior

Majors: I am currently enroled as a Finance major. I am soon thinking about changing it to Marketing. I like how many major options that are available at UCF.

4 College Sophomore

Athletics: The athletics at UCF is pretty involved. People usually get really into the games and go to watch our boys play. It is definitely a fun environment and a good time.

5 College Sophomore

Transportation: The shuttle bus is amazing and very convenient. It comes every 15 minutes and pick me up directly in front of my apartment. I love it!

4 College Junior

Off-Campus Dining: There are a lot of options available to the students.

4 College Junior

Scholarships: I currently am getting my pell grants and using my loans. I found it a little difficult to find out more about the scholarships. I would have liked if my financial advisor would have spent more time explaining what scholarships were available for me.

4 College Junior

Off-Campus Housing: I currently live an hour away from the Orlando campus but I am close to the regional campuses. I split a 2 bedroom apartment with a roommate and have a good relationship with my landlords. I pay for my part of the bills and also am responsible for my own personal bills. I live in a pretty good neighborhood.

3 College Sophomore

Parking: The parking is okay. There is just so much volume of students that need to park there so it can be a hassle sometimes.

2 College Sophomore

Scholarships: Unfortunately this semester I am not entitled to the pell grant but I am going to receive aid from bright futures. When I was on the phone with financial aid they were moderately helpful. By the end of the conversation they were pretty patient and tried to get me the means of answering my questions, although not all of them went answered.

4 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Dining: Not bad. There's all of the fast food chains within a two mile radius (Wendy's, UCF's own McDonalds, Steak N Shake, Chick fil A, etc...), but at places like Waterford Lakes Mall and on both sides of Colonial, there's lots of different types of eateries and bakeries. The best part is that they're not too pricy either.

3 College Sophomore

Drug Safety: I give UCF a B- because EVERYONE can get alcohol, easily. All you need is a fake or know people at clubs and you can get your drinks. Ladies get handed drinks, or sometimes if you have the money, SOME (that's only if you know people) bartenders will serve you if you're under 21. However, alcohol abuse has been a big problem on campus within the last two semesters. Sororities and frats were banned this past semester on underage drinking and excessive alcohol. So, although you can easily get anything you want, you need to watch out as officials are cracking down really hard on the student body.

4 College Senior

Majors: We have great programs if you take advantage of it. The only downside is the lack of personable environment in the classroom.

4 College Senior

Campus Strictness: We actually have a very safe campus. Despite how strict they can be about drinking and drug use - the police are overall loved. We had a big scare this year and thankfully our very own police force was able to be there within minutes.

4 College Senior

Guys & Girls: Being one of the largest schools in the nation, you will find all types of people at the University of Central Florida. People range from the unattractive to the most beautiful and interests, dress, and relationships vary through out our community. Of course, there are those who take a different girl home every night or girls who go home with a different guy every other night, but these are also things that vary on the crowd you hang out with. With this being said I would say overall, UCF is a party school and people like to have fun here - this being a major priority of the students.

5 Recent Alumnus

Nightlife: Nightlife is awesome at UCF! The local bars always have great specials and everyone goes out a lot. All the specials you need to know are on the Party Tutor smartphone app.

4 Recent Alumnus

Weather: The weather in central Florida is constantly changing. Some days it is rainy and pretty nasty outside, which makes for a difficult time going from class to class across the campus. But every other day that it's not raining is a perfect day to spend as much time outside walking around campus or eating lunch by the pond under the sun.

2 College Student

Athletics: I will be an incomming freshman there this fall but i can tell the students really love the sports teams

5 College Senior

Parking: The parking situation at UCf is cool. Even if the spots fill up quickly, which they do... There is one extra parking garage just for people who don't have a parking pass and plenty off campus spots that provide free shuttle transportation. Can't ask for more than that!

5 College Senior

Health & Safety: Our last incident was a suicide attempt, that's it

5 College Junior

Campus Strictness: UCF is very lenient and relaxed when you are following the rules. The RA's make you feel comfortable and are always open to listen to your problems and concerns. UCF police are very kind but they take their jobs serious in order to ensure our campus is a safe environment.

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5 College Junior

Drug Safety: Drugs are alcohol are not noticeable on campus. UCF has now passed a rule that alcohol is forbidden on campus. I have never witnessed any drug use nor alcohol use on campus. UCF police department is very strict about regulating these policies and following up on calls they receive related to drug and alcohol use. It is well known that our school forbids this and will take strict action if this rule is broken. This is why this problem is very small on our campus.

5 College Junior

Campus Housing: Living on campus is highly recommended for your first year at the university. The dorms are clean and the RA's make you feel like home. Living on campus is very convenient and you get to meet new people. Furthermore, freshmen are more involved on campus when they live on campus opposed to commuting. You also have more time to meet up with study groups and spend more time at the school library or join tutoring and supplemental instruction.

4 College Freshman

Majors: I do plan to have an internship as a Communication Sciences and Disorders student. I do not have any concerns in finding an internship as the professors and counselors in this major are very helpful and give us many opportunities to strive for our goals.

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Nathalie Desdunes
Hometown
Fort Lauderdale, FL
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UCF is growing by leaps and bounds. The students love to hang out, and they all know how to have a good time. There’s so much to do and there’s something for everyone. Do you really need any more reasons to go to college in Florida?

Orlando is an exciting city with tons of attractions and activities available to all. In many ways, going to school at UCF resembles a four-year vacation (Disney on Sunday, classes on Monday!). Downtown Orlando on a Friday night can, at times, seem like Mardi Gras, and City Walk on a Saturday night isn’t to be missed. Also, Floridians are welcoming and friendly and most students at UCF make friends quickly and easily. Friendly faces and sunny skies, what more could a college student ask for? The stellar academics, up-and-coming sports teams, and state-of-the-art facilities are reason enough to spend the next four years of your life at UCF; the city of Orlando is just one big fringe benefit. Come join us!

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