Location
Orlando, FL
Undergrads
36,775
Tuition (in-state)
$22,345 ($6,247)
Admission Difficulty
Average
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2 College Senior

Weather: You must always have an umbrella when walking around campus, because Florida is so unpredictable when it comes to rain. The campus is large, and there are very few covered walk ways, so in your best interest, have an umbrella at all times.

3 College Senior

Academics: The programs here are not very rigorous, but if someone comes here and wants to go above and beyond in their learning, opportunities are most definitely available.

3 College Senior

Drug Safety: Drinking is the most popular activity around campus, but the use of marijuana is prevalent depending on the crowd you hand around.

4 College Freshman

Facilities: Everything here at UCF is beautiful. The campus is based on a a few circles. The center is the Student Union where there you can find restaurants, ballrooms, free printing, offices, etc. Student Government really rallies for students wants and needs. We get free scantrons, blue books, and printing thanks to them. Everyone is so friendly. There are a lot of kids here so it might be intimidating, but in time you'll find your niche. Every weekday there is something going on. There are tons of clubs and extracurriculars and being in Orlando the night life is pretty live. Our welcome week is called Pegasus Palooza where there are free activities and seminars that appeal to different people. Homecoming week is also a huge deal. Most of the kids hang out at either Fu bar or Library (Knights Library.) Everything is so close to campus, grocery stores, shopping, restaurants, bowling, lazer tag. It's hard to get bored around here.

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4 College Freshman

Guys & Girls: There is a large range of guys at this school. Artsy guys, geeky, athletic, cultured. No matter from where most are sweethearts. I've met a bunch of guys from all over the country and a few from outside of the US. The girls are also from around the globe. There's your south Florida/ locals crowd who are swagged out, the cute and quiet girls, and of course the party animals.

1 College Senior

Parking: Too many people, not ever enough parking spaces. And paying for a parking pass makes you question whether you should drop out of school.

5 College Senior

Diversity: With 60,000+ students, UCF has people from every background imaginable. If you just browse the Student Organization Database on the Campus Involvement section of the website, there are over 140 clubs and organizations students can join that include cultural, LGBTQ and political groups. I can't even think of a cultural group that I haven't seen represented at UCF.

4 College Senior

Scholarships: The financial aid process has generally easy except for my first semester. My first semester, they withheld my financial aid until I gave them a document from high school which was a little inconvenient because it took some time to obtain it. Other than that, it is convenient and gets directly deposited into my account each semester.

3 College Senior

Campus Housing: I gave UCF a B+ because I have never lived on campus housing but I have only heard good things about living on campus so I assume we offer decent options.

4 College Senior

Health & Safety: There has been crime on UCF campus in the past which is on my mind at times while on campus, especially at night. However, there are ways to feel and actually be more secure. UCF offers a number you can call in which a police will escort you to your car if you want them to. This is great! Also in many of the stairwells in the parking garages there are emergency buttons you can push in case of an emergency. So although there has been reported crime in the past I feel pretty secure while on UCF campus

4 College Senior

Local Atmosphere: I love linving in Orlando and going to school at UCF. The campus is huge and offers a wide variety of activities and environments. There is always something to do in Orlando, whether it be theme parks, shopping, parks, bowling, movies, or restaurants. I come from a small town so it is a nice change of scenery.

5 College Sophomore

Guys & Girls: There are so many types of guys and girls as UCF. So many different stereotyped people you are bound to fit in with some group of friends !

4 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Dining: There are really a lot of options off-campus. I have never really had a problem finding something new to eat every day. There are a lot of healthy options as well which is good when you just gained that freshman 15!

4 College Sophomore

Transportation: The transportation services are run very well. I take the bus from Sterling and it is a very quick ride. There have been a couple times where it was late and I was running late to class.

3 College Senior

Health & Safety: There are blue emergency lights all around campus that when pressed immediately alert someone that you feel endangered or in trouble. Just try to find one that works.

4 College Senior

Local Atmosphere: UCF is in Orlando. We have a lot going on. The local stuff immediately around UCF is fantastic. We have an incredible amount of restaurants and bars. The locals are all about their UCF students, we get discounts almost anywhere. Orlando has a downtown area that has a variety of places to out at night. The bars and clubs range from the dominate college-y crowds, to the chill, quiet bars to just grab a beer. Orlando has Disney and Universal and the many other places that go along with those attractions. It's pretty impossible to be bored at UCF.

3 College Senior

Greek Life: The houses on Greek row are very well kept and nice looking. The students involved in Greek life are very participative in the community. However, it always seems like it is the same type of people involved and every group is the same. They are everywhere and their symbols are everywhere. It gets a little annoying because it seems they like to point out to everyone their involvement with the Greek community. I think there is a pretty big separation between the Greek, wanna-be Greeks, and the non-Greeks.

5 College Junior

Diversity: The UCF campus is EXTREMELY diverse. I see people of all races. As for religion, we have clubs for various religious groups. One example is an Buddhist club, that specializes in Bhakti Yoga for students on Campus. We also have a very strong LGBT community at UCF.

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3 College Junior

Transportation: The Lynx bus system is HORRIBLE for public transportation. However, the UCF transportation is wonderful. Especially if you life in off-campus university affiliated housing. They take you to campus every day for free.

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5 College Junior

Off-Campus Dining: UCF area has amazing dining options! Especially since it edges on different cities, such as Oviedo. There is a large selection and variation of ethnic restaurants, which is very important for me because I love trying new things. Along with these small local restaurants, they have the usual restaurant chains such as Macaroni Grill, Subway, Pinkberry, Jeremiah's, Panera Bread, and so forth. My favorite local restaurant is Sus Hi. It's just like Moe's and Chipotle, where you tell the person preparing your food what you want as you go along, however it's Sushi! It is the same price for every personalized sushi roll.

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4 Recent Alumnus

Academics: The academics here are very decent. They offer many programs that are both interesting and challenging. The workload can be ranked to medium to high, which makes students challenge themselves to make them think harder and become proficient in their skills.

4 Recent Alumnus

Academics: My major at UCF is Electrical Engineering. Even though I just started my Masters program here, I feel that they are better than my previous university with the resources they put into the program. There are also variety of professors that are very knowledgeable of their fields. On top of that, the chances of finding a job here at Orlando is very high because of the populated community plus the many companies that are located here. One thing that still needs to be improved upon is the availability of courses. Some course I want to take are not offered during certain semesters.

5 College Junior

Campus Strictness: VERY STRICT WHEN THEY NEED TO BE. THE PARKING STRICTNESS STINKS BUT OTHERWISE ALL IS FAIR

3 College Junior

Campus Housing: I HAVE ONLY HEARD GOOD THINGS BUT I DO NOT LIVE ON CAMPUS SADLY. THE SOCIAL ASPECT IS NICE BECAUSE THERE IS AN ELEMENT OF SAFETY THERE.

3 College Junior

Guys & Girls: ALL KINDS OF FOLKS.- SOMEONE FOR EVERYONE. VERY DIVERSE.

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Nathalie Desdunes
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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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