Location
Orlando, FL
Undergrads
36,775
Tuition (in-state)
$22,345 ($6,247)
Admission Difficulty
Average
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Reviews 15707 total reviews with an average rating of 3.7

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4 College Junior

Health & Safety: We get email and texts if there is ever a safety issue on campus

4 College Freshman

Guys & Girls: At a large university like Central Florida, you are going to see every type of person through looks, interests, dress, social life, and relationships. When attending a huge university, it is something to expect. Seeing different styles, interests, etc. makes you realize though that you cannot be quick to assume and stereotype everyone. It is interesting meeting different people, but they definitely make some great friends!

3 College Freshman

Computers: The computer labs are usually crowded during crunch times, like midterms and finals, but other than that, you can usually find an available computer. The only other problem I have had is the lack of wifi in my dorm room, the Towers.

4 College Freshman

Transportation: I have not yet had to worry about using the campus transportation options because I live on campus and because I have my car with me. I have heard from friends though that it is very good about convenience and cost.

4 College Freshman

Campus Strictness: I've only lived on campus one semester, but I've had two friends kicked off campus for marijuana use.

3 College Freshman

Local Atmosphere: The campus is modern and convenient. The students are friendly. I like my professors.

3 College Freshman

Health & Safety: Stealing is a big problem. If your bike is stolen the police will not spend any time looking for it. I don't think violent crime is a problem, though.

3 College Freshman

Computers: The computer lab in the Student Union at UCF are usually busy. If you come in the morning when they first open, then computers are available. During the day the wait could be fifteen minutes only because that's where you can sit down, surf the net, and print. Every student receives 50 double-sided pages per week with UCF ID card for free. Downstairs is the express printing lab where the wait isn't long. Throughout the school, some buildings have computer labs with a lot of computers. I can't get the wifi in my room sometimes but, I can get it everywhere else without a problem. Also, at the library you can rent laptops and ipads so, not having a laptop or printer isn't a problem.

4 College Freshman

Local Atmosphere: Orlando is a tourist place in itself. There's plenty to do constantly. Around the UCF area there's a lot of fast food places and restaurants, Publix, Walmart, Target and Walgreens to name the bigger shopping places. A few minutes down the road is Waterford Lakes which has many shopping stores and a movie theater. Although UCF is a large campus, safety isn't a problem. There are emergency buttons all over campus, and S.E.P.S. who are people that can escort you across campus at night. UCF has a great two story gym with a rock climbing wall if you want to work out. If you don't have a car, there are plenty of things to do on campus.

3 College Junior

Transportation: I think underground subways would be much more convenient if it wasn't for all the water.

College Freshman

Drug Safety: I have not come into contact with drugs or alcohol personally at UCF, but I knw people who have. From what I've heard, how prevalent drugs and alcohol are depend on where you live; you won't see much in Tower 3, but in other places like off-campus housing, you're much more likely to run into it.

College Freshman

Majors: I have not had an internship yet, but am thinking about having one later in my college career. I think that UCF makes it fairly easy to find internships.

4 College Freshman

Majors: I've enjoyed my experience with the College of Sciences so far. Being in the Honors College is really a plus - I feel like I wouldn't get as much out of my education if I was not in honors. My only problem with UCF is their study abroad program; there are no study abroad programs for physics majors through UCF, which for a large college was disappointing.

5 College Freshman

Health & Safety: I have rarely felt unsafe on UCF campus. There are rarely any crimes, and security is always available. I especially love the emergency posts and security assistants available to walk you to your car at night.

4 College Freshman

Parking: Parking at UCF can be a hassle sometimes; you just have to know the times that are best, and there are many garages available. Permit costs can be a little pricey, but I would suggest getting the all year permit, which saves you a little more. I have never been ticketed or fined so I am not sure how those work out, and rarely have I yet to see anyone be ticketed or fined. With the shuttles and other forms of transportation like bicycles and skateboards, there isn't really much of a need for a car on campus unless you commute.

College Freshman

Majors: I have yet to have an internship at UCF, but I hope to have one. this way I can gain experience in my field of study, which is Bio-medical Sciences. I am a little concerned about finding an internship as I am just beginning my major. I have volunteered at hospitals before and had a part-time job once, but aside from that no other experience.

4 College Freshman

Weather: The weather is moderate, never too hot, nor too cold. Classes are rarely cancelled, and even when it rains, it isn't too much trouble to get to class as long as you have an umbrella, sneakers, and a jacket.

5 College Junior

Weather: Florida weather is AWESOME. The coolness of winter is just cold enough, but not too cold. The summers are kind of hot and the rain does tend to mess up your plans. Keeping an umbrella in a handy location is definitely a good idea.

3 College Junior

Parking: There is a lot of parking, yes. However, there are also a lot of students attending this school. There are specific times that it is IMPOSSIBLE to find parking on campus.
Early morning and late afternoon to evening (around 4:00) it is very easy to find parking spots. Any other time, it is nearly impossible.

4 College Junior

Local Atmosphere: The local area has a lot to offer. From malls, amusement parks and night clubs, there is always something to do. There are often local activities such as outdoor movies and dance raves.
The safety is somewhat questionable. There have been several shootings in the past few weeks. I have never felt personally unsafe, but it is not very comforting knowing there are people getting shot just around the corner.

4 College Junior

Drug Safety: Like many universities, drugs and alcohol are visible in daily life. The exposure you receive is based off of who you are around and what kind of people you surround yourself with.
Personally, I have only heard and have never witnessed drug use on campus (other than alcohol).

3 College Freshman

Nightlife: Mine as well sleep, waste of time and fails your grades...

3 College Freshman

Local Atmosphere: City like but very good places to eat and shop and such. Awesome way to hangout with friends and keep good grades, no parties though.

3 College Freshman

Transportation: They are good, but not excellent. I would say it is okay because they do have some options but it is kind of spread out.

4 College Junior

Local Atmosphere: Orlando is a big city with so much to offer. Downtown is only 20 minutes away by car, which offers a cool bar scene. There are also neighboring cities such as Oviedo and Winter Park which have great restaurants and farmer's markets. There are also theme parks such as Disney and Universal which are close. UCF is known to provide discount tickets to students and alumni.

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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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