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

Scholarships: I lost my grant money so they could pay for Greek Housing

4 College Freshman

Facilities: Facilities are modernized and most importantly, clean!

2 College Freshman

Parking: Parking pretty much sucks due to the huge population of UCF students and faculty.

4 College Sophomore

Scholarships: I haven't had to deal with financial aid that often. However, the few times i've called, my questions were answered quickly and correctly. At the beginning of the semester, there is always a long wait as well. So i suggest having patience or getting there first thing in the morning.

4 College Junior

Majors: For my major there are no qualifications but you do start to see the amount of people in it decrease the further along in the program you become.

4 College Junior

Off-Campus Housing: There are a ton of place to go both furnished and unfurnished with room amounts of all kinds.

4 College Junior

Campus Housing: There are so many options to choose from so there is something for everybody out there.

5 Recent Alumnus

Computers: Very high quality, with all the programs you need.

4 Recent Alumnus

Athletics: I don't really deal with athletics all that much, but the Rec center is amazing.

4 Recent Alumnus

Parking: It is decent, although there can be difficulty finding spots.

3 College Junior

Majors: Depending on your major, you must make sure you take the appropriate pre-requisites, especially if you are a transfer student. I recommend talking with a counselor to figure out which classes would be better to take, since the required classes change every 2 or 3 years (some classes becoming electives, other classes becoming mandatory, etc.). It makes it easier knowing that you didn't have to take a certain class, or if it can be considered an elective.

And you want to make sure that you make friends as you go along. Not only will you be able to study with them and share notes, they often hear things about the program that you don't, so that can help you play your class load accordingly as well.

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2 College Junior

Parking: The garages full up very quickly between 11 and 4, since those are the times when the most classes are in session. I would say to come 1 hour before your class if you want to park. Sometime you are in the garage circling around for 30-45-60-80 minutes, just to find a parking space. Depending on where your class is, you may want to park in the garage that ISN'T nearest to it. This way, you may be able to park faster, and just have to walk an extra 5-10 minutes. But since the garages are pretty much close to any of the main buildings on campus, parking at any of them won't put you too far put of your way.

Also, most of the housing communities within a 2-mile radius offer free shuttles to school. If you live at one of the places, I recommend using this service (technically, you already pay for the service, so you might as well milk it).

3 College Junior

Computers: Most students bring their own laptop to the campus, so everyone jumps on the wifi there. When you're in the buildings, the wifi is usually good but can slow down drastically when outside the buildings. If working on an assignment that requires constant Internet access, I recommend using one of the computers in the computer lab or just doing the assignment at home.

Overall, the speed is okay for use with assignments, but with everything else, it's average. There are a lot of open computers and labs in almost every "major" building, so it's not too bad. And most of them are open until 7-9, so you can time your visits according to your own schedule.

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5 College Sophomore

Majors: I'm in the college of hospitality management and I'm majoring in Event management. What I love about this course is that a lot of professors are or were in the industry and were very successful. The share their experience with us as well as let us know what we can do to make it in the field. What I also enjoy about this program is that we are required as part of our classes to get an internship with a company so we are basically guaranteed a job!

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5 College Sophomore

Majors: Rosen College of Hospitality Management is where I am studying for my Event Management major. This program is fantastic! Almost all of my professors have been in the hospitality industry, so they are giving us real world advice and teaching us what they learned throughout their career. They actual classes are fun and you really learn a lot. What I love about this program is that the class sizes are pretty small compared to main campus so you have more interaction with the professor. I hope to graduate by 2015 and land a job with one of the internships and work my way into big events like the Olympics. I'm not worried about finding a job in my field because their are various events that need to be planned and businesses always need people like me to plan them.

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3 Recent Alumnus

Off-Campus Housing: Because UCF is the biggest school in the nation, there are constantly new apartment buildings going up, so it is very easy to find an apartment near campus. However, they are pretty pricey and the last brand new complex I lived in was destroyed by college kids in about a month and not well maintained. Living gets less expensive as you move further from campus and finding a house to rent is moderately difficult, but if you're in a pinch financially, definitely worth it.

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4 Recent Alumnus

Campus Dining: There are two cafeteria style dining halls which are often crowded but offer a good variety of food. There are tons of places to get snacks or coffee between classes and are a good value. While there are multiple places to get a meal, I eat on campus twice a week and find myself getting bored with the options. Luckily, there are also many places off campus that are nearby but may not be accessible if you don't have a car.

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4 College Senior

Diversity: The University of Central Florida is definitely improving the diversity on campus. I think the location helps because Florida is a melting pot of people. The school encourages diversity through the many different clubs and organizations it offers.

3 Recent Alumnus

Campus Strictness: Police can be pretty strict when it comes to moving violations (ex. turning into the wrong lane) and parking is limited and tickets are always given.

5 College Senior

Local Atmosphere: Orlando is a fun city with lots to do. Of course we have many theme parks such as the five Disney parks and Universal Studios, Islands of Adventure, Sea World, and Aquatica. There is also a large shopping plaza near campus called Waterford Lakes that has tons of shops, restaurants, and a movie theatre. Downtown Orlando also offers a great nighht life! There is a large variety of clubs and bars for all tastes.

5 College Senior

Weather: It is located in Central Florida so the weather is great most of the time! Sunny weather and it only rains occaisionally.

4 College Sophomore

Scholarships: I received a decent amount of financial aid money, they paid for a majority of my tuition but I still had to take a loan to pay for the rest of it. My reoccurring problem with the financial aid office is that they either don't receive my papers or they misplace them but it always works out in the end!

3 College Senior

Athletics: Varsity sports at the University of Central Florida are improving but the one thing we are missing is school spirit. Students need to be proud of our team in order to improve attendence at the games.

5 College Sophomore

Majors: It was very simple getting into the college of hospitality management, I just signed up for classes and that's it.

3 College Senior

Weather: The summer is stifling hot and there's never an ocean breeze, which I suppose can only be expected of Florida in the summer. The winters can be cool; it has snowed here once. It can also rain quite heavily and be very muggy.

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Nathalie Desdunes
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Marketing
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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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