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Orlando, FL
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36,775
Tuition (in-state)
$22,345 ($6,247)
Admission Difficulty
Average
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5 College Freshman

Academics: I decided UCF because of the health field and programs of studies in the area.the campus coordination is great for all in the health field. The professor are cordial and great motivational, inspirational in the different health fields. The campus is beautiful and there great opportunties for everyone in the central Florida area.

3 College Sophomore

Weather: From August to mid October it's mostly so hot that you'll be drenched in sweat when you get to class. During those months it also get's very humid and rain's a lot. Around November it starts to cool down but heat's up again around mid March.

3 College Sophomore

Computers: There are lots of computers available in the library, the student union, and the computer labs. However, the internet here is awful. The connection is unreliable and often slow. In the dorms, there is little to no wireless.

4 College Sophomore

Academics: I went to UCF for my undergraduate degree in Biology. The classes are decent sized and most of the professors are really good. SI and tutoring are offered by the University. The SGA is very helpful and offers a lot of free stuff for students.

3 College Sophomore

Weather: Right now the weather is AWESOME. It occasionally rains on you when you're walking to class. During the beginning of the Fall term and at the end of the Spring term, it gets pretty hot. But it's always awesome to go to class in the scorching heat and then be able to hop in your car and drive to the beach for the afternoon. Or go to the Rec and Wellness center and lay in a hammock by the pool!

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3 College Sophomore

Parking: Everyone always has something terrible to say about UCF parking. My Freshman year, I lived on campus and walked to class. My Sophomore year, I had to drive, but really found no problems with parking. I'd say that more than anything it's the drivers that you need to be worried about! It may be hard to find a spot right next to your class, but if you just park on top of the garage and give yourself time to walk to class, you're fine! We also just got a huge new parking garage, so that helps too.

3 College Sophomore

Drug Safety: In my experience, the drug scene isn't big at UCF. Then again, I didn't really hang with a crowd that did drugs. I do know a lot of students use focus drugs like Adderol or Riddelin before tests, and that it's readily available. Policy-wise, I haven't seen much enforcement because I haven't seen much public use of drugs. Living in the dorms, the Resident Assistants frequently had to call the cops for parties with alcohol, however.

3 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Housing: Off-campus housing is starting to improve, but is still relatively expensive. The apartments are pricey, but it is well worth it to become more involved in the community. As the area around campus develops more, it is becoming much safer to live off campus with declining crime rates. The apartments are for the most part really nice and usually include free transportation to and from UCF, so parking is no problem.

4 College Junior

Computers: The computers are generally quick and let you do research or go to social media sites with no problems. You can download things from email to print, and the programs installed are kept updated. The only issue is that some of the monitors are too bright or too dark and cannot be altered - although most of the monitors are fine and can be made to fit personal comfort.

1 College Sophomore

Parking: Parking lots/ garages are always crowded. Permits are very expensive and tickets are issued for any little reason.

4 College Sophomore

Nightlife: If you're under 21, clubs aren't that fun unless you know one of the bartenders personally or you have a fake ID. That being said, house parties are the best way to go. There's at least one house party going on every night. I've never seen one get busted, at least not yet. You just have to either know people or know where to go. Sterling apartments is notorious for having at least one party going on every night as well as University House.

1 College Sophomore

Parking: There's usually a spot somewhere on campus to park at but it may not be as close to your class as you'd like. If you're determined to get a spot close to your class, get there about half an hour before your class because you may wait a while.

3 College Sophomore

Campus Strictness: Police aren't that strict unless you do something serious like get intoxicated and be obnoxious to people, cause a fight, or if you're just too messed up to even walk straight. They know it's college and they know underage students are going to drink so they're pretty relaxed about it. However, when it comes to J-walking, they don't mess around. If they see you do it, you'll get a ticket. Residential Assistants are very nice and are pretty lenient as long as you're not disturbing others living in your building.

4 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Dining: As far as convenience there is about 2-3 of your favorite restaurants all with-in a two mile radius.

4 College Sophomore

Transportation: I personally feel that the transportation at Central Florida is great. I have mid-afternoon classes and it can get a bit busy during the lunch hour but there are always shuttles around to compensate for the crowded parking lots and garages.

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2 College Junior

Parking: Parking is usually full though they are building a new garage. Also permits are very pricey and they enforce and give out tickets often!

5 College Junior

Off-Campus Dining: There are a ton of options and variety anything from fancy and semi expesive to casual to fast food!

3 College Freshman

Weather: The weather at UCF can be quite a challenge for some people, specially for out of state students. Over the summer it gets VERY HOT! and since it is Florida random rainstorms will appear and dissapear in a matter of moments, however it is nothing that would impede you walking to class.

2 College Freshman

Campus Dining: UCF tries to make its dining options as great as possible however this is not the case. There are 2 dining halls where you can use your meal plan in, they have variety however their food isnt that great quality, and they barely serve you food. You need to keep going up to get more food, and it is not filling. The prices for a meal plan are quite high, and rarely anyone buys a meal plan the following semester.

1 College Freshman

Parking: Parking at UCF is TERRIBLE! This is one of the largest universities in the country, and they have many parking garages and parking lots, but they are always full. If you are driving to class arrive to campus atleast 30 minutes before your class starts because it is impossible to find a parking spot anywhere. You are better off finding a shuttle to take you to campus. In addition, if you park somewhere you are not allowed to, you will get ticketed, and they are very strict on ticketing.

3 College Senior

Drug Safety: It's an average amount of drugs and alcohol. I have definitely noticed the drinking and weed, but other than that I don't think there's too much of a problem. It all depends on the kind of people you hang around.

3 College Senior

Off-Campus Housing: There is a lot of off-campus housing around UCF. There are many different options and layouts, so you will have lot of choices. Some of the rates are high, but it seems like all student housing is expensive. They tend o have shuttles to the campus which is convenient. I never had trouble with availability. Most student housing has some kind of security and parking rules, so it is relatively safe.

3 College Senior

Transportation: There are shuttles from many of the off campus housing which is very convenient and helps reduce your cost for gas and a parking pass. Parking on campus can be a nightmare and passes are about $100/ year. There are Lynx buses and stops everywhere and a station downtown, but I'm not sure about the cost because I have a car. The airport is about 15-20 minutes away.

3 Recent Alumnus

Drug Safety: I never was personally affected to alcohol during my college years. There are might be some parties, but usually everything under control. The cosiety i am a member of has a very strict alcohol policy, so I never see it at school.

3 Recent Alumnus

Campus Dining: The are lots of foos options in a Student Union and in some of the Caumpuses. You can find late or 24 jours open places also. Vending mashines are everywhere. The food options ranges from different cuisines, traditional food, and fast food. Lots of options for any taste buds.

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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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