Location
Orlando, FL
Undergrads
36,775
Tuition (in-state)
$22,345 ($6,247)
Admission Difficulty
Average
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Reviews 15543 total reviews with an average rating of 3.7

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4 College Senior

Majors: Psychology Major Can Be Overwhelming – At UCF, Psychology is the most popular major, and it also happens to be my major. At a school with over fifty thousand undergraduates, that means huge classes and not a lot of one-on-one time with professors. While I normally don't mind that way of learning, it can be frustrating to not have a close relationship with any of your professors. I am very passionately interested in the field of psychology and I wouldn't change my major for anything. But I am concerned about the demand for jobs in the psychology field being too great for the supply.

College Senior

Nightlife: Club Scene Is Sketchy – I and most of my friends do not bother with the nightclub scene near UCF. With a huge population of college students, the bars in the area are constantly full of loud kids who finally have their independance and don't know what to do with it. If that is your thing, then the nightlife is great. UCF does do plenty of late night events (including Late Knights) to promote sober ways to have fun.

3 College Senior

Campus Dining: Lots of Options – I've personally never had a mealplan for the dining halls on campus, but I have eaten there many times. They have an every day menu usually consisting of pizza, sandwiches, salads, and other quick and easy food items. But every day there are a few new and unique entrees to spice things up. The last time I was there, the entree of the day was morrocan spiced chicken and fried plantains. I have even been there when they were serving waffles for dinner! The dining halls are clean and the food is great.

4 College Senior

Overall Experience: One of the main reasons I chose UCF was the location of the campus. In Orlando, there is so much to do that I can't imagine ever being bored. UCF has a lot of great events going on constantly for students, from free comedy shows to pool parties to Late Knights - an all-night party once a month with games, prizes, and free food. If you ever do feel the need to get away from the college scene, Universal and Disney are only a short drive away. Students at UCF can always find something to do.

4 College Senior

Transportation: Many Ways to Get Around – The parking at UCF isn't always easy to find, so they responded to the overwhelming demand by developing a shuttle service. The UCF shuttles run constantly every day of class to each of the nearby student apartment complexes. They are absolutely free to use and they are incredibly convenient for many students who can't afford to live on-campus but do not have a car. With random heavy summer downpours being a common occurance here in Florida, walking or biking isn't always an option. Earlier this year the shuttle service added a gps tracking website, so students with smartphones can see where their shuttle currently is and when it will arrive.

3 College Senior

Parking: I live on campus so parking isn't a problem to me, but for my friends who don't live on campus, it's a bit of a pain to them. Most people find parking within 15-20 minutes. The good thing though is your class doesn't have to deal with your parking. A freshman and a senior would still be able to find good parking. Just make sure to leave your home about 30-40 minutes before your class. I would suggest parking garage H, because people are always leaving there.

3 College Senior

Athletics: There are a variety of sports at UCF, but only some of them get a lot of involvement from the students and faculty from the school. It usually the mainstream sports that get it, such as football and basketball. This past year due to a football game everything in the school had to shut down at 12 pm. On game days the students and parents usually tailgate from early in the morning, till the game is over. Usually every week the school is giving out shirts to support school spirit.

4 College Senior

Off-Campus Dining: Lots to Choose from – There are a number of quick and sit down restaurants in the area. Healthy quick options as well as fast food.

5 College Junior

Majors: English Is Great – I'm an English major and it's fantastic. I would not change a thing. The head of the department is wonderful and easy to reach. The advisers are helpful and knowledgeable and the classes offered are fun and interesting.

1 College Junior

Parking: No Space – It's next to impossible to get parking at UCF. I'll spend up to an hour looking for a spot.

5 College Junior

Athletics: Student Involement – Students love to get involved at the athletics at UCF. Whether it's as a member of the team or as a fan, there will always be students in the middle of the action.

4 College Junior

Campus Housing: A Lot to Choose from – Of course you wouldn't expect a dorm to be so fabulous, byt at UCF they have a lot to choose from. There are some that are more upscale and some that are smaller and older. The upperclassment defnitely have nicer places to choose from, but that only makes sense. A lot of the dorms have a lot of socail activities so you can get to know each other.

4 College Junior

Guys & Girls: All-Stars =] – No matter what kind of guy/ girl you are attracted to, you will find it here at UCF. There is such a diverse body of students that you can always find your taste. whether its looks or interests. Most of the people dress very casual or sporty just because of the Florida heat.

4 College Junior

Diversity: Very Diverse – There is a great variety of different races here at UCF. I am mixed myself. I am middle eastern, cuban and puerto rican and I find myself feeling accepted with everyone. Everyone at UCF come from different backgrounds of race, faith, sexual orientations but here at the university they make sure you feel loved and excpeted!

4 College Junior

Overall Experience: Very Engergetic Atmoshpere! I love my school! Everyone here at UCF is very friendly and excepting.The campus is clean and well maintained and isn't too intimidating. The construction gets annoying, but all the new buildings (stadium, apartments and arena) are all worth it. I enjoy going to the gym and they offer a great one. UCF is my second school and i wish it would have been my one and only, it is awesome!

College Junior

Athletics: BCC has only one sport, and that's softball. UCF does not have any here.

4 College Junior

Scholarships: Always Available – I do not have the best knowledge when it comes with the financial aid process, but I always do my part to reapply every year. As the new semester comes closer, I tend to get anxious when I don't know the status of whether or not I'll receive any aid. Every time I have called, there has always been someone that I could talk to, and it's the staff at the UCF Cocoa campus.

College Junior

Nightlife: No Nightlife on this campus; last class ends at 8:40 and the campus closes.

3 College Junior

Transportation: From the time I started BCC/UCF, I was never impressed with the bus system. They come every hour, and sometimes I have to wait another hour because it interferes with my classes. Also, most of the drivers are not friendly, and they are always exactly on time, or 10-20 minutes late. The only positive is that I ride for free because I carry my student I.D. I do not use the bus system anymore since I live 3.46 miles away from campus; I get home faster by walking than by taking the bus.

5 College Junior

Weather: Sunshine State! Even though it also tends to rain a lot as well, not something the campus can control. I walk, and it is so hot down here that I don't mind when I get rained on. My advice is during the Spring/Summer months, don't have too many activities that have to be held outdoors.

5 College Senior

Overall Experience: The Best – The school really is the greatest. I had opportunities to attend LSU and Florida but chose UCF due to its growing reputation and classroom experiences. You will not regret going here!

2 College Senior

Transportation: Having a car is the best option for venturing out into the surrounding areas

5 College Senior

Health & Safety: Secure as Can Be – I've never felt unsafe on or off-campus. Officers, campus security and other resources such as SEPS are offered at UCF to provide safety to the upmost level.

5 College Senior

Facilities: NEW INNOVATIONS – Our gym is spectacular! We've recently updated the gym to offers more equipment and sports such as inside racketball court, etc. We offer so many resources so that students can exceed well academically while having fun.

5 College Senior

Facilities: Always HYPE – UCF campus is unlike any other. The various activities that goes on on campus will only excite you. Each week vendors come from all over the place, selling their goods or offering items near the student union. Greek life and other organization like CAB, or MASS, put on frequent events for ALL students to attend.

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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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