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

Academics: Interesting Approach – The Counselor Education program is ranked # 11 in the country (out of many, many programs). The courses will be relatively easy, especially if you are good with writing papers. The professors have a different approach than I've ever seen before. They give you very little information about assignments before you hand them in. They want you to make the assignments "your own" rather than giving specific requirements. Overall, good program.

3 College Freshman

Athletics: UCF Knights have an excellent athletics department. The most popular is the football and basketball. There is not a swim team which I wish it was one. I will be glad to join the volleyball. Love those KNIGHTS!!!!!

3 College Freshman

Guys & Girls: Down to Earth – The students are average and down to Earth. Love the social life and the new relationships that I have made are awesome.

3 College Freshman

Local Atmosphere: The school that I chose was University of Central Florida. It is located in Orlando Florida where the heart of Florida is. Located in this city is Disney World, Universal Studios, Holy Land and a host of other attractions that is too numerous to name. This city is friendly and is one of the best tourist attraction in the world. It is a calm place to be and I would love to leave there when I finish my schooling. Orlando is much larger than I thought
and since the University of Central Florida a research there is no room for failure there. I really love this school and being a Knight.

4 College Sophomore

Majors: BFA in Fine Arts – The Fine Arts program is restrictive to students with good grades in art classes, as it should be. Since this past semester, the portfolio review to get accepted into upper-level art classes is done online (uploading your images) - very efficient. Next semester I'll start my first painting classes (sophomore-level). I can't wait.

1 College Junior

Parking: Wish I Didn't Have a Car – There's lots of parking, but unless you have a moped or motorcycle the walk to classes is extreme. UCF is a huge campus and if you don't get to class early you may not find a parking spot or you'll have to walk far either way.

4 College Junior

Guys & Girls: Mix of Everything – UCF is called the University of Central Florida for a reason. Orlando is a mixing pot of all sorts of people. The campus isn't any different. If you have a specific type of guy/girl you like or want to hang out with, you'll find them at UCF.

College Junior

Campus Housing: Why Live on Campus? The Prices are just way to high to be reasonable for the amount of space versus the cost. I live off campus because I can choose roommates who won't party all the time, a location that's not overrun by college students, decently quite, and above all inexpensive. I get a very large room, private bathroom, and have one roommate and pay less than someone sharing a space where there's four or more people living in the apartment.

You do your research and off campus living = A+

4 College Sophomore

Transportation: Great Shuttle – UCF chose a great part of town to locate their large campus. They dominate that area, which facilitates traffic and convenience to restaurants close-by. The shuttle bus stops at many apts in the neighborhood. Plus UCF is a main stop for the local Orlando "Lynx busline". I think they have a great system.

3 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Housing: Many Choices Available – There are MANY choices of living situations around UCF: apartments, condos, roommate-to-share, etc. Because we are in Florida, usually they have AT LEAST one pool, plus some community activities, an area with a microwave and TV. PLus the UCF Shuttle bus stops by a majority of the apts in the area, making it convenient, not to mention save on gas!!

3 College Freshman

Transportation: Hard to Find – Finding buses that are going to your desired location can be a bit of a challenge. The buses that are affiliated with off campus housing run at scheduled times, so they are pretty reliable. Otherwise, its hard to find transportation if you dont have a car and want to go grocery shopping.

3 College Freshman

Drug Safety: Partying and Drinking – There is definitely a lot more drinking going on at parties than anything else. The RA's on campus are very strict about alcohol possession so the majority of drinking goes on off campus.

3 College Freshman

Nightlife: There are a few parties that happen on the weekend, you just have to find out where they are. The clubs across from campus are a lot of fun if you go on a popular night, but sometimes they can be dirty too.

4 College Junior

Weather: It's Florida. It's sunny year round and the winters are fairly mild, save for a cold front every now and again. Temperature will reach 90 from march and sometimes into November. People tend to lay out at the pool, of sorority girls on their respective houses front lawns. Summer is hot with thunderstorms nearly everyday, however these generally pass in a hour or two.

5 College Junior

Academics: UCF has awesome resources for students. The most amazing part of being a UCF student is that the institution is genuinely concerned about your success as a student.

3 College Junior

Drug Safety: Drugs Are Almost Everywhere – I know of many people who smoke weed on a regular basis, and its generally one call away if you want it. Harder drugs on the other hand aren't as visible, but they are absolutely being used at an above average rate. Alcohol, simply put, is everywhere. Bars around campus are extremely lax on fake id's. There is considerably more pressure to drink, or smoke weed but others drugs seem to be more taboo, and are not encountered very often. The campus has a strict policy on drugs for people living in the dorms. Get caught once and you are gone. Alcohol I think is a three strike policy.

3 College Junior

Diversity: I would say that the diversity is better than normal, but not outstanding. There is a sizable black and hispanic population, but in terms of other races, not as much. There are also clubs/ organizations for different political beliefs although the college republicans and democrats are the main two. There are multiple religious organizations which seems to be very active, and I believe there are also multiple LGBT groups. Overall a fairly diverse campus.

4 College Sophomore

Diversity: 50,000+ Students Means a Lot of People – While looking around UCF's main campus it is predominately Caucasian. But with so many people, every ethnicity is represented. And it is certain that a group or student organization corresponding to your personal race/ethnicity is available. Market Wednesday's are a clear sign of this. Every Wednesday student groups set up tables in front of the Student Union to promote their organization. Every interest imaginable is represented. UCF is a very diverse university.

4 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: At UCF On-Campus housing is pretty limited. With so many students, anyone other than freshman do not usually live on-campus. However, some upper level students live in the apartment style housing known as Towers (1-4) or some Nike/Hercules complexes. As a freshman, I lived in Flager, a part of the Libra community. The dorm style had a communal living area or "pod". This was my favorite part of the dorm because I was a part of the Out-of-State Program. It helped me interact and meet other students who lived on my floor. The rooms were nice as well. A jack-and-jill style bathroom meant only four students shared one shower and one toilet. Every room had their own personal sink.

3 College Sophomore

Campus Dining: Flashy but Simple – When on tour of UCF the dining halls ensure a great meal to their future "customers". Both dining halls, (Knightros and Market Place) are great in appearance; clean, modern, well-lit, and spacious. However, as a freshman, eating every meal at the same location get repetitive. If you have a special meal plan that allows Dining Dollars, there are other on campus restaurants you can eat at. This offers a good variety without paying even more money than you already did on the meal plan.

3 College Student

Computers: The Printing Lab – Can be crowded during luch time, but moves fast and it is open early and till late in the day

3 College Senior

Facilities: Overall infrastructure is good keeping in mind UCF is the second largest university in the nation in terms of student enrollment. Great companies come in too so if you have talent you can definitely make the best use of it.

4 College Senior

Facilities: Shuttle Service and Gym Are Very Nice – I cam from outside this country and shuttle services to the nearby apartments really help students who don't have a car. They also have frequency throughout the day which helps you get on campus on time and not pay for parking decal.Gym is awesome. Fully equiped and open most of the times almost everyday.

3 College Senior

Academics: Working With Teams Help – Good class room interaction with classmates and professors. Group assisgnments, presentations etc give you ample opportunities to gain knwoledge , develop inter-personal skills etc.

5 College Sophomore

Scholarships: No Problem – When you apply for admittance at UCF, they automatically enter you in all the financial aid applications you're available for. If you want more...they provide information for outside scholarships as well. But at the end of the day UCF with give you your best scholarship offer hassle-free.

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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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