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

Facilities: Gyms Are Renovated – The gym at UCF was pretty good before but then they added on to it making it even better with more floor space and machines, and with an ever growing number of students the expansion pays for itself.

5 College Student

Guys & Girls: You will find all types of good looking guys on the UCF campus, from sophisticated, athletic, good ol'country boys and serious and studious. If you can't find what you are looking for here you might need to slow down and take a second look. The girls are beautiful, athletic, smart and sassy. We are all pretty laid back and relaxed here at UCF, but like any college campus, we enjoy our night life.

4 College Student

Off-Campus Dining: We have quick and easy access to most major food chains just off campus from UCF. From Apple Bee's to fast food and Buffalo Wild Wing's to specialty spots like sushi, organic whole foods and smoothie king. Just a few miles away are the standard restaraunts like Olive Garden, Long Horn, Outback and Red Lobster. They are mostly very casual which is exactly our style on campus and you can find new and trendy places too.
Prices are about the same as any where else, with some places giving student discounts. We also have on campus chic-fi-la, subway, sbarro, chinese, and others.

3 College Sophomore

Scholarships: Could Be a Little Better – I received some financial aid. The process was okay. Nothing terrible.

4 College Sophomore

Weather: Its Florida – Its typical Florida weather. Rainy season consists of a lot of rain. There is no spring, goes from pretty chilly to hot. Humidity and a ton of sunshine.

2 College Sophomore

Drug Safety: It's There but Can Be Avoided – Drugs and alcohol are visible on weekends and during some events on campus but if your not into that scene then it can be easily avoided. I have never been pressured to do anything and there are campus police to make sure nothing gets out of hand. Drugs is usually just smoking and there is much more drinking.

3 College Freshman

Campus Housing: You Don't Get Quite What You Pay for – The housing on campus is decent, but definitely on the pricey side. The better living quaters (the Towers) are naturally more expensive than the bottom of the barrel Apollo community. Honestly, off campus apartments and houses are the way to go.

4 College Freshman

Health & Safety: Safe and Alert – Not a single time have I ever felt unsafe at UCF. The campus PD are good at what they do, though not the friendliest people. The campus alert system also sends out alerts and reports of any crime in the area to all students in a timely fashion, so we know what threats, if any are out there.

4 College Student

Local Atmosphere: Alot Around – Plenty to do. Alot of places to go to shop and eat out.

4 College Student

Facilities: Very Modern – All buildings for the most part have been updated. Very new facilities.

3 College Student

Parking: Not Too Bad – The parking lots are big and fairly spacious. But the price you pay for a space without a permit is too high. But with a permit you will find that you can park fairly close to your classes.

5 College Sophomore

Weather: If you don't like heat, you won't like it here. I love it, it is usually sunny and hot. It is typical Florida weather- it could change at any moment.

5 College Sophomore

Transportation: Buses are a good option, especially considering parking is terrible. The buses run constantly all day.

5 College Sophomore

Weather: the weather at UCF is always beautiful, the occasional rain puts a damper around campus

4 College Sophomore

Local Atmosphere: So Much Food – Orlando is a busy, loud town. There are always parties, if that's your thing, but the main thing I like is the food. Any food you could be in the mood for, you can find it. That is the best thing about Orlando for foodies like me.

5 College Sophomore

Guys & Girls: My broad background involving Valencia,and student issues has afforded me the opportunity to work in a diverse work environment

5 College Sophomore

Academics: I believe that my chosen profession will enable me to fulfill my desire to, and to expand my communications base. Education has always been an important aspect of my life. Though I have striven for academic excellence, in high school I took courses that I never attained the information to learn. Always wishing to make the most of my education, I was willing to overcome the negative and I took the initiative after high school to not let it happen yet again in college. During my stay in college I have matured significantly for my academics. I grew up in a household where none of my immediate family finished or started college. I not only want to prove to my family, but to myself that not only can I live on my own, that I also can work two jobs and take courses full time as well as manage a respectable GPA.

5 College Junior

Majors: Health Information Management – I like the Health Information Management program at UCF. There are not alot of students in the program which allows one to work closer with the professors and Director of the program. The courses for this program are offered online and face to face with adds flexibility.

4 College Junior

Facilities: One unique thing about UCF is that there is always some event going on at the campus. The campus is really open with a great scene. There is always something going on outside between the buildings like contests, projects etc.

4 College Junior

Off-Campus Dining: The UCF campus area is surrounded by restaurants. There is a large variety of restaurants at average prices. However there are plenty of specials. I like Chik fil A because its healthy and fast for on the go students.

3 College Junior

Weather: Its Florida so you will have those random showers from time to time but the weather has never really affected by campus experience. Just have an umbrella with you and you will be fine.

2 College Junior

Parking: The permit is reasonable priced but good luck finding a spot. If you illegally park you will find a ticket when you come back to your car but having a car is not a necessity.

3 College Sophomore

Nightlife: Downtown Orlando is close enough to enjoy, and is a great time if you are above 21. The bars around UCF are great too for people under 21 and serve as good time.

3 College Sophomore

Facilities: Rec and Wellness Center Is Excellent – Even with the number of students that UCF has they have still managed to make a gym big enough to support the student body. If the gym were bigger it would be really nice because when it is crowded it is almost impossible to workout but other than that it is a great facility.

4 College Sophomore

Computers: Plenty of Computer Labs and up to Speed Technology – There are plenty of computers on campus for students to print papers whenever they need to, the computers are high speed computers and make being a student really convenient to everyone on campus. They could increase the number of computers in the math and business buildings to ensure students never miss exams or study opportunities but with as many students as UCF has it is hard to have enough computers for all of the students.

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Nathalie Desdunes
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Fort Lauderdale, FL
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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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