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

Campus Strictness: No Mean No! Abolsolutely no tolerance of underage drinking or sexual assault.

4 College Freshman

Local Atmosphere: FUN TIMES! This is a pretty active school. There is activities to do everyday. There is transportation to get in the downtown area where there a lot of the fun takes place. It leaves me plenty to do but also allows quiet time if needed. I love this atmosphere of oneness.

5 College Senior

Diversity: With a school of 50,000+ people, you tend to have a lot of diversity.

4 College Senior

Off-Campus Housing: The best way to go is to rent a house with a couple other roommates near the campus for cost and convenience. Stirling is nice but expensive, jefferson village is also nice and provides transportation shuttles to campus. Had some friends stay at collegiate village inn, would not recommend.

4 College Sophomore

Majors: I am studying to become a nurse and from the beginning it is a hard task. I plan to have an internship this upcoming summer at a hospital and follow around a nurse in his/her everyday life. I think having an internship is a great experience because it really shows a student what the real life career is about. I say I want to become a nurse, yet after an internship, I may discover that I can't handle everything that goes on in a hospital. Or I may find that I absolutely love it and discover which field I want to focus on. I do not have any concerns with finding one, the academic advisors can usually guide you on how to find one or the advisors in the college.

4 College Sophomore

Greek Life: Great Opportunity. Greek life at some other schools control the social scene, but at UCF Greek life is just one of the many organizations you can join. We have many on campus houses along with off campus and it lets students have the opportunity to meet a bunch of new people and become involved. Its a great way to meet new friends and gain real world experience.

4 College Junior

Diversity: Every race, religion, orientation and background is represented at UCF. The University makes a huge effort to promote diversity initiatives and enhance the mingling on campus. Students still often form cliques based on race or religion, but the surrounding area is much more integrated.

3 College Junior

Campus Housing: Space Is Limited – The dorms at UCF are mostly not class restrictive, but preference is given to underclassmen due to limited availability. The towers are the newest and nicest dorms but they are the furthest from the heart of campus. Other dorms are ancient and have less privacy but have better access to campus amenities. Academic Village is feet away from the gym and the leisure pool which is ideal for those with a little bit of free time.

4 College Sophomore

Diversity: The diversity at UCF is incredible. All around campus are the bright faces of every ethnicity possible. At UCF everyone has an equal chance. I have never seen a fight or a problem when it comes to the different racial backgrounds. There are students here that have an abundant amount of money and then students who work full time to pay for their schooling. UCF has one of the largest student bodies, yet everyone is always being helped if needed. UCF offers many scholarships and job opportunities to everyone and anyone, background aside. There are hundreds of clubs to join and if a student can not find one, they can create one of their own. UCF is an all around amazing school.

3 College Junior

Computers: The Library Is a Waste of Time – The computers in the library at UCF are always in use and nearly impossible to access. Your best bet is to bring your own laptop, check one out, or use one of the other labs on campus. Student government has made a good effort to provide more labs and access to free printing, but that can be very crowded as well. The WiFi is readily available and accessible.

4 College Senior

Scholarships: I usually walk into finacial aid and wait to be seen. It's better to come early during the first few day's of the semester because its really packed. When your seen be sure to ask about the student financial assistance website.

3 College Senior

Drug Safety: Minimal Drinking – I personally don't like to drink. And all of my friends are just like me, they don't like to drink either. I do see form time to time people that go to our school drink, but its moderate drinking. Nothing out of control.

4 College Senior

Health & Safety: This Institution Is Safe – Although I only come to UCF twice a week, I can say with confidences that it is safe. There are emergency poles located all around campus. And police/safety officials lurk around to keep things running smoothly.

4 College Sophomore

Transportation: There is transportation on campus and off campus. The Black & Gold bus runs all over campus. KnightLynx takes you to campus and to many places as far as 30 miles away. Great for people who have jobs/classes but no cars.

5 College Sophomore

Local Atmosphere: Living in Orlando was one of the reasons I chose to go to UCF in the first place. It's a wonderful place if you, like me, LOVE going places and doing things ALL the time. You have DISNEY, and other theme parks not too far away. Many places to go for fun at night. The surrounding 5 - 10 miles has everything you need to live and have fun! And the University of Central Florida has one of the prettiest campuses EVER. :)

5 College Sophomore

Academics: It's really a great thing to be involved in the College of Education. The advisors and teachers are all wonderful and very helpful. The classes don't have many people in them, so you get more one-on-one attention. And UCF has a new building just for the Education department, which keeps everything I need in one area of the campus! :)

1 College Junior

Academics: Registration Process – In my opinion the registration process is too long. This is one of the reason why my schedule is awful, and many students.

4 College Freshman

Scholarships: Process Was Not Bad – the process was very easy and did not take long at all.

4 College Freshman

Facilities: There are so many academic programs at UCF! Anything you can think of .... we have it. Students can create their own clubs with 11 members. Our school offers many free events all month long, every month.

4 College Freshman

Campus Strictness: Campus Stritchness – The police enforce rules such as underage drinking and drug use with out any tolerance...which is completely fair. There aren't many school policies that interfere with our social lives. Our campus rules are designed to keep us safe but to allow us to feel trusted.

4 College Freshman

Guys & Girls: You will find a diverse group of men and women. Most people dress well and their fashion choices express their personality. A lot of men like to long board/skate board and there seems to be many athletes on campus. I haven't encountered anyone who was not friendly. Everyone seems to be easy going.

1 College Senior

Parking: The University of Central Florida does have a lack of availability of parking spaces on campus. At UCF, there are 6 parking garages with 4 floors and a roof parking area, however, with the number of enrolled students either enrolled for on campus-classes, live on campus and use a parking spot, or commute for use of the library or other resources, there is not enough parking spaces to support the minimal amount of students at any given time. Numerous accidents I have seen happen because of the traffic problem UCF has on campus and many times have I seen garages get closed to use for events which minimizes available spaces for students going to class or the library even further. Personally, I believe that if I'm paying $94.00 annually for a parking pass, I should as a student, have almost a guaranteed parking space or at least availability of one at least half the time I'm on campus because as of now I do not feel that I can access and utilize the resources that UCF offers that my tuition helps pay for because of the parking problem and its unfair.

5 College Senior

Athletics: Student Involvement – University of Central Florida offers such a wide range of student involvement opportunities from Campus Activity Board events where students can participate in 1 of 7 or multiples of types of Campus Activities setups. Within the CAB team, students can organize, plan and head up events at UCF from movies, to hosting comedian shows, and setting up big name concerts. Also, UCF offers an extremely long list of student organizations and clubs and even if a student does not see anything on the list, any student can petition for their own club where all they need is 1- joining members and a signature from Student Involvement Office and the new club is made. It is really extensive and diverse at UCF and the way they try to involve students in campus activities.

3 College Senior

Campus Housing: Cost and Convenience of Housing – The cost of living on campus is a little higher than surrounding on campus options such as those of Valencia Community College. This,however, is most likely due to the demand of housing on UCF Campus and the lack of multiple facilities on campus. The convenience of moving into the dorms is not exactly what I expected since the resident only gets one day to move in and two days to move out when the semester is over. On the other hand, the amount of assistance the facility of the dorms give during these times are substantial and very helpful for last minute moving and organization of dorm room furniture.

4 College Junior

Majors: Rosen Is Awesome! It wasn't difficult to get into the Rosen College of Hospitality management. It has been such a wonderful experience. I have been told time and time again that in order to make it in the Hospitality industry you must have a passion for it. Every person I try to promote this fine institution to I express passion to them. I am a transfer student so I took all of my general education courses at a community college. I had all 60 credits to attend here and 3.7 gpa. The one tip I would tell anybody is apply ahead of time so you are guaranteed a spot and keep your grades up. College is such a wonderful, unforgettable experience.

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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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