Location
Orlando, FL
Undergrads
36,775
Tuition (in-state)
$22,345 ($6,247)
Admission Difficulty
Average
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Reviews 15617 total reviews with an average rating of 3.7

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4 College Freshman

Athletics: Sports Are Important – Our school is known to have no school spirt. That is not true at all the majority of kids on campus are rocking the UCF attire, and supporting our school at games.

4 College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: Dorms Are Convenient – The majority of dorms are in great walking distance to classes. The down sized to at least my dorm is the bathroom I share with three other girls is very old and out dated.

3 College Freshman

Weather: If the weather is nice, everyone is out and about and it seems to be very enjoyful. But when its raing outside, everyone stays inside and it seem like there's nothing else to do.

4 College Freshman

Athletics: Football Fans Are Amazing – I love going to the football games here just for the fans. Everyone here gets up on their feet and is enjoying every minute of the game. I love the music we play and the chants we shout. I love the atmosphere and the fact that the student section is always full (even when its raining cats and dogs outside)! The UCF fans make me want to go to every game and I love it.

5 College Freshman

Facilities: Campus Facitities Are Awesome – All of the facilities here are excellent. The Recreation and Wellness Center is clean, accsessable, and very helpful in problems or concerns. The library is very organized and the staff is very helpful. There are always campus activities. No on here should ever say they're bored. The student Union is kept in tip top shape and if the perfect place to study, eat, go yo meetings, and hang out with friends.

3 College Junior

Off-Campus Housing: Too Many Choices – The UCF area has a TON of new apartments including ones that are still being built as we speak. Some of them are reasonably priced others are WAY out there. Within a 5 mile radius of UCF I would say there are at least 20 housing developments for students.

College Senior

Campus Housing: Have Not Experienced – I have not lived on campus yet but I have heard mixed reviews regarding cleanliness.

3 College Senior

Campus Dining: A Variety of Options – There are myriad of options ranging from fast food burger joints, to whole grain subs that I find suitable for my needs.

4 College Senior

Computers: Accessible Laptops in Library – Library lends adequate laptops for student use in library in order for them not to be confined to the crowded corridors.

5 College Junior

Facilities: Spirit and Programs – Rather it be the Greek life or a Saturday football game, students have lots of school spirit here. Everyone I have met at UCF is proud to be a Knight. Not only are they proud of their Greeks and sports teams but also of the many schools that are offered and the abilty to learn. All around the UCF enviroment is great for broadening your intellectual and social skills.

4 College Junior

Drug Safety: When being admitted to UCF one of the things required is the completion of Alcohol.edu. This is a very imformative resource, and does not necessarily discourage the use of alchohol, but rather informs the student of safe ways to conduct oneself if alchohol use is decided. I do not spend a lot of time on campus, so this is my best interpretation of the schools policies.

4 College Junior

Campus Housing: Live Off Campus – Although I live off campus, actually in another city, the living arrangements given to students on and off campus seem to be of great quality. Driving down University Blvd. apartment complexes named after school affiliatons are pleasing to the eye, and I have never heard anything bad about them from other students.

4 College Senior

Transportation: Not Able to Drive in Middle of Campus – Buses are the best option around campus, but in the middle of campus your only option is walking.

4 College Senior

Off-Campus Dining: Check Out Waterford Lakes – The area around UCF is filled with options to go out to eat.

4 College Freshman

Campus Dining: Overall Id say on campus dining options are pretty solid. The student union has a wealth of options (Pita Stop, Burger King, Asain Chao, Wackadoo's Bar) and even a Subway that is open 24 hours for 5 days out of the week. The dining halls, Knightro's and Marketplace, are pretty good until they get too repetitive. The area by the UCF arena also has good options that include Dominos, Jimmy John's, and a Japanese grill.

4 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: Decent variety on Alafaya and University Blvd.
Very good Mexican options (i recomend Azteca)
Some places may be a little overpriced
You should be able to find something nearby no matter what your tastes are
Waterford Lakes on Alafaya has endless options

5 College Freshman

Transportation: Everything you need is truly on campus, I walk from my dorm to my classes with ease and safely.

3 College Freshman

Drug Safety: Alcohol > Everything – More than drugs, theres a lot of drinking. Tailgating, going out, etc. you're going to find a lot of alcohol rather than weed or anything else. Not to say that it isn't present, there's going to be weed and adderal wherever you go.

4 College Freshman

Local Atmosphere: Compared to other schools in Florida, UCF has a lot to offer, from food to entertainment. Football atmosphere is wonderful, there's a lot of pride for the school. Greek life is awesome, there's a bunch of clubs that fit every belief and interest.

4 College Freshman

Majors: My Future – I know im safe, I want to become an Engineer and UCF has an extreamly large varity of chooses in engineering as well as other majors. They have an abundance of options along with specific information on everything about your major so that the student knows he/she is making the right decesion.

5 College Freshman

Overall Experience: The feeling of leaving a study goup created by students know you will pass the exam is great. But after i had the experrience of receving an A on a Quiz then enjoying an amazing Frat party near campus and cellebrating the week success with close friends that i met on campus I know this is the best Campus in the nation.

4 College Freshman

Diversity: Just Life – I am from a lower level of the economy yet i dont notice it at UCF. In addition I am Hispanic and I very much enjoy the acceptance and diversity at UCF. Diversity id esaily spotted and not seen as unusual nor wrong and i feel that it makes college life more enjoyable and gives the students more opertunities.

5 College Freshman

Facilities: Student Union – I lovethe student union. it has everything you need. when im hungry they have plenty of food options, ranging from burger king to a mini market. there are places for school supplies and you can even get tickets for local theme parks and events at the ticketmaster. my favorite part however is the spacious halls where you can meet up with friends and study.

3 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: Walmart and Chain Places – Everything off campus is a part of a chain corporation. The few uniqueplaces ive been to are decent but id rather just go to the walmart in town and buy some supplies and make my own meal.

5 College Freshman

Health & Safety: Never Felt Safer – Although the campus is quite large and spacious i have not once felt unsafe or scared for any reason. Everywhere you look there is a safe lighted area and almost every other corner has an emergency call station. The campus police are etremly helpful.

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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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