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

Off-Campus Dining: Plenty of Choices – If you stay nearby, there are many different places to eat, including (but certainly not limited to!) Chipotle, Denny's, Chik-Fil-A, couple of more upscale steakhouses, and a local novelty barbecue place. If you happen to travel just a bit too far though, the choices get very scarce very quickly. Stay close!

5 College Junior

Overall Experience: Wonderful School! Everyone I've encountered has been more than helpful and nice. There is a sense of pride with almost all students. The campus is clean and you can feel a sense of history. I would apply here for my master's in a heartbeat!

4 College Junior

Greek Life: I personally do not participate in the Greek Life, but from what I can see it appears to be very active. I've seen some of the houses and they are nice, and there is a store with all the fraternities and sororities' shirts and such.

4 College Sophomore

Local Atmosphere: Vacation Destination – The title really says it all. Based in Orlando, UCF is next door to many popular theme parks, as well as many night clubs and lounges. It's the perfect setting for a college student, with so much to do you may need more than 4 years to do it all! The only downside may be that there are a lot of people from out of town in this vacation destination, so getting around town can be slow going and frustrating.

5 College Junior

Facilities: Library Is Awesome! There are plenty of quite places to study independently, and there is also the new Knowledge Commons with big screen computers intended for group work. Talking and interacting with students is encouraged in this area! They do designate quieter places if you work better that way.

1 College Sophomore

Parking: Although UCF offers a ton of parking, we are also the 2nd largest university in the nation. Especially in the start of the semester and during finals week, parking is hard to come by. Unless you come hours before class, you can expect a decently far walk to class.

5 College Sophomore

Facilities: The UCF Library is an exceptional study area and resource area. With several floors, including an all-quiet floor for uninterrupted study, this is the best environment to do homeworks and projects in, as well as study for tests and meet in groups. They have all the resources you need for any subject and there are always workers available to assist you. They also extend their hours for finals week.

5 College Sophomore

Computers: Student Government Computer Lab – Computer labs in the Student Union are run by the student government and allow the students to have free printing. Although not the most convenient when in a hurry, they are very helpful to the students.

4 College Freshman

Diversity: One of the Better Parts – Diversity on campus is vibrant and flowing in the best way possible. At UCF one can see a constant array of people from different cultures. This is by far one of the best parts about UCF.

3 College Freshman

Campus Housing: Not the Best. Campus housing is decent. There are large problems with spacing and I wish they would have been more involved with roommate selections.

4 College Freshman

Academics: A Fair Place – I enjoy my time here at the University, but I do have problems. Some of my professors seem uninviting and do not really care about their topic. This is extremely prevalent in the math department. While on the other hand a few seem to enjoy what they teach and take an active role in my education.

4 College Junior

Overall Experience: Location, Location, Location – What I like best about UCF is the location. The three miles around the campus are like a real college town with student businesses and bars. However, you can leave the area and still have some civilization, unlike other college towns. There are great job oppertunities with many major area businesses, like Walt Disney World, Lockhead Martin, and Universal. I personally got an internship at SeaWorld Orlando, an oppertunity that may not have been possible at another university. We have great weather, a safe campus, and a supportive community.

4 College Junior

Facilities: Very Good All Around – UCF has great facilities. The Recreation and Wellness Center (gym) was just expanded and has great machines and programs. The library has good hours, but could use more computers. There are always campus activities and hundreds of clubs and organizations to join. The student union has many places to eat and free computer labs and printing.

5 College Freshman

Facilities: The reason that UCF is a great school is because of all the things that it has to offer the students other than the great education, such has late knight, the student union, resources, and the many clubs.

5 College Freshman

Computers: It allows me to do my work in school when I'm on my breaks in between class and with the wireless network all around campus I can access the internet anytime I happen to need it. Plus the free printing is the most amazing thing ever because it saves me money on my paper and ink!

1 College Freshman

Parking: In the morning to find parking it isn't that bad but when it comes to the afternoon the student are crazy reckless. they will fight with you for a parking space and almost hit you. It's pretty bad and I was actually almost late to class once. And the permit costs are way too expensive for parking at UCF for one year.

5 College Freshman

Drug Safety: Drug Use Is Not a Problem – At the University of Central Florida, drug use and alcohol is not a problem at all. They most definitely make us aware of the consequences which scare me out of tempting to drink it and my friends and the people within my surroundings don't put any peer pressure on me to drink so I feel comfortable in going to school and focusing on school instead of drinking and partying.

5 College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: I live in the apartments off campus and the housing is amazing!! The buses are so efficient and always get me to school on time for my classes! I don't have a car so it's most definitely an amazing way to get to school!

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4 College Junior

Overall Experience: If i could choose to do it all over, i would absolutely choose to come to the University of Central Florida. When deciding where to go, UCF was always the back up plan for other, more popular schools, but since coming, I can't understand how I hadn't heard more positive things about it (possibly because it is just such an up-and-coming university that at the time of my selection, the positive atmosphere was just starting to be established. The scenery is superb, the campus clean, and the people generally positive, outgoing, friendly, and helpful. Occasionally i run into problems with there not being the right office for an administrative problem i have, but other than that my experience has been nothing but positive. Academically, I don't think i could have received a better education from any other public university.

4 College Junior

Off-Campus Housing: Living at Home While Attending School Saves BIG – Personally, I live off campus, at my Parents home. Attending a University that is local is a convenient, and cost effective way to live. Because of this, i have less experience than most students at the housing process on cmapus. I have many friends that live on/ near campus, though, and find most experiences to be above average. It is generally easy to find housing the distance you desire from the school (E.g., some prefer actually liveing on campus, some want to be slightly removed from campus life when they get "home" for the day.) There are a wide range of places to choose from, including a new and clean "eco-friendly" housing complex right off of campus- walking distance even. Even though UCF is an enormous school with well over 57,000 students, campus housing and activities are never lacking; there's always some place to go with a positive social atmosphere. I have no experience or have not heard anything from people about the cost of housing, but I assume it's decently reasonable, as the market in the area is a buyer/ renters market at the moment.

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College Junior

Campus Housing: Living at Home While Attending School Saves BIG – Personally, I live off campus, at my Parents home. Attending a University that is local is a convenient, and cost effective way to live. Because of this, i have less experience than most students at the housing process on cmapus. I have many friends that live on/ near campus, though, and find most experiences to be above average. It is generally easy to find housing the distance you desire from the school (E.g., some prefer actually liveing on campus, some want to be slightly removed from campus life when they get "home" for the day.) There are a wide range of places to choose from, including a new and clean "eco-friendly" housing complex right off of campus- walking distance even. Even though UCF is an enormous school with well over 57,000 students, campus housing and activities are never lacking; there's always some place to go with a positive social atmosphere. I have no experience or have not heard anything from people about the cost of housing, but I assume it's decently reasonable, as the market in the area is a buyer/ renters market at the moment.

3 College Freshman

Diversity: Well Enough Get Togethers – It can be rather awkward at first as a bi or homosexual moving into college. Meeting understanding people doesn't always happen. UCF has groups that try their best to make the bi and gay community feel more accepted. It's not exactly top-tier, but it's a good start.

1 College Sophomore

Parking: If you want a decent parking spot on campus, you better get there by 7:30 AM and no later than 9AM. Any later than that and you are screwed. We have the second largest school (population wise) in the United States and parking is horrible because of it. They are constantly building new parking garages but because they keep accepting more and more people each year the parking garages do not help at all...

5 College Sophomore

Diversity: Extremely Diverse – I would be so bold to say that UCF probably has one of the most diverse body of students. We have people from all nationalities, religions, sexual orientation. We are our own melting pot. I like it because I get to learn more about different cultures and meet lots of interesting people.

4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: I like the smaller branch campus. All the classes are in one building.

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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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