Location
Orlando, FL
Undergrads
36,775
Tuition (in-state)
$22,345 ($6,247)
Admission Difficulty
Average
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Reviews 14364 total reviews with an average rating of 3.7

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2 College Sophomore

Scholarships: Average Experience – I feel like I don't gain enough experience at this school, due to its large size and overpopulated classes. I would much rather have went to a more private, small school where making friends was easier.

3 College Sophomore

Guys & Girls: Everyone on campus is from every area of the country, along with many international students. There is quite a bit of everyone's "type" if they decide to go to school at the University of Central Florida.

2 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: Not Enough Freshman to Supply Housing to – the school did a terrible job with on campus housing. Not all Freshman get the choice to live on campus, due to their increasing student population. If they want to have such a large populated school, they need to back it up with more housing

1 College Student

Scholarships: I submitted my FAFSA application, and received no aid. I also applied for dozens of scholarships while still in high school, but received none. I was also not offered any scholarships by my college of choice (UCF), even though I am an IB graduate, am a minority and have 48 college credits with only 1 B, which is my lowest grade. I did however receive the Bright Futures scholarship, as I qualified with my grades, community service and a 1310 on my SAT.

3 College Student

Parking: There is not sufficient parking for all students at UCF, but that problem is being taken care of with new lots and garages.

4 College Student

Greek Life: Greek students are very active on campus. They have public demonstrations often that include dancing and spirit cheers. They spend a lot of time together and can be seen at the gym together often. They are viewed neutrally by non-greeks here, but certain greek groups don't view other groups very favorably.

4 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Dining: There's a bunch of places to eat around UCF and there's no reason to get a meal plan considering this.

3 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: I've never felt unsafe but there will always be people stealing things no matter where you go so just be aware.

1 College Freshman

Scholarships: Horrible Experience. My financial aid process began terribly. My family didn't know how to go about or how to start, and when we finally got the hang of it, my financial aid process did not approve of the proof of citizenship I submitted. They took two weeks to let me know of this and by then my tuition was late, I had to pay for books already, and my rent was due. After speaking to various advisors and reminding them to approve my various passport scans, I finally received finacial aid a week before the end of the semester, costing my family almost three thousand dollars out of pocket in a months time.

5 College Freshman

Local Atmosphere: Orlando- Happiest Place on Earth – The local atmosphere of my university is fabulous. It's the tourist capital of the world, which provides a diverse and cultural environment. Being home to various theme parks, the city of Orlando is secure and safe for all. Especially on campus, where law enforcement is always visible and available.

3 College Sophomore

Scholarships: Average Student – I'm an average white student with decent grades and no finical aid, the only aid I attempted to receive was bright futures and UCF disbursed the money on time and everything went smooth!

4 College Sophomore

Facilities: Orlando Area – The hospitality program at UCF fits perfectly into the Orlando area! The school works closely with the tourist hot spots to provide excellent opportunity to all the students!!

3 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: UCF is a wonderful school. The vast community offers something for EVERYONE and anybody! The school works with you to make every aspect of your life easier and they work directly with you to ensure your success in classes.

1 College Junior

Scholarships: Too Many Problems – Make sure you give yourself a lot of time to finish and complete financial aid. They somehow keep on coming up with forms that you need to fill out.

5 College Junior

Nightlife: Good Place to Party – Its Orlando so there are a lot of different places to go to. You can go to a chill bar or go to downtown Orlando which is only about 15 minutes away or a $30 cab ride. So theres always something to do at night

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3 College Junior

Off-Campus Housing: I do not live close to campus but I have a lot of friends that do so I stay with them a lot. They apartments are a nice size and very close to campus so you can walk and not have to worry about a long commute or parking.

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4 College Freshman

Campus Strictness: I know of people who were caught with booze in there dorm. They got essentially a slap on the wrist. They had to write an essay about dangers of underage drinking and are watched a little closer now.

3 College Freshman

Scholarships: Process Could Have Been Better – I received my financial aid but it was tougher then I imagined. They lost my first form and I had to redo everything so I could receive everything. After a couple of in person meetings I was able to get things straighten out. I suggest that you stay on top of it and make sure you have all documentation ready.

3 College Freshman

Campus Housing: Great for Meeting People – I live in the dorms that are next to the gym, pool, and recreation fields. It's awesome just walking out of my room and having so many options available of what I can do. Since everything is right there it's a good way of meeting people and introducing yourself.

4 College Student

Athletics: The football and basketball team have a lot of support from fans and students.

3 College Student

Diversity: For a university in a metro area, I actually expected to see more ethnic diversity, but what I did see I was pleased with. I don't feel any racism or discrimination at all and despite religious and political diversity, students generally either get along or keep to themselves.

3 College Junior

Scholarships: Time Management – Financial aid is very beneficial to me. It takes alot of effort to get started and somewhat of a hassle to make sure the processing is done correctly. I suggest as long as you get everything done early you will have less problems with getting everything solved in a timely matter.

3 College Junior

Weather: The weather is mostly relaxing. However, when it rains there arent alot of walkways that can prevent you from getting wet but overall the weather doesn't affect me.

4 College Junior

Campus Dining: Pretty Tasty – University of Central Florida's food and dining options on campus are highly convenient and within a college students desires. My campus has almost every fast food restaurant in the student union that you can choose from without going off campus.

2 College Freshman

Drug Safety: There Are a Good Amount of Drugs Available – Many kids stick to aderal, smoking, acid, and mushrooms from my experience so far.

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Nathalie Desdunes
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Fort Lauderdale, FL
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Marketing
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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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