Facilities

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

Facilities: UCF is a very new campus, only 50 years old so everything is brand new looking! The buildings are very modern and all of our ammenities are up to date. The gym is amazing, its huge has over 100 machines! and a rock climbing wall plus a pool, basketball courts and an indoor track. I love it.

5 College Junior

Facilities: Our student union is the best in the state of Fl

4 College Junior

Facilities: As stated before, UCF generally has many opportunities for their students in all areas. I'm pretty impressed.

5 College Freshman

Facilities: The scenery is great and all the facilities are very helpful.

5 College Junior

Facilities: There is so much student life on campus, almost at every corner you turn at. The student union is filled with it and clubs always have tables outside the union. It is hard to not in some way or another not be involved in school. The gyms are amazing are ucf and so are the events and traditions. Everyone gets excited for football season, homecoming week, and even finals week sometimes. UCF caters to the students all the way.

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Rankings View more rankings . . .

  • 5th
    Best Athletic Facilities
  • 6th
    Best Student Centers
  • 94th
    Greenest Campuses
  • 139th
    Best Library
  • 174th
    Best Performance Venues

Student Author OverviewWhat's This?

Nathalie Desdunes
Hometown
Fort Lauderdale, FL
Major
Marketing
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The UCF gym has received great reviews from students and critics alike! It's definitely worth checking out. Not only can you work out there, but you can partake in Wellness Center programs, such as biofeedback and massages. You can snack at the concession stand or climb the towering-rock wall that lords above the fitness area. Group exercise classes are energetic, fast-paced, and offer a rewarding workout with a chance to meet tons of people.

Aside from the gym, the facilities at UCF are new and usually clean. The school hasn't been around long enough to have deteriorated or aged just yet. When that time comes, I foresee maintenance and administration keeping everything up-to-par. You'll find state-of-the-art technology and equipment in most buildings. The students reap the benefits of all the facilities on campus.

Facts & Statistics

Service & Maintenance Staff
383
Campus Size
1,415 acres
Student Centers
UCF Student Union
Campus Library?
Yes
Main Libraries
UCF Library
Popular Places to Chill
  • Memory Mall (especially before football games)
  • Student Union
Bar on Campus
Wackadoo's is located in the student union almost smack dab in the center of the main campus.
Bowling on Campus
None
Coffeehouse on Campus
  • Barnes & Noble CafĂ© in the main campus bookstore
  • Einstien Bros. Bagels in the Education and Business Administration buildings
  • Java City in the Library
  • Joffrey's Coffee in the student union
Movie Theater on Campus
None, but the Campus Activities Board does arrange on-campus showings at the Knights Plaza, as well as advance screenings of films in local theaters.
School Slang
  • Alphabetic: Underage alcoholic
  • Busted: Ugly
  • Cheeba, Chief, Blaze: Do you want to smoke some sticky icky?
  • Flippin the Flop: Standing up your date
  • Rager: Large party
  • Sweet: Yes, I like it
  • Wet: Drunk, intoxicated
Urban Legends
If you walk over the Pegasus symbol in the center of the student union, you'll receive bad luck and the UCF sports teams will lose.
Favorite Things To Do
Attend a group workout class. Exercise classes are very motivating and fun. Be sure to find a class that fits your strength and endurance. The Athletic Center offers classes such as kick-boxing and hip-hop dance. There's a class for everyone. Get a massage for $40! Although $40 may sound a little steep, this is actually a very reasonable price; massages usually go for double that. Spots fill up fast, so make sure to schedule your appointments in advance, or make several in the beginning of the semester. Visit the UCF Robinson Observatory. What's an observatory? It's one of those tall, domed top buildings that have a huge telescope in it. And there's one on campus! This is a great place to bring a date or visit with friends because it's unexpected and free! Feed the squirrels, even though they advised against it. (They really like Apple Jacks.)
Student Activities Offered
  • Campus ministries
  • Choral groups
  • Concert band
  • Drama/theater
  • International student organization
  • Jazz band
  • Literary magazine
  • Marching band
  • Model UN
  • Music ensembles
  • Musical theater
  • Pep band
  • Radio station
  • Student government
  • Student newspaper
  • Student-run film society
  • Symphony orchestra
ROTC
Air Force ROTC: Yes
Navy ROTC: No
Army ROTC: Yes
Did You Know?
  • UCF's Main Library houses around 1,517,004 volumes, one of which is a Vulgate Bible printed in 1546, the oldest printed volume the University owns. In addition, the library also adds almost 200 books to its collection each day, and has an impressive number of microform units, totaling 2,821,936. That's enough to stretch, end-to-end, 225 miles, from Orlando to St. Petersburg and back.
  • The library also delivers documents to UCF students living as far away as Switzerland, in support of UCF's distributed learning programs.
  • In 2005, UCF opened the Progress Energy University Welcome Center to better accomodate prospective students and their families visiting the campus. The center boasts a gift store, large auditorium, and a new home for the Undergraduate Admissions Office, as well as the latest in electronic and computer technology, making the office's use for paper in their business dealings practically obsolete.

Student Polls

Rate the campus facilities in the following areas    Based on 879 responses

Very poor
Excellent
  • Athletics/recreation
  • Classrooms
  • Computer labs
  • Dining
  • General aesthetics/architecture of campus
  • "Green" buildings/initiatives
  • Housing
  • Lawns/green space
  • Library
  • Modernity of facilities
  • Performing arts
  • Science/research labs
  • Student center
  • Study spots
  • Visual arts (work spaces, galleries)

What are your favorite things to do around campus?    Based on 43 responses

  • 20% Go to the gym
  • 17% Sit by the fountain
  • 16% I enjoy walk the beautiful grounds.
  • 13% Study and participate in my association.
  • 12% Socialize
  • 11% Homecoming events
  • 7% Registered Student Organizations
  • 1% Pi Beta Phi
  • 1% Delta Zeta
  • 1% Alpha Xi Delta
  • 1% Gamma Phi Beta
  • 1% Lambda Alpha Epsilon

Where are your favorite places to just hang out?    Based on 42 responses

  • 25% Gym and by the reflection pond.
  • 22% Student Union
  • 14% Memory Mall (especially before football games)
  • 14% Library
  • 12% Anywhere I can get coffee
  • 6% Common rooms/lobbies of dorms
  • 3% All Knight Study
  • 2% Theta Chi Fraternity
  • 1% Pi Beta Phi
  • 1% Engineering Building
  • 1% Health and Public Affairs Building

What are your favorite campus events or traditions?    Based on 44 responses

  • 28% Spirit Splash, research week, and career expos.
  • 19% Football games
  • 17% Concerts
  • 16% Spirit Week
  • 11% Late Knights
  • 5% Pegasus Palooza
  • 4% Greek Week

What are the best on-campus student jobs?    Based on 27 responses

  • 38% UCF Gym
  • 19% Student Union Service Desk
  • 19% Teaching Assistant
  • 14% Health Center Employees
  • 7% SI Leaders
  • 2% Computer Lab Attendants

What are the worst on-campus student jobs?    Based on 24 responses

  • 36% Dining Halls
  • 31% Market Place
  • 11% Wackadoos
  • 11% Fast Food
  • 8% Ticket Center
  • 3% Tutoring

How accommodating is this school to students with physical disabilities?    Based on 26 responses

  • 65% Very accommodating. The school does everything in their power to make sure the needs of every student are met.
  • 31% Pretty accommodating. The school has taken a lot of steps to accommodate the needs of students, but they've missed a few things.
  • 4% Slightly accommodating. The school has taken a few steps to accommodate students, but not nearly enough.
  • 0% Not accommodating. Students with physical disabilities are practically ignored here.

How would you describe the student center/union?    Based on 923 responses

  • 0% The student center is in need of a major renovation.
  • 5% The student center serves its purpose but is not a popular hangout.
  • 22% The student center is great but isn't central to student life.
  • 73% The student center is state-of-the-art and the hub of student life.

What is your overall opinion of your school and the campus community?    Based on 905 responses

  • 1% I hate my school and have no school spirit.
  • 5% The school community is okay-we're all just here for an education, nothing more.
  • 41% I like mostly everything about my school, but there are some things I wish were different.
  • 53% I love everything about my school and have a lot of campus pride.

What is the most interesting urban legend about campus?    Based on 42 responses

  • 74% Walking on the seal means you don't graduate
  • 17% Walking over schools logo in union = wont graduate
  • 10% UCF is just a partying school

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