Facilities

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

Facilities: I try to spend as little time on campus as possible.

1 College Sophomore

Facilities: I do not enjoy being on campus at all. It doesn't have a "good" feeling to me and is an unpleasant place to be. It also doesn't feel safe to me. I go to class, get what I need to get done finished as soon as possible, and go home.

4 College Freshman

Facilities: We have the most beautiful student workout gym ever!

4 College Freshman

Facilities: The location is great because there are a ton of businesses in Orlando that give internships and jobs to UCF students.

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4 College Freshman

Facilities: Its a large campus with many places to see and go, you will never be bored.

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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 856 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 32 responses

  • 19% I enjoy walk the beautiful grounds.
  • 18% Go to the gym
  • 17% Sit by the fountain
  • 14% Study and participate in my association.
  • 11% Homecoming events
  • 11% Socialize
  • 6% Registered Student Organizations
  • 1% Pi Beta Phi
  • 1% Delta Zeta
  • 1% Alpha Xi Delta

Where are your favorite places to just hang out?    Based on 29 responses

  • 24% Gym and by the reflection pond.
  • 23% Student Union
  • 19% Library
  • 14% Memory Mall (especially before football games)
  • 11% Anywhere I can get coffee
  • 4% Common rooms/lobbies of dorms
  • 3% All Knight Study
  • 1% Pi Beta Phi

What are your favorite campus events or traditions?    Based on 33 responses

  • 30% Spirit Splash, research week, and career expos.
  • 17% Football games
  • 17% Spirit Week
  • 15% Concerts
  • 12% Late Knights
  • 5% Pegasus Palooza
  • 5% Greek Week

What are the best on-campus student jobs?    Based on 20 responses

  • 39% UCF Gym
  • 23% Teaching Assistant
  • 23% Student Union Service Desk
  • 10% Health Center Employees
  • 6% SI Leaders

What are the worst on-campus student jobs?    Based on 18 responses

  • 38% Market Place
  • 38% Dining Halls
  • 12% Ticket Center
  • 8% Wackadoos
  • 4% Tutoring

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 893 responses

  • 1% I hate my school and have no school spirit.
  • 4% 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 28 responses

  • 93% Walking on the seal means you don't graduate
  • 7% UCF is just a partying school

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