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2 College Sophomore

Campus Food: Not very many choices and everything is overpriced. Even the fast food chains on campus are priced above what they usually are off campus.

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2 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Housing: Off campus housing is way overpriced. If something IS affordable, it's nowhere you'd actually want to live or feel safe living in due to poor quality, cheesy finishes, and in unsafe areas with little to no security. The nicer, acceptable places are ridiculously expensive and unattainable for many to afford per month.

2 College Sophomore

Weather: In Orlando, it rains often and makes getting to class very difficult.

3 College Sophomore

Administration: Our campus is very strict on drug use. The have a "no tolerance" when it comes to that.

4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: I would definitly pick UCF again. I have met some very nice people since i have been here and you really cannot complain about the location, Orlando, Florida. There are alot of things to do and discounts are offered to the surrounding theme parks and attractions.

3 College Sophomore

Administration: They're too strict about some things (parking) and too lax about others (safety concerns). Focus on the important stuff instead of towing someone's car for no reason.

3 College Sophomore

Technology: They recently upgraded the computers in the library but sometimes the network is still slow. Never enough computers to supply the heavy amount of traffic the library has on a daily basis. WIFI is HORRIBLE and works nearly nowhere on campus...terrible inside class buildings.

5 College Sophomore

Local Area: I love the Orlando area for their attractions and theme parks. I am hoping to be able to work with Disney in the future

1 College Sophomore

Campus Quality: 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.

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3 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Housing: UCF has several off-campus housing. They have a shuttle that runs to all the off-campus housing several times per day.

3 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: Overall I believe our campus is pretty safe. If you need to walk from a parking garage or for that matter anywhere on campus and you do not feel safe, you can call and the security will provide you with an escort.

5 Recent Alumnus

Majors: I auditioned for entry into Musical Theatre.

5 Recent Alumnus

Majors: I am a performer, script writer, director--UCF is honing my skills in all of these areas.

3 Recent Alumnus

Transportation: Far better to use public transit than to drive because of lack of parking!

3 Recent Alumnus

Greek Life: I chose not to participate, but they have great housing!

5 Recent Alumnus

Local Area: Orlando is one of the top tourist destinations in the world; with Disney, Universal, Sea World, etc. you can't go wrong!

5 Recent Alumnus

Off-Campus Housing: I highly recommend Knights Circle!

4 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: I actually liked living campus. A person doesn't truly appreciate living on campus until they leave, and I am one of those people. The best thing about living on campus is waking up and already being on campus. All you have to do is walk to class. I didn't have to worry about finding a parking spot. What I didn't like was having to pay to do my laundry or not having a kitchen to cook food in. I didn't have a meal plan on campus so the struggle was real trying to get to food everyday. The housing community hosted weekly events and made sure that students were aware and invited to these events. The pool is AMAZING but I do wish there was a jacuzzi out there. I stayed in the more recent dorms, so I thought my place was nice.

4 Recent Alumnus

Party Scene: There are several UCF-sponsored events that don't include drinking/drugs.

5 Recent Alumnus

Drug Safety: I've only been here a month, but UCF seems pretty strict about underage drinking and drug use. We even have to take a mandatory online class about alcohol.

3 College Sophomore

Party Scene: Nightlife could be better around here. There are a few bars that allow 18 and up for entry, but of course they aren't aloud to drink. Some construction company tore down a plaza that had 4 bars and places where students would go after hours to enjoy drinks and time away from studying for an apartment complex, so that limited options as far as fun goes around campus. UCF has gotten a lot more strict as far as partying goes due to a few incidents that have happened in the past so I feel like right now, they are trying to be more cautious of what they do.

3 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Housing: I'm not going to say its terrible but there is definitely room for a ton of improvement. Off campus housing that has a shuttle going to UCF is entirely too expensive for the quality of those apartments. They are over priced and poorly made. Rent of student housing is just under the aggregate cost of living on campus which keeps the apartments off campus thriving with business. There are a lot more options for apartments that are non-student affiliated than with student housing and are a lot cheaper. Management for some of these student housing apartment complexes needs to be thrown away and replaced because they don't know how to handle business accordingly.

1 College Sophomore

Weather: This Orlando weather is entirely too bipolar for my liking. One day its scorching hot and another day, its time to pull out the snow boots (although it doesn't snow in Florida). Some times it randomly rains on one side of campus then it stops 2 minutes later. I feel like the weather here just needs a hug and some direction.

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4 College Sophomore

Academics: Being a mechanical engineering major is pretty interesting. The major is so broad but specific at the same time so there is a lot of flexibility as to what you can chose to do for a career. Being an engineering major anywhere is a ton of work but its not as bad as it seems. Like I said before, the toughest part is actually getting thru the pre reqs. Also, being able to apply what you have learned in class to real life applications is another tough part. Things get lost in translation from the classroom to the real world. There are various internship/job opportunities in my field. The only thing is having a certain GPA in order to work for who you really want to work for. Sometimes you have to do a little more digging than the average person in order to find an ideal internship or a job. Gaining experience and technical skills is a tough part too if you don't already have a personal project going or indulged into your own research.

4 College Sophomore

Majors: My program is with the college of engineering. There is no application process really, the college just asks for you to maintain a 2.5 Major GPA in order to stay in the college on engineering and computer science. I believe there is no application process because the pre reqs to start any real engineering courses weed out the weak and only the strong survive. The pre reqs that everyone has to take before they start an engineering course is probably the most difficult part about getting into the college of engineering. I would advise finding a teacher who speaks good English or has their grading scale set up for success in order to make the grades you need to make. I would also advise getting to know as many classmates that you can because it makes getting through the classes a lot easier when you have someone you can converse with or partner up and get work done with.

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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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