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3 College Freshman

Weather: Since UCF is in Florida, its usually sunny and warm. However, it does rain at least a little bit almost every day until about November. It doesn't get too bad, though, if you have an umbrella.

4 College Freshman

Transportation: I personally don't use UCF's transportation because I live on campus and have my own car. However, I know that there are always shuttles running on and off campus that will take you to most off-campus student housing and popular shopping centers.

5 College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: Off campus housing is affordable and affiliated with on campus housing. This makes payment easier, the financial aid can be dispersed to pay for rent. Also, the shuttle system is ver reliable, so I have heard. I have many friends that live off campus even though it's our first year.

4 College Freshman

Scholarships: I received all of my financial aid at one time. Many students struggled with having to refile tax documents and the lines in the financial aid office are very long. Communication with the financial aid office is slow.

4 College Freshman

Campus Food: I have a meal plan, although the food is good and they offer variety; I still find myself buying food on campus.

3 College Freshman

Athletics: I believe that school spirit is at a high, but it could be better. Although tailgating is a big part of sports here at UCF, the actual number of people attending games is low.

3 College Freshman

Transportation: Since I own a car I don't need to use the transportation available on campus, but I have friends that do. They have shuttles that pick up and drop off throughout the day/night to all of the nearby apartment complexes as well as to places like grocery stores and plazas.

4 College Freshman

Campus Quality: UCF is a beautiful campus in Orlando, Florida. I think many students, especially native Floridians choose to come to UCF because of the many attractions, including Disney World, that are in the area. On top of that, UCF has a diverse set of academic programs. For me, I am taking advantage of the Pre-Professional advising on campus because I will eventually apply to vet school. This office is so helpful in making decisions and they help you in terms of what to do to be accepted into professional schools especially those in law, medicine, dentistry, pharmacy, etc.

4 College Freshman

Campus Quality: I love the campus life here at UCF. There are many resources available around campus that are conveniant and sometimes free for students. There are many dining options around campus. The Library is very large and has a lot of resources available. Our recreation and wellness center is state of the art and there are group exercise classes available for students as well. The student union or "the heart of campus" has many study spots, places to eat, free printing, and so on.

3 College Freshman

Administration: I have been at UCF for two semesters and I don't find it to be very strict. I have only seen one obnoxious case of the police force when an officer was yelling and following students for walking before the crosswalk sign said go. Besides that, I have not witnessed any other strict policies being enforced.

3 College Senior

Off-Campus Dining: The places are mostly chains. I wish there were more mom and pop places.

4 College Senior

Academics: Everything is pretty good. The gen ed classes are pretty easy.

3 College Senior

Campus Food: The places around campus are good. there are lots of options for people on a small budget.

4 College Senior

Academics: I came to ucf for the music program. its is a fantastic program!

4 College Freshman

Campus Quality: UCF grants many opportunities for upward advancement. Additionally, there is no shortage of activities to become involved in, whether it be student-government, Knight-a-thon, I am THAT Girl, etc. I am proud to attend a University with such amazing opportunities.

3 College Freshman

Technology: the computers are extremely helpful, however, the computer labs are always crowded and busy.

4 College Freshman

Academics: The classes are very fair and reasonable. Although there is a lot of workload, if you work hard in the class, you will be fine. The teachers are fair and know what they are talking about.

4 College Freshman

Campus Quality: Plenty of things to do here, you're surrounded by plenty of people and opportunities. And you can easily go off campus to find almost anything within a few miles of the school because of its great location. Work load isn't bad, the social scene is amazing and I absolutely love the campus.

3 College Freshman

Academics: Professors are nice, helpful and depending on who you have don't have too bad a workload. Registration is easy as long as you do it early. And there are plenty of tutoring opportunities available throughout the year. Only bad thing is the classes are on average are fairly large.

4 College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: People around school are very open to help you when it comes to finding information about off campus housing. The shuttles arrive fairly often and they are generally very close to the campus. So it is very convenient to live off campus. The costs isn't too bad in my opinion. I pay about 600 a month for everything including utilities and my own bathroom. Availability is dependent on where you want to live. Certain places fill up quickly, and others are constantly getting new arrivals. Overall it's a pretty good experience for me, and I love living off campus.

3 College Freshman

Parking: There are so many people, so you can of course expect parking to be fairly difficult. The few times I do drive to class I arrive very early in the morning. So parking is never really a problem for me. But I have seen it at its worst, and it is not pretty.

4 College Freshman

Health & Safety: I feel safe when I am on campus. I often see security walking about during the day. And during the night there are multiple cop cars parked around campus and even rolling through the campus constantly vigilant. There are cameras nearly everywhere, and I have not had the displeasure of hearing about any recent crimes. There are warning everywhere to keep students constantly on their toes to prevent such things.

5 College Senior

Academics: Being in the Microbiology and Molecular Biology program at UCF, I can give this college an A+++++. I feel very prepared for my professional school goals, and it is all thanks to the tough curriculum and great professors at UCF. You would have to disagree with me during your freshmen and sophomore years, as does everybody, but you will see the fruits of your labor once you get to researching med school (or other professional school) curriculum.

2 College Senior

Scholarships: Scholarships are plenty if you go out there and hunt on your own. UCF Financial Aid department is the last place you want to go though. Just go on their website and do your own searches/researches.

5 College Senior

Guys & Girls: Students are awesome! It seems as if everyone takes a strive to be in a great physical state. Students are well-balanced between school and fun. People dress casually to class; many coming dressed for the gym after class. Every student I have come across is fun, well-rounded, brilliant, and very practical. We have people with 4.0 GPAs who are not robotic study hubs who lack vitamin D synthesis due to complete removal from day light. If you are looking for a great education that doesn't have to be in the middle of "brick walls," UCF is definitely the place for you.

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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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