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1 College Junior

Parking: Parking is one drawback when it comes to UCF. I know that some people have to park very far away from their classes because they can't find a good spot, or a spot that it meant for students. The parking permit is very expensive, and it is almost always a pain to find parking. I'm lucky in that the student living apartments that I live in offer shuttlebus services, because I just can't afford a parking pass.

4 College Freshman

Diversity: Every Race Is Welcome – It is very diverse, there are many different races here, white, African American, Middle Easterners, Hispanics, mixed, orientals, there are people from all over the world. Everyone respects each others beliefs, with the occasional debates around campus.

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5 College Freshman

Health & Safety: Safety Is Key – I always feel safe walking around school even when I have late night classes. There are emergency stations located all over the school and from 7pm to 1am there is a service called SEPS which ensures that you get to your car or dorm room safely, either with walking escorts or motorized escorts. I love the campus and how safe it is.

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5 College Freshman

Local Area: Anything Is Possible – University of Central Florida is the best school for me. It's located in Orlando, only a short drive away from all the major theme parks such as Disney World, Universal Studios, and Sea World. There are also clubs and bars within two minutes of the school which many students go to. The campus is perfect, with beautiful gardens, a enormous reflection pond, and spacious classrooms. Love everything about the school and the area.

3 College Freshman

Parking: Parking is generally pretty crazy. You have to leave a good 30 minutes to an hour ahead of class schedule depending on the time of day. There is a parking center where you can get different rates on parking decals. For those who are visiting, parking is generally free on campus on the weekends.

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4 College Freshman

Athletics: School Spirit – Everyone gets psyched for school games. The basketball stadium is packed, and tailgating is a great experience during football season. In the stands you can definitely feel and see our school spirit. Go Knights!

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4 College Freshman

Campus Quality: Campus Activities – There is so much to do on campus. It is great for first year students and those who are really trying to get out there to meet people. Each month we get a list of things that are going on and the website is updated daily to inform students of events that are taking place. There is so much to get involved in, and the gym is especially a way to interact with people. With 58,000 students a big gym is expected. It certainly is big and filled with students. Personally it's one of my favorite places to be.

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4 Recent Alumnus

Weather: Its Orlando, home of Disney World! We have beautiful weather year round. During the summer it rains in the late afternoons.

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3 College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: There is campus affiliated housing and it is kind of expensive but that's just the way the economy is. I heard getting a house and splitting with your friends is the best way to save money, but you have to have a car. If you don't have a care campus affiliated housing is pretty nice because of the busing system it offers.

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3 Recent Alumnus

Off-Campus Housing: There are lots of options in off-campus housing around UCF but a lot of them are very expensive and some only offer furnished apartments.

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3 College Freshman

Drug Safety: It's College – A lot of people go out and party and for the most part are drunk but again there those who do and those who don't. If you can have fun sober around the idiots that are drinking and making fools of themselves you will be fine.

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3 Recent Alumnus

Health & Safety: Easy to Be Safe – UCF has a beautiful campus and it is easy to feel perfectly safe during the day. No crime ever occurs on campus other than bike theft but the campus is eerie at night. There are emergency posts, safety escorts and a free bus to the bars so its easy to stay safe. The campus could just be a little better lit a night.

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2 College Junior

Scholarships: A lot of need based scholarships. Which is average, I think, for most campuses, but does little to help those students hailing from a large middle class family that can't support them through college. Especially since "need" and "minority" have become synonymous.

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4 College Junior

Party Scene: The Orlando area has a ton of things to do late at night. Activities in the immediate vicinity of UCF are rather limited, which is why I didn't give this a perfect score. But if you're willing to drive out 30 minutes in any direction, you're sure to find tons of things to do.

4 College Junior

Health & Safety: Crime and Safety – I never feel unsafe on campus, although I don't feel comfortable leaving my belongings unattended for any length of time, whatsoever. There have been thefts - people breaking into cars - from time to time. And I've noticed that some students have little regard for other's property. But overall, I always feel comfortable on campus, regardless of time of day. A safe ride is always a call away and the university issues mass texts alerts of possible driving or safety hazards on, or near, campus.

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1 College Sophomore

Parking: Completely Unecessary for Any Student – It is possible to have a mental break down before even entering the parking lot. The permit costs are extremely high especially since the security doesnt even really check to see if there are parking decals on all cars in the lot.

3 College Sophomore

Administration: The school isn't very strict at all. I have seen students obnoxiously screaming/talking throughout the halls disturbing classes and there is never any consequences. There is barely a reason to pay for a parking decal since the school security or police don't even check.

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3 College Sophomore

Local Area: Orlando is a city full of diversity which makes it very hard to be bored. The University of Central Florida is a nice school but there is hardly diversity with in the student body. The school does try to expand by having cultural events and on campus parties for the students.

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5 College Student

Weather: Florida has fairly nice weather but is subject to afternoon thunderstorms.

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3 College Student

Administration: Rules are usually enforced but everyone gets a warning.

4 College Freshman

Scholarships: Fairly Easy, and Generous. I received a scholarship from UCF as well as government financial aid that covered all of my college fees. Processing was simple and forms I required were easy to obtain. The only thing to be wary of is the fact that it's one office, for a giant school. Go early, be patient. It usually isn't too terrible, but don't surprised if there's a wait either.

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2 College Freshman

Administration: We Party, and We Study! UCF Police have a very low tolerance of underage drinking and substance abuse. IF you're caught, serious consequences can quickly be taken and I know someone who lost their housing even after they were proven innocent. In housing there's a general rule about late night noise levels, they aren't strictly enforced, but if someone complains and the problem ensues, a generally peaceful resolution is reached.

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5 College Freshman

Guys & Girls: From Hipsters to Pledge Boys. UCF hosts a pretty diverse range of girls and guys. There are the athletes, the hipsters, the hippies, the party crowd, the book worms, the artists, the musicians, the theatre geeks, the gaming crowd, the street performers, the awkward kids, the social butterflies. If you think it may exist, it definitely does at UCF. A lot of people are looking for a party, but just because we're labeled a "party school" doesn't mean everyone does. We're a pretty little melting pot.

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4 College Junior

Guys & Girls: Most people at UCF are average. You'll find pretty much every "type" of person.

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4 College Junior

Technology: Computers are all pretty good. Most work, every now and then some labs have a few down. The printers work fine and everything is available pretty much everywhere. The network is great. You can get wireless almost everywhere.

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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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