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4 College Senior

Transportation: Not Able to Drive in Middle of Campus – Buses are the best option around campus, but in the middle of campus your only option is walking.

4 College Senior

Off-Campus Dining: Check Out Waterford Lakes – The area around UCF is filled with options to go out to eat.

4 College Freshman

Campus Food: Overall Id say on campus dining options are pretty solid. The student union has a wealth of options (Pita Stop, Burger King, Asain Chao, Wackadoo's Bar) and even a Subway that is open 24 hours for 5 days out of the week. The dining halls, Knightro's and Marketplace, are pretty good until they get too repetitive. The area by the UCF arena also has good options that include Dominos, Jimmy John's, and a Japanese grill.

4 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: Decent variety on Alafaya and University Blvd.
Very good Mexican options (i recomend Azteca)
Some places may be a little overpriced
You should be able to find something nearby no matter what your tastes are
Waterford Lakes on Alafaya has endless options

5 College Freshman

Transportation: Everything you need is truly on campus, I walk from my dorm to my classes with ease and safely.

3 College Freshman

Drug Safety: Alcohol > Everything – More than drugs, theres a lot of drinking. Tailgating, going out, etc. you're going to find a lot of alcohol rather than weed or anything else. Not to say that it isn't present, there's going to be weed and adderal wherever you go.

4 College Freshman

Local Area: Compared to other schools in Florida, UCF has a lot to offer, from food to entertainment. Football atmosphere is wonderful, there's a lot of pride for the school. Greek life is awesome, there's a bunch of clubs that fit every belief and interest.

4 College Freshman

Majors: My Future – I know im safe, I want to become an Engineer and UCF has an extreamly large varity of chooses in engineering as well as other majors. They have an abundance of options along with specific information on everything about your major so that the student knows he/she is making the right decesion.

5 College Freshman

Overall Experience: The feeling of leaving a study goup created by students know you will pass the exam is great. But after i had the experrience of receving an A on a Quiz then enjoying an amazing Frat party near campus and cellebrating the week success with close friends that i met on campus I know this is the best Campus in the nation.

4 College Freshman

Diversity: Just Life – I am from a lower level of the economy yet i dont notice it at UCF. In addition I am Hispanic and I very much enjoy the acceptance and diversity at UCF. Diversity id esaily spotted and not seen as unusual nor wrong and i feel that it makes college life more enjoyable and gives the students more opertunities.

5 College Freshman

Campus Quality: Student Union – I lovethe student union. it has everything you need. when im hungry they have plenty of food options, ranging from burger king to a mini market. there are places for school supplies and you can even get tickets for local theme parks and events at the ticketmaster. my favorite part however is the spacious halls where you can meet up with friends and study.

3 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: Walmart and Chain Places – Everything off campus is a part of a chain corporation. The few uniqueplaces ive been to are decent but id rather just go to the walmart in town and buy some supplies and make my own meal.

5 College Freshman

Health & Safety: Never Felt Safer – Although the campus is quite large and spacious i have not once felt unsafe or scared for any reason. Everywhere you look there is a safe lighted area and almost every other corner has an emergency call station. The campus police are etremly helpful.

1 College Freshman

Parking: UCF parking is ridiculous. If you live off campus and have to commute to school then you better be here before 9:30am or you will never get parking. The cost of a year-round permit is sky high and it is very easy to get a ticket or fine.

4 College Freshman

Party Scene: There is a wide variation of nightlife on and around UCF campus. If parties, clubs, or bars are your thing then they are never hard to come by. However, if none of those things are your scene, then the school offers free movies, comedy shows, and other events frequently.

5 College Freshman

Campus Quality: All of the facilities on campus are wonderful. The campus as a whole is always very clean and well kept. The gym is huge and all the equipment is usually in working order. The student union serves a number of purposes; whether you want a bite to eat or to study the day away, the union is a good place to be.

4 College Freshman

Campus Quality: The facilities at the University of Central Florida is truly state of the art. The buildings all look brand new! The Recreation and Wellness center is definitely one of the best I've seen out of every school I've visited. The fitness classes are incredible! The student center is always full of life throughout the day with more than 10,000 people walking through the door during the school week! The library is a progressive one. The harder you need to study, higher level floor you may want to study in. There are always students in the library studying. Campus activities are definitely the best I've ever seen at a university. With over 58,000 enrolled student at the University of Central Florida, it is imperative the UCF has ample campus activities to keep the students involved and in touch with their campus. Ultimately, the overall atmosphere of the campus is a good one. Everyone is friendly and the campus is definitely inviting. It's great to be a UCF KNIGHT!

4 College Sophomore

Campus Quality: Spirit Splash! One example of the UCF difference is Spirit Splash. Every year at homecoming time, students are allowed one day to run into the fountain, and thousands show!

3 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: Towers Are Nice but Pricey – I lived in Towers last year. It was nice but high on the expensive side. Living in apartments off campus is much nicer with much less expenses. Of course, if you are a freshman living on campus is a better way to stay involved.

4 College Sophomore

Campus Quality: Buildings Are New – Most of the buildings on campus are new and in very good condition. The school is always under construction so that there are the latest technologies available. It is great to study in a place that feels safe and welcoming.

5 College Junior

Overall Experience: Overral Great Atmosphere – I love the laid back vibe and the overall welcoming atmosphere. It's a public school so there's so much diversity in religious and ethnic background. I didn't apply to any other school. There was just something that drew me into University of Central Florida that made me say, "If I don't get into this school, then I don't want to go anywhere else."

4 College Junior

Transportation: Shuttles Are Awesome – There are shuttles that run from the time classes begin to ample time after they end during the week. Most, if not all of the major apartment complexes within close proximity to the school have this option. It saves on gas, a parking permit, and it runs every 15 minutes. Sometimes they do come a little late, but leave with an ample amount of time before your class begins and you'll be just fine.

4 College Junior

Administration: Not Too Bad on Strictness – Of course the things that are made illegal by law are enforced, but at the same time, it's not like you're anymore prone to getting caught on campus then you would off campus. Often times there will be news of a robbery or crime of some sort and police will patrol for the safety of others, but they don't random checks to see if people are breaking the law. What's done is to ensure safety and regulatory guidelines.

3 College Senior

Scholarships: Like most schools, UCF isn't going to just hand you money. However, there is money to be had, so it's worth your time to fill out the necessary paperwork. It all starts with FAFSA! FILL IT OUT ASAP! The sooner you do your FAFSA the more likely you are to get financial aid. Go to UCF's website for a list of available scholarships. Also, go visit the Financial Aid office and stay persistent!

3 College Senior

Campus Quality: The University of Central Florida (Orlando, FL) is quite a grand campus; not only is it home to over 50,000 students, UCF offers a great college experience as well. The campus itself is well manicured and very aesthetically pleasing--the buildings are up to date and most classrooms are very technologically advanced. There is always something fun going on at campus and whether it's a music concert or a UCF student organization event, there is something for everyone! The student gym is out of this world and has everything you could want. The library hosts a wealth of information and offers lots of great study space. All-in-all the University of Central Florida is very worthy of your tuition dollars so come and take a campus tour and see for yourself all that UCF has to offer!

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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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