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3 College Junior

Drug Safety: Drugs Are Almost Everywhere – I know of many people who smoke weed on a regular basis, and its generally one call away if you want it. Harder drugs on the other hand aren't as visible, but they are absolutely being used at an above average rate. Alcohol, simply put, is everywhere. Bars around campus are extremely lax on fake id's. There is considerably more pressure to drink, or smoke weed but others drugs seem to be more taboo, and are not encountered very often. The campus has a strict policy on drugs for people living in the dorms. Get caught once and you are gone. Alcohol I think is a three strike policy.

3 College Junior

Diversity: I would say that the diversity is better than normal, but not outstanding. There is a sizable black and hispanic population, but in terms of other races, not as much. There are also clubs/ organizations for different political beliefs although the college republicans and democrats are the main two. There are multiple religious organizations which seems to be very active, and I believe there are also multiple LGBT groups. Overall a fairly diverse campus.

4 College Sophomore

Diversity: 50,000+ Students Means a Lot of People – While looking around UCF's main campus it is predominately Caucasian. But with so many people, every ethnicity is represented. And it is certain that a group or student organization corresponding to your personal race/ethnicity is available. Market Wednesday's are a clear sign of this. Every Wednesday student groups set up tables in front of the Student Union to promote their organization. Every interest imaginable is represented. UCF is a very diverse university.

4 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: At UCF On-Campus housing is pretty limited. With so many students, anyone other than freshman do not usually live on-campus. However, some upper level students live in the apartment style housing known as Towers (1-4) or some Nike/Hercules complexes. As a freshman, I lived in Flager, a part of the Libra community. The dorm style had a communal living area or "pod". This was my favorite part of the dorm because I was a part of the Out-of-State Program. It helped me interact and meet other students who lived on my floor. The rooms were nice as well. A jack-and-jill style bathroom meant only four students shared one shower and one toilet. Every room had their own personal sink.

3 College Sophomore

Campus Food: Flashy but Simple – When on tour of UCF the dining halls ensure a great meal to their future "customers". Both dining halls, (Knightros and Market Place) are great in appearance; clean, modern, well-lit, and spacious. However, as a freshman, eating every meal at the same location get repetitive. If you have a special meal plan that allows Dining Dollars, there are other on campus restaurants you can eat at. This offers a good variety without paying even more money than you already did on the meal plan.

3 College Student

Technology: The Printing Lab – Can be crowded during luch time, but moves fast and it is open early and till late in the day

3 College Senior

Campus Quality: Overall infrastructure is good keeping in mind UCF is the second largest university in the nation in terms of student enrollment. Great companies come in too so if you have talent you can definitely make the best use of it.

4 College Senior

Campus Quality: Shuttle Service and Gym Are Very Nice – I cam from outside this country and shuttle services to the nearby apartments really help students who don't have a car. They also have frequency throughout the day which helps you get on campus on time and not pay for parking decal.Gym is awesome. Fully equiped and open most of the times almost everyday.

3 College Senior

Academics: Working With Teams Help – Good class room interaction with classmates and professors. Group assisgnments, presentations etc give you ample opportunities to gain knwoledge , develop inter-personal skills etc.

5 College Sophomore

Scholarships: No Problem – When you apply for admittance at UCF, they automatically enter you in all the financial aid applications you're available for. If you want more...they provide information for outside scholarships as well. But at the end of the day UCF with give you your best scholarship offer hassle-free.

5 College Sophomore

Campus Quality: One of the Largest Universities – With over 56,000 students at UCF, the diversity is incredible. Expect something for everyone here. Literally any interest is going to have many clubs and organization to get involved with.

4 College Sophomore

Technology: The computer services on campus can vary. In the honors dorm, for example, there is a computer lab with free printing right down the hall. In some buildings, however, the computers are archaic and slow. If you're an engineering student - expect top of the line machines in the labs! WiFi covers the whole campus...so no issues there! Personal computers are certainly helpful, but you can get away without one here at UCF.

3 College Freshman

Transportation: Busses are your best friends at UCF. They'll take you to your housing from different spots on campus and they run on a fairly regular schedule. Although if you have to take the shuttle to the Rosen campus you'll have to wait, and then it takes 45 minutes to get there. If you're going long-distance you'll have to get a Sun Pass because there are a bunch of tolls.

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5 College Freshman

Drug Safety: No Tolerance – There is an absolute no-tolerance policy that is pretty strictly enforced. In some dorms you are allowed to have alcohol in your room as long as you're over 21. Otherwise, if you get caught with any illegal substances you'll be kicked out with little chance of just getting probation.

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4 College Freshman

Athletics: Great Sports – Sports are a building block of UCF. The football team is amazing and in very high standing, and other sports are also well taken care of by fans, managers, and with very nice facilities such as the arena, stadium, and other courts.

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4 College Junior

Technology: Does Everything Necessary – The computers are quite good, which is to be expected of a more tech heavy school. There are a good amount of locations in the school to perform any tasks that need the computer and most are pre-loaded with the necessary tools such as Microsoft Office and the Adobe series of programs. Two computer labs which are both located in the University's Student Union both have free printing for its students and both are split into a quick print lab and a normal computer lab for more complicated work. The connections in these labs are often good as well, very little did I find hiccups in the connection but that was times of a weak connection day.

However, there can be something said about the wireless connection. While the major factor of this is the many students accessing the wireless network, one big problem is the fact that the connection is often really slow. I have often found times when the connection would randomly cut out and in certain buildings, there is little to no connection at all. But certain areas do provide a good wireless connection so it's not too bad, students just have to know where to go at times.

Being a very tech heavy school, the need for a personal computer and printer is preferable, but not necessary. With the Student Union being 24/5 and a study room that's 24/7, there's always a place to go to if you need the resources.

3 Recent Alumnus

Weather: Not Too Bad – The main weather we encounter here in central Florida is rain during hurricane season. It affects campus experience because it deters students from wanting to go to class. No one wants to wet and cold listening to lectures.

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4 Recent Alumnus

Transportation: Public transportation at UCF is very convenient and reliable. There are shuttles that pick students up from local college housing apartments and transport them to and from school, free of charge. It saves students time, gas and the trouble of trying to find parking.

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5 College Freshman

Local Area: Orlando, a Mekka for the Mind – Orlando is the heart land of entertainment in America, just 20 minutes away is the world famous International Drive home to hundreds of attractions and world renowned restaurants. Surrounding campus is a more of a traditional college theme version of entertainment including a great selection of bars and attractions based around the budget of the average student. Orlando also is a magnet for success, opportunity from America's most promising and consistently successful corporations in fields across the board for advertising, hospitality, business, and engineering. The party life matches the caliber of academic expectations as well, t was rated the number nine party school by Playboy Magazine

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4 College Student

Weather: Randomly Rainy – It can turn from shine to rain in an instant and with such a large campus getting stuck in the rain on the way to class can get annoying

4 College Junior

Majors: Love It – I go to the Rosen School of Hospitality and it is wonderful. Great professors, clean campus, lots of ways to be involved!

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4 College Junior

Transportation: Awesome Bus Services – The shuttle buses are great, they will transport you from main campus to all the other campuses. So convenient.

3 College Junior

Administration: Punishments Are Strict – They definitely let us have a good time but they make sure rules are enforced!

5 College Freshman

Campus Quality: Not Just an Average College – Personally the University of Central Florida is an amazing University. The University is aimed at providing a well rounded education for their students but they also want to make sure that all students are getting involved in clubs and organizations. UCF's main goal is to prepare students with knowledge such as book smarts but also knowledge of real world skills.

4 College Freshman

Party Scene: Orlando Night Life – According to the stereotypical college student I should go out often and drink all weekend, but I am one of those students that does not. But I do enjoy going out with friends and dancing. The location of UCF is amazing, right across the street there are a few bars/clubs in which offer different themed nights throughout the week and weekend so there is always something to enjoy. The cover to these locations are reasonable and there is security walking around the bars/clubs to provided a safe environment and to decrease underage drinking.

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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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