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University of Central Florida


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Benjamin
Describe the students at your school.

My classmates are very open and tolerant, always willing to listen and never too judgemental.

Describe the students at your school.

My classmates are very open and tolerant, always willing to listen and never too judgemental.

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

When looking for the right college, you have to look inside yourself and decide what you want to get out of your college experience. Set goals for yourself and your future. Look for a school that fits those goals and set out to accomplish them. Spare no expense at research because the college years are some of the most formative years of any person's life. You may have different goals than everyone else, but do not deny who you are just to fit in with the crowd. It is more important to be true to yourself. Do not let yourself stray from the goals that you set. You just might regret it! You only have one chance to receive a great education. If you wait too long, there is a possibility that you will end up traveling down a road that you will not be able to come back from. Start early at discovering your goals and you will have a better chance at achieving them. Your life is in your hands. Grab the reigns and steer it exactly where you want it to go.

What do you consider the worst thing about your school? Why?

It is very hard to finish on time. Between finding classes and staying focused on school, there are a lot of ways to push back the graduation date.

Emily
Describe the students at your school.

Friendly, outgoing, and sweet.

Describe the students at your school.

Friendly, outgoing, and sweet.

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

One needs to observe their own needs and wants and match it to different school, to see which is the right one for them. For me, I thought that being back where I grew up was where I needed to be for college. I was wrong. I realized that it's more than the school's location, but also the activities, the majors, and the careers available that should go into consideration when applying for college. This is your, or your child's life-- their present, and future. Happiness is guaranteed when you find where you want to be and what you want to do. The right college will assist you in this endeavor.

What do you brag about most when you tell your friends about your school?

Everyone is kind and helpful, if you ever need anything, if the teacher's are unavailable, their assistants will always be there to assist.

Robert
What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

Pick a school, fully commit, and try to have fun. Make the most of it.

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

Pick a school, fully commit, and try to have fun. Make the most of it.

What's unique about your campus?

The freedom we have on campus and the fitness center.

What's the one thing you wish someone had told you about freshman year?

How horrible the regular advisors are in helping students. The financial advisors are awesome though.

Elissa
What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

I would tell parents and students to choose the right college by making sure the one that they choose has a strong academic p...

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

I would tell parents and students to choose the right college by making sure the one that they choose has a strong academic program for the major that they are going to choose and is in a location that the student will be happy living in for the next four years. Parents and students should visit all of the prospective colleges before deciding, since you can't really get a good feel for the college unless you visit it in person. You can make the most of the college experience by going to all of your classes, since you can't do well unless you attend classes on a regular basis. Get involved in activites on campus, by joining a club and by making friends in class. You will make the most of your college experience in this way.

What do you consider the worst thing about your school? Why?

The worst thing about UCF is that it has so many students, so sometimes it is hard to get help from teachers and advisors.

What's the most frustrating thing about your school?

The most frustrating thing about my school is that it is so hard to find a parking spot. It makes me late to class pretty often.

Julie
Describe how your school looks to someone who's never seen it.

A friendly and interactive experience that allows students to explore themselves and their lives.

Describe how your school looks to someone who's never seen it.

A friendly and interactive experience that allows students to explore themselves and their lives.

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

Finding the right college is somewhat based in knowledge and somewhat based in luck. Research the field you want to study, find out what schools offer the best programs. From there, speak with students and parents who participate in the field of study at the schools you visit. Find out if the classes are the right size for you, and if the social interaction within that major is good. I got lucky, my program is amazing and I've made lifelong friends with both my professors and my classmates. Students: Don't let the social experience of college outweight the educational one. Remember, you'll be spending several hours a day in your classes. You won't make it four years if you're miserable in them. Parents: Don't forget about the social experience. If your son or daughter is bored and lonely outside of school they won't make it past the first semester. Find a good balance for you. I did and I couldn't be happier. I know these years will be some of the best in my life.

What kind of person should attend this school?

The kind of person that wants a good solid education, but also wants to experience the social aspect college has to offer. UCF has a good even mix of the two.

Ashley
Describe your favorite campus traditions.

UCF is probably known for being so large. We have a gorgeous campus and tons of activities, but most of them are based aroun...

Describe your favorite campus traditions.

UCF is probably known for being so large. We have a gorgeous campus and tons of activities, but most of them are based around the greek community. The school is so large it is nearly impossible to find parking on a regular school day, and some of the classes, particularly general education courses, are crammed with students. It also makes it difficult to enroll in all the classes you need each semester. The size of the school has possitive attributes as well, such as tons of organizations and groups to consider.

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

To find the right college, an applicant must first consider what he or she is looking for. Is it athletics? Do you want a university that has a lot of school spirit? Would you prefer a college with a great art program, or strong medical program? What about Greek life? Large or small campus? All of these questions should be answered, but it is definitly okay to not know some answers. It is highly important to visit all of the colleges you are considering. I personally changed my choice from FSU to UCF after visitng the campuses, and deciding UCF was right for me. The visit alone can provide you with information that research on a school cannot. Get to know the community, ask tons of questions, and picture how and where you would fit in. Making the most of your college experience is done by getting involved. Almost every college has an event where the students can talk to the members of different groups; Greek, political, athletic, etc., about what they each involve. Finding a close group of people that shares an interest with you will build strong ties, but always keep your academics your number one priority.

What's unique about your campus?

The best thing about UCF is the way the community is accepting of different individuals. The art program, humanities program, engineering program, math program, you name it, is flourishing. The resources are endless and the help available is kind and useful. I love walking along campus, passing different groups of students in different styles, protesting different beliefs, and discovering new ideas all the while. Everyone has a different passion, and is active in this passion both on and off campus. All of the passions are accepted, even by opposing students.

Chelsea
Describe the students at your school.

Attentive and very engaged in wanting to learn.

Describe the students at your school.

Attentive and very engaged in wanting to learn.

Describe your favorite campus traditions.

The new medical school coming.

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

Look at the area around the campus. Find the college that accepts your major. Find the college that you think you can get involved in activites. FInd the college where you think you would love to live at.

Victoria
What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

Trust your instinct once you visti a campus. Make sure you get inovlved because it will make the difference in how you look ...

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

Trust your instinct once you visti a campus. Make sure you get inovlved because it will make the difference in how you look at the school, but don't get forced into anything you don't want to do or feel comfortable doing.

What kind of person should attend this school?

Anyone who wants to be near a big city and have the opportunitites of a big city without being in the city.

What's the most frustrating thing about your school?

Parking is often a difficulty because there are more cars than parking spaces, but that is a problem at most univeristies

Rebecca
What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

I believe choosing your institution of higher learning is a very important and at times over-whelming decision. There are ma...

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

I believe choosing your institution of higher learning is a very important and at times over-whelming decision. There are many things to consider and it is essential to evaluate yourself as well as yours needs and wants. I reccommend visting as many schools as possible and talk with current students. I also think it is very beneficial to live on-campus, at least for your first year. There are so many social events which make it fun and easy to meet new people and get involved. College, just like most other things in life are about who you know. Know your professors. Even in huge lecture classes be sure to introduce yourself. Take advantage of the resources offered by the many departments on campus. Many students do not even realize all of the benefits and free services that are at their disposal. Most importantly, remember that your college years are a time of change. You'll lose old friends but gain new ones. You'll lose some interests and gain twice as many. Embrace the change and enjoy it because these really are the times of your life.

What do you brag about most when you tell your friends about your school?

All of the things to do around town and the professors.

What's the most frustrating thing about your school?

Not enough funding for our art department. Classes are crowded and nearly all supplies are made entirely the students' responsibility. They even closed our darkroom, an essential to the art of photography.

Kristina
Here's your chance: Say anything about your college!

It has a very friendly environment.

Here's your chance: Say anything about your college!

It has a very friendly environment.

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

The only advice I would give to find the right college is to make sure the college has your field of study. Starting at a community college is a great way to adjust to the college atmosphere without the large classes and even bigger tuition!

What kind of person should attend this school?

People who don't mind larger classes and who have the money to pay for tuition.

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