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

What does it take to graduate? Thats what students and parents need to consider when evaluating each college. Many things m...

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

What does it take to graduate? Thats what students and parents need to consider when evaluating each college. Many things must be considered such as cost of tuition, housing cost and the surrounding environment. Parent's must consider what the city is like around the campus, is it safe? Are necessary facilities such as grocery stores, banks, and medical facilities nearby? Are they easily accessible? Students need to consider what the school offers in terms of classes and advising that will help him/her succeed. Student's should also consider what extra-curricular activities and entertainment is like in order to unwind after long days of studying. Are there concerts, fairs, clubs on or around campus that will expose the student to different views, cultures, and ideas in order to broaden their perspective? Colleges have a lot to offer if you explore and make the right choice.

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

How expensive Housing really is. And how little regard the school has for the art department.

What's the most frustrating thing about your school?

How expensive Housing really is. And how little regard the school has for the art department.

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

Large school, best education, extensive oppertunities, Knowledgeable, Photogenic campus, Active community involvement, The gr...

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

Large school, best education, extensive oppertunities, Knowledgeable, Photogenic campus, Active community involvement, The graphics design program is about to be accredited by the NASAD. This is the highest level of accrediation and one that all potential employers including the top ones look for.a lot of other films have snippets of the campus. So it's a really photogenic campus. Bussiness majors, Engeneering is the best, new medical center, Exttensive Research. the gym they film at for the movie Sydney White is UCF's.

Describe your favorite campus traditions.

UCF Cheerleaders Place Third at the 2008 National Championships The Knights place in the top ten for the 13th time in the last 15 years. The UCF cheerleaders won the national championship in 2007 and 2003 and were the runner-up in 2002. The team has finished in the top 10 at the national competion 13 of the last 15 years. The new medical school, which is a huge feather in UCF's cap. Miss America 2004, Erica Dunlap, who held the title while attending UCF. Big Man on Campus was at UCF.

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

In College there are many opportunities to be a part of the community, make friends, have fun, and even make a difference. To become truly involved and have leadership roles as a Freshman might not seem possible, but it may be easier than you think. Volunteer for things you want to do, but be honest about what you don't want to do. If you are asked to do something that will stress you out or that you will be unable to do...say up front that you can't do it. Get to know your professors, they are the best source for information, and the more you get your name out within the University, the more opportunities you will have for graduate school, letters of recomendation, and you will build a lasting reputation that will follow you through your college career. Make sure you go to class, even if it is boring, its worth it in the end. When looking for housing, make sure you meet the potential roommates before hand, to see if you will be able to get along. There are millions of resources on campus, make the time to use them. Be safe, Have Fun, Enjoy!

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

Firmly decide what you want out of your college experience before you enter college. Don't be naive to the importance that f...

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

Firmly decide what you want out of your college experience before you enter college. Don't be naive to the importance that fraternities and sororities play in determining your social life and get involved!

What's unique about your campus?

The accessibility of professors and their ability to converse and interact with the student body. I enjoy that the campus is in the suburbs of a large metropolitan area so we get the benefits of being a small town inside of a big city.

What kind of person should attend this school?

Someone who is entirely self aware and comfortable with themself. This school is not for people who must be surrounded by others to succeed.

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

I would advice students and parents to visit the school campus they are thinking about and learn as much as they can about it...

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

I would advice students and parents to visit the school campus they are thinking about and learn as much as they can about it. I would also advise them to talk to some of the faulty and find out about the extra curricular activities available.

What kind of person should attend this school?

A person who has an audio learning ability would be best to attend this school. It does not cater well to those of us who are visual learners.

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

When I tell my friends about my school, i normally brag about the appearance of the grounds. The landscape and buildings are mostly new and up to date.

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

make sure the college focuses on your type of major, carefully plan where you will be living, be well prepared for each year:...

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

make sure the college focuses on your type of major, carefully plan where you will be living, be well prepared for each year: it become progressively more difficult, learn to balance your academic and social life

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

better study skills, more preparation for college life

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

To understand its about school and studing not about going to bars and partying. Also to get involved.

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

To understand its about school and studing not about going to bars and partying. Also to get involved.

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

That advising for the science department doesnt have good advising

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

That we have a medical school being built and that we are growing in our science department

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

The University of Central Florida is a diverse, close-knit community, whose faculty helps make success possible for students.

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

The University of Central Florida is a diverse, close-knit community, whose faculty helps make success possible for students.

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

The greatest advice I can give about picking the right college, is you need to actually visit the school you're interested in. Most schools offer tours for perspective students, go to them. For three years of high school, I knew I wanted to go to one of the most prestigious schools in Florida. My parents and I took the tour of that school. And it was then I realized there was no way I wanted to go there. It was too large, and the school's layout spread over the whole town. I also visited a very small private college, and realized that it might be too small for me, and not enough of a community. But, once I took a tour of the college I am attending now, I knew this was the one. I loved the layout of the school, I loved how many people were here and the diversity. You need to know you'll be comfortable in the school's environment, or there's no way you'll survive the next four years. Go on the tours and ask questions of the students giving the tours.

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

Before I started attending UCF, I wish I had known what it was like having a roommate. I'm an only child, so I never had shared a room with someone before. It's something no college student can predict, because most of the time you are living with a stranger your freshmen year. I read all the books about having a roommate, but none of them could prepare me for it. All you can do is get to know the people you live with, and work together to keep the environment enjoyable for everyone.

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

I would suggest to make up you mind about what you want out of your college before you choose. Take tours of different types ...

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

I would suggest to make up you mind about what you want out of your college before you choose. Take tours of different types of schools and decide where you feel most comfortable. Try to have an idea of what your major will be but don't be completely tied into it. Take a few courses in your freshmen year that are different but interesting to you. Obviously, take price into account, but remember you get what you pay for. Just take your time and make sure the school you pick is exactly what you want.

What's unique about your campus?

You can always get exactly what you want. Wether it's a good place to study or a fun party. There is always something happening and there are alwys options of things to do.

What kind of person should not attend this school?

Someone who is extremely inclusive and not open to meeting people who look and think different then they do.

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

The size is absolutely huge, adn all of the architecture is brick. The campus has lots of tress and squirrels on it though.

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

The size is absolutely huge, adn all of the architecture is brick. The campus has lots of tress and squirrels on it though.

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

If you enjoy extracurricular activities, definitely find a device to help ferry yourself back and forth from campus. I learned that, as close as I am to campus, the walk seems a lot farther at 2 in the morning when clubs end. Also, if one intends on getting a job, it's hopeless to find a job within walking distance of the larger schools unless you apply and work over the holiday break. Make sure it's affordable. It's a good idea to check the number of scholarships the universities give out, and for your major, as well as when you are eligible to apply for them. Location is definitely another factor. If you want to be going to clubs, you'll want a metropolitan schools, in the thick of the city, whereas some schools are located on the outskirts of town to give the university a lazier atmosphere. The distance from your home and how often you expect visits or to be visiting plays a role too. College is supposed to be fun and a learning experience, but I know that these were a few of the things that tripped me up that I wish I'd discovered.

What kind of person should not attend this school?

Anyone who doesn't like large campuses and schools, and really, anyone who needs a job but doesn't have a car. Scholarships for your major (or at least, for mine) aren't available until your junior year either, so for people who fall where you're too high to be classified as "need based" for aid, but you really do need financial aid, if they are hoping to get scholarships through their scholarships, they might not be able to. There aren't many when you finally can apply for me either.

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