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University of Central Florida


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Recent Reviews

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

I think one of the most unique thing about UCF is it doesn't fit in the generic college mold perfectly. I mean its sports dr...

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

I think one of the most unique thing about UCF is it doesn't fit in the generic college mold perfectly. I mean its sports driven since the new stadium and arena have been built but also at the same time there is likely to be a free indie concert in front of the union. It has the amenities of a big university but with that down to earth bohemian style.

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

The best advice I can give a parent or a student is look for a school where they will feel at home. If you hate being in overcrowded classes in high school your probably not going to like Auditorium classes. Also try to talk to an actual student of the schools before deciding, and I do not mean your tour guides, they are being paid to get you to come to the school.

What's the most frustrating thing about your school?

The most frustrating thing about UCF is the lack of housing for upperclassmen and the lack of parking. It's annoying to come home from the club on a Friday night and find out you have to park across campus because there is no parking in your dorms parking lot.

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

make sure so going to have fun where your going and that it has what you want to take for classes

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

make sure so going to have fun where your going and that it has what you want to take for classes

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

what to expect when i came here and how the teaching would be

What's the most frustrating thing about your school?

the teachers seem to be there for a pay check and not to teach students

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

UCF is very exposing to many different aspects of life.

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

UCF is very exposing to many different aspects of life.

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

Look for the college that appeals to your desired career, has many available jobs in the surrounding area to support yourself while in school, and most of all appeals to your passions. These are the best days of your life so chose them carefully.

What's unique about your campus?

Variety of activities available outside of class. Students need an escape from all the work, and there are enough activities here to please anyone from any interest.

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

UCF is growing at a phenomenal rate that surpasses the other major university's in the state of Florida.

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

UCF is growing at a phenomenal rate that surpasses the other major university's in the state of Florida.

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

The best advice I would give students about making the most of their college experience is to be bold. Don't be afraid to put yourself out there and let it all hang out. More often than not it will be okay. Remember that everyone else is probably going to be in the same boat as you. Sure, there will be differences such as, majors, political views, etc. but, you will never be looked down upon because of those. The best advice I would tell potential students trying to find the right college is to find the best college in areas that you think you might want to make a career. Whatever your major may be now, it is extremely likely that you will switch your major. In essence, look at any/all career paths you might have and then choose the college that fits your overall goal(s).

What's unique about your campus?

The best thing is the facilitation of learning. The facilities at UCF are outstanding on the outside as well is inside.

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

University of Central Florida is an amazing school with a very involved Greek community and a vast array of other student act...

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

University of Central Florida is an amazing school with a very involved Greek community and a vast array of other student activities, including arts and sporting events, both varsity and intermural.

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

The most important thing about choosing a college is making sure it feels right and has a variety of things that interest you. It's not only important to focus on the types of classes that are offered, but also the extracirriculars. It is also important that when you visit the school you feel comfortable and can see yourself on the campus. Practicality is important, but so is fun.

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

There's nothing I wish I would have known before I came to UCF.

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

UCF has great internship porgrams. At the time I was applying I wanted to work at NASA and they are right by NASA so that mad...

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

UCF has great internship porgrams. At the time I was applying I wanted to work at NASA and they are right by NASA so that made me want to go this school. Its in a great part of Florida, right in the middle. It was also far enough away from home to gain that college experience but close enough to be able to see family still and family is very important to me.

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

First its all up to that person. You have to be able to manage school and play. If you go away to school you don't have your mom on your back telling you to do your homework. You have to be able to take responsibility for yourself. Join something that interest you. Thats one thing UCF has, they have many oppurtunities to join any organization. And there is a variety of them. Its a great way to meet people who have the same interest as you do. Keep a schedule of things that you have to do. A planner will be your best friend, learn to love it! And just have fun! Enjoy the time your here because it will go by fast and then your out in the big, scary real world!

What kind of person should attend this school?

There really isn't a specific type of person that should attend this school. The school is very diverse, that is one of the qualities that got me interested in the school. I guess if they would chose a specific type of person it would be someone who is very hardworking and ready to succeed in anything life throws at them.

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

There isn't too much uniqueness to it. It seems very similar to other Florida schools I've visited.

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

There isn't too much uniqueness to it. It seems very similar to other Florida schools I've visited.

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

It's important to find a school that evenly suits you academically as well as socially. It's common to start college without knowing exactly what you may want to major in, but brainstorm some general ideas that you feel suit you and make sure the school you choose excels in those. You also want to insure that you are comfortable with the environment in which the school is placed. I've visited many Universities whose campuses varied greatly. I recommend visiting your schools of interest and taking the campus tours. They will effectively give you a general feeling of the environment, culture, education, and various other aspects of the school. Once you have chosen one, do everything you can to take advantage of school life. I'll tell you first hand, durring my first couple of years in school, I was working a job and playing in a band, both on the other side of town, and didn't really start to indulge in all my campus had to offer until recently. Now, after participating in various on-campus activities, I wish I had been more involved from the start. Take advantage of every opportunity presented to you.

What's unique about your campus?

There are many classes to choose from, so it's relatively easy to find new and intriguing areas to study.

Laura
Describe the students at your school.

My classmates are helpful when it comes to classwork and homework and are very friendly diverse individuals with open minds t...

Describe the students at your school.

My classmates are helpful when it comes to classwork and homework and are very friendly diverse individuals with open minds toward people, things and ideas.

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

Keep your focus on what you expect to gain from going to a university. Chose a college that matches what you're looking for, such as a city if you like fast-paced, urban settings or a small town if you like static and conservative settings. Whether your goal is getting an education to find a career, or having friendships that will last a lifetime, any college will be the experience you are expecting. Just keep your eyes open and your mind free to learning. :)

What kind of person should attend this school?

Someone who is determined to graduate, motivated to do well in school, looks forward to going to events, and someone who wants to make friends.

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

First of all, making the right decisions and getting good grades in high school is essential for college. The better you do i...

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

First of all, making the right decisions and getting good grades in high school is essential for college. The better you do in hich school, the more chances you have of getting scholarships awarded from your high school or state based on G.P.A. A lot of students look for a college that's far away from their home so that they can experience the independence of being a college student. You shouldn't base your college search on that alone. Besides, going home for the holidays can cost a lot more if you go to school accross the country. When considering housing, it is beneficial to live on campus, but living off campus can be a much more exciting experience, and it usually costs less. It's even better if your college offers a shuttle system to get you to school. Most importantly, get a good grasp of what you think your future will be all about. You can find a school that has programs geared toward what you want to major in, and once you're in that school, you can have a leg up on internships and classes. Always study hard and buy used text books!

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

I tend to brag about my appartment. But more importantly, I brag about the art program. It's just recently been considered to be at a visual arts school level.

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

I wish I'd known that my foreign language classes that I took in high school didn't count toward my college degree.

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

REally Big, To many people, everyone is very average.

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

REally Big, To many people, everyone is very average.

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

Well it really depends on the persons interests, Weather, they want to go to a big school or a small one. Also in an economy like this one which one is the most cost efficient. In honestly its what you make out of the experience, you can always find a good time big or large, but i would consider many factors like wheather as well. When your in college the best way to make the most out of it is to do what you like to do; but also try to get out their. This is a time for many people their first time away form their house for a little while, and they should experience new things but still montain a certain responcibility and keep up with your academia and just have a good time.

What's the most frustrating thing about your school?

sometimes its the people , not having enough money to live in orlando right now with a lot of issues here and their as well

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