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This place is strange.Quite BrightFine Arts - Painting/Sculpture/Photography/etc
This place is strange. The teachers don't seem to want to be here, or perhaps their expectations of higher learning match the students. There is a great sense of apathy and a lack of optimism about the future. The program director is rude, condescending, paranoid, and at times a pathological liar. He has the characteristics of a babysitter who broke a lamp mixed with a prison warden. The only time I see faculty or students here excited about anything it generally involves a goal far out of their reach and never really gets accomplished. The best way I can describe life at UCF is either people are obsessing with fantasy or unsatisfied with reality. 60,000 people that are completely oblivious to reality.
4th Year Male -- Class 2015
Surrounding City: A+, Education Quality: F
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Please, please go get in debt with somethingQuite BrightOther
Please, please go get in debt with something else before ever thinking about applying to this school!

You will be made to feel inferior. All of the professors are elitists who will talk down to you subconsciously. The first classes you are made to take are called "weed out classes" which are insanely difficult.

I think I studied maybe 8 hours a day, asked every question, and still got Bs and Cs (this coming from a straight A high school honors student). Take it a point further: your professors will mostly be adjuncts who have extreme gaps in knowledge, and in many cases may be unable to answer your questions no matter how you phrase it. If you get on their bad side, they will be sure to destroy you.

That's it. This is how they get the handcuffs on you if you ever think about transferring to any worthwhile school. You can't now, but it's only fair because those foreign students who studied 14 hours a day worked harder right?

The books, as you guessed it, are either the most insanely expensive ones available at the bookstore (UCF special edition) or one of the Professor's choosing (which is always themselves or someone they know. The worst thing is that they all suffer from the false intelligence syndrome. All of the beginning books are using fancy words you wouldn't even encounter until grad school. Like I said, if you ask your professors to explain a concept to you, they have difficulty or will ask you to book office hours (for which they have one or two times the entire semester). I actually looked up some lectures on similar topics by well known professors at Harvard, Stanford, MIT, UPenn... and what they were saying actually made sense. You will be punished for their mistakes! I can count two times where I received a lower grade in the entire course because of a professor's factual error.

If you wanted to kick ass and chew bubble gem, you'll be deeply disappointed. UCF encourages a culture of fear and subordination. There is a lot of grade mugging going on and if you're into that esp. as a pretty girl, you just might get it. In fact, I conducted an experiment in a class I would probably fail and I passed regardless.

The social stratum at this school runs very wide: you have your rich, honors kids who you never see, your athletes, nerds, stoners, and all the races self segregate. If I had to say, the blacks & hispanics are very racist at/near this school. Look at all the acts of violence being committed that are associated with UCF. Getting to class is difficult, I'm sure, (now, with 70k students) and parking is a nightmare. They even have staged events! Hello attempted UCF bombing and Journalist Steve beheading!...But if you like free STDs and beer, I'm sure the thousands of bros will hook you up. In which case, I feel the school would be a perfect match for you.

2nd Year Female -- Class 2014
Campus Maintenance: C+, Education Quality: F
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If you do not live in the stateQuite BrightPreMed and Medical
If you do not live in the state of Florida, I highly recommended that you do not move her to attend this university. Online the university appears to be a great opportunity and looks appealing. After attending for one year the only good thing I can say about this school is that it is a beautiful campus. The advisors and other departmental staff are very rude. On general the professors are moderately kind. The math department is TERRIBLE. You will end up teaching yourself the material. Every math instructor will tell you that is incorrect because you are required to spend three hours a week in the math lab and that the assistant can answer your questions. To an extent, this is a moderate point, but as a student, you are paying to take a class in my opinion your instructor should actually take time to teach you, not spend fifty minutes going over pointless iclicker questions. Additionally I visited junior colleges that have much better chemistry lab equipment. I would not recommend anyone who is serious about their education attend this university.
1st Year Female -- Class 2016
Campus Aesthetics: A, Education Quality: F
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