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| I really enjoyed being a student at UCF. The two things I enjoyed the most were the beauty of the campus and the resources available. The campus is huge, but feels close and comfortable. Concentric circles make it easy to get from place to place and having to walk everywhere makes it easier to develop a sense of community. Since UCF is such a large school the resources available are equally grand. If you can name a resource, UCF probably has it, or has had it for many years. If you?re a student at UCF, and you haven?t gone to Career Services, then you should get there ASAP if you want a job after you graduate. The class sizes are as large as you can imagine; one of my classes had a cap of over 1000 students. Don?t let the large class cap fool you, in my experiences the faculty honestly care about your learning and do their best to help you retain the information.|
My only real complaint was that not all the faculty seemed qualified to teach their particular fields. My Recruitment and Selection teacher had a background in sales and skipped a crucial chapter because it was ?a difficult concept.? This wasn?t the norm in my experience, but it did leave a sour taste in my mouth.
The staff were generally helpful and, aside from the financial aid office (truly horrible), they responded quickly to any questions I had.
Overall, I felt that UCF was a really great school for me.
|Jul 23 2012|| Alumnus Male --
Class 2000 |
| In all honesty, I'm shocked by the number of negative comments. I am from New England and coming to UCF for school was the BEST decision I have ever made and I had an AMAZING four years and if I had to do it over again I would pick UCF in a heart beat.|
First off, the people at UCF are THE nicest you will ever meet. My friends who visited me said the same thing. Most everyone is very friendly, very helpful, and very happy. And coming from Boston, that is a lovely lovely difference.
Second, the teachers are mostly excellent. I can think of maybe three profs in my four years whom I did not enjoy but overall the profs care and they want you to succeed. I always had a decent amount of work to do, studied a lot, and pulled quite a few all-nighters- but that is what college is for, to learn something.
Next, the weather. Perfect. Moving on.
The social life at UCF is buzzing. You do not have to pick up a single alcoholic beverage to have fun here, UCF provides plenty of fun (actually fun!) student nights that bring hundreds of hundreds of students. On the other side, if you do like a party, Orlando is a heaven for bars, good clubs, and good dancing. Latin dancing- a total plus.
In terms of making friends, if you leave your dorm you will make friends. There are so many clubs, so many classes, so many students- you will make amazing friends. I wasn't even going to stay at UCF, I was going to get good grades and transfer but I could not leave the friends that I had made after one semester.
The school itself is just beautiful. It's modern, clean, green, and wild in some places. It is a treat to walk around UCF.Okay, you get the picture. :)
|Apr 11 2012|| Alumna Female --
Class 2000 |
| Once I decided to stay in the state of Florida for my college career, my choice was between UCF, UF, and FSU. I was accepted to each school and offered merit scholarships at them all. I spent months researching each school and visited them all several times. In the end, I chose UCF because, simply, it was the only school in Florida that I could see myself at. Since coming here, I have been very surprised and pleased to feel that I have made the right decision. It is a large school, but first of all, it is roughly the same size as UF (within a few thousand students) and second, large school means more opportunities and greater competition. I chose UCF because I believe that it is growing exponentially and improving each department and facility at the same rate. Meanwhile, I get the feeling that the other state universities have seen their best days and will soon be overcome by UCF.|
I do not regret my decision to come to UCF over both UF and FSU. The area supports the school and yet, unlike Gainesville, Orlando does not revolve around the school and its athletics. This means that you don't have to be surrounded by immature fraternity and sorority girls while downtown if you don't want to. On the other hand, the Greek system is great and is there for you if you want to be a part of that. You also don't need to worry if you are not into sports because, believe it or not, there is a lot of stuff to do on game days other than tailgate. Basically, there is a niche for everyone here and I just wish I could go back in time and prevent the stress and anxiety I had when trying to make my decision. If you have the opportunity to attend UCF, do it! This school has so many resources available from the gym to the entreprenuerial center, where there are coaches to help you start your own business. Clubs are available for pretty much anything in the world and the student body is very upbeat and friendly.
|Dec 02 2011|| 1st Year Male --
Class 2014 |