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The University of Central Florida

Total Grad Surveys 17
Females 6
Males 11
Avg years at University 2.9
Research Quality B- (6.0)
Research Availability B (6.6)
Research Funding B (6.6)
Graduate Politics B- (6.0)
Not Errand Runners B (6.6)
Degree Completion C+ (5.5)
Alternative pay [ta/gsi] B (7.1)
Sufficient Pay C+ (5.6)
Competitiveness B- (6.0)
Education Quality C+ (5.2)
Faculty Accessibility B (6.6)
Useful Research B (6.9)
"Individual" treatment C (4.8)
Friendliness C+ (5.2)
Safety B+ (7.8)
Campus Beauty B+ (7.4)
Campus Maintenance B+ (7.8)
University Spending B- (6.5)
Extracurriculars B (7.1)
Scholastic Success B- (6.2)
Surrounding City A (8.8)
Social Life/ Environment B (7.1)
"Individual" treatmentC
Surrounding CityA
I would never recommend the University of CentralJan 16 2019Other
I would never recommend the University of Central Florida for a graduate program. It was a waste of time and money. The faculty are unhelpful and rude. The advisors for the programs do not care about actually answering your questions or concerns. They just want your money. After they get it they stop responding. Their inability to provide help or support astounds me. I spent way too much money on a higher education past my undergraduate degree and now having attended UCF I would much rather pour my money down the drain than give it to this institution that claims to put their students above all else. It is a poor quality education. Go elsewhere and receive better!
This is a hopeless placeOct 13 2016Electrical Engineering
This is a hopeless place. Everyone is so absorbed into themselves, you are of no value as an individual. The international service center will go out of their way to stop you from getting your paperwork done for an off campus job, graduate studies will burden you with useless workshops and try to put a halt to your advances to candidacy, department will through you into trash whenever they want while considering for GTA, and your faculty is half the time travelling to their home country or wherever they want. There are one chinese prof who doesn't even come to class for teaching.If you are into football and party, this is your home, or else be prepared to be miserable.
The fact that UCF focuses only on researchJul 23 2010Business - Management and Administration
The fact that UCF focuses only on research faculty in order to receive gov. funds is a serious problem for students. I expected mentors that would care about their students and teach us so that we could fly (so we could become more tommorow then we are today). Instead, I received the exact same education I can get on my own--myself + a text book.--Only difference is I actually had to pay for this. Often students are graded unfairly on information never covered in class- profs are unclear about assignments and inorganized--of course they are! they are not teachers they are researchers. MORTIFIED THAT MY MBA WILL BE FROM THIS SCHOOL!
May 08 2010Computer Engineering
Difficult to find Graduate Advisors with time and space to take you on.
This s the mostJun 12 2007Nursing
This s the most arrogant, lazy slacker University I have ever dealt with. Emails are unaswerd, phone calls are not returned. They can get away with whatever. I will never hire anyone from UCF
UCF advertises a program in conservation biology, butMar 03 2007Biology
UCF advertises a program in conservation biology, but this program exists primarily on paper and the faculty are actually united against building the program. There is very limited opportunity to interact with other students compared to most schools. UCF can be a rather lonely place to be a graduate student. The faculty are very friendly and they get along with each other and with the students. There are plenty of teaching assistantships except during the summer. No health insurance.
Don't expect any typeApr 07 2006Social Work
Don't expect any type of financial aid from this university! The staff in every department are RUDE and they will not work with the students.
If you happen to be a smart personNov 10 2004Computer Engineering
If you happen to be a smart person with personal interests and ideas, go to another school. Here you only find study groups aimed at A's, with little interest with actual science.

Otherwise, I see many undergrads in umanities who look like having a blast.
Bottom line: If you're a chinese nerd who's willing to mindlessly study the heck out of every night, this is your school!

Or an undergrad in 'music' who want's to gather a circle of friends, by far this is exactly for you mate.

Otherwise, don't bother.

UCF is a good school for graduate orMay 12 2004Other
UCF is a good school for graduate or undergraduate studies, but because it is such a large school, students must really be self-motivated to seek out faculty members in their disciplines in order to become a part of research projects or to receive individual attention. If the student is self-motivated, though, there are numerous exciting opportunities here. Many of the graduate programs here are highly ranked, but not all of the programs are. Check the program out fully before committing to it.
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