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“Up and Coming Institution”
April 2018CURRENT STUDENT
Uppers

Challenging and rigorous engineering programs. Large in size. Many extra curricular opportunities. An abundance of research opportunities. For the scale of the school, the professors make themselves, readily available. Many career resources readily available.

Downers

It doesn't have the same feel as some more established schools. School spirit is lacking. It feels like a commuter school as most live off or far from campus. General lack of school traditions.

Comments

Excellent opportunities for all sorts of educational experiences, but you must be able to put yourself out there, or you run the risk of getting lost in the sea of students.

Would You Recommend

Yes

“UCF”
February 2016FORMER STUDENT
Uppers

There's a lot of people and a lot to do

Downers

Classes can be too big and there isn't enough seats

Comments

You will meet a lot of new people and get to experience college

Would You Recommend

Yes

2011VERIFIED STUDENT
Academics

Core classes are probably the ones that students like the least. But once you get settled into your major field(s) of interest, the classes are a lot of fun.

Quality of Life

I live off campus, but I am on campus every day and I always have a great time. The campus is very active and the organizations that I am involved with are always doing big things.

Admissions

Very basic and easy. The application is online, and there were two essay questions.

Level

3

Graduation Year

2012

2011VERIFIED STUDENT
Academics

Being a large university, it is hard to sum up all of the aspects of academic life. For example, in the Honors College, classes have no more than 20 students. LEAD Scholars classes are no larger than 30. In other programs, classes can range from video streamed to large lecture style to intimate discussions. When in lower division classes, you will normally have more students in your classes than higher division classes.

For major degree requirements, there are many, but I really love how the degree programs at UCF put an emphasis on service learning, internships, and research. Being next to Research Park gives us amazing opportunities for research and being in Orlando gives us an unparalleled opportunity for internships and service learning experiences. And this opportunity for experiences extends even outside our country's borders as our study abroad programs offer tons of experiences for students to learn and grow.

Quality of Life

Our campus is diverse, friendly, and full of amazing opportunities for fun and personal growth. We have excellent Recreation and Wellness Facilities, comfortable and safe student housing (with a quality beyond anything else I've ever seen at other universities), and lots of study spaces conducive to productivity.

Admissions

There are unique application questions, essays, and it's a rolling decision. Just by applying, you are eligible for "Pegasus Gold" and "Pegasus Silver" scholarships. Another option once you are accepted is to apply to the Burnett Honors College and the LEAD Scholars program, both of which I applied to and cannot imagine my college experience without.

Level

2

Graduation Year

2013

2011VERIFIED STUDENT
Academics

Large class sizes depending on your major, professors provide syllabus at the beginning of each semester that includes their office hours, many study abroad opportunities, academic advising is great since they send friendly reminders.

Quality of Life

Overall happiness, great library, beautiful scenery, rec and wellness expansion is phenomenal.

Admissions

Common Application, Roll-in admission, essays, resume

Level

2

Graduation Year

2013

2011VERIFIED STUDENT
Academics

General Education courses followed by specialization courses and required internships. Academic advising is easily accesible and my avg class size is 25.

Quality of Life

Housing is comfortable, cost ofliving is afforadble with tons of forms of support, capus is huge but still feels like a home, te facilities and lbirary are modern and constatntly improving. I never feel unsafe on campus.

Admissions

Application includes unique essay questions. I applied as a regular decision student and filed a FAFSA as per the schools request to receive financial aid.

Level

3

Graduation Year

2012

2011VERIFIED STUDENT
Academics

I really love the curriculum at UCF. I'm double majoring in Creative Writing and RTV Production and I haven't taken a class yet that hasn't challenged and intrigued me. I'm very happy with my experiences here at UCF. The opportunities for additional learning through research are amazing and numerous as well as the opportunities for study abroad.

Quality of Life

I lived in the Towers my freshman year, the best dorms on campus, and it was a wonderful experience. I had my own room and a bathroom I had to share with one of my three roommates. The RAs were very helpful in most situations and there were no incidents of crime or break-ins that permeated the dormitory. They are expensive dorms, though. That's definitely a fact.

Admissions

I don't really remember the application process, but the scholarship opportunities are really great. There's always something to apply for.

Level

3

Graduation Year

2012

2011VERIFIED STUDENT
Academics

Grading is A,B,C,D,F for the most part. Some professors do a +/- scale. We are all required to take genereal education courses, but (depending on your major) you may take classes relevant to your major while you take the general education courses. Academic advising for my major is very accesible. At any given time I can walk into either office and seek advising. Hospital;ity management requires you take three interships so the learnig is hands on.

Quality of Life

The facilities are state of the art, the community is excellent and the overall happiness would be rated fantastic. The atmosphere of UCF is amazing.

Admissions

The application process is online and it is very staright foward compared to other application processes I have seen. The admissions office receivesand reviews your application in a timely matter and you are notified within the next couple of weeks.

Level

2

Graduation Year

2013

2011VERIFIED STUDENT
Admissions

Rolling admissions

Level

3

Graduation Year

2012

2011VERIFIED STUDENT
Academics

General education requirements are standard. Class sizes are large, but there are opportunities for research and study abroad (though often poorly advertised).

Quality of Life

Second to none!

Admissions

The application was standard. And admission was regular decision.

Graduation Year

2010

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