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Level

4

Graduation Year

2012

2011VERIFIED STUDENT
Academics

Some general education classes are very large and can have attendance into the 100s. My major is difficult so the classes are hard, but UCF professors encourage me to keep going and ensure me that it will all be worth it in the end.

Quality of Life

The campus is very safe and the housing is among the nicest I have seen. I am impressed with all of the new expansions on campus such as a 24 hour study space and a larger, more modern recreation and wellness center. Food choices on campus are diverse and cater to everyone's needs and wants. The library was recently renovated and now has an atmosphere even more conducive to students' academic successes.

Admissions

The application process is online and very easy to complete.

Level

2

Graduation Year

2013

2011VERIFIED STUDENT
Academics

Great academic advising, accessibility of professors, and study abroad opportunities. Professors are very approachable and eager to help their students all the time.

Quality of Life

The campus is always developing and improving. There are a lot of choices when it comes to dining and housing which keeps prices fair and the quality high. Overall I am extremely satisfied.

Admissions

1. Online application for admission (including essays)

2. Non-refundable $30 application fee

3. Official high school transcript

4. Official scores for the SAT or ACT

5. Official GED or TOEFL score, if applicable

Fall Freshman Class Profile

Average SAT Score: 1237 (critical reading and math) and 1813 (critical reading, math and writing)

Average ACT Score: 27

Average High School GPA: 3.8

National Merit Scholars: 45

Level

4

Graduation Year

2011

2011VERIFIED STUDENT
Academics

Due to the fact that UCF is the second largest university on campus, it has a quite voluminous choice of both general education classes for every major and upper division restricted electives for major degree requirements. I am absolutely amazed on the list of fifty or so upper division restricted electives within my own major, and even saddened by the fact that I only had time to take eight of them! The diversity of classes available will suit the needs and interests of any student. Although general and core class sizes can sometimes be a little large, the professors are always readily accessible and love spending time who students who come see them in their office hours. Likewise, research opportunities abound for those who pursue them, because UCF professors are extremely open to taking students of all education levels in their laboratories! The atmosphere, even in the most difficult of majors, at UCF is actually extremely collegial and non-competitive! - Students help each other, and there are endless options for seeking help for anyone struggling with concepts in classes - from Supplemental Instruction (SI) to the Student Academic Resource Center (SARC), both of which provide free tutoring and study material for students seeking help. Study abroad opportunities are also available readily, and with scholarships to brag about! I was able to participate in an environmental study program paid for by the University, and was even given the liberty to pursue my own interests abroad by creating a public service program of my own initiative, fully supported by the university. UCF offers so much for students seeking stimulation in classes, opportunities abroad, research, philanthropy, brotherhood, and so much more! - And it is certainly all possible, despite the workload, if you maintain proper time management.

Quality of Life

Fortunately for UCF students, Orlando has a relatively low cost of living when compared to the rest of the United States, so it is very possible to live well despite the "student budget". Because the university is continually growing, new facilities are constantly being constructed and the newest technology is implemented quite well throughout the campus! Our facilities and campus are beautiful, and kept amazingly clean and tidy. The university-area of course has some crime as UCF is located in a urban area, but I have never felt unsafe on campus. If you do ever feel uncertain about walking to your car alone at night, there are free university escort services that come and take you to your car, so that is very wonderful and appreciated by the student body. One of my favorite things about the university is that we have an amazing relationship with the Orlando community, and have our hands in just about everything! - There are thousands of events in conjunction with the entire Central Florida area each year. It's just great to be so close to our local theme parks like Disney and Universal, where we can get involved with their philanthropy as well - There's nothing better than caring for our community with a little sparkle!

Admissions

UCF's admission process selects students based on academic achievement and extracurricular involvement just like any other, but is unique in the selection of its students based on their unique stories, as conveyed in the application essays. Early decision is available, as well as a priority deadline for students looking to apply early in the application cycle. Financial aid is available through FAFSA, and scholarships are also awarded on the basis of merit. From my experience, UCF is extraordinarily generous with its scholarships, making education a very viable opportunity for all of its students. If you work hard, the university will most certainly reward you for your efforts.

Graduation Year

2011

2010VERIFIED STUDENT
Academics

My academic classes have passionate professors who truly helped me further my knowledge in these subjects. If I ever had a question or problem I would go meet with them during office hours and they were enthusiastic to explain in more depth my concern. In class they understand students learn in varies ways so they incorporate several methods so we could learn and retain the information.

Quality of Life

Living on campus has truly helped me get acclimated to the new lifestyle as a college student. I truly have all my necessities taken care of and I feel extremely safe in this living situation. If I ever run into a problem I can call an Resident Assistant (RA) and someone will gladly help me.

Admissions

The admission process is very thorough to make sure they find students that are diverse in interest and ambitions. This allows our campus to interact and engage in different activities that help us find our own identity.

Level

2

Graduation Year

2013

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