University of Central Florida Reviews

  • 179 Reviews
  • Orlando (FL) (and 7 others)
  • Annual Tuition: $22,467
89% of 179 students said this degree improved their career prospects
96% of 179 students said they would recommend this school to others
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Student & Graduate Reviews

  • Reviewed: 1/19/2021
  • Degree: Engineering
  • Graduation Year: 2024
"Do not recommend UCF to anyone majoring in engineering or any other major. Class sizes are huge with not support for students. Most professors don’t seem to care about teaching or helping students. You have to pay for a class to just teach yourself. Also, advisors are not helpful and you basically have to find the information on your own. I really recommend going to another university with small class sizes and that really cares about students. Lastly, tuition keeps going up and we pay a lot in fees that we don’t really use."
Heidi Alcedo
  • Reviewed: 12/9/2019
  • Degree: Exercise Science
  • Graduation Year: 2019
"The degree in Sport and Exercise Science at University of Wisconsin is very organized, as far as being clear to when, where, what time are the classes are being held. I was always able to enroll in classes that I planned on taking, and all of the professors were very helpful, knowledgeable, and some professors actually used the human performance lab and strength and conditioning gym. I did wish I knew that I was not able to get a job after graduation because if you specialized in the human performance track, the courses are very generalized to accommodate all students whether it was to continue studies for Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy, Physician Assistant and so on. If you wanted to become an Exercise Physiologist, like myself, they don't really focus on the objectives and materials you might need to sit for the ACSM exam and be comfortable about passing. There were maybe just 1 or 2 professors who even mentioned exams that we could take under American College of Sports Medicine. If you wanted a more structured curriculum where the program is a cohort, try going for the coaching track or just apply for the baccalaureate athletic training program. Otherwise, I did learn a lot from the professors, and they were very relatable and helpful."
Kim Marquard
  • Reviewed: 12/7/2019
  • Degree: Teaching
  • Graduation Year: 2019
"UCF is a huge school. I did my first two years at Valencia College and then transferred over so it wasn't too scary or big of a change. If you look deep you can find a lot of opportunities. There are a lot of clubs to join and events to attend. I would say focus on your classes first. Take only 3 or so classes first and then see if you can take more so you can graduate faster. After you are comfortable with your class load, look around for events or clubs to join. Meet others, network and find like minded people, especially make friends. It is important to network because that will help you later a lot in life if you know a lot of people, because those people know a lot of other people who might be able to help you out. One more big thing is to keep in touch with your professors, because many future applications need recommendation letters so you want to get those too and to never get on the bad side of any professors because news travels fast. There are pros and cons to online classes. If you are self motivated and are a self learner and starter then this would be great for you. If you don't have good time management and are not self motivated it might a bad choice for you, but it doesn't hurt to try. Good luck in your future endeavors and GO KNIGHTS!"
Ieshia Scott
  • Reviewed: 12/4/2019
  • Degree: Healthcare Administration
  • Graduation Year: 2019
"I completed my education completely online, with no requirements to participate in on-site lectures or activities. The instructors uploaded lesson plans and video lectures, and students are responsible for completing the work by the deadline, simple. My only issue was the program being fully online but Profressors offer extra credit for on-campus activities. I stayed over 4 hours from campus, which seemed so unfair."
  • Reviewed: 10/3/2019
  • Degree: Hospitality Management
  • Graduation Year: 2011
"I love UCF Rosen College. They have an amazing and passionate staff. The learning experience was amazing. The variety of courses offered and expertise of the proffesors was more than what I expected. Truly happy I chose the Rosen College of UCF for my bachelors degree."
Emily L
  • Reviewed: 9/27/2019
  • Degree: English
  • Graduation Year: 2017
"UCF is a great place for traditional and non-traditional students. As a non-traditional student, I found the campus welcoming, resourceful, and clear. It was very easy to figure out which courses satisfied specific criteria. Although I haven't used my English degree extensively in my chosen career path, writing English papers has given me quite an edge with Microsoft Word and academic research, which have proven useful in my field. Shout-out to the UCF English faculty who are awesome!"
Breajah Leonard
  • Reviewed: 9/11/2019
  • Degree: Health Sciences
  • Graduation Year: 2016
"The University of Central Florida is a great university to attend. The campus is diverse , modern, and offers several opportunities to students. I thoroughly enjoyed my experience at UCF. All of my professors were kind, helpful, and motivating. One of my professors was an influence on my decision to pursue a Public Health Doctorate instead of applying to medical school. I have always had a love for healthcare and science as I graduated from the University of Central Florida with my bachelors in health sciences. When I made the decision to be a health science major I originally planned to be on a pre-medical track to pursue medical school. After taking a research methods course and epidemiology, I discovered that I loved Health research and the impact that epidemiology has on healthcare and society overall. Within my program I was required to take an epidemiology and communicable disease course. Through this course I was reminded of the research aspect of health science studies that I admired. Although becoming a medical physician is a great accomplishment; epidemiologist study infectious diseases, trends of healthcare, public health, and global medicine. Many patients can be helped with preventative measures along with public health influences. Stopping infectious diseases, and preventing disorders or illnesses among different societies, will benefit a variation of patients. Doctor Rovito gave me a difference insight on health care, and I am grateful for his teaching style and dedication to myself and other students."
Natalia Cruz
  • Reviewed: 8/24/2019
  • Degree: Legal Studies
  • Graduation Year: 2019
"I would recommend the college I attended to others. My college provided me with the tools I would to succeed in graduate school. The tools I was provided with gave me an advantage of what to expect in graduate school. I prepared to face challenges with the knowledge I had acquire. There are not many schools that give effective tools to succeed. University of Central Florida also has a lot of connections. The staff are willing to go out of their way to ensure you can have a chance at job opportunities. While I was attending the school, I was given a lot of opportunities to meet people who could take me further in life. I would most likely not be where I am if it were not for a lot the opportunities I was given.My college not only provides the necessary tools to succeed, but also have staff that genuinely care. The staff really care about their students and make attempts to ensure that students are not falling behind. It was a safe learning environment where students can feel safe. Every time I went to school, I felt like I was not just a number at the university. The staff take their time to get to know you personally. I was able to have good relationships with most of the staff. All the students that attend that university stand out and are not just reflected as numbers. There is no better place to learn than at the University of Central Florida."
Vanessa Garcia
  • Reviewed: 8/12/2019
  • Degree: Psychology
  • Graduation Year: 2017
"UCF always felt like a home to me, despite its huge campus and student body. Within my specific major I found lots of resources and support. Peer advisors were especially helpful because it was advice given from actual students who took the same classes I did. I also enjoyed most of my classes, and those classes I found difficult, the professors and teaching assistants always took the time to help me understand concepts and prepare for exams. UCF also offered a wonderful "college experience", with tailgating events, football games, and an entire week of fun activities every fall semester. I loved my time as an undergrad at UCF and would recommend it to anyone. College is what you make of it, and UCF offers lots of opportunities to make college the best years of your life."
Stephanie Weronik
  • Reviewed: 7/9/2019
  • Degree: Social Work
  • Graduation Year: 2018
"The undergraduate social work program at the University of Central Florida prepares you for the real world. The dedication to following the core competencies according to the National Association of Social Work allowed students to gain insight into the importance of a social worker. While the BSW program is challenging it is very rewarding. In addition to taking a full credit load of classes, you also do an internship in your final year in the program. This internship provides you with real world experience and hands on training in the field that in a few short months, you will hopefully be part of the world force. I had an incredible BSW internship experience, I was able to work at an advocacy center as a victim advocate intern, and learn so much from the 480 hours I completed there. I learned tools that I use today in my current job. I think the use of a BSW internship is so important because while coursework and learning the interventions and techniques is important for a base line of knowledge, being in the field and seeing the materials come to life is incredible. I would not have been able to get my current job if it wasn't for the BSW program at UCF providing me with almost 500 clinical hours of experience directly in the field, that put me above other candidates and really stood out on resumes. If you are considering a college for the Bachelor's of Social Work Program, I would recommend the University of Central Florida with no hesitation."