University of Central Florida Reviews

  • 410 Reviews
  • Orlando (FL) (and 7 others)
  • Annual Tuition: $22,467
88% of 410 students said this degree improved their career prospects
94% of 410 students said they would recommend this school to others
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Student & Graduate Reviews

  • Reviewed: 1/18/2024
  • Degree: MSW - Advanced Standing
"I do not recommend. Professors and curriculum are excellent. Field placement and zero support in the field was a huge disappointment. Administration is completely out of touch or just do not care for how students are treated. Financial aid office was challenging when they do not pick up the phone or transfer you around in an endless circle."
Eric Coles
  • Reviewed: 1/9/2023
  • Degree: Executive MBA
"UCF Markets the Executive MBA as a degree for executives. Less than 50 percent of my cohort was in any form of management. I was one of the few in the program in that was had executive leadership experience. Unfortunately, I was required to travel for work and was going to miss 4 days of school. The leaders in the program were unwilling to work with me and allow me to attend virtually for those days. For those looking into the program that may have to travel stay away. Also, if you are looking for an experience with other leaders this is not the program for you. They falsely advertise that this program is designed for leaders. It is purely designed to bring in as much money as possible. If you are a true executive reconsider."
  • Reviewed: 3/16/2022
  • Degree: Engineering
"If you are considering engineering, do not come here. Neither for undergrad nor graduate studies. As a teaching assistant I have seen all aspects of the college of engineering and I cannot recommend it to anybody. The audacity of this university and its employees is inconceivable. No support, budget cuts everywhere, nobody cares about you, cost keeps going up, service keeps going down. You will find yourself fighting windmills. Don't complain later how nobody warned you. I'm doing you a favor here."
  • Reviewed: 1/19/2021
  • Degree: Engineering
"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
"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
"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
"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
"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
"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
"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
"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
"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
"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."
Shellane McCreless
  • Reviewed: 7/4/2019
  • Degree: Elementary Education
"University of Central Florida is a great school. However, the politics behind the scenes was very frustrating. Let me say upfront, that I went to a satellite campus and the staff was very small and my cohorts were not team players. I had my adviser come out point blank and tell me that basically he found it very hard to believe that when I stated facts with eyewitnesses, that they were true. When I went to the main campus, what usually took me months to take care of at the satellite campus, was resolved very quickly in no time at all. My brother attended UCF as well and had a very positive experience; but again, he went to the main campus. Overall, UCF is a good school I guess, I did not have an overall great experience, but I did graduate and got my degree. My instructors were amazing and took the time to come out 4 nights a week to teach us and prepare us for the field in which we were studying for."
Shahrika Whiting-Langston
  • Reviewed: 6/16/2019
  • Degree: Military Science
"At the University of Central Florida, I obtained my Bachelors Degree of Science in Interdisciplinary, August 2016. My focus was on humanities, public administration and mathematics. Within the Interdisciplinary program, there was an exposure to not just one subject but multiple. Unlike the traditional degree program, a student can focus on different subjects that may enable to gather skills necessary for a variety of jobs. Within the humanities, there was a focus of study that included art, music, history and philosophy. Within public administration, there was an emphasis on public administration, public policy formulation, public finance problem solving, program development, implementation and valuation, human resources and labor relations, leadership through service to others, management strategies, and critical thinking. Within mathematics, there was a study of quantities, forms, and symbolic logic in such subjects as algebra, geometry, calculus, logic, topology, and number theory. My overall experience was online. I feel that the instructors were available and the program design was organized. My degree audit allowed me the opportunity to remain on track and take the classes needed to obtain my degree. The financial aid office was the only problem I experienced within my time at UCF. I continually had to remain on the financial aid office and have multiple follow ups regarding receiving my aid by the deadline. Otherwise my experience at UCF was rewarding and it allowed me to go to not only one of the largest colleges in the US but also graduate and become an alumni."
Brittyn Hill
  • Reviewed: 6/12/2019
  • Degree: Health Sciences
"The University of Central Florida is located in Orlando, Florida. It has the second largest student enrollment population at nearly over 60,000 students each year. The University of Central Florida is a place of inclusion and opportunities. The vast internship, student organizations, volunteer opportunities, and educational access is unlimited. UCF is a commuter school, which means that parking will be your number one issue. Thankfully I've noticed multiple lots and parking garages that are being implemented to help this problem. The College of Health Professions and Sciences is where I spent most of my undergraduate career. Most students who pursue in a health specific major will also have classes that are housed here. Since enrollment is large, majority of science classes are held in an auditorium. The auditorium is split into two sides, with monitors used to help explain what the professor is teaching. Professors are helpful and passionate about your education. However, you must do the work. There are many opportunities to meet up with your professor during their office hours to get help on topics that you may not have understood in lecture. If there were three things I could recommend for students attending UCF it would be: 1. Network, 2. Intern every summer, and 3. Attend more office hours. As the NCAA undefeated National Champions, it is fair to say that school spirit is important to us here at the University of Central Florida."
Morgan Stepp
  • Reviewed: 5/29/2019
  • Degree: Psychology
"The Psychology undergraduate program at UCF is incredible. I thoroughly enjoyed my time. The campus is beautiful and the environment is all around pleasant. The psychology degree requires you to choose a track which was not available during my time, but I think it is extremely helpful. These tracks include clinical, industrial/organizational, neuroscience, experimental, human factors, or general. These tracks help students gear their electives to their interests. For example if you are on the clinical track, all of your electives are clinical based. The psychology professors are great and they all have their individual teaching styles. It is easy to build relationships with them. I also received a minor in Human Services and loved this program as well. I believe it has transitioned to completely online, but these courses really help you understand helping professions and how to be a helper to people. UCF as a whole has hundreds of inclusive organizations and events that really make the campus feel like home. There are clubs for everyone. Anything from personal interest to professional interest type organizations can be found here. The campus is extremely diverse and welcoming to all backgrounds and students. Student life here is always active and there is always something to do. From sporting events, to free concerts, to jumping in the reflection pond during homecoming week, UCF has it all. I enjoyed my time living on campus my first year because it really helped me become a part of the community. There is also a dining program available to students."
Past UCF student
  • Reviewed: 5/2/2019
  • Degree: Clinical Psychology
"UCF s****, I do not believe many of the positive reviews. It's the epitome of fast food education. Doing literally anything with UCF is a tremendous hassle because most offices are staffed by ignorant student workers who are unable to help you with whatever issue you're having. Good luck trying to call prepare to wait an hour or more to even speak to someone for them not to be helpful. I am not even trying to get in touch with them during peak times this is just day to day operations. There are 68k students as of me writing this and their administration is either to dumb to fix it or they just don't care."
Rebecca Wilson
  • Reviewed: 3/14/2019
  • Degree: Communications
"UCF was a great school and the Nicoholson school provided me with good opportunities for internships. However, I don't feel my classes are what led me to become a critical thinker or aided in my development as a successful adult. I was one out of over 100 in each of my classes, where lecture slides were more prominent than conversation. For the price of an undergraduate degree, I gained access to interviews and the ability to apply to graduate school, but not much else."
  • Reviewed: 3/11/2019
  • Degree: Education
"The University of Central Florida was a great place to get an education, especially in the teaching field. I enjoyed working with my college faculty advisor and my methodology training. There are a couple areas of concern that I had that others should be aware of: Freshman advising was poor when I was in attendance. If you register undeclared, you aren't given a specialized advisor. Financial Aid office is extremely difficult to deal with, though I think this is common everywhere. I did have some professors who were out of touch with the current educational environment and the needs of todays students. It was clear they had been out of the classroom for several years, and it made the applicability of the information they provided outdated and therefore not helpful. There used to be some unpleasant trailers out by the Classroom building that were always cold and had an odd smell. I believe these are gone now, as the school has grown and more classroom space has been created in proper buildings. If they are still there, avoid them if possible. The campus is open and friendly, and I enjoyed the two years I lived on campus in the dorm rooms. I recently went back to the university for an educational conference, and I could see that the school and surrounding area has grown and become more developed. The educational technology course offered was extremely helpful and relevant. There were a great many concepts taught in the course that have positively impacted my teaching experience and improved my students classroom experience."