University of Central Florida Reviews
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Everyone has their own specific reasons for choosing to attend a certain college. So why choose UCF? For me, UCF felt like home the instant I got out of the car for my campus tour. I knew that the other schools I had been looking at and been on tours of were not the places for me. As a freshman it can be easy to get lost in the crowd of new people, however UCF felt like a community and worked hard to ensure their students, especially freshmen, were part of the community. The campus itself is beautiful and easy to navigate; it is all one big circle so super easy for find your way around. Campus housing is very nice and most of it is new! While I lived on campus there was someone who came in and cleaned the bathrooms and common areas once a week. That was a great asset for a fresh out of the house freshman. The area around campus has developed so much since I graduated, there are tons of places to eat, live, shop, and enjoy life around the area now. The football stadium is very appropriately nicknamed the bounce house because when the student section starts jumping along to Zombie Nation the whole thing bounces too! Games are a great time, from tailgating to the game and after parties around campus, the atmosphere is awesome! Choosing to go to the University of Central Florida was the best choice for me; I would not change a thing about my undergraduate time.
UCF has a great radio and television program, but it must be noted that general education classes and lower-level radio/tv courses often have a very large number of students (150-250, easily). Because of that, it can be difficult to really engage in class and connect with the professor on an individual level. The value for the degree is good because UCF is a state school, and if you are from the state of Florida, the cost of attendance is quite low compared to other schools.
The psychology program at the University of Central Florida is a great program. Although I do not remember all the professors I had, I do remember having instructors that were professional, knowledgeable, and passionate about what they taught. This helped enhance my learning experience and I am very thankful for that.
UCF is a great school, although it is very big there are plenty of activities and clubs around campus to get involved in so that you don't feel lost in the crowd of 60,000+ students. Most professors are great and helpful. Parking is horrible, so make sure to arrive on campus early so that you can find a parking stop and go to class.
I had an amazing experience at University of Central Florida. I ended up working in the Speech and Language Pathology field for the past couple years with pediatrics. I enjoyed the UCF program and campus because regardless of it being a large school I still felt a part of a great program. I have enjoyed what my degree has allowed me to achieve. The program at UCF was very supportive and the more involved in extra clubs the better support for jobs in the future. As long as I kept a schedule I was able to handle school full time and work during my college experience. I am now currently enrolled online earning my masters degree in Applied behavioral analysis with a certification in Autism at Indiana Ball State University. I plan to work with children with behaviors diagnosed with ASD.
The University of Central Florida has an outstanding program and resources available to undergrad students to succeed. I believe the education I received and the quality of the school I attended by far excels from other schools in the surrounding area. The health sciences- pre clinical program has prepared me for my next journey into graduate school and I think that is the best part of completing my bachelors degree.
The University of Central Florida is a great university. The tuition in the state of Florida is fairly low when compared to other state universities. In addition, UCF is one of the largest universities in the country, because of this UCF has many resources to offer students whether it be clubs, sports clubs, intramural sports, internships, jobs, and networking. UCF is also located in a great area close to many large corporations such as Disney who consistently chose UCF students for jobs and internships.
The professors at UCF are committed to teaching their students. In the three years I spent there, every member of their staff cared more about their students than their paycheck. Often times I would find that the professor would grade assignments on the spot and would even answer emails in the middle of the night. The institution was not an easy A, but if you want professors that challenge you and do everything in their power to insure you succeed after collage, then UCF's Digital Media program is for you.
The program was very well structured and, despite classes hosting close to 45 students, the faculty in charge used different pedagogy styles. In doing so, faculty members were able to accommodate all learner types, keep the group engaged. Working with individuals can be an intimidating career; to ensure we remain objective and free of bias, different theoretical frameworks were reviewed, different consultation styles were role played. Group activities were encouraged to ensure ongoing discussion and peer learning; all learning was applied through case studies and scenarios review. Guest speakers helped bring an extra sense of reality to the subject matter to ensure graduates are prepared to quickly build credibility and work with all types of clients and needs.
I attended the Nicholson School of Communication at the University of Central Florida where I received my degree studying Interpersonal & Organizational Communication. While I loved the overall University and it's campus culture, this degree program left much to be desired. I believe this degree program isn't even offered any more. I left this program feeling unprepared and honestly not sure how to apply the things I learned. It seemed like an itinerary of courses to check the box for your completion.