University of Central Florida Reviews
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I went to Valencia Community College and received my Associates degree, and then finished my Bachelors Degree at UCF. I loved being a student at UCF for many reasons. I found the Professors to be helpful, inspiring, motivating and passionate about helping students learn and achieve success with the classes. The UCF campus has grown, but my favorite places were the library and the student computer center where I could study and complete homework. I also liked how I could buy my books right there on campus at the book store in the student union, and the school campus had everything you need. The campus has a gym, restaurants, medical center, book store, computer center, library, and student help desk when your computer does not work right at your finger tips. I loved the UCF campus, and I would recommend the school to anyone interested in going to college.
The University of Central Florida has a lot to offer. Central Florida has great social justice activity, art, music, dancing, and on and on. The programs, I fear, are what you make of them though. Our field (social work) has become incredibly competitive. I was willing to go where the work was - in my case, to Alaska - but unfortunately a great deal of people in my graduating class are either unemployed or not employed in our field. So if you go to UCF, or any University really, make sure you get involved, learn lots, network, and do as many different types of things as you can!
UCF provides an excellent psychology program. They really help you with goals for graduate school, plan out your classes for your interested field of psychology, and offer a lot of research assistant positions within their labs.
The University of Central Florida Biology program truly prepares a student to either pursue graduate school or start working in the field of their choosing. The courses are fair and can be aced with hard work and dedication to your goals. There are so many different restricted electives within this program to explore your interests and options. UCF does an amazing job getting students involved and succeed during their college experience. If I had to go back and choose again, I would choose UCF every time. #chargeon
The University of Central Florida is a great school don't get me wrong, but the amount I paid for my degree was not worth it. I have a bachelors in Theatre Studies and a minor in Business Administration. The program itself needs a lot more work. If you don't get into the BFA theatre program they offer you the BA Theatre studies instead. You don't get as much education as the BFA in your specific track. The BA is more rounded which is great but if you just want a specific track like I did, it's not the best. I could've gotten better education for a lesser price in my opinion. The program itself needs to be revamped and the BA students should not be treated as the ugly stepchild. The business minor took me by surprise and is actually really good. I wish I would've devoted more time into it at an earlier date. I don't regret going to UCF at all because I had a great experience and I met some of the greatest friends I'll ever have as well as some awesome professors! I had a lot of the fun the three years I was there, just wish I would've gotten more involved in extracurricular activities. And that's another great thing about UCF, there's always something for you to do. The amount of activities and clubs they have on campus for students is awesome. Any club you can think of they probably have it. Being close to Universal and Disney World present great opportunities and jobs for the students. With any school, it has it's pros and cons. It all depends on the person and the type of atmosphere they want to get!
I enjoyed the variety of classes I have to choose from while pursuing my Lit degree. I especially enjoyed the Literature of the Bible class because I thought it was a unique approach to the text. My experiences with the professors varied. Some I found to be very helpful while others were less so. There are lots of on-campus activities to participate in if that is your cup of tea. I did not like how difficult it was to create a class schedule sometimes. Especially for my art minor, the class offerings tend to be very limited and inconvenient.
I absolutely loved attending UCF. The atmosphere is great, both socially and educationally. It's in a great location, with a ton of amenities for the students. The Anthropology program has some of the best professors at the school, in my opinion. And they are open with their office hours as well as helping with jobs, field school and graduate school. UCF is the best! Go Knights!
UCF's Healthscience track is only a program for those who wish to enter Physical therapy school or any other allied field. There is not much one can do solely with this degree.
The University of Central Florida was not my first choice, however, I quickly learned that the college experience really depends on you and your attitude. UCF is amazing because it provides SO many amenities for its students and makes hundreds of resources (whether academic, social or financial) available to all students, faculty and staff but it definitely could do more to provide increased aid to certain students. UCF is certainly a "fun" school but they spend too much money on things that we really do not need just to "make kids happy." I personally would have preferred to live without certain celebrity appearances that they probably paid close to $100,000 to have that person come, if that meant they could allocate more scholarship or grant opportunities to students. I studied the modern languages and UCF is definitely not a top tier school when it comes to foreign language education. The professors were most certainly qualified, however, they were stuck in the publish or perish mentality which really hurts their ability to teach and produce students that can maneuver their respective foreign language at a level that gives testament to 4 years of constant language immersion. I loved every minute of my undergraduate studies at UCF because I made every effort to make my college time enjoyable and I did everything I could to make my degree mean something.
I believe that while the University of Central Florida provided a good opportunity to acquire the necessary tools for my field, there were vital components that were missing during my Graduate School experience.