University of Central Florida Reviews
Student & Graduate Reviews (145)
The UCF experience was great. The psychology program is very good and there are a ton of opportunities to conduct research or work in a lab. The campus is very large and can be difficult to navigate at first. If you do not have a car or know how to skateboard, you will need a bike. Overall amazing school, professors, and program! Large library, tons of places to study, and friendly environment. The only downside is the large class sizes!
As I embarked on a lifelong career, I enjoyed the experiences at UCF. This journey wasn't easy but it was all worth it at the end of my tedious journey. I had great professors, peers, and UCF workers that help me as well as instilling in me the knowledge that I can use throughout my career.
UCF truly stands for Opportunity. Get involved right away with whatever your heart desires; SGA, Greek Life, Student Orgs, Internships, and more. I did it all and it made my time worthwhile. Talk with professors, use career services and I guarantee you will have a career when you walk the stage as I did. Don't let anything pass you by and never give up.
UCF was a great school to go to. Loved my program, extremely helpful and hands on professors and classes. Amazing campus.
The University of Central Florida quickly became my home away from home. What first drew me to the campus was diversity - diversity in students and diversity in experiences. Graduation day quickly came, but I will forever and proudly be a knight.
I was very pleased with UCF. The program I was in was instructed by absolutely incredible professors and instructors, and I was lucky enough to have never a TA instruct a course within my program. I had zero issues with finding time to speak to teachers in private and at length. The school was growing rapidly while I was there. By the time I graduated we had parking garages compared to not having any when I started, a brand new student union, and more buildings rapidly being constructed. Going out there nowadays does not even look the same.
This is a difficult question as the job I have now, while not directly related to my degree, does compensate me for the degree itself as I get a decent monthly bonus for having gone to college versus those that work where I do with no degree. Also, it allows me to go up to other levels that are shut off to others without a formal education. While I do not 'love' my job, I am quite happy with it and comfortable at it. I was lucky enough to get a full scholarship to attend college, and I feel any college level education benefits you in ways you never know until later. Experiences, problem solving, looking at issues from different sides, etc., all are being learned even if not outright stated. If I 'look back' on it, sure, I am one of those that jokes that I should have gone for computer engineering or one of the sciences. Who would not love to be a researcher or in a job that pays extremely well. Nevertheless, I am happy with what I went for and overall happy where I'm at now.
Do not go to college just because you believe you 'have to.' And if you do attend, do not go into a degree field simply because you think it will pay off in the long run. You absolutely should take advantage of a program that you will ENJOY learning about, writing papers on, doing research on, etc. Also, the fact remains that each and every single one of us can be great at things and not-so-great at others. If, say, you know you simply are not good math, you should think twice prior to enrolling in a physics program. In my experience, both with people I work with as well as my girlfriend, family, and friends, I would give a rough guess that only 20% or so of them are working in the field they went to college for. On the other hand, almost all of them, myself included, have found it easier to find employment simply for having gone to and finished a degree seeing as how most people still do not attend even a two year community college program. Also, go the extra mile to look for financial aid, scholarships, etc. I will say this: student loan debt is the absolute worst. I was lucky to not have any due to a scholarship, but my girlfriend is still paying her student loans off 15 years later, and my sister is paying her loans off 10 years later. Just be careful and remember that debt will seemingly never vanish.
Good fit due to size of classes and campus feel. College experience was nice overall.
Yes, but only because I love working in the field of my degree. The pay is horrible.
Figure out what job opportunities are available and if possible continue to graduate school. Seek internships and experience prior to graduating.
I had a really good college experience. My internships prepared me for where I wanted to go, graduate school. This particular schools Psychology program fit what I wanted for my future.
Yes I would. I really enjoy the field I'm eventually going into. I wouldn't have had the chance to experience it if I wasn't a Psychology major.
Get as much experience while you are an undergraduate as possible. This will be the foundation for your eventual career.
I think my school was a good fit for me. It is a very large school and I was quite introverted when I began. Going to such a large school it is easy to disappear into the crowd, but I had to develop my social skills to avoid that.
No. When I started school there was no economic downturn or recession and everyone said that you could get a job as long as you had a degree. Now it is much more important which degree you have specifically. I was torn between two options when I originally chose my degree and if I had to do it all over again I would gladly choose the other option.
Know what you want to do with your degree. It should be something that you enjoy but it should also be something practical that you can realistically make a living with. If you find that college doesn't seem to be a good fit, don't force it. Don't spend a ton of money or get into debt when you're going to struggle through the coursework and be dissatisfied. Either love it or leave it.
I graduated in 3 years while working full time back in 1997 from UCF. I enjoyed their programs and instructors so much that I choose to return to them for my current second degree. I would recommend pursuing a degree from this institution to anyone looking for high quality, meaningful instruction.