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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.
UCF is a great school as far as the academics go and there is a great atmosphere. Unfortunately the financial aid department is completely incompetent . when dealing with students. i have been instructed by them to take out loans because i wouldn't be receiving sufficient funds to cover my tuition and a week later after taking out loans i received other aid. By them it is too late to cancel the loan. I have also been cheated out of aid because the FA office processed my information late despite the fact that i submitted my fafsa in the first hour that it was open on January 1st.
I currently hold a full time job. I went back to college to earn an Interdisciplinary Studies degree in Political Science and Public Administration. The combined areas suited my current profession well by making me a better candidate for promotion.
I transferred from Florida International University to University of Central Florida. My first impression of the school was that it was bit overwhelming. The school itself is larger than most so I assumed the classes would be impersonal and I would be overlooked. After getting into my major, I found out how wrong I was. The professors I have come across at UCF have been phenomenal. They were inspirational, well-informed, and motivational. My professors did everything and anything they could to push you forward in life. It has been semesters since I have taken some of their classes and I have yet to forget their names. Coming to UCF has been one of the best decisions I have made for my life.
Deciding to attend the University of Central Florida was one of the best decisions of my life. There are so many opportunities at this school that are always a short reach away. The professors not only taught well but were confidants and sincere to their students. I still keep in contact with some of them and they truly care about where I am going.