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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 graduated from UCF with my undergrad in Anthropology and I decided to stay for my graduate degree, simply due to my adviser. She is a wonderful and supportive person who works with me no matter how long it takes and is willing to listen. The cons to this school like many other schools is the financial aid department. I feel they need more experienced people at the desk, the majority of my set backs were due to people not listening.
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.
The University of Central Florida is a great school online and on campus. The coursework varies with each teacher, but in general it directly relates to the subject of the class and aids you in understanding and learning that subject. The online learning tools I have used so far at UCF are webcourses, which is a UCF website that allows professors to post assignments, notes, and emails all in one place so it is organized and easy for the student to access and understand what is expected of them and all due dates.
MyMathLab and MasteringChemistry are also frequently used at UCF, those websites host the assignments such as homework, quizzes, and tests, all on one website and link the directly to your teachers grade book so no one could ever lose your homework or mark the wrong grade for your test. I have always had positive and helpful interactions with my classmates. Whether or not our opinions coincide about a topic in discussions, or we're just discussing group assignments I have always found my classmates respectful and knowledgeable.
My instructors have always been great at UCF. Many are willing to help you on assignments or answer any of your questions before tests. Before most tests I've taken my instructor has opened up an online chat between themself and their students at a designated time. The instructors are easily accessible. I honestly recommend UCF as an online or on campus college for anyone. UCF is my home, I love the campus, I love the instructors, and I love the amount of classes they offer online. If you want a good education, and are willing to put effort into your classes this is the college for you.
I have thoroughly enjoyed my time at UCF. I completed my Bachelors at UCF and am now working on my Master there. The staff and professors are not only eager to help you learn but provide information for preparing for Grad school and your career.
I would recommend the school for anyone that would like some extra guidance along the way.