University of Central Florida Reviews

  • 408 Reviews
  • Orlando (FL) (and 7 others)
  • Annual Tuition: $22,467
89% of 408 students said this degree improved their career prospects
94% of 408 students said they would recommend this school to others
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Student & Graduate Reviews

Liliana Caldero
  • Reviewed: 10/24/2013
  • Degree: Counseling
"This graduate program is one of the best in the country. Not only did it make the top 100 for counselor education, but in recent years it jumped from number 11 to number 9. The program is CACREP accredited; this is important because now in the state of Florida this is a REQUIREMENT for certification as a mental health counselor. The faculty of this program take the emotional wellness of it's students seriously and they make an effort to keep up with the students and make sure that they are taking care of themselves so that they will be better able to help clients and care for themselves after graduation. Certificates in Play Therapy and Career Counseling are also available. One of the cons is the amount of time the program takes. It is a three year program, in addition to the two years after graduation required for certification by the state of Florida. Also, none of the internships which are required for graduation are paid, which is an added difficulty when it comes to trying to also hold a job and pay for school. In addition, there is no PhD program for mental health counseling at this school. There are however programs for an EdS. and PhD in School Counseling."
Jennifer Wylie
  • Reviewed: 10/22/2013
  • Degree: Political Science
"I have only been there a semester as a graduate student and they are helpful but with a full time job it is difficult to immerse myself in the atmosphere."
Rachel Haynes
  • Reviewed: 10/2/2013
  • Degree: Educational Leadership
"I love the Educational Leadership program at UCF! I know I am getting a quality education from some incredibly intelligent professors."
Manoj Reddy Gopu
  • Reviewed: 9/28/2013
  • Degree: Electrical Engineering
"I'm doing good with the graduate program, but financially I'm struggling soo much as I'm an international student. Graduate program is awesome in UCF. The faculty, and online facilities are amazing."
Sally Hamilton
  • Reviewed: 9/13/2013
  • Degree: Accounting
"I feel UCF accounting graduate programs sets you up for success. There are many networking opportunities. Firms come to the school to meet with students and UCF hosts many job fairs. The faculty is very accessible. My only disappointment would be the lack of flexibility of classes. Most are all night classes which I understand many people work and there are no video streamed classes either."
Maya Roberts
  • Reviewed: 9/10/2013
  • Degree: Anthropology
"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."
Shanice Veasey
  • Reviewed: 9/10/2013
  • Degree: Counseling
"I love my graduate program! The professors in my program are well known in the counseling community."
Christina Milazzo
  • Reviewed: 9/10/2013
  • Degree: Counseling
"The pros of my graduate program: experiential learning, professors/doc students give feedback that can be applied, advisors are helpful and are present, class sizes are small and allow for more indepth discussion and hands on learning."
Marianne Perez
  • Reviewed: 9/7/2013
  • Degree: Social Work
"Mediocre MSW program. Very limited number of elective classes. Not many internship opportunities."
Sarah Durant
  • Reviewed: 9/7/2013
  • Degree: Social Work
"I love UCF. The faculty is very supportive and knowledgeable. The connections I've made so far are great. Overall, it is a great program."
Emilie Finney
  • Reviewed: 9/7/2013
  • Degree: Art & Design
"It's secluded from main campus. This is good and bad: good in that we are able to work and focus; bad in that people do not know we exist. Professors on main campus do not come out to our campus. Some professors let personal/professional conflicts affect the classroom."
Deanna Friday
  • Reviewed: 9/5/2013
  • Degree: Higher Education
"Cons - Higher Education is a very specified field of work. It's important that students going into this field understand their future goals and aspirations. There is not much wiggle room if one plans to not pursue higher education once their degree is awarded. Cons - It's imperative to have some level of experience in higher education before entering the program Pros - students/faculty/staff are extemely passionate in this field. Members who work in higher education generally have the best interest of the student(s) at heart. Members in this field ususally stumble upon the passion of higher education based off a positive experience or even a negative experience during their undergraduate years, that made them want to create something bigger and better for future students."
david shabat-love
  • Reviewed: 8/27/2013
  • Degree: Political Science
"While UCF has incredible professors who go out of their way to help students wherever they can it's crippled as a university by a greed and profit driven administration which cares more about lining its own pockets and those of its predatory corporate partners."
Andrea Yacaman Burgos
  • Reviewed: 8/21/2013
  • Degree: Sports Management
"The Grad Program is a great program and extremely beneficial. There is plenty of work that comes with it but it is for a good cause in the sense that this program prepares you really well. The one thing that needs the most improvement career support an placement for future opportunities."
Diane Graebner
  • Reviewed: 8/18/2013
  • Degree: Business
"Rosen College as part of the University of Central Florida campus is one of the best hospitality and tourism management programs around. The campus is small and compact, but access to the main UCF campus is readily available. The faculty and consultants are from some of the top hospitality companies in the world."
Kathryn Davis
  • Reviewed: 8/16/2013
  • Degree: Public Policy
"Although new to the program, I value the accessibility to the faculty and staff. The programs in the school of Health and Public Affairs are competitive, and provide an abundance of networking opportunities and access to community stakeholders."
Shane Montgomery
  • Reviewed: 8/15/2013
  • Degree: Anthropology
"Overall, the graduate anthropology program provides a variety of courses to suit the archeologist, cultural anthropologist, and biological anthropologist. Faculty members are currently conducting research around the world and are able to provide insight to a student's area of interest. The decades-long excavation project at the Maya site of Caracol in Belize offers students of Mesoamerican archeology a chance to immerse themselves in valuable fieldwork and understand the mechanics of long term research. Currently, the program only offers a Masters degree, but perhaps in the future the University will be able to support a PhD track as well."
Alex Feinman
  • Reviewed: 8/13/2013
  • Degree: MBA
"The UCF MBA program is a fantastic way for people to receive a graduate degree. However, at UCF, students are treated more like a number than a student. Some classes (at the graduate level) have over 70 people enrolled. This causes undue strain on both the students and the professors. The professors take it in stride and work hard to deliver their content. I recommend the UCF MBA program, however, if you want to feel like you want to get more from the MBA, I recommend another school."
Chantal Delva
  • Reviewed: 8/13/2013
  • Degree: Biomedical Sciences
"Being in a graduate program is already stressful as it is. I am a grad sudent and work full time but the support and the drive this school has for their student is wonderful. Always try to do their best to help the students. the con that I have is the classes on when they offer these classes. I work so taking days off is not easy especially taking care of school and others. Overall UCF's mission and their value in the grad students is what I like most here at the University of Central Florida."
Ehsan Mirbirjandian
  • Reviewed: 8/12/2013
  • Degree: Mechanical Engineering
"I am going for master of engineering management in University of Central Florida and I will graduate at 2014 . I have not received any financial aid and living my life out campus with all the government loans I borrowed . I am married and living off campus in Orlando is so expensive for us. My wife is going to school too ."