University of Central Florida Reviews

3.97 out of 5 stars
(179 Reviews)
  • Orlando (FL) (and 7 others)
  • Annual Tuition: $22,467
89% of 179 students said this degree improved their career prospects
96% of 179 students said they would recommend this school to others
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Student & Graduate Reviews

3.8 out of 5 stars
TROY - 8/5/2014
Degree: Elementary Education
Graduation Year: 2014
"Professors are very interested in assuring students get the most from their education, at least in the Elementary Education program. The program offers not only the degree but Reading and ESOL endorsements (they are integrated into the program). Additionally, the staff works with students to build minors and certificates onto the major, often using major courses for minor course requirements. Great school for Elementary Education!"
3.8 out of 5 stars
BB - 8/5/2014
Degree: Chemistry
Graduation Year: 2014
"Chemistry, being one of the smaller majors has a great selection of courses and professors. The class sizes are reasonable after organic chemistry II and the teachers want the best. The school overall is decent, the housing department is horrible, financial aid is iffy at best, stick with your department advisors for the best experience."
5.0 out of 5 stars
Jessica Segebre - 8/5/2014
Degree: Management
Graduation Year: 2014
"UCF is an amazing school with a lot of future opportunities. I attend Rosen college of hospitality and it's awesome! They provide a lot of help when it comes to getting jobs and helping students. I am thankful to say that they will make sure every student graduates with a job."
5.0 out of 5 stars
Michelle Craske - 8/5/2014
Degree: Psychology
Graduation Year: 2014
"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!"
5.0 out of 5 stars
jrw - 8/5/2014
Degree: Elementary Education
Graduation Year: 2014
"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."
4.3 out of 5 stars
Stefanie Cash - 8/5/2014
Degree: Marketing
Graduation Year: 2014
"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."
5.0 out of 5 stars
Erica Botbol - 8/5/2014
Degree: Liberal Arts
Graduation Year: 2014
"UCF was a great school to go to. Loved my program, extremely helpful and hands on professors and classes. Amazing campus."
4.3 out of 5 stars
K Smith - 8/5/2014
Degree: Legal Studies
Graduation Year: 2014
"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."
3.3 out of 5 stars
Maya Roberts - 9/10/2013
Degree: Anthropology
Graduation Year: 2015
"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."
4.5 out of 5 stars
Anonymous - 8/5/2013
Degree: Liberal Studies
Graduation Year: 1999
"Tell us about your college experience.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.Would you get the same degree if you could start over?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.What advice can you offer other students?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."