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Degree: Criminal Justice
Graduation Year: 2012

Amazing university to attend, learned a lot about the criminal justice field which prepared me for many employment opportunities. The atmosphere is very diverse and a great place to network and make long term friends. I highly recommend this university for everyone.

4 out of 5
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Degree: Public Relations, Advertising, and Applied Communication
Graduation Year: 2016

I'm not, nor will I ever be an average college student. I had to get a GED instead of a High School Diploma. After 4 years at a community college I was finally ready to take the next step to achieve my Bachelors degree. I really wanted to get into the PR industry but I knew that UCF had a rigorous Ad-PR program that had a 10% acceptance rate. I applied to other schools, but UCF was the most affordable school out of my choices, so financially I thought I had to settle for trying to get into the program, or switch majors. So you can imagine that I was cautious to attend the University of Central Florida. Well, not only did I get into the Ad-PR program, I cant imaging going to any other school. The resources that they give students is unfathomable. There is a Health Center on campus that offers free health services and the pharmacy has MAJOR discounts on prescriptions. Students can go to the Student Union and can help themselves to free printing, copying and scanning. They can also attend free workshops to further their understanding of their trade. The Counseling Center offers free therapy to those who need it. They also do workshops to help lower your stress level. They even do a puppy workshop every month or so where you can play with therapy dogs to help ease your stress! Now thats my kind of relief. The academic resources are the main reason I am so proud to be a Knight. I was able to get everything from help with my learning disability, to life advice from my professors. My advisor was like my best friend throughout my collegiate experience. She gave me the courage to take risks that I otherwise would never have done. My professors pushed me to be a better version of my professional self, aiding me in the real world. They all were high scholars, and they expected the same from me. I will never be able to thank my one professor for calling me out when I missed a class. It showed that he had taken the time to notice me, and wanted me to be the best student and individual I could be. The Ad-PR program was the best thing that ever happened to me academically. Campus life was so much fun! They have hundreds of clubs to choose from, and host plenty of events. Greek life was a blast for me, but even if that isnt your scene, there are plenty of other things to suit your interests. And talk about the perks! Students get so many incentives just by being students. UFC Knights receive discounted theme park tickets, free tickets to theme park games, even discounts on their Verizon phone bills. I feel like the discounts made up for the grueling study hours. I remember one time during finals week, a bunch of students from the Student Government Association handed out fanny packs with snacks. Definitely the highlight of Finals Week (other than finishing all my finals) UCF was the best choice for me as far as colleges go. Yes, it is a big school. In fact, it is the second largest school in the United States. But I can honestly say that the only number I ever felt like was number one. I will never forget the faith my professors had in me. From being a GED holder to a student about to pursue her Graduate Degree, I can definitely say that I have had a successful journey at UCF. You always hear that it doesnt matter how you get from A to B, as long as you get to B. Well, I can honestly say that UCF was and forever will be my B.

3 out of 5
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Degree: Exercise Science
Graduation Year: 2017

UCF is a large modern school that offers a large range of degrees. The university itself offers numerous outlets that gives students the chance to better understand each classes material which I found personally very helpful. Sport and Exercise Science on the Human Performance is the degree I am pursuing. The teachers were genuinely interested in helping their students and I used them as resources towards other aspects such as volunteer opportunities or shadowing hours as well as with academics.

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Degree: Psychology
Graduation Year: 2016

My experience at UCF has been nothing short of amazing! My professors have been so enthusiastic about teaching and are more than willing to help when asked! The program is easy to follow, but advisers are always available to guide you through the process!

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Degree: Health Services Administration
Graduation Year: 2013

The Health Services Administration program at UCF was a great program. I started at UCF in Fall 2007 and changed my major a handful of times, ending on HSA. The advisers were super helpful in working with what I had already taken and figuring out which classes I still needed to take to graduate in the most time-efficient manner. I also was able to find an internship though the program so it was very helpful for that as well.

3 out of 5
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Degree: Marketing
Graduation Year: 2009

I attended the University of Florida from 2007 to 2009 and studied marketing after finishing a high school diploma-AA program. Most of my professors were good but when I graduated I was extremely underprepared for actually getting a job in my field. Hopefully, this has changed. Pros: Top 50 school, super cheap if you're in-state, massive size of the student population means there are many clubs and classes Cons: Could have used more guidance to transition into actually getting a job. Getting this academic degree seemed almost entirely separate from finding a job. Pro or con: Many of my classes were online and had 100s of people taking them at a time, many of my marketing classes toward the end of my degree were group project based

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Degree: Criminal Justice
Graduation Year: 2016

I am completely satisfied with the University of Central Florida. I earned my bachelor's degree in criminal justice completely online. I also earned an certificate in criminal profiling as well. The professors and staff were extremely helpful throughout my academic program.The people of UCF were also extremely accommodating to my physical disability. Thanks to the knowledge I obtained from the University, I can now move on to graduate school and achieve my dream of becoming a psychological profiler for law enforcement. I would highly recommend UCF to anyone interested in pursuing an education in criminal justice.

3 out of 5
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Degree: Communications
Graduation Year: 2013

My whole experience felt like I was on a conveyor belt being shuffled along. I at no point felt like I was being cared for by the faculty or staff. However, Orlando was an awesome city to live in and the people of UCF are amazing. I just struggled with the structure of the communications department.

5 out of 5
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Degree: Sports Management
Graduation Year: 2017

If it was not for the UCF DeVos Undergraduate Sport Business program, I would not be prepared for graduate school in the slightest nor would I have been accepted into two exceptional univerisities to obtain my MBA. When I was a senior in high school, I had every one of my peers and their mother telling me to choose either Florida State University of University of Florida for my bachelor's, but something in me pulled me towards the University of Central Florida. During my sophomore year, I met Professor Scott Bukstein and Doctor C. Keith Harrison who have become the largest influences in my life. They saw potential that I didn't see in myself. I spent my first semester in the sport business program volunteering at over fourteen events related to sports and eventually landed my first two internships, one with the Orlando Predators and another with Orlando City Soccer. I went on to volunteer for the Miami Dolphins and work for UCF Athletics and the Orlando Magic afterwards. Now, I am finishing up my last semester as an undergraduate student and moving on to either Seton Hall University or Point Park University to obtain my master's, but I need some help financially. I can't do this journey alone anymore as my student debt continues to rise and graduate school is significantly more expensive. Without UCF, however, graduate school would not even be an option for me at the moment and for that, I am forever grateful. They prepared me better than any other university could have dreamed of.

3 out of 5
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Degree: Communication Sciences and Disorders, General
Graduation Year: 2016

Although I had a highly atypical college experience with my father passing in my junior year, UF made me feel like I could succeed and make a difference even in the face of adversity. Every class at UF offered a unique challenge with a professor that showed they cared about his/her students. UF gave me a home and the knowledge and compassion to help others as a future Speech-Language pathologist. You can't find that at many schools!

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