University of Central Florida Reviews
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Located in Orlando, FL, the University of Central Florida provides their large number of students with vast opportunities no matter what degree program you're in. For Psychology, I felt that the Psychology advising department gave me the leg up on any psych-related opportunities and assisted me in engaging with extra-curricular activities in the university. Although class sizes, online or on campus, can be larger than expected, students are given opportunities to connect with others and their professor for a more one on one experience.
University of Central Florida (UCF) stands for opportunity. There are numerous resources provided at this institution to help students succeed. From classes to the service learning, career counseling, and even business laughing tips. UCF provides the skills to aid students to start their career with Career Service Center or even jumpstart their own business with the Blackstone LaunchPad. There's a diverse population here and everyone has a voice. I learned about the world from the perspective of students who are not like me and even made life long friends here. I believe I acquired the tools to start my career or even impact the world at UCF. There are so many ways to make an impact in the community here at UCF or even the world. I acquired over 400 hours of community service at UCF, learning about different parts of the community and building relationships. Coming to UCF is one of the best decisions, I ever made. If I had the chance to do it all over, I would do it the same and still choose UCF. UCF cares about their students physically, mentally, and emotionally. UCF provides services to keep students safe with police escorts at night and health with health service center. They provide programs such as counseling and UCF Cares for students going through an emotionally rough time. Even though UCF is the largest university in the nation, with a population over 64,000 students. I promise you, you will not feel like a number here at UCF.
My degree was primarily out of the College of Business and I was nothing but impressed with UCF's integration with the local business community. All of my professors had great connections and would bring in C-suite guest speakers from all types of local companies. If you made a relationship with your profession, they would also directly help you into an internship program by facilitating introductions and writing letters of recommendation. The program really works to make sure you get practical experience by teaching useful skills, offering resume advice, and requiring you to attend community events.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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
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.