University of Central Florida Reviews

4.0 out of 5 stars
(178 Reviews)
  • Orlando (FL) (and 7 others)
  • Annual Tuition: $22,467
89% of 178 students said this degree improved their career prospects
97% of 178 students said they would recommend this school to others
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Student & Graduate Reviews

3.7 out of 5 stars
Shahrika Whiting-Langston - 6/16/2019
Degree: Military Science
Graduation Year: 2020
"At the University of Central Florida, I obtained my Bachelors Degree of Science in Interdisciplinary, August 2016. My focus was on humanities, public administration and mathematics. Within the Interdisciplinary program, there was an exposure to not just one subject but multiple. Unlike the traditional degree program, a student can focus on different subjects that may enable to gather skills necessary for a variety of jobs. Within the humanities, there was a focus of study that included art, music, history and philosophy. Within public administration, there was an emphasis on public administration, public policy formulation, public finance problem solving, program development, implementation and valuation, human resources and labor relations, leadership through service to others, management strategies, and critical thinking. Within mathematics, there was a study of quantities, forms, and symbolic logic in such subjects as algebra, geometry, calculus, logic, topology, and number theory. My overall experience was online. I feel that the instructors were available and the program design was organized. My degree audit allowed me the opportunity to remain on track and take the classes needed to obtain my degree. The financial aid office was the only problem I experienced within my time at UCF. I continually had to remain on the financial aid office and have multiple follow ups regarding receiving my aid by the deadline. Otherwise my experience at UCF was rewarding and it allowed me to go to not only one of the largest colleges in the US but also graduate and become an alumni."
4.1 out of 5 stars
Brittyn Hill - 6/12/2019
Degree: Health Sciences
Graduation Year: 2016
"The University of Central Florida is located in Orlando, Florida. It has the second largest student enrollment population at nearly over 60,000 students each year. The University of Central Florida is a place of inclusion and opportunities. The vast internship, student organizations, volunteer opportunities, and educational access is unlimited. UCF is a commuter school, which means that parking will be your number one issue. Thankfully I've noticed multiple lots and parking garages that are being implemented to help this problem. The College of Health Professions and Sciences is where I spent most of my undergraduate career. Most students who pursue in a health specific major will also have classes that are housed here. Since enrollment is large, majority of science classes are held in an auditorium. The auditorium is split into two sides, with monitors used to help explain what the professor is teaching. Professors are helpful and passionate about your education. However, you must do the work. There are many opportunities to meet up with your professor during their office hours to get help on topics that you may not have understood in lecture. If there were three things I could recommend for students attending UCF it would be: 1. Network, 2. Intern every summer, and 3. Attend more office hours. As the NCAA undefeated National Champions, it is fair to say that school spirit is important to us here at the University of Central Florida."
4.6 out of 5 stars
Morgan Stepp - 5/29/2019
Degree: Psychology
Graduation Year: 2018
"The Psychology undergraduate program at UCF is incredible. I thoroughly enjoyed my time. The campus is beautiful and the environment is all around pleasant. The psychology degree requires you to choose a track which was not available during my time, but I think it is extremely helpful. These tracks include clinical, industrial/organizational, neuroscience, experimental, human factors, or general. These tracks help students gear their electives to their interests. For example if you are on the clinical track, all of your electives are clinical based. The psychology professors are great and they all have their individual teaching styles. It is easy to build relationships with them. I also received a minor in Human Services and loved this program as well. I believe it has transitioned to completely online, but these courses really help you understand helping professions and how to be a helper to people. UCF as a whole has hundreds of inclusive organizations and events that really make the campus feel like home. There are clubs for everyone. Anything from personal interest to professional interest type organizations can be found here. The campus is extremely diverse and welcoming to all backgrounds and students. Student life here is always active and there is always something to do. From sporting events, to free concerts, to jumping in the reflection pond during homecoming week, UCF has it all. I enjoyed my time living on campus my first year because it really helped me become a part of the community. There is also a dining program available to students."
1.0 out of 5 stars
Past UCF student - 5/2/2019
Degree: Clinical Psychology
Graduation Year: 2019
"UCF s****, I do not believe many of the positive reviews. It's the epitome of fast food education. Doing literally anything with UCF is a tremendous hassle because most offices are staffed by ignorant student workers who are unable to help you with whatever issue you're having. Good luck trying to call prepare to wait an hour or more to even speak to someone for them not to be helpful. I am not even trying to get in touch with them during peak times this is just day to day operations. There are 68k students as of me writing this and their administration is either to dumb to fix it or they just don't care."
2.3 out of 5 stars
Rebecca Wilson - 3/14/2019
Degree: Communications
Graduation Year: 2013
"UCF was a great school and the Nicoholson school provided me with good opportunities for internships. However, I don't feel my classes are what led me to become a critical thinker or aided in my development as a successful adult. I was one out of over 100 in each of my classes, where lecture slides were more prominent than conversation. For the price of an undergraduate degree, I gained access to interviews and the ability to apply to graduate school, but not much else."
2.7 out of 5 stars
A.C. - 3/11/2019
Degree: Education
Graduation Year: 2005
"The University of Central Florida was a great place to get an education, especially in the teaching field. I enjoyed working with my college faculty advisor and my methodology training. There are a couple areas of concern that I had that others should be aware of: Freshman advising was poor when I was in attendance. If you register undeclared, you aren't given a specialized advisor. Financial Aid office is extremely difficult to deal with, though I think this is common everywhere. I did have some professors who were out of touch with the current educational environment and the needs of todays students. It was clear they had been out of the classroom for several years, and it made the applicability of the information they provided outdated and therefore not helpful. There used to be some unpleasant trailers out by the Classroom building that were always cold and had an odd smell. I believe these are gone now, as the school has grown and more classroom space has been created in proper buildings. If they are still there, avoid them if possible. The campus is open and friendly, and I enjoyed the two years I lived on campus in the dorm rooms. I recently went back to the university for an educational conference, and I could see that the school and surrounding area has grown and become more developed. The educational technology course offered was extremely helpful and relevant. There were a great many concepts taught in the course that have positively impacted my teaching experience and improved my students classroom experience."
4.6 out of 5 stars
Amber Hair - 2/24/2019
Degree: Journalism
Graduation Year: 2016
"The instructors are amazing. They work with you to the best they can to help you with your education, and the school tries to give you as many resources as you need to succeed. You can borrow laptops, cameras, recording equipment and other tools to help you learn, and you have so many opportunities to use what you're learning through the school paper, the school news show, student-run magazines and news sites and internships. Companies are invited into the school so students can connect with possible employers. I loved my experience there."
4.9 out of 5 stars
Kaitlyn Chana - 1/3/2019
Degree: Journalism
Graduation Year: 2013
"With a variety of activities to choose from that bring students together and complement classroom learning, the University of Central Florida provides students with limitless opportunities. I loved my undergraduate experience because UCF has a diverse population with innovative leaders combined with integral leading community partners willing to invest in students. If you work hard in your classes and join extracurricular activities, you will experience unexpected rewards that will enrich your life. My professors prepared me for what to expect in my career, meanwhile, my club and extracurricular activities prepared me for how to handle the day-to-day expectations of my job within my industry."
4.9 out of 5 stars
Kaitlyn Chana - 1/3/2019
Degree: Journalism
Graduation Year: 2013
"With a variety of activities to choose from that bring students together and complement classroom learning, the University of Central Florida provides students with limitless opportunities. I loved my undergraduate experience because UCF has a diverse population with innovative leaders combined with integral leading community partners willing to invest in students. If you work hard in your classes and join extracurricular activities, you will experience unexpected rewards that will enrich your life. My professors prepared me for what to expect in my career, meanwhile, my club and extracurricular activities prepared me for how to handle the day-to-day expectations of my job within my industry."
4.9 out of 5 stars
Kaitlyn Chana - 1/3/2019
Degree: Journalism
Graduation Year: 2013
"With a variety of activities to choose from that bring students together and complement classroom learning, the University of Central Florida provides students with limitless opportunities. I loved my undergraduate experience because UCF has a diverse population with innovative leaders combined with integral leading community partners willing to invest in students. If you work hard in your classes and join extracurricular activities, you will experience unexpected rewards that will enrich your life. My professors prepared me for what to expect in my career, meanwhile, my club and extracurricular activities prepared me for how to handle the day-to-day expectations of my job within my industry."
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