University of Central Florida Reviews
Student & Graduate Reviews (152)
My graduating high school class was 40 students, so my choice to study at the University of Central Florida, a public institution of over 60,000 students was a very conscious one. I thrived in such a diverse community and loved the big campus feel. Surprisingly I never felt like I was just another face in the crowd, even being in such a large university. The main reason I felt so connected was because my major- Journalism, was one of the smaller majors. The Nicholson School of Communication is much smaller and more intimate than others on campus. This helped me grow quickly, seizing opportunities to lead and volunteer, participate in internship fairs, and apply for scholarships within my school. The biggest asset was that class sizes were not more than 20 students whereas some of my peers in engineering had a few hundred classmates in each class. I was able to regularly meet with my professors and they mentored me closely. I felt like I received a high quality education because the majority of my professors were excellent- even my first few general education classes were decent. I was challenged but could still meet my assignment deadlines juggling a part time job at the campus recreation and wellness center and a journalism internship. I had a few mix mode online and face-to-face courses but the majority of my courses were face to face on campus. Perhaps the biggest reason I would recommend this university to others is because UCF is not only advancing very quickly, but they are also continually trying to better their programs for their students. Theyre building a beautiful new campus downtown and the journalism and communications department is always restructuring to stay up to speed with the fast-changing news media industry. Finally, I was able to graduate in three and a half years without overcrowding my schedule and with having an excellent undergraduate experience.
The University of Florida is a world class institution of learning and research. I was able to learn from professors who have earned advanced degrees, but also who have worked in the field that I wanted to enter. When I arrived on campus I did not know what I wanted to major in, but with the help of some University employees I was able to choose Civil Engineering. Attending a school with such a wide variety of majors gave me many choices. I am very happy with the education I received.
UCF is a rising star among the great school on the east coast. I attended during my undergrads and after graduation I landed on a job at Lockheed Martin. I am proud to go back for my M. S. If you are looking for an affordable school to start a career you can make UCFyour home. Like they say UCF a better place to start!
I would recommend UCF for students interested in hospitality and engineering. For art students, I have to say there is little or no opportunity for advancement or guidance. As a film student, it's disappointing how little interaction there is with other departments. It's almost clique like.
If pursuing a Health Service Administration degree highly advise to also consider a clinical background experience certification. Very difficult to work within the HSA sector unless you personally know someone. HSA degree is a bit complicated to find job security in FL however very useful for other states.
The University of Central Florida is a great campus with a lot to offer current and future students. With a variety of clubs and activities, it is an ideal college to attend. While all of the degrees offered by the college are great, there are some that are lacking in setting students up for a career after graduation. With that said, take extra care in choosing UCF for certain programs and do your homework on each degree. UCF has so much to offer if your are willing to take advantage of it all.
UCF has a very diverse environment. I had the opportunity to meet people from all over the world and made great connections. The Business Administration and Engineering Schools are great, professors have great qualifications. Campus is beautiful, modern and always improving. I am very proud of being a knight!
I got my degree in Digital Media: Game Design. I wanted to find this course of study in a university setting. The University of Central Florida gave me that opportunity, whereas otherwise I would have to go to a technical college. I was able to get a well-rounded education in not just the arts, but math and English as well. The course work in math helped me to better understand the numbers behind programming a game, while the English helped with my writing of game design documents. Going to a technical school would not have been as enriching an experience, as they would have expected me to already have this knowledge from high school. Taking the opportunity at UCF allowed strengthened my foundations and helped me become a better game designer.
Overall, I have enjoyed my time spent at UCF. I feel that my education here has value. I had several great professors that made me eager to learn and even more excited about my field, psychology. I did take a few transient courses at a community college. To compare the rigor, there is no competition. I felt as if I was back in high school when I took a few general education courses at the local community college. UCF challenges you to do things you have never done before, however it wasn't impossible;e. The professors are there to make sure you succeed. I have always had trouble with writing, so I made sure to attend office hours for my composition classes because I wasn't confident about writing a Literature Review or an Auto-Ethnography. I was a little uneasy about safety, simply because it is a large school. There are over 60,000 students and it is the second largest university in the United States. Also, there were a few incidents that made uneasy, which were out of the university's hands. There was a hack of social security numbers and a mass shooting in downtown Orlando, but like I said the university couldn't do anything more to prevent these events. The financial aid office is helpful, but the processing of paperwork takes 4-6 weeks. So, I would advise one to file paperwork early and properly. Finally, I'd like to touch on the diversity here. There are so many different ethnic and cultural groups, that no one can feel out of place. I am an African American without any religious affiliation and academically inclined. I joined an honor society and have made life long friends. I'd also like to note that the amount of diversity is a deterrent of many prejudiced people. I hadn't encountered any animosity due to a category that I'm associated with. In sum, this is a great university. I would highly recommend to students that are up for a challenge and aren't intimidated by the size.
It was a great college and it was always growing. Hugely populated and many opportunities.