University of Central Florida Reviews
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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.
I enjoyed my experience. The college was always under construction, however, it was also always improving it's campus. The stadium was added my final year and the pride of the school took off. Tailgating was a lot of fun once it was all done. I think the compass is very modern with plenty of things to do. The professors were excellent and all in all, I had a great experience.
UCF is a place for opportunity. Besides the challenging programs and courses, UCF provides a myriad of resources to prepare a student in their future endeavors. UCF is what you make of it. If you take advantage of courses, club and groups, and networking opportunities, your career can start as soon as you start your degree.
The staff of teachers for the Studio Arts program were wonderful and I learned valuable skills, but the program itself will not help you find a career path. I have learned nothing about companies to apply for or jobs I could get with the skills I am learning. There is a separate resource for that, but there should be a business class required as well. Also, the Visual Arts building is terribly cramped. There are too many people being accepted into the program and not enough space or materials in many classrooms. The building is so boring that it sucks the creative energy out of the air. I payed a little less to go to UCF, but the whole experience felt more like a business taking my money than an educational center. To top it all off, the parking was stressful. I spent an average of 30 minutes a day finding parking after paying around $100 for a 2 semester pass.