University of Central Florida Reviews
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UCF is a great school if you are the majority and not the minority. While this school offer great academic programs, the lack of support for its minority students almost supersedes its academics abilities. I was a straight A student for most of my UCF career, but did not receive any financial support from the college. Instead, funds are used towards the athletic programs. Minorities are left out of mainstream events and occurrences. My advice, select a school that has a good sense of community, diverse, and who rewards you for your academic excellence!
The faculty is top notch. They are very active in the field and write and publish many of the text books out there on counseling. The counseling center on campus is an amazing experience for prac 1 and 2. The classes that are required to the ensure quality care for your clients. The program is a journey professionally and personally.
I have learned a lot at UCF while seeking a bachelors in Social Work. A lot of the focus in this program is geared to opening your eyes to the injustice we are surrounded with but also in dealing with your own baggage so that you can help others. There are some excellent teachers in the program especialyl Mann and Freeman.Every class I went to I felt more assured that I had chosen the right field to focus on. Most of the classes are really inspiring and motivate you to want to get out there and make a difference in your community. I am an older student with a full time job and bills to pay so I did not spend much time on campus. I never felt out of place though and the students I worked with were all very dedicated to their cause. There is a lot of group work assigned to get you prepared for the real world in social work. There are also a lot of long papers to really immerse yourself in. Never once did I feel like I was wasting my time. The hands on volunteering that is also part of the program helped me to understand what I could offer others. I'm very excited for my internship next semester. I feel confident in the knowledge I've gained that I will be a powerful player wherever I end up within the realm of Social Work. Even if I don't end up working in the field for some reason, this program has changed me and the way I view the world. I have become a kinder person and for that I am eternally grateful.
I love everything about UCF. The class buildings, the activities, and the student union atmosphere are just a few things are really enjoy. The large number of students is a bit overwhelming at first, however you begin getting used to it within a few months time. Teachers try their best to assist you anyway they can in office hours, though some are busy at times.
The University of Central Florida is an excellent academic institution with very helpful faculty and a plethora of resources such as the Writing Center and Health Services, dedicated to yielding well-rounded, educated students.
The interdisciplinary studies department at UCF is not for everyone. One has to do most of the work yourself because there is not much guidance. You are severely restricted with what classes you can take because each department doesn't consider you a student. I wasn't able to take upper level classes in education or psychology because I wasn't considered a student in their department even though I was a declared IDS student with those selected disciplines. Every semester was a struggle for classes.
The Rosen College of Hospitality Management at UCF has given me the confidence to expand on my dream by welcoming me by multiple means. Returning to school has given me a wealth of knowledge making me a more educated and well-rounded individual and I appreciate that the faculty feel my working experience can be beneficial to students in my program. Being a role-model and leader has set me apart in allowing me to pursue other foundations for service than the traditional learning path of students not coming from the workforce. There is never a time when one stops learning, and I know there is always more to recognize in the profession. Because of my relentless drive to succeed and my desire to learn, it is my desire to better serve those who will be put in my care and be an example to others that follow my footsteps. I wish to continue giving my time and experience to others in the hospitality field, so that everyone’s service encounter is “giving the world the best you have” and have “the best come back to you” by giving to others that best I received!-Madeline Bridges
This school can definitely be a little intimidating because of it's size, but it is simply amazing. Everything at this school is not only convenient, but excellently designed. Once you learn your way around, there really are a lot of helpful tools they provide you with to aid you in your college journey.
Although class sizees were large, professors offered extra help during office hours. Take advantage of the large class sizes by forming study groups. Extra help is always available to those who are willing to make time and put in the effort.
Though University of Central Florida is the 2nd largest university in the nation, that doesn't stop one from being able to receive a quality education. I'm currently enrolled in Psychology, and I can't even begin to describe how helpful and kind all of my current teachers have been. Without the guidance of many of my professors, I'm not sure I would be where I am right now.