University of Central Florida Reviews
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UCF Rocks!!! I enjoyed the education that I received at UCF. I have two Degrees from UCF. I am going to go back to get another. The staff, teachers and administrators are helpful, enriching and helped in anyway that they could with my educational experience. I recommend UCF to anyone who asked me where I attended and tell them what are great educational experience that anyone can get.
The campus is more like a mini town and has everything someone needs, whether living on or off-campus. Along with having such a large campus, comes with a large student body and some rather large classes. It is suggested to sit up front whenever possible to avoid distractions. With class sizes of 200, there will definitely be distractions. There are plenty of computers on campus and always a quite place to study. A major issue with having so many students is the parking, which they are trying to resolve with building more parking garages but be mindful of this and show up on campus with plenty of time to find a parking spot (first week of a semester, at least 30 minutes before class). For the degrees, they focus on a broad learning schedule and provide an array of restricted electives to personalize the program to students particular interests and career choices. Environmental is not a large program, at least not as covered as other state universities but the science and engineering programs are great here. There are many opportunities for internships with the extensive amount of businesses in the area. If anything, this campus is very well placed for networking with potential employers.
This University has a lot to offer, but it isn't easy to work with at all. Everyone that you will look to to answer your questions will have skewed answers which makes it very difficult to know whether you are on the correct track or not.
The criminal justice master's program (online) offers flexibility with the courses to be able to attend part time while working full time. Study what you need for the program and the classes needed for the CJ program are usually open. If you decide to take electives from the Public Administration program, research what classes are open to other majors.
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.