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UCF is young, very young, almost too young. I tell people all the time at my job in Disney that I attend UCF and they reply "wheres that?" I think if wait about 30 years we'll make a great name for ourselves. We need some alumni to go out there and say "Hey I went to UCF and look at me now." My grandma doesn't even know what college I go to! Could be Alzheimer's though, who knows? Theres a lot of white people here, which is weird I guess. I'm so accustom to South Florida and it's diversity, so coming onto campus and seeing a bunch of white kids was quite a culture shock. I think in terms of college pride, traditions, and academics UCF is actually pretty boring. Sure we have spirit splash, but jumping into a knee deep hole can only go so far. I think this is due to our adolescences as a university. Eventually something interesting will happen.
The school's population is just right. I spend most of my time in the union, library, and class. LOTS of school pride.
Big school, lots of options for majors, classes, housing, extracurriculars, friends, everything. I lived off campus and rarely stayed on it for more than my basic classes, however, I was all over the city.
I love that UCF is finally growing into its shoes. With the new stadium on campus, the student body has alot more pride in the school. The school I feel is not to large or small. Most people ask where I go to school, and nothinf real negative is ever said about it, unless they go to USF. I do feel that the city where UCF is located, is not a "college town". There is only a small amount of people here that are college students. That I feel is where my college experience is lacking. The administration is not that bad. There has only been a few instances where I have had complaints.
Best thing about UCF is definitely the location. For example, event management majors have great resources because they are near amusement parks, high scale hotels, etc. Pre-med majors have numerous hospitals and medical professionals offices around as well. One thing I would change would be how people stereotype UCF. People always think that UCF stands for U Can't Finish, but I personally think that they are saying that because they know UCF is one of the largest schools in the country and its building its reputation every day. I think UCF is breaking down the negative assumption through our athletics, academics, and our new medical school. A lot of people react pleased and say good things when I tell them i got to UCF. The people around Orlando definitely support UCF and vice versa. On campus, I usually spend most of my time in the Student Union, various buildings for classes, the gym, and library.
Although I didn't want to go to UCF in the first place, I'm happy now that I did. I like the fact that it's in a city (although the traffic is terrible). UCF is very large, but I like it. The campus is constantly growing and expanding, which is sometimes frustrating (again - traffic) but they are adding things that make the campus more convenient for students. Faculty at UCF is great. I have genuinely liked almost all of the professors that I've had. But getting anything done concerning signing up for classes, financial matters, etc. is difficult. Because the school is so large, students are treated as a number. But usually things work out well. There is a ton of school spirit, especially with our new stadium and arena. I work for Knightline at UCF. It's a campaign that is part of the Annual Fund, which is part of the UCF Foundation. We call up alumni, parents, and friends of UCF, update them about the school and then ask for donations. The money we raise goes to providing scholarships to students, attracting faculty, and updating technology. While some of the alumni don't care about what's happening at UCF, most are excited to hear from a student and appreciate that we call. It's hard to get pledges, but there are people who will donate $1,000 in one shot. I think it's safe to say that overall, people have a good experience at UCF.
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