- Class: Freshman
- Major: Engineering
- Gender: M
- High School: Everglades High School
- Transfer Student: N
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.
I can't really speak in behalf of the students and the fact that I'm only a freshman but I really just do enough to get by. Sure we're competitive but for what goal? Our diploma doesn't have our gpa on it so why bother? As long as I keep my good ole' bright futures then my mother and I are happy. We need more intimate classroom settings, and a grading system like Emory university and Dartmouth where you just pass or fail, my friend there says it's great and so stress free.
Students here don't really care about one another. They meet one another once let's say at a party, then add each other on Facebook, then fail to make any attempt at communicating with said person ever again. I also feel that A LOT of our student run organizations that are desperately trying to make a difference are just running in circles and going nowhere. Students throw away flyer's as soon as they get it, and the only way to get students to vote is with free food or t-shirts. That's really sad. But I can't really say anything because I voted for the yellow shirt people because they gave me a shirt, pizza, and ice cream. Overall students are lazy. They party, realize their fat, go to the gym, gain confidence in their mediocre appearance, go back to the sketchy bars, drink, then drink some more, get fat again, then go back to the gym. All of this and maintain a respectable 2.499 gpa. Oh what a lifestyle.
The Best Things
The overall physical campus,
The Worst Things
The seperation, There's no connection amongst students.