University of Central Florida Graduate Program Reviews

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(4.06 out of 5.0)
School rating based on 472 respondents

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School Information

  • Website: Visit College Website
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC, + 2 more
  • Campus Setting: Suburb: Large
  • Student Population: 64,088 (55,723 undergrad)
  • Student to Faculty Ratio: 30 to 1
  • Graduate Attendance Status: 53% part-time, 47% full-time
  • Annual Tuition: $8,872 in-state; $28,657 out-of-state
Source: NCES

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2.33 out of 5.0
Degree: Communications (Speech Pathology)
Graduation Year: 2016

Pros are great campus in a great city. Cons are the cost of living in Orlando is expensive and there are not many research opportunities in my department.
4.17 out of 5.0
Degree: Public Policy
Graduation Year: 2016

Overall this is a great institution for academic development. I'm pursuing a master in criminal justice after a ten year hiatus and love the program. The educators, though some are eccentric, have a great way of conveying important information.
1.92 out of 5.0
Degree: Social Work
Graduation Year: 2015

The structuring of the program has made it difficult to work full-time and meet the course/internship requirements, despite the program being advertised as working student friendly. Also, the adjunct professors assigned to the evening classes many times are unorganized and lack time to organize and maintain an environment that lends itself to the success of the students. The pros of the program are my cohort. The individuals that are in my courses are passionate, smart and dedicated individuals. They are a major reason I stick with the program.
3.33 out of 5.0
Degree: Educational Leadership
Graduation Year: 2016

Pros of my graduate program include access to faculty in a timely manner and how very approachable the faculty are in helping students achieve their professional goals. Cons of my graduate program are that I wish certain classes could be offered by the division of graduate studies as mixed mode (combination of F2F and online modes of instruction). The division of graduate studies is committed to helping students succeed academically, and the college of education reflects on student input for maximized student success. Thank you college of education and human performance at U.C.F.!
4.5 out of 5.0
Degree: Civil Engineering
Graduation Year: 2015

This school is a great school to build up connections and using the leadership opportunities and networking during studying and doing cool researches. you have a good chance to teach enough and become an experienced teacher because of huge number of undergrads ( second largest in the nation). The only problem is the ranking, which is not bad but not good enough to be able to be an assistant professor in a research school.
5.0 out of 5.0
Degree: Counseling
Graduation Year: 2015

The pros of my graduate program are the faculty, cohort model, and growth experiences. The faculty is incredibly knowledgeable, each with their own area of expertise. They are diverse, easy to talk to, and provide a great amount of support to their students. Every assignment I was ever given was relevant to my future career and helped develop me as a counselor. The cohort model helped me socialize with my graduate student peers and provided me with strong friendships throughout some of the hardest moments of my life. It also helped normalize my anxiety and stresses related to school and life in general. The growth experiences that specifically were best in my opinion are the experiential activities completed for class and attending conferences. It helped me learn more about myself and find ways to incorporate my strengths into my counseling. The cons I would have to say is the transportation nearby the school and class times. Due to the location of the school, public transportation is not reliable so if you do not own a car or do not live in nearby housing, it will be difficult to make it to class. I understand the need to have class at night but after working all day prior to class, the semester can become exhausting very quickly. There were some classes offered online or at an earlier time but I would prefer the option to have more of them earlier rather than later.
0.83 out of 5.0
Degree: Computer Science
Graduation Year: 2015

UCF is mostly an undergraduate state university and the graduate programs are not take into account mostly. I believe that they should take care of grad students better than before.
5.0 out of 5.0
Degree: Chemistry
Graduation Year: 2017

UCF offers a variety of opportunities during and after their time at the university. There is a wide variety of classes available to graduate students and the professors are world-renowned and excellent teachers. Graduate students are very well supported financially.
4.0 out of 5.0
Degree: Biology
Graduation Year: 2014

Conservation Biology PSM Program: Pros are the course materials being interesting and pertinent to the field, professors are helpful and vested in your future success, and the biology student groups are active and friendly. Cons are the lack of and frequency of classes being offered, little support for internship pursuits, and newness of program can make administration decision difficult (course registration, selection of board).
5.0 out of 5.0
Degree: Sociology
Graduation Year: 2018

Pros: Incredible Faculty Real World Research Opportunities Cons: Wish there more grad assistantships
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