University of Central Florida Graduate Program Reviews

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94%
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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

Student & Graduate Reviews

3.0 out of 5.0
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Degree: Mechanical Engineering
Graduation Year: 2015

The graduate program can be better by using the newest technology, more financial support for the experimental set up, establishing the facilitated laboratories and inviting more experienced faculty members.
4.33 out of 5.0
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Degree: Counseling
Graduation Year: 2017

This graduate program is one of the best in the country. Not only did it make the top 100 for counselor education, but in recent years it jumped from number 11 to number 9. The program is CACREP accredited; this is important because now in the state of Florida this is a REQUIREMENT for certification as a mental health counselor. The faculty of this program take the emotional wellness of it's students seriously and they make an effort to keep up with the students and make sure that they are taking care of themselves so that they will be better able to help clients and care for themselves after graduation. Certificates in Play Therapy and Career Counseling are also available. One of the cons is the amount of time the program takes. It is a three year program, in addition to the two years after graduation required for certification by the state of Florida. Also, none of the internships which are required for graduation are paid, which is an added difficulty when it comes to trying to also hold a job and pay for school. In addition, there is no PhD program for mental health counseling at this school. There are however programs for an EdS. and PhD in School Counseling.
4.67 out of 5.0
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Degree: Communications
Graduation Year: 2015

The Mass Communication MA at the University of Central Florida is a great program. There are a lot of different opportunities you can pursue within the program, and a lot of different avenues you can take. Whether you plan to continue your career in academia or to go on to the professional world, the faculty and staff are extremely supportive. The professors you work with are all extremely talented and really enjoy what they do. The students in the program are all very welcoming, and enjoy working together and helping each other.
3.67 out of 5.0
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Degree: Higher Education
Graduation Year: 2015

I love my program at UCF! The staff and fellow students are very supportive of one another and are very accessible when needed. I hope to gain a greater understanding into the world of higher education, so I can go ahead and better the development of the college student in the future.
2.67 out of 5.0
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Degree: Political Science
Graduation Year: 2017

I have only been there a semester as a graduate student and they are helpful but with a full time job it is difficult to immerse myself in the atmosphere.
5.0 out of 5.0
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Degree: Education
Graduation Year: 2017

Even though it is a new program, it has a good research based structure and has a lot of good opportunities for students.
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Degree: Educational Leadership
Graduation Year: 2016

I love the Educational Leadership program at UCF! I know I am getting a quality education from some incredibly intelligent professors.
3.83 out of 5.0
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Degree: Education
Graduation Year: 2015

The University of Central Florida is a beautiful campus however the education department is older and could use some updating. A pro about the education program is that it offers a lot of opportunities to network and up-to-date on technology. A con would be that the number of classes for the education program are very limited.
2.83 out of 5.0
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Degree: Health Sciences
Graduation Year: 2015

Pros -Professors are knowlegable about the subjects they teach -Professors come from diversified backgrounds -Courses provide current information (i.e. ACA implementation) to help with real life scenerios. -The course materials are intriguing -Courses provide case studies to help and prepare for post graduation -Professors are always willing to help no matter what hour of the day it is. For instance, in my first semester of grad school, I didn't understand an assignment that I had to turn in. The instructor contacted me by phone around 10pm to ensure I understood the material. - You get your money's worth. I am truly learning so much from my major and I sincerely love every bit of it. -Courses are offered at night, which helps if I have to work during the day. Cons - No perks for grad students. For instance, grad students have to compete for parking similar to undergrad students. Our major has one of the biggest parking spaces, yet it takes almost 15 minutes to find a space to park. - Our grad center closes at 9pm,which is fairly early, considering there's so much more work to be done at the grad level. - We don't have priority over undergrad students in the finaid department. For instance, we have to wait in long lines to receive assistance by someone only experienced in helping undergrad students -My Advisor in our college has no clue of what's going on. For instance, It took my advisor an entire year to construct a graduate plan of study for me. - Our graduate program doesn't offer many scholarships for students. -The majority of our courses are offered in buildings not associated with our major. For instance, I have been in HSA for one year and have not had one course in our main HSA building. All my courses have been in the engineering buildings...makes no sense. -Our graduate program doesn't advertise outside programs for students to network. This leaves students having to network on their own time.
4.5 out of 5.0
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Degree: Public Policy
Graduation Year: 2015

The pro's of my graduate program at UCF is affordability, accessiblity and qualified professors. I have not foun dany cons yet.
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