University of Central Florida Graduate Program Reviews

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94%
of students recommend
(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

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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.
5.0 out of 5.0
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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.
3.42 out of 5.0
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Degree: Electrical Engineering
Graduation Year: 2015

I'm doing good with the graduate program, but financially I'm struggling soo much as I'm an international student. Graduate program is awesome in UCF. The faculty, and online facilities are amazing.
4.92 out of 5.0
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Degree: Healthcare Administration
Graduation Year: 2015

The pros of the Healthcare Administration program at UCF is that the majority of the professors have actually worked in the field. For some students this may not be a priority when choosing a program to attend, but it has made all the difference in my education. The professors are able to provide you with real life scenarios and knowledge that you will use in your future career. Also, the school is very helpful with the financial aid process, and they make it very easy compared to my community college experience. I honestly thought I was going to have a nightmare with financial aid at UCF, but everyone was very helpful and I received everything I needed in a timely fashion. One of the cons of my program is that most professors have worked in the field, and yes I know I just said it was a pro; but there is definitely a down side. Our assignments really test your grasp of the course content, because they made you apply your studies to real life situations they have encountered. It is not just answer a few text book questions and move on, we had to solve problems as if we were actually administrators in healthcare already. Also, another pro is that there is such diversity in the program. I have classmates that are from different countries, states, and even some experienced healthcare workers. The diversity has definitely made for some interesting classes and connectivity for myself. Overall, I'm glad that I made the decision to attend the University of Central Florida!
4.83 out of 5.0
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Degree: Counseling
Graduation Year: 2015

Our program is pretty rigorous, with a lot of expectations placed on students which force us out of our comfort zones. We are encouraged to network and participate in research projects early on in the program and many of my peers have already presented at conferences. We have on-site practicums in a free community counseling clinic, open to the public. Professors are engaged and engaging, creating interesting classes and also remaining very hands on and interested in our success. It's a long program, which can be made longer if you have many interests and opt in for some of the available certifications. For a program of its length, however, I am already seeing how I will feel prepared and confident in the field of counseling when I step out into the real world.
4.17 out of 5.0
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Degree: Accounting
Graduation Year: 2014

I feel UCF accounting graduate programs sets you up for success. There are many networking opportunities. Firms come to the school to meet with students and UCF hosts many job fairs. The faculty is very accessible. My only disappointment would be the lack of flexibility of classes. Most are all night classes which I understand many people work and there are no video streamed classes either.
4.83 out of 5.0
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Degree: Counseling
Graduation Year: 2015

I love my graduate program! The professors in my program are well known in the counseling community.
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