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

4.38 out of 5.0
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Degree: Counseling
Graduation Year: 2015

The pros of my graduate program: experiential learning, professors/doc students give feedback that can be applied, advisors are helpful and are present, class sizes are small and allow for more indepth discussion and hands on learning.
2.08 out of 5.0
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Degree: Social Work
Graduation Year: 2011

Mediocre MSW program. Very limited number of elective classes. Not many internship opportunities.
4.5 out of 5.0
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Degree: Social Work
Graduation Year: 2015

I love UCF. The faculty is very supportive and knowledgeable. The connections I've made so far are great. Overall, it is a great program.
3.0 out of 5.0
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Degree: Art & Design
Graduation Year: 2014

It's secluded from main campus. This is good and bad: good in that we are able to work and focus; bad in that people do not know we exist. Professors on main campus do not come out to our campus. Some professors let personal/professional conflicts affect the classroom.
3.58 out of 5.0
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Degree: Public Policy
Graduation Year: 2015

Great school so far. I enjoy all of the resources that are available for all students and the specific ones for graduate students.
3.75 out of 5.0
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Degree: Healthcare Management
Graduation Year: 2015

UCF has provided me with many wonderful opportunities in my graduate program. The diversity of the student population is apparent, from gender, ethnicity, and race. However, as there is a large age gap between many of the students, it's hard to make friends your age because individuals already established in the healthcare field are older and individuals your age are just starting out like you. I courses are offered at night and online, which allows for my schedule to be structured, as I work a full time job at UCF during the day. The courses are also mixed mode, allowing for reduced seat time, which is helpful during the week where my workload is increased. As this is my 5th year at UCF and my first in the graduate program, I am truly the epitome of a UCF Knight and exude the school's missions and core values with a sense of pride and success. I stive to uphold the UCF creed in all aspects and hope to continue to work at UCF for many years to come.
3.75 out of 5.0
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Degree: Higher Education
Graduation Year: 2015

Cons - Higher Education is a very specified field of work. It's important that students going into this field understand their future goals and aspirations. There is not much wiggle room if one plans to not pursue higher education once their degree is awarded. Cons - It's imperative to have some level of experience in higher education before entering the program Pros - students/faculty/staff are extemely passionate in this field. Members who work in higher education generally have the best interest of the student(s) at heart. Members in this field ususally stumble upon the passion of higher education based off a positive experience or even a negative experience during their undergraduate years, that made them want to create something bigger and better for future students.
4.42 out of 5.0
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Degree: English
Graduation Year: 2014

UCF has very supportive faculty and staff. I love it here.
3.17 out of 5.0
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Degree: Elementary Education
Graduation Year: 2011

Pros- Classes were easy to register for, workload was great for a working teacher, classes were relevant and informative Cons- Expensive, parking was a nightmare
4.42 out of 5.0
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Degree: Secondary Education
Graduation Year: 2014

I am so glad to be a graduate student in UCF's College of Education. The education professors and staff are so friendly and accommodating and are always eager to help. While engaging and thought-provoking, the course load is typically not overly heavy, as professors recognize that many grad students are employed full-time. In this sense, I believe that the professors have made a conscientious effort to select texts and design assignments that are particularly effective. The only "con" of this program is that some classes are only offered online - which may be considered a "pro" for many students. I feel significantly better prepared to begin a teaching career and trust that I have developed a great network of classmates, colleagues, and professors that I can rely on for many years. This program really offers a huge "bang for your buck." I am so excited to begin teaching and apply the theories and insights I've learned in my graduate program.
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