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

4.58 out of 5.0
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Degree: Education
Graduation Year: 2014

My graduate program is a CACREP certified program and it is rate number 11 in the United States of America for Counselor Education. The cons of my program are the commute, parking, and the limitations in online courses.
4.33 out of 5.0
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Degree: Health Sciences
Graduation Year: 2014

Pros- My graduate program education is providing me the insight and knowledge of a most spectacular career in information technology. I will have more opportunities to pursue a variety of careers whether it be in healthcare, education, or government programs. This program is providing the best education, and yet I can still work almost full time. Cons- This program is very time consuming, and it definitely has taken over my entire life. The time limit on projects are at times too short, which adds more stress. Most of all, it is too expensive and will cost me alot when I graduate, due to the loans I am borrowing.
4.67 out of 5.0
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Degree: Education
Graduation Year: 2013

The support provided by the faculty in the Instructional Systems Design program is great. They constantly help students to achieve their potential academically while also providing an overview of the industry in the non-academic setting. The course-load is balanced and the assignments are designed to be part of the broader picture. I love the way the program has been designed with a wide variety of electives to suit every need. Also the classes are interactive and highly discussion based.
3.5 out of 5.0
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Degree: Public Policy
Graduation Year: 2014

This is a clinical program which focuses mostly on field work and experience, which is a strength.
4.5 out of 5.0
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Degree: Business
Graduation Year: 2013

The biggest advantage of graduate program is the potential increase in salary and job options. The biggest disadvantage of graduate program is the cost of tuition.
3.92 out of 5.0
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Degree: Health Sciences
Graduation Year: 2012

I entered this program as a way to enhance my science background for medical school. It was one of the best decisions I have ever made. The faculty are extremely knowledgeable and very helpful in your career aspirations. Additionally, the classwork is challenging, but I feel as if I have learned more in my past year and a half than I did in all my past studies. I would strongly recommend this program to everyone.
3.33 out of 5.0
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Degree: Public Policy
Graduation Year: 2014

The small class sizes lend themselves to an intellectual understanding beyond just surface material. Each student is expected to take a central role in their own educational process.
2.67 out of 5.0
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Degree: Engineering
Graduation Year: 2013

The best thing about my program is the Professores. They are really helpful and have a lot of knowledage. The cons about my program is the fact that has a high tuition fee.
4.17 out of 5.0
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Degree: Health Sciences
Graduation Year: 2014

The University of Central Florida has the second highest student population in the United States, so students will not be lacking in a (diverse) social life if they just puts themselves out there. There are numerous clubs and organizations for students to join. Speaking towards the undergraduate classes, I enjoyed the majority of them; a few others, I feel could have been taught differently. Again, the responsibility to make the most out of the classes falls on the students' shoulders. I feel that the majority of the professors are amazing, friendly, and approachable. The school has an amazing amount of resources for students, including two bookstores, two libraries, at least 4 computer labs (not including the computers available on just about every floor of the library), a study center, a test prep center, free tutoring for certain classes, and that's what I can come up with off the top of my head. The Student Government Association reimbursed $150 for each student who attended a conference related to my major. The opinions toward surrounding areas and transportation will vary among the students. I, personally, am not a fan of urban sprawl and think that the public transportation in central Florida can be considered poor, compared to its potential. That said, there are a few LYNX bus lines that stop at UCF and there are students who use them. There isn't a lot within walking distance around UCF that students would enjoy with the exception of a two plazas where students can get something to eat.The off-campus student apartments within walking distance to the university are ridiculously expensive (the closest ones cost $630+ for a room in a 4bd). The university does offer free shuttle rides to and from campus to those complexes, and they are usually convenient if the students get a feel for the bus schedules. There are also shuttles to transport students around the campus itself. Regarding financial aid, the majority of financial aid officers I've spoken to were very capable and helpful. I haven't attempted to network through UCF nor have I used the Career Services. Overall, I'm very pleased with UCF and I'm glad I came here. I would recommend this university to other people.
4.75 out of 5.0
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Degree: Social Sciences
Graduation Year: 2014

This graduate program is great and extremely essential for success in my future criminal justice field.
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