The real UCF?

<p>Ive been looking around for good info about UCF but i cant really find much. Is it a party school? Is it a commuter school? I want to know as much as possible. Anyone want to fill me in?</p>

<p>Thank you :) i would really appreciate it.</p>

<p>Commuter school but that's been changing.</p>

<p>UCF is def. a party school. There is ALWAYS something to do on the weekends! But if you enjoy staying in, there are plenty of people who like to take a break from clubs too (: </p>

<p>As far as it being a commuter school, I'd say yes. A lot of my friends commute and they never complain about it. </p>

<p>The best thing to do is to take a tour of the campus and you'll be able to ask the tour guide any questions you have!</p>

<p>Party school.
It is a heavy commuter school and you will especially notice it if you live in dorms.</p>

<p>If you want to see both sides of the coin I recommend here:
<a href="http://www.students"&gt;http://www.students&lt;/a> review.com/FL/UCF.html</p>

<p>without the spacing</p>

<p>You have to really understand what a commuter school is before you can classify a school as one. UCF does not qualify as a commuter school. College Board.com lists school descriptions and their settings. You can see that UCF is classified as having a residential campus. A university with a residential campus has a large number of on-campus dorms and affiliated housing. UCF, for example, has the largest number of both in the entire state with over 10,000 beds. </p>

<p>College</a> Search - University of Central Florida - UCF - At a Glance</p>

<p>A commuter school is typically a school students drive to, then leave after classes to drive back home. They normally don't have too much on-campus housing and are pretty much a larger version of a community college. Simply because a large amount of students drive to school (from off-campus housing) does not mean the school is a commuter school. For example, at the University of Florida, 26% of undergraduates reside on campus, with the large majority living in nearby student housing or apartments. That does not mean that those who drive to classes are commuter students. </p>

<p>A great way to find out if a school is a commuter school is by looking at the number of part-time students. A school with a low number of part-timers suggests the majority of students are at that school full-time. If the percentage of part-time students is high, then it would suggest that a lot of folks attend a few classes then head back home. </p>

<p>At commuter schools, it's easy to see the campus empty out on weekends and even on weekday evenings. However, UCF tends to have a large student presence during those times. </p>

<p>Another thing to keep in mind is whether the majority of students are hometown locals or from other parts of the state, country, and even the world. Besides the Orlando area, the majority of UCF students come from South Florida. Besides Florida, the majority of UCF students come from New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, and Illinios. Besides the United States, UCF students come from over 130 different countries. A school with that big of a reach is typically not a commuter school.</p>

<p>Hope this helps!</p>

<p>P.S. Here is a UCF viewbook with more information!</p>

<p>2009-2010</a> Admissions Viewbook</p>

<p>Hello, I am a recent UCF graduate (class of 2010!!). I would not consider UCF a commuter school AT ALL!! I dont know what these other people are talking about, they must not be UCF students. A large portion of UCF students live on campus, especially freshman and sophmores. If they dont live on campus 90% of students live within like a 5 mile radius. Most students live in houses down University Blvd. or apartments off Alafaya. Every once and a while you will meet a student who lives in Winter Park (15 min away) or Avalon Park/Ovideo (15 minutes away). Most students live near campus. Deffinitly NOT a commuter school. After classes most students are involved in clubs, sports, ect. There is always something going on around campus.</p>

<p>I would also consider UCF a bit of a party school but it really depends on your circle of friends. What college isnt a party college? My first 2 years of school I spent my weekends at Scoop, TDs, Library, O Bar (Knight Klub, now) and all the other college bars. When I got into my Junior and Senior year I wasent involved in the "club scene" and I hung out more with friends in my major. I got really involved in differernt student associations and spent my weekends with friends or volunteering. It really depends on your circle of friends. UCF offers many differernt opportunities and there are many differernt types of students.</p>

<p>I really loved my time at UCF and it made me into the person I am today (attending NYU for graduate school). UCF has the most beautiful campus I have EVER seen, the surrounding area is incredibly safe, there is shopping down the road and the people at UCF are so accepting and friendly. You will love it here!!!</p>

<p>I'm gonna have to agree with GradBoy and SallyNYU. I'm from Miami and the vast majority of my friends attend FIU, now THAT is a commuter school. UCF is nothing like it. The dorms are pretty much full and so are the offcampus housing complexes. None of my room mates were random people from the Orlando area who just wanted housing, they all came from other parts of the state and one of my room mates was even from Michigan. Next year, all of my room mates will be from Michigan. UCF has definitely become a residential campus with a large number of students living on campus.</p>

<p>GradBoy and SallyNYU describe it perfectly. UCF has a lot of on-campus housing, and students that live off-campus are normally within walking (or at least shuttle) distance.</p>

<p>As a party school, every school in Florida is known as a "party school," but to go with GradBoy's logic, what makes a school a party school? If it is defined as a school with parties always going on that are typically large in size, than yes, every Florida public school is a party school, but not for any bad reason.</p>

<p>Florida schools, compared to other schools in the country, are huge. UCF is the largest university in the US by undergraduate class size. When you have tens of thousands of undergrad students (as is the case for UF, USF, and FSU as well), then chances are that just by shear numbers, you will find someone who's throwing a party somewhere. And again, by shear numbers, there is likely to be a lot of people there. </p>

<p>Florida schools are party schools simply because they are BIG. Yes, there will be parties, and if that's what you want to do, Godspeed. If not, then you'll still have no problem getting a social life, focusing on your studies, or whatever you want to do. At a school this big, there's something for everybody.</p>

<p>Now, just to clarify: Despite having the largest undergrad class in the country, UCF gives a remarkable amount of individual attention to students. Unlike, say, UF, which cares about its football team and its rankings, UCF cares about its students. Just because it's big doesn't mean you're "just a number" as some people claim--you just have to be your own advocate. The "largeness" is a plus, not a negative. Help is there if you seek it out, but they don't hold your hand.</p>