I enrolled in several of these classes and all my professors knew my name by the end of the semester.
Don’t let the size of the university intimidate you.
Although I was placed into a class of over 1,500 students, the virtual broadcast of lectures in these select courses allows for a smaller classroom setting.
The University of Central Florida, commonly known as UCF, is one of the largest colleges in the United States.
Over 50,000 students are enrolled at UCF, but that doesn’t mean it’s super easy to get in—UCF has an acceptance rate of 49.9 percent, meaning they accept just under half of students who apply.
UCF's website includes a recommendation, but not a requirement, for a supplemental essay based on two of four prompts, outlined below.
However, the instructions for the essay include the phrase, " The Common Application includes two questions that do not appear on the UCF application, and reports from students suggest that UCF sends a follow-up email with instructions for how to complete the supplemental essays.
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The essays on the Common Application are flagged as optional, but, as with the UCF application, you should answer them as if they're required to be on the safe side.
Though the UCF essays aren’t technically required according to the college's website, it’s strongly suggested that you complete them.