Well I'm not going to tell you one school is better than the other because that's just an opinion. I can tell you why I like UCF over UF. I chose UCF because it's a great school with plenty of opportunity for growth for a few reasons: it's located in a big city, the school is growing and improving continuously, and central Florida is a great location to be in because you're a short drive away from most places in the state. Alternatively in Gainesville, it's a typical college town. The city eats, breathes, and sleeps Gator, which is fantastic to have such great school pride, however, I was looking for more than that. I'm from a big city and I like that there are many different places to go and Intern at in Orlando.
Because Orlando is a big city, UCF has a lot to offer. On the East side of Orlando where UCF is located, the area is more centered on the university and the Golden Knights. It has a great feel, like a college town. Typical college bars/clubs, restaurants, etc. You can take the highway and be in a huge downtown area with big businesses and clubs/bars. A little further up the highway you have Universal and City Walk, continue a little more you have outlet shops and Disney. Orlando has everything you could really want.
UCF also offers many programs and assistance for their students. I have never been left out in the dark when I needed help. The teachers at UCF are very willing to help you succeed and very available to meet with if a you would like to talk to them. Again, I have no experience with the faculty and staff at UF, so I am just describing my interactions.
Overall, they're both state schools. You have to ask yourself if you would like it more in a smaller city like Gainesville or a big city like Orlando. Orlando has Disney, Universal Studios, a growing downtown area, and many opportunities outside of the campus.
I would suggest visiting both campuses so you can make the best decision.
For myself, I didn't want to be in a college town. I love mix of a college town, big city, and amusement parks that UCF has to offer.
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