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My daughter attended U of MD for her freshman year. She has had a great experience. Everything seemed to be very well organized and communicated clearly. As parents we received updates occasionally from the college that we found very helpful. She made a lot of friends. The dorm she was in was older, but very well kept. The campus and buildings are very well maintained. She loved all of her professors and classes. She is looking forward to returning in the fall.
The university of Maryland is a fine school for business and engineering. There is no doubt you will receive a fine education if you choose one of these majors. You will also enjoy yourself, as there are many things to keep you socially busy. However, there are many things that the university does to reveal it is nothing more than a business. Tuition increase behind your back here, extra fee there, charging more for certain majors, etc. It is also big, so academic advising is a joke. Everyone is assigned an advisor, but you meet once a semester, and your advisor wouldn't recognize you if he saw you on the sidewalks. I have had some very good professors, as well as some very bad ones, but on average I'd say they are better than those of other schools. Lastly, if you are by any means conservative, keep your mouth shut before you are called racist, intolerant, and expelled from the community. It seems like more people hate America at the school than support it. Very very liberal, so if that is your cup of tea, you will fit in nicely. If you are conservative like me, find a couple of friends and lay low with your beliefs (for the most part) or be ready to face some serious hatred.
I sort of agree with Tom. Having spend the last three years here, I have watched some of my colleagues be bullied by leftist students and accused of being racist for simply having a divergent viewpoint. Our University President is becoming more quick defame and disgrace his own students upon being relayed a rumor saying that a student had said something politically incorrect. The SGA perpetuates an atmosphere of intolerance, and worst, one-track-minded ignorance towards REAL campus issues. In fact, they are proposing a bill to have certain "socially unacceptable and offensive" speech punishable by suspension or expulsion. Yet, still, the SGA condones speech saying that the American flag is garbage, and veterans as "bit**es in uniforms" and "murderers." They won't specify what is "socially unacceptable and offensive," which gives them an opportunity to call out anyone on anything, such as publicly explaining your dissatisfaction with Pres. Obama's policies as tantamount to being "racist." I believe this is nonsense. All I know is that the SGA doesn't represent my interests. In my honest opinion, common sense for the times needs to return to this school. Or else, this so called Public Ivy will have a reputation for producing the biggest nut-cases in world history.
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I love UMUC! I graduated with my BS in Cyber Security in 2013 and then went on to pursue my Masters at a different university. I had a lot of issues with my new school (i.e. being signed up for classes without my knowledge, non-responsive instructors).
I have never had a problem with UMUC's education system or customer service and when I found out that they compete in the Cyber Olympics, I definitely wanted to come back. I ended up returning to UMUC. Also, they have a lot of education grants for military, women, minorities, other groups and those who are able to maintain good grades (which isn't hard if you apply yourself).
I am so happy to be back at my school. I'm never leaving again! After I graduate, I'll probably seek a career at UMUC.
A huge, beautiful campus. Only takes around 20 minutes by subway from Washington DC. There is the MD campus subway station. Famous for business, engineering ,etc
I worked for the University of Maryland in College Park. Let me tell you about their marketing department because I feel it works harder than their education branch. Most of my friends attended UMD and about a quarter of them graduated, the rest have tens of thousands in student loan debt. My younger brother was attending their computer science school and constantly asked for help and was denied it, he eventually went to St. Mary's College staff (which he was not even a student at) and they were glad to help. I worked for the fraternities and just witnessed rampant cheating, constant drug use and some sort of god like mentality within the houses. Sooooo glad I did not get accepted otherwise I would have gone there after high school. The only way I can view attending UMD is if you want to attend the Clark School of Engineering, that place is fantastic.
My wife and I are retired and have already been through the challenges of the sandwich generation. Our parents have passed on and our three adult children are financially independent. We both read the Money Secrets for the Sandwich Generation draft and came away with the same reaction -- "Wow, we wish we had this information and resources 20 years ago when we were finding our way through these difficult challenges. Patricia Davis has done an outstanding job! It is a tremendous work!
Dr. Jack Fettus, MD retired and
Dr. Sharon Fettus
Retired Accounting Professor
Great new facilities and a great place to spend an elective abroad. Let's go Terps!
Great school but the athletics are plagued by the rest of the home team curses. The food choices have drastically improved over the past few years on campus.
Finishing first semester at UMD, great school. Well informed professors and teaching assistants. Large library. And lots of entertainments on campus.
Gorgeous campus when it isn't being ruined by drunk people. Considering the size of the school the campus is organized very well. Really good facilities, libraries, etc.
I love my alma mater and I love being a Terp! Beautiful campus, great programming, reputable degrees and ranking. Plus I graduated with no student loans. #fullride #GOTERPS!
An excellent stop in your career path. Maryland day was a fun time to see all the work being done. I loved the engineering school demos an experiments.
I think university of Maryland sounds like a great school I think I am going there. People say it has a beautiful campus and also great spy tech. Who wouldn't want to do that! You will be seeing me next year university of Maryland!
I regret that I went there . Econ, 76'. Fortunately, my Son is at Chapel Hill. No comparison! He did better than I did with respect to selecting a school for his undergrad! Hate to say it, but it is the truth. And upon his graduation from their business school his degree is worth more than one from Maryland. Ask any recruiter!
Loved the school, couldn't ask for a better school. But the classes are too big and the school doesn't help you as much if ur not one of their well known majors. The prehealth department sucksss
Great school. The computer science program is incredible, though it is getting more popular and the staff is not able to keep up with the demand.
One of the most beautiful places in the area, the university of maryland college park is not only a place of higher learning but also a quiet and green area for family walks or quiet reflection on McKeldin mall: the largest in the united states of any college or university.
if you have the time to sit down, you should take a walk around the campus!
especially if it's maryland day as the entire campus will be rife with free events.
The university is going through some renovations and new additions are being built, it's not loud or distracting but it does limit the traffic that can go through campus, so be aware that some streets are one way now.
I remember coming to maryland day and all the students showing us what they're studying and different clubs that they join for fun. I am really looking forward to what the University of Maryland's future holds.
Great school. Studious peers, supportive staff and very friendly welcoming trusting community. You can leave your stuff out for hours and you'll fiund it in lost and found or in the same place you left it. You can ask anyone for help and they'll help out. The one thing is the parking - you gotta be careful of those tickets.
Embarrassed I received a degree from this CRAP of a University!
LET MILO SPEAK-MINUS THE GARBAGE fees made up!
I could have graduated blind, deaf, drunk with my Masters in Accounting and Finance...what a WASTE!
Education is far and above any that my colleagues have received anywhere else. However, the administrative misdirection and unresponsive nature of the graduate school administration appears to be insurmountable. I have been trying to switch my graduate program for 3 years and the graduate school has lost paperwork, denied the existence of a program they have paperwork for (dual degree enrollment) and students currently enrolled in (there are several I know personally) and been unresponsive to all means of communication. I love the university and the experiences that I had there for during my time. The school and atmosphere are great and I would do it all over again if I had the opportunity and would give that experience 5-stars.
this is the worst and most unprofessional place you can go to if you are having an emergency. you are better off treating your own self then spending money or insurance money to go here. they do not care about the patient at all nor do they care to properly handle your situation
Classes are challenging yet rewarding. Most professors/instructors are good. Nice campus.
Horrible School. This school caters to NJ and NY kids for their higher (4x) tuition. Unless you are a bookworm with no social skills..or u are from long island and want to join a fraternity.. DO NOT.. I REPEAT.. DO NOT COME HERE. You have been warned.
It is absolutely a great place to study. The great environment and very diversified.
Beautiful campus, great education, great people. No regrets.
Fantastic campus. Very convenient location by D.C.
they are highering an illegal immigrant for school coordinator. ice is coming.
The potential to learn here is endless. That being said it has it's flaws and one of them being is traffic flow. The campus seems to cater to more of a walking and biking environment, which I had no problem with, except they should change their design of the roads and walkways themselves . What I mean is to create walk way bridges over the roads so vehicle traffic is constant and reduces over all campus traffic. Their is simple bridge walkway designs like that in the Boston area, it helps with the flow of traffic. Next is bicycles, they are a vehicle by law, but don't follow the rules of the road which makes it dangerous for other drivers and especially for the individual on the bike. It also makes an individual walking not as safe, as they could be hit by a bicyclist, believe me I know, for I have been almost have been hit myself. Lastly the University needs to address the plaque of crime around the campus and maybe have check points that only students or prospect students are entering the campus. The campus is private and the roads on the campus are private as well so the campus has authority to do so. I believe that will help curve crime on campus.
The campus and the town of College Park is dangerous and ridden with crime. This morning some random guy got stabbed by a student and died. I get alerts almost every day about a robbery or burglary in a dorm, some are armed. A noose was found in a frat house. There are homeless drunkards walking in and out. And yet they want to make this place a sanctuary to harbor illegal immigrants?
Also, the faculty is full of bureaucrats who are ignorant of their own school. They don't know answers to simple question about their own campus. This university is just a corporate bureaucracy full of militant politically correct students and racist professors who hate white people and stupid frat boys and sorority sisters being obnoxious, located in a dangerous town. Fix this place, please.
Racist University. Total/Complete waste of time. All the school truly cares about is your money (aka Tuition) and how they can milk you dry. They could care less about your future and it's worse if you're a minority! They hire some really bad Professors. For instance: Alice Mignerey--she is never prepared and has no idea what she is teaching, Atkinson-- Community Health Professor; who talks about her mother and family 75% of each lecture, through out the semester, Dr. Daughters- Controlling Stress and Tension; her class is so stressful and makes you feel very tense. Trust me, you WILL be stressed out taking that course! Alot of the people in that office of Student Conduct, are as racist as they come starting with Andrea Goodwin.
The air in the campus is so sweet. They gave you a citation due to their garbage parking payment system. I'll be shame if I or my child join this university.
Filled with black racists here including Jason nichols. This is also a very HIGH crime area too so unlucky if your white.
Shocking and disgraceful racist institution.
Went to 5 floors of bathrooms looking for one decently warm shower. Every single one of them were cold along with the water in a bunch of them smelling like it came straight from a sewer. Not only this but for the showers they have "curtains" to separate one another with literally no room to get dressed undressed or put anything at all near your shower so have fun streaking, taking cold showers, possibly smelling worse after the shower because of some of the rancid water, and of course getting no privacy what so ever in the showers. Oh and don't hope for the bathroom door to lock because it's just a handle to open it on either side in all 5 floors I checked. Really thinking I may wash my self in the creek as it would be better suited and equivalent to the privacy I would get for the task and it would probably not be as cold. On a better note, the dorms are kinda nice, in terms of size, for two people. However there are WAY better colleges out there and I wouldn't recommend this one to literally anyone. Even the community college back home has better facilities than this. Which is sad because this one apparently has two zip codes due to being so large. If you do have to come to this university for whatever reason, avoid Cumberland as best you can idk how this building's facilities are up to code/legal.
Love this place. Best education I ever received.
Beautiful campus, great workout facilities, and plenty of places to grab good food.
Beautiful big campus, even though the surrounding area is pretty bad and dangerous. I enjoyed my time studying and living on campus there.
Beautiful research university with a safe campus. The majority of professors are highly qualified and quite knowledgeable in their respective fields of study. Students have plenty of opportunities to conduct research and get academic assistance. Many of the facilities have been built within the past 10 years and older ones are, for the most part, well maintained. The cost of in-state tuition is dramatically lower than that of other schools, not just in Maryland but in the entire country. However, the price does not reflect the quality of the education, which is very high and increasing annually. Depending on the program--especially in the STEM fields--this school ranks with the likes of Michigan, UCLA, Purdue, and others. The University of Maryland truly offers a high quality secondary education on a constantly updated, already gorgeous campus in the Washington Metro Area. The relatively affordable price for in-state students is a unique bonus that few other schools--if any--of the same caliber can match. And, of course, it's proximity to Washington, D.C. and accessibility to public transit allows students and faculty to take advantage of the many opportunities for learning, research, entrepreneurship, touring, and relaxing that the nation's capital has to offer!
Great school in general, but there are almost no African-American or African people here. Sigh.
I had best two years of my life at University of Maryland. UMD gave me all the opportunities to succeed, great research school and average tuition costs. Diverse student population and very close to DC. Surrounded by lots of companies in DC, Maryland and Northern Virginia which is a great advantage.
My Alma Mater. An excellent institution of higher ed. I loved the sprawling campus. I enjoyed learning from the expert faculty. You will not regret the UM experience. Go Terps!
To visit someone on their deathbed that you only have a matter of hours to be with, you have to pay $14 for parking. Also, we drove 4 hours to get there. And, yes we all saw how y'all dumped a patient out on the street! Which makes me wonder how y'all actually took care of my uncle, considering he was bleeding out onto his bed when we got there 🤔 y'all should be ashamed, honestly. The only thing that was good about our visit was one of the security guards that "unlocked" the shock trauma doors he was very friendly and got along with all of us as many times as we walked in and out of the building. He deserves a raise y'all! I forget his name, but the day we were there was 12/19- 12/20 9pm- 5am.
Jason Nichols is a racist anti-white piece of garbage that needs to be fired. If he were a white man saying the exact same things about black people that he says about white people, he'd of been fired long ago! Either uphold equal rights or stop proclaiming to be diverse & open!
I didn't attend this school, I had a friend who went here. I went to Towson University. For starters we had been friends since we were little kids. We both live in Harford County. Well I still do anyway, she's moved out and never came back, not even to visit her family. After she attended this school for a couple of semesters, while also living on campus, when she came back home on one of her breaks she was a completely different person, and not in a positive way. She became very pretentious and conceited. Later on she told me we had outgrown each other as friends simply because she graduated before I did, which I felt she was basically calling me stupid, or saying I lacked intelligence academically. Plus after reading the negative reviews of people saying the professors and students are racist, even though I wasn't there to experience anything, I'm sure it's true, and I think that explains why my friend changed so much. I'm black and she's white. I really do believe the people at this school influenced her. College Park also has a heavy party culture. I figured that out when she became hooked on trying different mixed drinks and bar hopping.
If you are a parent reading my review, please don't send your child to this school. The money that is used for tuition is not worth paying if this institution supports racist professors and students who are more interested in getting drunk every weekend than studying. Your child's classmates will be no different than the kids in high school who forced them to do stupid things by using peer pressure. After thinking about how much my friend changed into a person I didn't even recognize, it's obvious this school does not provide an open minded learning environment or a mature social atmosphere. One thing this school doesn't teach is that all people are equal. The vibe I got from my friend is that I was inferior to her, and she only learned this from listening to the hate speech that teachers spewed in their lectures, and socializing with her roommates, who based on the way she described them, were low quality people who didn't sound like they were concerned about their education. I know I'm biased in saying this, but Towson is much more inclusive. Yes there have been incidents of racism, but a solution was reached in the long run. College Park seems to have many hate crimes and no justice is ever served. My best advice: please choose another school. If you want your child to grow emotionally and mentally in a positive direction College Park is not the place.
I need to draw public attention to the police network responsible for blowing the power meter box and trying to torture and kill me for financial control. It was gary hoffman and the Maryland State Police are involved in the mafia. I have to hold police accountable for murder they had tried to put me into a saw movie like show of their enjoyment for crimes and substances they had committed and introduced and tried to put onto me as in create the reason to kill its twisted. This group has made recent credible threats to kill. They say because they're in the police they can't be held accountable for crime and further intend to torture me for using the internet to speak out about murder. There is convicting evidence shown. I am the owner of Queenstown Bank of Maryland... It's capitol offence conspiracy crime. I want them all arrested and I'm serious. No one is going to tell me that the system doesn't operate lock them all up now they're internal terrorists it's a big deal it does go on it's coming out of queen annes county with ties to acts of internal terrorism. I am so far from joking about this these people have to be stopped that's why I'm pushing it as far as I can
Beautiful campus. Good friendships and memories made. Never had problems signing up for EE classes. Would do it again if I went back in time.
Hello Parents and High School'ers !! UMD CP is not good college to go, do your research and then join this college, it is not worth studying here !! for any majors !! with all the money they get, they are building stadiums and offices, quality of tuition gone down the drain !! - WM Horrible school !!
Terrible University. They might as well just call themselves a morgue. You should apply somewhere else. This college will not prepare you for the future and their bachelor degree is the equivalent of a middle school diploma. Not very useful when job searching. Employers will take one look at your academic history and laugh you out of the interview. The Regents are all incompetent. You can't trust them with young adults.
Wish I could go back in time and pick a different school. A**hole advisor, could not get the classes I needed, and got less than what I was hoping for. Took my masters and left.
Some of the faculty here are we Todd did, sofa king we Todd did to think they are smart and have valid points. They are close minded and only care about money.
Be careful what you say and do here. Laws don’t apply on this campus.
Have your fun for a semester, then transfer to UMBC. School only cares about its money and extorting every dollar they can out of you. Too many "gotchas" and too little disregard for a quality education experience. And if you think your teachers care about you and want to help you succeed...LOL. I never caught one single break at UMD. I finished my engineering degree at UMBC and had a MUCH better academic and teacher experience. The thought of going there for a graduate degree makes my stomach turn (why I'm getting it elsewhere).
Very nice country of city's i love it
I attended college here and it really helped my accomplished my life goals. I highly recommend.
I visited recently for a career fair and was very pleased to find convenient lactation space! The information about where to find it on the website was very useful although Signage within the building could have been improved.
Best school with loads and loads of resources
Very cool spot. We actually attended a wedding here last weekend but we had access to the whole museum (I believe) and it was very neat. Interesting...read this and 53 more