College Park, MD
Tuition (in-state)
$27,287 ($8,908)
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College Sophomore

Off-Campus Housing: I will be marries by the time Fall semester starts, so I will be living in on base housing with my husband.

College Sophomore

Local Atmosphere: I'm not on campus yet, but my fiance is a Marine on Fort Meade, so I know a few people nearby already.

College Sophomore

Computers: I am not on campus yet.

4 College Sophomore

Majors: My major is kinesiology. I have not started my program yet, but the fact that UMD has my major is a huge pro for me. Not all the schools I looked into have my major, and I was very excited that UMD has it, since UMD was my number one choice.

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College Sophomore

Majors: I have not had an internship.

College Sophomore

Nightlife: I have not had the opportunity yet to find out how the night life around campus is.

College Sophomore

Diversity: I am not on campus yet, therefore, I cannot comment on what the diversity is like.

3 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Dining: There is enough variety, but it gets old after awhile.

College Sophomore

Campus Strictness: I do not start classes until this Fall semester, it will be my first semester attending the University of Maryland College Park.

4 College Freshman

Greek Life: Greek life has a pretty big presence on campus. Much of the nightlife is dictated by greek life, but they do good things for the community as well.

3 College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: Good variety from higher end apartments to more economical houses and apartments

4 College Freshman

Drug Safety: Most people take part in social drinking, especially greek life, but the pressure to drink is not too high if you are not interested

5 College Freshman

Academics: I feel like im getting a great education here. the TAs ive had so far are great.

2 College Freshman

Weather: The weather always sucks. It's either too hot, too cold, or raining.

5 College Freshman

Athletics: Our football and basketball teams are amazing! I haven't been to a soccer game yet but I hear they're great too.

5 College Freshman

Diversity: Very very diverse here. So many different races, and religions.

4 College Freshman

Drug Safety: There are drugs and alcohol at almost every party, but take it from someone who doesn't drink - most people don't care if you do or not. They're too busy trying to party to care.

5 College Freshman

Computers: We have so many computers everywhere. Most majors have their own computer lab. (such as journalism and math). the libraries are stocked with computers.

3 College Freshman

Campus Housing: Dorms are pretty small. Try to make sure you get one of the good ones because some don't have air conditioning!

5 College Freshman

Majors: A lot of different majors here. It has the basics, like pre-med, bio, computer science, art, music... We have a great computer science program here!

4 College Freshman

Majors: Some majors are "LEP" - limited enrollment programs. You have to complete a certain amount of gateway courses to get into a major. Some are really competitive - like Business, Architecture, and Journalism. Contrary to popular belief, to get into the Engineering school you only have to complete gateway requirements and get a certain GPA. the Engineering school is NOT competitive - anyone can make it if you complete the requirements.

3 College Freshman

Local Atmosphere: Lake Artesemia is a really cool hidden gem here. Also, the proximity to DC is favorable.

5 College Freshman

Academics: I feel like I'm getting a solid education. You really have to know your stuff here. Studying is very important!

5 College Freshman

Nightlife: There's always so much going on. You just have to walk around and you'll find a frat party in minutes.

2 College Freshman

Scholarships: You don't receive any scholarships unless you're like really smart. However, there are a lot of opportunities to get scholarships once you've declared your major.


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Paul Yu
Bethesda, MD
Civil and Environmental Engineering
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The University of Maryland, College Park is paradise compared to some schools across America. Most students who join the campus community stay awhile, and some don’t want to leave, even after being there four or even five years. It’s universities like this that have contributed to the popular expression of college being "four of the best years of your life." From students' first year on campus to their final days leading up to graduation, students’ academic, personal, physical, professional, and social lives come together to prepare them for the real world. Many alumni look back and agree that, even if they could, they wouldn’t change a thing about their overall experience at UMCP.

There are also students who can’t wait to get out by the time graduation rolls around. But mark these words: there often comes a day when those new alumni miss the days of basking in the sun on McKeldin Mall, recalling the memories of sharing so many special moments with their friends for life. The best news of all is that, after graduation, students really never have to leave Maryland because they will always be a “Terp for Life!”

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