College Park, MD
Tuition (in-state)
$27,287 ($8,908)
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Reviews 3183 total reviews with an average rating of 3.5

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4 College Freshman

Scholarships: I got the financial aid I wanted but it was a big hassle for my whole family.

3 College Freshman

Academics: It's a ton of work. However, we do have one of the best engineering programs in the country, so I'm sure it's all worth it.

4 College Freshman

Nightlife: It's very hard not to find a party if you want to go to one. However, if you want to just stay in your dorm and relax, that is okay too.

4 College Freshman

Athletics: Our athletics are great. The only complaint I would have is that our basketball and football teams didn't do too well this year.

3 College Freshman

Campus Strictness: I know that if you get caught with drugs you are immediately kicked out, so they definitely take everything illegal very seriously.

4 College Freshman

Majors: I'm only a freshmen engineer but I have upperclassmen friends that have all found jobs so I feel pretty good about my opportunities and future.

4 College Freshman

Majors: I really just applied like I would to any other program.

4 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: Theirs a ton of places to eat. However, because I live on North campus it is sometimes just to big of a hassle to go all the way to Route 1 to get food.

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3 College Freshman

Weather: The weather is perfectly fine most of the time. However, when it is downpouring it sucks to have to walk 10 minutes to class because you are almost inevitably going to get soaked. Last semester, my notebooks got destroyed because the water soaked through my backpack.

5 College Freshman

Local Atmosphere: We are right down the road from DC so there is always something to do. Route 1 is always filled with people and if you say you can't find anything to do you are most likely just not trying.

4 College Freshman

Health & Safety: I think our campus health is safety is very good because I always see cop cars driving around making sure everything is okay. Also, we have a blue light system you can use if you are ever in trouble. The dorms require you to swipe three times to get to your room, plus you need your key, so it is very secure.

4 College Freshman

Greek Life: I was thinking about rushing this semester (second semester freshman year) but wanted to get my GPA up first. I am definitely going to rush next semester because everyone who I have talked to that is in a fraternity says they have no regrets about joining Greek life, and that they are having the time of their lives.

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.

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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.


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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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