College Park, MD
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$27,287 ($8,908)
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Reviews 3582 total reviews with an average rating of 3.5

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4 College Junior

Campus Housing: Campus housing is great and not too hard to get if you apply in time.

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4 College Junior

Greek Life: Greek life is great at school. A lot of opportunities come from greek life.

4 College Junior

Off-Campus Dining: I think there are a lot of options in the area. Some of them you would need a car for.

3 College Junior

Majors: The classes can range from very big to very small, but there is always room to talk to and get to know your professor on a better level. I enjoy it as of now, but I wish the options for classes were easier to get into and also that more media related classes for Communication were offered at the College Park location

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4 College Junior

Majors: Internships are not too hard to get as long as you apply and basically put forth the effort. The school of ARHU even goes out of their way to send you different job postings so that you are updated on a regular basis. Majority are unpaid and are just for the experience. I have not held any internships through the school. Mine have all been outside of school, but when I do get one through the school, it will be for credit.

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4 College Junior

Academics: I think the academics are awesome. There can always be some improvement with certain professors, but the university encourages feedback from the students.

3 College Junior

Academics: I love my major, I just with that there was more access to media related classes on our campus and not at Shady Grove because that can be somewhat inconvenient.

3 College Junior

Local Atmosphere: The local atmosphere is good for a college campus. And if you do not want to stay near campus, there is always easy access to D.C. and other areas.

4 College Junior

Nightlife: Night life is great because of the variety and convenience of distance from campus.

3 College Junior

Off-Campus Housing: I think that off campus housing is becoming more popular amongst the 3rd year and 4th year students. The options are endless, you just have to apply in enough time.

4 College Junior

Facilities: I think that the university has definitely improved in this area. They are constantly rebuilding and the classrooms are pretty nice, depending on the building.

3 College Junior

Health & Safety: The police are on the clock 24-7, they are still working to improve in certain areas. I think that a lot of these issues have definitely been brought to the light though in the past few years.

4 College Junior

Athletics: The athletics can use some improvement on the inside, but they are a big money source for the university.

3 College Junior

Campus Dining: Within your first year of being a student, it is normal to like the food. As the years continue, the options do not change and the food becomes less of your liking.

3 College Junior

Guys & Girls: The students at the university are pretty diverse in terms of attire, interests, etc.

4 College Junior

Overall Experience: The university offers a great variety of classes. One thing that I wish was presented is the opportunity to have more access to media classes and media equipment for Communication majors. the Journalism school has more access to the equipment and classes, but I believe that that is what Communication is all about. If more classes were presented to the students of this major, I think that many would appreciate it.

5 College Junior

Overall Experience: The university does an awesome job at giving students the opportunity to connect with alumni in their perspective fields as well as internship and job fairs. The school offers these frequently.

4 College Junior

Diversity: Diversity on campus is definitely something that the University of Maryland is known for. Wether it comes from different clubs to just diverse groups of friends, I think the university does an exceptional job at presenting the opportunity to intermix with other individuals who are not like you in terms of race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, interests, etc.

3 College Junior

Scholarships: My first two years as a student were considerably easy to receive financier aid. Going into my third year, it has become extremely hard to receive the aid that I need. I am continuously trying to get the financial aid office to reconsider my student file and I have also had to turn to outside scholarships to receive further aid.

3 College Junior

Campus Strictness: I believe that the University of Maryland, College Park is strict in the areas that it needs to be. As college students, we are young adults and should be treated as such. There is room to make mistakes on campus. At the same time, when consequences are needed they are put in line. These consequences go towards underage drinking, drugs, plagiarizing, etc.

3 College Freshman

Scholarships: I wasn't really offered much financial aid. They only helped me target loans in which I was looking for a grant that could go along some scholarships I picked up.

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5 College Freshman

Campus Housing: The campus housing is great. The overall scene is just beautiful from housing to the classroom scene.

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College Freshman

Nightlife: I don't know too much about off campus fun. I don't venture off campus too much but I'm pretty sure it's plenty to do

4 College Freshman

Guys & Girls: People intermingle well on campus. There is always a lot of opportunity to meet new people and get involved in something new today that you weren't into yesterday.

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3 College Freshman

Greek Life: Greek life mixes in with regular life. There is no discrimination everyone lives as one.

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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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