College Park, MD
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$27,287 ($8,908)
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Reviews 3551 total reviews with an average rating of 3.5

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5 College Sophomore

Diversity: I highly doubt you'll find a more diverse university.

3 College Sophomore

Facilities: Dorms can be really dependent on which ones you find yourself in. South campus dorms tend to be older but the oldest dorm on campus is Cambridge hall on north campus. It has been there since the school was founded and hasn't had nearly enough renovations to bring it up to par with dorms like Oakland hall.

3 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: You better be ready to work your butt off for a B-. Unless you are doing all of the readings that you are supposed to be doing for the class, you will not get any higher than a B, end of story. Even by doing everything you are supposed to, you may have a terrible professor that likes to throw curve balls at you to destroy your class average. In short, expect the worst and hope for the best.

College Sophomore

Overall Experience: I can't speak for other majors, but I know for me (Animal Science major) the sky is the limit when it comes to jobs and internships. the college of Ag and Nat resources always sends out emails with a variety of opportunities for it's students, it is just up to you to take them up. Plus since College Park is located so close to D.C., there are openings with the USDA, NHI, and other organizations located in D.C.

4 College Sophomore

Nightlife: Not that bad actually. We have three bars for you to choose from, frat parties, house parties, and parties in the route 1 apartments. There is almost always a party going on somewhere you just have to know the right people. One problem with this though: if you're a freshman guy, good luck getting into any parties. Everyone likes to be exclusive and only tell girls about gatherings, so make sure you're buddy buddy with the chicks on your floor or spend the night watching cat videos online.

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3 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: If you're on campus you mostly have nothing to worry about. But at night (mainly on the weekends) if you find yourself in the wrong place late at night alone you run the risk of getting mugged. But hey, what do you expect living so close to D.C.? Anyway, robberies do happen, but not very often.

4 College Freshman

Health & Safety: We haven't had many cases of crime but like with any public place, there are bound to be situations of theft or crime. I feel fairly safe. As long as people are vigilant and use their common sense when it comes to walking alone at night or in unsafe areas, then there should be no problems.

4 College Freshman

Athletics: I really enjoy the school spirit that we have at UMD. Everyone is usually out for the football games and adorned in full school attire. From face paint, to painted bodies, you can definitely see it all at one of the football games. there are also a lot of clubs and intramurals that are provided and so everyone can find something that they enjoy doing.

4 College Freshman

Campus Strictness: I think that the campus police are very good. We have a program for people that are walking back to their dorms at night where there is an escort service. If all colleges don't have this, they definitely should.

3 College Freshman

Greek Life: I am not in a sorority because I am too busy for them but they seem cool. I think it's great that people can form bonds like that and power to them.

4 College Freshman

Campus Dining: I think the food it good, definitely better than some other colleges. I am not involved in the dining plan but I like the vegetarian and vegan options and the all you can eat diners and the best.

3 College Freshman

Nightlife: I don't really go to parties because they're not something I enjoy. But from I hear, they aren't that great.

3 College Freshman

Scholarships: I was fairly pleased with the amount that I got, but from what I hear, other people didn't receive that much.

5 Recent Alumnus

Overall Experience: absolutely loved my time at UMD, going back in the Fall of 2014 for a Masters degree

3 Recent Alumnus

Overall Experience: large network and many ways for students to get career support and advice

4 Recent Alumnus

Diversity: very accepting and open campus

3 Recent Alumnus

Off-Campus Dining: lots of late night options

3 Recent Alumnus

Local Atmosphere: just like any other college town

3 Recent Alumnus

Off-Campus Housing: don't have much experience, but some students do choose to live off campus their last year.

4 Recent Alumnus

Campus Housing: housing is available to all who need it

3 Recent Alumnus

Greek Life: significant part of campus life

3 Recent Alumnus

Athletics: our athletes are greatly supported through wins and losses. school spirit is great.

4 Recent Alumnus

Majors: program chooses its students when they apply to the university. if program does not choose a student, the student has the opportunity to apply to the program as they begin their studies.

4 Recent Alumnus

Campus Dining: better than a lot of other schools

College Sophomore

Majors: I've never had/looked for an internship or job through the school. But the business school seems to help upperclassmen a lot.


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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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