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 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.

4 College Sophomore

Guys & Girls: It's not hard to find good looking people anywhere on campus. People are typically pretty friendly (guys more so than girls). Two things I've noticed: everyone is really into fitness so you don't see many overweight people on campus, and guys tend to run on the shorter side.

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2 College Sophomore

Local Atmosphere: College Park basically sucks, but we come to know and love it. The campus is super nice, and getting to DC is fairly easy.

3 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Dining: Too. Many. Pizza. Places. But everyone loves them after a night out. There's some good places and you don't have to spend much money, but Route 1 could use some variety. And maybe some nicer places to eat.

3 College Sophomore

Campus Dining: It's fine, but it gets old. You definitely learn to appreciate home cooked meals, and a good slice of pizza.

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2 College Sophomore

Scholarships: I didn't receive any aid, but a lot of my friends did receive a LITTLE. I would just say UMD is kind of stingy.

4 College Sophomore

Facilities: The campus is green and beautiful. You almost forget how gross College Park is. Most facilities are super clean and aesthetically appealing. Some could use work...

3 College Sophomore

Majors: If you want to be in the business school, get in as a freshman!! It can be extremely competitive to get into the Smith school. Be involved in business activities, do well in related coursework, and get good recommendations from good people! It is an LEP so you have to be accepted in, just keep that in mind!

5 College Sophomore

Majors: Being a business major is the best. So many cool events, free stuff, important speakers, and interesting classmates. The coursework isn't terrible either. In addition, so many students come out of the business school with great internships/jobs lined up. You do get more out of it, though, if you put more effort in.

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4 College Sophomore

Campus Strictness: It's really not a strict school at all. You have a lot of freedom. Except smoking in dorms. I wouldn't even risk it.

5 College Sophomore

Diversity: One of the reasons I chose UMD is because of the diversity. You will see every kind of person here and you will likely have friends from so many different backgrounds. I love it.

4 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Housing: There are really nice apartments just off campus, and the housing around the frats and beyond aren't horrible either.

4 College Sophomore

Athletics: I love the school spirit at UMD but I wish more people were into going to football and basketball games! Maybe the Big 10 will change that.

2 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: College Park just has a lot of crime, and lately a lot of people getting hit by cars. My advice is just to be smart and travel in groups.

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4 College Sophomore

Greek Life: It's everywhere. You'll see letters wherever you go. But the people in Greek life really love it, so it seems like a positive thing to me.

5 College Sophomore

Academics: I LOVE being a business major. We get recognized as a top business school, but we don't have nearly as much work and pressure as engineering, for instance. But don't get me wrong, the competition in the business school is intense.

4 College Sophomore

Academics: The nice thing about UMD is that our academics are well ranked, but the workload doesn't kill you. It's not impossible to have a great social life, have some time to yourself, and get great grades, as long as you can put in the work when necessary.

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3 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: It is what it is. Not the best, but I definitely recommend everyone does it at least freshman year for the experience.

5 College Sophomore

Nightlife: We are a top party school and it is almost impossible to not have something to do any day of the week, especially with a fake. The parties are crazy and a huge part of why I love UMD.

3 College Senior

Off-Campus Housing: From what I seen, the housing was ok. just depends where you are because you can get some nice places


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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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