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4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: I have had some great professors that I have come to appreciate. Classes I have taken have all been very interesting. I have had a variety of class styles and class sizes and all of them seem to work well for me.

4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: There are numerous internship and job opportunities located on campus. The career center is very enthusiastic in meeting students' needs.

5 College Freshman

Health & Safety: Police is also a big part of the campus since they are located very near the academic and housing areas. I feel very safe on campus.

2 College Freshman

Athletics: I am a non-athelet and the athletic support and supplies are really subpar for non-athletes.

3 College Freshman

Overall Experience: It's a nice school to get an education. However, the social life is quite lacking.

5 College Freshman

Health & Safety: UMBC really makes it a point to educate everyone on safe sex, alcohol consumption, and assaults. Personal safety is never an issue at UMBC primarily because the police department is on campus and police monitor the campus everyday. Many places, such as the Retriever learning center, are only accessible with a swipe of a UMBC ID card, otherwise no entry. So far, there have been no campus crimes or serious felonies of the sort. Personally, I feel very safe on campus and have no reason to question my safety.

4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: Professors at UMBC are truly passionate about what they teach and make it a point to help the students understand each and every topic. They take questions from students even in big crowded lecture halls because they care about the individual's problems and make it a priority to help them. The quality of courses is excellent, and hits every topic necessary. There are also many courses to choose from, whichever course one has in mind is most likely available. Classes can range from small, intimate classrooms to large lecture halls such as Meyerhoff Lecture hall.

4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: UMBC is considered to be a top University in North America and President Hrabowski is well known and highly acclaimed. More than eighty percent of students have little to no difficulty in finding a well paying job after graduating. The career center services are excellent and can tell you where you are standing and what you need to do in order to obtain a job through UMBC or after graduating. The quality of employers on campus is also great.

4 College Freshman

Campus Housing: Personally, I do not live on campus, however many of my friends do. Campus housing is primarily for those who live far away from home, since UMBC is known to be a top commuter school, or those who had enough scholarship money to cover the cost of housing. The dorms are fairly large, and rectangular in shape, fitting two beds, two wardrobes, and two desks. Two dorm rooms share one bathroom all together. The social atmosphere is wonderful, everyone is very involved with everyone else and with the school. The housing process is not too difficult, and the only tough part might be choosing a roommate. Every dorm building in UMBC is a great place to live, however many say that Susquehanna Hall is one of the best.

4 College Freshman

Greek Life: UMBC's Greek life is pretty prominent. Many students join sororities/ fraternities as a way to provide service for the community as well as meet new people and create lasting bonds. Greek life students and Non - greek life students do not view each other differently. Being in a sorority or fraternity does not change one's social standing significantly here at UMBC. Some of the sororities include Alpha Kappa Delta Phi, which primarily raises Asian- Awareness, Alpha Phi Omega, which provides service to the community, and etc.

4 College Freshman

Athletics: UMBC's Retriever Activity's Center (RAC) is equipped with a full weight room, swimming pool, indoor and outdoor tennis courts, an indoor basketball arena and an adequate amount of treadmills and bikes for daily exercise. There is also a football stadium across the RAC. The locker rooms are always clean as well as the showers, and lockers are accessible for day use. There are no fees to use the indoor gym, all one needs is a student ID card. Personally, I am not involved in any of the sports but do use the gym and locker room from time to time. I attended a few basketball games and can say that the team performance is exceptional and the school spirit is through the roof. Everyone in the school has lots of school spirit and this is really shown during these games.

4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: University of Maryland, Baltimore County is definitely one of the best schools in North America. The classes itself as quite challenging, especially the STEM courses. The professors explain courses in depth and push for students to really understand what they are being taught rather than just focusing on getting an A or B in the class. The campus is very eco-friendly as well as pristine and the students are warm and welcoming to newcomers. Overall, UMBC is a fantastic school choice for those pursuing a degree in the STEM field.

3 College Junior

Overall Experience: some professor are amazing and some do not care, so my experience in average.

3 College Junior

Overall Experience: never thought about that question before

3 College Junior

Health & Safety: there is nothing ever bad happened to me so far, but i heard few bad incidents about sexual assault.

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3 College Junior

Campus Housing: never lived on campus, so do not have any experience

3 College Junior

Greek Life: never been to their office

3 College Junior

Overall Experience: Its oky, i am just completing my education that all.

3 College Junior

Athletics: I am not a part of any sport , so i do not pay attention towards athletics and sports.

3 College Senior

Greek Life: I don't pay attention to greek life

5 College Freshman

Overall Experience: Academics is really where this school shines. The professors are absolutely great; they are mostly friendly, approachable, and helpful. The variety of courses here is unbelievable. There are so many, it's impossible to keep track. Class sizes range from very intimate (~15 students) to very large (~500). The quality of the courses are really good; the content thoroughly prepares you for subsequent courses. Each professor has a different teaching style. Some are better than others, but you can definitely do well with all of them if you work hard and communicate with the professors.

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4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: UMBC is the #1 up-and-coming undergraduate university in the country. UMBC is renowned in the DMV area for matriculating some of the best and brightest students. We have solid connections with the greatest companies and institutions in the area, such as the NIH, Johns Hopkins University, NASA, and the NSA. The networking possibilities here are endless. The Career Center is great with hooking students up with resume and CV editing, job and internship opportunities, etc.

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3 College Freshman

Greek Life: Non-Greeks typically don't pay too much mind to Greeks; it's just not for everybody. However, we do have a multitude of different Greek organizations, including medical fraternities. The Greeks do spend a fair amount of time advertising and trying to get students involved though. They have different fun or interesting activities that live up the campus.

4 College Freshman

Athletics: We have a great sense of school spirit here. Attending games are always fun and pretty exciting. The athletic facilities are great; they're even building newer, bigger, and better ones.

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5 College Freshman

Overall Experience: This school is very much like a cultural melting pot. There are so many different events/organizations to get involved with. This university is very academically focused, however it can also be a lot of fun. The brightest students in the area come to this school, which is great because you can have meaningful dialogue with people here. The professors are fantastic and very eager to help students succeed, overall. It's easy to network and make connections with people within the school, and companies/organizations in the area (we have a great reputation). I love this school.

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UMBC is a great university. Its diversity, high-quality education, and leadership opportunities make it a place where everyone can shine. UMBC’s is small enough so students won’t feel like just a face in the crowd, but it is big enough for all students to find something they may be interested in. You can mingle with students from 120 different countries, and do everything from attend Bhangra classes to Shabbat dinners. Education is top-notch here, and classes are taught by experienced professors who also dedicate a lot of time to research. The curriculum is always up-to-date and interesting, and UMBC has excellent programs, especially for students looking to major in the arts, sciences, or engineering.

The numerous leadership opportunities available in student government, clubs, and the Shriver Center help prepare students for their future careers, and the University often has programs to help promote leadership among students, such as retreats for current leaders or anyone looking to gain leadership skills. The Shriver Center offers students a variety of resources and tools, such as resume help or assistance finding co-ops, internships, or jobs upon graduation. UMBC truly prepares students for real life by giving them the skills, knowledge, and experience to help them become successful professionals in the future.

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