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3 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: The problem with going to a big school is that students just feel like a number. People don't research out because they assume that you know other people and people and other students don't try to get to know one and other. There not much of a community feel because there are just too many people on campus.

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5 College Junior

Overall Experience: I selected the school based on what it would enable me to do in my career going forward. Thus far, it has been everything I could have hoped for.

3 people found this useful Report
5 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: UMD provides both the public school experience and a top-rated education

4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: So far, College Park had made me feel welcomed. My OA's were outstanding and very energetic. I loved the orientation. And the food is pretty good. The amount of time we spent walking was noticeable, but I feel like it will help me to stay in shape. Especially since there is a gum.

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5 College Senior

Overall Experience: I am in the fourth year at the University of Maryland and I couldn't imagine being anywhere else. I am in a College of Education program on campus and it has been amazing. The professors are so helpful and caring that it makes all the work you are doing worthwhile. It's such a great program that I have chosen to pursue my graduate degree at UMD.

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3 College Freshman

Overall Experience: I will be going to attend UMD College Park. I applied for Fall 2015 but I got accepted for Spring 2016 which is upsetting because I can not apply for Honors program since it's a four year program. They wanted me to do Freshman connection which means taking classes in the evenings only, and I'm not able to do that so it's sad that I don't have the same opportunities as other students.

3 people found this useful Report
3 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: This is my first year being at UMD.

4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: The school is pretty diverse. I enjoy the amount of students there, how helpful the students seem to be and how accessible many of the professors are.

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4 College Junior

Overall Experience: The University of Maryland offers diverse courses of study, so know what you want to go into when you come to the school. The science and technology departments are extremely well organized and helpful, making it a great school for engineers.

3 people found this useful Report
4 College Junior

Overall Experience: I am a new transfer student at The University of Maryland. Its business school, which I am enrolled is a top school on the east coast. I am very pleased with its location close to Washington D.C., as well as the size of campus and what it has to offer. It is very expensive to attend out of state.

4 people found this useful Report
4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: I just graduated from high school so my high school I was only there for 7 months because I'm a military child so I've been to a lot of schools so the last high school was great, what I liked the most was the teachers and guidance helped me so much with college for example there was many field trips to lots of schools and college fairs and finally finishing up strong the school year and even though it was the last year of high school the school had a lot of activities for the students to enjoy and I enjoyed my overall experience.

3 College Freshman

Overall Experience: A lot of things to adjust to but very possible.

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3 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: University of Maryland is an in-state college, so price definitely factored into my choice. There is a large number of clubs and activities to choose from, which means I don't have a lot of excuses to not have plans.

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4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: The campus has a lot to offer, especially since it's so big. The classes that are specific to my major are good because they aren't classes with 200+ students like the general education courses such as Sociology or English. I like the school's spirit and pride and how diverse the campus is.

4 people found this useful Report
5 College Junior

Overall Experience: I love my school. It's my home and I have a lot of school pride. The professors in my major are great and outgoing and willing to help with anything, and the people I have met there are like family to me. My favorite things to do at my school are soccer and basketball games; the atmosphere is great there and it's so loud and so much fun. I went to every single home soccer game this past season with "The Crew," the soccer student section. I started feeling at home at my school after just a couple days in my freshman year, and would absolutely choose it again in a heartbeat.

3 people found this useful Report
4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: Maryland has given me a new outlook on the kinds of schools that you can choose to go to. It may be a giant school but there are plenty opportunities to find your own niche. Not to mention the atmosphere is amazing.

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5 College Freshman

Overall Experience: Have not started classes yet. All the opportunities in front of me paired with very well organized orientation/other programs for incoming students has made my experience so far a great one.

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4 Recent Alumnus

Overall Experience: For someone who grew up in MD, UMD was a no-brainer when it comes to 'bang for the buck'. I was waitlisted to begin with and entered UMD my spring semester of freshman year. This school has an amazing amount to offer and in retrospect, I kind of wish I was more active. The clubs and organizations are present in great numbers and you'd be crazy not to take advantage of it. Don't get me wrong, I was active in a few... but if you're looking to make new friends and find others with similar interests, then make sure to get out there and do it. And for parties and such? There are plenty. On campus, off-campus, bars, you name it. Whether you live up in The View (off-campus apartments) or in a dorm on campus, there's always a party going on the weekend and odds have it... your neighbor knows about it. Get out there, make some new friends, and make the most of your college career. Oh, and study too. This isn't your average university. Work hard AND play hard, boys & girls.

5 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: Maryland has a great atmosphere. Even though it is a large school, the community still feels close-knit. There is always something to do, and the close proximity to the D.C. area is a major benefit.

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4 Recent Alumnus

Overall Experience: The school it self is very diverse, therefore it seems like you fit into one society rather than being separated.

Favorite experience is when we went to rock climbing as a group, New York trip, etc. Something that has to do with everyone made me feel like I belong here.

My school is unique because its diverse, you can see different culture as well as their attire, language, style, characteristics etc. You attain knowledge based on what you hear and see, therefore in the future, you will be careful dealing with other nationality people. I would come to this school again, because TERPS have great spirit as well.

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4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: I am enjoying my time on campus, everyone is really nice and I have made multiple new friends.

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4 College Senior

Overall Experience: My college experience has been great so far. I've gained a better understanding of diversity and what it means to be a global citizen. I've been challenged by the social atmosphere on my campus and have grown professionally in the area of networking as a result. I have excelled academically and with respect to extracurricular endeavors on and outside of campus.

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5 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: I'm really enjoying my time here. I have absolutely no regrets choosing to come here over the other schools that accepted me.

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3 College Freshman

Overall Experience: I haven't started my first year of college yet but the process that I went through choosing to apply to the University of Maryland was not that bad. I tried to narrow down what universities and colleges were the best for me.

5 College Freshman

Overall Experience: The University of Maryland is a great school! At first I was skeptical to choose such a large university, but I am very happy with my choice. There are so many clubs and programs (for example, I am in an honors college program) which allow the university to still feel like a tight-knit community. The location is great for internships and opportunities because of the proximity to DC and Baltimore. Overall, the University of Maryland provides an awesome college experience.

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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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