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4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: General education classes are large, but once you get into specialized classes there are about 20 to 30 students. Professor do care about students learning the material and try different ways to get them involved in class.

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5 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: The campus is so close the Washington DC that their are many opportunities to find an internship. The university also prepares students for challenging courses to make sure it is easy to find a job afterwards.

1 person found this useful Report
4 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: The university is taking a lot of steps to make campus a safe place. Increased education about sexual assault and many options for to feel safe at night.

2 people found this useful Report
4 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: Where my dorm was located, I was close to the diner and only a 15 minute walk from my classes. I don't mind the walk, but some people want to live close to their classes.

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3 College Sophomore

Greek Life: I don't have any involvement in greek life, but they do a lot of good work in the community and hold many events on campus to raise money.

3 people found this useful Report
5 College Sophomore

Athletics: There are always big crowds for football and basketball games, but even the smaller sports get a good turnout. Students are always supporting their team. I personally plan my day around different sports schedules.

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4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: I have lucked out with my teachers and TAs and have had instructors that care about everyone's success and will go out of their way to help. Some students don't receive the same experience, especially in larger classes.

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5 College Freshman

Overall Experience: Overall, UMD is pretty nice. Just like any other experiences in one's life, you learn to take the good with the bad.

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4 College Freshman

Campus Housing: Living on campus is pretty nice. You may not get the best dorm, but things can be worked out. What I feel is the most important thing is getting along with your roommate/s. After all that's/they're who you will see all the time. Make sure you work things out and set up negotiate ground rules that everyone must follow. The next thing is getting along with your floormates. For me, all I had to do was go in the lounge. A lot of people hang out there so I got to know them. They were pretty nice people. When it comes to choosing a dorm, I believe you should try and focus on where a majority of your classes will be. After all, no one wants to walk all the way across campus just to go to class, at least I don't.

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5 College Freshman

Athletics: The Eppley Recreational Center, commonly just known as Eppley, is AMAZING! It has so many facilities and ways for you to get into shape. One of my personal favorites is the dance classes: they have Zumba, Hip Hop Shake, Yoga, Core, HIIT, and much more. In my opinion, these are great for people like me that like working out with others and sometimes need a bit of encouragement. In addition, the showers are beautiful: much better than those of the older dorms. They also have a station for smoothies: I've never had one, but I plan to soon!

3 College Freshman

Health & Safety: Across UMCP's campus are Blue Lights, or Public Emergency Response Telephones (PERTs). These are for when students need to contact the University Police Department in case of an emergency. IN addition, they have Nite Ride. This is for the student's to use when they don't feel safe walking back to their campus at night. I agree in saying that (I believe) it does help to prevent possible robberies/attacks. I will be honest with you: robberies and assaults still happen on campus; however, I do believe that The University Police try their best to take care of things. I have not experienced any assaults or robberies, so I cannot be the best judge for that,

4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: UMD College Park has a pretty nice career center. They try and get you prepped for the real world. One of the things they offer is a chance to go through a mock interview. I believe something like that is helpful because people often get nervous the first time they go for an interview. Therefore, having some practice beforehand is definitely useful. In addition, they help connect you to resource that will help you look for the right internship for your current major and/or future career. I like that they connect you to people hiring for a job in case you're looking to earn money. I do feel like they can still improve; however, I cannot think of any ways they could do so at the moment

5 College Sophomore

Academics: A variety of great majors to choose from

5 College Sophomore

Party Scene: Party every night. And I mean EVERY NIGHT

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3 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: Security on campus is okay for the most part. However, too many notifications from the University Police about theft and other crimes taking place (mostly off campus). Campus is safe; most of the crime occurs outside campus.

5 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: Great school! Plenty of social activities and resources to help you be successful. Professors are helpful (compared to a previous college I attended). Classes are very interesting. However, not too many online courses offered here but that does not bother me at all.

5 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: School is very respectable. Finding a job after graduation should not be an issue (especially for STEM majors).

4 College Sophomore

Athletics: Very fun and free to attend

4 College Freshman

Diversity: Happy to see student diversity

3 College Freshman

Health & Safety: Very safe by day. Clarice feels safe at night; well lit.

5 College Sophomore

Athletics: We are a big 10 school so sports are a huge part of our life

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5 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: This is one of the best decisions I have ever made. I always dreamed of going to UMD

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5 College Freshman

Overall Experience: Incredible school. It was the absolutely best decision that I've ever made.

5 College Freshman

Overall Experience: There are so many different opportunities to gain student career insight.

3 College Freshman

Greek Life: I'm not in Greek life

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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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