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4 College Junior

Overall Experience: I came to the school with no expectations. I am pleased that I have taken to the environment so well. I came from a high school will approximately 300 students total, so I was a little worried the the size of UMD would overwhelm me; it hasn't. The school doesn't feel large at all. In fact, I feel very fortunate to have all of the resources that the school provides at my disposal. I have access to a gym, which has tons of training equipment and group fitness classes like Zumba--my favorite. Adobe and Microsoft software is free for students, which I am extremely grateful for because textbooks are expensive enough. There are many clubs and events for when I have free time. Most importantly, I have met a number of great people--students and instructors--who have truly made my experiences worthwhile.This past year, I was actually considering leaving the school solely because continuing my studies as an Art major at UMD depended on my being accepted into the school's exclusive Graphic Design program. I was so torn about having to leave because of the relationships I had made at Maryland. Fortunately, I was accepted into the program, and I'm able to stay. Location and cost were definitely the factors that led me to choose UMD, but ultimately, it was the environment, the people, and the resources that made me stay. If I had been given another choice, I would definitely choose UMD.

4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: It is always my first choice college.

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4 College Junior

Overall Experience: Even though college is struggle and true test in its self, I hold the memories I have made at UMD very dearly. I have had some experiences and learned some things that I probably wouldn't trade for anything except maybe a break on my student loans lol. But UMD is truly a great school and I am extremely grateful to be attending.

4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: So far it's been a wonderful experience at the university.

3 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: I love the atmosphere of UMD but some people are not the friendliest, professors are a hit or miss, and the recent tuition hikes are hurting.

5 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: I love the change from high school to college. College makes everyone more independent and that is my favorite part.

5 College Junior

Overall Experience: I have had opportunities at University of Maryland that I did not even dream of as an incoming freshman. I am in a living and learning program, have done Alternative Breaks, have had professors who expanded my my mind and positively challenged my thoughts and beliefs, and I have made lasting friendships. UMD is beautiful, and I love the school spirit. I feel at home at UMD.

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4 College Junior

Overall Experience: I would choose my school again because of the wonderful academic and extracurricular activities offered at the university. The various programs and access to information on these programs truly shaped my college experience. Without the dedication of my university to providing in and out of classroom opportunities I wouldn't be where I am today. I have utilized the programs offered by my school and it has shaped not only my college experience but also who I am as a person and where I want to be in the future.

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4 College Senior

Overall Experience: I like being a part of the band and I love that the campus is beautiful

3 College Senior

Overall Experience: I do not have a favorite experience as I have many. Sometimes It can be just hanging out with friends, or playing sports.

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4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: It is amazing

My experience has been tremendous

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5 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: At first, I wanted to go to a different school, but chose my school because of money. However, I have made amazing friends, done so many fun activities, attended great events, and joined wonderful organizations. I wouldn't change my choice at all.

4 College Junior

Off-Campus Housing: I live in University View and it is a good place to have an apt

3 College Junior

Party Scene: I usually head home for the weekend so don't know too much about the party scene

3 College Junior

Off-Campus Dining: If you eat close to campus the options are very good. Don't venture too far toward Greenbelt though

3 College Junior

Administration: I haven't had any trouble or conflict,

3 College Junior

Scholarships: I received a grant this current year, but they did not offer it to me this year. The financial office offered some suggestions but no solution to make up the funds not given this year

3 College Junior

Campus Housing: I don't know about housing, I live off campus

4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: Though I attend a very large school, the living and learning programs and community established there make the school feel small. The community and school spirit surrounding athletics and other aspects of campus make the school feel like home.

4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: I have enjoyed my courses. The class sizes are reasonable and the professors are good.

4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: I have really enjoyed my first year. Maryland offers a wide variety of job/internship prospects and an extensive alumni network.

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4 College Sophomore

Local Area: I really enjoy the atmosphere of Maryland. It is one of the things that drew me to the school in the first place. However, parking and cost of living on campus and in the surrounding area is kind of a drawback.

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4 College Sophomore

Guys & Girls: Social life is very important at Maryland and overall everyone is very welcoming and inviting.

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4 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: There are many services available to promote the health and safety of students on and off campus. The health and safety facilities and staff are welcoming and helpful.

3 College Sophomore

Greek Life: Greek life is a big part of college life at Maryland, but the conference you join really matters. Some definitely have better housing options and privileges than others.

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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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