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4 College Junior

Overall Experience: The professors care about you 9/10 times during class. The school has a big variety of offered courses and class styles.

4 College Junior

Overall Experience: When you graduate from College Park with a degree like computer science you can expect a job or internship in your field. There are always employers recruiting on the campus and at the career fairs we have.

4 College Junior

Health & Safety: We have a blue light system that allows students to press the button. When the button is pressed they can be escorted to their dorm by the police.

5 College Junior

Campus Housing: Living in the dorms was a good experience. It allowed me to meet new people who were in my classes for the first day of school so we could walk together and not get lost.

2 College Junior

Greek Life: The greek life at my school is really cliquey. Some of them require that you be in the frat to get inside their house

4 College Junior

Athletics: UMD takes good care of the student athletes. They have tutoring services for them so they do not fall behind in school.

4 College Junior

Overall Experience: The fact that its one of the best schools in my major and it is in an in state school, makes my school great.

5 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: I love the professors! Everyone I've had so far has been so passionate about their subjects, and led the class in such an interesting way that I never once got bored! Professors at UMD make you care about what they are teaching, make you ask questions and even consider majoring in that field. The general education classes are huge, with 150 people of more, but as one goes in their higher years of education, that student number goes down to about 20. Honestly though, for me, the classroom size has not made a difference. Even in the huge classes teachers try to include their students in discussions through various ways such as pointing at a student, letting students vote or raise a hand.

4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: The school does mock interviews to prepare students for job interviews. The career center is a great source of information for all fields of interest. You can even just go and talk to a professional and brainstorm with them about your ideas and perspectives of the future and he/she will help you make u your mind.

3 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: On campus itself it is very safe. There are always a lot of people, cameras, policeman, etc. Many of the off-campus housings and restaurants right outside campus are not that safe though. During the school year I get at least one warning e-mail about armed robbery, break it, or assault on the streets. It is terrifying how much crime there is just right outside of the campus doors. Once I move out of the dorms I think I will go live with friends somewhere further away from campus. I would rather have to travel 20-30 minutes to school than be scared every night someone might break in my apartment with a weapon.

3 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: Dorms, especially for the first two years, are terrible. They are very small and plain. They do not feel like home and are often dirty and smelly. A lot of the dorms at UMD do not have AC which is a complete disaster in the hot months! However, they help you find more friends and get to know people better; who knows, maybe your roommate will be your best friend for the rest of your life!

3 College Sophomore

Greek Life: Greek students usually just stick to their Greek fraternities or sororities and are often hard to approach. I feel like those societies are somewhat distant from the rest of campus and, while it gets the people in the fraternity or sorority quiet close, it creates split inside the campus.

5 College Sophomore

Athletics: Every time there is a varsity game on campus, everyone goes to see it. It gets so packed and people wear the Maryland flag and the school logo on theirshirts, socks, foreheads. It is an amazing energetic atmosphere! The parking lot usually gets full and it takes forever to drive away though. However, it is usually worth it in the end because we mostly win!

4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: I love the size of the school! Going big has always been my way and University of Maryland College Park fits this description perfectly. It is a school full of opportunities. So much to explore and do! There are clubs, job fairs, internships, diverse classes, events; all sponsored by UMD. It is easy to succeed in Maryland; you just have to reach out to some of the programs the school has and go with them!

4 College Senior

Overall Experience: Most professors I've encountered have a real passion for the material they're teaching. They make themselves available often outside of the normal lecture/discussion meetings.

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4 College Senior

Overall Experience: A degree from the University of Maryland carries a lot of weight. Additionally, our location (being close to Washington, D.C. and Baltimore) makes it easy for employers to come here for presentations or career fairs.

3 College Senior

Health & Safety: Campus crime is definitely less than crime that happens "off-campus." Most students after their freshman/sophomore year will move off-campus, where crime is unfortunately a norm. I don't feel safe walking around alone at night, and I personally know a few people who have been victims to the crime of College Park.

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3 College Senior

Campus Housing: In terms of the buildings and rooms themselves, they are nothing fancy, but will get the job done. Some dorms do not have air conditioning which is hard in the summer-spring months. The dorms are awesome for making new friends your first semester or two at Maryland.

4 College Senior

Greek Life: For girls, it's easy to not miss out on much if you do not join a sorority; you can still easily attend Greek parties and other social functions. For guys, it's harder to attend Greek events if you do not have a couple friends in the respective fraternity.

5 College Senior

Athletics: Compared to other Big 10 schools, football is lacking in terms of fan support and skill of the team itself. Basketball, lacrosse, and soccer, however, are also extremely popular sporting events to attend and most students feel fulfilled just from those alone.

5 College Senior

Overall Experience: You'd be hard-pressed to find a professor who isn't truly awesome at their job. The campus is beautiful; I find just walking around it day-to-day to be inspiring and motivating. The student body is super-diverse; there's absolutely no reason why anyone wouldn't be able to find their niche. We have a couple awesome sports teams to cheer on too!

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3 College Junior

Overall Experience: Some of the classes are too big but discussion sections help.

3 College Junior

Overall Experience: I haven't used the career center at my school so I'm not sure.

2 College Junior

Health & Safety: There have been multiple occasions where sexual assaults happen and "peeping tom" situations.

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3 College Junior

Campus Housing: Some dorms are extremely older than others. My room was very cramped sophomore year.

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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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