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5 Recent Alumnus

Overall Experience: I love Maryland. It's so diverse, that I feel like I have the UN right here on campus. The courses are challenging but very relevant and the professors are quite the experts. I love the fact at the Shady Grove campus I have more of one-on-one connection with my professor as they average class size is about 33-35 students.

4 Recent Alumnus

Overall Experience: I live one of the best areas for jobs. So I know that I will have a lot of opportunities flying at as soon as I graduate. I also know that I can work in any industry i want that matches up with degree even though it might be different.

5 Recent Alumnus

Health & Safety: That is one of my biggest concerns my parents had for me. But here at Maryland, I have never felt safer in my life. and if something does happen, I know the issue will be taken care of with the utmost care.

5 Recent Alumnus

Athletics: I've never seen anyone get so excited even though we may not win the game. The Maryland student body are just so enthusiastic about every pass, toss, kick, hit and dunk. I usually leave every game with a sore throat because I am able to feed off the energy those I am surrounded by. I am not the biggest sports fan, but when I am at Terrapin game, I am not afraid to support my team.

4 Recent Alumnus

Overall Experience: Because they are experts or have field experience, they are able to provide us with real-life situations and how they went about to solve it. They offer us great insight as to what my future career is like.

4 College Freshman

Athletics: I don't play sports but I love watching

4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: Good experience so far. Looking forward to semester

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4 College Senior

Health & Safety: I don't know first hand but from the texts that I get any time something happens on campus, I can say that UMD cares about their students.

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4 College Senior

Overall Experience: Robert H Smith business school at UMD is considered one of the top business schools in the country, ranking 10th. But with that comes hard work.

3 College Senior

Campus Housing: The newer apartments for off campus is the better alternative to on campus that sometimes don't even have air conditioning.

3 College Senior

Greek Life: The students that participate seem to love the social interactions but I have also heard some bad stuff about not being up to date.

5 College Senior

Athletics: Team support can always be found on campus. Students really get into it on game day!

4 College Senior

Overall Experience: There are some professors that really care about the students that they teach and it comes through in the lectures and interactions. Don't let the other professors get to you. UMD is a great school if you put in the work.

5 College Senior

Party Scene: I look forward to going back to UMCP every year for syllabus week. There's something for everyone: frats, house parties, and bars.

5 College Senior

Party Scene: As someone who parties I would say it has a positive impact on the student experience, but people don't judge you if you don't party and you could have just as great of an experience without it.

4 College Senior

Academics: It's what you get out of it. Get to know your professors, and they'll get to know you. You will be a nobody unless you make yourself known.

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5 College Senior

Diversity: UMCP taught me how to be very accepting and respectful of other people's cultures and beliefs.

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3 College Senior

Drug Safety: Alcohol is pretty rampant, but honestly isn't that big of a deal. Nobody cares if you do or don't drink. You smell marijuana every now and then when you're at a party but I honestly rarely see people actually smoking. The police are pretty lenient with alcohol - citations are only issued if you're belligerent. I've been to multiple parties where the cops have shut it down but I have never seen them breathalize anyone. Don't smoke marijuana on campus though - you will definitely get penalized for that.

4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: My overall experience has been awesome. There's so much to do and so many diverse people.

4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: The value of a degree is important, but getting outside experience is more important.

4 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: The school handles drinking pretty well, but there are surprisingly a lot of robberies.

4 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: I lived in the oldest building (Ellicott Hall). Compared to most schools, ours doesn't match up.

3 College Sophomore

Greek Life: I'm not really into greek life, so I really wouldn't have the best judgement.

4 College Sophomore

Athletics: There's a lot of great sports teams. The games are really fun.

4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: I've had a really great time so far. Joining clubs makes the experience all the better.

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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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