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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.

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.

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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.

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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.

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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5 College Junior

Overall Experience: I love going to all of the sporting events with my friends. It is a really great atmosphere.

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5 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: The University of Maryland is the best college ever. All the students come together for every football and basketball games! Sporting events are one of the best parts of attending Maryland!

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5 College Junior

Overall Experience: UMD is the traditional college experience. It may be trumped by other schools in some aspects, but if you make the most of your time here, you'll be in for an unforgettable experience.

3 College Freshman

Overall Experience: University of Maryland College Park was a pretty good choice for me because of what it had to offer but there were some drawbacks. It's a great school that is known for math, science, and technology. I loved that it offered me a placement in the Scholars Program, a nationally recognized learning living program. I wanted to go to a school that was in a big city so I could explore my new surroundings and the cultures and have easy access to institutions for research and internships. However, College Park was located in a suburb which was a disappointment for me but on the bright side I can just take the metro for a quick trip to Washington D.C. This would be a great school for someone who wants a big city experience without actually living in a big city all of the time. Another thing I didn't like about this school was the fact that it has just a ginormous campus. Over time, I feel like I'll be fine with a big campus and learn to navigate it but I really wanted a medium sized campus. Overall, the University of Maryland College Park is a great school and I'm really excited to attend this school in August. Sorry, I couldn't provide much insight on more of the inner workings on campus because I haven't lived on campus, attended classes. or eaten in the dining halls.

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.

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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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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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