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Reviews 4021 total reviews with an average rating of 3.5

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3 College Junior

Administration: Parking restrictions need to be reworked. Why do students who pay for parking permits have to move their cars from their assigned lot three hours before a sport event? And sometimes class schedule prevents student from going to their card to move them. The ticket is outrageous, $75 for not moving the car.

5 College Junior

Scholarships: They applied the financial aids automatically every semester.

College Junior

Party Scene: I don't really know about the party scene since I never associate myself with those crowd due to the amount of coursework for engineers.

3 College Junior

Campus Food: It depends on what food you get. The diner is very expensive $1 for a slice of bread where you could easily buy a loaf for $2-3. The meals are reasonable, but the best value would be the place that sells Boston Market like food.

College Junior

Campus Housing: I don't live on campus. So this does not apply to me.

4 College Junior

Overall Experience: Top notch academics and reputation

2 College Junior

Off-Campus Housing: Extremely expensive, but that's the DC market

3 College Junior

Off-Campus Dining: Mostly typical restaurants/bars with a half dozen or so local, really good ones

3 College Junior

Scholarships: Decent scholarship program for transfer students

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1 College Junior

Campus Food: If you're a big or picky eater, a buffet style dining hall suits you best. There is only one on campus and your dining plan only allows you to eat there once per week, it's only open M-F 5:30-8pm and closed on the weekends. If you dare to eat here beyond your allotted once/week plan, it's $19 per meal.

The only other dining hall is an a la carte style, and crazy expensive too. Mostly junk food. I had 2 pieces of pizza, a salad, a soda, and a piece of cake, and IT COST $26!!!!!!!!!!

I realize this is the DC area, but UMD is seriously taking advantage of their students with these prices.

Oh, and they hit you other ways too... like $281 PER SEMESTER FOR PARKING!!!!!

3 College Junior

Campus Housing: Not enough housing to guarantee you a room if you're an upper classman

College Junior

Off-Campus Housing: I lived off-campus at my parent's house so I did not experience issues.

3 College Junior

Off-Campus Dining: I never received student discounts but the dining options were just fine if you like chain restaurants

3 College Junior

Administration: Administration takes things like cheating very seriously.

3 College Junior

Scholarships: I received the financial need that I required but it was a pain.

3 College Junior

Party Scene: Did not attend many parties on campus but tailgates were always fun!

3 College Junior

Campus Food: Food is not bad, the dining areas are packed often

3 College Junior

Campus Housing: The housing is to be expected. The rooms are clean.

College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: I know that the school helps to provide students with opportunities for off-campus housing, but I cannot rate it because I don't live off-campus and I have never lived off-campus.

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5 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: The off-campus dining around Maryland is one of the best that I have seen around college campuses. There is a wide variety and its really good.

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3 College Freshman

Administration: I have not really experienced unnecessary strictness on campus

4 College Freshman

Scholarships: My experience with Scholarships was great. I received the Banneker Key Scholarship, which is partial or full ride depending on your SAT/ACT scores and GPA.

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4 College Freshman

Party Scene: There is a party for every type of person.

3 College Freshman

Campus Food: Overall, campus food is pretty good. However, I wish that they would change up the options more often.

4 College Freshman

Campus Housing: My particular dorm is very close to classes and has amenities that most traditional dorms lack. However, we do not have a laundry room.


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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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