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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.

3 College Junior

Greek Life: If you're not Greek, it seems like you're non-existent sometimes.

4 College Junior

Athletics: Basketball and football are very popular sports. Students are very involved.

4 College Junior

Overall Experience: Although some people do not prefer it, most freshmen and sophomore classes are lecture style with around 50-200 students per professor. Each professor has their class split however into groups for TA to be available to their group of students which is extremely helpful. As you progress into higher class levels, the class size shrinks. Either way, professors are required to have office hours to talk to students and there are many different ways to learn the material outside of class as well. Some free math tutoring is offered by the university and is an amazing help. All the courses I've taken so far have either been challenging or enjoyable, sometimes both, but I've gotten through all of them and ready for more.

5 College Junior

Overall Experience: The university provides job fairs and has it's own career center any student can walk into or make an appointment with. They can help you redo your resume to make it very professional or just give you advice on interviews or how to get them. The engineering school is magnificent and hold engineering job fairs, networking events (which how I got my first internship), and preparing you for anything. They even hold classes throughout the year on different topics of careers, such as setting up a LinkedIn account, how to write resumes, and the Careers4Engineers website the school runs.

5 College Junior

Health & Safety: There is a texting and emailing system where the school's police let's the students know when there is danger; every single attack that I have seen has been off-campus. I'm not saying this is good, but it means the campus is the safest place for students. The police let you know at orientation to walk with friends at night or call them and they will walk you back to the dorm. There is also a night bus that rides after regular bus hours that will pick you up and drop you off wherever (run by the university). There are also blue security poles that have a phone scattered all around campus, a quick run from anywhere on campus will get you to it to call the police who will then reach you in 30 seconds or less. They are also equipped with cameras all over and the campus is well lite after dark.

4 College Junior

Campus Housing: Well the first semester I lived on campus was probably in the worst dormitory; it was a cramped, shared space although it was close to Mckeldin Mall which meant time outside was nice. It was quiet since their was only three floors, but there was no A/C which made the spring months almost unbearable with the window open all the time. Overall a little outdated, but I know they are planning to replace them with newer dorms. My second dorm was Oakland which was amazingly spacious, sparkling clean, amazing social atmosphere and RAs, plentiful study lounges (4 per floor!) and half were silent lounges for studying. The building also had math tutoring at night which was a huge plus. The only down side was that it was the farthest dorm from all my classes, but it was well worth the walk!

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3 College Junior

Greek Life: I don't have a large opinion on Greek-life since I haven't join it. I know many people in Greek-life and I have heard many encouraging things from it, including the engineering coed fraternities and sororities helping students in tutoring and career success. I don't plan on joining, but Greeks and non-Greeks coexists very easily.

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4 College Junior

Athletics: School varsity pride is very strong for anyone who loves sports or people who don't and just want to support their teams. It a great way for making new friends and having an amazing time watching the Terps. The football scene is subpar and getting better while the basketball student tickets run out very quickly even for a huge stadium and one of the largest student sections I've ever seen. The fan are always supportive of their team and the athletic facilities are kept clean and up to date. Even if you don't like sports, I would recommend going to see a at least few games!

4 College Junior

Overall Experience: I would choose University of Maryland again for sure. My overall experience has been challenging, but then again, isn't that what college is for? There are hundreds of clubs for everything under the sun and if their isn't one you like, you can make your own; a great way for making new friends. I'm still discovering new ones. The school pride is very strong especially during basketball season and everyone in the crowd is very passionate for their school and state. As the professors go, if you don't like the lectures from the one you chose, there are always office hours to finalize understanding. If that doesn't work, I have been easily able to create or find a study group or find a TA or free tutoring available for the class. I am very confident I will find a career with the massive amount of career readiness they have on campus from successful job fairs and networking events to company talks held at the college after hours.The school might be challenging, but that is why it is so highly ranked and I would recommend it to anyone determined to learn.

4 College Junior

Overall Experience: Majority of professors on campus are responsible, caring, passionate about what they teach, and well-prepared for class. Class sizes can vary from 10 to 300 students. However, courses with large class sizes also have discussion sections with a TA that are much more intimate.There is also a wide variety of classes, fields, and subjects so there is a place for everyone.

4 College Junior

Overall Experience: The University of Maryland is considered to be one of the best public schools in the country. The business school, engineering school, computer science department, and general technology departments are ranked very well. There is also a strong alumni network through which graduates receive assistance in being successful after college. The career center on campus is also extremely helpful in finding part-time and full-time positions related to one's major.

5 College Junior

Health & Safety: The campus is very safe. There are emergency call stations scattered all around campus and a person cannot walk for 5 minuets without seeing one. Campus police also patrol the streets and walkways at night time. There are also countless security measures on campus such as visual and audio footage around residential halls, increased police presence, and well lit pathways/streets.

4 College Junior

Campus Housing: Residential halls tend to be the easiest place to make friends on campus. Majority of the north campus high rises are limited to freshman and sophomores and that is the atmosphere that helps underclassmen understand college life and experience it well. The cost is also pretty low and the living conditions are fairly nice.

3 College Junior

Greek Life: Even though Greek life is pretty big on campus, many do not have strong feelings towards it. Greek life has great housing options, especially in Fraternity Row. In addition, Fraternities and sororities have satellite housing that is fairly cheaper than on-campus housing.

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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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