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4 College Junior

Campus Quality: It is one of the best college campuses I have been to.

4 College Sophomore

Administration: Love Maryland, everyone is so helpful.

4 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Housing: The apartments are very nice.

4 College Sophomore

Party Scene: It is pretty good if you're a girl.

5 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Dining: I love eating on Route 1

3 College Sophomore

Campus Food: It's not that bad but it gets old.

3 College Sophomore

Scholarships: More financial aide could be given.

3 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: Not the best but community is awesome

3 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Housing: Off campus housing can be kind of expensive. Many students choose to live in either apartments, such as the View and the Varsity, or in the houses in Old Town College Park.

4 College Sophomore

Party Scene: College Park boasts a great nightlife. Fraternities regularly have parties, however it can be difficult for guys not in the fraternity to attend. The bars are also quite lively, and hold good specials each night of the week.

4 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Dining: Most students like to grab food at the shops on route one. Chipolte, Potbelly's, Noodles & Co, and College Park's many pizza shops are all popular spots.

4 College Sophomore

Administration: The campus isn't very strict about things. Students can get away with a lot, especially in town. Very few people get in trouble for underage drinking, and the bars are pretty lenient with fake IDs.

3 College Sophomore

Campus Food: The food is good, but gets old quick. The food is much better at the South Campus Diner.

3 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: The quality of on campus housing really depends on where you live. While some buildings such as Prince Fredrick, Oakland Hall, and the Commons are wonderful, other dorms are older, smaller, and lack amenities such as air conditioning. However, living on campus is a great experience and it allows you to quickly meet others.

2 College Student

Scholarships: I had really hoped to get a scholarship but I didn't and I don't know why.

4 College Student

Off-Campus Housing: My brother lives off-campus and he loves the freedom but also the closeness to the school. He stays in the Varsity Housing

3 College Student

Campus Food: The campus diners had a huge variety of food and that's a good thing because after a while one can get tired of the same meal over and over again.

4 College Student

Campus Housing: I stayed overnight in one of the dorms during a program and I really liked it. I feel the dorms are very adequate and I love the card - swiping system. I also like the meal plan because I'm not limited to 3 meals a day.

4 College Freshman

Greek Life: 15% of students are involved in Greek Life on campus. If you want to be a part of it, you can be. I'm not and although sometimes I wish I was, I'm happy with my decision. Anyone I know who is involved with it loves it. Greek housing is usually made up of houses on Frat Row or surrounding area locations. I have friends who live in Greek houses and love that as well. It's not for me though.

5 College Freshman

Athletics: I love going to sports games at UMD! The atmosphere is great and everyone is happy to show their Terp Pride! Lots of people go to football and basketball games, but I enjoyed baseball and soccer games almost as much as I did football and basketball games! The best part is that students get free access to all games, which is uncommon for a Big 10 school.

4 College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: There are plenty of off-campus housing options, all of which are located either walking distance from campus, or have a bus stop that allows students to get to campus easily. Depending on where you go, housing can be expensive or cheap, but obviously you are paying for quality. A good portion of juniors live in South Campus Commons, which are UMD-sponsored off-campus apartments.

4 College Freshman

Party Scene: There are usually plenty of students going out on any given night. If you want to be involved in it, you can be. I'm not much of a drinker, but I still have fun on the weekends because nobody really pressures you too much. There's a mixture of a frat/house party and bar scene, so it's perfect for anyone who wants to go out.

3 College Freshman

Administration: It's pretty bureaucratic, but average overall.

2 College Freshman

Scholarships: As an out-of-state student, it's pretty rough.

3 College Junior

Greek Life: It's not a big deal; you can participate if you want to.

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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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