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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.

3 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: The experience in on campus dorms all depends on the hall that you end up living in. The old buildings are extremely small and of course old, but since they are smaller you can become much closer with the people that live in them. However, the new buildings are great and the rooms are really spacious.

3 College Sophomore

Greek Life: Personally, I am not that into greek life to comment much about it but I do know they do some good things for the community and they have some great parties.

4 College Sophomore

Athletics: University of Maryland has a great athletic program, we are one of the best schools in the nation in lacrosse as well as field hockey, and soccer. Our basketball team also made it pretty far in the NCAA tournament. All that is left is to see some great improvement in our football team, and hopefully that happens this year!

4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: The University of Maryland is so amazing because the student body is so large yet almost everyone is very accepting and friendly. It is easy to meet people who share your interests or hobbies and the people you meet are always willing to help you through difficult situations, whether is hard course work or social issues.

5 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: Every class that you take is different in every way. Professors have different grading styles, class sizes, etc. To be successful in a class, you have to be aware of what the professor is looking for.

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5 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: There are so many opportunities to find jobs and internship on campus. There are multiple career fairs throughout the year, and there are major specific career fairs that are hosted by the departments.

5 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: There are blue light posts all over the school that anyone can use to contact the police if they ever felt they were in any sort of danger.

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4 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: The dorm rooms are average, nothing special about them. The kitchens were clean most of the time, but some people don't realize it is a shared space and leave things uncleaned and messy.

4 College Sophomore

Greek Life: There are a lot of people who are associated with Greek life, but there's a lot more that don't. There is no difference in the social atmosphere because most of the time, you can't tell unless the topic comes up in conversation.

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4 College Sophomore

Athletics: Maryland is known for its amazing basketball team, and that's about it. The other sports don't stand out as much.

5 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: The professors are very helpful and set aside lots of different ways to be contacted if extra help was needed. Besides from just the professors, there are plenty of other students who set aside time to help those who needs it.

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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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