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Reviews 1187 total reviews with an average rating of 3.7

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4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: So far my school has been great! The counselors have been very accommodating and i am really looking forward to the online classes.

3 College Senior

Overall Experience: It was great when I started in 2012 because they offered so many face to face/hybrid courses. Now they are moving more into the on-line courses and for me, since I am a much older student (50 something) and working full-time, I prefer the once a week, 3 hour face time with the professor and classmates. The online for me feels more like self teaching. If I were just starting instead of finishing (2 more courses to go, 1 online and 1 face2face), I don't know if I would be as enthused to finish my degree.

However, if I was not working full time and having the multiple life stresses that I have, trying to take care of elderly parent who has dementia, as well as maintain own household and worry about how to pay for my 3 kids loans (plus & private) I could probably handle the online experience. But my preference is f2f. Most of my professors were pretty cool though, with the exception of 1 or 2 out of 18.

3 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: I am attending an online college and I am content with my experience, I wish I would have visited other colleges or applied for other schools before settling for this one. However, there is no problem with my current university.

4 College Junior

Overall Experience: I love this college because all of the professors are great teachers and I've learned a lot from them.

4 College Junior

Overall Experience: While the volume of reading material is quite large, being on top of your time management (keeping a rigid schedule) goes a long way in my ability handling it.

4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: When living so far away due to husband's career, finding a college with excellent online courses was a must. Though, I thought it was impossible, the school has proved me wrong. I personally haven't started yet but everything I've seen so far and watching husband attend, it has made me fairly confident in the school. Would I give my past self the information about the school, right off the bat from leaving high school? Yes. Yes, I would. It would have saved me from earlier hassles.

3 Recent Alumnus

Overall Experience: I would consider this your average online school.

4 College Junior

Overall Experience: UMUC offers many flexible class schedules and the counselors are always friendly.

4 College Senior

Overall Experience: UMUC has some of the most interesting classes! Nice!

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5 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: Immediately out of high school, I was accepted to a prestigious nursing program at a private university in Upstate New York, and I never thought another school could possibly compare. To be fair, the University of Maryland University College is nothing like this previous university I had attended, and in an infinite number of ways, I am thankful for this. Upon becoming part of the UMUC Europe sector, I learned that the "suffix", "University College", of UMUC, demonstrates the unique aspect that unites the students and faculty all over the world, let alone the UMUC Europe branch or "parent school" in Adelphi, Maryland: "University College" announces that UMUC supports the intellectual needs of working class professionals, by offering courses outside the "parent school's" walls in accessible areas all over the globe. I believe that UMUC is a symbol of military promise, with a predilection towards military-associated families: in the post World War II era, the surge of returning veterans with a penchant for intellectual stimulation were educated by UMUC, with the hopes that the post-war era would give rise to a new outpouring of academic excellence in the country. Just a couple of years later, in 1949, the United States Department of Defense requested that UMUC sent a team overseas to teach college-level academics to active-duty servicemembers, and thus, to this day, professors go where ever they are needed, even deep within war zones. Keeping this in mind, I also learned that UMUC "set the standard" in the 1990s for continuing one's education online, and became the first institution in the United States to offer degree programs online. Coupled with the quickly growing trend of online intrigue and dependency, UMUC has grown to become a global leader and international beacon of hope in terms of adult and military continuing education programs. These incredibly unique aspects have greatly impacted me by allowing me to seek quality, affordable higher education overseas.

5 Recent Alumnus

Overall Experience: I like that the advisors reach out to you to help you register and make sure your semester/session has started off okay. The schedules are set up for working people. All the classes for my major were online, and the hybrid class I took met one night per week. The pro for working people but con for your social life is that homework is usually due over the weekend on Friday and Sunday at midnight. Compared to some other online degree programs, I like that this one is attached to such a respectable brick and mortar university. The best thing about UMUC is that the instructors/professors and many of your fellow students are working in the field you're learning about, so they're a good source of real-world examples and networking opportunities to get advice and help with getting jobs.

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4 College Junior

Overall Experience: I really appreciate UMUC's approach to quality online education.

3 people found this useful Report
3 Recent Alumnus

Overall Experience: A lot of the professors seem to not care, and it takes a long time to get responses from school administration.

1 person found this useful Report
3 Recent Alumnus

Scholarships: Financial aid process was okay. Little to no help/options when it comes to summer semester.

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5 College Junior

Off-Campus Housing: I love living off base.

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5 College Junior

Off-Campus Dining: I love eating off campus.

4 College Junior

Administration: Its about average I guess.

4 College Junior

Scholarships: After my FAFSA was complete, UMUC did the rest.

3 College Junior

Off-Campus Housing: Living in the capital city is expensive.

4 College Junior

Off-Campus Dining: It's Germany, so nothing is really open that late. You can find pretty much anything you want to eat though.

4 College Junior

Scholarships: As with any process in dealing with the VA, it is lengthy and cumbersome. The staff is knowledgeable and helpful as much as they can be.

1 College Sophomore

Scholarships: I received a call asking why I was not signed up yet for classes because I did get financial aid spring semester. When I asked how it worked, I was told it would all transfer itself after a couple weeks into the semester. After checking periodically with no financial aid being available on my student center I called and went in numerous times to try and get it figured out. The way financial aid works with this school was not explained clear enough so thinking I would have enough financial aid to pay the entire semester, I ended up paying a few hundred dollars, which I was then scolded from the advisor saying "You can't expect to go to school for free, that's not how this works."

3 people found this useful Report
3 Recent Alumnus

Campus Housing: It is affordableThe school year is three semesters long. It was a wide range of programs

5 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: On a U.S. military base overseas the security is very good. Only certain people can even get on base.

4 College Sophomore

Athletics: Military members are not only involved in being in good physical condition, they have to, so base offers a variety of team sports.

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