Baltimore, MD
University of Maryland-Baltimore County


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Recent Reviews

Elle
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I transferred to UMBC from a top tier elite liberal arts college due to a medical emergency. I was looking for an inclusive c...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

I transferred to UMBC from a top tier elite liberal arts college due to a medical emergency. I was looking for an inclusive campus with a reputation for diversity and academics. I found what I was looking for at UMBC. I was immediately drawn into the welcoming campus atmosphere. I thought that I could start fresh there and really be my best person at UMBC. I worked one-on-one with my German and linguistics professor, who later became my lifelong friend. I met bright and motivated students who also went on to be lifelong friends. I immediately joined a living learning community which allowed me to immerse myself in the German language 24/7. The floor shared rooms with other communities - this is a great option if you are interested in an intellectual and fun environment. The people you meet at UMBC tend to study the sciences, and were stunned when I told them I took German. It didn't matter. You will find your niche while you are here. It is true that the campus empties out over the weekends but just make friends with the people who remain in the residences. I went to D.C., Baltimore, and the surrounding area on numerous occasions with friends who had cars. I suffered with Bipolar and found great medical support on campus. It was a life-changer. It comes as no surprise that I went on to get accepted to prestigious programs after graduation. The Shriver Center even connected me with the best internship. What used to be known as a little - known college in Maryland now has international attention as Gates Cambridge and even Rhodes Scholar recipients are being recognized. UMBC is its own university and needs no comparison to College Park. I originally went here for the academics, value, and diversity, and graduated with so much more!

Madison
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I believe that this will be my final stop after community college. Everyone was amicable! It feels like a home away from home...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

I believe that this will be my final stop after community college. Everyone was amicable! It feels like a home away from home!

Cheryl
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I'm a non-conventional student. So I'm not looking at the dating scene. I've been to a lot of other schools over a very lo...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

I'm a non-conventional student. So I'm not looking at the dating scene. I've been to a lot of other schools over a very long time. This school has a lot of programs (though not in psychology). The professors are generally lazy and easy. Some departments are troubled, others seem to run smoothly. I've not run into many good professors. Some are friendly and a pleasure to be in their class. But learning is not something the school focuses on. Show up, you're pretty much guaranteed a 3.0. Do ANY work and you'll probably maintain a 3.5 (some professors might try to grade you honestly, but its one in 20 or so). They're rated on how well you do, so there's not a lot of attention paid to actual learning. Just grading (some schools are a bit tougher). There are a good percentage of professors that have no right being on podium. Ask anyone about Slowakowski or Sonnendschein. They're just horrible, and you're guaranteed to have about one of those type per semester. My friends and I struggled to list 3 professors we'd take again. I don't know if there's anything better in higher education right now, but this is really not a stand out. Oh- good example of how they coddle the students. The school only allows papers in "writing intensive classes". Even then, a paper is 10-12 pages max. Students leave this school functionally illiterate. Go ahead, look into their "writing intensive" program. Its ludicrous. The current president is also a bit of an idealistic loony. I've taken the opportunity to meet with him on a couple occasions. His head is in the clouds. Maybe a bit of cognitive decline. He's very suggestible. Always gunning for dollars from any buzz word or fad. It seems that the biology program is pretty good. But its all up to you. Upside down classroom (flipped classroom) one of the president's ideas. Let the students teach themselves. We'll just collect the money! Great idea for a bunch of lazy professors.

Mati
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UMBC is a wonderful school with a very friendly community environment. There are several ways a student can get involved wit...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

UMBC is a wonderful school with a very friendly community environment. There are several ways a student can get involved with campus life and find what truly interests them. The professors provide their students with the help they need to understand the course materials.

Stanley
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UMBC is a medium sized public school with a small school feel and a focus on STEM. There may not be as many events going on a...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

UMBC is a medium sized public school with a small school feel and a focus on STEM. There may not be as many events going on as larger schools like College Park, but there is something to do on campus if you look for it. The professors are always available and willing to help you. Many people will say that UMBC is a commuter college but it really only feels that way if all you’re there for is to go to class. If you join a club or Living Learning program or just hang out with friends outside of class, it definitely will feel like a traditional college.

Madeleine
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This school is absolutely fantastic. To say I’m lucky to attend UMBC is an understatement. Everyone around is incredible- my ...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

This school is absolutely fantastic. To say I’m lucky to attend UMBC is an understatement. Everyone around is incredible- my professors are kind, and easily accessible, and the friends I’ve made will last me a lifetime. To think I get to represent UMBC at the Division I athletic level has been an amazing experience. I will forever love this school, and have retriever spirit- go Dawgs!

Lucia
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This University has a strong academic program in the sciences as well as for engineering. It's a hidden gem that is affordabl...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

This University has a strong academic program in the sciences as well as for engineering. It's a hidden gem that is affordable but is a still great place to attend. It's focus on STEM careers has allowed me to chose this school for my future education. Go retrievers!!

Angelina
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UMBC is advertised as an Honors University and boasts its STEM majors with pride. There are many opportunities to get involve...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

UMBC is advertised as an Honors University and boasts its STEM majors with pride. There are many opportunities to get involved in campus and in the community, as there are over 200 clubs and organizations on campus which are showcased every Fall and Spring at the Involvement Fest. The room and board options on campus are lacking and the off campus environment is not the safest, so students are encouraged to live on campus, which is not the most economically friendly for a college student. Overall, the school is pretty good but there are definitely improvements that could be made to make it a better environment to promote student success and happiness.

aser
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UMBC's uniqueness lies in being not unique at all. It is very challenging to earn good grades. Minorities in UMBC are pretty ...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

UMBC's uniqueness lies in being not unique at all. It is very challenging to earn good grades. Minorities in UMBC are pretty much the majority. There are a lot of interesting clubs and sororities. There are cops everywhere to ensure student's safety.

Mubassira
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University of Maryland-Baltimore County is extremely beautiful and vastly filled with opportunities! I’ve applied here so we ...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

University of Maryland-Baltimore County is extremely beautiful and vastly filled with opportunities! I’ve applied here so we know it’s for a grand reason. The campus, the atmosphere is lush. I know that it would feel like a dream school to me. There’s a lot of amenities for students!

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