College Park, MD
University of Maryland-College Park


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Recent Reviews

Andrew
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College Park wasn't really what I expected. I came from out of state and I heard a lot about UMD which is why I chose it as o...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

College Park wasn't really what I expected. I came from out of state and I heard a lot about UMD which is why I chose it as one of my top priority schools. I expected a school environment similar to my highschool, where students were fairly competitive about grades, but still had a social life. During my 2 years here I felt like the the overall culture of the school was a bit off. Like there would be social gatherings and sporting events, but I just couldn't see the passion in any of the attendees. This could also reflect onto the teachers and the school administration. The teachers just go to class to feed us information, but I don't feel like many of them are actually passionate about what they are teaching. They don't make an effort to make their material interesting, they just go because its their job. Additionally, the school administration does change its policies once in a while which is good, but the overall administration doesn't really prioritize the main student body most of the time. The only good things I can see in this school is its value if your in state, and its academics for certain majors like engineering, business, biology. TLDR:Come here if you are in state or have a scholarship and are looking to major in one of the popular majors, but don't come here if you have a better option in state.

Ayomide
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University Of Maryland-College Park is a good university, if you are fan of big campus. The university is very diverse in th...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

University Of Maryland-College Park is a good university, if you are fan of big campus. The university is very diverse in the era-currular activities which I love because it means that there is something for everyone. It also offers a bunch of research opportunities, and the athletic life is pretty sweet. Academics wise, I am proud to be here. The tedious part is the walking.

Kaitlyn
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In my opinion, College Park is a very diverse and welcoming community. Not only are they known for their extracurricular acti...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

In my opinion, College Park is a very diverse and welcoming community. Not only are they known for their extracurricular activities, such as sports and clubs, but their academics as well. The school itself is a great location, very convenient, and has many job-opening opportunities.

Priyanka
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Just like every other college, the University of Maryland experience is what you make of it. But unlike every other college, ...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

Just like every other college, the University of Maryland experience is what you make of it. But unlike every other college, the environment at College Park makes you want to make something of it. It inspires you research, create, and interact with the people around you, whether that be through classes, extracurriculars, or even something you do on your own. The students and faculty here are approachable and friendly and will always be willing to help if you ask. The only thing you'll ever ask for are more years on this campus.

Jason
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Overall, I really like College Park, though it's not without its own faults. Coming from a community college it's really hard...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

Overall, I really like College Park, though it's not without its own faults. Coming from a community college it's really hard to find a new group of friends. And there is also an unspoken stigma against transfer students. Plus DOTS really sucks and will literally give you a ticket if you're just a minute late to your car. But through their faults, they do have some redeeming qualities. There are so many clubs that it's not difficult to find your own niche and the professors tend to be available and are very willing to help out.

Tylek
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This school has been the best one i've been to and the only thing that I have to say that is a negative is how massive the s...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

This school has been the best one i've been to and the only thing that I have to say that is a negative is how massive the school is. It's size makes it hard to find classes and building. The extracurricular activities are more diverse of any school i have seen thus far.

Jenica
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The students and staff are nice. Everyone is also aware of problems such as inequality and people do speak up about it. It’s ...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

The students and staff are nice. Everyone is also aware of problems such as inequality and people do speak up about it. It’s a safe place where I can share my ideas and feelings. The staff there are helpful and supportive. I can feel that the college cares about our education and safety.

Daniel
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Academically, this is a fantastic school. Professors are high quality, friendly, accessible, and knowledgeable. I never feel ...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

Academically, this is a fantastic school. Professors are high quality, friendly, accessible, and knowledgeable. I never feel like my professors don't care or are uninterested in the content. However, my issues with this school come from their use of funding and resident life. Now what I experienced was very rare and escalated way beyond where it should have gone, but it is still valid grounds to be criticized. If you have the option to commute from home, absolutely do it. Off campus housing does exist but is expensive due to the hight cost of living near Washington DC. On campus housing is dilapidated, moldy, and generally out of date. For starters, at least five dorms don't have air conditioning. Wicomico, Caroline, Carroll, Worcester, and Hagerstown do not have AC, so living in one of those dorms can be miserable in the summer. But even if you have AC like I did in Elkton, it may actually be worse. Elkton was infested with mold. We had mold since move in day and had it for a month, and many residents reported it. It wasn't until September 21st, a month after move in, that Res Life did anything. People were getting sick (I could not stop coughing and was constantly fatigued). They had to move all 555 residents into a hotel to remediate the mold, way after reports ran in. Before, they told us to just clean it and not do much. They took until about October 10th to fix it. Facilities like classrooms are nice and usually I can study alone in classrooms uninterrupted. McKeldin Library is outdated on the inside, but plenty of other facilities like Edward St John's or CSPAC or Iribe are much better than McKeldin. Class sizes are very dependent on major and what you want to take, but I haven't had issues with class sizes. Campus food is mediocre and sometimes meat can be undercooked, but there are usually some good and healthy options if you don't like everything. The Mongolian Grill at South Campus dining hall is the best spot on campus, and has gluten free and vegetarian and vegan options. There is a vegan station at every dining hall if you are vegan, but I can't comment on how good it is. Socially, you will struggle if you're not a fan of alcohol. It's huge on this campus. Same with Greek Life. Typical Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays usually involve people going to Cornerstone, Bentleys, or other bars near campus and drinking, or hitting up Fraternity Parties. Not my thing, but if that's what you like then you'll be fine. I will give College Park props for being so close to the Metro, meaning you can explore all DC has to offer basically whenever. The town of College Park and the Route 1 area is highly lacking in local or family owned restaurants. You go to Wisconsin-Madison, State College PA, Ann Arbor MI, or any of those college towns and you see plenty of family owned and local restaurants near campus. College Park lacks that. But to make up for that, you have DC so close and can get your fix in DC. Extracurricular activities are abundant, with plenty of religious, advocacy, ethnicity-related, sports clubs and organizations. You're bound to find something you like. Overall, I give UMD-CP about a 3.5 rating. If you're in state, it's a great choice. Out of state, you'll definitely want to visit and make sure you love it.

Samantha
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Overall, it's a great school to get that University experience. But as with any University experience it depends on the peop...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

Overall, it's a great school to get that University experience. But as with any University experience it depends on the people you decide to hang out with, and the experience really depends on what you make of it. There are opportunities at the university but you as the student have to make the effort to go find them - it won't be spoon-fed to you. Otherwise, the university is an all around solid university. It has it's pros and cons but nothing extremely out of the ordinary.

Kiranyi
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As of today UMD has really opened my eyes to the told around me. It has helped me to be able to develop a deep sense of indep...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

As of today UMD has really opened my eyes to the told around me. It has helped me to be able to develop a deep sense of independence while also taking advantage of my youth. At first, UMD could seem a bit overwhelming due to its size but eventually you will get used to it and see that it has a lot to offer, you just have to take advantage and go for it.

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