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This is a great school to attend.AverageBiology
This is a great school to attend. You have many resources available to you, and there are many activities you can get involved with. With that being said, I know there are a lot of people who complain about campus safety, which is the main reason I am doing this review. The truth is that College Park is very safe. People who say that College Park is "ghetto" have never actually lived in the "ghetto." Relative to the location the real crime happens south of College Park in the southeastern portion of D.C. and Prince George's County. Believe me when I say that College Park, especially on campus, is like heaven when being compared to places such as Capital Heights, Bladensburg, District Heights, Suitland, Congress Heights, etc. Many people like to bring up crime statistics in the area and on campus, but keep in mind a lot crimes that happen on campus are in fact committed by students. Yes, I know this may be hard to believe, but not everyone is perfect. College is a place where a lot of mental problems can start and there will be instances of rape, murder, etc. at a lot of college campuses. I am not trying to say that College Park is the best college town, but it is a lot better than people make it out to be. You can worry about safety all you want, but as long as you don't go out of your way to cause trouble, you will be safe. And if you are really that worried then stay away from the southmost green line stops on the metro, make sure you utilize the bus system, and stay on campus if possible (if you are a full time student with housing and a meal plan, there is no reason to be venturing off of campus)
1st Year Male -- Class 2019
Surrounding City: A+, Useful Schoolwork: F
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This school prepares you for the real world.AverageMechanical Engineering
This school prepares you for the real world. They do not baby you here, as in other universities. More often than not, there is no attendance grade. It's your choice to go to class, just like it's your choice to go to work. The university is very helpful when it comes to career advice as well. There are plenty of opportunities for entry level jobs and internships. You just have to have enough gumption to take advantage of all the opportunities.

It's all what you make it. And I am proud to call myself a terp!

1st Year Female -- Class 2016
Social Life: A+, Perceived Campus Safety: D+
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I felt like just a number.Quite BrightChemistry
I felt like just a number. The university definitely does not care about you, and is much more concerned with money: if they showed the slightest bit of care, it was to keep the student body placated. From parking tickets to transcript fees, this school (if you could call it that) tries to nickel and dime you. A heavy emphasis is placed on athletics, making the rest of the student body feel like second-class citizens.
4th Year Male -- Class 2013
Surrounding City: A, Innovation: F
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