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Let's look a crime statistics for the UniversityQuite BrightFinance
Let's look a crime statistics for the University of Maryland. Source: US Department of Education
Criminal Offenses - On-campus 2003
a. Sex offenses(forcible)-11
b. Robbery-11
c. Aggravated assault -23
d. Burglary-148
e. Motor vehicle-theft71
f. Arson-2
Here's an article titled "Robberies sugre on campus" from the University's own newspaper, the Diamondback, about the increasing crime on campus.

1st Year Male -- Class 2006
Education Quality: C+, Campus Aesthetics: F
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UMD has been going down, and I meanBrightFinance
UMD has been going down, and I mean way down. There currently is a housing crunch so bad that about 1,100 people each year don't get campus housing and this crunch won't be resolved for years to come. The surronding city of college park is just a ghetto. Do not go out into the city at night, you will surely get robbed. The city is like a tiny Detriot, complete with your shady figures and drug dealers. Academics have also dropped, UMD dropped like 3 places in the 2004 national college rankings while other public Universities it was comparable to a year ago gained upwards of 10 places. The campus itself can be described in one word-UGLY. The lack of state funding for this school really shows with cracked pavement, buildings that need to be repaired, and construction projects that were never finished. College park is going down hill and it looks like this downward slide is going to continue for decades. Do yourself a favor and go to a better university.
2nd Year Male -- Class 2007
Collaboration/Competitive: B+, Campus Aesthetics: F
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Please. Save yourself.BrightNutrition
Please. Save yourself. Its too late for me but save yourself from this incredibly disorganized and negative environment. You will feel like a number the entire time. Advising is COMPLETELY useless. Admin is completely useless as well. They will never help you with a dang thing unless you have a very specific question and then all of a sudden its very important and "how could they forget to tell you?". Most people never get to graduate on time due to lack of information they received as freshmen and sophmores. You will never get any attention except for when you owe money. They will pull the carpet from underneath you like "no more paper bills" without ever sending a single notice out to the students. Or the good old "no more senior housing" in mid april when most people have already found housing for the upcoming year. OR even the "you cant graduate on time because this class isnt applicable because you took it when you had 59 credits, not 60". WHY DOES IT MATTER!? I am graduating in may (thank god) and I do not know a single person that has anything really good to say about this school. Most even feel the same as I do.

another note: NEVER become a dietetics major unless you enjoy years and years of upper level science classes with no pay-off and dealing with the snobbiest classmates this school has to offer. Good school if you just want to get drunk all the time while having some joke major.

4th Year Female -- Class 2009
Campus Aesthetics: A, Education Quality: F
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