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The University of Maryland - College Park

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I only came to be closer to homeAverageOther
I only came to be closer to home and it was awful. People are rude and stupid. A lot of students have no class and behave like animals. The amount of scandals that have been under wraps is awful. They will do their best to not let things get out if possible. They care more about how shiny the campus appears than how the students really are. I wish I never went there but I had to. The only thing that got me through were my friends.
4th Year Female -- Class 2015
Campus Aesthetics: A, Surrounding City: C
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Terrible dining! Food is decent, but extremely expensive.Not so brightBiology
Terrible dining! Food is decent, but extremely expensive. If you're a big eater, you're only allowed at the buffet-style dining hall once per week. All other times, it cost you $19 to use it. No weekend brunch buffets. The A La Carte is extremely expensive too. Two pieces of pizza, a salad, a soda, and a piece of cake = $26
1st Year Male -- Class 2016
Education Quality: A+, Campus Maintenance: F
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I hate this school and I hate collegeBrightPhilosophy
I hate this school and I hate college park city. It is my fault since I decided to go to school so close to home but it was the cheapest option honestly if you don't have a concrete idea on what you want to do take a gap year! I'm black/mixed with an international background, have traveled all of my life until I got to Maryland where I stayed for 8 years. I wantnothing more then to leave this state yet I enrolled in college here becauseI really didn't have any other options. This was a bad idea not only did itleave me with no with ethic but it was a waste of time and my parents trust and resources. Anyway UMD is boring if you dpnt share the common American interests of sports fraternities and repetitive bars. if you are very outgoing which I am not,I'm sure you will be she to find a more satisfying use of time than I did but if you are at all cultures out unimpressed by sub standard partying and entitled ugly girls then I guarantee you will find yourself conforming to have fun. I really think that my experience is a bit unique and as a result maybe you should not put asmuch weight into this review however I will say that overall I had a bad experience. I would have much rather gone to school somewhere in Europe for a fraction of the cost or a state with a significant international population. I am black to the university and although I did bit experience any racism directly I could definitely feel it. Parties are very weary in allowing minorities into there parties and for good reason. Many of the black student body are just plain irritating and can be violent. Seriously I think black people have a harder time here not because whites are intolerant but because other blacks have given such a bad reputation. The other problem is the surrounding area. College park is a shit hole,I've never been jumped ot threatened because I'm over6foot and black but I can see how others may feel intimidated. The minorities who live in collegepark can be straight up violent and I would assume that some parties cannot tell the difference. I would say if you are black but do notfit in the black culture i.e ask your friends are black then go to somewhere else like California or somewhere with a smaller black population.
3rd Year Male -- Class 2014
Perceived Campus Safety: A, Education Quality: F
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