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Just finished my freshman year and UMD seemsBrightCriminal
Just finished my freshman year and UMD seems pretty competitive and academically challenging. I like a lot of the courses available but unfortunately we have WAY too many core requirements, some of which I think are really a waste of my time.

We have more food around here than anyone could ever need--Starbucks, Vitos, Jimmy John's, Bagel Place, etc. and bus transportation is great--but parking costs way more than it should.

The party scene used to be better with the Turtle but it's still decent--so long as you make sure to drop your red solo and run for it when you see those obnoxious flashing car lights that just scream I'M TAKING YOU TO COURT FOR DRINKING ONE YEAR UNDER THE LEGAL AGE. The faculty is usually helpful but the cops in this town are more concerned with chasing drunk students on a Friday night than catching real criminals. Also don't ask them questions even if you're sober, a lot of them seem to think that's a crime too.Too many people get jumped around here--definitely don't walk by yourself at night, even if it's not that far!

1st Year Female -- Class 2014
Campus Maintenance: A+, Surrounding City: F
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I had a good experience at my school.Quite BrightAccounting
I had a good experience at my school. However, you need to be ready to look out for yourself because UMCP is a big school. There's a club, organization, or major for everyone. Academics are important as sports. BUT, UMCP students can come across as arrogant because although it's an awesome school, UMCP is not the best one . As in, it's not the best school in North America. Just a little bit of humility and more class would go a loooong way.
4th Year Female -- Class 2005
Education Quality: A+, Surrounding City: C
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This is a VERY big school.BrightPublic Health
This is a VERY big school. If you live on north campus there is a 20 minute walk to classes on the Mall. Most of your tuition is spend building new stuff , from buildings to the flowers on the ground. Which the grounds get maintained every other week and once a week during the hot months. Making friend is okay , if you are greek it becomes 10xs more easier but generally there is a friend for everyone. Outside of that , not so much. You cant really find a group of people that easily. Most people who come here know at least one person already.Classes are HUGE, especially most gen eds you have to pay extra attention if your professor does not speak English. Another thing is that it lives up to its name . CP is a very big party school . Actually if there is ever a thing of partying too much they take the cake. Most people have fake Id's so that is a way they happen to get into stuff. It's not a bad school you just have to find your place here.
1st Year Female -- Class 2018
Innovation: A+, Surrounding City: C
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