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University is more than school learning, it's aboutQuite BrightJournalism
University is more than school learning, it's about growing your mind in a myriad of ways: socially, challenging your organizational and leadership prowess, providing outlets to try out a variety of job like functions - like a radio station announcer or drama or counseling, study abroad, sororities, multiple internships in the real world or american studies TA. At maryland you get to do it all, just seek it out and it's there for you. I lived a 24 hr day during 4 years there and loved every minute while still maintaining a 3.7 average. Car tickets are the only negative!
4th Year Female -- Class 1987
Education Quality: A+, Faculty Accessibility: C-
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I love this school.Not so brightPolitical Science
I love this school. The people are generally friendly, the academic work is definitely at the level you would expect for a college of this status. Walking around campus, you see plenty of construction for new buildings/renovating old ones. The only problem I have is that the state has cut some funding to the school, which the campus is definitely feeling. Also, the School of Behavioral and Social Sciences does not receive enough money for the amount of students it has. Other than that, it's a great school. I love being near DC. You can go to clubs, museums, and it's great for internships. All you have to do is hop on the metro!
1st Year Female -- Class 2013
Faculty Accessibility: A+, Campus Aesthetics: F
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I have only been at Maryland for aQuite BrightEconomics
I have only been at Maryland for a semester as a transfer student, but wanted to leave a review. When transferring, I applied to some very competitive schools, and UMD was absolutely the last place I wanted to go to. Well, I ended up having to come here, and on top of that as a commuter. Because of this I have not been especially integrated into the community, but was greatly surprised that I actually have come to like UMD! The classes are challenging and at least two teachers I've had this semester were really excellent.

The campus is so big, that everybody is bound to find something/somebody they like. During my short time here, I have met many people with whom I would want to be great friends.

I heard great things about the Study Abroad program, and most of the exchanges are free! Almost every department has a ton of resources to take advantage of, but especially career center I think excels at that.One complaint I have is the lack of diversity (though the university claims otherwise). I am not of US origin, and love meeting people from other countries. I haven't encountered this at Maryland, though. Almost everybody is from EastCoast US (lower states, which is not very interesting). However, living at the Language House next semester, I hope I meet more international people or at least people who are close-minded in their world-view.

1st Year Female -- Class 2012
Useful Schoolwork: A, Individual Value: F
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