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The University of Maryland presents itself as notAverageBiology
The University of Maryland presents itself as not being one of those big school, when in reality it very well is a big school. I have been at the University of Maryland for less than a year and hate it. The social life on campus sucks unless you are in a frat. Due to the vastness of the school it is hard to find people who are willing to make friends and who you are willing to have as friends. Overall, there isn't much of an intelligence here. There are no intellectual conversations and the classes are so big that you could never have a dialogue with your teachers or fellow peers. In conclusion, the University of Maryland is a terrible choice of a school and if I could choose all over again I would. I am proud to say that I will be transferring out at the end of the year.
1st Year Male -- Class 2014
Education Quality: B, Individual Value: F
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Going to this school was the biggest mistakeQuite BrightOther
Going to this school was the biggest mistake of my life. I did not want to go here but because of financial issues and my mother's wishes I ended up here. I want to transfer as soon as possible. I am just a number here, and I have found that people seldom reach outside of their own cliques to make friends. People who like to party and get drunk this school may be for you. I live in the dorms and I sometimes am forced to go to the other floors to use the restroom because the bathroom across the hall is littered with evidence of the party the night before. This place drives me crazy. Also, people get away with things that are clearly illegal and are let off with a "warning." There are a large amounts of resources but some of the teachers are not concerned with helping you.
1st Year Female -- Class 2014
Education Quality: A+, Collaboration/Competitive: F
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Maryland architecture school was a complete waste ofQuite BrightArchitecture
Maryland architecture school was a complete waste of money and time....simply an awful school led by stuck up charlatan professors with little to no building experience who love teaching outdated rhetoric about greek and roman temples. This is the limit of their knowledge. The faculty is a low level collection of 3rd rate post modern architects who haven't even built anything worth noting in their entire lives.

Brian Kelly is a complete joke of an architect. A sniveling worm with a napoleonic complex which is rivaled only by his lack of talent and his pseudo-intellectual eye-glasses.

Maryland architecture is a total joke. The condescending smug faculty is a joke. They have all the arrogance and none of the talent.

Notice how much talent they put out in the professional architectural world.....none.Avoid maryland's garbage architecture "program" and head to a real institute of learning.

5th Year Female -- Class 2014
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