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Overall, UMD is a large, above average (academically)BrightComputer Engineering
Overall, UMD is a large, above average (academically) public research university. That being said, it's easy to get swallowed up in the sea of students. In order to make friends, you have to join some kind of group because everyone is pretty cliquey. It's not too hard to though unless you're really anti-social because there are tons of clubs and greek life is prevalent. I didn't go in expecting much in terms of social life because I'm majoring in computer engineering and a lot of the students are the typical introverted geeks you'd expect them to be. The athletic programs are great here though and it's fun to go to all of the games, football, basketball, lacrosse, etc. With computer engineering, you'll get a TA that doesn't speak English well about 1/4th of the time but the professors all know what they are talking about and for the most part teach well (there's always a few bad ones no matter where you go). The TA's and professors try their best to help out the students, especially if you personally ask. I don't regret coming here because it's cheap for me (in-state, presidential scholarship) and I'm learning a lot academically. The social life was never a huge part to me because I still have made a few good friends and don't go to lots of parties anyways. I would recommend anyone considering UMD to give it a good chance and possibly visit as any kind of person could succeed and have a good time here.
1st Year Male -- Class 2019
Education Quality: A, Individual Value: 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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This is a great school to attend.AverageBiology
This is a great school to attend. You have many resources available to you, and there are many activities you can get involved with. With that being said, I know there are a lot of people who complain about campus safety, which is the main reason I am doing this review. The truth is that College Park is very safe. People who say that College Park is "ghetto" have never actually lived in the "ghetto." Relative to the location the real crime happens south of College Park in the southeastern portion of D.C. and Prince George's County. Believe me when I say that College Park, especially on campus, is like heaven when being compared to places such as Capital Heights, Bladensburg, District Heights, Suitland, Congress Heights, etc. Many people like to bring up crime statistics in the area and on campus, but keep in mind a lot crimes that happen on campus are in fact committed by students. Yes, I know this may be hard to believe, but not everyone is perfect. College is a place where a lot of mental problems can start and there will be instances of rape, murder, etc. at a lot of college campuses. I am not trying to say that College Park is the best college town, but it is a lot better than people make it out to be. You can worry about safety all you want, but as long as you don't go out of your way to cause trouble, you will be safe. And if you are really that worried then stay away from the southmost green line stops on the metro, make sure you utilize the bus system, and stay on campus if possible (if you are a full time student with housing and a meal plan, there is no reason to be venturing off of campus)
1st Year Male -- Class 2019
Surrounding City: A+, Useful Schoolwork: F
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