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The University of Maryland - College Park

How this student rated the school
Educational QualityC+ Faculty AccessibilityC
Useful SchoolworkB Excess CompetitionC
Academic SuccessB Creativity/ InnovationC
Individual ValueF University Resource UseD+
Campus Aesthetics/ BeautyB+ FriendlinessD+
Campus MaintenanceD+ Social LifeD-
Surrounding CityD Extra CurricularsA-
SafetyD+
Describes the student body as:
Violent, Snooty

Describes the faculty as:
Helpful, Arrogant, Condescending

Female
Quite Bright
Lowest Rating
Individual Value
F
Highest Rating
Extra Curriculars
A-
She cares more about Social Life than the average student.
Date: Dec 09 2002
Major: Undecided (This Major's Salary over time)
If you want a quality education with a friendly positive atmosphere, UM is NOT the place for you. No one cares about you at all. Students are not friendly and most could care less about their education. What is important to a school like this is sports, beer, and getting publicity so they can make more money. It is by no means an educational atmosphere. I don't understand why it is supposedly difficult to get in here, because most of the students I have come in contact with strike me as slackers who would choose their career based on what the easiest major is. Basically any instate student can get in, and once they are they have no incentive to work. Dorms are like prison cells, dark with a single 3 X 5 window. Many times 3 or 4 people are forced to cram into a room meant for two because the University admitted too many students. Everything is over priced especially the food. If your meal plan isn't below a certain amout by specific dates designated by the dining services, they just take the money away from you. With a school of over 30,000 that becomes a lot of money that the school basically steals from you. If you're interested partying and getting completely trashed all the time, UM is a great place for you. Although on some weekends there are a few other things to do, all most students want to do is spend 5 hours getting ready to just stand cramped in someone's backyard or basement and drink cheap beer with a few hundred other kids. Most students at UM only care about that, not themselves or their futures. People say that in a large school you'll be more likely to find people like you, but I disagree. Perhaps there are people like you, but they are very difficult to find, especially when everything is overshadowed by the loud-mouth jerks that come in mass quantities. The choice is yours, but I'm leaving as soon as I can.
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