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The University of Maryland - College Park

How this student rated the school
Educational QualityA- Faculty AccessibilityB-
Useful SchoolworkC+ Excess CompetitionB+
Academic SuccessC Creativity/ InnovationB
Individual ValueC+ University Resource UseB-
Campus Aesthetics/ BeautyA- FriendlinessB
Campus MaintenanceB Social LifeB+
Surrounding CityC Extra CurricularsA
SafetyC+
Describes the student body as:
Friendly, Approachable

Describes the faculty as:
Helpful, Arrogant

Male
SAT1250
Quite Bright
Lowest Rating
Academic Success
C
Highest Rating
Extra Curriculars
A
He cares more about Academic Success than the average student.
Date: Sep 27 2003
Major: Mechanical Engineering (This Major's Salary over time)
Although UMCP is largely a commuter school, there are more than enough students living on campus to make things fun and interesting. It is amazing how many clubs and extra-curricular activites there are on campus. However, don't expect opportuities to drop on your lap; you actually have to be independent enough to look around and find activities that you enjoy. The student body is extremely diverse. This means that you'll be able to make a lot of cool friends. I have to admit that since I live around the area, a lot of my firends also came to this school. Even so, I rarely spend too much time with them. The academics here are pretty easy - at least for the first semester. Most of the material in your first few classes are almost like a review from high school. I'm sure things will get much tougher in the semesters to come. As for the social scene at Maryland, I find it fairly decent. The school tries to sponser events every now and then, but the majority of the fun comes from partying. There are parties almost every night and a lot of people drink here at Maryland. I personlly don't drink - and I don't feel like I'm loosing out on anything. There are so many other things to do on campus. The most important thing is to try to get involved. Find a group that you are interested in. Find a group of people that you feel comfortable to be around. I have only spent a few weeks here at Maryland and I love this school! It is awesome. Sports are always a highlight. If you come here, you definitely have to see a football or basketball game. As for right now, I couldn't imagine going to another school. This is a great place to be. Go Terps!
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