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The University of Maryland - College Park

How this student rated the school
Educational QualityB+ Faculty AccessibilityB
Useful SchoolworkB Excess CompetitionB
Academic SuccessB Creativity/ InnovationB
Individual ValueC University Resource UseC
Campus Aesthetics/ BeautyB FriendlinessC
Campus MaintenanceB Social LifeC
Surrounding CityB+ Extra CurricularsC
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Describes the faculty as:
Friendly, Helpful

Quite Bright
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She cares more about Extra Curriculars than the average student.
Date: Mar 02 2004
Major: English (This Major's Salary over time)
There are good and bad aspects to this university. The size of the school can be intimidating, but if you are someone that is willing to adjust you will do fine. The diversity is okay. I think the percentage of minorities is quite low. It is said that this school is a microcosm of the U.S. That said, I think they can do better. Students like others that have commented need exposure to other cultures within this country. The attitudes toward minorities at this school are pretty bad. I think many of the students have preconceived notions and treat them accordingly. If I were a minority I would think carefully about attending UMD. It's not as minority friendly as some might think. That said, the student body overall is very competitive, arrogant and intelligent. I think Maryland is a good school but you have to have a certain personality to survive it. If you want to grow, learn tolerance and experience a quasi-urban environment, I think you will like it. If you are only comfortable with people that look, act and think like you, then you should not go to Maryland.
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