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The University of Maryland - College Park

How this student rated the school
Educational QualityA- Faculty AccessibilityA-
Useful SchoolworkB+ Excess CompetitionA-
Academic SuccessA+ Creativity/ InnovationB+
Individual ValueB+ University Resource UseA-
Campus Aesthetics/ BeautyA FriendlinessB+
Campus MaintenanceB+ Social LifeA-
Surrounding CityA- Extra CurricularsA-
SafetyB
Describes the student body as:
Friendly, Approachable

Describes the faculty as:
Friendly, Helpful

Female
SAT1310
Quite Bright
Lowest Rating
Safety
B
Highest Rating
Academic Success
A+
She rated most things higher than other students did.
Date: Feb 09 2008
Major: Criminal (This Major's Salary over time)
The University of Maryland is an incredible school in so many ways.

Pros:

  • Athletics: Games for all sports are a ton of fun and
  • school spirit/pride is extremely high. We do get a bad rep for cursing at games, which is unfortunate.
    Some students do take it too far but most are respectful.
  • Academics: Challenging yet not too overwhelming.

  • Professors are actually, for the most part, very welcoming and willing to help. Students are afraid because the campus is large and there is a large student body. But after your first semester (when pretty much everyone is new), you will see people you know everywhere. I am in my 4th and last year, and I know at least 1 person in all of my classes.
  • People/nightlife: The people are very friendly and,
  • though there are only really only 4(kind of 5 if you include the Mark) bars within walking distance, they have awesome specials and fun atmospheres. They can get kind of crowded, but are still worth it for the good prices and fun nights like Power Hour, $1 domestics/$1 rails, etc…

    The campus is beautiful, no matter what anyone says. We have the longest collegiate mall lined with tall, shady trees.

    Cons:

  • Safety: To be honest, there is a decent amount of
  • crime around campus, mainly robberies. Though this is unfortunate, I feel safe 95% of the time. I also think a lot of college campuses have crime, so it is not a reason to not attend Maryland. Hopefully the University will improve on this in the future.

    That is the only 1 real con I can think of…the dorms are not the greatest ever, but they are definitely liveable and have a fun, friendly atmosphere.

    Check out UMD. It will provide you with an awesome 4 years!

    Also - there is a ton of diversity on this campus; racially, religiously, politically. There is no brainwashing. There does seem to be a slight liberal slant on the campus but, if anything, that has just helped me to cement my conservative beliefs!!

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