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The University of Maryland - College Park

How this student rated the school
Educational QualityF Faculty AccessibilityC
Useful SchoolworkF Excess CompetitionD
Academic SuccessF Creativity/ InnovationD
Individual ValueD University Resource UseC
Campus Aesthetics/ BeautyB FriendlinessF
Campus MaintenanceC Social LifeF
Surrounding CityF Extra CurricularsB
Describes the student body as:
Arrogant, Snooty, Closeminded

Describes the faculty as:

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Date: Mar 25 2015
Major: Philosophy (This Major's Salary over time)
I hate this school and I hate college park city. It is my fault since I decided to go to school so close to home but it was the cheapest option honestly if you don't have a concrete idea on what you want to do take a gap year! I'm black/mixed with an international background, have traveled all of my life until I got to Maryland where I stayed for 8 years. I wantnothing more then to leave this state yet I enrolled in college here becauseI really didn't have any other options. This was a bad idea not only did itleave me with no with ethic but it was a waste of time and my parents trust and resources. Anyway UMD is boring if you dpnt share the common American interests of sports fraternities and repetitive bars. if you are very outgoing which I am not,I'm sure you will be she to find a more satisfying use of time than I did but if you are at all cultures out unimpressed by sub standard partying and entitled ugly girls then I guarantee you will find yourself conforming to have fun. I really think that my experience is a bit unique and as a result maybe you should not put asmuch weight into this review however I will say that overall I had a bad experience. I would have much rather gone to school somewhere in Europe for a fraction of the cost or a state with a significant international population. I am black to the university and although I did bit experience any racism directly I could definitely feel it. Parties are very weary in allowing minorities into there parties and for good reason. Many of the black student body are just plain irritating and can be violent. Seriously I think black people have a harder time here not because whites are intolerant but because other blacks have given such a bad reputation. The other problem is the surrounding area. College park is a shit hole,I've never been jumped ot threatened because I'm over6foot and black but I can see how others may feel intimidated. The minorities who live in collegepark can be straight up violent and I would assume that some parties cannot tell the difference. I would say if you are black but do notfit in the black culture i.e ask your friends are black then go to somewhere else like California or somewhere with a smaller black population.
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