University of Maryland, Baltimore County Reviews
Student & Graduate Reviews (12)
The University of Maryland,Baltimore County is an amazing university. Specifically, the school of social work operates like a family unit. It could not have wanted anything better for myself than this school. I have had the opportunity to network with various professionals , and the ability to learn more about the field than I ever though imaginable. The professors there are excellent with real world knowledge and a professional drive that is remarkable. Their only focus is your learning. I cannot say anything more than that the professors there have been in your shoes , and are aware of the challenges that you will be facing and are willing to work with students every step of the way.
I lived on campus during all four years of my undergraduate career while completing my B.S. degree in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology. This degree, being a dual degree, offered much in the way of hands-on learning and lab work. I learned a vast majority of industry relevant techniques from numerous top-rated faculty and staff present at UMBC. They were not only able to communicate course material in ways that can be applied to real-world situations, but also made themselves available for tutelage and help via phone, email or office meetings even outside of class hours. It is because of the exemplary education that I received from my very own counselor, who was also one of my favorite professors at UMBC, and professors that I was able to receive a job opportunity at the Walter Reed Naval Medical Center in Bethesda two months after graduating. I would highly recommend UMBC to any and all prospective students interested in the fields of science and medicine.
The program prepared me well for industry, but there were only a handful of tracks within engineering and it would have been nice to have opportunities in other areas of engineering. The campus was small enough to have more individual interaction with teachers, but not too small either.
College furthers your education to prepare you for the working world. It helps teach you problem solving skills and social skills that will greatly help you succeed in a career.
I attended UMBC as a transfer student having previously attended a local community college. My experience upon my transfer was nothing short of fantastic from the moment I stepped on campus. I felt welcomed right away and was excited to get my educational career rolling. I met so many new, interesting, and driven people which was a wonderful atmosphere to be a part of. After two years, I graduated with a degree that I was excited about, but thought I could set myself up for even more success if I continued my education. I loved it there so much that I am actually now attending Graduate School at UMBC. I am loving every minute and cannot wait to put the skills and knowledge that I had acquired through UMBC to use in my future career.
While I did not end up pursuing a career in the arts, my degree has prepared me incredibly well for my future jobs. I am currently in graduate school preparing to become a teacher for grades K-3, and I feel that my degree equipped me with an aresnal of tools that have helped me become an engaging and active teacher. I am also getting certified to be a Child Life Specialist and my Acting degree is incredibly useful in helping children cope with hospitalization, as it helps me empathize with the children, but also helps me provide an escape for the children through guided imagery, which is a skill I learned in school. I was also required to take courses in other fields, which provided a foundation of learning which set me up for success in the future.
It's a hard-science-friendly school. If you are in the liberal arts, I would look into a different school. Also, not the best school for graduate studies. Again, more emphasis is put on for undergraduate studies.
UMBC was nothing short of a wonderfully challenging and rewarding experience. I transferred to UMBC from a small community college seeing as though I was not sure of exactly which content area I wanted to pursue a degree in. After transferring in 2011, I decided on Psychology - a field in which there are many avenues to build a career or further your education. Over the next two years until I graduated, I worked with many different professors and each one was more helpful than the next. The teachers truly do want you, as a student, to succeed and do well. I found this out very early on when I took on an extremely difficult load of classes in my very first semester. As time went on, I learned to work efficiently because of the tips I had been taught over the years. This ultimately lead to my success and eventually my desire to go back to school and pursue a Master's degree. UMBC is a wonderful institution and I would highly recommend it for anyone who is passionate about learning in an environment that is filled with teachers passionate about their students' success.
The school itself was good. The dean is the absolute best you could hope for! But the program I was in was under staffed and needs more professors and a better variety of courses. Most of the professors were really good but two, out of a total of five, were very poor at teaching.
UMBC has a strong history program and great teachers. Though the program does not require an internship, you should look for one since it will augment your strengths once you graduate. Overall, I enjoyed my time at UMBC and gained a solid education and now work within the field of history doing what I love.