University of Maryland - College Park Reviews
Student & Graduate Reviews (47)
I was a transfer student from a small community college. The first day I started at UMD, I was extremely overwhelmed with the size of the campus, the parking, and the number of people. It seems so large at first, but then it gets much smaller. Most of my classes took place in one building so I got the hang of it pretty quickly. The teachers are excellent. I am still in touch with one of my professors. She wrote me a letter of recommendation for graduate school. It's a really good school, I would recommend it to someone looking for a diverse community, close to two cities (Baltimore and Washington, D.C.), rigorous academics, and a good degree. I got a job less than a month after I graduated and have been employed since.
I attended UMD as a nontraditional student - returning to school as an adult, veteran, transfer, commuter student. What I loved the most about UMD is that there no matter what walk of life you come from, there is some form of support available here to help you. In the same vein, no matter what your interests are, because this is such a large school, there are undoubtedly others who share your interests. Diversity of one of Maryland's greatest strengths!
University of Maryland provided me with everything I needed after graduation. UMD has such a huge network outside of campus. My first job interview was with a UMD grad, and I truly believe that connection was a major factor in me getting the job. UMD had numerous career fairs and opportunities to get in the face of numerous companies and sell myself. They provided help in finding jobs and internships while in school as well. The social life was beyond amazing, I always say it was the best 4 years of my life!
Great University. For anyone considering attending a school in the DC area, I feel this is the one to be. Has a traditional campus setting and is one of the largest research institutions in the country. Business and Engineering programs are nationally ranked. If you want the full University experience, this is the place to be!
I loved the University of Maryland, it was a great place to grow and mature. There are many opportunities for students who want to get involved. I recommend doing all that you can during your undergrad and making the most of the experience. The campus is beautiful and being close to DC is a huge plus! There are internships and job opportunities galore.
The geography program is great. Very good instructors and many avenues to pursue. Prepares you well for the world while also providing resources to enjoy time in school. GIS can be applied to many things and can most likely be paired with another academic interests of yours
Taking my first steps on the University of Maryland, College Park campus for the first time was definitely one of those life-defining moments for me. I did not know how many experiences and memories I was going to gather in the next four years. It was exciting, yet nerve-racking. Over time, I joined many different organizations that the college offered from becoming President of a social sorority to leading volunteer groups to perform eye exams on elementary children. The vastness of the universitys potential was in the palm of my hands and all I had to do was reach out and grab it. And I did just that. I networked with leaders and professors with a variety of backgrounds and thrived to become educated on numerous subjects outside my major as well. And that was the best part; being given the chance to learn about anything and everything while at the same time pursuing a specialty. Incorporating those new teachings with your own and having the opportunity to create my own major if I wanted too. I will always have UMD to thank for the opportunity to network with a diverse crowd and teaching me that its good to be different it helps you stand out. Whichever degree you pursue, from business to biology, each and every member of the UMD community wants you to thrive and be passionate. And they want nothing more than to help you reach your potential. I hope to one day teach at UMD myself and be able to give back to future generations what this diverse community has taught me. Go Terps!
Maryland's Environmental Science and Politics program is excellent for young people looking to peruse a mission-oriented career but who are unsure how to apply that. It gave me an opportunity to learn the local, national and international politics of environmental policies and figure out which path I'd like to pursue. The proximity to Washington, DC is convenient - I sought an internship at the national solar trade association, where I ended up working post-graduation. This program also provides students with a fundamental subject matter expertise in environmental science with the option to focus on either technical/hard science or political science. I chose the latter because I'm most interested in policies, but it's designed so that both tracks are intertwined so that left and right-brained students work together throughout the program and complement one another's skill sets.
Great program at UMD. I found that it was extremely rewarding and challenging. The Department of Biology and Chemistry were amazing. There were tutors constantly available and organized study sessions that were very helpful. I am extremely happy with my education from University of Maryland
The University of Maryland experience is all about what you make of it. Certain majors have more useful opportunities which can help with networking from an early place in school, whereas others are more lacking. The career center staff were not a helpful resource despite their efforts in offering practice interviews and resume assistance, but the career center website is a great tool to look for jobs. Most of the academic programs are good to excellent, but of course this depends on your major. The campus is beautiful, and will probably look completely different in a few years due to all of the rapid construction taking place in and around the school. Safety was never an issue for myself, but there have been thefts and assaults, as with any college town -- just be vigilant and don't make yourself a target. All in all, I'd recommend the university.