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University of Maryland University College
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Avg. time to find work: Found a job before graduating
% career related to degree: 78%
Average reviewer salary: $55,455

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Degree: Legal Studies, General
Graduation Year: 2005
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Attending UMUC really prepared me for the rigorous Master's Program in Law at Champlain College Online. I graduated in May, 2005, and I was highly engaged as a student and challenged by every professor that I encountered in course work. The professors were highly qualified & experienced judges, and lawyers who were very demanding with instructions and perfection. I did my best to give them exactly what was required. Learn the rules and follow your syllabus carefully by READING & PRINTING IT because this is your road map for SUCCESS. As with anything in life, it is your responsibility as an individual to do the best that you can by always preparing yourself to go beyond what is required, by only doing the minimum just to get by. Anyone can be an average student but a great student knows he or she will have to go well beyond exceptions to stand out and above your peers. Do not wait until an assignment is due at midnight to begin working on it at midnight or waiting until the night before the assignment is due to turn in a ten (10) page paper full of spelling errors, improper reference citations, and plagiarism. Trust me, most experienced professors can tell by the first sentence if it's your own words in writing. Always remember, on your first day of class online at UMUC when a professor ask you to submit an introduction of yourself is mainly to identify who you are but more importantly, establishing your writing style so they can recognize when you submit a paper that is not being written by YOU. From reading the reviews, it sounds like the financial aid department is much worse. I personally learned from the beginning to advocate for myself by reporting serious mishaps of students who failed to handle my paperwork correctly to the Vice President of Financial Aid and then the Director of Financial Aid always made sure my paperwork was handled correctly by doing itself. Just a suggestion that have always worked to my advantage. Get to learn some of the staff working in the financial aid office by becoming friendlier instead of becoming an enemy & you will begin to see a difference in how your paperwork is being processed. You can always catch many BEES with honey than with Vinegar. God Bless

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University of Maryland University College - BA ...
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Degree: Education, Other
Graduation Year: 2012
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I received both a bachelor's degree and master's degree from University of Maryland University College. The education was wonderful. The undergraduate program took about 6 years going part time, but I got credit for 30 credits of prior learning through their EXCL program. Faculty had a lot of academic and real world experience. My major was communications. The graduate program was a Masters in Distance Education and e-Learning. This program, obviously, was entirely online, with instructors based all over the world. This program prepared me to teach online in my undergraduate major of communications (business writing).

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A good school that could be great with better o...
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Degree: Law
Graduation Year: 2014
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I loved the school and the teachers. The only thing lacking was organization in the administrative side. There were always issues with registering for classes or anything that involved paper (which I don't know why everything isn't automated in 2014). It's a manageable hurdle, but definitely requires a lot of active follow up on the part of the student.

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Degree: Homeland Security, Other
Graduation Year: 0001
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Due to financial difficulty I had to withdraw from the course. After having withdrawn from the course informing the school situation they still charged me for the course and would not credit that value towards another course. When I further trying to discuss with members of the campus I was transferred multiple times only to be told to send an email. The reply was not helpful as they continued to charge for something that I didn't take.

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Degree: Information Science/Studies
Graduation Year: 2001
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Attended UMUC European Division. Great classroom experiences, professors were knowledgeable, expert in their subject areas, and provided invaluable mentorship. Comps and thesis were tough!

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Sartise Johnson - 3 months ago

Please choose wisely before choosing this school. The people behind this school are running a scam. I enrolled here while on a deployment and didn't even take a class, now the school says I owe 700.00 dollars. PEOPLE PLEASE DON'T DISREGARD THIS WARNING! Go to a different school... UMUC IS A SCAM!!!!!!

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Degree: MBA
Graduation Year: 2009
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I enrolled here based on a recommendation from a friend and fellow UMUC MBA graduate. In hindsight, I wish I had taken my time to choose more carefully. This program pushes paper out the door efficiently as long as you pay, so if you're self motivated, you can learn and earn your degree, but so will a handful of other ignorant slackers that barely put forth any effort. This was quite frustrating and disappointing so you'll have try your best to stay focused and select to work with the right group of people. The networking opportunities are not great at all. You get your degree and that's it for the most part...$20K+ and nothing but echoes afterwards. Their career center is a complete joke, lacking any serious support or interest from any angle. I went to back school as a result of the financial crisis, while taking some time off, I decided to apply for a job while working on my MBA at UMUC and work somewhere within the academic environment to keep busy and be involved. I interviewed for a position I was well overqualified for, and the very young team of employees interviewing my actually asked me if I would "feel uncomfortable working with younger people and reporting to a younger manager considering my age" (I was just 39 at the time). I laughed at yet another UMUC debacle and left and decided to take the rest of the year off while I finished my MBA and wait for the economy to rebound. I should have scared the crap out of those young fools with a little EEOC lesson. In the end, I found a job through my own professional networking efforts, my MBA did little to support my professional career. Still, I'm glad I earned it. I successfully stayed true to my commitment to get the most out of the material and earn A's (B's are more readily available, A's require effort) and it feels good to have an MBA, although one from a more respected and prestigious school would have been much more. Thanks and good luck.

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Happy with UMUC!
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Degree: Communication, General
Graduation Year: 2014
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I started at UMUC in 2009 when the courses were the traditional 16 week semesters, however I had to take a year off from 2010-2011 (due to a move) during this time they converted over to 8-week courses. I much prefer the 8-week schedule as it allowed me to take more classes each semester without them overlapping unless I wanted it that way. I have been very happy with my experience at UMUC. I started out at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro many years ago and in comparing the two schools, they are not much different other than the fact that one is tailored to meet the needs of online students and the other is a traditional school. The curriculums were similar and most of my credits transferred in, just a few that didn't make the cut because of grades or the time gap. Both schools had professors I loved and hated and classes that were easy and hard. I worked my butt off for my degree and my grades reflected it as I graduated cum laude. Most of my professors were helpful but there were a few who were not. I liked the smaller classes compared to some of the bigger classes I attended at UNCG. My online classes were never more than 30 people, if that. When I went to UNCG, I had classes with 100+ people in them and professors who didn't care. I also had students who were idiots just like at UMUC. With any school and any degree, you get what you put into it. There may be professors and other students you don't like, but that is the same in life. If you feel there is a problem, there is always someone in the school to help. Any of my issues (which were minor) were resolved through my advisor. All in all, I am very happy with UMUC experience and I would definitely recommend this school to anyone who has a busy schedule but wants to complete their degree.

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Degree: Environmental Studies
Graduation Year: 2014
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If you want to graduate with some knowledge, then this "school" is not for you. The only advantage this school can offer for you is the opportunity to get a graduate degree somewhere else because it is still considered to be accredited. The professors in this school do not care about you, you are left alone to read your books, the students complain that open book exams are hard. I can go on and on. The only reason why I went there because they accepted my credits from the military, and since I was active duty I could not go to a traditional school. Now, I am still on active duty, but I have time to go to a regular school. I am starting my MBA next year in a state university. You will never get a respected job with a degree from umuc, it is nothing, people will laugh at you. I guess the positive reviews for this school come as propaganda from its PR department or lazy students. Sorry guys no offense. This school only needs money from you, do not go there!

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Chris - about 1 month ago

I attended UMUC and recently graduated with an associaties before moving. I thought about pressing on and obtaining a bachelors, but none of there business degrees are aacsb accredited. Truthfully, I didn't think about business accrediting agencies at the time. The only accrediting agency I did notice was the iasbc for the MBA. Granted on-site classes are convenient, I'd feel more secure pursuing an online business degree accredited by the aacsb. I'm not a fan of online courses, but I'll work with what online options I've researched.

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Degree: Information Technology
Graduation Year: 2014
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Some of the professors do not provide useful feedback and it appears that anyone can be a professor. Plenty of times I did question the grading of my submissions because there was no relevant feedback so one wonders about the quality of grading.

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UMUC is a very innefficient school
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Degree: East Asian Studies
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I enrolled in this school in July 2013. Since the very moment I enrolled I have been suffering because the school's administration is a mess. The classes and professors are very good but the management of the school really makes me regret enrolling in the school. The different departments work in a very disorganized way. Every time I call asking a question or asking for help they tell me something different and ask me to do things that were not really required later. The admissions department accepted my application and after a year with them did not let me enroll in further classes because they said there was a problem with my transcripts, the financial aid department took for ever to arrange my financial aid awards and let me use them, the department that did the evaluation of my courses refused to take most of my credits from my previous college and it took me two months to fight them and have them accept my credits, the advising department told me something different every time I called and I had to call constantly due to automatic e-mails they sent by accident asking me for something. I think if this is the best online school in MD I don't want to see the worst.

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