University of Maryland University College Reviews
Student & Graduate Reviews (179)
Awful. The undergrad program was pretty good, but the graduate program sucks. Professors are less than helpful and completely un-engaging. They recently started an "85 is a good grade" policy and since then professors grading seems to be totally random with no explanation as to how or why a grade is received, but if you start to get too many A's, expect some low B's to counteract them even when you actually follow the same type of outline for the next assignment. There is no rhyme or reason to it. Interactions are contrived and the course content is a joke. Seek your masters elsewhere. This does nothing other than pad your resume so you can say you have a masters, which is worth it if you're already in the field, but not worth it at all if you aren't or need to actually learn something.
Worst online school ever. LEO is unorganized and crashes frequently. The financial aid office has to be called numerous times for you to remind them to do their job. Money making school only that's what they care about it ! UMUC. Stay away from this school!!!
I find this school to be very good. Business courses are very good, especially the project management courses. Instructors are pretty good for the most part. The occasional bad one here and there but that is to be expected. Being that I have been to both a traditional brick and mortar school and now online college there is a difference in the education. I enjoyed sitting in a classroom and having an instructor right there to ask questions too, but I also like the convenience of online courses. The hardest part about online courses is making sure that you understand what the professor is asking. However, if you do have issues the instructors are really really good at clarifying it for you. I hope this review gave you some idea of UMUC.
This school curriculum is build for student like me- busy with a full time job, married, kids, and that still wants to pursue a college career. Don't let that fool you though, you are still required to perform just like any regular student. Their online program is one of the best for busy adults, and for those that rather do 8 weeks of school instead of the regular 16. Finally, this school is military friendly. If you are in the military-active, reserve, guard- this school program will work with your abnormal schedule to help you achieved your goals.
I enjoyed my time at the University of Maryland. I felt I got a good education from very knowledgeable and dedicated professors. The degree I earned has been instrumental in my career and in finding a job coming out of college. I felt the University did a good job of getting me in front of employers and finding potential job opportunities.
This school's course work is maddening! The reviews with 1 and 2 stars are very true based on my experiences. This school is full of busy work for you to do and very little else. I think the only way to go through their courses and not scream and plot on giving up at least once a week is to not have a life, no family, job, anything else to do. I just don't see how anyone can do this and be happy with it and feel they are learning anything if they have all that and are trying to make a decent grade on a course at UMUC. It's like they are trying to make this impossible. Six weeks of boring, unengaging conversations are the worst parts of the courses. The facilitators don't even do that so they for sure don't teach you anything or help you learn in any way at all. Other schools always have more material, examples, etc. for me to use than UMUC. That's awful. This school is clearly in it for the money and not to help you walk away with a degree and ACTUAL knowledge you were supposedly putting time into gaining here. This school's courses are akin to those freeware ones you find at many, many schools offering them online now in that there is no one there to help you, not in a real way you would expect at a higher learning institution.
I was doubtful when I started here because majority of online schools are joke.. however, UMUC changed my opinion completely. It was hard. I actually had to spend hours and hours on assignments and studying. I studied my first 3 years at a bigger " actual" university so I definitely have something to compare... I learned alot and it definitely helped my career.
UMUC is a good option for full-time employees, and graduate students. The course load is average, however, I learned a lot. All the exercises helped me to think critically, and those are relevant to work too. I am happy with the program. I am recommending to go for the Project Management program.
UMUC made continuing my education during active duty service convenient, and hassle-free. I was worried at first about the quality of instruction I would encounter from an online school, but every professor I dealt with had an impeccable record of academic and personal achievement. My professors were able to share real world experience from both private sector, and government positions. The online interface takes little time to get comfortable with, and tech support always quickly assisted with any issue I had.
Pros: 1. They take your other undergrad credits and apply to general ed courses. I had a BS from another college, and they took ALL the credits. Relatively cheap compared to other online programs. 2. Subpar education. Professors don't pay attention, and the resource provided in course content/resources are subpar. I routinely find other (and much better) resources on my own on Youtube, etc. and regularly purchase textbooks to supplement your content. If it weren't for that, I'd learn very little. 3. Discussions are stupid. We all reply about similar topics--do I really have to write up a discussion, then comment on other peoples' discussion on the same topic? Like what am I to tell them? "Good job on doing your inane homework this week?"