University of Maryland-Baltimore Reviews
It is a very large campus with students from all backgrounds. This school, due to its size is easy to lose yourself in and those from smaller towns or with retiring personalities may do just that. UMD is a party school, so if you like to party this may be the school for you. As to academics they have many wonderful educators available in many and diverse subjects on campus. As Maryland is a Southern State the weather is more moderate than severe, and usually quite enjoyable.
It is a big school, and you get what you make of it. It's easy to sit in the back of the lecture hall and never participate. I'm sure there are opportunities to take small class and engage with professors, should you choose to.
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.
I attended while I was in the U.S. Navy and they made it simple to complete my couse credits when I was home and abroad with their distance learning program.
No. It wasn't required for me start a business or grow it over time. You can pay subject matter experts for anything you need as you progress your business plan.
Follow your passion and pick a general degree if you have your not sure what career correlates what you are truly happy doing. Once you find it then, focus on it and invest in your self first.