University of Maryland-Baltimore Reviews

  • 82 Reviews
  • Baltimore (MD)
  • Annual Tuition: $34,877
92% of 82 students said this degree improved their career prospects
94% of 82 students said they would recommend this school to others
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Student & Graduate Reviews

Rachael Holmes
  • Reviewed: 2/25/2013
  • Degree: Social Work
"The School of Social Work at UMB has great students and faculty. However, the rigor of the program is lacking, as well as, support for night and part-time students. The internships are one of the best parts of the program."
Sebastian Tron
  • Reviewed: 2/15/2013
  • Degree: Law
"The safety is a concern but the president mentioned this year that he is going to be working hard and spending significant resources to enhance the safety of the area. The school is excellent!"
Jacqueline Boualavong
  • Reviewed: 2/6/2013
  • Degree: Social Work
"Faculty are very supportive. You get 2 years of internship and experience. And the material taught is current and current and supported by evidence based research"
Anonymous
  • Reviewed: 1/24/2013
  • Degree: Pharmacy
"I think we have a strong infrastructure set in place and so we are challenged to continue to keep it this way and to not relent. We can use some help with more safety measures due to our location in downtown Baltimore. This will prevent future incidents like the one's experienced lately. All in all, the students and faculty are nice, friendly and very forthcoming."
Taneeka Richardson
  • Reviewed: 1/23/2013
  • Degree: Nursing
"I am a first semester student so I don't habe alot of incite as of yet. However, at new student orientation, the staff seemed to be readily availiable for students, the program has open labs and a student sucess student as well as academic coaching to help you suceed in the program. From what I can see thus far, the staff really cares about their students. All the slides are up on blackboard and lectures are video tap and linked with the powerpoint presentation!!! As of now, I love it and I am excited to get the semester started! Lastly, the staff will pair you up with an advisor who works in the fieild you are interested in. #Classof2012"
Taneeka Richardson
  • Reviewed: 1/23/2013
  • Degree: Health Sciences
"A pro is that the staff really cares about the students. The program has alot of resources to help students succed in the program. A con is it is very expensive to attend!"
Katrina McGowan
  • Reviewed: 1/22/2013
  • Degree: Nursing
"As someone with a bachelor's degree and work experience related to the medical field, the Clinical Nurse Leader Program at University of Maryland is perfect for me. It's an entry level masters level RN program that focuses on not only qualifying me to become an RN but also how to utilize other experts in the hospital in order to provide the best patient care."
Cecily Staples
  • Reviewed: 1/16/2013
  • Degree: Social Work
"Title IV-E program is definitley a positive"
Shannon Cooper
  • Reviewed: 1/16/2013
  • Degree: Social Work
"I feel that my graduate program is one of the best in the country!"
Yeree Kim
  • Reviewed: 1/14/2013
  • Degree: Pharmacy
"Pros Great quality and competitiveness Lectures are recorded and uploaded to view online Two campuses to choose from (Baltimore, Shady Grove) Large faculty Off-campus living is inexpensive Public transportation available (Shady Grove) Free parking at Shady Grove Lots of student organizations Improved safety in Baltimore area (many cops on campus) Shady Grove campus is located in a very safe and friendly neighborhood Inexpensive in-state tuition Cons Expensive out-of-state tuition Technology needs more improvement (online lecture videos do not support mobile devices) Students at Shady Grove do not get transportation to Baltimore campus Students at Shady Grove do need to go to Baltimore campus to get more out of school experience and opportunities"
Yeree Kim
  • Reviewed: 1/12/2013
  • Degree: Pharmacy
"University of Maryland School of Pharmacy has a very competitive Pharm.D program with the greatest quality of education. Most of the lectures are video-recorded and available to watch online. The faculty is really helpful, and they are experts in their field. We have different pathways/programs to choose from, lots of student organizations, and many opportunities for hard working students. The Shady Grove campus is located in a safe and friendly environment with free parking available (public transportation, too). Shady Grove students usually watch lectures online, but labs and exams are held offline conveniently at the Shady Grove campus. Those who attend Shady Grove will eventually need to attend classes in Baltimore during 2nd/3rd years, but commuting is not bad. Our program has a great reputation, so it will be really advantageous for those who are interested in pursuing residency after Pharm. D."
Kristin Schreiber
  • Reviewed: 1/9/2013
  • Degree: Health Sciences
"Very expensive school to attend without scholarships. Overall I have enjoyed my experience"
Portia Wood
  • Reviewed: 1/7/2013
  • Degree: Law
"University of Maryland is a well respected univeristy on the East Coast. The course load is rigorous, the professors are challenging but fair and the grounds are great. I could not have asked for a better school to do my legal education. Some of the Cons include: a poor career development office and the surrounding area is in transition."
Amanda Knights
  • Reviewed: 1/3/2013
  • Degree: Social Work
"Overall, I am satisfied with the graduate social work program. The students are diverse and the professors are incredibly knowledgeable which creates a great learning environment. In the advanced year the field placement is also an important part of the curriculum which is necessary. However, I do not feel like the coursework is challenging. As I said earlier, the professors are knowledgeable so I am learning but the assignments are rather mediocre in difficulty and definitely less valuable than my undergrad curriculum. Also, the courses definitely focus on micro social work as opposed to the macro aspect so students looking to study the community organization or policy aspect of social work may consider another graduate school. On an unrelated note, the staff of the school (not the professors but the people in Financial Aid, Registration, and other departments) are incredibly rude and unpleasant to deal with so don't expect to be treated too kindly when you interact with them but that isn't too often. Just to reiterate my original point, I am satisfied with my overall experience at UMB but the curriculum could definitely be more challenging."
Taylor Geyton
  • Reviewed: 1/2/2013
  • Degree: Social Work
"I know several alumni of Umaryland, and all of them will tell you the same thing, the work is hard but well worth the effort. The school of social work prepares you to deal with the real life stuggles in the field. I would recoommend this school to anyone, it is my dream school."
Katie Howell
  • Reviewed: 12/29/2012
  • Degree: Liberal Studies
"The University of Maryland, Baltimore offers a competitive graduate student education where the students are not only prepared for a career in their field but also have great social lives outside the classroom."
Nancy Vincenzi
  • Reviewed: 12/4/2012
  • Degree: Social Sciences
"The availability of support from instructors, advisors, library personnel to various other departments is excellent. I believe there is room for improvement in field placement."
Leona Heath
  • Reviewed: 12/3/2012
  • Degree: Health Sciences
"It's a great program for second degree nursing majors"
Mara Shindell
  • Reviewed: 12/2/2012
  • Degree: Health Sciences
"The area around the campus is not entirely safe but the program is quite competitive, classmates are great and the school keeps up to date with technology."
Daniel Shu
  • Reviewed: 10/4/2012
  • Degree: Health Sciences
"School has good interdisciplinary connections"