University of Maryland - College Park Reviews

3.96 out of 5 stars
(69 Reviews)
  • College Park (MD)
  • Annual Tuition: $35,216
92% of 69 students said this degree improved their career prospects
97% of 69 students said they would recommend this school to others
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Student & Graduate Reviews

3.6 out of 5 stars
Emilie D. - 2/22/2018
Degree: Health Sciences
Graduation Year: 2014
"The University of Maryland Dance program is an excellent choice for those students who already feel comfortable in their technique and are looking to bolster their creative talent in choreography, improvisation, and movement exploration. The school has a focus on post-modern dance and has somewhat limited offerings in other styles."
4.0 out of 5 stars
Willem Kalbach - 12/31/2017
Degree: History
Graduation Year: 2017
"The history department at the University of Maryland (UMD) was amazing for me during my four years of undergraduate study. Aside from one or two introductory courses, class sizes were small and professors were encouraging and incredibly easy to approach. Additionally, the school offers top notch academic resources through their libraries, the university archives, and easy access to Washington, D.C. On top of that, UMDs abundance of resources proved especially helpful to me for my coursework. On the negative side of things, towards the end of the program, most elective courses began to feel too formulaic and the few discussion-based and challenging classes like the capstone HIST408 felt far and few between. However, at the same time, the slowing down provided more opportunities for me including the abilities to pursue a second major, academic and athletic extracurriculars, and student employment at the university archives. Overall, at the undergraduate level, UMD presented me with a major which I could tailor to both my academic and career interests."
4.4 out of 5 stars
M. Marius - 12/29/2017
Degree: Sociology
Graduation Year: 2014
"The University of Maryland is a highly diverse educational institution. Its proximity to Washington D.C. and other landmarks offers UMD students a unique variety of educational and future employment opportunities. If a student needs assistance, UMD staff is ready to help. Whether its academic advisors to help guide students in their academic progress or the campus career center to introduce students to many resources that will enable graduates to find jobs after earning their degrees, the UMD staff are ready and willing to take the time to assist students with a wide range of resources. The dormitories also allow for a comfortable living experience for students who are new to living away from home for the first time. There are also several campus events, clubs, and various other social opportunities for students to network and create long lasting friendships that will last a lifetime. The University of Maryland is a place for new beginnings and opportunities for students who are ready to take that next step forward."
4.5 out of 5 stars
Ahmed Steadman - 11/19/2017
Degree: Fitness Trainer
Graduation Year: 2003
"I received my Bachelor of Science degree at the University of Maryland, College Park. I initially pursued a Biology degree for the first 3 years, but ultimately attained my degree in Kinesiology. Both degree programs prepared me for entry into a graduate program. However, I moved to California after college and gained employment in the transportation industry. Ive decided to go to Santa Monica College to retake science courses that act as prerequisites to eventually pursue a Masters degree in Physician Assistant studies. I need to retake college courses over again in review to promote my success at a Masters Program for Physician Assistant studies at a university of my choice."
3.5 out of 5 stars
Jimmy Z - 9/27/2017
Degree: Biomedical Engineering
Graduation Year: 2017
"Overall, I think the bioengineering program offered at UMD is a good entryway to a career in biological engineering because of the variety of classes offered and the expertise of the faculty. The courses offered covers the foundation of skills necessary to pursue the career, from the fundamentals of mechanics to the special applications of bioengineering. One suggestion I would make regarding my experience with the program is the lack of emphasis in the "specific tracks" of the program. The tracks are used to tailor elective classes for a specific subfield of bioengineering. Unfortunately, I feel that they are not effective. I do realize that the program recently underwent reorganization of the curriculum, so tracks could be more effective currently. The program has improved and is more robust than before."
5.0 out of 5 stars
Christine - 7/12/2017
Degree: Psychology
Graduation Year: 2016
"Choosing to go to the University of Maryland, College Park has been one of the best decisions I've made. Before enrolling, I was only aware of the school because the majority of my family members had graduated from the school and loved it. After I enrolled, I realized how beautiful and welcoming the campus, faculty, and students were. The campus is huge, which requires a lot of walking but that only gives you more time to enjoy all aspects of the school. All of my professors were pretty great. They were always there when you needed help or just to talk, and they were friendly and approachable. While an undergraduate there, I was able to form many lasting relationships with my former professors. I even had various opportunities to work alongside them in assistantships. The classes offered here are undoubtedly rigorous, but they do push you to become better students and in most cases, you leave having the sense that you learned something great and applicable to your future. Overall, my experience as an undergraduate here was an amazing one."
3.8 out of 5 stars
Heather Stokes - 6/26/2017
Degree: Teaching
Graduation Year: 2017
"I appreciated the flexibility and corporations of the teaching personnel. As a Navy veteran who recently transitioned back into civilian life understanding that our work weeks were never only 40 hrs made completing homework and tasks much more manageable."
2.0 out of 5 stars
2016-2017Student - 6/25/2017
Degree: Cybersecurity
Graduation Year: 2017
"I have been very frustrated with this program. The interaction is very limited, with no response from the University for any problems. I've been automatically dropped from classes by some decision in the system 2 or 3 times for example... very frustrating. E-mail to program director, no response. E-mail to school president, no response. Tell tech support, student advising or teacher in class dropped from, gee, sorry... nothing we can do about that. During some courses, with perhaps a hundred pages of required reading per week, you are often given the actual reading list just at the beginning of the week. Assuming you wanted to read it, this likely means that you will not be able to read the required reading. Labs too, for this IT class, can often not work. Technical support does indeed answer the phone and try to help, but on more than one occasion I have been told that they would try and get back to me within 24 hours! Teacher can't help. Hmmm, lab is 20% of grade, due tomorrow night. Rise in blood pressure. The assignments have apparently been used for years, so there are many copies of completed assignments returned with a Google search (sadly not the reading list, however). What will a future employer say about a degree from such a program? Not sure, but it is a worrying thought. The syllabus has been out of synch with the class in a couple of classes, and the teacher wasn't aware of this. Again, missed work, missed learning experience, and increased frustration. The material covered is interesting. The price is low. Just wish they'd fix a few things... and there seems to be no way to send feedback to the system."
5.0 out of 5 stars
Shan Williams - 6/15/2017
Degree: Economics
Graduation Year: 2016
"The economic degree path, although not my first choice was indeed an excellent choice. I had the opportunity to broaden my knowledge in Urban economics, sharpen my analytical skills, ability to look dissect a problem, acknowledging different viewpoints, laws, previous and current research, and give possible solutions to current problem/affairs."
4.0 out of 5 stars
Vonda K. Bellante - 6/12/2017
Degree: Management
Graduation Year: 2004
"I attended University of Maryland in various locations in Germany. The Instructors were flexible with the curriculum given we were in a war status. Classes were well attended and the assignments kept up with real world situations in business, economics, psychology, etc. I was able to apply my military experiences to papers and projects and for that I am grateful"