University of Maryland - College Park Reviews

  • 286 Reviews
  • College Park (MD)
  • Annual Tuition: $35,216
95% of 286 students said this degree improved their career prospects
96% of 286 students said they would recommend this school to others
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Student & Graduate Reviews

Beibei Zhang
  • Reviewed: 8/3/2017
  • Degree: Accounting
"Great school with excellent staffs. The University of Maryland has lots of helpful professors and staffs to guide students. They provide a bunch of activities to engage students with professionals and give suggestions to assist students in achieving their career goals."
Ashley Eure
  • Reviewed: 7/28/2017
  • Degree: Clinical Psychology
"I am very excited to be a part of the Clinical Psychology MPS program! According to the director, there is a 70% acceptance rate into PhD programs after completion of this program! While I am a new student, I have heard nothing but great things about the program itself."
  • Reviewed: 7/12/2017
  • Degree: Psychology
"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."
  • Reviewed: 6/29/2017
  • Degree: English
"I chose UMD because of the excellent research opportunities in College Park and the DC area, the numerous opportunities to obtain alternative funding, and the strong faculty representation in my field of study. Furthermore, as an out-of-state student, I've had a lot of support and insight from the Department and the University concerning housing advice and financial aid."
Heather Stokes
  • Reviewed: 6/26/2017
  • Degree: Teaching
"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."
  • Reviewed: 6/25/2017
  • Degree: Cybersecurity
"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."
Jared Price
  • Reviewed: 6/23/2017
  • Degree: Fitness Trainer
"The University of Maryland, College Park is a remarkably beautiful campus that offers top-notch education along with providing many options to facilitate growth and education. Classes are difficult, but if you are willing to put in the work to succeed, then the knowledge you will gain from Maryland will propel you further and separate yourself from other competitors."
Timothy Middleton
  • Reviewed: 6/21/2017
  • Degree: Systems Engineering
"University of Maryland College Park has excellent graduate programs that are recognized in industry, government, and the private sector. Their faculty and staff are comprised of people whom are very accomplished, which is shown through various courses. They have research opportunities available that allow students to gain real world experience."
Shan Williams
  • Reviewed: 6/15/2017
  • Degree: Economics
"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."
Vonda K. Bellante
  • Reviewed: 6/12/2017
  • Degree: Management
"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"
Madeline Pifer
  • Reviewed: 6/5/2017
  • Degree: Medical Assistant
"The University of Maryland Hearing and Speech Department is an excellent program offering a rigorous curriculum with countless opportunities for real world experience. The faculty are all highly seasoned and students have opportunities to work with world renowned researchers. Our campus is one of the most diverse universities of its caliber, and has a prime location right near Washington, D.C. I earned a Bachelors degree at UMD, and am now pursuing a Masters degree. I would absolutely recommend the Hearing and Speech Department to other students interested in pursuing speech language pathology."
Yacob Birgane
  • Reviewed: 6/2/2017
  • Degree: Electrical Engineering
"I was a transfer student from Montgomery community college as Electrical Engineering student. The first day I started at UMD, I was extremely overwhelmed with the size of the campus, the parking, and the number of people. It seems so large at first, but then it gets much smaller. Most of my classes took place in one building so I got the hang of it pretty quickly. The teachers are excellent. Business and Engineering programs are nationally ranked. I am still in touch with few of my professors. I am going to start my graduate class this fall. I would recommend it to someone looking for a diverse community, rigorous academics, and a good degree. I got a job less than a month after I graduated and have been employed since."
Alison Pack
  • Reviewed: 5/31/2017
  • Degree: Psychology
"University of Maryland provided endless opportunities. From meeting other students from different backgrounds to offering a huge variety of majors/minors/clubs/greek life/study abroad programs to take part in. Looking back, I feel like I could've taken better advantage of these opportunities, so I urge anyone looking to attend a school that puts a copious adventures are your fingertips, University of Maryland is the place to go. I took part in Residential Life as a Community Assistant, worked Security with Student Entertainment Events, played intramural soccer, and studied abroad in San Sebastian, Spain, just to go you an idea of what type of experiences I was able to have -- and yet I still wish I did more!"
Julie Roby
  • Reviewed: 5/31/2017
  • Degree: Business Administration
"University of Maryland has MBA classes available at Universities of Shady Grove, Baltimore, DC, and College Park. It's very convenient for working students. So far, I've taken classes in data analytics, marketing, finance, economics, and IT. Everything I've been taught has been immediately applicable to real world business scenarios."
  • Reviewed: 5/27/2017
  • Degree: MBA
"For the EMBA program the professors are so incredible and the classes so much fun that I love going to class on weekends. This program is well rounded and balanced and I look forward to the coming months. It is definitely rigorous and not for the faint of heart in terms of time commitment and dedication."
UM school
  • Reviewed: 5/22/2017
  • Degree: Computer Science
"It's a real good school, especially in CS"
Master Chemist
  • Reviewed: 5/22/2017
  • Degree: Chemistry
"College is a place to explore new points of view, and challenge your understanding of the world."
  • Reviewed: 5/22/2017
  • Degree: Health Sciences
"The program was hard but I learned a lot. We had a great community where we all helped each other to succeed"
  • Reviewed: 5/22/2017
  • Degree: Pharmacy
"Its an awesome university. Teaching faculty is also very good."
  • Reviewed: 5/22/2017
  • Degree: MBA
"My education was helpful in landing a job at Deloitte."