University of Maryland - College Park Reviews
Student & Graduate Reviews (61)
Taking my first steps on the University of Maryland, College Park campus for the first time was definitely one of those life-defining moments for me. I did not know how many experiences and memories I was going to gather in the next four years. It was exciting, yet nerve-racking. Over time, I joined many different organizations that the college offered from becoming President of a social sorority to leading volunteer groups to perform eye exams on elementary children. The vastness of the universitys potential was in the palm of my hands and all I had to do was reach out and grab it. And I did just that. I networked with leaders and professors with a variety of backgrounds and thrived to become educated on numerous subjects outside my major as well. And that was the best part; being given the chance to learn about anything and everything while at the same time pursuing a specialty. Incorporating those new teachings with your own and having the opportunity to create my own major if I wanted too. I will always have UMD to thank for the opportunity to network with a diverse crowd and teaching me that its good to be different it helps you stand out. Whichever degree you pursue, from business to biology, each and every member of the UMD community wants you to thrive and be passionate. And they want nothing more than to help you reach your potential. I hope to one day teach at UMD myself and be able to give back to future generations what this diverse community has taught me. Go Terps!
Maryland's Environmental Science and Politics program is excellent for young people looking to peruse a mission-oriented career but who are unsure how to apply that. It gave me an opportunity to learn the local, national and international politics of environmental policies and figure out which path I'd like to pursue. The proximity to Washington, DC is convenient - I sought an internship at the national solar trade association, where I ended up working post-graduation. This program also provides students with a fundamental subject matter expertise in environmental science with the option to focus on either technical/hard science or political science. I chose the latter because I'm most interested in policies, but it's designed so that both tracks are intertwined so that left and right-brained students work together throughout the program and complement one another's skill sets.
Great program at UMD. I found that it was extremely rewarding and challenging. The Department of Biology and Chemistry were amazing. There were tutors constantly available and organized study sessions that were very helpful. I am extremely happy with my education from University of Maryland
The University of Maryland experience is all about what you make of it. Certain majors have more useful opportunities which can help with networking from an early place in school, whereas others are more lacking. The career center staff were not a helpful resource despite their efforts in offering practice interviews and resume assistance, but the career center website is a great tool to look for jobs. Most of the academic programs are good to excellent, but of course this depends on your major. The campus is beautiful, and will probably look completely different in a few years due to all of the rapid construction taking place in and around the school. Safety was never an issue for myself, but there have been thefts and assaults, as with any college town -- just be vigilant and don't make yourself a target. All in all, I'd recommend the university.
The Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering department has been one of the most fulfilling experiences I have had. When I first began my classes freshman year, I was worried because I felt that the majority of my classes were math, physics, and chemistry requirements as opposed to just chemical engineering classes. However, progressively, a larger and larger percentage of my classes were focused on chemical engineering and what used to be lecture halls of hundreds of random Clark school students turned into smaller classes of all Chem E's. The further I got, the more I got to know my professors and the more they tried to teach me about working in the real world. I enjoyed it so much, I decided to stay for graduate school.
MD was and is a great school and fully prepared me for the rigors of the real world. I left the University with a highly functional set of skills that I was able to quickly apply in the real world. Overall, I highly recommend it for your educational future
The anthropology program at UMCP is a great program. The faculty is diverse and has myriad experiences that enrich their teaching. There are also countless opportunities to engage in research and travel that are associated with different areas of anthropology, allowing you to explore these until you find your niche.
University of Maryland provides a great education with a beautiful campus that is centrally located. They were about finding your niche, which was easy to do. It seemed like there was something for everyone, and people felt free to be who they were. The classes were engaging, and even in large lectures the professors took the time to get to know me because I consistently sat in the front. The food was average, but there was always a wide variety. My college experience was great at the University of Maryland. I would recommend it to anybody considering it because it is so huge with so much to offer that anyone can fit it and excel.
I loved my classes and my teachers but wasn't thrilled with the social environment, however many people say they love it. If you are a Maryland resident UMD is a great school and you should definitely go there. If you are out of state, its not worth the tuition but if you get a good scholarship than I would suggest you also attend.
The University of Maryland, College Park is a hub of every sort of learning with which a student could hope to engage. The campus has endless opportunity for innovation and intersection in study, as well as established programs whose names draw recognition and respect in the professional world. For those seeking a large and diverse university experience, Maryland is certainly the place for you, and for those who wish for a more intimate learning experience, customization and networking within any given department or program provides the perfect team feel while assuring wider access to resources.