University of Maryland - College Park Reviews
Student & Graduate Reviews (61)
UMD is the best school by far. The school has reputation both in research and academic. Good way to leverage your academic experiences to establish your dream career. I have had the privilege to back and continue my graduate study even for better advancement.
UMD has excellent tutoring and other assistance for undergraduate and graduate student veterans. The Terp Vets has and is making huge differences in military veterans and their spouses's life while attending college. They do kayaking, deep diving lessons, canoeing trips, and tons volunteering help us get involved and build relationships. I 100% agree that is should be every separating military service-members' top choice for public higher education, and for addition scholarship needs. The level of networking and bonds and immersion into college life for former military students is unmatched in any other school.
My overall experience at the University of Maryland was fantastic. The professors are well versed in their craft and I made memories to last a lifetime. I truly felt like I was a part of something special which attending UMD. I liked my experience so much that I decided to return in order to obtain my MBA. My second time around, I am a military spouse and have found UMD to be extremely accommodating towards my military lifestyle. I was able to defer my enrollment in preparation for my husband returning from deployment, which was extremely important to my family life.
UMD has a small school feel in a big city. With the location so close to Washington D.C. you have endless possibilities. One thing everyone asks themselves as they go to school is 'Can I find a job afterwards'. With its proximity to D.C. there is a ton of entry level jobs for anyone. As far as the school and the education I feel that the school give their students all the tool you need to succeeded. One negative thing I will say is sometimes you feel like you're at a cattle farm of students. With class sizes 350+ it is hard to get that one on one time with professors.
I went to the University of Maryland almost thirty years ago so it has changed quite a bit. But I got a great education and have been thrilled to see how much effort has gone into upgrading the already strong Journalism program. The real-world, work experience opportunities are exceptional. I have a would hire a Maryland graduate without hesitation.
Very large and somewhat overwhelming, but has a lot of resources available to students
I love Maryland. Great campus, lots of people, perfect location. Wide array of majors, ideal for someone that isn't sure where life will lead.
Maryland seems like a giant campus and can look overwhelming, but once you're there you get used to it. There are so many different kinds of people and clubs and its easy to find something you love to do and meet people.
Pretty good school. Lots going on on campus, but the town it is in is pathetic as a college town. So it's lucky it's so close to DC, which is a great town for students.
Loved Maryland. Big campus, lots of opportunity, lots of fun.