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

4.0 out of 5 stars
BHS - 7/27/2015
Degree: Business
Graduation Year: 2006
"I absolutely loved it. College was the best 4 years of my life and it didn't disappoint. Made lifelong friends and would definitely recommend."
3.1 out of 5 stars
John - 7/27/2015
Degree: Teaching
Graduation Year: 2011
"A great school with a lot of diversity. Willing and able to work with each student to assist in the needs of a variety of students."
3.4 out of 5 stars
KB - 7/13/2015
Degree: Communications
Graduation Year: 2006
"I transferred from a small (~2,000 student) school to UMD my junior year. While I LOVED the larger student body, the larger class selection, and the larger activities selection, it was really hard to be a transfer student halfway through college. If you don't like where you are at after two semesters, transfer right away. College goes by so fast that any time spent unhappy is truly wasted."
4.8 out of 5 stars
lj - 8/7/2014
Degree: Finance
Graduation Year: 2015
"Love this school. They've given so much back to me and made my undergraduate career so much easier. The Smith business school is stellar - students get a strong background in all aspects of business. I didn't particularly like the degree I got, but I do know that the instruction I received was top-notch and that I will be able to apply everything I learned to whatever career I find in the future."
3.5 out of 5 stars
Rachel - 8/6/2014
Degree: Social Sciences
Graduation Year: 2015
"Although initially attending the university for financial reasons, the extracurriculars have truly made my time here an unforgettable experience--it really is what you make of it."
4.5 out of 5 stars
Tanisha Wells - 8/6/2014
Degree: Small Business Management
Graduation Year: 2014
"The program is hard to get into but once you are in its pretty easy. The classes are fun if you get the right professor and the people are fun. You really learn alot and the professors usually have relevant and recent information on the subject."
4.0 out of 5 stars
S. Davis - 8/6/2014
Degree: Management
Graduation Year: 2013
"My Masters Program at UMCP was a good experience. Coming into the program I was very knowledgeable about IT from my undergrad experience so I was well prepared. The program is very lax in homework and is more about enriching students with knowledge and not about giving assignments every week. All the courses I took in person as well as the few I took online were very interactive and was group-centered. I got a chance to work side-by-side with really great people who were very diverse in their background as well as nationality. While I was there I was working full-time and didn't get a chance to really interact like I wanted to with the staff and other students out of class because of my work schedule. I believe that's the only thing I would of done different. Overall great experience."
4.5 out of 5 stars
Anonymous - 7/21/2013
Degree: Finance
Graduation Year: 2009
"Tell us about your college experience.Maryland was a great fit for me because of focus on creativity, innovation, and entrepreneurship. Whether it was through my insturction in the business school or in the various leadership opportunities available outside of the classroom, the idea of becoming the best you that you can be, even if that meant going against the grain, was always stressed. And that fits perfect with my mentality.Would you get the same degree if you could start over?Yes I would, because I learned a lot in my Finance degree that is directly applicable to what I am doing now.What advice can you offer other students?I would tell students to never take for granted the time you are given in college both in and out of the classroom. And also to take advantage of any networking opportunities and relationships that you may build with other students and alum."
4.3 out of 5 stars
Anonymous - 5/25/2013
Degree: Marketing
Graduation Year: 2002
"Yes, I got a full time job in my field before I graduated. My school schedule was flexible and allowed me to go part time and finish. Yes, but I think I would have dual majored in both Marketing and Fine Arts - Acting. People have told me I missed my calling and getting up on stage helps with speaking or giving presentations to large audiences. DO NOT choose a major based on "what's hot", what companies are currently looking for, etc. Job trends change so frequently that by the time you finish school your choice my not be relavant. Find the thing you love, your passionate about. What have you always been interested in as a child? What are your hobbies? Answer those questions and find a way to make it a career, no matter how strange it might seem. You spend most of your life either at work or sleeping. So you need to love your job and have a good mattress :-)"
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