University of Maryland Global Campus Reviews

  • 255 Reviews
  • Adelphi (MD)
  • Annual Tuition: $12,336
72% of 255 students said this degree improved their career prospects
63% of 255 students said they would recommend this school to others
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Student & Graduate Reviews

Antonette Goodwine
  • Reviewed: 12/22/2020
  • Degree: Political Science
  • Graduation Year: 2021
"Do not apply to this school. They do no care about your family issues that would prevent you from taking your classes. They say that mental health issues are not good reason to have exceptions granted to you. They said you were not the person with mental health issues, and your minor child’s status does not count. The state will go on your credit report for money you should not be responsible for paying back, material change in circumstances that are out of your control. Do not believe the commercials! This is all a scam to fail you and take your money."
Chris Simmons
  • Reviewed: 10/14/2020
  • Degree: Healthcare Administration
  • Graduation Year: 2022
"This can be a good school, but you have to make sure you choose the right professor. For example, there is this professor named Stephen Pew, who is disrespectful, rude, and is always on a power trip. He gives student's terrible grades if they speak out against him and he wants you to focus on his class only which can hurt your grades in other classes. Also, when trying to get this issue resolved with the higher ups, it gets passed around and the issue doesn't get resolved. This can be a really good school, but all it takes is that one professor to mess up your entire GPA and graduation record. Make sure to speak to your advisor regarding which professors you should learn from."
Christopher F Williams
  • Reviewed: 8/31/2020
  • Degree: MBA in Healthcare Management
  • Graduation Year: 2018
"I regret every red cent I spent there. Supposedly this school is military friendly and they do have a monopoly on every single base I've ever been to, but I took my Master's Degree in Healthcare Administration over to the Air Force and then the Navy because I was under the illusion that I was going to be an officer. They wouldn't even accept the degree's credentialing. Not even with superior academic achievement. Meaning I wasted a small fortune on a degree that isn't worth the price of toilet paper. The instructors are well meaning but too underpaid to care and on two occasions they just disappeared to be filled in by someone else halfway through the semester. Their collections department is like the freaking mafia. On 3 separate semester's I was turned into collections because they "recalculated" my tuition and "mysteriously", I owed more money for my worthless degree plan. The school was a huge mistake. I left and decided to go to a good school but whenever I apply to a job I have to explain why I will not be able to give them transcripts from this degree mill. They wont send them to me because I refuse to send them any more money. UMUG or UMUC or whatever they are calling themselves now a days is one of the biggest regrets I have in my life. I've written Stars and Stripes hoping they would do an expose to stop more service members and their families from going there but they don't seem interested."
Christopher F Williams
  • Reviewed: 8/31/2020
  • Degree: Healthcare Administration
  • Graduation Year: 2018
"Absolutely the worst academic institution. Makes its money off of service members and its family but the degree isn't worth the price of toilet paper. The Air Force wouldn't even accept my Master's in Healthcare Administration. That's right the US. Air Force wouldn't even accept a master's degree from this "military friendly" institution. Its a complete rip-off, a waste of money. Oh and they will try to rob you of every penny. Every semester, they would recalculate my tuition so that I owed them more once my classes started and send me threatening collections notices. I wasted a fortune of government GI bill funds on this degree mill. Its the worst. I regret my decision to go here every day of my life."
Joe Anonymous
  • Reviewed: 5/29/2020
  • Degree: Business Administration
  • Graduation Year: 2020
"I have been going to UMGC for a few years now. I graduate in a couple of months. I have also attended a community college back home for a couple of years. Instructors are a hit and miss. There are teachers with PHDs and masters from very reputable universities and others right from UMGC. I have had good ones and bad ones but more good than bad. Assignments vary like the instructors, some are helpful and others not so much. I do not like the quizzes and exams from UMUC as it becomes ridiculous ciphering through 5-10 links with 100 pages in each (not all). CTRL + F is your best friend at UMGC. I am ok with getting my degree from them and I will be pursuing another. If I had another school to choose from I would probably get my second bachelors elsewhere. I think grading is pretty fair but sometimes inconsistent. That being said I think UMGC is an average school and still feel good about getting a degree from them."
askme
  • Reviewed: 5/28/2020
  • Degree: Accounting
  • Graduation Year: 2020
"UMGC is terrible. They make students write the same papers every course. There's a Career Exploration assignment, which is basically an underhanded way of making students sign up for their worthless CareerQuest site. There's a research tracker, which they say is used in real life, but after working in accounting for several years I have yet to have a boss ask me for one. There's an Academic Honesty assignment, which is a perfunctory attempt by the university to scare you from plagiarizing. And for all of these assignments, you'll have to write a unique paper each course. That takes up a fourth of the semester you paid $1,000 for. The second quarter of the semester you'll be replying to discussion posts that have no real relevancy to the CPA exam. The last half of the semester is comprised of a poorly trained professional pretending to be a professor by demanding you jump through hoops, not as a means to an end, but as a means to themselves. Ultimately, you won't really learn much, but the school will get your tuition payment and you'll get to say you passed ACCT XXX. Yippee!"
James Lankford
  • Reviewed: 5/15/2020
  • Degree: Cybersecurity
  • Graduation Year: 2019
"UMGC provided me with easy to access classes and nearly zero cost coursework and applications for class. Being a "online" school I found the majority of my instructors to have a laissez-faire attitude. Since the majority of instructors and professors are on a part-time basis and have much higher real-world priorities assignments are lazily graded and easy to excel at. If you are already working in the field you are striving to get a degree in, this is a great school to get that degree check in the block. If you are attempting to break into a new field with little prior knowledge of it, you may find your skills to be lacking in the real world."
TMP
  • Reviewed: 4/13/2020
  • Degree: Healthcare Administration
  • Graduation Year: 2021
"This university is for those who just want to fulfill their requirements for the Post-9/11 benefits or those who simply want a degree to place on their resume. Even at the graduate level, the the standards are non-existent. In short, you turn in an assignment, even if it is a disaster, it will be an "A". The "team" projects are an atrocity to academic standards. Being an alumni of George Washington University, I can say without a doubt, that the level of academic pride from the students is mediocre at best and the level of academic standards from the "Instructors" are even worst. Students here will simply get a grade in which they do not deserve in favor of encouraging them to continue registering for classes at UMGC. I am ashamed to admit I am a UMGC student."
Thomas S Brandt
  • Reviewed: 2/16/2020
  • Degree: Finance
  • Graduation Year: 2019
"UMGC is an excellent online school with a very reputable school name, University of Maryland, behind them. Classes are difficult and challenging, however, they are fair. Communicate regularly with your professor and classmates and you will not have problems. The graduate degree I received was discontinued and replaced with the MBA program that is offered. It has prepared me for job interviews and for the next steps in my civilian career. I recommend this school to anyone."
Ron
  • Reviewed: 2/1/2020
  • Degree: Psychology
  • Graduation Year: 2022
"I wanted to write an initial review for umgc because of all the issues I have had with them just getting enrolled. First, I had called them more times then I can count and just about everytime they would schedule an appointment for someone to call me back however, not once was I called back-at all not at the scheduled time or an hour after. I had to call them to say we had an appointment but each time they would say "that person is unavailable, how can I help you" anyways it has been really frustrating getting any kind of answers to my questions yet alone getting something done. I have finally been told that my financial aid is taken care of and that in 2 days this will show on the school site. My initial feeling about this college is that they seem to trip over themselves and nobody knows truly what they are doing. I am going to give this school a try for a semester and I really hope my opinion changes."