University of Maryland Global Campus Reviews

  • 258 Reviews
  • Adelphi (MD)
  • Annual Tuition: $12,336
72% of 258 students said this degree improved their career prospects
62% of 258 students said they would recommend this school to others
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Student & Graduate Reviews

MDHR154
  • Reviewed: 3/25/2021
  • Degree: Human Resources
  • Graduation Year: 2022
"I should have done more research, because now I am stuck at UMGC. It is a diploma mill. The professors are not real professors, some do not even check into the classroom on a regular basis. I had a "professor" who went on vacation during the quarter, and did not check-in with the class for over a week! If you complain to the department, nothing changes. Also, the course resources are outdated. Current changes in the law are not taught. If you want a quality education, go to a different school."
Andrew
  • Reviewed: 3/24/2021
  • Degree: Environmental Science
  • Graduation Year: 2020
"Received a lot of support from instructors while on military deployments and assignments. Course work greatly improved my ability to perform at work and the degree opened prospects for Officer Candidate School. I used mostly tuition assistance, however the amount I paid out of pocket was low due to the low tuition rate."
Amber
  • Reviewed: 2/23/2021
  • Degree: Management
  • Graduation Year: 2021
"I transferred to UMGC from a state university in my city, because they offered a program that that university did not, and I was in no position to relocate elsewhere to pursue that path. The accelerated class format put me only a year away from graduating at the time I transferred, which was another huge draw for me, but I should have known it was too good to be true. This is not a real college education. I don't think that this is something that students who start off at UMGC realize, but anyone who has attended a quality college would be appalled by what they are touting as higher education here. The courses have no substance, and those within a program are repetitive and almost indistinguishable from one another. The free textbooks sounds like a nice perk, but Google them and you'll find that they are designed for AP High school or first-year college classes (and yes, this is what you are studying in your junior and senior level classes). The professors do not care. I get the impression that most of them could not teach at a respected university, so came to UMGC as a last resort where there are really no standards. They use random blogs and news articles as their sources for "research", and in many cases the information they provide goes against well-accepted industry standards and recent research (you'll regularly read outdated material presented as current). Their course content is filled with spelling and grammar errors, to the point that I doubt these professors could pass a high school English class. It was incredibly difficult to stay motivated throughout my last semester here, as every time I logged on, I was painfully aware that I'd been scammed and it all felt so pointless and humiliating. I am ashamed to admit that I ever attended this university, and feel obligated to attend grad school (elsewhere, obviously) if I ever hope to find a good job in this field or pay off the thousands of dollars in loans I took out to attend this poor excuse of a university. Please do not make the same mistake I did. Their entire marketing campaign is misleading, and truly false advertisement. All attendees should be entitled to their money back - UMGC is an absolute scam."
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."