University of Maryland Global Campus Reviews

3.27 out of 5 stars
(254 Reviews)
  • Adelphi (MD)
  • Annual Tuition: $12,336
72% of 254 students said this degree improved their career prospects
63% of 254 students said they would recommend this school to others
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Student & Graduate Reviews

4.3 out of 5 stars
Steve G - 7/6/2016
Degree: Health Sciences
Graduation Year: 2018
"I'm about 20 credits away from my Bachelor's degree and have had no issues with taking classes online here. The user interface is not hard to navigate with minimal practice. The instructors can be a little hands off in most cases, which is a positive for me. If you can be self-driven and self-disciplined, this is a great school to pursue your degree."
1.5 out of 5 stars
SK - 7/6/2016
Degree: Marketing
Graduation Year: 2017
"The graduate school does not assign advisors, so you may find it difficult to ask questions and properly plan your course of action. This school will make it extremely difficult to succeed. I've always been a great student and an independent learner - thank goodness - all of the courses are essentially self-taught. If you miss a deadline, no one cares - you may have to re-take a course or push a course to the next semester. Very few graduate courses are offered during summer/winter, making it extremely challenging to move through the program quickly. To UMUC, you're a number, not a human being. Just keep that in mind when choosing a college. I would have graduated a year ago if it wasn't for the million hoops I've jumped through."
1.0 out of 5 stars
Current Student - 7/5/2016
Degree: Computer Science
Graduation Year: 2013
"University of Maryland University College or UMUC is known for treating its students badly. Do not believe their advertisements. They are a for-profit school who take advantage of military students and veterans. They have the monopoly on military bases. They do not try to treat their students fairly. Their undergraduate Dean is the same person as their Provost and relies too heavily on his staff. UMUC's Dean just signs off on whatever his staff says and his only aim to protect them, which presents a conflict of interest when it comes to the rights of UMUC students. UMUC does this to lower overhead costs even though they make a ridiculous amount of money off the soldiers and vets. They only combined the position of Dean and Provost just so 1 person can justify getting paid more than he should even though he does a poor job. So if you ever have a disagreement with UMUC or are accused of cheating / have an issue with an instructor, UMUC will be against you first and foremost. They will not be fair and impartial."
2.7 out of 5 stars
Computer Science and Math Classes are basically self taught - 6/14/2016
Degree: Information Technology
Graduation Year: 2016
"This was a difficult and expensive experience when it came to my math and computer science courses. Basically, you are given assignments of quiz, test, projects with barely any direction or teaching for 8 weeks. You are completely self taught. I had to hire tutors to help me in some cases. For my other classes some were better, but you are basically doing it on your own and Math, Science and Computer classes are the worst to do self taught. I suggest take those classes somewhere else and transfer them in. The financial aid and Bursar's departments aren't very good at keeping track of your records and billing accurately. Benefits is, you basically know what you have to do for each 8 wk or 4 wk session, they accept CLEP, DSST and Transfer credits, and its conveniently online or in person."
1.0 out of 5 stars
Allie - 6/5/2016
Degree: Accounting
Graduation Year: 2016
"Look else where. Withdrew within one week. The software program they use is terrible. You go here for one thing, go there for another. Not user friendly at all. I have taken online classes before at another university, and it was nothing like this. I had to call back into the school to make sure they entered my transcripts."
1.0 out of 5 stars
Junk School - 5/26/2016
Degree: Environmental Science
Graduation Year: 2013
"Save yourself time and money. This school is outrageous. I have gone to the Adelphi Academic center where the Financial Aid, Academic Advising, and Bursar are located. You're better off calling the 800 number than showing up in person. The tuition is also outrageous for the quality of education. The only positive that I got from the experience was from their Hybrid courses, in which you met a physical teacher once a week for the duration of the course. The online courses are garbage. Your grades are based off of discussion participation, which I'd often times highlight and paste someone else post and still get an A. If your want a school with no challenge whatsoever then go to UMUC. I had all my math done by professors at my old community college, scanned and sent PDF including the final math exam. I'll be traveling to India or Thailand for a BA or BS degree for FAR less and the education is good. India has some of the best medical doctors in the world."
1.0 out of 5 stars
James - 5/1/2016
Degree: Liberal Arts
Graduation Year: 2009
"Maybe good if you attend in person on site, but terrible with active duty military. I received orders during the semester which required me to be away from communication for two months. I let my professors know when I received the orders. They were unwilling to work with me or allow me to make up the work. I appealed to the administration and was told there was nothing they could do. It ended up costing about $4k out of pocket as military tuition reimbursement wouldn't pay for the tuition. Horrible experience. Do not attend if active duty military."
3.5 out of 5 stars
Janne - 3/25/2016
Degree: Social Sciences
Graduation Year: 2012
"I am not sure about UMUC being bad or good, but from my experiences, both undergraduates and graduates, I wish had not known about UMUC. It tremendously messed up my writing abilities; finding myself constantly scrutinizing my writings. As UMUC brings in all types of students as well as professors, it is difficult to know of their true agendas. My experiences at UMUC were not pleasant ones. As much as I would like to go and finish my graduate degree, I am possible planning to opt out."
1.0 out of 5 stars
Shu - 3/23/2016
Degree: Environmental Science
Graduation Year: 2017
"This school is horrible. You call and get transferred several times with negative results, professors took days, 2-3, to reply to you in email because they are full time at university around the US. Its been over two weeks and still no transcript so my local school that i am currently enrolled is denying my fafsa and its half way through a semester and no way to pay for it let alone books. I dropped out from UMUC over a semester and a half ago and they are still screwing me over. What a waste of time and money. I will never recommend this school to anyone."
3.5 out of 5 stars
Scarlet - 3/22/2016
Degree: Psychology
Graduation Year: 2017
"Love the class options and diverse staff. Only bad experience that is ongoing is their financial aid office which rates HORRIBLY. All of the professors I engaged with required class discussion to remove the stigma that online classes sometimes have."
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