University of Maryland Global Campus Reviews

3.26 out of 5 stars
(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

1.7 out of 5 stars
Adult Student - 9/14/2018
Degree: Accounting
Graduation Year: 2020
"Since they dropped textbooks the quality of instructing went downhill. Reading articles from research journals and online sites is not substitute for actual learning. One professor barely gave feedback or instructions. I had to guess how to do my project for half my grade. It's just papers every week. Does not begin to compare to my brick and mortar school, or even the real learning that took place at the community college. The advisors are pretty worthless and they've changed my graduation requirements. The latest includes work experience courses I will never be able to satisfy in my current job and a course for non-majors in my major field? Honestly, it is not worth the hassle just for a piece of paper. If you want a real education, with support and true learning, go elsewhere."
1.7 out of 5 stars
Conrad - 8/22/2018
Degree: Cybersecurity
Graduation Year: 2018
"If I had to do it again, I would definitely choose another school. I received my Masters in Cyber Security in May 2018 and all we did was write papers. There was very little hands on technical teaching which in today's world is what employers are looking for and a lot of beginning students desire. What UMUC should be teaching is technical skills, especially being in the DMV area. I wouldnt recommend this school if you want hands on technical experience as its nonexistent in the Masters of Cyber Security program. I have resorted to teaching myself and taking classes at the community college. I know Maryville University has a great Cyber Security program that several of my friends are in now and they love it because of the hands on teachings and robust labs."
4.7 out of 5 stars
JMV765 - 7/31/2018
Degree: Business Administration
Graduation Year: 2018
"I've taken classes with a State University (2 years) and an online school (1 year). I can say that UMUC is better than both. The other online school was simply a degree mill that handed out As without even having to study the material. I felt compelled to transfer because I knew employers would eventually understand this and I actually wanted to learn the subjects that I was paying for. UMUC has an alumni filled with veterans that live throughout the US, so having a degree from this school will undoubtedly help you land a job. The alumni, like myself, knows that UMUC makes students earn their grades. UMUC will never be seen as a top-tier school because it is not a traditional style university, however, many of us relied on the this structure for flexibility. The online classes are much more difficult than the physical classes because it requires more time to self-study. Many students that have complained about the difficulty more than likely didn't dedicate enough time towards studying. Personally, I feel great after every semester because I feel equipped with the tools to succeed, which has not always been the case with other schools. Don't let the negative ratings determine your decision to attend this school. Venting rare cases shouldn't affect a schools image. In my opinion, the overall rating should be higher."
4.7 out of 5 stars
Rattana - 7/29/2018
Degree: Social Sciences
Graduation Year: 2011
"I would say that without UMUC, I would not have my BS today. I started my academic program in the late of 2008 and did not start my first class until January 2009. UMUC is very flexible with schedules and provide various classes that will be counted towards the degree you have chosen. I would recommend UMUC for future students."
5.0 out of 5 stars
Gerald Winslow - 7/22/2018
Degree: Cybersecurity
Graduation Year: 2018
"I recently graduated with my Masters in Cybersecurity, and I can genuinely say that UMUC is an exceptional school. For those people that have this school at 1 star, you have to ask yourself, "Are you putting in the effort?" UMUC is one of the top online schools for military and civilian alike. I have at least four offers from my Masters and oh, by the way, I'm still on active duty until next year when I retire. Right now I'm working on my dual master's program (MBA), and it's very tough and challenging. Guess what? It should be! UMUC has an excellent reputation, and I would HIGHLY recommend this school to anyone. It's known worldwide, and I'm proud to say that I'm an alumnus. Not to mention that I teach classes with UMUC so I can give back what's given to me. Choose UMUC!"
5.0 out of 5 stars
Great Opportunity for Military - 7/22/2018
Degree: Criminal Justice
Graduation Year: 1994
"Although it has been over two decades and prior to the online school craze, the University of Maryland University College set the foundation for where I am today. I started on Campus at College Park but in 8 years of duty in Europe, this program allowed me to complete my undergraduate degree setting the stage for graduate school. Having a wonderful range of professors, especially foreign professors, gave me a wealth of insight into the classes I was taking. Having a Russian professor teach a seminar on Russian history, having President Regan's former National Security advisor teach a class on Terrorism, and a history professor who lived in Israel during the 70's Arab Israeli conflict made the classes far more interesting. This degree was sustainable once I left the military giving me the academic foundation to successfully complete graduate school at the University of Oklahoma and to also gain a Graduate Certificate at the Saint Joseph's University. If I had any complaint it is the fact that getting transcripts after graduation is a little tedious and the University of Maryland at College Park has no records of students who attended the University College division."
1.0 out of 5 stars
Anonymous - 7/18/2018
Degree: Cybersecurity
Graduation Year: 2019
"After many years of classes with this school, here is a review for anyone considering this one. The instructors don't care about the students here anymore. Many are now worried about getting paid, since they get paid so little. The administration doesn't care about the students anymore here, since they are worried about lying for to school to maintain their own tuition reimbursement. The school will cheat you out of once earned credit now, when you become to close to graduation to try and make more money. Stay away from this one, and look elsewhere!"
4.4 out of 5 stars
Matthew Shope - 7/9/2018
Degree: Social Sciences
Graduation Year: 2017
"After taking a 2 year break from a private school in Ohio, I decided I needed to return to school to finish my degree. I transferred to UMUC and had the best experience I couldve imagined. From the application, to registering, all the way through graduation I had great interactions with all of the professors, staff, admin, and other students. Taking the online courses gave me the courage to be the student I wanted to be and speak and sound the way I want to be heard. You will see throughout these reviews individuals who have had a bad personal experience make sure that their voice is known through these comments. It is important to understand that of course troubling things happen throughout college but I can assure you they have done everything they can do to make it i work and I am happy that others like myself are also writing reviews. I agree wholeheartedly with others that actual learning at UMUC will depend on what you put into it. Those who want to play the system and find an easy program, easy classes, and easy professors can do so and do well with minimal effort. On the other hand if you want to truly prepare your self for your career and life you can do so with UMUC. I fell somewhere in between the two and graduated Summa Cum Laude while learning a great deal (still with, in my opinion, minimal effort. Overall, good school. Allows a student to be the kind of student they want to be. In the end if the student doesnt learn anything it will only be at a harm to themselves. Pick UMUC"
3.1 out of 5 stars
Jisang Kim - 6/29/2018
Degree: Business
Graduation Year: 2011
"As a working adult, I wanted a degree that was both attainable, affordable, and convenient. The University of Maryland University college fit that bill. As a long time leader in online learning, I was satisfied with the quality of education that I received there. Overall, while it's not Harvard, if you are searching for a decent online option to obtain a bachelors degree, then this university is one that I would recommend."
4.9 out of 5 stars
Danielle R. - 6/18/2018
Degree: Cybersecurity
Graduation Year: 2019
"I love UMUC and do not regret enrolling in the course. The professors I've had so far have all been really knowledgeable and helpful during my time of struggle. The enrollment process was simple and quick. Financial aid has been really easy to apply for a disbursement dates have been on time. I haven't had any issues thus far and I look forward to completing my program."