University of Maryland University College Reviews
Student & Graduate Reviews (191)
I have a Masters Degree and was curious as to what certificate programs UMUC may have to boost my resume. knowledge, and skill-set. What I found in UMUC was terrible customer service and a low reputation in the eyes of employers. An inquiry into a program pretty much costs you $50.00 and if you do not pay for it, they take you to collections and that affects your credit report. This is so damaging to college students who are trying to better themselves and their education. I started the application to look into what was needed to apply for a certificate program but did not submit. Because I did not submit, I was spammed relentlessly via phone to enroll in the program and when I flatly refused, they threw me a $50.00 application fee/fine. UMUC insisted that I submitted the application but I honestly have no recollection of submitting. In fact, the UMUC rep on the phone said I could just keep the application open until I was ready to enroll. Despite numerous peaceful attempts to request that the $50.00 application fee be dropped because I did not submit nor did I want to attend their program (NOR did I have the money or time at this moment to attend) they still sent me to collections. A starving college student trying to make it in this world and I am just a number/means to collect $50.00. Shameful in my opinion. Go with a University that cares about you as a student and future contributor to society and not a fee-driven scam like UMUC.
I started in Okinawa and the instructors were amazing, great teachers. Once transferred to the US everything went down hill. The financial department/SCCU is an absolute nightmare with VA benefits and reimbursing monies paid. If using GI AVOID AT ALL COST!!! almost a year in the process to get them to correct the the issues with money being placed into collections. Once the VA corrected and paid UMUC for the debt owed , UMUC has not done anything to reimburse the money I paid to SCCU. SCCU claim it cant do anything unless UMUC sends them an adjustment of over payment. None of these two entities are willing to take responsibility and have wiped their hands of the matter. Apologize for the sporadic thought process but it is extremely frustrating that they can not and have not assited me in any way except in wasting my time. AGAIN IF YOU ARE A VET DO NOT WASTE YOUR TIME OR MONEY HERE ESPECIALLY IF YOU WORK AS A CONTRACTOR OR ARE ACTIVE AND DEPLOYABLE
This is honestly the worst school Ive ever dealt with. When I first applied here I shouldve known it would be a headache because they lost my undergraduate transcripts. Now Im 2 semesters away from graduating with a Master's Degree and they want me to verify that I have a HS DIPLOMA although I have a COLLEGE BACHELORS DEGREE. This is affecting my financial aid and if they dont process my info in time I wont be able to register for the fall semester smh. This school is a complete joke. The financial aid office doesnt help you and drags their feet about everything. Ive had to call at least 5 times just to get someone to do something about finding my documents. The advisors are the exact same way. Ive even had issues with professors and had one teacher outright tell me that I was going to fail her class (I ended up passing with a B but who tells their student that theyre going to fail at the beginning of the semester!?!?!). If I wasnt so close to graduating I wouldve transferred and never looked back a LONGGGGGGGGGGGGG time ago. Please avoid at all costs.
I attended the University of Maryland University College and graduated in May 2017 with a Bachelor of Science in Environmental Management. The school is very affordable and the online and hybrid classes were very helpful in allowing me to complete my degree while serving in the Active Duty Air Force. The school is designed for students who work full time or work odd schedules.
Went to Howard University for undergrad and UMUC for a dual MBA/ MS in Marketing. I chose UMUC because I wanted a quality online college that allowed me to work full time during the day and complete the course work at night on a flexible schedule. UMUC was perfect for me, the course work was challenging, the courses were fast paced and demanding (as to be expected from a MBA program) but I learned a lot. My degree helped me earn an internal promotion and pivot from enterprise sales to a marketing manager position at a fortune 500 company. I would recommend this school to others looking to advance their career. You receive a lot of value for the price of the school.
I'm getting super frustrated. I called this summer about starting full time - on line - in the fall. The person in admissions told me if I took a summer class I would qualify for a "fall term scholarship." So I took that class, paid a few hundred dollars. Now they want me to sign up for my fall classes. I'm asking about this scholarship and nobody knows anything! I've called, been placed on hold, transferred (5 times). Everybody says its somebody elses department. I have received 2 case numbers - still no answers. Is this school legit? Was it just some sales ploy to get me to take a class in the summer?
Excellent online experience, hands down best and most responsive staff I have seen. The depth and breadth of the classes were perfect for working adults already in the field. If you are 18 and out of high-school this college is not for you... go to a brick and mortar. For working adults who need to expand their world view and deep dive into computer networking and cyber security, this is the place to be. All of their computer, cyber and networking degrees are approved by the NSA. The haters apparently want to be spoon fed- go to the community college for that experience, this is the wrong school for that.
After the basic grad-level research and writing courses then you start with the actual courses. I had experienced professors. We had lots of research papers, collaborative projects, and seminars. I read The material and selected research relevant to my field and experience. It taught me virtual collaboration tools, how to work in a mobile and networked environment on top of the subject matters. We had investment, divestitures and other projects such as relocating plants and taking over simulations. If you are a lazy baby where you need constant reassurance, this is not the right environment. This is for adults and working professionals. I am VP of Finance and earn over $130k a year. I still use some of the materials and case studies. I worked with other working managers in their fields and tried to pick it team mates often who had other backgrounds. I was always the finance guy. And I would always read others bios and pick marketing, technology, legal, managers to get a rounded supply of ideas in our projects. Is this right for you? Yes if you are a busy profesional. No if you are a Social butterfly that needs to make life-long bonds.
I decided to earn a degree well into my career. I'd worked my way up through the management ranks and was at the executive level when I decided to return to school. UMUC's Business/Management curriculum was quite relevant to what I do everyday. I got the theory behind some of the practices, enhanced my skills in various aspects, and my confidence was boosted. After earning a degree my income was increased and I receive a promotion. The CEO of my company even attended my commencement. I found most of the instructors very engaged and invested in the success of their students. However, I did have a very small number of instructors that may have been experts in their field but it did not translate into a good instructor. Also, although costly, I preferred have a physical textbook rather than the e-books that UMUC starting using around 2014 or 15. With regard to other departments, I found the academic advisors and technical support to be extremely helpful and knowledgeable. I relied upon them quite a bit. Also, I formed some very good friendships through a study group that I joined. We met every Saturday and helped each other get through Statistics. Online learning is not for everyone. You have to remained disciplined and focused. UMUC was the perfect choice for me.
IF YOU ARE LOOKING FOR A GOOD AND QUALITY EDUCATION, THEN UMUC IS THE SCHOOL TO ATTEND. IT MORE THAN JUST ANOTHER COLLEGE; IT THE BIRTH PLACE OF GREAT IDEAS AND GREAT PEOPLE. YOU WANT TO BE COUNTED AMONG THE PACE SETTERS? YOU WANT TO BE COUNTED AMONG THE TRIAL BLAZERS; THEN COME HOME TO UMUC.