University of Maryland University College Reviews
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I find this school to be very good. Business courses are very good, especially the project management courses. Instructors are pretty good for the most part. The occasional bad one here and there but that is to be expected. Being that I have been to both a traditional brick and mortar school and now online college there is a difference in the education. I enjoyed sitting in a classroom and having an instructor right there to ask questions too, but I also like the convenience of online courses. The hardest part about online courses is making sure that you understand what the professor is asking. However, if you do have issues the instructors are really really good at clarifying it for you. I hope this review gave you some idea of UMUC.
This school curriculum is build for student like me- busy with a full time job, married, kids, and that still wants to pursue a college career. Don't let that fool you though, you are still required to perform just like any regular student. Their online program is one of the best for busy adults, and for those that rather do 8 weeks of school instead of the regular 16. Finally, this school is military friendly. If you are in the military-active, reserve, guard- this school program will work with your abnormal schedule to help you achieved your goals.
I enjoyed my time at the University of Maryland. I felt I got a good education from very knowledgeable and dedicated professors. The degree I earned has been instrumental in my career and in finding a job coming out of college. I felt the University did a good job of getting me in front of employers and finding potential job opportunities.
This school's course work is maddening! The reviews with 1 and 2 stars are very true based on my experiences. This school is full of busy work for you to do and very little else. I think the only way to go through their courses and not scream and plot on giving up at least once a week is to not have a life, no family, job, anything else to do. I just don't see how anyone can do this and be happy with it and feel they are learning anything if they have all that and are trying to make a decent grade on a course at UMUC. It's like they are trying to make this impossible. Six weeks of boring, unengaging conversations are the worst parts of the courses. The facilitators don't even do that so they for sure don't teach you anything or help you learn in any way at all. Other schools always have more material, examples, etc. for me to use than UMUC. That's awful. This school is clearly in it for the money and not to help you walk away with a degree and ACTUAL knowledge you were supposedly putting time into gaining here. This school's courses are akin to those freeware ones you find at many, many schools offering them online now in that there is no one there to help you, not in a real way you would expect at a higher learning institution.
I was doubtful when I started here because majority of online schools are joke.. however, UMUC changed my opinion completely. It was hard. I actually had to spend hours and hours on assignments and studying. I studied my first 3 years at a bigger " actual" university so I definitely have something to compare... I learned alot and it definitely helped my career.
UMUC is a good option for full-time employees, and graduate students. The course load is average, however, I learned a lot. All the exercises helped me to think critically, and those are relevant to work too. I am happy with the program. I am recommending to go for the Project Management program.
UMUC made continuing my education during active duty service convenient, and hassle-free. I was worried at first about the quality of instruction I would encounter from an online school, but every professor I dealt with had an impeccable record of academic and personal achievement. My professors were able to share real world experience from both private sector, and government positions. The online interface takes little time to get comfortable with, and tech support always quickly assisted with any issue I had.
Pros: 1. They take your other undergrad credits and apply to general ed courses. I had a BS from another college, and they took ALL the credits. Relatively cheap compared to other online programs. 2. Subpar education. Professors don't pay attention, and the resource provided in course content/resources are subpar. I routinely find other (and much better) resources on my own on Youtube, etc. and regularly purchase textbooks to supplement your content. If it weren't for that, I'd learn very little. 3. Discussions are stupid. We all reply about similar topics--do I really have to write up a discussion, then comment on other peoples' discussion on the same topic? Like what am I to tell them? "Good job on doing your inane homework this week?"
UMUC was a good experience. Keep up with your post and start projects/papers in advance. For those of you who go into the psychology program, make sure you stick to APA format when writing. I was able to handle to work and take two classes at one time with no problem. Much success!
My experience with University of Maryland University College was excellent! Since I was in the military serving overseas and a single mom, life is very busy! Yet, UMUC was with me every step of way the whole time. Even though I was attending college on three separate continents over the course of 17 years, they were consistent in their pursuit of excellent academic and administrative care no matter what location. I attended face-to-face classes in Korea and Belgium, then continued 100% online in Maryland. Since I was in the military serving overseas, I had access to 1) excellent education and curriculum 2) a very diverse student population and 3) the Office of Student Affairs and Advising and especially the professors were always helpful, courteous, intelligent, challenging, and never missed a beat. Now that I have been attending college on and off for over 20 years, I have heard horror stories of other colleges and universities, especially when it came to rigor, the quality of instructors, and the academic offices either losing student records or due to poor advising, requiring students to take thousands of dollars of extra courses that they did not originally anticipate. I never had a poor experience like that with UMUC. If you have the choice to attend UMUC in either face-to-face courses or online, take it. You won't regret it.