I feel like the on-campus housing could use a serious upgrade. Students are paying thousands of dollars to reside comfortably on the campus to receive a quality education. There should not be one dorm without functioning elevators, heat/cooling systems, etc. This school allocates so much money to the athletic/sports departments, ipads and scooters for athletes, and building new academic buildings when they should be allocating some of those funds to remodeling the on-campus dorms/apartments. Athletes may attract national attention on the scoreboards, but the working students are what gives this school high ratings in forbes/kiplingler due to high graduation rates. In regards to living off-campus in apartments such as Varsity or The View, or in private-public ownership housing such as Courtyards/Commons, it is very expensive! The apartments are this school's biggest financial scam. What working college student can support a $1,000 monthly rent while still taking 12-15 credits without the help of their parents? A low percentage. I live in Courtyards, the cheapest off-campus apartments ($800+), and it has not been such a wonderful experience for me besides the free parking. It is very dingy and old looking, the amenities are old, the decor is gross, and it attracts little attention other than the price. Do better UMD.