Maryland is a highly rated public university located in College Park, Maryland in the Washington, D.C. Area. It is a large institution with an enrollment of 27,708 undergraduate students. Admissions is fairly competitive as the Maryland acceptance rate is 45%. Popular majors include Information Science, Biology, and Economics. Graduating 85% of students, Maryland alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $45,500.
University of Maryland - College Park Rankings
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- of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.293 responses
- of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.316 responses
- of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.314 responses
Undergrads Over 25
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Freshmen Live On-Campus
- of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.393 responses
- of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.458 responses
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- of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.181 responses
University of Maryland - College Park Reviews
From what I've come to know about Maryland so far, it's a wonderful school. I will be going into UMD next year as a freshman, my choice heavily influenced by a multitude of factors that are very important to me that UMD has almost managed to meet. The one thing about it is the dorms. Of course, UMD's had this mold problem for a long while, which is concerning in itself. Additionally, in the Environment, Technology and Economy Scholar's Program building, there is no AC. But they do enforce the idea that, yes, you will get a free four inch fan! Keep that in mind before applying for the ETE program if you're in Scholar's because you're forced to live in that dorm during your first year on campus.
University of Maryland -College Park is one of the top universities for the science programs it has to offer. Given its high standards, the courses are also top notch. The campus life is also very lively. Faculty and Staff are very helpful to all the students and take special care of the students in need. The university is very diverse and accommodates for everyone. One of the best security feature they have are these emergency call booths where someone can press the emergency button and the campus police will be there under 90 seconds. For the people running away from danger, they can always see one emergency call booth from another. Overall the experience at University of Maryland has been amazing and would 100% recommend!
Academically the University is very great. Well as far as their criminal justice program. But, their communication is horrible. The financial aid office never answers the phone and when they do they tell you they will call you back. Criminal activities that occur on campus they hide and try to act like it never happens. THEY ARE MONEY HUNGRY MONSTERS! Not only myself but a few others I know have had many problems with having "balances" that shouldn't exist. They give excuses as to why they can't communicate to fix account balances, credits, and many other things.