University of Maryland - College Park Reviews
Rating 3.65 out of 5 5,273 reviews
I did not take courses online, but I do have friends who took classes online and reported that it was user-friendly and the professors were available during office hours in person, if needed.
The size of the school and the variety of programs available. I appreciated the ease of their transfer program from Anne Arundel Community College.
The apps we used made it pretty painless to work in an online environment. All of the services had mobile apps and I personally did not encounter any extra expensive add ons that I had to buy for a class.
I liked the quality of professors in the history department but I did not care for the the city of College Park itself
Great institution. They adapted rapidly to changes due to the pandemic and made sure we, as students, had all the tools we need to succeed. Even through distance learning.
UMD is a great environment and the school itself is amazing. For my major, I have teachers that are very involved in helping their students achieve their goals. The people you get to meet here are also helpful in helping you into the right direction and finding out what you really want to accomplish at college.
The online learning experience has been very different for me. Being a transfer student, I expected to go to class, but due to the pandemic we were stuck online. Most of my teachers adapted very well with both of the semesters I have accomplished online. They are always very accommodating and always strive to make sure they are always helping in anyway possible.
From what I can tell from people who have been attending the university its a good and very friendly place with people who are serious about their education.
I haven't got to experience it yet but I believe that I'll do just fine due to me being able to focus more in on a computer than in in-person school.
I took all of my classes online. As I have said earlier, this university helped me in each every step I took toward my future career. Even through the ups and downs they were with me, guiding me and supporting me. THe teachers were just awesome. They took classes in a special way that helped me remember the lessons very well. I just cant wait to experience how it might be on campus!
I loved so many things about University of Maryland, College Park. The entire experience was great, with just a few small items to improve (the campus is hilly to walk around! great for exercise, less great on sticky summer days). The professors and academics are world-class at a private institute, very invested in the teaching and helping students. The campus feels safe, diversity, inclusive and welcoming. There is a large student body, which means a lot of opportunities to meet other great people. Overall, it felt like a great to attend Maryland, both for the academics, the experience, broadening your horizons while learning about yourself and the world.
I took a few classes online, which worked well for me because I was working full time and I valued the flexibility. Professors were extremely engaged with online classes, and I felt like I learned a lot. The academics were challenging but also fostered a good sense of community, with students connecting and talking to each other. There were mostly asynchronous activities, but overall I didn't feel like much was lost with the online learning for the classes I took. Since some of the classes were more "niche" classes and concentrated (during the winter term, for example), the students who took it tended to be more dedicated and committed as well, which also enhanced my experience.
The first year was trouble some because we're in the middle of the pandemic and teachers did not really know how to operate zoom, but as we got on in the later semesters it has worked out a lot more smoothly. I have not taken an online class at UMD in a regular setting but I think the teachers and students have handle this very well. Online tools that have been useful are the recording that they put up, so we have easy access to them and they are also making everything digital so all the material is available to us which usually would not be during an in person class. For labs we have not been able to be in person for those but, the teachers have found good online resources of the human body that we can use and is a good substitute not just for online but when you are not always in front of a body. I think communication has stayed the same; through our campus website. Teachers are responding promptly to our questions and have given us multiple channels to reach them. It has been good.
Online experience has been great all of my professors have been kind and understanding. I still feel like I am learning
I have really enjoyed my freshman year of college. It had been an interesting experience as with COVID there are a decent amount of restrictions that have in some ways stolen a true freshman experience but Maryland has created a safe environment where the students can still have fun.
I am taking most of my classes online. Some professors record lectures for students to watch on their own time. The way exams are given varies but mostly involves timed quizzes where a PDF of your exam is uploaded, and usually includes extra "technology time". Other professors (especially those with smaller classes) do class live through zoom. Some record lectures and others don't. And some give quizzes during lecture so you have to be there. Constantly being on the computer watching lectures or doing homework is tiring but it's cheaper and more comfortable to live at home. I have 2 labs on campus and I commute by the UMD shuttle. Covid tests and symptom checks are required to be able to go to campus.
Huge campus and lots of academic and social opportunities. Dining hall food isn't the best and housing choices are pretty expensive but in-state tuition is affordable.