UMUC is a public university located in College Park, Maryland in the Washington, D.C. Area. It is a mid-size institution with an enrollment of 9,530 undergraduate students. The UMUC acceptance rate is 100%. Popular majors include Liberal Arts and Humanities, Business, and Information Science. Graduating 10% of students, UMUC alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $41,300.
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- of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.150 responses
- of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.168 responses
- of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.168 responses
Most Popular Majors
Liberal Arts and Humanities1,595 Graduates
Information Science1,369 Graduates
Computer and Information Systems Security467 Graduates
Human Resources457 Graduates
Criminal Justice and Safety Studies307 Graduates
Social Science Research Methods192 Graduates
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- of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.114 responses
University of Maryland - University College Reviews
I have learned a lot and have had some great professors. My only gripe would be having to take computer classes when my degree is in Psychology. At this point, I'd done general education at a community college and would prefer a more streamlined way to get into the core of my degree. That said, it has been a good experience. I am in the US Air Force and deployed and the professors are very understanding of the challenges that presents sometimes. I've also had reading material recommended to me that made the difference between going to class and replacing that time with time online hardly noticeable when it comes to taking away something from the class. Responding to each other's discussion posts can be tedious because it is mostly superficial; there is an obligation to respond and that leads to some uninspired dialogue sometimes. Overall, though, I've had a great experience! My feedback for each professor would be through the roof, don't forget that!
As an older student that has been out of college for nearly 20 years, I am very impressed with the approach that University of Maryland University College (UMUC) takes to acclimate students to the academic environment. When I was an undergrad, I used a word processor to type my papers and the registration process involved standing in a long line at the registrar's office! Needless to say, I was nervous about how I would adjust to a more technologically advanced college setting. However, my experience at UMUC with selecting my major, enrolling in my classes, and the hybrid class format has made me feel confident and prepared to obtain my Master's degree in Information Technology. Therefore, I highly recommend UMUC, especially to non-traditional students who may be apprehensive about starting or returning to school.
I'm a freshman online student attending UMUC. I'm a military dependent and the school is incredibly military friendly, offering special deals for military families and veterans like reduced tuition. As far as classes go, I love them! I'm 4 credits from being a sophomore. There's a wide variety of online courses to choose from and all the professors I've had have been friendly and accommodating. The curriculum is a bit more challenging than traditional universities because it's accelerated, meaning classes are only 8-weeks as opposed to the normal 16-weeks of non-accelerated schools. The caveat to this is that you'll receive double the work to make up for the shortened course length. Accelerated curriculum is not for everyone, but it's ideal for any students looking to obtain their degree early.