University of Maryland - University College Rankings
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High School GPA
Early Decision/Early Action
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
Evening Degree Programs
- 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.158 responses
- of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.158 responses
Most Popular Majors
Liberal Arts and Humanities1,548 Graduates
Business Administration and Management1,436 Graduates
Information Studies709 Graduates
Computer and Information Studies482 Graduates
Computer and Information Systems Security466 Graduates
Human Resources Management446 Graduates
Criminal Justice and Safety Studies334 Graduates
Social Sciences187 Graduates
Undergrads Over 25
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Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
- of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.114 responses
University of Maryland - University College Reviews
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.
I'm not going to lie, I had my concerns with attending an online college but this school has made it easy! The teachers have been friendly, and helpful. The other students have also been helpful and very friendly as well. The financial aid office and other departments have been there to answer my questions every time. I really enjoy that they have an online chat option to ask questions, especially since talking on the phone is not always an option. They keep in touch with their students and try their hardest to keep you on the right path!