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| AVOID THIS UNIVERSITY.|
Talk about a true circus. This place has been possibly the worst college experience you could imagine. If you insist on attending this university then do yourself a favor and commute, because the campus life is only one that can be brought on with hallucinogenics . The whole student body leaves to go home on weekends... No parties, No lively-hood on campus, No pride, No sporting events that people are exited about, No campus appeal. In fact if you ask most students this was not their first choice and probably their back up school.
Aside from this, most buildings are run down and out of date. The gym hours are non-existent and in a poor state, with multiple broken machines that have no been fixed since I started attending here. Do yourself a favor and go to College Park you will enjoy your time there and receive a diploma with recognition. This review is not based on me failing out, I have a 3.5 GPA and have attended both UMBC and College Park. Trust me on this, go to a different school.
|Dec 07 2012|| 4th Year Male --
Class 2013 |
| Take these REALISTIC comments very seriously, do NOT come here. This place is a commuter college with a boring, dead vibe to it. The weekends are horrible and the atmosphere wreaks of the smell of drab.|
Students: boring and drab, not an insult, the reality of it here. Cold is another word I would you for this place, like a dark depressing Les Miserables "Dreamed a Dream" type feeling.
Faculty: They are somewhat decent, just very old or really young and inexperienced, which makes any help rather pointless as the conversations are usually that awkward and unhelpful type. The best advice I received from a teacher was "Why did you even bother coming here?" No joke, transfer seminar lol.
Environment: This place wreaks of paucity in interactions and conversation. Th average student here is either older and already in the work force or a young kid with the lack of background to understand that a party is not video game night and wine coolers lol. Even the older adults comment about how drab this place is, which is what you would expect from a research institution in the middle of no-where lol. The campus is DEAD after 5 and the people who stay for the weekends are usually few and far in their numbers (I dormed last year, believe me it was a nightmare on Friday nights) This is not the place for a college experience and the chance to make friends and build bonds. The graduation videos reflect this type of cold feelings, little hugging or high fives, just a nod and bye bye hehe. all in all if this place is for you than you are a special type of person, and it will be a disappointment for the masses who want that authentic american college living. I missed my chance to leave now Ill be graduating in 2 years with a sense of apathy about my 4.5 years @ UMBC. Don't come here, and see how happy you are about if after experiencing AUTHENTIC college life...
|Nov 08 2012|| Male --
Class 2000 |
| If your looking for a party like you get at sub-par schools please go elsewhere, that much is true. But what UMBC offers outside of that is an excellent adacdemic grounding one rarely sees at such a school of this size. The campus is very close and you are forced to find something to do on campus, as transportation is not that extensive to other places like Baltimore city which I like. |
UMBC is an excellent university for all that it offers to its students, and one really has to try hear to have a life outside of life in the library. No loud-mouthed chicks acting like wild animals, drunks are a rarity, and intelligent students are the best and only reason UMBC has the reputation it does, smart people are attracted to eachother, common sense. If you think this is a joke, think again. So many of the people I know who went to HBCUs or places like Frostburg can't handle the work here, and they drop out, because they weren't prepared to learn at this level.All in all, come to this school if you want to learn and grow, but they better be prepared for a real challenge, this place will kick you butt!
|Nov 05 2012|| 4th Year Male --
Class 2013 |