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Overall, UMD is a large, above average (academically)BrightComputer Engineering
Overall, UMD is a large, above average (academically) public research university. That being said, it's easy to get swallowed up in the sea of students. In order to make friends, you have to join some kind of group because everyone is pretty cliquey. It's not too hard to though unless you're really anti-social because there are tons of clubs and greek life is prevalent. I didn't go in expecting much in terms of social life because I'm majoring in computer engineering and a lot of the students are the typical introverted geeks you'd expect them to be. The athletic programs are great here though and it's fun to go to all of the games, football, basketball, lacrosse, etc. With computer engineering, you'll get a TA that doesn't speak English well about 1/4th of the time but the professors all know what they are talking about and for the most part teach well (there's always a few bad ones no matter where you go). The TA's and professors try their best to help out the students, especially if you personally ask. I don't regret coming here because it's cheap for me (in-state, presidential scholarship) and I'm learning a lot academically. The social life was never a huge part to me because I still have made a few good friends and don't go to lots of parties anyways. I would recommend anyone considering UMD to give it a good chance and possibly visit as any kind of person could succeed and have a good time here.
1st Year Male -- Class 2019
Education Quality: A, Individual Value: C+
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I only came to be closer to homeAverageOther
I only came to be closer to home and it was awful. People are rude and stupid. A lot of students have no class and behave like animals. The amount of scandals that have been under wraps is awful. They will do their best to not let things get out if possible. They care more about how shiny the campus appears than how the students really are. I wish I never went there but I had to. The only thing that got me through were my friends.
4th Year Female -- Class 2015
Campus Aesthetics: A, Surrounding City: C
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I honestly cant recommend UMD to non minorityBrightAerospace Engineering
I honestly cant recommend UMD to non minority students. The social life is god awful. Most people suck, especially in the honors college. My two biggest regrets are not joining a fraternity and joining the honors college. But its too late now, my social life sucks, and im very seriously considering dropping out since i do nothing but sit around all day. Classes are very unengaging - i end up doing almost no work even though i have a ton of free time. The facilities are outdated. Possibly the worst dining services in the country. Useless gen-ed classes and lots of them. Terrible math department. I HATE UMD.
2nd Year Male -- Class 2018
Collaboration/Competitive: A, Individual Value: F
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