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| Going to this school was the biggest mistake of my life. I did not want to go here but because of financial issues and my mother's wishes I ended up here. I want to transfer as soon as possible. I am just a number here, and I have found that people seldom reach outside of their own cliques to make friends. People who like to party and get drunk this school may be for you. I live in the dorms and I sometimes am forced to go to the other floors to use the restroom because the bathroom across the hall is littered with evidence of the party the night before. This place drives me crazy. Also, people get away with things that are clearly illegal and are let off with a "warning." There are a large amounts of resources but some of the teachers are not concerned with helping you. |
|Dec 14 2010|| 1st Year Female --
Class 2014 |
|Not so bright|
| I really appreciated my time at Maryland. I thought it would be hard to make friends since I transferred from out-of-state and I was living off campus. But it was surprisingly easy. I live in an apartment complex that is a 3 minute drive or a 15 minute walk to campus. There are about 5 off-campus apartment complexes filled with students and that makes it easy to make friend. I also joined organizations. As a black male, I think it's important to join things like NAACP, Black Student Union, and other orgs like that because black people only make up 13% of the student body. And it can really freak you out if you have no one to talk to about your specific thoughts and problems. The large diversity here has allowed me to better appreciate different cultures. But it has been hard to make friends with the white community. I've met some great white people but there are a lot of subtle hints of racism. The black and white communities, rarely if ever, collaborate on events. The white sororities and fraternities are very hesitant to let a group of black people into their parties. My friends and I have been turned away to a couple parties and we ended up giving up on them all together. It's nice having DC 15 minutes away. It's important to note that grading here is very difficult. The most minor things will get your grade reduced. I now tell people that "if you want an A at Maryland, you have to be able to teach the course like the professor would." Campus is beautiful and there are a lot of fun things to do. |
|Apr 29 2012|| 2nd Year Male --
Class 2012 |
| Maryland architecture school was a complete waste of money and time....simply an awful school led by stuck up charlatan professors with little to no building experience who love teaching outdated rhetoric about greek and roman temples. This is the limit of their knowledge. The faculty is a low level collection of 3rd rate post modern architects who haven't even built anything worth noting in their entire lives. |
Brian Kelly is a complete joke of an architect. A sniveling worm with a napoleonic complex which is rivaled only by his lack of talent and his pseudo-intellectual eye-glasses.
Maryland architecture is a total joke. The condescending smug faculty is a joke. They have all the arrogance and none of the talent.
Notice how much talent they put out in the professional architectural world.....none.Avoid maryland's garbage architecture "program" and head to a real institute of learning.
|Dec 03 2010|| Male --
Class 2000 |