| Total Grad Surveys || 11 |
| Females || 5 |
| Males || 6 |
| Avg years at University || 2.2 |
| The chemical engineering department requires that each phD candidate work a minimum of two and maximum of four (I believe this number fluctuates with the size of the undergraduate class) semesters as a teaching assistant. Teaching assistants do not receive any compensation or any health benefits from the department. I do not currently, nor have I ever, received any funding from this department, though I have paid the University thousands of dollars for 'research credits' (paying for the "opportunity" to work for them for free I suppose). |
While most of the faculty members are very nice and very helpful on an individual level, I often think the department as whole sees me as a source of free labor. I understand all programs require at least some free labor from their students, but I personally haven't seen any other programs require up to four semesters of unpaid TAing in service of the department.
| Apr 11 2011 || Chemical Engineering |
| Hampton university is not a good school at all. If you are planning on going here, please reconsider. This place is VERY disgusting the freshman dorms are dirty and janitors do not clean them. It took the janitors 4 weeks to clean the top floor of the dorm bathroom. Hampton is pretty much just a scam that wants all your money and they tell you it is a good experience and then when you get here they treat you like little kids. Me and my friends were told to " GO TO YOUR ROOMS NOW!!!" by the dorm director because we were supposed to sign in for curfew, the RAs try to act like they are hard and gangster when they are fake and soft. The cafe food is the worst food ever, they cafe workers dont like their jobs and it shows. i found a roach on the floor in the cafe right next to where they were serving food. I dont know about the rest of these reviews but im keeping it real, dont come here at all and i hope the parents of the students considering coming here read this as well. Please take note of all the negative reviews because they are all true. I got sick the first 2 weeks of being at hampton because how dirty this place is. the only good thing about this place is the teacher because they want you to succeed and they care about your education. Im filling out transferring paper after this semester. Some of the students got put on early curfew because of one little noodle in the sink. The administration here is not helpful at all when trying to get financial things together. they give you the run around. Im going to warn you about something else to, during highschool day, the administration doesn't take you into the cafe because they know how bad it is. They also dont take you into any of the dorms because they know the students will chang their minds about comming here. They act all polite when the parents are here but as soon as they leave they treat students like babies. So i advice you if you really want to come to this school, please reconsider or if you dont, you will waste 30,000 dollars because i can guarantee you that you will be transferring after ther first year. |
| Oct 03 2010 || Architecture |
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To my suprise, I encountered many episodes of being treated unfairly while at the program. I strongly made a suggestion for the school to adopt a school id number system so that professors cannot grade their students unfairly.|
I was shocked at how the professors would treat the students unfairly and also how many members of the university staff would simply not get back to me to address either my concerns or involvement in clubs/groups.
I'm not sure whether this had anything to do with being from a different ethnic group, but I believe that it may.
| Mar 18 2009 || Business - Management and Administration |
Other than the safety aspect (College Park is a suburb of DC and crime is on the rise), which everyone needs to look out for, the Univ. of Maryland provided the best "value-for-money" MBA I could find. I was very happy with the classes and professors. The facilities are generally excellent in the Business School and on the campus, and I had a great time there. |
My only other gripe is with the way they raised tuition, each year, without increasing levels of assistance (in terms of TA salaries, tuition assistance, etc.).
Overall, a great school to get your MBA in.
| Oct 11 2005 || Business - Management and Administration |
| I went to a small, private, highly competitve university as an undergrad. I was absolutely not prepared for the difference between the two schools. At UMD, staff and many of the students have an extremely provincial mindset. They raised the fees thousands of dollars before school began. |
I absolutely HATE this school. My tuition is a tremendous waste of money. I HATE it.
| Jan 20 2005 || Business - Management and Administration |
| If you are a kind of person who loves to do research and like courses only for basic understanding of concepts. this is not the place for you. You will waste at least three years doing grad courses and not get sufficient time for research. |
| Nov 12 2002 || Electrical Engineering |