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The University of Maryland University College

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So...this is an interesting school for my major.Quite BrightFinance
So...this is an interesting school for my major. I expected to learn something, maybe have video lectures from professors, maybe even have assignments related to the textbook....but that didn't happen.

First, 90% of my courses didn't even have lectures or textbooks. Lower level business courses used articles from places like Investopedia. Upper level Finance courses usually use links to journal articles or YouTube videos. Then, the discussion questions usually only relate to one resource. You just have to find that resource and you're good to go for the week. The essays are kinda weird as well. Every class has four "projects" which must be completed, one every two weeks. These projects never have anything to do with the work in those two weeks. You just have to google as much crap as you can and spew it at the paper. As long as your writing makes basic sense and it's in APA format you'll get an A. Just write random things that meander around an answer to the question. The faculty probably won't read it very hard. For several projects I have received someone else's graded papers.Just follow along and write strictly to the prompt. The material may seem daunting, but the work has little to do with it. Just answer every part of the question in some way and you'll get an A. I have two classes left for a BS in Finance and haven't learned a damn thing. But I have written hundreds of pages about Finance. This may be good or bad, depending what you're looking for. I just want to finish my degree, I don't work in Finance. So overall I'm fine with it.

3rd Year Male -- Class 2019
Collaboration/Competitive: A, Innovation: F
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If you want a mostly hassle-free degree with minimum work, UMUC is the place for you!
Alumnus Male -- Class 2000
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Great school, excellent value for a quality publicQuite BrightComputer Engineering
Great school, excellent value for a quality public university. University of Maryland University College is a premier online-focused, accredited, public university.

UMUC is a refreshing change from today's current onslaught from sketchy, for-profit diploma mills offering non-traditional students a quick path towards increasing their personal debt. Bottom-line: if you want an affordable, non-traditional path towards an education from a state public university, look no further than University of Maryland University College, member of the University System of Maryland.

4th Year Male -- Class 2016
Education Quality: A, Extracurricular Activities: C-
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