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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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By the last year of my degree, itQuite BrightPsychology
By the last year of my degree, it was nearly impossible to get in touch with many of my professors. One went so far as having to reschedule my final exam past the deadline because she would not return my calls to schedule the phone section of the exam. (I was a long-distance student.) It was difficult for me to get answers from anyone - my "advisor" (who I couldn't get to advise me if my life depended on it), the financial aid folks, records... Looking back, I don't feel like I learned anything in 90% of the courses. It left me very much in debt, extremely disappointed, and not much smarter than I was before I enrolled.
5th Year Female -- Class 2011
Collaboration/Competitive: B, Individual Value: F
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My experience has been terrible from the start.Quite BrightEnglish
My experience has been terrible from the start. No assigned advisor. Initial person who contacted me put me in the wrong number of classes so financial aid didn't go through and I got dropped. Financial aid was NO HELP. I had to figure out on my own what to do. By then classes I was registered for were full. Choose another class which I was later told I should not have done but I had NO GUIDANCE I was just told I better get 3 more credits quick or I'd lose my financial aid again. Classes are AWFUL actually non-existent. You basically are teaching yourself. There are no online lectures. The lessons are all over the place and you have to jump all over to various "free" resource sites. You can do this yourself for free. Honestly I can't believe that the student loans pay for this type of education. I am seriously interviewing other online colleges and will only choose one that meets all of my requirements. I went to one before that had excellent online lectures. I will never pay to go to another school that has no lecture.
1st Year Female -- Class 1920
Faculty Accessibility: C, Education Quality: F
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