quality of education at UML really depends on your department.
Students in the Sciences do well and are getting a
good education at a value. As are students in the
Music and Art programs.
As a Sociology major I
would advise people to either choose a better major, or
study Sociology at a better institution. The full time professors
are great, intelligent and approachable people, but the quality of
the student body hurts the program. Most of the students
in the major are only there because they couldn't cut
it in other departments. The major is not particularly rigorous
so many students just float along and graduate. For those
who are interested in the subject, there are very few
courses to choose from. However, professors are accommodating and are
happy to do independent studies for credit.
Overall the general
stupidity of the majority of the Liberal Arts student body
is what hurts UML. Still the low price tag makes
suffering through this place doable. I started at a community
college and transfered to UML with no trouble and have
lived off campus so my final bill will be shockingly
small. With the problems that this country is having economically
likely to continue for years to come it is best
that students save the fantasy of the “dream school” for
graduate study. For undergrad, which has become meaningless, swallow your
pride, save your money and go to UML. At least
here you will stand out as a scholar if you
have more than 6 brain cells.