University of Maryland is an incredible school in so many
- Athletics: Games for
all sports are a ton of fun and
school spirit/pride is extremely high. We
do get a
rep for cursing at games, which is unfortunate.
Some students do take
it too far but most are
Academics: Challenging yet not too overwhelming.
Professors are actually, for the most part, very
welcoming and willing to help. Students are afraid
because the campus is large and
there is a large
But after your first semester (when
pretty much everyone is new), you will see people you
know everywhere. I am in my
4th and last year, and I
at least 1 person in all of my classes.
- People/nightlife: The people are very friendly
though there are only really
only 4(kind of 5 if you
include the Mark) bars within walking distance, they
have awesome specials and fun atmospheres. They can
kind of crowded, but are
still worth it for the good
prices and fun nights like Power Hour, $1 domestics/$1
The campus is beautiful,
no matter what anyone says. We have the longest collegiate
mall lined with tall, shady trees.
- Safety: To be honest, there is a
decent amount of
crime around campus,
mainly robberies. Though this is
I feel safe 95% of the time. I also think
a lot of college campuses have
crime, so it is not a
reason to not attend Maryland. Hopefully the University
will improve on this in the future.
That is the only 1 real con I can think
of...the dorms are not the greatest ever, but they are
definitely liveable and have a fun, friendly atmosphere.
UMD. It will provide you with an awesome 4 years!
Also - there is a ton of diversity on this
campus; racially, religiously, politically. There is no brainwashing. There does
seem to be a slight liberal slant on the campus
but, if anything, that has just helped me to cement
my conservative beliefs!!