College Junior 2013-11-06T22:55:15Z
There are ways to find anything on campus. Alcohol is a lot easier than any other drugs. It's not that easy to find big parties since we aren't a party school, but small groups of friends drinking together is not unusual. Pressure is not that high, I have some drinking and some non-drinking friends. Parties are not a big part of campus life.
College Junior 2013-11-06T22:49:26Z
The Varsity gym I hear is really great, but for the average students, our gym is not in good shape. Students recently bullied the people in charge into replacing out of date, dangerous, and broken equipment, after about a year or two of complaining. As for sports teams, no one really cares about them except for the athletes and friends of athletes. I have never gone to an event.
College Junior 2013-11-06T22:47:19Z
Health & Safety:
The health center is only open during normal business hours (so nothing on the weekend or after 6) so it's pretty inconvenient if you really need them. The campus is close to a not-so nice neighborhood, but far enough that it doesn't spill over onto campus. I have never felt unsafe, even when walking around alone in the middle of the night. There are Blue Lights everywhere just in case something does happen. The police are very visible, but they are mostly parking enforcement.
College Junior 2013-11-06T22:44:59Z
It's Maryland... The weather is crazy here. The dorms seem a little far in the Winter, but if you are on academic row, you can get to almost any building without going outside through the skywalks. When the weather is nice, though, campus is beautiful.
College Junior 2013-11-06T22:43:27Z
I have to give it a two because of how much people complain. (I don't have a car). If you live in the dorm, you can find some nice parking spaces nearby. There is a parking permit system, where you park depends on who you are (commuter, faculty, resident) but it is all completely free. Freshman aren't allowed in the normal parking lots though, they have a very far freshman lot with a shuttle. According to the commuters I know, parking is horrible, you have to get here hours before classes start because it is very difficult to find a spot.
College Junior 2013-11-06T22:40:33Z
I'd say it's about average. There is space for your stuff, but not a lot. There is AC and heat (when they work). All housing is suite style, but Harbor and Erickson have common rooms. It's all pretty expensive. The level of Socialness really depends on the people who live there. I have lived on a completely dead floor where very few people talked to each other, and then I lived on a floor where everyone hung out and ran around to each other's rooms and got in trouble for being loud at 3am. Feelings about the dorms are mixed because it greatly depends on who you are with.
College Freshman 2013-10-23T14:40:50Z
The dorms are not the greatest but after a few weeks and decorating it feels comfortable and relaxing. Upperclassmen have better choices and those that live in living and learning communities.
College Freshman 2013-10-23T14:36:17Z
The weather is normally really nice . Some days it pours and you have to run to class but there is normally always people hanging outside.
College Freshman 2013-10-23T14:34:04Z
Easy access wifi with pretty good speed. Printing costs unless you have your own printer. Accessing on campus computers s easy and reliable.
College Junior 2013-10-22T14:54:39Z
There's a lot of diversity on this campus from religions, race, cultures and etc.
College Junior 2013-10-22T14:52:56Z
They don't inform you on a lot of offers.
College Junior 2013-10-22T14:52:20Z
This campus is socially awkward.
College Junior 2013-10-10T16:00:48Z
I am a linguistics major. There are very few of us and most of us know each other and are taking the same classes. Most teachers are great, published and know what they are talking about. There is always one teacher that is bad, but I've avoided him for a while.
College Junior 2013-10-10T15:59:06Z
Pizza and Chinese food are the most common because they deliver. There are great deals for students like getting a free 2liter of Soda if you buy a certain amount of chinese food. But those are really the only options unless you have a car. You can drive to a Wendy's nearby or get onto the highway and go to a shopping center.
College Junior 2013-10-10T15:56:50Z
There really is no criteria for admission into programs. You just fill out paperwork declaring your major and they put you with an advisor in your major. The only exception is that music and performing arts have to audition, but I don't know how that process works.
College Junior 2013-10-10T15:53:51Z
There are many different people of different backgrounds. UMBC has a little bit for everyone. Because there are so many different groups, sometimes those groups tend to conflict. But there is easy for newcomers to find where they belong
College Senior 2013-10-10T14:27:33Z
They have a cafeteria as well as a coffee shop/deli that opens all day. The cafeteria serves more lunch and dinner items such as homemake pizzas, ethinic themed meals, and meals made on a grill or fryer. The coffee shop serves different types of coffee, teas, smoothies, and bottled juices and sodas. You can purchase bagels, breakfast/lunch sandwiches, muffins, and so much more. I gave it a B because sometimes the service is slow and the food is not always the best, however they do give you a fair amount of food and the cooks are really friendly.
College Senior 2013-10-06T14:25:03Z
UMBC has a great facilities. The RAC has lots of machines and equipment for working out. The library is a very nice place with good computer systems and helpful people.
College Senior 2013-10-06T14:20:52Z
Diversity is seen everywhere on campus. You will meet a great amount of people from different backgrounds and culture. In terms of religion, everyone accepts whatever you are or represent.
College Freshman 2013-08-31T19:42:33Z
If you are a freshman the campus makes you park about 2 miles off campus and catch a shuttle back which comes about every hour is very inconvenient. However, Sophmores on up can have their cars on campus.
College Freshman 2013-08-31T19:38:25Z
Guys & Girls:
Personality wise almost everyone is great. Not to hot in the looks department, but there are a few. Makes it easier to focus on studying though.
College Junior 2013-08-25T16:07:58Z
Most internships are time consuming but are the best experience out there especially if you are not yet sure of what exactly you want to do or just to solidify your confidence in the major program you are pursuing. The Shriver center is very helpful in locating a internship that you would be interested in and they offer a variety of ways to get credit for it, from actual credits to transcript documentation. I am currently finishing up a summer internship at a veterinary clinic and I very much enjoyed it.
College Junior 2013-08-25T00:34:30Z
Health & Safety:
the school is pretty secure, with camp security visible during school hours
College Sophomore 2013-08-24T20:13:57Z
I don't have a meal plan, but this school provides a lot of different options on what you can eat or drink. I tend to get my coffee fix from the Starbucks in the middle of the campus. But in the Commons area, there are many different places to eat. You can get pasta or pizza, sub sandwiches, Mexican food, Chinese food, or anything else you could want. There is also a small store in the Commons where you can buy snacks just like a little grocery store.
College Sophomore 2013-08-24T20:11:28Z
I have not had an internship yet, but I definitely intend to get one. This school makes it possible to find one and will help you on your search.
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