College Freshman 2013-12-06T18:59:04Z
There's so much to do here at night. We live next to Route 1, which has the frats and the bars and the house parties. Everything is pretty close and a bunch of people go out every weekend. The buses run really late, so transportation isn't an issue.
College Freshman 2013-12-06T18:57:55Z
The dorms at UMD are pretty good. I live in Hagerstown, which doesn't have air conditioning. It's one of the oldest dorms on campus, and I'm still rating it as great. It's really not bad. There are definitely much better dorms, but there's quite a variety of dorms to choose from. We have apartments, suite-style rooms, and classic dorms. There's something for everyone. It's pretty costly to live here, but it's really convenient to live on campus. The social atmosphere is wonderful, but the floor I live in is weirdly social, so that might be why!
College Freshman 2013-12-06T18:55:14Z
I think that if people do drugs here, they just keep it really secret. There isn't much to talk about.
College Freshman 2013-12-06T18:53:04Z
UMD is weirdly tough to get into. There is a big stress on academics in prospective students. It wasn't too bad getting into the engineering program for me, but it is competitive and there are prerequisites for the limited enrollment programs here. The advisors can help you every step of the way if you're prepared to work hard to get into your intended limited enrollment program or succeed in your major otherwise. I have been facing difficulties switching into a more suitable major because you're required to go to major change workshops, but overall the process isn't too bad!
College Freshman 2013-12-06T18:49:55Z
Parking is pretty overpriced, especially for a permit. I don't have much to say about it, though, because I don't have a car.
College Freshman 2013-12-06T18:49:01Z
Maryland weather is usually unpredictable. Having lived in this state my whole life, I'm pretty used to it. Summer is hot and winter is cold, you can be sure of that. But fall and spring vary, some years they're both freezing and others both seasons are warm. It rains occasionally, so everyone has rain boots and umbrellas. As long as you have clothes for every season, the weather is fine.
College Freshman 2013-12-06T18:47:09Z
Greek life isn't that big on campus. 13-16% of students are involved in Greek life, so it's not like everyone is a part of it. But the Greeks do throw a lot of parties and social events that a lot of people go to! All of the sorority girls I've met are so sweet, and the frat guys are pretty decent. There is plenty of Greek housing, and if you want to be a part of Greek life, there is a very good chance that you'll get in somewhere.
College Freshman 2013-12-06T18:41:01Z
This school is absolutely wonderful. It's huge, so your legs get a nice workout walking for at least ten minutes to each class. I'm proud to be a Terp, as is almost everyone that goes here. My favorite experiences so far here have been the free shows at the college of performing arts, becoming friends with all of the amazing people on my floor, and, after realizing that my intended major was so wrong for me, finding the perfect major. UMD is unique because the Maryland flag is the coolest one out of all fifty states, and we incorporate it into every possible thing we can. We have Testudo the terrapin, who we give sacrifices to before finals. We also rub his nose for good luck. There are so many bizarre traditions here, and so many amazingly different people... if I could do it over, I would've chosen this school ten times faster than I did. It's my home.
College Sophomore 2013-12-06T18:36:34Z
There is much support for our football, basketball, and lacrosse teams. All other sports are virtually non-existent.
College Sophomore 2013-12-06T18:35:26Z
I love my school. Overall, the social scene is one for the books. Complaining about the loads of homework or difficulty of exams unite us. The opportunities for internships and jobs make us great. Athletics provide us with a sense of school spirit.
College Sophomore 2013-12-06T18:33:32Z
The weather changes frequently and drastically. A mid-December's morning can be 60 degrees or below freezing. The rain is very heavy.
College Sophomore 2013-12-06T18:32:20Z
Drinking is usually present at frat parties. Other drug use is also present, but only to those individuals that go into the scene knowing they want to do it already.
College Sophomore 2013-12-06T18:31:02Z
the dining options on the road adjacent to my school offer many fast-food and sit down dining options. Stamp student union also provides students with several dining opportunities.
College Sophomore 2013-12-06T18:29:27Z
I have not yet experienced off-campus housing but i am aware that many apartment complexes and buildings have an agreement with my university and provides living discounts. The quality of the housing is great as well.
College Sophomore 2013-12-06T18:28:07Z
I am a sophomore and have not been able to experience many classes outside of CORE requirements. However, so far, the classes that i have taken relevant to my major have been enjoyable.
College Sophomore 2013-12-06T18:26:23Z
I was able to attend a college i never thought i would because of the financial aid i received. Based on my profile, i was considered very need-based and was able to get most of the money i needed for school.
College Sophomore 2013-12-06T18:24:58Z
Dining halls do their best to provide us with a variety of choices when choosing dinner. There is a value meal that changes daily and regular sub, burger, and soul food stations that remain unchanged throughout the year.
College Sophomore 2013-12-06T18:23:18Z
Transportation is handled by UM shuttles so DUI is almost non-existent. The bar/club scene is very much alive and available to all students that seek it. Personally, the dancing and socializing make these events fun and memorable.
College Sophomore 2013-12-06T18:21:38Z
Strictness is generally lenient however police officers tend to break up parties and ruin a good time.
College Sophomore 2013-12-06T18:19:44Z
Guys & Girls:
Social life on campus is great. There are many types of diverse students so everyone has access to many different types of friendships. Students typically attend parties, football games, the Diner, and the student union together.
College Sophomore 2013-12-06T18:17:38Z
My school provides a vast amount of resources to its students like tutoring, career advice, resume building, and a writing center to name a few. Generally, we can seek help about any concerns we may have.
College Sophomore 2013-12-06T18:17:38Z
Library space is limited. However, when your place is secured, my school provides us with a nice study environment with access to computers and additional resources.
College Sophomore 2013-12-06T18:14:16Z
Living on campus is generally enjoyable. Close proximity to friends and dining halls are a plus. Sharing a bathroom with 30+ other females is a big negative about on campus living. Lottery spaces for very nice housing are limited as well.
College Sophomore 2013-12-01T23:53:47Z
There are a lot of nice places to live off-campus for students; however, these establishments definitely play to the wealthier students on campus because they know there are enough of them. Finding lower priced places that have not been demolished by college students in previous semesters is not always easy but there are lots of choices for students ranging from 2-8 person apartments that can either be nearly condemned or pretty immaculate; also, there are a lot of houses just behind route one, which are close enough for students to walk or bike to campus if they want and still have a lot of freedom.
College Sophomore 2013-12-01T23:51:09Z
The lack of options for the majority of students on campus is probably a big reason so many go Greek; while the off-campus apartments are often a hot spot, and some random house parties, the Greek system seems to run the show on the weekends, apart from the bars. Students that are under 21, or those without identification that says so, are generally forced to try to find house parties in old College Park or one being held at the View or Varsity, though they are certainly numerous.
The fraternities on campus are generally active Thursday-Saturday, while bars are popular on Tuesday nights and the weekends. Bentley's and Cornerstone dominate the Bar scene in College Park, they are the places to go, especially with Barking Dog gone and when students are skeptical about the new "Terrapin Turf"
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