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  • 12/12/2009

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    15 out of 15 people found this review useful. 1 of 82

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    This college is great for anyone who like to expand there minds.

    Tips for prospective students

    Be open minded to any experience given to you.

    Bang for the buck

    U.M.E.S is affordable for those people who can not afford college.

    Am enjoying being here

    U.M.E.S is a great college its a very fun and exciting school to be apart of. the location of the school makes you focus on school there are not many distractions that will interfere with your education.

    Am learning a lot

    I learned alot about the many different life making decisions

  • 06/18/2009

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

    9 out of 11 people found this review useful. 2 of 82

    Categories Comments
    Tips for prospective students

    Apply early. don't procrastinate

  • 12/09/2009

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    9 out of 9 people found this review useful. 3 of 82

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    If you are into the Criminal Justice major, this is your place. The Criminal Justice here is amazing! As well as the Math and Computer Science department!...This is the best place to come if you really and truly are up for a change and a new beginning!

    Tips for prospective students

    Get to know people around...it can make your college experience best! Also, make sure that you study more than you party...it will pay off at the end!

    Bang for the buck

    Overall, i give the school an A..it has room for improvement!

    Am enjoying being here

    The campus is beautiful, the dorms are comfortable and the learning environment is perfect.

    Am learning a lot

    The Professors here at UMES are awesome they let you know step by step what it is that you need to know and they also are very accessible when you need to see them. Are there just some subjects you are so week in and you have to take? Tutoring is available everyday and they are an BIG HELP!

  • 08/05/2009

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    7 out of 7 people found this review useful. 4 of 82

    Categories Comments
    Tips for prospective students

    Study, Study, Study. Studying is the key to pass all exams and if prospective students study well they will have no problem passing any exams.

    Am enjoying being here

    The campus is filled with different activities and there are a lot of nice people there to meet.

    Am learning a lot

    I have learn a great deal of subjects at the University of Maryland Eastern Shore. The professors explain the topics well and they are pretty easy to understand.

  • 08/17/2009

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    7 out of 7 people found this review useful. 5 of 82

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    This campus would be perfect for anyone who wants the best college experience possible. The teachers are great and the parties are as well.

    Tips for prospective students

    My tip for all those prospective students is to stay focused on your studies and pass all of your exams. But don't forget to have fun! Get involved in extra curricular activities!

    Bang for the buck

    They provided me with eight hundred fifty dollars in pell grants. The rest of the money that I'm using to pay for school is out of loans.

    Am enjoying being here

    I love the campus. It's an opportunity not only to get your degree and become successful. You meet new people along the way. Meeting people is very helpful in making sure you can get comfortable with the adjustment of the college life. The buildings are beautiful as well and the dorms are just right.

    Am learning a lot

    I got accepted for the summer and i have already took two classes here. The teachers are excellent and they really helped me start off on the right track. The summer program i was involved in (SEA) provided upcoming freshman like myself with tutors that were upper classman at the university and they were very resourceful.

  • 12/23/2009

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    5 out of 5 people found this review useful. 6 of 82

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Anyone who wants be a part of a fun and helpful learning environment so they can better themselves and become successful in the future.

    Tips for prospective students

    Make friends right away and always be on time for classes.

    Bang for the buck

    For the amount of money I'm spending compared to the the quality of education I'm getting and the number of activities that are available on campus for me, I am definitely getting my moneys worth.

    Am enjoying being here

    Theres plenty of stuff on campus such as going bowling, playing pool, having Xbox 360 tournaments or playing table tennis in the Student Services Center with your friends. Theres also an indoors basketball court and a full football field.

    Am learning a lot

    Yes you do learn a lot especially since every teacher I have had so far was willing to spend the extra time to make sure I was understanding the material they taught.

  • 01/05/2010

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    5 out of 5 people found this review useful. 7 of 82

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    If your really intrested in Criminal Justice major, this school is a really good place because it has the best of the professors to teach you and never tell you wrong. Also if your intrested in Math or Computer Science we got some of the best professors for that also, who will really work with you if you can't understand something.

    Tips for prospective students

    *Apply early. *Be open minded. *Never procrastinate. *Make sure your study habits are up to par because it is just that easy to get off track in college.

    Bang for the buck

    It may be a dig in the pockets but at the same time it has a lot to offer. This school is an HBCU to of course it's going to offer and be there as much as possible for all the African American students, even for those who are not. Don't forget about all the scholarships, FAFSA, loans and grants because there is some money out there to put in towards your tuition or just even your books.

    Am enjoying being here

    The school has a lot of events to attend and things like that. They try to make sure something is going on everyday even if it is something simple just to have everyone entertained.

    Am learning a lot

    This school is very helpful and doesn't give up on you. If you need help you just have to ask, because most of the professors will help with you only if you try and not slack off. All it takes is a little bit of effort.

  • 05/05/2011

    Reviewer is A past student here.

    4 out of 4 people found this review useful. 8 of 82

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    UMES Is Great For Students With Cars And Students That Like The Country Life And Dont Mind Being Away From The City Lights

    Tips for prospective students

    *Stay Focused *Use Your Resources *Make Friends With The Teachers * Stay Ahead On Your Studies *Make Friends WithThe Other Students In Your Class *If You Miss A Day.. Make Sure You Contact Your Teacher As Soon As Possible

    Bang for the buck

    UMES Is Priced Really Well If You Dont Have The Money To Pay For College. And The College Experience Is Worth The Money You Are Paying. The Teachers Are Also Really Good And They Do Their Job Very Well.

    Did enjoy being here

    I Personally Didnt Enjoy Being At UMES Because I Am Used To The City. But, UMES Is Put In A Good Location Because You Really Have No Choice But To Focus OnYour Acadmeics. There Aren't Many Distractions There Unless You Make Them Yourself.

    Did learn a lot

    I Learned A Lot About The University Of Marylad Eastern Shore And Its History. I Also Learned A Lot Education Wise. It Is A Good School Education Wise. You Will Love The Programs That They Have There. The Classes Are Small, So You Can Have A One On One With The Teacher. The Teachers Are Also Very Excessible Through E-Mail.

  • 04/20/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    3 out of 3 people found this review useful. 9 of 82

    Categories Comments
    Tips for prospective students

    Upon coming to UMES be ready to experience new things, makes friends, and make changes. As students you do have the power to improve this wonderful University. Come with an open mind ready and willing to not only learn but have some fun as well.

    Bang for the buck

    If you have financial aid issues, the financial aid office is always willing to lend a hand. Do not hesitate to ask someone in any department for help. This university is quite affordable and there are scholarship opportunities, so if you find yourself in a bind ask for help.

    Am enjoying being here

    Although UMES is not in a major city, you can find plenty of interseting things to do. I have been to Ocen City, MD, Washington DC, Baltimore, MD, and Hampton, VA. These are places that are within 2 to 3 hours of campus. The Greyhound Bus also stops on campus for your traveling needs as well as a local shuttle to take you to Wal-Mart, the mall, and local shopping centers.

    Am learning a lot

    The University of Maryland Eastern Shore is a wonderful university to further your education at. You will be among a diverse population of students and faculty. As i biology major i have been presented with many great opportunities from meeting different types of people, volunteering at the local hospital, and doing a research project on the study of Malaria. Be open to new things and explore them here at UMES.

  • 01/09/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    3 out of 3 people found this review useful. 10 of 82

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    UMES has something called Hawk Alert which can be an app on your phone, your sent to your school email. Hawk alert keeps students updated on what is going on around campus. UMES has a police department on campus and at night you will always see a police vehicle. If living on campus, security oversees the building all night until the morning. UMES is very serious about the safety of their students and staff.

    Greek Life

    We have several chapters which are Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Iota Phi Theta Fraternity, Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity.

    Clubs and Activities

    We have an ample amount of clubs and extracurricular activities for students to participate in, like student government, ethnic groups, and multiple groups that focus on a students specific major.

    Great for these types of students

    UMES is really great for those pursuing some sort of science degree. Although we do have other good departments to offer, the science department is rapidly growing and they have excellent programs that students have the opportunity of entering after completing their undergraduate.

    Bang for the buck

    Though we do like to have fun, our school is very big on giving back to the community. When you go on our website there is always something posted about a charity event we would be having and they always give you instructions on how to volunteer.

    What to do for fun

    At UMES there is always something going on whether it be a sporting event, play, school-sponsored party, rally, movie night, and much more. Sometimes you may even need to put all of the events in your calendar to keep up!

    Food and Dining

    The cafe is huge and filled with great food. There are three meals a day during the week and two on the weekends. The food is consistently cooked well, and the cafe remains clean. Sometimes the food can seem redundant and students start to miss a home cooked meal. Overall the food is good and the area is spotless.

    Dorm Life

    Dorm life is very welcoming. The room assistants greet us whenever we walk through the door. They change the decorations every two weeks or when a big holiday is coming up. They also have programs that discuss relevant topics such as time management, alcohol abuse, and weight management. Since students are away from home the room assistants do a great job of making us feel like a little family.

    Academic Rigor

    Academic rigor is vital. Deadlines are taken seriously and majority of the work in college nowadays have to be completed on the computer. So after the due date the assignment will not open back up unless the professor does so. However most of the work that students receive, they will have a whole week to complete. Time management plays a major role in how a student completes their work.

    Tips for prospective students

    Students planning to attend Maryland Eastern Shore should know that you will not get pacified, instead pushed to exceed limits that one may have thought was impossible. Another important thing to learn if planning to attend Eastern Shore or any college is how to be independent. Having an advisor or someone to look over you is good to keep you on track as well.

    In three sentences

    University of Maryland Eastern Shore is a historically black college located in Princess Anne, Maryland. However, it has become a very diverse educational environment. UMES is a place where the doors are open for endless opportunities to help build and further your career.

  • 05/21/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    2 out of 2 people found this review useful. 11 of 82

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Campus security steady patrols all through out the campus from sun up to sun down, and if ever needed for any type of emergency students are giving campus police number upon enrolling and they come to your immediate assistance

    Greek Life

    Currently only fraternities, no sororities yet but they are speaking of bringing sororities soon

    Clubs and Activities

    Over 100 clubs/groups for students of all interest

    Great for these types of students

    All types of students will fit in here !!!!

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Our midnight madness events for the welcoming and announcing of our football team occurs at midnight, where its a big celebration for our upcoming basketball team, and they showcase their talents to the student body as a whole.

    What to do for fun

    Almost every weekend/week the university has multiple events that everybody will want to participate in. The university holds activities such as athletic games, school hosted parties, carnivals, haunted houses, and much much more.

    Food and Dining

    The cafe is open from 7am to 7pm and has a large selection/variety of food for all students, its very tasty and the cafe workers are always nice with up beat attitudes.

    Dorm Life

    The dorms are very comfortable and accommodating and there main goal is to make sure every resident is comfortable, and feels that their money is well spent. The dorms offer a kitchen, laundry room, common room/lounge, and computer room, which is help assist students on a daily because its goes along with there daily needs. One suggestion I would make is the pricing to wash clothes. The washing and drying cost 1.75 each and that's very pricey on a college students budget.

    Academic Rigor

    Far as rigor with academics it depends on your professor, but 9/10 they don't wish to see you fail so as long as you show drive and/or determination to be willing to work, you'll do fine.

    Tips for prospective students

    The biggest tip I would offer prospective students planning to attend is to be able to manage time properly. A big factor at being successful at not only UMES but universities all over is time management, students should be able to set up different time frames to get certain work done at certain time period, and tend to course work equally.

    In three sentences

    University Of Maryland Eastern Shore is a very diverse HBCU with so much to offer. The professor at the university are very hands on and always make them self available outside of the classroom and via personal email. The curriculum is very flexible and and straight foward; so its very hard to fall behind .

  • 07/20/2012

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

    2 out of 2 people found this review useful. 12 of 82

    Categories Comments
    Greek Life

    There arent an sororities this year

    Great for these types of students

    outgoing Open Minded

    Bang for the buck

    It can get a little expensive but its worth every penny

    What to do for fun

    Since the school is in a very rural setting the social life on campus is pretty fun. But you also have to make the best of your college experience. it can get a little boring but for the most part you will enjoy your time here

    Tips for prospective students

    Great for any student who doesnt mind being away from the city. Great for students who are serious about earning their degree

    In three sentences

    Organized. Its an a very rural area and that's a good thing because it allows you to focus more on your studies. Diverse

  • 05/30/2009

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

    1 out of 2 people found this review useful. 13 of 82

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    everyone

  • 11/05/2009

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 6 people found this review useful. 14 of 82

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    People who are into the black hip-hop culture People who didn't do well in High School but want a second chance

    Am enjoying being here

    Some of the people are friendly but the overall college atmosphere is ultimately lacking. Poor dorms and laundry service for men is inconvenient.

  • 12/01/2010

    Reviewer is Researching this school. Reviewer has not been to campus.

    1 out of 2 people found this review useful. 15 of 82

    Categories Comments
    Bang for the buck

    It aint that bad when you really want your education and are willing to sacrifice alittle to get it along with a good time.

    Will enjoy being here

    My brothers says its one of the best routes in life that they could have taken. They say the parties be poppin and that they were able to get there music on the radio. Dont forget the Smitty Juice

    Will learn a lot

    My brother Smitty & Reese goes to this school and tells me about it alot. He says he is learnig alot in classes.

  • 06/08/2011

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 16 of 82

    Categories Comments
    Bang for the buck

    I love this school!

    Will enjoy being here

    I wont be to far from home and not to close which makes it a perfect location.The people are friendly and the campus is beautiful.

    Will learn a lot

    After visiting the campus I found that the academic programs are great.

  • 07/15/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 17 of 82

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Flexible students who can adapt to different people and environments.

    Tips for prospective students

    Stay focused, make goals, and remember why you're here.

    Bang for the buck

    Compared to other schools, UMES is very reasonable considering what they have to offer.

    Am enjoying being here

    I do enjoy being at UMES. Aside from the educational experience, the culture aspect of the school is the best! There are so many activities and organizations to join here on this campus. For example, I am apart of 3 organizations and 2 honor societies. I appreciate them because you're able to network and meet people from all over.

    Am learning a lot

    At UMES, you will learn a lot. The professors here are phenomenal. The accommodate you appropriately including giving students extra attention, if needed. There are a lot of extra resources here, such as, tutors, a library, and huge computer hall. The learning experience here is great.

  • 12/27/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 18 of 82

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    this is a good school if you like diversity, quote enviroments, and do not want a school football team

    Tips for prospective students

    do not let the freedome, parties, and other extra activities distract you. you are paying your money for an education so make sure your classes and grades take priority over everything

    Bang for the buck

    with me being an instate student i believe my tuition is very reasonable

    Am enjoying being here

    i like that if you want to go out and party you can and their are almost always events happening on campus however i would enjoy a city atmosphere much better

    Am learning a lot

    i am learning alot in my major about what it will take to go into the dulinary and hospitality firld. we do everything from culinary classes to table service to accounting. if your attendance is good and you are studious you will do well

  • 02/14/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 19 of 82

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    the campus is open to the public, so it can only be so safe. there is usually some type of incident every semester.

    Greek Life

    the greek life really isn't that great on campus. the probates are usually interesting and they have parties occasionally.

    Clubs and Activities

    there aren't many clubs on campus, but there are a few that could interest you.

    Great for these types of students

    umes is great for minority students. there is a lot of african american culture on the campus. it's good going to school and seeing other people who look like you.

    Bang for the buck

    it's not an ivy league school, but you're guaranteed to have a blast and receive a great education. the tuition is pretty low.

    What to do for fun

    there are bowling alleys on campus, parties and a lot of activities that happen on a regular basis.

    Food and Dining

    the food is really good. you have your typical soul foods and other great varieties.

    Dorm Life

    the dorms are pretty awesome. some places are better than others.

    Academic Rigor

    some departments are more serious than others when it comes to education.

    Tips for prospective students

    i would advise prospective students to gain a relationship with their professors. make sure they know who you are! if you have questions, ask! professors like when students ask questions; it lets them know that you're interested in what they're saying. also, keep up on your syllabus. it's your life line. lastly, keep all documents in a file just in case an office loses it.

    In three sentences

    i think umes is a great school, with a lot of potential. the campus is beautiful and the students are lively. there are lots of opportunities at umes; you just have to find them.

  • 06/03/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 20 of 82

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    There are Umes police, Princess Anne police, and State troopers that patrol our campus and the local surrounds so the school is very safe. There are also posts set up on campus with mini booths that have a button to signal the police to your area.

    Greek Life

    The school has a large Greek life on campus containing many fraternities and sororities they are very active especially during homecomings.

    Clubs and Activities

    The school has many clubs and organizations for all types of students. The clubs all participate in throwing parties, running fundraisers for their own and other organizations, and organizing rallies to inform the campus of social or political problems.

    Great for these types of students

    The school is great for students who have never lived alone or without their parents because it slowly introduces you to independence without just throwing you into the real world.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Most of the students at the school are from Baltimore, Washington DC, Prince George's County, New Jersey, Delaware, or Africa. Despite the variety, the students do not group by city. It is a close nit school where for the most part everyone knows everyone so the school is more like an extended family.

    Bang for the buck

    Umes is not an expensive school, especially for instate students, but offers a lot of majors and real life skills that will make a student a better person and better prepared for the work world. I believe it is worth every dollar its cost and you will still be getting a bang for your buck.

    What to do for fun

    The school offers weekly parties that rarely cost over $15. It also has a game hall with a pool hall, bowling alley, gamerom (playstation/xbox), and common area where students could conversate or play card games. They also have three basketball courts, a pool, two football fields, a track field, and a golf coarse.

    Food and Dining

    It is highly encouraged to be on a meal plan whereas you can eat in the school's cafe everyday. The terms of your meal plan are decided before you arrive at school. The food is not great but its a daily nutriutios meal needed to keep you active for a college day. The dinning hall is a great place to meet people also.

    Dorm Life

    The dorm life is a necessity for college life. It puts you on your own to where you will learn to mature thru freedom but at the same time puts small limitations on you so that you stay focus. It gives you a sense of being independent but have student residential advisers to help you stay on the right track.

    Academic Rigor

    Umes has loving professors that work with students to make sure they not only know the material but understands their major. The school's staff, much like its student body, is very diverse so when selecting classes the only problem is overcoming the accent of foreign instructors.

    Tips for prospective students

    Once arriving to the school and getting settled, find your academic advisor. Become acquainted with them because they will help you with your college career, Also, find friends in your major. Those students will be in the majority of your classes after you finish your general studies. Talk to upperclassmen in your major, ask what teachers are hard and which are more lenient and ask them for advice or help with class.

    In three sentences

    Umes is historically black university in the middle of a small urban area. It is one of the 'stricter' party schools so it offers fun but not to an extent to distract you from your studies. There is a lot of diversity on this small campus which makes for a friendly environment.

  • 01/03/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    0 out of 2 people found this review useful. 21 of 82

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Scholarships!

    Tips for prospective students

    Study hard!

  • 01/10/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    22 of 82

    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    I like to go to the fashion shows they have on campus. The basketball games are usually live and fun. I also, like hanging with my friends doing something as simple as walking around the campus on my free time.

    Food and Dining

    Pretty much the same foods every week. there isn't much selection around the campus area. there is only one cafe in the school.

    Dorm Life

    for the female dorms, they are pretty descent. the apartments are nice. for any dorm you have to learn to be open to new things because it isn't going to be the same as how you live at home, there are a lot of things to get use to when having a roommate.

    Tips for prospective students

    Always stay on top of your school work, never forget the reason for attending school. Work now and Play later. Always give yourself that extra push and you will be surprised with what you can really do. Students should also take advantage of helping their peers, because in many situations by helping and teaching others, you learn and teach yourself by just by reaching out to those in need.

    In three sentences

    UMES has great academic support for students as far tutoring. Professors tend to help out a lot also, I find it easy to connect with most of my professors. The Biology/ Chemistry program is also well known for those who plan to take a science major.

  • 01/17/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 person found this inaccurate. 23 of 82

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Campus Safety will make you feel like home, and the cops are very friendly

    Greek Life

    5 stars out of 5

    Clubs and Activities

    4 stars out of 5

    Great for these types of students

    great

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    a very unusual tradition is spring feast

    What to do for fun

    bowling, movies, pool, hang out with friends

    Food and Dining

    2 and 3 stars,,, i really don't eat the cafe food, i cook alot

    Dorm Life

    5 stars

    Academic Rigor

    4 stars

    Tips for prospective students

    Tips for prospective students, It don't matter were you come from in life, it matters were you would end up in life. If you have dream believe in them and do everything in power to make them dream come true.

    In three sentences

    I am very please to be apart of this University, If i could go back in time in High School and pick the college that i would like to attend UMES would be my first pick.

  • 06/09/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    24 of 82

    Categories Comments
    Greek Life

    They have some cool events on campus.

    Great for these types of students

    People who like to have fun and meet new people.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Whenever someone says Hawk Pride!, you have to yell Catch It! and clap your hands in the air.

    What to do for fun

    Parties, Hang with friends

    Tips for prospective students

    Stay focused on your studies because it is very easy to get distracted down there. It is a lot of things going on during campus.

    In three sentences

    The University of Maryland Eastern Shore is a great institution. It will prepare you for the real world of whatever field you are in. I look forward to learning more.

  • 06/16/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    25 of 82

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Security is great and always doing their job.

    Greek Life

    I'm not part of it.

    Clubs and Activities

    there are a tn of things to do, just be warned that new programs can be unorganized.

    Great for these types of students

    students who like 1 on 1 talking with teachers. people who are social and want a close knit community

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    everything is named after hawks (hawksnest, hawkslanding....) everyone learns all the hawkpride songs and sings them at the basketball games.

    Bang for the buck

    Its pretty easy to get a scholarship, but UMES is cheap compared to others.

    What to do for fun

    There are lots of partys and school hosted events. The dances are really great!

    Food and Dining

    The caf has good food usually. They serve the same thing for lunch and breakfast everyday. hawksnest is good but they are slow during the lunch rush.

    Dorm Life

    The dorms are great and the RAs are wonderful. Murphy is great for freshmen females.

    Academic Rigor

    UMES has a lot of hard classes but generally the teachers are very helpful and you can easily pass as long as you talk to your teachers. Math 109 is very hard.

    Tips for prospective students

    Dont buy your books until the first day of class because a lot of teachers will tell you that you do not need them. Be careful when walking at night because the frogs sit on the sidewalks.

    In three sentences

    They are very unorganized with things like housing and keeping the grades updated. The campus is beautiful. The people are friendly.

  • 06/20/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    26 of 82

    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    Clubs and Organizations, Events, and getting involved.

    Tips for prospective students

    Bring a car, don't get caught up in parties, and always get your work done and you will not have a problem.

    In three sentences

    This University holds a lot of history, which I'm fond of. Although flawed in some areas, UMES, just as any other HBCU, always strives to make the best out of it.

  • 06/27/2012

    Reviewer is A past student here.

    27 of 82

    Categories Comments
    Greek Life

    Most of the fraternities and sororities were ban when i was there so Greek life was almost none existent.

    Great for these types of students

    If you don't want a school in the heart of the city and live the rural/suburb feel than this location is perfect.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    If you go to this school you HAVE TO learn the Hawk Shuffle! It's the school dance and people will start doing it at pep rallys, parties and random times. You'll be surprised at how many people join in!

    What to do for fun

    Join a club! You might find yourself with too much time on your hands if you don't. Attend the parties! There are several parties in the school ballroom and off campus apartments. Some are good, others are terrible but its something to do on a Friday night.

    Food and Dining

    Food from the caf depends on what time of day you go. Sometimes there is a lot to choose from and other times there's barely anything to eat. Hawks nest is good sometimes, but it's not included with your meal plan. The food there is usually greasy and fried and the lines can get really long. Pizza Hut delivers which is a plus!

    Dorm Life

    My dorm (Murphy Hall) was full of high-energy girls who liked to run up and down the halls day and night, bang on doors and run away, and leave the bathroom messy. The bathroom is community style with the whole floor sharing one bathroom. Murphy is the only co-ed dorm. There are strict rules on visitation and it doesn't start til a few weeks after the semester starts and ends early.

    Academic Rigor

    The classes aren't too bad if you stay on top of things and don't let drama or partying distract you from working. I had friends who got all A's even thought I never saw them doing homework, so it really depends on what professor you have and how dedicated you are.

    Tips for prospective students

    Buy a car or become friends with someone that has a car because Walmart and the mall are almost 20 miles away. Be careful when making friends and parting. Rumors spread quickly on this campus. Focus on your grades and NOT partying.

    In three sentences

    This school is literally in the middle of nowhere and it's near impossible to get around without a car. The campus itself is big, but small enough where everyone knows something, usually rumors or personal business, about everyone else. Mcdonalds, Popeyes and Pizza Hut are all nearby, but if you have to walk to them it will take a very long time.

  • 06/27/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    UMES has a theater at the SSC, i go there every Saturday i also play tennis with my friends sometimes i attend the parties in the ballroom

    Food and Dining

    food it not always the best the deserts are good i love the drinks , they have varieties

    Dorm Life

    my room mate is cool there is always a room check which keeps my room mate cleanits there is never too much noice

    Tips for prospective students

    pay attention and do you work be respectful to everyone there is time for every thing

    In three sentences

    i love it i feel at home it is very interesting

  • 07/02/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    There are plenty of activities to do on and off campus.

    Food and Dining

    The BEST homecooked meals every day!

    Tips for prospective students

    Stay in contact with your advisor and teachers, and stay on task.

    In three sentences

    UMES is a very helpful college, everyone there are very helpful. The Teachers and staff care about thier students' success.

  • 07/20/2012

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    For fun on campus there is bowling , clubs and other activites , but off campus , student can travel to Ocean City , Maryland which is only a 30 minute drive. Off and on campus there is many fun and safe things that children can particapate in.

    Food and Dining

    The food at UMES is great ! Students have a wide variety of choices to eat , and great meal plans.

    Dorm Life

    Dorm life allows the students to be independent and accountable to make there own decisions . The dorms are beautiful and great to live in.

    Tips for prospective students

    If you are planning or interseted in UMES you have made a great choice. Manage great grades and to things to help out in the community.

    In three sentences

    University of maryland eastern shore is a great family oreantated school. The university has a beautiful campus and is successful in acedemics and sports. I rate my college a 10 out of 10 !

  • 07/24/2012

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    Categories Comments
    Greek Life

    Only fraternities, no sororities

    Great for these types of students

    Anyone that wants a great education, and a fun college experience.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Homecoming is held in January rather than right when school starts.

    What to do for fun

    Many campus activities. The surrounding area has shopping malls, dining, and clubs. The beach is less than 45mins away.

    Tips for prospective students

    Come ready to learn. Get a tutor and a study group. Enjoy college.

    In three sentences

    Very large, clean and well-kept campus. Helpful and nice staff. Great location.

  • 08/02/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Clubs and Activities

    With several organizations on campus I'm sure anyone could find a club to join no matter there interest from Action Anime to Student Government Association.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Since the university doesn't have a football team we celebrate our homecoming during the Spring semester!

    Bang for the buck

    The new bookstore which is now under Neebo is great! Much cheaper with quality things.

    What to do for fun

    There are over 100 organizations on campus! Join one and there will be endless amounts of fun to partake in. The Campus Activities Board is always hosting great events that you should attend.

    Food and Dining

    The food is pretty good. There are 4 different places on campus to eat and they are all great!

    Dorm Life

    The dorms are fairly new and I enjoyed my time there. Residence life plays a major role in the college experience and the staff is great!

    Tips for prospective students

    Be sure to pack plenty rain attire the rain comes whenever it feels necessary. Also during early fall semester the bugs can be pretty bad so pack bug spray.

    In three sentences

    The University of Maryland Eastern Shore is a great establishment. The staff makes sure to make the students feel at home and comfortable on campus. A wonderful place to receive higher education.

  • 08/18/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Campus security good here, not too many public offences either. It's pretty peaceful around here. Of course there will be a knuckle-head every once in a while, but security takes care of it.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are a lot of activities at University of Maryland Eastern Shore. There aren't many sports, but this school makes up for it through it's clubs and organizations. There's a Rec. center where many things can be done. Ping pong, bowling, pool, air hockey, you name it.

    Great for these types of students

    Hardworking students will excel here. People who are optimistic and social . Even for those who don't know what they want as a career, it has programs made for students just like that. Almost all types of students are welcome.

    Bang for the buck

    You're money will be well spent here, the only complaint I would have is the scholarships available to students from the school. The school website is new and unfinished as of now. There are many opportunities here, so I would say that you are getting what you paid for and more.

    What to do for fun

    Eastern Shore is more of an isolated school. Activities are created for the students, so there is almost always something to do around campus.

    Food and Dining

    The food is great, there are a number of places a person could eat as well. I have no complaints about the school's dining.

    Dorm Life

    The dorm halls are nicely built and the deans for each dorm are very friendly and helpful. There are over eleven residential dorms on campus available to students.

    Academic Rigor

    The academics at the school are just as college academics should be. The work is a challenging, but it's taught in a way so everyone understands. The classes are a bit high-paced, but overall hard-work is needed for every one.

    Tips for prospective students

    Come to this school with a focused mind on academics. This isn't the right place, if the student doesn't expect work hard while here.

    In three sentences

    Eastern Shore is an excellent school to attend, the tuition and costs are lower than that other colleges in Maryland. The students and staff are very helpful and friendly. Since it's not that big of a campus, you aren't treated like a number and can get personal assistance.

  • 09/12/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    The UMES Campus is a very safe environment for all students because we have round the clock cops makeing sure the students and staff are safe everyday of the week.

    Greek Life

    Not that sororities, just a few.

    Clubs and Activities

    UMES has a lot of clubs and activities in which any one can join and if there isn't a club that suits your needs you allowed to create your own club.

    Great for these types of students

    UMES is a great school for individuals who are enthusiastic about culture and individuals who are always up for a challenge.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Nothing unusual.

    Bang for the buck

    UMES is a very affordable school about 16,000 a year.

    What to do for fun

    Like every college attending parties are always something to do for fun if you like that kind of atmosphere. however if you are not the school also has game night where we have different recreational activities, then we have movie night, and the list goes on and on but most importantly joining a clubs that suit you.

    Food and Dining

    In my opinion the food is pretty decent. the cafeteria has a wide variety of food such as salads, pizza, eggplant parmesan, rice pilaf, fried chicken, egg noddles, and the list goes on. We also have slushies, ice cream bar and cakes for desert.

    Dorm Life

    The rooms a pretty big, its clean, and everyone is nice to each other. however visitation rules are pretty strict. we are in the fifth week of school and we still are not allowed visitation yet, male or female.

    Academic Rigor

    The academic rigor is pretty strict depending on what your major is. basically the easier your major is the less your academic rigor will be and vice versa.

    Tips for prospective students

    Prospectives students should come to UMES to have fun and discover self identity but also come prepared to learn and keep up with academics in order to graduate on time.

    In three sentences

    Overall i would rate UMES a 7 out of 10.

  • 10/03/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Greek Life

    okay. working on improvement

    Great for these types of students

    everyone

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Hawk Hysteria

    What to do for fun

    school has a bowling alley, game room, movie theater.

    Food and Dining

    3 different dinning areas

    Dorm Life

    several housing places

    Academic Rigor

    great!

    Tips for prospective students

    Dont expect to have a city life. Very nice calm setting.

    In three sentences

    cater to students needs. a lot of resources available for tutoring.

  • 10/06/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    You get text and e-mail alerts if anything happens on campus or in Princess Anne.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are a lot of clubs. And if there is not one you like, create it.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    If you come to the shore I hope you have some serious Hawk Pride, because we bleed maroon and grey.

    What to do for fun

    There are parties almost every weekend,some of them are not easy to find. But there is also a game room and planned events throughout the week.

    Food and Dining

    The cafe is okay. Sometimes it has it bad days. But there is pizza hut, McDonald's, Chinese food, and Italian close by.

    Dorm Life

    Dorm life is fun. SGA is always planning something for a quick study break to relax and socialize.

    Academic Rigor

    There may be a lot of work, but it is doable with a little time management.

    Tips for prospective students

    Speak to your adviser often to make sure you are taking the correct courses.

    In three sentences

    Eastern Shore is what you make of it. There are a lot of opportunities to network and make life time connections, but you have to find them. Eastern Shore is truly a family.

  • 10/08/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    the umes dance

    What to do for fun

    i basically watch movies.

    Tips for prospective students

    Be prepared to have assignments and tests regularly so there is no room for fooling around. The chapters are covered quickly and on time so if you have any difficulty be sure to meet your lecturer or tutors.

    In three sentences

    university of Maryland Eastern Shore is a very competitive school. It has a friendly staffs and is a has a homely environment. The teachers teach very well and are always there to help students who have difficulties in any area. Also there are so many resources available for students to help them excel.

  • 10/11/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    campus safety is good theyre always security on duty at all times.

    Clubs and Activities

    many many clubs, sororities, dance teams, football club, softball , & much more.

    Great for these types of students

    hardworking students, not great for peole who want to just party all of the time and think theyre coming to college for that and not do any work because rules are enforced and they dont play.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    none

    Bang for the buck

    this is a historically black college university but just because of that doenst mean just african americans attend because thats not true. this school is very diversed which is a great thing,

    What to do for fun

    what to do for fun is go to the game room they have here on campus that has a bowling room, pool table room, ping pong,air hockey, card games . its lots of fun just to hang out there with friends when having free time.

    Food and Dining

    the food is great here , the dining area is very very big and a comfortable place to eat at with two big screen tvs as well.

    Dorm Life

    the dorms here are nice as well, they could be a bit bigger but besides that they are nice .if whenever there is a problem its always fixed right away.

    Academic Rigor

    the academic programs here are very good.

    Tips for prospective students

    if you're looking for a party school this is not the place to be, yes we have fun but always education first and that is what UMES is about.

    In three sentences

    to rate the University of Maryland Eastern Shore on a scale between 1 to 10 i would give it a 10. This is a very big school with many great programs. Also the education needed is very much provided here.

  • 11/01/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Campus safety I can't really say, they try.

    Greek Life

    No Greek life.

    Clubs and Activities

    Not many that are that interesting.

    Great for these types of students

    This college is great for students who plan on transferring and just want to bring up their grades.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    None

    Food and Dining

    Their food isn't the best, but you get what you pay for.

    Dorm Life

    UT is best for freshman girls, I must say. Other dormitories I can't really say.

    In three sentences

    Maryland Eastern shore has a poor college life, but when it comes to academics and professors they are great. The professors care about the grades you make, and where you stand with them. They make sure you are on the right path in passing their class.

  • 11/05/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Greek Life

    There really is not a lot of greek life on campus. The only thing you'll see are the male fraternities.

    What to do for fun

    There is a bowling alley on campus. The school has numerous parties. There is a lounge that college students can go to.

    Tips for prospective students

    For prospective students, do what pleases you. Eastern shore is good academically. The campus is fun if you make it!

    In three sentences

    I like Eastern Shore. On a scale of 1 to 10, I would give the school a 8. There is a diverse crowd on campus.

  • 11/10/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    UMES is safe. there are emergency phones around campus in case of anything and you can call the police when u feel like you can go around alone

    What to do for fun

    for fun the resident assistants in the dorms organize fun stuffs and other fun stuffs are organized in school

    Food and Dining

    the dining food is not so good but you could manage it. if u cannot manage it, each dorm has a kitchen so you can cook

    Dorm Life

    the dorm life is good. just try to friendly with your room mates and suite mates because you would have to share a room and bathroom

    Academic Rigor

    there is so much to be done. you really have to stay at the top of your game

    Tips for prospective students

    Be read to work extra hard in other to get good grades. Also, learn not to procrastinate

    In three sentences

    University of Maryland Eastern shore is a very school. it is one of the best University of Maryland schools

  • 12/10/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    Sometimes it is a little difficult to find things to do considering that the school is located in such a rural area, but UMES usually offers events throughout the week. There is also an on campus bowling place and pool hall. If you're not into the on campus activities you could always just hang out with a few friends.

    Food and Dining

    The food at UMES is okay, it wasn't what i was used to but it was tasty. Sometimes going to the cafeteria gets repetitive so you can alternate between hawks nest, oasis and the cafeteria when this happens. There are also some near by off campus restaurants that offer good food at low prices.

    Dorm Life

    I lived in University Terrace and I really enjoyed it. I think that it really depends on who you have as a roommate(s) to really define your dorm life experience, but mine was wonderful. I think that you just have to stay open and remember that everything will be a lot easier if you get along with your roommate.

    Academic Rigor

    I believe that UMES as a school has a good academic sector. We could benefit from a technological update in some classrooms as well as a more standardized curriculum. Overall, college is not as stressful as it can seem as long as you know how to manage your time and prioritize.

    Tips for prospective students

    Prospective students for this school should be aware that the school is located in a very rural setting and to be prepared for that. It is also a very comforting school, in the sense that if you need any type help, there are many options to choose from. I would recommend that students should learn how to manage their time prior to coming to college because it makes the transition a lot smoother.

    In three sentences

    UMES is a wonderful school to attend. I believe that this school is very unified and has loads of school spirit. I would recommend any and everyone to go here.

  • 12/14/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Campus is very safe at UMES. It is very rare that we have any major incidents. We do have the blue light system along with Student Security, Campus Security, Princess Anne Police and State Troopers patrolling the area at all times.

    Greek Life

    As of 2012, we have 6 of the divine 9 at UMES. We have all the fraternities and only one of the sorority of the pan. We also have a couple of social fellowships and a christian based Greek organization.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are so many different types of organizations on campus. We have a very cultured school with various ethnicities, so anything your interested in we most likely have it.

    Great for these types of students

    UMES is not the school for students who need to constantly be in the fast life. The university is in a very rural area with not much surrounding it, so most of the time on-campus event compensate for that. The perfect mixture of peace and quiet with a sprinkle of nightlight to keep you on your toes.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Almost every event on campus that includes a DJ, will probably end up as a party. Safe and drama-free parties of course :)

    Bang for the buck

    UMES is one of the cheapest schools in the state of Maryland, but that does not mean the educational value is any lower.

    What to do for fun

    There is plenty to do on campus. Even though the school is located in a rural area, many Greeks and organizations have different events throughout the week to keep things interesting.

    Food and Dining

    There are various eating areas on campus with a variety of dishes- on and off campus.

    Dorm Life

    Campus life is great. After your freshman year, you're less likely to deal with roommates because 6 out of 7 upper class men housing (Sophomore through Senior) are single room housing with open visitation.

    Academic Rigor

    Even though UMES did not have my intended major, I still perspired with the courses and major I had the opportunity to grow in.

    Tips for prospective students

    Focus on time-management and never be afraid to talk to your professors.

    In three sentences

    UMES is a very tight-knit school with great school spirit. We thrive on academic excellence while having fun. The beautiful campus and the family oriented atmosphere makes any individual's learning experience pleasurable.

  • 12/26/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Greek Life

    none

    What to do for fun

    Read books or go to the gym

    Tips for prospective students

    Make a wise decision

    In three sentences

    The sschool isn't that great. Not a lot of campus activities so you are bored constantly. I give it a 4 out of 10

  • 12/27/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    There is plenty of things to do for fun. There is joining a club,organization, team, and also join the Greek life which is widely known within the university. The school also offers events such as parties, festivals, and even cook-outs for students. There are also indoor and outdoor basketball courts, football/track field and a gym to get your daily work out. There are just a few things to do for fun at this wonderful campus

    Food and Dining

    Food and dining are the best thing to offer if you have an appitatie. The school offers many selections from pizza, to sandwiches, to fresh fruits and vegetables. The cafeteria is a good medium size not to large to small. Watching what you eat is also an extreme. The so called freshman 15 is not a myth so choose carefully about what you eat. It is a buffet style breakfast, lunch and dinner and there are also a food place called hawks nest that serve food during late night hours as well if you get that craving.

    Dorm Life

    Dorm life is one of the most exciting things that any college can offer. I am a currently a freshman at umes and I stay within a dorm. Dorm life can really encourage you to get connected with other people. It may seem scary at 1st but after a week or so you could make friends with you even knowing it. There are also activities,meetings, games and much more. A dorm isn't for you to just sleep and study its to get connected as well.

    Academic Rigor

    Academic is the most important role while attending the college. The courses are offered of which your level is on. It can be easily broken down to help you if you take advantages of helpful lessons from your own tutor. At this school you really have to focus if you want to pass any class. Also studying is major if you want to get ahead on the rest of your peers studying and focusing can make your college life less stressful

    Tips for prospective students

    The school may seem rough at first especially if you don't have any friends but keeping focus on the important things and join clubs and teams can help you get adjusted to life on campus. Also because this school is known for parties it is important for you to have tie management skills. There are a lot of things to do on campus besides your studies. It is vital to learn how to take advantage of your time.

    In three sentences

    Attending Umes is one of the best decisions of my life. I learn how to network within the school and the quality of the education is enough for me. The school provides a warm welcome and endless support to help you be successful.

  • 01/07/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Good, security and on-campus police always on duty

    Great for these types of students

    all students diversity

    What to do for fun

    Student's entertainment at the SSC

    Food and Dining

    Good

    Dorm Life

    Great

    Tips for prospective students

    Stay in school and study hard

    In three sentences

    Great College Excellent Professor's, also willing to go out there way to help.. just ask I love my HBCU

  • 01/09/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    good

    Greek Life

    none

    Clubs and Activities

    none

    Great for these types of students

    none

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    none

    Bang for the buck

    none

    What to do for fun

    none

    Food and Dining

    none

    Academic Rigor

    none

    Tips for prospective students

    none

    In three sentences

    none

  • 01/11/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Umes all things considered is a very safe place where crime isn't really frequent.

    Greek Life

    We have variety of fraternities and sororities here at Umes. Also, being an HBCU, we take pride in carrying on the tradition of these organizations.

    Clubs and Activities

    Umes offers many club sports such as football, basketball, and I assuming baseball/softball as well. The club sports get a lot of support from fellow students and its great to be involved in them.

    Great for these types of students

    Great for the students that just want to get their education and not too worried about partying.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    I don't know of any unusual traditions other than we have our own dance.

    Bang for the buck

    This is a great and respectable school with a lot of history. Also, cheaper than most schools in Maryland.

    What to do for fun

    The ssc gives you a variety of things to do such as watch the latest movies in the theatre, go relax with your friends in the game room or go bowling

    Food and Dining

    The food could be better but the cafe have some good days.

    Dorm Life

    Dorm life is whatever you make of it because they're many different personalities in dorms. My advice is to stay focused an remember why you came to this school. Don't get distracted into going to parties all of the time because your grades will suffer

    Academic Rigor

    The biology major is very strong and physical therapy program is the top in Maryland, so if any of these are your interest then this would be a school for you.

    Tips for prospective students

    Stay focused on your studies and make sure to interact with your professors and the resources available to you because they are there to help you succeed.

    In three sentences

    This is one of the better universities, education wise. Also, this school isn't as expensive as other schools in Marland, which would make it a great choice financially. Lastly, this school is a welcoming environment and very supporting.

  • 01/12/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Our campus safety is pretty good. We have various campus police officers placed on different duties.

    Greek Life

    Our Greek life is not all that most of them have been suspended due to hazing and other abuses. The only Greek life we see are the Sigmas and Kappas

    Clubs and Activities

    The Club And Activities at UMES are cool and pretty active, the always keep you entertained

    What to do for fun

    For fun you can join organizations, clubs, or even look for a job on campus or off.

    Food and Dining

    The Food and Dining at UMES is geat he fist time you eat at the cafe, by the second week you'll get tired of it and the unconsist food patterns.

    Dorm Life

    Dorm Life is a great way to meet new people for all over the country. For some people it might be a culture shock because they're not used to see many people live under the same roof or even share a room with a extra person. Our dorms consist of two people only and it is suite style.

    Academic Rigor

    The Academic Rigor is good. It's not all that just to be honest, in order to be successful at UMES you will have to be doing a lot of self teaching and extra studying.

    Tips for prospective students

    My Tips for prospective students are make a personal connection with your professors, you might find something wrong or uncomfortable with the class your professors will be willing to help you. Also watch who you hang around try to associate your self with people in your major it will help a lot, you can even form study groups.

    In three sentences

    The University of Maryland Eastern Shore (UMES) is a very beautiful campus, along with a positive atmosphere. Social wise UMES has a quiet campus and is one of the best HBCUs. Academic wise the courses are not that challenging.

  • 01/14/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    It is a quiet campus but you can always find something to do, whether sports, games, social gatherings, or even the occasional party.

    Food and Dining

    The food is quite nice and with a buffet style dining hall, you will always get your fill.

    Dorm Life

    Area directors and resident assistants are always out to help not just in the dorm but also with school work, sports, and other aspects of life.

    Academic Rigor

    Academically, the school has a nice standing and has resources that will allow you to get the help you need.

    Tips for prospective students

    Always be proactive in your goals. Do Not wait for too long. Be on top of everything you send out and always search for information.

    In three sentences

    A serene and beautiful campus, with faculty and teachers who are out to help you. An active student life and small classroom sizes make it easy to learn and access help.

  • 01/15/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Greek Life

    No sororities on the yard. All fraternities except for Omega Psi Phi are present.

    Great for these types of students

    Students who like to have fun.

    What to do for fun

    The campus offers numerous programs for students, join a club, hang out in the game lounge, go to the nearby skating rink, travel to the nearby mall, or travel to the nearby beach at Ocean City, MD.

    Food and Dining

    Cafeteria food gives students stomach problems.

    Academic Rigor

    Classes are challenging but not to challenging.

    Tips for prospective students

    A car is advised. Try to purchase books off Amazon.

    In three sentences

    It has the second most beautiful campus in the country. Caring staff and and administration. Offers students help in every aspect such as financial aid and career services.

  • 02/13/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    none

    What to do for fun

    Workout and hang with friends.

    Food and Dining

    The food is somewhat ok, but it does get repetitive.

    Dorm Life

    Dorm life is nice. Its nice living with others that are not your siblings.

    Academic Rigor

    Academically the work is fair and not too overwhelming.

    In three sentences

    I love my school, the people are humble. The teachers actually sit and help students with work.

  • 03/04/2013

    Reviewer is A past student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Campus safety is always a must. They are there to escort any and everybody from one destination to another to make sure that everyone feels secure staying on campus at all times.

    Clubs and Activities

    All clubs and activities give everyone an open opportunity to do what they want.

    What to do for fun

    This university has many different activities such as; bowling, tennis, intramural sports, football, basketball, step team, cheerleaders, etc. When choosing a sport once again it is all about having an open mind. If you want to do a sport make sure that you go into them positively and make new friends. Of course another fun thing to do on campus is to party, this to gives you another chance to meet new people and bond with your classmates.

    Food and Dining

    One of the things about living on campus besides the activities is the food. There are always many different choices of food, but for the most part there will always be something that you will like anytime of the day. And there are off campus places to dine and eat in.

    Dorm Life

    Again the college life is all about experience. If you go into a dorm room with an open mind you can your roommate can be the best of friends. Of course because you do not know each other there are things that may bother you about your roommate.Everything is all about balance when dealing with a suite mate, as long as you have certain restrictions on things in the room there will always be a happy medium.

    Academic Rigor

    The academic load is very beneficial. All the professors give you work that they know that you can complete. From my work load I never got an assignment that I knew I could not complete to the best of my ability.

    Tips for prospective students

    If you plan on applying to college make sure that it is something that you want to do and do not apply or attend a school because someone that you know or is close with is going to attend that same school. College is all about experience and the more

    In three sentences

    This university is a loving, well-rounded college campus. The environment is always friendly and family-orientated. Everyone on campus is loving and willing to lend helping hands to any fellow Hawk.

  • 03/20/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    the campus is safe in the aspect that the safety dept. will send out emails that warn the students, but personally I wouldn't be caught out after dark because of possible dangers. One student just died during homecoming week and two more killed themselves.

    Greek Life

    There are no sororities but many fraternities.

    What to do for fun

    I would go to the game room and go bowling or play pool or go to a party.

    Food and Dining

    The food in the Caf�© soon gets old so personally I always go to Oasis because they have something different everyday.

    Dorm Life

    the dorms could be upgraded, the only relatively new dorm is UT (University Terrace).

    Academic Rigor

    The work is not hard if you study and pay attention in class.

    Tips for prospective students

    make sure you network with others, stay focused, stay ahead of everything

    In three sentences

    The campus overall is great. The environment is pleasing, but the placement of the campus could have been better. The staff and students are welcoming and excepting.

  • 03/30/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Well a student got stabbed this year at homecoming and died. They haven't found the killer. We have boxes you can go to incase of an emergency but most of them don't work. There are a lot of robberies on campus it is mostly locals robbing students.

    Greek Life

    Our greek life is horrible when it comes to sororities. You have AnQ and Swing Phi Swing that is all. Males have many more options.

    Clubs and Activities

    We only have intramural football and basketball I think we should have more activities. We have a lot of organizations that plan events such as SGA, Star Status (community service base org), Campus Activities Board, African Student Association and more.

    Great for these types of students

    If you easily get distracted this school is perfect for you. There is not that much to do so you will end up doing your homework.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    When people say HAWKPRIDE you must CATCH IT...

    Bang for the buck

    This school is not that big everyone knows everyone for the most part. I would recommend getting involve. This school is what you make it. If you choose to stay in your room and do nothing you going to hate it.

    What to do for fun

    On campus you can, go swimming, play basketball, play pool, we have a bowling alley, and ping pong. Sometimes they play movies in the theatre. And student leaders often have events for student. I don't do much, I'm just ready to graduate.

    Food and Dining

    Everyone complains about the food, the cafe has it's good and bad days. But we are definitely one of the schools who gives the most options.

    Dorm Life

    I hated the dorm after freshman year I moved into an apartment down the street from the university. It's a lot of immaturity some girls put baby oil on the floor to make people slip, there was a lot of fights, and the Resident assistance are just as immature.

    Academic Rigor

    Some professors are not that challenging others are hard like a rock.

    Tips for prospective students

    Do not get caught up in parties. Always remind yourself why did you come to school. Try coming to school without your care first semester freshman year, our school allows you to bring your car as a freshman but you will be surprised about how many people will try to become your friend to use you.

    In three sentences

    The students definitely have school spirit. The professors in my major are definitely helpful. The area surrounding the school has absolutely nothing fun to do.

  • 04/15/2013

    Reviewer is A past student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Horrible, there have been shotings, stabbings, burglaries and other crimes on this campus and it is not a very safe place to me.

    Greek Life

    Not familiar with

    Clubs and Activities

    The mens basketall program is horrible; the girls bowling team is excellent; the women;s basketball is great; the mens baseball program is great. If you want to get you ankles tapped that is out of the question; they do not have the money to tap ankles they just give you a ankle bracklet. The Atheletics do not get star treatment at all.

    Great for these types of students

    Kids who want to stay focus on academics and be a part of the UMES way.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Unusaul trandition or location on campus would be at Ardens Runs an apartment complex where students live and hang out all the time.

    Bang for the buck

    If you live in the state of Maryland it is a bang for your buck. But if you live outside of Maryland I would maybe consider a school in your hometown for bank for your buck.

    What to do for fun

    You need a car to go to the mall about 30 minutes from the school to go to the movies and hangout. The school has a bowling alley and they do have activities sometime on campus.

    Food and Dining

    The School Cafeteria does not stay open late it closes early and if you do not eat by 7:45 you can't go in the cafeteria. You have to go to the Hawk's nest but it be too crowded. The food in the school cafeteria has laxative in it.

    Dorm Life

    Dorm life sucks, it is not clean and the maintenance is horrible. There is too many parties with alcohol and drugs.

    Academic Rigor

    I would give it a five on academic rigor. The professors are great that I had some have different styles of lecturing but in all they are very helpful to the students.

    Tips for prospective students

    Have a car to get around. Take plenty of pesticide sprays for flies, and other bugs. The flies are horrible in the summer months. Nets and other bugs are horrible.

    In three sentences

    The teachers and academics courses are great. However, the living conditions at UMES is horrible. The campus is in remote area and there is not place to go without having transportation.

  • 05/01/2013

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    What to do for fun

    Party time is the fun time. The university provides festivals, concerts, outings, etc.

    Food and Dining

    The food and dining is excellent. The cafertia provides some of the best food that could ever be served.

    Dorm Life

    Gives you the feeling of what it is like living on-campus and away from home.

    Academic Rigor

    Volleyball, basketball, bowling, softball, baseball, sororities,etc.

    Tips for prospective students

    Tips that I would personally give for prospective students will be to stay focus at all times and try your best with achieving every obstacle ahead of you. Accomplish your achievements. Education is paramount!

    In three sentences

    The University of Maryland Eastern Shore is well-known for furthering student education. University of Maryland Eastern Shore helps students further their education, help students accomplish goals to be successful in life, and allow students to accomplish higher academic achievements. If you want to achieve any of these goals, then the University of Maryland Eastern Shore is the place to be.

  • 06/04/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Food and Dining

    GREAT!

    Dorm Life

    Dorm Life can do a little better. But UMES give you the opportunity to meet new people. While staying in the dorms.

    Academic Rigor

    I love the challenges of the exercise science department.

    In three sentences

    University of Maryland Eastern Shore is a great college because of the motivation that is present there. University of Maryland Eastern Shore is a great college because of the gusto spirit that each hawk gives off. University of Maryland Eastern Shore is a great college because of the motto that each hawk carries. That motto is HAWK PRIDE CATCH IT!

  • 06/06/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Greek Life

    The Greek life is getting better but we only have frats on campus. We don't have any main sororities on campus.

    What to do for fun

    Hanging with friends is basically what you have to do for fun. The school is known as a party school so there are a good amount of parties held, but joining organizations can occupy your time. People often drive up to ocean city which is like 30-45 min away or there is a little beach 15 min away from campus.

    Food and Dining

    Cafeteria food gets tiring really quick and its not the best although it does have its good days. There are other good food places around but you have to drive a little ways to get to them.

    Dorm Life

    University Terrace, UT, is the best girl freshmen dorm. You share a bathroom with 3 other girls instead of the whole floor. After living in a freshmen dorm there are many other places to live where you don't have a roommate but you do have suite mates that you share the showers and bathroom with but it ranges from 3-4 other people.

    Academic Rigor

    The school is not hard to get into but like any school if you don't focus and do the work you don't pass.

    Tips for prospective students

    Umes is a good school, and in my opinion every school is a party school it is up to you to decided what you want to go to school for; either to party or take your academics seriously. As long as you've got your head on straight you should be fine, and surround yourself with people with the same goals and personalities as you otherwise any college will be boring.

    In three sentences

    It is a really nice campus although it is in the middle of nowhere and the food isn't the best. Some say it is boring, but the people I surround myself with make my college experiences fun. The classes can be hard depending on your major and professor.

  • 06/17/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    It's ok they could do better when certain problems arise

    Greek Life

    none

    Clubs and Activities

    basketball

    Bang for the buck

    They do an amazing job with fundraisers

    What to do for fun

    I'm not really sure they do have a good basketball program there.

    Food and Dining

    I don't eat on campus

    Dorm Life

    I don't live in dorms but if people like to stay on campus then go for it.

    Academic Rigor

    It's very good.

    Tips for prospective students

    Choose the school that is best for you not because of the reputation it has.

    In three sentences

    It's a great school it has the major I've desired and I was able to transfer over 70 of my credit hours over to them I'm truly blessed to find a school that works for me,

  • 06/20/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Neutral. They could have more security or security that protects the students better.

    Greek Life

    No sororities, but many fraternities. Have Greek parties every week during spring semester.

    Clubs and Activities

    They are cool.

    Great for these types of students

    Good for social students and proactive students

    Bang for the buck

    The academics are good. It is an okay school to go to. You just have to have a car if you are a person who likes to get away from campus and go out a lot.

    What to do for fun

    The mall and the movie theater are about 20 minutes away from campus. There is also a skating rink, 10 minutes away from the campus.

    Food and Dining

    There could be more food places in the area. The main one that everyone goes to is McDonalds. The school cafeteria food is decent.

    Dorm Life

    It's ok, it could be better.

    Academic Rigor

    Everyone works really hard to get excellent grades.

    Tips for prospective students

    Study a lot, work hard and stay dedicated to your work.

    In three sentences

    UMES is a great school with many majors. They have a great criminal justice program and many resources to help assist you with your major.

  • 07/16/2013

    Reviewer is A past student here.

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    What to do for fun

    Definitely a party school, can be hard to stay focused.

    In three sentences

    A great HBCU to start off at and receive a great first year experience. I felt like the Fashion program could use more teachers and more funding to actually receive the best knowledge.

  • 07/16/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Food and Dining

    The food is absolutely amazing, any and every type of food is cooked! I love it!

    Academic Rigor

    The academic study program is rather challenging and works for most students. Their studies give you today's doctors and lawyers.

  • 07/17/2013

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    The security on campus is very friendly and readily available.

    Great for these types of students

    Since the University is not in a big city, there are fewer distractions. The faculty at the University are so helpful, which is very comforting when going through a difficult academic program.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    DO NOT WALK/STEP/SIT/LAY ON THE GRASS! EVER!

    Bang for the buck

    In my opinion, the wonderful and individual treatment that I received from the staff at the University of Maryland Eastern Shore makes the out-of-state tuition more worthwhile. It is very expensive to attend a graduate program out of state, but I know that I will receive a quality education and I also have the personal support of the faculty as well as my classmates.

    What to do for fun

    While I have not yet lived in the city of Princess Anne, I understand that it is relatively close to the coast. Which means it is close to a beach! What a wonderful way to unwind after a rigorous school week or to study by the water for a big exam. There are also big cities that are close by such as Baltimore and Washington D.C. if you are looking for a day trip.

    Food and Dining

    The food at the dining hall at the University of Maryland Eastern Shore is exceptional. Plenty of options available for any diet and the buffet style ensures that you will get your fill of whatever selection you make. The food is delicious, fresh, and readily available.

    Dorm Life

    I did not have the opportunity to experience the dorm life at the University of Maryland Eastern Shore, but my experience in the dorms at my undergraduate university was incredibly positive. It is comforting to know that you are surrounded by people in your age group that are going through similar circumstances. While it may be easy to get distracted, it is important to be responsible and assist your fellow dorm mates to succeed and stay focused.

    Academic Rigor

    At the University of Maryland Eastern Shore (UMES), as with any other University, it is critical that the students stay responsible for their coursework. At the University level, it is imperative for students to develop self-discipline and appropriate study habits. Not only is tuition far too expensive for the student to be slacking in their studies, but also at this education level students are preparing for professional careers and possibly for future educational pathways. This is the ideal time to develop proper habits for their personal and professional lives.

    Tips for prospective students

    For all prospective students at the University of Maryland Eastern Shore (UMES), I would highly recommend a campus visit. If you know what area you are interested in studying, or if you may still be on the fence, meet with the advising staff. UMES has exceptional advising staff, and they are very student-oriented. They put the needs of the students at a top priority. They do not make you feel rushed when you meet with them and they continually provide the best help that they can to each individual student. It can be a difficult transition for many students, and the advising staff at UMES is readily available to help in any way that they can.

    In three sentences

    Within my first few minutes on campus at the University of Maryland Eastern Shore, the director of the program for which I was interviewing personally greeted me. He made a note to remember my name to personally address me, and provided me with individualized feedback following my interview. The experience I had with the University of Maryland Eastern Shore was incredibly positive and enjoyable.

  • 07/24/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    they have poilce looking out for your optimum safty

    Clubs and Activities

    they're's so many to choose from over 100!!!

    Great for these types of students

    any one who loves to reach and achieve their dream! and people who love to have fun

    What to do for fun

    UMES has a bunch of clubs and interesting classes to take, dont be shy, they're worth you're while!!!

    Tips for prospective students

    Dont give up on YOUR dream

    In three sentences

    UMES is an outstanding college filled with dreams and opprotunities. UMES also spend alot of time helping their students recieve optimum satisfaction. It's a great school to attend and i recomend it to anyone.

  • 08/06/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    They have made recent advances in enforcing the safety of the campus and have turned UMES into a no-smoking area!

    Clubs and Activities

    They have several societies and clubs to suit many kinds of people, but I highly recommend the A.C.T.I.O.N. Anime Society for those who enjoy asian culture. Almost every Friday we rent a room for a few hours to discuss matters and events throughout the semester.

    What to do for fun

    There aren't a lot of things to do on campus for recreation unless you know where to look. However, every other night there seems to be a party going on somewhere on-campus, be outside the Student Services Center or elsewhere.

    Food and Dining

    The food on UMES is great! The only problem about it is their variety. They rarely diverge from the usual soul food (chicken, macaronic & cheese, etc.) and they always have the same food to offer during Breakfast time. Other than that, the cafeteria is a nice place to relax for a spell and eat.

    Dorm Life

    The dormitories on UMES are average, though at certain points your sweep-mates can become rowdy and cause some unwanted trouble for you and the rest of your floor.

    Academic Rigor

    In my honest opinion, the schoolwork in UMES is fairly easy so long as you do the homework that is assigned. Most of said assignments are posted online, so you are free to do them at your own leisure, though it is highly recommended that you complete them the day they are open.

    Tips for prospective students

    As I mentioned before, if you're seeking a career in behavioral science, this is a school I would recommend, and the in-state cost is low as well, which means less pressure for loans!

    In three sentences

    The University of Maryland Eastern Shore is a very good school for those seeking a career in behavioral sciences. They also have a number of facilities where one can receive aid both financially and academically. Their cafeteria food is also decent as well!

  • 08/13/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Everyone hangs out at the Ssc or Tawes Gym.

    What to do for fun

    There is always something going on at UMES . So if you want to have fun just show up.

    Food and Dining

    You have multiple choices when it comes to where you may want to eat ... Most are all on campus.

    Dorm Life

    Dorm Life is great, everyone on your floor is a potential friend.

    Academic Rigor

    Classes are hard and fast paces, but every student is provided with the tools for success. Taking notes is key, as well as being present in class and always on time.

    Tips for prospective students

    When coming to UMES be expected to step out of your comfort zone. Getting to know fellow students, prefessors, and advisors on a one on one level. The country air as well as the tight band of the student community is one of a kind. One could not find this type of feeling anywhere but here.

    In three sentences

    The University of Maryland Eastern Shore is a great quite learning environment away from home. Many students hailing from busy cities come here and experience a culture shock. Being in the country makes UMES the perfect place to be all year long.

  • 08/22/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    At Umes you have to make your own fun! There's plenty of campus activities, you just have to show up!

    Food and Dining

    THE CAFE!!! Our dinning area at Umes is called the cafe!!! After a long hard day of work, we settle down and go to the cafe! We have a huge buffet of food to choose from. In the begging everything is all good until as you get deeper in the semester your still eating the same buffet choices you was in the begging! One word yuck!

    Dorm Life

    Dorm life is dorm life! Me personally I loved it! I met all kinds of new people, I learned all kinds of things, and we had weekly events. It was like a slumber party full of girls every night!

    Academic Rigor

    As I mentioned before, every man for himself. Everybody has the same goals & intentions...... Graduation. Whatever you do, put your all into it!

    Tips for prospective students

    Some tips I'd give others about Umes is, everyman for himself. You can't sit around and wait for things to happen, you have to go make them happen! Another tip I'd tell someone planning to attend Umes is, don't lose yourself. By that I simply mean, you'll come in contact with all new people and things so just take everything in as a learning experience. Don't let people force you into doing things you usually wouldn't do or go places you usually wouldn't go. Remember these things & you'll be good to go!

    In three sentences

    Umes is a home away from home. I would give Umes a 4/5 if I had to rate it simply because it has its flaws like any other college. Umes taught me things I may have never learned anywhere else if I hadn't got to experience this.

  • 08/24/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Students that want to move forward in life

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    none really

    What to do for fun

    Join organizations Local college parties

    Tips for prospective students

    Stay focused NEVER forget what YOUR mission is

    In three sentences

    This college provides you a verity of majors Great organizations that revolve around the students An endless boundary of oppurtunities

  • 09/06/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Within the dorm rooms and student housing there are security guards at every post. Dorm rooms you have to be checked in.

    Greek Life

    There are only fraternities on campus. Some sororities are trying to come back.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are many clubs and organizations to join.

    Great for these types of students

    This school is small so almost all of the students know each other or know of each other. If you want to go to a school where can get to know people on campus and like the party scene than this school is for you.

    What to do for fun

    On the weekends there are parties that campus gives as well as the students. The school gives many events to keep students occupied. There is also a game room.

    Food and Dining

    The food isn't that great. For your first year you will like it but the more and more you eat it the less and less you like it. The cooks are slacking. The food is always cold.

    Dorm Life

    The housing here are nice. They have different housing for all kinds. The best female dorm hall is UT. They also have student housing with a living room and a kitchen.

    Academic Rigor

    There are honor courses. The classes aren't that hard if you come to class on time and do all of your work. The teachers want to help you succeed and will stay after school for any additional help.

    Tips for prospective students

    If you are attending this school I would recommend that you have fun and don't take things to seriously. Going to college, you will learn a lot about yourself and as well as the person you want to be. So, don't be afraid to make a few mistakes here and there. Also, I would recommend a car, if you are not the person who likes to walk places.

    In three sentences

    Eastern Shore is a respectable school. The school is improving more and more each year. The staff of the school are willing to help you with any problems that you face--which i admire about the school; they want to see every student succeed.

  • 09/12/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    Movies and campus activities are honestly the only fun activities on campus.

    Food and Dining

    There is a wide variety of food to choose from within the cafeteria.

    Dorm Life

    As for as for freshmen girls UT is the best!

    Academic Rigor

    Honor students receive great teaching, but some teachers lack discipline and constantly extend deadlines.

    Tips for prospective students

    Prospective Students, please try your hardest not to fall into procrastination. I will suggest that you take time to fully complete your homework. Prospective students, when rushing to complete assignments it is very hard to grasp the concept. Last, please sign up to meet with a tutor if you do not feel comfortable with a subject.

    In three sentences

    The University Of Maryland is a phenomenal institution! The school offers a great programs and assistance to further the education of many individuals. The University helps to prepare their students for success and great futures.

  • 09/14/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    It is very safe on the campus , there is security walking around all the time.

    Bang for the buck

    Eastern Shore is the cheapest school in Maryland for in-state students.

    Food and Dining

    The food is very good. We have different carry out places on campus so when the cafe closes you can still be able to get food. The food tastes great to me, they have different selections everyday and on special holidays they prepare dinners for the students and have performances.

    Dorm Life

    My experience with my dorm was fun. I got to meet a lot of new friends and I had the nicest RA's

    Academic Rigor

    UMES has a lot of teachers that give tons of work. It may seem like it's hard but the teachers are willing to help , so that you can pass the class with an A.

    Tips for prospective students

    Be prepared for the bugs and smells out here. Study hard and try to join clubs and join activities going on out here.

    In three sentences

    On a scale of 1-10 , 10 being the highest I give Eastern shore a 7. It is in a quiet area and you are able to get a lot of work done. Also they have a lot of good courses and programs for students.

  • 09/19/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Campus police are always riding around and checking things out on campus. There's a public safety building on campus.

    Great for these types of students

    It's a great place for students who can focus on their schoolwork and still have fun, It isn't a party school but there's a great deal of people on campus with pride so there's plenty of events and fun things going on.

    What to do for fun

    There's a bowling alley on campus along with a pool table, ping pong, and ice hockey. You have to pay to play but it's only to keep games fair and so everyone gets a turn. There are also many events that the school has like pep rallies, mocktail parties, talent shows. I haven't even been here a month yet and we've done so many activites.

    In three sentences

    University of Maryland Eastern Shore is a school that has a great deal of pride and keeps students involved in the campus life. The school also has many ways to help students excel such as free tutoring programs and a library that stays open late. UMES also is a friendly campus so you won't feel like you aren't liked or aren't wanted anywhere on campus.

  • 10/22/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Greek Life

    There are fraternities on campus, however there are no sororities. I found that quite disheartening.

    Clubs and Activities

    The clubs here are excellent. They really put forth an effort to make sure people are able to join and be apart of different clubs.

    What to do for fun

    There are a variety of events that are held on campus daily to entertain the students. It varies from step shows, to informational meetings, to concerts. Its never a moment where there is nothing to do on campus, you just have to look for it..

    Food and Dining

    To be quite honest, the food here is TERRIBLE. I have gotten sick from eating the café food. My suggestion is to go grocery shopping and to avoid the café food as much as possible

    Dorm Life

    It also depends on where you choose to stay Freshman year. I personally stayed in Murphy Hall which is not that bad. The location of Murphy Hall is convenient in that it is the only dorm located on the central Main Campus. My suggestion is to visit first to find the right dorm fit for you.

    Academic Rigor

    Depending on your high school, UMES can be very easy or some may find it hard. It also depends on your major as well. Regardless of the Academic Rigor, you should still try your best in whatever major you decide.

    Tips for prospective students

    My tips for prospective students is first and foremost to join a club. Without having a positive extra-curricular activity it is very easy to be consumed with negativity, be it people or the actions that they do. My next piece of advice is to surround yourself with positive people. By doing so, it will make your experience here so much better. Also, it is important to expose yourself to different POSITIVE events that happens on campus. Be active on your campus, because it is so easy to be wrapped up into negativity and then more than likely cause you to make negative choices.

    In three sentences

    The University of Maryland Eastern Shore is family- oriented campus. It is a campus enriched with diversity. The University of Maryland Eastern Shore has also a nurturing atmosphere. You are never alone at UMES !

  • 10/26/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Campus safety is good, but could always have better improvements, mainly in campus security.

    Greek Life

    Greek life is 50-50, right now because the sororities are not active on campus just yet. All sororities will be back on campus Spring 2014 and everyone is so anxious for their return.

    Bang for the buck

    The tuition for the school is pretty cheap compared to many other universities.

    What to do for fun

    I, myself tend to read books a lot and visit the nearby towns and schools.

    Food and Dining

    Our cafeteria is open from 8am-730pm, which is an alright time to close, but there are other places on-campus and off-campus to eat at. You would just need to have transportation to get to those places. Which the college does offer transportation. Also, public transportation is available by the nearby towns.

    Dorm Life

    There are various dorms on campus, but all are separated based on classification year and gender/sex. My dorm life was outstanding. The residential assistants kept us all involved in and out of the dorms. Bathrooms were always clean, thanks to the male students living there and the staff coming in and out of the dorms.

    Academic Rigor

    The courses are not too hard, unless you make them hard to pass. Then again, it is not going to be easy; nothing is ever easy. Hard work always pays off. The professors are right there on campus for the most part to help you out and build that student and professor bound to succeed through the University of Maryland Eastern Shore.

    Tips for prospective students

    Come to the University of Maryland Eastern Shore to stay focused and achieve the highest honors without the distractions at those big name colleges and universities.

    In three sentences

    I LOVE THEE UNIVERSITY OF MARYLAND EASTERN SHORE! HOME OF THE HIGH-FLYING HAWKS! The university has a clean, yet small campus that provides the essential needs to make it through college and to stay focused on your school work; without the stress of a big college campus and the urban lifestyle.

  • 10/28/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Needs more active security, to guard every area of the campus.

    Clubs and Activities

    They are open to a lot of activities, and many incoming students will love

    Great for these types of students

    TThe clubs and activities.

    What to do for fun

    Exercise, party, study, and meet new students.

    Food and Dining

    Content with the food, nothing too spectacular.

    Dorm Life

    Needs more places to reside.

    Academic Rigor

    It is a great place, but the location can be a hassle.

    Tips for prospective students

    People may think of the University of Maryland Eastern Shore to be a party school due to its location within a rural area; it is not. Do not come to the school with the expectation to lack education and encourage partying; remember that it is still a place of academics.

    In three sentences

    The University of Maryland Eastern Shore is an excellent and stabilizing school supporting many majors within their institution. It consists of a place of learning, but also encourages its students to build upon each other as a family of hawks. I love this school, and I am completely satified with the contents that it presents to our fellow college students.

  • 12/04/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    there are campus police constantly driving around 24/7

    What to do for fun

    Mall, Parties, Sport Games, traveling to the beach or Salisbury, Going out to eat/movies and the small events the school has

    Food and Dining

    The food isnt all that bad it is served in a buffet manor!!!

    Dorm Life

    well its all about location the best for girls would be University Terrace then Plaza and the co-ed which is Murphy and for guys it would be Wic. Nuttle and then Court Plaza

    Academic Rigor

    Not very hard Especially the English courses!

    Tips for prospective students

    It is very easy to get distracted if you aren't motivated to focus on your school work However it is very easy to pass just as it is to fall behind It would be a great idea to have money for cabs and laundry because you can pay with your university ID

    In three sentences

    UMES is a relatively a small school and most of the teachers are really attentive to your needs. Although it is not an athletically strong school the school has a good amount of pride. Due to the location of UMES it is in fact a party school and it not far Salisbury University and Ocean City.

  • 12/17/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    I have no issue since I've been hear . Didn't really hear nothing bad apart form one thing that happen of campus in a near by community

    Clubs and Activities

    No one can come to this school and stay all they do it attend class and hang out with friends , any and everyone participate in som extracurricular activity or flue there is som must to do that you can't get bored

    Great for these types of students

    Get out and have some fun. There's alway something to do hear

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    On some night student get to tether outside and dance and sing along to gogo . A Maryland/dc type of music ( it different yet enjoyable)

    What to do for fun

    Several on campus and off campus event Parties goes on every week Live concerts Fashion shows Spiritual gathering

    Food and Dining

    It like a four star Resturant but in a buffet style setting with many varieties of food and drinks to choose from .

    Dorm Life

    Spacious loving it there are different location/ accommodation you can choose from like suit, soluble room, apartment and clusters

    Academic Rigor

    Excellent

    Tips for prospective students

    Come with an open mind, don't just ode to college for the partying but for learning . Several opportunities will be giving to you which is rear so don't take it likely. In addition come to UMES and have a great time . Hawk pride 'catch it'

    In three sentences

    UMES it the place to be, if you want to be schooled by the best and become the brightest we'll we have some of the top program in the school. The event that take place on and off campus will keep you entertain and wanting more; that how good they are . Overall UMES it where dream begin and a future is built for those seeking a prosperous life.

  • 12/30/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    University police are always on call for any student stuck or in need of help. but they also just let us be college kids and have they not rude and party poppers like city cops.

    Greek Life

    Greek life is amazing. Frats are always strolling on campus

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    My favorite place to go on campus is waters, bc of the on campus starbucks

    Bang for the buck

    Our student ID is an necessity. It gets us into everything.

    What to do for fun

    There is always something to do for fun. They have a game room and bowling alley with 6 lanes in the Rotunda. There is always on campus events hosted by the student body class, sga, umes or Greek life and athletics department.

    Food and Dining

    I don't like the food. but the waffles are the best.

    Dorm Life

    I love my dorm life because the experience i had my first semester was great. i had a room to myself and not only that but the RA's actually connect with you and help you out through rough times.

    Academic Rigor

    the class sizes aren't very big , so you have the opportunity to really connect with your teachers and peers.

    Tips for prospective students

    Upcoming students will love the campus and all the student body activities. Eastern shore creates maturity and gives individuals freedom to develop as a person.

    In three sentences

    UMES is a very good school. they have a beautiful campus. The student body and faculty are very helping and friendly, i love it there.

  • 01/30/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    I love to hang out with my friends or just go to my room and relax. I also love the Bible study on campus: Bethel Campus Fellowship! Its definitely a safe and honest place that I love to go to.

    Food and Dining

    The cafe is good. Enjoy it!

    Dorm Life

    This is dependent on where you stay and who you are. Its like each dormitory has its own flow and feel. Fortunately, they are easy to call home.

    Academic Rigor

    This is very dependent on your major and professors.

    Tips for prospective students

    UMES is what you make it! If all you do is study and sleep or party too much then you will be miserable. Just like any other school, come in, know your limits, and have a healthy balance! And above all, don't forget that this is still school!

    In three sentences

    This school is a great school with many great opportunities activities. If I could, it would be a couple of things I would change but overall this is a great choice for a university!

  • 01/30/2014

    Reviewer is A past student here.

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    Greek Life

    Sucks.

    What to do for fun

    Movies, Gym, Basketball, Game room, Tennis.

    Tips for prospective students

    Wait til you get to class to purchase a book. Ladies bring a strong umbrella. Cafeteria Food is nasty.

    In three sentences

    This school is very unorganized and lazy so you must take action when trying to get things done but besides that the campus is beautiful and you meet a lot of great people. The professors are hit and miss so you might get a great teacher or a real bad one. You are in the middle of nowhere so having transportation is a key to getting around.

  • 01/31/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    There's always a house party somewhere near campus. There's also a bowling alley and indoor swimming pool on campus. The school has basketball games, volleyball games, modeling shows, and much more.

    Food and Dining

    There is a cafeteria on campus along with many concession stands around campus. There is a Pizza Hut, carryout, McDonald's, Popeyes, and Subway right outside of campus. And if you have a car, there are many more restaurants down the road. The cafeteria food is pretty descent. They have big dinners for Thanksgiving and Christmas and the food there is the BEST. We have even had lobster and crab legs.

    Dorm Life

    The dorms are pretty cool. The dorms are same sex dorms, no co-ed. The most popular male dorm is Court Plaza which has community style bathrooms and the most popular female dorm is University Terrace which has suite style bathrooms. Dorms are only for freshman and transfer students.

    Academic Rigor

    This is not a school where you can just do the bare minimum. There have been people to fail classes because they thought the classes were easy. This school is probably not for you, if your just trying to chill and not do your work.

    Tips for prospective students

    Just come to UMES with your best foot forward. It's a good idea to get to know your professor for when you need help. And make sure you get involved, go to the activities on campus.

    In three sentences

    UMES is a small school with a lot of school spirit. There is diversity here in spite of this school being an HBCU. It's not a party school like how many people say it is, we do put in hard work in the classrooms.