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Most Helpful Review for University of Maryland-University College
  • Category: Am learning a lot
  • Review by: Erica from Ellicott City, MD
  • 5 out of 5 people found this review helpful

Coming from an online high school, I knew that taking classes online was no vacation. So far I've taken 9 courses at UMUC, and all of them have challenged me. The courses are interesting and the online component adds a unique discussion -- it's not your typical college discussion, as the students range in age from 18 to 40+, from soldiers to stay at home moms, from California to Iraq. The discussion boards are the main aspect of the classes and allows you to work with your fellow classmates (who may be virtually on the other side of the world...

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  • Mercedes who lives in Germany
  • Aug-24-2014 I am a current student here

    UMUC is pretty nice, even though I'm attending their Europe Counterpart. The people are nice and so are most of the teachers. Which is only because some teachers are boring and talk through the class, and there are other teachers who are really fun and make the class fun and easy to do.

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  • Ndola from Columbia, MD
  • Apr-28-2014 I am a current student here

    UMUC is a great opportunity for non-traditional students to acheive their educational goals. We have wonderful faculty, many of whom also teach in traditional colleges, so the education is excellent. Since we are a state school, UMUC is a financially feasible option for many students.

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  • Jonna from Shelley, ID
  • Apr-26-2014 I am a current student here

    UMUC is great for online students. UMUC has exellent teachers. UMUC has low/zero textbook costs (for online classes).

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  • Daniel from Daly City, CA
  • Apr-13-2014 I am a current student here

    The online classes are staffed by knowledgeable instructors and is well facilitated. They are especially understanding to military students and are adept at dealing with our situations (PCS, deployment, Tuition Assistance, etc.) Free tutoring is offered by UMUC for all online classes, which is a welcome option for students in need and is a good use by UMUC of the tuition money paid.

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  • Deej from Laurel, MD
  • Apr-03-2014 I am a current student here

    Most of the professors I have had are easy-going, regardless of the class-type (online, on-campus, or hybrid). The Shady Groves campus for UMUC is clean, nice, peaceful, and near a lot of cafes and restaurants. The online and hybrid classes are slowly making it mandatory that you use e-Textbooks, because the school wants you to save as much money as you can on your education.

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  • Bhagyashri from Columbia, MD
  • Mar-30-2014 I am a current student here

    I would say overall the college has been a good experience. I have only had issues with the financial aid office. The customer service is terrible.

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  • Emily from APO, AE
  • Feb-28-2014 I am a current student here

    With three campuses-- UMUC Europe, UMUC Asia, and UMUC Adelphi (Maryland)-- UMUC is a fantastic school for people with schedules that need school worked into any available minute. I have classes in the traditional classroom setting, as well as online, and even hybrid classes where half the time is spent in a real classroom and half is spent in the virtual classroom online making UMUC as versatile as I need it depending upon the rest of my life. The local UMUC Europe staff are also really amazing at finding solutions to any problem I have, and if they can't, the online UMUC help desk has people ready to IM at all hours of the day to help find solutions to problems, particularly computer related ones.

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  • Courtney from APO, AE
  • Feb-19-2014 I am a current student here

    UMUC has been really great for me so far. I can take online and face-to-face classes and I get to design it around my schedule. It has really been helpful to get me started while I'm staying with my family in England.

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  • Maryland Resident
  • Feb-13-2014 I am a current student here

    I would highly recommend University of Maryland University College for Students who work full time or who are pursuing a second bachelors degree. After graduation from another four year institution and beginning full time work, I decided that a career change was best for me. University of Maryland University College provided me the amazing opportunity to continue to work in order to offset school loans, while pursuing a second Bachelor's and joining a new field that I love.

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