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  • 07/16/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    5 out of 5 people found this review useful. 1 of 132

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Self-starters, students who are going to college to actually learn (not party), independent workers, and hard workers. Online college is nothing like the commercials try to paint them as; it is a lot of work and students need to take the work seriously in order to do well.

    Tips for prospective students

    Taking classes online, in my opinion, is actually more difficult than going to an actual lecture, but you can get so much more out of it! Online classes need students who aren't tempted by cheating and who won't shy away from a lot of work and finding the answers on their own (no one is there to hold your hand). Make sure you get to know your advisor really well, especially if you are taking classes online, because when you are not immersed in a college atmosphere, you may feel overwhelmed when making decisions regarding your major... This means phone calls and emails to your Undergrad/Grad advisor and asking questions.

    Bang for the buck

    WOW, you get so much bang for your buck! I'm learning more than my friends who went to a local community college, but for less money! The price, generally for 12 credits, per semester is just over $3,000, and including books it is usually under $4,000. I have the option to take my classes online or at any of the associated University of Maryland locations... Meaning, if I signed up for a Biology class, I could take the course at College Park -- but not have to pay the big bucks! AMAZING.

    Am enjoying being here

    I am taking all of my classes online because of medical issues, and going to UMUC enables me to get my degree even while I'm sick. The teachers are amazing and are very helpful and involved in your studies, and the courses are so much fun and interesting (but definitely not a walk in the park)! I'm even more excited for the next semester at UMUC because they have changed their final exam policies to prepare you for real world situations. Now, you have final papers/projects that will summarize your course, or you may have a final exam online which you can take from the comfort of your own home. I truly enjoy taking my classes at UMUC!

    Am learning a lot

    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 from you) and collaborate ideas and opinions. If you actually do the work and are active in the discussion boards, you should be able to learn the material very well. What you take from your classes is determined by what you put into it. I can say that I've worked my butt off for the first year and I got straight A's.

  • 07/06/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    4 out of 4 people found this review useful. 2 of 132

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    UNIVERSITY OF MARYLAND IS A GREAT SCHOOL FOR BUSINESS MAJORS.

    Tips for prospective students

    STAY ORGANIZED, AND ALWAYS COMMUNICATE WITH YOUR PROFESSOR AND ADVISOR ON ANY ISSUES / QUESIONS YOU MAY HAVE.

    Bang for the buck

    APPLY FOR SCHOLARSHIPS AND GRANTS TO HELP PAY FOR COLLEGE

    Am enjoying being here

    ALL MY CLASSES ARE ON-LINE, I LOVE THE FELXABILITY THIS GIVES YOU. I'M A SIGNAL MOTHER SO THIS ALLOWS ME TO WORK AND RAISE MY SON WHILE STILL WORKING TOWARDS MY DEGREE.

  • 12/02/2011

    Reviewer is A past student here.

    3 out of 3 people found this review useful. 3 of 132

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    *Willing to learn to quite a bit *Scheduling that can fit a busy lifestyle *Good financial aid system

    Tips for prospective students

    Great school, but it will hammer you if you are a student that studies poorly or is looking for a fast degree.

    Bang for the buck

    The cost of a UMUC education is quite reasonable. Also, UMUC has an abundance of ways to help gain financial aid through scholarships, grants, and loans.

    Did enjoy being here

    The course format was great in that I took both online and face-to-face courses. Every class fit in my internship at FDIC. The teachers were hit & miss because most participated in discussions while others waited weeks later.

    Did learn a lot

    The learning experience at UMUC was wonderful, and my major was in Bachelor's in Computer Information Technology. The teams I was on during group projects were great. It helped me to learn teamwork, and meet deadlines.

  • 01/02/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    3 out of 3 people found this review useful. 4 of 132

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Non-traditional.

    Tips for prospective students

    Time management is important.

  • 06/23/2009

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has not been to campus.

    2 out of 7 people found this review useful. 1 person found this inaccurate. 5 of 132

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    The campus I applied for is University of Maryland University College Europe.

  • 05/18/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    2 out of 2 people found this review useful. 6 of 132

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    I take part of the online degree and do not know about the dorms. But from my classmates, I have not heard anything awful.

    Greek Life

    I take part of the online degree and do not know about the dorms. But from my classmates, I have not heard anything awful.

    Clubs and Activities

    I take part of the online degree and do not know about the dorms. But from my classmates, I have not heard anything awful.

    Great for these types of students

    Great for students who want to pursue degrees in any field. Military to Teaching, Businees to Politics, Cyber Security to Electrical Engineering, Science to Art. You name it, they have it.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    I take part of the online degree and do not know about the dorms. But from my classmates, I have not heard anything awful.

    Bang for the buck

    Definitely bang for the buck. I currently pay out of state tuition, but do not mind because the programs that University of Maryland - Univeristy College offers are hardly found with the same quality anywhere else.

    What to do for fun

    Near Adelphi there a lot of nice towns to go shopping and beautiful historical parts. There are also plenty of beautiful parks and trails to go walking, jogging or bike riding. Also close to the east coast, students can enjoy the sea side.

    Food and Dining

    I take part of the online degree and do not know about the dorms. But from my classmates, I have not heard anything awful.

    Dorm Life

    I take part of the online degree and do not know about the dorms. But from my classmates, I have not heard anything awful.

    Academic Rigor

    Professors are very helpful and the cooperative attitude of WebTycho, the online server the school uses for online degrees, gives students perspectives from both professors and classmates. So when the student enters the work force they have scenarios from all over the board.

    Tips for prospective students

    Most students with University of Maryland - Univeristy College take advantage of its online degree programs. Pursuing a degree online, like myself, a student must be willing to chase after what they want. Work is much harder and getting errands done is more on the responsibility of the student. Also make sure different contact information for advising, financial aid and administration is all correct and be prepared to have regular contact with university staff.

    In three sentences

    University of Maryland- University College provides various types of degrees and programs for all potential students. Univeristy of Maryland - University College also has very interactive and professors who are expeirenced in the fields they teach. At University of Maryland - University College a semester is broken up into three sections to make taking many classes in one semester less burdening.

  • 08/26/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    2 out of 2 people found this review useful. 7 of 132

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    One of the safest campuses I have ever seen.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are many clubs for every type of person.

    Great for these types of students

    This campus has something for everyone.

    Bang for the buck

    Best education for your money.

    What to do for fun

    There is so much to do in this community.

    Food and Dining

    The food on campus and in the surrounding community is unbeatable.

    Dorm Life

    I do not live in a dorm

    Academic Rigor

    Best school I have been to so far.

    Tips for prospective students

    Do your home work on a bunch of schools do not just jump in to one.

    In three sentences

    I did a lot of research before going to college and UMUC is the best school with the best programs I was able to find. I am now in my second semester and I would not trade it for the world.

  • 05/21/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 8 of 132

    Categories Comments
    Academic Rigor

    The classes are how you make them. The classes are eight weeks long so everything that is normally in a semester from August to December is crammed, so you really have to be focused. The professors are very eager to help. Because we are not in a classroom setting, our basic way of communication is thru weekly conferences. Make sure you reply to whatever topic it is for the week. When the professor responds, respond back to him or her. You will receive assistance from an adviser, that will tell you what path you should take with what ever major you have.

    Tips for prospective students

    Being that this is an online school, you have to be very focus and disciplined. Your school week starts on Monday and end the next Sunday at midnight. Try and schedule your classes early so you will make sure it does not get full. If you are not one for all online, they do have classroom and hybrid classes as well, which is basically you go to class one day out of the week and the rest of the week is online.

    In three sentences

    If you want to do online classes, UMUC is the perfect school. The staff was friendly from day one, when I need assistance I call or go to the office and they were willing and able to resolve whatever issue I may have. Your online Professor is also with you every step of the way.

  • 05/22/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 9 of 132

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    adult learners and busy professionals, younger students with lower budget and lots of time for shortened semesters. Heavy workload.

    What to do for fun

    ? adult online student. I have my own fun apart.

    Tips for prospective students

    Stay on top of the Web tycho system, plan plenty of time for getting to know the system.

    In three sentences

    The classes to short, the advisers don't care, the system is flawed, the departments cant not communicate via a database system so you get the run around often. The advisor (s) were all apathetic and not interested.

  • 05/22/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 10 of 132

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    There are many help boxes available. There are always campus police patrolling the area. There are other services available for your safety as well.

    Bang for the buck

    If you are young and live on campus you will enjoy your experience. There are many ways to make new friends on campus. Involvement is encouraged at the UMD.

    What to do for fun

    They have a bowling alley, pool hall, and arcade area in main student building. There are on and off campus activities. There is a big focus on school life.

    Food and Dining

    They have a lot of options for eating on campus. There are many fast-food stores in main eating area as well as a coop. You can find a coffee shop in most buildings.

    Dorm Life

    I do not live on campus.

    Tips for prospective students

    Take as many college courses available to you while still at high school. If you plan on pursuing math take as many math classes available at high school. Apply for scholarships early as possible.

    In three sentences

    The university has a great reputation. Graduates have a good success of finding jobs. The university is challenging.

  • 10/09/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 3 people found this review useful. 1 person found this inaccurate. 11 of 132

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Online

    Great for these types of students

    Military, at home mothers and or fathers. Not really for the working adult

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Online Student

    What to do for fun

    Homework is all that you can do

    Tips for prospective students

    If you are extremely busy, stay away from online courses.

    In three sentences

    This college is ok, although it is suppose to be catered to the working adult, a lot of the professors do not take the average busy working adult into consideration with deadlines and the amount of work given.

  • 11/30/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 12 of 132

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Signing up for text alerts on the cell phone is highly advised. Depending on the location of classes, some crimes tend to occur. Fortunately most of those crimes are minor and because of the text alerts, one always knows which areas to avoid. Weather alerts can be sent to the phone via text also. This is very helpful and the amount of texts sent is reasonable and not overwhelming.

    Greek Life

    There a several academic honors.

    Clubs and Activities

    Not many from what I have seen so far. There is a student government. Student involvement is based on the wants of the individual.

    Great for these types of students

    This school is great for a person who has not started a career because it affords a little more extra time to do those scholarship searches, job searches, internship searches, and even a part time job if possible. For a young person who has some family support or lives at home with mom and dad, you do not have to give up those hobbies, such as video games, a sport, or a bulky musical instrument. I reccomend this school for fellow students who recently graduated high school because it is inexpensive, and going to school with people of all ages gives one valuable insight on life, and differing personalities. Most importantly, seeing profesional adults learn is funnier than watching Youtube.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    None that I know of, this has inspired me to put those investigative skill to use and find out.

    Bang for the buck

    The school is inexpensive, nuff said.

    What to do for fun

    My suggestion, take up a new activity at a local community center, make some friends at other universities in the Maryland system, and find a good computer game for the little down time you may have in between school work. Most importantly, learn to be able to enjoy alone time.

    Food and Dining

    Food near the school headquarters in Adelphi is good, assuming you like to sit down. Finding takeout is a bit hard to me. There is always the option of going to the grocery store and cooking in. Or learn of the ancient, inexpensive art of cup ramen.

    Dorm Life

    One word, nonexistant. Unless you stay at the hotel complex that partners with the school in College Park, MD.

    Academic Rigor

    The toughest part of the academics at UMUC is the speed of the courses. Courses time frame are cut down. It is neccessary to learn the same amount of information as a course at a traditional university in half the time. Even with most coursework being online, this speed is an added incentive to work harder, smarter, and faster.

    Tips for prospective students

    Unless, you are exclusively an online student, I highly suggest you have a vehicle and can drive or live very close to one of the onsite locations such as College of Southern Maryland, University of Maryland College Park, or even Andrew's Airforce Base for all the military veterens.

    In three sentences

    UMUC has exceptional customer service and I have never experienced a problem that cannot be solved. The student service center employees are professional, helpful, cheerful, and polite. Everytime I call or get a call from my school, I always hang up the phone with a smile on my face, and a better mood.

  • 01/31/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    13 of 132

    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    i enjjoy reading, going to the gym and spending quality time with my family.

    Food and Dining

    no details on that either

    Dorm Life

    no details on dorm life because i take my classes online.

    Academic Rigor

    this university is very demanding and although online demands for constant interaction several times a week.

    Tips for prospective students

    think carefully before applying to this school and double check all the information that is given to you.

    In three sentences

    i think that this university offers some very interesting courses along with some very challenging professors. i have come to enjoy their recently new 8 week session program. i just wish that the policies were less restricted.

  • 02/03/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    14 of 132

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    online program, doesn't apply

    Great for these types of students

    someone who is working full time and needs a flexible schedule

    Bang for the buck

    this is excellent bang for the buck. the 1 year mba program costs about $30,000 regardless of maryland residency or not. a top mba program costs about $100,000, and mid level programs cost about $65,000.

    Food and Dining

    do not apply, this is an online program

    Dorm Life

    does not apply, this is an online program

    Academic Rigor

    this mba program is more difficult than i anticipated. it is an accelerated program with 11 specific classes. for my first week's assignment, i had to read the first two chapters in the textbook, 8 articles, watch 5 videos, then write a 10 page paper on my findings. it is challenging to say the least, but the professors and classmates are supportive.

    Tips for prospective students

    once you narrow down your top 3 colleges, find out some helpful statistics about each one. what are the graduation rates? what are the demographics of this school? will i really fit in here?

    In three sentences

    i am currently enrolled in the online 1 year mba program which started fall 2011. i researched a lot of universities before deciding on this one and am pleased with my decision so far.

  • 02/06/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    15 of 132

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    i have not been on campus, but i was at the testing center. i had to show id, sign in, wear a name tag saying i was a student, and there were security in a few different locations. i felt safe.

    Great for these types of students

    umuc is great for students who are parents, they can do their schooling online. also good for people with full time jobs. i think if you want to be fully on your own and not be bound to the school and its class schedules, but would like to be able to go there if extra help is needed this is the place.

    Bang for the buck

    so far the cost of the collage doesn't seem to be too high. i think being a division on university of md, they have fair prices.

    What to do for fun

    once again i do not live on campus, i do not even live in the same county. i do know there are great college night hot spots in collage park, good food, shopping and sports centers with in a close range.

    Food and Dining

    i have only been to the physical location of the testing site. i am an online based student. at the testing site they do have dining and food.

    Dorm Life

    i am not an on campus student. i also do not know if they have dorms. i have only been to the physical testing center.

    Academic Rigor

    i have not taken my first set of classes yet but the prep is no joke. i think my classes will be full of information and knowledge. i have my book of classes and descriptions and it looks like great course work.

    Tips for prospective students

    i think they should call and speak with an adviser as well as look online. the adviser can walk you through the website and it can defiantly help your understanding of umuc. also ask about the many many programs they have to jump start your degree and get you to where you want to be.

    In three sentences

    so far i rate my college as a 10! they have everything online at your fingertips, most services are 24hours. the campus is so nice and everyone is ready and willing to help with a smile.

  • 02/08/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    16 of 132

    Categories Comments
    Food and Dining

    same above.

    Dorm Life

    i am a distance learning student, hence the one star rating. so sorry, i have no input for this section.

    Academic Rigor

    the online classes through this school are pretty intense. i usually spend about 8 to 10 hours a week for each class. the school now offers eight week courses, which has made it more challenging for me to find quality time to study. you can expect to write a paper for each class. sometimes, you will have to collaborate with other students to complete class projects. make sure you pull your own weight or you will frustrate peers.

    Tips for prospective students

    this is for distance learning students. tip one- you will have to engage other students through the school's class portal. professors always assign discussion questions and expect frequent responses to other students' discussions. the minimum response requirements are usually two to three per discussion thread, of course this all depends on the guidelines set forth by the professor. this usually takes quite a bit of time, so plan two to three hours for weekly discussion threads. tip two- it's always a great idea to mark your calendar for assignment deadlines. it can get a little crazy if you are planning to attend classes full time. professors always give out a syllabus at least one week prior before the class begins. i always take advantage of this time to get ahead of my reading assignments.

    In three sentences

    i will be earning my degree by the end of this year. so far, the online courses have challenging, and the professors are very experienced in their field of knowledge. i give this school a high rating for its superb quality of education.

  • 02/27/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    17 of 132

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    working

    Bang for the buck

    the counselors and professors are available for extra help. for students nearby shady grove campus, there are computer labs available and laptops may be loaned out on-site. some text books are available through the maryland library system.

    Food and Dining

    never tried it

    Tips for prospective students

    try to begin the reading as soon as it is posted on-line.

    In three sentences

    great school. on-line learning is very convenient when working full time.

  • 03/01/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    0 out of 1 people found this review useful. 18 of 132

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    unknown

    Greek Life

    unknown

    Clubs and Activities

    unknown

    Great for these types of students

    military

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    unknown

    Bang for the buck

    good school for military.

    What to do for fun

    depends on where you live.

    Food and Dining

    unknown.

    Dorm Life

    unknown.

    Academic Rigor

    good

    Tips for prospective students

    if you want ta, apply early.

    In three sentences

    this college is great. it is military friendly. it offers both in class and online classes.

  • 03/06/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    19 of 132

    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    spending time with my family and watch a good movie or read a book

    Academic Rigor

    i wish umuc would offer more degrees and degrees that are offered while stationed overseas also be made available when stationed in the us.

    Tips for prospective students

    taking these classes takes commitment and have your time well planned. it can get quite stressfull at times but once you are in the final week you are happy you passed all headaches.

    In three sentences

    being a military spouse and always moving around this school offers various plans without having to change colleges every time we move. although i do wish sometimes that i could take some classes face to face or have the response to a question right that moment it has been pretty good. i would recommend this school to others who are always moving around and can't go to a normal campus school.

  • 03/06/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    20 of 132

    Categories Comments
    Clubs and Activities

    lots of clubs

    What to do for fun

    lots to do for fun. go to d.c for fun which is only a 30 min metro ride.

    Food and Dining

    the diner food gets old really fast.

    Dorm Life

    wish there were kitchens in more of the dorms. and more than one laundry areas on south campus dorms.

    Academic Rigor

    most of the work depends on the class.

    Tips for prospective students

    time management is a key thing to learn. learning how to prioritize.

    In three sentences

    it feels like its own town,but it is close to d.c and baltimore. semi large lectures, but small discussions.

  • 03/22/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    21 of 132

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Working professionals, stay-at-home mom's, or military personnel stationed anywhere throughout the world.

    Academic Rigor

    I am in my last semester of UMUC's Bachelor of Science in Global Business & Public Policy. The level of coursework that I have undertaken is comparable to graduate level courses. The university offers the best possible education that is convenient and affordable.

    Tips for prospective students

    Visit the website, www.umuc.edu, schedule a visit to one of their Open Houses, or chat live with an admissions counselor or advisor. UMUC is the leading provider for online education with locations in the U.S., Europe, and Asia.

    In three sentences

    UMUC offers a wide-range of degree programs that you don't find at other institutions. The flexibility of online courses with the option to take classes in person, makes obtaining any degree achievable. The faculty and staff are extremely helpful and understanding that many students enrolled are employed full-time and or have families that they support while attending school.

  • 04/10/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    22 of 132

    Categories Comments
    Bang for the buck

    At the moment I am having difficulties getting financial assistance and the overall tuition cost is making it hard to complete my degree in a timely manner due to not being able to afford classes.

    What to do for fun

    I do not spend any time at the school other than for classes.

    Dorm Life

    I do not live in a dorm.

    Tips for prospective students

    I recommend seeing an advisor to reassure yourself that you are making the right choices in courses. Explore the campus and become familiar with everything the school has to offer. Always meet the deadlines for registration, especially for financial aid.

    In three sentences

    UMUC provides a wide range of opportunities and courses that can benefit anyone pursuing an education. The staff I've came in contact with is always very helpful, knowledge able and encouraging, which is nice when trying to plan your future. The UMUC website is easy to maneuver in and get the information you are looking for.

  • 04/15/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    23 of 132

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    On-duty security, 24/7.

    Clubs and Activities

    Not being a very large college, they do not have many athletic programs.

    Great for these types of students

    All types

    Bang for the buck

    Quality education for a great rate!

    What to do for fun

    Whatever you need, it's here!

    Food and Dining

    All the favorites spots!

    Academic Rigor

    Challenging studies attain class goals and surpass standards from other colleges!

    Tips for prospective students

    Military friendly!

    In three sentences

    The college is easily accessible. They offer many types of classes for many degree types. Online-only, face-to-face, or hybrid classes are available.

  • 04/25/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    24 of 132

    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    You are located less than 15 miles from the sights and tourist attractions of Washington DC.

    Food and Dining

    Conveniently located in the middle of urban living and multiple dining spots.

    Dorm Life

    You live at home and can take online classes in the comfort of your place of choice.

    Tips for prospective students

    If you want to earn your degree at your own pace then this is the right choice.

    In three sentences

    Attending this university is very convenient. Staff is understanding. The location is ideal.

  • 04/30/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    25 of 132

    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    This is more of a working adult school. It's not a live-in place.

    Food and Dining

    I do not live on campus.

    Dorm Life

    I do not currently live in a dorm.

    Academic Rigor

    The classes are too hard, but they are time-consuming.

    Tips for prospective students

    Try to do as much yourself online as you can as the admissions and advising offices are not very helpful.

    In three sentences

    This school is intended for people who are working while trying to complete your degree, although they seem to think you have a lot of time on your hands. I have learned alot, but it does take quite a commitment. I would recommend this school.

  • 05/01/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    26 of 132

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Working adults who are returning to school or completing their degree.

    Tips for prospective students

    Utilize the advisors at UMUC. They are very helpful.

    In three sentences

    This is a wonderful institution that understands the demands of a working, adult studnet. UMUC is convenient with small campuses in different parts of Maryland. The faculty and staff a UMUC are very professional and caring towards the students.

  • 05/02/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    27 of 132

    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    It actually doesnt apply to me, since I am taking online classes.

    Food and Dining

    It actually doesnt apply to me, since I am taking online classes.

    Dorm Life

    It actually doesnt apply to me, since I am taking online classes.

    In three sentences

    As far the online set up for taking classes, registering for classes and the financial aid aspect of it, its very outstanding and I would reccommend it to others!

  • 05/07/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    28 of 132

    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    I am taking classes via distant learning online.

    Food and Dining

    I do not eat on campus.

    Dorm Life

    I do not live in the dorms.

    Academic Rigor

    The academics of this college stand very high in the fast pace world. Having a respectable degree from UMUC is very appreciated in the outside world of education and business.

    Tips for prospective students

    I would encourage you to have a conversation with one of the academic counselors and see where you stand. Also take a virtual or campus tour of UMUC and learn what it has to offer you.

    In three sentences

    I really enjoy this school since i am in the military it is very easy to continue my education no matter where I am located. There is always someone available to help me either online or via landline. Also this college is very helpful in helping me plan my degree performance and progress.

  • 05/09/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    29 of 132

    Categories Comments
    Tips for prospective students

    The best advice that I can do is complete all assignments on time and if you need help please ask for it in advance. Professor's are willing to help but you have to be willing to receive the help.

    In three sentences

    The University of University College is where one would want to be to finish a degree of their choice. They offer a wide range of classes to fit everyone schedules. In addition, they do all they can to help their student succeed.

  • 05/10/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    In three sentences

    I love taking online classes. I have learned so much, and the lasses are so convient.

  • 05/14/2012

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has not been to campus.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    going to school online is extremely safe lol.

    Great for these types of students

    online students who want to save money commuting.

    Bang for the buck

    For my degree, it cost an extra $200 per credit hour since I'm majoring in Cybersecurity. I think it is super lame that I pay a higher tuition rate, just because of the degree plan.

    What to do for fun

    I go fishing, and do lots of outdoors stuff.

    Food and Dining

    I do not attend school on campus, I attend school via online only.

    Dorm Life

    I do not live in the dorms.

    Academic Rigor

    I have not completed a class yet; however, I am working on my Master's degree so I am going to assume that it will be extremely challenging.

    Tips for prospective students

    Get enrolled early and have your financial aid accomplished a semester before.

    In three sentences

    Registration, financial aid, and other aspects of enrolling have to be closely monitored. The school does not do a very good job of updating you on your current status. Additionally, once you sign-up for a class you only have 12 days to pay for it.

  • 05/22/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    I take online courses, so this is not relevant.

    Greek Life

    I take online courses, so this is not relevant.

    Clubs and Activities

    I take online courses, so this is not relevant.

    Great for these types of students

    This is great for adults and service men and women to continue their education and expand their careers.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    I take online courses, so this is not relevant.

    Bang for the buck

    I take online courses, so this is not relevant.

    What to do for fun

    I take online courses, so this is not relevant.

    Food and Dining

    I take online courses, so this is not relevant.

    Dorm Life

    I take online courses, so this is not relevant.

    Academic Rigor

    The university's programs are continually updated with the latest information and research. The instructors are experienced in their field and each instructor varies slightly in their grading practices, as with any other school.

    Tips for prospective students

    UMUC is very committed to their students, and values their opinions and input. You should be sure to fill out the survey about the class and the instructor at the end of your courses. The online courses are well designed and offer opportunities to interact with other students online. They are very interactive and informative.

    In three sentences

    University of Maryland University College (UMUC) offers a broad range classes, and focuses on the educational and the professional development needs of adult students. The college offers convenience, flexibility, and many financing options for their students. It is a globally focused university, offering opportunities to students worldwide to advance their career.

  • 05/22/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    No comment. I have not participated in any of the campus activities because I am an online student.

    Food and Dining

    No comment. I have not experienced food and dining at this university. I am an online student.

    Dorm Life

    No comment. I have not experience dorm life at this university. I am an online student.

    Academic Rigor

    This accreited university is all about academic success. Education and higher learning is the main focus at this university. Online programs require focus, dedication, teamwork and hardwork.

    Tips for prospective students

    Join the UMUC online team, they are helpful in any area needed and always keep in touch with your advisers. Become friendly with your classmates because you will learn that teamwork is enforced. Try to remain focused on your work to maintain a high GPA.

    In three sentences

    University of Maryland University College is a great accredited online college that provides opportunity for working students to earn their degrees and certification. UMUC provides excellent academics and programs which allows students such as myself to earn a degree in a major of my own choice. As a graduate student, the MBA program at this university provides positive support, problem resolution and strong communication connection.

  • 05/23/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Great for these types of students

    Busy, working students. Great for stay at home moms, busy professionals, or just people that don't enjoy going to classrooms

    Bang for the buck

    I feel like I am really getting the education that I am paying for. The courses cost a little more than other online colleges, but it's worth it.

    Academic Rigor

    Pretty tough once you get to the upper level courses.

    Tips for prospective students

    It's easy to wait until the last minute to complete assignments when you are doing school online. Don't do this, make a schedule at the beginning of the week and do a little each day

    In three sentences

    This school has been very convenient. The professors are excellent and professionals in their field. I can't imagine going to school anywhere else.

  • 05/24/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Food and Dining

    Again, I am attending online so I do everything at home. I would like to add, the food is amazing!

    Dorm Life

    I am attending the college online so I live at my own home overseas.

    Academic Rigor

    The classes are challenging and really engaging most of the time.

    Tips for prospective students

    If you're going online, it's super easy once you get the hang of it all.

    In three sentences

    This college is amazing! The student counselors and advisers are always there to help you throughout your entire time in college. The classes online are really easy to navigate and again, if you need help the advisers are always there!

  • 05/27/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    I am an online student. Thus, I cannot comment on campus safety.

    Greek Life

    UMUC offers membership to numerous honor societies. You may be invited to an honor society based on 1) your intended major, 2) how many credits you have completed at UMUC, and 3) your GPA.

    Clubs and Activities

    UMUC offers a wide range of online clubs where you can socialize and meet other students with the same major. You will be invited to an online club based on your intended major and/or minor.

    Great for these types of students

    ^Working adults. ^Dedicated young people with clear-cut goals about their future and education. ^Stay-at-home mothers who would like to continue their education at a pace that is comfortable to them. ^Individuals like myself who work from home.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    I am an online student. Thus, I cannot make comments about the campus.

    Bang for the buck

    ^I feel I am receiving a high-quality education at UMUC. ^I feel my Bachelor's of Science at UMUC will be well-received at the graduate schools I apply to. ^I greatly value the fact I can have two majors in my degree program at UMUC. ^I have met more professors for my online courses who I feel I can stay in contact with at UMUC compared to University of Phoenix, where it seemed very difficult to get noticed by online professors or stay in contact with them. ^The financial aid office at UMUC is open 24/7 and I have had nothing but pleasant experiences when I've had to call them. ^I would say customer service is better at UMUC's financial aid office than at University of Phoenix's financial aid office. The customer service I received at University of Phoenix's financial aid office was of mixed quality. I was relieved to leave U of P after finishing my AA there because I encountered more than one financial aid-related issue that could have been prevented by my incompetent financial aid advisor at U of P. I also did my best to stay on top of things regarding my financial aid at U of P. However, the U of P financial aid department did not and that was nerve-wracking. I had a name change during my time there and it took the financial department a long time to update my data properly, which caused multiple snafus in their system that delayed the start dates of my courses on more than one occasion. I also feel far more comfortable calling UMUC's financial aid office because I know they will answer any questions I have right on the line whereas Phoenix's financial aid office told me on more than one occasion to talk to my financial aid advisor, which was unhelpful because my financial aid advisor was ALWAYS the one who had instructed me to call the financial aid office in the first place. ^I would recommend UMUC anytime. However, I am not so sure I would recommend U of P.

    What to do for fun

    I am an online student. Thus, I cannot make comments about campus life or activities.

    Food and Dining

    I am an online student. Thus, I cannot make comments about the quality of dining.

    Dorm Life

    I am an online student. Thus, I cannot make comments about the dorms.

    Academic Rigor

    ^The academic rigor at UMUC is excellent. The eight-week online courses can be challenging, particularly when you are taking courses that you already expect to be time-consuming (like Finite Math), but eight-week courses are VERY doable if you plan ahead and avoid taking too many courses at once. For example, I do not recommend taking more than four 3-credit classes in a semester if you have a job of any type unless you are an above-average student and have no other commitments. The eight-week online courses go by at an accelerated pace compared to 12-14 week courses and it's important to keep this in mind. Otherwise, I've never had a problem with the eight-week courses.

    Tips for prospective students

    ^Plan ahead when choosing which courses to take each semester. ^Only take as many courses in a semester as you think you can handle. ^If you work full-time, have been out of school for a while, and plan to enroll in a fully online program, start off with 2-3 courses in your first semester and not 4. This will allow you to get used to the eight-week format for the online courses before you take on a full-time workload.

    In three sentences

    ^University of Maryland University College offers 1) a very large selection of programs that can be completed fully online, 2) a greater selection of online classes than several of its competitors in online learning, and 3) a solid reputation. ^UMUC offers a convenient one-application method of applying for its affiliated merit aid scholarships. ^UMUC offers online program flexibility (for example, you can enroll with two majors or a major and minor of your choice at UMUC).

  • 06/01/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    does not apply.

    Greek Life

    Spanish Honor Society -- Alpha Mu Gamma.

    Clubs and Activities

    I'm a 35 year old husband, father and company grade officer in the US Military. I have plenty of activities that keep me busy...

    Great for these types of students

    All students, traditional or non-traditional who are degree seeking and like the opportunity to learn at their on pace within their own personal environments.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    does not apply.

    Bang for the buck

    What does this question mean? See my previous statement about CLEP/DANTES. One exam costs approx $50 to take, but its on you to pass. If you do, its worth 3 semester hours of college credit. Considering a less-expensive school's tuition/class is approx $800, and anywhere from 8 weeks to 12 to complete -- it definately provides great Bang for your Buck.

    What to do for fun

    I just bought a '66 Mustang -- it keeps me occupied. I have two kids, they keep me busy. I'm in the military working in Special Operations, that keeps me even more busy. I study taekwando, I run to show myself that I'm more in shape now than when I was 18 and because I live in Miami, I visit sporting events when possible.

    Food and Dining

    See Dorm Life.

    Dorm Life

    I don't live in dorms.

    Academic Rigor

    Challenge me, but don't bore me. The current academic rigor blends quality and quantity without going over board.

    Tips for prospective students

    Do you want to graduate in 4 years or 3 years? If so, harness CLEP/DANTES or other exams that give you college credit without stepping into a classroom. It is cheaper and quicker and most universities and colleges will accept up to 27 semester hours -- do you know how much time and money that is? DO IT NOW!!

    In three sentences

    UMUC provides flexible class scheduling for today's on the go student. Their 8-week semesters prevents resting on superfulous instruction, and hits right at the core of the class. UMUC support to the military-student is fantastic and always provides quick responses to deployed or overseas students.

  • 06/02/2012

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has not been to campus.

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    Categories Comments
    Food and Dining

    Places to eat

    Dorm Life

    looks great

    Academic Rigor

    UMUC is nice and clean

    Tips for prospective students

    go to there open house so they can waive your application fee

    In three sentences

    UMUC is a school that is great for working people. the school is at a great price. UMUC is a great place to go to school.

  • 06/07/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    The College Park area is full of places to hang out with one's friends. There is a metro station close by with a short ride to many destinations that offer many other city attractions. The school is located in a great centralized area.

    Food and Dining

    There are a multitude of places to eat within close proximity to eat.

    Academic Rigor

    I have had quite a few professors who weren't very challenging, so I challenged them. But I am sure this can be said for any educational institution. Because the semesters were shortened for some of the online courses, we have been forced to learned a lot more information in a much shorter time frame; this can be a daunting task. Stay focused and pressure your professor to give you what you need to succeed - it is why we pay tuition.

    Tips for prospective students

    I didn't find the academic advisors to be very helpful and have often found that I would need to contact individuals more than a few times before I received correct information. Basically, do your homework on UMUC's policy and procedures. Keep abreast on what is going on. Overall, the staff is okay, but the more informed you are, the better off you will be.

    In three sentences

    It is a diverse college that is great for those fresh from high school or transitioning adults continuing their education while working and/or caring for a family. They have recently changed their course schedules, so it's possible to get more classes in for a full-time working student. However, I was not happy with the increase in tuition.

  • 06/20/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Various locations have security/police staffing the premises.

    Greek Life

    None.

    Clubs and Activities

    Various clubs for your major and/or interests. Also academic clubs that require various GPA levels.

    Great for these types of students

    This institution is great for members of the military and adults with full-time jobs. Also, many senior citizens find this institution a rewarding way to stimulate their brain and at the same time not be in the classroom with a bunch of 18 year olds. There are some young students, but very mature and professional environment.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    The unusual traditions at this institution is the average student is 35 years old. There are various locations for your convenience. It's not unusual to take an online course and have classmates that are in other parts of the world.

    Bang for the buck

    Tuition is competitive with institutions with the same adult learning format, but UMUC is known worldwide and greatly supported by our armed forces!

    What to do for fun

    Join clubs such as the Social Sciences book club and enjoy the latest bestsellers with like minded individuals, while expanding your education.

    Food and Dining

    Food and dining aren't applicable since you don't stay on campus. so prepare your meals around your classes. Even better, if you are taking online classes, eat while you study!

    Dorm Life

    There's no dorm life for this institution. This keeps costs down and allows for a top notch education from some of the best professors.

    Academic Rigor

    The online course are very challenging, but convenient for those with busy lifestyles and family responsibilities.

    Tips for prospective students

    Stay in communication with your advisor every semester. Be sure to check your degree audit to save yourself time and money. Choose the schedule that best suits your lifestyle.

    In three sentences

    The University of Maryland-University College is the best school for working adults. The faculty at this institution of higher education are top notch! Online courses make earning a degree possible, especially with young children and a full-time job.

  • 06/28/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Great for these types of students

    military students students with kids

    What to do for fun

    i have twin daughters who are two and for fun after a long day at work i usually go play with them at the park or in the back yard

    Tips for prospective students

    my only tip would be if you have questions ask them because the only dumb question is the one not answered

    In three sentences

    i think that this university is very user friendly and helpful . Especially, for us military members stationed over seas we are still able to pursue our dreams. The teachers are extremely helpful when you need the help they are there to help you right away.

  • 07/26/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    On a military base, need I say more?

    Clubs and Activities

    There is a club called Alpenmax, and here you can meet German University students. It's the social place to be!

    What to do for fun

    Travel, travel, and travel! There is a swimmimg pool 10 min away, and museums within minutes!

    Food and Dining

    I eat at home a lot, but there is a military cafeteria on post, and German food is amazing!

    Dorm Life

    Being here in Germany, I have my own housing. I cannot complain about being a student and living in Europe!

    Academic Rigor

    The students are great, and the staff could not be better. I can honestly say this University is here for the students! They make their job a lifestyle, and that alone makes it a great experience!

    Tips for prospective students

    If you want to really learn the materials, and be tested on your knowledge, this is it for you! Walk away not only with that diploma, but great knowledge, and experience. Make it an adventure!

    In three sentences

    I'm a student here in Europe, and I'm in class with soldiers, and very interesting Professors. Being a Verteran myself I know the importance of having served my country, and now my future. I would not want to attend anywhere else, because if I did I would miss out this great experience/education!

  • 07/26/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Tips for prospective students

    Online classes is great.

    In three sentences

    Good.

  • 07/30/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Academic Rigor

    The classes I have taken have been academically challenging, and I have learned a lot new useful information. Also, the Library aids are very helpful.

    Tips for prospective students

    Online classes are only 8 weeks long, and are full of lots of knowledge. Remember to be organized, and use your time wisely. The professors are there to help you, so don't be afraid to ask for it. Have an open mind and be read to learn.

    In three sentences

    This college is challenging, and is filled with caring professors. The online classes are filled with members of our military and their families making the classes very diverse. All of the staff members are helpful, and are always available to answer questions.

  • 07/30/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    I go online.

    Great for these types of students

    Students who can't go to school face to face and students who work full time.

    Bang for the buck

    You can sell your books back and it's easy to do.

    What to do for fun

    find friends

    Food and Dining

    the food is okay

    Academic Rigor

    The courses are rigor just like if you were to go to class face to face.

    Tips for prospective students

    Always ask questions.

    In three sentences

    Great University for people who work full time. Great University because their classes are always available. Great University because the faculty cares.

  • 08/01/2012

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

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    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Military and Military Spouses

    Academic Rigor

    I am very happy with what UMUC has to offer so far.

    Tips for prospective students

    The entire process is so easy, there are minimum tips to be offered. Apply for scholarships to help with tuition. Classes are easy to sign up for.

    In three sentences

    UMUC has been amazing from the start. The ease of applying and registering for classes is fantastic and the staff is extremely helpful. I look forward to continuing my education with University of Maryland- University College.

  • 08/01/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Bang for the buck

    UMUC is a wonderful school for full-time working employees. The part-time schedule allows for you to work and attend school and gain valuable knowledgeable to enhance your on the job skills.

    Academic Rigor

    The Academic Rigor at UMUC is okay, but the part-time plan doesn't work will when you want to complete your degree and get into the job market.

    Tips for prospective students

    The steps I would have for prospective students is to make sure attending school on a part-time bases works for them, have a clear idea of what degree they are seeking, and last but not least apply for scholarships before classes start.

  • 08/12/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Security is available on campus. Online you have to change your passoword every thirty days for security online.

    Great for these types of students

    Since I am a working adult, UMUC is great for working adults. By taking classes online you are able to become educated during the scheduled time that s best for you.

    Bang for the buck

    I feel like the school is expensive but its worth every penny that you spend on it.

    What to do for fun

    You can always meet with tutors online or in person to perfect your writing skills. Also study online with peers to complete projects are other features of online study.

    Food and Dining

    I dont live on campuse so this doesn,t apply to me.

    Dorm Life

    I dont live in a dorm. I am a working adult that lives home.

    Academic Rigor

    The academics at UMUC is excllent. UMUC provides a online library for reasearch, and online representatives to help with writing as well. For online classes you are required to logg in weekly to keep up with classroom forum.

    Tips for prospective students

    My reccomendation is to register for classes before the due dates. Registering on time will ensure a good class schedule. Also looking at the due dates will allow financial aid eligibilty acessible.

    In three sentences

    Of all the Colleges that I have attended, Univ of Maryland Univ College is the best fit for me because of the convienance for the working adult. Registering for classes are easy. Financial aid is fast, and there is always someone a phone call away to provide assistance if needed.

  • 08/20/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    49 of 132

    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    Study

    Academic Rigor

    fair

    Tips for prospective students

    come on over

    In three sentences

    I haven't had a single problem with them. Since the beginning as helpful as they could. Can't complain.

  • 08/30/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    So far so good, seems like a safe place.

    Great for these types of students

    If you are organised it is a great place to be, because it is an accelerated school.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Just started so still looking to learn more.

    Bang for the buck

    Worth all the money, just work hard.

    What to do for fun

    It is a busy area so you would always find something to do, just do your research.

    Food and Dining

    I eat off campus, but there are several places to eat around here.

    Dorm Life

    I live off campus so I have no idea.

    Academic Rigor

    It is fully loaded, so get ready to work and learn.

    Tips for prospective students

    Just feel free to ask questions.

    In three sentences

    Execellent advisors, always feel free to ask questions. Several opportunities to get school done on time. Very cheap especially if you are in state.

  • 08/31/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Bang for the buck

    The dual major programs are very accessible. School is also affordable in my opinion.

    What to do for fun

    Live off campus

    Food and Dining

    Live off campus.

    Dorm Life

    Live off campus.

    Tips for prospective students

    If you plan to attend this school and take online courses you have to be very dedicated to the program.

    In three sentences

    The online classes at UMUC are great for students that also work. The professors are very accessible although you are not in the classroom. The administrative staff is very helpful as well.

  • 09/03/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Great for military students.

    Food and Dining

    I only take online classes.

    Dorm Life

    I only take online classes.

    Academic Rigor

    The teachers are extremely fair when grading all assignments and set you up for success.

    Tips for prospective students

    Read your syllabus and stay up to date on assignments.

    In three sentences

    UMUC works with students of all financial situations. The professors for online classes respond fast and explain everything in detail. My favorite, they understand the military schedule and work with you.

  • 09/06/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Bang for the buck

    This college is ideal for those of us who are unable to attend traditional college for various reasons. I would still tell anyone who has the opportunity to study in the classroom to do so, but if that is not an option then UMUC online is the next best thing.

    Tips for prospective students

    Apply for as many scholarships as you can find because tuition is not cheap, also keep in contact with the financial aid department.

    In three sentences

    I am enjoying my experience with this college thus far. I would recommend this college to others, especially if online schools is what you are looking for in furthering your education.

  • 09/07/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Bang for the buck

    They offer a lot of help which is great. However, you always get a teacher here or there that is just bad. It does not happen often but it does happen.

    Food and Dining

    unknown

    Dorm Life

    Unknown. I am a military spouse taking these classes online.

    In three sentences

    Counselors Provide great assistance when needed. Classes are offered in a large variety of formats and I love it. I recommend this school to everyone looking for college.

  • 09/17/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    55 of 132

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Military Installations or the safety of your own home :-)

    Bang for the buck

    Help is out there if you need it.

    Food and Dining

    No campus

    Dorm Life

    No campus

    Academic Rigor

    You learn what you need to learn.

    Tips for prospective students

    Don't just read about the place. Take a class and see for yourself. I doubt you will be disappointed.

    In three sentences

    UMUC is a very vibrant and growing institution. The faculty and students seem to care for each other. It's a great place to further your education.

  • 09/20/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    What ever you want.

    Food and Dining

    commercial eateries.

    Dorm Life

    no dorms available.

    Academic Rigor

    All levels of difficulty.

    Tips for prospective students

    Make a good academic plan.

    In three sentences

    It is very affordable. The Professors are knowledgeable. Classes are offered in classroom and online.

  • 09/28/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Very safe!

    Clubs and Activities

    I am sure they offer great clubs and activities! For me, I am an online student from a small base UMUC office in Italy. So I am not positive!

    Great for these types of students

    Great for motivated, focused, and thriving students! Also great for those that have to stay at home to finish their education. Military personnel, military wives, stay at home moms, or working students- this is the school for you. You can do it all at home at your own time if you'd like!

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    I do not know any traditions. But I can tell you the UMUC is great with military! My husband is station in Italy, and they have an amazing office open here helping military attend college! They even support the troops all the way in Afghanistan where my husband is currently doing his degree while serving the country!

    Bang for the buck

    UMUC is very affordable! If it wasn't for there amazing prices, I am not sure if I would be able to pay for college! Also do not forget about all the scholarships UMUC offers straight from their university!

    What to do for fun

    Get involved! Even if it means, form study groups! I am a military student, so I can't get involved in any clubs or sports. But I have formed study groups and it has been an excellent experience!

    Food and Dining

    Wish I could say, I eat at the military post. Food and dining is usually great at college campuses! Knowing the UMUC advisors and college, I wouldn't doubt they are top notch there as well!

    Dorm Life

    I do not know how the dorm life is, for I am an online student at the Europe location. Dorm life is a great experience for college though, I would definitely look into it if I had the opportunity!

    Academic Rigor

    Academics is great, the professors are fantastic. They are always on their feet trying to help you with any problems you may face. Make sure you are ready to learn, the pace is quick with lots of information!

    Tips for prospective students

    Stay focused during your classes, for they seem to go quick (7 week sessions). Ask your advisor for scholarships, they will advice you in the right direction. If you have any problems, do not be afraid to get help.

    In three sentences

    Amazing university that includes great programs. Has great advisors to help you meet your goals. A great online program if you are traveling or not in the situation to do face-to-face schooling.

  • 09/29/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    go into Washington DC after your week-end and night courses in Maryland.

    Food and Dining

    no food

    Dorm Life

    no dorms

    Academic Rigor

    Very challenging.

    Tips for prospective students

    Know exactly what you want to study. Online study depends on how interested and motivated you are in that subject. So, plan your program accourdingly.

    In three sentences

    This University is very beneficial for working adults and Military personnel. Online and in night courses help older adults seek education when ever , where ever. Excellent programs and highly recommend.

  • 10/05/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    I have never been to the campus. However, Adelphi is quite close to DC, so if there isn't enough to do on or around campus, the culture and diversity of our Nations Capital is literally right around the corner.

    Food and Dining

    I gave this a middle grade --- but I have not used the dining facilities because I have only taken on-line courses.

    Dorm Life

    I gave this a middle grade --- but I have not lived in the dorms because I have only taken on-line courses.

    Academic Rigor

    Online courses are 8 weeks long. As such, the work load is a bit heavier than a 16 week course.

    Tips for prospective students

    Be sure to apply for financial aid through FAFSA and through the school. Also try for scholarships. Tuition is a little high. Involve your advisor in your course planning....tell them your goals and they will help you reach them.

    In three sentences

    Very helpful advisors. Wide variety of majors, certifications, and courses. Many courses available for on-line study.

  • 10/08/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    I do not know. Online program.

    Greek Life

    I do not know. Online program.

    Clubs and Activities

    I do not know. Online program.

    Great for these types of students

    Must be a self starter. Perhaps ones who have taken and done well with online courses previously.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Completely online with such a comprehensive program is unusual.

    Bang for the buck

    Some of the classes are more worth the money than others. Don't just take any old class because it fulfills requirements. If you have choices to make, really read the course descriptions and follow your interests/goals.

    What to do for fun

    I'm not sure what is available in the campus area (because I am an online student, my campus is my home town). A lot of the other students have an interest in the outdoors.

    Food and Dining

    I do not know about the local food or dining. I am an online student.

    Dorm Life

    I do not know about he dorm life. I live in New Jersey and am taking this program completely online.

    Academic Rigor

    The academics here are challenging but there is lots of extra resources available and tutoring available as well.

    Tips for prospective students

    Map out your plan online first things so that you know you will be able to take your courses in a timely manner and graduate on time.

    In three sentences

    The online university is fantastic. The students are diverse and helpful. The professors are challenging but also very interactive.

  • 10/25/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Great for these types of students

    for people who do not like to be in an actual school setting or those who have a day to day job

    Bang for the buck

    it's definitely worth the money that goes into the education

    What to do for fun

    All of my classes are online so outside of that I do whatever I want I guess.

    Dorm Life

    i don't stay on a campus.

    Academic Rigor

    The acedimic rigor varies, it depends on the student and the professor for that class

    Tips for prospective students

    The only real tip I have is to simply stay focused, keep up with the work in the conferences. Other wise enjoy the ride.

    In three sentences

    University Maryland is an amazing place to get higher education online. I really like the fact that I can work at my own pace and still get work done for my day to day job. I also enjoy the conferences, it's not face to face so the responses from my peers are a good thing.

  • 10/25/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Bang for the buck

    Amazing tuition, definitely a worthwhile alternative to the super expensive schools.

    Academic Rigor

    I've had some classes that were generic and didn't require as much effort. Some classes require a lot of work, really opening my eyes to new ways of thinking.

    Tips for prospective students

    Be prepared for a lot of reading for each class! Authentic assessments are popular instead of final exams, and definitely require attention and time to do well. The eight week courses are amazing though as long as you don't fall behind, it's hard to catch up in the shorter time period.

    In three sentences

    This school and its professors are outstanding. I am now in my third semester at UMUC, receiving and education I didn't think I would be able to get from online classes. The financial aid office and academic advisors were also incredibly helpful in getting me started.

  • 10/28/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Grounds are well lite up, wide sidewalks, and easy to get a round.

    Greek Life

    Not involved in the Greek Life.

    Clubs and Activities

    Not involved in any clubs and activities

    Great for these types of students

    All nationalities.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    I am not aware of any.

    Bang for the buck

    The University offers the best accepted degrees in the Washington Metropolitan area.

    What to do for fun

    The University offers all of the team sports. The games are always a lot of fun.

    Tips for prospective students

    Read your assignments and study hard. Never settle for less than you are capable of doing.

    In three sentences

    The professors of University of Maryland-University College challenge their students academically. The University prepares you for the work world. The University makes it convenience to obtain your degree at your own pace with classes offered on campus and online.

  • 11/14/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Took on-line classes, so this is not applicable.

    Greek Life

    Took on-line classes, so this is not applicable.

    Clubs and Activities

    Took on-line classes, so this is not applicable.

    Great for these types of students

    Working adults and anyone in the military.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Took on-line classes, so this is not applicable.

    Bang for the buck

    Not the most expensive school, but not the cheapest either. On-line classes are great for working adults.

    What to do for fun

    Took on-line classes, so this is not applicable.

    Food and Dining

    Took on-line classes, so this is not applicable.

    Dorm Life

    Took on-line classes, so this is not applicable.

    Academic Rigor

    All depends on how many classes you have at once. Very easy if you only have one class at a time.

    Tips for prospective students

    Schedule your time appropriately. Remember, if you are taking a class on-line, sometimes computer issues and power outages happen. It is better to submit your work earlier than later. Also do not depend on a teacher's help or input in-order to get your work completed.

    In three sentences

    My experience with UMUC was very disappointing. Many of the teachers do not provide feedback or grade in a timely manner. If you can learn the material on your own, and not depend on a teacher, you will do great.

  • 11/14/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Academic Rigor

    The academic rigor is the same as a f2f class experience.

    Tips for prospective students

    Talk with an advisor first, on-line education is not for everyone.

    In three sentences

    UMUC provides students an excellent opportunity to earn a degree without the hassle of parking. The academic staff are first rate. And the advising team is responsive to student requests.

  • 11/18/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Food and Dining

    No food and dining.

    Dorm Life

    There are no dorms.

    Academic Rigor

    I'm not sure how rigor the academics are in other colleges, but I dont feel like its too much for me to handle, but of course I do still feel like I am learning.

    Tips for prospective students

    Like any other school, always be on time, and participate in class so you can gain the educational experience you have been wanting.

    In three sentences

    I havent attended any other college, but UMUC has been a good exerience for me while taking classes and still living at home.

  • 11/18/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    School provide many activities.

    Academic Rigor

    Classes will always bring the knowledge and challenge.

    Tips for prospective students

    Teachers are always willing to help on or off the clock to help students with class.

    In three sentences

    Very military oriented, and great staff all over the world.

  • 11/25/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    The campus is very safe. The are officers that patrol the area constantly.

    Clubs and Activities

    I don't believe they have any activities.

    Great for these types of students

    Great for students who work full-time and/or have families.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    The only unusual thing is that the campus is on another campus.

    Bang for the buck

    The price is reasonable. Like every school you have to pay for. Nothing new.

    What to do for fun

    University of Maryland students often conversate with us since the school is on the campus. I sometime hang out with them and can be quite fun.

    Food and Dining

    Once again, it's on university of Maryland college park campus so I don't believe they have food and dining.

    Dorm Life

    I don't believe that their are dorms but it is on the UMCP campus and their dorms are pretty nice.

    Academic Rigor

    It really depends on many classes you take at a time. The classes are eight weeks so they cram a lot of material into one.

    Tips for prospective students

    The classes are only eight weeks so be prepared to do a lot of work and to study hard. You will like the short sessions although is is a bit of work to do.

    In three sentences

    I am new to this school and the way it works is just starting to catchup to me. If you are a full time worker and/or have a busy schedule during the day then this school is great! It is very flexible for the busy worker because you can take online and night classes.

  • 12/06/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Clubs and Activities

    Computer Club and Homeland Security Club

    Great for these types of students

    distant learning and online students

    What to do for fun

    I don't live on campus so I can't comment on this

    Food and Dining

    I don't live on campus so I can't comment on this

    Dorm Life

    I don't live on campus so I can't comment on this

    Academic Rigor

    They have a great variety of majors for people looking for a career in the Computer field.

    Tips for prospective students

    Get your FAFSA filled out on time and apply for school scholarships early. Each school provides their own scholarships on first come first serve basis only. Also make sure to get your textbooks ahead of time to make sure you have it by the time class starts.

    In three sentences

    I am an online student so being a UMUC student works out great for me. UMUC is known for their leadership in the Cyber Security field, and Cyber Security jobs are in high demand. Even in online settings, the faculty works close with their students to make sure we are getting everything we need.

  • 12/14/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    UMUC is great for students who are self motivated and who live busy lives.

    Bang for the buck

    Doing all of your education online with UMUC allows the student to be flexible with their schedule. I currently work full time and do college on the side. This is great for those who don't wish to stop working while they further their education.

    What to do for fun

    Online school so whatever is in your area.

    Food and Dining

    I give UMUC three stars because I did all of my education online and did not have the ability to test their food and dining facilities.

    Dorm Life

    I give it three stars because I have not stayed in the dorms. I have done all of my education online.

    Academic Rigor

    I have always done well in school and have never considered it to be too difficult. However, UMUC offers interesting assignments that really challenge their students to learn and grow.

    Tips for prospective students

    Make sure you do your research about online schooling because it is not for everyone. Being able to self motivate and stay on track is vital.

    In three sentences

    This is a great regionally accreted online school that has a large number of majors to choose from. The school is very organized and if you have any questions or problems they are happy to help. The school has a strong focus on improving their students writing and technical abilities.

  • 12/22/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Clubs and Activities

    I just began getting involved in the Computing Club, and have found the resources amazing in the week I have been involved. This is the only club I currently have experience in, but there are similar clubs for each of the degree paths that allow alumni, undergraduate and graduates to share resources and information.

    Bang for the buck

    I have found that in college, especially in distance education you get out of it what you put into it. The information is there to learn, the resources are definitely there to use, it is up to the student to utilize these.

    What to do for fun

    The main facility in Maryland is an a rather urban setting with lots to do in the immediate area. Movies, restaurants, clubs, bars, and gaming.

    Food and Dining

    There is an excellent selection of dining establishments available in the area surrounding UMUC.

    Dorm Life

    There is a wide selection of housing available in the area.

    Academic Rigor

    UMUC has a no tolerance policy for cheating or plagiarism. There are numerous exercises that the students must complete during classes to make certain that they understand plagiarism and the methods to avoid it. UMUC uses turnitin.com to verify students work is authentic. The professors are great resources for projects and assignments.

    Tips for prospective students

    Contact an advisor to discuss enrollment and your first semester or two at the college. The advisors have quickly and accurately answered all of my emails or phone calls concerning current or future courses, my degree path, or financial aid.

    In three sentences

    UMUC has excellent distance learning programs as well as hybrid and traditional courses. There is a wide selection of degree programs both graduate and undergraduate. UMUC has an excellent network of students, alumni, and teachers to help future, new and current students in their college career and beyond.

  • 12/25/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    What I like about UMUC in the fun department is its proximity to the Washington Metropolitan area which encompasses Maryland, DC and Virginia. Between those three states there is something to do for everyone. I particularly enjoy the access to great dining and cuisine and as a student here you'll find that all ethnicities are covered from African to Mexican. Also since I have a low budget I enjoy frequenting all of the numerous thrift shops around town which, by the way, stay busy because you are always able to find nice things when shopping there.

    Food and Dining

    I rarely eat at the school but what I have eaten here is mainly fast food. Fare choices could be a little healthier but so far eating at UMUC has definitely provided much needed convenience.

    Dorm Life

    I do not live on campus but my general impression of dorm life is that the dorms are clean and safe. I haven't heard of any complaints otherwise.

    Academic Rigor

    UMUC is a solid educational institute and if you work hard you will succeed. However, it is a little more forgiving than other institutions and is better suited for those students who have other commitments and obligations that could have prevented them from attending college were it not for schools such as UMUC.

    Tips for prospective students

    Do your very best in high school as it will prepare you for college and will provide you with a solid foundation for a successful career. In the case of UMUC, take the time to visit the school and seek out other students in your given field for encouragement and support.

    In three sentences

    I appreciate the flexibility this school offers to working moms like myself. The professors are most understanding and sympathetic to my needs and are willing to work with me so that I can achieve my academic goals. If they notice that I am not doing so well they do their best to make themselves available to answer questions and provide extra coaching.

  • 12/27/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Great for these types of students

    Great for working, home bound or child care restricted, students in any place in the world or students who travel for work or other purposes. You must have good and consistent internet access.

    Academic Rigor

    High level of Master's degree students who are already in and often well established in professional fields.

    Tips for prospective students

    The University of Maryland University College in the 100% online division of the University of Maryland multi-location system.

    In three sentences

    MDE - Master of Distance Education & ELearning program. Excellent and unique program with highly academic and highly career skilled professional co-students. Very global in both professors and students current locations and home country locations. USA based. Typical professors are extremely interactive and responsive. Forum discussions are academic and an excellent exchange of ideas and perspectives from both co-students and professors. Professors will speak with you or e-mail you privately with quick responses. Writing coaches are available as part of each class to assist in improving your assignments prior to turning them in. This is extremely helpful for presenting a higher quality of paper.

  • 12/28/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    There are police officers around since this is on a military base.

    Clubs and Activities

    I've only noticed a few clubs. One of them is the Environmental Club.

    Great for these types of students

    Students who are affiliated with the military whether a civilian living in/near a base, airman, airwoman, dependents of military and civilian members. It's also great for those who don/t want to leave mom or dad yet or those who cannot afford all of the expenses of traditional college (room, board, etc.).

    What to do for fun

    Bowling, go downtown, hookah lounges, football (soccer) games, exercise at one of the two gyms, and work.

    Food and Dining

    Chili's, J.R. Rocker's, a cafe, bowling alley are located across the street from the main education center. Not too much of a variety, but they are usually open at night which is great for lab students.

    Academic Rigor

    Some classes do not have a midterm, so the final is cumulative of all of the material. Large essay assignments are usually overlapped by homework and tests/quizzes. Prioritizing is key. Many midterm and final exams count for about one-third of the total class grade each.

    Tips for prospective students

    Know how many classes you can withstand at a time. Since classes are fast-paced, you have to pay extra attention and do all of the work if you want to stay on point.

    In three sentences

    Teacher to student ratio in face-to-face classes is good (17-27) students. Many of the professors are truly interested in helping the students achieve more and succeed -- they offer daily conference time with them. Courses are taken in a period of 1-8 weeks or so; it's fast-paced but a great way to gain credits faster.

  • 01/07/2013

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

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    Tips for prospective students

    Visit your education center(s); speak with the representatives, take advantage of the advisors, and check into the wealth of financial aid programs.

    In three sentences

    What attracted me to UMUC most was when I was unsure of which college would be more beneficial to my educational career. I went to a couple different education centers, spoke with many different representatives and it was at UMUC that I felt most welcomed and at ease. The representative that I spoke with at UMUC gave me a wealth of information.

  • 01/13/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Military and military dependents.

    What to do for fun

    UMUC offers many clubs that campus and online students can enjoy.

    Academic Rigor

    I am satisfied with the quality of education I am receiving.

    Tips for prospective students

    Speak to an academic counselor first and remain constant communication with them throughout your studies. It helps!

    In three sentences

    UMUC offers a convenient online course schedule to fit into everyday lives. The instructors (for the most part) are well prepared and helpful. The quality of education meets/exceeds my standards.

  • 01/27/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Anyone looking for an education in Cyber security either online or in the classroom. The Cyber courses have been accredited by the NSA and I believe the DHS.

    What to do for fun

    The normal college stuff.

    Food and Dining

    I have never eaten at the dining facilities.

    Dorm Life

    I do not live in the dorms.

    Academic Rigor

    The courses are tough and challenging even for an individual who is a 6 year veteran of the field

    Tips for prospective students

    I would recommend that prospective students check out the online campus before attending any classes. The online campus is a little bit confusing at first. Also, I would recommend that prospective students choose their major carefully. Cyber-Security vs Computer Networks and Security are very different although they sound the same.

    In three sentences

    The school has been very welcoming and friendly. With the exception of the academic advisor assigned to me, everyone has answered my questions in a timely manner. The course work is challenging but rewarding as they use actual textbook from certification courses.

  • 01/29/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    It's pretty safe. You're on an overseas military base so there are soldiers everywhere.

    Greek Life

    no greek life

    Clubs and Activities

    There's a lot of stuff locally on base. You can learn zumba, yoga, pilates, cross fit, and cycling through the fitness center. You can go off base to a nearby dance studio and learn ballet, hip hop, jazz, or more. There's several drama clubs, both on and off base, if you wish to act. The swimming pool has a free program called fitness lunch for those who wish to be better swimmers.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    As I said before, this college is only a campus so there aren't any unusual traditions. They do have graduation ceremonies for those students who graduate.

    Bang for the buck

    I think this school is affordable for any college student who also has a job. Each class is roughly 745 dollars, a lot cheaper than most universities in the states. I am able to pay for college as I go through, so I am coming out of college debt free!

    What to do for fun

    There's a lot of stuff to do here! To start, you are in Germany so there's a lot of nearby and far off traveling readily available. On base, there's restaurants, fitness centers (swimming pool and the gym), movies, shopping centers, and more! It's a lot of fun and there's a lot of free stuff to do to.

    Food and Dining

    Again, the food and dining do not apply to this school. There are tons of restaurants all over base. Chili's, Anthony's pizza, and the bowling alley are right next door!

    Dorm Life

    The dorm life does not apply to this school. This is campus on a military base, so everyone either already lives on base or off base through the military.

    Academic Rigor

    The lower levels classes are easy enough as long as all the work is done. The upper level courses are challenging and demand real efforts from the student. So far I have done well in this school. As long as you can dedicate the time needed to the classes you are in, you will be fine.

    Tips for prospective students

    Honestly there is nothing to worry about. Just talk to an advisor either face-to-face or via phone. It is easy to get into this school and they work wonderfully with transfer students.

    In three sentences

    UMUC is a fantastic school for those busy bodies (such as myself) who work and go to school. It is definitely military friendly! It allows flexibility for the student and offers many classes in all different styles to meet your personal needs.

  • 01/29/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    The gym is located on the floor above the on-site campus and is free to anyone.

    Food and Dining

    At the Yokosuka Naval Base campus, there are a variety of foods available to purchase: burgers, pizza and sandwiches to name a few.

    Dorm Life

    Asia division is for military and DOD civilians, so it does not offer dorms.

    Academic Rigor

    Most of the classes (especially online) require students to really put in the work in order to receive satisfying results.

    Tips for prospective students

    Give yourself the time to read and become familiar with your subject. Eight weeks go by very quickly, so students must take the initiative if they wish to receive a high grade in their class.

    In three sentences

    UMUC Asia not only teaches academics, but teaches responsibility as well. Since many classes are online and others are located on other military bases, students must take the initiative in order to succeed. I would give UMUC Asia a very high rating for its effort in providing students with great teachers and providing various opportunities for its students.

  • 01/29/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    No idea

    Greek Life

    No Idea

    Clubs and Activities

    Never asked

    Great for these types of students

    Military, US citizens abroad

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    I take classes online now

    Bang for the buck

    Great school!

    What to do for fun

    I do not go to campus

    Food and Dining

    I do not eat at the school

    Dorm Life

    I do not live in the Dorm

    Academic Rigor

    The classes are well rounded.

    Tips for prospective students

    Be prepared for a high paced college course! UMUC offers course that take half the time of a normal semester with the same amount work required.

    In three sentences

    UMUC has a wide variety of bachelor programs. The tuition rate is acceptable. The Academic advisers are apathetic to student needs.

  • 02/19/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Academic Rigor

    A 3.2 GPA for a working parent is like a 5.9 for a standard drunk college student.

    Tips for prospective students

    Check the ratings on ratemyprofessor.com before enrolling, but keep in mind that easy doesn't always mean quality. Set aside enough time each day or a few times a week to complete your reading and conferences. Because it's an online school, your education will be what you make of it. Sure you can Google all of your answers, but what good is a degree when you didn't learn anything? I feel like I have learned a lot, but I certainly have made an effort to.

    In three sentences

    Working adults and parents no longer have an excuse not to go back to school. The eight-week, online classes allow for working adults to get their degree while still holding a job and handling other responsibilities.

  • 02/19/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Bang for the buck

    I believe most people will satisfied with the education they would receive.

    What to do for fun

    I enjoy being out doors. Bicycling, running, and hiking are my favorite activities.

    Food and Dining

    I have not had the food on campus. So i cannot accurately rate the food.

    Academic Rigor

    The school provides a tough curriculum. It could be more difficult but overall I would say it is about right. The purpose is learning and UMUC achieves that goal.

    Tips for prospective students

    The best tip for success in school that I could provide would be to study. School is fun but in the end it is about getting a degree and studying is the main way to accomplish getting a degree.

    In three sentences

    University of Maryland-University College is a good school. I would give UMUC a solid B+. UMUC is military friendly and always willing to help students achieve their goals.

  • 02/24/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Unfortunately I am a distance learner so I feel the need to leave this response as is.

    Greek Life

    Unfortunately I am a distance learner so I feel the need to leave this response as is.

    Clubs and Activities

    Unfortunately I am a distance learner so I feel the need to leave this response as is.

    Great for these types of students

    If a distance learner, it is highly recommended and easy to navigate the online access.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Unfortunately I am a distance learner so I feel the need to leave this response as is.

    Bang for the buck

    Vary accommodating to military both academically and financially.

    What to do for fun

    Unfortunately I am a distance learner so I feel the need to leave this response as is.

    Food and Dining

    Unfortunately I am a distance learner so I feel the need to leave this response as is.

    Dorm Life

    Unfortunately I am a distance learner so I feel the need to leave this response as is.

    Academic Rigor

    It is not too difficult if taking online classes. As a student the only thing that changes, assuming a steady studying habit is present, is getting used to changes in Professorship. The Library and research databases are well rounded and extensive providing significant amount of material. Plagiarism is unacceptable and every term training in how to avoid is given which helps. Writing centers are also a good resource.

    Tips for prospective students

    There are three divisions: USA, Europe and Asia. Each once may have different classes and can only be taken one at a time but change of division easy. If taking online classes and military, nothing except the type of classes may change. May sure to apply for transfer credit evaluation within the first two semesters to compensate for any documents the school may need. In addition to the latter, UMUC is very flexible is awarding transfer credit!

    In three sentences

    This school is big and has many resources for everything a student may need. If a distance learner, it is easy to access, and easy to get a hold of by phone when you need help. It also is very affordable for military.

  • 03/13/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    saftey of student is always a priority

    Great for these types of students

    Great for Everyday working Students, and those with families

    Bang for the buck

    getting a great education for for a reasonably priced school by accredited teachers in the field of study

    Academic Rigor

    You will Be challeneged but you will also learn and feel that you are getting the education you paid for.

    Tips for prospective students

    definitely have a academic plan it helps

    In three sentences

    This Is A Great School, Offer Tons of Class of Many Fields Of study with Professionals, and students Family in minds

  • 03/16/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Don't live or am I near the campus

    Great for these types of students

    Military

    Bang for the buck

    At 250 per credit hour I feel I get a very good education.

    What to do for fun

    I don't live on or near campus.

    Tips for prospective students

    Time Management

    In three sentences

    I am active duty military and using the availability of online classes to obtain my degree. It allows for flexibility because we never know what's in store.

  • 03/19/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Clubs and Activities

    Advisory councils.

    Great for these types of students

    Online is a great way to maximize your computer skills and allows you to become well knowledgeable in information technology usage. This is very important in such a fast growing IT based global environment.

    Bang for the buck

    I have learned something new every course I have taken and each professor has gone above and beyond to ensure students get the maximum information they can learn within time restrained courses.

    What to do for fun

    There is a great writing center where faculty can help you build your writing skills. Also the library database is full of knowledge and scholarly based journals. There are also a active student councils who care about your experience with UMUC.

    Academic Rigor

    Professors are challenging and allow room for feedback and critiques. This combination allows students to maximize their potential.

    Tips for prospective students

    On-site is the best way to go for developing interpersonal work relationships professionally, however UMUC's webtycho is secure and simple to use. The program allows for accesiblen classroom discussions and furthered student-professor engagement. UMUC also has an outstanding library database equipped with full length pdf versions of scholarly journals.

    In three sentences

    UMUC is an outstanding accredited institute for accomplishing a four year degree. The professors are challenging, but educating. The online classroom environment allows for students to engage in projects and discussions.

  • 03/20/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    They have many clubs you can join.

    Food and Dining

    The food is very healthy and tastey.

    Dorm Life

    This University does not offer dorms.

    Academic Rigor

    It is tough, but has a great flow to the classes.

    Tips for prospective students

    This college is great for students who have full time jobs, and need a good schedule.

    In three sentences

    It can be tough to do a hybrid class if you have never done it before, however, the Professors make it easy to transition. The students are great, professional and helpful. I would recommend this college to students who are looking for higher education.

  • 03/23/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Most face to face classes are on military bases or at University of Maryland College Park campus. No safety issues.

    Greek Life

    Honors only I think

    Clubs and Activities

    Not involved in their clubs

    Great for these types of students

    Distance Learning Students

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    No traditions

    Bang for the buck

    Pricey, but still a way to get a bachelors online

    Academic Rigor

    Not very difficult.

    Tips for prospective students

    You'll most definitely get accepted, but complete as many of your courses at a community college first because it will be cheaper.

    In three sentences

    Good for knocking out undergrad courses, but much more pricey than a community college. Online courses there are a joke. Face to face courses aren't so bad. I started taking courses with them while in Iraq, so they have some points in my book.

  • 04/01/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    Limitless activities: two libraries/reading, student union programs, campus movie theatre, computer labs, outdoor activities, sporting events: indoor/outdoor, club activities, etc.

    Food and Dining

    For the Adelphi {College Park, MD} campus, numerous dining choices in walking distance and even public transportation {metro} accessible. Largo campus slightly more limited, although public transportation {metro} is accessible, but automobile utility is practicable for this campus in order to get to the many, various dining options in the vicinity.

    Academic Rigor

    Strategically challenging and exciting. You will learn plenty and have an enjoyable time achieving your academic goal(s).

    Tips for prospective students

    Peruse UMUC's user-friendly web site www.umuc.edu. If you have questions, call (888) 800-UMUC {8682}. When in the area, please visit the Adelphi {College Park, MD} and Largo campuses, it is a welcoming atmosphere.

    In three sentences

    College for the mature; and working adult. A University that cares about how the student learns as well as how the course(s) are taught. A Community for acquiring knowledge in the simplest, yet accomodating manner.

  • 04/17/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Bang for the buck

    I'm not sure about the normal pricing, but for military students, it's $250.00 per credit which isn't too bad. I think it's worth the money.

    What to do for fun

    I go to school online and do not stay in the dorms. This is not applicable.

    Food and Dining

    I go to school online and do not stay in the dorms. This is not applicable.

    Dorm Life

    I go to school online and do not stay in the dorms. This is not applicable.

    Academic Rigor

    I like the classes. They are challenging and force me think. I do have to spend hours a week studying, however that's any school you go to. The program is perfect for me.

    Tips for prospective students

    Good luck! I hope you lie UMUC as much as I do.

    In three sentences

    When I applied there, I had no high school GPA and I had not taken the ACT so they didn't have much to judge me on, and they gave me a chance. I'm in the military, and their online program allows me to go to school full time while working full time. I fully intend to obtain my associates degree from here and use the GPA to get accepted and transfer to another school once I'm out of the military, however they're perfect for me right now.

  • 04/26/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    Classes are offered online and some, on campus. Everyone comes to class from home

    Tips for prospective students

    Try for as much scholarships as possible. Be prepared to work hard on your own.

    In three sentences

    Tuition is expensive. Most classes are offered online. Very intensive and most teachers are very helpful.

  • 05/06/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Great for these types of students

    Students who are open-minded, business-oriented, smart, and self-motivated.

    Bang for the buck

    For $251 per credit; that's barely anything at all. The class choices are not only awesome; their is on-call tutoring available and a mentoring program to help you complete and stay on top of your studies. For the price; I'd like to see another college beat that.

    What to do for fun

    The main campuses are in Europe, Asia and Maryland, USA. The people are very interesting and come from many different backgrounds and the campuses are very eco-friendly and beautiful. A very zen area to study and learn.

    Food and Dining

    As stated above; UMUC is online.

    Dorm Life

    UMUC is online.

    Academic Rigor

    The classes are challenging but discussion topics and conferences help make it easier to grasp the more difficult concepts. The courses and syllabuses are made so you can get the most out of the course in the 8-week period and I find that this is the best system in post-secondary school and really loathe to take the usual semester-long classes now.

    Tips for prospective students

    The classes are 8-week courses, therefore stay on your toes! Keep a list of what is due during that week and check off; it's really easy to fall behind, but the faculty is very understanding if you have a valid excuse; majority of students are working adults and/or active/veterans of the U.S. Army.

    In three sentences

    UMUC has amazingly well-travelled student and faculty body. The faculty and staff are helpful and on call for any questions 24/7. Anyone, from any background feels immedietely welcome here.

  • 05/13/2013

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

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    UMUC ASIA Okinawa is located on several different US Marine Corps guarded bases. There is no way to enter the base without proper ID and the gates are guarded by trained military personnel at all times. I do not see how safety would ever be an issue.

    Greek Life

    There is no Greek Life.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are no Clubs or Activities.

    Great for these types of students

    Military members and spouses of military members. It is very flexible and the hours of courses bend around the schedules of their students work schedules.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    There are no unusual traditions or locations on UMUC Asia (Okinawa)'s campus.

    Bang for the buck

    I have yet to feel like my money is overly well spent. I am paying for an education and I expect to graduate with a proper education. I will have to continue to take courses through UMUC before I can say for sure what kind of Bang for my buck I am really getting.

    What to do for fun

    If attending UMUC Asia in Okinawa, Japan, you are probably a military member or spouse frustrated by the lack of things to do on this island. There are plenty of adventures to take, use this time in Okinawa to expand your horizons and see areas that you have never seen before. Explore the jungles or taste some of the local cuizine. Although the UMUC Campus has nothing to do for fun the area in which it is located is a place of opportunity for exploration and adventure.

    Food and Dining

    I do not eat at a campus dining hall as I am living in my own home attending UMUC Asia

    Dorm Life

    I do not live in a dorm, I am located in Okinawa, Japan and I live in my own home.

    Academic Rigor

    It is easy to stay on task with UMUC due to the lighter load then some colleges offer. Full time is 3 classes where as some colleges require full time to consist of 4 or more classes. I can stay focused on the task at hand when I have less areas of interest to distract me.

    Tips for prospective students

    Organize your time wisely! School is a lot of hard work, the best way to succeed is not to bombard yourself with last minute test crammings, but to spread your time out wisely and organize each task in advance well before each due date. Remember the people that are there for you, if you need help, speak with the staff of UMUC and they will find every available way to assist you.

    In three sentences

    University of Maryland-University College is well diversified and goes above and beyond to ensure all individuals are provided with means necessary to attend college. Weither one is a active duty military member or the spouse of an active duty military member, campuses across asia and europe additional to the maryland campus make completing a desired degree simple instead of an area of loss for those serving our country. I attend UMUC-Asia because I am a spouse of an active duty military member, a US Navy Reservist and an expectant mother and nothing yet has held me back from graduating from college.

  • 05/21/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    On the go; Military; online only.

    Food and Dining

    I do not live on campus and have not eaten here.

    Tips for prospective students

    None

    In three sentences

    This is a great University for online classes that is Regionally Accredited. I am in the Military and have to move frequently. I did not have any trouble transferring from overseas to the U.S. and was able to continue classes flawlessly.

  • 05/29/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Greek Life

    None.

    Clubs and Activities

    None.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    A 3 story building on a military base, but only use first floor for classes ( 6 room and computer lab available)

    Food and Dining

    There is a Chili's and Bowling Alley across the street from school building.

    Dorm Life

    No dorms available for students. Not really a campus. Just a building on a military base.

    Academic Rigor

    University isn't like a typical university, so the class rooms are extremely small and only 6 classrooms available for all the teachers.

    Tips for prospective students

    Classes may be very fast paced, but the teachers are great and willing to work with you. In a classroom, not only are there students right out of high school, but active duty members as well.

    In three sentences

    Attending classes on a military base, so campus and school isn't like a typical university. I've been taking classes for almost a year and have enjoyed the fast paced classes. However, do not offer many classes on campus.

  • 05/29/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Every UMUC campus in Europe is located on a military instillation. This results in a very safe environment.

    Greek Life

    There is no Greek life because of the non-traditional campus life of the UMUC.

    Clubs and Activities

    Unfortunately there are no University related clubs or activities. The UMUC is here to provide higher education to the service members of the United States. Any clubs or activities are regulated by the MWR or the USO.

    Great for these types of students

    The UMUC is great for students who have a busy life filled with other things. Classes are only 8 weeks long, are flexible, and are often available for those who require distance learning. A group of service men and women recently graduated in Afghanistan while wearing their military uniforms under their caps and gowns.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Since the UMUC does not have a traditional camous, ther are no unusual traditions as of yet. However, since the UMUC is uniquely located, there are many nearby places to explore and learn about such as Trier or Cologne. Every location in Europe is on a military base and provides the unique opportunity to interact with United States service men and women.

    Bang for the buck

    The tuition for the UMUC per credit hour is $249, and each class is normally worth 3 credits so its around $747 per class. Compared to other universities this is quite low. The quality of each class is relative to the quality of the professor, however, since the teaching staff is an international staff, there is a variety of unique thoughts, ideas, and concepts presented by each professor.

    What to do for fun

    There are plenty of places for the person who enjoys the night life, such as clubs and bars. The MWR and USO regularly have trips that have destinations all over Europe at a low and affordable cost. In addition there are several camping grounds in the area, along with the relative ease of reaching Bavaria, the Alps, and France.

    Food and Dining

    Directly across from the school is the Chilies, JR Rockers, and the bowling alley. On base there are many restaurants within five minutes from school, including the BX Food court. Off base there are many traditional German restaurants known as Gaestehauses, Turkish restaurants known as Doenner Kebap restaurants, and then there are the regular fast food restaurants such as Burger King and Mcdonald's nearby.

    Dorm Life

    Since all members of UMUC Europe are related to the military, dorms are not part of the UMUC campus. In fact, the UMUC does not have a traditional campus. However, the community is very tight-nit, and members still find ways to interact.

    Academic Rigor

    The classes are relatively challenging. Due to the accelerated nature of the courses, combined with their level of education, classes can become demanding if poorly managed. When one is prepared, the academic rigor is manageable.

    Tips for prospective students

    The UMUC is composed of mostly military members and their families. The classes are accelerated because of the constant fluctuations in the community, so be prepared for a heavy load. The UMUC recommends that only two classes be taken at one time, however more are doable but require devotion.

    In three sentences

    The University of Maryland University College has a diverse and widely varied student body and faculty. Since the UMUC is based around the world, there's a continually changing and international community. The UMUC offers a diverse education because of the many ideas and cultures encountered because of the international nature of the school.

  • 05/30/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Great for these types of students

    Self-motivated, self-disciplined adults.

    What to do for fun

    Study, get good grades, graduate, get a job, then have fun.

    Academic Rigor

    As rigorous as any other state school

    Tips for prospective students

    You need to have a lot of self-discipline. No one will hold your hand or make you get your work done. The grading is rigorous, just because there is no traditional classroom doesn't mean you do not need to study!

    In three sentences

    Flexible an thorough. The education is just as fine as you get in a traditional classroom, but with far greater flexibility. There is an entire staff standing by to assist you along the way, it's great.

  • 06/13/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Great for students who are working full or part time or students who prefer night classes or online!

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    I first started attending UMUC after I graduated high school, at Heidelberg High School, overseas in Germany. There are a lot of flexible online programs and those in class sessions were usually held at the education center on post. In the Europe and Asia divisions there are several abroad classes that can be counted toward your degree as well ( i.e. Paris, France for art history/ writing credit).

    Bang for the buck

    The University of Maryland University College is a very well rounded school in my opinion, with a great staff and teachers who are engaged in the fields they instruct ( from journalism to French!). It is also recognized by the National Society for Collegiate Scholars.

    Food and Dining

    Again, I am primarily online, so I have no first hand accounts on food.

    Dorm Life

    There are several programs for on campus or online. I myself do primarily online so I'm unaware of dorm statuses.

    Academic Rigor

    There are several entry classes for those just starting out, as well as placement programs to help you find the classes for your degree. There are also higher level classes which are designed to engage the students mentally and socially. The teachers are some of the best I've had in terms of engaging students and versatility!

    Tips for prospective students

    This is a great school for those looking to major in communications and cyber security. I would absolutely recommend it for those who want to test the waters of college life (especially online if you're shy like me), or need a flexible degree program. For newcomers, there are several degree programs and the schedules are quarterly and the staff is very accommodating! A school made with the student in mind!

    In three sentences

    I have been with UMUC for almost 2 years now and find the teachers flexible and engaging. The online support staff is prompt and always ready to help. There are classes for all majors, of which there are quite a few, and online class options are always available.

  • 06/15/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Safe.

    Greek Life

    None.

    Clubs and Activities

    Honors clubs are most prominent, and they have one for almost every major, so if you get the GPA, you'll be part of an honors club.

    Great for these types of students

    This isn't a school for 18 year old kids who want the dorm experience. Most people here are in their 20s+, and balance spouses or partners, kids, and work.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    The entire school is unusual. I love it, I think it's a slap in the face to the stereotypical idea of college life. It's great to get work done, to be efficient, to use time wisely, etc.

    Bang for the buck

    Plenty of bang for buck.

    What to do for fun

    Computer rooms are fun, most people go there. Other than that, people tend to just go to class and go home. Then there's those like me who take classes online, so I do my own thing for fun.

    Food and Dining

    Vending machines is all I know on this campus. I'm sure there's food, I just never felt the need to look for it, personally.

    Dorm Life

    No dorm life here. It's a commuter's dream. If you attend class, get there early for parking. If you do online, enjoy being able to do some homework and studying in your p.j.'s! Dorms are missed, but then again, not. It's convenient for those of us who have a lot of other things going on, other than school.

    Academic Rigor

    Hard. 300 and above is challenging and will take up a lot of time. 400 and above is even harder. Even their easier 100-200 level classes are difficult depending on the professor, and class material.

    Tips for prospective students

    Make sure to time manage, and be dedicated. It's very easy to fall behind here, and very challenging, if not impossible, to catch up. Skipping class, or not doing homework assignments will get you nowhere here. The courses are challenging, the education is stimulating, but it's up to you to make it count.

    In three sentences

    A great distance learning school, with a challenging curriculum, and flexible scheduling options. Cheaper than other schools, and payment options, make this education affordable, and efficient. I would not change a thing about this school.

  • 07/12/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Great for these types of students

    This is a great school for military members due to its locations in foreign countries and the ability to continue studies while deployed.

    Bang for the buck

    For military member they try to have feasible tuition costs and are always handing out book awards and scholarships.

    What to do for fun

    There are many things to do around outside the campus of University of Maryland. You're close to wonderful monumental sites and some of our Nations most enjoyable museums. Such as the National History Museum and Native American Museum.

    Tips for prospective students

    University of Maryland is great at offering scholarships for the military members and their families. Apply for any scholarship and grant that is out there.

    In three sentences

    Wonderful for active duty military and they're families. University of Maryland University college is very good with responding to questions and concerns within 24 hours. Also, the instructors are very understandable about the military life style and will help find a way for you to complete the course you are enrolled.

  • 07/13/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Academic Rigor

    Of course some courses are harder than others.

    Tips for prospective students

    The only tips I have is to make sure you stay ahead in your courses. Stay organized and prepared. Study, Study, Study.

    In three sentences

    UMUC as been good to me so far. I love the school and the knowledge I am gaining from my education there. UMUC is not at all as expensive as some of the other online universities.

  • 07/17/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    UMUC is located on both Air Force and Army bases in Europe; therefore, the only way a student can access the base is via ID cards thus making the campus very safe.

    Greek Life

    I'm unaware of any soroities or fraternities.

    Clubs and Activities

    I'm not aware of any clubs at UMUC. As for activities UMUC conducts job and college fairs at twice a year.

    Great for these types of students

    What's great for each student is everyone has access to his or her own record, reviewing information for accuracy. Each student has access to tools to manage their finances, schedules, library, enrollement, etc.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    I'm unaware of any unusual traditions on campus. The face-to-face classes in each are very accessible with clear landmarks.

    Bang for the buck

    UMUC has reasonable tuition rates for every student. For me, without applying for loans because I do not care of debt, I'm paying out of pocket. UMUC has a payment plan where you can make monthly payments with no interest. The University also has a wealth of scholarships to offer, it's just a matter or time and effort for the student to apply for this benefit. The schoolbooks at UMUC are not that expensive, also note there are book scholarships that are offered at UMUC.

    What to do for fun

    Each student should do volunteer work, giving back to the community.

    Food and Dining

    There are not food and dining facilities on the Air Force and Army bases for UMUC.

    Dorm Life

    As a student, I currently reside at home vice in the dorms.

    Academic Rigor

    As for academic rigor at UMUC, I have not come across any challenges in the classroom or over experience with the university. If the individual did what they were supposed to do during their high school years those same principles should be applied while attending college.

    Tips for prospective students

    Some of the tips I have for prospective students in to come in with a positive attitude to learn and the desire to have a wonderful experience as a student attending UMUC. The teachers are here to instruct and help you on your journey to excellence. Each teacher that I have encountered has offered their services to each student in accomplishing their goals. Understand the instructors want their students to become successful. Please respect the instructors and their teaching style and it's best that each student get to know their instructors likes and dislikes, the student will then become ultimately successful. I would also take advantage of all benefits and entitlements the university has to offer, you will be surprised to find out what's offered through inquiry and research. There's no age limit to returning to the classroom setting, for me there was no difficulty getting back into the rhythm of being in school.

    In three sentences

    I rate University of Maryland-University of College as top notch, meaning the best. The admission process was fairly easy and done online, which lasted less than 20-minutes. The transfer of my transcripts from previous colleges were all successful and more than 80 percent of my previous classes taken were taken into consideration towards my undergraduate at UMUC. The counselor's and advisors make themselves convenient when a student needs to make an appointment to discuss any issues or concerns. The counselor's and advisors also ensure their time was spent well with each student so the individual would not feel they were being rushed. Classes are offered in a variety of ways, face-to-face, hybrid and online. Each class has been condensed down to 8-week sessions vice the traditional 16-weeks per semester. I personally love the way University of Maryland overlaps each class via mid-sessions speeding up the process of obtaining your degree comfortably.

  • 07/23/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    I take my classes online because I am stationed over seas in the military.

    Greek Life

    I take my classes online because I am stationed over seas in the military.

    Clubs and Activities

    I take my classes online because I am stationed over seas in the military.

    Great for these types of students

    I take my classes online because I am stationed over seas in the military.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    I take my classes online because I am stationed over seas in the military.

    Bang for the buck

    I feel that my needs are met and my mind is expended since attending UMUC

    What to do for fun

    Whatever you want! I actually don't live near the campus so I don't know what is around there.

    Food and Dining

    I take my classes online because I am stationed over seas in the military.

    Dorm Life

    I have never resided in the dorms.

    Academic Rigor

    Classes are challenging, but not too tough. Most of the instructors will push you to your full potential and tell you when you are on the right/wrong direction.

    Tips for prospective students

    Work with an advisor to get yourself on track and on a plan. Be sure to read syllabi before you begin classes to make sure you know what you are in for.

    In three sentences

    UMUC has proven to have a plethora of well qualified professors that love what they are teaching. The online school is very easy to learn and use. There are five semesters a year, each are two months long, so one can chose to get their degree faster.

  • 07/23/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Academic Rigor

    All of the teachers are interested in the students' success. They push you to do your best and are always available when you need assistance.

    Tips for prospective students

    It is important to think wisely before selecting a college. If you live on a military base and would like to stay there with your friends and family, UMUC is a great choice.

    In three sentences

    UMUC is a great college for military and military dependents that live overseas. It allows for them to obtain a college education whether face to face or online. They offer a variety of classes each session in order to obtain a proper and vast college education.

  • 07/24/2013

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has not been to campus.

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    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    I hang out with friends and my girl friend. I am good at sports and enjoy being sociable whenever I have the chance. I love entertainment and anything with the outdoors.

    Dorm Life

    I currently live on Fort Hood far away from campus.

    Academic Rigor

    I wouldn't know because I just enrolled.

    Tips for prospective students

    I'd say come to a counselor with tons of questions and don't be shy because they love to help you out in anyway that is possible. Also, be flexible with your time because you'll have to submit a little bit of paperwork to get things started if you are a service member.

    In three sentences

    They have helpful counselors that are very informative. UMUC has a wide selection of degree programs to choose from. They are very friendly in aiding active duty military service members and provide great assistance for them.

  • 07/24/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    I can't make any comments since I'm attending college two counties away.

    Greek Life

    I can't make any comments since I'm attending college two counties away.

    Clubs and Activities

    I can't make any comments since I'm attending college two counties away.

    Great for these types of students

    I can't make any comments since I'm attending college two counties away.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    I can't make any comments since I'm attending college two counties away.

    Bang for the buck

    I can't make any comments since I'm attending college two counties away.

    What to do for fun

    I can't make any comments since I'm attending college two counties away.

    Food and Dining

    I can't make any comments since I'm attending college two counties away.

    Dorm Life

    I can't judge anything on dorm life since I'm attending college two counties away.

    Academic Rigor

    I can't make any comments since I'm attending college two counties away.

    Tips for prospective students

    I can't make any comments since I'm attending college two counties away.

    In three sentences

    I'm currently a online student for UMUC for about a year and I never would believe it before that I enjoy school. This is one of the best schools that I even attended and they fully support their student in every way. If you want something that worth being apart of, go to UMUC and see for yourself!

  • 07/25/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Food and Dining

    the food is alright.

    Dorm Life

    They have great dorms.

    Academic Rigor

    These classes are challenging, that's no lie.

    Tips for prospective students

    Stay on top of your classes and take care of your finances first.

    In three sentences

    the University of Maryland-University College makes going to college easy. There are advisors there to help you every step of the way.

  • 07/29/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    The campus for UMUC-Europe can be considered the office in which the repersentatives reside. Those are quite safe.

    Greek Life

    UMUC does not offere Greek life in Europe.

    Clubs and Activities

    UMUC does not have clubs and activities here in Europe.

    Great for these types of students

    UMUC is great for people who like face-to-face classes and online classes. The school offers both. Also, UMUC provides hybrid classes. These are classes where the class may meet once a week and the rest is done online. This is great for people who do not have all the time for a face-to-face class that meets multiple times a week.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    At UMUC Europe, we are all like a big family. Since UMUC works with military soldiers and their families, UMUC usually gets the same people walking through their doors. This is nice because the staff is already accustomed to each and everyone one of the students.

    Bang for the buck

    University of Maryland (UMUC) offers a military tuition rate. I pay $250 a credit hour for my undergraduate classes. This is great because if I were to attend at the reguar tuition rate, I would be paying $499 per credit hour. UMUC is definately worth attending, especially sinc emy husband is military.

    What to do for fun

    For fun I like to meet new people. In classes that end every 8 weeks, it is easy to meet new people fast. Other classmates are great to become freinds with because he or she may end up helping with the coursework.

    Food and Dining

    Again, since I attend University of Maryland in Europe, we do not have a actual campus.

    Dorm Life

    I do not live in the dorms because I attend the European Campus of University of Maryland.

    Academic Rigor

    Academics can be tough. Like any school, coursework is maditory. It all depends on the proffessor someone gets. If a student gets a good teacher, he or she is likely to get a good grade; however, studying is encouraged to get that grade!

    Tips for prospective students

    Tips before starting school with University of Maryland is ask around for the best teachers. I have done that for the past year and I have yet to have a teacher that couldn't explain the coursematerial to my standards. Usually the best teachers teach the courses that are filled up the fastest, so register as soon as the class opens.

    In three sentences

    University of Maryland is a great school. Overseas they offer amazing professors that can explain the coursework very effectively. University of Maryland offers fantastic customer services; thus, I have yet to come across one downfall.

  • 07/30/2013

    Reviewer is A past student here.

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    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    Anything your little heart desires.

    Academic Rigor

    Not too hard but not too easy.

    Tips for prospective students

    Research which teacher you're going to get on Rate My Professor.

    In three sentences

    UMUC offers a reasonable amount of degree programs for being a hybrid college. The ability to work online very convenient for my busy schedule. The teachers work with you whenever help is needed.

  • 07/31/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Terrapin theme

    Bang for the buck

    Mediocre

    What to do for fun

    I'm a 44 y/o mother striving towards degree, and I work F/T = no fun!

    Academic Rigor

    Good

    Tips for prospective students

    Do not take the unsubsidized loans they offer you, you will go in debt forever!

    In three sentences

    UMUC is good at offering online classes. The professors are fair, and the content is usually through. I just don't like their Financial Aid department, they are too slow at processing, and never proactive.

  • 08/02/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    I do not attend on campus.

    Greek Life

    I do not attend on campus.

    Clubs and Activities

    I do not attend on campus.

    Great for these types of students

    Military students or family members will find UMUC a perfect choice since they have contracts with most military bases, even those overseas. My husband is able to continue his studies downrange, while I continue in our current location of Germany.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    I do not attend on campus.

    Bang for the buck

    UMUC makes college affordable. For those like me who attend online, you can complete your coursework from the comfort of your home. This saves money on gas, clothing (I do most of my courses in PJs), and food. In addition, you can use the book swap to get your textbooks cheaper.

    What to do for fun

    Don't take life so seriously. If you're attending on campus, get involved and discover something new about yourself. You may just change your degree plan!

    Academic Rigor

    UMUC was very generous with their standards when my father went on hospice. I was able to fly home to be by his side when he passes, then returned to finish my course work and final. I missed a couple of assignments and was allotted time to make up that work.

    Tips for prospective students

    If you want to attend face-to-face, you can browse UMUC class schedules and locations to find the classes you need. Furthermore, regardless of where you live, you can take many classes online or get credit for professional experience you have.

    In three sentences

    As a military spouse we move frequently, but UMUC is at every base the military has sent us. This allows me to take face-to-face classes and online regardless of where we move. Great course offerings, flexible schedules, and availability across the globe makes UMUC a first choice for military families.

  • 08/05/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Tips for prospective students

    Definitely look into the online courses because they offer so many to choose from. You are not stuck with having to use face-to-face classes only.

    In three sentences

    A very good school to receive a degree from while overseas. They offer a lot of face-to-face classes, as well as online.

  • 08/09/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    I'm not sure since I take online courses.

    Greek Life

    I'm not sure since I take online courses.

    Clubs and Activities

    I'm not sure since I take online courses.

    Great for these types of students

    Online courses.

    What to do for fun

    I'm not sure since I take online courses.

    Food and Dining

    I'm not sure since I take online courses.

    Dorm Life

    I'm not sure since I take online courses.

    Tips for prospective students

    Universities can get very pricey. Do your research and apply for as many scholarships as you can to ensure you don't go in debt due to student loans.

    In three sentences

    University of Maryland University College is a great school! This will be my third yea and have never had any issues. The professors are all very helpful whenever I have ever needed them. I would highly recommend this school for online classes.

  • 08/24/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    114 of 132

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Sorry, take online classes

    Greek Life

    Sorry, take online classes

    Clubs and Activities

    Sorry, take online classes

    Great for these types of students

    Sorry, take online classes

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Sorry, take online classes

    What to do for fun

    Sorry, take online classes

    Food and Dining

    Sorry, take online classes

    Dorm Life

    Sorry, take online classes

    Academic Rigor

    With online courses put forward the effort and you will be rewarded

    Tips for prospective students

    Take advantage of advisers, they were rally helpful.

    In three sentences

    Good teachers Helpful staff Worldwide presence

  • 09/05/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    I take online courses, so this doesn't apply.

    Greek Life

    I take online courses, so this doesn't apply.

    Clubs and Activities

    Very good, and interactive, even if only taken online. Meet new people from all over the world!

    Great for these types of students

    Military and on the go students.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    I take online courses, so this doesn't apply.

    Bang for the buck

    I really do enjoy UMUC and am proud to be a part of their school.

    What to do for fun

    I take online courses, so this doesn't apply.

    Food and Dining

    I take online courses, so this doesn't apply.

    Dorm Life

    I take online courses, so this doesn't apply.

    Academic Rigor

    It all depends on how much you know you could handle, especially if taking online courses.

    Tips for prospective students

    Do not be afraid to call UMUC for anything, they are always helpful and if they do not know the answer they will put you in touch with someone who can.

    In three sentences

    I give UMUC a 10 for being flexible, I started overseas and now am stateside finishing my BA. I give UMUC a 10 for being understanding and helpful, I'm always on the go but I can always call UMUC when I need any help. I rate UMUC as a 10 plus because of their reputation for success, my colleagues look up too and see UMUC as a very respectful school.

  • 10/13/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Great for these types of students

    Military definitely.

    Bang for the buck

    Pretty high tuition costs but at the end of the semester it feels worth it

    Academic Rigor

    Tough classes but its worth the challenge

    Tips for prospective students

    Go for it!

    In three sentences

    Online classes make earning a degree easier. They are very military friendly and have counselors around bases to assist and facilitate any questions regarding class schedules and ensuring you are on track for a degree progression. Very helpful on the phone as well.

  • 10/24/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Food and Dining

    Never eaten their food.

    Dorm Life

    Never lived in the dorms.

    Academic Rigor

    Depending on what class you take, the workload can go from 2 questions to a 1500 word essay a week. It can get crazy in there.

    In three sentences

    UMUC is a great college for any kind of student. They have majors for just about anything. They help you with anything that you may need help with.

  • 10/28/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    You must be self motivated and well disciplined

    Bang for the buck

    The convenience of being able to buy books online and have class in your own home is priceless.

    Food and Dining

    Most locations are near public transportation and shopping centers

    Academic Rigor

    Really depends on Class and Professor

    Tips for prospective students

    Expect to have alot of papers and essays. Writing is the way you communicate and participate.

    In three sentences

    The convenience is great. The online classes are very interactive. The teachers are very professional and experienced.

  • 12/09/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Working adults

    Bang for the buck

    great pricing for the flexibility

    What to do for fun

    I primarily go to UMUC via online only so I do not experience campus life there.

    Academic Rigor

    Fairly easy but definitely require a lot of time.

    Tips for prospective students

    Browse through the majors that are offered as well as the courses. Many of the upper level classes are surprisingly interesting.

    In three sentences

    Extremely convenient and makes it possible for full-time working adults to attend and complete a bachelor's degree. Both in-class and online options available. Excellent selection of majors to choose from.

  • 12/13/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    These college is great for students on the go. Students who are in the military or who may have multiple jobs.

    What to do for fun

    Even though I am not on campus or anywhere near for that matter; I can say that college is what you make it as is life. If you chose to do something and want to make it fun then thats exactly what it will be! Goes back to the old Is the glass half empty or is it half full? saying. I chose to have my glass half full at all times!

    Food and Dining

    Again, I am in the military and cannot say anything about the food and dining pertaining to UMUC. Most of my friends/colleagues in college who live(d) on campus say that ramen noodles were their best friend. At times the school cafeteria can get expensive and McDonalds dollar menu was a sure thing also. It is maybe not the healthiest of choices but an option nonetheless for those campus students.

    Dorm Life

    I am currently in the military and do not reside in any of the schools dormitories. I do however live in the barracks, which is quite like a college dorm and I stuck to my studies really well.

    Academic Rigor

    My advice for academic choosing is to start with a class that you like. Choosing something that you like and/or are interested in will cause you to actually want to participate in discussions and open your books. I also suggest taking two classes at a time if you can and are a newcomer to college online or not. Taking just one class I feel doesn't give you the real intensity of college life. Taking one easy class and passing with flying colors might set one up for failure when they try to take an actual required class that requires a lot more rigorous work and hands on studying. I have always tried my best at school. I have always taken two classes and being in my field of work in the military they discourage taking two classes because of an already full work load. After realizing I work better under a certain amount of pressure and excelling in my classes I moved on to take three classes at a time on top of my workload. After finishing those classes I have never felt prouder of myself because I did very well and it was an amazing personal accomplishment under my belt.

    Tips for prospective students

    I wish someone would've told me how easy it was just to sit down and start. I had so many excuses in my mind as to why things wouldn't work for me and horrible obstacles that lay before me. There is an open door at the end of every road. I spoke with students who had gone through similar feelings before they applied for college also. Low GPA's and SAT/ACT scores riddle a lot of prospective students with enough anxiety that walking away from the mere headache of it all seems like the grander idea. Let me tell you it is not. Every road has a door at the end and every road has twist and turns and surprises galore. Stop and think about long term and short term goals before turning away from something as helpful as a college education. I am a proud student of UMUC and ever grateful that I had helpful, patient, and informative counselors to guide me into the right direction.

    In three sentences

    Upon walking into the UMUC office I was muddled and confused about college opportunities for me altogether. As I sat listening and learning to a gentleman, who came in before me, I was reassured by the ease of the counselor how easy attending and excelling in college truly can be. Just by being attentive and following what the counselor was saying I am on my way to finishing my associates degree in under two years!

  • 01/09/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    In three sentences

    The University of Maryland University College is a well-rounded magnificent institution. The university provides all around assistance on every material a student needs that extra help. Also, it provides on-site and online courses.

  • 01/14/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Military (active duty, retired, dependents, spouses, etc)

    Bang for the buck

    Tuition is not expensive in comparison to most other colleges. UMUC is also very involved with the US military and aids in the financial areas accordingly.

    Food and Dining

    I cannot rate the food and dining because I am currently taking online classes because I am stationed overseas with the military.

    Dorm Life

    I cannot rate the dorm life because I currently taking online classes due to being stationed overseas with the military.

    Tips for prospective students

    Writing perfection can be easily learned at this college. There are so many resources to help every writer from the extreme beginner to the advanced expert.

    In three sentences

    Very helpful staff that seems to be always available. Amazing online library with extensive databases for all research projects. Great online learning experience with WebTycho.

  • 01/28/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    The shady grove campus is very safe. They also offer security to walk you to your car at night. The area is very safe as well. I cannot speak for the Adelphi location. Also, sometimes you'll have classes at College Park or on military bases. Those are pretty safe as well.

    Great for these types of students

    Adults, with prior college and work experience; students who do not care about campus life and just want to finish undergrad; Working adults seeking certificate; students overseas; military.

    Bang for the buck

    As mentioned, most of the professors here are professionals in their field and/or teach at more prestigious colleges in the area, so if you find one of those consider yourself lucky to be paying less for similar education. Do your research, read their bio's, it's not hard to find out which teachers are good.

    What to do for fun

    You're really on your own here since most student have families. This is not the school to come and party because it's more of a night school.

    Food and Dining

    No food or dining. There is a cafeteria at the Shady Grove campus but it is not what you expect from a college campus.

    Dorm Life

    No dorms

    Academic Rigor

    Not challenging enough. Some professors are lax and getting a good grade is easy. I believe the shortened semesters do not help because it's hard to get to the core of any topic in eight weeks. The education is limited to a superficial understanding. If you really want to learn, you may have to take a couple courses on the subject i.e. 101, 132, and 302.

    Tips for prospective students

    If you are coming straight from high school and wish to experience the college life-style, this is not the school for you. Most of the students here have gone the traditional route, significant work experience, and are really just looking to complete their undergrad (or get a second degree/certificate program). The professors are hit or miss but I've definitely found that most of them do care about your progress. I found the classes very easy, but again, I've gone to a tradition four-year and trade school.

    In three sentences

    For people who want to finish their undergrad fast. You get a good mix of professors, some who teach at very well known universities in the area, so it's a good value for a non-traditional route. The eight week schedule is challenging because it's difficult to learn or even retain the information.

  • 02/03/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    No comment. Out of state.

    Food and Dining

    No comment. Out of state.

    Dorm Life

    No comment. Out of state.

    Academic Rigor

    It is decent. Professor are professional and do a good job grading and teaching. Classes are challenging and require a lot of free time to complete.

    Tips for prospective students

    Think before applying to online classes. It is a lot tougher then it looks. You need learn on your own and it can be difficult to find time to do homework and studying.

    In three sentences

    It is a decent college. It is nice to be able to do school while working a full time job. Website is messy and little hard to understand.

  • 02/11/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Non-traditional adult learners or full-time workers returning to college

    What to do for fun

    You can do whateve you like for fun.

    Food and Dining

    For classes that are on campus there are vendng machines

    Dorm Life

    There aren't any dorms on campus. This school is more for adult learnes.

    Academic Rigor

    It is intensive

    Tips for prospective students

    Make a schedule to take your classes and try to keep on pace with your schedule for you coursework. Register early because classes fill up quicklly

    In three sentences

    This school is excellent for non-tradtional students. It has a reat online learning program and is great for active-duty or adult learners.it is rigorous and intensive yet you can learn at your own pace.

  • 02/13/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    There is security patrolling the campus for those who are interested in taking online classes along with hybrid meetings on campus.

    Greek Life

    Non-existent.

    Clubs and Activities

    Tech Clubs

    Great for these types of students

    Students that have many commitments with their families. Students that work and are pursuing multiple goals in life at the same time and desire to continue their studies.

    Bang for the buck

    Definitely reasonably priced. Especially if you have multiple commitments and are working or in financial need.

    What to do for fun

    Most people work and head over to University of Maryland College Park, nearby. There is plenty of things to do over there.

    Food and Dining

    Due to the fact that most courses are online, even though there are some hybrid classes which occur on campus, the food and dining services are limited.

    Dorm Life

    This is primarily an online institution that also offers hybrid courses which a part online and part on campus. There are no dorming facilities.

    Academic Rigor

    I would say that UMUC challenges the student while putting him in the best position to learn. There are different types of modules, practice problems, tutoring, classmates and the teachers are always available for assistance. The online learning environment they employ is great! It's organized and sends you email reminders. Makes learning easy, honestly.

    Tips for prospective students

    I would get to know all of the opportunities the institute has to offer. It has unique second bachelors programs that are only 38 credits, as long as the other requirements are met from your previous institution. UMUC also offers Master's Programs in different technological fields.

    In three sentences

    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.

  • 02/19/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Food and Dining

    Since it's not a typical University then i guess you could say the foods awesome, at least I think my cooking is awesome.

    Dorm Life

    No dorms! You can do it right from your house or wherever you have internet (if you're taking online classes. Perfect for military members and their families.

    Academic Rigor

    Most professors are really there for you and can help when you need it most.

    Tips for prospective students

    Make sure you take classes you enjoy, get those Gen. Ed. classes done early do you can focus on what you really want to do, and make sure to study your hardest.

    In three sentences

    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.

  • 02/28/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    These professors really are not going to hold your hand and walk you through the courses, even in entry level classes. They expect you to ask for help if you need it because they won't do it for you. I would recommend this school for students who are not only willing to put in the work to stay on top of their coursework, but also who aren't afraid to admit they need help and ask for it if that is the case.

    Bang for the buck

    This year each credit hour is $212, and I think it's absolutely worth every one! I've already completed 16 credit hours since September and aim to double that by the time the summer semester starts. The flexibility of the class scheduling and the approachability of the professors combined with fairly rigorous academic standards and expectations makes this well worth the price of tuition.

    Food and Dining

    Again, this is dependent upon where you live-- Adelphi, UMUC Europe, or UMUC Asia-- and the food that's in the area.

    Dorm Life

    There are no dorms. The campus I'm at is part of a military community overseas, so we all have our own housing.

    Academic Rigor

    Every class is different, so this is just sort of a general rating. Some classes are certainly more difficult than others, but the teachers hold the students to higher standards since many are returning to school-- not everyone graduated from high school last year-- and we have all chosen to be here.

    Tips for prospective students

    Make sure you keep on top of your class enrollment dates and start/end dates. The most challenging part of studying with UMUC is the fact that there are multiple 8 week terms per semester and they don't all start at the same time, so staying on top of the overall schedule, not just my specific classes, is super important!

    In three sentences

    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.

  • 03/18/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Food and Dining

    a lot of places around dorms that offer great food.

    Dorm Life

    I take online classes and staying at home so I am not sure. Some of my friends live in dorm and state that its safe and nice.

    Academic Rigor

    I think UMUC is a good way to pursue education while being employed

    Tips for prospective students

    Be organized and you will do great- Don't forget to have fun though!

    In three sentences

    Top Notch Education

  • 03/30/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    In three sentences

    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.

  • 04/03/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    I'm not sure. I will be taking on-campus classes at the main campus for my first time next semester.

    Greek Life

    Here is the link to all the honor societies available at UMUC: http://www.umuc.edu/students/support/studentlife/honors.cfm

    Clubs and Activities

    I'm not sure. I will be taking on-campus classes at the main campus for my first time next semester.

    Great for these types of students

    Full-time workers, full-time students. Full-time workers, part-time students. Part-time workers, full-time students. Part-time workers, part-time students. Students with no cars. Students who are unable to drive to school for every class.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    I'm not sure. I will be taking on-campus classes at the main campus for my first time next semester.

    Bang for the buck

    The classes and the e-Textbooks are cheap! The classes are $250 per credit hour and the e-Textbooks I have purchased so far were $35 on average.

    What to do for fun

    I'm not sure. I will be taking on-campus classes at the main campus for my first time next semester.

    Food and Dining

    The cafe by the Shady Groves UMUC campus serves some pretty good bagels and pastries. It was kind of fancy-looking inside, too.

    Dorm Life

    I do not live on-campus, nor have I ever seen them before.

    Academic Rigor

    Most of the classes are relatively easy, depending on the professor. The classes do challenge your intellect, but just enough so that you aren't too overwhelmed. You only become overwhelmed if you procrastinate on your assignments.

    Tips for prospective students

    Don't be scared of online classes! I actually think online classes are easier because you can complete your assignments at your own pace. I personally prefer on-campus classes, but online classes are definitely easier to me. E-Textbooks are your friends. You can just do Ctrl+F to quickly find the answers to an assignment, in case you forgot what you read about. The Website ratemyprofessor.com is your other friend. Thanks to that Website, I was able to steer clear from different professors. Lastly, READ your syllabus!!

    In three sentences

    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.

  • 04/13/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    You can enjoy speaking with your classmates in the online classroom.

    Food and Dining

    I take online classes so I have no idea.

    Dorm Life

    I take online classes so I can't even guess. I could take classes without leaving the home which is better than anything.

    Academic Rigor

    Online classes are intensive and you will need to be on your A-Game in order to keep up.

    Tips for prospective students

    The website is a little difficult to navigate so you may need to keep your search engine open. You will have to contact them by phone if you want anything done, because they sometimes drag their feet responding to e-mails (if at all).

    In three sentences

    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.