a current student here
This is the best kept secret, a diamond in the rough, a secret garden. I can get an ABET accredited engineering education for less than $5000 a semester?! That's amazing! Once you create your university network; academic advisors, career counselors, join a club/ Greek life, find a favorite professor UMD feels so much like home and folks do their best to support you and help you succeed. With my tuition I get a great education, exposure to opportunities like research, internships, Co-Ops, a nurturing scholarly environment with top notch study locations, library with helpful research library staff, IT/ computing help, diversity centers, health services and mental health services.