University of Maryland - College Park Graduate Program Reviews

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95%
of students recommend
(4.04 out of 5.0)
School rating based on 344 respondents

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School Information

  • Website: Visit College Website
  • School Accreditation: MSCHE, + 4 more
  • Programmatic Accreditation: AACSB and ALA
  • Campus Setting: Suburb: Large
  • Student Population: 38,140 (27,443 undergrad)
  • Student to Faculty Ratio: 17 to 1
  • Graduate Attendance Status: 24% part-time, 76% full-time
  • Annual Tuition: $12,896 in-state; $26,054 out-of-state
Source: NCES

Student & Graduate Reviews

5.0 out of 5.0
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Degree: Public Policy
Graduation Year: 2016

It is an excellent, well-rounded program -- one of the best in the country for energy and environmental policy. The class sizes are small, affording students unique access to faculty.
2.63 out of 5.0
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Degree: MBA
Graduation Year: 2016

The University of Maryland offers a variety of part-time programs to help fit into a working professionals life. The new weekend part-time program allows me to go to school 2 Saturdays a month and participate in 2 study abroad programs and finish in 2 years. The structure of this program was extremely attractive to considering I work Monday-Friday. However, with this being the initial program there are a few kinks to be worked out, but overall I am satisfied withe the program and the staff!
4.83 out of 5.0
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Degree: MBA
Graduation Year: 2016

Overall an excellent grad program. There is an excellent balance of networking, career development, and academics (coursework). More important than anything else the class makes the experience very unique and enjoyable. We are competitive yet collaborative. We challenge each other to achieve great things yet we all serve as resources and a support system for one another. Enjoying every moment of it
3.33 out of 5.0
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Degree: Mathematics
Graduation Year: 2019

friendly environment, lots of academic activities. Less work load would be beneficial for focusing on research.
4.63 out of 5.0
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Degree: Liberal Studies
Graduation Year: 2019

You have access to a lot of different aspects of the field, but you also have to be the one to instigate and bring together different professors, if you would like to do an inter-disciplinary project. However, the program does really support this type of project and the faculty and program atmosphere really nurtures those kinds of ideas.
4.33 out of 5.0
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Degree: Public Health
Graduation Year: 2016

Wonderful master's programs! The School of Public Health is a great place to get your graduate degree!
3.83 out of 5.0
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Degree: Information Technology
Graduation Year: 2016

Its a great opportunity to develop technical ability and business strategies through one course.
4.67 out of 5.0
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Degree: Mathematics
Graduation Year: 2015

Fantastic program, academic quality has nothing to envy to other ''top tier'' universities like University of Michigan, MIT, UC Berkeley, and other universities with a seemingly higher prestige. The graduate program at UMCP, feels to me, like an underrated graduate school. Any graduate student from UMCP is at the level (or even higher) of any graduate student from any top tier university. One seriously big problem of UMD are stipends at the absurdly high cost of living of College Park, which is dominated by the prices of DC metropolitan area. The stipends are far from commensurate with the cost of living. It is also something notorious the lack of subsidized housing. The ''supposedly subsidized housing'' provided by the university is neither enough, since there are just a few apartments, neither subsidized, since it is way too expensive.
5.0 out of 5.0
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Degree: Public Health
Graduation Year: 2017

The faculty are the school's biggest resource - amazing professors who actively encourage students to get involved with research and programs. The setting is suburban but buses and shuttles make it pretty easy to get around even if you don't have a car. A lot of the graduate student SPH classes are at night (4-7 or 7-10) which might dissuade some people, but it's nice to have the whole day for work or research.
3.67 out of 5.0
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Degree: Mathematics
Graduation Year: 2015

The staff is very nice and supportive in STAT program.
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