FAQs | Campus Tour 2019
Virtual Tours by Students
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So I'm going to answer Some frequently asked questions about Maryland. How big is your school? We have twenty nine thousand undergraduate students and forty thousand total, which sounds enormous. That actually really surprised me when I looked it up because it just doesn't feel that big to me. What is the student body like? Well, since it's so big, it's the student body's really diverse. There's a little bit of everyone from all over. I will say it's a lot of in state Maryland kids, but in St I'm from New Jersey and I would say Half of my friends here are also from New Jersey. New Jersey is like the second most popular state that goes here. What is the academic culture like the academic culture? I would say people take academics really seriously here. I feel there is like a big pressure to do well in school, mostly just for myself, but also because everyone around me is also trying really hard at their classes. What are some defining features of our campus in community? Well, test youto our mascot is a pretty big deal. He's a terrapin, which is some form of turtle, and he obviously there's the mask out, the dresses up at all the sports games. Then there's also these like metal statue test you does. They're like a full life sized terrapin that they're supposedly like ten of them around campus or something. I think I've I looked up the statistic and it's only around thirty percent, which isn't a lot. I personally am in Greek life, so to me it feels like everyone's in Greek life. Just because I know a lot of the people I know are also in Greek life. I do know a lot of people who are not, and it's not one of those schools where you have to be in Greek life, taboo, good time Like there's plenty of other stuff to do terms of social life and going out at night at midnight, all the parties open up and anyone can go to them. So if you're not in Greek life, it's not like you can't do anything because we also have bars. Um, and yeah, there's just if you're into the going out scene, there's a lot of options. I think Greek life is a really important thing to consider. If that's something you're into, it's a really good community and network of people. It helps you with internships and having confections, and it's also just It gives you structure. You don't always you know what to do with yourself when you're not in class and you know not doing homework and it gives you kind of an organized schedule. You have weekly chapter meetings, you have philanthropy events, you have to do community service, and then you also have the option to go to social events. So our football games a really popular with the huge tailgate before the football, well, there's all kinds of telly. There's one big one on the practice field and on game day. It's just like everybody dressed up everyone with their Maryland pride. It's it's a really, really nice, big, um community feeling that you could just you could tell, What are some of the best clubs and organizations on campus? Paschal? There's some really unique ones like There's Gymkhana, which is this acrobatic troupe that I love to watch. They always have, like someone doing, um, tricks on the trampoline at the first look fair. Something that's really popular is professional fraternities. So there's like multiple business fraternities, law, fraternities, premed engineering. I can't even name them all, but I know people in them and those air really, really good for networking and having a community. Um, there are clubs, sports teams, which a lot of people get involved in and those air really fun. It's good to spend your free time doing a club or getting involved. It something to do with your free time and kind of, um, channel your energy and passions into doing something outside of just her classes. Because if all you did at college was go to class and do homework, I feel like it really wouldn't be a super fulfilling experience.