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Loved the school BUT UGH!

Business Administration - July 19, 2013
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I went to UMUC for 1 semester. I was very happy with everything. The entire proces, the teachers, EVERYTHING!!Until I got a letter saying I owed them money. I immediately called the school t speak with someone. I spoke to someone different everyday for 2 weeks with no results. After 2 weeks I finally got to someone who seemed to be somewhat capable of doing their job. She did some research and told me that part of my fiancial aid, meaning my loans, had been returned to my lender. I asked her why as I had not signed any form for release of aid. She was not sure why but said it may have been an error or something. She informed me who I needed to speak to and tried to transfer me to her so she could have it taken care of. We weren't able to get threw, she had me leave a message for her on the voicemail. She then gave me the direct number and email for the lady. I called and left messages and sent emails to her nearly everyday for 3 months. I never got a response. I called the call center again and again was told she was the only one that could clear it up. That was in 2010. Today the amount is on my credit report and it had gone to State of Maryland Comptrollers Office for collections. They're threatening to pull my state tax refunds to cover the bill. Granted it's only $1100 but the fact is it was a mistake on their part and they refused to take responsibility and clear it up. I loved everything about the school and would go back without a second thought if it were not for this matter preventing it. UMUC needs to hire more capable staff, especially when it comes to dealing with someones finacial aid.

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14 of 17 people found the following review helpful

A good experience.

Business Administration - May 21, 2013
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After going to ECU for three years, UMCP for one, and MC for one, I landed on finishing my college career with online courses from UMUC. Originally starting in accounting at ECU, I decided to bundle all of my business credits towards a business administration bachelors at UMUC in order graduate in a reasonable amount of time. I took online classes through UMUC for 2.5 years. I enjoyed the experience. Teachers are, for the most part, helpful and responsive. Class materials were readily available and expectations were clearly set early on. WebTycho, while hated by some, was not difficult for me to use. When I was using it (I graduated two years ago) it had only a few glitches or flaws. This may have changed with updates since then, but I cannot attest to that. I've used Blackboard, but not for an entirely online course, so I also cannot draw a direct comparison between the two. On a whole, I enjoyed and benefited from my UMUC stateside experience.

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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful

Excellent School

Business Administration - December 18, 2010
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I majored in Business Administration with a minor in political science. After earning my BA from UMUC I applied to various law schools around the country and got in with scholarship offers. I can assure anyone out there considering an online education that UMUC is one of, if not the best. In addition, I would recommend the school to anyone who wants to earn a bachelors in business regardless if they work full-time or not. I must admit that the courses are tough, and be prepared to work 6-9 hours a week per class at a minimum. I'm going to law school now at a top tier school. Thanks UMUC.

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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful

Depends on you

Business Administration - May 4, 2009
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UMUC, IS A GREAT SCHOOL....THE WORK IS VERY HARD ESPECIALLY IF YOU HAVE A FAMILY AND WORK FULLTIME. YOU MUST MAKE A COMMITMENT IT DEPENDS ON YOU...GOOD LUCK

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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful

Good School

Business Administration - November 19, 2008
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As far as a university for working adults goes this is an excellent school. Let’s face it UMUC is not a top tier school. You’re not going to attend it because you chose it over the Georgetown or Duke. You are 30 years old or so now and regret not finishing college when you had the chance. You have a career now and can’t just give it up to go back to the UMD College Park or whatever college you originally went to. So it will not look as good on a resume as graduating from the Smith School of Business but it is still a state university and looks better then U of Phoenix or some other for profit diploma mill. So get your act back together, get your undergrad, boost up your GPA and maybe try getting into a good grad school. Top grad schools have much better options for working adults than top undergrad schools. The criticism for UMUC should be taken with a grain of salt. There are administrative problems anywhere you go. Follow the deadlines and keep on top of the advisors and all will be fine. Books are expensive everywhere. Buy the books used on half.com or somewhere. Email the prof. before the class begins to be sure of what books are actually required. Don’t try to take hard classes like math, finance, or accounting, online. That stuff is too hard to learn from a book.

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BS Business Management

Business Administration - January 17, 2008
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I enjoyed my experience with UMUC. I took 75% of my courses via DE. I took all of my UMUC courses while stationed in Europe. The courses were tough but very useful in my professional development. The online format was very user friendly and the library databases were enormous. They offered a wealth of information and knowledge. The professors were outstanding and their subject knowledge, application, and case studies helped enforce the material. I would recommend UMUC to anyone interested in obtaining an undergraduate degree. Mike

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