College Tour '10: University of Maryland, College Park
COLLEGE PARK, MD
University of Maryland, College Park
From a student
I want to study architecture and really liked the program at Maryland. It’s a little different from others.
I told my architecture teacher about it and she said that’s the way it used to be and that’s the way it should be. Your first two years are really about engineering. You take calculus and physics and sketch classes. You don’t even touch like Autocad or Revit [architecture software] for the first two years.
And then you get evaluated after you take the first two years of the credits you have to and they evaluate you to go into architecture. So then your next two years in the studio, building models and working on drafts.
It was a nice campus, well kept. The kids seemed nice. Even though it has a good amount of kids, it’s such a big campus that you don’t feel like you are in the middle of a crowd.
And it’s in a great location. They will take you on a bus from the campus to the Metro, and from there you can be in D.C. in less than an hour for less than 5 bucks.
This is one in a series of reports that parents and students are contributing about their campus tours this spring. If you have visited a school and would like to participate, email me a brief report at email@example.com. You can find out more about College Tour ’10 and how to write about your college visit here.
Go to http://timespace.washingtonpost.com/project/college-2010/ to see more college posts in the series and a map displaying them all.
| April 12, 2010; 4:23 PM ET
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