The University of Maryland—College Park is a grand mix of “twenty-minute walks to class across one of the country’s most beautiful campuses, [an introduction] to high-level courses taught by the nation’s top researchers, [and] a motivated ‘green’ campus” as well as “crowded, smelly frat parties, [and] livinglearning communities that can make the gigantic campus much smaller.” Students are quick to boast about sports, too, especially the school’s titles as “the 2008 national champions in men’s soccer and women’s field hockey.” In short: It’s a quintessential large university, offering “a great experience with a variety of opportunities that are what you make of them.”
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