Not too easy. Not too difficult.
Living on campus is great because UMD is a tightly-knit community. I love how close everything seems although UMD has a big campus. You will not go through a day without bumping into someone you know, which is great.
The social atmosphere is also awesome because students are friendly and outgoing. Although College Park is not the safest city, nightlife here is great because students find different ways to have fun.
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I got a great scholarship and I know a lot of other people who did too. The nice thing about Maryland is that they offer merit scholarships, unlike a lot of private universities. I know a lot of people who are able to pay for their own education because of the aid they got.