There are many factors that one must consider in order to choose the right university that fits them. This decision is very difficult because various colleges have many different pros, and cons. Maryland has over fifty colleges, and universities. University of Maryland, College Park, and Salisbury University being two of them. However, from their location, social aspects, and faculties offered they have nothing in common. University of Maryland is a huge campus, very school spirited, with large varieties of majors, and Salisbury University a laid back small campus, with closely knit classes, with fewer clubs, and organizations. One of most important things about going to college is to enjoy ...view middle of the document...
Since college is only partly about education, it is critical to have fun and make your time
there the best time. Salisbury does not have as much of a selection when it comes to sports,
according to Salisbury University website, the college has only 14 sports from sailing;
equestrian; baseball etc. Also, Salisbury has only a little over 80 student organization clubs. On
the other hand, according to University of Maryland website, it has over 800 different clubs, and
“a huge array of community... volunteer services that can connect you with local national
organizations for elder care, tutoring, mentoring or environmental action”.
As well, Maryland is a Division one university, with over 45 sports clubs(club listing), earning
39 National Championships(terrapin team titles). So, University of Maryland definitely wins in
the social aspect of college. Being a more athletic oriented school which would be perfect for an
athlete looking to play at the college level, or a sports lover to watch the thrill of the game.
Of course, let's not forget about the primary purpose of going to college that is education.
Salisbury University offers four colleges with a slim variety of majors. Salisbury University
website indicates, it Offers 43 undergraduate programs, 14 graduate programs, and two doctoral
programs. The most popular majors at Salisbury are, Biology, Nursing, Elementary Education,
and Excise Science(Academic Programs) with Student/Faculty Ratio:17:1(Enrollment).Whereas,
University of Maryland, College Park is a Public Research University. According to, University
of Maryland website it offers “across 10 colleges, with 90 undergraduate Majors, and a Student-
to-teacher ratio: 18:1”. As well, University of Maryland, has well-known
“award winning professors, teaching all kinds of different programs, from Pulitzer Prize
recipients, Nobel laureates, and Emmy, and Tony...