Out of State Reputation of University of Maryland?

<p>Hi everyone,</p>

<p>I am a Maryland resident and mom to three kids. </p>

<p>I am wondering what the reputation is for University of Maryland (either College Park or Baltimore County, or both) among people from out of state.</p>

<p>Is it considered a "good" school? A "competitive" school? An "easy" school? A "party" school?
What are the strengths and drawbacks that you hear as someone out of state?</p>

<p>Thanks for your input. I'm really curious!</p>


<p>We are in VA, so not very oos, but for aero engineering UMDCP is thought very highly of. Their work with NASA at Goddard Space Center and their 'tank' are both pretty awesome! They simply don't give good oos merit aid.</p>