I have this friend who told me she went to college park and that the areas surrounding the capus where pretty ghetto. I've never been to Maryland but have heard that the outskirts of D.C. aren't good at all and the university is about 8 miles aways from D.C. so it's pretty close. Is this a generalization and it's really not that bad or is my friend slightly right? I do recognize she is a little critical about way too many things so I'd like to hear other people's thoughts about this. I also know I'm gonna be in the campus most of the time so I won't really live or face all this but how's the scene in the areas outside of UMD? I'd really like to hear honest opinions, Thanks!