First off, congrats to everyone accepted to the A. James Clark School of Engineering!
I'm a mom of a recent engineering graduate (Spring 16) and wanted to share info about a special living-learning (LLP) program just for engineers called Flexus for females and Virtus for males:
Engineering at UMD is awesome because they make such a unique effort to support students. It has all the bells and whistles you need to succeed:
-housing with other engineers so built-in support for classes/studying
-career prep - resumes, elevator speeches, career fair prep
-tutoring/review sessions in your building for first and second year engineering courses
Take a look at the programs and be sure to scroll all the way down to the bottom of the page to check out sample syllabi - open for both fall and spring to get a sense of the program.