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What is the city of College Park, Maryland like?

I am in the process of looking at graduate schools and right now am in a small city that has alot to offer. My top choices are NYU, IU Bloomington, and UM College Park. I have been to both Bloomington and NYC so can someone give me some insite into what College Park is like? What there is to do? If it is big? Is it diverse? Is the town conservative or more modern and liberal? Thanks everyone!

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago
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    I spent a number of years in College Park, MD and US 1 clearly divides the university from the rest of town. College Park does not have its own police department and relies on UMD police for safety.

    College Park is located in an urbanized suburban area 9 miles from DC. College Park is neither located in a cornfield like Bloomington or in a urban environment like NYC. The town is very diverse and small. The town tends to be liberal due to the presence of the University and many University faculty and staff living in and around the University.

    College Park has restaurants and convenient access to Metro for trips to DC. Baltimore is less than an hour away by car or commuter rail.

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  • 4 years ago

    Public transportation in college Park is quite good. between the buses and the subway you will get ,"exceedingly lots"everywhere you you may desire to pass. and there is often the "bum a experience with a chum" technique for those demanding to get places. Parking down there is exceedingly hard so except the area you reside comes with parking, a automobile is going to be a difficulty. i'd leave the automobile at residing house, except you experience which you easily % it.

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Maybe these will help,

    Hope

    University of Maryland: http://www.umd.edu/

    University of Maryland: http://www.math.umd.edu/

    city of College Park: http://www.ci.college-park.md.us/

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