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University of Maryland, College Park – Vidushi Vashist

The following is North alumna Vidushi Vashist’s response to our questions about her college decision process, the student life and culture at UMD, and more.

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Vashist graduated from North in 2019. She is a part of UMD’s class of 2023.

I decided to attend UMD because it has an excellent computer science program and because I was looking for an out-of-state experience. I’ve found that the program was worth the extra money for being out-of-state. Visiting campus helped to skew me towards UMD as well because I love how connected the campus is. 

I’m really glad I chose to come to UMD. I love how basically everything is walking distance and just how welcoming everyone is on campus. 

After a few weeks I did start to feel homesick. One good thing about UMD is that it’s not too far from home, so my parents have come to visit me before, and I can go home for a weekend if I want. I mostly miss my friends from home and, of course, home-cooked meals.

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Photo Credit: umdrightnow.umd.edu

My favorite thing about UMD is how beautiful the campus is and how welcoming everyone on campus is. 

Since everything is within walking distance, I have to do a lot of walking. I get at least four miles in every day (but it’s a great way to get some exercise).

The culture is very inclusive and diverse. You can find people from all over the country here. I have friends from Florida and California here (and of course tons of people from New Jersey).

 

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