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Surreya C.

Grit Guide at University of Maryland, Baltimore County

She/her/hers

Class of 2023

Hometown: Glen Burnie, MD

Major: Computer Science

Concentration: Cybersecurity


During my first semester, I wish I would have known...

not to underestimate the difficulty of college, specifically my major. I didn't understand how difficult things could actually get so I felt discouraged, but in reality college is just hard.

I chose UMBC because...

I knew I could be the most successful at this school for my major. This is THE school for Computer sScience majors. It may get difficult but I know I'm getting the best education for what I want to do in life. I'm very pleased with my decision of attending UMBC because the people care here, the students and staff, we care about our education and we care about each other.

Fun Fact

You can use your retriever dollars to order pizza from Papa John's and you get a discount if you tell them you're a student at UMBC. You're welcome in advance ;)

How has UMBC helped you grow?

I've grown mentally by just hearing about all the wonderful things other UMBC students have done so I know I have the same potential.

I'm passionate about...

Photography Black Lives Matter Adventuring Having fun with friends Playing The Sims Making money Taking nature walks

I'm involved with...

Office of Undergraduate Admissions and Orientation (Grit Guide) Red Cross Club
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