Please stop. How naive do you think we are? By the sound of your initial inquiry it sounds like you already made up your mind, you flat out stated you are going to withdraw from UMD. You have approached this conversation with no tact and little respect.
Let me put this as honestly as I can. I applied to UMD because I was interested in the school, but didn't know much about it. I got rejected from most of my reach schools and have not heard back from the others. Now, I'm looking through the schools I'm interested in and been accepted to (about 5 of them), UMD being one of them. Again in honesty, I am leaning away from UMD and towards 2 other schools from what my initial inspection has told me. And then I thought to myself, "Self, why don't you ask the nice students at UMD why you should go there instead of the other schools you are considering. Perhaps they have something else to add to your considerations." I placed a similar message on the other schools pages I was considering to get a broad base of information from students at different schools. I didn't think anybody would care that I did this, I'm just trying to understand what is offered at all the schools I'm looking at. Yes, I have looked at the school's websites, Yes, I have talked to admissions officers, yes I am going to visit schools. But they all say the same thing. "Come here!" So, I was hoping current students (who do frequent these boards) and 0L's who are excited about going to UMD would give me some help to understand why UMD would be a top pick. UMD is a good school! I understand that. I realize that perhaps my initial message lacked tact, but I did not anticipate such anger and animosity from prospective and WL'd students. I apologize. My initial message should have been worded differently such as, "What does UMD offer in ways of someone considering X, Y, and Z? How about in comparison to schools X and Y?" I have in no way "made up my mind" and have not decided against any schools for sure yet. But, I am simply flabbergasted by the reception I have recieved on this board when all I am trying to do is gain an understanding about UMD and what it has to offer. I apologize for any lack of respect you feel I used in my messages, it was certainly not intentional. I tried to be honest about where I was in my decision making process, I was not anticipating such anger. Sorry again and I hope this explains more.