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Reviews 2042 total reviews with an average rating of 3.7

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College Junior

Nightlife: I just transferred to UM from Concordia University in Irvine CA. I don't know anyone and I don't really party.

3 College Junior

Off-Campus Housing: Clean and save off-campus housing is hard to find at an affordable price. Parking is crazy expensive everywhere. I didn't even get one free parking space with my one bedroom apartment. It cost an extra $75.

3 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: Campus is safe but there are some bad areas/streets nearby.

4 College Sophomore

Greek Life: Greek life is definitely getting bigger every year. There are many benefits in being in a sorority or fraternity socially and academically (and even resume building and networking for future jobs). For guys, it's pretty necessary to be in a frat for social reasons. But for girls, it's not as big of a deal and it's common for people to become much less involved and obsessed with their sorority/frat by junior year.

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4 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Housing: Extremely expensive, but you do get what you pay for. Most options close to campus are very high-end.

5 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Dining: Many restaurants near campus and wide variety of delivery services (including Chipotle delivery).

5 College Sophomore

Local Atmosphere: It's Miami, it has the same pros and cons of any big city.

4 College Sophomore

Campus Strictness: As long as you aren't doing anything awful or extremely obnoxious you should be fine. The honor code is pretty strict, but then again it should be

4 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Dining: There is a wide variety of restaurants very close to campus and along the metro, so it's never an issue to find somewhere to eat.

1 College Junior

Scholarships: Personally, the financial aid process is the worst aspect of attending the school. The financial aid office does nothing to help you and pushes you aside like you are another number. Trying to get enough financial aid to cover all costs is incredibly hard.

4 people found this useful Report
3 College Junior

Off-Campus Dining: There are a lot of different places to eat off campus. Delivery restaurants are the best since some restaurants are too far for walking.

1 person found this useful Report
4 College Junior

Athletics: The sports games are always well attended and well advertised. The U is prized on being a very spirited school because we have such a great fan base. Our intramural sports are also very well attended because the Greeks are always playing all the sports offered.

1 person found this useful Report
3 College Junior

Academics: The curriculum is heavy, but for good reason. The professors expect a lot from you, but nothing more than what they know you must do to succeed.

4 people found this useful Report
4 College Junior

Academics: My specific major has a lot of great aspects to it. There are clubs you can join to further your education.

1 person found this useful Report
4 College Junior

Facilities: The U has great facilities. Almost everything seems new and they continue to improve the facilities all the time.

2 College Junior

Campus Dining: The food that is served on campus isn't great. I've found mold on the buns of my burgers. There is a lot of variety, but most of the food doesn't taste as good as it looks.

1 person found this useful Report
4 College Junior

Majors: I love what I'm doing because I've wanted to do it my whole life. The classes I have attended haven't been particularly curtailed towards my specific major as of yet, but once they do, I know the professors will make the experiences worthwhile.

College Junior

Majors: I plan to be involved in veterinary clinics and volunteer at sanctuaries and have an internship at a zoo, aquarium, or vet clinic.

3 College Junior

Local Atmosphere: The atmosphere outside of campus really depends on where you go. If you stay in Coral Gables, it is very uppity and beautiful, but if you go out to South Miami or up towards the airport, the atmosphere can be a little scary.


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Sana Khan
Lauderhill, FL
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Despite daily griping about tuition costs, parking, thunderstorms, and hard classes, most students really seem to enjoy UM. Excellent attributes like the nightlife, weather, and culture seem to cancel out some of the bad things about being in Miami. For some students, these bad things include the unapproachable "hot" girls and guys on campus, while others find life in the dorms to be a challenge. The complaints about college are basically what you'd expect to hear anywhere. It appears that the bad things at UM really aren't that bad, but the good things are very good. Miami is one of the coolest cities in the world for a college student, and that goes deeper than just the superficial bar and club scene.

Students who are unhappy generally figure it out within a semester and transfer out of UM, usually to somewhere closer to home. College is tough, especially the first couple weeks if you come without knowing anyone. Making a whole new group of friends for the first time since kindergarten is one of the hardest and most stressful things you may ever have to do. But the end result of this process is friendships that you'll likely maintain for the rest of your life. Whether it's your roommate, classmates, fraternity brother, or sorority sister, college is a time when you should make friends and have fun. Despite the initial challenges of coming to college, there are few cities in the world that are as fun as Miami.

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