Location
Coral Gables, FL
Undergrads
9,979
Tuition
$41,220
Admission Difficulty
Hard
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Reviews 2016 total reviews with an average rating of 3.8

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5 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: Very good school! Well known and prestigious university!

College Sophomore

Nightlife: I don't really go to much nightlife.

5 College Sophomore

Majors: Difficult to do (music composition and physics double major). Music requires an audition. Higher requirements for the audition are required if music performance major. Portfolio required for composition major (some other music majors require it, too. I don't know which, though. Media Writing and Production is one of them, I think).

College Sophomore

Off-Campus Housing: Never been in off campus housing. Only been on campus.

5 College Junior

Overall Experience: I love my school! My professors really care and want you to succed and now, with a more flexible curriculum, it is a lot easier to personalize your degree. UM culture is so special and unique that only another Hurricane can understand what you are feeling. i honestly cannot see myself anywhere else. I absolutely love my school

3 people found this useful Report
5 College Junior

Overall Experience: The alumni network is amazing! Alumni are always looking for Cane graduates. Not to mention, a degree from UM is one of the most recognizable in the nation. When you say you went to the University of Miami, not only do people know where the school is, but the also know the school colors, the school logo, the mascot, and that the academics and sports are superb.

1 person found this useful Report
3 College Junior

Off-Campus Housing: Living off campus is cheaper than living on campus, but sometimes, it becomes a hassle dealing with traffic on the way to school

1 person found this useful Report
5 College Junior

Majors: The Toppel Career Center on campus is readily advertising internships and opportunities for their students. They are a great resource for anyone looking to get an internship and they always try to match you to paid internships because, after all, who doesn't love to make money?

5 College Junior

Majors: Getting into the premed program at UM is not hard at all. All you have to do is fill out a form at the Pre Med office and attend one Pre Med 101 meeting every year. The most difficult part are all the science classes you have to take

5 College Junior

Local Atmosphere: I mean, you are in Miami! There is so much to do here! The nightlife is unmatched anywhere in the world, the art and museums are world renowned, and the FOOD!!! The food is amazing! Authentic Cuban food and Hatian food and Italian food and any other cuisine that your heart desires! Miami has it and it will make your mouth water

5 College Junior

Guys & Girls: Because UM is so diverse, you have every kind of stereotype known to man: geeky, sporty, stuck-up, loud, funny, goofy, smart, friendly, hardworking, I mean the list goes on. No matter who you are, there is a place for you at UM

1 person found this useful Report
5 College Junior

Academics: The academics are amazing here (what would you expect, it's UM). The professors all have a real passion for their subjects so it makes it easy to feel their passion and really learn the material. If you need any help in terms of curriculum, registration, and planning our your 4 years, especially as a freshman, your AF (academic fellow) lives with you in the freshman dorms and is there to help you, especially with those questions you are too embarrassed to ask an adult.

1 person found this useful Report
5 College Junior

Academics: I LOVE MY MAJOR!!! I honestly cannot talk about it enough. The workload is hard, but doable and the technology you need is available to you (for free!!) by the university. My professors are so open and friendly and my advisor is the sweetest most helpful woman on this earth. I cannot tell you how many times I go to her office crying because I don't know what to do with my life and she calms me down and helps me through my dilemma and I leave her office feeling like I can conquer the world. Because UM is so small, I can literally walk into her office without an appointment anytime and have a meeting with her. I LOVE MY MAJOR!??

1 person found this useful Report
4 College Junior

Campus Strictness: The rules are fair, no one is trying to get you in trouble. If you get caught doing anything, it's literally your own fault because you weren't being smart about trying to hid it.

4 College Junior

Campus Housing: Living on campus your freshman year is an integral part of UM culture. The elevators may break every week and the shower pressure in the community bathroom may be crazy intense, but it's an experience you are sharing with the entire student body at UM. The community spirit of the freshman dorms, Hecht and Stanford, is unmatched anywhere on campus and the friends you make your freshman year will stay with you through anything

1 person found this useful Report
4 College Junior

Diversity: The the diversity at UM is probably one of my favorite things about the university. Everyone is free to be themselves with no judgement

1 person found this useful Report
5 College Junior

Athletics: Sports on campus are a big thing and our athletes are like celebrities! If sports aren't really your thing, no one really cares, but if sports are your thing, be prepared to bleed orange and green!! Not only can you spot some of the Miami Heat players hanging around the field house with the basketball team because our basketball team is soo amazing even the pros take note, our football team is synonymous with greatness! The games are so fun and they are definitely an integral part of the Cane Culture! Even if sports aren't your thing, try to go to at least 1 football, basketball, and baseball game! (The milkshakes at the baseball field are honestly the best thing your lips will ever taste!) You will not regret it. (Can we also take a moment to just talk about how I saw Andy Murry just casually hitting with the tennis team?!?!)

4 College Junior

Health & Safety: One of the things I love that UM does in terms of keeping their students holistically healthy is that they offer meditation classes in the Wellness Center every month. Not only are they fun (and free!!) it really helps relax me during stressful times during the month. Also, if you just need someone to talk to, the Counseling Center (which is also free for students) on campus is filled with licensed therapists willing to help you through anything whether it is talking through problems at home, feeling anxiety about what to do with your degree, or even depression. These sessions are always private and a resource many students use to help them get through college.

1 person found this useful Report
5 College Junior

Facilities: The big shiny SAC (student activities center) = the best place on campus! Not only is it new and filled with almost all of the student orgs, it overlooks Lake Osceola so that even when you are inside dying because you just studied for 12 hours straight, you have a beautiful scenic view reminding you how lucky you are to be in Miami and how blessed you are to be a Cane.

1 person found this useful Report
5 Recent Alumnus

Health & Safety: They're alert and right on time.

5 College Junior

Scholarships: They really do help alot when it comes to financial aid

5 people found this useful Report
5 College Junior

Campus Strictness: UM takes pride in enforcing the policies

4 College Junior

Health & Safety: UM makes it safety a priority

1 person found this useful Report
5 College Junior

Majors: The engineering program is like a tight nit family

5 College Junior

Majors: yes the professors really want you to succeed

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Sana Khan
Hometown
Lauderhill, FL
Major
Biochemistry/Mathematics
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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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