Coral Gables, FL
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Reviews 2033 total reviews with an average rating of 3.7

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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.

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.

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.

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 College Junior

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

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.

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.

3 College Junior

Overall Experience: The larger classes are overwhelming because there are so many students that need to take them. However, the smaller classes are great because you get a lot of one-on-one time with the teachers and they have more time to explain lessons in greater detail.

5 College Junior

Overall Experience: The school offers a lot of resources to start a career including shadowing an alumni who works in any specific field or even gaining an internship with an alum.

3 College Junior

Greek Life: It is not as huge as it is at most other schools, but it is a major part of our community's outreach programs.

4 College Junior

Health & Safety: The campus is close to bad parts of Miami, so at times it can be frightening, but the pathways are well lit and there are security guards who roam campus at nighttime.

3 College Junior

Off-Campus Housing: It depends where you find residence. Some places are extremely expensive and others are cheap but not well taken care of.

4 Recent Alumnus

Local Atmosphere: Miami is a beautiful place to live but I would not be able to stand the humidity in the summer time for the rest of my life.

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3 Recent Alumnus

Guys & Girls: Gays, typically in Miami, are well dressed and properly groomed on a daily basis.

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5 College Sophomore

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

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College Sophomore

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

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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).

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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

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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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