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Coral Gables, FL
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9,979
Tuition
$41,220
Admission Difficulty
Hard
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Reviews 1765 total reviews with an average rating of 3.7

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3 College Freshman

Campus Housing: The dorms could be better, but I've definitely seen worse. They are also supposed to be redoing them over the summer? That's what I've heard. Overall not too bad, but could be better.

4 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: There are plenty of places to go off campus. Some of them are a little bit of a walk, but honestly not that far at all. There are so many things to choose from!

3 College Freshman

Campus Dining: The dining hall food isn't the best, but it's not the worst. Most of the time I can find something, but there are other places on campus that are good that anyone can eat at. The only problem is, is that some of them get pricey.

4 College Freshman

Health & Safety: I generally feel very safe. Although the campus is an open campus, I haven't felt any necessary need to call for an escort.

5 College Freshman

Guys & Girls: Many stuck up people but there are a diverse amount of people that you can meet.

9 people found this useful Report
5 College Freshman

Athletics: It's known as the U for a reason.

4 people found this useful Report
4 College Freshman

Campus Strictness: It's hell if you make it hell.

2 people found this useful Report
4 College Freshman

Diversity: A lot of diversity and many international students.

3 people found this useful Report
5 College Freshman

Weather: It's the best weather in the country.

3 people found this useful Report
College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: Heard it's expensive but anything is better than the dorms. Most people I know opt for shared houses.

2 people found this useful Report
1 College Freshman

Campus Housing: Freshman dorms literally look and feel like a prison. Barred windows that don't open. White walls and hallways. Bathrooms are not nice at all but they keep them clean. I am paying the same for a tiny double as my best friend does for an apartment-style single in downtown chicago. But life goes on!

6 people found this useful Report
3 College Freshman

Athletics: Football tailgates are heavily attended, but most people get blackout drunk and then leave before the first quarter is over.

2 people found this useful Report
5 College Freshman

Nightlife: Fantastic if you are rich and superficial.
No kickbacks, or socializing with down to earth people, just get blackout drunk and hook up with as many people as possible. Heels and cleavage are a must. Expensive to get places and to get into places.
Tons of people love it though! It's just not for me.

4 people found this useful Report
3 College Freshman

Greek Life: You don't have to go greek to enjoy the parties! Frat parties open to everyone! Well at least if you're a girl haha. Everyone I know personally that is involved in greek life absolutely loves it. However, people at Miami are generally very superficial and only into partying and I feel like that is definitely magnified in the greek community- also have heard girls are catty. Frat guys here are douchebags, I can vouch for that.

4 people found this useful Report
4 College Freshman

Majors: Marine Science school is amazing but there are a lot of unfocused students and that are there because they "want to play with dolphins" not because they are fascinated with the world of marine science and are eager to learn.

3 people found this useful Report
5 College Freshman

Majors: HUGE VARIETY and looots of different majors and minors to choose from! This is the only reason I am hesitant to leave this school, because for a school so relatively small there are so many options.

3 people found this useful Report
4 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: People don't generally leave campus to eat (or I don't, because I'm broke) but Shake Shack is literally right there and there are some good restaurants in sunset (100 mondaditos!!)

2 people found this useful Report
2 College Freshman

Health & Safety: Health center is great! Great staff;easy to make appointments!
Coming from california, I was shocked at how unhealthy the general student population is but it's just different everywhere I guess! People definitely drink unhealthy amounts and then pig out on fried french toast sticks and waffles and chicken fingers. Dining hall food is generally unhealthy to satisfy the demand of the students. Omlette bar is my safe haven :)

2 College Freshman

Drug Safety: If you like cocaine, go here.
If not it's not an issue but be prepared to be around people that do.

Half of the school is alcoholics, the other half knows how to drink in moderation but goes crazy every once in a while.

1 person found this useful Report
4 College Freshman

Facilities: Some buildings nicer than others for sure. I wish there were more trees/grass fields but hey we do have a lake in the middle of campus (water quality is disgusting though). Check out the arboretum! Hardly anyone knows about it but it's a pretty cool place.

4 College Freshman

Facilities: New SAC and 24 hour study lounge is awesome. Gym is awesome. New mahoney-pearson dining hall is beautiful inside and makes the food more appetizing.

College Freshman

Parking: Freshmen aren't allowed to have cars on campus unless they commute. I've heard finding parking is difficult and expensive, but I wouldn't know for sure because I don't have a car.

3 College Freshman

Local Atmosphere: You're in the suburbs. Don't let the name fool you, it's a $30 cab trip to get anywhere interesting other than the grove (RATCHET).

However if you have a means of getting places, there are tons of awesome things to do and places to see. Check out Wynwood, South Beach, the Keys, etc.

4 College Freshman

Weather: HUMIDITY: IT NEVER GOES AWAY
Even in november, if I walk outside I still sweat. Some days it can be incredibly beautiful though. If you don't mind rain then the weather is enjoyable. Carry an umbrella with you at all times!

3 College Freshman

Transportation: Metrorail is a convenient way to get to the airport or to Dadeland (shopping center where there is a mall and a Target). Other than that.. be ready to waste $80 on a cab. Which people do frequently. But be warned because I've hailed cabs in the grove that refuse to take students back to UM for no apparent reason.

Basically unless you're rich you need to make friends with someone that has a car in order to get anywhere interesting. The drunk bus is the only bus that is convenient/goes anywhere interesting but it gets crowded and can be gross.

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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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