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Coral Gables, FL
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9,979
Tuition
$41,220
Admission Difficulty
Hard
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Reviews 1776 total reviews with an average rating of 3.7

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3 College Freshman

Scholarships: I've heard other people got what they needed, and I think a majority did. however, i did not receive anything. it was frustrating, and I'm have to reapply.

4 College Freshman

Academics: So far I'm super excited in my decisions. My marine science lab this year was amazing. The RSMAS school has their very own research facility of Key Biscayne, and it's phenomenal. I loved it! My bio course was not the best, but the material was still engaging. I had a new professor, and he was still learning the reigns of teaching in a university setting. Overall I like it, and I don't plan on changing anytime soon. I would definitely recommend this!

2 people found this useful Report
4 College Freshman

Academics: I like my classes so far. The workload is a lot, and at times unbearable, but overall doable. I think that as a whole the school is filled with some bright kids. We definitely know when to have fun, and when to buckle down, and this balance is perfect.

3 College Freshman

Campus Strictness: As far as dorm rooms go the RA's are usually pretty strict, but it depends on who it is. To be honest I think the noise is usually what gets kids in trouble. Dorms are closed to anyone who does not live in them after 10PM at night every night. However, anyone who lives in the dorms can sign other people in, but that's the only way people are getting in. I've heard of people getting parking tickets, but since i don't drive here I don't know too much about them. The campus has gone smoke free as of this year, and to be honest it hasn't been implemented a lot. i always see people smoking, and no one does anything. However, I have heard of a few people getting fined for smoking, but not enough. Overall i think that the campus is strict enough. It's not too strict to the point that it's confining, but it's not too lenient to be lax. It's a safe environment, and leaves room for individuality.

2 people found this useful Report
5 College Freshman

Weather: Although you get caught in the rain from classes, the sun is so worth it. There hasn't been a day that has gone by where you couldn't be at the pool tanning. The weather is perfect.

4 College Freshman

Diversity: I think that this campus is very accepting of all minorities. We have clubs for just about every nationality/ethnicity. We have a ton of international kids. As a whole I think the campus is very diverse, and I love that about this school!

4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: I love my school. It's a little pricey compared to my other options, but I wouldn't take it back. I think this school has everything I need academically, and I'm so lucky to be here. Sometimes the work load is ridiculous, and I see my friends workload and it's nothing compared to the students here, but after a really intense few weeks it gets better. To be honest the workload is worth it. The campus is beautiful, the beach is super accessible, there's a pool on campus, the courses are great, and I'm having a blast!

4 College Freshman

Transportation: Although the campus shuttle times can vary, it always shows up eventually. the metro is right across the street, and very accessible. Taxi companies are VERY unreliable. DO NOT rely on a taxi to get to your flight. The companies are rude, and never come on time. Zip cars are very easily accessible. They are in the parking lot right outside the freshman dorms.

3 College Freshman

Greek Life: Greek life isn't a huge thing at this school. If you are interested in it, it's definitely there, but there aren't sorority houses on campus only fraternity houses. Greek life is present, but not everywhere.

1 person found this useful Report
4 College Freshman

Athletics: The whole campus gets into all the games. The football games are great and so are the basketball games. As for non athletes the wellness center is a great gym. They have fun classes, and tons of machines. They also have a pool, basketball courts, tennis courts, and a small track for runners.

3 College Freshman

Parking: I don't have a car, but I know the parking permits are expensive. The campus is definitely not known for parking availability, but I always see open spots so I'm not sure on that one. I'm sure it's not too bad.

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
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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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