Location
Coral Gables, FL
Undergrads
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 Senior

Local Atmosphere: Big city life can get too crowded at times due to events all over

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3 College Senior

Facilities: The campus is huge so theres a lot of opportunity to get work done

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3 College Senior

Off-Campus Dining: There are many restaurants within the vicinity to choose from

3 College Senior

Off-Campus Housing: Pros include easy access to public transportation

4 College Junior

Transportation: Public transportation by campus is pretty good. The Metrorail goes right along South Dixie and stops right out front. Buses and Taxis are pretty common and easy to get. That all in all is okay but I give props to the Campus Police, who will gladly give you a ride late at night if you need one.

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3 College Junior

Campus Dining: Besides the dining halls, the food around campus is decent. There's plenty to chose from including Starbucks, Wendys, local wannabe Mexican restaurant (Sorry!...California Native), sushi, Cuban, etc. Occasionally there is a farmer's market in the quad that presents some locally grown fruits and vegetables that is pretty cool.

4 College Junior

Facilities: At the "U" we have the Rat, a local place to hang out and watch a couple of basketball games or grab some food with friends. In the quad, just around the corner, there's always something going on whether its Samsung showcasing the new S4, people protesting political events like the Keystone Pipeline, or a new food truck with some killer new ethnic cuisine to try.

4 College Junior

Drug Safety: Drugs are almost non-existent on campus. Sure, a lot people do drink on the weekends but on campus...NOT REALLY! I don't think that students are as prone to peer pressure as people might think. Some students want to have fun with the help of substances and others know they can have fun without them, both respecting the each others choice.

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3 College Junior

Campus Strictness: The "U" has a Honor Code like any other university. At my transfer orientation meeting the dean of students came in and gave a us broad overview of its policies. Nothing out of the ordinary but still nice of him to take the time to help incoming students understand the rules. However, after a few months of being at school I found that many students realized they could get away with breaking the Honor Code and the university was hard pressed to catch them.

4 College Junior

Health & Safety: My school has an emergency alert system setup where if anything major happens, not just on campus but in the surrounding neighborhood, I instantly receive a text message and/or a phone call. It helps a lot to know whats going on, even though the descriptions of the possible suspects can be somewhat vague and humorous at times.

5 College Sophomore

Local Atmosphere: With South Beach in close proximity it isn't hard to find something entertaining to do. Miami offers multiple stores and tourist attractions which makes it impossible to get bored. Another plus is the weather is nice year round. Also when it comes to sports the Sun Life Stadium is close by. You can got their to see games with LeBron James and the world champions Miami Heat.

4 College Sophomore

Diversity: University of Miami is a diverse community. The university is host to various ethnic backgrounds. A noticeable factor is the amount of foreign students that attend. With people from all around the world it is quite difficult not to learn anything new from these students.

5 College Sophomore

Athletics: The athletics at University of Miami are superb. Majority of the people attend the games and try to lend their support when possible. This trickles down to the athletic facilities available for non- athletes. These facilities are the venues for the multiple IM events available on campus.

4 College Sophomore

Academics: All the professors at the University of Miami provide an appropriate workload that matches well with the curriculum. During the registration process if you don't get your preferred class it doesn't matter. All of the professors are well educated allowing for a great educational experience if things do not go your way.

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2 College Junior

Guys & Girls: Students are thin mostly or built looking and very good looking.

Some dress proper like preps and others dress very revealing. You cant really tell what these students social life is or relationships. They all look the same with how they dress. I think students should have all different shapes and sizes. There should be variety of how students dress to be creative.

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5 College Junior

Academics: I chose University of Miami because of the excellent program they have for Media Management. Its one of the top schools in Florida for my program. Its not an easy major to take there for sure and have massive workloads. You cant party and take courses at the same time or you will end up failing the courses. You need to chose one or the other because the work load gets unbelievable hard and lots of paper.

There's a lot of job opportunities in the school and there are events that are held to help students with internships.

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5 College Junior

Academics: The professors in school are outstanding and they are very passionate about what they are teaching. The curriculum and workload are a lot and of course very hard. In the end you learn a lot about the subject they are teaching and how they relate it to the real world. The registration process does take awhile from the demand of classes or students registering. Most popular areas to study in the school are the library, Starbucks, the cb building, and dorm study rooms.

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5 College Junior

Diversity: There are many people with different races , and different sexual orientation. Everyone is accepting and supporting. The students and teachers are great. These teachers know what they are talking about and are very educated when teaching a class. Students are very helpful and accepting of others.

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4 College Sophomore

Academics: I am a participant in the business school and the college is quite successful at their job. For freshman there is a management 100 group which allows students to interact with companies and managers to have hand on experiences with the work field.

4 College Sophomore

Computers: The computers on campus are great. You are able to access them with your cane id. This is very fortunate considering the possibility that your personal computer may not be working. Also the computers come with a printer and scanning machine making it convenient for students to complete their tasks.

5 College Sophomore

Athletics: Varsity sports at Miami are huge, especially football and basketball. Besides the enormous school spirit and turnout at games, students participate in athletics via using the awesome facilities, club sports, and intramurals.

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5 College Sophomore

Facilities: Everything is being modernized, renovated, and improved. There are hangout spots galore; most people spend their time outside because of the beautiful weather and plethora of spots to chill. The Wellness Center is out of this world; makes you actually want to work out! There's always something to do or something going on, like the Farmer's Market or Canes after Dark.

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4 College Freshman

Weather: When you first get here, it's way too hot, but it cools down a lot after about a month or two. After that, the weather is just hot enough during the day and just cool enough during the night. I love the weather here

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4 College Freshman

Drug Safety: The campus is smoke free and the windows are bolted shut in the dorms so it's hard to smoke weed. Even just having it out in your dorm could make it smell enough for you to get written up if there's a decent amount. I've heard of kids getting written up pretty often. I mean, there's still a lot of people that smoke and do coke and stuff, but the rules exist and they're pretty heavily enforced out here.

2 College Senior

Greek Life: Greek life doesn't dominate the party scene in Miami at all. There's no pressure to join a fraternity or sorority if you don't want to join one, but if you do, the scene exists.

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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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