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Coral Gables, FL
Undergrads
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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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.

3 people found this useful Report
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.

2 people found this useful Report
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.

2 people found this useful Report
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.

1 person found this useful Report
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.

1 person found this useful Report
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.

4 people found this useful Report
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.

2 people found this useful Report
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

2 people found this useful Report
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.

2 people found this useful Report
3 College Senior

Transportation: Miami generally lacks an efficient and dependable public transportation system. The metrorail is right across from campus, which is decent, but it typically closes around midnight. The university is small enough where public transportation on campus is unnecessary.

1 person found this useful Report
2 College Sophomore

Nightlife: Nightlife is good and bad for certain aspects of Miami. If you are looking for house parties DON'T COME to Miami, unless you join a frat 100%. The frat parties are exclusive to non frat dudes and it requires a cover charge. Nearly all of my friends elsewhere don't pay at the door of parties. Clubbing is legit, and the Grove (bars on Tues-Thurs) can be good. Ultimately if you have good connections you'll be fine here

3 people found this useful Report
1 College Sophomore

Guys & Girls: As a guy, I am obviously going to give the guys an A+. I go here. Unfortunately, the girls are not all they are cracked up to be at UM. There aren't many that are good looking, smart, and generally good people. Pick 2/3 of those virtues and you probably wouldn't be able to find many. The life of a girl (who parties a bit, at least) at UM goes as follows: the girls will all be nice and open to meeting anyone the first semester of college, then towards the end of that semester and definitely when they rush in the spring they will show bias towards guys who are in greek life. This bias towards greek guys will dictate their choices for the rest of college. GUYS: rush because (even though they won't admit it) the girls will generally only talk to guys in the fraternity that they like. I read A+ ratings on prowler back in the day, with the warning of this self-absorbed attitude thinking I'd overcome it. It is a tough thing to do. I recommend most California schools for good looking, nice girls

5 people found this useful Report
3 College Sophomore

Athletics: UM takes really good care of the Varsity teams. But because of the huge amounts of money put into the Football, Baseball, and Basketball teams there is not much money for other male sports. I believe dive is the only other varsity male sport. There is a plethora of Varsity womens sports though. The deal is that funds must match both genders, so the school doesn't look sexist (or there may be a regulation on this). Anyway, if you are a girl looking into Varsity sports you are looking in the right direction

3 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: It is there and available. I have never needed it, but what I hear it is extra time consuming to go to

1 person found this useful Report
1 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Dining: Everything is overpriced and generally unhealthy. To get off campus food you must cross US1, which is arguably the most dangerous street in the country. Add the worst licensed drivers in the country, and it is an awful situation with and without a car. Taco Rico is a decent Mexican Food fix, and Pizza is good on and around US1. Akashi is awesome sushi, but is a tad overpriced

1 person found this useful Report
4 College Senior

Health & Safety: Campus safety alerts on your phone/email is required. Hurricane warnings/evacuation notifications, flash floods, and any criminal activity on campus is provided.

13 people found this useful Report
4 College Senior

Campus Dining: great dining options besides the dining halls. They even have an on-campus bar and grill that overlooks the lake

4 people found this useful Report
3 College Senior

Athletics: Basketball and football teams get a huge turnout, Football tailgates are always a favorite

8 people found this useful Report
3 College Senior

Local Atmosphere: Safety is a concern just a block off campus grounds. Miami drivers are the worst, no one knows the rules of the road, and there its nearly always rush hour traffic. For example, downtown Miami is only 5-7 miles away but can take anywhere from 15 to 30 minutes away depending on traffic.

6 people found this useful Report
4 College Senior

Computers: Excellent, top of the line computers. With latest and greatest software.

6 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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