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Reviews 1776 total reviews with an average rating of 3.7

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5 College Senior

Off-Campus Dining: There are a lot of restaurants around and a huge variety as well.

3 College Sophomore

Scholarships: I got a few scholarships at UM, but in order to keep them or get more you have to really make sure that your grades are on point.

4 College Sophomore

Computers: People have there own laptops, but there are a lot of computers in the library that are really easy to access and very easy to use.

4 College Sophomore

Weather: Most of the time the weather is awesome! I love how warm and sunny it is. But I would suggest that if you want to see snow or even want to be in some cold weather that you not apply here, just because the coldest it's ever gotten is 50 degrees. That only lasted for a day though. Also, during August and September it is pretty humid, so beware of that.

4 College Junior

Computers: Many different computer labs for different types of projects and many technicians available to help-out, specially during finals.

4 College Junior

Campus Strictness: It's pretty chill, and with the right information and/guidance you can pretty much do anything is school and get support.

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4 College Junior

Local Atmosphere: Again, It's Miami! There's always something to do or a place to be! Live music, movies, dancing, trivia, walking around, great dining!! And there are lots of students so locals love us and try to make our stay/visit a great one!

5 College Junior

Diversity: It's Miami! There's people from everywhere in the world, hence different cultural backgrounds, ethnicities, religion, sexual orientation, etc.

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4 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: I feel incredibly safe on my campus and there are extremely few incidences or scares.

College Sophomore

Majors: I haven't had an internship but my friends that have are very satisfied. I know the school has a program that will help you find an internship easily.

4 College Sophomore

Majors: I am very happy with my program and the classes I am taking for it. I think that I am being properly prepared for any science future and I know that I have support from the faculty at my school.

4 College Sophomore

Majors: So far I'm really enjoying all of my classes and extracurricular activities that are offered to me with my major.

3 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: The dorms feel a little bit like jail cells because they are hurricane proof, but the atmosphere is fun and welcoming.

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3 College Senior

Campus Dining: The food court is quite small but the choices that are available are good. There is a restaurant thats serves alcohol thats pretty good as well. If you live in the dorms ive heard the food is alright

4 College Senior

Guys & Girls: the boys on campus are generally chill and in my degree ive had many classes with good looking creative types. When it comes to girls some can be on the snobby side and many come from families with money. But i have met many sweet people

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5 College Senior

Diversity: there is a vast amount of ethnicities displayed on campus that is evident from the moment you step on the grounds

4 College Sophomore

Campus Dining: The food court has a variety of places to eat from wendy's to salad bars to mini restaurants. If you want more there are restaurants right outside of campus.

4 College Sophomore

Weather: The weather is most of the time sunny and warm. Good time to go outside and enjoy the fresh air or have a peaceful run.

5 College Junior

Weather: Miami is the most beautiful place to go to school. The sunny weather never fails to put you in a wonderful mood. Students utilize the campus more because the weather is always warm. At any time you will find students sunbathing on the intramural fields, laying by the campus pool, or studying on The Green outside of the library.

5 College Junior

Majors: I was able to easily switch into the business school before even starting as a freshman. I was able to reach the dean of my school directly, discuss my options and then declare my major even before setting foot on campus. I believe as long as you have the grades and standardized test scores required, it is an easy process.

5 College Junior

Majors: I couldn't be happier being a Business Law major in the School of Business. Although the course load is difficult at time, since you are required to take a variety of business related courses (accounting, finance, statistics, etc), all the classes are applicable to life. After graduating I plan on attending Law School, and I feel that I will be prepared after studying Business Law at UM. I have been exposed to legal concepts that allowed me to decide whether or not the pre-law path was the right one for me.

4 College Sophomore

Academics: UM is one of the top 50 schools in the country so yeah there academics are great. Some of the top people in their professions work there as professors.

4 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: I've never had any problems but its only been a year. The campus is really safe and basic common sense makes it safer. Don't leave doors unlocked or room unattended for extended periods of time, lock away valuable,etc.

2 Recent Alumnus

Off-Campus Housing: Since Miami is a city area it is pretty difficult to find off campus housing. UM's dorms and upperclassmen housing is very expensive, so it's better to find something off campus. But it's difficult to even find a place because Miami realty goes so fast and landlords are hesitant to rent to students. Plus parking in Miami is usually a nightmare, so finding parking for all roommates is also difficult. And most places in the area close to school are pretty expensive because its a residential area. But since it's residential it is pretty safe if you go into the nicer areas.

3 Recent Alumnus

Health & Safety: The campus at UM is pretty safe. There are campus police, security in the dorms, and emergency phones all over campus. But at night walking back from the library can sometimes make you uneasy if you live in the upperclassmen University Village (it's a far walk). Also, there seems to be security notices often about campus threats. The school does notify the students, but it's usually delayed and sometimes it can have the opposite effect than what was intended. Petty things are reported but then it makes it seem as though there is a higher amount of crime on the campus.


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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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