Location
Coral Gables, FL
Undergrads
9,979
Tuition
$41,220
Admission Difficulty
Hard
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Reviews 2018 total reviews with an average rating of 3.8

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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
3 College Senior

Health & Safety: Very safe campus. Less issues on campus, just surrounding areas have seen rise in thefts, homicide and other crimes.

1 person found this useful Report
2 College Senior

Off-Campus Housing: There is a database where local owners can put there listings in, but this is not know to the community surrounding the area.

1 person found this useful Report
4 College Freshman

Guys & Girls: You'll find all sorts of guys at UM: city boys, ravers, foreigners. The girls are diverse, as well. They are incredibly hot, for the most part.

12 people found this useful Report
3 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: The dorms at U Miami are pretty good. Freshman are more isolated from the rest of the campus, but I think it helps to get to know other freshmen. The other dorms are mostly occupied by sophomores and juniors, and are very close to where most classes are. There are two dining halls, one next to the freshmen dorms and one next to two of the other dorms. The last dorm is kind of in the middle. The University Village is an option for upperclassmen, which are the on-campus apartments. There are also off-campus apartments nearby.

5 people found this useful Report
3 College Sophomore

Drug Safety: Most people just drink, although you can find people who smoke if you look a little harder. Our campus just went smoke-free, but there are still safe sections on campus to smoke at, and some people just smoke in their rooms, as long as their roommates are cool with it. Drinking is easy, it can be done anywhere and everywhere.

1 person found this useful Report
5 College Sophomore

Guys & Girls: The guys and girls at UM are extremely good looking. Sometimes their personalities are insufferable, but they're always nice to look at. It makes normal-looking people feel very unattractive.

9 people found this useful Report
4 College Sophomore

Academics: I'm studying film, english, and education, so I find my classes very manageable. The professors are very helpful and understanding, and I don't find myself stressed out most of the time. I still find the material interesting and challenging, but never overwhelming. The students who come to U Miami are very driven on their own, so the professors (for the most part) aren't too hard.

3 people found this useful Report
4 College Sophomore

Weather: Sunny and warm all the time, but it can be humid. When it rains it happens for a few minutes and stops, so it never ruins the day. Have yet to experience a hurricane.

3 people found this useful Report
4 College Sophomore

Nightlife: There is always a club to go to or a frat/house party happening. The majority of students only go out on the weekends and many go out on Thursdays as well. A shuttle brings students to Coconut Grove where that are many bars and clubs as well as a hookah bar. Freshmen will have to take taxis or find an upperclassman to get to house or frat parties. Sometimes they are in walking distance though.

3 College Sophomore

Parking: The parking at the University can be quite confusing to those who don't quite understand how the zone coloring works. For example, you must have a green permit to park in the green zones, etc. There is more than enough parking spots on campus. However, the zones that are closest to the classrooms usually get bought very fast.

4 College Sophomore

Drug Safety: The University of Miami is very active in keeping the campus as drug free as possible. The campus staff works along with the University of Miami police department to eliminate the dangers of drugs. Because of this, there is not much of a drug scene. The most people usually do are drink and smoke. Additionally, for those who make the mistake of getting caught with drugs, the police department works with you to keep you out of prison but still makes sure that you learn your lesson.

4 College Sophomore

Weather: Miami is known for its sunny weather and beautiful scenery. The only downside is the unpredictability of the rain so I would suggest to always keep an umbrella handy. It can become pretty hot and humid around summer time, but who doesn't love being able to wear a tank top and shorts. Spring time at the University is absolutely beautiful.

3 College Sophomore

Nightlife: There isn't much house parties throughout the year. The ones that are thrown and open to the public are very fun. Being in miami there is tons to do at night from the local clubs and bars to heading down to south beach. However, your options do become limited if you are under 21. Overall, there is almost always something to do.

3 people found this useful Report
3 College Sophomore

Campus Dining: The dining hall offers a good variety during any specific day. However, the day to day menus can become a bit mundane and repetitive. Late night dining comes in handy and there is a stocked convenience store that is open very late.

1 person found this useful Report
5 College Sophomore

Academics: I enrolled with the University of Miami in their Culinary program at the Art Institute of Tampa. After searching other colleges like Keiser or La Cordon Bleu, I felt the Art Institute had the best culinary program for me.
One of the colleges I mentioned does a lot of online teaching..which there is no problem with that except for the fact I want to learn cooking hands on. The Chefs are amazing, the campus is great. The Administration and Student Affairs personnel are always pleasant and eager to help. I love it!

5 College Sophomore

Academics: I'm in the Culinary program and going for a BA in nutrition and I LOVE it! The Chefs that teach the program are like family with the students. The program has job fairs with local restaurants and catering companies so you can get to know and work with some of the prominent companies in your neighborhood. I never feel stressed...I enjoy what I am learning!

3 College Sophomore

Nightlife: Since I am only 18 going on 19..nightlife for me is pretty much house parties. This works well for me since I don't really approve of alcohol or drugs.

1 person found this useful Report
5 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: I look forward to school everyday. Safety in no issue..security is pretty tight. Very clean and fun filled Campus

1 person found this useful Report
4 College Sophomore

Nightlife: So much to do! From frat parties, to bars, to South Beach clubs. It is, however, hard to get into places in Miami if you are not 21.

1 person found this useful Report
3 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: Great staff, fun organized events. The lottery system is difficult for upperclassmen and the dorm rooms are pretty small.

1 person found this useful Report
3 College Sophomore

Drug Safety: If you want to drink or use drugs, they are available. However, the school (especially in the freshman dorms) is very strict on its alcohol and drug policies, so if you get caught, you will be in big trouble.

Not all students partake in this and you will not be left out if you do not.

3 College Sophomore

Campus Dining: Dining Hall- Variety of options, bearable hours, yet sometimes gets too monotonous.
Freshmen are forced to buy a meal plan.

Campus food court- great selections, reasonably priced

On-campus restaurant (Rathskellar)- fun atmosphere, greasy delicious food, and yummy alcoholic beverages (if you are 21+!!)

1 person 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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