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Coral Gables, FL
Undergrads
9,979
Tuition
$41,220
Admission Difficulty
Hard
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3 College Sophomore

Majors: I'm a double major in marine science and biology. It is difficult and everyone has to really study hard to pull their grades but it will be worth it.

3 College Sophomore

Majors: I'm a Marine Science and Biology double major. It's been difficult and a lot of people have dropped it. I am beginning to think about going into Marine Affairs because I would rather do something with policy than research.

5 College Sophomore

Nightlife: Night life is great in Miami, it's known for it. South Beach which is in Miami Beach is the hottest spot for all the night clubs and party places.
There is also Brickell, which is a downtown that also has a number of very god night clubs that is not too far from UM campus. about 10-15 minutes driving.

3 College Sophomore

Drug Safety: A lot of students do weed. Many times you can smell it in the dorm floors. But it doesn't mean you won't have a social life if you don't do drugs. A lot of my friends don't do them and have a lot of friends and opportunities to get involved in social life.

3 College Freshman

Scholarships: They are very accommodating and because of their "Need Blind" policy, they do not provide financial aid to only those who "qualify" based on national standards

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5 College Freshman

Diversity: The campus is very diverse. I have several friends of different countries, ethnicities and religions. I learn about all different kinds of cultures, and it has been a great life experience! People are very accepting of others; I have never seen otherwise.

3 College Freshman

Campus Dining: Freshmen are required to have a meal plan. The food is best at the beginning of the semester and starts to get old towards the end. You have dining dollars to spend at other locations as part of the meal plan.

4 College Junior

Athletics: Varsity sports have a high awareness level on campus, the athletes are really looked up to. The fan base is solid, and extends fairly strongly through the alumni. The only problem is football, with its terrible season and far away stadium. Basketball is a hot sport to watch at the U now though!

5 College Freshman

Transportation: there are mannnnyy transportation options on campus to get around. very good

3 College Freshman

Campus Strictness: security is very good and alcohol is not tolerated

4 College Freshman

Academics: Top-notch teachers, but a few of them have a lot on their plate, so you might not get to see them whenever you wish. TA quality depends on the TA.

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3 College Freshman

Greek Life: Not a huge part of campus, but if you want, you can be part of a fraternity. Not all of them are just social; some are major specific (someone I know is in an engineering fraternity).

5 College Freshman

Academics: The advising for biology is very good. You can go to almost any advisor and ask them a question, and they will probably know the answer.

3 College Freshman

Campus Housing: For freshmen at least, Stanford isn't that great. The elevators don't always work, and the bathrooms aren't as clean as they should be. However, Hecht is good; everything is much nicer & cleaner there.

4 College Senior

Diversity: The campus is very diverse! The crowd is generally wealthy and party like since its Miami. I have met all sort of people of different races and economic backgrounds and they seem to adjust well. There are many Hispanics, Asians, and Middle Eastern people.

3 College Senior

Drug Safety: Alcoholi s more commonly seen and spoken about. Other drugs are not noticeable but i assume there must be students of that taste, I havnt ran into them yet.

3 College Freshman

Campus Strictness: Rules are very strict and if you are caught underage drinking or with drugs, you will get in a good amount of trouble. If you are smart about drinking, then you won't have to worry. Also RA's constantly roam the floors randomly at night so if you are loud, you will get caught.

4 College Freshman

Guys & Girls: Some stuck up girls but for the most part the girls are hot.

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3 College Freshman

Campus Dining: The dining hall isn't bad, just a little monotonous. The hours are terrible. For example, instead of being open later during exam week because everyone is up late, they took away late night dining and close at 7.

3 College Freshman

Campus Housing: The housing isn't terrible, but it's not the best. The dorms are kind of old and could use a little work.

4 College Freshman

Athletics: Our sports teams aren't necessarily the best around. But we love us some football anyways. The tailgates are awesome and the student section is always full of energy.

5 College Freshman

Weather: The weather is awesome. It's always warm so if you're from up north its paradise and if your from Florida is the norm. For example, its December 10th and it doesn't get below 70 degrees during the day.

3 College Freshman

Greek Life: Since it is miami there is obviously much more to do than frat parties, but there are still plenty of them if you don't have the money to be going to south beach every weekend. I haven't been to south beach once and I've only gone downtown about 4 times and I still have an awesome time every weekend. Favorite party of the year might possibly be the Pi-Kapp snow party.

1 College Sophomore

Diversity: It's really not as diverse as brochures tout it to be at UM. The minority groups are big enough to be noticeable, but can also be very clique-based and cold to newcomers. Not to say that all individuals are bad, but as a whole I found it incredibly disappointing to be ignored and/or shunned by people who I thought I would make connections with.

3 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: Almost all non-commuter freshmen have to live in the freshman dorms, Stanford and Hecht. There are three upperclassman dorms, but there are freshmen there too, because freshmen have to live somewhere on campus and the freshdorms always fill up with overflow. Housing's not particularly terrible, but not great either. Mediocrity sucks.

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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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