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Reviews 1776 total reviews with an average rating of 3.7

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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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5 College Freshman

Local Atmosphere: There is no better place to live, work, and go to school than in Miami. There are so many things to get into, the weekends especially.

4 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: I love off-campus dining options, because the dining hall food gets extremely repetitive.

5 College Freshman

Diversity: I have met students from all over the world, and you hear so many languages on campus, it's crazy!

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3 College Freshman

Athletics: Athletics are a nice break away from academics, and the football games are always packed!

5 College Sophomore

Local Atmosphere: You get all the benefits of a big city such as pro sports, cultural events, public transportation, and of course the beach

4 College Freshman

Majors: my bio major has been difficult but very educational. the teachers have worked hard to provide me with real understanding.

5 College Freshman

Majors: been great
friendly professors, great people who have been real friends, and a beautiful city with beautiful weather

5 College Junior

Weather: It's south florida!! The weather in Miami is the best in the country

4 College Junior

Facilities: The campus is a good mix between old and new. There are some new dorms and a new student center opening 2013.

4 College Junior

Academics: They make it simple. Eveything is online. The people at registration are there to help you thru the process. Popular study areas are the library & dorm.

3 College Freshman

Campus Housing: freshmen dorms aren't great but the experience is. you'll make plenty of friends as long as you don't lock yourself in your room.

4 College Junior

Diversity: Overall the student body is very diverse. There is people from different countries around the world. Clubs and organizations exist for most of the countries, political beliefs and religion that anybody can join no matter their background (and they also can join more than one). There are very few challenges to confront in regard to racial diversity or economic background. The idea is to make friends and learn from each other.

4 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: There are a lot of options for dinning. You have sunset really close by with nice restaurants as well as cocowalk. If you are willing to go to a little farther Miami Beach has many great restaurants.

4 College Freshman

Local Atmosphere: I love Miami, it has students but also a great social life. It also has culture with art basel and many gardens to visit.


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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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