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Coral Gables, FL
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Tuition
$41,220
Admission Difficulty
Hard
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Reviews 1776 total reviews with an average rating of 3.7

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5 College Senior

Majors: Love Biology – As a biology major it opens so many doors into the medical world. Whether you want to be an assistant to the doctor or go back into school and become the doctor yourself. I will have the option whether i would want to do internal medicine or specialize. My goal however has always been to be a well known doctor for doing amazing things that others were incapable of when it comes to the eyes. If i could do it all over again, i wouldn't change my mind about what i want to do but how i want to go about doing it. I would have started at a younger age doing volunteer work in the field of optometry.

4 College Senior

Campus Dining: Needs Work – The dining halls need more variety and a good one too.

4 College Senior

Local Atmosphere: Parking Issues – The atmosphere is amazing for a college student. The only dilemma it carries is that where ever you go parking over $5 has to be paid, but besides that UM is located in a very convenient spot. A mall is located across the street, book stores around the corner, a starbucks in walking distance for late night studying, and even an LA fitness to stay in shape with all the midnight snacking.

3 College Senior

Facilities: The facilities are nice, however you have places such as the library that makes you feels that you are walking into a place where you should be at. If you forget or misplace your student id then you will have no luck going into the library. The student center is a good place to study but there is always something more going on than that such as activities for sororities.

3 College Senior

Academics: The registration process takes longer than you trying to get your license at the dmv plus more and that is for everything. Whether it is to make an appointment to speak to someone about classes or asking for help on options for financial aid. The workload is to much for a student who has to pay out of pocket and having to work full time to do so.

4 College Senior

Academics: Anyone with money or intelligence is accepted for the Biology on the pre-med track, which makes things interesting with how things get done. What i mean is you could be 4.0 student and some how the one with the money seems to get the better student program. The curriculum is quite difficult but not hands on, and as a pre-med student it should be.

5 Recent Alumnus

Off-Campus Dining: Duh! It's in Miami! Food options off of the UM campus are infinite. The sky's the limit! Seriously.

5 Recent Alumnus

Guys & Girls: The girls at UM are beautiful, smart, and nice. Never seen a better looking bunch in south florida.

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3 College Junior

Campus Housing: Freezing Tiny Cubical Paradise – I stayed in the freshman dorm last year and I didn't like the room to be quite honest, for it's tiny and the fire alarm went on in the middle of the night several times out of the blue. However, I did love hanging out with my floor and getting to know other freshmen. The housing department also organizes different social activities quite often, which helps new students fit in quickly. Traffic is bad in Miami so living on campus saves tons of time - though it's costly as we all know.

4 College Junior

Majors: Getting into my Sociology program was pretty easy. I didn't really face any difficulties with the program and there was no application process I simply declared my major and began to take sociology classes.

4 College Junior

Nightlife: The nightlife at UM is pretty good. There are tons of places to go. There's cocunut grove and south beach (favorites) and other awesome places to go.

4 College Junior

Computers: Reliable Computer Labs – The computers at UM are pretty good they only get crowded during finals and midterms besides that you have a pretty good chance of getting a computer. The computers are fast and the printers are good as well. Computers at the U are pretty reliable.

4 College Junior

Athletics: Sports Are HUGE – Sports are big at UM especially when it comes to football. Students get hype, crazy, and super-excited when it comes to football games. Other sports are big too but nothing trumps football at the U.

4 College Junior

Local Atmosphere: Local Flavor – Can you say multi-cultural? That is what Miami is. Lots of people from hispanic countries as well as from around the USA. UM is in affluent area. There are lots of local shopping opportunities and there is always something going on in the area.

4 College Junior

Athletics: Super Sports – The atheltics here are pretty huge here. Good facilites, fan support and school spirit.

4 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Dining: So Many to Choose from – The lobby of the residential buildings always have a bunch of menus to pick from of places that deliver. If you want to go out to eat, Sunset or the Grove have some neat places, but expect to drop $15-25.

3 College Sophomore

Weather: Hot Nice Rainy – It's sweltering hot until about September when it finally gets drier and the first coldfront rolls through. From about October to February, The weather is perfect and it's great just to sit outside on the gliders and in the grass. About March is when it starts pouring rain for days on end and I would suggest in investing in a good umbrella, raincoat and non-slip shoes/rainboots.

3 College Sophomore

Transportation: Transportation in Miami allows a student to get to any place they want whether its by metro, bus, taxi or zipcar. Buses are little inconvenient if you are going anywhere off campus; the UMiami shuttle buses are definitely helpful in getting from one side of campus to another or to the popular Sunset Place or Coconut Grove. Taxi and zipcar are definitely the quickest route to take if going to the beach or somewhere not reached by the metro or the university's shuttles. The metro is just off campus and brings you for a great rate to the major Target/Bed Bath & Beyond or the Dadeland Mall.

4 College Sophomore

Diversity: I have met a great many people while staying at the University of Miami that it could actually be one of their mottoes. Each month, there is some event going on, organized by one of the many diverse clubs. They even have a cultural week, where each day celebrates a certain region in Asia, and you are able to meet people of many different backgrounds. There is an great population of African-American, Asian, white and Hispanic students.

5 College Sophomore

Majors: Nice and Easy – It was very simple to go from undecided to Classics major. There's a form that the advisor fills out and it may take a while to show up in the system, but nothing complicated. You do change advisors (to someone in your department).
I was surprised to be accepted with an undecided major, but it turned out for the best. I would second the advice not to go in as a biology or chemistry major for premed students. The biology advising sector is so big they have upper classmen advise others and the actual professor just signs off on the forms.
The Classics department is currently small, but very personal and close. I would highly recommend it to premed students looking to be well rounded and not just another biology major.

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1 College Sophomore

Scholarships: Middle Class? Don't Expect Much – I got a merit scholarship that helped me decide to go to Miami and at the time needed little aid (loans, etc.) from the school. I used my credit union for student loans. Then my dad lost his job. It took multiple attempts for the financial aid office to realize we needed a re-evaluation. They kept asking for proof of employment or tax information we didn't have, sent repeats of some forms and forgot others. All new aid I got was in loans--no grants or scholarships. My payments will be $1000 a month if everything stays on its present course.
Also, do not expect work-study or on-campus jobs. Even the dining halls employ non-students.

3 College Sophomore

Campus Strictness: Strict Rules, No Enforcement – There are long lists of crimes and punishments that are shoved at the freshmen at every opportunity, but very few people are ever punished. On my floor at least, quiet hours and gender separation was complete ignored (there would be a guy in the bathroom if you got up later at night). School organization sponsored concerts were the worst offended for the quiet hours. Visitors were supposed to fill out a form if they stay mor than five hours and no one was supposed to spend the night. I doubt anyone followed that rule.

3 College Sophomore

Drug Safety: More Hype Than Action – With South Beach so close, people get very excited. The $140 cab ride ends that quickly so people move to drinking and bragging. Exam times are when the beer bottle and vomit start showing up in the stairways, but other than that people drink socially or in their rooms.

5 College Sophomore

Local Atmosphere: The atmosphere at Miami is great! Students love to hang out and interact and meet new people. The sporting events and Frost School of Music performances bring everyone together. Most students have a lot of school spirit.

4 College Sophomore

Campus Dining: The dining halls are okay, and sometimes the food has no variety. However, most of the time I find great meals that are very filling and the breakfast is outstanding!

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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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