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Reviews 2042 total reviews with an average rating of 3.7

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5 College Sophomore

Local Atmosphere: Miami is a wonderfully lively place with people from all over, which creates an endless variety in culture and diversity. There are plenty of things to do in your spare time there as well.

5 College Junior

Computers: We have great computers at the University of Miami. We just recently had several Apple computers installed at the Richter Library. We also just had new printers, scanners and copy machines installed at the library as well. We are constantly improving technologically. Although the library can get crowded at times, you can almost always find time to use a computer if you need it. Printing on campus is a breeze. There are printers at all the libraries and all over campus. All you need is your student ID. Also, the amount of money allotted per academic year is enough. I have never needed more money and I am a science major. However, if for some reason you ever need more money, you can always deposit money into the account.

4 College Junior

Diversity: There is wide diversity on our campus. People from many different countries are in almost all of my classes. You definitely meet a lot of interesting people with different cultures and perspectives. It makes interactions much more interesting. People are accepting of others, I have never seen someone being disrespectful of others because of their nationality. The majority of students at UM are polite and kind.

4 College Junior

Facilities: Everything is very clean, the only thing that could always be improved is the hygiene of the bathrooms. They could definitely smell better, especially the ones at the Richter Library. Apart from that, everything else is fine. All the facilities are clean and organized. There is a lot of green spaces to play and relax while reading and enjoying the sun.

4 College Sophomore

Majors: I haven't had an internship, but I do plan on getting one next summer. My main concern is the high level of competition for business internships, but the career center at the University of Miami is very helpful and they constantly have recruiters on campus.

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5 College Sophomore

Majors: The business program is a little less demanding than the math/science programs, from what I've heard. I enjoy it because there are many workshops to attend and special speakers to listen to. Most classes have an emphasis on real-world and career applications.

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4 College Sophomore

Majors: The business program is very diverse and practical, and I would do it over again if I had the opportunity. I'm not sure exactly what my career goals are, but I know I want to get into upper-level management with a focus on sales and marketing. The main concern I have about finding a job in my field is the high level of competition.

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5 College Sophomore

Majors: The process for declaring a major at UM is very simple. All I did was mark down the major I was interested in on my application, and I was admitted to the business school.

3 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: The freshman dorms are essentially the same, but they have different reputations. Hecht has the nicer lobby and faster elevators, but the rooms are essentially the same. The community bathrooms are not that bad. Eaton is a pretty anti-social dorm and is for transfers mostly. The upper classman dorms are a little nice and are suite style with your own bathroom.

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5 College Sophomore

Athletics: Even if we're not winning, Football games are the best time of the year. The school spirit is amazing and everyone has so much pride for the U. Basketball games are fun too.

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4 College Sophomore

Greek Life: I highly recommend greek life for guys because until you are 21 and can go to south beach, parties will be very difficult to get in to. For girls, its not necessary, but it is an additional way to meet new people, go to fun events, and network. Greek life also isn't super intense at Miami so theres a lot of overlap in the sororities and socializing between them. You definitely notice a lot of people with greek letters around campus, and the presence is significant.

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2 College Sophomore

Drug Safety: Drugs are probably more common at Miami then other schools, but its about who you surround yourself with. If you hang out with people who don't do drugs you probably won't see anything other then drinking and smoking.

5 College Freshman

Athletics: Football!! It's all about the U! Free tickets to all students. Free shuttles to the game.

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4 College Freshman

Diversity: Diversity at UM is topnotch. However, the numbers of students from diverse ethnic backgrounds can continue to be increased through recruitment efforts.

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3 College Junior

Athletics: The athletics are great to get into and I personally have a lot of fun with everything involved. However, fan support can be limited at times. When our teams are doing well the atmosphere on campus is unbeatable but if we're suffering it's hard to find the school spirit.

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3 College Junior

Academics: As a Biology major it is very rigorous. The work load can be very heavy and it requires very strict time management; however, when you focus on your goals and what lies ahead for you it gives you a push to keep on trying, work hard and smart and never give up.

4 College Junior

Academics: Challenging but worth it. The University of Miami has a strong alumni.

3 College Junior

Campus Strictness: The campus is pretty safe. There are emergency phones around the campus which allow a student to call the police in case of an emergency and there is also a service available for students who need to be escorted by police to their dorm or car for safety.

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3 College Junior

Scholarships: There are many scholarships available for the University of Miami; however, the school's highest paying scholarship is somewhere around $8,000 to $9,000 dollars. It is very competitive to get this particular scholarship at UM because you have to have a high GPA and strong academic performance.

4 College Junior

Computers: The computers are fast and easy to access. The library is has many computers for students to use and there are always available computers, if not, wireless Internet connection is available everywhere on campus, which makes it convenient to bring your tablet or laptop to school and have lunch while surfing the net or doing homework.

3 College Senior

Scholarships: Fin Aid Process – Its hard to reach the fin office by phone but when I go to the office they are helpful. The school is very expensive and I'm finding it hard to find money to attend but they have always been helpful to answer my questions but seem to quick to offer student loans as a solution to my balance.

4 College Senior

Academics: The couse load was fine. The professor are approachable and facility good. Remember it was you put into it that counts.

5 College Senior

Transportation: Cane Ride – Everything here seems easy... The campus buses are convient and drop off at the public transportation. The metro-rail is cheap & easy to use. Public busses are easy to use. If you need a ride to the airport its close and all forms of transportation goes there.


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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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