Coral Gables, FL
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Reviews 1776 total reviews with an average rating of 3.7

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5 College Student

Diversity: We are the most diverse campus in the United States, and we are very proud of it! Just look around and you won't see a majority, or minority.

3 College Student

Scholarships: They give a lot for achedemics for incoming freshmen, but nothing outside that

4 College Student

Athletics: Club sports have priority over intramurals. People only care about football, and title 9 screwed us out of almost all varsity men's sports.

2 College Student

Transportation: The school only cares about on campus, you can spen $30 on a cab to the airport and they don't care

3 College Student

Drug Safety: The campus police just need to look. Also, with a "smoke free" campus, it's no where close

1 College Student

Greek Life: No sorority housing, guys are mean and exclusive

4 College Junior

Health & Safety: Campus security is very good about notifying people whenever an issue occurs and provides pictures of offenders so you can be on the look-out.

3 College Junior

Off-Campus Housing: If you want to live near campus expect to pay top $ as it is very expensive to live in Coral Gables. Also, there is a high demand for off-campus housing so people bid higher than list price on apartment rentals.

3 College Junior

Greek Life: I am not interested in this topic so haven't really looked into it much. Seems to be that if you're into Greek life, it is available. Those who do like it, those who don't really don't pay it any attention.

3 College Junior

Campus Housing: I don't live on campus but my friends who do say that it is pretty good.

4 College Junior

Campus Strictness: Campus police are very visible. Better make sure you have your student ID with you at all times.

4 College Junior

Transportation: The school shuttle system is convenient but slow. The metro is directly across the street and bus service is right there as well.

4 College Junior

Local Atmosphere: Miami, especially the Coral Gables area, is all about the U!

3 College Junior

Computers: The network tends to get very slow during the peak busy times of day.

4 College Junior

Diversity: All of the students I've met are extremely tolerant of others regardless of gender, race, ethnicity, religious beliefs, and socioeconomic status.

3 College Junior

Nightlife: There are a lot of different events to go to for night life at school.

3 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: Decent restaurants walking distance from campus but a little difficult to get to without a car

5 College Freshman

Weather: Perfect weather for the majority of the year, but can get unbearably humid

4 College Freshman

Diversity: Pretty diverse you'll meet all kinds of people from everywhere

3 College Freshman

Scholarships: Could have used more financial aid than they offered

5 College Freshman

Local Atmosphere: Miami is really diverse, and there's something for everyone.

4 College Freshman

Nightlife: Always something to do, but it helps a lot if you have an ID

3 College Freshman

Drug Safety: Not difficult at all to get your hands on drugs or alcohol

4 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Dining: The off campus dining at UM is AMAZING...if you can afford it.

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5 College Sophomore

Academics: I love being a RSMAS student! who else can say that they get a free bus ride to Biscayne Bay every week to go to class. The faculty and staff and always helpful and the classes and research are some of the best in the country, if not the world!

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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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