Location
Coral Gables, FL
Undergrads
9,979
Tuition
$41,220
Admission Difficulty
Hard
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Reviews 1765 total reviews with an average rating of 3.7

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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!

3 people found this useful Report
5 College Sophomore

Diversity: University of Miami prides itself in diversity. Its amazing how many different people you meet and cultures/ideas/backgrounds/orientations/affiliations you learn about first hand while here.

1 person found this useful Report
4 College Sophomore

Local Atmosphere: Miami is an amazing place to be. There is always something going on in the community and a lot of the time UM will help you get there!

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4 College Sophomore

Athletics: I played on intramural volleyball and we got just as competitive as the varsity teams!

1 person found this useful Report
4 College Sophomore

Campus Strictness: It is a very relaxed campus, but at the same time I always feel safe.

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3 College Sophomore

Greek Life: The Greek life on campus is pretty good. The sororities and fraternities are always having events, but you don't always have to be a member to go to them (unless it's a mixer). And the sororities and not all fraternities get special housing.

2 people found this useful Report
4 College Sophomore

Nightlife: I am not an extreme partier, but if that's your thing then thus us the place to be! If not, like me, there's still a ton of fun stuff to do, any time of day.

2 people found this useful Report
4 College Sophomore

Transportation: The public transportation is very convenient and usually on time. If you plan ahead you can usually get anywhere in the city relatively cheaply.

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3 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: You pay for the convenience, not the space!

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4 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Housing: I personally like off campus housing in the Coral Gables area. Living on campus, you don't get to really see the city you live in! Of course it is Miami, so there are good and bad areas and some times things can be pretty pricey (compared to what you may be used to), but its not too hard to work out the kinks and it's totally worth it in the end.

4 College Sophomore

Majors: Some majors are more difficult to get into then others, such as marine science. What admissions officers value is breadth of experience, grades, and interest - I had slightly above-average grades, decent ACT scores, and lots of leadership experience, but I think what stood out a lot was that I had taken the time to go to the school's regional info sessions and traveled to take a tour of campus. The school wants to know the people they offer acceptances to will enroll, so showing interest is huge!

4 people found this useful Report
4 College Sophomore

Majors: The Marketing department is pretty good, there are some great professors! I am in the BSBA program, which is the more rigorous degree option. I am not a huge fan of the structure, and if I could do it again I may have stuck with the regular BBA because the required statistics-heavy courses of the BSBA do not interest me at all.

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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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