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Reviews 2018 total reviews with an average rating of 3.8

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4 College Senior

Majors: Love It – I am a pre-med student so by majoring in Chemistry it has allowed me to stick to the sciences without having to do a Bio major. UM gives you an enormous amount of flexibility when it comes to Pre-Med studies. I will feel very prepared entering into medical school, and I don't really have any concerns because the medical field is in high demand.

4 College Senior

Majors: Not Bad at All – Becoming a Chemistry major was flawless. Because I was already in the College of Arts and Sciences, it was easy to switch majors. There was no special application process, I just changed at the end of my sophomore year because I found my passion through quality teaching.

4 College Senior

Majors: The U Helps You – As long as you make use of Toppel, they will help you with any interships you need. They have tons of workshops available and internship/job fairs. As a matter of fact, UM students are known to place quickly in their future careers because job seekers know that UM has a rigorous program.

3 College Senior

Greek Life: Pretty Good – The greek life is there for parties, and dominates slightly.

3 College Senior

Parking: the parking in the red and yellow zones are a nightmare. You need to get at least 30 min before your class to find a spot. However, I would recommed get the green zone parking with has a discount, Also, the car is an garage you wont get door hits and there is always space. It may be the farthest garage, but you can use the shuttle which pass by every 5 min

4 College Senior

Athletics: Get Involve – Oe fact that I really like of University of Miami is the Orientation days, and the Canefest. In these events you can get involve with different groups, frats and organization including sports activities. UM is very active and almost every week is an activity going on. The activity that I like the most is the Football games at the Sunlife stadium. You must go to one of them!!!!

5 College Senior

Local Atmosphere: Sunshine State – Miami is a great city with lots to offer. First, during the entire year you are able to go to the beach which is like 30 min from campus. Also, this city is well know for its variety in cultures which allows to understand and learn more about different customs, religion, people and more. Miami also offer a wide options to go out dinner. You can find very nice and cheap places to enjoy a good meal

3 College Sophomore

Academics: Above Average – The professors I've had so far are better than average, and the curriculum forces you to be organized and hard-working.

3 College Sophomore

Facilities: The student life on campus is a little underwhelming. The social scene is found in the city of Miami more so than the university.

4 College Sophomore

Facilities: Career Center – At the university of miami, we started a program called the Toppel Career Center. Basically, it is a program that helps you start a business right out of college and gives you tips about the benefits and costs of starting a business.

3 College Sophomore

Weather: Usually Great – Sometimes it gets too warm and humid, but overall, the weather is quite good.

4 College Senior

Nightlife: Close to Campus – Nightlife around campus is great. There is always a place for students who are 21 older and younger. For example, Coconut groove is a a nice place to get dinner and enjoy some beers and talk with peers. However, for younger students there is allways night activities around campus like house parties which ae free and you do not have to pay for transportation.

5 College Junior

Campus Housing: I really enjoyed the fact that all upcomming Freshmen have their own housing (which is conveniently located near the dinning areas and centrally located in the school). They also have a great variety of other types of housing and they all have 24 hr security. Juniors and Seniors also have the opportunity to move to the University Villas which are nice apartments conveniently located near the school (and also have a bus that comes by and take you to the main campus).

5 College Junior

Overall Experience: Great Cultural Diversity! The University of Miami is a Great school! I love the great multicultural environment and the overall experience of being in this great university!

4 College Senior

Nightlife: If your 21, know a lot of girls, and have a car or know how to get around using the Miami-Dade transit, then this is party central and there is no way you will not have a good time in Miami. There is Coconut Groove, Downtown Miami and then South Beach. Specifically in that order is how night life rated from average to good to great. The only catch is that Downtown Miami and South Beach are further away, but not that far away (less than a hour depending on your means of transportation, the route you take, and the day you go because traffic can severely affect your journey). As for on-campus partying, you have to know where to go and have the right connections. For a frat party, you need to know an inside guy, get some girls, and be attractive or cool. Other parties, such as University Village parties depend on who is hosting it. So there is a vast amount of places to go and if you know people, know where to go, have a means of transportation, love to drink and dance, are 21, and still want to study hard then this is the place to be. I am not sure about people under 21 because I just transferred here last semester and was already 21, so that why I give it an A and not an A+ because I am sure it is not as easy to party when you are under 21, but if you are 21 you will need money, girls, and connections.

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3 College Senior

Computers: Depends on the Time – During finals and mid-terms, you have to either get up early before rush hour to get a computer or wait late into the night when people leave to party or rest. And if you do get a computer you have to mark your territory somehow, because people will take your chair, log off your computer or even take your stuff. The library has the most computers on campus, but most of them are on the first floor and easily get crowded on busy days and busy time periods such as finals. Although there are many other places on campus with computers, especially in residential dorms, University Village computer labs, and in the student center, the atmosphere is very "closed in" and the computer are slower for some reason. Thus, it is harder to get work done. Overall, there are many computers all around campus and computer use is great during normal periods, but during finals and mid-terms it is a madhouse, so you'd purchase a laptop if you haven't already.

2 College Senior

Campus Strictness: Not So Strict – This school is not very strict. However, since I've never gotten into trouble I wouldn't really know any punishments they dish out. They have policemen paroling the college on foot and behind the wheel, so you will be safe. However, the further away you are from the college the less safe you are. Their have been many incidents of theft, robbery, sexual harassment and other violations near or even on campus. As for academic policies, not very strict at all. Parties with underage drinking will get busted if there are a lot of people attending. However, if you are of age and have connections, then the party life is paradise.

3 College Senior

Scholarships: Kind of Iffy. They're good at giving you scholarships at first, but they'll make it IMPOSSIBLE for you to keep them. Getting them back is undoable as well.

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5 College Senior

Local Atmosphere: Miami Is Amazing – Miami is an incredible city, period. We have an amazing community and so many things to do. If you have any doubts about Miami then you really have no idea what's going on. The city is huge, we have beaches, museums, clubs, parks, and everything you'd want to do all rolled into one.

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5 College Senior

Athletics: It's Good to Be a Miami Hurricane! University of Miami sports have been around for so long and the students, faculty, alumni, and other community members all become involved in UM sports. We are a nationally known school and team with such spirit from fans that it extends the love even further.

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4 College Freshman

Scholarships: University Scholarship and Miami Grant – Just by sending in my application I became eligible for U Miami scholarships. With a weighted GPA of 3.78, an unweighted GPA of 3.54, and an SAT score of 2010 (Math: 640, Reading: 700, Writing: 670), I received 24K for the University Scholarship and a grant of 4K. The University Scholarship is renewable with a GPA of 3.0 or higher for all 4 years and through grad school if you can maintain it. It is revoked with a 2.7 or lower and it goes under "review" for GPAs in between 2.7 and 3.0.

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5 College Junior

Guys & Girls: Very sociable and helpful. Dress appropriately. Have different interests

4 College Junior

Weather: There are a lot of areas where you can avoid nasty weather

5 College Junior

Health & Safety: Very Safe – I acutally feel very safe in this school. They have cops in different areas of the school to protect us when we are in need. There are cameras just incase of any thiefs. Pretty good Safety zone

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1 College Senior

Scholarships: Very Exclusive and Hard to Get – You get very little financial aid and the scholarships are extremely biased meaning that if you not Hispanic and not from Florida you'll have a hard time getting subsized. Maybe its just me.


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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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