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Reviews 1776 total reviews with an average rating of 3.7

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4 College Sophomore

Campus Dining: Many Things to Eat – There are I believe two large dining halls where you can use your meal plan and they have a variety of food from fast foods to healthy food. They have a smoothie spot, Wendy's, Subway's, a Starbucks, etc. At those places, you are able to use your flex dollars.

4 College Sophomore

Computers: Also Places Available for Computer Use – Their are many places around campus where you can access the computers. The wireless is good and guests are also able to log on. There is also a Starbucks of campus where you are able you use your personal laptops and access their wifi.

5 College Sophomore

Academics: Variety of Assistance and Resources When Choosing Classes – The University of Miami offers a large amount of different majors and course offerings. I came to this school because of its academics and its well known School of Medicine. The Advisors are always there to take appointments or walk-ins when you have a question with academics or scheduling. I was personally given an appointment to see an advisor before I was able to chose my classes which was extremely helpful because she led me in the right track and made sure I was taking classes I needed to take.

4 College Junior

Majors: Intense, but Worth the Work – As an aerospace engineer, you work intensively. You're always busy. But instead of mundane bookwork, you are actually using tools and learning about techniques and subjects that actually pertain directly to what you want to do as a career.

4 College Junior

Academics: Intense, but Worth the Work – Although being an Aerospace Engineer sounds like a workload, it really isn't. The professors do tailor to each other's classes and try to accommodate you with the best times for quizzes, tests, projects, etc. Getting to know them on a personal level makes you realize that they truly want you to know and understand your subjects like the back of your hand.

4 College Junior

Local Atmosphere: Party City – Miami is a culture shock. Living in the heart of it exposes everyone on campus to many cultures and many people from different walks of life. From insane drivers to hilarious random people that you meet in the streets, being in Miami is nothing like you can imagine. Movies will never do Miami justice.

4 College Junior

Academics: This is a great school, with small classes and a powerful degree in South Florida.

4 College Junior

Local Atmosphere: Its a diverse city with great weather, and beautiful beaches. The campus is in Coral Gab,les, and its very centralized, theres always something to do.

3 College Sophomore

Academics: there are about 6 other english majors in my year and they are all girls. when i tell people what i major in (mostly everyone is a bio or business major) they seems painfully unenthused and comment on my job options. to be honest the arts aren't exactly celebrated majors here but my teachers are great

4 College Sophomore

Local Atmosphere: Learn Spanish – miami is great there's so much to do both during the day and at night. In order to see any of it you need either a large surplus of money to spend on taxi fare or your own car (you will need a lot of money where ever you go any because its super expensive) UM tries to supply transportation but its a pain. the biggest attraction is obviously south beach but there is so much more than that just make sure to KNOW WHERE YOU ARE GOING before you set off. If you decide to be adventurous you could end up in "historic" Liberty City (historic for the black riots in the 80s) or Ghouls and end up dead. be careful always. i see a lot of kids coming from out of state who have no idea how dangerous it is over here

4 Recent Alumnus

Academics: Plenty to Choose from – There are several different programs from which to choose. The professors are great and the classes are interesting

5 Recent Alumnus

Local Atmosphere: Never a Dull Moment – Miami is definitely always buzzing. There is always something to do: attractions, shopping, the beach, hundreds of bars, restaurants and clubs which are open until 5 am and even 24 hours a day. Try not to find something exciting to do. I dare you

3 College Sophomore

Local Atmosphere: Always Happening – Whether you want to go clubbing in South Beach, go to a bar in the grove, or just hang out on the beautiful campus there is always something to do. Although it is sometimes difficult to get to SB there you can almost always find a ride.

3 College Sophomore

Campus Dining: There is a nice variety of food at the food court. Ranging from sushi to salad bar and everything in between.

4 College Sophomore

Computers: Network Reliability – The reliability of the network on campus is nearly perfect. There are some issues once in a while, whoever, they are rare.

4 College Sophomore

Campus Strictness: Strict but Fair – UM students are made to fully understand all policies (including academic) and the consequences of violating them. The rules are just and consequences include academic probation for a 1st time offense. There is an Honor Council for students caught cheating.

3 College Sophomore

Drug Safety: Strict Drug Policy but Still Present – The school police are very strict on alcohol and drug use, but they admit that illegal substances are still present on campus. Encounters with drugs depend on the social scene you have. I have seen students drinking and have heard of some doing drugs, but it's easy not to get involved with it.

4 College Sophomore

Academics: Geared Toward a Successful Experience – I'm a double major in biology and ecosystem science in the College of Arts and Science at UM. There are many medical, research, and environmental opportunities open to me in both programs. The academic level is high, but the professors are very open and helpful to all students. With an undergraduate research program and a career center, students can find internships and professor-led research. Throughout the year, academic and social events are held to broaden a student's experience. One of UM's most helpful tools is the free tutoring program open to all students.

3 College Senior

Diversity: University of Miami diversity varies; racially it's not very diverse nor economically. However, it's diverse in the sense of religion and sexual orientation.

4 College Senior

Guys & Girls: Students are mostly preppy.. losts of blond, southern gentlemen

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4 College Senior

Academics: Workload ! You must be willing to do assigned reading !! Proff. are well prepared, so they expect the same from students . They are also willing to help, as long as they see the student is also interested

5 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: Totally Safe – Students receive text messages from the campus PD if there is any suspicious activity on campus so we are always aware of what is going on.

5 College Sophomore

Facilities: U of Miami – Great school, very diverse, and nice staff. Everything you can dream of.

3 College Sophomore

Transportation: Easy to get around but always better to have own transportation.

3 College Sophomore

Greek Life: It is diverse. I plan to join it someday but from what I hear.... the parties arethe best.

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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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