Location
Coral Gables, FL
Undergrads
9,979
Tuition
$41,220
Admission Difficulty
Hard
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Reviews 2018 total reviews with an average rating of 3.8

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5 College Sophomore

Diversity: A Mix for Everyone – Being raised in Miami, I am used to diversity of all kinds from the Caribbean and Latin America. However, I experienced culture shock when I stepped into campus. While there are some locals, the campus is flooded with all sorts of students. From those driving Maseratis to the students like myself who have an economic ford, we all share the same circle of friends. The economic diversity extends to race and religion as well. I have met people from all parts of the nation and the planet, involved in similar things. No one judges, because they are mostly focused on books and having fun in college. Everyone is accepted at the U.

1 person found this useful Report
3 College Sophomore

Campus Dining: Moms Cooking? The food is good but afterwhile you just want your moms cooking. They rotate what's being served but if you eat there alot you'll notice that. I good but nothing compares to moms good food.

1 person found this useful Report
4 College Freshman

Guys & Girls: An Attractive Bunch! The typical Miami student is fit, tan and well-dressed. A lot of the student body is affluent, so you'll see a lot of designer clothing, bags and luxury cars. A lot of guys are really hot.

5 people found this useful Report
4 College Sophomore

Facilities: Up Grades – I've just completed my sophmore year. They have added to the athletic center, which is awsome! The music library looks maybe 5 years old and the new student center opens sometime in the fall. I like the campus.

4 College Freshman

Campus Strictness: Fairly Lenient – The security, police and administration aren't out to get you. If they see you blatantly breaking the rules, they will make you face the consequences, but otherwise, they won't bother you.

5 College Sophomore

Computers: the apple computer in the music library are the BEST!! love that I can print from anywere on campus

4 College Freshman

Diversity: Ethnically Diverse – There are students of all races and ethnic backgrounds. On my way to class it is common for me to hear at least 2-3 different languages spoken.

1 person found this useful Report
4 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: I was a sophomore this year & it was my first experience living on campus. I like it alot. My roomate & I got along fine. There were plenty of dorm activities if I wanted to participate. Security was good. The distance from other buildings (cafeteria & classrooms) was fine. I was a good experience.

1 College Sophomore

Parking: The parking fee is to expensive & there is not enough parking on campus.

3 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Housing: As long as you have housemates/roommates you'll be fine finding a place within reasonable distance that won't kill you price wise, but be careful. Apartments are available close by but they aren't always the most luxurious places. You have to remember that UM is located in Coral Gables, which is a veryyy expensive area to live in. A lot of people move a little farther away to save money and find something comfortable.

5 College Sophomore

Athletics: It's All About the U – Miami takes enormous pride in our athletics, we have a ridiculous gym and the sporting facilities are amazing. We share a football stadium with an NFL team, it's definitely nice. Even though the stadium isn't on campus the school provides coach buses for the students. The BUC is awesome too.

1 person found this useful Report
4 College Sophomore

Nightlife: Welcome to Miami – There are so many places to go in the city and all around. The school holds events all the time too, but there are always art festivals and big name performers in the clubs and what not. There is always something to do in Miami.

1 person found this useful Report
4 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: The off campus dining is good but you need a car to get to most of the places.

1 person found this useful Report
3 College Student

Greek Life: University of Miami is located in, Miami. Enough said. The Greek life cannot compete with Miami day and night life although it does contribute with events and activities throughout the year however, nothing too special or "worth it" in my own opinion.

1 person found this useful Report
4 College Student

Weather: The weather is ideal, raining mostly during the summer when classes aren't in, and breezy/cloudy and sunny during the rest of the year. Classes are only 10 minutes away on campus by walking, no more, and there is plenty of cover to walk under in the event of rain however, rain isn't no common occurrence. The campus is lively and students are always walking around outside and gather under the palm trees in the atrium.

2 people found this useful Report
4 College Student

Transportation: The metro and a bus take you to Miami airport, and the metro and the Tri-rail takes you to Ft. Lauderdale airport. Check for the cheapest flights. Campus has a great, free shuttle to get around. Honestly, except for the airport, you can walk to groceries, stores, restaurants, bars, etc. no problem. The school even provides free shuttles to Coconut Grove, the major bar spot, Thursday-Saturday nights. The weekend has free shuttles to the grocery store and Sunset Mall nearby. Miami really does a great job of taking care of its own students so a car isn't needed. There is also a free shuttle to the Medical school campus and Rosenstiel School of Marine Science, just check the times. A lot of clubs set up beach days, etc. with transportation, and friends with cars are great, too, just throw in some gas money.
Miami only had one metro line, which could definitely use a few additions. It is reliable, though, to the time table. To be fair, there are a lot of bus lines which will take you anywhere you want to go. I had friends with cars freshman year and a car starting sophomore year, so didn't have any transportation issues. Learn alternate routes to avoid US 1 traffic. Miami is a great city with lots to offer, so enjoy!

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4 College Student

Off-Campus Dining: All of the Options of a Major City! The Miami campus has enough food options to be content on campus. For more variety, head off campus. Being near a city, there are innumerable great dining options everywhere. Obviously delicious Cuban food, and all sorts of international and American varieties. The nearby restaurant tend to offer Miami student discounts, so keep a lookout. Some places can be a little further and need a car or metro, since we are in a city, but a lot are walking distance, too! Ask around for the best places. You can easily enjoy top dining, and pay the price, but there are a lot of affordable options, too.

1 person found this useful Report
5 College Student

Overall Experience: Pretty Good – I've an upcoming freshemen. It's not a traditional campus, but it's for me. Play hard and work hard. Make friends, explore the world, and at the same time keep up the academics.

1 person found this useful Report
4 College Senior

Nightlife: Academics is a first priority, especially when you are focused on your future. When you mCoconut Groove is the place to be, when you are of age. There is campus transportation to and from Coconut groove thoughout the night providing safe transportation for students. There is also downtown Miami, South Beach, Hardrock Hotel &Casino, and also downtown Ft. Lauderdale which all provide and exceptional nightlife. As far as underage, ladies get an exemption at some spots when being under 21 whereas guy do not. There are off campus house parties as well, if you find out the details.

1 person found this useful Report
5 College Senior

Overall Experience: The University of Miami is an accredited university that is ranked among one the best university to attend. They are also a leading schoo in Law studies, medical studies, and many other majors. I have a learned a great deal and would recommend it to anyone. If you are looking for a diverse campus which offers culture, academics, sports, social life, and overall acceptance and advancement, attend the University of Miami.

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5 College Senior

Off-Campus Dining: Food and dining are just small parts that make up Miami. Restaurants are all over Miami and they offer cuisine from all over the world. Just outside of campus there are pizza shops, restaurants that offer cuisine from around the world, and supermarkets. Also, there are well known spots such as chipotle, Starbucks, and Dominoes. Within minutes are malls with restaurants, which can be reach by car or campus transportation (the school has a bus service that takes students to popular locations off campus). The prices are affordable

1 person found this useful Report
5 College Junior

Academics: UM is number 38 in the nation for a reason, it's rigorous! We work hard here, even though some may still refer to us as "Suntan U". Professors push you but it's nice to see they care for your success. Advising is actually helpful here. Classes do fill up rather fast but you still get what you need to graduate in the typical 4 years without any problems.

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3 College Junior

Computers: Easily Accessible – There is WiFi throughout campus which is awesome and there are also plenty of computers throughout campus. The nicest part is printing is free! You get a certain number of prints per semester and it is extremely unlikely you will run out. You can print from anywhere on campus, go to a printer, swipe your student ID and your document you sent to a printer is ready! You can even do this from your own computer not just a UM network computer, if you install the software!

5 College Junior

Scholarships: Barely Have to Ask! Although I'm sure there are mixed reviews on this, UM is great with scholarships. Most people I have talked to have openly said they have received a scholarship, and not just loans. I received a scholarship without even having to apply (This may be because I came in as a transfer though, I'm not 100% positive!). The school wants you to succeed and understands it is expensive but they are willing to help you in any way possible from what I have experienced.

1 person found this useful Report
5 College Junior

Majors: Professors Genuinely Care – I transferred to UM my junior year and have had the opportunity to see professors at two schools now. I thought the professors at my previous school were great, but they do not even compare to UM. Professors truly want their students to succeed, especially my psychology professors I have known. They are all very accomplished and can help you make networking contacts too! They know what they are talking about and are always there to help you.

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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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