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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4 College Sophomore

Local Atmosphere: University of Miami is right in the middle of Coral Gables, so students are right in front of Sunset Mall and can take a shuttle to Cocowalk. The beach and downtown are approximately 25 minutes from campus.

3 College Sophomore

Parking: In my opinion, the cost of permits at UM is very high. Ticket fines are reasonable, and are imposed rather often. As a commuter, it seems necessary to have a car on campus.

3 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: UM is very safe in the fact that students receive alerts through e-mail and by phone about possible nearby threats to the campus.

3 College Sophomore

Guys & Girls: Personally, many of the girls at UM are very attractive. Since UM is a private university, you can tell students come from well-off families.

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3 College Sophomore

Campus Strictness: Though the campus claims to have a drug-free campus, many students can easily be seen smoking cigarettes in front of the library.

3 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: I stayed in one of the dorms for a day for Great Start, a program for commuter students. The dorms are fairly small, but close enough to the bathrooms for easy access.

2 College Sophomore

Drug Safety: Although I am a commuter student and don't see to many student in the dorms partake in alcohol consumption, my freshman friends/peers that do live in the dorms tell me alcohol is a big issue with resident college students.

5 College Sophomore

Weather: Born and raised in Miami, the weather doesn't affect me.

5 College Sophomore

Scholarships: Honestly, I couldn't be more happy with the service they provide at UM. The staff at the front desk are very prompt and helpful when dealing with common financial aid questions, and they have been able to fix problems with my financial account in less than 10 minutes.

3 College Sophomore

Computers: Although there are a multitude of computer labs available at UM, many of them don't work (ironically, in the engineering building of our school).

3 College Sophomore

Nightlife: As a commuter student, I rarely participate in nightlife activities.

3 College Freshman

Greek Life: I don't know much about Greek Life on my campus but see them everywhere. It seems like a big part of our school. They are always holding events and other things on campus. The housing for them looks awesome. I've never been inside but the outside looks nice.

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4 College Freshman

Athletics: I was an athlete at my school and I loved it for the most part. The facilities are up to date and pretty decent for the volleyball players but the football facilities are awesome. Our stadium is really nice and the weight room is great. As far as football goes the team did exceptionally well this year and we had a great fan base. School spirit keeps getting better over the years and our athletics are starting to shine more and more.

4 College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: I live directly behind the football stadium and it is a 5-10 min drive to campus. It is easy and affordable. I love it. I would suggest off campus living to everyone.

3 College Freshman

Drug Safety: I don't see very many people doing drugs at my school but there is a lot of alcohol used. There are bars and clubs in the areas around campus and tailgating gets pretty intense sometimes.

4 College Freshman

Local Atmosphere: Orlando is never boring. There is always something to do. Disney, Universal Studios, plenty of malls and outlet malls, tons of movie theaters. Everyone is nice and outgoing. There are great restaurants around including some really good specific to Orlando restaurants that are owned and run by UCF Alumni.

5 College Student

Academics: I love my professors and it a great university. Classes are small and you get one on one help. The classes are challenging but it is expected.

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5 College Student

Academics: My major is the perfect fit for me. I would love to be a physical therapist so I am using Athletic Training as a stepping stone.

3 College Sophomore

Athletics: I don't attend any games, but sports seem to be popular

3 College Sophomore

Campus Strictness: Parking is a pain. There aren't any student lots near the music or law campuses. You have to pay a meter or park in a garage a half a mile away. Parking passes are very expensive. The affordable passes aren't near most classrooms.

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3 College Sophomore

Computers: Students definitely need their own wireless devices at my university. Most of my music classes require you to bring your device to class and purchase special computer programs. There are many labs available, but it is easiest to have your own computer to work from. Printing is easy on campus. They use a centralized system to send documents to the printer. They also give the students a large printing credit at the start of each year. There are several wireless options.

2 College Sophomore

Drug Safety: Students at my university are are very heavy into marijuana, cocaine, and molly. Music Festivals like Ultra encourage students to try rave drugs. Alcohol is very easy for underage students to access.

3 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Dining: Most off campus dining options are rather pricey and do not offer student discounts. My university is located on a major highway and is several blocks from a large outdoor shopping area, so there are plenty of options.

4 College Sophomore

Diversity: My university has a large amount of international students. Because it is located in South Florida, the local student base is more diverse as well. It is a very liberal, accepting place for students to explore religious and political beliefs. Most students are from a higher economic background, so students from less wealthy families often struggle to pay for books and other necessities.

3 College Sophomore

Transportation: The bus system runs regularly, but they often overfill the vehicles and skip stops.

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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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