Campus Housing

Location
Coral Gables, FL
Undergrads
9,979
Tuition
$41,220
Admission Difficulty
Hard
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3 College Junior

Campus Housing: Campus housing was built by people who build prisons and you can tell. But things tend to work. It's pretty average.

4 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: For the cost of the dorms, they're kind of small. But, nobody stays in the room. There are a million places to study and hang out in and around campus.

2 College Junior

Campus Housing: You would think that with the cost to attend this school that the housing available would be more spacious and just nicer. The dorm layouts seem outdated and there is not enough for the amount of students there. Most students prefer to live off campus because of this.

4 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: The social atmosphere is great especially in the freshman dorms. you will probably meet most of your friends there and they hold a lot of events in each building for the students to have fun and meet each other. The building and rooms themselves though are lacking. They're livable and pretty decent but its not 4 star hotel

3 College Junior

Campus Housing: Freshman dorms (especially bathrooms) could use some work because people don't keep the place clean. Unicco doesn't do much to help. Basically, the dorms are okay, but the students who use them should learn how to clean up after themselves before they leave home.

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Rankings View more rankings . . .

  • 50th
    Best Dorm Atmosphere
  • 819th
    Cleanest Dorms
  • 1115th
    Shortest Walk to Class
  • 1258th
    Most Spacious Dorms

Student Author OverviewWhat's This?

Sana Khan
Hometown
Lauderhill, FL
Major
Biochemistry/Mathematics
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If you decide to attend UM, there will be a form you fill out ranking the residential colleges by preference. This seems to be basically useless, as almost all freshmen are placed in Hecht or Stanford, also called the Towers. Although the other dorms are bigger and don’t have communal bathrooms, most students agree that spending a year in the Towers is a good experience because it forces you to meet people. The suites in Mahoney, Pearson, and Eaton are nicer, but some students like the atmosphere in the Towers so much that they keep their rooms for the next year. The Towers are definitely the most wild and fun dorms, then Mahoney and Pearson, where some floors have a good social atmosphere. Eaton is generally considered the quietest of the residential colleges, which many people might prefer.

If you’re lucky and you have a good RA, your floor will turn into a big family. Video game tournaments and hallway sports are common, and chances are, at least a few people on your floor will be friends that you keep in touch with for the rest of college. A lot of upperclassmen try to get into the apartments, which are tough to reserve. The layout is nice, but the buildings themselves are old and in random areas of campus where it’s hard to meet new people. In the past, there have been overcrowding issues, and students have been sent to the Holiday Inn across the street from campus. Even though a free hotel room with maid service and HBO might sound like a good deal, avoid this at all costs if you have any desire to meet people and make friends.

Facts & Statistics

On-Campus Housing Available?
Yes
Campus Housing Capacity
4,344
Average Housing Costs
$6,914
Freshmen Required to Live on Campus?
Yes
Undergrads Living On Campus
44%
Number of Dormitories
5
Number of Campus-Owned Apartments
1
Best Dorms
  • Eaton
  • Mahoney
  • Pearson
Worst Dorms
  • Hecht
  • Stanford
What You Get
  • Bed
  • Bookshelf
  • Cable TV
  • Closet
  • Desk and chair
  • Dresser
  • Ethernet access
  • Free campus and local phone calls (phone not included)
  • Trash can
  • Window coverings
Also Available
  • Apartment for single students
  • Fraternity/sorority housing
  • Quiet floors
  • Special housing for diabled students
  • Theme housing
Available for Rent
Carts and vacuums are available for loan.
Did You Know?
  • The campus cable network was upgraded recently to include HBO and 60 other stations that are free to students.
  • There is at least one Resident Assistant living on each floor whose job it is to help new students feel comfortable and to encourage friendly relations among floormates.
  • Under a newly passed law in Florida, there is no smoking allowed in campus buildings, including the residential colleges. Picnic tables and benches are set up for smokers outside of each dorm.

DormitoriesWhat's This?

Eaton College
Floors: 4
Number of Occupants: Approx. 400
Bathrooms: Shared between rooms
Coed: Yes
Room Types: Suite single, suite double
Special Features: Laundry, study lounges on every floor
Hecht College
Floors: Two towers with 12 floors each
Number of Occupants: Approx. 700
Bathrooms: Shared by floor
Coed: Yes
Room Types: Standard single, standard double
Special Features: Laundry, study lounge in lobby
Mahoney College
Floors: 7
Number of Occupants: Approx. 700
Bathrooms: Shared between rooms
Coed: Yes
Room Types: Suite single, suite double
Special Features: Laundry, study lounges, kitchens shared by floor
Pearson College
Floors: 7
Number of Occupants: Approx. 700
Bathrooms: Shared between rooms
Coed: Yes
Room Types: Suite single, suite double
Special Features: Laundry, study lounges, kitchens shared by floor
Stanford College
Floors: Two towers with 12 floors each
Number of Occupants: Approx. 700
Bathrooms: Shared by floor
Coed: Yes
Room Types: Standardsingle, standard souble
Special Features: Laundry, study lounge in lobby

Campus-Owned ApartmentsWhat's This?

Apartment Area
Floors: 3
Number of Units: 12
Bathrooms: In-room
Coed: Yes
Residents: Upperclassmen
Room Types: Apartments
Special Features: Laundry facilities between apartments

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