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Reviews 2319 total reviews with an average rating of 3.8

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3 College Freshman

Party Scene: A lot of superficial people. You just have to find the right crowd. If your into getting dressed up and looking good for social media, go to Brickell or South Beach. If your into getting drunk and good old college partying, then go to the frat parties. If you like bars then go to the grove.

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4 College Freshman

Campus Food: There is a variety on campus. The Rat is a little expensive but still farely quality food.

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2 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: There is a lot about UM that no one tells you before attending UM, it is advertised different from what it actually is. The campus life is very inexistent after 5pm on weekdays and all day on weekends especially because most students do not live on campus. On weekends the campus is generally dead which leads to a large lack of involvement by the students in clubs and organizations. There is a very superficial atmosphere among the students, it feels like high school has not ended and everyone is still trying to one up everyone else. The high tuition does not translate into many accessible resources regarding internships and future opportunities. Students also seem to not care about their academics and much more with their social life since they are constantly trying to impress one another. There is a very large lacking in school spirit and athletics. It is essential to have a car here; there is so much to do since it is Miami such as South Beach, Brickell, Coconut Grove, Key Biscayne, Bayfront, etc. however you can only get there by car (unless you want to wait for hours for dangerous public transportation). It is a fun school if you are looking for that Miami lifestyle, however, it is not a traditional college experience as most might think it is.

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3 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: A lot of rude professors but a lot of very great ones

4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: A lot of great resources for internships and alumni connections

3 College Sophomore

Academics: Not many students attend the games. You have the students who go to the games and stay the entire time but since our team is not the best, the arena and stadium empties out very quickly because the fans/students are not dedicated. Athletics would be a lot more fun if every student cared and attended.

3 College Sophomore

Academics: A lot of options but boring classes. It is the norm for students to skip class a lot and not care about learning. I have not been interested in one class yet even after changing my major multiple times.

3 College Sophomore

Guys & Girls: Not all but a majority are very attractive but very superficial

3 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Housing: Only one apartment complex that is walking distance to campus. A lot of students live here. It can get pretty pricey though.

The other complexes and houses are a drive or uber away which can get very annoying.

3 College Sophomore

Administration: Don't seem to care about their students too much, only the money they are making from the students. Do not offer enough resources.

3 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: Not enough housing in the freshmen towers to hold all of the freshmen causing overflow into the upperclassmen dorms, which can ruin a freshman's experience.

2 College Sophomore

Campus Food: Dining halls are not very good. As a first semester freshman they are okay but then you realize how disgusting the food is. It does not sit well in your stomach and there are not too many healthy options. They are not open late enough either.

The food court is good, especially Tossed. That all closes very early too.

They need a Chipotle and Dunkin' on campus.

3 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Housing: Hard to access and very expensive to live off campus

5 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Dining: Awesome different places to go and easily accessable.

4 College Sophomore

Administration: I believe the rules are well enforced and i feel safe

4 College Sophomore

Scholarships: Received my current scholarship without a problem

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3 College Sophomore

Campus Food: Dining hall isn't great but the other options are.

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3 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: The dorms are small and outdated and the housing process is not fair in some cases. But i like the closeness to my classes.

3 College Senior

Off-Campus Housing: You have to put the work in to find a place

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4 College Senior

Administration: I think they take everything on a case by case basis

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5 College Senior

Party Scene: Crazy, always something to do

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4 College Senior

Scholarships: They are very good with merit scholarships

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3 College Senior

Campus Housing: The dorms are adequate, but nothing more.

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4 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Housing: Off-Campus housing is widely available with close listings on the school's website. It is the same as most places, some are safer than others and some are more expensive than others. The prices are a little bit higher than they probably should be, but there are a variety of options.

5 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Dining: The cost is a little bit high here, but the variety and convenience are great. The traffic is pretty bad, yet the places are still very convenient.

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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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