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3 College Student

Campus Food: There I have never ate there before but from what I have heard there food is great.

4 College Student

Campus Housing: Its a great school and its very clean. There are very nice people there to talk to.

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5 College Freshman

Local Area: A fun place to live with lots to do. You will never be bored.

5 College Freshman

Overall Experience: I love this school. Definitely the ultimate work hard, play hard school. It couldn't get much more perfect here.

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5 College Freshman

Overall Experience: This school is known for its academics and there are many programs to help you find internships and jobs.

4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: There are lots of majors offered and the quality of the teachers varies. Class sizes are pretty small.

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5 College Freshman

Guys & Girls: A lot of people at this school come from wealthy households, but there are also plenty who depend on their scholarships and jobs to get through school. Most people are from New York and New Jersey but we have students from almost every state and many countries. There are a ton of international students. People are pretty friendly.

5 College Freshman

Health & Safety: I haven't had any problems.

5 College Freshman

Athletics: Football is the most important sport here and tailgates are great.

4 College Freshman

Greek Life: Frats throw good parties and guys' social life is strongly affected by if they are in a frat. It doesn't make much of a difference for girls social life and sororities don't get houses. The good frats are SigChi, SAE, Sammy, SigEp, and Pike (underground currently). The good sororities are DG, SDT, DPhiE, and Zeta.

4 College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: People live in houses or apartments. You can find a place to live for a large range of costs depending on quality. A lot of people live at red road (average priced), merrick, university inn, and gables ponce(nicest but quite expensive)

5 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: From Coral Gables to South Beach you can find whatever you desire.

5 College Freshman

Party Scene: It a lot of fun. You can find something to do any day of the week. South Beach and Brickell are always an option with great clubs which often have big names performing or hookah bars. There's also Tuesdays and Thursdays at the Grove with frat pregames, frat wine Wednesdays, frat parties on Friday and Saturday nights, frat or SoBe pool parties, bars in Sunset or Brickell, and some of the best nights are with friends in apartments.

4 College Freshman

Administration: As long as you aren't being too obvious about things, you can get away with a lot.

5 College Freshman

Scholarships: They give very good scholarships to incoming freshman based on SAT scores which you continue to have as long as you maintain a decent GPA. I also received a grant and good work study.

3 College Freshman

Campus Food: The dining halls have very little variety and pretty annoying hours. There are quite a few options other than the dining halls which are decent but also don't have great hours. There is a small convenience store open almost all the time which is a little overpriced but handy. There are also food trucks on campus often.

3 College Freshman

Campus Housing: Everyone says that freshman dorms suck, but really they are an experience that everyone seems to appreciate and goes through together. The dorms are pretty small but the entire freshman class of 2000 lives in the four towers.Two towers are in Hecht, which has the reputation of being the crazier dorm, and two towers are Stanford. They are basically the same, especially now that freshman don't get to choose which building they live in. The only differences are that Hecht has a nicer lobby and Stanford has newer elevators. All the towers have guys on every other floor and girls on every other floor. There are 40 people to a floor and each has communal bathrooms with 6 showers, 6 sinks, and 6 toilets. Stanford is also closer to the freshman and athlete dining hall. There are other dorms on campus called Mahoney-Pearson and Eaton, which have bigger rooms and are suite-style instead of floor style. There is also the UV apartments which one can live in after getting 60 credits. The freshman dorms are definitely the most social and honestly a lot of fun. It is often cheaper to live off campus than on campus.

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3 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: UM didn't end up being what I expected it to be. I do not regret coming here, but I wish I knew how hard they make it to graduate on time. You basically need to know exactly what you want to major in so you can start your requirements right away or else you'll be overwhelmed and maybe even need to stay an extra semester. There is not enough places to study - the library basically just has 1 and a half floors of desks. There is not much of a sense of school pride or community because pretty much everyone moves off campus after Freshman year and sort of does their own thing. The location, (off campus) food, and weather are great. However, it is understandably expensive to live in Miami. Greek life is pretty big, but it's not necessary to be in a sorority if you're a girl, especially because there are no sorority houses so you can live with anyone you want. For guys, it's necessary unless you're very rich and can spend money in clubs in South Beach.

4 College Sophomore

Party Scene: I feel like University of Miami's social life has more variety than my friends' at other colleges. Fall semester, there are insane tailgates almost every Saturday that the frats have at SunLife Stadium. Throughout the entire year, there are a solid amount of frat parties, which are usually fun, but not as big of a deal as they are at state schools. Also, people (mostly freshmen) tend to go to the Grove on Thursdays, which is basically just a bar scene. But the best aspect about UM's nightlife is the option to go to clubs in South Beach any night of the week, which is something most other schools don't have.

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1 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: Comparing my freshman dorm room with my friends' at other colleges, mine was by far the worst. Cramped and in desperate need of a renovation.

4 College Sophomore

Campus Food: Campus food options used to be horrible but the food court was recently renovated and added more options, even ones that stay open later and on weekends. Everything being closed on the weekends used to be a huge issue, but not anymore. The new places in the food court are also pretty good, especially the salad and burger places.

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

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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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