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Reviews 2553 total reviews with an average rating of 3.8

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5 College Senior

Health & Safety: I feel really safe on campus

5 College Senior

Overall Experience: I am glad I decided to come to the U.

5 College Senior

Greek Life: I am a big supporter of Greek life. Great way to get involved in the school and start to network. There are a variety of people on campus some are in Greek life and some aren't but we are all part of the U.

5 College Senior

Athletics: Football games are my favorite. Everyone comes together and it's a opportunity to mingle with your peers

5 College Senior

Overall Experience: The U is a great experience it's filled with a diverse student population and there is always something to do. Whether it's sitting by the pool, studying in the library, or at a football game. Being in Miami is just a plus

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3 College Junior

Greek Life: I personally would not like to be in a sorority but I could understand why other students might want to. I think it is very time consuming and I would prefer to spend that time on my academics or with family.

3 College Junior

Athletics: The athletics in my school are a vital component to our community. Football and basketball are the most mainstream teams.

3 College Junior

Overall Experience: My favorite thing about going to the University of Miami is that it comes with a lot of community pride. Everyone is Miami cheers for the "Canes" and so I am proud to be a cane. The University of Miami has a lot of history and it is thrilling to be adding to that history of not only the school, but of the city of Miami as well. If I could do it all over again, I would've spent more time working on my SAT scores so that I could've scored higher and gotten better scholarships. If I knew that my parents would be struggling to pay so much I would've chosen to do something else. I've tried to approach the appropriate representatives at my school and they are very apathetic about my situation. I wish I could say that the University of Miami really cares about its students.

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4 College Senior

Health & Safety: Security is great, however it is in the middle of the city therefore there is some risk associated with walking alone specially at night.

4 College Senior

Overall Experience: I believe the school really helps you succeed while in school as well as after.

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3 College Senior

Greek Life: I do not know much about Greek life just my bare perception of them

4 College Senior

Athletics: I do not know all facilities but the ones I do know are good

5 College Senior

Overall Experience: I love my school, however, I wish all professors were passionate about what they teach.

4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: The campus is beautiful and diverse. There are majors/minors and student organizations for everyone. Some class sizes are also smaller which promotes a connection with classmates and professors.

3 College Sophomore

Party Scene: I'm not much of a partier, but there are always things to do sometimes every day of the week. On the weekends, most people go out into South Beach via Uber.

3 College Sophomore

Party Scene: During the weekdays, most frats host something small at the houses.

4 College Sophomore

Academics: The academics are really good. You can tell that the professors really care and that they aren't trying to fail you. They make the classes really engaging.

5 College Sophomore

Diversity: There is a lot of diversity, which I personally love. It's really cool to meet all different kinds of people - it forces you out of a bubble.

3 College Sophomore

Drug Safety: Many people do drugs and have them in their dorms, but they are very discreet about it.

3 College Junior

Overall Experience: It depends on the professor. If you are lucky enough to register early and get the dean of the school, or another similarly great professor, they will make the class interesting and fun. Even if you can't follow them at times, if you pay attention you will be fine. Many of them genuinely want to see you succeed, and help you if you show you care. Some professors, however, think they can teach. But their notes are hard to follow. Their lectures are dry and boring. They are very nice people, but the make the class a drag.

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3 College Junior

Overall Experience: I don't know yet for my field. However, I worked at the Career Center and they put on many events and bring recruiters to the students. My older friends have gotten jobs at many big companies.

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4 College Junior

Health & Safety: I think it's pretty good. Whenever something bad happens, students get an email about it. One time, a creeper was seen following a girl. But I don't think it happens often. In the dorms, they have the phone numbers to important numbers posted.

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2 College Junior

Campus Housing: I really don't like it. It's time to stop treating college students like rats. I understand that Miami is overpopulated to begin with. But the buildings are from the 50's. They are old. They are small. You will probably hate your roommate by the end of the year. I wish I didn't have to do it again next year. Thinking about it makes me want to cry. The dorm rooms are not big enough to fit two people. The design is very basic. You see the outside of campus and you are amazed. You walk inside, it feels like a mental hospital. It is a glorified box. The UV is great though from what I've heard and seen, but you can only get in as a Junior.

4 people found this useful Report
2 College Junior

Greek Life: The greek life for both genders is getting out of control. Reviews said that it wasn't a big deal at UM, but every year it gets bigger and bigger. The caliber of the people that join are not good either. Frats exclude other guys from coming to their parties, which brings about a ridiculous ratio of 10 girls to one guy. They are mostly an uncomplicated and superficial species. To be a greek girl, you have to act and sound the exact same as the rest of your sorority members. If not, they won't accept you. My friend tried to join one, realized they think they are above the rules and law, and dropped. The friends she made stopped having brunch with her as soon as she quit. They are mostly fake to each other, they are more concerned about image than true sisterhood.

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4 College Junior

Athletics: I am not involved personally, but my old roommate played tennis. She loved it, and they have good tennis courts. Additionally, you can go to basketball and football games for free. They even have a bus to take you. I've been to both multiple times and it's a good experience.

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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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