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5 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: I have had a really amazing time at UM.

2 people found this useful Report
5 College Junior

Overall Experience: Miami was seriously an amazing choice for me. I've made the most wonderful friends, the courses I'm taking and the work load are all fantastic, and the weather is a plus. I love the ability to take nighttime walks whenever, being able to play in the fountains around campus, our wonderful facilities. I basically love everything except the dining hall. The dining hall is terrible.

3 people found this useful Report
3 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: University of Miami has a very diverse and involved student body. The campus is beautiful and the professors are very nice and open to helping out students with whatever they might need. The one thing that made my freshman year okay instead of great was the overflow of freshman. Because of the overflow I was placed in an upperclassman dorm and did not get the full freshman experience from living in the freshman dorms with the majority of the rest of my grade.

4 people found this useful Report
5 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: I love the overall feeling of my campus. It's very modern and inviting, and a large majority of the faculty and staff really do care about us.

1 person found this useful Report
4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: I like the environment both teacher/school and student. It is a little costly, but overall good.

1 person found this useful Report
5 College Sophomore

Scholarships: UM was VERY good with scholarships for me.

1 person found this useful Report
4 College Sophomore

Campus Food: Great food but healthier options preferred.

1 person found this useful Report
3 College Sophomore

Scholarships: I did not apply for financial aid, I just received the merit based scholarship

4 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: you have a chance to get more involved on college events and build networks.

4 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Dining: Kosher food in Miami Beach is good. I only eat kosher.

4 College Sophomore

Administration: Never had any problems with administration

1 College Sophomore

Campus Food: Next to nothing kosher on campus.

2 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Housing: Super expensive. It sucks. Everything is incredibly expensive in Miami. That's the problem.

3 College Sophomore

Party Scene: Frats mostly have parties near campus. The Frat parties I have been to are okay, just a couple that were actually good. Club scene is completely different.

4 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Dining: There are a lot of different places off campus to choose from. It's Miami.

3 College Sophomore

Administration: Normal, I guess. I haven't had any problems.

3 College Sophomore

Campus Food: It's not great. But it's not like I had a lot of options considering it's expensive to pay for food all the time, and you're forced to have a meal plan freshman year.

3 College Sophomore

Scholarships: I wish I would have gotten a better scholarship, or at least more financial aid, but it's alright.

2 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: The campus lottery system is okay. The Mahoney/Pearson dorms aren't great, very old, but then most dorms at colleges never really are. People with 45 credits or more can stay in the University Village, which are pretty basic and small college apartments. The dorms do have some social gatherings, but there isn't a strong sense of community in the dorms or strong social atmosphere. They're pretty close to majority of class buildings on campus. Either way, the dorms or UV are too expensive for what you're getting.

1 person found this useful Report
3 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Housing: There are options but they are not great.

1 person found this useful Report
3 College Sophomore

Party Scene: Unless you are Greek there are few parties.

1 person found this useful Report
3 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Dining: There are options and they are decent.

3 College Sophomore

Administration: Administrators are okay but not the best.

2 College Sophomore

Scholarships: I have to work so much in order to pay for tuition.

1 person found this useful Report
3 College Sophomore

Campus Food: Several options but after a while you get tired.

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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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