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3 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: Miami is an expensive town, there is no "college town" experience. I wish that I went to a school with more school spirit. The people in Miami are not very friendly, a lot are rich and preppy (not my style). However, I love our Greek life and I love going to football tailgates. The campus is beautiful and it is almost impossible to be sad while in the sun all winter long.

1 person found this useful Report
4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: I don't regret coming to Miami at all- I love it here! I was a little hesitant coming to a school with so many wealthy people, while I am not at all. But it really hasn't been an issue at all! The student body is so diverse, I can always find people to talk to. The campus is amazing! There's so many animals, including ducks, jumping fish, birds, Ibises (our mascot), and even cats! The lake is always beautiful and the weather is perfect. It does get a little hot, but it is always pretty out. The amount of school spirit is amazing. I love seeing people all over campus rep the U! Go canes!

2 people found this useful Report
3 College Junior

Overall Experience: University of Miami is a good place for some people but not for others. People at the U and in Miami in general are very superficial which makes it hard to meet people who feel genuine. Most people seem more concerned with image than anything else and that's not me so I had a hard time making good friends. Classes are challenging and professors are mixed. In general though profs don't seem to care about individual students even if you are there advisee or in a small class with them. Campus is beautiful--probably the best part of the school. School spirit is also great and if you enjoy tailgating and drinking in the hot florida sun you'll have a blast in the fall at least. Clubbing and partying are huge parts of the overall scene and social life can get tough if you don't have a lot of funds like most of the kids do at UM.

1 person found this useful Report
4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: the campus and facilities are fantastic and the faculty has done all that they can to welcome incoming freshmen. after only being on campus for a few days, i still have time to gather information to provide a more thorough review.

1 person found this useful Report
4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: UM is a great school to be at. Everyone is so inclusive and there's lots of things to do.

5 people found this useful Report
4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: The University of Miami has the resources, faculty, and staff of a top-tier school; however, the student body it attracts is not as competitive or focused. The administration is genuinely committed to the student experience, and a self-motivated individual can come out in four years with a strong base for employment or grad school. I would choose Miami again but investigate other options more rigorously and sit in on more classes.

4 people found this useful Report
5 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: My experience at UM has preen amazing. I have loved that university ever since I stepped foot on it. I have known ever since I was little that I wanted to attend their and they have not let me down with the expectations I had.

1 person found this useful Report
3 College Junior

Overall Experience: Great school it's just too much money. Not sure if it'll be worth it.

3 people found this useful Report
3 College Junior

Overall Experience: I love my school. It has been my dream school ever since I visited. The one thing I hate about the school is how they are always after your money. I transferred into the spring semester of my sophomore year in college because I did not like my previous university. First of all, they did not review me for any scholarships because I transferred in the spring. If I had waited till the fall then they would have given me a lot considering my application was strong. On top of that, when my parents and I were picking the payment plan for the 25,000 dollars that are due for each semester, we chose a monthly plan. Since monthly payment plans are only offered to student to pay, the school threatened to kick me out and take away my admission if we didn't not provide the full tuition money for the semester in one sitting. It was a horrible experience. My parents and I are so stressed with how we are going to pay for the rest of my college career. I would try to transfer back to a state university, but private college credits do not transfer over to state schools.

6 people found this useful Report
4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: Love my school! However, I did not realize that housing on campus and in the surrounding would be so high! I wish I would've looked into it before I came.

7 people found this useful Report
4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: Great education, amazing location, great weather, close to home. Nice campus, good amount of students. Many opportunities.

2 people found this useful Report
4 College Junior

Overall Experience: I really love this school! The weather, the people, the climate, the city nearby! It is great!

1 person found this useful Report
5 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: I go to University of Miami in florida and it is the best

1 person found this useful Report
5 College Junior

Overall Experience: I absolutely love being at the University of Miami! I've never felt more part of a community and I absolutely love being involved. Being involved on campus has made me learn more things about myself than a class ever will, helped me network in ways I never would've been able to on my own and it's made me love this school so much. For example, every summer, I'm part of Great Start, a pre-orientation program geared towards incoming commuter freshmen. I attended Great Start the summer coming to UM and it opened my eyes that living at home still means I can have an incredible college experience. I loved the program so much, I've been a counselor ever since; I won't even go on study abroad or long vacations because it means I might miss out on Great Start and that's simply not an option. Apart from Great Start, getting involved in other clubs and organizations have opened my eyes to the different people in the world, what I'm capable of, and how little four years really is. If I could do it all over again, I absolutely would. I wouldn't make any changes to what I've experienced at college so far.

2 people found this useful Report
4 College Junior

Overall Experience: The diversity here is incredible. People are generally friendly and I can always depend on someone watching out for me.

3 people found this useful Report
3 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: The school is fine. I wish there was a stronger African American community. I also wish I could have afforded to go to my top choice school. Other than that it's pretty good

3 people found this useful Report
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.

5 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.

2 people 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.

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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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