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Reviews 2289 total reviews with an average rating of 3.8

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3 College Senior

Scholarships: This school gives out more aid than most schools. However, I am still trying to sort out my difficulties with financial aid.

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3 College Senior

Party Scene: I'm focusing more on my studies, but if you're into all that it's pretty good. It's Miami. There's parties for everyone.

2 College Senior

Campus Food: There is a lot of options on campus and they just renovated the food court. Personally, I still do not like the food on campus so I go elsewhere to eat. I do not like that the school requires a meal plan if you live in the dorms after your first year.

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3 College Senior

Campus Housing: I've been living in the dorms since I transferred here and they are okay. My biggest problem with them is that they look like hospitals. I would say the best dorms are Pearson or Eaton. Compared with other universities, the dorm do have more amenities.In terms of the housing process, I chose to be considered for the UV for my senior year and they're only considered me for the dorms.

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College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: I have not experienced off campus housing and will be living on campus next year.

4 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: Lot's of choices which is expected in such a diverse environment.

4 College Freshman

Administration: They do their jobs well. At times they can be overly strict, but they aren't looking to get you in trouble for no reason. Just be smart and make good decisions.

4 College Freshman

Scholarships: They'll usually get you what you need to pay for a lot of the price.

4 College Freshman

Party Scene: Parties are always a big social event here. If you're a freshman guy, be prepared to pay. It's usually worth it though and you will have a fun time.

3 College Freshman

Campus Food: You'll find something you like there. When in doubt though, the dining halls will do the trick.

3 College Freshman

Campus Housing: So far I have been in the freshmen dorms and I have enjoyed the social aspects they provide. It builds a close community amongst the freshmen that allow for friends to be made and faces become familiar rather quickly. I wish the buildings were nicer as the towers are rather old, but they are still pleasant to be in.

4 College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: Compared to on-campus, better value.

College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: Many off-campus options, but eating out is expensiv

4 College Freshman

Administration: Most policies are lenient. Just don't get caught!

5 College Freshman

Scholarships: Merit based scholarships cover most of the cost.

4 College Freshman

Party Scene: If I wanted to go out, I could find something

3 College Freshman

Campus Food: Value is kinda poor, but food tastes okay

3 College Freshman

Campus Housing: Dorms are fine. Nothing special, but enjoyable.

4 College Junior

Off-Campus Housing: off campus living with a roommate is perfect here at Miami.

3 College Junior

Off-Campus Dining: The experience is okay, but depends where you go.

5 College Junior

Administration: There are a lot of great hard working people here.

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5 College Junior

Scholarships: there are a lot of options, but hard to receive them

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5 College Junior

Party Scene: this isn't designated a party school for no reason

5 College Junior

Campus Food: the food is great tasting but very expensive in price

5 College Junior

Campus Housing: The housing here is very clean and is well kept up.

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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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