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Reviews 2516 total reviews with an average rating of 3.8

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4 College Junior

Health & Safety: I feel very safe on campus between regular officers and the police employed by the university. Assault is driven in as something that has absolutely no place on this campus.

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4 College Junior

Overall Experience: So far, the majority of my professors have been very good. I had one professor in particular who I would definitely label as one of the best teachers of I have ever had. Extremely engaging and helpful, but kept her class and the work very challenging. But, I also had one assistant professor in physics who could barely speak English and was very unhelpful. But overall, I would rank the quality of professors and courses highly.

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5 College Junior

Overall Experience: In my field of study (engineering), our school has a specific person who only works to set-up internships and careers for engineering students. We get it a little better off than other students at the U as ours is far more personalized and helpful than the Toppel Career Center (from what I have heard).

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3 College Junior

Campus Housing: It could be a lot better, and in fact they are planning on building brand-new freshman dorms starting next school year. Right now, they are quite plain and have had a lot of use. Not my favorite aspect of life at the U; however, I am not a big fan of dorms in general.

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2 College Junior

Greek Life: The U doesn't have the best way of controlling/supervising what goes on in the fraternities. Lots of issues are caused by the university not recognizing the frat; thus, some of them get out of control. Several frats are not recognized as a school sanctioned frat, but everyone still will associate the mis-conduct that sometimes comes from them with the university.

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3 College Junior

Athletics: They have a great new facility to exercise in, but from what I have heard from people more involved in sports, Miami could have nicer facilities. However, the U isn't focusing its top efforts on athletics, rather they are putting more money toward the quality of our education.

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4 College Junior

Overall Experience: So far, college has been more challenging than I expected it to be. My high school did a great job preparing me for it, but the great increase in workload between high school and college caught me off guard at first. Past that, life has been wonderful since moving to Miami! I get to study exactly what I want to, learn from some of the best professors in the field, and experience the fun and culture found in Miami. One of my favorite out-of-class experiences at the U has been meeting people from all around the world. The "super-diversity" of campus has become something I cherish about my school!

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5 College Freshman

Athletics: As an athlete I can attest to this- student involvement, fan support, school spirit, and athletic facilities are all very good. However trainers and coaches could be better.

2 College Freshman

Overall Experience: I am considering transferring after one year due to the bad experiences I have had here. Would not go to UM if I had to make the decision again.

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4 College Freshman

Academics: The curriculum for my major, or a major I might switch to seems really interesting, and the professors are nice in general. The workload seemed like the correct amount, however I was not signed up for the maximum number of credits. The registration process is all online, and while it could be made simpler and more accessible, I have not run into any issues in getting the classes I want/need.

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4 College Freshman

Health & Safety: I feel very safe on campus, the campus is enclosed, and most of the crime happens off campus. There are not many crime reports sent out, so I suppose crime is not a large issue.

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4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: All the courses I've taken so far have been great, most professors really care about the topics and the students and want them to succeed if the students put the effort in. Most of my classes have been between 20-40 students, lecture style, and one "lab" class had only 3.

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3 College Freshman

Overall Experience: I haven't really explored career options yet, however there are good online resources for jobs and internships on campus, and alumni seem to be successful.

3 College Freshman

Campus Housing: The dorm I live in was built in the 60s and will be torn down in the upcoming years, but it's still good. The dorms are mainly cinderblock construction, but with proper decoration cease to look like jail cells. The gym is right next to the freshman dorms, and there are laundry rooms and other things in the dorms. Floors are fairly social, and it is easy to get housing if you submit payment and applications on time.

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3 College Freshman

Greek Life: Greek life doesn't have much of an impact, and the opinions towards Greek students are generally align with the stereotypes about frat guys and sorority girls. There are fraternity houses on campus off to the side, and no sorority housing. Greek life doesn't really come into play on campus, except for the social scene of who throws parties.

3 College Freshman

Athletics: Everyone supports the football team, especially now that Mark Richt is the new coach and the next season is highly anticipated. A lot of people go to the football games, even if its just to tailgate, and school spirit is pretty high especially against rival schools like FSU.

4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: It's been great so far, I really love studying at the music school, and Miami feels like home now.

4 College Freshman

Academics: Music students don't get much of a choice in choosing class times, but it's not too bad.

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4 College Freshman

Health & Safety: I feel completely safe walking around on campus when it's late. There are lights everywhere

4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: Everyone here wants you to succeed and they are very helpful and open to new ideas

3 College Freshman

Overall Experience: The career center seems like a good resource but I haven't used it yet.

4 College Freshman

Campus Housing: I love my floor and my dorm is great!

3 College Freshman

Athletics: I honestly don't follow any sports so I wouldn't be a good judge of the athletic program.

4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: It's a really great environment to learn and make friends and although it's competitive, your peers are always supportive. The only down side is that it's super expensive and I wish they gave more financial aid.

3 College Freshman

Campus Housing: The campus housing has benefits as well as it's disadvantages. There are many events that allow students in the building or floor to connect with each other. Additionally, the RAs and staff are very welcoming and help the students to adjust to living on campus. However, the dorms aren't too large and this limits your sense of personal space. Also, there are communal bathrooms in the freshman dorms and this limits privacy and sometimes it can get dirty.

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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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