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5 College Junior

Athletics: Sports are real,y big in this school, especially football.

4 people found this useful Report
4 College Junior

Overall Experience: I love this school. The only problems are the cost and some students are really superficial.

1 person found this useful Report
5 College Freshman

Diversity: There's so many cultures present at the university and mostly everyone is accepting of it. There are many clubs and activities that allow you to learn more about them.

1 person found this useful Report
3 College Freshman

Drug Safety: The school is good and strict with monitoring most of the drug related activities but students tend to look else where for these opportunities.

3 College Freshman

Health & Safety: The safety on campus is good and the school provides a lot of assistance when it comes to health and safety. There is also a program at night where UM police can drive students to their dorms late at night so they don't have to walk alone. There really isn't much crime that takes place on campus.

4 people found this useful Report
4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: The school is filled with a variety of people from different countries, nationalities as well as religions. It's very eye opening and great. Also, the coursework at the university is rigorous but it prepares you and provides a challenge. The institution is great all around.

2 people found this useful Report
4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: The classes help you prepare for your future career and there are many opportunities to prepare for interviews or apply for internships. For instance, the Toppel Center, UM's career center, allows you to do mock interviews and brings a variety of people from different companies to learn about their field of work. Also, advisers help give information about internships that may interest you.

1 person found this useful Report
4 College Freshman

Party Scene: I wouldn't say it has a positive impact

1 person found this useful Report
3 College Freshman

Academics: Miami is known for it's strong academics. However, I feel like it differs depending on the area of study. Some professors are amazing, but others are horrible. There are a few classes, which are required, that are a complete waste of time.

1 person found this useful Report
2 College Freshman

Drug Safety: It's Miami... drugs are pretty much everywhere and very accessible. Little to no policy enforcement.

3 people found this useful Report
3 College Sophomore

Drug Safety: I don't know much since i actively isolate myself from that but the only thing i have witness is alcohol consumption.

4 College Sophomore

Academics: Most of the professors know what they are doing, they are very experienced, and most importantly they are fair.

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.

1 person found this useful Report
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.

2 people found this useful Report
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).

2 people found this useful Report
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.

1 person found this useful Report
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.

4 people found this useful Report
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.

1 person found this useful Report
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!

1 person found this useful Report
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.

2 people found this useful Report
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.

2 people found this useful Report
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.

1 person found this useful Report
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.

2 people found this useful Report
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.

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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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